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The 300 Members Contest: December 12 - January 12
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Welcome to the next ABS Forever contest! Due to the astounding amount of members who have joined, I've dedicated this competition to the 300 member milestone that we recently passed. What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "300"? The battle of Thermopylae, of course! For this contest you must build a scene that takes place in ancient Greece. Maybe it's a battle between Spartan and Athenian forces in the Peloponnesian war, a house near Cnossos, a Greek warship, Alexander the Great's conquests, or whatever else! You have until January 12, and not only will the winner be added to the hall of fame and have their creation made the group photo, but they will also be honoured with moderator status. (Unless they desire otherwise.) I look forward to seeing everyone's entries!
EDIT: Forgot to mention this, but please post a link to ABS Forever in your entry and a link to your entry in this thread. This makes finding and navigating between entries easier, thanks!
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| December 12, 2012, 4:53 pm
Can't promise anything, but perhaps I'll join in on this one. Looks fun!
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| December 12, 2012, 5:54 pm
Quite the tempting prize! However, I think I'll be too busy this time around. All the same, thanks for putting this on!
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| December 12, 2012, 6:06 pm
yay for having a best friend currently studying the Odyssey :D

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| December 12, 2012, 6:07 pm
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Oh yeah, and Greek myths are also accepted. Totally forgot to mention that in the main section, but when you're dealing with ancient Greece you can't disregard mythology!
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| December 13, 2012, 10:32 am
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Quoting Ian Spacek
Can't promise anything, but perhaps I'll join in on this one. Looks fun!

Hopefully you can find the time, it worked out nicely last time you entered! ;)
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| December 13, 2012, 10:32 am
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Quoting A M
Quite the tempting prize! However, I think I'll be too busy this time around. All the same, thanks for putting this on!

Too bad, but I'm sure the contestants will put up a great show for you and other spectators!
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| December 13, 2012, 10:34 am
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Quoting Luke Johannesen
yay for having a best friend currently studying the Odyssey :D

Haha, indeed. I expect you to build the Trojan horse or something from those books now. ;)
EDIT: Wait, isn't the Trojan horse from Iliad? No matter, you can still build it. ;)
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| December 13, 2012, 10:41 am
Sweet! I will definitely try to find the time for this! Maybe I can do a build that is also for a CCCX category... :D
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| December 13, 2012, 11:16 am
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Quoting Matthew Oh
Sweet! I will definitely try to find the time for this! Maybe I can do a build that is also for a CCCX category... :D

Looking forward to whatever you build!
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| December 13, 2012, 7:09 pm
Hey! I think this might be right up my alley! :D Would i be ok if I submitted more than one entry?
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| December 14, 2012, 3:41 pm
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Quoting Linnea Stevens
Hey! I think this might be right up my alley! :D Would i be ok if I submitted more than one entry?

Excellent! Yep, you can post as many entries as you like.
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| December 14, 2012, 6:40 pm
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I'll see what I can do! :)

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| December 15, 2012, 4:30 am
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Quoting Athanasios Lazarou
I'll see what I can do! :)

Excellent, hopefully we'll have an authentic Greek entry! ;)
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| December 16, 2012, 3:54 pm
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Excellent, hopefully we'll have an authentic Greek entry! ;)


Hope so!

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| December 17, 2012, 1:22 am
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Just under two weeks to go!
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| December 30, 2012, 9:05 am
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Just under two weeks to go!
Oh man! I have got to hurry with my model!

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| January 5, 2013, 9:28 am
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Ugh, guys, I'm swamped but I'll do my best to enter something.
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| January 5, 2013, 1:38 pm
Doh! Hmmm, I've already started on several other projects (kinda forgot about this), I don't know if I'll end up entering or not. Sorry! Maybe!
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| January 5, 2013, 1:43 pm
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Quoting A Sargent
Oh man! I have got to hurry with my model!

Good to know that you plan on entering, best of luck!
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| January 7, 2013, 6:32 am
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Quoting Athanasios Lazarou
Ugh, guys, I'm swamped but I'll do my best to enter something.

Best of luck finding the time, even a small but well-presented MOC could win this! ;)
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| January 7, 2013, 6:33 am
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Quoting Ian Spacek
Doh! Hmmm, I've already started on several other projects (kinda forgot about this), I don't know if I'll end up entering or not. Sorry! Maybe!

Haha, no problem. Hopefully you can find the time, but you've already won one of these contests. ;)
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| January 7, 2013, 6:35 am
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Best of luck finding the time, even a small but well-presented MOC could win this! ;)


I'll try! =D

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| January 7, 2013, 6:36 am
So this is what you are doing instead of being responsible in the TFOLPC, eh Lukey?
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| January 7, 2013, 8:47 am
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Quoting Flare .
So this is what you are doing instead of being responsible in the TFOLPC, eh Lukey?

