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21 January 2009 @ 08:49 pm
[MOD POST] "The Night of Sevens" Challenge  
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.

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.” -Aristotle

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.

- 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.
- 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.
凯茜kathy~☆: Pooh [think think think]katakokk on January 22nd, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
When does the festival begin, again?

And I like how you managed to get the funny things on the top of the "u" in Zhinü :D
Cosmo-san: Soul [ cuteness ]blooming_cosmo on January 22nd, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
On February 9th. :D

I'm gifted. XD *coughcopypastedfromwiki* :3
凯茜kathy~☆: Ravenclaw [pwn idiots]katakokk on January 22nd, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
Oh cool! So we get....10 days, right? I think I can do that. :D

Wiki IS the source of all talent. XD
Toboe LoneWolf: [Naruto] Nejiten Oppositetoboe_lonewolf on January 22nd, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)
Only 10 days?

....well crud.

*eyes project* Why couldn't you count dangnabbit
Cosmo-san: Blossom [ love you long time ]blooming_cosmo on January 22nd, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
No you guys have a month. The last day entries are accepted is on Feb. 22nd. XD
Toboe LoneWolf: [Ouran] Ouran is Lovetoboe_lonewolf on January 22nd, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
Except I have 2 midterms coming up, before and during the festival, so my free time should will be cut down...

;D I'll try nonetheless!
Cosmo-san: Aerith [ come with me ]blooming_cosmo on January 22nd, 2009 10:54 am (UTC)
No, no. XD You can start posting your entries on the 9th. The festival ends on the 22nd, so you technically have a month to get your stuff done. XD I wouldn't just spring something like this on you guys last minute.
凯茜kathy~☆: Zuzu [nametag]katakokk on January 22nd, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
...Wait, this is confusing me. The 9th of February, right? Until the 22nd of February? Or the 22nd of March? *is very confused*
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凯茜kathy~☆: Kiba-Mommy [ran away]katakokk on January 23rd, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
BWAHAHAHA, thanks :D
Cosmo-san: Soul/Maka [ dance away ]blooming_cosmo on January 22nd, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
I posted the challenge now, so that people could have a head start before the actual festival starts. The festival starts on Feb. 9th and ends on Feb. 22nd. The only thing I ask is for people to hold off from posting their challenge entries until the start of the festival. Does that make more sense?
凯茜kathy~☆: Pooh [think think think]katakokk on January 23rd, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
Oh NOW I SEE. Hmmm, I'll probably start working on it when the actual festival starts XD
"Mea irs here aulla omnis": paperworkeshtar on January 22nd, 2009 09:07 am (UTC)
ah... ah!! That seems awesome!!



.. AAAARGH!!! Why the short duration?!... Hiks... ;.; I hate school! T.T

Ganbatte, minna!!!!
Cosmo-sanblooming_cosmo on January 22nd, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
They're all due on the 22nd of Feb, so you do get a month to work on stuff. Maybe you can do a little something if you have the time. If not you can always enjoy the entries. ♥
Sapphire Lunasapphireluna on January 22nd, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
Oooh original!
This should be fun.
Cat: NejiTen [ ready to go ]light_flower on January 22nd, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
Ooo yay, let the fun begin :DDD

Love the idea. ♥ you are so clever :D and you really caught my interest now. *off to read wiki article*
cartooncarro: sparkleneoxpuff on February 16th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
Oh this SO reminds me of Zutara Week on dA >3<

I'll try to add as much as I can xD