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30 June 2011 @ 08:07 pm
...participation here has gone way down. I've seen it for a long time. Liz and I even talked about it. And to be honest, she understood it too. The fact that this community carried on as long as it has after BSG ended is amazing. It really is. But with participation being so low before the hiatus and even lower now that we are back, I am so sorry to say that I'm going to close this community.



Should one of you really want this community please comment here (Comments are screened) and I'll pass on the community. I can't make anyone a 'mod' because of the 'ownership' issue that LJ is still going through with this (and many other) communities, but I can give you posting access.
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18 June 2011 @ 08:22 am
We love and miss you Liz.

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Also, don't forget that round 145 is already up and running. You can find all the information, the screen caps and submit your icons HERE at the original entry. So far 0 icons have been submitted.
 
 
15 June 2011 @ 02:42 pm
Over at icon_talk we've been doing this 1 image 100 icon thing. In part one we listed the most popular fandoms on lj. In part two we were asked to provide the most popular screen caps...and well it will come as no surprise to you that BSG and Kara were well represented. BUT...I was surprised to find that I hadn't iconned many of the BSG images. So I thought this may be the prefect time to do so.

Behind the cut are the 5 images that include Kara that were included in the screencap list of most common BSG images iconned. Your challenge is to...well obviously, Icon them.

You can use only the screen caps provided and you can submit up to the normal 5 icons. You can submit 5 from the same cap, or 1 from each cap or any combination of them. Blending of these caps is allowed, but please do not use any other caps.

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Don't forget to read the rules before you enter. They can be found HERE.

Last day to post icons: Monday, June 20th @ 10 PM (EST)
Voting will start: Monday, June 20th @ 10 PM (EST)
Winners will be announced: Wednesday, June 22nd

More specific rules can be found HERE.

Enter with a reply to this post, all comments will be screened.

If you have any questions, just ask! Either here or PM me.
 
 
12 June 2011 @ 09:14 am
I just wanted to stop in and say that because this challenge isn't going to have any voting, I'm going to leave it open until Wednesday instead of closing it out tomorrow.

So far only 1 person has submitted icons. I'd love to see more (wouldn't you?)

All icons submitted and a new challenge will go up on Wednesday. If you have any questions please let me know. Otherwise you can find all the information, and submit your icons HERE at the original entry
 
 
06 June 2011 @ 07:38 pm
I'm so so sorry for the HUGE delay in getting these out. I have your winners and your banners...and I won't take up anymore of your time.

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I have unscreened the original entries. If you'd like to see them, comment on them or snag please see the Original Entry

Also we have 0 entries in our amidala_thrace love themed round. You can find all the information, and submit your icons HERE at the original entry.
 
 
 
03 June 2011 @ 01:55 pm
I have to first say how excited I am to see some of our 'regulars' names back in the voting! I hope this means you'll be submitting icons again in the upcomeing rounds. I also have to say that were were a bunch of new names in the voting as well! I also hope that means you'll be joining us. I'd love to see this community pick up back where it was - or go even further.

And...while we are talking about where we were, there's another reoccuring theme this week...I have ties to be broken. :) We have ties for our 1-3 places. So if you'd take a moment and vote here, I'll be able to get your winners and banners up ASAP for you.

When voting please remember to not vote if your icon is included, and please don't ask others to vote for you.

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Also, don't forget that round 144 is already open. So far we have 0 icons submitted. Remember you have nothing to lose! There is no voting in this round, just lots of love! You can find all the information on this special round and submit your icons HERE at the original Entry
 
 
02 June 2011 @ 12:11 am
As most of you know our co-mod amidala_thrace lost her battle with cancer in March of this year. For this round I'd like to honor our beloved Liz.

There won't be any voting this round. Just simply a ton of Love for Liz.

Your icons can be of anything Liz would love. For those of you who might not have met her, Liz was a diehard Ottawa Senators fan. She adored Star Wars (mostly the three prequels), anything BSG (she was a multishipper of Kara with both Lee and Sam), and she was a trekkie. Liz also was a cat mom and enjoyed good Zombie stories/movies.

Many of you know her and her other interests as well. Anything Liz would love is acceptable to submit.

