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June 21, 2012


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**Two week notice!!** Art Exchange ends 1st September.


All right! Sorry this blog post's gone up so late, I was wracking my brain over what the heck I'm doing with this club, haha. I hope you guys aren't hating me yet for months of inactivity at a time D: But okay! What we have planned for you today is a community project I thought might be fun to try, along with the signup sheet for another art exchange! We'll get the signups out of the way first, since it'll be short.

This is a general art exchange, no set theme~ Please leave a comment with the following information to sign up:

I would like to gift: Art, fic, other (please specify)
I would like to receive: Art, fic, other (please specify)
Character(s) requested:
Extra information:

Under extra information, you can indicate characters, genres, ratings, etc that you will and will not draw/write/want to receive, along with anything else you think is applicable.

[[Please note that if you have failed to complete your end of one of our club's past art exchanges without having given a valid reason, you will be unable to participate in this one. I will be checking!]]

:star:SIGN UP LIST:star: -- [Closed]

I will send out notes on the 1st of July with your request information. You will have until the 1st of September to finish, so please make sure you will have enough time before signing up for the exchange! Remember not to share with anyone who you're assigned to, nor should you post your art anywhere until the end of the Exchange. When you finish, please drop a note off my way so I can mark you down for having completed your end. All questions and comments about the Exchange or your assignment, please direct to me as well!


And now for our project! I thought hard about how we can put together all our talents, not only art but also writing and cosplay and everything. So I was thinking... illustrated songfic? Something with a lot of different characters and a lot of different interpretations, the fitting song of Dear Prince was what came to mind.

For this project, each participant will choose one stanza, labeled according to the lyrics below, in which they will draw a picture/multiple pictures, write a short ficlet, work out a cosplay scene, what have you, that fits the lines in the stanza they have chosen. Any of the characters can be included in what is basically a free-for-all expression of your thoughts so long as it fits the theme. Because there are 15 stanzas and I don't know how many of you will be interested in this, multiple people can do the same stanza, but to prevent unbalanced stanzas, we'll also have a sign up list for this so not everyone's doing the same thing with a bunch of gaps everywhere. You're also free to take up multiple stanzas provided you finish at least one before taking up another. And don't worry, they don't have to connect with one another!

Please provide the following information below:

Stanza number:
Medium: Art, fic, other (please specify)

:star:SIGN UP LIST:star: -- [asterisks indicate the number of people signed up for that stanza]

ShadowDragonK - 4
Perimones - 5
inazumaookami - 6
KyuuPiyoMii -11
starlias - 15

Completed artwork can be submitted directly to the club, in the folder marked 'Dear Prince Project.'

Dear Prince, Let's meet up.
Dear Prince, We don't need a reason.
Dear Prince, Try your best.
Dear Prince, I love that place.
Because I'll keep on watching you until you win.

That morning,
I woke up earlier than usual,
And packed my bag excitedly.
Even though I got the courage you sent,
Those cheers have yet to reach me.

It's a chance of a lifetime
(Chance of a lifetime).
Even if you let it escape
(Don’t worry about it).
It's not the end of the world.
Yes, keep moving on.

[4] *
You take your place, On the court like
The transparent moon, unyielding and preserving
In the approaching sun.
"All right, go for it!"
Grab your racket.
Once you serve, the show will begin.

[5] *
Get ready, Lets meet up.
Get ready, We don’t need a reason.
Get ready, Try your best.
Get ready, I love that place.

[6] *
Ready Go! Let's join our hands.
Ready Go! Because this is a present.
Ready Go! To you, who never runs away.
Ready Go! Go and make us proud.

However, the courage I sent to you,
is only the first
Because the happy dreams you've sent me,
are as numerous as stars.
More then usual you say,
Preserve, Preserve, Preserve
Never give up.
Even if there are times you lose.

Now I’ve gotten double the courage you sent.
But, that is still not enough.
It's time to show your full strength.
As I run flying across, two tears of regret
track across my face.
"Just winning or losing isn't everything!"
Just who was it that said that?

Someday, Everyone (in the course of time)
Will say they mustn't give up on
their own dream (my sweet dream).
But, I don’t want to.

Get Ready, For tomorrow.
Get Ready, Accept the risk.
Get Ready, Can you handle it?
Get Ready, Even if it'll be very tough.

[11] *
Ready Go! The tennis ball.
Ready Go! Grip it tightly.
Ready Go! In the midst of pressure.
Ready Go! Surpass your limits.

Each time you collect a little
of the courage I sent to you,
You began to make out
a story in the future.
My Friend.

Dear Prince, Lets meet up.
Dear Prince, We don’t need a reason.
Dear Prince, Try your best.
Dear Prince, I love that place.

Ready Go! Let's join our hands.
Ready Go! Because this is a present.
Ready Go! To you, who never runs away.
Ready Go! Go and make us proud.

[15] *
Up till now, I have gathered
a lot of courage.
In this town filled of blooming sakura,
I can give you a big smile.
Thank you!


As for a contest, I'm still trying to think of non-generic themes to keep things interesting, haha. I'll get back to you on that. As well as trying to secure some points for prizes, I guess, since I'm notorious for being so late on art request prizes (they're in my notes! I haven't forgotten!!)

Keep being awesome, guys <3
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judaru Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
AWWhgidf i wish i knew about this earlierrrr
Perimones Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
There will be another exchange in December~ We try to hold two a year :'D
starlias Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh I just saw this post, late for the first one but hopefully not for the Song project!

While I don't really favour any parts of the song (because the song is just awesome!XD), though if it's okay with you, could I try out no.15 please (unless there's someone really wants to do it?). I've got a really nice idea in mind and really would love to draw some cherry blossoms! :D

Hope that's okay!
Perimones Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
This is totally okay! \o/ I'll put you down for number 15 <3
starlias Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yaay! Cheers! ^o^
KaiiwaiAnime Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Username: ~KaiiwaiAnime
I would like to gift: Art
I would like to receive: Art
Character(s) requested: Any of these guys is fine~ Yukimura, Fuji, Shiraishi, Akaya, Sanada, Jirou and anyone else from rikkai~ (would especially like yukimura:heart:)
Extra information: Anything is fine for what I receive! I'll try my best to draw whatever you request~
KyouyaOotori17 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Username: ~KyouyaOotori17
I would like to gift: Art
I would like to receive: Art
Character(s) requested: Yukimura Seiichi, Sanada Genichirou and/or Yanagi Renji
Extra information: No genderbends or girls because I fail at drawing chests. It will be two balloons.
ShaggyGUILT Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Sounds like fun! *o* I'd like to join, please!:)

Username: ~ShaggyGUILT
I would like to gift: Art.
I would like to receive: Either art or fic, depending on which is more comfortable with you!
Characters: Kenya and Zaizen
Extra information: Could be anything from platonic/doubles pair/romantic. Extra cameos from other Shiten members would also be great :D
inazumaookami Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, I really wanna join in on this project!! oUo

Username: inazumaookami
Stanza number: 6
Medium: Art,

Is there a deadline...? o:
Perimones Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Yay! \o/ There's no deadline, but it'll probably run on a try-to-finish-when-you-can basis so it doesn't drag on forever? Watch this be like the Yearbook project, haha. Only at least I started this at the beginning of my break and can do my best to fill in gaps :'D
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