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The Fate Of SMOCT

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 11, 2013, 3:17 AM

Hey Guys,

Well, the contest is finally over and as promised I will now announce my future plans for the group. However, let's review the contest results first!

Here are the winners, and their pieces (In no particular order):
Everyone who submitted an entry should be on this list, so if I forgot you please let me know!







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All of these pieces were amazing to see, and moved my heart in many different ways. Earlier I stated that any piece that inspired me would receive a piece from me as well, so you can expect to see those popping up in the SMOCT gallery over the next month or so. I will try to do as many as possible! But no promises that I will do them all. I will also go and comment on and favorite all of them (if I haven't already).

Thanks to everyone who entered!

My Decision For The Fate SMOCT

Over the past four years I have written hundreds of journals for this group, however, I never imagined I would be writing this one. There is no easy way to say this, but I am afraid I am going to have to close SMOCT. However, for those of you die hard SMOCT members, don't give up hope because I am not going to permanently close it. I am just going to leave the group inactive until I feel the time is right to reopen it. When is that you ask? Maybe one year? Possibly more? or maybe I will just wait until the new Sailor Moon anime comes out? Who knows. All I know is that despite all the drama, the real reason I am closing SMOCT is because it stopped being fun. I will always love you guys, and Sailor Moon, and comic making, but to be completely honest running this group is a lot of work, and I feel like I just don't have the time and the energy to recreate it again at this point in time.

As for me, I think in order to prepare me for SMOCT's next incarnation(whatever that may be) I need to practice harder on my own artistic skills. What I mean is, how can I properly be the judge of an art competition when my artistic skills aren't even up to par? My plans for the next year are to do a few more art projects, that way next time I host a tournament like this I will be able to bring a lot more to the table. :D

Overall; I am still very proud of SMOCT. This was a group that I made when I was a sophomore in high school and managed to help maintain all the way until my sophomore year in college. And over those four years I know that I have helped many artists to grow and learn in our community, not to mention so many of you have helped me! That is something I am very proud of, and I will never forget any of this.

Thank you to everyone who has watched, joined, and/or participated in the group over the past four years. You will always have a special place in my heart.

Love always,

Romance Fatal Font by DarkoJuan

SMOCT Returns...? Plus Contest Details!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 1, 2013, 1:22 PM

Update 7-7-2013: Hey guys I am having some trouble posting the results journal for some reason. I will post it sometime this week! thanks for being patient with me! :D

Update 7-1-2013: For those of you who couldn't submit your entries to the Memory Contest folder, I have edited the settings so that you can now submit your pieces without a problem!!! I am so sorry for the inconvenience!
On a side note it is so nice to see all these great memories flooding my inbox! I can't believe the contest is already coming to a close. But because of this little problem with the folder, I am going to allow submissions until Friday, June 5th. That is the day I will be posting the results of the contest and my final decision regarding SMOCT. Thanks so much guys! I hope to see more from you soon! :la:

Update 6-28-2013: Alright guys we have a lot of good entries so far, but lets keep it up! There are still a few more days left of the memory contest! So don't give up on your entries just yet. If anyone needs a little more time I would be happy to give it to them, but remember the contest can only last as long as the group has it's "super group" status, so time is limited. Thank you guys so much! I can't wait to see what you submit! :love:

Update 5-28-2013: Someone suggested putting together a collage/montage of your own work that had to do with SMOCT/Sailor Moon, that is also acceptable for the contest! ;)

Hey guys,

It's that time of year again when SMOCT comes back to town! Traditionally this is the time when audition comics are being made and the admins are rushing to get everything reorganized for the next year... However, this year I am afraid that this will not be happening, because last year the tournament did not end. It was stopped, and this year will not be continuing as planned. Well, at least, not the same way as it did before.

This year I have something different in mind, something smaller. Because SMOCT still has one more month of "Super Group" status, I have decided that it is fitting to have a contest during this last month. No, this contest is not a tournament, nor is it necessarily taking the place of the tournament. This contest is a test for the group, to see if all of it's members are ready to participate in SMOCT activities again, to see if this group is STILL a "group" anymore. Over the past few months I have been receiving many messages asking when SMOCT will restart, and I honestly still don't have an answer... but I am hoping that this contest will help me find an answer.

The Contest: Your Favorite Memories
All participating members must submit a piece of art representing their favorite memory associated with SMOCT or Sailor Moon.

1. The submission can be any kind of art- a comic, poetry, a story, a collage of your past work, a song, a written submission, a video, a flash animation, a video game, 3-D art, anything else you can think of!
2. You can submit as many entries as you want!
3. Anyone can participate, new members or old! Even if you quit or were previously ban you can enter! As long as you promise to share a good memory with the group.
4. Please don't submit anything controversial or rude to the group. Remember, there are still a lot of members a part of this group who will see what you post.

The deadline is July 1st, but I may call it off sooner depending on how many entries we get.

Prize: Everyone is a winner ;)
1. The main prize of this contest is your name and entry featured on the front page of the group, and EVERYONE who enters properly will receive this privilege.
2. I will personally create a piece of art and dedicate it to the artists with the most inspiring entries.

Lastly, at the end of the contest I will post my decision on what I plan to do with the group and whether I choose to continue the competition, start a new group, or close this group entirely.

Thank you for your patience, I can't wait to see what you submit!

Romance Fatal Font by DarkoJuan
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