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missroxor
16th Jun 2011, 8:45 PM
Note to Beeps: I competed in the 2010 Foundations contest to the very end. (just in case you need to verify my eligability)

Foreword

As you probably already know, some very talented people out there in the simming community recently unlocked the secrets of making poses which then inspired other talented creators to make pose packs, Yay! In celebration I decided to host a contest aimed at showcasing some of these new poses. I’ve tried to keep it quite simple, after all it’s still early days for pose sets so there’s still a limited amount of good ones. ;)


http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Make%20me%20a%20Model%20Contest/MMM3copy.jpg


Introduction

You must create a Y/A sim (male or female) who will be your model for the duration of the contest. Your initial objective is to create a portfolio to impress Bridgeport’s number one modeling agency so that they will hire you for further jobs. Achieve this and you can start to gain experience and hopefully one day get your big break.


Rules

1. Forum rules (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=341258) apply.
2. Sims 3 only
3. There will be no eliminations if we have less than 15 contestants. If we have much more than 15 I may have to consider eliminations.
4. Minimal photoshopping for adding borders and text to images. You are not permitted to photoshop the sims or backgrounds except to adjust brightness/contrast of the overall image if needed (unless otherwise stated).
5. All images should be labeled (even if it’s just written above the picture in your post) with the title of the assignment. Eg “Portfolio Head Shot”
6. One entry is allowed per person. Round 1 counts as your application round.
7. Young Adult male and female Sims of the human variety are allowed. The sim should be your own work and should not have been used in prior contests.
8. You may use other models in your images to set a scene but your model should be the main focus.
9. CC is allowed.
10. You may only post the amount of pics that are specified for each round, however you can post a link to additional pics on photo-bucket or a similar image hosting site if you’d like to show more of your work but judges will not take those into account when grading.
11.You should try to set your theme not just through pose/expression but through all the elements of your image such as light, colour and set design or composition. For this reason greyscale is allowed but bear in mind that it may not be appropriate for every theme/image while in other cases it may help set the mood…it’s up to you to decide when to use it. The only exception is that you can’t use greyscale for the initial headshot image requested in the application round.
12. By request I created a more in-depth guide to what is and isn't allowed in Photoshopping. Find it here (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3565845&postcount=322)


Prizes

Currently there are no prizes available, it’s just for fun. Any judges wishing to donate a prize please PM me.


Rounds

Round 1 - The Portfolio - Closed (http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?msg=NEW+Deadline+for+Applications&month=06&day=23&year=2011&hour=15&min=&sec=&p0=137) - Scores Posted: Part1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3566482&postcount=325) & Part2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3566483&postcount=326)
Round 2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3563259&postcount=221) – Your First Job - Closed (http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?msg=Round+2+with+Extension&month=07&day=03&year=2011&hour=21&min=00&sec=&p0=137) - Scores Posted: Part1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3574296&postcount=419) & Part 2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3574297&postcount=420)
Round 3 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3569455&postcount=366) - On the Catwalk - Closed (http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?msg=&month=07&day=10&year=2011&hour=21&min=00&sec=&p0=127) - Scores Posted (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3581721&postcount=497)
Round 4 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3577083&postcount=455) - Your Big Break - Closed (http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?msg=Ginal+Round+with+Extension&month=07&day=19&year=2011&hour=21&min=00&sec=&p0=127) - Scores Posted: Part 1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3588488&postcount=561) & Part 2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3588489&postcount=562)

Extensions are possible in which case dates may be altered but they will not be shortened; each round will last a minimum of one week. I will try when possible to close one round and open another at the same time each week: 2100 PDT.

Contestants
(Minimum of 10 Required)

Astraea Nevermore R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3558394&postcount=13) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3565585&postcount=320) - R3 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3570224&postcount=382) - R4 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3582504&postcount=514)
ngluvjj R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3558576&postcount=22) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3570700&postcount=393) - R3 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3575777&postcount=438) - R4 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3583594&postcount=524)
Sisaly R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3558588&postcount=23) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3569345&postcount=365) - R3 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3575166&postcount=434) - R4 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3585451&postcount=537)
LadyAwesome (aka kaylarox) R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3558745&postcount=35) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3567090&postcount=340) - R3 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3575297&postcount=436) - R4 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3582217&postcount=513)
nhayes17 R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3559211&postcount=55) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3564480&postcount=301) - R3 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3569979&postcount=376) - R4 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3580563&postcount=477)
Shadow_Girl R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3559490&postcount=72) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3567958&postcount=352) - R3 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3573239&postcount=410) - R4 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3583169&postcount=520)
Traelia R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3559676&postcount=81) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3566496&postcount=327) - R3 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3571371&postcount=397) - R4 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3578258&postcount=471)
laughingtoleave R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3560204&postcount=96) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3565175&postcount=315) - R3 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3570608&postcount=391) - R4 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3577466&postcount=459)
ChloroformDreams R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3562126&postcount=154) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3566190&postcount=324) - R3 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3575224&postcount=435) - R4 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3578259&postcount=472)

DropOuts
Cruzy R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3559918&postcount=89)
ebec17 R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3560525&postcount=106) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3564732&postcount=308)
Misanthrope R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3561372&postcount=132) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3569164&postcount=363)
happymintchocolate R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3559193&postcount=54) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3568322&postcount=358)
KieraLou R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3562947&postcount=199) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3567051&postcount=339)
picass0blue R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3558545&postcount=21) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3566917&postcount=337http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3566917&postcount=337) - R3 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3576707&postcount=451)
alissaya R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3560899&postcount=116) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3564694&postcount=306) - R3 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3570440&postcount=389)

Judges

1. Wicked_poppies
2. Sandymdh
3. Lavaster


Emergency Judges
(PM me or post a comment if you’re interested)

1. heaven_sent_8_18
2. missroxor
3.


Judging Parameters

Pose (Does the chosen pose fit the theme/emotion of the image?)
Creativity (beauty, originality, image layout, use of props etc)
Portrayal of theme (includes interpretation where appropriate)
Rule adherence (such as image titling, descriptive paragraphs complete? etc)

Constructive criticism from the judges is thoroughly encouraged but not mandatory.



Useful Links
MTS Pose Sets (http://www.modthesims.info/browse.php?f=642)
Sims3Cri List of Poses (http://simpedia.sims2cri.com/index.php?title=Pose_box_3)



http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Make%20me%20a%20Model%20Contest/1Portfolio-1.jpg

Round Closed (http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?msg=NEW+Deadline+for+Applications&month=06&day=23&year=2011&hour=15&min=&sec=&p0=137)

Roxor Models: So, you think you can strut into the number one modeling agency in Bridgeport without so much as a portfolio and we’ll be so dazzled by your beauty we’ll beg you to come work for us? Pah! We see a hundred kids like you every day, what makes you so special? Get out of my office and come back when you’ve got something fantabulous to show us... then we might consider you.

Task: Create a portfolio of the following images to present to Roxor Models.

1x Headshot on a plain, light coloured background
1x Short paragraph (or less than 10 lines) introducing yourself and a little about yourself.
2x full body shots depicting your interpretation of two of these song titles - no need to interpret the song lyrics, just the words in the title. It doesn’t matter if your interpretation is different to the actual song meaning and it doesn’t have to be a literal translation but you should explain your thought process if it’s not obvious.

Choice of Song Titles:
Barbie Girl
Boulevard of broken dreams
Dancing Queen
Everybody Hurts (sometimes)
God Save the Queen
Hairspray Queen
Highway to Hell
I believe I can Fly
I fought the law
I put a spell on you
I shot the Sheriff
I want you to want me
I will do anything for love (but I won’t do that)
I will survive
If I were a boy
I’m a slave for you
It’s a Man’s Man’s World
Leader of the Pack
Losing my religion
Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes
Party like it’s 1999!!
Rebel Yell
Rockstar
Seek and Destroy
Smooth Criminal
Stairway to Heaven
Super Freak
Time is running out
The edge of Glory
The Show Must go on
Why can’t I be you?
Why does it always rain on me?

You should try to set your theme not just through pose/expression but through all the elements of your image such as light, colour and set design or composition.

You can use the same theme as other contestants but It'll be up to you to make sure you portray the theme in an original way since creativity and originality are part of the judging criteria

beeps
16th Jun 2011, 8:45 PM
Contest Approved
Begins 6.16.11
Ends 7.16.11

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.

DO NOT WRITE USELESS POSTS like "Hey cool contest, I think I might join." Reserve type posts and useless posts about coming back with an application will be deleted.

lilyandsnuggles2
16th Jun 2011, 11:29 PM
May I join?

I have been waiting for a contest.

I just want to reserve a space so I don't miss it. :bunny:

missroxor
16th Jun 2011, 11:43 PM
Host checking in, let the applications begin :)

Lilyandsnuggles, glad to have you.

Please be aware that this contest is for TS3 only. Anyone wishing to judge or be an emergency Judge please post here or PM me.

missroxor
17th Jun 2011, 5:06 AM
Just realised I made a massive typo: my round 1 pic said portolio instead of portfolio :faceslap: Rest assured I've now fixed this idiocy.

Also added wicked_poppies as a judge per their request via PM :)

ngluvjj
17th Jun 2011, 11:35 AM
I really want to join, but I can't upload any photos right now since my internet is slowing down, but I'd like to reserve a space as well :D

can I?

missroxor
17th Jun 2011, 3:47 PM
I've added you to the list, hope you get your internet issues sorted :)

LadyAwesome
18th Jun 2011, 8:49 AM
Stupid question - but because my graphics card is crap. Should I bother entering haha?

I might anyway, just for fun.

unghie
19th Jun 2011, 12:47 AM
I might join in :)

Astraea Nevermore
19th Jun 2011, 1:19 AM
Question: does the model have to be made from scratch for the contest or can we use a (never uploaded, only shown in pics) sim we already have? :)
I think the guy I have in my policy image would be glad to take part in the contest (with all new and in theme pics, obviously), but if a completely "new face" is needed I can always change the plans ^^

missroxor
19th Jun 2011, 1:40 AM
Stupid question - but because my graphics card is crap. Should I bother entering haha?

You can't be judged on your PC's graphics though if you can I'd recommend upping your game graphics to their optimum levels to take pics then take it back to whatever you normally have it at when you're playing :)

Question: does the model have to be made from scratch for the contest or can we use a (never uploaded, only shown in pics) sim we already have? :)Very good point, I forgot to put this in the rules, will do that now. The sim should be your own work and should not have been used in prior contests but doesn't have to be a new creation.

Glad to see some more interest though I realised a little too late that I should probably only be adding people to the contestants list once they've submitted their application (rookie mistake :rolleyes: ) so I won't be adding names to the list from now on without at least a partial entry. It shouldn't be a problem though, from what I've seen contests on here often struggle to get the minimum amount of contestants anyay (which is 10). You can continue editing right up until round closure though so feel free to make a start and keep adding to it :)

lilyandsnuggles2
19th Jun 2011, 3:35 AM
Belinda Smith

My name is Belinda Smith and I have always wanted to be a model. My mother was Miss Britain two years before I was born and I hope to live up to her title. I was born in Germany while my Mum was signing some modeling contracts and my nationality is German, even if I don't look it! I have no idea what nationality my father was but my mother is American. Though I am only twenty-one and in a very unexperianced, I'm certain have talent and determination along with other feautures that will take me to the top. Everything in life comes after modeling, of course, which is my main dream and focus in life.

Interests: Art, posing, shopping, jogging and writing.

Skills: Great at walking in heels, good at writing, good catwalk style and stylish.

Age: 21

Music: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Owl City, Jonsi and The Llamas in the Elevator.

Nationality: JGerman

My Portfolio

:alarm: (Two Pics. :alarm: 2nd only to show face more :alarm: ) :alarm:
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/3397/portfoliopic.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/37/portfoliopic.jpg/) http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/5979/portfoliopic2.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/151/portfoliopic2.jpg/)

The Edge of Glory

I think Glory is whatever you want it to be. To me Glory is love. Love is beautiful and I tried to recreate that with my setting. As you know it is called the Edge of Glory so it was shot on a steep mountain. It is on the edge of a cliff so you can also see realality as well as glory. I loved the view, and the male model! I loved shooting this because of the great view and being outdoors. I love the outdoors

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/3885/ontheedgeofglory.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/ontheedgeofglory.jpg/)

I Will Survive

The green fumes and lights are poisonus gases and I had to get out to survive. I am wearing a sort of uniform and no shoes. I personally feel that I am a prisoner of war. With this picture you can imagine what happens to the woman, will she survive?

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/4066/iwillsurvivej.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/iwillsurvivej.jpg/)

As an ambitious Sim I will do anything to win. I am described a perfectionist, a daredevil and artistic. I I love Fruit Parfuit, Pop Music and the colour green. I will use my traits to get to the top!

Astraea Nevermore
19th Jun 2011, 4:22 AM
Very good point, I forgot to put this in the rules, will do that now. The sim should be your own work and should not have been used in prior contests but doesn't have to be a new creation.

Ok, I guess I can use the guy, then ^^ I did him and I've never used him in any contest :)

Here's my contest entry, then. (Yay for insomnia!)


Jorn Ilvonen
http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq28/Doctor_Ruin/JornHeadshot.jpg

My name is Jorn, and I'm a 23 years old photography student. I've always been interested in fashion and modelling, and I like to experiment with different scenes and costumes. While I can't really afford to build my own sets, I like to search around the city for good places to shot my pics and try to get the best out of them with additional props (having friends working at the theatre helps!). I'd like to make it big in the world of fashion and photography and I hope that this portfolio will be a good presentation of my work.

Time Is Running Out
http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq28/Doctor_Ruin/TimeIsRunningOut2.jpg
Basically, the idea here is "time travelling". I just imagined this sort of old fashioned, kinda Steampunk looking gentleman with the ability to travel in time. The picture should represent the exact moment in which the character comes back to his world: fog surrounding him to represent the "transition" back in his actual world and clocks on the background to remind that his time "outside" in the other dimension has ended.
(Picture taken in an old bell tower, with the help of a fog machine)

Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq28/Doctor_Ruin/Boulevardofbrokendreams2.jpg
I always liked this title. The character represented here isn't less mysterious than the gentleman of the previous pic. A mixture of melancholy and horror to represent a terrible accident. We don't exactly know whether the person under the blanket is the guy's girlfriend, daughter or just a friend. The only sure thing is that he will never forget that boulevard in which his love and dreams were killed.
(Picture taken somewhere in Bridgeport)


Note: no Photoshop on pics, aside from the titles. If there's anything that needs changes, let me know :)

missroxor
19th Jun 2011, 4:41 AM
*Squee*...I'm so excited to have my first ever contest entrants :bunny: Fantastic work guys! @Lily, "The Llamas in the Elevator" :giggler: thanks for advertising in your sig. @astraea I'm quite excited to see a guy....that sounds kinda desperate, lol but I haven't seen many guys in beauty contests, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with him.

