The Night of Sevens"In Chinese culture, there is an older observance related to lovers. It is called "The Night of Sevens". According to the legend, the Cowherd star and the Weaver Maid star are normally separated by the milky way but are allowed to meet by crossing it on the 7th day of the 7th month of the Chinese calendar." READ MORE
Valentine's Day falls on our festival this year. I wanted to do something theme-wise related in honor of the day, but ended up not being that inspired. As I continued looking into the holiday, I found a bunch of other holidays that were related. "The Night of Sevens" caught my eye immediately and then my brain went to work. CHALLENGE
You are to use the 7 themes highlighted in this quote.“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire.”
These 7 themes are all touched upon during the course of Niulang and Zhinü's relationship. It is your job to create fanwork(s) based on these themes. This challenge can be handled a number of ways. You can make 7 drabbles, fanarts, icons, a soundtrack, etc. You can create one larger piece that encompasses all 7 themes for example a fanfic or a music video. You can even mix it up a bit if you are feeling really creative by making fanart and drabbles, etc. I even encourage collaborations with other fans/friends to complete these themes especially since it helps split up the work a lot. All I want back are the 7 themes. You are more than welcome to draw inspiration from the story/quote, or you are welcome to stray away from it completely. It is your choice. I still want my 7 themes back when it's all said and done. RULES
- You must complete all 7 themes by the last day of the festival, February 22nd, 2009
- You are allowed to complete all 7 themes in whatever fashion you please.
- Anything R to NC-17 rated MUST be put under a cut and labeled properly. That means, please indicate whether it is for mature audiences somewhere before the cut.
- Anything extensively long or that stretches the community boarders MUST be put under a cut.
- ALL ENTRIES MUST BE NEJITEN RELATED! DUH!
- DO NOT TAKE ANYONE ELSE'S WORK! IT MUST BE YOUR OWN IN ORDER TO QUALIFY!
- If you plan to tackle each theme individually, and post them as you're going along. Be courteous. Make sure that your last entry has links to the remainder of your challenge set. I will not play hide and seek the challenge entries.
- Upon completion of your challenge you will be presented a banner.
This challenge is going up early, so that you all have time to plan and get started. Please DO NOT
start posting your work until the festival begins. If you are confused or have any comments or questions for me in regards to this challenge or the festival in general, please leave a comment to this post and I will get back to you as soon as humanly possible. I have read everyone's suggestions for the festival thus far, and will do my best to make all of them a reality. If you have more suggestions, please make them here