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This is our TRUE passion.
"...этот чудак все сделает не так и его костеp взовьется до небес..."

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Winter Fandom Battle 2018 | Our Pitch
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 05:31:36 PM »

Winter is coming and during this lull between seasons we offer an exciting opportunity for the brave,
creative and inquisitive folks from all walks of life.

Join us in our Third Expedition into the Silent World.
We seek glory, knowledge and adventure but not a soul knows what we are to find there.

Could be danger, could be wealth, could be fame, could be death,
could be secrets kept and tales told,
could be knowledge hidden and truth revealed, past uncovered and future foretold.

Hell, maybe you'll get to see palm trees after all!

The only sure things are:
The Road ahead, through the World silent and unknown once again,
where your abilities will be tested to their limit and past it.

Battles on planes real and spiritual with trolls, monsters and beasts,
lurking in nests concealed by rubble of cities old
and waiting for your in depths of your mind and memories.

We welcome weirdos and idiots, as well as both desperate and extremely bored.
We'll make a FINE crew.

Some will get lucky and find life-long friends on this journey.
Maybe. Kind of. One?

Spread the word!
Use our banners!

To learn more pay us a visit at our office.
Inquires by e-mail: wtfssss_team@private-universe.net.

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age to enroll.
  • Joining voids any life and health insurance.
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Winter Fandom Battle 2018 | About
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 05:32:09 PM »
2. What is this Fandom Battle business and Why Should I Care?

Twice a year Russian fans converge on a Diary.ru website [originally just a blog/community platform ala LiveJournal].
The occasion is Fandom Battle, held in Winter and Summer.

What is this?
It’s a friendly competition between teams defending the honor of their fandom of choice by expressing their love in all kinds of creative ways:
writing and translating fanfiction, drawing, doing fanvids, translating all kinds of works into Russian language,
crafting a variety of items, singing, doing cosplay and at least - supporting others, who DO all of this.

For many participants it’s a way to make new friends in fandom, try their hand in new fields of expression and boost their creativity.
For many spectators - it’s an opportunity to discover new stuff to read, watch and listen to, but also a way to find new artists & writers.

SSSS Team participated in Winter Battle for last 2 years and brought our fandom to attention of many new readers.
Many works of art were created by our artists, fics were written and translated, friendships were forged over those years.
Our team is small but inspired.

As of October of 2017 the future of Diary.ru beyond Spring 2018 as platform is uncertain - the shadow of it’s possible demise darkens the sky.
The future of Fandom Battle events to follow is therefore suspended in midair.

While owners of the website try to find a new working financial model for service existence, we are working on preserving
the legacy of our 2 battles and plan to share our archive of submissions on this forum as a tribute to amazing time we had in the past.

This year we participate in Winter Fandom Battle for 3rd time, but as it well may be the Last Battle held - and so we want to go out with a BANG,
engulfed by the FLAMES of our true passion, and create a PYRE worthy to be remembered.


We will burn through all of our stashes of creativity to light up those winter days and nights in tribute to our favourite characters:
shippers will sizzle, artists and writers will burn, sparks of our love will fly and new reader’s hearts will ignite…

We want to invite YOU to join us at the bonfire and help us to fan the flames.

So, if you:

a) Говорите по русски:
Присоединяйтесь!
Нам нужны: авторы, художники, крафтеры, творческие люди самого широкого профиля, редакторы и бета-ридеры, переводчики.
Напишите нам письмо, заведите аккаунт на diary и присоединяйтесь к этому безумию.

b) Write Fanfic (in any language):
Only COMPLETED works in Russian are allowed to be used in Battle, so it’s either has to be a finished work written in Russian or any finished work in any language has to be fully translated.
  • Please, look kindly at our requests to translate your work into Russian!
  • OR just grant us your approval to translate anything from your body of work right away.
    (we will notify you if someone is working to bring your story to russian-speaking audience)
  • If you want to write something for us - you’re an angel and you can post your work in any language  on any platform but please allow some time for our translators to have a go at your work!
Please contact us via e-mail or PM this account.

c) Are an Artist:
You have it worst - participation requires enormous sacrifice: please read the rules below very carefully!
We WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL to artists that decide to contribute!

