[ARCHIVE: February 2014]
Hellooo, ass-kickers. I have some FAK ideas I'd like to discuss.
First, a few questions:
-Is everyone here also on tumblr?
-If the FAK contest were to move to tumblr, or have a companion contest on tumblr, would you be interested in participating?
And now, whining/paranoia/dread/backup plans:
Icon contests are my favorite thing about Fanpop... and, well, that's kind of all there is to do here anymore.
Fanpop's been acting weirder and weirder, and now even the newbies are saying it's going downhill and will probably be dead soon. I've been playing with the idea of moving the FAK contest to tumblr for quite a while, but for some reason, it just clicked this morning - I think I might actually know how to do it.
If this were to happen (nothing's set in stone), it would probably be a weekly contest, so 7 days instead of 10. I'm thinking one theme per week, where participants can create any kind of graphic - it's tumblr, anything goes. No more signing up for characters, always free to use any FAK you want. (Bring it on, 17 Katnisses.) When posting, we'll use a tag unique to our contest, which I'll track and reblog from a separate blog I'll set up for us.
I get the impression that we're all here because we enjoy making things, not because of the overwhelming reward of seeing a few of your icons added to the winners gallery six months after you've won a pick. If the tumblr thing happens, I don't think voting will be necessary. I mean, technically, it could be done, but... *shrug*
I'm not planning on ending the FAK contest here on Fanpop yet. I'd really like for us to get to at least 100 rounds (and get Cinders, our co-creator, back!), but it's nice to have a backup plan. Plus, I've got so many half-finished sets of FAK icons, I'd be super pissed if I never got to use any of 'em. =P
Anyway, would you be up for giving that a shot? Do you think FAK: Tumblr Edition should start soon, or only be used as a backup plan? Would one theme/graphic a week be enough? Is this the dumbest idea ever? All thoughts/comments/ideas would be very much appreciated. This contest would've ended with a 'fuck it, I quit' "over a year ago" if you guys hadn't stuck around. Your opinions matter. =P
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