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30 March 2016 @ 09:31 pm
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Rules & Information | Join us for Round 17!

I know I've promoted this comm about ten times now yet failed to participate myself, but this time I'M DOING IT. I SWEAR. Cause there are about a million makers I really admire participating, and that just gives me so much motivation!

Do you want a real challenge, some super helpful concrit, and most importantly lots of fun? COME JOIN US for what will probably be a crazy good round! :>
at first I thought I'd wait for the theme post before signing up but lbr Samantha's themes ALWAYS kick ass.
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Tinny: got_brienne ive had better daystinnny on April 2nd, 2016 09:29 am (UTC)
I really really didn't want to participate, and I doubt the usefulness of the concrit with 40+ participants (i.e. will i even get any).

But, to be honest, it's the only thing going on this month, and I'm terribly uninspired by either 20muses or 10in30 this time.

So I guess I'll sign up after all? If the adventure thing excites me, that is.

(I'll probably be thrown out of the lims_movie until then, too, so that works out well. ;D - also, the two caps we've had so far were so horrible for me to work on, too. I made two icons I can barely look at. I spent so much time on them and still hate them.)
a random javascript function: ron partyingjsfunction on April 2nd, 2016 10:24 am (UTC)
hmm, not everyone who signs up actually participates - I'd estimate there will be about 20-30 actual participants. It's still a lot but I'll at least try to write a bit of feedback for every icon, not super detailed of course but I hope it will still be somewhat helpful :)

It would be cool if you signed up but I think there's actually a lot going on at any given time so if you didn't like the last round, I'm not sure lack of other icon activities is a good reason to do it...?? I mean, there's character20n20, theiconthrone challenges, icontests like iconsomething and capicontest... and all the other billion comms listed at icontalking! :p honestly I have the opposite problem, too damn much going on and I can't participate in half the stuff I want to. I think I'll try 20muses this time tho, simple icons may not be my thing but I can make them fairly effortlessly so I might be able to actually finish this time and it would be an interesting challenge to see if I can still give the icons that something extra even if I take away text and composition and most textures. 10in30 doesn't really click with me this time either though, making half of the icons muted is just so boring for me, I want eeeverything to vibrant or at least semi-vibrant as in vintagey or pastelly (which I don't think qualifies for muted).

Good luck for lims_movie!
Tinny: librarians_flynn paintedtinnny on April 2nd, 2016 01:55 pm (UTC)
if you didn't like the last round

Ha, no, I did. But it was anonymous, which made it easier for me to put myself out there. I'm not sure how non-anonymous rounds are done, but if the concrit is on icons without you knowing who made what (like lims_movie), then that's fine with me. I was skeptical about people judging my icons when they know they're mine. But I don't think that's the case, and that was the only reservation I had.

I'm sure you could identify my icons, and of course robot!anon can :), but everyone else pretty much doesn't know me or my style.

The reason I didn't want to do it was that it was very exhausting, and I thought I had to bring extra-good game. So I made myself a lot of stress. If I participate this time, I won't do that. I also left a lot of concrit last time, and I'm not going to do that with 30 participants.

But I love that you're planning on doing that!

I'm not sure lack of other icon activities is a good reason to do it...??

It is to me. But I think you assumed that I didn't like it, which isn't the case.

Well, if 20muses was piquing my interest, I'd rather put my energy into that. (Same with technique20in20, but the mod seems to have vanished. :((( ) Since those are my favorites, and I always plan on doing those, their loss immediately gives me a lot of free time.

True, there are a lot of other communities. There are some that I'm thinking about doing, but I haven't decided on any specific ones. episodes20in20 is taking a break this month, and I'm still waiting for character_draw's info post. I can't do their usual rounds where you have to icon one specific movie/show of a chosen actor, and I'm afraid the next one is going to be one I can't do.

I am not a fan of provided caps (which is why lims_movie is so hard on me, omg I'm having such a hard time with it, I didn't expect it to be that bad).

I have made two icons for character20n20 already, but I'm not sure I'll be able to finish that set, so I wouldn't prioritize it too highly. calendarsquares has a green-blue theme this month, which is not exactly my favorite. But I'll do two or three for that, anyway.

I always do paintedpixels, but it's not labor-intensive, and for theiconthrone, I've already done 12 of the 20 for challenge 1, and am thinking about the smile icon, so those will definitely be finished in the next five days.

Good luck for lims_movie!

Thank you! I hope I'll survive this round. That was my goal, anyway. Everything else is bonus.
a random javascript function: forsaken objsfunction on April 2nd, 2016 02:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, now I totally get what your reservations were about and no, we definitely don't have the makers visible during the voting, they're just revealed in the results/feedback post just like the aliases were on the anon round. I'm not too sure I'd guess yours though, I'm actually pretty bad at guessing unless I try and I just don't have the patience/time to put as much effort into these guesses as sherlock anon, robot anon etc... but even if I do recognize someone, I'm aware enough of my biases to not let them affect my actual votes too much :)

Alright that definitely explains it, if the sort of anonymous voting makes participation more appealing then I'd definitely say go for it! And yeah it only needs to be as stressful as you make it, I know I'll have a lot of stress cause I'm specifically targeting this round with the goal of showing everyone I still got it ;) , but I know it wouldn't have to be like that. I could just decide to have fun and not care much about anything else but stress and fun are in no way mutually exclusive for me, they actually go hand in hand since for me stress => effort => good icons => yay!, while no stress => no effort => so and so icons => feeling ehhhh about the whole thing (=> feeling kinda pissed if those icons end up everyones faves from me, haha).