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To make your own Gourdian citizen/Contest

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 15, 2012, 8:43 PM
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I have been receiving lots of notes asking permission to make a Gourdian, and I say: why not make this a contest. So here's the gist of it: create your own Gourdian citizen and I will choose the one that best represents the Kingdom of Gourd:

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What is a Gourdian?:

Gourdians are citizens that reside within the kingdom of Gourd. All Gourdians belong to the family Cucurbitaceae, which includes cucumbers, melons, squash, and gourds. Within this family is the genus Cucurbita which includes gourds, winter and summer squash, and all varieties of pumpkin. They can be human-like, like Gordie. Or they can be actual pumpkin/gourds like BSB. So that means you are free to be as creative with your Gourdian as you like! (so long as they are within that family. Any other types (like if you're trying to make them a berry or something) and you will be disqualified)

Features:

Gourdians come in all shapes and sizes and colors. Vines are common in most Gourdians, and in some cases, they have stems growing from their heads. Remember that Vine sensitivity varies from person to person. Also, Fangs (a recessive gene) are not as common in Gourd as it may seem. Most Gourdians are born with regular teeth. Those born with regular teeth and tend to stick to a vegetarian diet, where as those with fangs tend to prefer meat in their diet. Their hair is mostly dreds, as they are born with curly hair which tend to clump together as they grow older. However, there are cases where the curls do not clump and stay curly (like Cora's hair) Freckles too are considered to be a recessive gene, so there is 1 in 4 chances your Gourdian will be born with them. As to the matter of their skin, Gourdian skin is extremely thick; hard to penetrate or cut into with regular knives/needles. Therefore, if you plan on giving your gourdian some sort of tattoo, it would need to be Scarification

Culture:

The Gourdian culture is based off of Scottland, and you will find that all, if not most, Gourdians have an accent. However, it is your choice how thick you wish for it to be or if you want your Gourdian to have an accent at all.

Occupation:

Gourd is an agricultural kingdom, such as:
*wine maker
*plant hybridizer
* dairy industry
*florist
*breeder
*Greenhouse specialist
In short: anything relating to farming

And if you wish to make them a Knight, then you are very much free to do so! A reference of their armor can be seen Here and  Here because I fail at armor and thunder's admin does not and she made it look simply wonderful~

Also, most Gourdians are artisans: i.e: they are skilled with their hands, such as:
*carver
*construction worker
*glass blower
*leather worker
*metal arts worker
*potter
*silversmith/blacksmith
*stained glass artist;
*stringed instrument maker
*weaver.
the list goes on and on!
But these are just some suggestions. After all, you are free to make your Gourdian what ever he/she wants. Be creative!!

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I believe that is all the basic stuff you need to know to make your own Gourdian. The contest shall begin from now until the end of November (or until the flow of entries has stopped)

First Place: Will be a drawing of their Gourdian in my own style, featured in an ask interacting with Gordie and made (whatever their occupation is) of the Royal Family. prize is subject to change if required

Second Place: An ink of their choice in AT style.

Third Place: A sketch of their choice in AT style.

If I forgot anything else, or if you have any questions concerning your Gourdian, please let me know and I will answer you right away!

Good luck! And most importantly, have fun, fun, fun!!!


ENTRIES:
Gourdian Contest Entry: Hagan by MissThunderkin by :iconmissthunderkin:
Lenore a Pumpkin Lass by SpazYourBunny by :iconspazyourbunny:
Gourdian Entry: Eimhir by AskPrinceAnarchy by :iconaskprinceanarchy:
Gourdian Contest entry: Betty by TheLittlehoneybee by :iconthelittlehoneybee:
:thumb332788919: by :iconjakeyflinrider:
contest entry by Vanilla-Villa-Shoppe by :iconvanilla-villa-shoppe:
by :iconask-alicia-caramel:
by :iconmarylittlerose:
Antonio by Ask-Conifer-Princess by :iconask-conifer-princess:
contest entry: kristy by Ask-Olive-And-Oliver by :iconask-olive-and-oliver:
:thumb332780845: by :iconstarfrostedheart:
Greer by OwlBeAwkward by :iconowlbeawkward:
Calliope the Calabash Gourd by ask-popcorn-princess by :iconask-popcorn-princess:

