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DACAD, OCTs, and other acronyms

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 22, 2009, 3:08 PM
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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 conartist18.deviantart.com/jou… - 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 ebon-spire-oct.deviantart.com/… sci-fi multi-inter-super-dimensional fantasy travel. 8| At least I think that's the official genre. Go check it out. XD

:iconocbz: ocbz.deviantart.com/ &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 roninsultramix.deviantart.com/ - 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
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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
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:iconnuuhkusakura:
NuuhkuSakura Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
GAAAAAAAHHHHH!!! I LOVE THAT LITTLE LILITH SMILEY THERE!!!!
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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.
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:iconaeovis:
Aeovis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Another that just opened up an account is :iconbonds-of-string:
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:iconif-love-was-blue:
IF-LovE-WaS-BluE Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Where do you find OCT's?
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:iconxdeadxsoulx:
xdeadxsoulx Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Are any of these for Writers also?
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:icondictatorofrandomosia:
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Might want to check these out.
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:iconxdeadxsoulx:
xdeadxsoulx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Yar.
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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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:iconryanoat:
RyanOat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
For those who can not make it durring the normal session but still wish to participate, can you some how send a link to youtube or something of the session?
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GarrettVFinazzo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm ready for that tournament of most villainous nature, of dark and decrepit intentions, of malicious and malevolent methodology. In fact, I'm starving for it.
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Megeso Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
I first heard of an OCT from you actually. But I've been following LoT since its start, and I really love it. I almost joined one too, buuuttt... bagged out lol

Personally I think that if they're done right, they're pretty cool.
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:icondarkshoal:
darkshoal Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Gaarh, I have yet to see an OCT that features writing instead of drawing :/

Thanks for the heads up and organizing the Academy, hopefully they'll be a little for writers there ^^
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:icondictatorofrandomosia:
[link]
[link]

These people are hosting some upcoming OCTs that include writers, if you check their journals. A few other people have commented above you asking about OCTs for writers, and this is what I got.
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:icondarkshoal:
darkshoal Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Thank you, I thought I'd read them all but must have missed those :/
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:iconyuritsuki:
Yuritsuki Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
There was the OCT Desire that featured writing. But you're way too late for that unfortunately ;;
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:icondarkshoal:
darkshoal Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Oh wells, I think I've found another one ^^
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:iconmahadma:
Mahadma Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
about the seance.... chaos was expected which is my reason for liking it
and about bloodthirsty unicorns....played Overlord? awesome game
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:icontzukasa:
Tzukasa Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
End how's gonna work the forum for the academy?
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AuroraWhite Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Remember that some students can come from all over the world.Please put that into consideration when tuning DAcademy.I want to learn and attend lectures,but I fear that time may not be on my side.Might I suggest a record,like a summary or detailed recording of lectures that have been done or something similar.
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BootShark Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
:iconlilithplz:
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:iconliobi:
liobi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Student Writer
Waahh!! Also check out :iconstripeymistress:'s OCT, By Random Chance, an OCT for both Writers and Artists. A circus/fantasy themed OCT, so come prepared!
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:icondunethehutt:
DuneTheHutt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Dame, I missed! >.< Just "love" exam session.
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:iconbeefeebrillate:
beefeebrillate Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009   Filmographer
I am sooo joining Artists At The Ready.
love that lilith plz by the way.
:iconlilithplz:
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joe021093 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
>_< too bad I can't show up. I wonder if there's anyway I could be a student if I didn't show up.
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:icondarkan-kana:
Darkan-Kana Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too bad DAcademy started at 9PM in my country, so I couldn't come even if I wanted to.
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:iconchinky-chan:
Chinky-chan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww..it would be really nice if I could join DAcademy, the only problem is I'm so busy with school so I don't have time.
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:iconchinky-chan:
Chinky-chan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww..it would be really nice if I could join DAcademy, the only problem is I'm so busy with school so I don't have time.
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:iconyogaji:
Yogaji Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Oh, snap!
This sounds kickass! :XD:
Maybe one day I'll join one of these
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:iconclockheart:
Clockheart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
it would like police academy... :D
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:iconkatiedesousa:
katiedesousa Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad the intro chat went well, I'm sorry I couldn't make it! I'll have to pop in another time ^^
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:iconatomicstoney:
AtomicStoney Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Here's another acronym: TL;DR.

