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OPEN 4000 POINTS GIVEAWAY!!!

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 8:20 PM


I hit 4000 watchers you guys!!!! 8D You know what that means? A giveaway, of course!! Heehee~!!!!! I will be splitting and giving away 4000 points to 12 lucky winners! <333333

RULES:

-YOU MUST favourite the journal.
-YOU MUST NOT tell me you entered or your 'done', ect in the comments, it's annoying ;^;
-IT'S OPTIONAL, but if you make a journal or poll advertising the giveaway, and comment it below, you get an extra entry!



The awards go in this order:


1st - 1300pts
2nd - 900pts
3rd - 700pts
4th - 400pts
5th - 200pts
6th - 100pts
7th - 100pts
8th - 100pts
9th - 50pts
10th - 50pts
11th - 50pts
12th - 50pts



Notes:
-Yes! It is possible for you to win more than one award, though unlikely TTvTT
-You don't need to be watching me, though I'd greatly appreciate it ;v; <3
-The giveaway ends on Tuesday 28th of October, at 6pm GMT, at which point I will pick the winners using random.org
-If you comment with an advertising journal/poll, I will reply with a number. This is me marking the comment so I can find it easily later (I will be away for a few days between now and the deadline so might not respond immediately).
-Don't be offended if I hide your 'congrats' comment, it's for neatness, so I can get to the journal/poll comments easier TTvTT;

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  • Watching: The new FNAF 2 trailer!

Pixel raffle

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 23, 2014, 9:32 AM

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Just fave this journal

there will be 2 winners  and winners
get a pixel avatar of there choice
raffle prizes by kittysophie


raffle will end in 3 days
goodluck 
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I can't believe it's been a whole year since I've updated my journal! Sorry for being so out of touch. As usual, my lame excuse is that I'm busy - but for a not-lame reason, at least. If you haven't already heard, I'm directing my first feature film. Its an animated comedy based on the myth of Medusa. We're in the early phases of development at Sony Pictures Animation, and I'm in a daily state of shock and gratitude for the opportunity.

But that's not why I'm posting!

Ironically, and embarrassingly, the very last journal I posted - a whole year ago - was to announce the same thing. My pals at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, CA are holding their annual fundraiser on Oct. 25 from 4-7 and I'd like to extend an invitation to all my DA friends!

And just like last year, I'll be there to chat and sign stuff. So bring your MLP or Powerpuff goodies that are in need of a name scribbled on them! You can purchase tickets here. Please spread the word!

This small zoo offers a chance to see many exotic animals up close and much more personal than your average zoo. And at fundraisers like the Safari Social, you get the special opportunity to actually interact with many of these animals! You can pet a fennec fox, feed a porcupine or meet a sloth! Plus, My Little Pony fans will get to see the special animals named for MLP characters Angel and Tank! To see the kinds of animals you'll get to see, click here.

Those who've been following me for the last few years may know what WLC is all about, but in case you don't, here's my little spiel:

The Wildlife Learning Center  in Sylmar cares for a few dozen wild and exotic animals and treats them as "ambassadors" to help teach the public about wildlife conservation. What is so wonderful about WLC, is that many of the animals in there care are rescues. Many were illegally kept as pets and were either turned over or turned in to WLC for proper care. Others were animals born in the wild, but injury or acclimation to humans kept them from being able to survive in their natural habitats. Still others were exotic pets who grew too large or otherwise difficult to care for by their original owners. Without WLC, all of these rescued animals would be seriously ill or dead.

As a non-profit organization, WLC relies on the public to raise the funds they need to give these amazing animals the care they need, from proper nutrition and habitats to the best veterinary care. Coming for a visit will not only be fun, it will be for a good cause!


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I’m gonna be radical here and say that Gamer Gate isn’t actually a “movement.” After all, there is no central leader or structure that defines GamerGate. People who criticize the motives of one Gamer Gate person often find that that person has different views and goals from OTHER Gamer Gate people. So Gamer Gate can literally mean anyone... and no one. It’s a nebulous mist. A swarm of bees with no central queen. An army without a general. And as such that makes it VERY hard to criticize OR legitimize pro-GG people. Gamer Gate is literally just a hashtag. But HOW that hashtag is being used is interesting.

