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We're so sorry for the slightly late announcement! We were still trying to catch up with reading the entries up until the very last minute, lamenting over having to make extremely hard choices. These submissions were beautifully written and a lot of the characters depicted would be perfect additions to roleplay with. But there could only be one winner for each and this is ultimately what held back a prompt response... we had to get technical.

If you didn't win or didn't have time to participate in this month's Draw-to-Adopt, there is another scheduled for January! It will follow similar rules to this one. This event was our guinea pig to test the waters of a structured DTA without any reliance on art skill and we think we succeeded. The rules that didn't work or needed elaboration on will be tweaked for next time, but it will essentially be the same competition, with the same idea, with multiple judges. All of our DTAs will always and only be for people who do not own Minkin.

And now... the winners!

Punk Rock

Utterly Clueless by Spashai

"Probably my favorite entry period. I really like the thought they put into this character of the pressure to be the best but not wanting to ask for help. It leaves room for character growth & development and interesting RP/prompt opportunities."

"I loved the personality here, I like that they are incorporating an activity into their personality. To me that shows that they're willing to read more into Otherworld and possibly participate in the ARPG! I definitely could see them joining and easily initiating prompts with them with some of my own characters!"

"This is one of my favorites! The personality is relatable and the background makes sense of it all without being too dramatic. I think this sort of stubborn personality could make some very engaging and challenging relationships as well and it strays from the norm!"

"I think they took the soul of the design and turned it into something very fitting, and that's always a win in my book. Not only that, but I can see their goals creating some nice activity in the Otherworld ARPG should they choose to join."

"I liked that this one had mentioned brewing potions, which to me says they took the time to read the lore! To me, that says they're someone that wants to be a part of the community. I also like the thought of her trying to make potions (even if it backfires on her) and delving into that part of her story and personality."

 


Rockabilly

Minkin DTA Entry - Firestreak by LMsHangout
LMsHangout

"I love how hot-headed this kiddo is! Fun :'-) could cause a lot of drama in the arpg if they joined! I love it uvu they're also well-rounded enough that they know their own flaws"

"I feel like this personality is very fitting with the design! And I love the personal touch they added by giving her a ponytail. The explosive personality can be a challenging one to befriend, I'm sure, but hopefully a rewarding one considering their small, but effective backstory and their love to explore! I have no clue if they'd join the ARPG, but I hope they do because I can definitely see this character as being a leader of a herd!"

"This entry is my favorite because they exhibit a lot of traits that I find important. I love nothing more than a personality that challenges other’s comfort, especially in already tense situations. It makes a believable character to me, as well as a believable person as I’ve also been in similar situations in my life. There’s something about this one that draws me to the finesse in its honesty. Firestreak isn’t afraid of having very loud flaws that might cost them friends."



Congratulations!! And thank you everybody! 
We hope to see you for the next one. ;w;
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Minkin Draw-To-Adopt November 2016


Hello everyone! This DTA is exclusive to people who currently do not own a Minkin.

We are offering two Minkin for this DTA, but you may only select ONE to enter for!
Be sure to pick the one that you know you will have the easiest & most enjoyable time drawing!

END DATE - November 30st, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST
Winners will be announced on December 3rd


Rockabilly Watermarked by SA1B0T

MASTERLIST ENTRY - Rockabilly
SUBMIT ENTRIES HERE - comments.deviantart.com/1/5176…
Please remember to also submit your entry to the DTA Folder!

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Punkrock Watermarked by SA1B0T
MASTERLIST ENTRY - Punk Rock
SUBMIT ENTRIES HERE - comments.deviantart.com/1/5176…
DESIGN TUTORIAL - "Darn those spots!"
Please remember to also submit your entry to the DTA Folder!



DTA RULES


  • You must not currently own a Minkin. If you obtain a Minkin before the event has concluded, your entry will be overlooked.

  • Please do not enter the DTA if you are uncomfortable with the winner using the art you have drawn. All entries will be considered giftart. 

  • Harassing or heckling the winner or judges will result in being blacklisted.

  • One entry per person is allowed. Everything will be looked at the day of the deadline, so you are able to make adjustments to the artwork or writing up until that date.

  • Because one entry per person is allowed, please do not draw comics or any entries with multiple frames!

