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Hello everybody, Fario here!!! October is finally here, and already I see people starting their Inktober challenges and some other special plans for the month!
So how was the first month of the school year (for a good chunk of us here at least)? Mine was ehhh, but last week was pretty unexpected... I ended up getting sick for most of the week :'(. I wasn't able to go to school for three days, so I got a lot of stuff to catch up on.

Oh well, now that I'm feeling much better, I'm up for the probably-long-awaited results!! I'm glad to see there was some attendance this month :)

Last theme was Sporty!

♣ 3rd Place Winner ♣
_water drippin' bitch come take a peek by dcggy by dcggy
This character is pretty cute and has a soft color palette!

♠ 2nd Place Winner ♠
_tennis court_ by dqisyy by dqisyy
Liking the contrast of the hair compared to the rest of the character! The eye animation was also nice

♥ 1st Place Winner ♥
- v o l l e y b a l l - by confuzzledshit by confuzzledshit
I love the setting of this piece! Not only is it unique being a screenshot of a picture being taken, the sunset lighting goes well with the volleyball activity.


You guys did pretty good! Although picking 2nd and 3rd place was kinda hard to choose between since they look very similiar to each other haha... okay, so Confuzzled will get 15 :points:, Daisy will get 10 :points:, and Dcggy with 5 :points:.
I'm hoping you guys (and maybe more people?) will join this month's... :D

Fantage Fair Competition # 43 - GOTHIC HALLOWEEN
Due Date: Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Obviously this month just had to be Halloween-related, but y'all know I like to be a bit more specific/creative with even the most obvious themes xD
I was really tempted to do something death-related since this is the 44th FFC (4 is an unlucky number in some Eastern countries) and that Disney-Pixar's new movie Coco is Day of the Dead related (the holiday starts on Halloween), but I realized there's not that many Gothic/goth related Fantage art in this place, so why not?!
Besides, one of my favorite middle-school books was this one book from the Poison Apple series called "The Ghoul Next Door", which has a Gothic Halloween party in it. I thought that would be a great idea to see around here lol

So this theme is essentially Halloween, but with the Gothic fashion mixed in ^__^
Not confusing this with the medieval artstyle, it's all your dark, mostly-black, maybe morbid, maybe regal fashion mixed in with everyone's favorite candy-related holiday. Of course, you can pick your usual Halloween ideas, but they should have a Gothic flair to it... if that makes any sense haha
So yes, you can do stuff like Gothic skeletons or Gothic witches as well as a Halloween-inspired Gothic Lolita if you guys really want xD

:star: FFC Spotlight :star:
This Month's Suggested Idea: ARISTOCRAT
Now WHAT is this?! This was something I happened to discover while finding inspiration for this month's theme!
Apparently, a lot of Fantagians (including myself of course) seem to like Japan and their street fashion! Considering that FantageCustoms (a popular Fantage deviant group for those familiar... wow I feel old) has made a Harajuku fashion theme and a Mori Gal theme for their contests, why not bring up some nostalgia and pick something related to those two?!
So this is aristocrat street fashion-- according to Wikipedia, it counts as part of goth subculture (so it counts) and consists of something around Middle Age and/or 19th century clothing... click here for more info!


Here's a small picture for reference...

Image source: F Yeah Lolita (This site also has more to say about aristocrat fashion if you want even more info!)

So maybe use a aristocrat flair to your Halloween idea if you want? ;P ;P
Reminder: Suggested Ideas are optional and you don't have to do them. They're here just for inspiration's sake.

Inspirational Art Features
halloween partay by CrayzCat Fantage Female Goth C2U pack by serina084 Goth Angel Edit for bunnypinkie (No Backround) by LincolnRoshizz Lets get witchy ~ by kaitlenxlove
Note: These art features apply to the overall theme, not necessarily/just the Monthly Suggested Idea.

Rules:
1. Please make sure your contest entry follows the theme of the Fantage Fair Competition.
2. If your contest entry uses items made by someone else, please credit them. If you did not credit them, I will remind you to do so; if you deny having used others' items when it's clear that you have, your entry will be disqualified.
3. If your contest entry uses items made by someone else who does not allow them to be used for profits/in contests, then I will remind you to change your entry so that they are not present in there anymore; if you do not change it, your entry will be disqualified.
4. Please submit your entry before either the due date or when I start judging; otherwise I will not count it.
5. Please submit your entry into the "Current Fantage Fair Competition Entries" folder in our group's gallery or I will not notice/count it. I will usually remind you to put it there if it has not been there already.
6. Unless the competition allows collab/group work, please make your entry by yourself. Don't bribe anyone to do it for you, unless you need help animating it or making a preview.
7. Entries have to be Fantage-related, no matter what type of medium or art is used.
8. Please don't bash others with mean comments about their entries, they may be offended! If you want to point out something you don't like about their entry, please make sure your comment is constructive criticism.
9. If you have questions, please ask! I may forget to add things. And don't worry, I won't bash you, there's really no such thing as a dumb question.
10. Enjoy and have fun!

