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2/5/08 10:18 pm - kyofujimiya - Revival ~ Mod Post #2


I got a bit of response concerning reviving the community yet again, a mix of voters, icon-makers, and at least one volunteer for banners. This is extremely good, in my opinion, so I'm going to continue with the next installment of getting feedback.

Last time, we had icon-making during the week and voting taking place on the weekend. Close to the hiatus, the more I thought about this, the more silly I thought it was. Many of our members probably have jobs or classes or something that take up their week [I know I do!], so making icons isn't always easiest during those days. Please let me know what you think of this format:

Wednesday: Votes tallied/Winners posted => Submission Post goes up
Thursday through Monday: Icons are created and submitted
Monday: Submissions closed, voting begins and runs through Wednesday
Wash, rinse, repeat :D

What does everyone think? I'd like to get some opinions, because I'm hoping this time frame works better. If anyone has any other suggestions, I'll gladly take those into consideration as well. Remember, you guys are what makes this community work, so I want to make it fun and enjoyable for you too. Please pop a comment in over the next few days.

Thanks everyone!

1/16/08 09:34 pm - kyofujimiya - Roll Call

Greetings everyone!

I know it's been a long time, and some of you may be wondering what this strange community is doing on your friends list.  It's been awhile and I extend my apologies.  The few months following the community's last post, and then the holidays, made it very difficult to get things back up and running.  However, the fact remains that I still can't do it alone.

Yes, my friends, this community still needs icon-makers and voters!  Those of you still interested in participating in a weekly icontest for the Spiral fandom, please drop a comment.  Before I go making this comm ready again, I need to know that there will be people willing to submit as well as vote.

Secondly, should there be a good turnout of those interested in reviving the community, I would like to ask for at least one volunteer to make banners.  I don't mind if you still intend to post icons, but someone with more graphic talent than me should be allowed to make the prizes for each of the winners.

And last, but not least, if interest is shown, I will also post an announcement on other icon communities, particularly Spiral-related ones, to see if more icon-makers are willing to come aboard.  I've seen some beautiful work both here and elsewhere, and I would like to see more.

Again, please comment here if you would like to help bring this community back or if you have any questions about how to go about doing it.


7/20/07 10:49 pm - kyofujimiya - Update

Thank you to everyone that responded to the previous post. It was very helpful in trying to figure out the best way to go from here. There are a couple of ideas that I need to discuss with my partner, who is probably at Otakon right now. XD That being said, I'm about to head out tomorrow morning for a much-needed vacation myself. So the community is going to go on its own little vacation. My plan is to have everything back in order by August 1st, including banner schedules and new time frames for submissions based on the input that I got from the members.

Until then, my dears, enjoy the summer weather and we'll be back soon!

♥ Kyo

7/16/07 11:34 pm - kyofujimiya - Questions of Poll-like Proportions

Good evening, everyone.

As you may have noticed, there was not a voting post for this weekend. Once more we only received one icon to vote on, and in the interest of being fair, I didn't want it to "win" just because it was the only one. Since this has happened two weeks in a row, it makes me concerned for the future themes that this community will post. Being that it's summer, I understand that many people have plans, family things, vacations, or other obligations. Before I throw out more themes that might not get participation, I'd like to put this question out to you:

Are there still people that are able to participate? If so, does the format [like time frames] need to change until the fall? Can you suggest anything that would make participating easier?

I would appreciate it if you have a moment, please take the time and respond. Comments are screened, so if there's an issue that needs to be addressed, it can be done between you and the mods personally.

Thank you all so much for your time, and I hope we can get things running smoothly again!

♥ Kyo

7/11/07 08:37 pm - kyofujimiya - Midweek Reminder: Girls!

It's Wednesday, and time for the midweek reminder! So far, we've haven't had any submissions, but that's all right! There are still two more days to get them in! We have a lot of talented icon-makers!

You have until Friday at midnight to get them in! Have a great week!

♥ Kyo

7/9/07 05:27 pm - kyofujimiya - Week 015: Girls, girls, girls!

Happy Monday, icon-makers!

This week's theme is all about the girls! That's right! Spiral has an amazing female cast, each one with their own extraordinary personality that makes them stand out in the series. Hiyono has an upbeat attitude and knack for making information roll over and beg under her fingertips. Madoka is a powerful mix of ferocity and insecurity. Rio is a delicate little package of cunning intelligence and raw danger. And Ryoko is the strong pacifist with a desire to deny what the Blade Children stand for.

Show your love for the girls in up to two icons; no boys allowed! ^_^ Please remember to include your username and the icon URL with your submission. If you're unsure about anything, check the rules that are in the community profile.

Submissions will be accepted until midnight this Friday!

Good luck!

♥ Kyo

7/7/07 12:18 am - kyofujimiya - Executive decision

Good evening everyone!

Being that this week was a holiday week for most of us, and the theme got started late in the first place, we only received one icon submission for the theme. Unfortunately, this won't be enough to make a vote on, and I'd like to be fair. So what I've decided is that we're going to close out this theme without a vote for the weekend. Sunday night, I'll come back with a different theme, and we'll re-roll the "Kousuke" theme sometime in the near future. This way we can start out fresh, and get more icons in for the challenge.

I do want to display the one lovely icon that we did get, because it's too cute to just pass by. Thank you to pink_writer for the lovely submission!

So that's the news, folks! I'll be back here Sunday night with a new challenge. Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!

♥ Kyo

7/2/07 11:40 pm - kyofujimiya - Submissions for Week 014: Kousuke Asazuki

Happy Monday, my icon-makers!

This week's theme will be Kousuke Asazuki. Ayumu knows him as the sick bastard with a love of card games and riddles. But there's also a softer side to him that only seems to be beaten out of him by Ryouko. Which face is really his true one? No one knows but him.

Show the faces of Kousuke in up to two icons. Any submissions must contain Kousuke in them, and please follow the guidelines found in the profile. You should include the image, the URL and your username, so we know who you are when it comes time to announce the winners.

Submissions will be accepted until 10:00PM CST Friday!

Have fun and good luck!

♥ Kyo

7/2/07 07:40 pm - kyofujimiya - Winners for Week 13!

I'd have to think that I was, I dunno, normal if I could get everything going on time. My partner seems to be quite busy as well, but we appreciate your patience. Without further ado, I have the winners!

Play a song for me..Collapse )

Congratulations to our winners! Coming up, we'll have the next challenge, and it's going to be for Kousuke Asazuki!

♥ Kyo

6/29/07 10:13 pm - kyofujimiya - Voting for Week 13: Music Fun!

I'm back, and although I missed the midweek reminder, I am on time for the voting post. This week we only had four submissions, but that's still great that we had participation! Now the rest is up to you folks!

It's all in the notes of truth...Collapse )

Good luck to the participants!!

♥ Kyo
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