Hi everyone and welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas Competition. =)
Has everyone finished their Christmas shopping yet. ;) I haven't. ^^;; And whoever our prize winner is this year, they're going to have a little more shopping to do after Christmas I expect.....
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!
Yesterday, we talked a bit about stuff that hadn't been licensed in the west, or at least hadn't been licensed in the right order. Now, let's flip things around. Your challenge today is to name me an anime or manga series where its sequel was produced specifically for foreign audiences, and would not have been made if not for having been commissioned by the international license-holder. There's a special bonus point on offer also if someone can identify a series where this sequel aired first outside of Japan.
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 6, 3 points from Day 9, 2 points from Day 12)
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 a fun little creative task. I'd like you to describe your thoughts about AnimeShinbun in the form of a haiku. ;) You can write it in English, or in Japanese if you're really brave.
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.
The points totals to date will be posted alongside tomorrow's challenges.
Good luck everyone!