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Previous Prompts

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October 2022 Prompt: Monstrous

10/8/22 - 11/8/22 11:59pm ET

To those unfamiliar with them, Edeia can be terrifying beings. Some might choose to make themselves even more so.

  • You may make three submissions for this prompt, one design, one artwork, and one writing. The same or different designs/Edeia can be used.

  • Unofficial Edeia can only be used for the writing prompt.

  • Any prompt may be approved by a moderator. If moderators are uncertain for any prompts, they may defer to Auspice when they are available.

As a reminder:

  • Prompts must be posted on some social media somewhere, such as Deviantart, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, etc. or Toyhouse. Toyhouse submissions can be authorized only, as long as I can see it.

  • Unless otherwise specified, you may generally use official Edeia designs, alternate forms, previous forms, approved past forms, fusions with complete designs on the ML, and fission fragments with complete designs on the ML.

Design Prompt:
Design a "monstrous form" for your Edeia. This can range to partial shapeshifting, a distortion of their form, an entirely shapeshifted form, etc. Generally, "monstrous" characteristics might include more teeth and claws, more eyes, eldritch elements, more limbs, etc. but I am sure there is more than I can think of. If your Edeia already has a "monstrous form," by default, feel free to go even further.

This form can generally be counted as an "other form," but if you want to make it a true alternate form, feel free to make note of that as well.

Please spoiler your submission if there are horror/phobia/discomfiting elements with a warning of what you are spoiling for. I may request assistance of mods for approval if there is something I'm particularly uncomfortable with, but I don't wish to restrict submissions too much.

  • Must be fullbody with no cropping

  • No background required, but you can add something if you like.

Art Prompt:
You have two options.

1. Create artwork of your Edeia in their monstrous form .

  • Around 60% or more of the character should be visible; at least, it should clearly represent the character and capture important elements.

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background, but can be abstract/blurred

2. Create artwork of your Edeia (or multiple) scaring an individual, whether on purpose or not.

  • Options: for one character - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); two characters - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up); three or more - head/bust.

  • At least one character must be your Edeia. The other character can be anyone else.

  • Fully colored, with either shading or some sort of effect/texture (so long as it is not simply flat).

  • Full color background with some sort of environment, but does not have to be detailed.

  • Optional: provide a little blurb about the situation, whether a reflection by the character, a summary of what happens, etc.

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving your Edeia scaring an individual, whether on purpose or not, or a circumstance in which they shifted into a monstrous form. Some Edeia may celebrate Halloween in this way, to note.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

  • If you wish, you can turn on comment permissions on the submission doc to allow general critique from Auspice/mods on your writing. General audience should not comment in the doc itself.

September 2022 Prompt: Disguise

9/5/22 - 10/5/22 11:59pm ET

The form of a cat was particularly useful to me. No one bats an eye for a curious cat wandering a little too close to a crime scene, after all. It was all too easy to watch the humans try to figure things out on their own. It was all to easy to see what they were missing, and give a little spark of insight to help them to figure it out.

Eilah

Edeia are master shapeshifters, capable of taking the form of their previous form, an animal, an object, etc. Did any of your Edeia shapeshift into a mundane form to blend into society during the Age of Secrecy, whether regularly or in a particular circumstance?

  • You may make three submissions for this prompt, one design, one artwork, and one writing. The same or different designs/Edeia can be used.

  • Unofficial Edeia can be used for all parts.

  • Any prompt may be approved by a moderator. If moderators are uncertain for any prompts, they may defer to Auspice when they are available.

As a reminder:

  • Prompts must be posted on some social media somewhere, such as Deviantart, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, etc. or Toyhouse. Toyhouse submissions can be authorized only, as long as I can see it.

  • Unless otherwise specified, you may generally use official Edeia designs, alternate forms, previous forms, approved past forms, fusions with complete designs on the ML, and fission fragments with complete designs on the ML.

