Now If We’re Talking Body…(Body Positivity Contest)

  • bellamy blake

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    Hello everyone! I guess I’ll start this off with a confession: one of my all-time biggest pet peeves in online fic is the complete lack of physical diversity when it comes to characters (especially female characters) in stories. It seems like almost every story features these perfect and physically flawless characters when the majority of people living and breathing out there in the world don’t fit into those narrow guidelines.

    I find it personally a little discouraging and hard to relate to most female characters when it comes to body type because I’ve always been a little on the thicker side, and it seems that, whenever a curvy girl is featured in fic, her only characteristic is that she isn’t skinny and the story generally focuses on this girl getting harassed and bullied for her size or hating herself due to her size. Usually, some guy steps in and makes her “realize” that she’s beautiful Rolling Eyes

    I think it’s about time that we break those stereotypes, yeah? Because everyone can be beautiful, regardless their shape, size, skin color, height, facial characteristics, etc, etc.

    The objective: The main objective of this contest is to write a oneshot centered around a character who doesn’t necessarily fit the norm when it comes to characters in online fic, who doesn’t adhere to society’s ideal of beauty, and showcase them in a positive light.

    The key word here is positive. This is not a contest centered around bullying, eating disorders, or fat-shaming. I don't wanna read another story about how a character who's a little different is harassed because they're different, that's not what this contest is about. Also, this contest isn't only about "curvy" characters, however you want to make your character different from the physical norm is totally up to you.

    Rules:

    1. This is a given, but please abide by Mibba’s rules and guidelines.
    2. Fanfiction, original fiction, and true stories are all accepted.
    3. Any ratings, pairings, subject matter, etc is fine by me.
    4. I’d prefer nothing prewritten for this one. The purpose of this contest is to increase the character diversity in stories = post more stories XD
    5. No minimum or maximum word count, but let’s please try to keep it to oneshots only.
    6. Good grammar is a must. After all, this is a writing contest.
    7. As far as layouts go, they don’t factor into my judging at all, so I don’t care if it’s pretty. I just need to be able to read it.
    8. Please link back to this contest.

    Prizes:

    - A blog interview
    - A ficmix or fanmix (example here)
    - A 100-word comment on any three stories of your choosing
    - A custom forum theme (examples are any of mine that I’ve used since I make my own tehe)
    - Blog layout
    - Story layout [examples: uno, dos, tres)
    - A 500-word review on any oneshot or chapter of your choice

    First place winner receives three.
    Second place winner receives two.
    Third place winner receives one.

    All entries will receive a judging comment from yours truly outlining the things I adored and the things I thought needed work. All entries will also receive a rec! Winners will also be featured in a blog post Cute

    Deadline:

    The deadline for entries is tentatively set for November 1st, but if extensions are needed, I’m more than willing to grant them. There’s no deadline to enter.

    Contestants & Entries:

    - dawn of light
    - The Alpha's Angel
    - starfire.
    - pocahontas.
    - BringMeTheFuentes
    - deathXbeforeXdisco
    - Valiente wrote I am Enough
    - loueh!
    - puppenblut wrote Breathe In, Breathe Out
    - losing control.

    If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask Cute
    September 13th, 2015 at 03:50am
  • dawn of light

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    I'm all for it. Sign me up please!
    September 13th, 2015 at 04:13am
  • AngelicWasteland;

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    I'll give this a go :)
    September 13th, 2015 at 04:27am
  • aurora borealis.

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    I said I'd sign up for this contest when you had the idea, so sign me up. tehe
    September 13th, 2015 at 04:32am
  • pocahontas.

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    I think I have an idea for this, so sign me up~ Cute
    September 13th, 2015 at 06:20am
  • crldnvrs

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    @ bellamy blake
    I'm in! :D
    September 13th, 2015 at 07:59am
  • deathXbeforeXdisco

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    I'm down for this :3
    September 13th, 2015 at 11:55am
  • bellamy blake

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    Adding all you guys right now! Thanks for joining Cute
    September 13th, 2015 at 01:24pm
  • Valiente

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    Screw it. I'm in :)
    September 13th, 2015 at 11:43pm
  • bellamy blake

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    @ Valiente

    Mmkay? I'll add you right now! Thanks for joining Cute
    September 14th, 2015 at 12:30pm
  • wei wuxian.

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    @ bellamy blake
    YOU GOT A PERFECT ONE SO PUT IT ON ME
    In Love this contest. In Love may i please join??
    September 15th, 2015 at 03:45am
  • bellamy blake

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    @ loueh!

    But of course, I'll add you right now tehe Thanks for joining!
    September 15th, 2015 at 03:55am
  • puppenblut

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    May I join this contest please?
    September 19th, 2015 at 10:55pm
  • losing control.

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    I was gonna try and avoid entering more contests until I wrote stuff for the other ones I'm in BUT SCREW IT. I'm in tehe
    September 20th, 2015 at 12:28am
  • bellamy blake

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    @ puppenblut

    Of course! Thank you for joining Cute

    @ losing control.

    Like the contest whores that we are Coffee But I'm glad that you decided to break your rule for me XD
    September 20th, 2015 at 03:55am
  • puppenblut

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    Here's my contest entry:
    Breathe In, Breathe Out
    September 22nd, 2015 at 07:21pm
  • Valiente

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    Here's my entry :)
    October 1st, 2015 at 12:01am
  • bellamy blake

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    @ Valiente
    @ puppenblut

    Sorry for the late response! I'm adding these to the first post now Cute
    October 2nd, 2015 at 05:55pm
  • dawn of light

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    here's my entry :)
    November 1st, 2015 at 06:22am
  • wei wuxian.

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    @ bellamy blake
    oh my god i am so so so sorry that my entry is not done yet; i fully intended to have it up by the deadline, but with the way things went this week (and my slow as hell internet tonight), i don't think i'll be able to wrap up & post by midnight tonight. Sad i know it's cutting it extremely close and i feel awful, but is it too late to ask for just a small extension? agh, so sorry to be a bother! Embarassed

    edit: also, used to be loueh! Cute
    November 2nd, 2015 at 04:20am