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MiKuRu
12-04-2010, 02:40 AM
What is a SaiMoe Tournament/competition?
- To find and pick the most "Moe" Character of all. Includes Both Male and Female Anime characters may it be human or not [as long as its cute]

Meaning OF "Moe"
-Moe (萌え?, pronounced [mo.e], literally "budding", as with a plant or adorable), occasionally spelled Moé, is a Japanese slang word originally referring to a strong interest in a particular type or style of character in video games, anime or manga. For example, 眼鏡っ娘萌え, meganekko-moe, "glasses-girl moe", describes a person who is attracted to fictional characters with eyeglasses. "Moe!" is also used within anime fandom as an interjection referring to a character the speaker considers to be a moekko (a blossoming or "budding" girl).

A more detailed inside on this event and moe
Well if it really isn't clear to you then I'll do a little rundown on what/how this competition wants/picks its winners and also at the same time there will be some explanation on Moe.

Characters that usually win SaiMoe tournaments are the ones that grab the most attention. Not just by beauty or their body but also by cloths, their personality, Hair color, cloths color and so on. One of the most important things you will have to take note on how to make a Moe character at their prime is by their level of cuteness. Basically the character needs to have both beauty and cuteness but usually we focus more on their level of cuteness. Colors play a very important role in building a moe character's cuteness level as well. Example: picking the right colors to represent you characters style or personality, Green the color of jealousy or red/white the color of a fighting yet peace loving personality/spirit. Usually you use the colors for their cloths, eyes, accessories etcetc. You must also take note that the way you draw the characters eye may sometimes effect the cuteness/ beauty level as well. Obviously accessories, favorite food, pets and things they like also would effect their level of cuteness/beauty but at the same time its also not that important as long as you got your character planned out nicely but adding those stuff would definitely be a boost. The usual items placed on a Moe Characters to make them attractive is, Big hats[they just catch peoples attention like crazy], Neko ears[cat ears], Glasses[to give them that innocent but yet cute kinda feeling]. Here are some very good examples of a Moe character at its prime:

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/223/0/e/Black_Kitty_Fortress___238_by_emperpep.jpg
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/208/0/1/Bernadette_and_Kitty_by_emperpep.jpg
By Emperpep [ http://emperpep.deviantart.com/ ]

But at the end of the day it all comes down to you imagination and original concepts and your understanding of what a real moe character should be like. the more original your character, the better. Just keep in mind of the many things I stated down. Hope this answers your questions and gives everyone a better understanding of Moe.

Rules, Regulations, Judging type, prize
1.Prize: Winner's OC becomes Manga Tutorials Moe Mascot for 6 months and would be featured at the MT Main page and also in DA.
2.Voting: The Judges will be everyone including non members.
2.Rules:
-The contestants can vote BUT they are not allowed to vote for their own characters. Meaning if lets say the voting match is Slurpee oc vs Matt oc. both Matt and Slurpee are not allowed to vote on that.
-Contestants are allowed to register as many O'C as they like.
- If a tie should happen in any of the matches, The winner of that round will be decided via guest judges. Once a decision has been made then its final. We will judge every piece as fairly as we can. Judges will constantly change for ever voting round"if possible".

How to submit your entry
-Contestants must state down some Bio/ Personality/ likes and don't likes so everyone will get to know your character better. You may add additional info you you want.
-Characters must be drawn individually/ different pics.
-Character sheets of the character's faces in different emotions must be added as well to make your OC more personable.
-All entries must be PMed to me.


SAESONAL'New'
[Seasonal Rules]
1. The minimum amount of participants we need to make a season happen is 5 or more.
2. There will be no limit as to how many people can join so no worries.
3. There will be 4 seasons in one year which will be held at [January, April, July, October]
4. Double winners may accrue if two OC's votes are tied at the finals of a season.
5. Winner from each season will proceed to the finals which will be held at December
6. Winner of the finals will win the title as MT's Moe champ.
7.How to enter? Simple. Just state the few things below.
[example]
Name:
Number of OC's you wish to register:
DA[if you want to]:
8.If you want to add any other info about yourself feel free to do so.
9. You must be a member of MT.
10. Obey the rules or prepare to die.
11. Enjoy yourself and please DO NOT COPY OTHER PARTICIPANTS IDEAS! try to keep it original.

Updates
OC's that get third and second place will automatically qualify to the next season but there will be a limit as to how many times a OC can qualify.A bronze star gives you 1 Qualifying chancehttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/63e0495a9a.jpg and a Diamondhttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/6ed866b22a.jpg gives you 2 chances. OC's are allowed to collect as many of these so that each time they will extend there qualifying chances. Also you may add more entries if you want to even if your old entry qualifies so no worries.If the contestant doesn't want his/her OC to qualify to the next round you will have to inform me beforehand because it will be a auto qualifier.

Banners of the past SaiMoe competitions
:2011 Season 1 and main Banner:
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/5112/saimoebanner.jpg

:2011 Season 2 Banner:
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/saimoebannercopycopy.jpg

2011 Season 3 Banner
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/238/5/1/mangatutorials_saimoe_s3_by_mitmit92-d47wqvc.jpg

2011 Season 4 Banner
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/s4banner.jpg

[We hand a long gap in 2011 so the tournament became for 2012 instead]

2012 Finals Banner
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/Posterfinalscopy.jpg

MINI EVENTS
First Swimsuit Edition Champ[2012]
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/Reg12DndUlowVIIISaimoePreview-WIP5-460.jpg
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/Reg12DndUlowSaimoeExpressionChart-460.jpg
Name: Ulow Zygiella[Reg]
Bio: A sort of stunted cave spider gypsy person, Ulow (pronounced you-low) is a twenty-six year old member of the underground Chitine race. She ventured up into the world above looking for her missing son Fillis, and is still on that quest to date.
Personality: Smart but ill-educated, Ulow loves to gibber on about practically nothing, with an clumsy accent practically no one can understand. She displays a massive amount of kindness towards those she likes, but on the other side of the coin, this irrational amount of passion tends to make her turn on people for the smallest wrong doing.
Likes: Sour foods, hot/damp weather, dark places, alcohol, company.
Dislikes: Any animal with fur, bright lights, squid, being alone.

MAIN EVENT
First Saimoe Champ[2012]
http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/7572/sketch05mtcontestentryb.jpg
MANA
Likes: drawing, living organisms, landscapes, books, learning new things
Dislikes: closed rooms, small areas, being alone

Slurpee
12-05-2010, 05:42 PM
Do I have to re enter, do you still have the list of us before the update?

angel_dreamer13
12-05-2010, 05:53 PM
I feel stupid.
what is this?

Slurpee
12-05-2010, 05:55 PM
It's the competition from the Old MT. It's a contest to make a charachter as cute as possible. No need to feel stupid.

angel_dreamer13
12-05-2010, 06:02 PM
IM SO IN.
I'm sending the pm now.

MiKuRu
12-06-2010, 07:24 AM
Do I have to re enter, do you still have the list of us before the update?


Nope. All you have to do is sign in thats all. I'll put up the list so we know who is in.

And btw added dreamer to the list.

MiKuRu
12-13-2010, 04:09 AM
"Double post sorry" I just want to know if you guys prefer to have the competition in the old forum or in this new one or both. Reply me ASAP so I can arrange things with Rio.

butternut
12-13-2010, 06:36 AM
both would be better, but depends on the contestants - if most of them are here, makes sense to have it here in the new one.

