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20 July 2008 @ 08:50 pm
The Ultimate KKM Challenge  
Welcome to THE ULTIMATE KKM CHALLENGE hosted by kkm_challenge! Please read through our user information if you haven't already and then this post to get started and then begin submitting!

The Ultimate KKM Challenge
Authors and Artists: Character x 28 other characters — You choose a character and then you write/draw as many pieces as you can showing that character with other characters. The goal is to produce 28 (one per day) unique, non-repeating pairings with the character of your choice.

Example: You could choose Yuuri as your main character. Then you might write and/or draw Yuuri/Conrad, Yuuri/Wolfram, Yuuri/Murata, Yuuri/Yozak, Yuuri/Cheri, Yuuri/Gisela, Yuuri/T-Zhou, etc. You can not write and/or draw Yuuri with the same other character twice.

The Drill
- Follow all of the rules.

- 28 is the limit on eligible entries for a given character. You can, however, use up to 2 different primary characters for a maximum total of 56 entries, but points will be awarded separately and not cumulatively across the two. Submit each piece separately.

- The challenge calls for a pairing per day to pace yourself, but you are welcome to submit them in clusters or even all at once, although that is not preferred for the sake of the flist.

- Your entries are still valid even if you don’t make it to 28. It is a lofty goal. Just do your best!

- If you choose a primary character and then change your mind, you can simply pick up a second. If you wish to do this a third time or more, just let the mods know which entries not to count in the voting and point-giving process. Those entries don’t need to be deleted.

- “Pairings” do not need to be sexual or romantic.

- Your entries do not all have to fit within the same “universe” or make sense together.

- Do not duplicate a pairing. Switching seme/uke positions does NOT make it a different pairing.

- You may include more characters or pairings in an entry, but the entry should center around the designated Character x other character you’ve chosen. An entry featuring only your designated character will not be eligible for the contest.

- Crossovers are not allowed. AUs are. Original characters may be used in an entry, but not as part of the pairing.

- You may do a combination of fic and art, but you may not duplicate a pairing. (ie. You can’t do Yuuri/T-Zhou twice just because one is art and one is fic.)

- You may write/draw a threesome (three characters of approximately equal importance), however, you will be using up two characters at once who may not be repeated in a prominent way again. It will earn single entry points. The same goes for larger groupings (Foursomes etc.) This applies to both sexual and non-sexual applications.

- Please be mindful of the large number of entries we are hoping for and minimize extraneous spacing and information above the cut, by using our template as it is (located on the profile). If you would like to add an author's note or summary, please feel free, but do so below the cut. Your entries are VERY welcome and hopefully the community flist will be eager for them, but we'd still like to lessen the impact as much as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

- Comment on this post if you have any questions on this particular round. General questions can be submitted here.

- Be creative and have fun! ♥

This is not a comprehensive list of characters. If we have left someone off who appears in some form of KKM canon, please feel free to use them. Use whatever spellings you are comfortable using.

Aldebert von Grantz
Alford Markina
Anissina von Khrennikov
Antonie Jean Pierre
Cheri von Spitzburg
Christell Wincott
Conrad Weller
Dan Hiri
Densham von Khrennikov
Earhart Wincott
Gisela von Christ
Gunter von Christ
Gwendal von Walde
Hristo Cruff
Huber Geigen
Jennifer (Miko) Shibuya
Julia von Wincott
Ken Murata
Lawrence Weller
Lord von Rochefort
Lord von Wincott
Lord von Grantz
Lord von Gyllenhaal
Lord von Radford
Maou (Yuuri in his Maou form)
Odell von Wincott
Renji von Wincott
Rufus Bielefeld
Siegbert Walde
Shori Shibuya
Shouma Shibuya
Stoffel von Spitzburg
Waltorana von Bielefeld
Wolfram von Bielefeld
Yozak Gurrier
Yuuri Shibuya

The Prizes
Participants acquire points which can be redeemed for prizes every round, but this round is special.

Not only will all participants have the potential to gather massive quantities of points in this round, but the first place winner will receive an additional $20 gift certificate to either LiveJournal, iTunes, or Amazon.com.

Voting will be a little different in this round, details will be provided in the voting post, but participants will be ranked using both quantity and quality.

The Deadline
Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 9pm EST
Sora Ishida (石田 空): *glint* (KKM-Murata)sora_ishida on July 21st, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
ooooh. So it's all fic posted between now and August 17 that is included, right? Also, is it necessary to state our chosen character, or just post away with them?

*knows she will likely phail at this, but might as well attempt it anyway*
kkm_mod: KKM Challengekkm_mod on July 21st, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
All qualifying fic and art for this round can be submitted anytime between now and August 17. Each entry should be posted separately, but you can post as many as you want in a day, just please be as mindful of the community flist as possible. Do not use extraneous spacing above the cut and please put any extra information we don't require like author's notes and summaries below the cut.

Identifying primary characters:
You'll need to make your chosen character clear in your entry under the characters/pairings section. I bolded mine. But as long as you do more than one it should become clear.

