2009-06-21 [Linderel]: Of course it was. <3 *loves on idea*
2009-06-21 [dancingsheep]: Hahaha! XD
2009-06-21 [Linderel]: I'm entirely serious. This little darling is among the best things I have done on/for Elftown, ever. My beloved brainchild :D
2009-06-21 [dancingsheep]: I am so very jealous. One day, I hope to create something equally as brilliant, dear.
2009-06-22 [Kelaria]: This contest has been so great for my photography! It's a hobby I don't get to do as much of as I'd like, but with this contest's prompts, I actually do some photo taking! And that's why I participate even when I'm not signed up! ^^ Yay [Linderel]!!! :D
2009-06-22 [dancingsheep]: I have come to the recent conclusion that we should create the "Yay Lin" dance.
2009-06-22 [Cillamoon]: *does Yay Lin dance*
2009-06-22 [dancingsheep]: XD I knew it would start a trend! Shiz, I'm going to take pictures of this and subject you all to it.
2009-06-22 [Linderel]: Bwehehehehe xD You people are insane. :P
2009-06-22 [Kelaria]: *also does the Yay Lin dance* Hey! This is really fun! :D
2009-06-22 [dancingsheep]: Hehehe. *smirks* I never promised you guys sanity...
2009-06-22 [Cillamoon]: Who needs sanity? lol jk
2009-06-22 [dancingsheep]: Psh, not me.
2009-06-22 [Cillamoon]: I never had it really so I wouldn't know what it's like to have it XD
2009-06-22 [playslashwrite]: Dibs on uber insanity!
2009-06-22 [Cillamoon]: Aw damn! Can I take dibs on insanity times infinity? :D
2009-06-22 [Linderel]: I'll take dibs on... eccentricity.
2009-06-22 [Chimes]: Oddity, mine.
2009-06-22 [Cillamoon]: LOL!!!!
2009-06-22 [dancingsheep]: Infinity plus one! I get lunacy! XD
2009-06-22 [Chimes]: No, oddity in general :P
2009-06-22 [Linderel]: Awwww. But Bowie is so good.
2009-06-22 [Triola]: I'll take sanity, since no one else seems to want it *feels sorry for it*
2009-06-22 [dancingsheep]: Mmmn, David Bowie...
2009-06-22 [Linderel]: *giggles and cuddles teh Trin* Darling, I hope you know you're not entirely sane, either? :3
2009-06-22 [Triola]: Nonsense, I know no such thing! >.> I am the epitome of sane :D
2009-06-22 [Linderel]: *pets* :3
2009-06-22 [Triola]: But I am! It's why you adore me so much, because I am sane, and you're completely insane, and opposites attract! So there :3
2009-06-22 [Linderel]: Ahh, damn, you're almost making sense. But then, you adore the Malfoys - that has to be telling of some level of insanity, right there. So maybe we'll just say you're... (considerably) less insane? :D
2009-06-22 [Triola]: They are gorgeous, elegant and have loads of money, what's insane about adoring them? >.>
2009-06-22 [Linderel]: The fact that they are arseholes? :3
xD Anyway, take the sane. Take it! And I'll continue adoring you, and wear that necklace you sent me when I come there. *nod*
2009-06-22 [Triola]: They are just misunderstood!
Yay :D That's a plan I can throw my weight behind!
2009-06-22 [Linderel]: Want to know the times already, or shall I tell you a day or two before I come? :P
2009-06-22 [Triola]: A day or two before works just fine :P
2009-06-22 [Linderel]: Mkay :3 Ahahaha, I'll be waking up somewhere between 4 and 5 xD And on the journey back, I'll have to hang out for nearly twelve hours - TWELVE FREAKING HOURS - in the Copenhagen airport xD
2009-06-22 [Triola]: Yeah, I had to wake up real early as well. And at least you don't need to go through Riga! They might not let you leave >.<
2009-06-22 [Linderel]: Yarrr. I'll just take a book or two with me. :P
2009-06-22 [Triola]: Good plan :3
2009-06-23 [Teufelsweib]: they've got good hamburgers in the copenhagen airport *nods*
2009-06-23 [Linderel]: I'll keep that in mind :D
2009-06-23 [dancingsheep]: I have never been on a plane. :O
2009-06-23 [Linderel]: I was... hang on... *counts* 19 when I was on a plane for the first time.
2009-06-23 [Nevermore.]: i was 3 ><
2009-06-23 [dancingsheep]: I will be 20 before I ride a plane. :/ That is SO sad.
