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Fan Art November / December Update

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 28, 2010, 11:18 AM
Hello my sweet loverlies <33

Today I bring you the updates from these last two months :love:. It is quite sad writing this considering it's my last update as the Fan Art Gallery Moderator :cry:. So I'll do a recap of these two last months of Fan Art awesomeness to fresh your memory!

November ~

November was a month of changes! The most important one was the completion of the Fan Art Trifecta with the addition of the lovely alexandrasalas to our team on a day such as November 16th :love: she's been a great aid and help to both elicoronel16 and me :hug: She's going to be your new GM for the new year to come, so take good care of her just like you did with Ely and me <33

On another note, November was also the month we launched our second official contest "Turn back the wheel of time" which was open to all media that could contain Fan Art. The contest is closed now and the winners have been announced here… Though I'm happy with the results overall I must admit I feel a little bit disappointed at the outcome of the visual art category since there were few the entries that were actually valid ones, I was expecting a higher participation, but well, at least the fan fiction category was full of jewels that I ADORED reading, really, you guys are so amazing :clap: you definitely deserve more recognition for your works :heart:.

Ely also made the second edition of her repeating fan art contest with the "moon" as theme for this month's contest :love: you can read it here… to some personal problems, Ely had to cancel December's edition ;3;

That was all for november, it was quite a busy month for us in a personal aspect and it showed in a low activity rate.

December ~

December and January also promise to be months of change, which will hopefully be for the better of FanArtDom. Ely and I will no longer be your Fan Art GMs, alexandrasalas and a mysterious pokemon yet to be revealed will take our places as fan art queens/kings to bring prosperity to the community and all the fan artists out there <33

This month was full of community involvement from our part, with project educate going on we had a lot of communication with you and we really worked hard to please you.

Project educate went on for a week but it felt like a full month! We explained each gallery separately and all the difficulties newbies come across when they first enter the Fan Art Universe.

Project educate went from December 5th till December 11th :love: and here's a recap of all the articles:






December 12th was the deadline for the Turn back the wheel of time contest! As mentioned above, winners have already been announced :eager:!

Hope you had a nice holidays/christmas/whatever you celebrate :heart:

Tomorrow ginkgografix and I have a goodbye celebration party on #CommunityRelations chatroom from (aproximately) 9am PST till 1pm or more! (check your time here… ) We will have different events going on and we will give out prizes so stay tuned! <333

A word from your GM alexandrasalas

"For the next year, our dear Fan Artists and Fan Art enthusiasts alike can expect us to continue the great job elicoronel16 and rydi1689 have been doing in the Fan Art Gallery, with a few surprises along the way. ;) I can't say exactly what yet, but be on the lookout for cool stuff in the upcoming months. :D"

And last but not least, Ely and I would love to thank you once again for all the support you've given us this year, the change wasn't easy for anyone considering Juli had been the loveliest of GMs for two years and everyone was happy with her, no one expected such a drastic change to happen without prior notice, not even I expected it, but I was overwhelmed to see how heartwarming your welcoming arms were towards me and then towards Ely. It was one of the best experiences in my life and I'm glad I was able to fulfill my dreams and have such a great turnout with you. I believe I did my best as your GM and even though I could have given more than I did in some aspects, especially considering the lack of attention Fan Fiction writters suffer, I tried to ease part of it by organizing contests for them to join and feel noticed, not sure if it was good enough, but I hope these little steps I gave will encourage the new GMs to step even further to bring this gallery and this community of lovely and inspiring artists to the spotlight.

I have faith that the future GMs that take our places will do their best to keep the gallery active and alive, to do their best to satisfy your needs and make you feel close to them and see them as a helping hand you can reach out to whenever you need them to. I hope you felt this with us since we always were willing to help :hug:

Ahh it's getting too long and melodramatic, so I'll stop here <33 Here goes to a great and rewarding new year and new Fan Art Age! We might see each other again next year if Danie let's me back in the team ;D haha  



  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: The flood - Take that
  • Reading: ur fan fictions
  • Watching: ur fanarts
  • Playing: Grandia
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Nevar23 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks to you and Ely and best wishes for all your future endeavors! You guys have been such an asset to the Fan Art community and will definitely be missed! :heart:
TommyGK Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LULU :cling:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
This new year is going to start in sadness .___.

:crying: :huggle:
djwagLmuffin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for all the hard work!

Lyricanna Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll miss having you on the team, but don't be a stranger now :hug: Enjoy your tick =)
JZLobo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I wanna thank you for all the hard work you've done as GM. You did some truly great stuff and I don't look forward to having to "break in" a new mod. ;p
Jeysie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
"and I don't look forward to having to 'break in' a new mod"

:lmao: I like the way you put that.

I remember kind of making the exact same complaint when I first heard about the new rule...
JZLobo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Heh heh heh. What can I say. I'm a hard person to please.
Jeysie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Nah, I can't blame you.

I obviously don't mind people leaving after they've gotten worn out, but forced rotation just seems like needless change to me...
JZLobo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
SeraphLimonade Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
I am sure you shall be greatly miss by everyone! youre happyness was contagious and your "humanity" was something unique and greatly enjoyed ^w^ ;_; Thank YOU for everything! :iconlovegreenplz: :iconloveorangeplz: Love you too!!! :iconiloveyouplz: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

= 3 may the futur bring you lots and lots of happyness ^^
TheOtherSarshi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
I've only been following you and your work for a very short time (since the beginning of Project Educate), but what little I got to see about your activity I appreciated. (it's why I'm here now; although your art would have been just as good a reason)

I'll keep tagging along for the ride, if you don't mind. Keeping you on my watch and all that :)
suzaku009 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Agh, why must i be on the phone when i see this...! I have so much i want to say, so i gotta wait until i get back...but know that i love you and ely sososososo much!! Thank you for everything, you girls are amazing <3 expect another comment full of love in the future.
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It'll be so sad to see you leave the team, but it was also an honor to have you as my mentor when I joined. You're awesomesauce, LuLu. :love:
Pikaripeaches Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
:hug: You've been the best supporter of fan art, even to the unknown fanarts! ;A; May the kingdom of fan art prosper for years to come! /caked for being dramatic
Eternityechos Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
:crying: I love you Rydi!:huggle:
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