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DACAD, OCTs, and other acronyms

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 22, 2009, 3:08 PM

Thanks to everybody who showed up for the introductory session in the DACAD chat. :3 We appreciate your patience in the overall semi-chaotic format we had going there for a while. XD This is still a learning process after all, and over time we hope to continue fine-tuning this process until we are a slick running engine of creative juggernautery. 8|

We're currently putting together a forum, and a base of operation here on DA (an account for the assignments to be shown off together), an event calendar to announce when artists are going to be able to give lectures of their choice, among many other things. But the initial burst of interest has been wonderful, and so far things are looking up. :3

Next on the list! OCTs! You know them, you love them, or quite possibly loathe them. There sure are a good deal of them around nowadays. What am I talking about? OCT = original character tournament, a format for creative sequential artists to pit their  skills against one another in various settings and plotlines and such. They seem to currently be all the rage here on DA, with no shortage of stuff to join.

I wanted to mention a few for folks who were looking to get their fix:

:iconganondorfthethird: Oberon's Garden ganondorfthethird.deviantart.c… - This is a fantasy tournament with twists, something I think I can appreciate, as most folks consider traditional fantasy to be a boring subject to deal with. In my opinion that's kind of refreshing, with all the other OCTs in existence trying to push as far from the norm as possible. The classics work for a reason y'know! Well. Not too classic. I mean. It has bloodthirsty unicorns. Where the hell else are you going to get bloodthirsty unicorns? 8D

:iconconmandamned::iconyuritsuki: Artist's at the Ready… - A tournament wherein you enter YOURSELF along with the ability to summon your own original characters to your side to duke it out with your opponent. Scheduled for the summer, I believe. Sounds pretty cool to me. :3

:iconebon-spire-oct: The Ebon Spire… sci-fi multi-inter-super-dimensional fantasy travel. 8| At least I think that's the official genre. Go check it out. XD

:iconocbz: &nbs… There actually seem to be quite a few tourneys and such popping out of this one, I'm not sure which is the most recent but all of them seem quite interesting.

:iconroninsultramix: SDL - Well hell. There's always stuff to do at SDL. :3

..there also seems to be a tournament of a most villainous nature, of dark and decrepit intentions, of malicious and malevolent methodology on the horizon.. however.. it's too early to talk about that right now. But soon enough. <3

Anyway, thanks for reading folks. Go out there and be creative.


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seed-chan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Awwww I wonder why the Yamabushi Tournament isn't on here D8 It needs more people and there's also a cash prize that might help peeps out thar. I think it's also an OCT much worth mentioning O3O
riais Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the list of OTCs. Its so hard to find stuff like that if you aren't in the "know" I look all over and can never find them


oh, and I'm totally checking out DACAD
NuuhkuSakura Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
caged-disorder Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
God it's awesome you're posting oct links!

~Bonds-of-String here's one that just started if you're interested in posting it I'd be thrilled and honored that you would give the link.
Aeovis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Another that just opened up an account is :iconbonds-of-string:
IF-LovE-WaS-BluE Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Where do you find OCT's?
xdeadxsoulx Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Are any of these for Writers also?

Might want to check these out.
xdeadxsoulx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
KingKento Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
I appreciate the tournament recommendations. Im not always sure how to search these things out, so that was a help in finding some.
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