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Challenge Week #49

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 30, 2015, 8:00 AM

Hello and welcome to our 49th week!

Don't forget about our rules here.
Please make sure you also link this challenge article in your deviation's notes section, so we know that you have read through the rules.

Coo Coo Dates

Start: 30th November
19th December
Winners announcement:
27th December
Voting: 20-26th December

Theme of this week: Decorating Pixel Christmas Tree!

PixelChallenges has received a tree from Ola for Christmas, but it's empty and there are no decorations! Oh Noes! Can you help us decorate it?

BrowserPreview tmp by PixelFairyHome

Bell Bullet *Animated* - F2U!  Rules:

1. You can only choose one slot to decorate // One entry per participant.
2. Please comment below in contest info comments with your slot number.
3. Don't forget to check which baubles has been taken first and then comment with yours. The list of participants is below.
4. If your favorite slot has been taken, we will give you another number.
5. If you don't care about choosing number, but want to participate, just write in comments "I want a surprise number" and we'll give you your number as soon as possible.
6. Please send your entry using (send a note to PixelChallenges with a link to the We'll add your entry as soon as possible! (Please note we're all working and don't have time to update the Tree often) 
7. You can upload animated and non-animated versions of your entry, but please send us the non-animated version of your bauble, thanks! If you don't send us the non-animated version, we will not be able to put it on the Tree.
8. Your entry can have transparent parts.
9. When you submit your entry to your gallery folder, don't forget to add this link to the deviation's description.
10. We will put the decorations on the tree, and once they have been placed on, we will submit the tree for everyone to see!
11. We have limited numbers for our tree, so hurry!

More Rules:

Love letter List of participants:

                    2. Kyasarinn
                            4.  UszatyArbuz 
                                     5.  simplerthanvanilla
                      7. ehsan619
                8. Lizandre
                        11. SnowyLatte
                                19. ProfessorLenah
                20. chielo
                               25. Amarantheans 

Christmas Tree Inspirations:

tiny by 98buickA Tiny by mangoandminttiny : for doubledismine52695 by YalueDivider by lexypuppy228Starry cake cube by littlegrimoireCute Robot 2 - Free Avvie by r0se-designsGreen Tea - Free Avatar by r0se-designsF2U: Candy Corn by Ruellea
Cute Christmas Tree Ball- :Free Icon: by HeatphonesBouncy Blue Ornament by angelishi{ Free Icon } --  Gingerbread Christmas Tree by Hardrockangel{ Free Icon } --  Rudolph by HardrockangelSnowman Ornament Icon! by c-rose-artistSquishing Gingerbread Man Icon by Cupcake-Kitty-chanThe Tiny Taco by Jim-the-OniSmall Yellow Barrel Cactus by SinCommonStitchesSakura-hime by celesse
Moff Icon by KawikuIcon_Jonston by griffsnuffSpace Deer Avatar by Kezzi-Rosesnowglobe icons by kokoteaFree Avatar: Hot Air Balloon (Day 12 - Colours) by apparateZelda Skyward Sword Heart Piece Avatar Icon by Shattered-EarthNo. 6 Christmas Stocking by CitricLilyNo. 12 Candles by CitricLilyTogepi icon - Free to use by serajaa
FREE Tiny Tot Icon Collection by SarilainTiny Foods by Toko-TacoCute Bow Pixel by caprisundadGPX Bauble Contest - 2011 by The-Godlings-RaptureChristmas Bauble Avatar by Naaya-NekoWhat Emoticons Are Made Of by DEVlANT

:mistletoe kiss: Extra tips:
Snowflake The workspace you receive is a 50 x 50 pixels canvas, and you can pixel anything! Your decoration could be a bauble, a cookie, a candy cane; you could even draw two small baubles on one canvas! Just don't forget it has to fit within a 50x50 square.
Snowflake Since the Tree will be submitted as a GIF file, a quality loss may occur if we're going to have more than 256 colors. Thus, you are welcome to use any of the original colors that already are on the tree to prevent the quality loss. Full palette can be downloaded here.

Pixel Gingerbread Cookie  Tutorials for this week:

More Palettes by RHLPixelsTutorial - How to Pixel and Animate Sparkles by Cupcake-Kitty-chanPixel Art - First steps of Pixeling (tutorial) by MsMellaaSheep icon step-by-step by LizandreTutorial: How to draw Shiny Materials by oni1inkDonut by JuicyZone.:Pokemon Sprite Tutorial:. by PhantomCarnivalMini Pixels Part 2 by jennawingMini Pixel Tutorial by LagomorphasMini Tutorial for Candies by JessicaCasciotta88Tutorial - Pixel Diamond by firstfearTutorial - Pixel Rose by firstfear

Need more? Check out TutorialsForYou, PixelCommunity and TutorialsClub to find more tutorials!

