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1 hello and 4 ideas :D

Posted by isildurs_babe on 06.14.2007 at 10.59.pm
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Hi guys.  It's lovely to be back!
I'm both very glad and very nervous to be the new Maia for fanart_realm. What I lack in experience of modding, I will make up for in enthusiam, so please be patient with me. ^__^  **Muahahhaa the power!!**

I have a few ideas for the community that I'd like to run past you:

Firstly, I'd like to introduce a sign-up prompt system; whereby I'll set up 3 or 4 (I'm still working it out) tables, each containing either 50 0r 100 promts (depending on the theme of the table) - which members can take imspiration from. It would not be compulsory to sign up to these prompts, but I think this system will offer, old and new members alike, a constant level of interest in the community. The idea being that members choose their own character/race/ as well as their chosen promt table and produce 50/100 pieces of art based on that. This system is blatantly stolen from hp_art100. It works really well there.

Secondly, I'd really like to try and introduce a community project every month, running to two months depending on the project at hand. This can be a community prompt, or theme and would run alongside the sign-up prompt system that I've outlined above.

Third on my list: I'd like to have a few fests running per year. Fest: Noun(N) -  A festival whereby members sign up with prompts of their favourite fantasy LOTR scenes. Members then are allocated or choose a prompt to draw. This is then posted to the community.

I have left the most controversial of my community wish-list ideas until last. As a member of the community I always felt rather constricted in what I was allowed to draw, and because of this, I didn't feel motivated to post my work even if it was rated G. So I'm proposing *takes deep breath* to change the rules about PG-13 art and non-nudity art only. I feel the community should be for everybody not just youngsters; besides which, I strongly believe that art should not be censored. I'm a member of other art communities that have an open policy of G to NC-17 art. These communities work really well because all art is behind LJ cuts and is age ratings and warnings are clearly indicated in post and in the subject line. I'd make it explicit in the rules on the profile page that warnings, ratings and lj-cut's are compulsory and i'd even go as far as to have a "header information" that members can copy and paste before they post. If you think it is needed, I can make polls at my lj to guage interest in this idea. (...Once I figure out how to do polls, that is! ^__~)

I'd love to hear what you think. :D




_grayswandir_ at 2007-06-14 22:53 (UTC) (Link)
Welcome back! :D

Your ideas for prompts, projects, and fests all sound great to me. Even people who don't actively sign up for the prompts or fests may be inspired by the ideas, and I know I for one would love to see more art posted in this community!

As for your last suggestion, I'll have to wait and see what the other Valar think about changing the rating rules. I certainly have no problem with nudity in art, and while I'm not a big fan of hardcore NC-17 fanart myself, I also don't think it needs to be censored other than with LJ-cuts and, probably, friends-locking. However, I'm not sure how comfortable others may be with it.

Making a poll does sound like a good idea -- that way we could find out how the members feel about it. (By the way, I think you can make a poll in this community as long as you have a paid account; if I remember right, the community itself doesn't need to have a paid account, just the poll creator.)
isildurs_babe at 2007-06-15 13:53 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad some of the ideas sound ok and that you think they'll inspire people to produce more work for the community ^__^ . I'd really love to see it take off a bit more. I'm going to try and pimp the community (and the ring communities) to my flist or at least ask them to spread the word to people they think will be interested. *fingers crossed*

I figured out how to make a poll *cheers self* Which I've just posted to fanart_realm. hopefully we'll get plenty of responces so I can move things along.
Anahana - Quentae for Balance - Just call me Anna!
sheiannasherra at 2007-06-15 00:10 (UTC) (Link)
By the way, I think you can make a poll in this community as long as you have a paid account...

