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Thursday: Create your ideal holiday!

Thu May 23, 2013, 3:09 PM


Well done rewriting history with last week's contest! The endings of famous works of literature were changed by you, and I think some of these are better than the original. ;) I would definitely read to the end!

:trophy: Our top six winners are:
1. When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow. When it healed, and Jem's fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious about his injury.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

:star: And as I scored the winning goal, though I still didn't believe in reincarnation, I felt him. Lifting my gaze to the crowd, my eyes met those of a 12 year old with one arm in a sling and Jem's dancing blue eyes. by camelopardalisinblue

:star: In fact, the experience was so entirely educational that he eventually told his own son to break an arm as well. by chameleonskyes

2. My father's family name being Pirrip, my christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickins

:star: “No, not Pip, not anymore,” the new hobbit declared to those who'd become his kin. “From now on, Pippin.” by Lewanut

:star: Although I could pronounce it now as an adult, I never returned to the name Philip, as to do so would have disgraced the recently rediscovered Pirrip family tradition of palindromic names. I could never bring myself to disappoint Aunts Anna, Hannah and Elle, or my Uncle Bob. by Everch

3. Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the henhouses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the popholes.
Animal Farm by George Orwell

:star: Tonight will be my last. I knew, since the Hen Revolution, things would come to this. The chickens have finally won. It's their world now. And all I can think of is that cheap whisky bottle I gave Mr. Jones that night. The night when it all started. The night I betrayed us all. by Miguel-Santos

:star: After everything that had happened, Mr Jones, who now strangely found himself to be a married man, was certain that he would never, ever forget to shut the popholes again. by JoannaMoory

Congratulations! You'll be contacted about your prizes within the next 24 hours.

For this week, we're challenging you to use your imagination to come up with your own holiday! If you were the master of the calendar, what holiday would you invent?

:target: Your holiday must answer the following questions:
:bulletyellow: What's it called?
:bulletyellow: When is it?
:bulletyellow: How do you celebrate it?

:trophy: The first 10 to respond will win 100 Points each! All entries must be made as a comment to this journal.

Not one of the first ten? Let us know anyway! We're curious to see what kind of holiday you would make. :D

And in a couple weeks, we're going to have a larger competition! All I can say is, I hope you've been training! :strong:


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Sotkettu Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
International Runeberg's Day
5th February
Here in Finland we have Runeberg's Day when we celebrate the poet Johan Ludwig Runeberg's birthday and we eat terrible Runeberg's tarts. I think that every country should also have that boring Runeberg's Day because then everyone would know who Runeberg was and what is the taste of the Runeberg's tart.
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SirDNA109 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha! So many great ideas! I wish we could observe them all! Great work, everybody!
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WildZyria Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
- October Art Heart ("Fart", to the younger generation)
- First Tuesday of October
- Traditionally it began as some kind of national "Save the arts" day, but eventually became international. Everyone: artists, untalented, students, teachers, businessmen/women, drug pushers, actors, kings, farmers, presidents, etc. all draw a picture. And give it to someone they don't know. It's not uncommon for people to have collections.
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
I was reading the winning entries of last weeks contest and laughing out loud at some of them (like Chameleonskyes) and when I got to the last one, I was 'hey, that's mine!' So thank you very much for picking me as one of the winners :handshake: .

Oh, and congratulations to Miguel-Santos. I really liked all his entries. :thumbsup: :)
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piercingemeralds2 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Guess I didn't make it. :/
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Edgars-Apprentice Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Writer
My perfect holiday would be one called "punk day" where everything was loud and tough. The air would be thick with blasting punk music. The old Green Day albums would be everywhere and mosh pits would be where ever you looked. Every one would rock out to music from another era, enjoying everything possible.

I hope you like this!!! :heart:
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Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner May 24, 2013   Photographer
My holiday?
It's the Holiday holiday!
It's every day, of course.
We just go on holidays and we never look back. ;p
:facepalm:
Oh coffee, save me! :XD:

The previous challenge was great. You've got a great and wonderful dose of humour insanity to select my ending. Thanks! :lol:
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ShizukaDreams Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
It's called Celebration of Life. It's celebrated on the first Saturday afternoon of each spring, summer, fall, and winter (so, four times a year, just in case you can't make it you have another chance c: ). It's on a Saturday afternoon so it doesn't interfere too much with people's schedules. The day is spent having a party with loved ones. This could mean your family, your significant other, your best friends, the neighbors who have lived next door to you for 40 years, whoever. It can be as small or as big as you like. It's a celebration of life. You celebrate all of the good memories and the goal for the day is that everyone goes home happy.

