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Ph0ny



. BLACK MOOR, ORANDA & RYUKIN GOLDFISH - CONTEST & FREE RAFFLE .



Twice-As-Fancy Mer with Non-normative TailRyukin Goldfish
Twice-As-Fancy Mer with Non-normative TailBlack Moor Goldfish
Twice-As-Fancy Mer with Non-normative TailOranda Goldfish

These squishy Merphonies have just arrived in Phony City, starey-eyed and full of...bubbles. Life in the big city is going to be so different from their watery days in the Lagoon - but will it be better, or worse? Tell us all about them and their new homes, and they might even get a new owner - you!

For three weeks in a row, we'll ask you for information about these goldfish Mers and their new lives in the city. Each week's post counts as a raffle ticket, and the three posts collectively count as a contest entry. The contest winner gets their first pick, and the other two Phonies will be raffled off through the remaining tickets (yes, you can rush them all in the last week).

Price - FREE

There are THREE rounds in this contest, each put up on a Monday (30 May, 6 June, 13 June 2022).
The overall contest winner gets first pick, while the remaining Phonies will be raffled off with each round's entry as a ticket.
Only someone who enters all three rounds can win the contest, but entry for each round is counted as 1 ticket.
- so even if you only enter one or two select prompts, you're still in the running for the raffle.

Each of the rounds may ask for a different sort of entry, ranging from simple RP to simple design. While skill and effort do play a part in judging,
by far the most important aspect is the creativity and cohesion of concept and character of the Phony. So jump right in...

. Contest Instructions .
♥ The full contest will be running until 11.59pm EDT on 26 June 2022 - you are allowed to post replies as the prompts come out, or all at once.
- You may revise your entry posts any time before the final deadline.
♥ Please ensure you have a preference list, or your entries and tickets will be disqualified.
♥ At the end of the period, we will judge the entries and pick a winner!
- Judging will take some time, so please be patient.
♥ After the 1st contest winner, we will roll for the 2nd and 3rd winners.
♥ Winners will be @ed in-thread.

No placeholder posts - your entry must be complete, although you may edit the contents later before deadline.
No name-booking etc. If you do this, we will disregard your entry for the relevant contest.


ROUND 3: TEACH A FISH TO WORK
Life in Phony City has been wild and everything costs more than in the Lagoon - your owner's PhonyBux are drying up. D8
What job do you get to pay your way in this economy, why, and what's the first thing you're gonna spend your paycheque on?

You may describe their new occupation and motivations, or show it via visual media (e.g. art, photo, collage), however you'd like.
What's most important is the concept!

If you would like to be eligible for the contest, you must submit this entry for whichever Phon(ies) you would like to win.
You may choose to submit one entry that works for all Phonies, or different entries, one for each.
There will be no difference in judging, and all of these options will be considered 1 raffle ticket.

To submit your entry, simply post in the thread with the form below:

Quote from: Contest Form
YOU BETTA WERK FISH
What job do you take on, and why? [ your answer here ]
What's the first thing you're gonna spend your paycheque on? [ your answer here ]

Code: [Select]
[color=goldenrod][size=24pt][b]YOU BETTA WERK FISH[/b][/size][/color]
[b]What job do you take on, and why?[/b] [ your answer here ]
[b]What's the first thing you're gonna spend your paycheque on?[/b] [ your answer here ]


Ph0ny

Re: Black Moor, Oranda & Ryukin Goldfish - CONTEST & FREE RAFFLE
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2022, 05:11:17 PM »


. ROUNDS ARCHIVE .

ROUND 1: CONCEPT
This round is simple - come up with name(s) and personalit(ies) for the merphon(ies) you have in mind!

If you would like to be eligible for the contest, you must submit this entry for whichever Phon(ies) you would like to win.
You may choose to submit one entry that works for all Phonies, including the same name; one entry that works for all Phonies,
but with a different name for each; or different entries, one for each.
There will be no difference in judging, and all of these options will be considered 1 raffle ticket.