It’s not about women... except when it is!
Do you know what astroturfing is? Link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrotur…
Astroturfing is creating a campaign designed to look like a grass-roots movement for progress, while concealing it’s more sinister (cynical) origins or goals. So many pro-GamerGate people SAY they are all about “journalistic ethics,” but the overwhelming amount of women being silenced, doxxed, harassed, bullied, threatened, and attacked would seem to suggest otherwise.

Here’s the thing... many of the people who are FOR journalistic integrity and ethics are the ones themselves being harassed BY pro-GamerGate supporters. Jim Sterling, for example, worked very hard to reorganize The Escapist’s journalism ethics policy when GG first started becoming a thing. Now? He’s viewed as an anti-GG social justice warrior (SJW for short). Likewise, many of the people being ATTACKED for “ethics” are not people even associated WITH gaming journalism.

Overwhelmingly the people being singled out and attacked are women. Zoe Quinn, Briana Wu, Anita Sarkeesian, and now Felicia Day. While there are men being attacked and harassed as well, the extent of their harassment is in no way comparable to what these women have had to endure. And the worse part is that none of it is even really JUSTIFIED. The attacks on Zoe Quinn using sex to promote her game were proven false almost immediately, yet SO MANY GamerGate supports keep trying to push that as evidence when it’s not even TRUE.

And ACTUAL journalistic news sites and magazines have picked up on this. They’re looking at this mess from the outside and they don’t see all your “keen” nitpicking points about Zoe or Anita. They see a group of people angrily and unjustifiably attacking prominent women in games for having opinions. And that’s what they report on. That is what YOU LOOK LIKE when you support Gamer Gate to them. Gamer Gate supports? You are not winning this war. You are backing yourself up into a corner, and sooner or later there is not going to be anyplace for you to turn or run anymore and you’re gonna have to DEAL with reality.

Dealing with Reality
Gaming and geek culture needs to grow up. A LOT. You do not see people who criticize movies, books, or music getting the same types of harassment you do anyone who criticizes games. And I get the immature mentality behind it too. Once upon a time, when I was younger, I GOT and UNDERSTOOD that it bothered me when someone would say something bad about something I liked. “How can I enjoy this thing when someone is saying bad things about it?” Link: twitter.com/ADobsonComics/stat…

But I grew up. I learned that it’s OK for difference of opinions or even different perspectives and world views. Being able to criticize things you love makes you more mature and grown up. Hell, there are some movies and books I absolutely ADORE that some critics absolutely HATE. And that’s OK! It doesn’t make my enjoyment any less real or diminished!

A lot of this just comes from a fundamental lack of comprehension about criticism. The number of people I’ve had to deal with who seem to think Jack Thompson (a once licensed Lawyers who actively ran campaigns to shut down or stop games he personally found objectionable from being MADE) is comparable to Anita Sarkeesian (a feminist who made a series of videos about problematic tropes) is disheartening. I’d really like to think that people out there are SMARTER than that. That people can realize saying “something is problematic” is IN NO WAY comparable to actually trying to enact actual LAWS and CENSORSHIP to prevent games from even being MADE.

There is a severe and fundamental difference between a laywer making laws that are actual legal forms of censorship... and a person saying “this trope in a video game is kinda bad, maybe we should not keep using it and try something else, please?” I mean, do people in Gamer Gate believe that Roger Ebert hating a movie means he was trying to CENSOR the filmmakers? Because that’s what Gamer Gate sounds like when they try to censor Anita for speaking.

For me, it seems like Gamer Gate is just a new hashtag that the very same people who unironically threw tantrums over “Fake Geek Girls” can hide behind. Remember that? Remember when gamers and comic nerds got so upset at the growing number of women coming into geek culture that they started calling them “fake geeks?” Geek culture had reached such a mainstream peak that it was FASHIONABLE. You would THINK that would mean REAL geeks would be happy... right?

Unfortunately I think that geek culture being mainstream helped serve as a “reality check” for many “true” geeks. They realized they were no longer special. That their “identity” as gamers or comic fans was no longer something they could hold on to themselves. That now that everyone and their grandmother was playing video games and knew about superheros and comics... they were no longer special. And that pissed them off. That made them MAD. It’s the whole “when everyone’s super, no one will be” mentality.

Sidenote: that’s a good point. GamerGate? You’re Syndrome from The Incredibles.

Sidenote 2: Also, you know who you can thank for geek culture becoming mainstream like that? Apple, Marvel, and Nintendo. Both Apple and Nintendo popularized the idea that anyone can play video games and have fun with apps and the Wii/DS. And Marvel helped usher in the idea that superhero movies aren’t just for geeks, and that anyone can enjoy them now. So if gamers and geeks are mad at anyone, they should be made at those companies.

