It is time to presents the presents for the Invisible Friend 2014 Edition.
I'm not sure what exactly to say here but it feels wrong to go abruptly into posting presents. But all 15 people turned in their presents this year! That's good news!
Anyways, here are the presents, which are ordered alphabetically purely so I can put Wacky last :^)!!!
IF a écrit :Merry Christmas, Alnar!
No, seriously, Merry Christmas.
A sea of poppies stretched out before the Rider, covering what seemed to be an entire kingdom. It was only second nature for him to traverse these poppies; he’d done so several times before. He drew his bow and started across the flowers, preparing to finally complete the challenge tormenting him for ages.
The sea of poppies looked at the Rider in mocking silence as he continued. They were trying to put him to sleep. Poppies never really put people to sleep, though. He was sure of it. Sleep was dangerous in this environment; sleep could kill him.
Then, a building appeared. That’s strange, thought the Rider. “That’s never been here...” he muttered to himself. Now, he found himself at a fork in the poppies. Would he discover the building or continue to the challenge that he had been planning to face? Unbelievable as it sounds, however, the Rider felt a power pulling him towards the building. Not physically, but mentally. In fact, the more he stared at the building, the more it looked inviting enough to check.
So, putting the challenge aside for a little while longer, the Rider continued toward the building. It wasn’t anything special; just a rectangular brick building with smoke rising from a chimney. A mahogany door was on one side. Odd. Why would such a simple building have a mahogany door, and with such an ornate doorknob? The Rider stretched a hand toward the doorknob and, laying it, felt a chill run through him.
The door creaked open, and he stepped inside. The room was entirely bare, except for a chair in the corner. All that curiosity for nothing. Oh well, the Rider thought, he could investigate the chair later. He stepped out of the room and shut the door behind him. Of course, as soon as he had stepped out, the landscape changed entirely.
What were once poppies were now shriveled-up weeds. The sky had turned a sickly green color, and what was more, volcanos were popping up out of the weeds and erupting. This served to complement the snow, which was now sooty snow, as it fell through the ground and came together to create a snow zebra. The zebra began dancing with a snow cane and a snow hat.
The Rider immediately thought it was the strangest thing he’d ever seen, especially the zebra. In fact, he’d never seen a zebra before in all his life. What was this strange new world he needed to explore? As soon as he took a step forward, however, he blacked out.
- - -
The Rider woke up. Crap. I failed again. It was nearly dawn. Time for breakfast. He laid eyes on the sketch on the cave ceiling, then sat up to face the beast snoring away without a care in the world. He got up and woke the beast. The beast had a long, purple mane, with a blue and white spotted body. It was a Legendary Dog that the people had no knowledge existed.
To the Rider, the legend was nothing but a fairy story. He’d never done any of those things. He had, however, sketched the beast several times. Adorning the walls of the cave were several sketches of, each more accurate than the last. He felt as if he could finally capture the majesty after the decade he had been riding.
The Rider got onto the beast and signaled. Then, they galloped away into the forest...
Wonder who the beast is? Alright, I bet you can guess.
IF a écrit :I wanted to make something better than just a picture or a signature, but I ran into a lot of kinks during my gift making process, so I had to go with plan B. I'll try and make plan A for you eventually. You can slap me senseless for the rest of my life if I don't IF YOU CAN FIGURE OUT WHO I AM.
And there's a secret 4th image that your IF wants to post personally when you know who they are.
Off-topic but I really love the musical this song comes from! It's one of my favorite shows I've been a part of!
IF a écrit :Note to Got: I wasn't sure what to make, at first, that would look good. So I decided to try making a bunch of sprites in all different styles and hope that there's something good in there. Please enjoy this humble selection of JUSTICE! I hope you can make some use of these sprites. Happy IF and Merry Christmas~!
IF a écrit :ya
Your IF also has a private message for you, which I will deliver shortly in your PM.
Except check your PM later. You'll get something then.
(for clarification, Kwando's gift was sent via PM on time )
IF a écrit :Hey Sleuth! I've been on a Fire Emblem buzz lately so I thought I'd do a Fire Emblem(GBA) sprite of the one medieval-esque character I know you have, Seraph Invictus from Endless Time. There's a portrait and a battle sprite! ... Man this is not gonna be hard to guess at all, haha.
IF a écrit :Sooooo hey here we are just in the nick of time hahahahahaha...
Never done this before, so here is the gift. They're pretty basic, but I think they work for what they're supposed to be.
There we go, hope you like them, Try. They aren't AA sized and probably don't work in the editor, but if you can make them fit then cool. And as a bonus, here are some stills for each of the gifs, in case you want any of them for an Avatar, sig, etc. The gif animator dropped the quality a bit on them (not that they weren't already pretty low-quality hahahaha) so hopefully these should be more usable. Enjoy.
Hey Look What I Can Do
IF a écrit :Hey! It took me a while to figure out what to do, but after remembering how much you liked Skullgirls, I thought it'd be a neat idea to give you a picture of one of your characters in the Skullgirls art style! So feel free to nag the creators to add Trama here in as DLC. Made one with and without glasses just to cover the bases. I hope you like it!
And that's it! This ends the list of presents of the Invisible Friend 2014 Edition! I hope you all had fun making those presents and opening them!
It was an interesting experience running this year's IF. Very time consuming. I've been putting this thread together for the last hour or so and it dawned on me halfway through that I'm literally putting in all this effort for no reason. Yay!
With that said, I had fun hosting this year, regardless, and I hope I will be able to do it again next year if I can get the OK (possible moving it back again to the summer holidays?)!
That's all for now, though. Happy Holidays, AAO~
People excluded from the next Invisible Friend