Umber_the_kid
12-13-2010, 04:29 PM
It appears that most of the contestants are on the old forum, so it seems like the old would be better.

MiKuRu
12-19-2010, 10:39 PM
Ahh I see okay I guess its better to do it in the old forums. Anyway registration is now closed. Contestants please make sure to submit your entries before 28 December via PM. I'll be waiting :D.

MiKuRu
12-21-2010, 12:49 AM
In coming double post:

Guys there's 7 days left before dateline and I want to know how everyone is doing. So far only Umber has sent in her entry and I'm waiting for the rest. I don't wana bug the silly goose out of everyone so it would be real helpful if you guys could report in a bit on how you are progressing. For those of you who log onto the old forums more often I will also be posting this up there.

MiKuRu
12-24-2010, 02:22 PM
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/553/bracketfun.jpg
Concept bracket.... Well I didn't know how else to do the placement so I just made a simple bracket. Easy to follow. Its a 15 man bracket so yea. I estimated each person 1 oc[well I'm not sure if I estimated rightly]. I"ll add group 2 if this bracket fills up. So whatcha guys think? Btw the names will be pick at random so there will be no cheating >.>

Slurpee
12-24-2010, 04:37 PM
so cute. fitting for the contest :D

MiKuRu
12-27-2010, 10:18 PM
Guys the contest will be held back in the old forums because many of us prefer to have it there. Here's the link http://www.mangatutorials.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1246&start=120. If you have any questions to ask pm me or post it here or head on over to the old forum cuz I might have already answered you there XD.

Rio
12-28-2010, 02:42 PM
Will the entries and winners be at least posted here as well?

MiKuRu
12-28-2010, 07:48 PM
Yup.I'll constanly update here as well. Just that voting and stuff will be at the old forum

Rio
12-30-2010, 12:15 PM
OK, cool. I'll get the banner up today then. C:

MiKuRu
12-31-2010, 04:44 AM
Bracket is out people!
http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/9158/bracket2.jpg
The bracket builder did a random placement so if you don't like where your character stands please don't kill me >.>.. I'm just doing my job. ANYWAY so yea its a double elimination. I gave it some thought and decided that it was best to do a double elimination so that all Oc's would stand a better chance at winning[must thank OC for reminding me about it C:].

Owners
Obitual Crow = Mana|Kyoshka
Matt =Mika
Erika = ???
Saphira =Niki
UmberTheKid=Minami
Blue_Dragon_7=Shimika
Celestial-Fox =Sakura

Voting thread will only open/begin tomorrow 1st/January/12am/Saturday to 8/January/12am/saturday.

SO are you guys ready ;)?

Rio
12-31-2010, 11:22 AM
:whistles: Whoooooo! Can't wait! <3 <3

MiKuRu
01-01-2011, 02:41 AM
Voting Thread is up :DD. I'll put the links down below:
[Niki V Minami]
http://www.mangatutorials.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1997&start=0
[Mana V Shimiko]
http://www.mangatutorials.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1995
[Erika V Kyoshka]
http://www.mangatutorials.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1994&p=90797#p90797
[Mika V Sakura]
http://www.mangatutorials.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1996

Vote for your favorite OC's and I wish you all the best and may the best Moe OC win C:!


[PS: Contestants PLEASE try and refrain yourself from voting for your own OC's >.>... You may vote for other groups but PLEASE don't vote for your own entry. IF I FIND OUT YOU VOTED FOR YOUR OWN ENTRY I'LL KICK THE SHIT OUT OF YOU! jk]

Blue_Dragon
01-01-2011, 05:00 PM
Do you vote on just one or the other forum (dumb question?) I already voted on the other site (no, not for my own :P)

MiKuRu
01-01-2011, 11:04 PM
Yup. You only need to vote in the old forums :).

MiKuRu
01-07-2011, 10:24 PM
Results are out for first week voting =D.

Results
Niki v Minami =Minami
Mana v Shimiko =Mana
Sabik v Kyoshka =Kyoshka
Mika v Sakura =Sakura

So here are the winners for the first round! For the other OC's that didn't make it, they will be seated in the loser bracket. Don't worry you still might have a chance at winning :D. The new bracket will be out shortly so be patient!

MiKuRu
01-10-2011, 05:36 AM
"ATTENTION"New bracket :D
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/264/bracket2u.jpg
So yea we got a winner and looser bracket now so for those of you who didn't make it at the first round, you might still stand a chance :D. Voting threads will be up and running shortly. The competition is getting more and more interesting by the second so vote please xD! I got Jubeh to close the old voting threads so yea don't go there anymore and voting will be 7 days[same as the last one]. Good luck!

ClockHand
01-11-2011, 10:12 PM
hey mykulo! now I can piss you off in two forums ;)

Also I'm not the only one who thinks this contest was done baddly.

Matt
01-12-2011, 09:55 AM
After OC's post on the last forum, I think the losers' bracket has a lot more of a chance. [/ignoreTroll]

Rio
01-12-2011, 12:01 PM
If anyone continues the argument from the other forum, I will ban you for the rest of the month as well.

MiKuRu
01-12-2011, 12:52 PM
hey mykulo! now I can piss you off in two forums ;)

Also I'm not the only one who thinks this contest was done baddly.

I don't really care if you want to piss me off or not. You can troll all you like. And yes there are bound to be problems and things in this competition that people will fine badly done thats why there is always a second competition to improve and rid of the current mistakes.

@ Matt: Well people can be unpredictable. Who knows :). Thats why voting is always fun x).

Oh and Rio when is the old forum closing?

Rio
01-12-2011, 07:34 PM
Oh and Rio when is the old forum closing?

By the end of this month.

MiKuRu
01-14-2011, 05:17 AM
Second round voting is over and the results are:

Results
Mika V Sabik = Mika
Niki V Shimiko= Shimiko
Kyoshka V Sakura= Sakura
Minami V Mana= Mana

Congratulations to the contestants that advanced to the next round and for those of you who didn't make it, you did well and we hope to see you again for the next SaiMoe tournament :D.

Next voting session and bracket will begin 12 hours after last voting session[2 hours left].

MiKuRu
01-14-2011, 08:41 AM
Bracket is out!
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/5152/bracket2ound3.jpg

Voting is now open. Now I will be trying something new. Since many of the members have been complaining that this competition has been eating up too many threads I will attempt to use one thread for both the winner and looser bracket voting. Each person will be given 3 voting opportunities. This will enable each person to vote for all 3 voting sessions. Voting will last for 2 days. Now I need feed back from you guys what you think of the new voting style. This will help me in improving the next SaiMoe tournament. Thanks. I may have messed up ones but I intend to fix the mistakes I did :).

PS: Also tell me about the voting days. Wish for it to be longer or 24 hour voting system.

Link to thread:http://www.mangatutorials.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2031

MiKuRu
01-16-2011, 12:27 PM
@ Crow : hmm I see... Well I'm not so sure how long I should run the voting session... How many days do you have in mind?


Third round voting is over. Hmmm this round was very interesting to me... Specially at the winners bracket... It was a really close call and could have gone either way.

Results
Mana V Sakura= Sakura
Kyoshka V Shimiko= Kyoshka
Minami V Mika= Mika

Just gonna do a small status report. After a long winning streak Mana had her first lost to Sakura by 1 vote while Sakura maintains her winning streak. Kyoshka after having her first loss to Sakura climbs back up to win her match against Shimiko and finally Mika who lost her first match seems to be going for a crazy winning spree all the way to the top of the losers bracket and will be facing Kyoshka the next round. Shimiko and Minami may have lost but they did very well in the competition.