Design Prompt:
Design a shapeshifted mundane disguise for your Edeia. It can be a human, animal, object, plant, etc.; any mundane creature or object. Many "disguises" are simply the Edeia's previous form, and you can design that as well.

  • Must be fullbody with no cropping

  • No background required, but you can add something if you like.

Also, they must be "decent," i.e. wearing clothes or something if they have parts to cover. If parts do not show normally and/or they are as decent as any other of their species would be, that is fine.

Art Prompt:
Create artwork of your Edeia in their shapeshifted disguise, perhaps in a situation in which they would use that disguise.

  • Options: for one character - fullbody or almost, allowing for artistic cropping; two characters - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); three or more - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up).

    • At least one character must be your Edeia. The other character can be anyone else, and can even be an abstract representation of an individual, as in the example with Eilah.

  • Fully colored. Shading not required.

  • Full color background with some sort of environment, but does not have to be detailed.

  • Optional: provide a little blurb about the situation, whether a reflection by the character (as in the example with Eilah), a summary of what happens typically or describing a particular day/event, etc.

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving your Edeia using their mundane disguise to blend in or hide or such during the Age of Secrecy.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

  • If you wish, you can turn on comment permissions on the submission doc to allow general critique from Auspice/mods on your writing. General audience should not comment in the doc itself.

August 2022 Prompt: Memory

8/13/22 - 9/13/22 11:59pm ET

I had a dream last night. I knew it was a dream from the start - that was the first strange thing. And then... I realized everything was so vivid. So real. But it couldn't be, because I was in the past. The last day I saw them.

I don't know if this was a blessing or a curse, because I knew I couldn't save them - not in reality, at least, for they were long gone. But... here, in the dream. Here, I had my power, and my experiences... I had the whole life I'd lived past that day, and I managed to convince them to spend a day with me instead. It was nice. It was a nice dream.

Throughout the month, Edeia who sleep or otherwise enter a state of lower consciousness have been experiencing vivid, lucid dreams of the past - particularly, days of great importance to them personally.

  • You may make three submissions for this prompt, one design, one artwork, and one writing. The same or different designs/Edeia can be used.

  • Unofficial Edeia fills can be used for all parts, though they can only be drawn in a previous form.

  • Any prompt may be approved by a moderator. If moderators are uncertain for any prompts, they may defer to Auspice when they are available.

As a reminder:

  • Prompts must be posted on some social media somewhere, such as Deviantart, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, etc. or Toyhouse. Toyhouse submissions can be authorized only, as long as I can see it.

  • Unless otherwise specified, you may generally use official Edeia designs, alternate forms, previous forms, approved past forms, fusions with complete designs on the ML, and fission fragments with complete designs on the ML.

Design Prompt:
Design your Edeia's previous form.

  • Must be fullbody with no cropping

  • No background required, but you can add something if you like.

Also, they must be "decent," i.e. wearing clothes or something if they have parts to cover. If parts do not show normally and/or they are as decent as any other of their species would be, that is fine.

Art Prompt:
Create artwork of your Edeia in the dream of their past. It can be realistic, surreal, anything in between. Your Edeia will be an "Edeia" in the dream, with the full range of their capabilities, though they can present as their humanoid/hybrid form, past form, or previous form.

  • Options: for one character - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); two or more characters - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up).

    • At least one character must be your Edeia. The other character can be anyone else, and can even be an abstract representation of an individual, as in the example with Val.

  • Fully colored, with either shading or some sort of effect/texture (so long as it is not simply flat).

  • Full color background but can be simple / blurred / not very detailed

  • Optional: provide a little blurb about the dream, whether a reflection by the character (as in the example with Val), a summary of what happens in the dream, etc.