CinderEmma
19th Jun 2011, 4:42 AM
I would like to join :) It'll give me a chance to play around with the poses, since I don't use them for my legacy.

I'll just have to figure out how to make my pictures look good on this website, as unedited pictures are rejected on here, Paint kills the quality of my pictures, and I don't have Photoshop.

missroxor
19th Jun 2011, 4:47 AM
I would like to join :) It'll give me a chance to play around with the poses, since I don't use them for my legacy.

I'll just have to figure out how to make my pictures look good on this website, as unedited pictures are rejected on here, Paint kills the quality of my pictures, and I don't have Photoshop.

Have you tried GIMP? It's free. You can usually find download links to it in the tutorial pages. There's another one I've heard people talk about too....think it was Paint pro.

Just noticed your sig....think I could make a guess at which song title you might choose ;)

Shadow_Girl
19th Jun 2011, 5:06 AM
I use Paint.net; it's free and very user friendly.

Also, may I join? :)

ngluvjj
19th Jun 2011, 5:47 AM
I can't decide whether to apply my pretty boy or my girl :p
My internet issues have been fixed *yay*
since this is my first contest and I've only been playing sims 3 for a month my sim may not be as beautiful as the others here :(

missroxor
19th Jun 2011, 7:03 AM
Shadow Girl , of course you can join. This contest is open to anyone with TS3 with the time and enthusiasm to compete :)

ngluvjj , glad you got your internet sorted. Don't worry too much about your abilities, everybody was a beginner at some point and if nothing else, you'll get some experience, meet some members of the community and hopefully have fun doing it ;) Just be sure to familiarise yourself with the contest forum rules (linked in the first post) if you haven't read them already and if you're still worried you can always look through some older contests to see the sort of things other people have done in the past but it's not really necessary, I'm sure you'll be fine :)

ngluvjj
19th Jun 2011, 7:56 AM
is it okay to use the same theme as the other contestants? My screenshots are already done after my first post but it seems other contestants use the same theme as mine and amazingly done aswell :o

Gutterfly
19th Jun 2011, 8:02 AM
Ooh, yay, a competition! I'm nearly off for the summer, so I should be able to stay this time. I do love the idea with the song titles, and especially some of the ones you picked.

Jorn seems awesome (: I nearly went with a guy too, but Ramona looked too interesting and my boys could hardly match up to Jorn in handsome eccentricity!

Edit: Here you go :) I shouldn't have done, but I did it before the coursework. I might add to it later if I have time, but it's unlikely... :giggler:

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Ramona Lilley

I’m Ramona Lilley, a 19 year old Graphic Communications student from London. I’ve been interested in acting and fashion since I was very young, but modelling won out when I realised I’m not so great at remembering the lines. I assure you that I picture well; everything in my portfolio was set up by myself with my own camera rig, so I know my best side. Please excuse the crude profile shot; I created it in haste up in the dorm room when I realised that for my hundreds of artsy pictures, I didn’t have one that showed me plain and front-on. I hope you enjoy the portfolio to come!

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/XxPureMourningxX/RamonaLilley.png

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"Rebel Yell" (though it also fits "Hairspray Queen" and "I Believe I Can Fly")
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/XxPureMourningxX/Screenshot-408.jpg
This I thought up during a Graphics project on alternative fashion. I had to think about what makes a "rebel", and what one would look like. I decided on bright colours and bold expression, and realised it would fit well into my modelling portfolio. For the makeup and costume I took inspiration from Bowie and Gaga, as well as more general thrift fashion. I took a trip to the coast with a couple of friends and a camera rig, and got some nice shots atop an abandoned festival stage in the park.


"I Fought The Law"
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/XxPureMourningxX/Screenshot-467.jpg
This is another one taken at the park, using the theme of a fairy under a toadstool. I had the idea as we drew near a car boot sale on the way to do my "Rebel Yell" shoot (and it was just as well we did, because I picked up that nice blonde wig and the white cowboy boots which majorly enhanced my costumery). At the car boot I thought about people living out of the back of vans, and worse, the idea of making off with all that stuff in a moment of insanity. I studied Kleptomania back when I did my Psych A Level, and this reminded me of it - and so an "I Fought The Law" of petty theft was born!

Note: Don't fret over blemishes - all my piercings are fake! I may have survived the heights and the dark, but I'm about as good with body modification as I am with lines...


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Note as picass0blue: Yes Ramona is a YA Sim; she's the spawn of height slider madness as being tall just didn't suit her. Also, sorry for being so abstract; here are a couple more from the shoot in case anyone's interested:
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/XxPureMourningxX/Screenshot-474-1.jpg
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/XxPureMourningxX/Screenshot-432.jpg
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/XxPureMourningxX/Screenshot-350.jpg

Alternate "I Fought The Law" outfit with skirt (rejected because a skirt didn't seem very fighterish): http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/XxPureMourningxX/ifoughtthelaw_alt.png
Alternate "Rebel Yell" with shorts and purple hair: http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/XxPureMourningxX/hairsprayQueen_alt.png

ngluvjj
19th Jun 2011, 8:38 AM
:!!: This is the first sims I create using CC's :!!:

Headshot
http://i51.tinypic.com/1e74eq.jpg
My name is Lyla Heimdall, I'm a 19 years old literature and art student. Modelling changes my life. Back then in high school I was a loner, geek, and bullied, I've never said anything, I only write and paint what I feel, until one day my cousin gave me a major make over and taught me how to model. Now it become one of my way to express myself. I've always like to take picture(not that I'm good at it) of beautiful landscapes but now I'm learning to fit myself into beautiful landscapes. Even if I don't speak much, I'm pretty ambitious. I'll do everything I can to make my dreams come true and one of it is of course winning this competition. So, I hope this portofolio can create a good impression of myself.

Traits:
Shy
Bookworm
Artistic
Clumsy
Ambitious

Stairway to Heaven
http://i53.tinypic.com/118k66h.jpg
Even if the theme I've chosen for this picture is "Stairway to Heaven", I didn't include any staircase. Because to me, stairway to Heaven should always be invisible

Why Can't I Be You?
http://i51.tinypic.com/umslv.jpg
Like what I have told you, I was a geek back there in high school. Seeing another girl who is having fun, talking freely, hang out with friends, lovey-dovey with her boyfriend, all made me think one sentence, "Why can't I be you?"



extra pic for why can't I be you (http://i52.tinypic.com/jil7wo.jpg)
I like this because the set is viewed totally, but Lyla weren't facing the right way :faceslap:

Sisaly
19th Jun 2011, 8:54 AM
It's about time someone else stepped up and did this so I could compete!! :luff:

My name is Priscilla Gilchrist, I'm 23 and live in L.A. I want to be able to model and make a living from it. It really is my passion. The sets, the makeup, the lights, the clothes....so much fun. I'm thrilled to show you what I got.

Head Shot
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/sisaly/Priscilla.jpg

Song Interpretation #1
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/sisaly/hIGHWAYTOhELL-2.jpg


Song Interpretation #2
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/sisaly/Dancing-Queen.jpg

missroxor
19th Jun 2011, 9:35 AM
I use Paint.net
That might be the one I was thinking of, I knew it was paint something ;)

ngluvjjI can’t believe you were even worried, if your sim creating ability is anything to go by I’m sure you’ll do well :)

It's about time someone else stepped up and did this so I could compete!! I’m a long way off but I’ve got my sights set on one of those jazzy little blue ribbons! :lol: PS Thanks for advertising!

Adding all the lovely new entrants now.

EDIT: Forgot to say, yes you can use the same theme as other contestants. It'll be up to you to make sure you portray the theme in an original way though since creativity and originality are part of the judging criteria.

missroxor
19th Jun 2011, 9:47 AM
I must've been just editing that in as you were typing :) see above

Just a little note for those who are doing their entries a bit at a time: when you add more please feel free to post a comment to say you've updated if you want but please add all the updates to your original post so your entry isn't split up over several different posts.

missroxor
19th Jun 2011, 10:18 AM
:alarm: Have just seen this thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=446259&goto=newpost) about planned downtime for the whole site starting the day the application round is supposed to end and the second round start.

I think what I'll do is if we get the minimum number of contestants by the 24th I'll post the next round early (prob on the 23rd) so you can scribble down the requirements and work on it during the downtime if you like but you'll just have to wait longer for the judges results. If we don't get the minimum number of contestants then the application round will just stay open.

If anyone has any better ideas please feel free to let me know :)

Sisaly
19th Jun 2011, 10:48 AM
:alarm: Have just seen this thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=446259&goto=newpost) about planned downtime for the whole site starting the day the application round is supposed to end and the second round start.

I think what I'll do is if we get the minimum number of contestants by the 24th I'll post the next round early (prob on the 23rd) so you can scribble down the requirements and work on it during the downtime if you like but you'll just have to wait longer for the judges results. If we don't get the minimum number of contestants then the application round will just stay open.

If anyone has any better ideas please feel free to let me know :)
I'm pretty sure beeps will extend it for you. It is beyond your control. I think your idea is good, post the next round before, then do judging and such after the site is back. I'm so excited, I haven't done a contest for soooo long. *enjoys the rush*

ngluvjj
19th Jun 2011, 11:09 AM
I have update mine^^

lilyandsnuggles2
19th Jun 2011, 11:11 AM
Oh nooo. I hate down-time.

I hope beeps will extend the time.

Your welcome. I don't mid adervertising in my siggy if its for a good cause :D .

lilyandsnuggles2
19th Jun 2011, 11:42 AM
Does it matter if you put extra pics up?

Astraea Nevermore
19th Jun 2011, 11:54 AM
@astraea I'm quite excited to see a guy....that sounds kinda desperate, lol but I haven't seen many guys in beauty contests, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with him.

Thanks! Hahah, yep, guys are usually pretty rare... and I'll admit that I was really glad to see that males were accepted in the contest, too! (me loves making guys :giggler: )

ngluvjj
19th Jun 2011, 12:08 PM
I want to submit my male sims aswell :(
but Lyla is easier to use

I'm a fan of @astrea I've been downloading her works even before I start playing! :D

see my joining date? I downloaded a bunch of CCs for my cousin from here, but recently I've gotten too interested to the world of sims so I finaly bought it and many expansion pack :heyhey:

LadyAwesome
19th Jun 2011, 12:19 PM
Oh there is no limit to how long it takes, I think they use it for a guide line. Mine went for ages lol.

Astraea Nevermore
19th Jun 2011, 12:54 PM
I'm a fan of @astrea I've been downloading her works even before I start playing! :D

see my joining date? I downloaded a bunch of CCs for my cousin from here, but recently I've gotten too interested to the world of sims so I finaly bought it and many expansion pack :heyhey:

Aaaw, really? Thank you so much, I'm glad you like my works! :jest: Also, welcome to the simming world! :beer:

P.S. little note for missroxor: I think there's a little issue with the useful links list. The "MTS pose sets 1" brings to TS2 poses, while the second link gives a research error and says "no results found" :blink: the third link works, though (also, thanks for posting it, although I'm a frequent user of Sims3Cri I had never seen that page! XD)

LadyAwesome
19th Jun 2011, 1:06 PM
Luana Arcadia

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/28508_110622063118thisone.jpg

Hi, I am Luana. I am a 18 year old, from New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud. I love ANYTHING to do with creating things. From painting to modelling. I have a bit of Samoan blood in me. I am a fun and loving person, who strives for anything, I put in my hot little hands. I am out here to take chances, and be the person I want to be.


Party like it's 1999.
http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy187/klarox/simcontest/partylikeits19992.jpg

This photo shoot was so fun. I love the use of wigs, they make me feel like I am someone else. In this photo, it made me feel like I was going back in time. It was fun also, dancing around the stage all day.

I will survive.
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/28383_110619083303smoothcriminal.jpg

This photo shoot portrays the fight for survival. It is dark and simple to pull you in.

happymintchocolate
19th Jun 2011, 1:43 PM
OOOoooo this looks like fun :D i wanna enter :) are we allowed to use grey-scale?

lilyandsnuggles2
19th Jun 2011, 3:07 PM
It's great fun. If I were you I'd enter. Contests aren't always on you know =D

missroxor
19th Jun 2011, 5:49 PM
I'm so excited, I haven't done a contest for soooo long. *enjoys the rush*
Same here. I think the first and last sim contest I did was one of yours actually, lol. I usually stick to build/design contests because making pretty sims isn’t really my strong point but I do like to look at them. It’s weird but while I’m really excited to have a contest, I had no idea how nerve wracking it could be….the first round isn’t even half way through and I’ve already had a million and one panics over nothing :rolleyes:

ngluvjj were you playing us with that whole “I’m not very good at this, I don’t know what I’m doing” act? Lol Nice updates.

Does it matter if you put extra pics up? Yep, I’m gonna be quite strict on this one mostly because It can get really irritating when you’re trying to search though image heavy threads that take forever to load when you’re computer’s not that great. That and recognizing which image shows your sim to his/her best should be part of the creative process (like you see on films or Ugle Betty -hah!- where the photographer takes a gazillion pics and the editor or whoever looks through them all on a big print out to decide which one will get used). You can only post the amount of pics that are specified for each round, however you may post a link to additional pics on photo-bucket or a similar site if you’d like to show more of your work but judges will not take those into account when grading.

Kaylarox I was thinking/hoping that too. I’ve been in a contest that was 6 weeks long before because of all the extensions/delays. It’s difficult to keep the enthusiasm going that long, people end up just getting bored and frustrated which is a real shame since at the end of the day people host and participate in these for fun (not judges: having judged before I can honestly say you‘d have to be nuts to do that regularly, it‘s hard work!….um,…I mean it‘s really easy. I still need judges, any takers? :lol: ). I think the guidelines are basically just so people don’t do 10 rounds that last 2 weeks each, lol.

PS adding you now.

little note for missroxor: I think there's a little issue with the useful links list. The "MTS pose sets 1" brings to TS2 poses, while the second link gives a research error and says "no results found" So my useful links are useless, eh? :lol: I just double checked them and the MTS-1 link works for me. Did you maybe see the “switch to TS2” logo at the top of the page and have a minor brain fart? (I only ask because I do that often, lol) Or is there something weird going on at my end? :wtf: Good spot with link2. It did have all the first lot of pose packs that were uploaded before they created the sub folder specifically for poses but looks like they moved them all to the correct folder now. So you’re not missing out on any….if you can get the first link to work that is, lol.

are we allowed to use grey-scale? Good question, I hadn’t thought to be specific about that but now that you ask: greyscale is allowed however you should take into account where I have said, “You should try to set your theme not just through pose/expression but through all the elements of your image such as light, colour and set design or composition.” Greyscale may not be appropriate for every theme/image but in other cases it may help set the mood…it’s up to you to decide when to use it. The only exception is that you can’t use greyscale for the initial headshot image requested in the application round because that one is basically just for the judges to get a good look at how purty your sim is up close and personal.

