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AnimeShinbun 12 Days of Christmas 2012 - Day 11

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Archaic | 587d ago
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Hi everyone and welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas Competition. =)

Just one more day to go after this. I'll have to start adding up these points later today, to see if we will need a tie-breaker or not. There's still plenty of opportunity for people to catch up though. The trivia questions won't be worth as much as they were when originally posted, but the creative challenges continue to hold their full 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!

Trivia Challenge:
Here's a trivia question which might seem easy at first glance, but which may get a little difficult. ;) Name me a character from an anime, manga or tokusatsu series, other than a representation of Santa, who uses a sleigh at some point (Being invited onto Santa's sleigh doesn't count).

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, here's an idea inspired by the last week I've had IRL. A tribute to all those poor fools out there today still trying to do Christmas shopping, when today marks the start of the last weekend before Christmas. Create for us a scene of your favorite anime/manga/tokusatsu character trying to find Christmas gifts for their friends at the last minute. You can do this in any kind of creative form. Write a short story, draw a picture, or maybe even make a hasty diorama if you feel so inclined. Whatever takes your fancy. As always, you can get your inspiration from anywhere. Personally though, I'd be looking at western Christmas movie classics like Jingle All The Way. ;)

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!

D3acon  +   587d ago
Tatsuhiro Satō

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koga88  +   585d ago
Haha, I'm not a writer capable of creating something like that, but here is the story of Aikawa Ayumu trying to gather some last minute gift's for the various girls in his life.

Damn, not only did Haruna kick me for no reason this morning but thanks to Sera's cookies for santa managed to actually explode and destroy all the presents I bought for the girls. I'm going to need to pick up something last minute for these girls but what the world should I get?

Well, even though Eu can talk occasionally I have noticed that she is running low on notepads to write her notes on. Maybe I should get her some fancy girly paper to write on and a few more pens to write with. That would be at least decent enough to give her more options to work with, since she's so stoic and hard to shop for.

As for Haruna... who knows? I would really love to give her her magical powers back but I have no way to do that yet. Perhaps I should give her some more t-shirts since that seems to be the only thing she actually wears around the house. That would at least help a bit, though pants may be better for her...

As for Seras... a cook book. Definitely a cook book. I may be a zombie but eating all of that terrible food every time is going to kill me for good one of these days. I'm going to have a giant hole in the bottom of my stomach after a few more times.

Yuki absolutely adored that ring I gave her before, so maybe she would like some more jewelry? There is a cheap but fancy looking shop over there so I can pick her up a necklace that matches that ring of hers and hopefully she'll like it.

Now for Saras... I absolutely refuse to have her take a picture of my butt no matter how much she happens to love it. Hell for her buying myself some jeans would be the best gift for her but that is not happening. However she is so angry at times that is the only thing I can think of, maybe I'll just go on a date with her for New Years instead and spend some time with her. That'll work.

Now hopefully they'll enjoy these gifts and I won't be cut in half, melted or destroyed in some other horrible way once Christmas Day comes tomorrow.

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