Your entries for week 49 can be added here or send a note to PixelChallenges and our Team will add your entry to right folder, thanks.

Present Peeker   Prizes!

Snowflake From dAseniors as usual: 
1st place: 1-month PM from dAseniors 
2nd place: 250 Points 
3rd place: 100 Points
Honorable mention: 50 Points
Snowflake 50 Points to each winner from PixelChallenges
Snowflake 50 Points to each winner from Candyfied
Snowflake Winners of pool voting:
1st place: 75 Points
2nd place: 50 Points
Snowflake  Short story from new prize donator 
Snowflake  Llamas from PixelChallenges team

:santa:Group News:

Share some love to our past week participants  here 
Check our last Donors feature here: Good Souls feature (October)

Have fun!

:iconarichy: :iconuszatyarbuz: :iconamarantheans: :iconcandyfied: 

I got locked out of my apartment by my guests. So I proceeded to crawl through the window. I went in the guest room to see if they were here. As soon as I walk in, I see a three foot long rusty axe sitting on the bed....

It's triplets!
And Character Spotlight is having their first contest, cliche that it falls in the theme of Christmas? Probably, but hey doesn't that get you in the spirit more, plus . . . prizes.

Pixel Gingerbread Cookie by Kawiku An OC Christmas Contest Pixel Gingerbread Cookie by Kawiku

The theme? Christmas for your OC's. For this contest you can write or draw a piece describing or showing what your character does regarding Christmas. Whether it is lighting the Christmas tree or having a snow ball fight, or just being around their loved one while it snows outside. Be as creative and out there as possible since the contest is just basically asking for your OC in a Christmas type theme.

Rules and Info
1. Each participant can enter only two pieces.
2. The theme of Christmas or some type of winter holiday must be incorporated into the piece.
3. Your OC must be in the piece. There is no limit to how many characters must be there but your OC . . . yea a must.
4. If you are submitting literature then it has to be less than 2000 words.
5. Maturity warnings and such must be applied if necessary.
6. Must be drawn or written by you. Not accepting a piece done by another that was for you, like a commission.

*Take note that we're taking in both literature and art, both get the same prize but I won't be combining them for this contest because of fairness in my mind. BUT . . . if there's not four or more entries for the literature then I will combine them with the art (and when I say entries this is four different authors).

What to Include in Description
No matter what type you do, you must include:
1. The OC's name.
2. Include Character Spotlight or CS Contest somewhere in the description or title.
3. Short summary. (This can be a line.)

The deadline to this contest is December 29, 2015, the folder will be locked on the 30th. Submit any contest piece to the Contest Entries folder, any piece not here will not be judged.

Prizes will go to first place only. Winner will receive:
1. 3 Month Membership
2. 200 Points

*Other prizes might be added, an update will appear if changed.

A big thank you to this contest donators:

If you would like to donate anything (points, art, etc.) or help then send a message to me or one of the contributors. There is a chance this will be updated, if so you will be informed.