Big parties for this day are held at whoever's house is the biggest, or at a public place like a park, beach, or camp ground. The only rule about the location is that it should be a different place each time until you run out of places to hold it, then you just restart the cycle. It's a potluck, so everyone brings food to share for lunch. Everyone eats together and enjoys good food and talks about all of the good memories and everyone tells stories, and people are encouraged to bring their own cameras and make more. Everyone just talks and laughs and dances and catches up with everyone else. If someone close to an attendee has passed away recently, they bring a photo of that person and tell people there the most wonderful, happy stories about them in order to honor their memory. If anyone has gotten married, had a birthday, had a child, or whatever achievement, they are told congratulations throughout the day.

For people who can only have small gatherings, like parents and children or small group of friends, you spend the afternoon going to a new place you've never been before and trying new food and new experiences. You bring a camera and take lots of pictures together and just enjoy each other's company. Then at the next Celebration you have the chance to go to a big party, you've got a new memory to share. c:
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Two holidays that would fit me and probably others:

Hop-To-It Day ~ a day to finally finish that project that has been ongoing seemingly forever!

Disney Memory Day ~ sit and watch Disney park or animated videos, get out the old postcards, the photoalbums or boxes and think of all the wonderful Disney memories.
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Miss-Ellanius Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Name: Llama (NEVER say 'llama day' too cliche)
When: October 13th
How: You must visit a llama petting farm on this day, other wise bad luck will reign your life until the next Llama when you pet a llama. Llama farms need more recognition

//shot <3
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FightersDream Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Anti-bulling day.

March 1

Every bully would try how to by the bullied one.And then they would have to say sorry to does people who bullied.

Oh,that would be mine dream came true holiday.
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KalteEinsamkeit Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's it called? - Animatious
When is it? - 10th of the 10th month (because all anime is 10 out of 10 for me :D)
How do you celebrate it? - Full out anime fest :dummy:, as well as lots of :iconpockyplz:! :D
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THEAltimate Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOO POCKY!
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KalteEinsamkeit Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your icon says it all :XD:
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THEAltimate Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yesh!
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mhummelt Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Public Action Day

Sometime during the summer

You celebrate it with some public Event like a flashmob or maybe a scavenger hunt through your town (organised by the town) wich asks you to interact with strangers and also asks for some really ridiculous tasks. some tasks could be:
-Get a stranger to kiss you on the cheek and take a picture of it
-Get a group of at least 5 strangers to perform a dance in the middle of the market place (or main street) in your town
-Jump in a pool/river/pond/fountain whatever you can find and take lots of pictures
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Shadow696 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hentai Day.
March 3rd.
All the guys go out on the streets with octopuses and squids and throw it at girls, while the girls dress up in sexy outfits and try to cut as many tentacles as they possibly can with a katana (Notice I said TENTACLES not TESTICLES, there's a big and painful difference there).
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THEAltimate Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome lol xD
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Shadow696 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Hentai day!
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Solitae Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favourite holiday will be at the first June when I'll get my certificate and leave the school forever!
I think I will be celebrating it with my family and next day with my boyfriend behind the river (hope, it will be sunny day!)
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SirDNA109 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like Everch's idea. A lot. But if I had to create an Ideal Holiday it would be 'Kitchen Appreciation Day'. This Holiday is for all those in the food service industry who create, prep, and serve your delicious appetizers and entrees. This would fall on a Friday or Saturday, sometime around December 9th. This holiday includes but is not exclusive to: Executive Chefs, sous chefs, pantry chefs, line cooks, etc. Plus servers, bartenders, bus-people, etc. Front of the house Managers, Hosts/Hostesses, prep-kitchen, bar-backs, etc. Dessert Kings and Queens, soup makers, pizza and wing cookers and pot and pan scrubbers. From open to close, we celebrate these individuals with great food (family recipes are welcome) wine, beer, and liquor. Bon Appetite!
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ScarlettLadybugz Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Kuu aku Day
Starts May 31
The day before you go and get all of your favorite things, then on Kuu aku Day you do all your favorite things, from reading to creating stories to dancing like some crazy person all of the sudden while in a store. Do everything you love and do nothing you dislike, because Kuu aku Day is the day of relaxation, where you can just do the things you love and not have a care in the world about what anyone on Earth has to think about it. BUUUUUTTTT! NO, your not allowed to bother anyone else's Kuu aku Day! Kuu aku day is the day to yourself, and what happens on Kuu aku day stays there. The simplicity of doing the things people love needs to be shown, do not be insecure about what you like! Kuu aku day was created so that people can finally appreciate what they love to do! Go swimming, read a book, play Sudoku, chat with great friends, do whatever you love, as long as it's legal.
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Everch Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's it called? Rabbit Day
When is it? First day of fall
How do you celebrate it? Not like Easter, but bonfires and sunset runs in the park
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Everch Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woohoo! I won again!
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chameleonskyes Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Alive Day
December 21

