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I have opened artist auditions for my MLP audio drama 'No Place Like Home'. You can find Episode 1 here = 


Yes, indeed, it has been years since I actually updated this journal. I mean literally YEARS. Still, given my recent conversion to ponydom (or is that return to ponydom? I've been a fan since I was, um, two after all) it seemed the right time to update this thing. So, in the event I don't update for another four years, some important links!

My Fimfiction Account --> www.fimfiction.net/user/obabsc…

My YouTube Channel --> www.youtube.com/user/ObabScrib…

The semi-weekly MLP: FiM fanfic audio series I produce --> www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

My Fanfiction.net Account (where I keep my 460+ non-MLP fics) --> www.fanfiction.net/~scribbler

My LiveJournal (where I talk about random stuff and periodically rec fannish things) --> obabscribbler.livejournal.com/…

The Interfics Board (where you can get involved with other fanfic writers to produce collaborative fic in any fandom you choose) --> interfics.proboards.com/
Scribfic Fanart Contest 2009



Since I recently hit the 300 mark with regards to how many fanfics I have uploaded online, I have decided to resurrect the fanart contest I ran last year when I made it to 222. That contest was a real success, although sadly the winner didn't come back to me about her prize, but hopefully we won't have that problem this time. I have also added a third prize this year, so chances of winning have increased as well!



The rules are very simple: all you need to do to enter is create a piece of fanart based on one of my fanfics (which can be found here --> www.fanfiction.net/~scribbler). This could be a scene from a fic, a mini comic, a 'front cover' summing up what the fic is about in general, or something else. Traditional art materials, digital art, sketches, oekaki, photomanips, or something else I haven't listed (or heard of). All are welcome. If you have an idea and you're not sure if it would count, email me and we'll get any uncertainties cleared up.



*Other Important Rules and Things You Should Know!*



Obviously, copying someone else's artwork or putting your name to someone else's work and trying to pass it off as your own is a definite no-no. Trying this will earn you disqualification, a slap on the wrist and eternity as fodder for the septic-toothed Rats of Nyeh.


Entries should be either emailed to me or put up in a portfolio such as DevArt , Photobucket , ImageShack , TinyPic, some other free image site , or your own webpage so I can link to them.


Closing date is midnight on May 1st 2009. All entries should be in by that date so I can organise them and so voting can begin.


As many entries per entrant as you like, though all art should be a result of your own efforts and be based on my fanfiction . There's no age limit on the fics, either – the one I wrote yesterday or one from seven years ago, the choice is up to you.


Please don't enter years-old art. New creations only.




Prizes!

(i.e. the important bit)



ü      1st Prize – A fanfic of your choice written by me to your specifications (though keep in mind I do NOT write incest fic or squicky stuff like water-sports , bestiality or scat ). That said, my boundaries are pretty broad and forever expanding, so if you want to know in advance whether I'd write your OT5-hermaphrodite-cosplay-smutfic, your ultra-super-fluffy-rot-your-teeth-with-sweetness het couple or your plain ol' genfic of choice get in touch with me beforehand and I'll tell you whether I'd do it. You'd also get something nifty in the post (mail to Americans) for your trouble, though I'd figure out closer to the time what that might be based on who won. I like to personalise my prizes.



ü      2nd Prize – A fanfiction flashfic or vignette of your choice.



ü      3rd Prize – A drabble (100-word ficlet) of your choice.







All entrants will also get a dapper little certificate to commemorate their participation, which can be emailed or snail-mailed to them when the contest is over, based on their preference.



Can anyone think of anything I've failed to mention? If so, tell me and I'll update these rules. Otherwise … drivers, start your engines! I'll see you on May 1st.



Take your pick and sic that fic!




(A much better version of these rules with examples, outside links and informative bits and pieces can be found at my LiveJournal here --> obabscribbler.livejournal.com/…)
  • Listening to: Teenagers - My Chemical Romance
  • Reading: Candy Apple Red - Nancy Bush
  • Watching: Robocop
  • Playing: -
  • Eating: -
  • Drinking: A bottle of Pepsi Max
The votes are in and counted for the Scrib!Fic Fanart Contest.

And the winner is ... on the other side of this link --> obabscribbler.livejournal.com/…

Well done to the winners and many thanks to all those who entered.
  • Listening to: If You Tolerate... - Manic Street Preachers
  • Reading: A Dangerous Path - Erin Hunter
  • Watching: Mighty Aphrodite
  • Playing: -
  • Eating: Just finished a chicken salad
  • Drinking: Bottle of tap water
Entrants:

:iconsamcybercat: -  samcybercat.deviantart.com/art…

:iconlediz: - lediz.deviantart.com/art/SFC-H…

:iconmidnight-imp: - midnight-imp.deviantart.com/ar…

:iconmuniyeka: - muniyeka.deviantart.com/art/St…

insanepurin (insanepurin.livejournal.com/) - img.photobucket.com/albums/v62…

:iconguitarx105: -  guitarx105.deviantart.com/art/…

Voting to be completed via this poll here --> obabscribbler.livejournal.com/…
  • Listening to: Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel
  • Reading: Making Money - Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Jackie Chan's Young Master
  • Playing: -
  • Eating: Drinking water, actually
  • Drinking: Just the water.
** THIRD ENTRY NOW UP!**

*After being asked by a couple of people (more than I actually anticipated asking this particular question), I've decided to tweak the rules to allow fanvids, too.*

I have decided to run my very own fanart contest. The rules are very simple: all you need to do to enter is create a piece of fanart based on one of my fanfics (www.fanfiction.net/u/139401/). This could be a scene from a fic, a mini comic, a ‘front cover’ summing up what the fic is about in general, or something else. Traditional art materials, digital art, sketches, oekaki, some photomanips if they’re not just a screencap with a bit of text slapped on - all are welcome. If you have an idea and you’re not sure if it would count, email me and we’ll get any uncertainties cleared up.


