Good afternoon/morning depending on where you reside in the world!
To start off, I would like to offer an apology. I have not been on top of the running of this group. I could go on and on telling you how I've been "busy" and how "college has been running my LIFE", but I won't do that :0)
HOWEVER, this is not as important. The reason I am posting this entry is because I have noticed that we now have a fairly good number of members in this group. I am glad that there are many others who enjoy the Afterschool Charisma manga! Recently we have gained even more members and it has inspired me to ask a common question (that has been brought to my attention by a few members already!)
How do ya'll feel about having a contest? Now, I'm not financially capable of giving out HUGE prizes, but if someone would like to volunteer on prizes that could be an option. Either that OR maybe prize art would be acceptable. Cheap and it has more of a personal touch! Again, I would take volunteers, or I could do that one if ya'll would like! I think we could easily pull this off.
HOWEVER, I have found that many groups I am in run contests, and then end up having no participants. This being said, I want you to really think before you answer. Honestly tell me whether you will be interested in a contest or not. For example, I wouldn't want 50 or so people telling me they want a contest only to have 5-8 people ACTUALLY participate in the contest. I think we have some great talent and potential in this group, and would LOVE to see a variety of entries.
ALSO, if you do believe we should have a contest, PLEASE feel free to leave a comment containing any ideas you might have. I have noticed that many members who are a fan of ASC are also Hetalia fans, and it has been suggested that we run a contest that involves a crossover of those two. I don't want to leave out our members who are not Hetalia fans (after all, this IS primarily a group for ASC), but it may be a cool idea to make one of our later contests something like that, and have our first contest be all inclusive!
We could also have trigger word contests/one word theme contests. I think that may be a good idea for our first one. We could make it a "maiden voyage" or "welcome" theme to reign in our first voyage of contestery! (yeah, I totally made that word up. It sounds legit XD)
SO, to wrap it all up, PLEASE leave a comment on this entry! It can be an idea, or an opinion, or heck, you could totally go on an anti-contest rant if you wanna. The world is your oyster and your opinions MATTER!