2009-06-23 [Cillamoon]: I was 18 when I was first on a plane. All by myself too, leaving home for a strange new world I had no idea I of what I was walking into.
2009-06-23 [Triola]: Good for the environment, though, to not fly much ;) I've been flying since before I can remember, and I've been on at least 16 different planes in the last year alone <.< >.>
2009-06-23 [Cillamoon]: Holy crap WOW!!!
2009-06-23 [Triola]: That was exceptionally much though, normally it's not that bad >.>
2009-06-23 [Cillamoon]: Does your work take you travelling so much?
2009-06-23 [Linderel]: Nah, visiting her family does. And last October, she visited me in Finland.
2009-06-23 [Cillamoon]: Oh wow! Where does her family live?
2009-06-23 [Linderel]: ...I'm not entirely sure, actually. xD But I think that at least her parents live somewhere else in Norway.
2009-06-23 [dancingsheep]: I am SO jealous! My family is in the same state, the same city, hell, the same HOUSE.
2009-06-23 [Linderel]: Moving away from home is lonely... Well, it's not so much the family that I miss. It's my friends. :) So I'm really happy about spending the summer at home.
2009-06-23 [dancingsheep]: Most of my friends ae out of state. :/ College seems to do that.
2009-06-24 [Teufelsweib]: I was... 7 months when I first went on a plane XD I've really flown a lot in my life. though recently not that much
2009-06-24 [Linderel]: You'll be flying this year~ *loves on*
2009-06-24 [Triola]: Moving away from home is awesome <.< spending the summer at home is boring >.>
2009-06-24 [Linderel]: Hmm, let's see. Free food, better entertainment equipment, a chance to spend time with some of my most important people. Nope, I'd say that's not boring at all.
2009-06-24 [Triola]: Well, I haven't lived in this place since I was fourteen, so I don't really know any people, and it's in the middle of absolutely nowhere, so yeah, I miss Trondheim >.< Though the free food is nice :3
2009-06-24 [Linderel]: Awwww. xD So where are you, exactly?
2009-06-24 [Teufelsweib]: free food is awesome <3 and I love going to my parents, they live close to the beach and have a pond with fishies in the frontyard =D
this year I'm indeed going to be flying! we'll probably flying first to Trondheim and then travel all the way to Helsinki <3
2009-06-24 [Triola]: I am in a tiny place you'll never have heard of an hour and some outside of Oslo :P It's half an hour from our main airport, Gardemoen, if you know where that is :P
And you're coming to Trondheim as well?? :O :D
2009-06-24 [Linderel]: Yeah, she and Roy are going to come visit me after they're done with Norway. :P No idea what they'll be doing in Trondheim, though, but we'll probably end up being there at the same time. xD
2009-06-24 [Triola]: Trondheim is totally the place to beee :D
2009-06-24 [Teufelsweib]: yes, we are indeed :3 we're going to travel from one side of scandinavia to the other. we most likely are going to stay in trondheim a day or two and then go on to Tromso and check out the lofoten, then on to sweden and finland though we didn't figure out yet what would be awesome there to go to (if you have any advice or ideas what would be awesome to see, please tell :P)
but I just love to be able to tell people who have all been on vacation to spain that I've been to the arctic circle during my summer vacation. wheeeee!
2009-06-24 [Triola]: Which of the Lofot-islands are you going to? :3
2009-06-24 [Teufelsweib]: ...dunno :p which one is awesome?
2009-06-24 [Triola]: They all looked much the same to me when I was there, but I was twelve or something, so I wasn't all that interested either :P
2009-06-25 [arthemis_]: I've been sick!!! Need some seriously catching up to do!!!
2009-06-26 [Tableau Vivant]: Gaaawd, I would love to travel through Norway, Sweden and Finland aswell.
2009-06-28 [Teufelsweib]: I can sneak you into my suitcase? :P
2009-06-28 [Tableau Vivant]: :D huzzah! I'll just fold up my limbs and squeeze myself in there
2009-06-30 [Teufelsweib]: wheee! =D
talking about folding limbs in unnatural poses, did you manage to do the split yet? :P
2009-07-01 [Jitter]: My photofolio is complete :)
2009-07-02 [Duke Devlin]: *jealous*
2009-07-02 [Tableau Vivant]: Harrrr, no not yet(A)
2009-07-02 [sequeena_rae]: I'm itching to get back into this :)
2009-07-02 [Teufelsweib]: I want to do so too! next time I'm going to join in and everyone should poke/spank/lyn
2009-07-02 [Jitter]: I still need an art piece for rock >.<
2009-07-03 [pegasus1000]: I am missing one for Rituals...
