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Hi!

You'll probably note that it's May. Quite a bit into May, actually. When i closed this comm, I was rather set on making sure i did ~something with it after a month off in april, but then what i've fondly come to refer to the great computer apocolypse of 2013 happened aka my computer died, and i never really got around to sorting it out.

My question is this, Are you interested in anything happening here, and if so what sort of things drew you into this comm in the first place. I'll admit that icons are really my strong point and i love seeing more icon-related comms/stuff since writing comms seem to be easy to find.

However, I dunno i'm willing to do something if there is an audience (and sadly, a handful of people don't make running a comm like this worthwhile...)
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March Results



Congrats to Flightless Birds, our winning Nest for March!

Song Birds : 699
Birds of Prey : 489
Flightless Birds : 945




Also a big Congrats to [personal profile] d_willims, [personal profile] snowynight, [personal profile] digitaldesigner, [personal profile] nymphadoratonks, [personal profile] welfycat, [personal profile] colls for getting on or well over 150 points!!

please double check the spreadsheet in case there is an error March points

if you would like a banner for being a top point earner, on the winning team or your point total for the month, please let me know and i'll get on that for you!

I am working on ideas for our return in April!! i promise :D Most likely it'll be a similar concept with fewer challenges :D
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mod post



hi guys!

I come with both good news and bad, firstly i've decided to put [community profile] theaviary on a little hiatus. Things are pretty busy with me & this comm is a lot of work. This will be for the month of April, but i'm not 100% sure things will be the same when i come back.

I know its always rough when a mod packs it in, but i do hope to ressurect this comm as ~something in the future. I think mostly the team comms are pretty quiet and it might be better to do things a little differently.

HOWEVER i don't want you to be bored, so i'm matching this up with a NEW comm that has opened, that is a little more organised and refined than this one - but with the same concept this comm is based on. I'm going to be hopefully harrassing the lovely [personal profile] digitaldesigner to take some of the open challenges too :D



DW: info | sign ups
LJ: info | sign ups


So please please please consider joining there, and checking that out while we take a short break over April. Results WILL be up for the month of march and there might be 1 or 2 more challenges. You're also welcome to continue to do challenges if you want - just be aware your points might be a little meaningless :D

ARGH this post is tl;dr now, so feel free to ask questions in the comments/tell me how you feel.

Challenge 38; Create Something

Challenge 38; Create Something

Your Challenge Its time to bring out your inner artist, and produce something

- that is hand drawn, either in photoshop or paint or on pencil or paper.
- that is food or crafts
- is knitted, sculpted
- is a photo or a story made from the magnets on your fridge.

relate it back to fandom, and submit it here. Everything will be worth 20 points, but if YOU spent a lot of time on say, that jayne hat you wanted to make, and think its worth more, come chat with me in the questions thread

Basically this challenge is your chance to show off your RL fandom pursuits.

points 20 points!

Due Date May 2nd 9pm EST time

remember! you can only earn up to 150 points per month, maximum.

Challenge 37; Cryptogram

Challenge 37; Cryptogram

Your Challenge Solve the cryptograms!

You can solve one, two or all three puzzles, and if you haven't encountered them before you should be able to google instructions for solving them. (or ask your team!)

you can print them or solve them in a graphics maker and submit the finished puzzle or just the quote, either way is fine.

solving tutorial

one hint : C=S, F=D
GXWKBKYKEAC ECL RKWKBEON GQOCXAAQW BX CEYOKSKYQ BZQRCQWMQC SXO BZQ UXXF XS XBZQOC EWW BZQ BKRQ. KS CXRQXAQ FXQCA'B UX KA BZQOQ EAF YWXCQ BZEB FXXO, PQ'OQ EWW UXAAE FKQ. GQOKXF.

two hint : M=O
TPI NCDKR D IMP'G EMPIMPR SRCTADMB MU GCTG XDPI DP TPH NTH, LCTOR MB UMBQ, D'AR ZMGGT LTH, GCR KMMX MP GRKUMBI'L UTER NCRP HMV OVG CDQ IMNP NTL OBDERKRLL. EMQOKRGR TPI GMGTK LCMEX

both are stargate universe quotes, BUT that shouldn't mean these aren't solveable if you haven't seen it.

points each puzzle is worth 15 points.

Due Date March 25th 9pm EST time

remember! you can only earn up to 150 points per month, maximum.
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sunday social?



hi!!
I just wanted to say i'm sorry, i've dropped the ball a little around here & there aren't as many challenges up as should be. I've had the flu and been a bit out of it for like a week.

I hope to have something new up today, and meanwhile, enjoy having extra time to get some of the long-term challenges done!! open challenges!

