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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOTHER 3!

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HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY



Yes! Eleven years ago, the world was graced with the third game in the Mother series, a favorite to many. Not only did it bring back the charm its predecessors were so loved for, but it also offered a deep story and gave fans an tearful ending that will not soon be forgotten. We've even see the beloved protagonist, Lucas, in the popular Nintendo brawler series, Smash Bros.

It has been 11 wonderful years and it has been apart of a great series that have brought us fans together again and again. We will remember Lucas and the crew fondly for many years to come.

What are your favorite Mother 3 memories from the past 11 years? Are you still wishing for a release outside Japan? Let us know what this game means to you!
STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (16) 2017.04.20 @ 15:08 CDT by CerealQueen

Monthly Illustration Contest: What is Love?

Fanart How have you all been? How would you like another round of this contest?

Every month, I’ll post a piece of writing relating to the Mother-series written by someone on the Starmen.Net community. Your job is to take something from it and illustrate it! Then, post it in this topic! Remember, your drawing doesn't have to cover the entirety of the story!

The winner will receive a copy of the illustration badge, which looks like this: and will have their illustrations posted to the front page and our social media!

There's a few rules:

  • You can draw more than one image, but it's not required.
  • Keep it family-friendly. Don’t draw anything you wouldn’t want to show to your grandmother.
  • You can participate if your fanfic is used
  • Keep it relevant to the story. Your illustration needs to relate to the fanfiction that you’re illustrating, so if the fanfiction is about Mother 3, you can't simply just draw Lucas. It has to be unique to the piece itself.
  • Authors picked can submit a picture regardless whether it is your fanfiction or not


  • Last month's fanfiction was Lindsocolo's Starting Over!

    And the winner is: Lindsocolo!



    Congratulations, what an excellent piece! We sure do hope you'll continue to participate in the future!

    This month's fanfiction in question is Ostricho's The End?


    Your contest entry should be submitted to this thread by 11:59 PM PST on May 14th.

    If you have a fanfiction to nominate, please send me a PM!

    We're also looking for a banner for this event, so if you want a chance to earn a different badge by designing a banner, look here!

    Ask here or through PM if you have questions or concerns!
    Let me see those beautiful drawings!
    FANART | READ COMMENTS (3) 2017.04.16 @ 22:11 CDT by CerealQueen

    Fanworks Friday: Friends and Enemies

    Fanart

    It's a bit late in the day, I know, but you know it's never too late for another delicious edition of Fanworks Friday!

    Today's Fanart of the Week winner is IcyAntoid with his incredible pieces from the site's mafia games!

    Mafia games have recently made a return, starting again last year, and it has not only been a fun experience for members of the site to bond, but it has also created fun and memorable moments as well! Members have have made fanart for these games, but no one has gone above ans beyond like Icy! Combing the characters from the game to match the player's behind the accounts, Icy has created so many drawings of events, the characters, and other miscellaneous scenarios that have so much heart into them, it's absolutely incredible. I'm not simply talking about a few pieces with all the characters either, but several posts worth of content, from several games to boot! Above is only a few examples of his work, but combining beloved characters, forum games, and the people making the site is just amazing.
    To see Icy's work, just check these posts from the past mafia games.
    ARK: 1
    NPBR: 1, 2, 3, 4
    SBB: 1, 2, 3

    Congratulations, IcyAntoid! Enjoy the long deserved badge and I thank you for giving us so much incredible work!

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



    ART PROMPT OF THE WEEK:

    Today, I suggest you try drawing a feline usually left forgotten. I'm talking about theSwimming Cat from Mother 1!

    To see the Undertale Fanwork of the Week winner, check after the jump!

    FANART | READ COMMENTS (1) 2017.04.07 @ 23:28 CDT by CerealQueen

    Artist's Spotlight - Dear Diary, Today was April 1st and it was a Real Mess

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    Geez, today sure has been crazy, huh? Let's end it on a relatively calm note with another update of Artist's Spotlight!

    This month's winner is herrmichi!

    I don't know about all of you, but ever since I saw herrmichi's project, Ness' Diary, I have been following the project intently. Not only is the illustrated diary an amazing project itself, but the artist also constantly draws EarthBound's enemies to partner it and it's always a joy to see what he'll draw next! I highly recommend checking out his project if you have not already.




    For his love and dedication, I am happy to award herrmichi with this month's Artist Spotlight! You are a talented artist and I hope you continue to post your work on the forums in the future!

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

    FANART | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.04.02 @ 0:04 CDT by CerealQueen

    Theories: The One True Evil

    Articles

    Hello, Starmen.Net! How's it going? How would you like another edition of Theories?

    The last theory was: Who’s really in charge of who during the final battle of EarthBound: Giygas, or Porky?

    As you can see, there were a couple phenomenal responses, but the Theory of the Month Winner is... are you ready for this...?... Lumivos!

    Remember, participate 10 times and get this Giygas badge!