Have fun!
100 Things about me                                                                           1. Real name: Jaidyn
2. Nickname: JAC, pickle and cookie
3. Favorite color: purple blue black
4. Male or female: female
5. Elementary school: multiple
6. Middle school: sparks
7. High school: no
8. College: no
9.Hair color: blond and purple
10. Tall or short: medium
11. Sweats or jeans: jeans
12. Phone or camera: phone
13. Health freak: no
14. Orange or apple: orange
15. Do you have a crush on someone: yassss
16. Guy friends or girl friends: both
17. Piercings: one ear
18. Pepsi or coke: coke
19. Have you been in an airplane: no
20. Have you been in a relationship: no
21. Have you been in a car accident: no
22. Have you been in a fist fight: yes
23. First piercing: ears
24.Best Friend: carriplier
25. First award: student of the month
26. First crush: no
27. First word: dada
28. Any talent: art
29. Last person you talked to: cat
30. Last person you texted: Squidward
31. Last person you watched a movie with: mom
32. Last thing you ate: gummy bears
33. Last movie/ TV show you watched: the walking dead
34. Last song you listened to: stay calm fnaf
35. Last thing you bought: sketch book
36. Last person you hugged: cat
37. Food: potato
38. Drink: tea
39. Bottoms: jeans
40. Flower: Rose
41. Animal: cat
42. What do you look for in a partner: personality
43. Movie: horror or comedy
44. Subject: art
Have you ever? (Put an X in the brackets if yes.)
45. [] fallen in love with someone
46. [x] celebrated Halloween
47. [x] Had your heart broken
48. [] went over the minutes/ texts on your phone
49. [x] had someone like you
50. [x] hated the way someone changed
51. [] got pregnant
52. [] had an abortion
53. [x] did something you regret
54. [x] broken a promise
55. [x] hid a secret
56. [x] pretend to be happy
57. [x] met someone who has changed to your life
58. [] pretended to be sick
59. [] left the country
60. [x] tried something you normally wouldn't try and liked it
61. [x] cried over the silliest thing
62. [x] ran a mile
63. [] gone to the beach with your best friend
64. [x] gotten into an argument with your friends
65. [x] disliked someone
66. [x] stayed single for two years since the first time you had a bf/gf or been single forever
67. Eating: nothing
68. Drinking: tea
69. Listening to: the heater
70. Sitting or laying: laying
71. Plans for today: school
72. Waiting for: morning
73. Want kids: no
74. Want to get married: IDK but I want to be loved
75. Want to travel: yes
What do you look for in a partner?
76. Lips or eyes: eyes
77. Shorter or taller: taller
78. Younger or older: older
79. Romantic or spontaneous: both
80. Trouble-maker or hesitant: both
81. Hook up or relationship: relationship
82. Looks or personality: both
Have you ever:
83. Lost glasses: yes
84. Snuck out of the house: yes
85. Held a gun/ knife in self defense: yes
86. Killed somebody: maybe
87. Broke someone's heart: yes
88. Been in love: no
89. Cried when someone dies: yes
Do you believe in:
90. Yourself: no
91. Miracles: no
92. Love at first sight: no
93. Heaven: is there somewhere better because earth is hell
94. Santa clause: no
95. Aliens: yeah
96. Ghosts/ angels: I can see and hear them
97. Is there one person you really want to be with right now: yes
98. Do you know who your real friends are: I think so
99. Do you believe in God: I have no religion
100. 1 DarkTruth: I'm bisexual
** Rules: don't be a party pooper. Once you've been tagged, you're supposed to write a post with 100 Truths about you. You have to tag the person who tagged you. I'll leave a clean version at the bottom. You better do it!
Capture by AmatureManga

Recently i came across a video on youtube called Mass Hypnosis Session in Japan. Basically it's a video from a japanese tv show where 2 hypnotists hypnotized a massive amount of volunteers. Unfortunately the video is completely in japanese with no english subtitles so if you want to see it here's the link but you won't be able to understand it unless you know japanese.…

So last night i was watching the video and an idea popped into my head even though i can't understand what their saying if i download the video i can draw the volunteers in the session as anime style characters.

After having this idea i thought i'd make it a challenge for anyone who wants to take part which i will be taking part myself:

Mass Hypnosis Session in Japan in Anime Style Challenge:
The goal is start from 2:42 in the video and take as many frames as you want and draw the people as anime style characters. Whoever finishes first wins a possible amazing prize which will be listed below any ideas please send my way.

Possible Prize: I haven't decided yet

Timelimit: How long do you have to finish? Until Christmas of 2016 so you have 1 year and 1 month to finish 20 minutes worth of drawings.

1. All characters must be anime versions of the people in the video.
2. You can change the clothes of the characters however the clothes must be the same style as their real life counterparts for example if a lady in the video is wearing a sleeveless top the anime version must be wearing a sleeveless top but the design on the top can be different.
3. You can ink the drawings if you want however i highly recommed leaving them in black and white to save time
4. If you want to you can also make a bonus image of the reporter being hypnotized as well if you want to. Because i believe she doesn't get hypnotized in the video but i havent watched the full video yet so i'm not sure.
5. This is not a contest in reality it's actually a drawing race. Whoever finishs first wins the prize which will be announced later on if anyone else besides myself decides to take part
6. Have fun.
(Foxy scream & run through the hallway)

Foxy: I've got ye Now!!!
(foxy got bashed in the face to the door)

Mike:Fuck off.
Freder: Mike, stop that.
Mike: hey, that thing came in running.

(Freder checked the window)
Freder:....well, foxy gone. Open the door, Mike.