2009-07-14 [Duke Devlin]: I reckon I've officially given up. ;) Since I haven't finished one yet. :( Maybeh next time... Or after that... PLZ don't kill meh Linderel :(
2009-07-14 [Linderel]: I'll just go cry in a corner instead, will that do?
2009-07-16 [pegasus1000]: Sweet, I am finished
2009-07-16 [Linderel]: :)
2009-07-17 [Duke Devlin]: Don't cry plx. D:
2009-07-17 [Chimes]: I have two too... well, one and a bit.
2009-07-17 [Cillamoon]: I've got three left! *crosses fingers and hopes to finish today*
2009-07-17 [dancingsheep]: *does the YAY LIN dance* :P
2009-07-17 [Cillamoon]: One left!
2009-07-17 [Cillamoon]: Blast you Rituals!!! *Shakes fist in air* I shall think of something for you yet!
2009-07-17 [Duke Devlin]: *glompage for Arthemis*
2009-07-17 [Tableau Vivant]: Garr, still working on some ideas. I really hope I can still finish it.
2009-07-18 [arthemis_]: One down, one to go :D (just need to upload it :D)
2009-07-19 [Chimes]: Done. :)
2009-07-19 [*micky*]: Shoot I just forgot about this! Well more like that I still needed a few!:o Nice portfolio's already though! Gonna be difficult finishing mine;P
2009-07-20 [Duke Devlin]: *is made of FAYUL*
2009-07-20 [nehirwen]: *raises hand*
2009-07-20 [Triola]: Mine won't be completely finished, but it already has more than half of the images, so it should be eligible for judging :)
2009-07-20 [Duke Devlin]: *raises hand* Although, I sincerely apologise for that. :(
2009-07-20 [Rice]: *raises hand*
2009-07-20 [Duke Devlin]: We're so fail. -.-
2009-07-20 [Rice]: XD I know..
2009-07-20 [Duke Devlin]: Oh well.. I guess I just wasn't 'feeling it' this time. D: XD
2009-07-20 [Rice]: I had other stuff to deal with that kind of took priority.
2009-07-20 [Duke Devlin]: Exactly. :O
2009-07-20 [Tableau Vivant]: I've been making some damn nice progress, and I will be able to finish the photo portfolio. But I guess I'll have to raise my hand for the writing portfolio.
2009-07-20 [Linderel]: Well, I asked because I am considering a deadline extension. So.
2009-07-20 [Rice]: <3
2009-07-20 [Chrysilla]: *raises hand* It's true that an extension would be very welcome for me, given that with my new job I have only enough time to rest, not to mention taking pictures.
2009-07-20 [Synsae]: As for me... *throws in towel* ... I'll try again next round...
2009-07-20 [*micky*]: I'm not going to raise my hand...yet(A)...I just really want to finish it xD
2009-07-21 [deeterhi]: I'd go for a small extension, but I'm still going to try to get more done before the July 22 deadline
2009-07-21 [arthemis_]: I'm finished, I'm finished!! *Goes for the hysterical victory dance*
2009-07-21 [Cillamoon]: YAY!!!
2009-07-21 [Tynuka-Rhytishy]: -nods in agreement with extension- I've been absent from Elftown for like weeks. Waiting for the next round is fine too. xD It's not really fair for the people who DID get it done on time.
2009-07-21 [Linderel]: It wouldn't be only for the contestants' sake, you know. :) I have two exams coming up on the 8th of August, and I need to study for those. Judging and badge-making takes time, too.
2009-07-21 [arthemis_]: *still in finished hyper mode* I don't mind an extension though :P
2009-07-21 [Tynuka-Rhytishy]: Well, of course not. -awkward cough-
2009-07-22 [arthemis_]: Lolz :D
2009-07-22 [Chrysilla]: well? extension or not extension?
2009-07-22 [Linderel]: Most probably there will be one, yes. A little bit of patience would have been appreciated, though.
2009-07-22 [Chrysilla]: Well I asked so I know if I should make up something from my latest pics in order to have all the entries, or if I could wait until I have time to go out to take the photos I need :) I'm sorry if it sounded rude or something.
2009-07-22 [*micky*]: I tried...Failed still need 3 xD....but is feels weird to ask for an other extension really...^^
2009-07-23 [Linderel]: ...I already said that there will be an extension. And it wouldn't be 'another' - this is the first one this round.