Edit: same for sepia toned.

ngluvjj
19th Jun 2011, 6:05 PM
no I'm not :D
I was reading and going through the make-over contest sisaly held and a few sims 2 contest before creating my shots :faceslap:

Glad that helps :giggler:

I've just finish reading kaylaroxs' contest (miss world) :gjob:
I don't have sims 2 but seeing the pics :heyhey:
It's very realistic! I think I'm gonna borrow it from my bro's friend ;)

ngluvjj
19th Jun 2011, 6:39 PM
there is someone eyeing this thread with me :heyhey:
come on @ebec17 ;)
I can't wait to see another contestant :D

*sorry for spamming :p since this is my first contest I'm really excited, and I can't sleep. it's 1 a.m. here*

nhayes17
19th Jun 2011, 6:54 PM
I might give this a go, never really done a contest with sims 3. I'm a little rusty though let me see how the pics turn out before I commit :)

Are there any pic size limits?

lilyandsnuggles2
19th Jun 2011, 7:03 PM
@ nhayes

Remember it is a Sims 3 contest. From your post it sounds like you think its for Sims 2.

nhayes17
19th Jun 2011, 7:04 PM
that was a typo - corrected it now I've done loads of sims 2 contests in my time :)

Cruzy
19th Jun 2011, 7:22 PM
Can I join?

missroxor
19th Jun 2011, 7:33 PM
Anyone with time, enthusiasm and TS3 can join. I'll have to review the rules to see if there's a maximum number of contestants if we start getting flooded with entries (though I've personally seen 17 people in a contest before) but for now we haven't even reached the minimum requirement which is 10. :)

CinderEmma
19th Jun 2011, 7:43 PM
I'll probably post sometime in the middle of the week, I curse my dumb school ISU :( I'll definitely post before the 24th though :)


Also, I have a question about the pose player update. Do you know if you can use the poses that aren't updated for that new list feature for the pose player? Because I'm scared to download some in case they cause my game to crash.

missroxor
19th Jun 2011, 8:00 PM
I'll probably post sometime in the middle of the week, I curse my dumb school ISU :( I'll definitely post before the 24th though :)Hope you can join but just so you know, Delphy has announced that the site will be down for maintenance starting on the 24th so I will be posting the second round on the 23rd (probably 9pm PDT, just waiting on confirmation) assuming that we have enough contestants to carry on at that point. If we don't have enough contestants then the application round will stay open until a few days after the site is back up and running.

Also, I have a question about the pose player update. Do you know if you can use the poses that aren't updated for that new list feature for the pose player? Because I'm scared to download some in case they cause my game to crash.Actually, I've just downloaded the new version myself about 5 minutes ago, I hadn't realised it was updated since I made my images. I don't think it should crash your game (and if it does just take it out) and I saw some people were still giving out the codes in addition to the list so I'm assuming the non-updated ones can still be used. Unfortunately I don't think I'll have the chance to test this theory in game until later tonight but if anyone else knows please feel free to chip in :)

missroxor
19th Jun 2011, 8:15 PM
I will be posting the second round on the 23rd (probably 9pm PDT, just waiting on confirmation)

Derp! It's just occured to me that if any of you guys happen to live on the same side of the planet as Delphy and HP you would have to get up at the crack of dawn to be able to see the new round :lol: ...what can I say, I'm a bit slow to cotton on! So I'm gonna have to rethink this.... I guess I'll have to post it even earlier, maybe if I post at some point between 12-3pm on 23rd (PDT) that'll be 9pm-12am (CEST) on 23rd so everyone should get the chance to see it before Delphy pulls the plug on 24th.

CinderEmma
19th Jun 2011, 8:16 PM
Well, before the 23rd then :P I really should be done (the ISU) by tonight, but knowing my procrastination on boring stuff...

I'm hopeful the non-updated ones are usable, some of them are really nice, especially some of the links you gave out :)

Cruzy
19th Jun 2011, 8:19 PM
Also, I have a question about the pose player update. Do you know if you can use the poses that aren't updated for that new list feature for the pose player? Because I'm scared to download some in case they cause my game to crash.

Nope, it doesn't crash your game.

happymintchocolate
19th Jun 2011, 8:28 PM
Also, I have a question about the pose player update. Do you know if you can use the poses that aren't updated for that new list feature for the pose player? Because I'm scared to download some in case they cause my game to crash.

I've just downloaded it and taken my pictures. they still work but for the ones that haven't been updated you need to use the 'Pose by Name' option not the 'pose from list' option.

lilyandsnuggles2
19th Jun 2011, 8:28 PM
I downloaded the updated version and it works fine for me. I have no problems =D

missroxor
19th Jun 2011, 8:31 PM
Just so you all know, I'm updating the countdown timers now to reflect the new deadline for applications of 23 Jun @1500 PDT/0000 CEST. Technically you still get the full week (if you started on 16th) because I purposefully added an extra couple of days to the application stage (the dates Beeps gave me in the second post allowed for 4 weeks and 3 days). I'll try to have the new one posted a couple of hours before so it's before bed time, lol.

happymintchocolate
19th Jun 2011, 9:10 PM
OK so here is my entry hope it's OK, let me know if any changes need to be made and I'll do them. :)

Ted Styles

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z327/HappyMintChocolate/Screenshot-10.jpg
(Zoomed In (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z327/HappyMintChocolate/Screenshot-11.jpg), Zoomed Out (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z327/HappyMintChocolate/Screenshot-12.jpg))

Hello,
My name's Ted, Ted Styles. I'm from the city lights of Bridgeport, when I was little my parents died in a fire so me and my brother were sent into a care home. I was always told I would be adopted quickly as I was one of the beautiful children. When my brother and I were adopted within only two days it boosted my confidence but made me crave people's attention to my looks. After being adopted our family moved to Sunset Valley. I know being a model will help settle this thirst and I am willing to have any alterations to make the experience last longer.

I will Survive

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z327/HappyMintChocolate/Screenshot-7.jpg
(Here are the other versions for this shoot. I couldn't decide which costume I liked but this one got chosen in the end: Link #1 (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z327/HappyMintChocolate/Screenshot-8.jpg), Link #2 (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z327/HappyMintChocolate/Screenshot-9.jpg))

Survival has always been a big issue for me since my parents death. I am certain I will not die young like them and have made an agreement with myself that I will survive anything that life throws at me even death.

I will do anything for love (but I won’t do that)

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z327/HappyMintChocolate/Screenshot-Copy.jpg (Original (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z327/HappyMintChocolate/Screenshot-1.jpg))

Being a Hopeless Romantic as well as being Family-Orientated can have it's downsides. I am always yearning for a family of my own, and being easy fooled into loving someone means woman will often abuse that side of me for one night stands and just use me. Why can't i be loved?

Other Info

Traits: Star Quality, Family-Orientated, Hopeless Romantic, Athletic and Artistic.

Favourites: Classical Music, Hamburger, Red.

nhayes17
19th Jun 2011, 9:24 PM
Eve McCabe Porttolio - R1 Completed

Headshot

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/nhayes170/2%20sims%203/Evehead1.jpg

EVE McCABE: 19 going on 35
passionate: independent: part fashionista: a contradiction: hopeless romantic: cynical: spontaneous: no good at writing in sentences: wild child:
part geek: stylish: guitar lover: tomboy: headstrong: don't label me: rebel: all of these: none of these: more than these


..ooh and funny, did I mention funny?

Song 1 - I Will Survive
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/nhayes170/2%20sims%203/evesong1.jpg
"I may be dead but I can still live.. right?"

Song 2 - Rebel Yell
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/nhayes170/2%20sims%203/evesong2.jpg
"Aren't Rebels too cool to yell?"

Astraea Nevermore
19th Jun 2011, 9:26 PM
Yay, more contestants! :jest:

So my useful links are useless, eh? :lol: I just double checked them and the MTS-1 link works for me. Did you maybe see the “switch to TS2” logo at the top of the page and have a minor brain fart? (I only ask because I do that often, lol) Or is there something weird going on at my end? :wtf: Good spot with link2. It did have all the first lot of pose packs that were uploaded before they created the sub folder specifically for poses but looks like they moved them all to the correct folder now. So you’re not missing out on any….if you can get the first link to work that is, lol.

Lol, I tend to do that, too! However, this time I'm sure it was TS2 stuff, as on the page there were downloads like this (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=445010) and this (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=403917), and the little icon on the top said switch to TS3. Seems it's ok now, though... probably my computer just decided to go crazy, dunno :lol:

LadyAwesome
19th Jun 2011, 10:50 PM
I really choose a good contest to compete in huh. With the best sim makers hahaha. Fail.

I was going to judge, but I wanted to join, I have never done a sim contest before. And it is fun.

Also, (hails Nhays) where you get that concaved bob???? I want it lol

nhayes17
19th Jun 2011, 10:52 PM
Kayla - you are doing great from your pics, love the I will survive one, as long as you have fun its all good

Everyone is doing a great job so far

I've no idea what to do for my 2nd song :(

It's on MTS - tron bob, just search tron

LadyAwesome
19th Jun 2011, 11:00 PM
The one on the background sim, holding her belly.

and thank you so much.. I must of been having a good creative day :)

nhayes17
19th Jun 2011, 11:06 PM
The one on the background sim, holding her belly.

and thank you so much.. I must of been having a good creative day :)

Oh that's a peggy freebie - if you search free hair its on p15 I think

Astraea Nevermore
19th Jun 2011, 11:14 PM
I really choose a good contest to compete in huh. With the best sim makers hahaha. Fail.

I was going to judge, but I wanted to join, I have never done a sim contest before. And it is fun.

Also, (hails Nhays) where you get that concaved bob???? I want it lol

Gotta agree with Nhayes, you're doing really well and I love your pics! Party like it's 1999 is really great, loved the lights... and the crocodile, lol!

So no worries and just keep having fun! :jest:

@ nhayes: just choose the title that inspires you the best for your second song! :jest: I'll admit I saw many of my favourite songs in the titles list, but -don't ask me why :blink: - none of them, apart from Time Is Running Out, inspired me enough original ideas for pics, so I went for a completely random title for the second song XD (yes, I had never listened to Boulevard of Broken Dreams 'til yesterday. Yay me :| ) Anyway don't worry, there's still a lot of time!

LadyAwesome
19th Jun 2011, 11:20 PM
lol for the 2nd one, I had an idea for a set - then I couldn't figure out which song, I wanted to put it under hahaha. And thanks Hays.

P.s the crocodile was a must hahaha, found it in buydebug.... I wish I had one at my house lol

nhayes17
19th Jun 2011, 11:34 PM
Not a Greenday fan? Your pics rock btw Astraea

There are a few I have ideas for but not sure I can pull it off in sims 3 - sims 2 would have been easy. I need a freezer clock for sims 3 :)

Kayla - shame Crocodile rock wasn't an option :D

Astraea Nevermore
19th Jun 2011, 11:46 PM
Not a Greenday fan? Your pics rock btw Astraea

Thanks! =) Well, I know them by name, a few years ago they were very famous over here, but I never really listened to them, although I remember liking a couple of tracks. They're in my long "bands one day I'm gonna listen to with more attention" list! :jest:

There are a few I have ideas for but not sure I can pull it off in sims 3 - sims 2 would have been easy. I need a freezer clock for sims 3 :)

Oh, I see! Never had the chance to use TS2's freezer clock (as far as I remember, it required AL and I never got it :( ), but it was definitely one of the most useful mods for taking pics! Would be great to see it in TS3, too!
Anyway, I'm sure you'll still do a great work ;)

P.s the crocodile was a must hahaha, found it in buydebug.... I wish I had one at my house lol
:lol: hell yeah, I would love to have one too!

P.S.: I just noticed this:

Jorn seems awesome (: I nearly went with a guy too, but Ramona looked too interesting and my boys could hardly match up to Jorn in handsome eccentricity! Last two photos are to come once I get some sleep and can make sensible choices of posery. :giggler:
Thank you so much! Your girl is awesome and very unique, as well! Can't wait to see the other pics :)

missroxor
20th Jun 2011, 12:04 AM
Awesome! New entries :D Loving your work guys. New entrants are now added.

WTF is a freezer clock? What does it do?

Astraea Nevermore
20th Jun 2011, 12:10 AM
Awesome! New entries :D Loving your work guys. New entrants are now added.

WTF is a freezer clock? What does it do?
This (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=303295) one. Allows you to freeze a sim in the middle of a particular animation, so that, if you have more than one sim in your scene and need to stop 'em during a particular moment of the animation to get *that* perfect combination of poses without struggling, you can do that! Really useful for sims pics and machinima! :D
It's only available for TS2, though. :bunny:

ngluvjj
20th Jun 2011, 12:11 AM
Yay! more contestant :D

@missroxor : can I know ur timezone? Since I'm in GMT+8, I might not be online when the others do :p

what's machinima? :|

nhayes17
20th Jun 2011, 12:18 AM
This (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=303295) one. Allows you to freeze a sim in the middle of a particular animation, so that, if you have more than one sim in your scene and need to stop 'em during a particular moment of the animation to get *that* perfect combination of poses without struggling, you can do that! Really useful for sims pics and machinima! :D
It's only available for TS2, though. :bunny:

It was a lifesaver when you had lots of sims to position, so hard without it lol

missroxor
20th Jun 2011, 12:44 AM
Ah, that does sound useful. Wonder why nobody has tried to make it for TS3?

ngluvjj my time zone is PDT but I've linked to countdown timers in the first post so you don't even have to work it out, it already tells you how many days, hours, minutes you have left :) I linked it twice I think, once under the heading "rounds" and once under the "Portfolio" banner.

ngluvjj
20th Jun 2011, 12:59 AM
It's just that I don't want to miss the second round requirements because it seems the time you use for the timer is 12 hours difference to my time.
So the round will be over when I'm asleep, then you post the rules, then when I wake up (or checking my laptop) the site is already closed :(

nhayes17
20th Jun 2011, 1:41 AM
Ok I am done barr any tweaking :)

Feels weird being in a contest again, can't wait to see everyone else's finished rounds :)

Shadow_Girl
20th Jun 2011, 2:00 AM
Actually, if you use "Pose by name" and enter an invalid pose name, your sim will just freeze in whatever they are doing.
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Headshot

http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/8007/headshotedit.png

My name is Elizabeth Finkel, I am 25 years old, and I come from the small town of Twinbrook. I am French. I enjoy reading, listening to Electronica music, and the color violet. I try to be kind to people, even ones who aren't very nice to me, and my friends say I am a lucky, family-oriented, perfectionist. I want to be a model because I am plus-sized, and not many models are. I am very confident about my appearance; I don't care what others think.

I Believe I Can Fly

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3636/ibelieveicanfly.png

This picture is my favorite, because to me it represents how I may be held down on the ground right now, but someday I will reach my goals and soar.

Why Can't I be you?

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/8268/whycantibeyou.png

I like this picture because the sim in the mirror is actually a stunt double they found for me-the "mirror" is a glass wall.