[PS: Well I'll be implementing something new today. Well is not really new but hack this will be a slight change to the competition and it will be very simple. I don't care how you vote. If you look or not its all up to you. I will not tell you how to vote rightly or wrongly[ after clearing my head from "error- rage" I realized I was babling a load of crap] so yea winners will be decided by majority vote so even if it doesn't appeal to you how the vote is going don't complain to me. Thats all. Peace.

Brakcet
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/5751/bracket4.jpg
This is bracket 4 and voting is open. I will be using the same method as how I did for round 3 and voting will be 2 days.
Personally I'm really looking forward to this next round. Unexpected things have been happening specially at the winners bracket. Not to say I look down on any of the OC's but I thought many would vote for Mana and Sakura would be beaten but damn voting can be really unpredictable at times. Also Mika vs Kyoshka. This I would like to see where its headed. Good Luck guys :).

Matt
01-16-2011, 04:09 PM
Meh. It's Kyoshka hands-down. Cute and fluffy works in traditional moe, but Shana-style is becoming more prevalent these days (no complaints at all--I love Shana). Nice work, OC.

MiKuRu
01-16-2011, 08:13 PM
Well yea sadly this days many people seem to be attracted to girls that have Shana style/ personality... I remember there was once in the ISML that Shana won 2 times in a row >___>.

MiKuRu
01-19-2011, 04:54 AM
QuaterFinals has ended and the results are:

Results
Kyoshka V Mika = Kyoshka

Kyoshka takes the victory and heads on to meet Mana. This will be a very interesting match.
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/9545/bracket5.jpg

Wow the next match is really something >.>... Both of crows OC's going head on. I'm very sure Kyoshka and Mana has their fans backing them up so this match could be a close one. Anyway good luck and as for Mika, she did well to reach this far and hope to see you again soon for the next SaiMoe tournament :). Voting is open now. Same format and same thread.

Rio
01-19-2011, 01:09 PM
So, the top three are now up against each other. It's going to be a close one, imo.

Slurpee
01-19-2011, 07:24 PM
I want Mana to win! :D

MiKuRu
01-20-2011, 07:07 AM
I'm all for Kyoshka :D. Btw if the match between Kyoshka and Mana turns into a tie break. The next round would change into a triple-threat match. So that would mean that Kyoshka,Mana and Sakura will go head on all at once xD.

Rio
01-20-2011, 01:41 PM
^^^
OOOOoooooo! I'd like to see that happen! <3

MiKuRu
01-23-2011, 03:18 AM
Ok guys voting for the SemiFinals is over. Now it seems there was someone[or rater a troll] who trolled on the votes. Well if I were to continue and declare a winner at this point it will be somewhat unfair so now I'll be doing a bit of changes. We will be proceeding to the finals but it will be a Triple -Threat match. Well don't blame me for this[blame troll] and also this would be a very epic end to the SaiMoe competition. So yea here is the new bracket:

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/22/bracketfinals.jpg
You may begin voting now and please try to vote properly because I won't be repeating the finals again if we have a trolled vote. Please be considered and may the best OC win! Good luck! oh and btw I will be making a special finals thread for the finals so go over there and vote. Voting will be 2 days.

Link to voting thread : http://www.mangatutorials.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2059&start=0

Rio
01-23-2011, 09:51 AM
:fweeeeet: The finals! I know who I'm voting for! :3

MiKuRu
01-25-2011, 06:24 AM
The results are out and..... I don't know what to say :(

RESULTS
Sakura = 5
Mana = 5
Kyoshka = 0

We have a tie between Sakura and Mana apparently..... And now I'm not sure what to do.... So what do you guys think? Should we have extended voting or shall we just end this with double winners? Its up to you guys to pick. I can only tell you what I will do if you pick either choice.

1: More voting time: I'll add 2 more days voting time and it will be a head-on between Mana and Sakura while Kyoshka will secure 3rd place.

2: Double winners: Mana and Sakura will take 1st place, Kyoshka will take 2nd place and Mika will take 3rd.

this is all I can think of at the moment. So yea I'll wait and see what everyone thinks.

Rio
01-25-2011, 10:56 AM
I think you should just end it and go with #2.

MiKuRu
01-25-2011, 03:27 PM
Yea I guess so. But lets just see what the rest think.

MiKuRu
01-26-2011, 11:04 AM
Ok guys I guess most of you prefer option 2 so its settled :D. Our MT SaiMoE Champs are Sakura and Mana :D! Congratulations to both of this fantastic characters! Also congratulations to their creators Obitual Crow and Seefy aka Celestial-Fox for their amazing entries! They did very well! Not forgetting our second place and third place winners Kyoshka and Mika by Obitual Crow and Matt! Congratulation!

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/6779/finalsbracket.jpg

Thank you to all the contestants and for all who have been voting. There will be a SaiMoe Archive up later in the new forums to showcase the winning OC's of every SaiMoe competition so yea look out for that. Thats all for now until next time and hope to see you guys for the next SaiMoe competition! Oh and the SaiMoe official thread will be moving over to the new forums so this is also a goodbye to this old forum. Gonna miss it... I guess thats all and with this the SaiMoe competition is officially over!

Rio
01-26-2011, 02:09 PM
Congrats to all the winners! Just out of curiosity, when will the next SaiMoe contest be held?

MiKuRu
01-26-2011, 07:41 PM
I'm still working on that. I'll discuss it later on here. I may have some new plans for this competition.

angel_dreamer13
01-27-2011, 08:10 PM
IM ENTERING NEXT TIME
just wanted to put that out there

Rio
01-27-2011, 08:20 PM
Go for it angel_dreamer!

Btw, MiKuRu. When I was deciding my votes, I thought that it would've been great if there were character sheets of the character's faces in different emotions. I just find those would make each OC more personable than just a one-image drawing/cg of the character. Just throwing this out there but you don't have to include it if you don't want to. C:

Matt
01-27-2011, 08:57 PM
^ I like that idea.

Blue_Dragon
01-27-2011, 10:38 PM
Me, too. It'll give the character more personality :) (I'm stating the obvious)

MiKuRu
01-27-2011, 10:50 PM
@ Rio: Sounds like a good idea :D. I would like to implement this but first we need to see how many people agree to this. We don't want any more squabbling for the next competition >_>.


So yeah I've been doing some planning and taking some considerations oh how to improve this tournament so here is what I have planned out.

1) I was thinking of making this tournament sort of like a seasonal thing. Example; In one year there will be 4 qualifier rounds. And then basically at the end of the year there will be a final showdown between the 4 winners for first spot as moe champ. I already planned some dates for when the seasonal's will be held:[January, April, July, October]. Well this is just the initial planning so the dates are not official or anything. The dates would most likely be changed. So what do you think of this idea? Like it or not?