Celebrate being alive by doing all the legal but ridiculous things you can do to make other people laugh. Yay!
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:iconeyesplz: :icondestroyplz:
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Ayame-Kenoshi Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
You're going DOWN! :evillaugh:
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You wish :ninja:
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'd like a Stroopwafel National Holiday. On my birthday. You celebrate it by eating insane amounts of stroopwafels, because they're the best Dutch dessert ever! *OMNOMNOMCARAMELLYSWEETNESSNOMNOMNOM*
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Angeltsuki-Chan Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
- Heart Day
- October 8th
- The day you do what you love. Be it art, gardening, harvesting, going shopping, movies, whatever. It's a day to celebrate life and your "YOU" ness. What YOU love to do. You can do it with other people or even split the day to do some of you and some of another person to see their spirit lift. It's a holiday to recharge and enjoy and remember why you like being alive.
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WintersRead Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Photographer
Abbr. Day.

Sept. 27

'N lite of the wydsprd o' usin' shortr wrds, le's do't tgthr.
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
kiss a stranger day
february 15
once those who have not had a date on valentines those people can run up to a stranger and kiss whom ever they desire, might not catch on because of the lawsuits and harassments....
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SpyderZT Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Writer's Wake - Longest Night of the Year (Winter's Solstice)

From the moment the sun dips fully below the horizon, until the first sliver of light cuts knife like through the darkness you must stay awake, and write. Write about your life, write about your job, write about the Giant Zebra Horde as it marches it way across the stars conquering galaxy after galaxy. It doesn't matter 'what' you write about, as long as you write.

(I may celebrate this holiday... Who's with me!? ;P)
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THEAltimate Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love it. im writing on tht day.
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SpyderZT Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! If I'm not otherwise occupied I'll probably post about it as the Solstice comes nearer. ;P
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THEAltimate Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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ScarlettLadybugz Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OHMYGOSH! I'm so doing this! Writing is such a wonderful way to express all the feelings you have, the best way to explain the things you've done. The best way to understand how come others did certain things. You sir, have the best holiday here!
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SpyderZT Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why Thanks. Kuu aku looks like it would be fun as well. ;P
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ScarlettLadybugz Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! :D And why thank you, honestly I think a lot of people chose to make a relaxation day as well
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My Holiday is called : Me Day
Celebrated Every: May 26th
Me Day is a Celebration of yourself. It is a day when you pamper yourself, Buy yourself something nice and just relax all day. A day when you pat yourself on the back for a change. A day where you have nothing but fun. No work or school for anyone this day.
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MirrorandImage Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
World Peace Day. To be celebrated on the day of that represented the averages of all the National days (July 4th, Bastille Day, etc) that exist in the world.

It would be celebrated all over the world: every country would celebrate it in their traditional customs (parades and fireworks, hotdogs in USA, etc), coincided with the customs of five other countries selected at random. People would greet each other in multiple languages, schools would teach foreign customs and celebrate them.

At the end of the day, the world would get together and sing a certain Beatles song: Imagine.

Imagine all the people, livin' life in peace...

~da twin
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mhummelt Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Kinda like Peace one Day? (September 21st)
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MirrorandImage Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:blink: Is there really a holiday like that?? :omfg: I never knew...

I'm celebrating it this year.

~da twin
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mhummelt Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Sorry Peace on Day is the organisation thats organizing Events for it the actual day is called "International day of peace" [link]
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Sevslover6195 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What's it called? Gregarianaplex

When is it? The third thursday after the second monday of the eighth month

How do you celebrate it? To celebrate one must first watch a marathon of the best worst movies the day before. On the day of you must wear the goofiest outfit Madonna has ever worn along with one of the craziest hairstyles you've seen.
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TigerBlack62 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
What's it called? Retro Day
When is it? September 28th
How do you celebrate it? People dress and the advertisements turn to a vintage-styled one.
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DasGhul Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   General Artist
1.) GHOULTOPIAN holiday! [link] :hooray:
2.) All the time! :hooray:
3.) By eating non-ghouls! :hooray:
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amberwillow Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my holiday is called Ice Cream Sandwich Day. It's held during the summer on the third friday in August and it's an entire week of eating ice cream sandwiches. there'll be a street fair where people can sell and trade recipes for their favorite ice cream sandwiches. other food like popcorn and burgers will be served but ice cream sandwiches are the main event.

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SeraphAlexa Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fantasy Day
June 25th
Act like your favorite fantasy character or creature for the whole day long.
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THEAltimate Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lOV this
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