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16 February 2011 @ 10:54 pm
Colors Universe Open Fic and Art Submission (Feb-March)  
We are getting veeeery close to having enough art for an Akai-san deck. Please help make it happen! XD; Kou-kun is getting close too! Oh, oh, annnnd, Aoi-sama demands that you write and draw more about him, since his presence seems lacking. =P

Jan/Feb roundup


Preparing for the Date by Skie (1,022 words, Murasaki-dono, makeup time)
The Game by Skie (1,066 words, Kou-kun + others, can you see?)
First Valentine's by Arcien (288 words, Mikan-tan, Valentines)
Coolness by Relika (216 words, Kou-kun, accessories)
Orange Lipgloss by Gil (505 words, Mikan-tan, makeup time)
Radioactive Chocolates by Skie (1,196 words, Midorin, Valentines)

February/March Open Fic and Art Submission!!
Tobi-han blasts in with his great sense of adventure. I wonder what he'll bring to the Colors Universe? :)

For each character's designs, please visit the website.

The characters want decks of themselves!! Mikan-tan's the only one who has her own deck at the moment. I'm also looking to make banners for different posts and the website much like what I did for Recycled Art, so do draw more of these characters! :D

Guidelines for submitting art:
♥ Your artwork must be of Akai-san, Mikan-tan, Kou-kun, Midorin, Aoi-sama, Murasaki-dono, Tobi-han, or any combination of them!
♥ Your art must be in color.
♥ Your art must be at least 400 px wide (and will actually be resized to 400 px wide for the site, but larger images are always awesome since I might use them in other graphics such as site banners!).
♥ You must save your art as either a gif, png, or jpg.
♥ You may submit up to three pieces of artwork (you can submit more but will receive no rewards for them).
♥ Rewards are as follows:
-full body shot = 4 random cards, 1 random crayon
-upper body = 2 random cards, 1 random crayon
-two or more characters in the same shot = 4 random cards, 1 random crayon (regardless of whether or not we see all of them)
-4koma = 4 random cards, 1 random crayon (The whole thing doesn't need to be in color, but please at least have the characters in color!)

When submitting your art, please comment below, label the subject of your comment with ART, and then use the form below.

With only one character left to go, the Colors family is almost complete! :3

♠ Your fic must be about Akai-san, Mikan-tan, Kou-kun, Midorin, Aoi-sama, Murasaki-dono, Tobi-han, or any combination of them together.
♠ Your fic must be at least 200 words long.
♠ Your fic must use one of the themes/situations below (even if it's in a very minor way)
♠ Post your fic directly as a comment. If your fic is longer than the character limit for comments, please reply to your first comment with the rest of the fic.
♠ You may submit up to three separate pieces. You may submit more, but you'll only receive rewards for 3 pieces.
♠ Rewards are as follows:
-over 200 words: 2 random cards, 1 random crayon
-over 500 words: 3 random cards, 1 random crayon
-over 1000 words: 4 random cards, 1 random crayon

When submitting your fic, please comment below, label the subject of your comment with FIC, and then use the form below.

Here are some themes and situations you can consider to jog your creativity. ;) They're optional for Art but required for Fic. You are also free to use themes from previous open fic and art submission posts! I find it hard to come up with 16 themes each time, so I'm now lumping Art and Fic themes together since it didn't make too much sense to me to separate them. (I was trying to come up with more "visual" themes for Art, but perhaps the themes for Art were inspiring for Fic and vice versa?) XD;

This month, we have a series of 8 themes that start with S~.

♥ Sakura petals
♥ School uniforms
♥ Salute
♥ Seeing is believing
♥ Swearing by...
♥ Sooner or later
♥ Silk
♥ Spring

This will close on March 23rd! A new round will go up after that so that we can have Gin-sensei included.
Pam [♥4FLAME]animepam on March 1st, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)
♠ Your name: Pam
♠ # of submission: 1
♠ Title of submission: Fashion Design Contest
♠ Word count: 815
♠ Theme used: School Uniform
♠ Author notes: 8D This fic doesn’t make sense in lots of parts because I didn’t think things thoroughly. Forgive me. 8D And I can’t write fics properly. Too much dialogue. 8D And I made the theme into a contest because I don't know who should go to what kind of school/college.
♠ The body of the fic:

“Midori~n! Midori~n! What are you up to? Can I join??”

Midorin had been so absorbed in her work that she jolted up from Mikan’s exclamation.

“Geez, Mikan. You scared me. You didn’t have to shout like that. I’m busy now. Go play with Kou-kun.”

“But, but Kou-kun isn’t back with Tobi-han-nii-tan yet. And I’m boredddd.”

