Hi everyone and welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas Competition. =)
We're past the halfway mark now! Remember, even if you've coming into the competition late, you can still pick up points from the previous days. All creative challenges are still worth their full points value, and the trivia questions are still worth most of their value.
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!
The Christmas special is almost as much of a cliche as the beach episode in anime. As a series continues, the probability that there has not been at least one Christmas special rapidly approaches zero. So your challenge today? Identify for me 2 "long series" (total 50 episode+) which have NOT had a single Christmas special or themed episode (including OVA's).
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 9, 3 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!
For today's challenge, I'd like you to take a shot at creating a otaku themed Christmas story or poem. It could be entirely original, or an adaptation of an existing story/poem like "The Night Before Christmas". You can take inspiration from whatever you'd like, and create it however you'd like. As always, we're looking at your ideas and not your skill. It can be as simple or as detailed as you like, but be aware that overly basic attempts (eg. starting with the night before Christmas and barely changing any words at all) might not be considered as being "a reasonable go". If any are posted 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.
Today, there's another double point bonus chance! Record yourself reading the story or poem aloud, post it to youtube, and post the link here, and we'll reward you with double the points!
If you have any questions about today's challenges, please post them here.
The points totals to date (from trivia answers only) will be later today. Please ignore the previous point totals posted on an earlier day, we're going to do more through judging on the creative entries before the end of the competition.
Good luck everyone!