To submit your entry, simply post in the thread with the form below:

Quote from: Contest Form
HERE FISHY FISHY
Name: [ intended name for Phony - do keep the usual Phony naming system in mind! ]
Personality: [ brief character bio-esque description of Phony's personality ]
Preference List: [ black moor . oranda . ryukin - you may as little or as many Phonies you'd like, but you must have a preference ]

Code: [Select]
[color=goldenrod][size=24pt][b]HERE FISHY FISHY[/b][/size][/color]
[b]Name:[/b] [ intended name for Phony - do keep the usual Phony naming system in mind! ]
[b]Personality:[/b] [ brief character bio-esque description of Phony's personality ]
[b]Preference List:[/b] [ black moor . oranda . ryukin - you may list as little or as many Phonies you'd like, but you [i]must[/i] have a preference ]

ROUND 2: SWEET HOME
You (as one of the goldfish merphonies) have just moved from the Lagoon in the outskirts of Phony Land into the bustling, high-density Phony City!
As a Buxless young Phony, you've only managed to find a tiny apartment stable to rent.

But that won't stop you from making this small goldfish bowl space your very own.
How do you decorate this little hovel to feel like home?

Your new home can be any structure you'd like, from an apartment to a literal goldfish bowl.
You may describe the setup or show it via visual media (e.g. art, photo, collage), however you'd like.
What's most important is the concept!

If you would like to be eligible for the contest, you must submit this entry for whichever Phon(ies) you would like to win.
You may choose to submit one entry that works for all Phonies, or different entries, one for each.
There will be no difference in judging, and all of these options will be considered 1 raffle ticket.

To submit your entry, simply post in the thread with the form below:

Quote from: Contest Form
HOME SWEET BOWL
What does your new home look like?
[ your answer here ]

Code: [Select]
[color=goldenrod][size=24pt][b]HOME SWEET BOWL[/b][/size][/color]
[b]What does your new home look like?[/b]
[ your answer here ]


Alanna the Pirate Queen

Re: Black Moor, Oranda & Ryukin Goldfish - CONTEST & FREE RAFFLE
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2022, 04:22:27 PM »
HERE FISHY FISHY
Name: Gunpowder Gold, Dubloon, Endless Expanse (names in order of preference)
Personality:
Gunpowder Gold is a true artist, believing there is beauty in everything so long as one knows where to look. While his favorite pastime is practicing the art of kintsugi, he is also adept at general pottery, marble carving, and calligraphy. A quiet, stoic soul, you will find him in his workshop more often than anywhere else.

Dubloon is a tresaure obsessed phony, who believes he has been cursed by ancient pirate gold. His quest is to now search the lands and seas for all the pieces of the cursed hoard and reunite them so that he may be freed of his curse. Is there any truth to the tale? Who knows... though you may want to keep an eye on your valuables when he's around.

Endless Expanse has seen the wonders of the universe, and has never been quite the same since. At least, that's what she'll tell you. It's hard not to believe it when her wide eyes stare into the distance and she relays a nonsense prophecy in your general direction. You aaaalmost want to think what she is saying is true... almost.
Preference List: black moor, ryukin, oranda

Erina_Nobara

Re: Black Moor, Oranda & Ryukin Goldfish - CONTEST & FREE RAFFLE
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2022, 06:36:24 AM »
HERE FISHY FISHY
Name: Treasure Trove
Personality: Friendly and optimistic. Treasure likes to seek the good in the bad. They love adventure, and make a habit of collecting travel souvenirs. They might be a bit of a hoarder. And their house is a mess. But they always welcome visitors to talk about their latest trips and finds.
Preference List:  black moor, ryukin, oranda
Hello everyone~!!!

thy

Re: Black Moor, Oranda & Ryukin Goldfish - CONTEST & FREE RAFFLE
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2022, 01:04:36 AM »
HERE FISHY FISHY
Name: [ Fancy Free / Bubble and Squeak / No Filter ]
Personality: [ Stupid, kind, and beautiful: that's Fancy Free in a nutshell. He's hardly got room for thoughts in his head that aren't about his acrobatic dance style, but his evident good nature ensure that he can keep himself afloat despite it all. Good thing, too: he gets little enough sleep when all he has to think about is his next routine.

Bubble and Squeak looks silly, but that's just a facade. Underneath those guileless eyes is a stomach the size of an ocean, and the mental chops to keep it forever satisfied. A champion eater and shrewd strategist, she knows all the tricks to get the most bang for her buck, whether she's in competition, or simply skiving off at the local diner.

