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Secret Santa 2017: Now Accepting Participants!

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Hello there! I bring good news! Winter has finally set in and we’ll celebrate the season with another year of Secret Santa!

Secret Santa is an annual anonymous gift exchange between the people here on the forums who choose to participate. All present exchanges will be done through the forums, so don’t worry about addresses and all that nonsense! Where is stands now, we'll stop taking sign-ups at the end of December 15th, so please act quick if you'd like to join in on our holiday fun!

To read additional rules, information and to sign-up, simply visit the Secret Santa thread in the forum.
STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.12.06 @ 13:27 CST by CerealQueen

Monthly Prompt Post: Forgive or Forget

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Roses are red, violets are blue... you look here and I bring prompts to you!





The idea of Monthly Prompt Post is simple. I give you a prompt, and you give me a story. The story can be about the Mother series or something completely original, as well as everything in between!
Get your story done on time and you will receive this wonderful badge:

In addition, there are upgrade badges for participating 5 times: and 10 times: as well!
Another upgrade badge has also been thrown into the mix!
For anyone who participates a whopping TWENTY times will get this wonderful badge:

But there's more! While these entries can be about whatever you like, any Mother-related entries submitted automatically qualify for Fanfiction of the Month! In addition, you are free to review other stories from the thread if you want to snag yourself the Review Badge (but be helpful to the author of course!)

This is a great way to keep practice and motivate yourself to write!

Without further ado, let's look at all of Novembers's wonderful submissions! The prompt, was: Forgiveness!





Not as many entries this time, but that's alright! Still fantastic stuff! If you happen to finish something for this last prompt, I'll be taking accepting submissions until the 10th, so if you want to turn something in, feel free to do so!

Next month's prompt is Goodbyes! Monthly Prompt Post always ends on the last day of the month, so get submissions in by the end of December 31st

For see the full set of rules, see the full list of entries, or submit to the prompt, check the thread!


Hope to see you all participate this month!
FANFICTION | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.12.03 @ 15:33 CST by CerealQueen

Artist Spotlight - The Bark Certainly Isn't Sharper than the Bite

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Hello and welcome! Today I bring to you another fabulous edition of have Artist Spotlight!

This month's winner is Borzoiteeth!
This has certainly been a long time coming. Borzoiteeth is such a talented artist. Each piece submitted simply blew me away! One of the biggest things that stands out with this artist is the variety of styles and various techniques used for each submission. Not only is each piece unique stylistically, but each one is executed so well and leaves the audience thoroughly pleased and feeling as if they have truly had an artistic visual experience. With extensive attention to detail, use of warm, cool, and vibrant colors, obvious character facial expression, and intentional use of a proper medium artfully display the mood and tone of each scene. Simply picking which pieces to showcase was a struggle, as each is so visually appealing! Wonderful job!





I am so very proud to award Borzoiteeth this badge. Please keep submitting! It is always such a treat to see what you'll post next!

Artist's spotlight typically updates the 1st Saturday of every month! Hope you're looking forward to it!

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Also, I do want to do a quick announcement while I'm here.
You may have noticed the lack of regular updates for Fanworks Friday. Due to the decreased traffic, it's been decided that updates will occur when there are a satisfactory number of submissions. This also applies to Fanfiction of the Month. Keep in mind, Funfest entries are eligible to win awards as well, but only if they're submitted to the proper boards!

Again, thank you all for submitting to the forums! We definitely appreciate it!

FANART | READ COMMENTS (2) 2017.12.03 @ 11:21 CST by CerealQueen

Artist Feature: What an Odd Wonderful Fish

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Why, hello there, Starmen! It's been a little while since I last did one of these, but I am finally updating the one, the only...



Artist Feature!

In case you missed it before, here's the idea. Starmen.net has many incredible artists frequenting the site, of all mediums! Writing, drawing, music, there are just so many things our members are good at! I have seen people improve so vastly over the years and a number of members who were once here have grown to be successful in their fields. Really, it's an amazing sight to see.

So I wanted to find a way to showcase many of the talented individuals that you may know and TragicManner's Fangame Highlight gave me an idea. While it is a bit similar to Artist's Spotlight, I want to take it one more step and actually get to know the artists who make up the forum.

Every month, I'll feature one of the many talented individuals you may have seen around the site; this is not just limited to compart or handart, rather, we could feature an author, musician, etc. I'll also feature some of their work as well as an interview with the artist.

If you'd like to nominate someone, send me, CerealQueen, a PM!


This month's feature is: quirkykoi!
(Keep in mind, this interview was done in May, so the answers may be a bit dated. Very sorry about that!)


To see the interview with quirkykoi, check after the jump!

FANART | READ COMMENTS (2) 2017.11.21 @ 18:44 CST by CerealQueen

Project Ultimate Chimera: New Applicants Wanted

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Hello there!

Are you passionate about the Mother games? Have you played Mother 3 so much, you can easily identify the sound effects? Is your Smash Bros. knowledge through the roof? Maybe you have an old article about the games that fans may not know about…

Then look no further!

Today, I ask if there are fans out there who would be willing to take part in a project we have going on back at the lab- er, I mean forums. We are trying to fill our website with as much information about the Mother-series as possible, but there’s a lot out there! We’re inviting you to take part today and help us gather as much as we possibly can.

We can offer compensation depending on the work turned in, ranging between a badge to an avatar for our site. You’ll also be credited for the work you’ve completed, so if you’d like to help out the community, please check the rules and apply on the forums!