Anyway. First they tried to exclude women by calling them “fake geeks.” But when they realized that wasn’t working, they switched tactics. Now it’s about hiding behind “ethics” while attacking women (and anyone who supports them). And because there’s no central movement leader, no written in stone goals, no IRL meetings and agendas that can be adhered to... Gamer Gate can morph and change into whatever it needs to to keep attacking women. Anyone who tries to get a fix on what Gamer Gate actually IS will get bombarded by hundreds of different messages and ideologies from a variety of people who all have their OWN internalized idea. It’s like trying to fight the ocean from making waves.

It’s about Ethics, except when it’s not!
If Gamer Gate really is about ethics... where was GamerGate when Warner Bros was found to be dictating what YouTube people were “allowed” to say about their game Shadow of Mordor? Link: www.escapistmagazine.com/video…

If Gamer Gate people really believe Zoe Quinn’s game is so corruptible and bad it shouldn’t be allowed on steam... why aren’t they advocating for a change in Steam’s greenlight policy that allows shit like “The Mountain” or “Air Control” from existing and charging actual MONEY for broken gameplay experiences?

Why is it that even when Gamer Gate does something POSITIVE, like donating to charity, it’s out of SPITE for a woman they determined wasn’t being transparent enough with her own charity fundraising? Why can’t they do it because they WANT to, and not as a passive aggressive “fuck you” to a woman they already seem to hate?

How can Gamer Gate people claim it's about ethics and integrity, when they actively harass and whine about a video game not being given a perfect score on a website they don't like? Remember when Dragon's Crown got ONE poor review? Or when Polygon knocked a few points off of Bayonetta 2 because the reviewer didn't like all the sexualized content? Demanding everyone march in lock-step and never have any different opinions is the OPPOSITE of having "ethics" and "integrity."

Why is that when Felicia Day, well known gamer and a popular geek personality talks about her LEGITIMATE FEARS about Gamer Gate, she gets doxxed and harassed as a way of silencing her?

The answer, of course, is simple. Gamer Gate ISN’T about ethics. Ethics is just a cover story. The astroturfing covering the true intentions. Gamer Gate is about silencing women (and anyone who supports them) out of fear that these women will come in and CHANGE everything they love.

Change is scary... but also good!
When people talk pro-Gamer Gate, they’re really saying “I don’t want change.” They don’t want variety. They want to keep things exactly where they are right now. It’s familiar. It’s comforting. But it’s not progress. Change is scary, but it can also be GREAT. And frankly, I’d rather there be more voices in gaming than less. I want more people playing, more people ENJOYING games than ever before. And the best part is? It doesn’t have to decrease ANYTHING you enjoy! Embracing social justice and equality does not mean you can’t still enjoy games like Bayonetta 2 or Grand Theft Auto. Those games will STILL get made, the only difference is that now there will be more variety and other options for people who don’t want to play those games.

Social Justice is not “evil.” Wanting more variety in games, and asking NICELY for game developers to CONSIDER not including or perpetuating potentially bad tropes in games is not “censorship.” Having more OPTIONS does not reduce the ones you already HAVE. That’s what bugs me the most about people who try to silence those working towards equality. This is a magical slice of pie that DOES NOT GET SMALLER when you ADD more people to it. A game that adds a woman character selection does not mean the male character doesn’t exist anymore. A game that allows people from all genders, races, and ethnicities to enjoy it, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it either. A game that doesn’t rely on outdated stereotypes and tropes about women, does not mean the gameplay will “suffer.”

And you know what? Harassing people, doxxing their accounts, attacking them IRL and stalking them online is terrorism. Domestic terrorism. I know the word “terrorism” is loaded now, but by pure definition that’s exactly what Gamer Gate is. Terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. What is Gamer Gate now if not terrorists? So many women (like Felicia Day thisfeliciaday.tumblr.com/post… ) who are too scared to even SPEAK UP about the issues they have out of FEAR of being attacked. That is terrorism. That is creating fear through intimidation and violence. Nobody should be scared to talk about video games.