No Filter is always looking toward the sky, wary of some strange precipitation, like coins sailing over his head and splashing into a pond. Ignoring that eccentricity, and his tendency to say whatever might come to his mind, he's a great guy, and he's got a stellar hoof when it comes to snapping choice photos for your feed. ]
Preference List: [ black moor . oranda . ryukin ]

Syrcaid

Re: Black Moor, Oranda & Ryukin Goldfish - CONTEST & FREE RAFFLE
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2022, 05:51:32 PM »
HERE FISHY FISHY
Name: Night Lotus / Row Your Bloat / About Three Finny
Personality:
  • Night Lotus - Serious nature, always looks shocked, but doesn't typically expect the worst.  Would LIKE for things to go as planned.
  • Row Your Bloat - Hungry.  Always hungry.  Why does his stomach look so round but feel so EMPTY?  Is he filling the void in his life (and between his ears) with food?  Most likely!
  • About Three Finny - Loves stealing coins out of fountains.  Constantly spreads the rumor that if the coins disappear then that wish OBVIOUSLY came true!  No, she's had this luxurious home for some time now!

Preference List: [ black moor . oranda . ryukin ]

FrostyPeaches

Re: Black Moor, Oranda & Ryukin Goldfish - CONTEST & FREE RAFFLE
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2022, 09:23:37 AM »
HERE FISHY FISHY
Name: [ Fairytail , Spawn , Daze ]
Personality:
Fairytail : believes he's the most important one. he has plenty of stories to tell about his adventures in finding food and treasures both in the water and outside. when eating with others, he'll shove them aside because he always wants the first bite.
Spawn : always hungry. no matter how much they eat they don't feel full. often times will stare at othersmouth wide oprn hoping someone will feed them. their shelves at home had already been vacuumed up by their big appetite...
Daze : he had a thought but lost it. he had food but lost it. he had a friend but lost them too...  is he lost? he sure looks lost...
Preference List: black moor . oranda . ryukin .
so sleepyyy ;-;

HopelesslyPretty

Re: Black Moor, Oranda & Ryukin Goldfish - CONTEST & FREE RAFFLE
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2022, 12:19:53 PM »
HERE FISHY FISHY
Name: [ Jet Stream / Bubble Bauble / Puffed Up]
Personality: Jet Stream is a serious yet humble fellow enchanted by his dreams of flight. Hovering a foot or two off the ground isn’t enough to satisfy his personal desire to one day touch the clouds. His day profession is a parking gate attendant at the Phonyland Airport but his true hobby is tinkering and gathering parts to craft his very own FlyingPhish jetpack (patent pending). With a reputation for being charming due to his slow, sweet and dulcet voice Jet’s pleasant to talk to and also easy on the eyes. He can’t stop thinking about his perfect romantic getaway by sailing smoothly in the sky… This hopeful pilot is certain that one day he’ll have a honey of his own to cruise both the crystal blue waters and clear skies with.

Bubble Bauble is… odd. She is exactly what her heart dictates as her identity; nothing more and nothing less: a kleptomaniac with a hoarding tendency for anything colorful and round. She’s not doing so well and she knows it but ohhhh… How can can she resist those SHINING CIRCLES of wheels and marbles and bracelets?! Anything bright and circular that she can take home to her personal treasure trove IS her passion and raison d’être! Some say her stare is almost blank and vacant, even reminiscent of a dead fish… but those observing Bubsy would be wrong. This clever girl is colder and more calculating than you’d think.

Puffed Up is a glamorous and overpraised merphony proud of his unique aesthetic prowess. He spends his days floating in the lagoon pruning and pompous, acting like a prime park attraction that provides a high-end experience for Phonyland guests with every breath he takes. He has a strong vendetta against the local waterfowl, ducks in particular, that always come to his side of the pond trying to snack on the pellets guests throw to him for free. Puff has no idea that what the onlookers are really paying to see is the literal biggest fish in the pond thrashing around (ie. making a fool of himself) trying to gobble up more food than the minnows and birds can get down in a feeding frenzy before he does. All he hears are the raucous cheers and applause from his “adoring fans”. No one is more deserving of this prime real estate than him, living what he calls a life of luxury.
Preference List: [ black moor, oranda, ryukin ]

Fealine

Re: Black Moor, Oranda & Ryukin Goldfish - CONTEST & FREE RAFFLE
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2022, 12:43:32 PM »
HERE FISHY FISHY
Name: Swim Shady, Fin Fin, Tuna Turner
Personality:
Swim Shady, a cautious fellow, is a nocturnal phony who only comes out at night. He believes that due to his darker coloration he can blend in better and meaner bigger phonies wont find him, thus he remains safe and sound from any and all terrors of life. Like taxes.