There’s lots to do, so make sure to check the full list! Feel free to bypass the "bump" security protocol on that particular board.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to future subjec- erk, I mean employees!
STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.11.10 @ 7:27 CST by CerealQueen

Theories: It's All a Buzz

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Why, welcome! Today's special is a delicious serving of theories! Won't you have a seat and join us?

The last theory was: What was this doomed future like, and how did Buzz Buzz escape to the past?

As you can see, though there was a single submission, it was a great response, so of course, the Theory of the Month Winner is reincarnated?

Remember, participate 10 times and get this Giygas badge!

You can now check your progress here.

Check after the jump to read reincarnated?'s awesome theory! (and also see what the next prompt is~)

ARTICLES | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.11.07 @ 20:31 CST by CerealQueen

FFoTM: A Sense of Wonder

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Why, hello! I didn't see you there? Well, since you are, why not join me as I feature the author for Fanfiction of the Month! First, let me explain for any newcomers here today!

Every month, we go through the forum's Writing Board and on the first Monday, we will choose the story we think is most deserving of the award. Winners will receive this beauty.

To qualify, simply post any fanfictions relating to the Mother-series on the Writing Board. It can be poems, stories, whatever! All I ask is that you be sure to include a title! Even submissions to the Monthly Prompt Post will be looked at! Don't forget to proofread!

I am pleased to announce that this month's winner is Keegan with "Lessons From the Deep"!





Though only having posted on the forums twice, Keegan thoroughly impressed me with this entry to Monthly Prompt Post. The story focuses on a nameless protagonist as he is on a tour of the Scaraban Desert and are experiencing a series of bad luck at every turn. Upon meeting Savannah, he is overcome with this girl's passion for traveling and is ultimately inspired. However, after misfortune strikes, the protagonist is left in despair and world seems bleaker than every before.
One of the biggest issues I've seen writer's struggle with is hooking an audience, but I must say, this story latched me from the start. The premise was interesting and it was written in such a way where I could relate to the character. Perhaps I'm a sucker for romance, but when tragedy strikes, it can feel like colors are no longer as bright as they once were and that's exactly the kind of feeling I was left with midway through. The ending was quite refreshing and despite not being the "happiest", it was satisfying. Ultimate, it was short, but very sweet. I really enjoyed reading it and would definitely recommend giving it a look.

Congratulations, Keegan! It was a lovely story and I hope you'll post more of your fanfiction in the future! Enjoy your new badge!

If anyone has any questions or concerns, feel free to comment or simply drop me a line.

FANFICTION | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.11.06 @ 19:26 CST by CerealQueen

FotW: They See Me Rollin

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Why, hello there, Starmen! Many apologies for the lack of posts recently, but aside from a few of this month's belated updates, things will be back on track! Thank you so much for the patience and without further ado, let's get on to another fabulous FotW!

Today's Fanart of the Week winner is Anamatronicfish with her amazing drawing of Mother's protagonists ready to cause a world of hurt in front of a tank.

Anamatronicfish is a rather new member to the community and I've only seen a few pieces of her art, I'm thoroughly impressed. The style, though simple at first glance, offers a lot to look at. The brushstrokes adds a lot of character to her work and can create some beautifully alluring patterns. The children's faces really reminds me how young the heroes are and just how the opportunity to ride a tank would excite any child. Ultimately, well done!
Congratulations, Anamatronicfish! Enjoy your deserved badge and I do hope your consider posting your future work on the forums!

Remember to submit your Mother-related fanart/music for the chance to see your work featured!

FANART | READ COMMENTS (3) 2017.11.05 @ 5:37 CST by CerealQueen

Monthly Prompt Post: My Immortal

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Hello and welcome to another update of...





The idea of Monthly Prompt Post is simple. I give you a prompt, and you give me a story. The story can be about the Mother series or something completely original, as well as everything in between!
Get your story done on time and you will receive this wonderful badge:

In addition, there are upgrade badges for participating 5 times: and 10 times: as well!
Another upgrade badge has also been thrown into the mix!
For anyone who participates a whopping TWENTY times will get this wonderful badge:

But there's more! While these entries can be about whatever you like, any Mother-related entries submitted automatically qualify for Fanfiction of the Month! In addition, you are free to review other stories from the thread if you want to snag yourself the Review Badge (but be helpful to the author of course!)

This is a great way to keep practice and motivate yourself to write!

Without further ado, let's look at all of October's wonderful submissions! The prompt, was: Immortal!





Wow! So many wonderful submissions! I love the turnout, so thank you all for participating and reading!

Next month's prompt is Forgiveness! Monthly Prompt Post always ends on the last day of the month, so get submissions in by the end of November 30th!

For see the full set of rules, see the full list of entries, or submit to the prompt, check the thread!


Hope to see you all participate this month!
FANFICTION | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.11.01 @ 13:01 CDT by CerealQueen

The Joy of EarthBound Funfest: The Results are In!

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First, I want to send a message to all those who participated in the fest or streams. From the entirety of the staff who brought you this fest, we thank you for joining us in another memorable festival. We deeply appreciate you for your patience and for joining us! Now, let's get to business and announce those who placed!


Writing:



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Compart:



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Handart:



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Audiovisual:



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Seriously, thank you to all who participated this time around! There were so many incredible entries, you seriously gave the judges a hard time! Your entries are the heart and soul behind these fests, so we deeply appreciate it! We hope you'll participate again in the future.

Please, give it up to all our winners! They each did an absolutely incredible job! Also, thank you to all those behind the scenes who made this Funfest possible!
STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (11) 2017.09.14 @ 18:22 CDT by CerealQueen

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