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Thursday: New Year's Resolutions!

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:06 AM

Happy Thursday -- the last one of 2012! :woohoo:

I hope everyone had, and continues to have, a wonderful holiday season. We're winding down to the end of the year, which means it's time for a little self-reflection. :meditation:

As the New Year approaches, we're all faced with making our New Year's Resolutions -- the top things we want to work on in 2013. 

You may have already made your own personal New Year Resolutions, which is why we want you to channel someone else and write your resolution as if you were them!

Your challenge is to write three resolutions for one (or more) of these people/insects:

:bulletyellow: The leader of your country 
:bulletyellow: An ant
:bulletyellow: A pirate

What 3 things would your leader want to accomplish in 2013? Would it be to solve its country's problems, balance the budget, and build a better pool? Would an ant strive to stay alive, or take over the neighboring anthill? It's completely up to you! 

Be sure to write three resolutions as if you were that person/insect. Each category should have three resolutions. You may write resolutions for one of the categories, or all of them!

We'll have six winners, who will receive the deviantART T-Shirt of their choice (subject to availability). Winners will be chosen based on creativity, cleverness, and accuracy to the prompt.

All entries must be made as a comment to this journal by Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time. 

It's time to put aside your own resolutions and come up with goals for either the leader of your country, an ant, or a pirate. What 3 things will they each achieve in 2013? Let us know and you could win! :eager:

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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
2013 Resolutions:
President Obama: to get fewer republicans in The House :house:
An Ant: to be able to life 100 times weight instead of just fifty :iconantsplz:
A Pirate: to drink less rum.... well, that will never happen :ahoy:
Kxushka Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hello!! :wave: An awesomely amazing New Year to everyone here!! :love:
Hope everyone is happy and healthy and perfectly content with life in the new year! :D :D :D

this should be fun...

An Ant:
1- Get the wondrous queen to notice a hopeless romantic like me above the crowd
2- Venture to beyond the beyond to confront the evil smiting god of the magnifying glass so that he may leave our city alone!
3- Become loved and venerated as a colony hero before my two month long life cycle tragically ends via a dramatically poisoned picnic muffin.

I think I'm about done with one :) Thanks!
Hope you all have fun! :D
DasGhul Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   General Artist
Leader of a country:
1.) Get some money from my sponsors.
2.) Give some money to my sponsors.
3.) Wish the people a happy new year.

1.) March.
2.) Work.
3.) Function.

1.) Kill the country leader
2.) Kill the ant
3.) Drink some rum.
trazor29 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
1. Buy a new leg
2. Buy a new eye
3. Rob ship to buy the above.

1. Go out with the queen (The new young queen)
2. Kick Mantis's ass to build respect
3. Lift 500 pebbles a day instead of 400 to get a promotion and hence get closer to queen.

1. I will work to promote more education
2. In order to build more schools for above resolution, I will cut budget for teachers. (They're smart, they won't stand this)
3. After teachers go on strike, everyone will be harping about that and no one will notice the budget cut on electricity.
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013

1. Find Insectopia
2. Discover what nefarious plans that darned General Mandible is up to and stop them
3. Get the girl


1. Steal back the Black Pearl
2. Try not to get hung/shot/drowned/marooned/slapped etc. along the way (that's going to be hard)
3. Kill that traitorous Barbarossa.
tec-nijzink Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What follows are the maniacal ramblings of John (any resemblance to an existing person is purely coincidental), the self-proclaimed leader of Deviantartia, a nation consisting of every deviantARTist on earth and any bit of land they might live on. Deviantartia has never made it past John's mind, nor has Stevie (again, any resemblance to an existing person is purely coincidental), his imaginary manservant.
Imagine Stevie to sound a bit like Droopy. And although it is not the leader of my country, since this man believes every member of dA is his subject, who am I to deny you his craziness? ;)

Oh, and yes... there are some new years resolutions in there... somewhere :typerhappy:

