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AnimeShinbun 12 Days of Christmas 2012 - Day 10

Hi everyone and welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas Competition. =)

So much for getting the leaderboard up, eh? It's amazing how crazy Christmastime can get. They say that no plan ever survives contact with the enemy. Well, I say that no plan ever survives being conducted over the leadup to Christmas. ^^;;; I'll try to get it up as soon as possible, but as it is, there's still presents I need to buy for family! (stupid stores being sold out, grumble grumble...)

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!

Trivia Challenge:
The manga-ka behind an anime series scheduled to start next year in Japan has a special connection to Christmas. Who is it, and what is this connection?

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 2 points for every 2 days after this is posted (ie. 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!

Creative Challenge:
For today's challenge, an art challenge. I can't help but notice that we don't really have an appropriate holiday theme here. Our colours work, but the background just isn't right for this sort of thing (and let's be honest, it barely matches to the kind of anime/manga most of you are watching as is). So, I'd like to see some mock-up's of suggested artistic embellishments to this site for the holiday season next year. You'll have to leave the general site layout the same, since it's not like that would change just for a month of celebration, but stuff like the background and logo are all fair game. If you want to create mascots, that works well too. As always, you can get your inspiration from anywhere, but please NO copyrighted characters.

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!

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koga881947d ago (Edited 1947d ago )

Haha... no... no... I know I've tried some artistically challenged drawings so far but no to this one... not even going to try it.

Archaic1947d ago

Drats. Ah well, was worth a shot. ^^;;

Instigator1947d ago (Edited 1947d ago )

Are the creative challenges open for entries until Christmas, or is it too late to give them a go?

futurefrog1947d ago

pretty sure they are worth less points the longer it takes you to do them after the day

Archaic1946d ago

Trivia challenges are worth less points each day, however it's possible to score full points on the creative challenges right up to the end.

Archaic1946d ago

Creative challenges are open for entries right up until the end of Day 12. I'm going to be posting Day 11 shortly.