Prizes:
1st place - 15 :points:
2nd place - 10 :points:
3rd place - 5 :points:

Yo I missed the User Inspired event... I know I complain about these but I kinda wished I saw what it had.
So I checked it out here and the costumes don't look half bad (except for one pair, but I think Fantage does that one purpose like they always do). Let's just hope no one stole any of the designs just to make sure they won (considering the Fantage community, sadly)...

So we all know Fantage might do a half-assed Halloween event like they have for the last 2 years... despite this, what do you think they'll do?
And if you don't care about Fantage, well uh.......
I got nothing else to say leave me alone :(

Get spoopy!! :iconfario-p:
Hello everyone, Fario here.
I know I made a much shorter journal like this recently, but hey let's get on with it already...

Last theme was Late Night!
...and nobody joined... this is practically a recurring theme at this point...

And I wanted to postpone Fantage Fair Competitions again since there was no attendance for the last couple of months.
But quite a bunch of people responded, and I decided to think it over.
Sure, maybe people won't find time again to join, but I don't know... I'm no fortune teller.

So anyway... let's get with September's theme...!

Fantage Fair Competition # 43 - SPORTY
Due Date: Saturday, September 30th, 2017
As requested by confuzzledshit


You know what, there's almost no Fantage art related to sports (aside from a few F2U items), so let's do it.
Football/soccer, American football, tennis, basketball, jerseys, sporty gear, let's go for it!
You can just make an entry of people dressed up in sporty stuff, but if you wanna do something of people actually participating in sports, click here to see a super long list of sports that you can choose from.
:star: FFC Spotlight :star:
This Month's Suggested Idea: ATHLETES
If you don't wanna do an entry of random OCs dressed in sporty stuff or doing sporty things, you can also just make a Fantage version of actual athletes! You know, like Lance Armstrong or the Williams twins... or better yet, someone I don't know! After all, I'm not a sports person lol
If you don't know any irl athletes, you can see a list here.

Reminder: Suggested Ideas are optional and you don't have to do them. They're here just for inspiration's sake.

Inspirational Art Features
|| FTMO Challenge #1 || by miss-xenon Sport Outfit by Fantagealicious Fantage Swimming Base by Amira1588 fantage pose #3 by FantageTorii
...yeah... not much lol

Rules:
1. Please make sure your contest entry follows the theme of the Fantage Fair Competition.
2. If your contest entry uses items made by someone else, please credit them. If you did not credit them, I will remind you to do so; if you deny having used others' items when it's clear that you have, your entry will be disqualified.
3. If your contest entry uses items made by someone else who does not allow them to be used for profits/in contests, then I will remind you to change your entry so that they are not present in there anymore; if you do not change it, your entry will be disqualified.
4. Please submit your entry before either the due date or when I start judging; otherwise I will not count it.
5. Please submit your entry into the "Current Fantage Fair Competition Entries" folder in our group's gallery or I will not notice/count it. I will usually remind you to put it there if it has not been there already.
6. Unless the competition allows collab/group work, please make your entry by yourself. Don't bribe anyone to do it for you, unless you need help animating it or making a preview.
7. Entries have to be Fantage-related, no matter what type of medium or art is used.
8. Please don't bash others with mean comments about their entries, they may be offended!
9. If you have questions, please ask! I may forget to add things. And don't worry, I won't bash you, there's really no such thing as a dumb question.
10. Enjoy and have fun!

Prizes:
1st place - 15 :points:
2nd place - 10 :points:
3rd place - 5 :points:

So school's coming up and I don't know what to do lol
I mean, a lot of people already had school but that's cuz they're not where I'm from lol
All I just hope that I get a better schedule than I did last year (who wakes up for school at 5 am..............) and maybe I'll get a class with someone I actually know in there. I know that classes with nobody still means I can make friends, but the thing is no one likes talking to me irl hahahah
...Kinda makes this internet persona kinda depressing, doesn't it...

