Sign-ups are still open
; the deadline has been changed from Sunday, the 19th, to 5:00PM ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
. This is so I can post this first challenge while we wait for more sign-ups and not totally kill the time schedule. We currently have
19 participants, but having more would make this more challenging. :) Pimp out the comm as much as you can!
And now, for Chapter 1...
Just a week ago, things were going fine and dandy in Ba Sing Se. Everything was calm and tranquil; life was just fine and dandy; there couldn't be a better place to be.THE CONFUSED PARTICIPANTS:
All that, however, changed yesterday: School started again at Ba Sing Se University, commonly known as BSSU.
BSSU has a reputation for being the top university in the land. And it's no surprise, either--it's like those students have nothing else to do in life but study! But all that studying seems to have gone to their heads. It's rumored that those students haven't slept for at least a week, reading up on their textbooks to get ready for exams on the first week back. And they've developed a strange taste for... human blood?! What's this?!
Professor Zei of BSSU claims it's just a rare tropical virus that's drifted into Ba Sing Se via the west wind. But the dazed looks in those students' eyes seem to be more unnatural. And what about those corpses turning up in Ba Sing Se with strange bite and claw marks all over their body--bite and claw marks that look oddly... human?!
Long Feng and the Dai Li are attempting to quash these events, citing them as rumors. But there's only one explanation: Zombies.
The Earth King himself is terrified of zombies, and he's called for people from far and wide to help fight off this infestation. And you, brave warrior, have decided to join the crowd in aiding Ba Sing Se.
|●|| says, "Sounds like fun!"|
|●|| says, "A shot of lightning should bring them back to their senses."|
|●|| says, "I just wanted to live a simple life with my cabbages!"|
|●|| says, "*munch munch*"|
|●|| says, "Sigh--When I left the South Pole to become a warrior, this isn't exactly what I imagined!"|
|●|| says, "What do you mean 'no violence'?!"|
|●|| says, "Oh... Well, let's all visit the Firelight Fountain afterward!"|
|●|| says, "Those poor students! We have to help them."|
|●|| says, "You dragged me out of the spirit world for this?! ...Hey, did I just see some fear on your face?"|
|●|| says, "You don't need an Avatar to do this kind of easy work!"|
|●|| says, "Sigh... Can't we do something more exciting?"|
|●|| says, "...Cheep?"|
|●|| says, "Bring it on, nerds! Suki, I got your back!"|
|●|| says, "I don't need your help, Sokka!"|
|●|| says, "Hey, my dad went to BSSU! He got expelled after he blew up the chem labs, though."|
|●|| says, "I never understood what was so great about reading, anyway!"|
|●|| say, "*splash splash*"|
|●|| says, "These poor souls need a new chance at life!"|
|●|| says, "Hmph! I have more important things to do!"|
● = Needs to submit | ● = Has submitted
The shopkeeper says, "Hey, you! Yeah, we normally don't give out stuff for free, but, yanno, those zombies look tough and you're gonna need all the help you can get! But I have limited supplies, so you can only take ONE thing! That and I'll lose too much money if I--holy--! Is that a zombie?!
In order to get your free item, just add it on a separate line in your submission. Please refer to the FAQ
for details on each item and the injury that they cure.THE CHALLENGEThe Terra Team (hastily fighting off the zombies as they speak!) says, "Looks like violence isn't going to solve this problem! These zombies are persistent and vicious; they've got that mean fighting spirit in 'em, the same one that makes 'em not back down 'til they get that A+! We're gonna have to tackle this at the root of the problem and calm 'em down, folks!"
Those zombies are taking studying way too seriously, so this week's challenge is a hush challenge, meaning that the icon you submit must be textless
. (You don't want zombies flocking over to read your icon, do you? Didn't think so!) Also, the subject you feature in your icon must be calm and/or relaxed. So, you could use a shot of Aang meditating, or of a tranquil scene, or a happy scene, etc. Be creative!
Your icons may NOT
feature: Tense or angry scenes (or Wan Shi Dong's library!). Those zombies are stressed enough as is; you don't want to provoke them more! We're here to try to help them; they need a break, the poor things!HOW TO SUBMIT
Submit all icons to this screened post in the following manner:
Name of the character you play
Buying: Item that you want ** As this week's items are free, you're not actually spending any gold. That would begin starting with the next chapter.REMEMBER:
icon per iconmaker.
■ Icons must fit LJ standards: 100x100 or smaller; 40kB or smaller.
■ Icons may not
feature fanart, contain excessive vulgarity, use bases made by someone else, or be plagiarized. In addition to that, icons must be made fresh for the challenge.
■ Icons do not
have to contain the character that you play. They can if you want to, though.
■ Do not advertise or use your icon until after the entire
challenge has been concluded. This way, your identity remains anonymous.
Icons are due on Friday, August 17
at 7:00PM PST