  • Only works created specifically for this Battle are accepted, they have to be never seen before anywhere, in any form.
  • You can’t reveal nor confirm your authorship anywhere (no Tumblr or forum posts, no social media) until after the Battle is finished and Team posts all contributions authorship reveal post.
If you are still interested despite those limitations - please contact us e-mail or PM this account.

d) Do any sort of “craft”
You may help us out with Quest 3, but you have it almost as bad as artists.. please read the rules below carefully!
  • Only works created specifically for this Battle are accepted, they have to be never seen before anywhere, in any form.
  • You can’t reveal nor confirm your authorship anywhere (no Tumblr or forum posts, no social media) until after the Battle is finished and Team posts all contributions authorship reveal post.
If you are still interested despite those limitations - please contact us e-mail or PM this account.
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Winter Fandom Battle 2018 | Rules
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 05:32:36 PM »
3. Rules and Quests
  • All fanworks must be created for this Battle and never be seen before anywhere.
  • All works are posted by Team account with no specific author listed.
  • Authors of each work submitted by the team as part of each Quest REMAIN ANONYMOUS until The Big Reveal held at the end of this Battle.
  • Various types of fan creations are submitted as part of Quests, scheduled for specific days:
    • Quest 1: January 21-22, 2018 - Fandom Introduction.
    • Quest 2, part 1: January 27-28, 2018 - Texts (Fiction) (General audience rating)
    • Quest 2, part 2: February 2-3, 2018 - Visuals (General audience rating)
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      Various artwork (finished drawings and painting, sketches, 3D art, comic strips, comics and doujinshi created by Team members. Videos (including animated and MMD), collages and gifs, wallpapers...
    • Quest 3: February 9-10, 2018 - “Challenge” - Various fanworks (almost everything goes - see list below for prompts)
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      Blog design (paid or free)
      Winamp skins
      Translation of comics strip
      Translation of song lyrics
      Avatars set (10 avatars min, width - no more than 120px, height - no more than 150px, weight - no more than 30kb);
      fansubs/fundubs
      Fanmixes (at least 5 songs + cover art)
      puzzles
      Schemes for embroidery, knitting or sewing instructions
      Papercraft schemes
      Crosswords (in Russian)
      Various installations and dioramas
      Paperchilds
      Tests (in Russian)
      Various handmade items (at least 3 photos for each item)
      Assembled papercraft models (at least 3 photos for each item)
      Various culinary creations (at least 3 photos for each item)
      Make-up instructions
      Nail art (at least 3 photos for each item)
      Fandom-themed Photoset (at least 3 photos)
      Fanfic narration (audio or video)
      Fandom-themed performance of music/songs/dance routines
      Fandom-themed analytical essay
      Maps for computer games
      Computer games mods
      Character fashion image (пpolyvore, set - at least 3)
      Doll cosplay
    • Quest 4, part 1: February 17-18 - Texts (Fiction) (R – NC-21 rating)
      Prohibited: pedophilia, zoophilia, necrophilia - everything else is fair game.
    • Quest 4, part 2: February 23-24, 2018 - Fanart (R – NC-21 rating) - Our direst need is for contributions for this quest.
      Prohibited: pedophilia, zoophilia, necrophilia - everything else is fair game.
    • Quest 5: March 01-02, 2018 - Special theme fanworks posting.
      Special theme will be announced in December, any type of fanwork interpreting theme allowed.
    • Bonus: during Battle our Team can also post various Bonus materials - various “propaganda” items
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      Some examples are: promotional banners, demotivators, gif-animations, memes - something related to canon or Team.
    • Works that were created for battle, but missed the deadline for this kind of fan creations can still be posted as Non-Competitive Submissions.

