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December 15, 2012


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As usual, this week's prizes are listed at the end.

Holiday Contest Week 2 Results
Congratulations to Enalla! She's won a greyscale portrait, 200 dA points, and a journal feature. The random drawing results are posted here.

My favorite cat humor link was sent to me by Michelle-JP. For this, she's won 100 points. If you're curious about what had me laughing like a crazy person, check it out here.

Holiday Contest Week 3

RULES (These are the exact same ones that were posted last week and apply to every week for this contest.)
1) Watchers only, please.
2) There will be four separate raffles:
1st- Starts now (12/2) Closes (12/8) Winner announced (12/9)
2nd- Starts (12/9) Closes (12/15) Winner announced (12/16)
3rd- Starts (12/16) Closes (12/22) Winner announced (12/23)
4th- Starts (12/23) Closes (12/31). Winner announced on New Years Day.
3) Only one entry per person, per week. If you don't win this week, feel free to enter again next week when this week's winner is randomly chosen.
4) You must answer the questions posted for that week to be entered. Just commenting "eNter me Plz" isn't going to cut it. (Come on. I think I'm making this pretty easy already...)
5) Don't worry about assigning raffle numbers to each of your answers. I'll take care of assigning you a number in a response comment.
6) Winners will be announced in the same journal entry that announces the questions and prizes for the following week's raffle.
7) The prizes get bigger every week. As stated earlier, you can be the winner for only one week's raffle. This means you can't win the larger prizes in later weeks if you've already won a previous week's [smaller] prizes. I won't be announcing any of the prizes ahead of their week either, so the gamble of when to start entering is up to you.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION There's only one question this week because it requires a little extra thought. A brief explanation of your answer would be awesome.

1) In your opinion, what is the difference (if there is one) between the definition of "fangirl" and "fanboy"? Does it only designate gender? Or do you feel that each indicates a separate set of behaviors? For example, can a female be a "fanboy" when she passionately argues what the intentions were of the creator of her favorite TV show? Can a male "fangirl" over a character that he finds attractive or fascinating? Or will the former always be a "fangirl" and the latter always a "fanboy" due to their gender?

I don't think there's only one correct answer, so please don't feel like it's possible to get this "wrong." I'm just curious about what you guys think.

•A journal feature for you and/or your group
•One greyscale portrait, with colorsplash if desired
•300 dA points
•A 1 month subscription to dA
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
COMMENTS/ENTRIES FOR WEEK 3 ARE NOW CLOSED. Entry requests posted after this comment will not be included in this week's drawing.
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Entries will close in three hours.
AlatusAquae Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Interesting question. The vast majority of my friends are female, so I've never really had any opportunity to use or think about the term 'fanboy.' But I think for some reason it'll feel less weird to call a guy a fangirl than vice versa. Maybe that's just because I'm not as familiar with typical fanboy behavior, while if a guy emits a high pitched squeal that's pretty fangirl behavior. But overall, I would determine it on the gender of the fan definitely. I call it fangirling when my friend is stalking two million pictures of a male actor, I call it fangirling when I fill my tumblr with pictures of female actresses, and I call it fangirling when I'm debating with my friend over which character is truly evil and to blame for everything that's going wrong in the show. Mostly just because me and my friends are all girls and I would feel weird calling us fanboys.
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting. Just goes to show how much peoples' ideas of the terms can differ based on experience and opinion. :)

Thanks for entering! You have ticket 22.
Bistraja Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have never thought of it that way, to define fangirl and fanboy by anything other than gender, hmmm. I actually haven't seen fanboy being used that much either so I haven't even seen the difference of peoples usage xD
But now that I think of it, I would still not think of them with different sorts of behavior, just to show gender :)
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the comment! You have ticket 21.
spadiekitchenqueen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I thought at first that fangirls could only fangirl about guys, hence making girls be able to be both fangirls and fanboys, when fanning over female characters, but the more I think about it, the more I think it doens't really make sense. Fanboy/ fangirl, same thing. I swear my friend can squeal louder than me when he fangasms over something anyway! :D
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good point! Thanks for the comment. You have entry 20. :)
JaeEvershade Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's something I never really thought of. I always assumed they meant the same thing, but only differentiate gender. I suppose it's general but boys could be included in a group that would be predominately female and be called fangirls, and vise versa? I don't know.
ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the comment! You have ticket 19.
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