I know its not saturday, but do spam the comments. That'd be great

reminders ; closing this week
Short term Challenges
Challenge 018: Icon Techniques March 23rd, 2013, EST 9pm | 30 points

gtky!
tell me, how is your weekend going? what's happening around Dreamwidth? :D

Hope you are having a great day, Aviary members

Challenge 36; Bingo Cards

Challenge 36; Bingo Cards

Your Challenge Complete the bingo Cards!

Below are 5 bingo cards. Make fanworks inspired by the words on the cards. Each card is worth 30 points each, and you can do multiple cards. Each square is 5 points each and should include at least one of the following :

Self made icons, gifs or graphics, 50 words, a mini-mix, something else?

You can interpret the cards any way you like! You do not need to use the word, it just needs to be inspired by. Please link the card with your completed 6 works. You can also combine the words to complete the card. (eg 300 words+ using all the words)

one
two
three
four
five

Points 30 points per card.

Due Date April 26th, 2013, EST 9pm.

remember! you can only earn up to 150 points per month, maximum.

results!



Challenge 33; Lovesong

Participants : alorarose, anaraine, crazed_delusion, cyanne, d_willims, daphnie_1, digitaldesigner, entwashian, larmay, licklesoxy, mierke, skieswideopen

Birds of Prey : 269
Flightless Birds : 391
Song Birds : 394

challenges finishing soon!
Challenge 032: Create a Character March 13th | 25 points
Challenge 028: Top Five (Characters) March 16th, 2013, EST 9pm. | 50 points
Challenge 033: Sudoku March 18th | 25 points

answers )

And of course this means our fandom of the month is....STARGATE.

Challenge 35; Trope of the Month

Challenge 35; Trope of the Month

Your Challenge Make things inspired by the following trope:

Badass Bookworm, This character is a quiet smart guy or girl who is physically unimposing and soft-spoken, but with Hidden Depths of formidable physical and practical skills.

the trope page for more info

Some examples include Daniel Jackson, Rodney McKay, Indiana Jones, Spock, Helen Magnus Peter Parker, Belle, Toshiko Sato

Use as many fandoms as you like. Feel free to post to [community profile] theoaktree or your journal and link here.

Points You can earn up to 25 points a post for this challenge. The points are calculated using the following guide:

Recs (fic, icons, art, meta posts, fanmixes etc) 1 point each
Self made icons 5 point each
Writing (meta or fic by you) 5 points per 50 words
something bigger made by you (eg a minifanmix, piece of art, etc) 10 points

Due Date April 9th, 2013, EST 9pm.

remember! you can only earn up to 150 points per month, maximum.

Challenge 34; Sudoku

Challenge 34; Sudoku

Your Challenge Solve the Sudoku puzzles.

You can solve one, two or all three puzzles, and if you haven't encountered them before you should be able to google instructions for solving them. (or ask your team!)

you can print them or solve them in a graphics maker and submit the finished puzzle or just the quote, either way is fine.

One - easy (10 points)
Two - hard (15 points)
Three - very hard (20 points)

points up to 45 points.

Due Date March 18th 9pm EST time

remember! you can only earn up to 150 points per month, maximum.
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A COMMENT FEST



requests.
* You can make as many requests as you like!
* Preferably high-quality or medium-quality images or slightly detailed fic prompts. Other mediums are more than welcome - if you would like things like music, recs, wallpapers its all welcome.
* You can make requests without filling prompts.
* Requests should have a clear subject line, eg. Teen wolf | Icon | Lydia or Hart of Dixie | Fic | Gen.
* keep prompting til 21st March

fills.
* Comment to the request thread with the fill or link to a post where the request is filled.
* Several makers may fill the same request.
* If you're also a member of the aviary & would like points for filling a prompt (10 points each) link it to the points allocation thread (THIS IS TOTALLY OPTIONAL)

pimp it.
* you do NOT need to be a member of [community profile] theaviary to participate.
* the more people, the more successful this will be! so please pimp it out
* Code:


OPEN PROMPTS )
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Results



Challenge 30; Where in the World is Mark Sheppard

Participants: amathela, anaraine, daphnie_1, skieswideopen, larmay, colls, alorarose, mistyzeo, aryas_zehral, entwashian, cyanne, nymphadoratonks, mierke, mithborien, welfycat, serendipityxxi

Answers:
1. Supernatural
2. Doctor Who
3. Leverage
4. Star Trek Voyager
5. Firefly
6. Chuck
7. The Middleman
8. White Collar
9. Dollhouse

challenge post | spreadsheet

IMPORTANT NEWS things were getting a bit cluttered in march so i've extended some of the challenges out to April. it shouldn't matter too much really.

