18 May 2013 @ 12:37 am
Alright guys! It's time to vote to choose the image that will be used for our first ever puzzle deck.

We have two images competing for your votes.

Time to vote! Check those cool pictures, then choose one of those two that you want to see in our puzzle deck, which will be distributed in the upcoming Anniversary events!

[Poll #1914063]

After you vote, comment below to receive your prizes: 3 random cards!

You have time until May 31st!

CLICK TO SEE THE ENTRANTS! )
 
 
07 May 2013 @ 11:10 am
Remember, you only have 10 more days to take part in Graphics Contest 012! No one has entered yet, so you have pretty good chances of winning it! And you don't want to force me to enter and win it automatically, oh no you don't :/
 
 
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26 April 2013 @ 11:12 pm
Hey guys! Here's a thing that we didn't have at Colors for a loong time! That's right, a graphics contest! With huge prizes! Read this carefully, okay?

Many of current Colors players may not have even been Colors players the last time we had something like that here, so I'll remind you how does this thing work! You will be given a specific amount of time to create a fanart we ask you to do and send it to us. After that, an anonymous voting will be held on the main community to decide the winning image, which will be used for some awesome official stuff!

Learn more! )
 
 
Congratulations to [livejournal.com profile] perarduaadast for the winning design of favicon 06!


Hello, hello, you can now see me on the site! You might need to refresh~


I also noticed that our tiny icons in our community layout are broken, so I've fixed them and replaced them with customized ones! Since LJ's tiny icons are conveniently the same size as favicons, I just grabbed from what was submitted to our favicon contest~. I will probably rotate our usericon with other Colors Universe characters in the future!

Thank you to the following players for entering our favicon contest! :D
by Raven | [livejournal.com profile] darkraven616
by Kuri | [livejournal.com profile] orechibisama
by Skie | [livejournal.com profile] perarduaadast
by Chuu | [livejournal.com profile] achuu
by Myde | [livejournal.com profile] shamuon
by Aru | [livejournal.com profile] arushiraoi

Please leave a comment below to receive your participation rewards!

Look forward to more contests in the future! ♥
 
 
16 July 2012 @ 03:38 pm
It's voting time! Below we have 10 different favicon submissions. Choose the one you would like to see showcased next to our url!

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


[Poll #1854291]

You may also just choose one. :)

Voting closes on July 24th at 12 PM PST time (GMT -8). Once you make your vote, please comment below saying you've voted to earn 2 random cards! Participants and the winner will receive their participation rewards after voting ends.
 
 
Hey everyone! Contest 011 for designing Color TCG's Favicon is closing in around 14 hours (July 16, at noon, PST time, GMT-8)! If you plan on submitting something, better do it soon!

I've replied to all submissions I've received, so if I haven't replied to you, eeep! Better try resending it! Better yet, ask me if I've received it. :3;;

Look forward to seeing our entries tomorrow! :D Voting time will soon be upon us!
 
 
16 June 2012 @ 12:14 am
It's been some time since our previous contest! Contest 011 is quite different from all of our previous contests, as it doesn't involve designing a character, but it does involve designing! So what's your task this time...?

Design Colors TCG's Favicon!


Your task is to design a 16 x 16 pixel favicon to represent Colors TCG. When uploaded to the site, the favicon appears next to your URL or name of the site in most browsers. Currently, I threw in our Sakura level icon as a placeholder! You can read more about favicons here.

I very randomly tossed that in to test favicons out, as I've noticed that our site sorely lacked one! (The favicon didn't used to show up for me before when I first tried it out, but now it does after I updated my browser... except the transparency's not working! Does the transparency work for anyone?)

In any case, it's time to bust out your skills with tiny pixels and your design sense! :D

Guidelines
♪ Your favicon must be 16 by 16 pixels.
♪ Your design must be representative of Colors TCG. (perhaps a crayon, a sketchpad, a TCG card, a Colors character... whatever you can think of that could be iconic for Colors!)
♪ Your favicon must be original and designed by you!
♪ Favicons must be saved in both .gif and .png file types. Please send both in. I will resave the winning favicon as .ico in the end as well.
♪ Each participant may submit up to two designs!
♪ Send your submissions in by email to rykatu[at]yahoo[dot]com as an attachment. Make sure to label the subject of the email with "Colors TCG Favicon Submission - your name". Please include the name you use in the TCG since not all emails match up with names.
♪ Please do not post your favicon(s) elsewhere until voting ends.
♪ The deadline is July 16 at Noon, 12 PM PST time (GMT -8).

