Home is Where the Heart is

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Uto never seems to quiet, the electric hum a constant in the ears of its residents, inescapable but comforting, equated the sound of insects buzzing at dusk to someone less inundated by the artificial. Blush found an odd comfort in the clutter of the city, their loft the current place of rest to drink an unnecessarily glowing cocktail after an exhausting day of work. Each day was busier than the last, but to sit and bask high above the town eased the jitter of his mind, and for a moment he forgot the need to fret over every little thing. To take a moment to speculate the life of the specks that moved about the city, considering their problems, their worries, their victories, brought a sense of peace when he was so often preoccupied with his own.

Home was the small moment of stillness in Blush’s life, the place he retreated to when he needed a moment to himself. Each being that occupied the continent around him felt the same, in one way or another. Some have perhaps abandoned the notion of home, but find themselves returning somewhere, even if it might be missing the spark of home. A place to dwell, even temporary, to rest one's feet and shelter oneself must make due until a place to call home is found, be that place a home, with another, or with a bounty filled with comforting significance, or perhaps even just the journey there.

It may take some consideration for one to truly identify what home means, but the feeling when it is found is like none other. Blush downs the last sip of his drink and slinks beneath the luxurious sheets of their bed. He is home for now, and now is not the time to allow his worries to get in the way of a good rest.


Draw or Write a Skire character wherever they call home!

Consider:
  • What is home to your character?
  • Do they struggle to find one? If so, where are they most likely to be found?
  • What possessions or people make your character feel home?

Rules and Requirements

  • Your art or writing must be related to the theme of the prompt.
  • No X rated or sexual material.
  • Gore is allowed, but needs to follow platform guidelines, have a gore warning in the title, and have a Mature Rating tag.
  • You may make as much art as you like but only one piece may count for an entry.
  • If you are drawing someone else’s character please make sure you have their permission to do so.
  • Prizes from this event are subject to normal Skire rules.
  • Make sure you have a Skire.Club account, as one is needed if you end up winning a prize!
  • Do not guilt trip or harass members for entering or winning a prize. Doing so will ban you from entering future events.
  • Do not enter the event if you are blacklisted or greylisted. (We have informed you if you are.) Please respond to the Google Form in the submission section with your entry to be counted! If you do not, your entry may be missed and not counted for the event!

Art Requirements

  • The image should include your Skire character, an NPC, or other Skire character that you have permission to use for your focus character.
  • ¾ body showing of the primary character OR background characters at the least - but please make sure there is at least half-body of the primary character!
  • Fully colored. (Shading is not required, but can be added!)
  • Background required. (Can be slightly simplified, but needs to be detailed enough to be clearly visible as a place)
  • Art must be done by you. You may not commission others to make your entry for you, nor can you use bases or artwork done by others to create your entry. Collaboration pieces will not earn either person an entry but can still be done for fun.
  • Photography used as backgrounds will not be allowed for this event, even if it is your photo.
  • Photography is allowed if you are submitting a craft entry, such as sculpted or paper CCCats interacting with the world around them.
  • Entries can be digital or traditional!
  • NAUTIPODS have a seperate art rule: If you are using the pod form, it MUST be drawn full body and shaded! It does not have to be painted, but it must have shaded tones. The full humanoid form follows the regular requirements!

Writing Requirements

  • The writing media should include your Skire character, an NPC, or other Skire character that you have permission to use for your focus character.
  • Minimum of 800-1000 words per entry.
  • You must create the story/literature yourself. You may not commission someone else to write it for you. Plagiarism will be checked.

NPCCC's and Volunteers

All NPCs are available for this event! They can be found HERE!
If you want to use someone else's Skire character for this prompt, you can ask in the CCCat Discord Server for permission to use someone's Skirean!


Prizes

There are a couple of choices for prizes in this event:
  • Enter for a MYO Skirean Slot with 1 Rare, and 3 Uncommon traits. [This can only be redeemed for a CCCat or Crook.]
  • Enter for a Trait Ticket with 1 Rare, and 1 Uncommon trait.
  • Enter just for a premade!
Event pre-made characters

Prizes for the event will start with 4 MYO slots and 2 Trait Tickets, and they will be raffled off to participants via RNG on our Discord Server!
If the event gets to 30 entries, we will increase the prizes to 5 MYO Slots and 3 Trait Tickets, and 1 additional Trait Ticket and MYO slot will be added for every 10 entries received for this event after!


Submissions

To submit your entry for this event, you'll submit through the Google Form HERE.
Once you have submitted, you can check out our entry sheet HERE. If you do not see your name and do not see it appear within a week of your submission, please ask in our Discord FAQ channel or message Frog!


FAQ

  • Q: Can we ask for an extension on the prompt?
  • A: No, it is a month long and extending it would delay other prompts.
  • Q: If I win, can I give my prize away?
  • A: For the purpose of this event and limiting entries, if you win the prize will only be able to be given to the winner and not gifted to someone else, sorry!
  • Q: Can I enter to try and help someone else win?
  • A: No, it is not fair for multiple people to enter on behalf of one person.
  • Q: When will the event end specifically?
  • A: This prompt will end 09/30/2021 at 11:59 PM PST.
  • Q: When will prizes be raffled off?
  • A: Likely a few days after the event ends. Please give us time to make sure we have everything for the raffle. We would hate to rush and miss someone’s entry.
  • Q: My entry was denied because it didn’t meet the requirements. Can I fix it and resubmit to try and enter?
  • A: Yes, as long as this is done so before the event ends. We will not count anything submitted after the event has ended.
  • Q: Are admin allowed to enter the event and possibly win a prize?
  • A: Yes, admins are allowed to enter the event so they can enjoy the community just as everyone else does! However if an admin is rolled for winning a prize, they don’t occupy a member’s chance to win! Another roll will be done so that a member can still win a prize.