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving your Edeia experiencing the dream of their past. In all cases, they are
aware that it is a dream, and they can access their Edeia abilities in the dream. Do they do everything exactly the same? Do they try to change things? Do they find the experience a positive or cathartic one? A distressing one? You can also write about them waking up from it and/or reflecting on it, as well as moments leading up to the dream, such as hearing about other Edeia experiencing it.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

  • If you wish, you can turn on comment permissions on the submission doc to allow general critique from Auspice/mods on your writing. General audience should not comment in the doc itself.

July 2022 Prompt: For Another

7/10/22 - 8/10/22 11:59pm ET

In the spirit of Art Fight this month, I thought I'd make a prompt where you draw others' Edeia! However, please note that using a piece for both this prompt and Art Fight goes against the spirit of Art Fight, and is not permitted.

  • You may make three art submissions for this prompt. One can be just of another's character, one can be an interaction between yours and another's character(s), and one can be something involving a shared fusion.

  • Unofficial Edeia cannot be used for this prompt.

  • Any prompt may be approved by a moderator. If moderators are uncertain for any prompts, they may defer to Auspice when they are available by adding a question mark reaction to the entry.

As a reminder:

  • Prompts must be posted on some social media somewhere, such as Deviantart, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, etc. or Toyhouse. Toyhouse submissions can be authorized only, as long as I can see it.

  • Unless otherwise specified, you may generally use official Edeia designs, alternate forms, previous forms, approved past forms, fusions with complete designs on the ML, and fission fragments with complete designs on the ML.

Art Prompt:
Create artwork of someone else's Edeia!

  • Options: for one character - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); two characters - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up); three or more - head/bust.

  • Fully colored. Shading not required.

  • Full color background but can be simple / blurred / not very detailed

June 2022 Prompt: Pride

6/2/22 - 7/1/22 11:59pm ET

It's that time of year again - Pride Month! Celebrate your identity, or explore what it could be.

  • You may make three submissions for this prompt, one artwork, one writing, an additional artwork or writing for a different option than what you have already done. The same or different designs/Edeia can be used for different types.

  • Unofficial Edeia can be used for both the art and writing prompt. The usual restrictions apply - only the previous form can be used for an art prompt, and if they are an Edeia in the writing prompt, they should not be "designed" in the writing.

  • Any prompt may be approved by a moderator. If moderators are uncertain for any prompts, they may defer to Auspice when they are available by adding a question mark reaction to the entry.

  • For prompts involving Morph, I may not have energy to discuss detailed interactions with everyone, so mentions and artwork may be preferred to detailed dialogic interactions. You must ask first for detailed interactions, and I may not accept all of them. If you have any questions on how they would act, feel free to ask in the #character-lore-and-ideas or #questions-suggestions-feedback channel.

Updated prompt policy (will not be stated in future prompts as it applies to all):

  • Prompts must be posted on some social media somewhere, such as Deviantart, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, etc. or Toyhouse. Toyhouse submissions can be authorized only, as long as I can see it.

  • Unless otherwise specified, you may generally use official Edeia designs, alternate forms, previous forms, approved past forms, fusions with complete designs on the ML, and fission fragments with complete designs on the ML.

Art Prompt:
You have two options.

1. Pride art of your Edeia! Draw your Edeia with LGBTQIA+ paraphernalia (flags, scarves, etc.), shifted pride colors, doing magic with flag colors, or anything else you can think of to celebrate.

  • Options: for one character - fullbody or almost, allowing for artistic cropping; two characters - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); three or more - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up).

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background but can be simple / blurred / not very detailed

2. Draw your character meeting with Morph, Edeia of Gender Euphoria. Please refer to their Interaction Guidelines.

  • Option 1 minimum: fullbody or almost for both, fully colored (no shading needed), full color background with suggestion of some environment (forest? city? Abstraction?) but can be simple / blurred / not very detailed.

  • Option 2 minimum: halfbody for both, fully colored and shaded, full color background with some environment.

Writing Prompt:
You have two options.

1. Write a scene involving your Edeia, Edeia previous form, fusion, or fission fragment(s) discovering or exploring some aspect of their gender identity, romantic orientation, sexual orientation, etc.