  • You can change the hairstyles/bangs of these designs but the rest of the design cannot be altered.

  • Entries must be posted as a reply to the designated comment AND be placed into the DTA folder within the group. Your entry will be overlooked if it does not meet both of these requirements by the end date.

TRADING RULES


  • Before entering, please familiarize yourself with our TERMS OF SERVICE. If you are expecting to own a Minkin, you are responsible for knowing everything it entails before entering this event.

  • The Minkin cannot be traded for "vouchers".

  • There is a cooldown period before the Minkin is allowed to leave your ownership whether that be by trading or gifting.

  • If you no longer wish to own the Minkin before the cooldown period has ended, you may return them to the group so that they may be redistributed.

  • The Minkin can leave your ownership after June 1st, 2017.


HOW ARE ENTRIES JUDGED?


         For this DTA we will be looking toward character creation, being that we are looking for more people to join our ARPG as we continue to work on it! Entries are not being judged on artistic or writing ability (although you will be asked to produce work similar to the quality of your own gallery for the sake of fairness to everyone), and instead are being chosen based on the understanding of the character you've made. 

         In addition to the drawing, you will need to fill out a short entry form. You will be given a word limit so that everybody is on an equal playing field, but you are not required to fill up the entire writing space. If you can convey your character in a small amount of words, that is just as good to us as someone who has written a novel. All that matters is that you care about the character, and that the art you've drawn conveys that character with the personality you've chosen.

         If English is not your first language that is totally okay! Art and writing will compliment each other and help create balance, even if writing if not your thing. This also goes for if you struggle with art... the character is what's most important here! Just make a character you connect with.

         For the 'judging' itself, moderators and active players from Otherworld-ARPG will help determine the winner.




MANDATORY ENTRY FORM




PERSONALITY - 
[Limit of 500 words or less]

BRIEF HISTORY - 
[Limit of 200 words or less]


HELPFUL TIPS

  • Focus more on the Personality section than History! This History part of your entry should be used to explain certain behaviors rather than be a cohesive backstory.

  • Canon/lore characters should not interact with your character.

  • A detailed background is not needed for your entry, but the implication of an environment is. 
    - Ex. of minimum detail requirements: OneTwoThree
    Ex. of Otherworld environments


MOD NOTE


         We do not have Draw-To-Adopts often anymore because they are a great deal of stress to run, but we want to make more opportunities for people who do not own Minkin to get them. So we want to take this time to remind you to please keep this event positive! We would absolutely love to do more of these events in the future if all goes well. 

We greatly appreciate everybody who enters! Thank you so much for your support over the years. :heart:



FAQ


Do they have to have personalities that correlate with the adoptable names?
You can change the character's name, personality, gender, etc to fit your own vision. The adoptable names (Punk Rock & Rockabilly) are just for catalog purposes for the masterlist. They help us easily recall them by memory and allow us to talk about them without mixing them up with other adoptables. That's the only reason they have names for!

What art mediums can I use?
Digital and Traditional is okay! For now, 3D Art, sculptures, crafts, plushies, etc are not allowed because the effort put into these mediums are difficult to compare against 2D art. We will try to include them in our next DTA with better preparation on how to incorporate it fairly!

Can I change Punk Rock's hair? Will it effect their uncommon rarity?
It will effect their fur rarity but that's okay! If you really care about rarities they still have other uncommon traits.

Can I draw them with another character in the image?
You can choose to draw them with a registered Otherworld-ARPG character, and if you work something out with the owner of that character you may use them for your History. These will still all be judged on the same playing field and will not be given an advantage over any entries without extra characters... this option is just to personally give yourself something more to work with for your writing!

Can I draw them with a Companion/ other animals?
You may! However, please try to restrict yourself to animals within Otherworld (viewable here: otherworldarpg.weebly.com/comp…). These animals should have no notable design and be a solid color if drawn because of the lore that accompanies them. You're fine to make up your own insect and fish species though! There will be more animals in the works for later.

Do I have to join Otherworld ARPG if I win?
You don't and we will never force you to join Otherworld, but because this DTA is centered around the idea of Otherworld we will be following the ARPG's world and guidelines. You're free to do anything you want if you win and decide not to join. A Minkin in Otherworld can't travel to the moon in a spacesuit, but it can if it's not a part of the ARPG.

