This Challenge will hopefully spark some feelings of nostalgia as we make shrines to things that many of us grew up watching, reading, and playing. Sites made for Old School will be dedicated to subjects from the 20th Century. We are looking for subjects that debuted between January 1, 1901 and December 31, 2000.
This Challenge is looking for sites dedicated to classic anime like Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, and Cardcaptor Sakura, classic video games like Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, and Sonic the Hedgehog, and classic Marvel and DC subjects like X-Men, Spider-Man, Superman, and Batman. Additionally, subjects like older Disney movies, older TV Shows, and older literature are all fair game. The neat thing about Old School subjects are that many of them are relevant today. X-Men movies are still being released today. Mario games are still being made. Many movies, anime, and video games from our childhoods have also recently been remade. Chances are, you are a fan of something that you don't even realize came from the 20th Century.
Grab your walkman, unpack your SNES, drag out your vintage comics, and dust off those VHS tapes. Let's get to shrining!
You may sign up anytime during the course of the challenge.
Your shrine must have at least five articles/essays. This is a new rule for events, but one we want to implement so that we can allow one page shrines to be made for this challenge (We didn't allow them in previous marathons). As long as you have at least five informative or opinionated sections, your shrine can be any size. Shrining a major character and want to make a monster of a site? Awesome. Is the character you're considering more minor, and you just want to make a one pager? That's cool, too.
You may make as many shrines as you'd like during the challenge, but must sign up for each one. Since there is no sign-up deadline, and you can sign up anytime during the challenge, we will only approve one sign-up per member at a time. When you finish and plug a shrine, you may sign up for another. Six months is a long time for an event. We hope several of you make more than one shrine!
Sign up at this post.
You can submit your shrine anytime after it is completed. Simply plug your shrine in a new post to this forum. You can talk about your shrine, ask for feedback, or write anything you want in the message area, but your shrine must be linked with a 88x31 button. We'll collect these and link completed shrines below. If you need help posting a button, PM a staffer and we'll help you out!
Please title the subject of your submission post the name of your shrine. For example, if I was plugging Amassment, the subject of my post would be "Amassment".
Challenge Quick Info
- Challenge period: February 1, 2015 - August 1, 2015
- Events Staff contact for this challenge: Crystal.
- Sign-Up post: Here.