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Valentine's Contest - CLOSED

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:12 PM


:happybounce: A very nice turn-out with 18 entries. As there is some longer lit to read and judge, as well as some detailed commentary with the visual pieces submitted, judging may take a little while. We hope to announce the winners soon, but please be patient as there are so many lovely entries, it's gonna take a bit of time to decide the winners.




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Love Contest Stamp by mirz-alt




In celebration of Valentine's Day (which is today) we are hosting a Relativity contest! Note, this theme is a bit different than our past contests, so be sure to read everything.

The theme is Romantic Love

Just what that means depends on you. Perhaps it's a shipping of two characters. Perhaps it's unrequited love where one side gives and the other doesn't reciprocate. Perhaps it's a tainted love that ends with screams and gunshots.

Who's in love? That's up to you, and you have TWO options:

:bulletwhite: One of your original characters paired up with one of the Relativity OCs.

or

:bulletwhite: You may pair two of the Relativity characters who are not currently in a relationship.

The reason we are doing it this way is to allow as many people to participate, regardless if they have an OC or not. Also, you ARE allowed to create an OC exclusively for this contest with no penalty.

The exact pairing is up to you. However, points will be given for keeping in mind the character's personalities. Yes, sometimes hook-ups happen arbitrarily, but it's the most fun when you really think who would be compatible with who.

Note that any and all characters that have appeared in the Relativity universe are fair game. That includes major and supporting characters. If you have a question if a character would qualify, please post in the comments.

I know there are some furries out there, so if you wanted to use a furry version of one of the Relativity OCs, that's fair-game, too. :D




:bulletwhite: The entries can be either visual or lit artforms. Note that due to the fact we only had two artists enter the pixel category of our last contest, we will not have a separate category (sorry). Any and all visual arts can enter, as long as you can make it work. That include emotes, dolls, photo manips, digital drawings, whatever. Lit pieces (including poetry) will not have a word-limit, however we ask the artists try to show some restraint and keep from writing a novella.

:bulletwhite: Up to three entries per artist. Though each winner can just place once.

:bulletwhite: Entries must be linked in a comment on this journal so I can keep track of them. + They must also be submitted to this folder in the RelativityComic group (you do not need to be a member) ---> relativitycomic.deviantart.com…

:bulletwhite: No overly-explicit content. Simply put, nothing that would against deviantART rules. Mature situations can be tackled and a little sexy is all right, but some of our readers are younger teens, so keep that in mind.

:bulletwhite: DEADLINE: 11:59pmCST on June 15th




The prize list will grow as we get closer to the deadline, don't worry. ;)

There will be 2 categories of prizes. Note that due to the fact that visual art typically gets more entries, there are more prizes for that category. If we get over 10 lit entries, we'll up the prize list to the same as that of visual

Visual Category:

First place:
:bulletwhite: Custom ID by Thiefoworld (i.e. mirz-alt.deviantart.com/art/Bl… )
:bulletwhite: Six-month sub (or points equivalent)
:bulletwhite: Sketch portrait commission by daekazu
:bulletwhite: Color portrait commission by Astral-Muffin
:bulletwhite: Mega art-feature in special contest article
:bulletwhite: A 3-doll portrait set, like this ---> mirz-alt.deviantart.com/art/Mo…
:bulletwhite: Visual art critique on 1 piece by Fayerin
:bulletwhite: Monochrome knee-up piece by Gnewi
:bulletwhite: Headshot by HoshinoDestiny
:bulletwhite: Feature by Eitvys200 & Kath602
:bulletwhite: Llama by Eitvys200
:bulletwhite: 25 points donated by Sublime-Feline
:bulletwhite: 30 points donated by thorns
:bulletwhite: Any other prizes donated by my watchers/visitors

Second place:
:bulletwhite: 3-month sub (or points equivalent)
:bulletwhite: Color portrait commission by Astral-Muffin
:bulletwhite: Mega art-feature in special contest article
:bulletwhite: A 2-doll portrait set, like this ---> mirz-alt.deviantart.com/art/Mo…
:bulletwhite: Monochrome bust portrait by Gnewi
:bulletwhite: Headshot by HoshinoDestiny
:bulletwhite: Feature by Eitvys200 & Kath602
:bulletwhite: 25 points donated by Sublime-Feline
:bulletwhite: Llama by Eitvys200
:bulletwhite: 20 points donated by thorns
:bulletwhite: Any other prizes donated by my watchers/visitors

Third place:
:bulletwhite: 200 points
:bulletwhite: Color portrait commission by Astral-Muffin
:bulletwhite: Mega art-feature in special contest article
:bulletwhite: 1 portrait set, like this ---> mirz-alt.deviantart.com/art/Mo…
:bulletwhite: Monochrome bust portrait by Gnewi
:bulletwhite: Headshot by HoshinoDestiny
:bulletwhite: Feature by Eitvys200 & Kath602
:bulletwhite: 25 points donated by Sublime-Feline
:bulletwhite: Llama by Eitvys200
:bulletwhite: 20 points donated by thorns
:bulletwhite: Any other prizes donated by my watchers/visitors