Why can't I use a lore character? What is a lore character?
Lore characters drive the plot behind Otherworld  (such as the gods, Dull Minkin, profession authorities, etc), and the lore is still being properly written. We do not want people using these characters to interact with their own until they are 100% finished. Some of these characters, such as the gods, cannot interact with Minkin in specific ways, which is why we would like flesh everything out first before handing them over to our patrons.

Can I reuse the character I wrote if I don't win?
Of course! Everything you wrote is entirely yours. The only thing we ask is that bits including Otherworld or Minkin-related things are replaced or removed.

More will added as questions are asked!


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alarmed-dingoes Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats everyone!!! This was such a fun thing and I adore those designs! 
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cactos Featured By Owner Edited Dec 5, 2016
congrats to the winners!  ;0
have fun with these babes, you totally deserve them!
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MowenDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to winners and thanks again for the contest! <3
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Pumpkabo0 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student Filmographer
ah I'm with Styxlady, would it be possible to find out what pluses and flaws our entries had? and what prevented them from winning so we know how to improve our entries for next time? >< 

I honestly had countless nightmares (ridiculous I know...depression + anxiety makes you worry about rather odd thing's...) about this DTA, wondering if I should take out the alphabet since it wasn't part of the lore, and now I can't help wondering if that was the main point that went against my entry, or if it was something else I'd messed up lore wise ; ^ ; 

Like I know I asked about them being able to talk and the possibility of them having a way of writing with their hooves, and Sai said it wouldn't go against me as the Lore was still being written, but scrolling through the comments earlier today, I saw Ede's reply to someone; "Minkin don't read or write books. Their technology is very limited and they're a very feral species with a small understanding of magic"

Really wish I'd seen that sooner ; v ; 
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edelilah Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student General Artist
You werent counted against for it! A primitive alphabet was actually inspiring for us to solidify. Theres a difference between that and a written book, though. I wouldnt compare yourself to that comment.

And I am unsure what to do about that request ): I do not want to make people feel worse or start fights if they do not like what I have to say. I can help with general writing critique but I do not think we are in a place to critique entries for people.
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Pumpkabo0 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student Filmographer
Ah that's reassuring ; v ;

Oh I meant via note ^^; I just meant like a rundown of the judges opinions, like what was good and what was bad/needs work on the character to fit into the criteria you're looking for in the arpg ^^
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edelilah Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student General Artist
I will PM you a bit later/tomorrow if that's okay! I'm struggling to get a lot of things done right now ;o;
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Pumpkabo0 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student Filmographer
That's totally fine ; v ; Take your time <33
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Lisuura Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am interested in hearing the judges notes as well, if possible! I want to be able to develop as much as I can as an artist and a writer, so it would be nice to hear some critique.
Thank you beforehand! (if it is possible) <3
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Pumpkabo0 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Student Filmographer
Ah hun, sorry you sent this in reply to me, so Ede won't see it <33
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StyxLady Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations to the winners!

I was wondering if the judges did comments like that for every entry, and, if so, would participants be able to note the group and ask to see the comments for our entries? It would be awesome to know what I could have done better, so I can apply that knowledge for the next DTA! :)
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edelilah Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student General Artist
I can PM you with some info! However I just answered somebody else that I wont be giving critiques because I dont want to aggravate more hurt feelings or start fights. ;w;
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StyxLady Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, I thought it would be done over note privately! I promise my feelings won't be hurt, I just honestly would like some feedback so I can improve in the future! :D
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LMsHangout Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Let me say first that I thought everyone had some really beautiful entries! There were a lot (okay all of them) that made me wonder if I should even bother, and all the Punk Rock entries made me glad I was drawing Rockabilly! I hope that everyone who didn't place this time around will join the upcoming DTA event. I know it must have been hard for the judges to select just one entry for each Minkin out of all the lovely pieces that were submitted – I don't think I would have been able to do it! Sincerely, great job to everyone who entered; all of them were just stellar!

