AnimeShinbun 12 Days of Christmas 2012 - Day 4
Hi everyone and welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas Competition. =)
Hard to believe we're already a quarter of the way through this competition, isn't it? I'll be updating this post later today with the running points totals. Remember everyone, 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!
Today's question is a little obscure, but it's also something I know you could Google if you look hard enough, so...good luck finding the answer if you don't know it already. ;)
It's amazing sometimes how an entirely new anime or manga franchise can come about. Sometimes it's fairly bizarre circumstances, where the end product was nothing like the original idea which gave it birth. Your challenge today? What planned OVA spin-off of a completely separate and unrelated franchise ended up becoming the original Tenchi Muyō! Ryō-ōki 6 episode OVA series?
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 2 days after this is posted (ie. 4 points from Day 6, 3 points from Day 8, 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!
Today's challenge is another fun little creative task. I'd like you to take an existing carol/popular Christmas related song, and rewrite the lyrics to be anime/manga-related.
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.
Today's creative challenge also offers the opportunity for bonus points! If you record your effort and upload it to youtube (you can send the file to us for upload if you'd rather not put it on your own account), we'll double your points from this challenge!
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!
Running Point Totals (As of when this blog was posted)
koga88 - 25
D3acon - 22
futurefrog - 15
Simon_Brezhnev - 10+ (clarification required on trivia answer to day 2)