...I keed, I keed.

Anyways. Deeeeefinitely gonna be all over AatR like white on rice. 8|
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:iconchroma102:
Chroma102 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Aha, my friend is also starting one of these OCT with one of the most unusual first prizes. |D;
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:icongee-man:
Gee-Man Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Oh man I'd love to join that Artists at the Ready one. Would give me an excuse to vomit all of my OC's in one place. :lol:
Too bad I'm so slow when it comes to drawing comics. Ah well, I guess that's one of the reasons why I showed up at DACAD in the first place. =P
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:iconroninsultramix:
RoninsUltramix Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Thanks for mentioning us dude. I have my eyes on you though. I know what you did last summer.
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:iconmissusruin:
missusruin Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
The intro to DACAD was HILARIOUS AMOUNTS OF FUN. :heart:
I'm so happy I went. c: I feel like it brings us closer as a community when many of us are involved in things like that.

FFF OCTs.
My small reallyreally close group of DA friends and I have been talking so much about them for the past few weeks. It's something I've always really wanted to do, but haven't because these kinds of things make me so nervous. :XD:
But it would be such a fantastic learning experience, we've sworn between ourselves we'd join one this year.
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:iconelemental-magus:
Elemental-Magus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D I'm Excited for Oberon's Garden OCT

Have to go check out Ebon's Spire tho, sounds awesome
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:iconconmandamned:
conmandamned Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
I'd also love to see Endling at the ready~

Thanks for the promo chum!
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:icondarkhalo4321:
DarkHalo4321 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Recent OCBZ tourney is HIGHWAY and auditions end on Feb. 28 I believe :3

Nice icons of Lilith and Ree :) They are very cute! Did you make those or did someone make them for you?
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:iconpsychasthenic:
Psychasthenic Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
We're AWESOME
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:iconwitch-girl-pilar:
witch-girl-pilar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009   Digital Artist
Will you be doing your Artist's at the Ready promo poster? It'd be so amazing to your version. :D
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:iconipl0x:
iPl0x Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
I love reading the entries for OCTs, but I never join them due to lack of time and creativity. However, I did join an OCT by *MyNameIsMad for people who don't have time or can't draw. Pretty much it's a tournament to be the shittiest person ever. One of these days I might join a serious tournament xD
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:iconyuritsuki:
Yuritsuki Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Thank you, Endling.

I'll be shedding a little more light on the OCT I'm hosting in a journal pretty quickly.
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:icondragontrap:
dragontrap Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
I've always wanted to join one of those OCT's... but I always feel like my art really isn't suited for trying to do them (there are some AMAZING artists who participate in those)
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:iconpunky-mind:
Punky-Mind Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
I hope I can participate in the DACAD soon =] I'm just kind of busy at the moment ^^;
Anyway, I'll check out the OCT's, they sound very cool =D
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:icongulstab:
Gulstab Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Mhmm, thanks for suggesting these. Even if I don't have time to enter, it'll be interesting to follow some of them. :)
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:iconhyuga-skyjade:
Hyuga-Skyjade Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009   Photographer
Your Endzone tournament and the Law of Talos inspired me to start my own tournament. It opened on January 1st, although I don't think that it'll be as grand as yours. Maybe in a few years time...:)
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:iconryunatta:
Ryunatta Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Am really intrested in joining as a student, but am really not sure how... Can i join. I wasnt aware of the introductory chat...
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:icontobogi:
Tobogi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
flee my chlidern flee
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