This is a contest about making smileys that look medieval (think knights, fair ladies and violent kings). It's OK to make them pseudo-medieval, like a knight using a computer. But bright ideas are shown with a torch, not a light bulb, and so on.
If this contest becomes popular, other themes will follow.
1. NO STOLEN ART!
Images must be created by Elftowners and posted here by the original artist. Which means, no matter how much you might like a particular image on somebody's house, you are not allowed to add it here. This includes random images from the net too. MAKE YOUR OWN DARN IMAGES, DON'T STEAL THEM AND TRY TO CLAIM THEM AS YOUR OWN! That makes us angry, very angry indeed.
If you use another image to create your smiley, you must explain this when submitting it, and you must be allowed to use the other image (it can for example be another submission to this contest, see 5.).
The smileys should be 25 pixels high and in PNG format. They should look good on any light background, but possible also on dark backgrounds.
3. Submit as much as you want
All members can submit as many smileys as they want.
4. ALL IMAGES MUST BE UPLOADED TO ELFTOWN!
To upload many images at ones, you can use the feature 'Upload a folder of images' that is shown on your house.
This feature allows you to upload one, multiple images or zip-files to a wikipage. <URL:upload_zip.html>
Once you click this link you can follow the instructions. See also uploading images.
5. Freedom to the smileys!
By submitting the smileys to this contest, you agree to that they are free for anyone to use anywhere. Others are allowed to use and to modify the smileys. But no one can take away that you made the smiley.
All smileys with enough (it depend on how voters there are) votes will be used on public emotions and all smileys with less enough votes will be published on medival smileys. Your name will always be associated with the smileys and you have unlimited bragging rights. If you get 3 or more smileys on public emotions, you'll get a Masters of Building badge (or the appropriate upgrade).
Voting will take place on this page with a multivoting poll.
15th of May 2008. Submissions are welcome afterwards, but it will be much harder to get enough votes then.
8. Wanted smileys
Here are some suggestions, but of course there are more. Try to make emotions not already made!
Happy, angry, crazy happy, in a hurry, loving, no clue, saint, money loving, studying, bright idea, starving, eating, authoritarian, frightened...
Place submissions below this paragraph. Put all your smileys with a link to your Elftown house and a name for the smiley. Make sure to have an exported Elftown house if you want a chance to get credit if the smiley is used somewhere else.
1. [Zab] - Happy swordsman. (I just wanted some image to be on the page. >_> it looked empty)
2849) Which medieval smileys do you find useful? (Administrator: [Hedda])
Number of voters: 106
2008-03-28[Cia_mar]: could make him a monk with a tonsure! he already has the hair about right for that! lol
2008-03-28[Calico Tiger]: Actually, [Hedda], you are incorrect. Glass are from medieval times. And from before. The Emperor Nero (1st century) is suspected to have worn the first recorded corrective lens.
If that's not good enough, to quote wikipedia, "Around 1284 in Italy, Salvino D'Armate is credited with inventing the first wearable eye glasses. The earliest pictorial evidence for the use of eyeglasses, however, is Tomaso da Modena's 1352 portrait of the cardinal Hugh de Provence reading in a scriptorium. Another early example would be a depiction of eyeglasses found north of the Alpes in an altarpiece of the church of Bad Wildungen, Germany, in 1403."
And the middle ages / medieval period is from the 5th century to the 16th century.
2008-03-29[Calico Tiger]: Yar, same here. I was curious, so had to look it up XD I remembered depictions of merlin and various other scribes and scholars wearing glasses, but I couldn't remember how many of those were more modern depictions as opposed to actual historical depictions of scholars and the like.
i am trying to figure out what this one is... could someone enlighten me please???
2008-03-29[Mikie9191]: it's obvious surely cia-mar... its a paratrooper cunningly thinking about a great big steaming pile of gold. What else could it be?
2008-03-29[The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: lol well I was thinking more along the lines of an evil church person.. you know, Spanish inquisition and all that. :P
2008-03-29[iippo]: Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
2008-03-30[deRevenant]: hehe, alrighty then....the rest of the original series i finally put up there :)
2008-03-30[Cia_mar]: ah *hums*..."the inquisition....what a show"...*blushes*.......um sorry...lol... got lost for a moment
ah, i guess it was just that the hat looked more like a french beret than a what i thought they wore those conical hat things
2008-04-04[Hedda]: I love the orcs, but they aren't medieval. Don't remove them though, because I think we should add them to the public emotions first.
2008-04-05[Lady Ice]: ogres and orcs lived in medieval times. you know, with the unicorns and dragons.
2008-04-06[The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: blarg. Just my luck. I thought maybe they would count... ah well. I guess I still get to see them on public smilies.. which is also cool. Public emotions is getting rather large though...
2008-04-06[The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: oh, I just noticed that part of the green is showing outside the orcs' main head space. Give me a day or so to erase the semi-transparent green and I'll re-post them.
2008-04-15[deRevenant]: fyi, i added one new guy, and changed the others ~~