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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  Hobbyist 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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