colls: (SG1 Vala_)
colls ([personal profile] colls) wrote in [community profile] caffeinatedmagic2012-11-23 06:48 pm
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DECEMBER LIMS - FAQ

Let's have a LIMS round!

LIMS stands for Last Icon Maker Standing and it's set of an elimination challenges. Examples of some LJ communities that ran LIMS challenges are:
[livejournal.com profile] lantis_lims
[livejournal.com profile] sg1_lims
[livejournal.com profile] likethegun_lims

SCHEDULE & CHALLENGES
- Challenge 1 will begin on December 1st.
- Most challenges will have a set of approximately 8-10 screencaps to choose from (see links below for those of you who may like to get a head start). Your icon should be made from one of the provided screencaps. The exception will be any technical challenges (ie. negative space, text etc).
- Each challenge will last one week.
- We'll have as many challenges as it takes to eliminate all by one icon maker.

Categories & Screencaps:
Challenge 01: Outdoors
Challenge 02: Ladies
Challenge 03: Duos
Challenge 04: Guys
Challenge 05: Negative Space (free form - use any cap)
Challenge 06: Hugs & Kisses
Challenge 07: First Impressions
Challenge 08: Action
Challenge 09: Use Your Words (free form - use any cap)
Challenge 10: Sad
Challenge 11: Happy
Challenge 12: Confrontation



Rules
- You must be signed up to participate in the round. Sign up by participating in the first challenge.
- You may submit only one icon per challenge.
- Your icon must meet usual standards; 100x100, original work, etc.
- Please don't post your icon elsewhere until voting is done.
- No skips. If you don't enter a challenge, you'll be eliminated.
- Please vote! Please ask your friends to vote! Please do not ask your friends to vote for you.


If you'd like to provide screencaps for consideration in the challenges, please leave a comment with the category name, fandom name and a link to the cap. I will try to select a variety of caps from those submitted in each category. Remember, the higher-quality, the better.
Some of the later challenges could use some screencaps if you're still interested in volunteering some, although we may not get to those challenges depending on participation? IDK.

To sign up, simply participate in the first challenge and you're IN THE GAME! :D
naushika: (Avengers - Loki - orange)

[personal profile] naushika 2012-11-24 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
Omg dis gon be goooood. :D
everythingshiny: (teen wolf | scott)

[personal profile] everythingshiny 2012-11-24 02:12 am (UTC)(link)
bring ittttttt cupcake
everythingshiny: (teen wolf | silver fox)

[personal profile] everythingshiny 2012-11-24 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
Action
beauty and the beast : http://i.imgur.com/toONT.jpg

Happy
Hart of Dixie : http://i.imgur.com/IIIRF.jpg

Ladies
ouat : http://i.imgur.com/AfWQZ.jpg
ouat : http://i.imgur.com/5pZaY.jpg
elementary : http://i.imgur.com/n4dj7.jpg

Guys
chicago fire : http://i.imgur.com/v7bm0.jpg

Hugs & Kisses
chicago fire : http://i.imgur.com/OjB2o.jpg

First Impressions (Pilot episodes or first scene of a character)

Duos (caps with more than one person)
chicago fire : http://i.imgur.com/lGygC.jpg

Outside
beauty and the beast : http://i.imgur.com/v07Rw.jpg
elementary : http://i.imgur.com/3lISa.jpg
supermanda: (Default)

[personal profile] supermanda 2012-11-28 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Challenge 05 & 09 - I don't quite understand what these ones mean.

I'm quite new to this :0
goodbyebird: Luther: Luther is standing in Alice's kitchen, leaning on the counter. Alice watches him. (Luther tell me again why are you here)

[personal profile] goodbyebird 2012-11-29 12:27 pm (UTC)(link)
The icon I'm using right now is negative space, meaning a lot of blank space around the characters. Outdoor scenes are good for this, or a lot of people just crop out the character and use a single color background. But don't worry, challenge posts like that usually have icon examples :)

The second just means there should be text on the icon somewhere.
supermanda: (Seasonal Mew)

[personal profile] supermanda 2012-11-30 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, perfect. Good to know:)
supermanda: (Seasonal Mew)

[personal profile] supermanda 2012-11-30 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
Gotcha. Thank you!
everythingshiny: (happy endings | jane)

[personal profile] everythingshiny 2012-11-29 08:11 pm (UTC)(link)
your caps are great :D
goodbyebird: Mad Men: Peggy takes notes. (Mad Men Peggy it's all in my notes)

[personal profile] goodbyebird 2012-12-13 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Your icon should be made from one of the provided screencaps.

So it that it should be made from one of the screencaps, or could I theoretically blend several caps(from the same folder/challenge).