2. Write a scene involving Morph, whether directly or indirectly. Please refer to their Interaction Guidelines. Some ideas for indirect interactions, which require minimal input from me: you can have a character reflecting on an encounter with Morph or xyr butterflies or living through their experiences after a magical transition, you may discuss a desire to participate in a Pride Morph or their experience of it, you can have your character observing a Pride Morph as an Edeia and not participate, etc. If you want a direct interaction with dialogue, please ask me first; I may not accept all cases and may be more willing if they only have a few lines.

For either option:

  • Minimum word count: 1200 words

  • The preferred method of submission is a Google Doc. If you wish, you can turn on comment permissions on the submission doc to allow general critique from Auspice/mods on your writing. General audience should not comment in the doc itself.

  • You may wait until after feedback to post to social media/Toyhouse if you like, but additional prompt fills by you will not be approved until a previous one is posted.

  • If you collaborate on the writing, the minimum word count is 2200 words and will count for both of you.

May 2022 Prompt: Unity

5/1/22 - 5/31/22 11:59pm ET

The identity of an Edeia is the core of its being, yet from the very beginning, they could join with another to become a part of a new being.

  • You may make four submissions for this prompt, one design, one artwork, one writing, and an additional design or artwork with a fusion involving another owner's Edeia. The same or different designs/Edeia can be used for different types.

  • Unofficial Edeia cannot be used for this prompt.

  • If you do not own any Edeia, you can use any Edeia owned by someone else with permission for all prompts, but you may only submit one of each.

  • Any prompt may be approved by a moderator. If moderators are uncertain for any prompts, they may defer to Auspice when they are available by adding a question mark reaction to the entry.

Design Prompt:
Design a fusion. If it is between your own characters, at least one component must be an Edeia. For a fusion with another owner, it must involve Edeia from both of you.

  • Must be fullbody, clean, with no cropping

  • No background required, but you can add something if you like.

  • Please include their name, pronouns, and components.

  • An approved design will also be added to the fusion ML. You can provide a TH profile/tab link if you like.

If you are collaborating on the design, it will count for both of you, but you must complete additional requirements:

  • You must complete a conceptualization for the fusion, though no fields are optional. Note that you will not receive the additional artwork that is normally given - though I do something similar as a gift later if I am inspired and have the energy for it.

  • Age does not have to be exact, but please provide some sense of how long ago the fusion first came to be.

  • Height does not have to be exact and can be variable, but please provide something to get a sense at least. You can also put them on the Edeia Height Chart.

  • Refer to this for Abstraction info.

  • If you have a TH tab/profile for the fusion, please put the info in it. You can change it later, of course.

Art Prompt:
You have two options.

1. Draw artwork of a fusion illustrating some of their character - doing something they like, being somewhere they like, etc. The minimum requirements are as follows, though you are welcome to do more:

  • Options: for one character - fullbody or almost, allowing for artistic cropping; two characters - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); three or more - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up). Only one must be a fusion.

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background with some sort of environment; does not need to be detailed or a full scene

2. Make an animation of your Edeia fusing. Minimum requirements:

  • colored, but can be rough

  • must have a fullbody representation of the involved Edeia and of the final fusion.

  • does not need to be high frame-rate, but the flow and movement should be clear.

  • You can also make an animation of fission and/or reintegration (re-fusing of fission parts).

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving your Edeia fusion. Perhaps they fuse for the first time, or perhaps they do some activity they usually do. Perhaps they fuse and unfuse and then discuss the experience with others. You may also write about fission fragments, so long as the fragments themselves are focused on.

  • Minimum word count: 1000 words

  • If you wish, you can turn on comment permissions on the submission doc to allow general critique from Auspice/mods on your writing. General audience should not comment in the doc itself.

  • If you collaborate on the writing, the minimum word count is 2000 words and will count for both of you.

