I was reading the contest for the The-Bards-College group page about their new contest. I've never done a collab before and I've been in one contest, a Mass Effect one where I was crushed because I tried to make the story too much of a complicated twisting nightmare shepard had of all the games and he wakes up with Liara in ME1 realizing it was a dream. Well, I put my soul into that story and it was just brushed by and to me had so many errors, so that killed my faith and capacity for contests. This one, however, caught my interest so here it is: This Contest will be a Collaborative effort between artists and writers.Theme: Well it looks like redemption won out. So the work should have one of the following plotlines: Redemption. Starting over. Quitting your master. A day in the life of a city or town. Origin story. You remind me of someone I once knew... Overcoming fears. Faith in the midst of conflict.Rules:Must be a Member to participate.As this is a collaboration project there has to be two or more people participating in a group. So find a partner; if you are unable to find a partner, please send me a message and I will do all that I can to find someone you can work with.You can only collaborate with one person and submit one entry.Teams can create artwork with a story caption underneath, or a comic, or some other kind of mixed media.Artwork can be digital, traditional, screenshot, comics, or cosplay. I really am not particular about what it is, as long as it includes a written element to it.Word limit 7000.Any game/TV show/Movie Content accepted. Again the contest is focusing on the theme and quality of work.Grammar, punctuation and spacing count big time. I would use a word processing program or Stash Writer on here. See tutorial: the-bards-college.deviantart.c…Mature content is welcome, but must be marked.Each written work must have a link to a wiki about the universe they are writing to. Example: SoandSo is writing about Ondolemar. So and So would include a few links: www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrimndol… and www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Skyri…Judging: There will be five judges. Winners will be picked based off the quality of work and what work best captures the theme. There will also be a viewer’s choice option. Anyone interested in judging please contact me, or if you want to donate points or prizes to the contest.I'd still like a couple more judges. If you know you're not going to participate we could certainly use the help.Prizes:1St Place: 600 points2nd Place: 3503rd Place: 200Viewers’ Choice: 100 Prizes will be split between each winning team.Deadline: Contest begins August 19, 2014 and will end on 12:00am January 19, 2015 (Eastern Standard Time). I know this is a long time frame, but collaborations take time and I know this is a busy time of year for many people. I will send out reminders throughout the course of the contest.How to Enter: Teams can submit to the contest in one of two different ways: They can either put the text and the picture together and submit as a single deviation (and frankly that’s preferable). There's just one deviation to worry about, so there's less confusion about what goes with what.Two separate entries are fine, as long as both pieces are clearly marked as collaboration, with whom, and have basically the same title. Say you wrote the story and I did the picture. You would upload your story, and I would upload my pic, but they would have similar titles and be clearly marked as a collaboration.
So, I found the perfect chance to do a back story on any of my characters of any fanfic I have because they all have checkered pasts. Either it's what happened to Zapper on Ryloth in Republic Commando, how Fabricus became the Dragonborn, how Ocellina ended up in Skyrim, Scipio in Morrowind or in Skyrim fighting the war, and one idea I had was Scipio's father, Gnaus, in the Great War. Buuuuuuuuuut, it being a collab, that's where things become very interesting. I quite frankly don't want to write about these characters until I sort out my own personal life where most of these characters are either ripped out of or inspired by so I was wondering, who wants to do a collab with me because hell, I'll do anything at this point