Oh and also!
Some other people suggested other themes for the next FFC (I'm sorry!), and someone suggested a new banner contest. I agree, but I think that'll be better on an anniversary ;)))

Screw school!! :iconfario-p:
Hey everybody, Fario here! You got the title right-- we will resume our monthly Fantage Fair Competitions! :D

We have had a hiatus due to the lack of attendance from any part of the Fantage community. However, it is getting a bit too quiet, and I have seen a few people itching for an editing contest. Have no fear, because we're back with open arms!!
Some people have already started school, but that won't be this month's theme. It's simply because not everyone has the new school year begin in August-- for example, my school year starts in September. Don't fret, that might be next month's theme if you guys so badly wish ;)

Anyway... let's get onto it!!

Fantage Fair Competition # 42 - LATE NIGHT
Due Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Yes, I know what you're all thinking-- keep it PG guys!! xD
But yeah, we'll focus on nightly occasions-- dark coloring, going outside at night, fireworks, werewolves, whatever fits your nocturnal desires.
...Maybe we should have saved this for Halloween? I don't care, I've already decided lol

Because we've had people in the past who said they would enter but never did, I'll reply to anyone who comments they're joining as a reminder. I'll try to do it just before the week of the due date. :)

:star: FFC Spotlight :star:
This Month's Suggested Idea: STARRY SKY
Nothing says late night than a beautiful dark and starry skyline! Maybe you can try incorporating that into your entry.
Reminder: Suggested Ideas are optional and you don't have to do them. They're here just for inspiration's sake.

Inspirational Art Features
FFC #16 by Jessimine TOTW #47 Struggles by xSilverlight { Fantage Gift } Congratulations !! by DuckieEmie Editing Conest Picture! by cupcakegirl4eva

Rules:
1. Please make sure your contest entry follows the theme of the Fantage Fair Competition.
2. If your contest entry uses items made by someone else, please credit them. If you did not credit them, I will remind you to do so; if you deny having used others' items when it's clear that you have, your entry will be disqualified.
3. If your contest entry uses items made by someone else who does not allow them to be used for profits/in contests, then I will remind you to change your entry so that they are not present in there anymore; if you do not change it, your entry will be disqualified.
4. Please submit your entry before either the due date or when I start judging; otherwise I will not count it.
5. Please submit your entry into the "Current Fantage Fair Competition Entries" folder in our group's gallery or I will not notice/count it. I will usually remind you to put it there if it has not been there already.
6. Unless the competition allows collab/group work, please make your entry by yourself. Don't bribe anyone to do it for you, unless you need help animating it or making a preview.
7. Entries have to be Fantage-related, no matter what type of medium or art is used.
8. Please don't bash others with mean comments about their entries, they may be offended!
9. If you have questions, please ask! I may forget to add things. And don't worry, I won't bash you, there's really no such thing as a dumb question.
10. Enjoy and have fun!

Prizes:
1st place - 15 :points:
2nd place - 10 :points:
3rd place - 5 :points:

Many new things are looking promising, and that's not just Fantage either...

First off, we got the return of new Fantage Animated Series!! I'm probably the only one who cares about this part, but here, I'll put some links for the first episodes of new series we've been getting this summer!!
- The Faded Life is a new series where a new student in a school starts to develop a blossoming relationship that may be the disappointment to others. [link]
- Oh School President! is a new series focusing on a new student who tries to begin a friendship with his new school's student president. [link]
- My Partner? is a new series where a young girl tries to find out about what happened to the lost childhood relationship with her betrothed. [link]
I'll have to add these into the FantageWood Wikia later, but in the meantime, I got other news...

There is this Fantage blog that has caught my interest earlier last or this year, simply called "Fantagian". They actually have a deviantART account that represents them (FantagianBlog).
I think I may have pointed them out in a previous personal journal before, not sure. But apparently they have this thing they do called "Featured Fantagian", where they feature select Fantagians who have made a notable mark on the Fantage Community. They started it last year, interviewing Rainbowplum-Cerkana, Pinkerellie, Whee Jones, sammydew2, and even Jinx-ix. I've seen them all, and I can definitely say that you might want to see it if you would like to see their opinions on Fantage today.
And today, I was picked as a Featured Fantagian!! - [link]

I know I've thanked them already, but I really can't thank them enough. They're a great blog and I'll try to keep up with what they do.

Never blushed so hard before lol :iconfario-p:
Hiya guys, it's a me, Fariooooooo!! Happy Eid to my fellow Muslims, I didn't get any school today so that's nice :). I got one last full day of school tomorrow tho -.-, at least the day after that is the last day of school. I hope you all are doing just fine, whether you guys celebrate Eid or not :)
So anyway, let's kick this journal off with the results of this month's Fantage Fair Competition!!

Last theme was Island! And there was only one participant...

♦ Winner ♦
:thumb684062781: by dqisyy
Beautiful, just absolutely beautiful!! Love the lighting effects and overall presentation! Ya shall get 15 :points: !!

