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Hello deviants! :)


I have a new challenge for you! :la:


But before I start with the explanations, please remember that:
1. Participation is not obligatory for members of FeatureChallenge and being a member does not automatically enter you as a participant. Likewise, membership in FeatureChallenge is not obligatory to participate (although if you’re not a member yet and you’d like to be one, membership requests are automatically approved).
2. If you decide to enter, you should follow the rules of the game written below.
3. In this game we’ll encourage positiveness, enthusiasm, open-mindedness and supportiveness as well as a little creativity.
4. Your help to spread the word about this challenge will be very much appreciated, so feel free to write a journal about it, link it in your comment signature or on your profile, or something else you can think of. :)


Now that that’s done, let’s get to the point. ;)


Even though FeatureChallenge is a relatively new group and isn’t exactly like most groups in deviantART, we promised you to support you and encourage you to support and get to know each other too. So I thought we could do something special for Christmas. :)

What FaB in FaBulous actually stands for is Feature a Buddy. So I’m announcing next month to be our very first (and hopefully not last) Feature a Buddy December aka FaBulous December.

Each participant will write a feature for two of the others. That’s basically all there is to it. But since we’re trying to make it special (and somewhat like a Christmas present) the features will need to be a little more than just a few deviations featured in your journals. You’ll have to take a proper stroll through the deviants’ galleries and maybe journals too, get to know them and their art better, and then show us what you’ve learned about your featurees. Tell us what you like and feel about them and their art. Arrange your features accordingly. Be creative! :dummy:

Of course, you might need to feature an artist who works in a style that is not from your usually preferred ones, but try to keep an open mind, a positive attitude and be supportive. You might just make a new friend. :)



You might wonder why I’m writing all of this already in November. The reason is that this month you can decide whether or not you’ll participate in this group event. To sign up just comment below saying you’d like to and I’ll add you to the list of participants. When you enter you’ll receive a number which will later be used to determine the feature partners through random.org. Remember: the sign-up ends on 30th November 2012, 23:59:59 UTC!



And now, about next month:
Here you have a sort of timetable for the events in December.


FaBulous December 2012 Timetable by reggar


:bulletwhite: 01.11.2012 – 30.11.2012  Sign-up
:bulletgreen: 01.12.2012 – 02.12.2012  Secret Buddies
:bulletblue: 03.12.2012 – 09.12.2012  Phase 1: Feature a Buddy
:bulletpurple: 10.12.2012 – 16.12.2012  Phase 2: Feature your Featurer
:bulletred: 17.12.2012 – 23.12.2012  Phase 3: Submit your Features
:bulletorange: 24.12.2012  Opening the Folder



A little more about the separate parts of the challenge:

:bulletgreen: 01.12.2012 – 02.12.2012  Secret Buddies
In these two days I’ll use random.org to determine the Feature Partners. I’ll then note all participants to tell them who their feature buddies are. The partners arrangement is to be kept secret for all the time before Phase 2.


:bulletblue: 03.12.2012 – 09.12.2012  Phase 1: Feature a Buddy
It’s time to find out as much as you can about your Feature Buddy through their gallery, journal, favourites, comments, critiques, etc. Try not to make it too obvious that you’ll be featuring them, it should be a secret for the time being! :D
Prepare resources for your feature journal, but do not post it yet!


:bulletpurple: 10.12.2012 – 16.12.2012  Phase 2: Feature your Featurer
The final partners arrangement will be announced in the journal. Then it’ll be time to do the same as in Phase 1 for your Featurer, of course, with the difference in that it’s not a secret anymore. In this week you can ask both your Featurees questions to get to know them better.
Again, prepare resources for your feature journal, but do not post it yet! Let’s try to keep the presents packed and hidden in the cupboard just a little longer! ;)


:bulletred: 17.12.2012 – 23.12.2012  Phase 3: Submit your Features
Now it’s time to submit your feature journals! :la:
Write a separate one for each of your featurees, entitled "Fabulous December for …" or something similar. It would be considered nice of you to write in short about the whole project in it, but it’s not obligatory.
Submit your journals (in this case, surprisingly) as late as you can (but before the week runs out!), to make it less tempting for the featurees to open their presents early. Try not to look at the journals featuring you either just yet (if you can ;P).
Please submit your features to the folder in the group gallery (Yes, I’ll make a separate folder for this! :happybounce: ) and send me (reggar) the links to both your feature journals in a note.


