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!
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!
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!