(Mike opens the door botton)(Mike wonder about something)

Mike: this place reminds me, back then.
freder: (*shit, I hope he doesn't know*) about what?

(Freder hope Mike doesn't know about his accident)

Mike: I just can't remember.
Freder: (*thank god*)...*sigh*
Mike: hey, since your dad own this place. What do you do around here.
Freder: I just stay here and make sure everything is okay.
Mike: have you brought anything with you?
Freder: just my phone & keys to this p-

(night 1 end. 6:00a.m.)

DFC Day at a Glance (#1)

Mon Nov 30, 2015, 2:16 PM

And welcome to :icondailylitrecognition: and :iconprojectdfc:'s 

Day at a Glance

We're SOOPAH excited to have you all here.  Hopefully, you're ready for a challenge--this month is going to be EPIC.

You may have noticed, if you've already scoped out the :iconprojectdfc: DFC Form Chart 2015 by kiwi-damnation (Form Chart), there's something fishy afoot!  Let's take a look, yes?  In the words of our esteemed Mistress of Words, kiwi-damnation ...

This year is about world regions, with 5 major regions with 6 forms each and a wild card with 1. That totals 31. When a day is allocated to a region, for example "The Middle East", you can choose from the 6 presented. Once you have used that form though, you can't use it again.

This means our "Day at a Glance" posts will be separated BY FORM each day, to give a more in-depth look at one specific option.  If you picked a different form to focus on, don't panic--we'll just be covering that form in a future post!  We will still be featuring EVERY submission we receive each day!


to defeat this FORM, shall we?!

The Americas -- Day 1

The Form:


The Sardine or Sonondilla was created by “The Dread Poet Roberts”.

It features 14-lines of tetrameter (preferably iambic) with the following rhyme schemes: abbacddceeffee or abbaabbaccddcc 

Now, for those who aren't aware, iambic tetrameter is:

meter in poetry. It refers to a line consisting of four iambic feet. The word "tetrameter" simply means that there are four feet in the line; iambic tetrameter is a line comprising four iambs.

Now, that probably doesn't make a WHOLE LOT of sense if you've not studied poetry/poetic forms.  So let's break it down, shall we?

Meter:  the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or the lines IN a verse.
Feet:  the meter of a verse can be described as a sequence of feet, each foot equaling a specific sequence of syllable types (unstressed/stressed or long/short)
Iambic Pentameter:  a common meter in English poetry, it is based on a sequence of five iambic feet/iambs, each consisting of a relatively unstressed syllable followed by a relatively stressed syllable.  In other words, think of this like a heartbeat.  The first thump is unstressed (da), the second stressed (DUM). Put together, it's da-DUM, da-DUM, da-DUM

Take a look at the example below; the unstressed syllables are denoted by "X"s, the stressed denoted by "/"s.

 ×  /   ×   /   ×    /      ×  /     ×   /
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
 ×  /    ×      /   ×     /   ×     /  ×   /
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Iambic Tetrameter, therefore, is based on a sequence of FOUR iambic feet/iambs!

Still confused?  Take a gander at some pieces written using iambic tetrameter:

Iambic TetrameterThe nightmares tear asunder hope
And shadows black with fervor grope
Within my heart so dark and cold
Within my spirit grown so old
Can I still witness light as it-
As well with with fervor strives to keep
My tried and tested faith from sleep
And give my weakened spirit grit?
Lunar EclipseObserve the birds that soar so high
Their wings that stir in endless flight
Like vibrant sails become aflame
And lit below by beacons bright
The moon rusts red in darkened skies
Absorbs the glow of midnight light
A blood moon is too cruel a name
Let rest the stars and sleep tonight
Oh love, stay here and rest with me
Oh love, sleep calm and rest tonight

Your Heart vs. The WorldThe stars are dreams caught in mid-flight.
Your heart is black and blue tonight.
The beat it bangs is secret song.
The moon it feels the meaning strong
Though wind won't let the wonder stay
So eyes look toward the morning grey.
The heat they hope to find was spent
Against a heart for another bent.
Lay your body in warmth of rhyme.
Heal as this is just the first time.
The Tell Tale HeartI feel the rhythm of his heart,
beneath the boards the beating starts;
as reason from my mind departs,
I fall apart, I fall apart.
The men who knocked upon my door,
not knowing what's beneath my floor
will want to settle up the score -
I do implore, I do implore
This guilt breaks conscience with my lie -
my wracking sobs and wretched sighs.
I never meant for him to die.
It was his eye, it was his eye!

