SUNDAY, JULY 22nd – SATURDAY, JULY 28th
DAY 1: FANTASY
DAY 2: NOIR
DAY 3: GENDERBENDER
DAY 4: CROSSOVER
DAY 5: DAMAGE
DAY 6: BALANCE
DAY 7: EVER AFTER
THE FOUR BASIC RULES
- 1. No early submissions. Please do not submit your deviations to our featured folder. A Makorra Week folder will be created specifically for this event and that is where you will submit your deviations. We also ask you to please not submit your Makorra Week deviations to your own profile too early as it dampens the spirit of Makorra Week. Be patient. ^_^
2. Other characters. As long as your deviation (art, fiction, video, or otherwise) features Makorra as the main focus, then you may include all the other characters you want, including OCs. Additionally, due to the crossover theme, this is the one exception in which we will accept other characters from other fandoms (aside from AtLA, which we already permit). This is a one-time deal.
3. Originality. We accept only ORIGINAL art (whether that be art or fiction). Please do not colour someone else's lineart and submit as a MW entry, even if you credit the artist. This event is all about your creativity. Just try your best and remember that there's a difference between being inspired by someone else's art and copying it directly. n_n
4. Interpretation. We encourage you to interpret the themes however you like. Unsure of their meaning? Look them up, ask us, or ask your friends and family. There is no set rule how you have to interpret a prompt. Your options are limitless.
- Instead of Daily Deviations we will have the Makorra Week gallery set on slide-show for each theme (e.g. Day 1 will feature a slide show of all the “fantasy” submissions). Overall, this method allows for fairness as some members will submit later than others due to time zone differences.
We will have a Featured Deviation for each theme and genre (i.e. fanart and fanfiction) set up for after Makorra Week. The admins will collectively choose their top five for each genre and each theme and then bring them to you, the members, to vote. More information on this process will come at a later date.
We have created a CHATROOM for you to discuss the event with others; bounce ideas off each other, ask questions, or just to chat about Makorra and LoK in general. Who knows. You might get inspired. Plus this chatroom will be utilised for the upcoming activities.
- Again, please do not submit deviations before the dates above. Once the event is nearer to the deadline we will post a journal detailing how and when to submit.
A new journal will be posted for each day of Makorra Week as a reminder for each theme as well as detailing submission requirement/steps.
Each week we will be posting journals with activities to help motivate you.
For more information on the specifics of the event itself, please visit the Makorra Week Rules and FAQ journal entry.
Fantasy: (n) the faculty or activity of imagining things that are impossible or improbable; (v) to imagine the occurrence of; fantasise about.
Noir (french): (n) black, dark; (adj) suggestive of danger or violence; of or relating to the film noir genre; of or relating to a genre of crime literature featuring tough, cynical characters and bleak settings.
Genderbender: (v) a person who actively transgresses or “bends” expected gender roles; (n) in fiction, characters who undergo changes in their physical sex – magically or otherwise – throughout the story; in art, it is the challenging of gender roles or it features gender bending or transgender characters.
Crossover: (n) a place at which or the means by which a crossing is made; (adj) a combining of two distinct styles; the placement of two or more otherwise discrete fictional characters, settings, or universes into the context of a single story.
Damage: (n) physical harm caused to something in such a way as to impair its value, usefulness, or normal function; (v) to cause physical harm to something in such a way to impair its value, usefulness, or normal function.
Balance: (v) to keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall; (n) a mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behaviour, judgement, etc; (n) a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount, etc.
Ever After: (n) synonymous with living “happily ever after”; implies a happy ending, often in a fairy tale like setting, but not exclusive to that genre.