Don’t be defined by a hashtag
I cannot support Gamer Gate. From where I sit it’s just a hashtag used by some incredibly nasty individuals as a cover shield for their nasty actions. I believe in Journalistic Ethics. I also believe in variety being “the spice of life” and that by having MORE people from different views and opinions entering the industry we’ll have and even wider range of games and comics and stories. I believe inclusivity is better than exclusivity. And I believe that allowing people to criticize the things we love, will ultimately result in more variety and opinions and voices creating new and amazing content.

And I don’t need a hashtag to support those goals.

PS: My advice for anyone who believes in REAL ethics in journalism and professionalism in gaming is to ditch the Gamer Gate hashtag and just fight for those rights like you normally would. Associating yourself with a group that is seen by the general public as a “hate group” is not going to help you. Don’t let a hashtag define who you are, and don’t let a hashtag keep you from speaking about issues you feel should be talked about. I know there are actual good people in GamerGate. Please don’t get dragged down by the sinking ship, ok?
  • Mood: Hope
  • Listening to: I don't care - I ship it!
  • Reading: Twitter
  • Watching: Age of Ultron Trailer
  • Playing: Bayonetta 2 Demo
  • Eating: McDonalds
  • Drinking: Decaf. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
so yeah... now i'll spend my future watching of avengers age of ultron making reapers jokes


i mean even the damn voice!

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Trick or Treat Giveaway!

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 4:45 PM
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

To celebrate this spooky holiday I thought I'd have a giveaway :p Not very spooky but actually the thought of
missing out on points could be scary! ha..ha. Anyway heres the info. Read it all before commenting :shakefist:

There are 10 trick or treat bags some are treats (:points:) some are tricks (nothing =p) I'll draw 5 numbers. If you picked the right bag you get the treat! if you picked the wrong bag. TRICKS ON YOU! (and obviously if I draw you and someone's already picked your bag I'll pick someone else. Sorry first come first serve)

HAVE FUN :evillaugh: revamp

RULES:
Jack O Lantern Must :+devwatch: Watch me
Jack O Lantern Comment with the trick or treat bag you chose (you can only enter once)
Jack O Lantern :+fav: Fav this journal to enter (if you don't fav I can't pick you)
:emote: ghost test EXTRA: If you write a journal about this giveaway and link it in your comment you get DOUBLE the amount of :points: if you're picked! (although if you pick a "trick" bag 0x2 still equals 0 lol)



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ENDS OCTOBER 31ST



Riddle of the Sphinx- 1600 POINT GIVEAWAY

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2014, 7:13 PM


MYTHICAL MONSTER MAYHEM

-1,600 POINT GIVEAWAY (EVERYONE WILL GET POINTS)-

(OPEN UNTIL 11/1/14)

            *** If you have been tagged and want to know what this is about before reading everything, let me explain: This is a contest that gives away points to everyone who completes it ^-^ To get the points, however, you must complete a series of riddles or puzzles connected with a story line. If this isn’t you’re cup of tea- Don’t fret! I ALSO am just giving away money to those who fav, regardless if you participate in the riddle part or not. Just by faving alone, you can manage to win 200 points!. Plus, as this is my Halloween Giveaway, there is 1,400 more points to be won here!***

Do you want free points? Is entering contest after contest and waiting for weeks to hear about the results too tedious? DO YOU NOT WANT TO LEAVE YOUR LIFE UP TO FATE?!

            Okay, well, that just sounded like an infomercial. But, seriously. I’ve been there and I think it kinda sucks. Now its my turn to be the one offering up free points, and I’m changing it up a bit. No ‘random number chooser’, no ‘100th watcher’. I am offering a chance for everyone participating to earn free points. What I ask in return? An answer. An answer to a monthly riddle (or two). If you can answer correctly, you WILL get points. It doesn’t matter if you are the first to answer, or if you are the 42nd.

            Still not understanding? I’ll break it down- Every month, I will write riddles and hide them throughout my profile. They will be hidden in different ways, for example for Easter last year I hid Easter Eggs, and the time before I had a sort of treasure hunt. Most times I will have a story line, to make this giveaway a bit different from others. This is for those who want entertainment and humor, as opposed to just mindless faving and commenting. And, in return, you WILL get points, no matter what. If you enter, there is no way you cannot win.

How to enter

·         Make sure you are watching me (So you can keep up to date with monthly riddles)

·         You must include a certain phrase in your comments, to let me know that you read the rules. Read more and you’ll see what you need to say

·         Tag at least three friends who you think might be interested. If everyone who enters gets free points, why not get your friends in on it?