LadyAwesome
20th Jun 2011, 2:21 AM
Oh this is fun. Can I have the next round now? hahahaha

nhayes17
20th Jun 2011, 2:23 AM
Do we still have the same size limit on contest pics? I hate making mine so small and not .png

LadyAwesome
20th Jun 2011, 2:25 AM
They are mts rules I thought. but you are aloud .png. Meh what would I know. Also - love your round 2 :D

nhayes17
20th Jun 2011, 2:27 AM
thanks Kayla - yeah if I make em png they'd have to be even smaller as the file size is bigger lol

LadyAwesome
20th Jun 2011, 2:31 AM
I think the file size can be bigger with png. I thought only jpg is 250 and everything else is something different.

nhayes17
20th Jun 2011, 2:34 AM
70k limit

ngluvjj
20th Jun 2011, 3:42 AM
@nhayes17 : if u make them so big, I might not be able to access the page :psince my internet connection is so F**Kin SLOW!!!!!

missroxor
20th Jun 2011, 5:51 AM
It's just that I don't want to miss the second round requirements because it seems the time you use for the timer is 12 hours difference to my time.
So the round will be over when I'm asleep, then you post the rules, then when I wake up (or checking my laptop) the site is already closed
Jeez, you’re a million miles away! Lol. Where are ya anyway, Japan? Ok, how about the application deadline remains at 3pm PDT on 23 Jun to give any newcomers a chance but I’ll post the new round on the 22nd so everybody will have time to get on and see it? Normally I wouldn’t want to post one round before another finished because I wouldn’t want those who haven’t finished yet having less time to work on the next round but I suppose it doesn’t really matter in these circumstances since everybody is having 2+ days off to work on it. I’ll try to post it around my original time plan of 9pm PDT so it should be with you about 9am on 23 Jun. :) Sorry for any confusion guys, multiple time zones baffle me at the best of times but throwing multiple deadlines into the mix is giving me a headache :lol:

Shadow Girl I’m adding you now. I’m really chuffed at how diverse this little contest is becoming, men and plus size models...this’ll be fun :)

Do we still have the same size limit on contest pics? I hate making mine so small and not .png I think it’s the same as MTS rules as Kaylarox said but I’ll have a quick scan of the rules again and see if I see anything. Out of curiosity, why do you prefer .png? I use them if I need a transparent background to stick but otherwise I didn’t realise they were any better or worse than jpegs.

EDIT: Just found this on the contest forum rules: "•Please keep picture sizes within reasonable limits. We don't all have DSL connections so huge connections can take forever to load. The OPTIMUM picture size is 650x550. The Contests Forum Moderators will judge larger images on a case by case basis and may request you resize images. Failure to comply when asked will result in your post being removed." Doesn't actually mention file size, just image size but I'm guessing it's the normal 250k for jpegs and less for anything else.

[email protected] Yep. If I’m on my gaming computer like now it’s no problem but I do most of my day to day internet on my crappy little notebook thingy and it doesn’t handle image heavy threads well.

traelia
20th Jun 2011, 6:35 AM
Oh this is going to be so much fun!


Headshot
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/28405_110620001918Headshot.jpg
Hi there! My name is Lily Cho. I'm a bright young woman. I have been an aspiring model for such a long time that sometimes I lose hope in ever making it big. My family is traditional and doesn't approve of my dreams to be a model. My father wanted me to be a doctor or lawyer. And I just said "Forget that!" My friends all think I'm just the cutest little thing. My group likes to go out and shop, y'know, the typical girl things! My favorite color is pink! In case you never noticed.. People sometimes compliment me on my fashion sense, and I'm darn proud that they want to know where I get my clothes. I want to be admired someday, like all those other famous people out there. Anyways, if I had to describe myself, I would say I'm a little bit dramatic sometimes, childish, I have a great sense of humor, I'm pretty unlucky, and I would say I'm lastly a good cook! My favorite music is pop, and I looooovve sushi!


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/28406_110620003337BarbieGirl.jpg
Here is a picture of me in my bedroom, just bein' a Barbie Girl.


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/28407_110620003418Rain.jpg
Here is a picture of me, after my date ditched me and it started raining. Why does it always rain on me?

(Did you know the fog emitter can make rain!!)

LadyAwesome
20th Jun 2011, 6:39 AM
wth - since when did it make rain. And Trae I hate you lol now I shall look more like an amiture then ever lol. P.S why haven't you been in chat.

traelia
20th Jun 2011, 6:41 AM
Check this out!
http://sims.wikia.com/wiki/Fog_Emitter

IT CAN DO SNOW TOO.

And I'm on vacation at my mom's house. So I'm constantly on and off the computer. I'll try to be in chat more ;)

LadyAwesome
20th Jun 2011, 6:48 AM
Oh my freaken god. I shall be here all day!

I bet your whipping up poses for this contest aren't you lol

missroxor
20th Jun 2011, 7:46 AM
Welcome aboard Traelia, I've just added you :) Thanks for that link, I knew about the fog emitter thanks to a thread I found here on MTS (I'm having search site issues atm) but having a softcopy, searchable version (non txt file) saved in my favourites means I can scrap the rainforrest worth of paper I used to print out the entire list a while back, lol.

Woohoo we have the minimum amount of contestants!...Now I just need to find us at least one more judge and we'll have ourselves a bonafide contest on the go!

traelia
20th Jun 2011, 8:00 AM
Haha Kay, actually no. All the poses I used were already made.
Also, this fog emitter is so much fun. Weeee!

Sisaly
20th Jun 2011, 8:07 AM
YAY!!! We have enough contestants! traelia, so nice see you here. This is going to be totally fun.

ngluvjj
20th Jun 2011, 9:37 AM
@missroxor : I live in Indonesia, Bali to be exact. but I'm a quarter Japanese :p how do u know?! I play sims 3 in my bro's notebook so it's very very crappy. once I increase the sims quality in pic the game crash in 30 minutes so I have to be quick to take pictures :(

@traelia : the girl u submit is in your new pose pack sneak peak right?! :D I'm stalking ur facebook :cool:

Cruzy
20th Jun 2011, 1:35 PM
Todd Smith Portfolio Entry
Final R1 Version

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4214/headmi.jpg

I'm Todd Smith. I want to be on the cover of magazines and I want to be walking down the catwalks in Milan - and it will happen. Determination drives me, it keeps me awake at night and when I do sleep I dream of success. You see, I used to live in fear but I realised that life wont wait for me, so I take each chance that I get and grab it with both hands. Some people call me cocky, I just say I'm passionate.

Everybody Hurts
http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/8273/everybodyhurts.jpg
Its true that everybody hurts, everybody feels the same pain at different times in different ways. It may be a solemn view but grief is the only hurt we are all assured. The black and white tones highlight the statement but I lie on the grave almost embracing or readying myself to the idea because I know its coming.

The Edge of Glory
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/6941/theedgeofglory.jpg
The edge of glory sounds like an exciting, adventurous journey. But I see it as enlightening. My right hand is reaching out to something in the distance, its not close enough to touch yet but its there waiting for me somewhere in the stars. I clench my fist signifying power to reach whats infront of me.

nhayes17
20th Jun 2011, 1:44 PM
I think it’s the same as MTS rules as Kaylarox said but I’ll have a quick scan of the rules again and see if I see anything. Out of curiosity, why do you prefer .png? I use them if I need a transparent background to stick but otherwise I didn’t realise they were any better or worse than jpegs.



pngs give a better quality image imo, jpgs can be a bit pixelly

I've just noticed that can be larger in contest - it was on another contest thread I glanced at - I've changed my images to 700 wide, if that is too large let me know and I will change them :)

Loving the new entries :) great job

Zorgot
20th Jun 2011, 3:15 PM
Oh, I'm so entering this. In fact... I'll just go and make a sim right now.

TeeHeeTee
20th Jun 2011, 6:17 PM
@ lilyandsnuggles(2)

OMG I love your sim. When the contest is over can you put her up for download. She is such a cutie. I hope she wins!!!!

Venesse
20th Jun 2011, 6:30 PM
missroxor

In case you didn't get my PM I would love to be a judge.

missroxor
20th Jun 2011, 6:56 PM
@missroxor : I live in Indonesia, Bali to be exact. but I'm a quarter Japanese how do u know?! I play sims 3 in my bro's notebook so it's very very crappy. once I increase the sims quality in pic the game crash in 30 minutes so I have to be quick to take pictures Hah, I didn’t know I just knew that Japan was GMT+8....but then so are a lot of places so it was an almost lucky guess. I didn’t even know you could play sims on a notebook, my little crappy thing doesn’t even have a disc drive and struggles if you have more than 3 tabs open or try to use another programme like Word at the same time as the internet :/ I had to survive with that for 4 months while my big computer was broke...it wasn’t fun, lol.
pngs give a better quality image imo, jpgs can be a bit pixelly

I've just noticed that can be larger in contest - it was on another contest thread I glanced at - I've changed my images to 700 wide, if that is too large let me know and I will change them
Ah, I never really noticed the difference but then I never do when it comes to the minute details of image quality. My husband is always nagging me because he got an HD subscription and I only watch the normal channels because they’re easier to find and I can’t tell the difference no matter how many times he flicks between the two to prove how much more awesome HD supposedly is :lol:

Edit to add: the measurements and quote I got were off the contest forum rules but I have seen things in other contests that seem to contradict the rules and nobody gets n trouble (I'm sure I saw a TS2+TS3 combined one a while ago...or did I just imagine it? lol). Plus it did say that if the mods were unhappy about the size of any of the images they would just tell you to change it to a smaller one so I guess if you wanna go larger just have a smaller version handy (or be prepared to make one) just in case they collar you ;)

Cruzy, welcome, I’m adding you now :)

Vanesse I’ve PMd you.

You know I was worrying about whether we’d get any more judges or if it’d just be me n wicked_poppies then I logged in today and I’ve had three requests to be a judge in just the last hour! Looks like this contest is official! Woohoo!!

ngluvjj
20th Jun 2011, 7:05 PM
@missroxor: my bro's notebook have a diskdrive :D (I'm now wondering, is this thing can be called notebook?) but the graphic is crappy anyway and I didn
t have any other choice :(

btw, can I add a few extra lines in my paragraph?

Zorgot
20th Jun 2011, 7:22 PM
Headshot
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ntsB-ihh0rE/Tf9-PW5Zt7I/AAAAAAAABls/cI9vi-q9tfQ/s800/Screenshot-159.jpg

Hi, I'm Antea Jones. I'm not sure what I'm doing here since I've never really been interested in modeling, but my girlfriend thought it would be a good idea to try something new. So here I am, introducing myself. I'm an aspiring architect currently working on my girl's dream home. I like video games and good food, but don't worry; I spend enough time exercising. My mother once told me I'll never get anywhere if I don't compromise here and there, but after I met Lydia, I learned that life is what you make it and if you make it all, you don't have to compromise. I learned to accept myself the way I am and now I'm set on pushing some boundaries. I enjoy good music, and by good I mean rockabilly. I've tried playing drums but I guess I don't have a single musical bone in me.

I will survive
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VTBCaZ8NR1s/Tf9-Q8A8EzI/AAAAAAAABlw/vsgoSJqZxns/s800/Screenshot-161.jpg

I'm not sure why I chose this song, but I guess I like to think of myself as a survivor. I've been through a lot and I got out alive, so I not only like to think there's nothing I can't get past; I also need there to be nothing I can't get past. All the name calling and bullying just made me stronger and I'm ready to fight for my life.

If I were a boy
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-HIMW5AveO4A/TgL_qo_07II/AAAAAAAABm4/7GCwtAZwXR0/s800/Screenshot-169.jpg

I'd marry my girl and start a family. We'd live happily ever after without restrictions. I'd hold her hand in public and we'd chose schools for our kids together. We'd be free. But for now, we'll have to settle on being free on our own.

missroxor
20th Jun 2011, 7:32 PM
@missroxor: my bro's notebook have a diskdrive :D (I'm now wondering, is this thing can be called notebook?) but the graphic is crappy anyway and I didn
t have any other choice :(

btw, can I add a few extra lines in my paragraph?
Yes...it's just occured to me that I said 1-paragraph or no more than 10 lines but the same paragraph could have more or less lines depending on how big you stretch your page (there I go showing my tech savvy again :rolleyes: ). I haven't seen any so far that look too long though.

Ngluvjj, When I minimise the page as far as I can until the text stops moving your paragraph only has 5 lines so you still have room to add more.

laughingtoleave, welcome. I'm adding you now :)

ngluvjj
20th Jun 2011, 7:43 PM
thanks, I have updated it now :D
It's nothing major, I added things because I've just started playing her in Barnacle Bay :D and I feel like adding her traits :p

traelia
20th Jun 2011, 7:50 PM
haha yeah ng, Lily is one of my newest models :)

Shadow_Girl
20th Jun 2011, 9:13 PM
I love this contest. Everyone is so good and creative! I never knew so much was possible with Sims. :giggler:

ice-cream
20th Jun 2011, 9:38 PM
@ lilyandsnuggles(2)

OMG I love your sim. When the contest is over can you put her up for download. She is such a cutie. I hope she wins!!!!

I agree. She is really pretty. Wish you luck (lots if you put her for upload).

BeachBabe
20th Jun 2011, 9:43 PM
@ lilyandsnugles

Please put her up for download. I barely ever comment. (It doesn't help i'm newbie)

I lpve this sim. I am also part- chinise and she looks exactly like me!!!!!!

That why my english wasnt very good. I you can red it.

lilyandsnuggles2
20th Jun 2011, 9:56 PM
Wow. I just came on to see if there are any updates. I will upload her if the moderators think she's good enough I might have to tweak her lips a bit though I'll try.

missroxor
20th Jun 2011, 10:11 PM
hmm...seems we have a couple of trolls (or perhaps just very opinionated simmers) going round disagreeing with people's entries. Don't take it to heart, I think you've all been hit at least once. :rolleyes:

PS Go on, disagree with my post if you must ;)

nhayes17
20th Jun 2011, 10:59 PM
I'm used to it - I always get disagreed with lol let them have their fun if that's all they have to do with their time well...

CinderEmma
20th Jun 2011, 11:19 PM
HEADSHOT

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb102/ebec11/Screenshot-142.jpg

My name is Renata Giselle, and I was born in Brazil. Since I was a young teenager, I have been bouncing from place to place, exploring the sim world at large. I hope to find my future home soon, but until then, I have been exploring my lifelong dream of becoming a model. My main hobby besides exploring and modelling is talking with other sims, it's so interesting to read between the lines and see what people really feel and think. Some of my friends claim I'm bubbly, but I have a serious side too. I've never been close to my family, I haven't even talked to my father since I moved away from Brazil. I only hope someday that I'll be a successful model, have a good group of friends and a happy family.

Song #1- I Shot The Sheriff

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb102/ebec11/Screenshot-162.jpg

I thought a romantic take on such a fun song would be nice, and it really turned out whimsical and very sweet. I have to say, I enjoyed posing with a gun, even it I didn't do any actually shooting.

Song #2 - Why Does It Always Rain On Me?