2) Now I just want to clarify this. A SaiMoe tournament isn't just some normal OC challenge. Many of you may have been miss- leaded or maybe most of you have never seen or joined one before. Unlike any normal OC challenge SaiMoe is based more on the MOE concept where by voters would vote for a character that attracts them. In a way Moe is a pure, protective feeling towards a female character, without the sexualization of lolicon. Well there are other ways of attraction like for example:


If I need give you an example, Matt's Mika vs CF's Sakura...I voted Mika despite CF's well drawn character why?
Mika
-She's cuter and I'd love to snag her (honest lol)\
-Despite the lack of details, the expression on her is priceless although to some degree (as the lack of skills yet) Matt failed to show something using the gesture he gave her
-Moe-types generally are either over expressive in emotion (Tsundere types obviously) or very reclusive and stoic (Yuki Nagato)

Sakura
-At first look, I wouldn't suspect her to be moe, as CF's style is not moe but that's not the point here
-The design of the character seems good for moe standard however the problem here is the AGE she's depicted in
-If one would imagine her as a loli she can win my vote, as she looks too old in her image to fit such a setup, wouldn't measure up to be moe but rather one of the joker/clown-type characters if she was to make appearance in that age

To rule things out moe is basically an idea of attraction, doesn't need to be of any specific attraction so long as you get attracted to the character, a sense of liking and not a sense of awe...as awe is something reserved to the skill of the one who depicted that character ._.

What Crow said the last time is basically how a SaiMoe tournament works. Not always the well drawn character wins if it doesn't have the trades of a actual Moe character. Like I said before and I will say it again a SaiMoe tournament is not just some ordinary OC challenge. Well I don't have any right to tell you if you voted rightly or not but I just wanted to clarify this with you all so that you may understand the voting concept of a SaiMoe tournament better. Its really up to you and like I said the last time, winners will be decided by majority vote so voting power is in your hands and not mine.


3) Now about the bio part. What I mean is something like this:
http://2010.internationalsaimoe.com/contestants/biography.php?name=senjogahara_hitagi

This is just an example of what I mean't for the bios part[well you can also call this character description] just that I added a bit more extras example:

Age:
Likes:
Dislikes:
[I do encourage you to add a little bit of extra bios so that people will get to know your character better]

Question??
Now I would also like to ask you guys a few questions regarding the tournament. Stop squabbling around the forums or talking behind my back and making hate threads or whatever about how bad this competition is. If you got a problem with the competition or if anything you dislike or think should be changed we may as well discuss it RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW because talking behind or making hate thread and hate post[just saying] will not help solve or help this competition get any better. Now firstly:

1) Do you prefer the bracket to be a Single elimination or a Double elimination?
Now I'll just stress out a bit on the good and bad sides or both type of brackets

Single elimination bracket
Good
-Tournament ends faster
-Less threads
- Strait forward head on wins
- Land slide victories are imminent[not sure if its bad or good so I'll just add it to both]

Bad
- Chances of a round robin is nil
- Land slide victories are imminent[Less chances and choices for the contestants and voters]

Double elimination bracket
Good
- Chances of a round robin is high
- Contestants would get a second chance even though they were eliminated once.
- Land slide victories are not imminent[More choices and chances for the voters and contestants]
- Contest could go either way

Bad
- More threads
- Tournament takes longer
- Land slide victories are not imminent[not sure if this is bad or good so I'll add it to both]

2) how many days do you think voting should run?
3) Do you prefer each character to have individual voting threads or do you prefer it this style? [ http://www.mangatutorials.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2031 ]
4)
Btw, MiKuRu. When I was deciding my votes, I thought that it would've been great if there were character sheets of the character's faces in different emotions. I just find those would make each OC more personable than just a one-image drawing/cg of the character. Just throwing this out there but you don't have to include it if you don't want to. C:
So what you guys think? Should I add this or not[personally I like the idea myself <:]

At the moment this is all I planned out and need to ask. If you have any questions, complains, add ons please do ask. I don't want anybody to only start complaining when the competition is running. All complains and what not huha will be solved here before the next competition. Complain while the competition is running then prepare to be ignored. Now is the time to complain.

Rio
01-28-2011, 11:10 AM
That's a lot of info to take in. Lesseee....

1) I like it. It'll give everyone a chance to try and win and then we have a SaiMoe of the year in the end.

2) It's a good thing to clarify this and I think you should mention it as a voting guideline when each SaiMoe contest begins (so members are reminded and newcomers are given a guide on how to vote)

3) I like that but I don't know about being so verbose. If we get tons of SaiMoe entrants, it's going to be a pain reading through all of that bio.

With that said, I think when the contest first starts, we should get a week of voting time just to read through all the information, look through all the characters and decide but as the contest progresses, we should get like 3 days to vote for each bracket.

I certainly like the double elimination because it would be a shame to have two good characters match up and one loose and in the end have a weak character show up in the finals vs a good one. This way, there is more of a balance in the match-ups.

I liked the voting style you did in the latter part of the contest. It's easy to vote all at once instead of slogging through thread after thread after thread just to put a vote in. And finally, I heartily approve of my suggestion! ;D

Btw, can winners enter again or will they be banned from entering until the next SaiMoe year?

LVUER
02-05-2011, 05:27 AM
I'm joining in next time ^_^ I was late knowing the previous tournament so... I really love moe-moe, so this is too good to pass up...

I also agree with Rio's idea. It's so much fun to see all kind of emotion a moe character have >_<

The seasonal tournament sounds a good idea though I don't really know what difference it makes. How about the last season tournament winner? Could s/he participate the next season tournament? Does every season have different theme? Or just the same?

Answer for your question:
1) If each contestant could enter every seasonal tournament, I'd say go for single elimination. If not, then go for double elimination. For thread problem, just make a "master" thread that contain all links to "sub" threads.

2) 3-4 days (or 1 week at most) should be more than enough. Just be sure to tell everyone when the voting will start before hand.
3) Individual (and make the master thread just like my answer for first question), though asking mods to organize a special category for the tournament sounds a good idea. And after the tournament is finished.
4) Very much agree. Only the emotion/head right? So it's not too much a hassle... It's a good idea, I like it.

Rio
02-05-2011, 11:55 PM
@ LVUER
Ahhhh, so that's it! I was wondering why you didn't join. I'd probably join as well just to try my hand at the whole Moe style. They have such great coloring styles too usually.... : )

MiKuRu
02-08-2011, 12:03 AM
@Rio: Yes the winner is still allowed to join for the next season BUT he/she can't re enter the same winning entry. They can re-submit old entries that did not win if they want to or make a new entry.

So ok I'm just gonna explain how the Seasonal concept works. Well its simple really, Seasonal's are held to determine which OC's will qualify for the final showdown for first spot as Moe champ. There will be 4 seasonal/qualifier rounds. Basically the seasonals will be held in one year. I estimate the date's for the seasonals to take place at around
[January, April, July, October]. I put a 2 month gap in between so it would give the contestants time to get their OC's done. October will basically be the season end for the SaiMoe competition and at december the showdown will begin.
So out of this 4 seasons,winners from each season will be competing for first place at the final showdown.

I haven't confirmed any of this yet... Still waiting for more feedbacks atm but this is just a rought idea for now.

Umber_the_kid
03-18-2011, 01:31 PM
Definitely looking forward to the next one. I'm pretty surprised that Minami made it as far as she did. o-o

Rio
03-21-2011, 11:07 AM
Speaking of which - when's the new one coming? Isn't it going to start soon?

MiKuRu
03-22-2011, 10:52 AM
Yea I was thinking of opening registrations around next week but I guess I'll just start today. So yea registration is open now.

I already stated in the rules section on how to submit your entry so have a good read :). Anything else you wish to ask or discuss about may it be complaints or questions now is the best time to do so.

Rio
03-22-2011, 11:25 AM
Cool. I'll make announcements at the rest of the site.