  • After official post with specific type of works were created Team account can post them on other platforms.
  • Public can speculate, but no author can confirm his authorship in any way OR his work will be removed from team contribution, all points and votes for this work lost for the Team.
  • You DO HAVE to be REALLY PATIENT and delay gratification for your accomplishment, which is tough and not for everyone.
  • Once author’s names will be revealed, we will update team posts with proper attribution wherever possible and authors are free to flaunt their creation and participation.
    There will be MEDALS! And cookies! And much love!
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Winter Fandom Battle 2018 | Banners
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 05:33:04 PM »
4. Banners
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Call to arms:

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Farewell of Slavianka:

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Creators Pride:

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Journey, not a destination

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Winter Fandom Battle 2018 | Links and contacts
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2017, 05:33:26 PM »
5. Links and contacts
E-mail: wtfssss_team@private-universe.net.
Official Telegram Chat: [link will be added later]
Our community on Diary.ru: WTF Stand Still. Stay Silent 2018, drop us a U-mail to join.
Tumblr: wtfssss2018.tumblr.com
Twitter: @WTF_SSSS_Team
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Re: Winter Fandom Battle 2018 | Call to arms!
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2017, 05:47:30 PM »
All questions are welcome!
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Re: Winter Fandom Battle 2018 | Call to arms!
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2017, 08:32:26 PM »
Ah, I've seen some Russian friends taking part in the Fandom Battle and it always seemed so cool and I was curious about it. Unfortunately, I don't speak Russian so I couldn't jump in. I'll try to offer some art if I can fit it in my program, since this is finally my (possibly only) chance to participate :)

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Re: Winter Fandom Battle 2018 | Call to arms!
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2017, 10:10:08 PM »
Aaah unfortunately I don't speak Russian, which is really too bad because this event seems so exciting and I would have loved to participate directly.

But thank you for posting all of this - I was curious about it and was wondering today whether I should ask somebody; turns out I didn't need to because the information is all here. xD

I'll send a PM about translation permission. Though of course, anyone is permitted to translate my writing at any time, as long as I'm informed of it. : D
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Re: Winter Fandom Battle 2018 | Call to arms!
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2017, 01:17:04 AM »
Ah, I've seen some Russian friends taking part in the Fandom Battle and it always seemed so cool and I was curious about it.

Now you know what exactly they are up to!

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Unfortunately, I don't speak Russian so I couldn't jump in. I'll try to offer some art if I can fit it in my program, since this is finally my (possibly only) chance to participate :)

Well, not knowing much of the language of your team-mates never hindered Lalli's or anyone else's performance..  so it is practically required by canon itself!

So, you can embark on this mission into the vast snow-covered winter battlefield in Russia - a lot of us speak English, we will translate!

News that you just might make something for us caused us a lot of early morning excitement,
because when we discussed *coughs* dreamed wildly with reckless abandon about who we wish to seduce with our pitch
and enlist in our team, your name came up along with Minna (we were really ambitious!) herself: "Imagine... IF ONLY..."
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Re: Winter Fandom Battle 2018 | Call to arms!
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2017, 01:27:11 AM »
Aaah unfortunately I don't speak Russian, which is really too bad because this event seems so exciting and I would have loved to participate directly.

But thank you for posting all of this - I was curious about it and was wondering today whether I should ask somebody; turns out I didn't need to because the information is all here. xD

I'll send a PM about translation permission. Though of course, anyone is permitted to translate my writing at any time, as long as I'm informed of it. : D

One of the reasons for this post is a possibility of it being a Final Battle.
English-speaking fandoms have plenty of events, but most are held within each group - Russian Fandom Battle seems unique in it's all-encompassing scope... (as we speak, there are 185 Teams!)
It seemed such a pity to let this tradition of Fandom Battles to disappear without a trace with Diary.ru.

Thank you for permission yet again, means a lot to us!
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Re: Winter Fandom Battle 2018 | Call to arms!
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2017, 01:41:45 AM »
A culinary creation! The kitty candle soup could be a thing?
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Re: Winter Fandom Battle 2018 | Call to arms!
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2017, 02:07:04 AM »
A culinary creation! The kitty candle soup could be a thing?

Sure! As well as candles themselves!
Also we're looking into recipes for soup with squirrel khm.. infusion)
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Re: Winter Fandom Battle 2018 | Call to arms!
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2017, 03:27:49 PM »
Sure! As well as candles themselves!
Also we're looking into recipes for soup with squirrel khm.. infusion)

Go with the cookies - trust me on this one.   :P
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Re: Winter Fandom Battle 2018 | Call to arms!
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2017, 03:34:50 PM »
Go with the cookies - trust me on this one.   :P

Cookies are a given, as well as a few cakes...   ::)

Squirrel soup though became part of our team mythos and is calling out to us...
We.Simply.Must.Make.It.Happen.
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