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WOOHOO! Get ready, we're about to start.

We're all set to blast off on this year's August Rush! erinm_4600, severina2001, starry_wolf and I have sifted through the screencaps of the fandoms we're focusing on this year, and come up with what we hope are some awesome graphics for you all to play with! You use them to inspire you however you will, and hopefully come up with some wonderful words and beautiful banners, icons and wallpapers to boost our word-count for August. I know those of you who have played in previous years have had a blast with it, so I hope our newer members - as well as loyal followers from previous days - will enjoy it this year!

August Rush starts on Monday the 3rd August, and runs until the end of August.

The fandoms, once again are:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Captain America
The Flash
Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit
Once Upon a Time

The rules are:

1. The challenge will run for 20 days for the weekdays from 3-7, 10-14, 17-21 and 24-28 August, with the weekends as 'catch-up' days. [edit: if you miss any days, you can make them up at any stage - the weekends will not have new pics so you can use them to catch up if you need to, but creating for days you've missed on other days is perfectly okay too]
2. Every day of the challenge a graphic from each of the chosen fandoms, as voted by you, will be provided in a single post for the day.
3. For each day's graphic in your chosen fandom/s, you will be asked to create at least either a drabble or 2 icons.
4. Should you wish, you can collect up your week's chosen graphics and from all of them create a 500+ word fic, ten icons, or a banner/wallpaper.
- OR you can wait and write a 2K+ fic from all of them; or create 40 icons; or 5 banners/wallpapers (for the whole month's chosen graphics in each of your fandoms).
- OR create any combination of the daily minimum that makes up the numbers, eg: 1 banner, 10 icons, 5 drabbles and one 500 word fic = 20 days worth; or 20 icons and a 1K fic = 20 days worth; or any other combo like this.
5. If you want to choose a different fandom for each day, each week, or any other combination that works for you (i.e. any number of the fandoms that you want!), that's up to you; you can do as many days as you want for any of the fandoms that you want to play with - any combinations work to make up the full 20 creations.
6. Everyone who makes the minimum creations for the 20 days gets a completion banner.
7. You don't have to reach the 20 day minimum target to earn a reward; as long as you create something, you can earn a participation banner.
8. Post in your journal or wherever you normally do and please link your creation/s for each day back to that day's post rather than in a separate post of your own (This makes it easier to collect up the creations, as at the end of each week I'll post a 'creation' entry and we'll summarise all the week's goodies there).
- OR you may choose to hold off and comment with the link/s on the 'weekly catch-up post'; it's totally up to you on that, but feel free to post your creations in your own journal and/or wherever you post in the meantime; that's just dandy! And I'll do a final post once the month's over to show everything we created and their counts.

NOTE: If I've missed anything or you don't understand - ask questions in a comment to this post at any time during the month.

And of course there will be participation and completion banners as rewards when we're done! heffermonkey, angelus2hot and flipflop_diva are going to help with the rewards, so you know they'll be awesome! ;-)

Thank you everyone for all your nominations, votes, screencaps links, and all the amazing other help so far!

I'll be back tomorrow with the graphics for Day One! Get your engines ready! ;-)


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 2nd, 2015 10:49 am (UTC)
Yay! :D

I screencapped my own movies because no gallery can beat the actual movies :P my poor spacebar has been much abused lately (it's the pause button). Never realised how hard it was to get a good shot of movement since a frame at one of the usual bitrates is totally blurred >.>

So excited to see the Desolation of Smaug screenshots (whose resolution is far too high for my laptop to appreciate, boo) :D :D :D

Edited at 2015-08-02 10:52 am (UTC)
Aug. 3rd, 2015 06:16 am (UTC)
And thank you again for that! It has been awesome having all the help so far this August, especially as I have managed to develop a nasty head-cold over the weekend and haven't felt up to much.
Aug. 3rd, 2015 12:50 pm (UTC)
D: I hope you're feeling better now!

It'll be important for you to keep warm in this weather, I guess.
Aug. 5th, 2015 10:06 am (UTC)
I am feeling a little better - I'm past the worst, I think, although still sniffly. ;-)

And yep, it's mid-winter where I am, so keeping warm is a must! I am a sun-child so not at all fond of winter! Roll on spring, I say! ;-)
Aug. 3rd, 2015 09:32 pm (UTC)
I have one question.

I didn't make anything today because it's the day of death of my twin brother and I'm not really in the mood to create something. (Sorry.)

What should I do about today's entry? Am I allowed to create something tomorrow also for today or should I wait for the weekend? I'm a bit confused, sorry.
Aug. 4th, 2015 04:12 am (UTC)
Don't be sorry! of course I understand that you don't feel like making anything on this day of all days *hugs*

There is absolutely no problem about when you make your creations for any days that you miss over the month - if you want to do it tomorrow, or at the weekend or whenever you can, that's totally fine as long as everything you make is done and posted somewhere by the 31st August, so it's still counted! Post it where you usually do (your LJ, AO3, FF and/or wherever) when you're ready, and either link it back to the 'Day One' post in the comm. then, or wait until the weekend to link it in the 'weekly round-up' post at the comm.

I hope that makes things clearer!
Aug. 4th, 2015 11:57 am (UTC)
Do you we have to use something from every single day, or are we good as long as we hit the target amount of creations, ie. 2,000+ words? I do plan on using more than one image, but I'm not sure I'll get something every day that will inspire. If it's needed, though, I can always make a simple icon from one of the pics on a day where the choices don't otherwise inspire me. ;-)
Aug. 4th, 2015 08:49 pm (UTC)
As the idea is to use each day's graphic for inspiration, you'd get a completion banner for using all the days pictures in some way, but you'd still get a participation banner for using only some of them. If making some icons fulfils the rest of the days, that works for completion! ;-)
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