Like all challenges here, you can submit up to 5 icons. Since this is a Kara community, at least one of your icons must include Kara, but for Liz they all don't need to have Kara in them.

Again there will be no voting for this round, but I still ask that you keep all icons private until they are reviled at the end of the round. At the end of the round I will post all the icons.

Last day to post icons: Monday, June 13th @ 10 PM (EST)


Enter with a reply to this post, all comments will be screened.

Any questions please ask. And please feel free to invite your friends who also knew Liz to join us here to honor her.

Special thanks to amaliak for helping me solidify the theme of this round
 
 
31 May 2011 @ 08:02 pm
Sorry for the delay, with the US holiday yesterday and I didn't get a moment last night to put this up. I'll give you an extra day on voting to make up for that. :)

As usual, when voting:
- Type your top three choices into the text box, separated by commas. Remember to put them in the order you like them.
- Please don't vote in a comment, and don't vote for your own icons!
- Your first choice will receive 3 points, your second choice will get 2 points and your third choice will get 1 point.

Example: 15 = 3 points, 07 = 2 points, 31 = 1 point

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27 May 2011 @ 08:00 pm


Um...are you guys still interested in this community? Maybe you just aren't into this challenge.

So far we've only had 2 people submit icons for our 'redo' round. I'd love to see atleast a few more before the challenge ends on Monday. If you have any questions about it let me know. Otherwise if you can join us, you can find all the information, samples and submit your icons HERE at the original entry.
 
 


So...your friendly neighborhood Mod here with a reminder, extension and information (is that too much to put into one post?)

First off the reminder:
We are still looking for more icons to be submitted for round 143. This round should be simple, no need to make icons from scratch, just spiffy up one (or five) of your older Kara icons and submit.

You can find all the information and submit your icons HERE at the original entry. So far 2 has submitted icons.

Second the extension:
Since I've sucked at putting up reminders (once again) I'm going to extend this one more week. I'll run voting with just the two peoples submissions (as they are SO pretty) but I'd love to have a few more in the mix. So even if you just can submit one icon, we'd love to see it.

The next close date is Monday May 30th.


and lastly the Information:
I've updated the user profile. I've added our loving memory of amadala_thrace to the page. But the only MAJOR change is that I have added the list of affiliates to the user page. I wasn't able to update the entry they were in before, and should this community (for what ever reason) change hands again I want the mods (or all the mods for that matter) to be able to update this list.

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Thanks everyone! I look forward to spending more time with you and seeing your pretty Kara icons!
 
 
 
21 May 2011 @ 10:26 pm


Hi there! Remember this community? We are still looking for more icons to be submitted for round 143. This round should be simple, no need to make icons from scratch, just spiffy up one (or five) of your older Kara icons and submit.

You can find all the information and submit your icons HERE at the original entry. So far only one person has submitted icons. The round is scheduled to close on this Monday.
 
 
14 May 2011 @ 10:39 pm
We had an amazing turn out for voting! I hope you all stick around and join us in our next round that is already posted.

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The Original Entry is unscreened if you'd like to go see who made what icons, comment on them or snag them.
 
 
14 May 2011 @ 06:55 am
Two ties to break this round.
Please remember that if your icon is included, do not vote. And please don't ask others to vote for you.

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Good Luck!
 
 
13 May 2011 @ 10:51 am
I'm going to do a theme round this time, just because I'm in a rush and can't get images loaded. I've done this theme in other communities and it's been really fun and successful, so I hope you guys like it to.

The theme is "If I knew then what I know now..." The idea is to take an icon you made of Kara at any point in time, for any reason (it can be for a challenge here, for another community or just something you made for you or for fun, what ever), and you remake it. Remake it in the style you use now. So say you have learned a new way to color icons, or you want to do selective coloring, or add texture, or text. What ever. The only requirement is that you change your original icon in some way.

You can use your original icon as a base, or you can 'recreate it' from the screen cap you used before (so say you want more negative space, you can do back to the original cap). Some examples of changed icons from my toon community are behind the cut to give you an idea.

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When you submit your icons, you can submit as normal. You do not need to include the 'original' icon. This also means that you have the option to just create all new icons if you'd like.

