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Important Announcement: Please Read
by Maria (thecutepolice)
at January 12th, 2007 (07:36 pm)
current mood: contemplative

I have a difficult announcement to make. rhyannonwrites and I have been giving it a lot of thought, both together and individually, and we regret to say that as of the last challenge, we'll no longer be moderating xmen_stillness. Our time commitments and priorities have changed since we volunteered to take over this community, and it's become too difficult to put the energy into xmen_stillness that an icon contest community needs to be successful, especially one of this size.

If you are interested in taking over modding, please reply to this post. Because it's a huge amount of work with a small amount of rewards, I'd suggest that two or more people take over in order to keep it manageable, unless there's one person with a whole lot of time and patience.

I will create banners for the last two challenges before I turn everything over or shut down, depending on the interest, but we will be on hiatus from new challenges until new mods take over.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our challenges.

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Challenge 87 Winners!!!
by Maria (thecutepolice)
at January 8th, 2007 (10:35 am)

1st Place eiluned (35 points)

2nd Place noveltea (24 points)

3rd Place adventcloud87 (20 points)

Mod Choice moonys_autumn
I chose this icon because I really like the subtlety of the text and the way it blends with the image

Congratulations to all the winners. I know I'm behind on banners, so I will definitely get this challenge and last week's done as soon as I can! Don't forget to enter Challenge 88: UXM 482. If you haven't checked out that challenge, there's also a digital version of the comic available to download, in case you'd like to read it before you make icons. :)

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Challenge 88: UXM 482
by Maria (thecutepolice)
at January 5th, 2007 (11:55 pm)

Whether you love or hate the plot in the most recent arc of Uncanny X-Men by Ed Brubaker and Billy Tan, you can't argue that the art is FIERCE, and begs to be made into icons every month. This challenge features pages from the most recent issue. It just came out this week, so there are some plot spoilers if you haven't read it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Icons must be submitted by Friday, January 12 at 10:00 p.m CST
- You may submit up to three icons!
- Please do not post your icon entry anywhere else until after the voting period.
- You may blend the pictures together, but you may not use the same picture in more than one icon (by picture, I mean comic frame, you can use more than one frame from a single page if you like).
- Please do not use any other images in your icons, other than those provided.
- If any rule breaking occurs, the icon in question will be disqualified.
- Submit icons by posting them as a comment to this post!

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ETA: If you haven't had a chance to buy this comic and want to read it before you look at the images, I have uploaded it here: http://download.yousendit.com/ACC33B2B0BE52A96
You need cdisplay or another sequential image display program to read it. You can find cdisplay free at the creator's website

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Challenge 87 Voting
by Maria (thecutepolice)
at January 5th, 2007 (11:35 pm)

~Vote in a comment for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked
~Don't vote for yourself, solicit votes, or vote with an rp or other secondary journal
~All other rules apply as always
~You can copy the following to make it easier

1st: #
2nd: #
3rd: #

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by Maria (thecutepolice)
at January 5th, 2007 (07:15 pm)

Only 3 more hours to enter the Quicksilver Challenge. Wow, we got a lot of icons today, but I'd still love to see more!

Also, here's a shameless plug for our other community: Since you guys loved the kissy challenge a few weeks ago with the x-men, we're doing a similar theme at comicontest this week. There are no x-men images, but there are some of the amazingly sexy images of Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch from the latest New Avengers, as well as many other kissykissy comics. Check that challenge out here and enter by Sunday night

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Reminder
by Maria (thecutepolice)
at January 4th, 2007 (08:51 pm)

Icons for Challenge 87: Quicksilver are due tomorrow night. We only have 3 icons entered so far, so please please PLEASE go check it out and enter if you have a chance.

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Challenge 86 Winners
by Maria (thecutepolice)
at January 1st, 2007 (12:16 pm)

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun New Year's Eve and a great start to 2007. Now for lots of Wolvie Winners!

All Around Best: batlev


Comic 1st: kejsarinna

Comic 2nd: adventcloud87

AND batlev


Movie 1st: moonys_autumn

Movie 2nd: incubloss


Mod Choice: ladyithildiel
I chose this icon because I like the coloration and light effects

Congratulations to all the winners! Banners later this week (probably not today though). I'd also like to take this time to welcome our newer members. We love to see new icon makers!

Don't Forget Challenge 87: Quicksilver

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Challenge 87: Quicksilver
by Maria (thecutepolice)
at December 31st, 2006 (12:38 am)

Icons must be submitted by Friday, January 5 at 10:00 p.m CST
- You may submit up to three icons!
- Please do not post your icon entry anywhere else until after the voting period.
- You may blend the pictures together, but you may not use the same picture in more than one icon.
- Please do not use any other images in your icons, other than those provided.
- If any rule breaking occurs, the icon in question will be disqualified.
- Submit icons by posting them as a comment to this post!

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by Maria (thecutepolice)
at December 29th, 2006 (11:24 pm)

Okay, slightly complicated voting instructions, so please pay attention, (I'll give you a thing to c/p to make it simple)

~Vote in a comment for 1st & 2nd for comic, 1st & 2nd for movie
~Then vote for 1 all around favorite that best captures the character of Wolverine (from either section)
~Don't vote for yourself, solicit votes, or vote with an rp or other secondary journal
~All other rules apply as always

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by Maria (thecutepolice)
at December 29th, 2006 (05:58 pm)

Challenge 86: SNIKT ends in approximately 4 hours. So show both comic and movie Wolvie some love and ENTER now!

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