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Round 3: Most Original



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Welcome to Seed L.I.M.S., an iconmaking challenge to see who is the Last Icon Maker Standing! If you're afraid of criticism, this isn't the community for you, since, instead of picking your favorite icon, you'll be voting icons out of the competition! Sign-ups for Session 3 are currently in progress. I'm planning to have sign-ups open until the first challenge is posted hopefully on February 16th, 2007.



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Banners and Such [June 24, 2007 @ 2:23pm]

ariake
[ mood | tired ]

First of all, I finally have banners for our Session 2 and 3 winners, kira_mali and teletha. Sorry for the long wait, especially to kira_mali

Banners!Collapse )

Secondly, I'm going to need another mod probably. If you're interested, please reply to this post, and I'll have more information for you all later.

Third, Session 4 will probably start sometime in September, which means sign-ups will most likely be in August. I considered starting earlier, but i'll be busy moving into college and getting ready for that in August and early September, so it just doesn't work. But sign-ups will be open probably for a while, so make sure to watch for those!


All comments to this post will be screened, by the way.

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And the last icon maker standing is... [April 18, 2007 @ 9:23pm]

ariake
[ mood | tired ]

So the moment you've all been waiting for has arrived! The votes have been counted, and we have a winner!

The winner...Collapse )

CriticismCollapse )

So that concludes session 3 of Last Icon Maker Standing!!! I'll probably start Session 4 within the next several weeks, and I hope to either start it the week of June 12th or so, or else the beginning of July, since before then is really busy with stuff, and i'll probably be in London later on. So look for the next sign-up post!

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Round 8 Voting [April 15, 2007 @ 9:52am]

ariake
[ mood | tired ]

This is our FINAL VOTE of the session, to determine our Last Icon Maker Standing!! So make sure to vote!!!

[~] Vote for ONE icon to be eliminated from this round and why you think it should be eliminated. Remember, you're voting against an icon. FOR THIS ROUND, ANYONE CAN VOTE. You do not need to be a participant to vote this week.
[~] Other than voting out the icon that should be eliminated, participants who have been eliminated or non-participants, should give give a few comments on the other icon, to tell them what they can improve on. You aren't voting against that icon, just giving suggestions. For example:

Icon voting out and why: Icon #64 because it seems you used too many textures on it and it seems a bit bright.

Comments on other icons:
65- It seems your character isn't really focused in this icon

Ask if you have any questions

[~] Please make sure your suggestions and criticism are detailed and helpful, rather than just saying "its too simple." Suggestions for how to improve the icon are especially welcome.
[~] Voting will end Tuesday, April 17th at 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
[~] Vote by commenting on this post. All posts are screened so that voting is secret.

and I can't stop smiling, and I won't look down...Collapse )

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Reminder [April 13, 2007 @ 4:41pm]

ariake
My fault for forgetting the reminder, so the person who hasn't turned in their icon yet wont be penalized or anything. but I'd like the icon in by Sunday at the very, very latest, otherwise i'll have to add some sort of penalty. i doubt that'll have to happen though.

SUBMIT ICONS HERE
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Round 7 Results [April 09, 2007 @ 3:09pm]

ariake
[ mood | tired ]

Okay, sorry these are a bit late, but here are your Round 7 results. It was very close this week!

EliminationCollapse )

Constructive CriticismCollapse )

So, for the final two, reminder to get your icons in by Friday!

SUBMIT ICONS HERE

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Round 8 [April 07, 2007 @ 11:42am]

ariake
[ mood | tired ]

Here is our final round, with our final two remaining contestants! The winner of this round will be our session winner, so good luck! No drop-outs are allowed, which should be obvious. ^__^

Round 8: Lyrics, Character, and Layers

First part. You must use at least three consecutive words from the song "Gravity" by Embrace.

