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IMPORTANT NOTE: Instead of PMing the gift to me to distribute, please PM it to Zip instead! He kindly offered to be the distributor and name randomizer for this event.
To spread love and happiness around our community, why not try a secret gift exchange? We were talking about it in the site chat room earlier today, and it seemed like a fun idea!
What is this, exactly? It's essentially a internet-based Secret Santa. Participants create gifts for each other, whether it be art, a literary work, music, etc. All the participants' names are placed in a proverbial hat, and each person will get a randomly selected name. But they cannot tell other people the name that was picked.
Once you have finished making your gift,
Post here to sign-up, comment, and ask questions! Please include your interests (hobbies, , etc.) in your post so people aren't completely lost on what to give you. =) Sign-ups will close in one week.
1. Ivan Strider
8. Patsy Dragon
(For clarification's sake, the GSART is completely unrelated to the GSARP, the roleplay. But it's just as cool!)
Hello everyone! We are happy to present a Fanfiction, Art, and Music Contest appropriately named the GSART! Show off your creative side as we celebrate the game series that helped give birth to our community!
The rules are straightforward - submit a creative work of any medium. It must be related to the Golden Sun series in some way, shape, or form. The link between your work and the game series can be strenuous, but the connection must be present! We want to do something with the games every now and then, you know?
Submissions will be posted in submission threads that staff will post in both the Gallery and Library subforums. All members will be able to cast their votes for the winner via PM.
The prize? Bragging rights, countless accolades from your fellow Refugians, a big hug from me, and an opportunity to share your creation to the world in the Community section of the site! The Community section has not seen much use apart from the plot teasers for the GSARP (Alchemy's Reckoning) and Nightmare of Alchemy, a community story project that died off. We would love to see that section connect to the Refuge once more, so what better way to start than to have a contest such as this?
The deadline is midnight (EST) on New Year's Day, although we can extend the deadline if necessary. We know that this is rather short notice, and with the holidays coming up we don't want to stress people out too much.
So, basic rules:
*Submission MUST be related to the Golden Sun games in some way.
*One entry per person.
*Works can be art, fiction, and music.
*Submissions will be posted in the Gallery and the Library subforums in threads that the staff will post sometime in the near future.
*Deadline is midnight (EST) on New Year's Day.
I wish you all the best in your endeavors! I am excited to see how this turns out. =)
Also, credit to Misery for giving What? the inspiration to create this contest. We lovingly referred to this contest as your bastard child for a while~
As a consequence of some recent incidents, we
I thought I'd put to rest some of the rumors and speculation, because I think it is really really dumb.
So, to recap, here are some facts:
Now, here are some thoughts that I have on this matter:
I think that about covers it. Basically, guys, chillax.
It's about that time of year again...
As I mentioned in the State of the Refuge address at the start of last month, we have decided to promote a couple of new moderators to act as leaders in the community. Welcome to the team, What? and Umbra.
Also, In light of her dedication to the community, Patsy has been elevated to an Administrator.
On a less positive note, I'm going to be considerably less active over the next two months. I'll still try to visit as often as I can. If you urgently need to contact me, send a PM and I'll reply as soon as I can. I should be back in November.
It was originally meant to be longer, but I ended up cutting a lot of content. Either way, there should be some interesting information for everyone in there.
I might do another one of these early next year.
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