Autumnal Equi-Knock-Out

This event ran from 9/01/2020 to 10/01/2020.

For many individuals on Skire, this time of year signals the turning of seasons. Excitement for the colder weather and snug traditions is palpable in the air!

However, for others, the chilly season isn’t so friendly. They'd rather hold tightly on to the last sprigs of warmth and summer!

As you travel between your usual places, you start to notice a ruckus and clamor among a steadily gathering crowd. Upon closer inspection, you can see two figures arguing up a storm! And bystanders are getting in on the action, too.

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Party Speaking Sprite

“Simply preposterous, it’s achingly obvious that summer is better. You’re never limited where you can go when the weather is warm!” One figure boasts with crossed arms, looking at the other with indignance.

The opposing figure shakes their head. “But the Autumn is inevitable! To deny it’s loveliness and not try to embrace it is silly! There’s so many new things to be done once the sun turns away.”

Crisp Speaking GIF

They both look on the literal verge of butting heads!

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“The cold is so uncomfortable! I’d rather be awash in warm breezes than shivering inside!”

“Personally I can’t wait til this awful heat dies down. I’m gonna lose my mind if temperatures keep boiling! I might even be able to wear my favorite sweater again.”

Crisp Speaking GIF

You're... not quite sure who you agree with. The crowd seems divided, too. Shouts of “Bring on the cold!” are countered with yells of “Give summer a little longer!”

Well, it seems you might have to pick a side... For fun!


Pick a Side and Draw/Write your Skire Character Bolstering for Summer or Fall!

Are they more excited for the fall/winter season to come? Or are they dead-set on holding onto those dreamy summer vibes?

Here's some examples of possible prompt entries:

  • Your skire character must love their preferred season very much, huh? There's so much to do in both summer and fall, it can be hard to settle on one thing! For our Summer lovers, classic activities like going to the beach, camping, enjoying the outdoors, and observing the copious variety of flora and fauna in this climate are all great ideas. When it comes to Autumn and chilly weather setting in, other activities like shopping for snug weather, decorating for holidays, brisk hikes, harvesting your crops, and/or cooking some homey meals can be tempting as well! Drawing/Writing them enjoying aspects of their favorite season to the max is a surefire way to get the point across!
  • You've got pals to share these times with, or maybe you've decided to trek out on your own to enjoy the quiet.
  • Or maybe… you’ve decided to take a more radical approach to all this, and want to go head to head with the opposite team. Showering them in your chosen season’s traditions!

In any case, Party and Crisp seem like they could use some help backing up their claims on what season is obviously the best and most worthwhile to celebrate in this between-time.

As always, these are just ideas - you're not limited to anything suggested here!


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 dA guidelines, have a gore warning in the title, and have a Mature Rating tag.
  • You may only make one entry that can be entered into the raffle for the prize at the end of the prompt.
  • 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 CCCat/Crook/group rules.
  • 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 comment below with your entry to be counted! If you do not your entry may be missed and not counted for the event! COMMENT HERE!

Art Requirements

  • The image should clearly tell us which Team (Summer or Fall) you are on!
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • 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!

Writing Requirements

  • The image should clearly tell us which Team (Summer or Fall) you are on!
  • 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.

NPC's and Volunteers

Party and Crisp

Party-Ref Crisp-Ref

If you do not own a Skire character, feel free to make your prompt feature one or more of the group's NPC Skire Characters! Other NPCs

If you want to use someones Skire character for this prompt, there is a comment where owners have given consent for their characters to be used for this prompt!

When submitting a character as a volunteer, you're welcome to use this template!

  • Character(s): Include Masterlist Entry
  • About: A small section about your character(s)!
  • Okay For: Art/Writing/Both

Please reply to COMMENT HERE to volunteer your Skire Characters!


Prizes

  • Both teams (Summer and Fall) will have 2 MYO (1 FFA and 1 FTO) slots and 1 trait upgrade raffled at the end of the event, which will be determined by RNG! (Depending on the amount of entrants, more may be added to the prize pool).
  • MYO slots have 1 Rare and 3 Uncommon traits for the winner to work with. They can be redeemed for a CCCat or Crook!
  • The NPCs Pool Party and Crisp Wind, will also be raffled off at the end of the event!
  • Entrants for the NPC Skire characters can only enter for ONE of the 2, you may not enter for both. (If you are on team summer but you wish to enter the raffle for the fall NPC instead, that is allowed, or vice versa).
  • Prizes for each team will be raffled off in order of: NPC -> FTO MYO -> FFA MYO -> Trait Upgrade.

Please reply to THIS COMMENT to enter for Pool Party!

Please reply to THIS COMMENT to enter for Crisp Wind!

Submitting Your Entry

When submitting for this event, please use this template:

  • Entry: Include link to your Art Piece or Writing here!
  • Masterlist Entry: Link to the Character(s) Masterlist Entry!
  • Team: Team Summer or Team Fall?
  • FTO?: Are you a First Time Owner? (You have never owned a Skire Species Character.)

Please reply to THIS COMMENT to submit your piece for the event!

Remember to also submit your drawn or written entry to the Event Folder HERE for approval!


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 the 9/31/2020 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.

If you have any other questions, please reply to THIS COMMENT!