MiKuRu
03-22-2011, 03:04 PM
I already created the registration thread so you may go there to register and btw Rio I changed the description and rules and other stuff on the competition info so can you edit it on the announcement board thanks.

Link to registration thread:
http://www.mangatutorials.com/forum/showthread.php?601-SaiMoe-Tournament-Season-2-Registration&p=16057#post16057

doghateburger
03-23-2011, 04:57 AM
Wait, if i want to join, do i need to post a pic of which ot im using?

MiKuRu
03-23-2011, 08:16 AM
Don't post it here. All entries must be PMed to me.

Rio
03-23-2011, 01:45 PM
btw Rio I changed the description and rules and other stuff on the competition info so can you edit it on the announcement board thanks.
OK, I'll make the changes.

MiKuRu
03-24-2011, 08:02 AM
Updates
Now just to spice things up a little I decided to add something new. OC's that get third and second place will automatically qualify to the next season but there will be a limit as to how many times a OC can qualify. If you remember clearly from the last bracket Mika received a bronze starhttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/63e0495a9a.jpg and Kyoshka a Diamondhttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/6ed866b22a.jpg. Now if you get a bronze[third] your OC will have 1 qualifying chance and diamond will get 2 chances. OC's are allowed to collect as many of these so that each time they will extend there qualifying chances. Also you may add more entries if you want to even if your old entry qualifies so no worries. Oh almost forgot >_>... If the contestant doesn't want his/her OC to qualify to the next round you will have to inform me beforehand because it will be a auto qualifier so don't blame me if you didn't want your OC to qualify and it suddenly ended up in the next competition.

Now before I finalize this I just want to know what you guys think. Like or not? I'll set up the auto qualified list for the moment but if many of you dislike the idea I'll take it down.

doghateburger
03-25-2011, 05:09 AM
wait wait wait, just to clear up some things here, ok, so how this works is, I draw my character, draw my character in different emotions? and must include a bio?

MiKuRu
03-25-2011, 06:02 AM
I think its better if I list it out.

Guideline on what/how to submit a entry
1. Must have a image of your OC[full body]
2. [New]Must have a drawing of your character in different emotions[doesn't matter how many emotions you draw, its up to you and also no need for the full body, just draw heads]
3. Bio you must have
-name
-age
-likes
-dislikes

You may add other info if you want to. Here is an example [http://www.mangatutorials.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2059]. the only new thing added is number 2 but basically this is how you should pm it to me.

doghateburger
03-25-2011, 06:58 AM
ohhhh,,, kkkk cool thx C:

MiKuRu
03-25-2011, 12:18 PM
No prob xD.

butternut
04-01-2011, 05:05 AM
Not this time, I won't be able to finish it. D:
Good luck guys! And I'll be cheering and voting! =)

Lady_Knife
04-03-2011, 11:03 AM
-Character sheets of the character's faces in different emotions must be added as well to make your OC more personable.


Question: Does the character's head / faces, have to be coloured as well?

MiKuRu
04-03-2011, 11:31 AM
Its up to you if you want to or not. But I recommend you all do so.

Lady_Knife
04-03-2011, 11:39 AM
Its up to you if you want to or not. But I recommend you all do so.

*dies* Thank you. XD

Rio
06-04-2011, 11:02 PM
The thread wasn't closed. Let me know if you're still having trouble coming in here MiKuRu.

MiKuRu
07-19-2011, 12:17 PM
Coming Soon
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/200/c/2/saimoe_season_3_inbound_by_mitmit92-d40vw7s.jpg

MiKuRu
07-23-2011, 01:58 PM
So guys Season 3 registration is gonna open tomorrow[hopefully]. I'm just trying to get the last few touches on the banner so I can set it up on the same day, oh and should I like make a new registration thread or just re-use the season 2 registration thread?

Rio
07-23-2011, 06:45 PM
Maybe you should make another thread. It'll be confusing, I think, if you keep the Season 2 registrants with the Season 3 registrants. Anyways, can't wait for it to start!

Gedeon
07-23-2011, 06:56 PM
May someone that hasn't participated in the first two join in the third one? +W+

Rio
07-23-2011, 06:59 PM
Yeah! It's open to anyone even returning winners and contestants.

Matt
07-23-2011, 08:13 PM
Season 3 Saimoe, just as I'm getting my motivation back. This is, like perfect. Also, Miku, that's an awesome picture of Sierra. She's very cute.

Just got an idea for my entries this year. Looking forward to this season.

Hamachi
09-04-2011, 01:00 AM
Question. Can you include other figures in the picture as well? Obviously not to detract from the character herself, but as props and such?

ram
09-04-2011, 02:55 AM
uh...

that's what i did...
hamachi i feel like you want me disqualified or something:cat_waitaminute:

edit: wait i think almost everyone did that.
what props are ye takin bout?

i guess the two chibi and the close up background that i did can be considered a prop or something.

and people put objects in their drawing like cype put a pillow and lady k put a music player thingy.

Hamachi
09-06-2011, 10:29 AM
My bad for being unclear. By other figures I meant other people besides your characters. Generic people acting as props that is.

MiKuRu
09-18-2011, 05:06 PM
I'm planning something for next summer. Maybe a Swimsuit edition perhaps? ; ).

EDIT: HAMACHI

Yes you can. As long as she is still the main focus and also its best that the people/things expresses her personality.

Matt
09-25-2011, 06:53 PM
Swimsuit edition . . .?

Make haste. I shall join.

Rio
09-26-2011, 10:47 AM
lol That's not until next year! It's going to be awhile... but I guess you can start making plans now. ;p

MiKuRu
10-02-2011, 06:58 AM
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/Saimoeillustrate.png
:D.

[PS: This is just how bored I am at home Dx]

Gedeon
10-02-2011, 07:23 AM
OAO............................................... ..............................EPIC................ .................................................. .......

Matt
10-02-2011, 08:08 AM
Maybe it's just because I had a few entrepreneurship classes this past week, but I can see something like this being good publicity for MT and its members in the e-magazine market.

Also, my initial reaction was the same as Ged's.

ram
10-02-2011, 10:32 AM
swimsuit edition would be nice, and it's not that hard to draw cause it's less detailed. XD although I have to perfect my anatomy problems >_>

and so awesomeness miku. XD

Rio
10-03-2011, 12:07 PM
Oooh, interesting! :3

MiKuRu
10-09-2011, 02:08 AM
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/illustreated20.png
Trying out a new magazine style Dx. I'll try to release 1 every Sunday or after every voting session is over. Its good practice :D.


[PS: Does it feel a bit too empty to you?]

Cloudy
10-11-2011, 08:03 AM
oooh Miku i like her colouring style <3 the hair is sooo pretty~

(btw i kinda caught on late, when is your next wave of registration for this event? I might want to enter)

MiKuRu
10-13-2011, 04:57 AM
Thanks clodyy :D. Oh you will have to wait till next season which is after this. It would be fun to see you join xD.

Cloudy
10-14-2011, 07:15 AM
Miku-chan! please tell me when it's coming near <3

MiKuRu
11-30-2011, 09:47 PM
BRACKET
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/season4.gif
Brace yourselves xD.

Blue_Dragon
11-30-2011, 11:50 PM
Yay!!!!!!!

*so excited!!!*

Cloudy
12-01-2011, 12:26 AM
fff exciting :D!

Gedeon
12-01-2011, 03:03 AM
And so it began!

arsland
12-01-2011, 05:05 AM
now what do i do?