Good luck everyone, and I hope to see lots of submissions! o7 All participants will receive rewards for participating once the contest ends, whether or not your design is the winning one.
 
 
Congratulations to [livejournal.com profile] chuukoku for the winning design for Akai as Goku! It'll be pretty awesome to see the Initiative with an appropriate Colors mascot! Great job!



Below were our super duper artists. You'll be seeing your works in the initiative, though the winner will get the fun reward of being on the main Initiative page! Please leave a comment here in this post to receive your participation rewards!
Akai's Cosplay 01 by Chuu | [livejournal.com profile] chuukoku
Akai's Cosplay 02 by Lucathia | [livejournal.com profile] lucathia_rykatu
Akai's Cosplay 03 by Aru | [livejournal.com profile] arushiraoi

This brings the first (but maybe not last) Asobot Initiative Mascot Design contest to a close! My thanks to all for your votes, participation, and support of the Initiative so far as well as to the artists who stepped forward to the challenge! In addition, be sure to check out the alternative Open Fic and Art Submission post from last month that had an Initiative theme! Many awesome contributions were made!

Lucathia stated this before, but this is me wanting it to happen more! Feel free to ponder up your own ideas for spin-off characters, relatives, friends, you name it! There "are plenty of other colors out there, like pink or turquoise, and characters could even be named after fruits for the fruits levels (Mikan would be happy) or after precious stone and metal (Gin would love to have more companions)"! I've stepped forward and thought up sisters for both Kou and Mikan, for example, but i'd love to see what others think! Does the Colors crew have relatives? Friends? Classmates? Space travellers? Aliens? Anything interesting could happen! Use your imagination and show it off in the future with more Fic and Art for the Colors Universe!

Look forward to future contests! I suspect that there are a few in the works!
Muahahaha!
 
 
25 August 2011 @ 02:52 am
It's voting time! We have our submissions for the contest and now they're available for your viewing, and voting, pleasure!

As a reminder, you were asked to show off Akai cosplaying as the mascot of the Asobot Initiative. "You chose how far he went with his cosplay and how he would represent the initiative.
Some reminders for Goku's appearance (Monkey Typhoon / Asobotto Senki Gokū) were:
♥ Goku has spiky hair.
♥ Goku has pretty impressive sideburns.
♥ Goku wields a staff.
♥ Goku wears an armored top and gloves.
"It's up to you to decide if Akai is going all out for this cosplay or not! Will he look just a little like Goku? Will he look entirely like Goku? The choice is yours!"

Let's see just how creative people got!

Click to view the cosplays! )
 
 
15 August 2011 @ 06:02 pm
Just a reminder for everyone: Colors Contest 10 is open for three more days!

Be sure to check it out and get your contributions in by August 18th!

You can find the contest post here!
 
 
18 July 2011 @ 11:16 am
Welcome to the very first Asobot Initiative "Design" contest! After coming this far represented solely by Goku, the Asobot Initiative is in dire need of a proper Colors-related mascot. However, we're not about to abandon Goku or Asobot as our founding idea and mascot!

Your task is to design a proper combination of Akai and Goku, namely with Akai cosplaying as Goku! After submissions close, voting will be open for 1 week. I will have entries up in one post where people can place their vote. The submission with the most votes will become the official combined mascot for the Asobot Initiative within Colors TCG and will be used in all of the update posts as the top banner. You must allow your art to be used in the TCG in graphics such as banners, icons, and cards, of course! However in this contest, everyone wins! All submissions will appear within the Asobot Initiative as thanks for your support in this contest.

Click here for Character Reminders! )

It's up to you to decide if Akai is going all out for this cosplay or not! Will he look just a little like Goku? Will he look entirely like Goku? The choice is yours!


