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UFC2: One Shots -- The Winners!
Ultimate Fanfiction Contest Results!
The second Ultimate Fanfiction Contest has come to a close with many, many amazing entries and many wonderful participants! There was a lot to choose from, and I am grateful to have the help of joannastar and GaioumonBatou in judging them! Each judge chose five of their favorite pieces and assigned them numbers based on their most favorite (with grammar, spelling, storyline and general appeal being the criteria)--the points were then added up to a final total of points!
Without further ado, here are the long-awaited winners!
First Place: SailorAstera
Heart of Stone -- http://sailorastera.deviantart.com/art/Heart-of-Stone-144158325

Prize: 20 deviantDOLLARS & 1-year premium membership!
Second Place: Dhampir72
Setting Fires -- http://dhampir72.deviantart.com/art/Setting-Fire
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Ultimate Fanfiction Contest: One-Shots
Write the best fanfiction short story!
It is that time of the year again. The time where fanfiction writers squeeze their brains and drain their inspiration to create a piece of fanfiction that is both well-written and a good story.
This fanfiction contest doesn't focus on word count so much as it does on skill, craft, and storytelling. The 'one-shot' is your chance to tell a story that is self-contained and can stand alone. There are no chapters, there are no sagas--one story.
Rules:
:bulletred: Your piece must have 6,000 words or less. Please write it specifically for this contest--no old submissions!
:bulletred: Please check your spelling, your grammar, and make sure everything is tight and edited!
:bulletred: Anything goes, but please adhere to the deviantART policy as well as be respectful towards the fandom you are writing about.
:bulletred: You may choose ANY book/novel/TV show/Cartoon/Movie/Anime/Manga/Comic... you get it... as your topic!
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The Sailor Pin-Up Contest! Stock Phase
PHASE ONE: Calling all stock models, no experience necessary!  :la:
JUDGES: SenshiStock, UnicornReality, Dan-Heffer
Phase One of the contest is for Stock Models (or people who want to try being a stock model)!  Your task is to create stock that can serve as pose reference for Phase Two of the contest.  Phase Two will consist of drawing Sailormoon characters using the stock made in Phase One!
DEADLINE: Stock must be submitted by November 26, 2009
RULES
The requirements for your entries are:
:bulletred: Male and female stock are both acceptable
:bulletred: Stock must be full body and lit well enough to see the whole figure clearly
:bulletred: The pose should have a "pin up" feeling that should be tasteful and reflect a playful nature
:bulletred: The model should be wearing tight, form fitting clothing to make sure the full pose is visible for reference; underwear is encouraged but nudity is not allowed (we want
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Fan Art Community Newsletter #6
Fan Art Community News: Volume 6
:love: Hey Fandom Community! Welcome to the 6th edition of the Fan Art Community Newsletter!
From the Fan Art Gallery Moderator:
There are a lot of things going on officially and from around the community! Take a few minutes to see the latest, and I hope you all join in some of the exciting projects.
Fan Artist of the Month

May's Fan Artist of the month is MelissaFindley! Check out her deviant page, her work, and gain some insight into what she thinks about the community and fan art as a whole!
http://news.deviantart.com/article/80173/
Send in your Fan Artist of the Month suggestions to aunjuli
FanChat Live Interviews!
What an exciting and fun project it has been! Almost every Saturday, :#fanartda: invites deviants to ask a questions and gain inspiration from some of the best artists on deviantART! All of the events have been incredibly amazing with grea
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Literature
Candyfloss
Kay speared another rain-soaked chip on the end of her wooden fork, attempting to shake off some of the liquid before dropping it into her mouth. Licking the salt off her lips, she looked up. The ghost train in front of her ground to a halt, the rusting brakes screeching against the metal tracks. A teenage boy and girl stepped out of the car that was far too small for them, both were laughing hysterically.
   “Scary?” Kay asked, swallowing a greasy mouthful.
   “No, it was crap,” the boy smiled, taking a chip from the polystyrene tray.
   “Sam! Get your own!” Kay stabbed the fork into his arm.
   “Ivy,” Sam whined, “Kay stabbed me.” Ivy ignored him, pushing her damp fringe away from her eyes.
   It was only just starting to get dark but the combination of rain and neon lights made it feel a lot later. Bad dance-music remixes blared from each ride, combining in a
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Literature
Three Words
Three Words.
She sits, silent.
The silence between us is so tangible that I could touch it if I tried – but my fingers are laced together in tense, white structures that mock the atmosphere of indifference that I’m trying to project. I haven’t said anything since those final, damning words that shattered her world. And neither has she.
Lips open, then close again. One strand of hair has fallen down across her face, and it’s then that I realise that she’s crying – tears streaming silently down her cheeks and splashing into her coffee. Automatically, I reach forward to wipe them away, before remembering that I gave away that right a long time ago. Instead, I take my coffee and take a long, hard draught that burns the back of my throat. I don’t wince.
“How long?”
”Does it matter?”
She falls silent again. An apology hovers on my lips – I didn’t need to sound so harsh, but, on the other hand, she won’t want kindnes
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SailorAstera
Sarah "Sakky" Forde
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
This is the writing account for sakkysa who is also SenshiStock, asteraascended and SakkysSailormoonToys

There will be some Sailor Moon fanfiction as well as some general fiction, some poetry, and anything else I happen to make with words.

If you are on FanFiction.net, you can find me as SakuraKatakini

Please feel free to leave critique as I am always open on ways to improve my writing, even if it's all just for fun. Thanks for visiting!

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Current Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Interests
You know what I'm doing today? Writing Sailormoon fanfiction! :la: It really has been a while. The Forgotten Truth is a story that I started revising a few years ago, then completely forgot about (oh ho, "Forgot the Forgotten Truth!".  Maybe today I will actually post a new chapter?! :D It will go up on SailorAstera.com - haven't gotten around to posting this one on DA yet. But I should keep posting Flames of Burden even if only a few people catch it here. :D

I feels good to be writing again, even if it's just fanfic :3

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TheN1K0L4Z Featured By Owner Edited Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, in advance, Astera!
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SailorAstera Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
long belated thank you :D
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Tymestalker Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Happy Birthday
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Sakiro-sama Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Happy B-day ^^
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SailorAstera Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ty! :D
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RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011   General Artist
Welcome to :iconlive-love-write:! :happybounce:

We’re glad to have you as a member and look forward to seeing your contributions! :heart:

We have a lot of ways for our members to get involved! We host a prompt on a weekly basis and comment on and feature each of the submissions. :nod:

We also hold contests with great prizes! :la:

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :D
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SailorAstera Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much! I write a lot of fan fiction but sometimes I write other things so it's nice to have a place to share with other writers. :D
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RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011   General Artist
You're welcome! :iconsantalaplz:
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SamoanVampCatt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heyyya :) would you like to join my contest?? [link]
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SailorAstera Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh thanks for the invite! I'm prepping for a con right now so I probably won't have time, but I hope it goes well :D
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