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02 September 2009 @ 12:42 am
Since the main battles are won on an absolute point system (winner takes all 10 points), we've come up with another way for you to earn points for your team.

It's the Ficadron Dra(w)bble Duel!

Every Tuesday, starting on the 15th of September, we will post prompts to this community. Teams will have until the adjacent Friday (that's about three days) to come up with as many drabbles or drawbles as they can. They don't have to be super good or polished, and the best part is ANYone can participate! And you can submit multiple drabbles/drawbles!

You don't even have to be on a team, you can submit a drabble and specify the team you're drawing or writing it for!

So if you or your friends didn't want to sign up for the fest (I know they can be pretty time consuming and stressful), but still wanted to participate in some way, here is your chance!

1. Drabbles must be somewhere between 100 to 500 words approximately.

2. Drawbles may be sketches or finished pieces (or anywhere in between).

3. Stick art is allowed but please limit yourself to one or two stickart submissions per person.

4. It will be easier for people who are voting if you can please include the image in your submission comment, but a link will do, if you must.

5. Make as many submissions as you like. Multiple submissions are encouraged and rewarded! You can even alternate the team you're submitting for if you play for both sides, it is all up to you. :P

6. All Ratings are allowed, but please warn for any potential risque material.

7. ANYONE can vote, and ANYONE can submit an entry. :D

How to Submit:
Post a comment to the prompt post with your submission included, using this template:

Title: (if applicable)
Team: (Who you are submitting on behalf of, Team Ron or Team Draco)
Dra(w)bble: (text of your drabble, or image tag of your drawble, or link to your art)

How to Vote:
Post a reply to the comment with the submission you are voting for. You must include the word VOTE either in the subject line or somewhere in your reply for it to count as a vote.

2 points -- to the team with the highest number of drabbles/drawbles
3 points -- to the person (and team of their choice) who individually racks up the highest number of submissions.
3 points -- to the best submission (the one that gets the most votes)

-Prompts are posted on Tuesdays.
-Submission posting ends on Friday.
-Voting ends on Sunday.
-Results are posted on Monday.

Posting schedule:
Sept 15
Sept 22
Sept 29
Oct 6
Oct 13
Oct 20

As stated before, ANYONE can participate in these duels, so you can even get your writer or artist friends to drop a little sumpin sumpin for some easy points that could help bring your team ahead! This is one time where bringing in ringers is considered totally fair play!

Get your friends involved, get your TEAMMATES involved, remember quick and easy points!

Hope to see you then!

-- Ficadron Mods
miss kate: team dracol3petitemort on September 1st, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
oh, this will be so much fun!! :)
the Sheik of Geekwellington on September 2nd, 2009 07:17 am (UTC)
Oh, it will! Heh, i'm so excited! :D
soft twig boy: Draco - *sneer*sexyscholar on September 1st, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
This is a really cool idea, wellington! I'm so excited.

One question -- will there be a word limit on the drabbles, or will that be posted along with the prompts?
the Sheik of Geekwellington on September 2nd, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)
I don't know, you think there should be one?

I was thinking approximately 100 words would be the bottom limit (nothing too strict, I was thinking we should play it fast and easy for these challenges?). I was saying 50 words at first because i haven't written anything in a while and i forgot exactly what 50 words looks like (It's really short apparently!). And there would be no upper limit, I mean, if people have the time and want to right, that seems okay. What do you think? I really don't mind one way or the other, so if you think a certain limit would be a good idea we can go with that.
Sir Pants: Ficadron Modmamalaz on September 2nd, 2009 08:15 am (UTC)
500 words? That way they don't detract from the main prompts...?
the Sheik of Geekwellington on September 2nd, 2009 10:10 am (UTC)
sounds good!
Sir Pants: Ficadron Modmamalaz on September 2nd, 2009 10:21 am (UTC)
:) I also pimped so you don't need to. I can't wait to see your prompts for this :D
the Sheik of Geekwellington on September 2nd, 2009 10:25 am (UTC)
Hahah, no, they're going to be so dull! They're going to be like seasons and holidays and random emotions!

I'm excited to see what people do with them though, people always think up the wildest things with the simplest prompts!
Sir Pantsmamalaz on September 2nd, 2009 10:42 am (UTC)
I know, I'm too excited about this! And it's okay about the pimpage, was my pleasure. You poor sleepless love.
the Sheik of Geekwellington on September 2nd, 2009 10:27 am (UTC)
P.S. thanks for pimping. I totally just zoned out last night, i've been reading powerpoints upon powerpoints studying for a microbio quiz. I went to bed at like 4! D:
soft twig boy: RonDraco - Ickle Beginningssexyscholar on September 2nd, 2009 11:51 am (UTC)
That's what I was thinking. And then that way, each drabble can be judged on merit alone, without the volume (or lack thereof) getting in the way.

Does that make sense? It's early, and I'm very tired. :p
Sir Pants: Ficadron Modmamalaz on September 2nd, 2009 11:51 am (UTC)
Yup! We're all decided! Up to 500 words :D
Anastasia Beaverhausen: HP: Dracoa_shadow_there on September 1st, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
What a fab idea!
the Sheik of Geekwellington on September 2nd, 2009 07:04 am (UTC)
lokifan: Team Ron!lokifan on September 2nd, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
Yay! This sounds really cool, I'm very excited.

And I WON'T HAVE INTERNET for two weeks and I am pouting. >:(
Fitzettefitzette on October 7th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
Um, I wrote a Ron/Draco comment drabble earlier in the week that would be perfect for the fight prompt. Do submissions have to be exclusive to this comm, or could I post that one?
the Sheik of Geekwellington on October 8th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
I think since it is a competition scenario, where participants are encouraged to respond during a set period of time to a prompt, it probably isn't appropriate to post pieces that already existed before the prompt was put up. I'm sorry... maybe if you modified it, or added to it or expanded on it specifically for the dra(w)bble duels, then it would be okay to post?

All most of us care about is seeing more Ron/Draco in the world anyway, we'd be thrilled to read anything you'd be willing to submit. :) (Do you have a link to your drabble? I would love to read it, I love fighting themed fic)
Fitzettefitzette on October 8th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
I thought as much, I just wanted to check. I'll think about revamping it for submission. :) I agree, there is not enough Ron/Draco love in the world.

And here, have a link. It was on a locked journal, so I just reposted it to my own.