Well, at least it was better than last theme's, it's glad to see someone was still interested in joining :)
But seriously guys, the Fantage community is dying off-- the huge craze which blossomed beautifully during 2012 and 2013 has long worn off. @/Pinkerellie has announced leaving the community, many of the big Fantage YouTubers and deviants seem to be either inactive or have left as well, and there has been overall low attendance of Fantage activity, and it's not just in our group either. It's honestly kinda sad how the community has died off like the Pokémon trend did (until 2016). I can only hope that it will come back, but of course, it's just very improbable at this point.

SO! In the meantime, because of low attendance, our Fantage Fair Competitions will be on hiatus. No point of holding 'em if no one's gonna join, amirite?
We will probably resume if there are people out there still interested, but probably not until a month passes.

This journal still feels empty so I might as well fill in a few stuffs here.

First off, a lil art feature of those who's alive!!
Fantage Amagi Brilliant Park: Latifa Fleuranza by BearyBerry:thumb687059216: Golden Galaxy by Lubna2919
Check em out if you're interested :)

Second, I asked y'all to do something with some of the weirdest stuff Fantage made throughout the years. Kinda like what Kayci did here a few years back. Was inspired by something a fellow Fantage deviant noticed...
bEsT qUaLiTy OfFiCiAl FaNtAgE iTeMs by Akarituturu
Don't worry, I will do something like this, I just don't know what exactly to do atm lool

And lastly, there's a few Fantage deviants here who are fans of Sailor Moon like me, so if you're one of them, please try to post something on June 30th! That's because June 30...
not my gif
So yeah I'll try to do that as well ^ ^ (Also, maybe we'll get an update on the new SMC season!!)

So uh yeah sorry I got nothing else that's interesting to point out. I hope y'all have a great summer.

weeSNAUGH :iconfario-p:
Heeeeey guys Fario here.
All right, I'm not going to hide it...

Last theme was Flower!

...and nobody joined.
not my gif btw
Whyyyyyyyyyyy... are you guys just tired of me or something? I'm sorry ;___;
Makes me even more sadder that no one joined this theme when I see FantageFairs made their new contest with tons of people going. Oh well.

Fantage Fair Competition # 41 - ISLAND
Due Date: Saturday, June 24th, 2017
Ya know we don't like sticking to generic summer themes or a simple beach theme... but I really couldn't think of anything else, so uh... yeah, bring out the Island stuff. Tropical theming, tropical fruit/food, tikis, Easter Island stuff, Hawaiian stuff, seashells, getting shipwrecked like Sims Castaway Stories, mermaids, all that.
Or if you can't think of anything else, you could just do a beach scene and make the background look like an island :shrug:
also this little semi description returns and will replace the "Helpful Tips" part cuz idk i feel like doing that

:star: FFC Spotlight :star:
This Month's Suggested Idea:
None at the moment! We don't know if anyone will join this time, so I'm leaving this blank this time!
Reminder: Suggested Ideas are optional and you don't have to do them. They're here just for inspiration's sake.

Inspirational Art Features
Wow is this A Little Mermaid by lalaliliXart Fantage Moana by Brinjsana
edit: I decided to let F2U/P2U items be in the Inspirational Art Features from now on, cuz why not xD...they're just not here this time cuz there's not that many tropical/island stuff. Also, since the pieces above were the only Fantage things I could find remotely related to this month's theme, I decided to find a few non-Fantage examples...



Rules:
1. Please make sure your contest entry follows the theme of the Fantage Fair Competition.
2. If your contest entry uses items made by someone else, please credit them. If you did not credit them, I will remind you to do so; if you deny having used others' items when it's clear that you have, your entry will be disqualified.
3. If your contest entry uses items made by someone else who does not allow them to be used for profits/in contests, then I will remind you to change your entry so that they are not present in there anymore; if you do not change it, your entry will be disqualified.
4. Please submit your entry before either the due date or when I start judging; otherwise I will not count it.
5. Please submit your entry into the "Current Fantage Fair Competition Entries" folder in our group's gallery or I will not notice/count it. I will usually remind you to put it there if it has not been there already.
6. Unless the competition allows collab/group work, please make your entry by yourself. Don't bribe anyone to do it for you, unless you need help animating it or making a preview.
7. Entries have to be Fantage-related, no matter what type of medium or art is used.
8. Please don't bash others with mean comments about their entries, they may be offended!
9. If you have questions, please ask! I may forget to add things. And don't worry, I won't bash you, there's really no such thing as a dumb question.
10. Enjoy and have fun!

Prizes:
1st place - 15 :points:
2nd place - 10 :points:
3rd place - 5 :points:

Ramadan's tiring. :iconfario-p:

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