There's a link below to the main rules and details for the slideshow itself. This is a friendly reminder now that it's the first day of fall. Happy autumn, everyone! I'm always sad to see summer go, but thankfully, fall has its awesome aspects that trade in the heat and try to make up for giving up all that sun, bbq's and swimming.Song:
Living Tombstone’s “Spooky Scary Skeletons” remixTheme:
Halloween, but beyond that, if you like, SKELETONS! lolDue Date:
The weekend before Halloween. After that, I will be placing artwork in to begin fleshing out our musical mayhem.Main Journal w/ Rules: fav.me/dclqme5Confirmed Sources/Participants:MarylizabethA
Okay, so, now that it’s finally fall, it’s time to kick the creative juices for the ReBoot Halloween Slideshow into gear. In this journal entry, you'll find a few tips to help anyone in the grips of artist's block create for the season. Several of us are hard at work brainstorming to take the characters of ReBoot and give them a Samhain spin. Believe it or not, many people aren’t quite sure how to October up their art, so I’m hoping this will help, me being a bit of a Halloween nut.
First, in this paragraph, I’m going to point out the don’ts and nopes that could crop up which just wouldn’t have worked in the fandom’s old slideshows and should just be avoided. While some elements may be surprising or creepy in movies or even in ReBoot, even at a stretch they’re not Halloween by themselves. One rule to go by that might help is this: If you didn't tell anyone it was supposed to be for a Halloween show, would they know on their own? If the answer is no instead of yes or maybe, then you might want to read on to give your imagery a spooky or just seasonal boost. There’s a whole month to play as of this post, so by all means, take your time and create something that shows the world or cast of ReBoot in the midst of some Halloweenish happenings.Eerie Elements:
Treat this like a fun creative challenge for any skill level and create. To make sure you have a general idea of what makes something truly fit in with a Halloween parade of ReBoot imagery, I’ve thought up some common themes that really scream “Halloween!” Add one of any of these to anything, and it could immediately be a Halloween show stopper. Again, they're only suggestions, but if you're stumped with how to Halloween and aren't sure if your imagery is just a random game reference, then these are worth a peek.Monsters
- Wolfman, Zombies, Dracula, the bogeyman, headless horseman, giant spiders, man-eating jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, stereotypical witches, skeletons, etc.Props/Creatures
- Cobwebs, spiders, snakes, rats, dead trees, dead leaves, autumn foliage, cauldrons, slime, fog, flames, the moon, abandoned houses, witch hats, bats, pumpkins, skeletons, gourds, hay bales, crows, scarecrows, black cats, creeping vines, black ooze, lightning bolts, etc.Lighting
- overcast skies/rainy, intense under lighting, green, orange, blood red, twilight, moonlight, dark night, fire, flashlight-focus, and Dutch angles work great too.Settings
- Old castle, mad scientist lab, graveyard, party, pumpkin patch, corn maze/field, haunted house, witch’s haunt, old forest, dead forest, autumn foliage woods, foggy hills, dilapidated old bridge.Crossovers
- This is where things are often just crossed over with much from the horror film genre. Daecon as Hellraiser, Matrix as the creature from the black lagoon, AndrAIa as the bride of Frankenstein, Mouse as the girl from The Ring, any characters dressed in Silver Shamrocks masks or Turbo dressed as Jason are just a few ideas.Autumn Themes:
Eerie moments, monsters a-creeping and scary Halloween movie references aside, there’s also the pleasant aspect of Halloween that many people enjoy. If you want to take part but don’t appreciate the previous, it’s all good. There are many sides to this great time of year. Things as light as showing your favorite characters just enjoying an autumn walk in a color-changing forest, sharing candy apples at a farm or if you even carve their face into a pumpkin, that’s awesome too. Showing them carving a jack-o-lantern or trick-or-treating counts too. ; )
So that’s all I’ve got. Hope that gives you all some ideas for the coming month, and if anyone has any ideas they want to also share in the comments, please go right ahead!
Let’s all drum up some creativity this October and make this year’s revival of the Halloween Slideshow a really awesome one!