Fin Fin is a.... well he's a special phony. He tries so hard...and really he gets so very far... but in the end it really doesn't even matter. Because he's quite the clutz. That doesn't stop him from trying! However.... some phonies.... probably wish he really would stop trying.

Tuna Turner is a show gal through and through! Don't let that deer in headlights look fool you, she's got her eyes on the distant prize. With her flair, fancy fin work and amazing singing voice, she can lure all the critters in the sea to come get turnt! Downside is... she doesn't sound as good out of water. Whoda thunk?

Preference List:  black moor, ryukin, oranda

Blinded By Silence

Re: Black Moor, Oranda & Ryukin Goldfish - CONTEST & FREE RAFFLE
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2022, 02:47:00 PM »
HERE FISHY FISHY
Name: Sea Kelp - Seas The Day - Fishcious Rumors
Personality:
Sea Kelp is a cute little bundle of anxiety who stresses more about her plants than her own personal well being.

Seas The Day avoids commitment like the ick and tends to work themselves up so much about what the future has in store for them that, honestly, they'd rather not think about it too much, thank you.

Fishcious Rumors has a lot of trouble making friends. They keep imagining other people saying such awful things behind their back that they can't work up the courage to say hello!

Preference List: Oranda, Ryuukin, Black Moor

Erina_Nobara

Re: Black Moor, Oranda & Ryukin Goldfish - CONTEST & FREE RAFFLE
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2022, 10:20:40 PM »
HOME SWEET BOWL
What does your new home look like?
Treasure is very excited about their new apartment. They even brought lots of travel souvenirs to decorate. Maybe even too many. The floors are covered in so much junk. But don't let them catch you calling it 'junk'. Or they'll get mad. The walls are covered with photos from trips; though the frames are tilted here and there. The shelves are lined with obscure objects. 'Treasure's Treasures' as they like to call them. Below is a picture.
Hello everyone~!!!

Fealine

Re: Black Moor, Oranda & Ryukin Goldfish - CONTEST & FREE RAFFLE
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2022, 05:39:12 PM »
HOME SWEET BOWL
What does your new home look like?

(They all link to larger sizes)

HopelesslyPretty

Re: Black Moor, Oranda & Ryukin Goldfish - CONTEST & FREE RAFFLE
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2022, 01:02:52 PM »
HOME SWEET BOWL
What does your new home look like?

Jet Stream saved up his hard earned money to rent a pre-furnished apartment.


Bubble Bauble found an abandoned lot to store her collection.


Puffed Up convinced a wealthy phony that he’s a celebrity and was granted permission to live in their private garden.

(All made by me personally in Animal Crossing. Please click images for detail photos.)

Syrcaid

Re: Black Moor, Oranda & Ryukin Goldfish - CONTEST & FREE RAFFLE
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2022, 06:38:47 PM »
HOME SWEET BOWL
What does your new home look like?

Night Lotus
Fancy bed with real (water treated) wood, rainbow bubble curtain! Whisper quiet air bubbler.


Row Your Bloat
Thought being fancy and posh meant like fancy cheese, so made his whole room cheese themed.


About Three Finny
Thinks she's the princess of everything.  Demands tithes and tribute!  Make sure it's sparkly!

Fealine

Re: Black Moor, Oranda & Ryukin Goldfish - CONTEST & FREE RAFFLE
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2022, 11:58:38 AM »
YOU BETTA WERK FISH
What job do you take on, and why? Swim Shady would be a Coral Park Night Guard. Because its dark and coral can't hurt him... or commit tax fraud. He hopes.
What's the first thing you're gonna spend your paycheque on? Black out kelp to layer over his cave entrance so no one can see he's home!

YOU BETTA WERK FISH
What job do you take on, and why? Fin Fin is a janitor understudy. Because he was fried from being an actual janitor for somehow setting a mop on fire. Underwater.
What's the first thing you're gonna spend your paycheque on? In the likely event he actually gets one.... he'd probably buy a "What to buy with your paycheque for dummies" book.

YOU BETTA WERK FISH
What job do you take on, and why? Tuna Turner takes on various small jobs looking for voice overs or singers for products or attractions until she can make it big.
What's the first thing you're gonna spend your paycheque on? More over the top doodads for her at home personal stage.