Hi everyone and welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas Competition. =)
I've got to go out early today to do some Christmas shopping, so this one is going up slightly early. I'm sure you don't mind. ;)
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!
Those of us who've been fans of anime for a while remember what a mess things were back in the old days with licenses. Things have gotten better, but there's still a number of series with a shaky history. Your challenge today? Name me a series where it's sequel was licensed and released in a country outside Japan BEFORE the original series was licensed and released in that same country.
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 5, 3 points from Day 8, 2 points from Day 11)
Incorrect responses to today's trivia question receive 1 point. Yes, that's right, you get points just for taking part!
Today's challenge is an art challenge. I'd like you to draw a character from your favorite anime or manga receiving what you think is their ideal gift, and their reaction to it. It can be as simple or as detailed as you like, but be aware that overly basic attempts (eg. stick-figures) might not be considered as being "a reasonable go". If any are posted in this thread which we feel are too basic, we'll let you know.
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!