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10 September 2008 @ 04:56 pm
WOWOWOW! Guess what! I'm the very first motm ever over at iconplay!

I think that's a pretty awesome achievement considering my competition included (but wasn't limited to) _rhea, adina_mpj, watchpoint, colorbox, takethewords, letsey_x, likegunfire, whenitsquiet, mefan, neversleeps, mouthfullofdust, nightcomes, onlyechoes, prettybutt and schmiss to name a few. Although a few of those have fairly recently won motm over at icon_crack so I don't think they were in the running. But I'm not drankmywar and I don't know what she was thinking, so maybe they were!

Anyway, I have power over the community for the next week, so I highly suggest you watch it (even if only for the next week) because I intend to post:
-an introductory post, including a list of my numerous fandoms.
-my favourite iconmakers
-a 'then and now' post for my icons
-link to my favourite texture-makers and I may specifically pinpoint the textures I love
-psds of my favourite icons and the ones requested
-a 'then and now' post for my wallpapers
-I'll ask people what they think of my many ideas for lj communities and see if anybody wants to help me get any off of the ground
-I'll ask for help with with my awesome multi-fandom moodtheme
-and then I may finish off by showing some of my (never before seen!) retouching work and begging for people to pay me to retouch their photos :P

... :| ... it's a good thing I'm doing absolutely nothing else for the next week :D

oh, and I'm taking requests here if you want to jump in and request something. I really hope somebody does, because I'm gonna look like a total loser if I have an empty requests post :P
jessiieeeeeeiladora on September 10th, 2008 11:29 am (UTC)
I was going to say that on the other posts, but... yes :)

I love the icon you're using atm, by the way.
jessiieeeeeeiladora on September 10th, 2008 11:48 am (UTC)
oooh, plus, it's takethewords , without the underscore
Joshblueymcphluey on September 10th, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
ah, thankyou. I don't know why I've got her icons saved on my computer with an underscore...
Joshblueymcphluey on September 10th, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
:D thankyou!
Steph: supernatural; greyscale red flareharbourlight on September 10th, 2008 12:09 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. Congrats! Thats awesome!

Have fun :P
Adina: mulder/scully: i want to believeadina_mpj on September 10th, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
congrats on the win!! :D
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Rhea: [eliza dushku]_rhea on September 11th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
Congratulations!! You deserve it. :D
Joshblueymcphluey on September 11th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
thankyou so much! I've been worrying that I didn't deserve it because there are so many other awesome -some might say 'better'- icon makers out there so this comment was muchly appreciated <3
Steph: celeb: alyh closeupharbourlight on September 23rd, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
Hey. So i've been thinking a little bit more about getcreative. I think if we made each challenge last for a month then I wouldn't mind giving the winner of every challenge a paid account.

Also we should do something to make it an epic kind of challenge. So that everyone can join in. Like maybe just provide textures and brushes etc and let them choose their own images? Then it will be this crazy big multi-fandom challenge.
Joshblueymcphluey on September 24th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
actually yes, I think that's a good idea. A month long challenge would give everybody plenty of time to make something decent.

I was thinking that for the first challenge we didn't provide nearly enough pictures. Next time we should provide about 30 or something so that if people don't like some of the pictures it's not as big of a deal.

Also we should invite people to the community that we want to participate, instead of hoping that they randomly stumble across it. So that would be all of our favourite wallpaper-makers, icon-makers, texture-makers, etc.
Steph: celeb: kbell farawayharbourlight on September 24th, 2008 08:09 am (UTC)
Ok so we are agreed on the month? Good.

I definitely like the idea of a crazy huge post of pictures. Like 40-50ish would be awesome.

We should definitely invite people this time. And do a lot of pimping in other comunities and such.

Oh I'm excited now :) I still really wanna revamp the layout though. I love new beginnings and I would really rather have an s2 layout. The s1 one's are so dodgy.
Joshblueymcphluey on September 24th, 2008 08:21 am (UTC)
ooh! yes! Like if we were to both pick 25 pictures each and remember to get a wide variety of fandoms (some black and white) and some stocks. :D

Or... maybe we could make it that we add in more pictures as the month progresses? Starting off with 20 and then adding 10 every week! That way we wouldn't have to close down the first challenge, we just add in more pictures to it.

I'm compiling a list of people to invite and communities to pimp in as we speak :P

What were you thinking of for the layout?
Steph: twitext: cullen boysharbourlight on September 24th, 2008 11:08 am (UTC)
I think I would prefer to add all the images at once. People don't want to have to keep checking back every week for new images.

And yeah. We should definitely have some caps and photoshoots and candids and stocks. A whole bunch of random stuff.

I don't think we should do anything too drastic. Just a shiny new color scheme with a big text header. I don't have any specific ideas. You can make something if you want.
Joshblueymcphluey on September 24th, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)
well the reason I mention the addition of pictures is because of the community turbo_lims. They have a month for people to make all of the icons and then they have elimenations every day. But during the month when people are making the icons, every week or so they post reminders. We should probably do that, because people are going to forget if we just have the challenge post. And then I thought "hey, if we're trying to get people to participate and they'd forgotten, we may as well give them something else to work with". What do you think? Still unconvinced?

Ah, yes, candids :D good idea

I actually like the coloursceme, but I think it would look better without the white stripey pattern, more like your other layouts.
Steph: celeb: jackson closeup 2harbourlight on September 24th, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
Oh we should definitely have reminder posts and such.

I just think it would be better to let the people who happen to enter at the beginning of the month have all the options that someone who comes along later would, you know?

I like the colors. Would we be able to make them slightly darker though? The pale-ness is starting to annoy me.

I really like the simple layout. With the big text as the focus. But maybe we should try to incorporate some stocks or brushes or whatever? Seeing as the community is supposed to be about creativity and all.
Joshblueymcphluey on September 24th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
yeah, I guess. I was also thinking about how I sometimes don't participate in icontests because of the pictures, and so if they added in more pictures I might like some of them and enter... maybe?

You should probably design a layout of what you think it should look like, so I know more where you're coming from.
Steph: celeb: Jackson blueharbourlight on September 26th, 2008 09:08 am (UTC)
I guess we can add more images in later on if we don't have enough entries. It just doesn't seem fair to me that the people who enter early have a more limited choice than the ones who enter at the last minute. Does that make sense?

I don't have any specific layout in mind. Just random musings of how we should do it. So if you can think of something go ahead and make it! I've got a bunch of things I have to do before I would have time to work on it so...
Joshblueymcphluey on September 26th, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
yeah, it does. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree :P Except we'll have to do it your way because you're putting money into it.

My layout ideas well is completely dried up, so I'll just wait and see what you come up with :P