Gedeon
12-01-2011, 09:11 AM
now.................................we wait.

MiKuRu
12-02-2011, 03:04 AM
Guys there will be a slight change in the bracket. I'm adding 3 more entries so it will be random again.

Cloudy
12-02-2011, 03:16 AM
-Suspense-

ram
12-02-2011, 04:06 AM
Nice to have so many contestants, Just wish there will be a lot voters as well. OTL

Matt
12-02-2011, 05:49 PM
Since we usually have so little voters, my first thought was to appoint a judge or three, but then (a) the contests would be over within a few minutes and (b) maybe not a problem with three judges, but with one judge there's always the possibility of a bias.

So open voting is the best way to go, as usual.

Celestial-Fox
12-05-2011, 12:19 AM
I'm thinking the only way to increase voting would to make each voting season a forum announcement... but I'm not sure how annoying (?) / appropriate it would be for the people on the forum.

Blue_Dragon
12-05-2011, 06:30 AM
Could it go in the Chatter box?

Rio
12-05-2011, 12:00 PM
I made an announcement in the blog. I'll make a few more on Twitter and such.

MiKuRu
04-11-2012, 02:04 PM
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/SaimoeIllustratedSTAR.jpg

MiKuRu
04-11-2012, 11:55 PM
First and foremost, I think its my fault that you guys are misunderstanding the swimsuit edition. I never actually explained how it works so I guess now is the best time to do so.

For this contest, the goal is to create a character that has a combination of cute and sexy qualities. It doesn't have to be only young girls. Teen girls and early 20+ look alike is also allowed. For some example:
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x2/Sora23_2007/The&#37;20Melancholy%20of%20Haruhi%20Suzumiya/HaruhiandMikuru.jpg
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQh7iJelL_9APZ-YKlJLHGs5aXkHFcDBaHILIPoEh_tiXaU2zdenrJDcO6u
http://www.kawapaper.com/d/642-3/Kawapaper_Haruhi_0000033_1280x.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SZgi6L5SN68/Tmt0ipx6NvI/AAAAAAAAAkg/5uldwGLfaXs/s400/kami_sama_no_memo_chou.jpg

Pretty much the saimoe swimsuit contest idea is somewhat aiming for stuff like this[you don't have to follow 100%, you can do it your way as long as it meets the contest requirements :D]. This time around all entries must be females only :D. Its simple and fun.

Blue_Dragon
04-12-2012, 04:33 PM
I love that magazine cover!

This contest is fun ^_^.
Where and when do we sign up? What's the deadline?

Also, will you have a Saimoe male swimsuit contest at some point? For those of us wanting to draw dudes? :) I'm fine drawing chicas, but I think it'd be cool see what guys we can come up with (throw those of us into dudes a bone, lol.) I would think they would have to be separate contests, though...

Slurpee
04-12-2012, 08:09 PM
I'm all up for a male contest! :)

Sylux
04-12-2012, 08:33 PM
wat

Blue_Dragon
04-13-2012, 04:40 PM
Yeah man, why not? :3

Sylux
04-13-2012, 04:44 PM
waaaaaaat

Rio
04-13-2012, 10:57 PM
I don't see what's wrong with it. It's equal opportunity in my books. :cat_hmp:

Matt
04-14-2012, 08:01 AM
I don't see a problem with it. I'm better at drawing guys than girls, anyway.

NWAP
04-14-2012, 10:42 AM
Well I was looking forward to putting my all into this swimsuit competition, but if its for guys, I don't think i'll be participating. Nothing against guys,I am one, but I just don't find boys to be cute, and definitely not men :/ . Also that's going to narrow down your "swim suit" options by a lot. Just my opinion.

Rio
04-14-2012, 11:24 AM
From what Mikuru said, this coming SaiMoe will be a female only swimsuit edition. But some members are asking for a male swimsuit edition which may happen in the future. So you can draw for this coming SaiMoe. :3

Btw, guys generally have less clothing (and hair) designs than females but that's also part of the challenge imo. C:

Sylux
04-14-2012, 02:31 PM
We should do a Kakkou Competition where we just see whose dude looks the most badass

Siaman
04-27-2012, 12:22 AM
yeah its hard to imagine cute guys... how about one contest for female swimsuit edition and another one for cool bad ass guy edition?

Evil_Cake
04-27-2012, 03:25 PM
ya there r no cute dudes its impossible

Sylux
04-28-2012, 04:15 PM
Saimoe: Kenka Bancho edition it is

MiKuRu
05-03-2012, 09:59 PM
Finals Qualifiers
1.Manahttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/6fe852f897.jpghttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/724900b194.jpg=Obitual Crow
2.Sakurahttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/355869c3c8.jpghttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/724900b194.jpg=Celestial-Fox
3.Sierra http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/Sierras.jpghttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/724900b194.jpg=Matt
4.Feroniahttp://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/Feroniaaa.jpghttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/724900b194.jpg=Ram
5.Tomahttp://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/tomasideface.jpghttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/724900b194.jpg=Rei

Finals are almost ready to roll. Aare you ready for it? ;)


@ About the above questions... Hmmmmm I might consider making 1. But I'll have to think about it first. I'll see what I can come up with your ideas.

ram
05-04-2012, 02:20 AM
I'm all out of girls actually.. I might just get Sophie to join again.

Matt
05-04-2012, 12:32 PM
Make one up, I'd say. My entry to the first contest was made up on the spot, and she got third.

MiKuRu
05-10-2012, 02:30 PM
UPDATESSSsssssss

HEY GUYS! So I just got back from a long holiday Dx. So its about time we rap things up for the finals. So here is the date and time D:.

:12am Saturday - 12am Sunday: [Finals voting]
This will be a FREE FOR ALL MATCH so please vote wisely! This will determine who becomes MT saimoe champ 2012!. [suppose to be for 2011 but we were late so whatever].

Lineup for the finals:
Finals Qualifiers
1.Manahttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/6fe852f897.jpghttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/724900b194.jpg=Obitual Crow
2.Sakurahttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/355869c3c8.jpghttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/724900b194.jpg=Celestial-Fox
3.Sierra http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/Sierras.jpghttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/724900b194.jpg=Matt
4.Feroniahttp://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/Feroniaaa.jpghttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/724900b194.jpg=Ram
5.Tomahttp://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/tomasideface.jpghttp://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/724900b194.jpg=Rei

So as usual. 1 member only gets to vote for 1 character!, If I find a double vote then I will ELIMINATE that voter[in short your vote won't count. I just used that awesome word cuz it sounded cool]. The finals voting thread will be up later today[my time zone]! but voting will not begin yet! Now for those of you who want to do some modifications on your picture for the finals please do it asap. Try to get it done before 12am[my time zone. Its about 2.30am Friday now so start counting the hours!]. Just pm it to me when you're done. This is it folks. The finals! We will get our champ soon :D. Will update more soon.

MiKuRu
05-10-2012, 04:35 PM
For starters I'll be doing a hourly picture update of the 5 contestants as for like a countdown sorta thing xD. So here is my first 1! I present to you! Mana!

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/CompilationMANA.jpg

I'm still working on the rest. Will update soon :D.

Rio
05-10-2012, 06:02 PM
Oooo, sweet! Can't wait to vote. :3

MiKuRu
05-11-2012, 01:59 AM
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/compilationSakura-1.jpg
Presenting to you! Sakura :D!