“Go bother Akai-san then! I’m trying to design school uniforms for a contest.”

“Oh! Oh! A contest! Can I draw with you? I want to try designing one too. Pleaseeeeeee.”

Mikan gave the biggest puppy-dog eyes she could muster. Midorin sighed. She shouldn’t have been working in the living room. All right, all right. No harm done if she joins me here, right?

“Fine. Go ahead, but don’t use up all of my orange tools like last time. Seriously.”
“Yay! Thanks Midorin-neechan!” Mikan settled herself at the table and started scribbling furiously with an orange crayon. Midorin looked on with disbelief. … Did she stop hearing what I said after I said “Fine”, she wondered.

The two girls worked intensely on their designs until Akai-san came into the room. “Ah. So that’s why I hadn’t seen Mikan around today. What are you girls doing?”

“Nii-tan! We’re designing school uniforms!”

“Oh? That’s unexpected. What gave you the idea?”

“There’s a contest in one of the fashion magazines I subscribed to.”

“That’s pretty cool. What’s the prize?”

“Look at this!” Midorin flipped the magazine to the page with the contest details and handed it to Akai-san. After reading it, Akai-san’s eyes lit up with passion. “I’m going to tell everyone about this. We all need to enter this contest to increase the chance of winning!” He rushed out of the room before Midorin could utter a word of objection.

Shortly after Kou-kun and Tobi-han returned to the house from their trip, Akai-san gathered everyone in the living room and announced the house activity for the evening. “Midorin found out about this contest here. We have to design unique male and female school uniforms. If any one of us wins the contest, this is what we’ll get.” Akai-san showed the magazine page with the contest details. A collective sound of awe came from the rest of the household, except for one.
Pam [♥4FLAME]animepam on March 1st, 2011 05:40 am (UTC)
Aoi-sama scoffed, “Hmph. I don’t need to do this. I’m returning to my quarters.” As Aoi-sama turned to leave, Akai-san chuckled. “I suppose your design won’t surpass mine after—.”

“Don’t think so highly of yourself, Akai. Only I have that right. I will definitely defeat you!”

Akai smiled to himself. Got him.

Two months later, Midorin called everyone to living room. “Guys, they announced the winner of that school uniform contest in this issue! I haven’t looked at the results yet.” She flipped the page to the table of contents. “Interesting. It seems that they’re featuring some honorable mentions. How about we look at those first?”

The household nodded in agreement, and Midorin turned to those pages.
“That one is really cool.” Kou-kun pointed out to the design with the sweater vest, to which Midorin responded, “Gosh, that’s so boring, Kou. I don’t even know how it’s on here.”

“Oh my, I love how the ribbon looks like a butterfly on this one. I wonder why it didn’t win.”

“Bah, none of them is orange!”

Midorin turned the page, and everyone gasped.

“Puahahahaha, your design won the “Impractical” award, Aoi!” Tobi-han pointed to the page.

“WHAT?! And it’s –sama, you punk.”

“Relax, Aoi-sama. See here? It said ‘Cool, but Impractical’.”

“With that many zippers, no wonder why,” chuckled Akai-san.

“Why you... At least my design won something. I don’t see your red jumpsuit on here.”

“I’m pretty sure that I didn’t design a jumpsuit… I think you need to get your eye checked again, Aoi.”

“I can see just f—“

“Okayyyyy~,” interrupted Midorin. “I’m going to turn to the winning design’s page now. I’m sure it’ll be my design!” The rest chimed in that theirs will be on the next page.

Collective sigh of disappointment could be heard in the room.

“Well, I admit that this is a really cute design for a girl’s uniform, but it’s a bit too pink for my taste… and these are not platform shoes!”

“And the guy’s uniform has this cool look, like a biker, or something! I still prefer my aviator design though.”

“Was my design really that boring? I thought the way I dress already looks good for a boy’s uniform.”

“I know you all are disappointed, but let’s congratulate the winner of this contest. We were unable to match her skills.” Murasaki-dono smiled. “Congratulations to Aoi-sama. Congratulations to everyone for participating honorably. And congratulations to Akako-san.”

The others cheered up and congratulated Akako-san aloud, wherever she may be.


Akai remained silent the whole time.
How do I explain to them when the prize package arrives here for “Akako”…?

--- END ---

Author's Note: 8D; Please use your imagination for what that prize is.
bananayukibananayuki on March 2nd, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
FFF I love the Akako thing--- sounds like a genderbent!Akai!! This was cute 8D
lucathialucathia_rykatu on March 1st, 2011 09:31 am (UTC)
I loved the ending! Hahaha, Akai-san and pink, entering under the name of Akako!~ <333 That was brilliant.