Oh shoot, how'd you get in here? Um... I guess the cat's out of the bag now. You guessed it - I'm planning to assimilate the TFOLPC into ABS Forever once I gain the popular support. Sorry mate. ;)
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| January 8, 2013, 6:14 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Oh shoot, how'd you get in here? Um... I guess the cat's out of the bag now. You guessed it - I'm planning to assimilate the TFOLPC into ABS Forever once I gain the popular support. Sorry mate. ;)


Hahaha! No entries yet? Odd.... Lets see what I can do.
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| January 10, 2013, 1:16 pm
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ARRRGH!!! I uploded the Battle of Thermoplyae, but the pics won't show up! I've uploaded the pics over and over but nothing works. I don't know if I'll be able to enter in time now. :(
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| January 10, 2013, 4:46 pm
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Here's the link to my entry. http://mocpages.com/moc.php/351138
I don't even know if you can see it. I can't.
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| January 10, 2013, 4:58 pm
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Quoting A Sargent
ARRRGH!!! I uploded the Battle of Thermoplyae, but the pics won't show up! I've uploaded the pics over and over but nothing works. I don't know if I'll be able to enter in time now. :(

MOCpages is acting up right now, I suggest waiting a few days and seeing if it works then. Don't worry, no one will be penalized for uploader issues, I'll likely extend the deadline. Thanks for entering, I look forward to seeing the creation!
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| January 10, 2013, 5:05 pm
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
MOCpages is acting up right now, I suggest waiting a few days and seeing if it works then. Don't worry, no one will be penalized for uploader issues, I'll likely extend the deadline. Thanks for entering, I look forward to seeing the creation!

All right. Thank you SOOOOO much! If I can't upload it by the 12, you'll know I'm trying. I've uploaded (or tried to) it about 70 billion times today. Thanks once again.
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| January 10, 2013, 5:14 pm
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Quoting A Sargent
All right. Thank you SOOOOO much! If I can't upload it by the 12, you'll know I'm trying. I've uploaded (or tried to) it about 70 billion times today. Thanks once again.

No problem, it's always a bit frustrating when MOCpages goes on the fritz during a contest. I've been in that situation before, so I like to account for those technical difficulties and do whatever necessary to allow contestants to enter. If the problem isn't fixed tomorrow, I'll announce a deadline adjustment.
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| January 10, 2013, 5:43 pm
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
No problem, it's always a bit frustrating when MOCpages goes on the fritz during a contest. I've been in that situation before, so I like to account for those technical difficulties and do whatever necessary to allow contestants to enter. If the problem isn't fixed tomorrow, I'll announce a deadline adjustment.

Thanks. If I try and uplaod tomorrow and it doesn't work, I'll let you know. Just make it a little easier for you!
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| January 10, 2013, 8:54 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
MOCpages is acting up right now, I suggest waiting a few days and seeing if it works then. Don't worry, no one will be penalized for uploader issues, I'll likely extend the deadline. Thanks for entering, I look forward to seeing the creation!


So that is why it will not let me post a LCC creation! Meanwhile, I will make my entry! :D
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| January 10, 2013, 9:00 pm
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Quoting A Sargent
Thanks. If I try and uplaod tomorrow and it doesn't work, I'll let you know. Just make it a little easier for you!

Thanks Sarge! ;)
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| January 10, 2013, 9:05 pm
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Quoting Matthew Oh

So that is why it will not let me post a LCC creation! Meanwhile, I will make my entry! :D

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
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| January 10, 2013, 9:05 pm
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I'm working on an entry right now; I'll let you know if the uploader acts up.

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| January 11, 2013, 9:46 am
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Thanks Sarge! ;)
No problem! It's worked so far today, but I still have to upload.

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| January 11, 2013, 5:29 pm
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Quoting A Sargent
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Thanks Sarge! ;)
No problem! It's worked so far today, but I still have to upload.

It uploaded! *cheers all around*
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| January 11, 2013, 5:36 pm
Quoting A Sargent
It uploaded! *cheers all around*


Nice! It's good to know that it works. Don't forget to post the link of your entry here. Cheers!
-LB Senior
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| January 11, 2013, 5:52 pm
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The required link to my creation. http://mocpages.com/moc.php/351235
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| January 11, 2013, 5:55 pm
Would a Roman vs. Greek build be ok?
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| January 11, 2013, 7:43 pm
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Here's my entry (Perseus and Andromeda, from the Greek myth):

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/351346


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| January 12, 2013, 1:04 pm
I am very sincerely sorry, but I will not be entering anything. :( I didn't have my moc finished in time, because life around the Stevens' house has been crazy! However, I will post it on here when I am finished, even though it won't qualify. Good luck to all the contestants!
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| January 12, 2013, 2:33 pm
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Quoting Linnea Stevens
Good luck to all the contestants!