April 2022 Prompt: Spring

4/1/22 - 4/30/22 11:59pm ET

The bite of the cold fades away, making way for a warmer season.

  • You may make two submissions for this prompt, one artwork and one writing. The same or different designs/Edeia can be used.

  • Unofficial Edeia fills can be used for writing only, both before and after Actualization.

  • Any prompt may be approved by a moderator. If moderators are uncertain for any prompts, they may defer to Auspice when they are available.

Art Prompt:
Create artwork of your Edeia with something related to spring. Perhaps they are enjoying the blooming flowers, the gentle showers, the warmer weather, the renewal of life; perhaps it could be something else. Main, alternate, and humanoid/hybrid forms may be used.

The minimum requirements are as follows, though you are welcome to do more:

  • Options: for one character - fullbody or almost, allowing for artistic cropping; two characters - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); three or more - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up).

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background with some sort of environment; does not need to be detailed or a full scene

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving your Edeia with something related to spring. This can be before or Actualization, and involve any form they take.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

  • If you wish, you can turn on comment permissions on the submission doc to allow general critique from Auspice/mods on your writing. General audience should not comment in the doc itself.

March 2022 Prompt: Shapeshifters

3/1/22 - 3/31/22 11:59pm ET

Edeia are capable of taking many forms. Does yours?

  • You may make three submissions for this prompt, one design, one artwork, and one writing. The same or different designs/Edeia can be used for all three.

  • Unofficial Edeia fills can be used for writing only, both before and after Actualization.

  • Any prompt may be approved by a moderator. If moderators are uncertain for any prompts, they may defer to Auspice when they are available.

Design Prompt:
Design a hybrid/humanoid form or an alternate form.

  • Must be fullbody with no cropping

  • No background required, but you can add something if you like.

Also, they must be "decent," i.e. wearing clothes or something if they have parts to cover. If parts do not show normally and/or they are as decent as any other of their species would be, that is fine.

Art Prompt:
Create artwork of your Edeia shapeshifting from one form to another. Minimum requirements:

  • Some representation of the main Edeia form and a different form, but may be abstract/surreal

  • Full color, and minimal shading and/or effects (i.e. glows and such. So long as it isn't just flat colors.)

  • Full color background (a scene is not necessary, but at least something more interesting than a flat color background would be good)

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving your Edeia making use of their shapeshifting abilities for a particular purpose. Perhaps they take a human disguise to blend in in the age of secrecy, or they become enraged and take on a more terrifying form.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

  • If you wish, you can turn on comment permissions on the submission doc to allow general critique from Auspice/mods on your writing. General audience should not comment in the doc itself.

February 2022 Prompt: Connections

2/1/22 - 2/28/22 11:59pm ET

A particular type of relationship is often celebrated this month, but it is not the only meaningful connection we can have.

  • You may make two submissions for this prompt, one artwork and one writing. The same or different designs/Edeia can be used.

  • Unofficial Edeia fills can be used for writing only, both before and after Actualization.

  • Any prompt may be approved by a moderator. If moderators are uncertain for any prompts, they may defer to Auspice when they are available.

Art Prompt:
Draw artwork involving/illustrating a meaningful and overall positive relationship involving at least one of your Edeia. The other character does not need to be an Edeia, and does not need to be yours. Perhaps it is a gesture in their language of love (words of affirmation, acts of service, touch, quality time, gifts) or something else. You may use humanoid, alternate, and other temporary forms of your Edeia.

The minimum requirements are as follows, though you are welcome to do more:

  • Options: for one character - fullbody or almost, allowing for artistic cropping; two characters - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); three or more - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up).

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background with some sort of environment; does not need to be detailed or a full scene

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving/illustrating a meaningful and overall positive relationship involving at least one of your Edeia, before or after Actualization. The other character does not need to be an Edeia and does not need to be yours.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

  • If you wish, you can turn on comment permissions on the submission doc to allow general critique from Auspice/mods on your writing. General audience should not comment in the doc itself.