Actually, that isn't necessary. If it were, I wouldn't have been able to post the one I did. -_^ It's an option on the "update journal" page listed to the right under More ways to post:
the last option is Create a poll! Of course I'm sure that if you do have a paid account you have access to much fancier looking polls though! *giggle*

I don't have any problem with nudity either and agree with _grayswandir_ on this one. I too think a poll would be a good idea though.
_grayswandir_ at 2007-06-15 00:35 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I see -- it's both paid and Plus users who can create polls. I always forget about Plus accounts.

And, nope, I'm pretty sure we all get the same boring polls to work with. You can make them a little fancier -- well, a little longer, anyway -- if you code them yourself instead of using LJ's poll-maker thingy, but that's about it. ;)
Anahana - Quentae for Balance - Just call me Anna!
sheiannasherra at 2007-06-15 02:44 (UTC) (Link)
Ah yes, the advantages of a plus account! -_^ (and why would anyone not want a plus account when it's free too?)

(and hooray, I've got my internet back! It went down right after I posted the above!)
isildurs_babe at 2007-06-15 14:06 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks anna. heeee! I created a poll ^__^ (I'm V proud of myself, can you tell? :D)
Jenny that is called Jenny
shieldmaidenjen at 2007-06-15 07:02 (UTC) (Link)
I like all of your ideas and am so glad to see you back!
As long as people post lj-cuts and ratings for their art, G to NC-17 is just fine by me. :D The prompt idea and projects are good too - I wonder if we should also do something like it for graphics_realm too.
Anahana - Quentae for Balance - Just call me Anna!
sheiannasherra at 2007-06-15 13:33 (UTC) (Link)
I wonder if we should also do something like it for graphics_realm too.

Sounds good to me. How about it inconceivablelf? Are you up for doing something like this in graphics_realm?
isildurs_babe at 2007-06-15 14:01 (UTC) (Link)
The tables of prompts will be quite generic. They should be vague enough that inconcievablef can use them in graphics_realm too if that's what she'd like to do. Perhaps We could work on them together.
Anahana - Quentae for Balance - Just call me Anna!
sheiannasherra at 2007-06-15 14:45 (UTC) (Link)
I like the idea of the two of you working on them together. I'd like to see more interaction between the communities.

Right now inconceivablelf has a challenge going in graphics_realm (below) that also helps to promote interaction between Graphics Realm and Fanart Realm which I think is really great!

Here's my challenge: make something using LOTR artwork as opposed to the movies. it can still use movie pictures, but its' main focus should be art. it can be anyone's art, just make sure you credit.

Isi, why not get in touch with inconceivablelf and see how she feels about the two of you working together on projects like this?
Less Miserable
inconceivablelf at 2007-06-15 16:07 (UTC) (Link)
hey, I'd love to collaborate (especially since I have about zero experence modding...). I think you have my email, don't you isildurs_babe?
the prompts idea sounds wonderful, and so does the Fest. not to blatantly steal your ideas, but I think they would work well in graphics_realm as well.
Anahana - Quentae for Balance - Just call me Anna!
sheiannasherra at 2007-06-15 16:22 (UTC) (Link)
*grins in delight* Cool! \(^o^)/
isildurs_babe at 2007-06-16 12:13 (UTC) (Link)
Hi inconceivablelf, I e-mailed you last night at inconceivablelf@livejournal.com but this morning I found a mailer daemon waiting in my inbox. Livejournal email addresses hate me or something, so do you have another account? or you could e-mail me at isildurs.babe@gogglemail.com. sorry for the hassle!
isildurs_babe at 2007-06-16 12:15 (UTC) (Link)
er... I meant, isildurs.babe@googlemail.com not goggle mail, that's just silly. ^_____^
Less Miserable
inconceivablelf at 2007-06-16 14:22 (UTC) (Link)
I have a LJ email address? *is confused* that's news. it's probably a good thing you couldn't get through because I would not know how to check it.

my email address is elfofthegoldenwood@gmail.com. thank you!
isildurs_babe at 2007-06-16 14:55 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, I thought the Lj talk thing on your profile was an e-mail adress! o_0

E-mailing you now.
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