And now, the form!

The Sardine Example:

Ambiguity, by Lawrence Eberhart

In ambiguity there’s hope
that your misstatement may make sense
to someone sitting on the fence
who’s neither voted yep nor nope.
Thus politician’s often cope
with lack of what’s called common-sense
by merely giving no offence.
If you don’t get it, you’re the dope.
You cannot fact check what’s not said
Thus inferences that have led
to contrary conclusions are
non-specific, sometimes bizarre.
Turn off the TV, go to bed,
or watch grass grow;
you’ll be ahead.

And...there you have it!

Come back tomorrow for a look at all pieces submitted for Day 1...and another awesome form!  

Ciao! from your :icondailylitrecognition: and :iconprojectdfc: admin.

I've finally planned out all of my upcoming battles. Now that I've finished my exams, I'm gonna post at least one battle per week. Prepare your asses.
If you call more than half of the winners, you get a prize :)

Symbiote Psychos

Crona VS Carnage by NocturnBros
Chrona Gorgon (Soul Eater) VS Carnage (Marvel)
Prelude: Carnage VS Crona-PRELUDE
Fight: Crona VS Carnage-Fight and Results

Heavy Metal Zombies

Lord Raptor VS Eddie the Head by NocturnBros
Lord Raptor (Darkstalkers) VS Eddie the Head (Iron Maiden)
Prelude: Lord Raptor VS Eddie the Head- PRELUDE
Fight: Lord Raptor VS Eddie the Head - Fight and Results

The JC Meatheads
Johnny Cage VS John Cena by NocturnBros
Johnny Cage (Mortal Kombat) VS John Cena (WWE)
Prelude: Johnny Cage VS John Cena - PRELUDE
Fight: Coming this Wednesday

Marvel & DC's most menacing leaders
Magneto VS Sinestro by NocturnBros
Magneto (Marvel) VS Sinestro (DC)
Prelude: Coming soon
Fight: Coming soon

Cold-hearted assassins
Sub-Zero VS Kula Diamond by NocturnBros
Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat) VS Kula Diamond (King of Fighters/Fatal Fury)
Prelude: Coming soon
Fight: Coming soon

Badass Vampire Slayers
Joseph Joestar VS Trevor Belmont by NocturnBros
Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) VS Trevor Belmont (Castlevania)
Prelude: Coming soon
Fight: Coming soon

Magnets... How do they even work?
Monsoon VS Pyrrha by NocturnBros
Monsoon (Metal Gear Rising) VS Pyrrha Nikos (RWBY)
Prelude: Coming soon
Fight: Coming soon

The Sassy Lords of the Underworld
Hades VS Hades by NocturnBros
Hades (Kid Icarus) VS Hades (Disney's Hercules)
Prelude: Coming soon
Fight: Coming soon

Love drives us insane
Yuno Gasai VS Harley Quinn by NocturnBros
Yuno Gasai (Mirai Nikki/Future Diary) VS Harley Quinn (DC)
Prelude: Coming soon
Fight: Coming soon

Over the top rivals
Yasha VS Jetstream Sam by NocturnBros
Yasha (Asura's Wrath) VS Jetstream Sam (Metal Gear Rising)
Prelude: Coming soon
Fight: Coming soon

The most powerful swordsmen from classic manga
Jean Pierre Polnareff VS Lord Griffith by NocturnBros
Jean Pierre Polnareff (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) VS Griffith (Berserk)
Prelude: Coming soon
Fight: Coming soon

Born a Backstabber, Died a Backstabber
Starscream VS Metal Face by NocturnBros
Starscream (Transformers) VS Metal Face (Xenoblade Chronicles)
Prelude: Coming soon
Fight: Coming soon

Battle Fashion
Ryuko VS Erza by NocturnBros
Ryuko Matoi (Kill la Kill) VS Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail) [featuring Chesknight!]
Prelude: Coming soon
Fight: Coming soon

Rebellious Robots
Proto Man VS E-123 Omega by NocturnBros
Proto Man (Mega Man series) VS E-123 Omega (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
Prelude: Coming soon
Fight: Coming soon

Season Finale
I ain't revealing this yet.
The first three people to comment will get a free request. The only things I can't do are icons or anything digital, due to my computer being full of viruses and for some reason all of my file names have been switched to Korean somehow so I can't navigate through anything. (Yaaaaay. 9-9)

1 - DalaneyBugg

2 - kimiyoshi1

3 - fluffyfox99