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Holiday Pet Submissions
Ready to stay warm and conjure up some colorful magic? Then rub those hands together and come on over to the 2014 Holiday Pet Submissions thread!
Pets submitted here will mainly be used for the special December adventure region as well as the holiday Seasonal Shop. The deadline to get all your wintery/holiday pets in is December 14th 11:59 PM! See the thread for rules and payout details.
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:25pm
The art gallery has been judged!
The theme was Book Covers and we received many wonderful entries that made me wish I had time to curl up with a good book. <3
Here are our featured winners:
The current theme is Koafs in the Kitchen!
Share any sort of creation with us--digital, traditional, crafty, etc.--that showcases what happens when these cuties are in the kitchen.
Official Aywas stock is not permitted for this theme.
(And as a side note, I think I should start calling them Koaves instead. XD)
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:39am
Box o Fauna Update
A quick update on this item and what to do if you get a custom Fauna item:
If the item is custom and of an AD rarity, please PM me so I can fix the item and arrange a replacement.
If the item is custom and of a rarity lower than AD, then these items are considered intended for public ownership, and will not be replaced.
If you have a custom fauna item of a rarity lower than AD, and would like to change it's rarity, please PM me to arrange this.
Thank you for your time, and please enjoy the item!
Posted by Eveglori (#2775) on Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:29am
Advent Calendar Poll
I do a lot of planning for our Advent Calendar throughout the year, and I'm just curious about what type of item is YOUR favorite to receive from this feature. :3
If you have a favorite Advent Calendar item that you've received during October or December over the years, please feel free to comment so I know what it is. n_n
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:55pm
Fauna Day Seasonal Shop - Part 2
It's time for Part II of the Fauna Day Seasonal Shop!
One adorable African Wild Pup fauna has been added!
You'll find that the bulk of items this time around, however, are for your HA!
The new item assortment also includes a whopping 10 wearable wallpapers for you to enjoy long after the event ends.
Not to be confused with HA backgrounds, we also have two new site themes--the Fauna Cuddles and Fauna Power site themes, which permanently unlock both backgrounds for your account. Both have been added to the Knowledge Base article all about site themes.
The Fauna Power item will unlock a forum title/achievement of the same name. :3
Finally, the Box o' Fauna is a special item that regenerates once a week and will yield one random (non-private) fauna. If you do happen to get a custom fauna from this item, please let me or Eve (#2775) know right away. Thanks!
We hope you love this second batch of goodies!
But, not so fast--there's more to Azi's vision for Fauna Day than the seasonal shop and adventure area.
If you participated in the submission threads for the event, you'll know we had some more permanent fauna-inspired things in mind. Over a period of time, we will be adding more of your fauna and clothes to the site as permanent additions, so keep an eye out for that. :3
(Also -- if you're one of the many artists behind the wondrous critter-y things for this event (and the dragon spectacle), thank you for your patience! I'm pulling staff members to assist with payments, so you can expect those sooner rather than later.)
Have fun adding to your collections! c:
Fauna Forest is set to stay open through November 24th at 11:59 p.m.
and the Seasonal Shop will be open through November 25th at 11:59 p.m.
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:18pm
A New Raffle has Started!
A new raffle has begun
Ticket Price: 1 BP
Max Tickets: 1
Please read the news post below this!
Posted by Kyu & [See Profile] (#1010) on Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:26pm
Adventure Pets & Raffles
Hello everyone! <3
I apologize that Adventure pets have not made an appearance for a bit. My health has caused a bunch of delays recently. To make up for the lack of releases and acceptance runs in the forums, I've drawn 3 numbers (instead of 2 for the 2 months missed) for the normal pet submissions forum monthly raffles.
Releeka (#62920) won a Bronze Custom Crystal.
Detective Butt (#1403) and Ette (#63110) won a Gold Custom Orb.
In addition, I'll be raffling off a Foxtail Brush, look out for the news post with this raffle!
The Foxtail Brush is a normally only a reward from the Pet Coloration Submissions Forum and can be used to create an alt-lined Orimi custom with up to 50% edits! The only lineart this item works for is the alternate Orimi lineart unique to the Pet Coloration Submissions Forum (shown above).
New Adventure pets have arrived to be caught and added to your happy lairs!
If you want to design some Adventure pets, go and post them in their respective threads here! There's also a chance that the designs accepted from that forum will go into the Pet Shop! Remember, you can earn SP!
If your design is now released as a site pet please contact Kyu (#1010) for your free copy.
Posted by Kyu & [See Profile] (#1010) on Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:25pm
Fauna Day Seasonal Shop - Part 1
What's that?! Pixel Cat seems to have spotted a flurry of fauna in the Seasonal Shop!
Please note that this is Part I of the shop, as we have even more goodies to share with you tomorrow. :3 If you want to go ahead and get started on your collection though, let me show you some of the shinies we're stocking.
From under the sea to posh corgis, there are fauna from just about everywhere for you to enjoy!
Psst. You can even buy a fauna version of the stickers you've been collecting. You're welcome.
If you love fauna so much that you wish you could be one, maybe you'll be willing to settle for dressing your Human Avatar up like some of our classic ones!
You can buy individual Merino pieces, a mix-and-match Rare Slug Wardrobe (which contains a whopping 14 pieces!), a Raven's Cage and more! Check out all of the wearable items via Preview Wardrobe and see if you know which fauna inspired them. :3
Hiding among all the fauna and garb is a Bextini, which is an alcoholic energy drink you can stock up on to fuel your pets in the forest! (Though their ability to snag items and other pets for you might start to go downhill.)
And though this event is focused on fauna, we had to have a few of the big pets join the party!
Will you give your Merino Colchis a Merino fauna? Or maybe see how they react to a Green Mantis Shrimp?
Have fun pairing your pets and fauna!
Yeah, enjoy the fauna, or else!!
(Or else he will cut some tomatoes or something.)
(Azi asked me to add this version of Moederer to the news post, and tbh I'm a little terrified. ;~;)
Stay tuned for more fauna-inspired goodies tomorrow!
We hope these prices are affordable for you. <3
Remember, Fauna Forest is set to stay open through November 24th at 11:59 p.m. and the Seasonal Shop will be open through November 25th at 11:59 p.m.
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:57pm
Seasonal Shop Warning!
This is your standard reminder to NOT make any purchases in the Seasonal Shop while we are stocking it.
Items and pets can change price and/or function prior to the official opening of the shop, and we will NOT issue refunds for any premature purchases.
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:19pm
Trans Day of Remembrance
The Trans Day of Remembrance is November 20th this year. Normally, I don't make news posts about all of the awareness icons that show up on the sidebar, but this one is important enough to me that I need to.
This day was started by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a trans activist, in memory of Rita Hester. She was a transgender woman killed in 1998. The day is a vigil for all of the transgender people killed in the previous year.
"The Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people -- sometimes in the most brutal ways possible -- it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice."
- Transgender Day of Remembrance founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith
This may not be a very fun topic for Aywas, but this our reality -- mine, yours, everyone's. While it's difficult to hold a vigil online, please at least look at the list of transgender people killed this past year and remember them, think of them, at least once during the upcoming twenty four hours.
I would really appreciate it.
I personally donated $100 to GLAAD in honor of the day.
You can pick up a Transgender Pride Flag from the Advent Calendar today.
Posted by J.A.K. (#15) on Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:03am