"What are they all thinking?!"
- "Who are 'they', sir?"
"Them! Deviants who seem to believe they live in a little fantasy world!"
- "A fantasy world... sir?"
"Yes! Can't you see? Quite a few of them are going on about a leader of Australia. And some of other imaginary countries!"
- "Sir, is it wise to label the rest of the world as 'fantasy' this early in your campaign?"
"It is fantasy! The moment I declared the nation of Deviantartia all other countries ceased to exist. And you had better watch your tongue or I will keelhaul you for treason!"
- "Very well sir, I am sorry sir. Shall I get you a ship to facilitate future keelhauling sir?"
"Yes! No! Eh... nevermind the ship and get me a notepad."
- "A notepad, sir?"
"Yes, yes! I just thought of the perfect way to have the non-artians bend the knee. It will be my first resolution for this new year."
- "very well, sir."
- "Your notepad, sir."
"Ah, very good. Now, I shall dictate and you shall write this down for me. And if there is but one error in it when you present it to me for review, it shall mean no worms for you tonight."
- "Very we..."
"Shut up! Here we go.

Number one: take over the world! it is time to reveal Deviantartia to the artists. They will follow me and the non-artians, those who are not a member of our glorious community, will have to bend the knee.

Number two: make the deviantART administrative team the generals of my Artistic Army. If ever there were people proven worhty of such a task it must be them. They should consider themselves lucky that a benevolent person like myself has come along.

Number three: Replace all the currencies of the world for points. People won't care, some beg for points, some beg for dollars, others for euros. If we can all use points, it will make my purchases form the store so much easier."

- "Was that all sir?"
"For now, yes. Why? Would you have me add another one?"
- "No sir. Nothing along the lines of suggesting that the community is already being led by very capable people and that your endeavors would be folly."
"Wait, what? Oh... well... ehm... good. As long as you suggest nothing along those lines I won't have to keelhaul you for treason."
- "That is great to hear sir. Would you like me to bring you a nerve tonic now sir?"
"Ugh... you and your vile poisons. My sanity is not to be discussed, remember! Begone with you! I must brood some more on the matters at hand."

And now it is time we leave John. In case his madness is contagious. He would not be a very benevolent dictator anyway, so lets hope his plans will not soon come to fruition. Maybe though, maybe one day, John will rise up against the rest of the world... and be laughed at ;)
Treo-LeGigeo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Writer
1. This year, as the leader of this great country, I pledge to make even more promises than I did last year.

2. With those promises, I will appear to be making an attempt to deliver on most of them (whether or not I really am making an attempt will remain to be seen).

3. And if I do not deliver on some (read:all) of said promises, I will work on making an even more rousing apology speech than the last several hundred times this government has apologised without doing anything.

Leader of the Australian Labor Party (for now, at least)
hellothere5 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
An ant's resolution:
1) Continue last year's resolution to become the hardest working ant in the colony. Failure this year will be unacceptable. The Queen shall be most pleased when she sees me carrying many times the scrawny amount that others bring back.
2) Get past the great green barrier (a fallen maple leaf) and find what riches lay beyond for me to bring back for the Queen. I shall be honorably praised by the Mother Ant. Best to find provisions and such if I am to make this dangerous journey.
3) Find out why the other colonies aren't responding. I hear rumors that their hills are dried and covered in white stuff. Must investigate and bring back information in order to be promoted.

A pirate's resolution:
1) Find out how to break into Captain's quarters to steal the rum.
2) Find out how to break into Captain's quarters to steal the gold.
3) Find out how to break into Captain's quarters and become Captain.
elphaba-rose-wilde Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
An Ant's Resolutions:

1) Break colony record for most picnics ruined and survive. Francois will be decimated this year!

2) Replace Francois as the Head Assistant Ant to the Queen.

3) Finally save up enough for super support Nike ant shoes. These backaches have to stop.

4) Be able to carry two crumbs at once, thereby increasing productivity.

5) Stop getting beat up by Francois.
Luishi17 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My country's leader:

1. My first new year resolution would be to support education with bigger emphasis, because our kids are the future of the country, better education = more professionals in the future.
2. I will support the small companies with a little monetary bonus, twice a year. By helping them grow they would produce more job opportunities and the country could pass this economical issues.
3. I will work hard to eliminate the corruption in the country, that would help us progress and trust in our police officers.
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