(·        If you fav this, no matter if you make it to the end or not, you enter the draw for some extra points!)

Point Distribution

            I have 1,600 points to distribute. Now, this does NOT mean that everyone is going to get 1,600 points. Heck no. I don’t have that many points. The points will be split up as such- 400 points for team one (divided up evenly between all participants), 400 points between the top group of team two (divided between the 2-5 particpants, 400 for the top member of team three, 200 for the winner of the fav raffle, and 200 going to the winning team (This is special to this particular Riddle of the Sphinx. More on this below)

Rules

·         Don’t give the answers in the comments, or you will be thrown out of the giveaway and will get no points (UNLESS SPECIFICALLY TOLD TO DO OTHERWISE)

·         Don’t give any hints in the comments, or you will be thrown out of the giveaway

·         You have three chances for hints, but use them wisely. I created these riddles to be fairly easy.

·        If you are confused, feel free to note me! I will try to explain anything you might not understand

·         When you have answered the final riddle, do as the instructions say and then wait. I cannot give everyone their points until I know how many people are in it. Complaining or noting me about it is unnecessary. No matter what, if you get to the end, you will receive points. I promise you this.

·         Please be respectful

·         Have fun!

 

 

Ready, Set… Go?

Greetings mortals! As you MUST know, it is October! Which means… YES! THE MYTHICAL MONSTER MEET-UP HAS ARRIVED! …What? You were expecting ‘Halloween’? Pah! That is merely a human tradition. Here in this dimension, we refer to this time as the feeding period or the mischief zone. This is when the veil between our dimension and yours is the weakest, so many monsters roam around to get some tasty meals and frighten you pesky mortals. And, of course, this time comes with our very own celebration… One we call the Mythical Monster Meet-up (Later dubbed Mythical Monster Mayhem, for all intents and purposes).

Still I must explain? I thought you were smarter than this! Well, think of it as the monster version of… The Olympics! Each monster is eligible to participate in this match of the minds. There are creative competitions, puzzle competitions, and even riddles (yes, yes, I OBVIOUSLY win every year). The rules are simple- No outside sources, and no working with other monsters. However, they conveniently forgot to mention any rules about working with mortals. Primarily because most monsters would rather be locked away in a zoo than work with a mortal… But I tend to think that it’s just a mistake on their parts.

So, as the KIND and CARING Sphinx that I am, I’ve decided to invite you all to help me! It has absolutely nothing to do with the fact the competition is really steep this year. Or the fact that I actually believe you have a grain of intelligence. Because I would never think or say anything like that. No, it’s merely because I believed you might enjoy it. Yes.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t the only one with this idea. There are two other, completely unworthy, candidates looking for your support. It was only with their help that I was able to create a method of transporting you from your measly dimension to ours.

I have come up with a method of getting you mortals into our dimension by disguising you as animals and mythical creatures. My magic alone could only make you into few things, like dragons, aviary creatures (flying creatures, animals with wings), sphinxes, and centaurs. Not a wide variety, I know. That’s why the Sorceress (:iconmoonehdraws: ) and Loki (:iconmovingsilently: ) agreed to help me… On one condition. They too are looking to find the most intelligent mortal minds and put them to work helping them solve the puzzles.

If you are still confused, that’s fine. I don’t expect your mortal minds to comprehend everything. I promise to explain, but first and foremost you must pick a team. Before making you simply chose (because we all know you would chose my team, as I am the Supreme creature and you all worship at my feet) I must let the others explain to you why they believe you should join their groups. Pah! No matter, I know you shall pick me, so I shall allow them to make their ‘persuasive pitches’ or whatever they called it.

Sorceress (MoonehDraws) – Witches, wizards, black cats, unicorns

Obviously you want to join my team! I mean, magic, mayhem and monsters… Oh my! See, my team is for the more creative mortal. The competition I’ve chosen is the art portion, so all the parts involving drawing or art in one form or another. I don’t want everyone though… I want a small group. You can join my group in teams of 2-5, and the winning team alone will split the 400 :points:… Plus, since I KNOW we will win, the 200 :points: will be divided up amongst everyone in this group (Yes. EVERYONE). This is a better deal than the Sphinx, who wants to give small amounts of :points: to everyone in her group, or Loki who just wants one person to win. No, if you have a group of good artists, you’re almost sure to win, and can win a fair amount of points. Obviously, my team is the one to be on.