Congratulations to Spashai on winning Punk Rock! Or should I say – Onyx! I loved reading about her personality and her backstory oh my goodness. I'm gonna leave a full comment on your pic soon, but until then congratulations again! ;0;

Thanks to everyone for the congrats! ;u; I was absolutely shOCKED when I was scrolling down this journal entry. I tried to stay detached from Rockabilly in the event that I didn't place, and did so much so that actually getting to keep her is just...wow it still hasn't sunk in yet. I know everyone who entered for her loved her design just as much as me, so I promise I will do my best to give this character the love that she deserves and draw her loTS N LOTS! ;0; Currently I'm working on getting together her registration sheet so I can join the ARPG as soon as I possibly can! I (like many of us who entered, I'm sure), never thought I'd get to actually own a Minkin so this really is a dream come true. Thanks again to SA1B0T and edelilah for this chance to receive one. I'm looking forward to seeing the future DTA events as well! ;u;
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celesse Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
A big congratulations to the winners!!! I know it may be disappointing for those that didn't win, but everybody that was watching the DTA thoroughly enjoyed seeing your entries <3 I didn't participate, but I still had a blast seeing each entry. I hope to see a lot more art of these beautiful minkin from the winners and I can't wait for the next DTA \^o^/
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Spashai Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student General Artist
;0;!!!!! I 100% never expected this would happen, what with all the other gorgeous and effort-filled entries for this min, but here we are???? Thank you so much for all the lovely words from the judges, they absolutely made my day, I'm so delighted you liked Onyx's character and picked her as a winner omgosh!!!! I'll be sure to put her on a registration sheet once I find the time and do some prompts *v* super excited!! Thank you millions!

To LMsHangout, congrats, your entry was fantastic! And to all the other entrants, I wish you all the best luck in getting a minkin of your own, be that in the next DTA or otherwise!<3333
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alarmed-dingoes Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OUR BABES NEED TO BE FRIENDS NOWWWWW
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LMsHangout Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Oh my gosh I am def with you in the "whoa is this real life right now" category. Congratulations to you too!! ;u; You drew Onyx beautifully! 
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stellarbuck Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah congrats to the winners!
I definitely think they were good choices, I can't wait to see more of these two!
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Wakettina Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student Filmographer
Congrats! Really cool personality

I don't know if i could try again, I mean, I sure could try to do cool art, but for my english knowledge, I could never hope to win any of these DTA! Still a good contest, I'd finally start to draw bacgrounds, so I've still won a big thing c:
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Shilokh Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations to our two winners ! :D

And for those who didn't win, don't be sad, that doesn't mean your entry wasn't good, it was just awesomely hard to choose just one person, and don't worry that everyone and the judges saw the efforts you put in and won't forget it! Even though it was a DTA based on character creation, you did beautiful artworks to suit your text, and some of you even put a lot of effort to make it one of the best piece of your gallery! I won't tell names, but some of you were named more than once in the judging, so cheer up! :)

As edelilah said, you can reuse the character as long as the text is re-written, so if you put your heart to create it, don't trash away your character and give it even more love! :heart:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations to the people who won, and to those who didn't, please don't give up hope! There were honestly so many good entries here, everyone made something beautiful out of theirs, and even if you feel like it was all in vain, you got really far, and at the very least you tried. Never regret that! This DTA had so many good entries.
I hope the winners enjoy their new Minkin :heart:
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Vorkuteau Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! I'm so happy for the winner!! I am really disheartened I didn't win as it looks like this may have been my last opportunity to get a minkin - it appears my hard drive in my laptop is failing and I cannot afford a new one. However, this was such an exciting experience! I'm really happy to have been a part of one, even if I lost.

Again, congratulations to the winners!
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Lisuura Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! <3
Hope you have tons of fun with your new minkin. I am looking forward to seeing them soon. 

Thank you SA1B0T and edelilah for giving all of us this chance. I will definitely join next time as well, there's no doubt about it! This was so fun.

LMsHangout enjoy your new minkin and all of your new fan-art now! I will be keeping an eye out for you guys, can't wait to see you draw Firestreak again. :)
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SilverWindStar Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratz to the winners!

this was a lot of fun and I hope to participate in the next DTA!
All of the entries were wonderful <3
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LostGosling Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh congratulations to both of the winners!! OuO You guys were all amazing; tbh I loved every single entry here. I can't even imagine what it was like to judge this whole thing in only 3 days, so hats off to the judges man. XD I really appreciate how quickly you all got the results out to us and I'm sure the rest of us do to. eueb