MiKuRu
05-11-2012, 06:16 AM
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/compilationFeronia4.jpg
Presenting to you! Feronia :D!

MiKuRu
05-11-2012, 07:15 AM
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/compilation3Miri-1.jpg
Presenting to you! Sierra :D!

PS: Whew I thought I would never make it in time to do all five of em @@. I guess i made it xD! Last 1 inbound!

MiKuRu
05-11-2012, 08:38 AM
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/compilation5Toma.jpg

And finally! I present to you Toma!.

Voting will begin immediately when the Finals poster is released! STAY TUNED!

Matt
05-11-2012, 10:28 AM
Presenting to you! Miri :D!
That's Sierra.

MiKuRu
05-11-2012, 02:00 PM
Sorry had a slight mix up on my side Dx. FIXED.

Cloudy
05-14-2012, 04:10 AM
cute cute cuteee <3

Blue_Dragon
05-15-2012, 10:21 PM
Awesome drawings!!!!!

Sutari
05-17-2012, 07:50 AM
miku, please tell me if this is in the wrong place. made this a while ago when i thought the "finals" already happened. >_> for the upcoming saimoe
http://www.mangatutorials.com/file/pic/photo/2012/05/Sutari-saimoecomic.jpg?t=4fb4e5afdaacb

Matt
05-17-2012, 09:12 AM
Rei, that's awesome. I'm making one right now. Thank you for the inspiration.

MiKuRu
05-17-2012, 09:47 PM
@ Rei: Yup this is the right place for that xD. Awesome!

Guys. Will be setting up the swimsuit edition registration now!

corastaur
05-17-2012, 10:49 PM
I want to participate :3

canime4ever
05-17-2012, 10:50 PM
I'm seriously gonna do it this time!!! >:I SERIOUS FACE

Cloudy
05-21-2012, 06:18 AM
me me me i'm in yall bring it ON people!

Black_Shaggie
05-21-2012, 09:30 AM
If this is the registration for a new swimsuit ed & not the finals...I'm game. I haven't done much saimoe, but I love a challenge. What do i have to do?

Rio
05-21-2012, 12:17 PM
I'm in! <3

MiKuRu
05-26-2012, 01:51 PM
Date and Banner Announcement!

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/swimsuiteditionfinalstage.jpg
Competition begins June 15! Please submit you're entries to me via PM before 15 june! Voting time will begin 12am Friday - 12am Monday[Placement Round]. So now you got you time and date, its time to get yo fingers moving >:D. Looking forward to seeing all you're entries >;D.

[PS: The bears on her bikini has nothing to do with pedo bear. It's just a coincident that her favorite toy is a bear Dx.]

JJJorgie
05-26-2012, 02:17 PM
I'll give it a go!

Matt
05-26-2012, 08:56 PM
Is it just me or did Nyu's boobs spontaneously grow four cups since I saw her last?

Evil_Cake
05-27-2012, 05:56 PM
how does 1 sign up?

JJJorgie
05-27-2012, 07:11 PM
There's a seperate contest registration forum where you put your name, DA account, and number of OC's

Evil_Cake
05-30-2012, 01:39 AM
oic thx

do we still need an expression chart

Cloudy
05-30-2012, 11:50 PM
^ Yes

Regantor
06-02-2012, 01:43 PM
Erm... Sorry to bug ya, but are there any more criteria needed for the expression chart? Is there a minimum amount of mugshots needed? Does they need to be in color? Hell, does the actual submission itself even technically need to be in color?... *_*

Evil_Cake
06-02-2012, 03:59 PM
It doesnt need 2 be in color but most of them have been

Regantor
06-02-2012, 06:13 PM
Okay, cheers. I'll take it that counts for both, then. ;I

eltoroguaco
06-04-2012, 10:32 AM
This sounds really straight forward... though there's a few things I wonder about...

1. Can you use an OC that's originally not a Moe and just turn it into a moe character for this tournament only?

2. I see you wrote qualify and vs... So this works like an actual tournament. You send 2 and 2 pictures/characters against eachother and let people vote until there is finals and winners? And how do you qualify if you've never been in it?

3. I read somewhere that it's a rule to have them between the age of 13 and 16... I didn't see that here. Is that really a rule? I can't make a character at the age of 16-20?

Think that was all XP for now...

Matt
06-04-2012, 03:01 PM
1. Yes. Yes, you can. Sutari did that last time.
2. I suppose the first couple rounds are qualifiers and the rest are tournament matches.
3. My character last season was 11, and one of my entries this season is 17. If this rule exists, I'm unaware of it and it's not enforced. As long as the character is cute, you're probably good. That aside, the voters will decide.

eltoroguaco
06-04-2012, 03:40 PM
Ah ok that's good. Thanks for answering =D

I know 1 character I want to do then... I see people join with more than 1 char... doubt that's a must but... I can see if I get time for 2 XP

EDIT: Another question... Sorry if I'm a bit annoying with my questions but I want it right.
I see one of the rules are that I must bring character description and facial emotions... So how exactly should the picture look like?
I mean... shall I make it like a sheet only that the character got a nice pose?
Shall I have a bg but just add the faces on the bg or at a white board beside it?
Or shall I write the description on the pm together with the character and add faces on it's own picture?

Such easy confuse me when I've never done this before XP But relax, I got a good memory. I'll remember once I got it answered so I won't ask the same question twice ;)

Matt
06-04-2012, 06:44 PM
Everyone did theirs differently. Let's see if I can find links:

Found them--in the old tournament threads; check those out when you have the time. Mine from the season I won (I think; I can't remember too well):
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/115/c/f/saimoe_contest_entry_by_boriol-d3eu6n7.jpg

Obitual Crow, the man who inspired me to come to this site and start drawing moe in the first place, did this:
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/310/3/3/338b7fd662ec65ed70fdee8051bb9f75-d4fd8wk.jpg

Sutari did this:
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/tomasaimoe.jpg

And so on. Just browse the old threads and experiment. You'll find something you like eventually.

eltoroguaco
06-04-2012, 07:07 PM
thank you! those are very helpful =D Think I know how to do it now ^^,

trilokcool3
06-07-2012, 06:38 AM
I wana ask something.
Umm... I have completed my OC two weeks ago as i have to go to hostel . The very same day i completed the OC but couldn't get enough time to do EMOTIONS CHART . So will i be able to enter the contest without emotion chat or just i will have to skip the contest ?? Even if thers time , i won't be able to do anything because no laptops no pc . :(

ram
06-07-2012, 08:05 AM
I didn't make emotion chart either, not sure if I would eventually, already made Candy's emotion chart before but didn't know where I put it.. it'll be a pain making another but if it's required then maybe I would.

Black_Shaggie
06-07-2012, 08:57 AM
I did like 3 pages of EMOTION STUDIES in my sketch pad & I was just gonna send that with the profile & the actual piece. I guess I'd better organize my notes a bit better now that I've seen examples of past entries.

Matt
06-07-2012, 04:07 PM
Emotion studies? Nice. I'm working on the 25 essential expressions (http://napalmnacey.deviantart.com/art/25-Essential-Expressions-55523083) for mine.

@Ram - I believe an expression chart increases your chances of winning.

eltoroguaco
06-07-2012, 04:22 PM
isn't 25 a little too much for the chart? o.o I mean... it will take alot of space in the picture xD Someone got a meme or something that got 5-10 expressions instead?