NEST TOTALS
Birds of Prey 239
Flightless Birds 190
Song birds 282

Challenge 33; Lovesong

Challenge 33; Lovesong

Your Challenge Solve the scrambled up words in the following puzzle. Each word(s) is acutally a song by adele (i know its random, i just needed a list of something ot make this work and why not Adele)

list of songs by adele

when you unscramble each of the song titles, there is a letter with a red box underneath. copy those letters in down below & you'll solve the fandom of the month :D

PUZZLE : http://i.imgur.com/ltGoxqx.png

feel free to copy this puzzle out/print it to solve it, you don't have to submit an image in your answer, just the list of titles & fandom if you'd like.

points 10 points, 1 per unscramble + 2 for fandom.

Due Date March 12th 9pm EST time

remember! you can only earn up to 150 points per month, maximum.

Challenge 32; Create a Character

Challenge 32; Create a Character!

Your Challenge Create a new regular or recurring character for your chosen canon (show, movieverse, comics, books, etc).

Describe your character, cast them and create a picspam/ficlet including your character if you would like.

You could describe things like job, appearance, why they fit into your canon, etc etc.

points Max of 30 points, with:
- 5 points per 50 words of description or fic
- 5 points per image used to cast, or in a picspam

Due Date March 13th 9pm EST time

remember! you can only earn up to 150 points per month, maximum.
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Trading Post



SELL YOUR WARES! DONATE POINTS! BUY THINGS YOU LIKE!


By now some of you have racked up quite a few points the last two months. This post is a chance for you to offer things for more points, OR fill other people's wishes for THEIR points.

You are not gaining new points for this post, rather using the points already earned as a currency of sorts.

Create a comment with anything you would like to offer; things you're good at that doesn't have a challenge (or DOES have a challenge) which then people can buy off with their points, this can be whatever you want to do and think people would buy. eg. Tarot readings, icons, cross-stich patterns, ficlets, recipes, services rendered, etc.

OR.

Create a comment with something you want. Say how many points you're willing to give for it.

Once you've completed an exchange, comment to the COMPLETED thread & let me know if you'd now like to delete your request (if applicable) if its been filled. If you want to keep the comment for future trading, that's fine.

points given will come from your past points | check the spreadsheet
points earned will go towards your current monthly points account

CONFUSED? give me a shout at the help thread!

current open trades )
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Feb Results



Congrats to Song Birds, our winning Nest for February!

Song Birds 981
Flightless Birds 855
Birds of Prey 877




Also a big Congrats to [personal profile] mierke [personal profile] anaraine [personal profile] larmay [personal profile] digitaldesigner [personal profile] facethestrange [personal profile] entwashian [personal profile] skieswideopen [personal profile] colls & [personal profile] taxcha for getting 150 points or more!!


if you would like a banner for being a top point earner, on the winning team or your point total for the month, please let me know and i'll get on that for you!

the spreadsheet has been cleaned out for now, i mucked it up big time lol spreadsheet

- all members with 0 points for this month have been removed from their nest. you can rejoin at any time
- all members with 0 points forever have been removed from the sheet. again, you can rejoin at any time.

End of Month

FEBRUARY IS OVER :D

Results post should be up sometime tomorrow. Hopefully early. I just have to do a last double check.

spreadsheet

let me know if you see something amiss.
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Results



Challenge 26; Fallen Phrases is now closed.

Song Birds 901
Flightless Birds 796
Birds of Prey 792

There is ONE DAY LEFT in this month, and the following challenges end tomorrow.

Challenge 001: Rainbow Icons Due Date February 28th, 2013, EST 9pm. | worth 35 points
Challenge 008: The Zodiac February 28th, 2013, EST 9pm. | 60 points
Challenge 006: Sig Banners February 28th, 2013, EST 9pm.| unlimited points

answers & participants )

Challenge 31; Help me Out!

Challenge 31; Help me Out!

Your Challenge Help me make this comm awesome by posting to your team comms, talking to each other & Suggesting challenges.

I'm so so so excited that there are 50+ members here! I wasn't expecting so many!! But i could use some help with challenge ideas (and if you have one you would like to host, i can arrange that!) and psyching up your team comms. So Suggest a challenge, make a post, make a comment!

This would be awesome. I know i'm forcing social interaction on you all, but it'll make this all the more enjoyable i'm sure.

This will be running all the way through march, so you have plenty of time, don't all post at once.

link your post/comments here!

points Max of 50 points, with:
- 5 points per challenge suggestion
- 1 point per comment to a team/nest post
- 15 points for a post to your team comm

Due Date April 24th 9pm EST time

remember! you can only earn up to 150 points per month, maximum.

Challenge 30; Where in the World is Mark Sheppard

Challenge 30; Where in the World is Mark Sheppard

Your Challenge Watch the following video. In it is 9 clips of Mark Sheppard in various shows. Guess the show that he's on!

You can get hints from your team or help on how to solve this as well if you like

the video is here! )

points 1 point per show, +1 point if you get them all (10 points)

Due Date March 4th 9pm EST time

remember! you can only earn up to 150 points per month, maximum.