AnimeShinbun 12 Days of Christmas 2012 - Day 1
Hi everyone and welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas Competition. =)
As we previously mentioned in the main competition blog for this month, I'll be posting a new blog each day with a set of challenges. While each day will be different, every day will have at least 1 trivia question, and 1 creative challenge. With all of the challenges, you'll collect points just for having taken part and having had a go. Obviously you'll be getting more points in the trivia contests if you actually get it right, and there'll also be bonus points awarded in the creative challenges for people whose efforts are particularly memorable. Being so bad that they're good qualifies as "memorable", so don't worry if you're not at drawing if an art challenge rolls around. ;)
So without further ado, here's today's challenges!
Recently, there's been a number of Japanese voice actors who've become type-cast, in that they always get cast together with characters having some kind of close relationship. Your challenge today? Name me one of these pairs who have already been cast together in yet another anime next year. You'll also need to identify the anime they've been cast in, and at least two past anime in which they've been paired with a relationship.
Trivia answers should be PMed directly to me, and not posted in this blog. You only receive 1 chance to answer each riddle, so be sure of your answer before sending it in!
Correct responses to today's trivia question receive 5 points, less 1 point for every 3 days after this is posted (ie. 4 points from Day 4, 3 points from Day 7, 2 points from Day 10)
Incorrect responses to today's trivia question receive 1 point. Yes, that's right, you get points just for taking part!
Here's something a little different for you. Today, I'd like you to write a letter to Santa as if you were your favorite anime or manga character. It can be as long or as short as you like, but be aware that overly short attempts might not be considered as being "a reasonable go". If any are posted in this thread which we feel are too short, we'll let you know. As a rough rule of thumb, aim for at least a paragraph.
Creative responses should be posted directly to this blog. Unlike the trivia challenges, you may modify your entry as many times as you like, or until the system no longer lets you edit it anyway.
Creative challenges are challenges of creativity and not of skill. Points will be awarded based on your ideas more than on your skill at executing them (ie. don't worry if you can't draw or write well, you can still get big points!)
Memorable responses to today's creative challenge will receive between 3 and 5 points (at our discretion)
Anyone who has "a reasonable go" at today's challenge (again, at our discretion) will receive 2 points.
If you have any questions about today's challenges, please post them here.
Good luck everyone!