UPDATE: The Contest has Ended! All Supporters and Judges Please proceed to the Admin Area and cast your votes for the winners. Thanks to all who participated!
Greetings Denizens of FantasyLegends,
It has been a while since the last contest, hasn't it? I've been concentrating on ways to renew the groups Super status, so contests were put on the back burner. And digging up funds for the prize purse hasn't been easy, but I've managed to secure enough for this one. A journal will be posted in the very near future for those of you who wish to help out in renewing our "Super Group" status (and receiving a few rewards in doing so ) so keep an eye out for that. In the mean time, requests have been made asking for the next contest.
Request Granted, Denizens!
A few members have asked for this contest theme and it seems appropriate to oblige. Check your good intentions at the door, Denizens, because this next competition is all about the Bad Guys!
In the annals of fiction, the heroes are the characters we strive to be like. They give us a kind of guide to achieving a moral code, overcoming adversity, and even encouraging us to become more than we are. Truly, they are an inspiration. But, with the birth of every hero come the inevitable afterbirth...the villain. It's often said that a hero is only as good as the villain that opposes them. Whatever evil the villain commits, the hero must strive that much harder to overcome. We often hope deep down that the story's antagonist really is evil and "out for blood", as it were, so that it validates our faith in the hero. In many ways, the Villain of a story is just as fascinating as the Hero.
Sherlock Holmes must outwit a mastermind like Professor Moriarty; an evil genius whose intellect rivals (perhaps, in some cases, surpasses) Holmes'. The Batman, a symbol for order and control amid the chaos of his city, must constantly thwart the evil plans and schemes of the Joker, who is, arguably, chaos personified. A young hero like Luke Skywalker, a Jedi trained in the ways of the Force, must fight and defeat a cold and calculating master of the Force's dark side in the form of the menacing Darth Vader, as well as his master, The Emperor.
The common narrative causes us to root vigorously for the Hero to triumph over the Villain.
By that rationale, without the Villain, would there be no Hero?
No, there would be no Heroes without the Villains. So, for this contest, it is a celebration of those Wonderfully Wicked Evildoers, those Horribly Insidious Antagonists, those Vilely Sinister Villains, Those...Bad Guys! Show us your appreciation for the Bad Guys. Pick your favorite from fiction; Comic Books, Movies, Literature, Television...wherever. Pick your favorite Bad Guy. Show how much they really mean to the story. Show how much you love them.
This time...they Win!
1.) Must be a Member of
2.) Only One entry per member.
3.) Entries must depict a Villain from fiction (Movies, TV, Comics, Literature, Videogames, etc). Must be a Villain. And please, only One Villain.
(Note: Since the contest revolves around villains used mainly in popular fiction, include (c) Copyrights where applicable For instance; Joker belongs to (c) DC Detective Comics, Magneto belongs to (c) Marvel Comics, Darth Vader belongs to (c) Lucasfilm Ltd and so on. No OC's for this contest. Sorry. )
4.) Entries may be made using any and all mediums: traditional, digital, artisan, literature, etc.
5.) Entries must be made for the contest; older entries will be Declined.
*** To be sure your entry is accepted, copy and paste the following in the description: ***
For the FantasyLegends "Born Bad" Contest
*** Entries Without This Label Will Be Declined. No Exceptions. ***
6.) Entries Must A.) Comply with DA Policy regarding Mature Content, and B.) Not be deliberately derogatory or defamatory toward
any race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation.
7.) Entries must be made between February 10, 2018 and March 10, 2018. Submit to the Folder titled Born Bad Contest in the main gallery.
*** At 8:00 pm EST on March 10, the folder will be closed to new submissions and the contest will be over! ***
8.) As always, Have Fun!
1st Place: 200 and Feature
2nd Place: 100 and Feature
3rd Place: 50 and Feature
Honorable Mention: Feature
End: 3/10/18 at 8:00 pm EST
Good Luck To All!