Loki (MovingSilently - Narwhal, fox, siren/mermaid, serpents

So, the Sphinx and the Sorceress already made their spiel. I’m sure they forgot to mention that neither of them have ever won the full competition. That title has gone to me three years in a row. I am the god of mischief, of course I am able to solve their feeble puzzles. If you joined my team, you would be helping me solve the most elegant of puzzles… Codes, problem solving, clues… The true puzzles. And, of course, as I am a Norse God, I am not quite as open as the Sphinx and the Sorceress. Who I chose to give the :points: to will only be the top problem solver in the group. If you have faith in yourself and want to win 400 :points: just for yourself, my team is far the best. If it doesn’t seem like your cup of tea- Good. Don’t join. I’m looking for only the greatest to help me win.

The Sphinx (:iconhazelstar67: ) –Dragons, Aviary creatures, Centaurs, sphinxes

As I am positive you will all join me, I shan’t tell you any more about myself apart from the fact that I am the Sphinx, and I shall most definitely win this year. I suppose the Sorceress and Loki already informed you how they are running their teams. Well, as you may have guessed, I’m not taking an artistic or puzzle-solving approach to this competition. I am, of course, doing riddles… As I know both you and I are exemplary at them. As always, I shall split the 400 :points: up between everyone who is ACTIVE (don’t just join to get points, I must see you at least trying), and when we win (because, of course, we will), I will split those points up as well. My team is for those who can deal with teamwork, and who can solve riddles. If that’s you, join at once! If not… Well, perhaps my group isn’t for you.

 

Rules

Now that we’ve cleared that all up, it’s time for some information! I don’t want to send you out confused.

    1.   You MUST join a group. You can choose either because of what kinds of puzzles they offer, because of which group leader sounds the coolest, or because of what animal they can change you into. Whatever helps you decide. Remember though, depending on what group you join you may either have to work alone, in a small group, or with a large group. Make sure you don’t go off by yourself if you are meant to work as a team or you will not get the participation points. If it wasn’t clear, you can also not join more than one group. This, I hope, is common sense.

    2.   Mythical Monster Mayhem starts a week before Halloween and there is a new puzzle each day. This is not something you can accomplish in a day. This will be updated, so be sure to keep a look out for when the puzzles are posted!

    3.   3 out of the 7 days, the puzzles will be the same for every group (the other 4 days, the groups will have their own puzzles to solve). On these days, the winning teams are determined on which gets finished the fastest. Whichever team wins at the end of the week gets the 200 :points:. The other 4 team puzzles determine who amongst the groups will win the group points.

    4.   You can ask your group leader anything and everything. Don’t be afraid to send them a note if you’re confused… That’s why they’re there! They will also provide group-wide hints from time to time if you get too confused, so keep a look out.

    5.   Each team has a chatroom to chat at, and a meeting place for their team where they will post new information and challenges. This will be provided to you when you sign up, depending on what group you’re in.

    6.   You can join at any time! Yes, joining the first day is the best. However, this is not required. You can join any group at any time over these next four days… Although, you still need to participate. For example, you can’t just join the Sphinx’s group the last day at the last minute to get some extra points. You must at least be seen TRYING to be recognized as part of the team.

    7.   More information about individual teams will be presented by team leaders, so make sure you read their welcome journals. Do NOT note the team leaders with questions that have previously been answered in their welcome journals.

    8.   The winning team will be featured at the end of the giveaway, as well as any artwork. If you want to do any sort of artwork, you are more than welcome to. Also open to any looking to be challenged is a new Riddle of the Sphinx journal skin. If you can make journal skins and you are interested, note me right away!

    9.   Switching groups IS NOT allowed. I don’t want everyone switching at the last minute just so they can win. If you are truly unhappy with the group you are in, you must note me privately and we can discuss it.

    10. You must comment below with your nickname, animal/mythical creature, and your team. Example: “I am Hazel, I wish to be transformed into a sphinx, and I want to join Team Sphinx!” This way you can get the necessary information and I know you’ve read the instructions.

    11. When tagging your friends (three of them, in case you forgot. This time there is no exceptions. Three friends, or you will receive no points whatsoever. If you don’t have many friends, you still have to tag one friend and make a journal, but there is a possibility I will not accept), many ask what you tagged them for and what this is. If you want to sum it up, you can let them know “This is a 1,600 :point: giveaway done by :iconhazelstar67:. She does these monthly, but this month is a Halloween version. You can either win points by solving puzzles, answering riddles, or drawing pictures. And, even if that doesn’t sound interesting, you could always just fav the journal and go. You’ll be entered in a raffle for 200 :points:”. Or whatever version of that you want to tell them I guess. Compliment them on something, that always works (bwahahahhahhhaaaaaa).