I know this is a strange theme, so if you have any questions, just ask! Either here or PM me.

Don't forget to read the rules before you enter. They can be found HERE.

Last day to post icons: Monday, May 23st @ 10 PM (EST)
Voting will start: Monday, May 23st @ 10 PM (EST)
Winners will be announced: Wednesday, My 25rd

More specific rules can be found HERE.


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Tie breaker poll for Round 142 will be up in a few hours.
 
 
09 May 2011 @ 09:22 pm
Hopefully we are starting to swing back into things here as we had a awesome turn out of 20 icons this week. We have some seriously lovely icons for you to check out and vote on.

As usual, when voting:
- Type your top three choices into the text box, separated by commas. Remember to put them in the order you like them.
- Please don't vote in a comment, and don't vote for your own icons!
- Your first choice will receive 3 points, your second choice will get 2 points and your third choice will get 1 point.

Example: 15 = 3 points, 07 = 2 points, 31 = 1 point

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Good Luck!
 
 
 
08 May 2011 @ 09:58 pm


Just stopping in to drop you another reminder about Round 142.

We have 15 icons by 4 people. That's enough to run voting tomorrow night, but that said we have pleanty of time for more entries to be submitted. And I'd love to see more!

You can find all the information, sample caps and submit your icons HERE at the original entry.
 
 
05 May 2011 @ 06:34 am


Happy Thursday! I meant to put the reminder up yesterday, but I logged on last night and stared at lj and couldn't for the life of me remember what I signed on for. Lack of sleep is getting to me.

We currently have 8 stunning icons from 2 people submitted. Just a few more are needed so we can have voting on Monday.

You can find all the information, sample caps and submit your icons HERE at the original entry.
 
 
02 May 2011 @ 11:56 am


I'm sorry I didn't get reminders up for round 142. Right now we have 5 icons submitted. We need more icons to run voting. Because of that I'm going to extend this round another week.

The new close date is Monday the 9th of May.

You can find all the information, sample caps and submit your icons HERE at the original entry
 
 
20 April 2011 @ 07:04 am
Well first off - I'm back. I'm sorry the hiatus ran a little longer than I expected.

But I am back with your next challenge. :) The other day I started rewatching BSG - with that and with our return from hiatus I thought it would be a good idea to start at the begining and make this challenge an episode-based challenge for the mini-series.

An episode-based theme means, as always, that while you may use your own pictures in addition to those provided, said pictures must come ONLY from the mini-series. I've provided caps underneath the cut, but there are also some additional resources in our user info should you wish to look for others. :)

Be creative, and have fun! Any questions, just ask. :D

Don't forget to read the rules before you enter. They can be found HERE.

Last day to post icons: Monday, May 1st @ 10 PM (EST)
Voting will start: Monday, May 1st @ 10 PM (EST)
Winners will be announced: Wednesday, My 3rd

More specific rules can be found HERE.

Enter with a reply to this post, all comments will be screened.

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Any questions or comments just let me know. :)
 
 
07 April 2011 @ 10:13 am
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I know we are on hiatus a little longer than I expected. I'm blaming that on lack of sleep. I hope to have a new challenge up next week for you - although please comment here or PM me if you no longer have an interest in creating Kara icons.

Until then (and at the same time) I want to remind you of all the awesome communities we are affiliated with, including the information below:

Hello everyone! I am scifishipper and I am a mod over at the the icon challenge community iconic_lee, a stillness community devoted to Lee Adama. We've been running a little light on entries lately and I thought I give a shout out to some of the BSG icon communities around LJ.

iconic_lee is run pretty much like karastillness, as it was designed by our dear departed friend amidala_thrace who was a co-mod along with me and stripes13. For the most part, new challenges are presented on Sunday evenings with deadlines on Fridays and voting results the following Sunday before new challenges come up. We'd love to have you over, even if it's just for a round. If you're interested, give us a look-see at iconic_lee.

The current challenge Round 21: Negative Space is open until Friday at 10pm EST. Check out the challenge post.

Thanks to fire_sister for allowing me to pimp the comm. Have a great day!