Welcome to Minitokyo Knockout: Round 1 Draw and theme
Welcome to Knockout everyone! I am your host and I’m here for (attempted) comedic relief.
Ratings disabled on failsauce draw video – I keep getting them out of order… PS: I do NOT look like this usually. This is just an extreme disguise <_<
It’s not necessary to watch the video – it’s just there for fun and to show how the process works 🙂 Here is the complete lineup of Round 1. Feel free to post in each other’s guestbooks and blackmail each other (in a friendly way of course !) – hehehehe.
Chloe-chan vs chrisp
multiple-papercuts vs MapleRose
hagane28 vs kuryuki
erikamirou vs Regenbogen
Salva vs Valuna
Fran vs dslassey
Ephemeral-Garden vs DREAM
queerisblue vs sjade1
Sakura-Dust vs Rebel-Soul-Kaze
sailorchiron vs bromithia
DontBelong vs flyindreams
Gid vs DarthTofu
This is a pretty lethal line up.
Round 1 theme: “WELCOME TO MY WORLD”
This theme is deliberately broad (but narrow enough of course). From the gibberish in my video, this is what I roughly said:
You don’t need to include the text in your wallpaper – as long as it (the theme) shows, it should be OK. You just have to submit a widescreen wallpaper (minimum dimensions on this wordpress site under rules) – you don’t have to submit it in the same ratio, as long as it’s widescreen and larger than those dimensions. You can use pretty much any scan from any series from wherever you want – as long as you don’t nick someone else’s vector art or trace art.
The theme is free for interpretation. It can be a reflection of your own world, or the world of the scan you’ve chosen.
Be creative, and do not pick the first idea that pops into your head (unless it’s awesomesauce then go for it hohohoho).
What I generally do is get out a pen and paper and do a rough thumbnail sketch – I’m not suggesting you follow this, but if you think this might be a handy tip, by all means, please go for it.
Remember to check your wallpaper constantly (set it as your desktop background, view it at 100% size, show it to your friends or siblings in real life) and you can find a friend (in real life or on Minitokyo, dA or AP or wherever you choose) to critique your work constructively. You can put it up in the Sandbox forum, but I’m going to advise that you should keep your entry away from public. This is to refrain people from seeing a cool idea and then translating it onto their work (trust me, people sometimes do it unknowingly) and this will drag down the WOW factor anyway if a judge happens to see your work in the progressing stages.
Check the judging criteria and you can rate yourselves. If you’re strong in a particular area, go for gold! As a hint, make sure you scoop maximum marks for execution (nothing beats a technically unflawed entry), but also try to be a little creative because the rest of the marks are focused around originality – this should take up the majority of your time.
Like in my previous competition, the competition starts from the time I send you all out the Minitokyo PM.
Check your inbox constantly – as soon as the time mark on the Minitokyo PM says “18 days ago 2 weeks 4 days ago” (or as Maple wrote more correctly, “2wk 4d“), your time is up! That’s the deadline!
How will I know if an entry’s late or not? Don’t forget what you see in your inbox is what I see in my outbox >:3 I’ll know the date stamp, trust me. So don’t delete the Round PMs I send out!
This round will go for 18 days because I’m not sure how many people are active on Minitokyo, so I’m giving a few extra days in case if people log in a bit late – so that’s 2.5 weeks for you all to make a nice wallpaper :3
How to submit your entry
Please PM me on Minitokyo (PM subject something appropriate like ROUND1 – use your own judgement, even “YAY \o/” will do :3) with 2 image files – 1 with your signature, the other without.
If you don’t submit the entry without the signature, I’m going to scribble it out on Photoshop for you – not really a great idea because it might not look nice depending on what your entry is. You can upload the entries via imageshack, Photobucket, your personal server (this is why wordpress and blogspot is awesome – they let you upload and you don’t have to put them onto your blog or anything) – that’s up to you as long as you make sure the image server doesn’t go bust by the time we try to look at your entry.
Do not write a description for your entry – descriptions will not be allowed/ accepted to nudge you all into working the theme into your entries!
Do not submit your entry anywhere on the Internet publicly visible (eg. your blog, website, Minitokyo or an anime community or forum) until the round results and next theme has been announced!! This is to keep your entry anonymous for judging – this is a CRUCIAL point to remember! I highly suggest that Knockout judges stay away from perusing the Minitokyo galleries at the conclusion of a round in case if someone forgets about this.
Yes, you can submit your entry early! This is ideal as things can screw up. Try to avoid sending too close to 17 days 23 hours – “2wk 3d”- (I think it’s best that you remember the time you received the PM in your own local time) – I am issuing penalties for late submissions – and if Minitokyo goes wrong – EEP.
Yes, you can submit more than once as long as it’s before the deadline! If you find any major booboos, I understand. Just shoot me another PM.
What do I do if Minitokyo is down?! Email me your entries: firstname.lastname@example.org This is ONLY if Minitokyo is down and not functioning.
From my video, I said that I’d draw out the weapons in a separate video. As you know from the weapons page, I only publicly announce who the weapon holders are 3 days before the end of the deadline (so when the PM says 2wk 1d, I’ll make an announcement).
I’ll PM all those members who got a weapon and let them know what they got.
In the meantime everyone is free to brag about it, or lie about getting one – I won’t confirm or deny any claims until I announce who really did get them 😀
Leave a comment if you have any questions – or a comment where I can see it lol. I generally respond very fast to wordpress. Email notifs FTW.
PS: This is the spirit everyone should have. ❤
No more posts saying “zomg I might be knocked out!” replace that thinking with “YEAH IMMA KICK SOME WALLPAPER BUTTOCKS!”
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