January 2022 Prompt: New Beginnings

1/1/22 - 1/31/22 11:59pm ET

The world turns, and time marches on. Yet it is also the start of something new, something unknown. A new beginning.

  • You may make three submissions for this prompt, one design, one artwork, and one writing. The same or different designs/Edeia can be used for all three.

  • Unofficial Edeia fills can be used for all three types.

  • Art and design prompts may be approved by Auspice or a moderator.

Design Prompt:
Design your Edeia's previous form. Most Edeia were once human, but they may be animals or fantastical creatures. If they are a fantastical creature that would not be found in mundane Earth, note that they must originate from a different dimension.

  • Must be fullbody with no cropping

  • No background required, but you can add something if you like.

Also, they must be "decent," i.e. wearing clothes or something if they have parts to cover. If parts do not show normally and/or they are as decent as any other of their species would be, that is fine.

Art Prompt:
Draw artwork of your Edeia doing or experiencing something for the first time, or something related to "new beginnings." For instance, they could be experiencing the first day after Actualization, they could be experiencing the first day of the new year, they could be using magic for the first time, they could be trying on new clothes or eating something, etc. There is much freedom with this prompt. You may use their main form, alternate form, humanoid/hybrid form, or previous form.

The minimum requirements are as follows, though you are welcome to do more:

  • Options: for one character - fullbody or almost, allowing for artistic cropping; two characters - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); three or more - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up).

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background with some sort of environment; does not need to be detailed or a full scene

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving your
Edeia doing or experiencing something for the first time, or something related to "new beginnings." Same spiel as the art prompt, though you can use/involve the previous form as well.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

December 2021 Prompt: Days of Winter

12/3/21 - 1/3/22 11:59pm ET

The colder winds are settling in... winter has come, and with it, the holidays.

You may make three submissions for this prompt, one design, one artwork, and one writing. The same or different designs/Edeia can be used for all three.

Art and design prompts may be approved by Auspice or a moderator.

Design Prompt:
Design a winter outfit or winter form for your Edeia. You may use their original, alternate, humanoid/equivalent, or previous form. It can be a shapeshifted "outfit" or something worn physically, or perhaps something like a winter fur coat.

  • Must be fullbody with no cropping

  • No background required, but you can add something if you like.

Also, please try to do something with a little more effort than just slapping a scarf or a hat on their regular form or something like that. The winter outfit/form can be used outside of the context of the prompt freely as well, of course.

Art Prompt:
Draw artwork of your Edeia in a situation related to winter or any winter holiday of your choosing, or in a wintry setting. They can be in their original, alternate, humanoid/equivalent, or previous form. You may also use a "winter outfit" design for them.

The minimum requirements are as follows, though you are welcome to do more:

  • Options: for one character - fullbody or almost, allowing for artistic cropping; two characters - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); three or more - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up).

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background with some sort of environment; does not need to be detailed or a full scene

Some suggestions: playing in the snow, putting up holiday lights, curling up by a fireplace to stay warm, ice skating, etc.

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving your
Edeia in a situation related to winter or any winter holiday of your choosing.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

Artwork of Repose in a wintry setting.
Winter form design of Repose.

November 2021 Prompt: Cat Days

11/5/21 - 12/5/21 11:59pm ET

It is time for the Cat Edeia!

You may make three submissions for this prompt, one design, one artwork, and one writing. The same or different designs/Edeia can be used for all three.

Art prompts may be approved by Auspice or a moderator.

Design Prompt:
Design a cat form for your Edeia. While all the cat Edeia I have designed generally have a similar style and body type, you are free to draw them with a different style/level of realism, and/or as a different kind of feline.

  • Must be fullbody with no cropping

  • The cat form must resemble the Edeia's form and use the same color palette.

  • No shading required, but you may if you wish

  • No background required, but you can add something if you like.

