|Welcome to merlinicons100! This community is basically for iconmakers to claim a subject for a certain amount of time in order to meet the challenge of making 100 icons out of said subject. So if you are a devoted fan of Merlin why not take up the challenge?|
>> how it works :
+Join the community. You must be a member to participate.
+Submit a claim for your subject of choice at this post and then wait to be approved.
+Once approved, you will be given posting access and you may then begin to post icons of your subject.
+You make 100 icons out of your subject following certain terms and themes. You don't have to do it all in one go ... you may post them in small batches each time.
+If you've completed the challenge successfully, comment at the Hall of Fame post to get listed. You can also get a nice banner to show off wherever you please. Your subject is then free for the taking again.
>> quick links :
Claim Your Subject / Page-A-Mod / Hall Of Fame / Waiting List / Resign/Extension / Affiliates / Tag List
But as with all communities, there are some rules and fine details. Please read the following carefully. If you have any questions, you can ask here.
>> rules :
+The subject focus that's allowed in this community is everything Merlin, the characters, the actors/actresses, pairings/ships (this includes RPF pairings/friendships), guest stars and/or their characters, all women/men of the show, any grouping, one particular episode, or one particular season. For more information on rules pertaining to the subjects, please refer to the Page-A-Mod.
+Each subject may only be claimed by one person at any given time. You are allowed a span of 12 weeks to complete the 100 icons for your subject. This is done so that one person isn't just hogging a subject all the time without making the icons. To prevent "fake claims", you must post at least your first batch within the first 2 weeks of claiming a subject.
+Each person may claim up to two subjects at a time. Additionally, you'll have the same amount of time to complete your icons. So if you've applied for 2 subjects at once, you will still have 12 weeks to complete 200 icons.
+All 100 icons must contain your subject in them. That's the whole point isn't it? Your icon can include other characters as long as your subject is in the icon as well. While this is allowed, I would recommend you to do it sparingly and to please remember to try and keep your icons focused on your subject.
+You do not have to post all 100 icons in one go! You can break them up into smaller batches, with a minimum of 5 icons per small post, with 24 hours between each post so as not to clog friends lists! You are allowed to preview up to 3 icons, and please put your icons behind a cut or a fake cut.
+If we haven't received your first batch (or an inquiry about extension) on time we will send you a personal reminder. If we don't hear back from you in a week we will sadly have to take you off the list to make your claim available for others again.
+Please make new icons for this challenge. It defeats the point and isn't much fun if you just dig out old icons you have of your subject and post them as part of your 100 icons.
+Out of the 100 icons you make, part of the challenge is to make 50 of them following a particular set of themes. These themes are included down below and can be taken pretty much any way you like. You can use them as the text on your icon or you can use it purely as an abstract interpretation. For example, in the "red" theme, your icon can represent that theme in terms of the actual color of your icon ... or if red reminds you of anger as in seeing red, your icon can show anger, etc. Be creative! :)
+We have provided an icon table code here.
+Animation is allowed but please keep it to your artist's choice icons.
+You can use the same picture more than once but please make sure to use different crops.
+If you claim an actor/an actress you are also allowed to use pictures of said actor/actress in other roles than Merlin. Any picture is fine except for pictures of the actor/actress from any given Merlin episode. You are allowed, however, to use promo shots for Merlin.
+Stock icons only are not allowed. Please refer to this post for details.
+If we haven't received your final batch (or an inquiry about extension) on time we will send you a personal reminder. If we don't hear back from you in a week we will sadly have to take you off the list to make your claim available for others again.
+If your icon contains questionable rating content, please post a noticeable warning and place all of those icons behind a cut. Adult content is fine but please warn first.
>> posting :
+When posting your icons to the community, please do it in this format (this is not optional; posting in this format makes it 100 times easier to place your post in the memories correctly):
Subject Line of Post: Your batch number, and how many icons you're up to, followed by your name. For example "Batch #3 (010-034) by ronsoftie" It should contain the bolded words and NOTHING else. There is a place in the form below for the name of your subject.
Subject: (Character, Episode, Actor, Season, etc. , for example: "Merlin")
Batch: (for example: "Batch #3, icons 21-30")
Themes: (listing of themes is optional)
Additonal Notes: (credits, disclaimers, your rules of usage if someone wants to use your icons, etc.)
>> tag your posts :
Upon your first post we will add a tag for your username, please use that tag for all remaining posts you do. Please also tag with your 'subject claim'. If possible please use the existing tags. If specific tags for your subject do not exist we will add them for you. Please check the tag list for reference.
Journal layout by riverdale with some small changes