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Can I substitute for Kirsten?
VO Stillness
*sigh* Entries are *way* down recently and Jen and I are beginning to wonder if we need to close T H I S community, though we really don't want to. We *love* this community and everyone who participates, but there just isn't enough participation. *Everyone* who is a part of the community needs to participate and we desperately need more entries. Now both of us know there are a lot of Viggo/Orlando fans around here, we just can't figure out why we just don't have more icons submitted on a regular basis. Maybe it's just the holidays. Maybe it's people just don't think they can make icons. Maybe LIMS communities are more popular than the traditional icon challenges. We just honestly don't know. But do I know we've lost one person recently (and we DO miss you--lots and lots) and we surely don't want to lose any more. So please consider entering in the current challenge. We only have 3 submissions in each challenge and have room for a whole lot more before the deadline Saturday at 7 pm, so please consider entering H E R E

Or if you think the time for the community has come and gone and you think we should close it, tell us that too.

It seems odd that just a few weeks ago we had more entries than we ever had and now we're begging for participation again. Maybe it's 'cause I'm back. Want me to go? Tell us!

[I'll post a personal update next.]

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tinkerfairy From: tinkerfairy Date: July 6th, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I´d participate if I had the time. Right now is just too busy with the whole moving process. I didn´t have the time to enter any of the stillness coms I am in this year because of university and moving. That should be over soon. I´ll move next Saturday. So I should be back to submitting by the end of July
araestel From: araestel Date: July 6th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm looking forward to your return. *squishes* Hope the move is going smoothly.
tinkerfairy From: tinkerfairy Date: July 6th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
it´s exhausting, but we´re getting there :D
*squishes back*
woejoedoe From: woejoedoe Date: July 6th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
:\ I think it's just the time of year. I'd love to enter but I always get frustrated with my poor attempts. :| It'd be a shame if it had to close so I hope participation goes up. :[

[I'll post a personal update next.]

I've been wondering about you. ♥
araestel From: araestel Date: July 6th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
PFFT! I've seen your work--SUBMIT! LOL

woejoedoe From: woejoedoe Date: July 7th, 2007 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Aye, aye, captain! o.O

kkkkkkk, only for youuuuuuuuuuuuuu. :] <33
araestel From: araestel Date: July 8th, 2007 04:07 am (UTC) (Link)
jack4will From: jack4will Date: July 6th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would enter but I'm still not that confident about my icon making yet. *sighs*

How are you doing girlfriend? Hope you are doing better.
araestel From: araestel Date: July 6th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I found that entering contests when I first started, helped me a lot to evolve. So give it a shot. We'd love to have you! *hugs*

I'm... okay, I guess.
jack4will From: jack4will Date: July 6th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm I might try in some of the others. Blending I still got some trouble with. *grins*

Love you dearly girlfriend. I replied to your other post. Remember I am around if you need to talk.
araestel From: araestel Date: July 6th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Blending is the hardest for everyone, so it seems. At lease we don't make you put Viggo and Orlando together anymore. Though I *did* enjoy those challenges.

And thanks honey. I'm off to answer it now.
jack4will From: jack4will Date: July 6th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmmm they are a lovely couple.. *smirks*

Your very welcome luv.
araestel From: araestel Date: July 6th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes they are! *hugs*
jack4will From: jack4will Date: July 6th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
hammil77 From: hammil77 Date: July 6th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've noticed the low participation lately. Honestly I love the comm but lately me and PS aren't getting along. It's not an excuse but I don't feel it's right to enter a challenge with something I hate.
araestel From: araestel Date: July 6th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's understandable. Not feeling real creative yet myself, though I did enter my first icons in last weeks VO and PotC challenge. I figured I had to start somewhere to try and get back to at least semi-normal.

I'm looking forward to seeing you enter again whenever you feel ready. *hugs*
mesnica From: mesnica Date: July 7th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe it's too hard for some people? I do know that I sometimes find the A/L icon tricky since you've said the A/L and V/O icon need to show both of them...

Then, summer is always a less busy time on the comms. Maybe break out of the routine a bit and do a special challenge? Or allow people to enter more than four icons in total. Get people to suggest pictures for regular and theme or simply suggest themes. Just some ideas...

I definitely don't want you to close the community, and I'm sorry that I'm always pretty late in submitting my icons! *hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: July 8th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Good suggestions! *hugs*
padabee From: padabee Date: July 7th, 2007 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd be very sad to see the community go - I'm entering since the beginning if I remember right, that's two years now (O_O), and I still love to make the icons and to take on the challenge of fitting Viggo and Orlando or Legolas and Aragorn together in as many possible ways I can think of. To me it's perfect, thus I don't have any advice how to make thins better.
araestel From: araestel Date: July 8th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe it's just down because of the summer. But just about a month ago, we had the most entries ever. Go figure. We'll give it more time and hope we can find some more people to get involved.

I think we're coming up on week 100 soon. Scary, huh? ;)
pokecharm From: pokecharm Date: July 9th, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know I stopped entering, but as you know, I've gone on a general icontest break as I'm so tired of getting my head handed to me - not that you can affect that ;) Summer is a tough time I think, though my xf com seems to be doing well...I'm not sure what to tell you - may be do some more promotion at icontest promo coms and see what you get? I don't know you should throw the towel in so quickly...but it isn't my com, so its your call ;)
araestel From: araestel Date: July 10th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
We don't want to close it. And we really have no intention of closing, though when we only have two entries the day before the challenge closes, we start to wonder if there's even any interest remaining.

We've got a couple of suggestions and we'll consider those as well.

And yes, summer is hard to maintain interest unless like PotC, there's something new.
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