Art Prompt:
Draw artwork of cat Edeia. In all cases:

  • Fullbody or almost

For one cat Edeia:

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background with a clear setting

    • Scenery can be somewhat blurred/undetailed, but it should be clear what the setting is - whether a forest, a meadow, a library, an Abstraction, etc.

For two cat Edeia:

  • Fully colored, at least minimal shading

  • Full color background with some sort of environment; does not need to be detailed or a full scene

For three cat Edeia or more:

  • Fully colored, at least minimal shading

  • Full color background; can be abstract, blurry, or otherwise simple.

Writing Prompt:
Write a scene involving at least one Edeia shapeshifted into a cat for whatever reason - be it for fun, for a dare, for any other reason.

  • Minimum word count: 1000 words

Design example, featuring Auspen.
Artwork example, featuring Malice.

October 2021 Prompt: Spooky Season

10/1/21 - 10/31/21 11:59pm ET

This prompt is all about the spooky times for the spooky season!

You may make three submissions for this prompt, one design, one artwork, and one writing. The same or different designs/Edeia can be used for all three.

Design Prompt:
This is artwork of a "Halloween costume" for your Edeia. It can be in their regular, alternate, or humanoid form, and it can be a shapeshifted outfit or something physical that they put on. They can dress up as anything you like, so long at it is not offensive or suggestive/NSFW. If there are horror themes, please keep them mild and spoiler and/or add a warning with what the horror themes are. The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Fullbody with no cropping

  • No shading required, but you may if you wish

  • No background required, but you can add something like a gradient, solid color, etc.

Art Prompt:
Draw "spooky" art of your Edeia! You may interpret this as aesthetically spooky or thematically spooky, and this can range in intensity from lighthearted spoopiness to something with eerie or horror vibes. However, please avoid heavy gore and intense horror; notes on what is allowed is below. You can also interpret this as your Edeia doing something related to the Halloween season, including making decorations, trick-or-treating, etc. You can also simply make this as artwork of your Edeia in their "costume."

  • You have complete artistic freedom with how much of your Edeia you want to draw. However, they must be recognizable, drawn in either their regular, alternate, or humanoid form. For pieces that only show a small part of an Edeia (focusing on just the face or even just the eyes, for instance), I expect more effort to be done in shading, rendering, and/or effects, and for it to be particularly impactful artistically.

    • That said, you can't go wrong with some classic guidelines (if you follow these, there are no greater expectations for effort): for one character - fullbody or almost, allowing for artistic cropping; two characters - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); three or more - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up).

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • The background cannot be plainly solid, but can be something abstract or blurry. You are free to draw a scene if you want, of course.

Writing Prompt:
You have two options! However, you may only do
one of the two.

Option 1 - Spooky Festivities: Write your Edeia engaging in some festivities of the season! This can be before or after their Actualization. Perhaps they are going out on Halloween, or perhaps they have their own Halloween tradition(s). Perhaps they have their fun in the Age of Secrecy, spooking poor humans in spirit (heh) of the season.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

Option 2 - Scare: Write a scenario in which your Edeia was scared or they scared another. This can be a lighthearted scare, or something more profound, something angsty, something dangerous. Perhaps it was an important event in their life, or just a random event some day. You may write about your character before or after Actualization.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

September 2021 Prompt: Formal Dress

9/3/21 - 10/3/21 11:59pm ET

This prompt is all about putting your Edeia in fancy outfits!

You may make three submissions for this prompt, one design, one artwork, and one writing. The same or different designs/Edeia can be used for all three.

Design Requirements:
This is artwork of the formal outfit design, focusing on conveying the information of the design.

  • Fullbody with no cropping

  • No shading required, but you may if you wish

  • No background required, but you can add something like a gradient, solid color, etc.

  • The formal outfit can be of any culture and any occasion, so long as it is considered "formal dress."

Art Requirements:
This is an actual artwork of your Edeia in formal dress, focusing on presentation of the artwork rather than information.

