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Pairings, Palettes and Paragraphs

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created 09/11/2015 4:03 pm by Masq
last reply 09/21/2015 6:28 pm
Hey everyone. Now, we've all become accustomed to the likes of PBL and LoST (both awesome competitions in there own right) and I feel like the divide between skinners and bloggers is something that needs to change on the site. I, with an injection of ideas from DragonsDungeon and Zatharel, have devised a little something I'm referring to as:

Pairings, Palettes and Paragraphs

Battle Information
Pairings.
8 bloggers and 8 skinners will be needed for this competition. After each round, the pairings will be randomly reshuffled for the sake of fairness, equality and to try and stop much communication regarding the brief between each pair.

Palettes.
Round 1 of the competition is set to work as follows:
The 8 skinners that have entered the competition will be asked to PM me a palette they have made to be used by a blogger. I will forward this palette to their respective blogging partner (neither of them knowing who they are teamed up with at the time) and then it is up to them to try and create a skin from the palette offered.

The pairings will be unannounced until the end of the round when all entries have been made. Limited feedback can be offered for each submission, but I'd appreciate it if you didn't try and snoop out the person who made your palette, and try and ask them for advice - this competition will run far more fairly in this way.

Polls made, and bracket updated: if all goes to plan, there should be four winning pairings. These will be reshuffled ahead of the next round:

Paragraphs.
Round 2 of the competition (where only 4 pairings remain):
The remaining 4 bloggers will be given a theme, and asked to write a finite number of paragraphs to be PMd to me. These will then, anonymously, be forwarded to the respective skinning partners for this round.

Just like "Palettes", the skinners will then have to finish the blog without asking feedback from their partners. (Of course, I can't keep a cap on this, but if any foul play is suspected, it counts as an automatic disqualification).

This will leave just 2 remaining competitors to battle it out in a special Finale round which will be announced nearer the time.



Notes
Please don't try to overtly help your partner for the week - I've tried to curb any advantages with the randomisation of palettes/paragraphs, and anonymity of pairings. Limited advice and guidance is acceptable - physically showing bloggers where to put pixels, or bloggers giving skinners sentences will result in a DQ.

Palette and paragraph restrictions, themes and the like will be announced when the weeks draw by and the competition is up and running.

It would help if you had some sort of experience in the making of palettes, or writing stories to enter this competition - a level (or as close to) playing field would be nice.



Prizes:
1st, 2nd and 3rd will all receive pixel trophies, a blogging collaboration with me (if they want!) and perhaps some other things if people have any ideas!

Steam games ... maybe?


Competitors
Bloggers
Camarilla
AkirAssasin
Master G

Skinners
zRav
Gab_Cab
PrinceKan



Bracket
Will be updated when competitors have been announced.


Good luck, and have fun!

Sign up now; we still need 5 bloggers and 5 skinners!
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09/21/2015 6:28 pm
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Masq
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Due to a lack of entries, and the naturally busy time of year for the majority of the community - this contest has been put on hold for a little while.

It will be back. Hopefully.

/lock
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09/21/2015 6:39 am
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Phetagorah
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Bump
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09/19/2015 9:43 am
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CroatiaTheMan
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I'm Just Gonna Go Ahead And Bump This Because I Really Want To Get It Started
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09/14/2015 9:33 pm
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Phetagorah
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Bumping this
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09/14/2015 5:56 pm
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Pilosaurus Funkei
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I'm a blogger, but don't want to skin, so I'm entering as a Skinner!
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09/14/2015 1:08 pm
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CroatiaTheMan
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I'm A Skinner I Guess So Sign Me Up (Idk Look At My Blogs And Skins And Tell Me Which I'm Best At XD)
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09/14/2015 9:08 am
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ureshiii
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Looks really cool!

But I can't join I suck at palletes ;-;
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09/14/2015 7:55 am
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AkirAssasin
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Bump
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09/13/2015 12:07 pm
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Masq
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I'll bump this along
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09/12/2015 8:54 am
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Gab_Cab
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I'll join as a skinner.



Clarifications:
Are there any limits to the palette? ie minimum and maximum number of colors, etc.

For the Paragraph round it'll be that the blogger writes the first half of a story or whatever, then the skinner will finish it?
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09/12/2015 9:28 am
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Masq
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Awesome!

To answer those clarifications:

Yes, there will be palette restrictions that will be announced when the skinners are asked to create their palettes.

And yes, the bloggers will write a finite number of words in a story (not necessarily half of it) for the skinner to finish.
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09/12/2015 3:47 am
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Phetagorah
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Say, a blogger loses on the Palettes round, his/her skinning partner will also be eliminated?
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09/12/2015 4:52 am
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Masq
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Yep that's the plan - so skinners will need to try and make an easy, yet good-looking palette to avoid elimination.

CamarillaCan I call myself a blogger? (Probably not, but I figured I'd ask.)


I would definitely say so, yes!
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09/12/2015 3:37 am
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Phetagorah
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This is a really nice competition you guys got going here. I'm entering! (as a skinner ofc)
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09/12/2015 1:25 am
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AkirAssasin
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I can try! I'm a blogger I guess
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09/11/2015 5:47 pm
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Camarilla
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Can I call myself a blogger? (Probably not, but I figured I'd ask.)

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