:bulletorange: 24.12.2012  Opening the Folder
On Christmas Eve I’ll open the folder with the feature journals for all to see. That will mark the end of the event. After that I’d be glad to hear your opinions of how it went, what could be better, if you’d like to have something like that again next year, etc. I’ll also make a smaller wrap-up feature for all participants in my journal with deviations from their galleries and links to all the features from the game. :)



That’s it, I guess. Please feel free to comment and sign up as well as telling me your opinion and suggestions.
Have a nice day and happy featuring! :)


Argee
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   General Artist
:la: Can do. :heart:
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:iconazizica:
Azizica Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Can you tell me if I've been added to the list, because I cannot remember.
And also,
Do you choose the random deviant for us or do we choose the person ourselves?
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Yes, you have been added to the list. The deviant will be chosen through random.org and you'll receive a note about it soon. :)
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:iconazizica:
Azizica Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Okay thanks
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What a wonderful idea. Please sign me up! :heart:
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Done, you've been added to the list of participants. :)
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:iconfeigenfrucht:
feigenfrucht Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Please sign me also up :hug:
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
You've been added to the list! :la:
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:iconfeigenfrucht:
feigenfrucht Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:woohoo: Thanks a lot
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
It's a pleasure. :D
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a little confused as to what this is, but it sounds awesome so I'm in :D
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Great! I've added you to the list. And if there's anything in particular you need me to clarify, just ask. :)
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I understand okay ^^;
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Okay! :aww:
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:iconskelememe:
skelememe Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please sign me up ♥ c:
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
You've been added to the list of participants! :la:
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:iconskelememe:
skelememe Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY :iconlawooplz:
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
:iconeeeeeplz:
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:iconblusilurus:
BluSilurus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Sign me up please! I think i got the idea of it a little confused but i think i got it!
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
You've been added to the list. Well, if there's anything in particular you'd like me to clarify, feel free to ask. :)
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:iconblusilurus:
BluSilurus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you and I think I get it now :3
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Okay. :aww:
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:iconwintersread:
WintersRead Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Photographer
I'll sign up for this! :D
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Great! I've added you to the list. :la:
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:iconsoul-fyre:
Soul-Fyre Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
sounds cool.. sign me up :)
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Done, you've been added to the list of participants. :)
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:iconsoul-fyre:
Soul-Fyre Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
great thanks :)
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
It's a pleasure. :)
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:iconstrawberry-despair:
Strawberry-Despair Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to join
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
You've been added to the list of participants. :)
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:iconamericancaity:
AmericanCaity Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist
If that's ok. ^^;
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Sure, added! :D
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:iconamericancaity:
AmericanCaity Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Add me to the list, bud!
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Rightaway! :)
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:iconamericancaity:
AmericanCaity Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Yay!! Thank you!!
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
It's a pleasure. :)
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:iconazizica:
Azizica Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for showing this to me. I would love to join! I'll also join your group!
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I've added you to the list of participants. :)
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:iconazizica:
Azizica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
It's a pleasure. :)
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:iconazizica:
Azizica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Likewise
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:iconpengirl100and2:
pengirl100and2 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   Writer
I'd love to participate in this :aww: It seems like a really nice project. Count me in!
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Great, I've added you to the list! :la:
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:iconpengirl100and2:
pengirl100and2 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   Writer
Yay! :la: Thanks!
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
:highfive:
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:iconmyotpismylaptopandme:
myotpismylaptopandme Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'd like to try it! Do I need to join the group to do it? Oh well, I'll join it either way.
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Great, you've been added to the list of participants. And no, you don't have to join the group to enter (but you can if you want to). :)
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:iconiamoatmeal:
iAMoatmeal Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would really love to do this ^-^
But I feel like I'll mess up and make that person sad '^'
I'm a worry-wart
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I've added you to the list of participants. :)
And you don't need to worry - I'm sure your features will be awesome. :aww:
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:icontatsuyabocchan:
tatsuyabocchan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
no feature journal that makes deviant sad~
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