2009-07-23 [Duke Devlin]: Thank you, Linderel, for the extension. :) I, for one, really appreciate it. :) It will give me a chance to not have wasted a spot on the writing portfolio section. :) <3
2009-07-23 [Triola]: It might be the first extension, dear, but for many, your June/July confusion felt like an extension :P
2009-07-23 [Tableau Vivant]: Indeed it did, Tri:P
2009-07-23 [Linderel]: Then those many should get their facts straight.
2009-07-23 [Duke Devlin]: You're not an irritable bitch. >:( It's quite understandable
2009-07-23 [Linderel]: It's 50/50, really. I'll have more time to study, and you'll have more time to work on your pieces. It makes me sad to see incomplete or even empty portfolios because I love this contest so much - and I'd imagine that, having signed up, all of you would want to do your best as long as you're given sufficient time.
I think I'll make the time between the end of the tenth week and the final deadline two months by default from now on...
2009-07-23 [Triola]: Of course :D Though I've come to the dreaded theme, now >.< Need to figure out how in the world I'll draw Dystopia as a woman x.X
2009-07-23 [Linderel]: Hahahaha, good luck with that xD I'm sure you'll figure out something, though - after all, my Trin is a genius. :3
2009-07-23 [Triola]: Well, maybe, but she's been low on genius juice this month :(
2009-07-23 [arthemis_]: Wouldn't that two months extension by default mess with the whole point of the contest, making one entry a week? :P Maybe you can make it one entry per two weeks default?
I think you have a GREAT contest! It was much fun competing and I'm dying to see what the other contestants come up with!
2009-07-23 [Linderel]: Aww phooey. *cuddles le Trin*
2009-07-23 [Linderel]: [arthemis_]: Huh? I don't understand. o_O How would it mess with the point? Yes, there's one theme given per week, but that just gives some parameters. After the tenth week, there has always been a month till the final deadline. Making that two months would just lessen the need for extensions - at least, that's what I'm hoping.
2009-07-23 [Triola]: *snuggles Lami* :3
And [arthemis_], I don't pretend to speak for Lami, but I think you may have missed the point :P It's a portfolio contest. I would think the point was to make a portfolio. Also, the final deadline is always, in every round, always has been, waaay after the tenth theme is posted, which sort of suggests that no, it's not a 'one entry a week' contest. I think Lami just does it that way not to swamp us, and to build up the suspension, and all sorts of other evil Lami reasons that have nothing to do with us posting one entry a week. Although, of course, us posting one entry a week would be ideal, I wouldn't say it's the point of the contest. And I'll stop my rambling now xD
2009-07-23 [Triola]: And Lami already answered much the same, oh well :P
2009-07-23 [Linderel]: I enjoyed your explanation. :D 'evil Lami reasons' *giggle*
2009-07-23 [Triola]: Well, aren't they? ;)
2009-07-23 [Chimes]: Lami likes to torment us with the suspense :P Definitely part of her evil reasoning :P
2009-07-23 [Linderel]: Oh yeah. Not to forget I cackle and rub my hands together in sadistic glee when coming up with the trickier themes. :P
2009-07-23 [Triola]: Oh, we know you do xD
2009-07-23 [Linderel]: Mweeheehee. >:3
2009-07-23 [Chimes]: We squirm... and it fills you with glee :P
2009-07-23 [Linderel]: *nod nod* =^___^=
2009-07-23 [Duke Devlin]: They's pretty awesome themes, I think. :) Teh challenge is gut. >:D (gut = german, not as in stomach :P for those who know no german)
2009-07-23 [*micky*]: Ya, you got me confused indeed with the date change xD But I do get it now and thanks for the extension^^
2009-07-23 [arthemis_]: OH Indeed I totally missed the point! *zips up and hides in a corner* I'm sooo sorry! I'm really really really really sorry! *mumbles off now*
2009-07-23 [Chrysilla]: thank you so very much for the extension :)
2009-07-23 [Linderel]: Yeah, yeah... just prove your gratitude and give me entries!
2009-07-24 [Chrysilla]: Oh I will do, almighty Linderel! *bows repeatedly then fetches the camera and storms outside*
2009-07-24 [Duke Devlin]: Arthemis: >:D Ja. :) *heads off to my portfolio, to stare at the themes*
2009-07-24 [arthemis_]: *Sends everybody good vibes to have lots and lots of inspiration and bows to the almighty Linderel mimicking Chrysilla (because she thought it would be a good idea)*
2009-07-24 [Duke Devlin]: XD
2009-08-12 [Akayume]: This is... Very... Intimidating..