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb102/ebec11/Screenshot-153-1.jpg

I thought that the rain was more figurative, so this picture is about being sad despite the weather being beautiful and the flowers blooming all around me. It was hard to fight a smile off my face though, the veil was tickling my nose!

Shadow_Girl
20th Jun 2011, 11:20 PM
It's easy to ignore trolls, because eventually they will get deleted(If they post). They're also funny to listen to when they ramble aimlessly. :lol:

alissaya
20th Jun 2011, 11:30 PM
I'd like to join too, if it's not too late :)

LadyAwesome
20th Jun 2011, 11:40 PM
I just disagreed - because you dared me too hahahaha. But I hell feel like an amiture. Wish I chose to judge now hahaha.

ngluvjj
21st Jun 2011, 1:53 AM
@kaylarox : u feel like an amateur?! with that fantastic entry?! I AM ONE HELL OF AN AMATEUR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cruzy
21st Jun 2011, 2:56 AM
ah finally got my R1 entry finished. I spent a long time trying to pick a second song :lol:

and, you all have lovely sims!

ngluvjj
21st Jun 2011, 3:35 AM
@cruzy : OMG! I love the first one!!! XD He's so handsome!

CinderEmma
21st Jun 2011, 4:03 AM
I'm finally done too, yay! I'm feeling a bit nervous, I don't know if I'm using the poses right or if they look good, it's the first time I've used the pose player :) I love it though!

ngluvjj
21st Jun 2011, 4:52 AM
@ebec17 : I thought u're going to do Barbie girl aswell :P seeing ur signature makes me think so :D

traelia
21st Jun 2011, 5:18 AM
Gaaaahh I wanna know more about round two I'm so excited!!!

alissaya
21st Jun 2011, 5:32 AM
My name is Telyn Bonteau. I am a Blasian-American. My mother raised my sister, Sian, and I in Riverview until she had a stroke and became disabled, unable to work, and unable to provide for the three of us. So, I moved with my sister to Bridgeport in hopes of becoming a movie director/entertainer. I am an abstract thinker, so sometimes I am forced to explain my ideas. I have always been a flirty person with a good sense of humor. I also love nothing more than reading and painting by a fire with my new family, consisting of my sister and my husband, Matthew Hamming, and eating PB&J sandwiches. I am hoping to get a head-start in the entertainment business by competing in this contest.

Headshot:

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee370/alissaya/Screenshot-4878.jpg
Taken in my local community picture house where I get my family portraits done.


Song 1: Barbie Girl
http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee370/alissaya/Screenshot-4898.jpg
This was a really fun shoot during which multiple pillow fights broke out :D

Song 2: I Fought the Law
http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee370/alissaya/Screenshot-4786-1.jpg
I lost my love fighting for the right to be with him.


I got super carried away so here are some extra pictures!
Barbie Girl Shoot Pt. 1 (http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee370/alissaya/Screenshot-4593.jpg) Pt. 2 (http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee370/alissaya/barbiegirl.jpg)
Family <3 (http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee370/alissaya/Screenshot-4555-1.jpg)
Losing My Religion (http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee370/alissaya/Screenshot-4622-1.jpg)
Smooth Criminal & More Random Pics :) (http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee370/alissaya/Screenshot-4728-1.jpg)
Smooth Criminal Pt. 2 (http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee370/alissaya/Screenshot-4759-1-1.jpg)
Boulevard of Broken Dreams (http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee370/alissaya/Screenshot-4808.jpg)
My Hawaiian cousin giving this a go (http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee370/alissaya/Screenshot-4831-1.jpg)

ngluvjj
21st Jun 2011, 5:48 AM
OMG, the barbie girl one is ultra cute!!!! I LOVE IT! If only I can click the love button 10000 times :|

alissaya
21st Jun 2011, 5:52 AM
ngluvjj, Thank you so much :D and your model is really adorable <3

ngluvjj
21st Jun 2011, 5:54 AM
thankies^^ *jump*
can't wait for round 2! *if I'm still in that is :|*

missroxor
21st Jun 2011, 5:59 AM
Ebec I totally thought you were gonna do Barbie Girl because of your signature :lol: I’ve added you. (sniped by ngluvjj, lol)

alissaya adding you now....What does "Blasian-American" mean out of curiosity, lol

Picass0blue are you still there? There’s no rush to finish yet but just wondering since we haven’t heard from you in a while :( Looking forward to seeing what Ramona gets up to!

Kayla (and to all...why not make it a proper contest, eh? Lol There’s plenty more of them on the other site anyway) here’s (http://simsrelations.forumotion.com/t216-the-apocalypse-contest-rules-updated-to-include-two-sim-catergories) that contest link you were after. It’s open for another month and only asks for one lot, one sim or one story so there is no excuse for jumping ship and joining that contest instead of this one :lol:

traelia
21st Jun 2011, 6:11 AM
Blasian is a mix of Black and Asian!

alissaya
21st Jun 2011, 6:28 AM
Thank you, Traelia :) Yup, her mom was black and her father who I never bothered to make was Asian :)

Sisaly
21st Jun 2011, 8:18 AM
Thank you, Traelia :) Yup, her mom was black and her father who I never bothered to make was Asian :)
Wait...wat?? You never MADE the father?!? :blink:

alissaya
21st Jun 2011, 9:54 AM
I meant I never made a new one, sorry. I used an old Asian sim and did the make-a-baby thing in CAS. And then once I used him, I sent him back to the bin to complicate things for this poor family... I feel terrible about the abuse I subject my sims to.

Gutterfly
21st Jun 2011, 10:23 AM
Note To Add: Unfortunately I have two very important projects to finish before the end of term, so I will probably end up posting my entry *on* the last day, but after this round should be fine. (We finish next week.)

ETA: Oh I now see your post asking where I am :) I'm very much here, I've been stalking the thread in my free time trying to be a good participant.

Sisaly
21st Jun 2011, 11:37 AM
I meant I never made a new one, sorry. I used an old Asian sim and did the make-a-baby thing in CAS. And then once I used him, I sent him back to the bin to complicate things for this poor family... I feel terrible about the abuse I subject my sims to.

Wow, you really do abuse your sims. I love you already. :rofl:

LadyAwesome
21st Jun 2011, 12:37 PM
@ ngluvjj Oh Thank you. Too kind.

I am quite a fan of sim abuse also.

ngluvjj
21st Jun 2011, 12:47 PM
sims abuse? count me in :p

missroxor
21st Jun 2011, 3:46 PM
@Misanthrope, there's not really any reserving as such, you just barge on in with your pics: It's all very uncivilised :p Looking forward to seeing your entry.

happymintchocolate
21st Jun 2011, 4:41 PM
i don't come on here for a little bit and forum just fills up xD lets see what i can fit into this post

oh traelia i'm super jealous of your sim :D

Everyone else has done some amazing work too :)

Blasian? I thought it was blackanese ?

URGH! Bloody trolls disagreeing peoples work, KAYLA GIVE ME BACK MY SICCORS!! *shifty look* I've got some trolls to deal with xD

Misanthrope
21st Jun 2011, 5:27 PM
Headshot *new*

http://i.imgur.com/ELcI8.jpg

Name: Nadia Valentine, a compulsive gambler with a high mountain of debt. She joined the contest in hopes of winning the prize money to pay off some of what she owes.
Traits: Neurotic, insane, daredevil, hot-headed, athletic.

I Shot the Sheriff // Jailbreak
http://i.imgur.com/eVQCk.jpg

I Want You to Want Me // Seduction
http://i.imgur.com/N5YaS.jpg

**Click for full-sized goodness :D

{{ Finished }}

CinderEmma
21st Jun 2011, 5:30 PM
@ebec17 : I thought u're going to do Barbie girl aswell :P seeing ur signature makes me think so :DI was going to, I had a whole pastel 50's themed barbie girl photoshoot in my mind, but sometimes the model takes a life of her own and did NOT want to be a Barbie Girl :P

missroxor
21st Jun 2011, 5:54 PM
Welcome Misanthrope, I've added you to the list :)

Picass0Blue That's fine but just make sure you have the correct closing time in your head (taking time zones into consideration) because I won't really be able to grant an extension since the site is being closed down straight after (or rather, I'm going to bed then it'll probs get shutdown before I get back on) and I wouldn't want you missing out over something silly like that. I'll have to assume that everybody who's gonna enter has entered by the time in the title.

15 contestants...this should get quite competative

ngluvjj
21st Jun 2011, 6:43 PM
@misanthrope : AMAZING entry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lovestruck:

missroxor
21st Jun 2011, 7:00 PM
Quick question for you guys: both myself and the EJ wouldn't mind commenting on your work but as we wouldn't be judging this round our comments don't actually mean anything and may even be different to the actuall judges opinions. Are you still interested in hearing them as constructive criticism or would you rather not in case it just confuses things?

If you don't mind the additional constructive criticism just click agree and if you don't want to hear it click disagree :) I guess if the majority of you want it we'll post them (after round closure) and those who don't can just ignore it, lol.

lilyandsnuggles2
21st Jun 2011, 8:53 PM
I am going to make HUGE changes to mine so please don't judge till exactly the Round 2 Date.

Shadow_Girl
21st Jun 2011, 9:05 PM
Sim abuse.... :giggler: :rofl:

missroxor
21st Jun 2011, 9:12 PM
Of course, I meant we'd be doing our comments after the round closure, not that we had them ready and would post them with the round closure, lol. I haven't even told the judges what criteria they're judging on yet...well not the points allocated to each part anyway. Though you have just given me an idea: if anybody is definitely finished and has no plans to make changes you can you could edit your entry title to add that on to the end if you want. That way when I give the judges their scoring plan tomorrow they can start working on them if they want to. I will make sure to tell them not to score anybody who's entry doesn't say "finished" until a second after the closing :p You still won't get your scores before the downtime but it means the judges might not have as much work to do after the downtime so you might not have to wait as long.....just a suggestion, it's not mandatory :)

Shadow_Girl
21st Jun 2011, 9:42 PM
I made a new picture- I was just playing around with poses and Paint.net. :p
Picture (http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/7375/imagineu.png)

ngluvjj
21st Jun 2011, 9:45 PM
I can still change the photo?! OMG! I'm doing it right away! but it's almost 4 a.m. here and I haven't got any sleep :faceslap:

oh well, that mean I still have time to search or maybe make a nutcracker for my pic~

My work all day :p

http://i55.tinypic.com/293eu0i.jpg
http://i51.tinypic.com/2isvcb6.jpg

nhayes17
21st Jun 2011, 9:45 PM
I always love hearing comments - it helps you improve a lot

I may change my whole entry if I get a change, much more practiced with posing now

alissaya
21st Jun 2011, 9:55 PM
I think I may go back and look at more of the titles now, too.. All of these entries are frighteningly amazing o.o

Shadow_Girl
21st Jun 2011, 9:57 PM
@ng
OMG I love all of the Sims in the second pic...So cute! Also, I've been looking for the hair on the fourth model forever...Where did you get it? =o

ngluvjj
21st Jun 2011, 10:09 PM
I have PMd u shadow girl :)

Misanthrope
21st Jun 2011, 10:28 PM
Do I have to write a descriptive paragraph for each of my pictures? I'm not very good at writing, and I prefer to let the picture speak for itself xD ... if that makes any sense.

Astraea Nevermore
21st Jun 2011, 10:41 PM
So many amazing entries! :lovestruc

@Misanthrope: if I remember correctly, paragraphs to explain the pictures are needed only if the train of thoughts you followed to make that particular pic isn't obvious. I think your pics pretty much speak for themselves! :lovestruc Love them! =)

missroxor
21st Jun 2011, 10:44 PM
No, just a title. I did ask that if people chose to do a more arty, non-literal (what's the phrase I'm looking for?!) interpretations that might not be immediately apparent then they should explain their thought process but otherwise you don't have to, it's just a bonus part that some people have done.

Edit: sniped by Astraea ;)

2nd Edit: By "bonus" I don't mean they get bonus points for it, lol.

Zorgot
21st Jun 2011, 11:05 PM
Well, Misanthrope... I think I'll just discreetly give up.
Not really, just, y'know... why bother lol

LadyAwesome
21st Jun 2011, 11:59 PM
Misanthorpe. She is from one of your stories right??? I am such a fan :)

lilyandsnuggles2
22nd Jun 2011, 1:02 AM
:alarm: Updated :alarm:

I have totally changed my application. (1st Page)

Shadow_Girl
22nd Jun 2011, 3:51 AM
@Misanthrope
Not good at writing?! Bah. (I just read your story. :lovestruc )

traelia
22nd Jun 2011, 4:46 AM
ME WANT MOAR APPLICANTS!!
And sim abuse! Muaaahahahahah.
Is there any applicant max number for this?

LadyAwesome
22nd Jun 2011, 4:56 AM
I don't want eliminated though :(

ChloroformDreams
22nd Jun 2011, 5:59 AM
ETA: This is my final entry for this round; I won't be changing anything.

Well, if applications are still being accepted, I'd like to enter. I forgot how much fun contests are...

http://i52.tinypic.com/20tnkh3.jpg

Jezebelle Morgan

My name is Jezebelle Morgan but if you have any compassion or a sense of self-preservation you'll call me Jez like everyone else. I'm twenty-one and I guess you could say I'm a bit of a thrill-seeker. Some people call me a daredevil, but really, I just like living life to the fullest. After climbing Mt. Kilisimjaro a couple of months ago, things have been going downhill (I swear I don't usually make bad puns) so I thought I'd try my hand at modelling. While it's a bit different from how I normally get my adrenaline fixes, I know it'll be thrilling nonetheless. Plus it'll give me a chance to show off my creative side which everyone always seems to overlook.



I Will Survive

http://i55.tinypic.com/29d8duq.jpg


Time is Running Out
http://i55.tinypic.com/2mnkhm8.jpg



If I've somehow messed up this entry or something, let me know. It's been forever and a day since I've done one of these so I'm a bit rusty to say the least. In the interest of breaking my streak of insomnia, I decided to forego descriptions on the photos, but please tell me if they're too vague without them.

Sisaly
22nd Jun 2011, 6:25 AM
I love your pictures, they need no description. Well done, ChloroformDreams, well done.

Gutterfly
22nd Jun 2011, 6:57 AM
:bunny: updated! :bunny:
Mine are a bit rubbish and abstract this time around but hey, at least they look like a 19 year old's ideas... ;) Bearing there being no elims, I can try harder next round. (Don't get me wrong, those took me all night.)

ChloroformDreams - I wouldn't say those are vague at all; also, they're really good!