Lit Category:

Winner
:bulletwhite: Custom ID by Thiefoworld (i.e. mirz-alt.deviantart.com/art/Bl…)
:bulletwhite: Six-month sub (or points equivalent)
:bulletwhite: Sketch portrait commission by daekazu
:bulletwhite: Color portrait commission by Astral-Muffin
:bulletwhite: Greyscale sketch portrait by ThreshTheSky
:bulletwhite: Mega art-feature in special contest article
:bulletwhite: A 3-doll portrait set, like this ---> mirz-alt.deviantart.com/art/Mo…
:bulletwhite: Monochrome knee-up piece by Gnewi
:bulletwhite: Headshot by HoshinoDestiny
:bulletwhite: Feature by Eitvys200 & Kath602
:bulletwhite: 25 points donated by Sublime-Feline
:bulletwhite: Llama by Eitvys200
:bulletwhite: 30 points donated by thorns
:bulletwhite: Any other prizes donated by my watchers/visitors

:eager: Any additional prize donations will be greatly appreciated. Note that you MAY donate a prize and still enter the contest.




:nuu: Who are the Relativity OCs?

:bulletwhite: You can find the main characters' profile sheets ---> relativitycomic.deviantart.com…

:bulletwhite: A special cheat sheet that gives information on the characters who have appeared in the series so far and their relations to others can be found here (be warned, there are spoilers for those who have not read the series) ---> mirz-alt.deviantart.com/journa…

:bulletwhite: You can find dozens upon dozens of art pieces featuring the full cast, main characters and supporting characters, in the group's gallery ---> relativitycomic.deviantart.com…

:bulletwhite: The lit episodes of the series can be found here ---> relativitycomic.deviantart.com…




Good luck . And, the most important thing...have fun! We look forward to seeing your entries.




:eager: Entries so far...


:bulletwhite: Literature Entries


Paradox: Relativity Contest Entry    A soft blue glow washed over sleek, black obsidian. The moon’s rays glittered and illuminated across the sharply modern room. Quietly sitting, Emis leaned back and reclined. A sliver of light cut across his handsome smile. He tugged at the sleeve of his silver tuxedo jacket. Standing up, he walked towards his grand mirror. He turned a few times, observing his fit, tall, and handsome body.            
            He ran his fingers through his messy chestnut hair. Eventually, he got the sexy and casual style he wanted. He grinned at his own reflection, admiring his own beauty.
 
            Breaking the silence, he called out to his loyal agent and only friend, Kyris. “Would you come here, Kyris?” Kyris’ only response was a nod, which was barely visible in the night. He wa
Let it Burn, a Relativity Love Story by nightshade-keyblade

  Midnight Conversation"Fancy meeting you here."
At the sound of the voice, I turn around. I've learned to recognize that British accent months ago, since my very first encounter with the caped figure standing before me now. My eyes trail a gaze along the slight figure, drinking in the shock of orange-red hair framing a pretty face with blue eyes. The fire logo across her chest. Dark Flame is a household name in these parts. Everyone's favorite superheroine.
"You know, that line gets old after a while. What brings you to these parts? This isn't your usual hangout," I say, dropping the tone of my voice a few octaves lower, almost a growl. Although being menacing isn't my intention. The action is almost a reflex, something that only happens when I put on my mask and let my alter ego take over. Out here, Alex Rosenthal doesn't exist.
Tonight, I am Knight Shade. It doesn't sound as lame out loud, although I do think the K is unnecessary. Though I didn't exactly have a choice in my moniker - it had been my brothe
SafeShe had been lying to him from the beginning. He could see it in her green eyes, the way they refused to meet his as she spoke. How she squirmed uncomfortably whenever she answered him. Every gesture, every nuance in her body language told him that he couldn't trust a single word that slipped from those lips. She was a liar.
And yet he wanted so badly to believe her. He wanted to believe that she really was the vulnerable civilian he'd saved, instead of someone to be looked at with suspicion. It was the third time they'd met under these circumstances - a young woman in need of rescue from a group of thugs assaulting her - and it was starting to look off, in some way. And he didn't like it.
Presently, the woman glared up at him, anger flaring in those eyes. "Are you insinuating that I staged those attacks? That I purposely asked those men to hit me 'round the head?" she exploded, jabbing a finger at his chest, in the middle of the logo emblazoned on his costume. "Tell me, Mr. T


:pointr: Due to the mature filter, this literature entry must be linked to ->� thecursor.deviantart.com/art/B…


:bulletwhite: Visual Entries

His touch by Fayerin Pale feathers caught in a Storm by InkyRose

On fire of love by SmilingOfTheHealer Did you get lost? by CristianaLeone

Relativity Valentine's Contest Entry by SparklyStash Valentine between the city's lights by dandandanao

Super WHAM! by jijikit Contest Entry - Aardrin and Dark Flame by dragondoodle

Valentine's Contest Entry! by Gnewi Torn by Captain-Savvy

TipToe-Toronto by Astral-Dragon

:pointr: Due to the mature filter, this visual entry must be linked to -> fayeye.deviantart.com/art/Impo…

Note that this will be our yearly contest for 2013. We host a mini-contest later in the year, but our plans are to host our main event Feb/Mar of each year.