I think there's like a grand total of 3. :P


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| January 12, 2013, 4:17 pm
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Thanks to everyone who entered! I'll get everything judged as soon as possible, but it may take me a few days anyway.
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| January 13, 2013, 3:38 pm
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By the way, Luke(can I call you that?), how's your MELO R2 creation going?
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| January 19, 2013, 11:21 am
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Quoting A Sargent
By the way, Luke(can I call you that?), how's your MELO R2 creation going?

Okay, I'm about half-way done, but I won't have any time Sunday so I may not make it quite as well as I'd like. Yours looks quite cool, by the way!
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| January 19, 2013, 3:04 pm
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Okay, I'm about half-way done, but I won't have any time Sunday so I may not make it quite as well as I'd like. Yours looks quite cool, by the way!

Thanks. Yours is going to be awsome, I can tell.
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| January 19, 2013, 3:14 pm
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Sorry for the delay guys, but the final announcement is now ready! Firstly, thanks to A Sargent and Athanasios Lazarou for entering, both of you made really great creations. It was awesome to see some variety, with A Sargent taking on a historical scene and Athanasios choosing a mythical route. Unfortunately, I had to choose one winner, as much as I like both entries. And the victor in the 300 Member contest is... Athanasios Lazarou with his Perseus and Andromeda creation! As a Greek, Athanasios was destined to do well in this contest, but he still worked hard to bring out a top-tier MOC in a short time. His dark and gritty design coupled with stunning seaweed and serpent techniques earned him a spot in the ABS Forever hall of fame. Congratulations, and thanks again to all who entered!
I'll try and have the next contest up by the end of the week, and suggestions for the category are welcome.
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| January 21, 2013, 7:53 am
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Sorry for the delay guys, but the final announcement is now ready! Firstly, thanks to A Sargent and Athanasios Lazarou for entering, both of you made really great creations. It was awesome to see some variety, with A Sargent taking on a historical scene and Athanasios choosing a mythical route. Unfortunately, I had to choose one winner, as much as I like both entries. And the victor in the 300 Member contest is... Athanasios Lazarou with his Perseus and Andromeda creation! As a Greek, Athanasios was destined to do well in this contest, but he still worked hard to bring out a top-tier MOC in a short time. His dark and gritty design coupled with stunning seaweed and serpent techniques earned him a spot in the ABS Forever hall of fame. Congratulations, and thanks again to all who entered!
I'll try and have the next contest up by the end of the week, and suggestions for the category are welcome.


Lovely job Athanasios!

Hey Luke, sorry about not being able to compete, but with MELO and life, school, etc. it kinda knocked out everything in its path. As for the next contest idea, how about associate it with MELO? That way we might not have to make 2 builds. Or we have the chance to build something lotr, while it is not for a knockout contest, where you only have 10 days to build. Just an idea!
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| January 21, 2013, 9:03 am
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Sigh...So close, yet so far. Congrats, Athanasios!
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| January 21, 2013, 1:05 pm
Congratulations Athanasios, twas a great entry!
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| January 21, 2013, 1:14 pm
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Thank you Luke, I am honored.

Thank you as well, everyone else! :D It was a fun contest I look forward to (hopefully) competing in the next one as well.

I suggest something Sci-Fi! or Post-apoc! :D
I have not dabbled in those genres in a while and I do so love them. :)

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| January 21, 2013, 5:49 pm
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Btw, when is the next contest?
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| February 18, 2013, 9:42 am
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Quoting A Sargent
Btw, when is the next contest?

Good question. I've been procrastinating on that front, and I'm not sure when it will be announced. I'll try for this week, but I can't promise anything.
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| February 18, 2013, 9:45 am
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Good question. I've been procrastinating on that front, and I'm not sure when it will be announced. I'll try for this week, but I can't promise anything.

Sounds good! Thanks, Luke! I also just invited you to join my LOTR contest, if your interested. It's called the Lord of the Rings LEGOathlon. Hope you join!
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| February 18, 2013, 10:04 am
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Man, I'm getting pretty busy with school work and the MA. You, LukeClarenceVan?
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| March 7, 2013, 5:53 pm
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| March 30, 2013, 11:39 pm
Most of you do not know me but I am robhim, I started building at least a yer ago, going through a dark age. But I have returned to find that many groups are slowly disappearing. So as a return, I shall do my best to enter this contest.
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| March 31, 2013, 12:27 am
Quoting Robhim .
Most of you do not know me but I am robhim, I started building at least a yer ago, going through a dark age. But I have returned to find that many groups are slowly disappearing. So as a return, I shall do my best to enter this contest.

After reading the top post again, I came to realize that the date is overdue.
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| March 31, 2013, 12:28 am
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Quoting Robhim .
After reading the top post again, I came to realize that the date is overdue.

Yep, sorry mate. A new contest will hopefully be started soon though, stay tuned this week.
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| March 31, 2013, 7:56 am
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Yep, sorry mate. A new contest will hopefully be started soon though, stay tuned this week.

Yup! Oh...how long will it be? A month? Because I promised 2 MOC-offs now that the MA is over...
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| March 31, 2013, 7:59 am
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