Enter! TV & Media Av Contest: The 12 Days of Christmas

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  1. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Hi, all! :) It's time to start another contest, and the theme this time will be "The 12 Days of Christmas."

    What I'm looking for this time are avatars based on the various gifts given during the 12 Days of Christmas, as found in TV shows and movies.

    To recap, here is a list of the gifts:

    1. A partridge in a pear tree
    2. Two turtle doves
    3. Three French hens
    4. Four calling/colly birds (my research says either is correct, and refers to black birds such as crows or ravens)
    5. Five golden rings
    6. Six geese a-laying
    7. Seven swans a-swimming
    8. Eight maids a-milking
    9. Nine ladies dancing
    10. Ten lords a-leaping
    11. Eleven pipers piping
    12. Twelve drummers drumming

    Avatars must contain at least one of these items, from a scene in a TV show or movie. You don't have to have all the same items (ie. if you choose the "8 maids a-milking" verse, you don't have to have 8 milkmaids in your avatar; it's okay to have just one).

    The usual rules apply. No science fiction or fantasy, please.

    When you post your avatar, please state the name of the TV show or movie, and which verse it represents.

    Entries will be open for one week. I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! :)
     
  2. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Movie: Elizabeth
    Verse: Nine ladies dancing
     
  3. Avro Arrow

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    Interesting theme! Although my first two ideas were rendered ineligible by the "no SF&F" rule. :lol:

    A couple questions, if I may:

    1. Are figurative entries OK, or do you prefer more literal interpretations?
    2. Are we allowed to enter an avatar for the same verse that someone else has entered, as long as the source is different, or is it a maximum of one entry per verse?

    Thanks! :)
     
  4. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    What do you have in mind for figurative interpretations? I had literal images in mind - for instance, for the "ten lords a-leaping" I had in mind an aristocratic man either leaping or jumping.

    As long as the avatars are from different shows or movies, it's okay to have more than one entry for the same verse. For example, if someone else wants to do "9 ladies dancing," they're welcome to do so, as long as it's not from the movie "Elizabeth."
     
  5. Starkers

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    Movie: Wayne's World
    Verse: 12 Drummers drumming
     
  6. tharpdevenport

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    12 drummers drumming. Litterally, twelve drummers drumming away at the same time. A screen grab from the scoring sessions to the awful score to "Man of Steel" (Zimmer/Junxie XL).

    If video of a scoring sessions counts.
     
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  7. Orac

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    2 turtle doves from Home Alone 2:

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  8. Kai "the spy"

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    Hope this isn't too much of a pun:

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    TV Show: Blackadder 2
    Verse: Ten lords a-leaping
     
  9. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    I don't get it. :confused: Nobody in the picture is jumping or leaping over anything, off anything, across anything...
     
  10. Kai "the spy"

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    I have to admit I'm depending on what Wiktionary told me to be a proper alternative meaning:

    I'm sorry, if that is incorrect. On further research, Merriam-Webster's doesn't give that alternative meaning.
     
  11. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    I'm sorry, but I will have to veto this entry, then. If you can find a picture of Blackadder jumping up in the air, off something, or over something, that would be okay (I don't remember if he ever did that in any of the series, but it's been a long time since I saw them).
     
  12. od0_ital

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    Three French hens?

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    Carole Bouquet with Roger Moore in For Your Eyes Only, Sophie Marceau with Pierce Brosnan in The World is Not Enough & Olga Kurylenko with Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace.
     
  13. auntiehill

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    ^I guess you missed the part where she said, "Literal interpretations."
     
  14. od0_ital

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    French chicks in James Bond movies! Three of 'em! If that doesn't work, I may have to go with something else.
     
  15. Showdown

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    Disney's The Ugly Duckling
    Verse : Seven swans a-swimming

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    I love happy endings
     
  16. Avro Arrow

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    No worries, I will go with a literal interpretation then. :)

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    TV Show: The Simpsons
    Verse: Eleven Pipers Piping

     
  17. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Not seeing any avians here... :vulcan:

    Hens means hens. As in female chickens.

    Yes. I'm not looking for metaphors or slang interpretations.
     
  18. od0_ital

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    Damn. Alright, I'll see what else I can think of...
     
  19. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    There should be plenty of possibilities. There are some interesting articles about the interpretation of this song and what some of the gifts really were. For example, we tend to think of the "5 golden rings" as wedding ring-type jewelry. But one article I read said they originally meant 5 ring-necked pheasants. So I'd accept a ring-necked pheasant as an entry, if anyone wants to do that.
     
  20. Orac

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    Wait... are you saying that you're changing the literal interpretations rule? Or are you making exceptions for some metaphors?