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Final banners before close - request here

Hi all! Here's where you can request a banner for our last phase.

Please post this in the comments, and I'll post the banner in a reply to that comment:



You can request until October 25.

You don't have to have participated this phase to be able to request a banner. If you participated in earlier times you can request, but also - maybe you thought about doing challenges but didn't post anything, or maybe you commented on other people's challenge entries. Maybe you just sent the comm some happy thoughts. I'm glad for everyone who has been a part of this comm in whatever way, so don't be shy!

Challenge Reminder, and Submit-a-Thon!

Hi all! Our final challenges,
Writing Challenge: Saying Goodbye
The Themed Challenge
are technically due in a few days, but feel free to submit as long as we are open.

Also, a comment on a past post reminded me of the fact that sometimes people do challenges and then forget to submit them. I know it's happened to me and it's quite frustrating to not be able to share what you've made. So this post is open for comments - if there are any past challenges that you did and forgot to submit and want to share, please comment with a link to your work! There will be a comment thread for those past challenges, and it's optional for you to leave a link to the challenge post or mention what the challenge was about.

There will also be a comment thread where you can share *any* Stargate related work (crossovers are okay) - so if you've done something that wasn't for this community and you'd like to share here, please do.

I encourage you to check back here to see if there's new stuff for you to look at/talk about/otherwise enjoy :)

Writing Challenge: Saying Goodbye

So since this is the final challenge for the community, I wanted it to be a writing one, but one that would "take us out with a bang".  And that is saying goodbye.

You can take this a couple of different ways; you can either have two characters saying goodbye (for either the day, the night, or a lifetime), or you can talk about "the day" that you realized you've let go of the Stargate fandom.  So fiction or meta - your choice.

Some ideas could be Jack saying goodbye to Daniel as Jack heads to a meeting, or Elizabeth Weir, in her own quiet, private way, saying goodbye to Simon on the last night they spend together on Earth before she heads to Antarctica, knowing she may never come back ever again.  You can interpret this any way that you want!  From hope to heartbreak - the field is wide open.

Story should be a minimum of 100 words, and are due by September 28th.  You can post it on your own private LJ (with permissions for the public to read it) or over on AO3.  Just make sure to link it from here!

The Themed Challenge



So this is the final challenge and it's a little different to normal. I'm providing six themes for you to choose from, feel free to interpret them as literally or loosely as you like. You can make ANY kind of artwork that you like for any number of the themes. That's icons, picspams, wallpapers, banners, headers, posters, love bars and anything else you can think of! Vids are also welcome! There are no minimum or maximum requirements. If you want to make one icon, that's perfectly fine. If you suddenly get the urge to make twenty wallpapers, that's also fine - and wow, go you! :)

Themes to choose from:
Family/Friendship
Hurt/Comfort
Action
Quote
Life, the Universe and Everything
The End of an Era

Due date: September 30th 2013

Post either your artwork or a link to a post on your LJ or on sgc_social as a comment to this post. For general rules of how to submit, please check this post here.

Make sure to ask any questions in the Questions thread below. Have fun!

Unfortunately, it's that time...

Hi all. After a lot of thought, I need to announce the closure of stargatecountry. It's been very slow here and the Stargate fandom on LJ is slowing down to an extent that I think making changes here would not be enough to liven up the comm over the long term.

I know having a comm close can be hard if you've grown to expect it to be around - please know that the decision was not made lightly, and that I am sorry for any negative impact.


There will be two final challenges and a post where you can request participation banners before the comm closes in about a month.


A huge thank you to those who have helped behind the scenes, as well as to each of you who has been here at stargatecountry - I appreciate all of you so much.

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The Hot Or Cold Challenge

I'm a day late, but here's the challenge for August!

As you no doubt know, just by looking out your window, we're either in the dead heat of Summer (Northern Hemisphere) or Winter (Southern Hemisphere).  Here's what your challenge is:

Write a story between 250 and 1,000 words centered around the Stargate characters of your choice, in the season that you're 6 months away from.  For instance, if you're freezing your toes off in Sydney, then write about Jack and T'ealc being lost in the midday sun on a jungle planet.  Or if you're in Paris, write about SGA-1 - John, Rodney, Teyla, and Rodney - gating out into the middle of a Winter snowstorm.  Whatever character and whatever fandom - SGA, SG1, or SGU, but it must be in the opposite season you're experiencing right now.

Entries are due Sunday August 25th - 2 weeks from today.  You can post your story in the community, your own journal, or an archive (such as AO3).  Just submit a link to your story below.

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Season 3 Wallpapers (Season 1 for SGU)



Fans of SG1 and SGA, you are making wallpapers from Season 3 of your show. Fans of SGU, you are making wallpapers from Season 1. If you wish, you may make a wallpaper that crosses more than one of the Stargate shows, but please ensure you keep to the stated seasons for each of the shows you use.

Wallpapers should be no less than 1024 x 768, no maximum size limit applies. Feel free to make as many wallpapers as you wish!

Due date: Friday August 23rd, 2013

Post either your wallpaper(s) or a link to a post on your LJ or on sgc_social as a comment to this post. For general rules of how to submit, please check this post here.

Make sure to ask any questions in the Questions thread below. Have fun!

Panorama Icons Challenge



This time we're making panorama icon sets. Submit one (or more, as you wish) panorama icon set of five icons, made from the same screencap. One example can be found here on my LJ and four more can be found here on larmay's LJ.

Due date: Wednesday July 24th, 2013

Post either your icon set(s) or a link to a post on your LJ or on sgc_social as a comment to this post. For general rules of how to submit, please check this post here.

Make sure to ask any questions in the Questions thread below. Have fun!

Wallpaper Challenge Reminder

I forgot to remind people about the Wallpaper Challenge, so I'm reminding you all now and giving you all a couple of extra days too! The new deadline is Friday June 28th.

Season 2 Wallpaper Challenge



This time we're making iPhone/iPod sized wallpapers for Season 2. All wallpapers must be 320 x 480 pixels in size and must be from Season 2 of any Stargate show. Screencaps, behind the scenes and promotional photos are all allowed. Enter as many wallpapers as you wish!

Due date: Friday June 28th, 2013

Post either a thumbnail with a link to the full size wallpaper or a link to a post on your LJ or on sgc_social as a comment to this post. For general rules of how to submit, please check this post here.

Make sure to ask any questions in the Questions thread below. Have fun!