The LyricsCollapse )

Second, you must make your icon of one of the following characters. There can be other characters on your icon, but they should be the focus:

Kira Yamato
Shinn Asuka
Meyrin Hawke
Murrue Ramius
Stellar Loussier

Third, you must use one of the following color layers on your icon. You can use as many as you wish, but you must use at least one. All are by me. Please make sure you say what layer you used, and how you used it (see the example icon for more information)

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Please submit your icons like this:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/ice_iconses/100_challenge-seedgeneralseries/20itsyourfuneral.png
Layer # - Setting %

Rules:
[~] Submit your icon by replying with a comment to this post.
[~] Please submit your icons in the format shown above.
[~] Remember not to post your icon anywhere else while this challenge is going on!
[~] Icons must fit LJ standards, and cannot be fanart or doujinshi. (The official manga is okay)
[~] Icons may not be animated
[~] Icons are due Friday, April 13th at 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Good luck!

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Round 7 Voting [April 07, 2007 @ 11:32am]

ariake
[ mood | tired ]

[~] Vote for ONE icon to be eliminated from this round and why you think it should be eliminated. PLEASE DON'T JUST SAY "IT'S TOO SIMPLE." Try to give specific and meaningful criticism rather than a general statement, because its hard to improve based on such statements. Only those who are signed up for Session 3 as participants, whether or not they have been eliminated, may vote. Even if you have been eliminated, you can still vote!
[~] Other than voting out the icon that should be eliminated, participants who have been eliminated or non-participants, should give give a few comments on the other icons, to tell them what they can improve on. You don't exactly vote the other icons that are there, just write down comments that you think are necessary. Like for example:

Icon voting out and why: Icon #64 because it seems you used too many textures on it and it seems a bit bright.

Comments on other icons:
65- It seems your character isn't really focused in this icon
66- You could've added a light texture or two, this icon looks too blank and barren. Dress it up a little!


Ask if you have any questions

[~] There is no special category this week.
[~] Voting will end April 8th at 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
[~] Vote by commenting on this post. All posts are screened so that voting is secret.

So now to our final 3 icons! Sorry this is late. I thought today was Friday. oops.

We are at war with ourselves...Collapse )

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Reminder [April 05, 2007 @ 7:41pm]

ariake
Reminder to get your Round 7 icons in!!!

SUBMIT ICONS HERE

They are due tomorrow!

Iconmaker still missing icons: light_flower; teletha
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Round 7 Submission [April 02, 2007 @ 8:41am]

okay
[ mood | shocked ]

Took long and hard to see what I could come up with so here goes.

And since we're to the final 3, YOU CANNOT DROP OUT. This is the semi-finals, I guess?

War & Provided Textures

The first theme is pretty obvious. Have some sort of battle going on in your icon, either between gundams, between people, verbals fights, you get the idea?

Secondly, I've provided 4 textures. Feel free to use them in anyway you wish, but make sure they're at least visable in your icon. You can use one or more than one or more resources if you wish.

Made by(in order of post): (nekerchief, urbanwalks, spork_ness, and peoplemachines)


,, ,

Hehe, sorry they're all black and white. I kinda like that style.

Please submit your icons like this:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/ice_iconses/100_challenge-seedgeneralseries/20itsyourfuneral.png


Rules:
[~] Submit your icon by replying with a comment to this post.
[~] Please submit your icons in the format shown above.
[~] Remember not to post your icon anywhere else while this challenge is going on!
[~] Icons must fit LJ standards, and cannot be fanart or doujinshi. (The official manga is okay)
[~] Icons may not be animated
[~] Icons are due Friday, April 6th at 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Good luck...

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Round 6 Results [April 02, 2007 @ 1:26am]

okay
[ mood | calm ]

Kinda obvious who's leaving this round, eh? Anyway, results were CLOSE because not many people voted, but there was enough for elimination.

EliminationCollapse )


CriticismCollapse )

So we're up to the final three! I'll have your next theme momentarily.

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Round 6 Voting [March 30, 2007 @ 8:28pm]

okay
[ mood | confused ]

Now lets see if the voting post likes me or not.

