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@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:45 PM) especially better imo if you want to update on a topic but like only occasionally (e.g. a project you're working on or a let's play of a game)
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) it's hard for me to explain precisely why but forums just like work better for meaningful discussion over a longer period of time ig
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) but that's def just not hte same ig, idk
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) yeah, you can also kind of respond at your own pace on forums. Discord conversations are often like... it's awkward to respond to something that happened a while ago, especially if the server is active, but even just in general. since you sort of need to keep track of multiple conversations at once at times, and it's not like it has a good reply/quote system ala forums, closest thing really is to copy/paste or screenshot the text you're responding to and then type a response below
@  Elwood : (09 November 2019 - 11:29 AM) Adding on to what's been said, I just enjoy the order and structure of the forums. You can look through the threads and know exactly what people are talking about. Conversation get lost and buried on discord which is why I'm not a big fan of it.
@  kirant : (06 November 2019 - 05:31 AM) I enjoy that part of forums too. They become niche communities where you can have very specialized conversations as opposed to the cluttered mess in Discord.
@  Ezra : (31 October 2019 - 01:17 AM) Yeah, part of me wishes I could go back to the times forums were more prevalent. I really enjoyed how even several different forums based off the same franchise could feel so different. It's not like what we now is bad though, I just feel nostalgic for old times.
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:39 AM) also forums in general are just not as prevalent, there are so many other ways to interact these days, like Twitter, FB, Tumblr, etc., where you can just throw your thoughts into the void. I think that's the real issue and that the only people rly interested in forums these days are either super dedicated to whatever they're about, have a specific reason/need to (e.g. support forums), or grew up with them and are thus attached to the idea enough to continue to try and use them (this was kinda me for a while lol but things happen, I couldn't keep it up forever)
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:36 AM) I've posted on SF for various reasons ofc but in terms of like making friends and stuff it's p. much just been smaller groups/forums, yeah. mainly FES
@  Elwood : (27 October 2019 - 10:08 PM) Only reason I'm even on Serenes was because I had hacking questions. @Ezra yeah I figured it must be an age thing. I've been called an old man by many a child because I use Facebook.
@  kirant : (26 October 2019 - 09:39 PM) It's strange. I don't think I've ever posted on Serenes...period. I've always been a fan of smaller forums.
@  Ezra : (26 October 2019 - 05:49 AM) I think it's because a lot of newer FE players didn't frequent forums growing up. And those that do probably end up on Serenes.
@  Elwood : (25 October 2019 - 07:30 AM) I would love to revitalize this place I'm just not sure how that would be done. I mean with how main stream FE seems to have become I'm honestly surprised we don't have more members.
@  Fire Blazer : (21 October 2019 - 08:04 PM) tfw u not coming here results in not seeing a PM from last month T_T ok gonna try and check at least every couple weeks now even if there's nothing here, lol...
@  Fire Blazer : (21 October 2019 - 07:54 PM) I come here almost never because I've fallen out of habit and basically just accepted the forums are dead :( it's neat you come here every day tho
@  Elwood : (27 September 2019 - 05:52 AM) I still come here everyday because this is still my homepage in Firefox! XD
@  Ezra : (25 September 2019 - 03:07 PM) I also miss the days the forums I used were more active :(
@  Fire Blazer : (15 September 2019 - 05:39 AM) I do kinda miss the days these forums were active :(
@  Ezra : (29 August 2019 - 04:14 PM) *BOX!!!*
@  kirant : (19 August 2019 - 12:49 PM) Huh. Bothammer time.

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#1 arimibn

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 05:41 AM

The theme of the contest is ninjas. 
 
Yes. The sprite has to fit into the hackbox. (https://dl.dropboxus...307/hackbox.png)
 
If you make any updates to your mug and the registration deadline has not passed, you may send the updated version to me. Keep in mind that your previous entry will be overwritten. So don't try sending in 10 sprites. Because you won't have 10 chances to win, you'll still have only one.
 
Mugs will scored across 4 categories on a 1 to 5 scale. There are 5 judges, so the max a mug can get is 100 points from the judges.
 
The categories are:
 
Theme
Quality
How much it looks like an existing mug
Outside the box thinking(An example of this would be if the theme was to sprite an incarnation of the black knight and someone sprites an african knight)
 
After registration is closed, the mugs will be added to this post. At which point forum members can also vote on the mugs and score them. However, a vote from a forum member will not be worth as many points as a score from the judges.
 

On a scale of 1 to 3, rate each mug in each category if you wish to vote.

Again, the categories are

 

Theme
Quality
How much it looks like an existing mug
Outside the box thinking
 
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To enter, you must PM the mug to me saying you want to enter.
 
If you don't want to be a part of the prize money thing, you are still free to enter.
If there's at least 16 entrants.
 
1st Place prize is $30. 
2nd Place prize is $15. 
3rd Place prize is $5. You need a paypal account in order to receive your prize. Yes. Paypal is free. And if you register for a paypal debit card, you can make offline purchases with your paypal account. 
 
I reserve the right to disqualify you at any time. So don't be a jerk, k? You may ask as many questions as you want though. 
 
Registration closes on the 24th.

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#2 arimibn

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 02:45 AM

tfw no entrants.


"You'll never forgive me? Like I give a damn."
"You got a jacked up notion of fair play pal...and it's beginning to piss me off."
"Though a fight every now and again does make life a little more interesting...dontcha think?"
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Most of my closest friends have qualities that I despise. But I love them all regardless of their faults.
"Why are we trying to narrow God's mercy? I didn't realize there was a limit to how many people could go to heaven."

This will not be removed until I finish my Sprite Series. Arim and AJ VS The World Started December 19, 2013 (I actually still haven't given up on this! XD)

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:43 AM

Dunno if it's still open but I'll try to participate, so here's my entry Fem_Ninja.png I made it at the last minute



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 02:09 AM

And this might be a case of Queenie winning by default.

 

I assume I don't win money if I copy-paste an old sprite, correct?  Because 2nd out of 2 is still a 15 dollar prize ^_^


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#5 Mercurius

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 06:25 AM

I sent my entry on 11:14PM (Arim's time) on 2/23/2016 over Skype cause the forum is still acting up somewhat but whether he'll notice it, idk.


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 08:47 PM

Ah the forums are working again. 

Oh hey two entrants. I'll open up a poll or something. lol


"You'll never forgive me? Like I give a damn."
"You got a jacked up notion of fair play pal...and it's beginning to piss me off."
"Though a fight every now and again does make life a little more interesting...dontcha think?"
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^ This isn't dead, I swear!
Most of my closest friends have qualities that I despise. But I love them all regardless of their faults.
"Why are we trying to narrow God's mercy? I didn't realize there was a limit to how many people could go to heaven."

This will not be removed until I finish my Sprite Series. Arim and AJ VS The World Started December 19, 2013 (I actually still haven't given up on this! XD)

This will not be removed until The Demon Invasion is finished. Started December 19, 2013 (Hue)

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