So mortals, do you understand? Good! Let’s get started! Don’t forget to comment with your nickname, creature, and team, and you’ll be on your way!

 

~The Sphinx~

(Suggestions-

If you are in the group :icondetective-hq:, join Loki’s group. You’ll be good at that.

If you are very artistic and creative, join the Sorceress’s group. That would be more your style.

If you either enjoy riddles, or you like working on a team, join the Sphinx. You’ll find yourself right at home.)

(Story and puzzles done by :iconhazelstar67:, with art from :iconmoonehdraws:, and help from :iconmovingsilently:)



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1k+ Watchers // Halloween Raffle

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 22, 2014, 3:03 PM
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Exclamation Emote by Gasara UPDATE

- 3rd Winner added! :dance:
- Will add a 4th and 5th winner if this journal reaches 100 :+fav:

- Thanks to everyone who's joined so far, I will open a 3rd winner prize when this journal reaches 50 :+fav:s Only a few more to reach that ! :D




Tiny Heart Emoticon by Gasara Amagad, I can't believe I hit 1k watchers. I actually hit this a little while ago but you all are so awesome ;o; <33 I appreciate you all very much !!

Tiny Heart Emoticon by Gasara I want to have the chance and give back to all of you so I've decided to do a raffle. (my very first so bare with me please) :D 

Star Emote by Gasara How to Join

- Be my watcher, new watchers are welcome!
- Fav this journal



Star Emote by Gasara How to Get One More Number

Make a new poll or journal advertising of this raffle/journal and then link it in a comment in this journal
- All bonus #'s will be assigned at the end of the raffle continuing from the # of favs this journal gets
- People with additional #'s can only win once


** More winners will be added if a lot of people end up joining **


free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Winner #1 free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy

- 1 month premium membership or 396 points
- 1 Colored Chibi or Anime sketch headshot

free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Winner #2 free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy

- 150 points
-  1 Chibi Sketch or based pagedoll

free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Winner #3 free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy

- 75 points
- Chibi sketch or based pagedoll

Art Examples:

[ CE ] MYO KimonoFish Entry by Anzuchi
[r] Color Sketch Dump by Anzuchi
[ r ] Chibi Sketches by Anzuchi



Ghost Mini Pixel by Gasara END DATE Ghost Mini Pixel by Gasara

Ghost Mini Pixel by Gasara October 30th at 7pm PST Ghost Mini Pixel by Gasara






Good luck to everyone entering~
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watcher raffle: win art!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2014, 7:06 AM


ok so i've never really done anything for my watchers;; so i'm gonna art Wink and Dimples 


i will pick 2 random watchers and they will each get a fullbody! but if this gets over 150 entries there will be 3 fullbody winners and 1 digital painting winner!

i can draw either ponies or feral/anthros. no humans please!

rarity by amigotrade: toby by amigo


you have to be a watcher to enter!!!!!

1. fave this journal. your raffle number will be the number next to your name when you click the 'who?' link in the statistics of this journal.
2. that's it lmao how easy can it get right

i will pick the winners 12AM usa time, november 11, the day my o levels end!
no late entries are allowed. faving after the deadline will not enter you into the raffle.
thank you for the continuous support ; v ; it means so much to me!!!! -kaileeeee

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Point and Art Giveaway!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2014, 6:29 PM
I'm trying to convert back into my old, giving, self. ;v;' I've been personality drained the past few weeks (as most of you may have been able to tell), and I have my reasons as to why; but now is not the time for that, I suppose. Let's get down to giveaway business!~

-Rules-

-In order to enter my short giveaway, you must favorite this journal entry. Simple as that, right?

-Want to increase your chances of winning?-

-You can comment on this entry or share this journal entry somewhere. :> Doing either will give you an extra chance of winning (No, you may not comment multiple times to receive multiple tickets).

~REWARD~

The first person to be drawn will be given 400 :points:, and a small chibi drawing of any current OC of yours.

The second person to be drawn will be given a small chibi drawing, as well as 100 :points:!

Easy peasy, right? This raffle will end on Halloween, so keep your fingers crossed until then! :>

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