Wicked_poppies
22nd Jun 2011, 9:32 AM
Ok… Here are my thoughts on the first 7 contestants. Not scores or anything… just some feedback to help you on the upcoming rounds…. I was completely honest, but I tried to be tactful…. However if something I wrote hurts your feelings, I truly apologize….. That was not what I wanted to do…. Everyone has done amazing work…. I just tried to be a little nitpicky…. I did this because you guys did the work of taking the photos, so the least I can do as a judge is tell you my reasoning. I’ll get to the other contestants as soon as I can, but I’m just dead tired right now….


lilyandsnuggles2: Melenie Cartre
Headshot – While I would like to have seen a little creativity, you Sims face is completely visible. I would say your headshot is a little lackluster, but serves its main purpose. Your sim still seems rather maxis like and I would have like to have seen you taken her further.
Pic 1: I liked your interpretation of “Edge of Glory”. I thought the poses where well-chosen and I think you chose a lovely time of day to take the photo because the lighting is beautiful. However, I felt that everything about the text was wrong and detracted from the story your photo was trying to tell. Because of where the text was positioned and how it was colored, I found it distracting from your model and counterproductive to the overall feel of the picture. Also detracting from the photo and distracting from your model was the “Plumb bob” over her head. Maybe you could select an off screen sim as your active sim during the photo next time…. Also, until I read your text I didn’t realize they were positioned on a hill/mountain. I love the idea but I think it could have been executed a little more clearly.
Pic 2: I felt that you executed this picture a lot better than your first. I can clearly see the “I will survive” theme. The text and the environment are working together with your model to tell the same story in this picture. The only problem I have is the pose of your model. She’s running rather than really posing and while I like the movement being conveyed I wish you could have used a different pose that would show movement and be more model like.

Astraea Nevermore: Jorn Ilvonen
Headshot – I like how you took the headshot out of CAS. It looks like he has emotion in his eyes but nothing that keeps us from seeing his features. I like his hard-edge look, but I love that if you slicked his hair back, and cleaned him up, he’s still unique and original looking.
Pic 1: I can’t find too much fault in this picture. I like the setting, and I completely see the connection to “time is Running Out”. Love the wispy font and position of the text. The pose is great as well. My only complaint is that I wish you would have changed his look more. Models need to be versatile. We’ve seen him hard-edge, but he needs to be able to show more. He’s unique without the shaggy hair and lip piercing, so I would have liked to see what else he has to offer.
Pic 2: I like this picture because it’s understated. He’s showing emotion without using too much of his face. Love the pose; love the minimal use of props. In this picture, I think his punkish look works great with the theme of “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams”.

picass0blue: Ramona Lilley
Headshot – It’s functional as a headshot, but I again would like to have seen it taken out of CAS, and perhaps with a hairstyle that obscured less of her face. I like her distinctive look. She’s interesting, not too “pretty” and not maxis or pudding like, which is great.

Ngluvjj: Lyla Heimdall
Headshot – I like that this photo isn’t just a shot of her looking at us straight on. We can see her face, but she is out of CAS and the photo is still interesting. She looks a lot like a doll, which is fine. I just like the fact that she isn’t too maxis like.
Pic 1: I like this photo. The poses are great and the styling is perfect. However to me it seems that you ran with the “heaven” part and completely skipped the “stairway” section. If you had gone for a less literal approach, that would have been fine, but you have your model literally flying to heaven, so I think it would have been good to literally tie in the stairs somehow too. In that aspect I feel you didn’t complete the theme because it just seems like you were picking and choosing. Also, you did not label this picture.
Pic 2: I like the pose and the styling of this picture if the theme was “ballerina”. However, while the setting is pretty, it’s also a little random and inappropriate for the “Barbie Girl” theme. Without reading your description, I would never had made the connection to Barbie. Also, this picture has no label.

Sisaly: Priscilla Gilchrist
Headshot – No complaints here…. The photo is taken outside of CAS, it shows expression and emotion while also showing your models face. She looks nothing like a maxis sim either.
Pic 1: I immediately see the relation of “Highway to Hell” in your photo. Love the styling of the model; love the pose and the prop. However, the background is rather bland and I wish you could have pushed the photo a little further by making the setting a little more interesting.
Pic 2: I like this picture. It conveys the theme perfectly.


Kaylarox: Luana Arcadia
Headshot –I like her expression and it’s taken out of CAS, so that’s nice. She’s unique looking without being too perfect or “pretty pretty”. However I think she still looks a little too maxis like and I think you could have pushed it a little further when sculpting her.
Pic 1: I like this picture, and it fits the theme pretty well. However, it comes across as rather static and staged. It doesn’t look like she’s dancing, but rather like she’s posing like she’s dancing. The pose wouldn’t be bad if she wasn’t positions so perfectly. Everything is even and symmetrical and it looks less like she’s at a party and more like a set up. And a good photo never looks too staged. Also you did not put text.
Pic 2: I don’t like this picture, but rather love it. It’s simple but powerful and it has a cinematic feel to it. It also conveys the theme well. However, you did not include the required text.

Happymintchocolate: Ted Styles
Headshot – Headshot looks good. Taken out of CAS, and with a rather blank expression which is good. He’s a cute guy, not too exaggerated or maxis like.
Pic 1: I like this pic because it’s not an obvious interpretation or the theme, but it works well. The setting is so simple, but the view is beautiful, and the lighting is great. However, the model has his back to us. The extra is more visible than he is. It’s one thing to obscure part of a models face for dramatic effect, but another to turn him completely away from the camera. As a sim, his body means little to nothing because it’s the same every other sim can have with little effort. His face is his true value. The sculpt of his face is what would set him apart. This would never be in a models portfolio. This picture would have been perfect if you had just made his face visible. Also you did not label the picture.
Pic 2: I’m not sure how I feel about this picture. Again, you’re almost completely hiding your models face. This time it kind of works because it add dramatic effect. However the pose you chose for him seems a little awkward and so stiff it’s almost unrealistic. I know you didn’t make the pose, but you might be able to have found another better pose for this photo. I like the idea of the photo and how it fits with the theme, but I find your explanation that he’s upset that girls just want him for sex unrealistic on several counts (however that’s unimportant). Again, you did not label the picture.

LadyAwesome
22nd Jun 2011, 9:41 AM
Ummmm I am SURE it does not say TEXT HAS TO BE ON PICTURE but I am not sure.??


Also I agree with everything you say :) But the round isn't over and I was re-doing my 1st set >.<.

*cough-I must dance like a retard-cough* lol

Zorgot
22nd Jun 2011, 10:29 AM
Aww man, Wicked poppies, when I saw you wrote your opinions on some of the contestants I hoped you'd include me so I can know what I'm doing wrong. But, this is my first contest and I feel like I should stick with my first instinct but they again, my first instinct will eliminate me in the first round... so I think I'll change it. Not the sim, just her photos. I don't know... I don't even like Beyonce. I just thought it'd go with her since she's lesbian.

@ChloroformDreams, your pictures are AMAZING!

Sisaly
22nd Jun 2011, 10:55 AM
I totally agree with you Wicked Poppies...Redoing pic before round closes. BUT I don't want to pull out my big guns on the app round where no one is eliminated. :beer:

LadyAwesome
22nd Jun 2011, 11:07 AM
Ugh my sim actually looks the same, I was just seeing things lol

nhayes17
22nd Jun 2011, 11:10 AM
Ok so I'm changing my model completely :) just got a head shot up at the moment - the rest are coming

ngluvjj
22nd Jun 2011, 11:27 AM
@wicked poppy: I forgot to add the label! :faceslap: I'll edit it right away!

alissaya
22nd Jun 2011, 11:58 AM
@nhayes: Your new model is gorgeous *-* and I've been up way too long working on this >_< time for sleep at 6 AM

ngluvjj
22nd Jun 2011, 12:27 PM
@ChloroformDreams: ur pics are amazing :o I'm losing confidence again :(

does this means that there will be elimination? :crying:

nhayes17
22nd Jun 2011, 12:42 PM
thanks Alissaya - not sure to go with one of the old ideas for my last pic or try something new

ChloroformDreams
22nd Jun 2011, 3:00 PM
Thanks for all the complements guys! :) it's nice to be reassured since I was a little nervous about doing a contest again.

@Wicked_poppies: Although I wasn't one of the contestants that you've critiqued yet, I just wanted to tell you that I thought your criticisms were well said. It's hard to provide honest feedback about something that people have put a lot of themselves into, but I know for myself at least, I would rather have honest criticisms so that I can improve instead of empty kindness.

@ngluvjj: I can't speak to the eliminations, but you should really have more confidence! You're pictures are really good especially considering that this is your first contest! :) And I know someone else said it earlier, but even if you get eliminated from a contest at some point, it's still a wonderful experience. And it's the only way to gain experience and improve after all.

ngluvjj
22nd Jun 2011, 3:47 PM
:wtf: my internet connection is playing with my temper again :faceslap:

I'm online from my blackberry but I can't upload anypicture :( :help:

nhayes17
22nd Jun 2011, 4:20 PM
Okay - if my entries count as full bodyshots I am done, can someone let me know if there isn't enough body (I mean the whole body is in shot just partially obscured by holes in ground and motorbikes :))and I will redo it -thanks

missroxor
22nd Jun 2011, 5:04 PM
Sorry for my short absence. We had to pop into the Boss’s BBQ last night just to show our faces and next thing I know 3 hours have passed and I’ve drank a bottle of wine to myself :/ …I need a minute to catch up so bear with me, lol.

nhayes1Wow, did you change everything? Nice job but must've taken ages! In my mind the definition of “full body shot” wasn’t so much that “we must see every inch of your sim from their head to their feetz” just that it should be a zoomed out shot showing a large proportion of your sim with some room for background stuff, unlike the headshots which in my mind should really just be above shoulders shot to show the head/face/hair clearly.
EDIT: Though I won't be judging this round I don't personally have an issue with how much of your sim can be seeen but the one with the motorbike might be a little controversial just because the sim is almost hiding behind the bike entirely :/

….I’m working my way through replying to everyone else but I need to get the little one down for a nap so I can get some peace to think. BRB.

Wicked_poppies
22nd Jun 2011, 5:33 PM
Ummmm I am SURE it does not say TEXT HAS TO BE ON PICTURE but I am not sure.??



Well, you would be wrong..... lol

"5. All images should be labeled (even if it’s just written above the picture in your post) with the title of the assignment. Eg “Portfolio Head Shot”"

Anywho... I'm still tired so I'll have to wait to finish giving feedback... but please remember that I was trying to be honest, but in no way did I mean to hurt anyones feelings.... everyone did amazing just for entering because taking pics with sims 3 is difficult for me. I'll have some feedback for you other guys asap.....

Wicked_poppies
22nd Jun 2011, 5:42 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/nhayes170/2%20sims%203/Evehead1.jpg

EVE McCABE: 19 going on 35
passionate: independent: part fashionista: a contradiction: hopeless romantic: cynical: spontaneous: no good at writing in sentences: wild child:
part geek: stylish: guitar lover: tomboy: headstrong: don't label me: rebel: all of these: none of these: more than these


..ooh and funny, did I mention funny?

Song 1 - I Will Survive
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/nhayes170/2%20sims%203/evesong1.jpg
"I may be dead but I can still live.. right?"

Song 2 - Rebel Yell
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/nhayes170/2%20sims%203/evesong2.jpg
"Aren't Rebels too cool to yell?"




I realy like your new first pic, but I though your original pic for a mans world was great!!!! anywho.... and isnt the first round over now guys? Cause some of you say you still plan on changing things about your sims.....

ngluvjj
22nd Jun 2011, 6:01 PM
what? It's over already?? :o should I post my old pic then?

missroxor
22nd Jun 2011, 6:05 PM
NO!! STOP COMMENTING! Everyone stop freaking out! :blink: I'm just finishing up my mammoth reply to address all the recent questions and stuff. It's not over yet. I said this yesterday. The deadline for this round is at the top of this page on the thread title. You still have another day. Calm the eff down! (Am I the only one getting stressed? :lol: )

Wicked I think you have today in your head because I said that I was gonna send the judges your criteria for judging today which I haven't done yet.

lilyandsnuggles2
22nd Jun 2011, 6:22 PM
:alarm: Changing in progress :alarm:

missroxor
22nd Jun 2011, 6:44 PM
Right, clearly there has been some confusion here. This is my fault for not being clear about my intentions/contest rules. For that I sincerely apologise. Some of you have been given advice and the opportunity to change your entry before the deadline while others have not/will not be given the same opportunity. I know this is unfair but even if you did get the rest of the advice it probably wouldn’t give you enough time to make any changes that you would assume you need to make (though personally, I don’t think there is a need for everyone to run around changing everything. As LaughingtoLeave said, go with your instincts. The only way I can think to “fix” this situation is to remove wicked_poppies from the judging line-up this week (she’ll be fine for other weeks though). She can still give feedback (after the round closes) the same as the EJs but will not contribute toward your final score and therefore comments that have been posted will not affect your score. This way nobody has ”inside tips” from a participating judge.

I realise this isn’t ideal and sorry to wicked_poppies if I confused you but does anyone have any major issues with this solution....or better ideas?

Edit: Would also just like to give thumbs up to wicked for proving that she is an honest and thorough judge, even if she is a bit premature ;) We'll be lucky to have you in future rounds.

missroxor
22nd Jun 2011, 6:46 PM
On to the less dramatic stuff:
ME WANT MOAR APPLICANTS!!
And sim abuse! Muaaahahahahah.
Is there any applicant max number for this?

I seem to remember thinking that there was a limit of 20 but I didn’t see a reference to that in the rules, might have to have another look....or maybe I’m just remembering a host imposed limit from another contest :/

I don't want eliminated though
Since there was a lot of interest in being judges I ended up making myself an EJ rather than a full judge (though as host I still have some say in what’s happening ;) ) and because of that I thought I’d give the judges the opportunity to decide if they felt they could handle more contestants or if they felt eliminations would be beneficial...So far I have 3 out of 5 responses, still waiting for 2 judges to get back to us and currently the results are ...inconclusive, lol. We’re currently at one judge saying yes, one saying no and the third saying yes but only if we reach a certain number. So wait out on that one.

Ummmm I am SURE it does not say TEXT HAS TO BE ON PICTURE but I am not sure.?? Kayla and Wicked, sorry, I could’ve been clearer about this maybe but Kayla is correct. Images have to be titled but just plain text above or below the image (ie doesn’t have to be on the pic) is fine. It’s really just so there’s no confusion over what work you’re presenting. If you choose to add it to the pic then great, it may boost your overall points because of presentation but it’s not necessary and you can still achieve good presentation without it.

To those who updated, good job, hope you didn’t stress about it too much though.

Will post the new judging line-up as soon as I’ve confirmed which EJ will take wicked’s place.

missroxor
22nd Jun 2011, 7:21 PM
Oh, and just to clarify: The round closes when I say it does! (which will be the time/date listed above in the title or as close to as RL events allow). I will make a seperate post to say that it is closed. It will be very clear in big letters ;)

Also, as discussed with ngluvjj on page 3, I will be posting the 2nd round tonight (16 hours before the application round closes) so that everyone has the chance to see it before the big shutdown. That's the only reason I'm posting it early. Normally rounds will only get posted after the current one has closed. It should go up around 2100PDT. At that time or before I will also be sending the judges their judging guidlines.

