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New Mod - New Ideas - New Poll

Posted by isildurs_babe on 06.15.2007 at 2.19.pm
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Hi guys. It's lovely to be back!
I'm both very glad and very nervous to be the new Maia for fanart_realm. What I lack in experience of modding, I will make up for in enthusiam, so please be patient with me. ^__^ **Muahahhaa the power!!**

I have a few ideas for the community that I'd like to run past you:

Firstly, I'd like to introduce a sign-up prompt system; whereby I'll set up 3 or 4 (I'm still working it out) tables, each containing either 50 0r 100 prompts (depending on the theme of the table) - which members can take imspiration from. It would not be compulsory to sign up to these prompts, but I think this system will offer, old and new members alike, a constant level of interest in the community. The idea being that members choose their own character/race/ as well as their chosen promt table and produce 50/100 pieces of art based on that. This system is blatantly stolen from hp_art100. It works really well there.

Secondly, I'd really like to try and introduce a community project every month, running to two months depending on the project at hand. This can be a community prompt, or theme and would run alongside the sign-up prompt system that I've outlined above. Please take a few minutes to fill out the poll below and give me your ideas about the kinds of monthly projects you'd like to see here.

Third on my list: I'd like to have a few fests running per year. Fest: Noun(N) - A festival whereby members sign up with prompts of their favourite fantasy LOTR scenes. Members then are allocated or choose a prompt to draw. This is then posted to the community.

I have left the most controversial of my community wish-list ideas until last. As a member of the community I always felt rather constricted in what I was allowed to draw, and because of this, I didn't feel motivated to post my work even if it was rated G. So I'm proposing *takes deep breath* to change the rules about PG-13 art and non-nudity art only. I feel the community should be for everybody not just youngsters; besides which, I strongly believe that art should not be censored. I'm a member of other art communities that have an open policy of G to NC-17 art. These communities work really well because all art is behind LJ cuts and age ratings and warnings are clearly indicated in posts and in the subject line. Of course, along with this, Ratings and warnings would have to be compulsory and all art would be behind an lj-cut as it is now. I'd really like your ideas and feedback about this.

Poll #1003693 Suggestions for the community

A continuous 'table of prompts' system. Do you like this idea?

Yes, sounds cool. I'd be interested in signing up for that.
I don't know if I'd sign up right away, but it would be nice idea for the community
I probably wouldn't sign up but I'd like to see the work produced for it.
Sounds a bit naff, I wouldn't sign up.

Monthly community projects. Give me your ideas.

How do you feel about changing the "No nudity" rule at fanart_realm?

I love the Idea! I will not be censored!!! muahahhaa
*Shrug* That's what lj-cut is for anyway, right?
hmm, I'll explain more in comments.
No way! *shudder*

I propose changing the "PG-13 art only" rule. How do you feel about that?

Great! Bring on the slash babaay!
Nice idea but we'd need strong rules about showing ratings and lj-cuts.
*shrug* Again with lj-cut-y-ness.
Hmm, I'll explain more in comments.
It's a horrible idea!


Anahana - Quentae for Balance - Just call me Anna!
sheiannasherra at 2007-06-15 14:47 (UTC) (Link)

user pic

Just had to say that I love your Mod icon, Isi!
isildurs_babe at 2007-06-15 22:51 (UTC) (Link)

Re: user pic

*snicker* I just had to
newborn_doe at 2007-06-15 15:21 (UTC) (Link)
For the monthly projects, maybe do something that does not involve us submitting our own artwork. Not all of us have time to draw for the prompt table and for the monthly project. I suggest you providing an artwork/random picture and let us have a small discussion over it. e.g. does it look real, how does it relate to lotr etc. Another idea: provide a theme, and we go search for artwork that is related to the theme (not necessary our own work), just make sure to credit the artist.
isildurs_babe at 2007-06-15 23:19 (UTC) (Link)
I'd certainly like to make some of our monthly projects about gathering and reccing LOTR related art but I wouldn't like to take attention off people's original work. I was hoping that the monthly projects would be the mainstay of the community. The prompt table idea was merely something that I'd hoped would conquer lack of ideas/motivation amongst members. Though if members wanted to to this rather than participate in monthly challenges that would be cool too. It's all about getting people creating and sharing their work and having a good time doing it. Neither the tabled prompts, nor monthly challenge would be compulsory for membership. And, of course, members can still post any art even if it doesn't correspont to either of the methods of prompts.

I will certainly make sure when issuing monthly projects that members can, if they wish, find other artwork that fits the challenge rather than participate. I think I would have to ensure that all non-original artwork was linked to, rather than posted though. I wouldn't want any members to get into trouble over posting rights.
Captain of the Innuendo Squad
xxtaintedlembas at 2007-06-15 22:55 (UTC) (Link)
Oh damn, it entered my answer before I was done typing. Well, here was what I intended to say:

Ideas for comm projects: Create a work of art representing your favourite scene in the books or movies, one movie at a time (i.e. Fotr one month, TTT the next, and so on). Or, draw (or whatever) a scene from the books as you saw it in your mind when you read it.
sulien at 2007-08-22 12:52 (UTC) (Link)
Does calligraphy count? I've been meaning to do some tengwar calligraphy projects one of these days...years...eventually. *sigh* Yeah, I need the motivation. :-p