21 June 2012 @ 07:57 am
the Crab  


the Crab.
round ends: 09:59pm 22th July (UTC)




Quality - Negative: emotion, empathy, sensitivity.
Element - Water: deep, nurturing, sympathetic.
Mode - Cardinal: action; initiative.
Body part - Chest, breasts
Traditional definitions - A crab is able to walk or run sideways. Similarly, Cancer natives can sometimes "move about" in life, in a figurative sense, in an indirect manner. The crab's body is covered by a carapace (shell). Cancer natives are self-protective and sensitive, and often retreat into themselves when hurt. Crabs are able to resist changes in the environment, thereby protecting themselves from hostile elements in various habitats. Similarly, Cancer natives are thought to avoid too much change, and to be on the defensive.




--- Please read our general rules
--- Remember entries must have minimum a value of 12 [icons are worth 1, wallpapers worth 4]



Choose ONE of the following challenge options. All graphics in your post must fit within that challenge. Furthermore, you must use only ONE fandom for your graphics, unless it is otherwise stated within the rules of the specific challenge. With that in mind, we do encourage multiple entries per person!


Regular Challenges:

#1 - The Nurturer: The subject of your graphics must be a nurturer, a parent-figure, and/or a mentor. Fandom examples include Giles (BtVS), Catelyn Stark, Dumbledore. [multifandom]

#2 - Silver, Pearls & the Sea: The colouring of your graphics must be WHITE or SILVER, or the graphics must use THE SEA as a visual element. Your set may mix and match white, silver & the sea.

#3 - Hard Shells: Your graphics should be sharp and bold (strong contrasts or true blacks), with no glow or soft focus.

#4 - Emote & Express: The subject of your graphics should be physically expressing any strong emotion.


Herculan Labour Challenges (extra tricky!):

#5 - The Nurterer Continued: The subject of your graphics must be a Nurturer with their 'child' or focus of attention (graphic must feature at least 2 people). Fandom examples include Cersei with Joffery, Mrs Weasley with anyone, Gemma Teller with Jax/the MC, Mary Margaret with Henry or Emma. [multifandom]

#6 - Home: Graphics must focus on the home and the characters who live there. The home could travel with the character (SPN, Doctor Who), or simply play a major part in the character's life (Downton Abbey, Dollhouse, Game of Thrones). Graphics must include both the home and the character(s) in each icon/wallpaper. [multifandom]

#7 - Hard Shells Continued: Your graphics should be bold and sharp, with no glow or soft focus. Furthermore, the subject of your graphic must be known for being for 'having a hard shell' or 'tough exterior'. [multifandom]

#8 - Emote & Express Continued: The subject of your graphics should be physically expressing a strong emotion. All graphics must express the same emotion. [multifandom]



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Examples
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for all non-icon images, right-click 'view image' for fullsize.

01.


imaginary_lives | fuuurs | longerthanwedo | prettybutt | mm3butterfly
songburst | feel_the_fire | longerthanwedo | kasiopeia | charmingthrone


02.


endearest | endearest | daynawashere | feel_the_fire | theotherayn
motorized | absofruitly | deternot | mediocrechick | calikalie
(01-06 Silver or White, 07-10 the Sea)

03.


marylou_gr | prettybutt | tunaeverynight | vetica | outoftime
fuuurs | shoqolad | endearest | prettybutt | fancifull


04.


mm3butterfly | ohgollygeedamn | feel_the_fire | gigglemonster | endearest
xmaidelx | letsey_x | gigglemonster | wickedgrdn | sterre


06.


blue_emotion | calikalie | raiindust | hopeitallaway | dallowayward
theotherayn | detailsoflove | clubinthesky | spud66cat | colourmayfade


07.


born_butterfly | motorized | intodelirium | intodelirium | everdeadly
hauntes | xmaidelx | born_butterfly | justmyb0nes | endearest




http://theongreyjoy.tumblr.com/ - the Nurturer & the nurtured [Challenge #1 & #5]
http://princezuko.tumblr.com/ - Hard Shells & the Hard Shelled [Challenge #3 & #7]


visionsbeyond - the Nurturer [Challenge #1]


no_delusion - Hard Shells [Challenge #3 & #7]


motorized - Pearls, Silver & the Sea (White Dominated) [Challenge #2]


adina_mpj - Pearls, Silver & the Sea (Silver Dominated) [Challenge #2]


endearest - Emote & Express [Challenge #4]


endearest - Home [Challenge #6]
 
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.endearest on June 20th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
QUESTIONS
ngl, I'm expecting a few :P
To Hell with this. I'm gonna live!: ⇒ Sarah Connor ☆ Badassjustmyb0nes on June 21st, 2012 06:07 am (UTC)
by "sea" you mean water in general or really only the sea?

I have a little vocabulary problem: I don't understand "having a hard shell" *hides*
.endearest on June 21st, 2012 06:15 am (UTC)
No no that's fine! I'll be flexible with this, it should be visible natural water (i.e not pools) but doesn't have to be the sea (can be rivers, lakes etc).

Having a hard shell is someone who on the outside is tough and hard to understand or get to know, for example Kara Thrace, Dean Winchester, Iron Man. Does that help?
bazinga, punk.wickedgrdn on June 20th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
OMG FUN. Cannot wait to enter! :)
hopeitallaway on June 20th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
that's my sign, and this post looks beautiful. i can't wait to get started. also thank you so much for including one of my icons.
jørgenvetica on June 22nd, 2012 09:31 am (UTC)
It's my sign as well, i should try to enter this one :D
lindarosslindaross on November 22nd, 2012 07:59 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing
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