Phew, it's been a busy, stressful morning, lol

ngluvjj
22nd Jun 2011, 7:28 PM
It's morning there?? I'm just about to go to sleep after posting my 2nd pic

missroxor
22nd Jun 2011, 7:47 PM
lol, yep, it's after 1030am. Where's your other pic gone?

ngluvjj
22nd Jun 2011, 7:53 PM
I take it off, I got another idea :p that could be better

KeiraLou
22nd Jun 2011, 9:12 PM
How long in hours until this contest closes for Applicants...I've only just seen it and would love to join.

traelia
22nd Jun 2011, 9:13 PM
Keira it's like exactly 24 hours now.

KeiraLou
22nd Jun 2011, 9:14 PM
Keira it's like exactly 24 hours now.

Oh good, I have time then :) shall get to it now!

KeiraLou
22nd Jun 2011, 9:16 PM
Keira it's like exactly 24 hours now.

Oh, also - how does one move the Sims in the Sims 3 to other positions once the pose is in place?! I think I tried TS2 way once before with no luck (move_objects on) or something like that..

alissaya
22nd Jun 2011, 9:19 PM
The "moveobjects on" worked for me just without the underscore in between the two words...

KeiraLou
22nd Jun 2011, 9:24 PM
The "moveobjects on" worked for me just without the underscore in between the two words...

Ok thank you very much :)

ngluvjj
22nd Jun 2011, 9:26 PM
@keiralou try this tutorial (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=337362) it will answer all ur picture taking problems :lovestruc

nhayes17
22nd Jun 2011, 9:39 PM
I realy like your new first pic, but I though your original pic for a mans world was great!!!! anywho.... and isnt the first round over now guys? Cause some of you say you still plan on changing things about your sims.....

Aww thanks - I wanted to change my model and thought I'd do something different - I may yet recreate the mans world one one as the rebel one needs improving if Ii have time tomorrow before the deadline




nhayes1Wow, did you change everything? Nice job but must've taken ages! In my mind the definition of “full body shot” wasn’t so much that “we must see every inch of your sim from their head to their feetz” just that it should be a zoomed out shot showing a large proportion of your sim with some room for background stuff, unlike the headshots which in my mind should really just be above shoulders shot to show the head/face/hair clearly.
EDIT: Though I won't be judging this round I don't personally have an issue with how much of your sim can be seeen but the one with the motorbike might be a little controversial just because the sim is almost hiding behind the bike entirely :/

Yeah I had some time on my hands and I've missed messing around with sims and pics so just thought I'd try a new gal and see what I could do now I have the OMSPs figured out

I've just found some bike poses so I may have time to make her more visible :)

missroxor
22nd Jun 2011, 10:05 PM
KeiraLou, we'll be glad to have you :) For future reference the deadline link on the front page takes you to a countdown timer with the exact hours and minutes etc. I'll be doing one of those for every round once each new round is open.

nhayes It's not really a big deal I don't think. Like I said, I personally wouldn't be too fussed about it but since you asked I was just sayin I can't really speak for the other judges :)

Zorgot
22nd Jun 2011, 10:10 PM
Well, seeing as I stuck with my 'first instict' and now KeiraLou is joining, I think we all should give up.
I'm kidding. I can do this! My Antea is pretty!

Anyway, since this is my first time entering a contest I'm going to be chill about it and just enjoy it.

@traelia, thanks for that '24 hours', I kind of suck with other time zones lol

ngluvjj
22nd Jun 2011, 10:22 PM
@laughingtoleave : I kinda thinking the same thing, now keiralou joins, there are traelia, sisaly, nhayes17, kaylarox, and many2 more who are a famous sim maker including u. And here I am, experience : 1 month playing, first contest. :| what should I do?

Zorgot
22nd Jun 2011, 10:33 PM
Oh no no no, the only thing I have is experience in playing, which I'll admit; I've been playing Sims games since 2000th, since the first game. So yeah, but I have never, ever, EVER had photoshop even installed on my computer, let alone actually used it.
And this is my first contest, too. The only thing I have on you is bunch of identical in-game born sims in 'Pictures' section.

But we can do it! Hey, never underestimate a noob!

missroxor
22nd Jun 2011, 11:16 PM
laughingtoleave I love your positive, can-do attitude :)

I'm going to be chill about it and just enjoy it
This is what I really hope people get from this contest. Sure it has had/will have it's stressful moments, especially close to deadlines but at the end of the day I wrote the template because I enjoyed doing it and I thought hosting would be fun too (it's more work than I thought but still fun, lol) and want people who join to do it because it's fun. There's a lot of different abilities competing here and at the end of it all only one person can win but as the old saying says, it's the taking part that counts.

ngluvjj you're being way too harsh on yourself, your sims are beautiful, far better than anything I could make myself. Take a leaf out of laughingtoleave's book and try to forget about whether or not anyone else is better or worse than you and take time to enjoy working with/on your sim and sets. :luff:

Shadow_Girl
22nd Jun 2011, 11:21 PM
This is my first contest too, and that sim was actually the first one I created without using EA templates, because I usually don't care if my sims are drop-dead gorgeous/oh my gosh kill me ugly since I'm eventually going to drown them/burn them/starve them/ etc.. :giggler:

nhayes17
22nd Jun 2011, 11:39 PM
lol shadowgirl :)

For those of you entering your first contest, just try not to stress too much, you are all doing great and your girls are really pretty, my first contest entry was terrible but I thought it rocked lol it's only by entering and hearing the feedback and learning from those more experienced you that you improve. After a few contests you will look back at your first pics and see how much you have improved, everyone starts somewhere and for a first contest you are doing brilliantly :)

ngluvjj - aww thank you, I'm hardly a famous sim creator but you are sweet, if you have only been playing a month you are doing amazingly well - your girl is adorable, just enjoy the experience and learn all you can. Contest are about having fun creating gorgeous pictures more than winning, so we are all winners.. right? :)

Just make sure your model is the main focus of the pic and have fun, some advice I got From Nextor_Torres and Aussie that I found really useful when i first started is to pose your model first then build the set round the shot, so get your girl posed and in place and then take a test shot and fill the space of that frame with the backdrop content - build your set around the shot and the model. It really turned things round for me as Ii used to spend ages set building to finding half of it wasn't in the final shot, that and get your lighting right

sandymdh
22nd Jun 2011, 11:41 PM
For those who are new to contests you should definitely use it as a learning experience. Learn from those who have been doing this for years. In the first contest I did I knew I wouldn't win - my objective was to improve my score in every round. If your score isn't what you hoped don't give up. Any criticism is purely constructive and it doesn't mean your effort is worse than another - just that we're helping you to make your next entry even better :-)

LadyAwesome
22nd Jun 2011, 11:52 PM
Lol also - since when was a famous sim maker??? hahaha too cute Angie.

I have never seen this much good competition in a sim contest in a while. Was a bit over whelming. But I am not going to change anything. As I think it is unfair on those who did not get feel back and because I am just going to have fun with it. I decided this last night when I was trying to recreate 1999 one. Nothing inspired me to change, and for one I freaken love that pose - I dance EVERYWHERE. what else is she ment to dance like.??? size step maybe?? hahaha.

But the fact is. I AM GOING TO ENJOY THIS, NO ONE CAN TAKE IT AWAY FROM ME!!!

KeiraLou
23rd Jun 2011, 12:07 AM
Headshot
http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa467/Lou_Barratt/Screenshot-45-1.jpg

My name is Emily Winters. People at school used to call me Ice Queen, mainly because of how pale I am, not because of my last name. I'm currently studying for an apprenticeship in Law, but I have a out-of-hours passion for modelling. I love to spend time with my two best friends, Sindy and Clara and I have a wonderful boyfriend who is studying at the same University as me. I hope to go far in this competition, although I also remember it is all a bit of fun at the same time. Emily x

Barbie Girl
http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa467/Lou_Barratt/Screenshot-52-2.jpg

The Show Must Go On
http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa467/Lou_Barratt/Screenshot-53-2.jpg

KeiraLou
23rd Jun 2011, 12:14 AM
I just read some of your comments, please don't be silly! I was looking through ALL of your entries and they all inspired me to do this as I loved them all very much! It's all fun, I enjoy contests as they are a time killer when doing each application and round.

Good luck to you all!

alissaya
23rd Jun 2011, 12:27 AM
She is beautiful and I love her peach hair ^-^

traelia
23rd Jun 2011, 12:43 AM
Keira your sims are always so beautiful!

And hey! This is my first contest too! And don't let anyone intimidate you! I started off just like you guys, playing since the first game, not really good with editing software, and unsure of trying to get involved. And look at me now! I found my niche and I'm loving it!

lilyandsnuggles2
23rd Jun 2011, 12:47 AM
:alarm: (Am I using these to much? :alarm:

Changed application, again =P

1st Page, please take a look and comment = D

Cruzy
23rd Jun 2011, 1:07 AM
I think quite a few of us are doing our first ever contest here!

Changed application, again =P

1st Page, please take a look and comment = D

Did you remake her? anyway, loving the new headshot pic :up:

nhayes17
23rd Jun 2011, 1:10 AM
:alarm: (Am I using these to much? :alarm:

Changed application, again =P

1st Page, please take a look and comment = D

Much better :) I think you only need 1 head shot though - I think Ii prefer the first one as its has a nice angle and she is looking into camera

she's very pretty

Venesse
23rd Jun 2011, 1:13 AM
Missroxor I have PMed you. Thanks

Cruzy
23rd Jun 2011, 1:21 AM
oh I didn't see a second headshot pic...

*looks back*

yeah, the second picture shows off her facial features a bit more - probably down to the lighting.

lilyandsnuggles2
23rd Jun 2011, 1:27 AM
Yes, I prefer the first headshot but put in the second one to show of het facial feautures more (as said above).

Thanks. She is more unique than the other two Sims I was going to use.

Who's Venesse?

traelia
23rd Jun 2011, 1:36 AM
It appears that Venesse is an emergency judge! So she's probably talking about some judge-like business.

lilyandsnuggles2
23rd Jun 2011, 1:58 AM
:D Things that us mortals won't understand :D

heaven
23rd Jun 2011, 2:17 AM
I'm following this contest although not participating. One thing I would like to suggest, just a teensy thing, when you redo your entry, link to your entry like missroxor does in the first post to each of the applicants Then I can click directly on it and bring up your submission without having to find and scroll. Yeah, yeah, I know. I am lazy. :)

I just want to say that everyone's entries look wonderful right now. Good luck to all of you and I look forward to seeing the future rounds!

LadyAwesome
23rd Jun 2011, 3:44 AM
I am actually thinking, this is a good way to *bond* with your favorite sim creators hahahaha. As you know I am constantly stalking your sims in the pictures threat.... and it is a pleasure to compete with you all and have some fun with new people.

To any newbies who are over whelmed - come join my groupie :) I shall make you laugh with my horrific english (even though I am english hahaha - jibberish to be honest) and awesome blond tallent I have going here haha.

xx LOVE YOU ALL. Bring on round 2 :)

ngluvjj
23rd Jun 2011, 3:46 AM
My God :o
I really have problems with selfesteem -_-
the second pic is coming soon! :D

Shadow_Girl
23rd Jun 2011, 3:56 AM
Sorry if this is off topic, but I had to share this. Anyways, I have high free will on, which causes my sims to do crazy things from time to time. I was checking up on my children, and found out that my son had gone to the dress up chest and "transformed" into a pink princess. :wtf: Is there a mod that disables this?

missroxor
23rd Jun 2011, 4:51 AM
KieraLou Welcome, I’ve added you to the list :)

Lilyandsnuggles, technically it’s against the rules to post more than the stated pics and there is a small proportion of the points dedicated to rule adherence. I’ve told the judges that I’m leaving it to them to decide how strict they are going to be on rules (within reason).

Yes, Venesse is an EJ which brings me onto our new judging line up for this week:

sandymdh
Lavaster
Venesse

That means me and Wicked_poppies are not judging this week. We may provide feedback (it's not mandatory) once the round is closed as discussed earlier in the thread but will not be providing scores. Another person has expressed interest in being the third EJ but haven't got back to me to confirm it yet so there might be one more. :)

CinderEmma
23rd Jun 2011, 5:00 AM
I'm getting really nervous, I don't quite understand what's going on with the eliminations. Does eliminations happen with this round? I just want clarification, my nerves are getting the best of me right now.
Also, I love feedback, the feedback for the first seven contestants was really interesting to read.

Wicked_poppies
23rd Jun 2011, 5:05 AM
I'm so so so sorry!!!!! I didnt mean to induce panic... I was trying to just be helpfull... it's not your fault, and it's fine, I compleetly understand.... I'm such a noob.... I was trying so hard not to neglet my duties as a judge that I screwed up.... Anyways, since I'm already out of judging this week, would it be ok for me to still give feedback to the others I havent done yet? It kinda seems only fair..... of course I default to you though.... Again, I cant convey how sorry I am for confusing people, causing trouble, and jumping the gun.... I feel so silly... oh, and by the way dear, I'm a guy... lol oh, and also, I apologize to kaylarox for the text thing.... you where right, and I compleetly read wrong....

Again, I'm so sorry guys!!!!

traelia
23rd Jun 2011, 5:10 AM
Hehe WP, you're too modest! Everybody makes mistakes, and personally I'd LOVE to hear the feedback for those you haven't given yet. I find your opinions insightful. :)

Sisaly
23rd Jun 2011, 5:21 AM
I'm following this contest although not participating. One thing I would like to suggest, just a teensy thing, when you redo your entry, link to your entry like missroxor does in the first post to each of the applicants Then I can click directly on it and bring up your submission without having to find and scroll. Yeah, yeah, I know. I am lazy. :)

I just want to say that everyone's entries look wonderful right now. Good luck to all of you and I look forward to seeing the future rounds!

^^This! And as for the new girls...I started in contests just like you.
And to ngluvjj thank you for linking my tutorial...now you've reminded me of another thing I have to update. :lol:
YAY!!! Keira is in da house!! WOOT!! http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/sisaly/yipee.gif

missroxor
23rd Jun 2011, 5:52 AM
Wicked, don't worry it's really not an issue now :) We've just about sorted it out and so far nobody has come running to complain about what's happenning, everyone has been really understanding and awesome about everything :up: This doesn't affect your ability to judge future rounds, if anything you've proven that you give well written and thought out feedback...and also that you're very keen :lol:

I feel bad about not allowing you to judge this week but my thinking was that half the group have basically had at least half a day now to alter their entries to your specifications while the other half haven't. So if you were judging it would be like you gave half the contestants a head start, you know what I mean? So far the others seem keen to hear the rest of your feedback...my only concern is that people will start panicking again to change everything before the deadline which is abviously a lot closer now. :rolleyes: ...I guess if you wanted to you could write your feedback then if people want it, give it to them. Contestants please bear in mind though that his opinions could differ to the judges that are actually going to be scoring your work.