Thank you to everyone who entered, promoted, and generally supported the contest. :heart: Judging in progress and winners will be announced soon.
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   General Artist
:eager: I'm so nervous. :giggle:
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:iconastral-muffin:
Astral-Muffin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
In the final hours there were quite a lot of submissions! Now you'll have to do some thinking and decide :P
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013   General Artist
Yes, there were! Even though the turn-out was a bit lower than I hoped, I was still very happy with the number we received.

I always hate the judging part, because I want everyone to win. :grump:
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:iconastral-muffin:
Astral-Muffin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I'd never be able to hold a contest :S
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:iconsmilingofthehealer:
SmilingOfTheHealer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013   General Artist
Thank you. It will be added to the contest journal soon. :hug:
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SparklyStash Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ENTRY!!! [link]
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013   General Artist
Thank you much. I'll be updating the journal with the entry later tonight.
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:iconsparklystash:
SparklyStash Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:happybounce:
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:iconchiaray:
ChiaRay Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I finished now! [link]
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013   General Artist
Thank you much. I'll be updating the journal with the entry later tonight.
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:iconchiaray:
ChiaRay Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome!! sorry for the delay n///n
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jijikit Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY! Finished my entry! [link]
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013   General Artist
Thank you. Added. :hug:
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:iconsparklydest:
SparklyDest Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:eager: I am so close! Just a few minor details to add, and then some pictures. :happybounce:
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   General Artist
:squee:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   General Artist
Oh god, 3 days. :noes:
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   General Artist
2 now! :nuu:
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:iconinkyrose:
InkyRose Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm working on my entry- I'm even taking it to work to work on during my lunch-breaks! :D
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   General Artist
:eager:

I have noticed you stalking the group. I'm very excited to see your entry!
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:iconinkyrose:
InkyRose Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol indeedy! I've been doing lots of research to try and make my piece as authentic as possible! lol
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Shadowed-Serenity Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   General Artist
Yay! A later deadline! This gives me some time to actually write! (Maybe). College life, you know. Super busy. :p
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   General Artist
I'd love to see you enter. :hug:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   General Artist
Writing my story right now.
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   General Artist
:iconlaplz:
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:iconchazzlez:
chazzlez Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Thanks, Michelle, for putting my story up there.
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   General Artist
No worries. I was just waiting a few days so that everyone saw the new cover.
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:iconinkyrose:
InkyRose Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! I will now have time to enter when I get back from my holiday! :D
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   General Artist
Yay! :happybounce:
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:iconinkyrose:
InkyRose Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to set my piece in the victorian age- can I dress one of your OCs in historical versions of their costumes?
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013   General Artist
Oh, yes, of course. This contest is pretty broad, so whatever your interpretation is fair.

We have one entry that is set in the "age of sea pirates."
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ha...ha...:rofl:

Oh, man, oh man. I honestly was about to finish it off as quickly as I could because I'm almost finished and I had about a week left...my dad is coming over to visit me for about 6 days, followed by my sister, which meant I probably would have had to rush it...

THIS IS PERFECT! :excited:
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   General Artist
I'm glad it'll be helpful for you.
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:iconnightshade-keyblade:
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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EstrellaCorazon Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, is Vincent the vampire available for use in this contest?
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   General Artist
Yes, he is. :nod:
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:iconestrellacorazon:
EstrellaCorazon Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
sweet. I'll see what I can whip up!
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner May 22, 2013   General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   General Artist
:hug:

I am so excited for your entry. :eager:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner May 25, 2013   General Artist
:eager: Me too!
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:iconjustmango:
justMANGO Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooray! Now I can work on something after I'm back from my trip. :love:
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013   General Artist
I saw your journal. Have a good time!
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:iconjustmango:
justMANGO Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :huggle:
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:iconsparklydest:
SparklyDest Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:squee: YAY! I will be sure to get my entry in on time now! :tighthug:
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013   General Artist
You can read the reason now. Stupid Stash didn't take my edit the first time.

This deviant is not very familiar with dA Lit and Stash. He writes from his phone and doesn't have a backup. I felt terrible for him. Jim and I are even trying to see if we can find a cached online version to help him recover some of it. But, as it is, some or all of it will need to be re-written and we just felt it fair to give him the additional time.
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner May 19, 2013   General Artist
I'm gonna try!
I've got some time now that summer is pretty much next Saturday!
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013   General Artist
Kewl
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner May 22, 2013   General Artist
:)
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:iconmintyy:
mintyy Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
I shall give it a shot :stare:
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:iconmirz333:
mirz333 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013   General Artist
:happybounce:
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