Other guidelines
♥ Your art must feature Akai (cosplaying Goku) from head to toe.
♥ Your art must be original and drawn by you!
♥ Drawings must be at least 600px wide and saved as a gif/png/jpg file. I will resize your image for voting, but I will also link your original and any extras you wish to include.
♥ Multiple submissions are allowed per member; however you must choose a single specific image for the contest itself. Variations are perfectly acceptable, but you can only enter with one specific image. You are free to include other views of the character, but I will only display one view in the voting post. I will link the rest.
♥ Send your submissions in by email to skyeacadia[at]gmail[dot]com as an attachment. Make sure to label the subject of the email with "Colors TCG Asobot Contest Submission - your name". Please include the name you use in the TCG since not all emails match up with names.
♥ Please do not post your art elsewhere until voting ends.
♥ Contest Submissions will be accepted from now until August 18th!

Feel free to comment below with any questions or comments you may have!

Edit: To be clear: All participants will earn participation rewards in addition to having their art featured. Fret not!
 
 
Congratulations to [livejournal.com profile] vriska for the winning design for Shirocchi and Kurocchi! They are seriously adorable.



Below were our awesome and creative artists. Please leave a comment here in this post to receive your participation rewards!
Shirocchi and Kurocchi 01 by Kelliedee | [livejournal.com profile] kelliedee
Shirocchi and Kurocchi 02 by Aru | [livejournal.com profile] arushiraoi
Shirocchi and Kurocchi 03 by Eri | [livejournal.com profile] vriska
Shirocchi and Kurocchi 04 by Moon | [livejournal.com profile] moon_wolfwriter
Shirocchi and Kurocchi 05 by Skie | [livejournal.com profile] perarduaadast
Shirocchi and Kurocchi 06 by Rachel | [livejournal.com profile] kikinioth

This brings our design contests for Colors Universe to an end. Wow, when we started off with Akai-san, I completely thought we'd never get to the end of the contests, or that they would die off along the way. But here we are, with a complete cast representing all the colors here at the TCG! They are all such unique characters too! They are SO MUCH LOVE. Thank you all who participated and voted. ♥

I have received suggestions about contests for spin-off characters, relatives, friends, you name it. Although there are plenty of other colors out there, like pink or turquoise, and characters could even be named after fruits for the fruits levels (Mikan would be happy) or after precious stone and metal (Gin would love to have more companions) but I believe we have a perfect number of official characters. Anymore would just be not letting go at the right time, though I won't say it'll never happen. It's just unlikely there'll be another design contest for characters. (maybe we can design their house instead, or outfit changes for the current characters *g*)

However, if anyone would like to design unofficial characters and have them interact with our current characters, you are free to do so (and maybe they'll catch on!)

Contests will continue, but they will be different from the design contests!
 
 
22 April 2011 @ 08:54 pm
It's voting time once again, the last for our Design contests! We'll have more contests on our way, though they most likely won't be Design contests, but we never know~. I hope we have a good voter turnout for our last addition to our Colors Universe family! :)

The guidelines were as follows:
Shirocchi's appearance
♪ Shirocchi must be predominantly white.
♪ Shirocchi must have long ears, whiskers, and a fluffy tail.
♪ Shirocchi must wear anklets.
♪ Shirocchi must have markings on its face and chest.

Kurocchi's appearance
♪ Kurocchi must be predominantly black.
♪ Kurocchi must have pointy ears, horns, and a pair of wings.
♪ Kurocchi must have a bell somewhere (an actual, physical, bell!).
♪ Kurocchi must have markings on its back and/or lower body.

Let's see what people came up with for these guidelines! :D

Shirocchi and Kurocchi~! )

Please take a little time to vote! :D

Voting closes on April 30 at 12 PM PST time (GMT -8). Once you make your vote, please comment below saying you voted to earn 2 random cards! Participants and the winner will receive their participation rewards after voting ends.

[Poll #1733268]
 
 
Whoops, I thought there was more time left, but the deadline is creeping nearer! There are now less than 3 days left for Design Shirocchi and Kurocchi! If you plan on entering, remember to submit your design before April 22 at 12 noon, PST time! That's GMT -8!

Details over here~

I reply to all submissions I receive, so if you've submitted something and have not heard back from me, please let me know and try to submit again!

I wonder what kind of mascots will result from this contest? <3
 
 
Welcome to our last "Design" contest! Wow, I didn't think we'd get this far! We already have our 8 Colors characters. Now, we just need to welcome their pets! That's right, this is a contest to design Colors's mascots!