2009-08-12 [Duke Devlin]: Ten days... I can do it... *runs off to buy notebook, so doesn't need laptop all the time*
2009-08-12 [Akayume]: ..Isn't it ten weeks? o.o
2009-08-12 [Jitter]: nope this ends on the 22nd
2009-08-13 [Akayume]: Ahhh, I thought she was talking about the whole contest. The whole thing is ten weeks, right?
2009-08-13 [Jitter]: yeah more or even more :P
2009-08-13 [Duke Devlin]: It's fourteen weeks I think, ten given themes, two decided by the contestant, and two weeks on top of that. :) (I'm just getting this in my memory, apologies if it's wrong. :P)
2009-08-13 [Cillamoon]: Really? I have two that I do of my own choosing? I didn't realize! I need two more then! Gah!
2009-08-14 [pegasus1000]: Shakes head. One should always read all of the rules before entering a contest.
2009-08-18 [Duke Devlin]: Hey, it's quite easy to miss something. S/He still has time, so such comments aren't really necessary. ;)
That said, I fail. And I really do apologise, Lami. <3
2009-08-18 [Cillamoon]: Thank you Devlin, I was able to upload two more pictures that same day actually.
2009-08-18 [Duke Devlin]: Congratulation
2009-08-18 [Cillamoon]: Thanks! :D
2009-08-21 [Chrysilla]: Three more pics tonight and I'm finally done
2009-08-22 [*micky*]: Done!:D Hmmz, elftown makes the pictures 'smaller'...Na
2009-08-22 [Chrysilla]: Done too :)
2009-08-23 [Duke Devlin]: I'm so full of fail. =/
2009-08-23 [SilverFire]: Mah, I thought I'd actually finish it this time, since I wrote the pieces in the last two weeks, whilst AFI. But then whenever I went to type them up someone asked me to do something/go somewhere/some
2009-08-23 [Duke Devlin]: Ah well. =/ I hate how that kinda thing happens. :P I think for the next round, I'm not going to sign up, but try to keep up with it anyway. :)
2009-08-24 [Teufelsweib]: I am going to join in the writing portfolio and this time I am going to finish it! this may result in crappy writings, but I am going to prove I'm not a total slack-off! (just a really really big one)
2009-08-24 [Linderel]: ...the sign-up is not officially open yet! xD *forgot to make it editable by owner only*
edit: No wait, I didn't... Vorkje! *spanks* Bad!
2009-08-24 [Chimes]: I almost did it too, Lin. XD
2009-08-24 [Teufelsweib]: sorry!! XD *forgets to check it all the time*
2009-08-24 [Chimes]: Wiki powers are both a blessing and a curse. XD
2009-08-24 [Linderel]: Amen :P
2009-08-25 [Skydancer]: Well, dispite everything, I am just going to finish mine, if it takes the next nine years, so there. :) Things have been more than a little hectic and I knew going in it was going to be a very difficult thing to complete the thing, but its a goal, and I never ever said I am speedy. :D
2009-08-25 [Jitter]: ooops
Should learn to read comments first >>
2009-08-25 [arthemis_]: I haven't been online in a while, and now I'm wondering were our portfolio's have been gone to?
2009-08-25 [Linderel]: Judging. ;)
2009-08-25 [nehirwen]: I wished I could have found more time and inspiration to paint for my portfolio. :(
Good luck with judging the others Lin!
2009-08-25 [dancingsheep]: I want to be a part of round 6!
2009-08-25 [Chrysilla]: I think this round I'll let my place to someone else :) I'm not really satisfied with the quality of the pictures I submitted, so I should probably take a break.
2009-09-10 [pegasus1000]: Intends on entering art portfolio again. (Buys a new sketch book)
2009-09-22 [Cillamoon]: Any word on when to expect winners being announced Lin?
2009-09-22 [Linderel]: Nothing definite, unfortunately, but I think I could try to get them by next week.
2009-09-22 [Cillamoon]: Nice! :)
2009-10-13 [Linderel]: Well, that obviously didn't work out... but as I have my half-term break next week, I could make a very, very cautious promise of announcing the results then. Unfortunately, however, I'm not sure whether I'll have time to host another round right at the moment; this contest might have to go on a small hiatus for a while. We'll see. In case that happens, I would still be willing to come up with themes for your amusement and mine. Idle challenges, if you will, that you may take on should they strike your fancy. :)