Matt
06-07-2012, 04:47 PM
You can always scale down your expression chart like Sutari did with Tei's entry. Or yes, there is a smaller chart (http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2009/362/f/4/Blank_expression_chart_by_Road_safety.png) out there. Alternatively, you could just think up a few emotions and make your own.

eltoroguaco
06-07-2012, 05:06 PM
I think I just mix one :P I'm eager to have "Frown" as one of'em and I cannot see that in any of the charts xD It's an emotion I'm eager to try out :P so, think I'll make my own and will use that for emotion practises :P I can make up to 50 different one and use 5-10 each picture xD then I can post the blank chart on this site for other to use. sounds legit?

Regantor
06-07-2012, 06:38 PM
I think just a few of the expressions that they are likely to pull off is probably good enough, seeing as the entire point in the chart is to give a better idea of the character's own personality, as far as I can tell. I only did six frames myself, and haven't bothered coloring them in or anything, either. Seemed like it was more worthwhile spending time on the original image to me...

But I haven't entered before, let alone won anything, so it's probably best to take anything I say with pinch of salt, that said. x_x

Matt
06-07-2012, 08:56 PM
I have to agree with you, Reg. The expression charts should complement your main entry and character description, not be a separate thing, even if it's a separate picture.

ram
06-07-2012, 09:51 PM
If I use chibi expressions it would probably take 50 faces!
The forum has a lot of emotion, about 73 for the cats I think.. or I count it wrong, didn't even count the monkeys and the others!

but if it's ordinary faces emotion, I don't know if I would be able to reach 15. >_>

eltoroguaco
06-07-2012, 10:04 PM
When we're talking of the emoticons. I miss one emotion there. I miss the classical manga "wops" or "Sorry" emote. You know... Hand behind head, sweat drop, closed eyes and either a D or a P mouth.
Example: http://i.imgur.com/pQQaB.jpg

ram
06-07-2012, 10:21 PM
Emoticons aren't that different from chibi emotions, or maybe it's really called emoticons... err.. I don't know.

I referenced some of the emoticons in this forum before... to create the cute chibi emotions

I mostly use this though (http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee388/skyramiel/024-1.jpg)

Shnorkel
06-08-2012, 04:52 AM
Guys I recommend you take a look at this (http://majnouna.deviantart.com/gallery/6557#/ds1wwv).
It's great reference in general, but for the competition I would suggest just picking one or two emotion from each branch (red yellow green blue and purple). Even if you don't actually use an expression from there, it can give you ideas. :cat_thumbsup:

WhenRabbitsAttack
06-08-2012, 04:57 AM
WWWWWOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! you just blew my mind. that is a really cool facial expressions chart!

ram
06-08-2012, 05:15 AM
TL;DR!!!! I hate reading too long stuffs!

Matt
06-08-2012, 07:01 AM
I read that one awhile back. When I can't find photo reference of an emotion, I'll usually go to that.

ram
06-08-2012, 07:13 AM
I see, well I like to read more reference less talk types of books, but I might try that somehow.. err.. I think...

Matt
06-08-2012, 04:34 PM
The text with each picture just explains what changed to make that expression, by the way. It's not a hard read.

ram
06-08-2012, 09:47 PM
I just finished reading it, well... not all I suppose...

But keep in mind that the direction of every line does changes when the head angle changes as well.

Shnorkel
06-12-2012, 06:05 AM
Come on come on I can't wait for it to start :cat_tantrum:

eltoroguaco
06-14-2012, 02:33 PM
One question for those of you that have been here before... How strict are MiKuRu on the deadline?
It says it must be submitted before june 15th and it's june 15th now for him :S 2am according to the timezone clock I found on the net.
I've just submitted it... It's june 14th for me. Damn I hate timezones. Seriously gonna cry if he won't allow it cause it's 2 hours late in HIS timezone but not mine. :cat_scared:

Matt
06-14-2012, 03:01 PM
I just remembered the time zone difference. In my time zone, I've got exactly nine more hours to submit mine. I suppose this is as good a time as any to make some final corrections and submit mine.

EDIT: Never mind. Was busy all day yesterday and for most of today. I will get this thing finished and submitted somehow.

ram
06-15-2012, 02:37 AM
No he's not that strict, so don't worry about it.

eltoroguaco
06-15-2012, 06:35 AM
That's good to hear :D I will relax now. Thanks Ram.

MiKuRu
06-15-2012, 03:29 PM
The tournament was suppose to start today but I see a few of you guys need a bit more time. I'll be delaying the tournament to another 2 more days. SO.. Get you're arses moving guys xD.

Matt
06-15-2012, 05:23 PM
Done. Images sent. Only one character, though.

eltoroguaco
06-15-2012, 05:45 PM
yh I also made just 1... 2 days is not enough for another XP

Hope you got it, MiKuRu. If not, I can always resend :P

Matt
06-15-2012, 09:47 PM
If we get many more participants in the next season, Rio's gonna have to lift the limit on Miku's inbox.

Rio
06-15-2012, 11:28 PM
Wohoo~! That means I have time to submit emotions. Sending most of the entry now... :3

@ Matt
Well, with the change up in August, the mailbox limit will definitely be lifted up some more. :>

eltoroguaco
06-16-2012, 10:18 AM
that's good ;) Me and JJ have been pm'ing alot on a short time and it filled up before page 2 xD

MiKuRu
06-17-2012, 11:18 PM
Few more hours before I open the voting thread. Till then, all you late ones better giddy up and sent in your entries to me! xD

eltoroguaco
06-18-2012, 11:51 AM
ok, since I cannot find the voting poll, I guess it's still not up. So to make sure, MiKuRu. Did you receive my entry on Thursday-Friday? I'm a little nervous it didn't get through.

baka-neko
06-18-2012, 01:36 PM
Same here, as I didn't receive a confirmation reply -.- But I'm sure you don't have the time to respond to all your PMs ;)

Regantor
06-18-2012, 03:02 PM
You are both listed as (-1) on the competitor list on the first page of the other thread, so I guess you're fine...

Either way. Good luck, creatures! There certainly are enough of us. This year should be interesting.

eltoroguaco
06-18-2012, 03:04 PM
Ahh you're right! Thanks =D Good luck to you too ;)

Blue_Dragon
11-19-2012, 11:47 AM
I'm not trying to resurrect an "old thread" (since last post was June,) but any word on when the next contest will be?

Rio
11-19-2012, 11:49 AM
I think it's going to start up again next year. Mikuru's been kind of busy lately... but then most of us are during the holidays. <_<

Blue_Dragon
11-19-2012, 06:13 PM
Ok cool. Thanks for the update!

Kodos
11-20-2012, 11:06 AM
So what did Ulow even win?

And does she get to go play fast money? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5tyMXXDPX4)

MiKuRu
01-19-2013, 08:59 AM
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/Nextstageposterherewego_zpsd5dca666.jpg

Matt
01-19-2013, 10:17 AM
Guys, she's up to something. Just look at that face.

New season?

Regantor
01-19-2013, 05:40 PM
So... is the new theme super-cute girls who clearly have sinister plans for you?...

Because Reg is totally down with that. :ascii_agree:

MiKuRu
01-20-2013, 10:44 AM
Okay guys! Registration is up :D! Go check out the page and register yourselfs!

@Matt : Yup 2013 is underway :D. I added a few other things this year so yeah. Prepare to get busy xD

@ Kodos : Ulow basically became the sites first swimsuit champ :3.

@ Reg: lol that would be in one of the mini events :D. I'll ready the schedule then you will see xD.