THE CONTEST DEADLINE IS IN TWO WEEKS, THAT'S SEPTEMBER 1ST, 11:59 PM EASTERN. JUST SO YOU KNOW. REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN. <3I BET YOU DO WANT YOUR ART FEATURED
SEE I NEED SOME HELP...
AND IT DOESN'T REQUIRE YOU TO READ THE TRADELOCKE, I PROMISEA conversation between and myself, about 5 months ago:
Nikky: Okay, I have a great idea for the epilogue.
Nikky: Okay so Marche and Nikky beat the Kalos League, right?
Nikky: And then they're like champions or whatever.
Nikky: And assumingly, they'll just go on another journey.
Nikky: Okay, BUT WHAT IF THEY WENT ON VACATION IN KILOUDE CITY FOR LIKE 3 WEEKS.
Nikky: AND THE EPILOGUE IS NO SPEECHBUBBLES OR WORDS, IT'S JUST PICTURES FROM THEIR VACATION. LIKE RELAXING AND HAVING FUN OR WHATEVER AFTER THEIR NEW CHAMPION TITLES.
Nikky: Good idea, huh? I just need to draw lots of photographs-
Marche: Nikky omg that is going to be so much.
Nikky: Well, yea, but-
Marche: Why don't we just make that a contest? You drew the whole comic...
Nikky: A CONTEST. WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT.
So basically, the Tradelocke comic is almost over. I just need to do the epilogue...but I need your help.
Since I want the epilogue to just be a collage of photos from their vacation in Kiloude City, I would love to have quite a few of them so it can be long and cool and give a good ending to the comic.
The best part is: anyone who enters and follows the criteria will be in the epilogue"But Nikky, it's a contest. You can't say it's a contest and feature everyone."
Of course I can't do that! And as any good contest goes, we have prizes for the top three entries that we receive! PRIZES:1st Prize:
3 Month premium membership and a drawing from both NikkyDash
and Marche-Towers2nd Prize:
1 Month premium membership and a drawing from both NikkyDash
and Marche-Towers3rd Prize:
a drawing from NikkyDash
Now, they're not the best prizes by far. But I think it's fair, since anyone who follows the required criteria will be featured anyways in the epilogue. So it's kind of like everyone gets a prize, in a way. "Okay, I'm interested. What is the required criteria?"
I'm glad you asked! I wanted to make the criteria very simple and allow a lot of freedom in the entries. So there isn't too many things that you have to follow. But here are the rules:REQUIRED CRITERIA:
-Must have Marche Towers (clothing reference, click here
) and Nikky Maple (clothing reference, click here
) in the picture (it can be the end of Marche's scarf and Nikky's left foot for all I care)
-Must be colored, but it can have filters such as grayscale or sepia or any of those fancy instagram filters on as well
-Must have a background, whether it's a white wall, a full on beach, a party, etc.
-Must be in the point of view of the camera
-Must be in a format for cameras (square or rectangle pictures only), but how the picture is being taken us up to you (iPhone, Android, digital camera, polaroid, photobooth, etc.)
-Photobooth pictures have a maximum of 4 picture slots. Anyone else can submit up to 4 pictures.DO NOT DO THIS IT'S NOT ALLOWED:
-Do not only put Marche or Nikky in the picture, both must be in there
-Do not put in sexual content, or anything explicit (PORN/NUDITY), but using the middle finger is okay
-Do not put speechbubbles in the picture, the only text that should be seen should be on shirts, stores/shops, signs, snapchat captions, or timestamps (contact me if you want clarification on using text in your picture)
-Transparency is not allowed
If these are not followed, your picture will not be featured in the epilogue.YOU MAY PUT YOUR OWN NUZLOCKE CHARACTER INTO THE PICTURE."Wait, really?"
Yes, really! I love everyone's Nuzlocke characters, and I'm sure some of them are chilling in Kiloude. How you incorporate your own character is completely up to you! But I know it can be kind of hard to come up with that, so here's some examples that you may use and pull from:Examples:
-Your Nuzlocke character is taking a selfie and Marche and Nikky just happen to be in the background
-Your Nuzlocke character wanted a picture with the new champions of Kalos
-Your Nuzlocke character is in the picture and the photo is from some random bystander witnessing it
-They're taking a big group picture with tons of other people, and Marche and Nikky happen to be in it
Of course, the sky is the limit with this! Don't let the examples stop you. If you really have trouble, I suggest looking at just regular photos that people take when they're on vacation or hanging out with friends.
And of course, here is some extra information that you may need:EXTRA INFORMATION:
-You can use other clothing than the ones provided, these are only a guideline
-You can make it in a format that is popular online (Instagram, Snapchat, etc)
-You do not have to use my style, we encourage you to use the style that you are most familiar with
-The location of their vacation spot is Kiloude City, Kalos. Because there are a lot of attractions in the city, it is very easy to pick something that they are doing (going to the beach, in the hotel, at the battle masion, the friend safari, train station, etc.). You can even make up a place that they're at, they're on vacation so magical things can happen like a random volcano appearing or something.
-Pretend there's a beach there, there are palm trees so I'm convinced there's a beach hiding somewhere
-If you want to use a date for timestamps, calendars, etc. the date are between June 28th - July 18th
-Be creative! The format is very flexible, so it can be anything like them skydiving to relaxing on the beach to partying at a club to even cosplaying at the Kiloudecon Convention that's mentioned in the comic! Don't let anything really limit you!
-If you have any questions, please ask! I don't want you guys to feel deterred because something is unclear.
-Have fun and good luck!!!
If you want to read the Tradelocke, for whatever reason, start here.Please submit the entries either through this journal, or by mentioning me in the descriptions.
If you want to see the contest entries, they can be found here.The deadline is September 1st, at 11:59 Eastern time (that's New York City time)