  • Options: for one character - fullbody or almost, allowing for artistic cropping; two characters - partial bodies (thighs/equivalent or more); three or more - halfbodies (chest/equivalent up). These are minimum requirements and you are welcome to do more.

  • Fully colored and shaded

  • Full color background and lighting; can be atmospheric and blurry/undetailed, could also be a full scene.

Writing Requirements:
Write an occasion of your Edeia in formal dress! This can be when they are an Edeia, having shapeshifted into having formal wear, or perhaps their previous form when they are actually dressed as such.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

Artwork example, featuring Auspice.
Design example, featuring Memoir.

August 2021 Prompt: Actualization

8/1/21 - 8/31/21 11:59pm PT

Draw/write the moment of Actualization for an Edeia. You may use others' Edeia with permission from the owner.

You may make two submissions for this prompt, one art and one writing. The art and writing can be for the same scene, and that will count as the two prompts.

Art Requirements:
You must have a piece representing the moment of an Edeia's Actualization with:

  • Some representation of the Edeia form and the previous form, but may be abstract/surreal

  • Full color, and minimal shading and/or effects (i.e. glows and such. So long as it isn't just flat colors.)

  • Full color background

    • A scene is not necessary, but at least something more interesting than a flat color background would be good.

Writing Requirements:
The writing can include as much of the before, during, and after of the Actualization that you want, but it
must include the actual moment of Actualization. For consideration - what was the moment where their identity truly aligned with their Idea? Was it a gradual or rapid thing, something calm, or something full of twists and turns? I also highly recommend reading the lore guide on Actualization.

  • Minimum word count: 1500 words

July 2021 Prompt: Meetings

7/1/21 - 7/31/21 11:59pm PT

Our first general prompt! Draw/write the first meeting between two Edeia (or their previous forms) - perhaps between two of yours, yours and one other's, or others' Edeia entirely. Please make sure to ask the owner's permission to use them in a prompt. You can also use more than two characters if you wish.

You may make two submissions for this prompt, one art and one writing. The art and writing can be for the same scene, and that will count as the two prompts.

Art Requirements:

  • At least two Edeia or their previous forms with at least half body (waist or equivalent up)

  • Fully colored, shading optional

  • Full color background with a clear setting

    • Scenery can be somewhat blurred/undetailed, but it should be clear what the setting is - whether a forest, a meadow, a library, an Abstraction, etc.

Writing Requirements:

  • 2000 words

June 2021 Prompt: Pride

6/9/21 - 6/30/21 11:59pm PT

You have two options for this prompt, and you may complete one of each for a total of two submissions for this prompt. You may fulfill the prompt with/involving another person's character with permission, as well.

The first option is Pride art of your Edeia! Draw your Edeia with LGBTQIA+ paraphernalia or doing magic with flag colors or anything else you can think of to celebrate.

Minimum Requirements:

  • One Edeia fullbody (or almost) OR at least one Edeia and any other character of any species with at least halfbody

  • Fully colored, shading optional

  • Full color background, but can be simple / blurred / not very detailed

The second option is writing - write something about how your Edeia discovers or explores some aspect of their gender identity, romantic/sexual orientation, etc.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1500 words

  • Explores some aspect of LGBTQIA+ identity for at least one Edeia.

May 2021 Prompt: Mermay

5/20/21 - 6/20/21 5pm PT

Draw your Edeia as a mer creature, i.e. a cross between an aquatic creature and their original (or alternate) form. The aquatic features do not need to represent a real animal, but can be inspired by any aquatic animal.

Note: as Edeia can shapeshift, this can be a form they choose to take at any point, or you can just draw it for fun.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Fullbody (or almost, artistic cropping is allowed)

  • Fully colored and shaded/rendered

  • Full color background, but can be blurred / not very detailed

A note on shading/rendering: there can be some flexibility for this with different styles, so long as the piece looks like a finished work with a reasonable amount of effort put into it.

You may make two submissions that will count for this prompt.