After Gin-sensei returned from his most recent expedition, he brought along two strange creatures, one that was pure white and one that was pure black. He named them Shirocchi and Kurocchi respectively for their colors, though they also had strange markings, so I guess we can't say they're pure white or black? Anyway...

Your task is to design both Shirocchi and Kurocchi together in one image! After submissions close, voting will be open for 1 week. I will have entries up in one post where people can place their vote. The submission with the most votes will become our official Shirocchi and Kurocchi. You must allow your art to be used in the TCG in graphics such as banners, icons, and cards. Be prepared to have your art featured as the model for future pics of Shirocchi and Kurocchi!

Shirocchi's appearance
♪ Shirocchi must be predominantly white.
♪ Shirocchi must have long ears, whiskers, and a fluffy tail.
♪ Shirocchi must wear anklets.
♪ Shirocchi must have markings on its face and chest.

Kurocchi's appearance
♪ Kurocchi must be predominantly black.
♪ Kurocchi must have pointy ears, horns, and a pair of wings.
♪ Kurocchi must have a bell somewhere (an actual, physical, bell!).
♪ Kurocchi must have markings on its back and/or lower body.

It is up to you if you wish to dress them up in clothes or not. *g* They should be non-human though! Mascots please!

Other guidelines
♪ Your art must feature Shirocchi and Kurocchi in the same pic, and they must both be completely visible! (meaning, no part of them should be cut off in the pic, but it's fine if either of them partly covers the other)
♪ Shirocchi and Kurocchi must be mascot-type characters. Not humans!
♪ Your art must be original and drawn by you!
♪ Drawings must be at least 600px wide and saved as a gif/png/jpg file. I will resize your image for voting, but I will also link your original and any extras you wish to include.
♪ Only one submission is allowed per member. Please do not send me variations with other designs. I will only take one submission. You are free to include other views of the characters, but I will only display one view in the voting post. I will link the rest.
♪ Send your submissions in by email to rykatu[at]yahoo[dot]com> as an attachment. Make sure to label the subject of the email with "Colors TCG Shirocchi and Kurocchi submission - your name". Please include the name you use in the TCG since not all emails match up with names.
♪ Please do not post your art elsewhere until voting ends.
♪ The deadline is April 22 at Noon, 12 PM PST time (GMT -8).
♪ TCG players who've won more than one contest may not enter again~, but everyone else is free to enter! <3
 
 
Thank you everyone for participating! Our 8th contest has now ended with our winning Gin-sensei going to Gin-sensei 05 designed by [livejournal.com profile] osoroi! Congrats!!



Below were all of our awesome artists. Thank you so much for submitting to Design Gin-sensei! I hope you stick around for Shirocchi and Kurocchi too~. The guidelines for Design Shirocchi and Kurocchi will go up soon. :)

Gin-sensei 01 by Kuri | [livejournal.com profile] orechibisama
Gin-sensei 02 by Allmia | [livejournal.com profile] kupwark
Gin-sensei 03 by Hikarukibou
Gin-sensei 04 by Moon | [livejournal.com profile] moon_wolfwriter
Gin-sensei 05 by Hitomi | [livejournal.com profile] osoroi

If you submitted an entry, please comment below for your participation rewards! <3

The website has been updated with info for Gin-sensei, yay!
 
 
15 March 2011 @ 05:13 pm
It's voting time for our labcoat-wearing sensei! :D Below we have cool and cute designs for Gin-sensei~. Please take a look at the full sizes and extras submitted with each and choose the Gin-sensei you'd like to see featured as part of Colors Universe! I've also included a second question about our last Colors Universe character~.

Guidelines for Gin-sensei's appearance were as follows:
♥ Gin-sensei's hair must be silver and Gin-sensei must wear predominantly silver.
♥ Gin-sensei must wear glasses, a necktie, and dress shoes.
♥ Gin-sensei must wear a lab coat.
♥ Gin-sensei must wear or have chains.

It's Gin-sensei's time to shine~ )

Please take a little time to vote! 8D

Voting closes on March 22 at 12 PM PST time (GMT -8). Once you make your vote, please comment below saying you voted to earn 2 random cards! Participants and the winner will receive their participation rewards after voting ends.

[Poll #1718319]
 
 
Design Gin-sensei is closing in less than 2 days on March 15th at 12 PM noon (PST time, GMT -8)! Apologies for almost completely forgetting about this reminder... I hope all of you have better memories than me and have been working on something~

I hope to see more submissions! o7 I reply to submissions as I get them in my email, so if you submitted something and have not heard back from me, please submit again!
 
