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Report article RSS Feed !New Blog! Topic: Contests, Pictures, and more!

Posted by Arcones on May 1st, 2012

So I did finally get around to writing this, but it didn't come out in April like I promised (one day off, I know, such a slacker). But to get down to business!

As the title says, this blog will be about a couple of things but first, a contest! The idea was given to me by Salsa_Shark when I asked people to post their desktops. Basically we all would post what we see from our windowsills (whichever windowsill you like I guess). I think it's a pretty cool idea and if you guys want to we can organize that. However another idea along the same lines popped up. What about a worldwide scavenger hunt? It may seem a little crazy but I think it would work. A for instance would be something like this: A list of places/things to find is given to the participants and during their regular life if they find it, they take a picture of it and upload it, either to their profile or just to send it to the organizer. Whoever "finds" all of the places/things on the list first, wins. Now if there's a prize, I don't know what it would be and as I'm not made of cash it unfortunately wouldn't be some sort of game! But who knows, we may come up with something.

Next is the pictures. Several people wanted some custom desktop backgrounds and I'm sorry to say that I haven't had time to work on them (once again, I'm a slacker haha). That doesn't mean I won't work on them, but I've had to prioritize things to do recently as my summer became a bit more packed than anticipated. I should be able to get some work done on them soon though, so stay tuned!

And the last part. And more! is a bit vague, so I'll explain. I've wanted to get back to writing short stories, partly because I love to write and also because I actually have stories that would work on a short story scale. If you guys would be interested in reading and critiquing them then it would really push me to write more often and better! If not, well, I'll probably post them anyways, hehe.

So that's all for now! But if you read this far, please leave a comment on what you think and also, since I believe most of you don't receive blog updates, let me know if the picture update system worked and if so, I'll continue to use that.

As always, here's your friendly ModDB-aholic,

Arcones

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Tac_9
Tac_9 May 1 2012, 2:50pm says:

All that stuff sounds really cool. And yeah, the picture update system works :D

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Arcones
Arcones May 1 2012, 4:19pm replied:

Awesome, so glad it does!

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Smallchange
Smallchange May 1 2012, 2:55pm says:

Well, I am definatly in on the reading and critiquing the short stories, I am a bit of a writer myself, and have a friend who is a very good writer, I am sure I/we can give you some advise - and I always like reading a good story. (as long as it's not a 300 page book xD)

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Arcones
Arcones May 1 2012, 4:20pm replied:

Heh, it won't be 300 pages lol!

Thanks for the input, I'll try and get it started as soon as possible :)

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Mdhneo007
Mdhneo007 May 1 2012, 3:00pm says:

Well I think all of your ideas are pretty cool, which is the usual for me ;P

Looking forward to checking out the pics and seeing what you write, keep it up!

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Arcones
Arcones May 1 2012, 4:21pm replied:

Hehe, I appreciate it!

Thanks, I'll try! :D

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark May 2 2012, 6:18am says:

Lol, I remember this, yes! :)

And yeah, the picture update thing does work =D I'll upload some pictures on my profile soon.

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Arcones
Arcones May 2 2012, 10:12am replied:

Alrighty then! I guess we'll all try to do that eventually :D

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark May 3 2012, 7:54am replied:

It's OK, take your time, I'm a bit of a slacker :P I'll probably upload mine on the weekend.

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Salsa_Shark
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Arcones
Arcones May 9 2012, 11:15am replied:

w00t! Nice!

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MHstudios
MHstudios May 2 2012, 9:44am says:

Sounds goooood, i like the pic idea :)

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Arcones
Arcones May 2 2012, 10:12am replied:

Yup, me too :)

Which part though, the scavenger or the windowsill?

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MHstudios
MHstudios May 2 2012, 11:19am replied:

Both :D

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Sab3rr
Sab3rr May 2 2012, 2:00pm says:

dang, you make me feel like a hobo with your all your constructive input on moddb xD
Keep it up! ;D

I imagine I would also post more ideas/stories...but...ya, I'm selfish and know pplz steals ideas...
why? cause not everything on my desktop is---gah. sorry my alter ego stopped me there xP

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Arcones
Arcones May 2 2012, 2:43pm replied:

Thanks! I appreciate it :)

Btw, finally read your story :O

Quite well written! I got over dragon stories a while back (one series in particular killed 'em for me), but you did a very good job :)

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