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hso_mods ([personal profile] hso_mods) wrote in [community profile] hs_olympics2012-05-20 11:48 pm
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Bonus Round 0

Hey shippers!
The HSO is starting in two weeks, and just like last year, we’re doing a swap meet as a warm-up before things really get going.

  1. Create a set of 2-6 icons or 1-3 banners (or both!) for one team that is NOT YOUR OWN.

  2. Icons/banners can feature canon art, fanart (ONLY fanart that you have permission to use!), quotes, lyrics, gifs, basically whatever you think is awesome! Remember that these are presents and not black solicitations. We're trusting you to put some degree of heart and soul into them!

  3. Upload them somewhere (cl.ly works pretty well!) and post/link them here with the appropriate title format (see below).

  4. If/when your team receives a gift (and feel free to request icons/banners if you are in need!) it would be nice to thank the gifter, even if you don't end up using any of the graphics! You are of course not obligated to use them or thank people or anything. But it would be cool of you to acknowledge people's hard work!

  5. This challenge will run until 11:59PM EDT on June 1. After that time, even if it's just by a minute according to the timestamp, no submissions will be accepted for points.

Title Format

[YOUR USERNAME] should be self-explanatory!

Replace [YOUR SHIP] with the name of the team that YOU belong to and to whom the points will go. Please use the characters and quadrant in the following format:

Replace [TAGS] with any applicable tags (see the list). This section is optional!

Posts not using this format in the title will be understood to be unofficial discussion posts, no matter what they contain. They, like all comments on the comm, are subject to the Wank Policy.

Sample title:

The first five entries from each team for this challenge will be worth 10 points each, and the next five will be worth 5 points each. While your team can absolutely submit more than ten entries, the eleventh entry onwards will not be for points; it will just be for fun!
This is not how most bonus round entries will be scored. This is more of a bonus bonus round! For info on the normal scoring system, see here.

All scored content must be created new for this round.


GNU Image Manipulation Program - Unfortunate name aside, GIMP is actually one of the better open-source image editing programs out there. If you don’t have any software like photoshop, this is the place to start! (Plus, it’s free.)
Lost and Taken - An excellent site for high-resolution textures.
Font Squirrel, Lost Type Foundry, and League of Moveable Type - Free font resources! And the best part is that they're all hand-picked or created by professional graphic designers, so you won’t have to slog through a million lower-quality fonts.
Icon-Extras - A pretty good resource for icon tutorials and the like. Also features textures, brushes, bases etc. that are particularly good for icons (rather than the all-purpose textures at Lost and Taken).

Note that DW icons are 100x100px.
Banners can range quite a bit in size depending on layout but are generally around 150-400px tall and 400-800px wide. This is pretty flexible, though.

We would prefer that any questions about this challenge or anything else in the HSO be emailed to homestuck.shipping@gmail.com, as we cannot guarantee that we will see and be able to respond to your comment in a timely fashion.

FILL: seerofbread (Aradia<3Vriska) tags: blood

[personal profile] seerofbread 2012-05-23 02:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Dear Team Aradia♠Vriska:
Curse you. Curse you for filling up and leaving your poor other quadrant to be dissolved at the end of the month. In revenge you should expect the following banners to be mediocre at best.

tuataratough: (Default)

Re: FILL: seerofbread (Aradia<3Vriska) tags: blood

[personal profile] tuataratough 2012-05-23 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
haha! sorry about that. I was sorely tempted to go red, because I love the more tender part of their relationship too, but then I thought I could make their relationship more realistic if I didn't have to worry about that whole 'respecting your partner as a person' thing. thank you for the banners! wow, what a beautifully messed up set of girls.
prospitian: ((hs) don't tell me don't tell me)

Re: FILL: seerofbread (Aradia<3Vriska) tags: blood

[personal profile] prospitian 2012-05-25 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
oh my god i can't even handle how hard i'm laughing
that whole 'respecting your partner as a person' thing
goddamn kismesitudes are great