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:iconask-johntheexorcist:
Ask-JohnTheExorcist Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Sorry, I made the revisions I wanted [link]
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:iconask-johntheexorcist:
Ask-JohnTheExorcist Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I retract my entry for the time being I need to revise something
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:iconask-johntheexorcist:
Ask-JohnTheExorcist Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
((Give me a few days I will enter 1))
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:iconmisspomp:
MissPomp Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
welp, you have until the end of november! have fun >u<
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:iconask-johntheexorcist:
Ask-JohnTheExorcist Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I did, he came out well
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:iconotterpopphillip:
OtterPopPhillip Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] WELL HERES MINE:D i thought itd be something fun to do ^-^
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:iconfattymuffin:
fattymuffin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconsyico:
Syico Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah, When does it end? D: I didn't see an end date
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:iconmisspomp:
MissPomp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
end of November so you have plenty of time UvU
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:iconsyico:
Syico Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ah ok ^^;
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:iconask-popcorn-princess:
ask-popcorn-princess Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Artist
i sure hope she gets at least third place.
sorry that the drawing isn't too good.
i kind of thought about it after re-reading the contest rules...
people need a place to stay and have fun when they're visiting. :]
and the people of Gourd need a place to relax and have a drink with their chums (it doesn't have to be alcoholic... in fact i dunno if it even should be. i'll leave it up to you)
you have permission to come up with a MUCH better name for the bar/inn if you would like.
her attitude is something i forgot to put down: she's sassy to some people at the bar who get too "drunk" and start hitting on her. she doesn't take crap xP
and she's a trusted and loved person of the kingdom.
[link]
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconask-popcorn-princess:
ask-popcorn-princess Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Artist
so i noticed that prince honey bee did a bartender, too. ;-;
i'm sorry if you think i copied but i had no idea.
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconowlbeawkward:
OwlBeAwkward Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I hope I did okay
[link]
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:iconstarfrostedheart:
StarFrostedHeart Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Here's my entry [link] *flies away*
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:iconstarfrostedheart:
StarFrostedHeart Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Here's my entry [link] *flies away*
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:iconask-olive-and-oliver:
Ask-Olive-And-Oliver Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Artist
[link] done ! QUQ ))
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:iconask-the-ice-prince:
Ask-The-Ice-Prince Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
((oh goodness I wish I had time to participate! but I liked reading over the details, very well thought out >w>))
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:iconmisspomp:
MissPomp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
well, you have until the end of November, so if you change your mind, you are free to do so UvU
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:iconwantsmorelove:
WantSmoreLove Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
((I'm gonna make one too, I just gotta finish my dang portfolio project. I have 3 of 8 really good, themed drawings so far.... *flips chair and hides under desk* ))
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:iconmisspomp:
MissPomp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
well, you have until the end of November! Good luck!
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:iconwantsmorelove:
WantSmoreLove Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Yus~ UuU Thankies~!))
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:iconmarylittlerose:
MaryLittleRose Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, here is my entry<3333 -- [link] ))
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:iconfernpawiscool:
fernpawiscool Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Can we really do a family like a mom dad sister brother family?
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:iconmisspomp:
MissPomp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Umm... you can make their family, but I will only accept two entries so make them count
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:iconfernpawiscool:
fernpawiscool Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Ok I'm only doing it in one anyways
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:iconask-mocho:
Ask-Mocho Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
lol I might enter O'Nire into this~ :3))
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:iconmisspomp:
MissPomp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
ooh you should!
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:iconask-mocho:
Ask-Mocho Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
I think I will >u< I hope ya like him ^^))
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:iconask-jasontheangel:
Ask-JasonTheAngel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*ENORMOUS GASP* I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT WHAT I WOULD ENTER IF YOU HAD A GOURD CONTEST YESTERDAY. O-O I'm in. ))
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:iconmisspomp:
MissPomp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
woo hoo!! have fun! >u<
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:iconask-rae-the-rabbit2:
Ask-Rae-the-Rabbit2 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
(( I have a question, is there a age limit for the Gourdians? ))
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:iconmisspomp:
MissPomp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Nope, no age limit!
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:iconprince-mushroom-cap:
Prince-mushroom-cap Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
damn you I guess I gotta enter sinclair into this XDDDDD))
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:iconmisspomp:
MissPomp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
wooo we get to see sinclairs face! >:3
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:iconprince-mushroom-cap:
Prince-mushroom-cap Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes....yes you do XDDDD)))
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:iconmisspomp:
MissPomp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
>U<
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:iconocs-of-randomman:
OCs-of-RandomMan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, is it alright if I enter a Gourdian that I had already created before, although I could expand on his background more for this contest. Still, is that alright?
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:iconmisspomp:
MissPomp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
of course!
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:iconaskspiritprincess:
AskSpiritPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Oh gee... if I have time(since I just got some seasonal work) I want to try. I'd be fun to use a ghost pumpkin... I love those weird little things and I only see em this time of year. -adds to list of "if work doesn't stop me". ))
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:iconmisspomp:
MissPomp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
lol I look forward to seeing that! I hope you do >u<
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:iconaskspiritprincess:
AskSpiritPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Welp I did it before things got busy. hahah [link] and yes, her name is a horrible pun))
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:iconbluestarproduction:
bluestarproduction Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(( I'd like to try ^^, but I do have a question, I didn't see it on the list but I'm not sure if it would fit, could a Gourdian be a baker? ))
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:iconmisspomp:
MissPomp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
oh those things were just suggestions. I did say that your Gourdian can be whatever it is you want them to be. :aww:
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:iconbluestarproduction:
bluestarproduction Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(( thank you I just wanted to make sure it wouldn't be far fetched ^^))
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:iconanadminnamedpaul:
AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
((oh you guys are spoiling me~! (cracks drawing hand's knuckles*) TIME TO BE CREATIVE!))
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:iconmisspomp:
MissPomp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Oooh boy, you're always creative :D
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:iconanadminnamedpaul:
AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
(done!)
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:iconthelittlehoneybee:
TheLittlehoneybee Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Digital Artist
(( *sneaks in drops this off here [link] and runs off* ))
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