To all of the other hopefuls who didn't see their name up there; the best thing to remember is that this is not the end. <3 I know how it hurts to get really invested; I started in 2011, so this is by far not my first competition. xD I've had my losses (many losses 8P), but I've also had my wins too, so I know that when you do win one, it is so so special, and so worth the wait. Because of this competition, I had to make a background, which is something I don't do often enough! So, even though I'm sad that I didn't win, my entry happens to be one of my favorite pieces in my gallery right now, and it proved to me that I'm capable of more than I give myself credit for! TuT

So everything has a way of turning out okay. <3
I seen some fantastic art and literature in this competition. Be proud of yourselves!
You deserve it; and never let a loss discourage you from trying again next time. ;D
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capehood Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those were actually one of my favorite entries!!! ❤️ I'm kinda sad I didn't win but I'll definitely be pumped up for the next DTA! >: D 
Congrats to the winners!!!! You guys totally deserve them! 
And thanks SA1B0T and edelilah for actually hosting this DTA ^^ 
and it means a lot to me and a few others who didn't win for the DTA next year! 
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OmniWitch Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Professional Writer
I didn't end up trying out but it was so cool to see all the entries! Congrats you guys!
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LMsHangout Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so so much! ;0; Still kinda in shock ngl
I'm excited to see the next DTA too! ;u; Thanks again for giving us all this opportunity~
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Spashai Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for hosting this once again!! ;v;<33 how exciting this was!
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SA1B0T Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the positive comment and good luck in the next DTA! ;v; (you draw minkin beautifully btw omg)
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BaraTomato Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
not a problem, and thank you! ;w; Quick question - will the word limit for both personality and background be the same for the DTA in January?
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SA1B0T Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It actually might be shorter this time around, depending on the feedback we get o: It's uncertain, but it'll either be the same amount or shorter!
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BaraTomato Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Alrighty, thanks!
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rhiow Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A hearty congratulations to the winners! It was fun watching the entries pour in and I know you both must be over the moon to find that you were chosen! HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND

Additionally, I have a question posed towards anybody who participated in the judging: say I were, for instance, to... oh, I don't know, fall in love with another FUTURE-VISION dta and reuse the personality. Does that come off as a.) lazy, b.) unimaginative, or c.) *clutches fist* PERSEVERANCE... asking for a friend... who is definitely not me... (oh... who am I kidding!)

PS: question is ridiculous, character is ridiculous, humor is everywhere though my text does not always get across the "ha has" so I hope this does. I am interested, though, so if anybody has any strong feelings one way or the other I'd love to know!
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edelilah Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Student General Artist
It's totally okay to reuse the character as long as the text is re-written! ;w; :heart:
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rhiow Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! Thank you very much. Birch will return... with a vengeance... for the sequel...
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SA1B0T Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is important for people to know, thank you for the positivity! i'm sure it'll help a lot of people<3
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InkxInk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sure hope it does! Everyone needs a little pat on the back when things don't turn out the way they wanted.
You, Ede, and everyone else involved in running this event deserve a pat on the back, too. I've helped with a couple Weaver DTAs so I totally understand how stressful running them can be and how there's always a lingering cloud of negativity after things like this is end which makes it even worse! D: But I think I speak for the majority of us Minkin-less Minkin fans when I say we're very appreciative that you guys were willing to go through all that to give a couple people a chance to own these beauties. ;v; I look forward to checking out the January DTA!
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SA1B0T Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEA dealing with the judging and aftermath is probably the hardest and most stressful part of our position because we really did love all of them. I just hope people had fun with their entries and grew as artists and character writers, even if it was just ever so slightly! And now we see who wants to be part of our community, so we'll continue to have these events. The entries were not in vain! ;;
Thank you so much again!<3
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InkxInk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely! I remember that part of running DTAs all too well ;0; This is actually my first time being on the entrant side of things. And even though I didn't win, I don't regret a thing. If nothing else, participating in this event gave me some practice in backgrounds that I desperately needed LOL
You're very welcome! ;V;
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Pumpkabo0 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Student Filmographer
Oh wow, I really needed to read this ; - ;

I was honestly so close to tears it's unreal...I may have shed a few, but hey crying isn't a bad thing...every day I was thinking about Punk rock and just so excited for the results, then I wished I hadn't seen them at all, it just felt like I'd completely wasted my time and got myself stupidly attached for no reason T-T 