And since we're down to 4 people, we got some good new rules here. Basically it's the shortened but added with some stuff ariake said to do.

[~] This time around, you guys are only voting for ONE icon to be eliminated from this round and why you think it should be eliminated. Remember, constructive criticism! :) Only those who are signed up for Session 3 as participants, whether or not they have been eliminated, may vote. Even if you have been eliminated, you can still vote!
[~] Other than voting out the icon that should be eliminated, participants who have been eliminated or non-participants, should give give a few comments on the other icons, to tell them what they can improve on. You don't exactly vote the other icons that are there, just write down comments that you think are necessary. Like for example:

Icon voting out and why: Icon #64 because it seems you used too many textures on it and it seems a bit bright.

Comments on other icons:
65- It seems your character isn't really focused in this icon
66- You could've added a light texture or two, this icon looks too blank and barren. Dress it up a little!
67- This icon was done too quickly. You could've done much better.


Something like that. Any other questions, I'll try to answer them the best of my ability. Sorry if it's confusing to others!

[~]Adding on to the above rule, everyone(participants, past participants for this sessions, and non-participants) may vote for Best Icon Overall, meaning best icon out of this round.

[~] Voting will end April 1st at 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
[~] Vote by commenting on this post. All posts are screened so that voting is secret.

To sum things up, it's basically you're voting for ONE icon to be eliminated for this round and stating why for that one icon, writing down comments for the other remaining icons, and picking an icon for Best icon overall. Sorry for the gigantic post. Just wanted to get everything clear!

Now, to the final 4!

zee icons!Collapse )

Good luck to the participants! The new theme will probably come a little later, until the winners for the next round are decided. I'm sure the next voting post won't be so complicated because it'll probably be the same format.

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Mid-week reminder [March 28, 2007 @ 3:31pm]

okay
[ mood | sore ]

This is your mid-week reminder for the current round! light_flower, teletha, and zethrun have until Friday to get your icons in!

[Enter your icons here]

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Round 5 Results [March 25, 2007 @ 2:55pm]

ariake
[ mood | tired ]

Since its obvious which icon is going, not going to bother waiting. Decided that I don't like the two votes format when you're eliminating one icon, because it makes it much closer than it should be. But anyways, results.

EliminationCollapse )

CriticismCollapse )

So now we're down to our final four: light_flower, teletha, teaclovers, and zethrun! Make sure you all submit your "Hush and Desaturated" icons by this Friday!

SUBMIT ICONS HERE

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Round 5 Voting [March 23, 2007 @ 7:59pm]

ariake
[ mood | tired ]

We have one drop-out this week. Next week will be the last week drop-outs are allowed.

Now, onto the voting!

Is there no way to protect you till the end?Collapse )

Rules:
[~] Vote for the TWO weakest icons. Only those who are signed up for Session 3 as participants, whether or not they have been eliminated, may vote. Even if you have been eliminated, you can still vote!
[~] When voting, please write constructive criticism to justify your choices, so the iconmaker knows how to improve his or her work. PLEASE DON'T JUST SAY "IT'S TOO SIMPLE." Try to give specific and meaningful criticism rather than a general statement, because its hard to improve based on such statements.
[~] This week's special category will be Best Fit Lyrics
[~] If you are not a participant, you may vote for Best Overall Icon. The winner of this vote will get one vote taken away the next week, so vote for your favorite icon to help the iconmakers stay in the game! If you are a participant, do not vote for this category! (Non-participants. If I dont get enough participation in this category, i wont offer it, so if you want to be able to cast a vote, you need to vote!)
[~] Voting will end March 25th at 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
[~] Vote by commenting on this post. All posts are screened so that voting is secret.

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Round 6 [March 23, 2007 @ 7:46pm]

ariake
[ mood | tired ]

If you need to drop out for this round, please comment [here] *note: this'll be the last week that allows drop-outs.

