• Friend Off Round 3 - Rules and Guidelines

    I said at the beginning of this year that I would have the Friend Off make a return sometime in early May, but with the release of the new season and the launch of BCB things got a little too busy. Fortunately, we now have a perfect time to launch the next round of the Friend Off as we wait through this new hiatus of pony. You guys ready to give your typing and drawing fingers a workout?

    We had a total of 41 entries last time, a number we can easily beat if we put our minds to it! As usual, you can find all the rules after the break.

    I'm looking forward to all your submissions!

    Update: Changed the submission time!

    The Rules Are Simple:

    Artists: Take a story from FimFiction or our story archive and draw something about it.
    Writers: Take your favorite piece of artwork and write something about it.

    That's really all there is to it!

    What do I get out of it?

    Plenty of stories out there have nothing but simple artwork for their covers or covers made up of just stock images from Google. Plus it's cool just sometimes to visualize a scene from your favorite fic! The same can be said for amazing artwork as well, sometimes we just wonder what story is hiding in the background that made that scene possible. With just a little effort we can have a lot more amazing pictures as well as stories to help us last the hiatus!

    I'm in! Where do I post?

    Simple my friends! As usual we'd like you all to send in your creations to submit@equestriadaily.com with the subject line starting with Friend Off so we'd be able to sort the submissions.

    What do I send in my email?

    Also simple, when submitting a picture please provide a link to the accompanying fan fiction as well as a link to a source for your picture if you uploaded it anywhere (DeviantArt, ect).

    As for writers, please provide a link to or the picture that you've written a story for in the email as well as a link to your story. We can't host all the text lest the result post explode so include a link to a Google Doc or some other location where you're hosting the story. If you can provide a source to where you write (FimFic account, ect) that would be great too.

    How long is the event?

    The event will run from the moment this is posted to August 20th, giving everyone about two weeks to kick their talents into gear!

    Sounds good! Are there any rules?

    Basically you can write or draw as to your heart's content as long as you follow some basic guidelines.

    • No porn though PG-13 and under situations are fine.
    • No extensive gore
    • No trolling stories or pics, serious participation only.
    • Get someone to proofread your story before submitting. It'll make it more enjoyable for everyone and I don't have the time to read everything.
    • As Seth said long ago, 'If you submit a stick figure with hooves, don't take it personally if it isn't posted.' While it's fun to include as many people as possible in events like these we'll probably be asserting a bit of quality control so that everyone has a good time.

    If there are any questions you can contact me at calpain@equestriadaily.com and I'll do my best to answer them. Keep your eyes on this document though for updates just in case!

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