    You can now check your progress in the thread!

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

    ARTICLES | READ COMMENTS (1) 2017.04.01 @ 14:20 CDT by CerealQueen

    VGMotM - Let's Talk about the Birds and Bears

    Fan Music

    It's a new month and you know what that means, right? Let's have another edition of

    The Video Game Music Contest!

    Only a few submissions last month, but each was fantastic! If you guys have any game recommendations, feel free to PM me!

    What is this?

    As the name suggests, contestants are challenged each month to make music inspired by a particular video game. Each month, there will be a different game chosen as the theme. Submissions may be reorchestrations, remixes, or instrumental/vocal performances of official music from that game, videos of you playing, or even completely original compositions written about or inspired by the game. You can even make it on Mario Paint if you want!

    The theme for April is:


    Mother 3!


    Don't forget about the prizes!
    Each month, a winner will be selected and will receive this fabulous note block badge:
    Winning five times will earn you this upgrade:
    All accepted entries will earn this badge for participating:

    But wait! That's not all!

    There are also upgrades for the participation badge! If you come back and participate five times, your Game Boy gets upgraded to the smooth purple Game Boy badge:
    And if you participate ten whole times, the music in your soul burns through and turns it red-hot:
    If you decide to go above and beyond and participate fifteen times, you will upgrade to the golden Game Boy:

    To see the rules and to participate, be sure to check out the thread! You can also check your participation progress there!

    To see the March's winner, check after the jump!

    FAN MUSIC | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.04.01 @ 13:28 CDT by CerealQueen

    Monthly Prompt Post: Just Our Luck...

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    Hello, hello! How's it going? It's the beginning of the month, so that means yet another edition of Monthly Prompt Post!





    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!
    Also, announcing today, since there are a few people who are very close to participating ten times… I want to throw yet another upgrade badge 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 March's wonderful submissions! The prompt was: Luck!





    Wow! What a great turnout! So many fantastic submissions, once again! They're always a pleasure to read! If you submit your prompt late, this post will be edited to feature your work as well, so no worries!

    Next month's prompt is Deep Underground! Monthly Prompt Post always ends on the last day of the month, so get submissions in by the end of April 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 (2) 2017.04.01 @ 12:45 CDT by CerealQueen

    Badge Contest: Author's Spotlight!

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    Hello, hello! Today, we're challenging you talented folks out there to whip up a badge to be used on the forum. For this contest, we’re looking for a new badge design that revolves around writing in some fashion. You have a lot of creative freedom here, just make sure it has something to do with writing!

    If you want to participate, simply follow these guidelines:

  • 30×30 pixels
  • no .bmp files
  • Any animations must be subtle
  • Unused space must be transparent

  • If your badges are selected, you’ll win your own copy of the badgemaker badge:

    Submissions close Friday, April 14th at 11:59pm EST! You can submit your entry here!
    (Also, huuuge props to Xandalf this this incredible banner!)

    FANART | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.03.27 @ 16:55 CDT by CerealQueen

    Fanworks Friday: The Beginning

    Fanart

    Hey, everyone! I know it's a little late, but hey, it has to be Friday somewhere, huh? Without delay, let's end the day with...

    Today's Fanart of the Week winner is Gabriel the Starman with their lovely drawing of the Mother heroes, the broken antagonist, and the mother that started it all.

    What a wonderful hand-drawn piece! Your use of soft colors for a tender moment between Maria and Gigue are so endearing and really add warmth to such a pleasant and touching scene. Thank you for your submission and I look forward to your future works.
    Congratulations, Gabriel the Starmen! Enjoy the new badge and I hope you'll continue to post your work on the forums!

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



    ART PROMPT OF THE WEEK:
    I'm going to start doing something new this week. I've heard that you've enjoyed writing prompts, so I decided to introduce art prompts as well! While there's no competition here, if you feel up to it, consider participating by drawing a scene/character from whatever the prompt is this week!

    Today, I challenge you to draw one of the saddest and most overlooked characters of the Mother series. That's right, Negative Man!

    To see the Undertale Fanwork of the Week winner, check after the jump!

    FANART | READ COMMENTS (1) 2017.03.17 @ 23:44 CDT by CerealQueen

    Forum Games: Ace Attorney Mafia: A Courtroom Encounter

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    Welcome back, everyone! While some of the newer players are enjoying a tasty meal and a cold blooded killing, we will be travelling to a far more familiar setting. What better way to celebrate the ides of March than with a good old game of murder?

    As we all know, Mafia follows a theme of trusting no one and accusing everyone. The guilty walk among the innocent, and the guilty either face justice or the innocent face persecution. Sound familiar? It should; it matches up extraordinarily well with the game of justice and crime that everyone knows and loves: Ace Attorney! Welcome to Ace Attorney Mafia!

    Signups will close at 9PM PST, midnight EST on Sunday, March 19th. You can sign up here.
    STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.03.16 @ 17:18 CDT by CerealQueen

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