*Other Important Rules and Things You Should Know!*

1. Obviously, copying someone else’s artwork or putting your name to someone else’s work and trying to pass it off as your own is a definite no-no. Trying this will earn you disqualification, a slap on the wrist and eternity as fodder for the septic-toothed Rats of Nyeh.


2. Entries should be either emailed to me or put up in a portfolio such as DevArt, Photobucket, ImageShack, some other free image site or your own webpage so I can link to them.


3. Closing date is April 1st 2008. All entries should be in by that date so I can organise them and so voting can begin.


4. As many entries per entrant as you like, though all art should be a result of your own efforts and be based on my fanfiction. There’s no age limit on the fics, either – the one I wrote yesterday or one from seven years ago, the choice is up to you.


5. I’ll go out on a limb and say fanvids are also counted as entries as long as they are based on my fanfiction – but this must be a proper connection and not just some random couple tribute vid for a pairing who appear on the fringes of one of my fics.


6. Please don’t enter years-old art. Art should be specifically for this contest.


*Prizes!*

1st Prize – A fanfic of your choice written by me to your specifications (though keep in mind I do NOT write incest fic or squicky stuff like water-sports, bestiality or scat). That said, my boundaries are pretty broad and forever expanding, so if you want to know in advance whether I’d write your OT5-hermaphrodite-cosplay-smutfic, your ultra-super-fluffy-rot-your-teeth-with-sweetness het couple or your plain ol’ genfic of choice get in touch with me beforehand and I’ll tell you whether I’d do it. You’d also get something nifty in the post (mail to Americans) for your trouble, though I’d figure out closer to the time what that might be based on who won. I like to personalise my prizes.



2nd Prize – A fanfiction flashfic or vignette of your choice.


All entrants will also get a dapper little certificate to commemorate their participation, which can be emailed or snail-mailed to them when the contest is over, based on their preference.


Can anyone think of anything I’ve failed to mention? If so, tell me and I’ll update these rules. Otherwise … drivers, start your engines! I’ll see you on April 1st.


A much better version of these rules with examples, outside links and informative bits and pieces can be found at my LiveJournal here --> obabscribbler.livejournal.com/…

Take your pick and sic that fic!

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Entrants:

:iconsamcybercat: -  samcybercat.deviantart.com/art…

:iconlediz: - lediz.deviantart.com/art/SFC-H…

:iconmidnight-imp: - midnight-imp.deviantart.com/ar…
  • Listening to: Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel
  • Reading: Forest of Secrets - Erin Hunter
  • Watching: Code Geass
  • Playing: -
  • Eating: Antacid Tablets
  • Drinking: Water
So here's a thing.

I nearly died today.

I was driving to university this morning for my Continuing Educational Professional Development lecture. I had to be there by 9am, but the roads were a little wet from some light rainfall, so I was taking it slow. I drive past a place called Eccleshall to get to uni, which is out in the country a ways – not quite a require-your-own-septic-tank area, but close. As I'm slowing down to go into a particularly nasty turn, my steering suddenly goes. Since the weather was so dry recently the moisture made the oil on the road there like black ice. Instinctively, I braked, but this was the worst thing I could do as my car is old and immediately locked. I lost control and went over the edge of an embankment. The car rolled over twice, smashing the side window and popping the windscreen when a wooden fence post punched through it. It then somersaulted on its nose over a barb-wire fence and landed in a field facing the opposite direction. The entire left side of the car was crushed, the roof caved in and the bonnet shattered.

The ambulance and people who saw it say I'm lucky to have survived. By rights, the rolling alone should've killed me by the weight of the car's bottom forcing the steering wheel into my abdomen, if not the fence post stabbing me in the face. The car is a complete write-off, the kind of wreck that either explodes or cripples you with neck or spinal injuries.

I have a bump on my head and a cut in my scalp.

That's it.

I'm a little hazy, as I was understandably disoriented at the time, but apparently I got out of the car and walked across the field to a dog walker who was rushing to see if the car was about to blow up. I walked away. Without a scratch on me. The paramedics and police couldn't believe it. They strapped me down on a board, put me on a stretcher and put the sirens on to get me to A&E. That's how seriously they thought my internal injuries would be. After the doctor at the hospital checked me over, you know what he said?

"This is the time we start believing there is a God."

I may post pictures of the car at some point, just to show how lucky I was, but believe me … I should be dead right now.

I still can't believe I'm alive.
It sounds like some cut-price superhero, but no, it's actually the nickname I have given myself in light of my graduation photos. I uploaded a couple of them into my scrapbook after several people asked what the hell I look like in real life. The nickname is provided so that people have the gist of what the photos contain.

www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…



The one and only club I plucked up the courage to join:

:iconteentitans:
First journal entry. Intimidating.

I could go into a lengthy diatribe as to who I am for those who stumbled across this account by chance, but I'm terribly longwinded if nobody smacks me upside the head and tells me to stop it. So instead, if you really are interested in finding out more about me (though I can't imagine *why*. I'm an awfully boring person. Really) then I'd suggest going to visit either my livejournal:

www.livejournal.com/users/obab…

Or, since I'm more a fanficcer than a fanartist, my fanfic portfolio:

www.fanfiction.net/~scribbler

Also, for the record? I may be listed in several places as 'Obabscribbler', but I'm really just Scribbler. The 'Obab' prefix refers to 'Of Beast and Blade', an old (and I mean *old*) XME fanfic I still update periodically.

So yes. If you want to get on my good side, just call me Scribbler. Odds are that'll make me putty in your hands.