PS Sorry for calling you a chick ;)

PS Round 2 will be up within 10 mins (fingers crossed) since I promised ngluvjj who's on the other side of the planet that she'd get time to see it :)

missroxor
23rd Jun 2011, 6:08 AM
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Make%20me%20a%20Model%20Contest/2FirstJob.jpg


Countdown Timer to 03 Jul 11 2100PDT (http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?msg=Round+2+with+Extension&month=07&day=03&year=2011&hour=21&min=00&sec=&p0=137)

Roxormodels: So you managed to scrape together a portfolio….well, at least you’ve got some determination about you. Ok, I suppose we’ll give you a shot; just try not to embarrass us! A couple of local businesses have asked us to send round a pretty face to help sell whatever tat it is they’re pushin’. We don’t normally bother with such small-timers; the commission’s not worth squat but I’ll make an exception in this case. After all I’d rather have you screw up with a nobody we don’t give a damn about than with one of our big money clients…. Well what are you waiting for?! Get your ass down the high street!!

Task:
Client 1 - The first client is a small business owner with a retail outlet of some description (shop/store – sell physical things). What they sell and what they’re called is up to you but it must be something in game (no photoshopped pics of real life products). You must show your sim physically advertising a product. Whether they’re dressed as a hotdog on the high street or draped seductively over a flashy car is up to you but much like the first round you are capturing a scene, not making a poster.

Client 2 – The second client is a service provider eg Interior Designer, cleaning service, mobile phone network…be creative!! The service doesn’t have to exist in the sims but you should be able to advertise it using in game props/sims etc. (no photoshopped pics of real life products). This time you are not “capturing a scene”, instead you have to make a poster/advertisement with slogans, prices or anything else you see fit. You may use photoshop to add text and banners to your image but the usual rules apply to editing the actual sim/background/props etc.

EDIT for clarification: They don't have to be low budget as in, shabby, rundown set designs or anything. By "small business" I was trying to emphasise that it wasn't a massive chain store or department store that sells everything and anything, just a single little business with a limited range but that could be anything from a handbag stall at the market to a classic car dealership or expensive clothing boutique.

Requirements:
1. 2x full body image*: 1 capturing a scene and one poster/advertisement.
2. You should write the title of each pic on your post above the image. (eg Client 1 - Mary's Cake Shop)
3. You may use Photoshop to add slogans and banners etc but as usual, not to alter the sim, product or background.
4. 1x short paragraph (per image) to briefly describe what what’s happening in your images.
5. Any text that you add to the image should be in English, not Simlish ;)
6. Remember to name your businesses.

*If you choose a product that is centered on the face, head or hands then you may do a head shot instead of a body shot as long as you can still fit in the text and a bit of background staging etc.

Judging Parameters (overall, not per image):
Pose
Creativity
Portrayal of theme
Rule adherence

alissaya
23rd Jun 2011, 6:12 AM
Yay, new one! And I hope that Wickedpoppies goes on with the criticsm... I was reading through the ones he already posted and I would like to see what I could improve :)

Wicked_poppies
23rd Jun 2011, 6:15 AM
Ok, I did a few more reviews….. I know they won’t help you now, but they might help in the future… and remember I’m not judging this time…. So my options really don’t mean squat…. I will review everyone’s models and picture even after the first round is over (but only on first round entrys) just to maybe give you an idea for the future rounds and what I’m looking at when I’m not knocking myself out of judging… LOL…. At least in that aspect, everyone will know how I think and that will make things equal…. I got 5 more done…. Just remember that these are my thoughts and views and they do not represent anyone but myself...... not any of the other judges.....



nhayes17: EVE McCABE
Headshot – Love everything about it. Perfect and slightly quircky. Not a trace of maxis in her. Wouldn’t change a thing.
Pic 1: This pic is killer… it shows her versatility which is crucial for a model. Amazing interpretation of the theme and beautifully executed.
Pic 2: I like this picture, but I don’t love it like I did the “Man’s world” pic, as I’ve already said. You did a great job on sticking with the theme, and again, you showed us her ability to play a character… however I would like to see more of the model… the bike is obscuring most of her. Love it other than that.

Shadow_Girl: Elizabeth Finkel
Headshot – nothing to complain about here…. I do like the fact that you made her plus size because it’s different than the rest of the models.
Pic 1: Nothing to complain about here either…. Great follow through with the theme, great staging, outfit …..
Pic 2: Not a huge fan of this photo. You can see her face and the “reflection” wrong because they don’t actually mirror each other. I love the idea, but I think you could have executed it differently to greater effect…. I would like to have seen her face a little more… I understand that finding a pose that will let you mirror her is hard, but I think using a different pose for her “reflection” would have worked just as well… like her real self-looking sad, and her reflection looking happy perhaps…

Traelia: Lily Cho
Headshot – I love, love, love this picture… just not as a headshot… I would have liked to see her in hair without bangs and making a more subtle expression…. Love her face sculpt though!!!!! Quite unique…
Pic 1: Amazing picture…. The staging, the execution and the pose are beautiful. I only wish you would have taken it a little further and thrown a doll on her bed, and maybe given her blonde hair or something…. Just to take it all the way back to the theme…. But it’s an amazing picture on its own, and I commend you on the staging of it and the placement of the props…
Pic 2: I love this picture, and it’s just too beautiful. I have nothing wrong with it…. The lighting and the flowers and pose and fake rain make it stunning. However, in the future rounds I would like to see your model embrace characters other than sweet dark haired girls…. You need to really go for it in the future and show her versatility as a model and her ability to loose herself in a character that isn’t so adorable. Show us how she can be sexy and scary, and weird and so on….

Cruzy: Todd Smith
Headshot – Fine… nothing too much to say…. He’s sculpted well and not maxis like.
Pic 1: Love the way you interpreted this theme. The photo itself is quite commercial…. Looks like a print ad for a cologne or something….
Pic 2: I like the idea, but that’s about it…. The pose seems awkward, and he’s making the same face he made in the last two photos.

Laughingtoleave: Antea Jones
Headshot – Nice work…. Great face…. I also like that you made her a lesbian because it sets her apart in a way from the others.
Pic 1: Nothing to say… looks good…
Pic 2: I honestly don’t know how I feel here…. I love your theme choice and I like your explanation…. I like the idea of her with her girlfriend, and I think the poses are nice…. I just don’t feel like you took it far enough…… I’m not sure how to explain it…. I think you might have done better to play with the theme a little more literally….

Sisaly
23rd Jun 2011, 8:45 AM
I updated the Highway to Hell (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3558588&postcount=23) , tried to make it a little more interesting.

This next round is going to be challenge, but fun!
And to missroxor, it was a good idea to change the post status to use the open instead of close.

happymintchocolate
23rd Jun 2011, 9:04 AM
YES! AN ADVERTISING POSTER :D this is what 5years of media studies boils down too :P

Zorgot
23rd Jun 2011, 9:24 AM
@Wicked poppies, I so agree with your opinion about second picture. I had this idea about a whole 'family' setting and something really 'american dream' but in-game photoshoot is still not done and I'm not sure if I'll manage to finish it before the deadline. But anyway, I completely agree.

nhayes17
23rd Jun 2011, 9:27 AM
I appreciate the feedback Wicked_poppies, thank you, I would have recreated the mans world shot but when I switched models I deleted that game and lost the set :( I will make sure she is all visible in the next round

Round 2 sounds really interesting missroxor, will put my thinking cap on :)

sandymdh
23rd Jun 2011, 9:34 AM
If anyone is finished could you mark that on the entry? 3pm end time is 11pm for me and I'll really have only an hour-ish to get what I can done. I have judged what's up now but with all the changes happening I'd like to get a head start so I can feedback to missroxor before the downtime and not keep you all waiting. Also please don't change your entries for the sake of it. I actually preferred some of the earlier pics. Go with your instincts - Wicked_poppies comments are very helpful BUT I don't agree on everything, no 2 judges will be exactly the same :-)

nhayes17
23rd Jun 2011, 9:48 AM
I'm all done Sandymdh (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=3559211#post3559211)

ChloroformDreams
23rd Jun 2011, 10:07 AM
@sandymdh: I'm finished as well, and I've updated my entry to that effect.

Next round looks like it's going to be pretty interesting. I seem to have forgotten one of my ideas for the first photo though. Who said sleep deprivation was all fun and games? :wtf:

Misanthrope
23rd Jun 2011, 10:08 AM
I just changed the headshot picture a few minutes ago, but I'm finished now. Link (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3561372&postcount=132)

The previous picture made my model look too much like Traelia's pose model, and that wasn't intentional.




V V V V V V V V ....Oh, snap O__O

HystericalParoxysm
23rd Jun 2011, 10:20 AM
Please note:

Lilyandsnuggles2 is hereby disqualified from this contest, and is not welcome to participate in contests on MTS for a period of six months. She is also not welcome to run contests on MTS for a period of 1 year contingent on any contest participation after that 6 months.

Vanesse, being a sockpuppet of Lilyandsnuggles2, is also disqualified from judging this contest, and all of Lilyandsnuggles2's other sockpuppets, including Vanesse, will be banned.

If you need another emergency judge for scoring, missroxor, please PM me and I will judge for you.

Sorry for any inconvenience guys - let's please keep dramatic fallout to a minimum and continue with the contest.

missroxor
23rd Jun 2011, 10:35 AM
In light of new developments I will be the third judge in the line-up. Sorry for all the drama guys.

Sisaly
23rd Jun 2011, 10:41 AM
Well, honestly that's just sad. Troll exposed.

LadyAwesome
23rd Jun 2011, 10:42 AM
Poppy. Sorry - I always assume people are girls. And agreed with mistakes thing.

ngluvjj
23rd Jun 2011, 11:03 AM
I'm redoing my 2nd shot again, hopefully I can made it before deadline :|
I'm planning to make love goes where my rosemary goes but it is bad *after I spent all night making it*
I'm frustrated :help:

Zorgot
23rd Jun 2011, 11:03 AM
I'm done too (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3560204&postcount=96)

Wait what happened? Who's trolling?
Seriously you guys, I leave you alone for 15 minutes and you start disqualifying lol

Cruzy
23rd Jun 2011, 11:03 AM
Sandy, I've marked mine as the final version (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3559918&postcount=89) ;)

missroxor
23rd Jun 2011, 11:07 AM
I won't be able to start my scoring until tomorrow since it's 2am :/ and it'll be evening at that 'cause I won't get peace to concentrate while the little one is awake. Sorry. I'm not sure if Lavaster is planning on looking in before before the shutdown, I haven't heard from him/her since yesterday.

ngluvjj
23rd Jun 2011, 11:10 AM
everyone has finished! I'm still freakingoutbangingmyheadonthewallstabbingmypillowwithpenkickingmyclosetrollingontheflor *read: frustrated*

Sisaly
23rd Jun 2011, 11:40 AM
everyone has finished! I'm still freakingoutbangingmyheadonthewallstabbingmypillowwithpenkickingmyclosetrollingontheflor *read: frustrated*

STOP IT!! Your entry is great. In my first contest one of my pics had grid lines. :(
And now time for something funny to alleviate the mood......

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/sisaly/Cool%20Pics/dogsoldier.jpg

ngluvjj
23rd Jun 2011, 11:56 AM
lol

and here is one from me
http://i52.tinypic.com/20v0xlx.jpg
It's my friends :D

Astraea Nevermore
23rd Jun 2011, 1:55 PM
Sorry to hear about the disqualifying! D:
Soooo... haven't written anything in the past few days, but I've still been stalking the thread XD once again, congrats to all of the contestants, all of your entries are absolutely stunning!
I also loved Wicked_poppies' feedback on the images, very polite and constructive. You're totally right about the fact that my model would need more versatility! For some reason, I didn't really think of changing his hairstyle and mainly concentrated on the clothes (and, as you can easily tell, I have a thing for alternative stuff °°'). Will try out different styles next!

Kinda thought about re-doing the first pic following the suggestions, but I didn't really have time to do it (talk about "time is running out"... damn exams :wtf: ). So, my definitive application round (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3558394&postcount=13) stays the same =)

Love the new round, btw! If I understand correctly, all of us who participated to the application round can send pics for the first round, right? :D

Zorgot
23rd Jun 2011, 2:15 PM
@Astraea, yeah, application round has no eliminations, we're all in... as far as I understood... so I might be wrong... I'm almost definitely always wrong, but you should trust me nonetheless. And, I was meaning to ask, is that your Cat Casino sim? I remember seeing him in Male Sims Pictures thread.

@Everybody, does anyone remember seeing any good "I'm a BAMF *arms crossed over chests*" pose. I think I'll need one.

Astraea Nevermore
23rd Jun 2011, 2:44 PM
@Astraea, yeah, application round has no eliminations, we're all in... as far as I understood... so I might be wrong... I'm almost definitely always wrong, but you should trust me nonetheless. And, I was meaning to ask, is that your Cat Casino sim? I remember seeing him in Male Sims Pictures thread.

Lol, I think I remember something like that about the round, too! :D
And yep, that's the guy from Male Sims pics! He has a few different features (like a smaller and nicer nose, different mouth shape/eye orientation and so on) compared to the original Cat Casino, but yeah, I based Jorn's appearance on him! :D

As for the pose... mmmh, will see if I find something! :bunny:

KeiraLou
23rd Jun 2011, 4:45 PM
Thank you for who commented on my application, much appreciated :) .

For round 2, are both the business' set to be low budget ones? As your first paragraph suggests that.

missroxor
23rd Jun 2011, 5:19 PM
They don't have to be low budget as in, crappy-rundown set designs or anything. By "small business" I was trying to emphasise that it wasn't like a massive chain store or department store that sells everything and anything, just a single little business with a limited range but that could be anything from a handbag stall at the market to a classic car dealership or expensive clothing boutique. I should've been clearer, Traelia did say last night that she was unsure about the wording but I thought I'd fixed it :/ Does that clear it up?

As for eliminations, I still haven't heard back from all of the judges on that but since I agree with at least one other judge on the matter (I think it's safe to say Lily's opinion can be stricken from the record) I'm going to make an executive decision and say no eliminations! We're in the last few hours of the contest anyway and have gone back down to 16 contestants which is a reasonable number and I doubt we're about to have a massive influx of new people :) Hope that puts some minds at ease.

ngluvjj
23rd Jun 2011, 5:31 PM
yay!!!!!!!! I love u missroxor ^.^

what? disqualified? who did? :o
I'm too freakened out I didn't even realized :o :faceslap:

Zorgot
23rd Jun 2011, 6:26 PM
I don't even know what happened, but it's not my first time to be out of the loop.

I just know that while reading that comment (HP's) I got all: "omg it's gonna say laughingtoleave... OMG IT'S GONNA SAY LAUGHINGTOLEAVE... oh my it's gonna... PHEW, no laughingtoleave."

Cruzy
23rd Jun 2011, 6:32 PM
Basically lilyandsnuggles had two accounts... or more - she got exposed, case closed!

Round 2 sounds good, I've already got a few ideas :D