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Old 10-06-2010, 12:49 PM   #1
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Javyar Challenge #2- Oct 6- Dec 10

Stay tuned was the request and here is the reward, the second new Javyar challenge.

This challenge we are going to have a little fun. In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, this challenge will encompass the use of any holiday from this point on to Christmas as part of the Star Wars theme. Here is the catch which is well iterated by machievelli:

You cannot use the name of the holiday. You can make reference to certain elements but be careful in how you use them. Below is a quote from the Expert forum regarding holidays. Other than that, have fun.

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A note on Holidays;

Ever since the really bad Star Wars Christmas Special, I have been leery of using holiday garb for Star Wars. The idea that a furred race (The Wookie) would intentionally wear something from another culture (Long white choir robes no less) is absurd. Clothing is for two things alone, protection from weather and natural conditions, or as ornamentation. But think, can you see a Wookie wearing a three piece suit?

If you can, I suggest therapy.

Yet people persist in using two major holiday almost consistently, and one in an on again off again manner.

They are Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's day.

Fine. But did any of you consider that Christmas is celebrated in less than half of the world? And Halloween celebrated in even less. Halloween in fact in primarily a holiday of the English speaking world.

Valentine's day oddly enough is celebrated here and in England, but outside of Japan, not much else of the world. The Japanese go so far as to break the holiday in half, one part on 14 February when the girl give the boy darker chocolates, and the 14th of March when the boy gives the girl white chocolate (Called oddly enough, white chocolate day).

So like the article above, here is how to cheat on holidays, getting them in, but at the same time not offending your friendly neighborhood critic.

don't use common trappings: Leave out the mistletoe, the Christmas Carols, the Christmas Tree, or any religious connotations. Every major religion on the planet has a holiday similar to Christmas, so you can get away with this. The same goes with Halloween, since you have Obon in August in Japan, The day of the Dead in November in the South American countries, and Halloween here. There are a lot of reasons to play dress up, so costume parties are not a problem.

The second possible way is to create the equvilant of the Christmas story but in the context of the society of Star Wars. The Original Santa Claus for example was a Turkish Archbishop who wandered the streets in disguise, and listened to the complaints of the people. After judging whether they deserved it or not, he would then roam the streets and throw coins over the back walls into their houses. Halloween started as a seasonal holiday which is linked to the dead, and claiming that the veil between worlds is thinnest that day. So every fire in the kingdom would be put out, then a massive bonfire (Sometimes with a few prisoners to toast) would be lit signifying that life goes on. The only part of Halloween that does not really translate is Trick or treat, but if you use your imaginations, you can come up with a logical reason for it.

So use your imaginations

If you want to use the holiday as it stands, expect me to complain.

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Old 10-06-2010, 01:18 PM   #2
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Gah. You would post the post Mach mentioned after I'd spent a half hour looking for it. XP Oh well.

I'll most likely take some time to write something for this one - I haven't competed in Javyar's in forever. Looking forward to it!
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:01 PM   #3
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LOL Doc. Glad that you are on board. Looking forward to your entry.

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Old 12-06-2010, 02:54 PM   #4
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Attention CECers! The due date for entries for this competition is this Friday Dec 10. Please have all entries submitted by 5pm that evening.

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Old 12-08-2010, 08:34 PM   #5
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Oh balls. I completely forgot about this. I dunno if I'll have anything ready for the end of the week. -_-
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:07 PM   #6
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Well since we've had few entries, I am extending the contest to the end of this week. So by Fri, Dec 17th have your entries in.

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Old 12-16-2010, 07:57 PM   #7
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As of now I only have one entry for this challenge. The window is closing to submit (12/17 by 5pm). So come on my Christmas turkeys and show off your work in the Javyar Challenge.

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Old 12-20-2010, 12:21 PM   #8
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Since there is only one entry, the author is the automatic winner. The piece will be left in Javyars for the holidays for all to enjoy. New competition in January. Happy Holidays!

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