 
15 February 2011 @ 07:08 pm
Our last character is Gin-sensei! :D The -sensei suffix is used with teachers, doctors, professors, and other professionals or figures of authority. It can also be used to show respect to someone who has mastered some sort of art form or skill. Accomplished novelists, musicians, artists, etc, can also be addressed as sensei~. I look forward to seeing what kind of sensei you might design. "Gin", by the way, means silver. I apologize if the appearance requirements below force you to settle on certain types of sensei... that is not my intention. :')

After submissions close, voting will be open for 1 week. I will have entries up in one post where people can place their vote. The submission with the most votes will become our official "Gin-sensei." You must allow your art to be used in the TCG in graphics such as banners, icons, and cards. Be prepared to have your art featured as the model for future pics of Gin-sensei!

Gin-sensei's appearance
♥ Gin-sensei's hair must be silver and Gin-sensei must wear predominantly silver.
♥ Gin-sensei must wear glasses, a necktie, and dress shoes.
♥ Gin-sensei must wear a lab coat.
♥ Gin-sensei must wear or have chains.

(For the first requirement, white to black is OK for clothes, but please have some gray/silver too!)

Other guidelines
♥ Your art must feature Gin-sensei from head to toe.
♥ Your art must be original and drawn by you!
♥ Drawings must be at least 600px wide and saved as a gif/png/jpg file. I will resize your image for voting, but I will also link your original and any extras you wish to include.
♥ Only one submission is allowed per member. Please do not send me variations. I will only take one submission. You are free to include other views of the character, but I will only display one view in the voting post. I will link the rest.
♥ Send your submissions in by email to rykatu[at]yahoo[dot]com as an attachment. Make sure to label the subject of the email with "Colors TCG Gin-sensei submission - your name". Please include the name you use in the TCG since not all emails match up with names.
♥ Please do not post your art elsewhere until voting ends.
♥ The deadline is March 15 at Noon, 12 PM PST time (GMT -8).

Some new clarifications since I get these kind of questions a lot~
- Gin-sensei must be human or at least appear human (no mascots please).
- Gin-sensei can be any gender.
- If you've won one contest before, you may still enter. If you've won twice like Karu, you'll have to sit this one out. :') Karu, you are just too awesome. =P

After this one, we will have one more contest for a mascot type character who will be Gin-sensei's pet. :) (So please do not include any animals with Gin-sensei at the moment!)

I hope to see lots of submissions for our last human character!
 
 
15 February 2011 @ 06:09 pm
Thank you artists for your brilliant submissions. <3 (I hope our next character, Gin-sensei, will get just as much love!) Our winning Tobi-han goes to Tobi-han 03 by [livejournal.com profile] oresame. Thanks everyone for your votes!

I would like to clarify that if I don't recognize the journal you vote with, I do discard the vote. Please only vote with the journal you are playing the TCG with to ensure that your vote is not discarded. The discarded votes did not affect which Tobi-han ended up with the most votes this time, but your vote could turn out to be the decisive vote!



Below were our awesome artists~. Thank you so much for entering the contest. <3
Tobi-han 01 by Kuri | [livejournal.com profile] orechibisama
Tobi-han 02 by Floory | [livejournal.com profile] floorybitch
Tobi-han 03 by Karu | [livejournal.com profile] oresame
Tobi-han 04 by Emma | [livejournal.com profile] wandercrest
Tobi-han 05 by Ouji | [livejournal.com profile] ouji_tan
Tobi-han 06 by Moon | [livejournal.com profile] moon_wolfwriter
Tobi-han 07 by Mnemosyne | [livejournal.com profile] kidalana
Tobi-han 08 by Nem | [livejournal.com profile] moonka
Tobi-han 10 by Eri | [livejournal.com profile] vriska
Tobi-han 11 by Jas | [livejournal.com profile] conversated
Tobi-han 12 by Zags | [livejournal.com profile] 00zags
Tobi-han 13 by Hitomi | [livejournal.com profile] osoroi

If you submitted to the contest, please comment below to receive your participation rewards! The Colors Universe page has been updated with Tobi-han's profile~.

Only one character left, wow!