Snow Meets Fire Contest!
I haven't done one for a while, so I would like to announce that I am holding an Ace x Shiori contest!
I'm calling it the Snow Meets Fire Contest! It's basically a contest consisting of drawings of my One Piece OC Shiori, paired with Portgas D. Ace from the One Piece series.
I've been planning this for so long, and I've finally decided to do it.
Since my birthday is on July 24th, I want to have this contest spanning most of July. Because it will make me extremely happy, and I think it will be fun, hopefully.
I've been through a ton of stress lately and I'm hoping maybe it will cheer me up.
This contest begins today, July 1st, 2015. The deadline for entry is July 31st, 2015. It may be extended, but I'm not sure yet. I want to give everyone plenty of time to work on entries. Let me know if you think you'll need an extension.
**NOTE: The new deadline is now extended to August 31st. UPDATES:
Well crap! I accidentally deleted the whole journal entry when I was cleaning out my journals... So here it is again! I am so sorry! ;n;
I also updated this again to remind people about this contest. If you're planning to enter, maybe leave a comment or maybe fave this journal, so I'll know there is at least some interest in this? You don't have to, but it'd be helpful. Thanks. <3
-Rules changed and updated. (7/5/2015)
-Prizes added from others. (7/6/2015)
-Prize of $5 USD cash added for first place winner. (7/7/2015)
-Prize of $10 USD cash added for first place winner, $5 for second place. (7/10/2015)
-Added more prizes from others. (7/31/2015) The details:
The main theme is going to be awkward romance. I am pretty much looking for something romantic, sensual, cute, sweet, and/or awkward. I won't place too many stipulations on this, because I want to give you all as much artistic freedom as possible. You can basically draw them however you'd like.
If you need ideas... You can draw them laughing together, sharing a sad/solemn moment together, Ace pinning her against a wall, Shiori blushing over something he did, her doing awkward little things, him carrying her, saving her from danger, whatever, it can just be a cute pic of them sitting together or something, the two getting to know each other, kissing, hugging, flirting, or just anything you could think of, idk. Feel free to take liberties and go wild with ideas, I don't mind. And now... The official rules!
1. No making fun of the characters or making 'hate art'. And please no offensive subject matter. I don't want to offend anyone.
2. Entries must adhere to all DA rules and as such, cannot contain outright pornographic imagery. (Sorry.) Entries can be done in ANY art medium, as in digital art, traditional art, writing, etc.
3. Please respect other entrants, don't start arguments or contribute to them. Don't say anything mean about their entries. Please be nice?
4. Your entry MUST be submitted by the deadline. (Which is now extended to August 31st. Just a reminder.)
5. Entries must have Shiori and Ace together. As well, it cannot contain any other characters. (I might make exceptions, but please ask me first.) The only known exception right now is if you want to include Shiori's kitty sidekick Vanora in the drawing, you can do that. I definitely won't complain, lol. But again, not a requirement.
6. Please credit me for ownership of my OC Shiori. Use :icon KalineReine: or :dev KalineReine: (with no spaces) so it will link back to my page.
7. To enter, just comment on this journal entry and link me to your submission. If you credit me correctly, I should get a notification anyway, but it's probably a good idea to link me, just in case.
8. That's it! Have fun!
(EDIT: Please note that the rules have now been updated.) Additions/clarifications to the rules:
**Literature entries are also allowed.
**You don't have to know anything about One Piece, or even be a fan of it, in order to enter. If you need character refs for Ace too, I can definitely provide those. Just ask. (Although a quick search on Google could probably help.) c;
**You also don't have to be a watcher. (Although it may help to watch me at least for the duration of this contest, since I'll be posting and editing journals about it from time to time. But it is in no way a requirement.)
**Multiple entries ARE allowed. However, each entrant may only win once. (For example, you can submit 3 different entries to the contest, but you can't win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. You can only win one of those.) This is to make it fair for everyone.
**Each entry will be judged mostly on the emotion that it makes me feel. I don't have any specific criteria for judging.
**If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. <3 Information about the characters:
Ace is from the anime series One Piece, you can find out more about him here: onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Portga…
That's probably the best place to find out information if you want to read up on him really quick. I recommend using other references though, since some of the pics on that page aren't the best. (Hint: I have some of my favorite gifs of him as my webcam on my profile page here on DA.)