But you're right, there will be other chances- admittedly knowing how much this hurt...it's going to be hard letting myself get that attached to another DTA character and making a personality for them...but if we don't try, we'll never succeed ; v ;

So thank you for the inspirational message ; ^ ; :hug:
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InkxInk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad my words managed to give you some comfort! ;V;

I 100% understand how you feel. I also felt an extremely strong connection to Punk Rock. In the past I never had the motivation to join DTAs even for species I really liked, but something about Punk Rock made me HAVE to join. I felt like she was perfect for me, so I'm right there with you with the crying. But I also know that everyone probably felt the same way I felt about Punk Rock and Rockabilly, and it's not fair to think that my feelings were stronger than anyone else's so I deserved the minkin the most. I have no way of knowing that! I think all of us put our heart and soul into our entries, and we all deserved to win, but of course that just isn't possible.

I don't think entering this was a waste of my time and I don't think you should either! This DTA gave me a reason to create a full-background piece of art that I'm honestly REALLY proud of! I never would have known I could draw a background like that if this DTA hadn't given me a reason to! And with you, your entry was BEAUTIFUL! Even if it didn't win, I hope you're proud of what you created. ;v; <3 With how much I adored Punk Rock, I understand that it's hard to believe any future event minkin will speak to me in quite the same way. But you never know! New dream designs are made every day, who's to say the next event minkin won't be one of them? ^^
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Pumpkabo0 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Student Filmographer
Yeah =( I think it was the fact we where being judged on personality and character so we all pretty much made our 'dream Min' xC 

I used to join DTA's quite regularly, but the closest I ever got to winning was an "honourable mention" so I just decided I had crappy luck and saved myself the disappointment...I just couldn't pass up the chance to try for this Min-kin though =( I think everyone who didn't win is feeling pretty sorry for themselves :C

Your entry was absolutely stunning, that background was just mesmerising ; c ; I honestly just sat and stared at it for like 10-15 minutes when I first saw it, just everytime I moved my eyes I spotted a new detail and it's so amazing- you SHOULD be proud, I'd give my right arm to draw backgrounds like that <3

I liked my entry...and I was pleased with it, but now I just look at it and want to delete it ^^; But I know that's against the rules, so I won't u.u Depression's been a bit of an ass lately...so a part of me wonders, if maybe I should sit out of the next DTA or if Christmas will help lift my spirits some. I can't see me connecting with another design the same way I did again, but who knows! and I can decide when its posted, so no use worrying about it now ^<^

Hopefully, we'll both find and actually get to keep our dream Min-kin one day ^.^ I really do wish there were "discount" Min-kin adopts though for first time owners, even if they were all common or had one uncommon trait =( the bidding is just crazy!! It starts out like $50, someone SB's then someone jumps it to $300??! that's instantly me 110% out :C it's like; hello...other, poorer people would like one of these beautiful designs too you know! ><;
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InkxInk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: I'm so sorry you have such bad luck with these contests ;n;

Oh gosh thank you so much! ;0; I worked so hard on it...my poor hand nearly died from all the detailing OTL I hope that once the initial pain of loss subsides, you'll be able to look at your own entry and be happy with it again. You really should be happy with something so lovely! I think you should focus on making yourself happy in whatever way you can for the rest of the month. I mean heck, it's December! This month is supposed to be full of happiness and festivities! Once the next DTA rolls around, maybe you'll be up to the gamble again. If not, nothing wrong with that!

I'm sure we will get our perfect Minkins one day ;v; I'm living proof it's not impossible! Cause I mean, Weavers are my favorite species and while they aren't as popular now they were definitely right up there with Minkin at one time. Of course I couldn't afford weavers just like I can't afford Minkin, but here I am today with my dream Weaver plus 4 more! There are ways, and we'll both find a way. Just gotta be patient! ;v;

The closed species community is really an interesting place when it comes to money, huh? But it's nice to see artists getting paid so much for their work. I think it would be a difficult thing for a species creator to figure out, though. Because of course you wouldn't want you species to be exclusive to the rich, but at the same time it doesn't make sense to penalize the people that support you by saying "if you've bought from me before, you aren't allowed to right now!"

I dunno. Personally I'd have a difficult time figuring out what to do. :c
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starosis Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
congratulations to the winners! <3
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