Failure and the lack thereof:
You can't fail. 28 is the goal, the limit, but even doing a couple is an accomplishment.
hottee_avrilhottee_avril on July 21st, 2008 08:59 am (UTC)
For example I write about ConradXWolfram then in the next story I write about Wolfram X Gisela with minor hints of ConradXWolfram. Is that counted as repeating the pairings?
kkm_modkkm_mod on July 21st, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Question!
You may include more characters or pairings in an entry, but the entry should center around the designated Character x other character you’ve chosen.

So, as long as your second one centers around Wolfram x Gisela it is fine.
Re: Question! - hottee_avril on July 21st, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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kkm_modkkm_mod on July 21st, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
1. Yes, anyone from any version of KKM canon, so even someone only in a novel is fine.

2. We listed them separately, so they count as two.

3. Of course. Any kind of AU is fine.
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(no subject) - kkm_mod on July 21st, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - tsutsuji on July 21st, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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tsutsuji: Gay MurConZaktsutsuji on July 21st, 2008 11:14 am (UTC)
I have to be the one to ask this. ^_~ I'm assuming a threesome would count as two pairings for your main character? But, say, a pairing where one of the characters is also thinking about a third only counts for the main pairing? (Similar to what hottee_avril was asking about, I guess.)
kkm_modkkm_mod on July 21st, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
I knew you'd ask about threesomes. ^^

I'm going to consult the other mod before answering this one because I could see going one of two ways with it. See if maybe you can bring yourself to write only two people together for tonight? ^^

But, your second part is correct. As long as one pairing is clearly prevalent then there can be other characters involved.
(no subject) - kkm_mod on July 21st, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - tsutsuji on July 21st, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ex_victims on July 21st, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)

Just one question about the Art submissions... Are "comic-strips" allowed?
kkm_modkkm_mod on July 21st, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
Absolutely. Allowed and welcome. ^^
(no subject) - ex_victims on July 21st, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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acumen210 on July 22nd, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
Two questions: Are you allowed to post if you're not a member?
Can Bearbee count as one of the primary character?
kkm_modkkm_mod on July 22nd, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
Are you allowed to post if you're not a member?
No. I don't think that is actually possible for any community. Joining is how you get posting access. You wouldn't be eligible to receive points either, but that is neither here nor there since it would still be impossible. You don't, however, have to watch the community to be considered a member.

Can Bearbee count as one of the primary character?
Sure. Bearbees, Kohi, Sandbears, Hell's Island Goalas, etc. It's all good as long as they appear in KKM.
meomnimimeomnimi on July 22nd, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
will there be future challenges like this in the future? cos there's simply no way for me to draw 28 pictures in the coming month at all but this challenge seems so interesting*_*
kkm_modkkm_mod on July 22nd, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Just do as many as you can! It is unlikely anyone will make it to the full 28, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth trying!

And whether we do it again or not will depend on the response we get this time.
My evil is strong: twitchyjojo_kun on July 22nd, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
Aw crap. I know I haven't participated in a challenge yet, but I really would have liked to have done this one. I just can't do it this month. *fails*

Maybe I can find a way. Can we submit pictures in bulk (i.e. in one or two entries) and have each image count as a separate day as long as each is with a different character?
kkm_modkkm_mod on July 22nd, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
Finding a way is always good. ^^ (I, PoisonAngel7, am actually on vacation at the end of the challenge, so I'm trying to figure out a way I can get it all done ahead of time. Heh. ^_^;;;;)

28 is just the goal. One per day is just a way of pacing yourself. There is no magic to it other than that. All 28 could be done in a single day or you could do several each weekend or however you prefer to work.

But they do need to be posted in 28 separate posts. Yes, that is a lot of posts, but we are also trying to keep everything organized and easily recognizable with tags for future readers/viewers of KKM work.

So, no, you can not post them in bulk in one or two posts, but you can post them in bulk in the sense of doing it over one or two days with separate posts.
(no subject) - jojo_kun on July 22nd, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ex_victims on July 23rd, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mitsukiyame13 on August 13th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
Apa: brainwiggleapapazukamori on July 24th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
I have a question that sort of builds off of hottee_avril's... what if I write a story that is Character A and B talking about Character A's relationship with Character C? It'd be strictly AxB interaction but mentioning AxC. If I wrote a fic later that was AxC, would I be repeating a pairing? *hides*
kkm_modkkm_mod on July 25th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
Just use your best judgment. ^^
Maker of tea, not war: heh?mugen_edamame on July 27th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
if I made the characters as gods and godesses from greek and roman mythology, would it be AU or cross-over? Most importantly, would it be an eligible post, please?
kkm_modkkm_mod on July 27th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
It would be AU and it would be eligible provided the rules are followed. ^^
(no subject) - mugen_edamame on July 28th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
Maker of tea, not war: what fanservice?mugen_edamame on July 28th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
urgh, one more thing. If the two primary characters spend a lot of time talking about a third character, even though the third character isn't there, is that counted as two pairings or one?
kkm_modkkm_mod on July 28th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
Please use your best judgment on something like that. ^^
(no subject) - mugen_edamame on July 28th, 2008 09:05 am (UTC) (Expand)