Basically, he's a (
dead freakin' sexy
) Pirate who is also a fire user elemental character because he ate something called a Devil Fruit, which gave him the ability to control flames, and he's the older brother of Luffy, the main character from the series. He's really sweet and warmhearted, but can also be a force to be reckoned with, when he is angry. ;D
Then there's Shiori... Her full name is Shiori Nefertari. I'm trying to avoid giving too many spoilers for her story, since it's still in-progress. I'm also hoping this contest might help me to stay inspired while I write it. She's my One Piece OC/FC (original character or fan character) and over the course of her story, she and Ace gradually fall in love with each other over a long period of time. She's very shy and awkward because she grew up in a Monastery in Drum Kingdom (it's an island in One Piece, on the Grand Line, where snow falls year round, it's very cold). The Monastery has legendary fighting Nuns that protect their land from outsiders. So she's somewhat sheltered, lol. She has a slight stuttering problem that gets worse when she is nervous, which is a lot. She is very shy and awkward.
I don't want to give too much away, but if you have any questions about her, feel free to ask. She was born a part of the royal family of the country of Alabasta, (not to ruin anything for you, but she's Cobra's daughter and Vivi's older sister) but she grew up as an orphan and was raised in the Monastery I talked about before. Someone close to the royal family fed her a devil fruit when she was just a baby, to try to poison her. It was the Snow Snow Fruit (Yuki Yuki no Mi) and ever since, she has had ice/snow powers. The Nuns convinced her she was a Valkyrie from a very young age though, because they didn't understand. Because she had it since she was so young, she has gained a good control over it, better than most, although she is not very strong or as strong as some other characters, and she has her obvious weaknesses too.
Here's her basic info and stuff, but I will warn you, it has major spoilers: One Piece OC Tournament Entry Form - Shiori
If you want to know more about her story, I've only made it a short way through so far, but the story is called 'Shivered Timbers' and you can find it in my gallery. However, reading it is not a requirement to enter this contest. It might help you get a better feel for her character, but it's up to you. I can link you if you want, just let me know. I'm kind of afraid to write it, since it's going to be very long and also deals with some things that are very dear to my heart and extremely important to me. It means the world to me. You can find the first chapter here, and it links to the others: Shivered Timbers - Chapter 1
As an adult, she can almost always be seen wearing that same outfit, as seen in her references below. She also has a sword, which is a fabled ice sword (actually it's a scimitar) called Arashikari which Ace helped her to get, after they started traveling together while he was captain of the Spade Pirates. More information on her weapons, abilities, backstory, or appearance can be given if you need it, just ask. You can also check the artist's description in my artwork of her. I've given as much information as I can here. The rest will be revealed as their story progresses. Here are some references:
(Also featuring artwork from talented people who have drawn her already, in no particular order.)
Thank you! I really love these, they just make me so happy.
Omg! And if by some chance I have forgotten yours, please remind me. c: Now the fun part! Prizes:
-First place also gets $10 USD (via paypal or other means), plus 500
and a free commission* from me.
+ a single portrait from cocorubee
(Can be any character you like, winner can message them for details.) <3
+ a free poetry commission & journal feature from DalekCaanII
+ journal feature from Phaedronica
+ a free headshot commission from Saviroosje
+ a free portrait/headshot from Endeavoura
-Second place gets $5 USD, plus 200
+ journal feature from DalekCaanII
+ a journal feature from Phaedronica
-Third place gets 100
+ journal feature from DalekCaanII
+ a journal feature from Phaedronica
(For all prize donors, note them for details once you've won.)
*First place gets a free commission from me. You can have your choice of 1-2 characters drawing, full color in my style, with a background, or a oneshot fanfic/story written by me, probably around 5,000+ words or so. You can choose either one for your commission, it can be pretty much whatever you want. c:
**Please note that prizes may increase over the course of the contest. Like if I get any prize donations or I'm able to get more points, then I may increase the amount of the prizes for each place. However, they will not decrease.
***Also, if you are one of the winners and you don't have paypal or something, don't worry because the cash prizes can be converted into points. ($5 = 400
, $10 = 800
, etc.) So basically the points and cash prizes are interchangeable, to a point.
All submissions for this contest will be featured in a journal, once the contest is over.
Any prize donors will also get a free journal feature from me.
(If you'd like to donate a prize, anything is appreciated, and you may donate even if you enter. I will feature 3 art pieces from any prize donor. You can choose them or I can choose for you. Up to you.)
I am the final judge but I may ask some people close to me what they think, it doesn't necessarily mean their choices will win though. I want it to be fair, so I won't reveal who I will/might be asking. I will leave that as a surprise. If I'm completely undecided on the winner, then I might do a poll to decide, but it's doubtful.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask me. c:
Also, if you're not interesting in entering, but you just love me or something, you can share this journal in places if you would be so kind, and hopefully someone will see it and want to enter? Hey, I can dream, lol... Entries:(Can also be found here: kalinereine.deviantart.com/fav… )
Thank you all so much. ♥