Round 6: Hush & Desaturated

First part means no text. Tiny text is okay as long as you can't read it.

Second means that your image must be desaturated. You can add color on top of your original image, but the image itself must be black and white. Examples:



(the first three are by _jollyholiday and the last is by samuraiblues)

Please submit your icons like this:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/ice_iconses/100_challenge-seedgeneralseries/20itsyourfuneral.png


Rules:
[~] Submit your icon by replying with a comment to this post.
[~] Please submit your icons in the format shown above.
[~] Remember not to post your icon anywhere else while this challenge is going on!
[~] Icons must fit LJ standards, and cannot be fanart or doujinshi. (The official manga is okay)
[~] Icons may not be animated
[~] Icons are due Friday, March 30th at 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Good luck!

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Reminder [March 21, 2007 @ 3:05pm]

ariake
[ mood | bitchy ]

Reminder to get your "Double Image & Lyrics" icons in for the following iconmakers:

zethrun; light_flower; teaclovers; teletha

SUBMIT ICONS HERE

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Round 4 Results [March 19, 2007 @ 3:45pm]

ariake
[ mood | tired ]

Here are the results for Round 4. After this week, we'll only eliminated one person a week, but this week we're eliminating two!

EliminationsCollapse )

CriticismCollapse )

So to the 5 people remaining, make sure to submit your icons for "Double Image and Provided Lyrics"!

SUBMIT ICONS HERE

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More votes! [March 18, 2007 @ 11:00pm]
kira_mali
Hi there,

We have ties for eliminating icons. Please if you've been a participant in this session come and vote out icons. EVEN IF YOU'VE BEEN ELIMINATED YOU CAN STILL VOTE. I'll put up the results as soon as the tie is broken.

PLEASE VOTE HERE

Round 4 voting [March 16, 2007 @ 11:31pm]
kira_mali
So we had a drop out so here are our 6 icons:

Read more...Collapse )

The rules:
[~] Vote for the TWO weakest icons. Only those who are signed up for Session 3 as participants, whether or not they have been eliminated, may vote. Even if you have been eliminated, you can still vote!
[~] When voting, please write constructive criticism to justify your choices, so the iconmaker knows how to improve his or her work.
[~] This week's special category will be Best Cropping
[~] If you are not a participant, you may vote for Best Overall Icon. The winner of this vote will get one vote taken away the next week, so vote for your favorite icon to help the iconmakers stay in the game! If you are a participant, do not vote for this category! (Non-participants. If I dont get enough participation in this category, i wont offer it, so if you want to be able to cast a vote, you need to vote!)
[~] Voting will end March 18th at 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
[~] Vote by commenting on this post. All posts are screened so that voting is secret.
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Round 5 Submission [March 16, 2007 @ 8:50pm]

okay
[ mood | sleepy ]

Since house work awaits, I'm rushing through all the icontest ^^;

If you need to drop out for this round, please comment [here]

Round 5: Double Image & Provided Lyrics


The first theme of this round is to have whatever you're iconing, shown on your icon TWICE. Meaning the same picture should be seen on your icon just two times. No more, no less.

Secondly, I've provided some lyrics from BLEACH. Very addictive song.

Rolling Star by YUI

cut for lyricsCollapse )

For the lyric theme, you must use at least 3 consecutive lyrics. Less than that will not be accepted. And if you choose to use the romanji lyric, provide the translation with your icon.

Please submit your icons like this:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/ice_iconses/100_challenge-seedgeneralseries/20itsyourfuneral.png
Lyric:


Rules:
[~] Submit your icon by replying with a comment to this post.
[~] Please submit your icons in the format shown above.
[~] Remember not to post your icon anywhere else while this challenge is going on!
[~] Icons must fit LJ standards, and cannot be fanart or doujinshi. (The official manga is okay)
[~] Icons may not be animated
[~] Icons are due Friday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Good luck! I'm sure one of the other mods will have the voting post up shortly.

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