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16th-Jan-2011 12:54 am - Special Themed Round
smoca cat
I bet you guys are surprised that Zelda Exchange is alive once again. To start the new yea, I thought it might be fun to do a special themed round before we jump into our regular gift exchange event.

Because Valentine's Day is about a month away, the theme for this round will be love and/or hate. You're free to interpret the theme any way you want and submit as many pieces of work as you desire. Just as a reminder, this is a multimedia exchange, which means you can submit art, writing, wallpapers, music, movie, etc.

Just like the previous bonus rounds, the rules are very lax. Anyone can join this round. There's no sign up. No penalty if you can't finish. I only ask for the following: please follow the guidelines for the specific medium--try to make your work as complete as possible, have your writing beta-read, etc. and use the header when you post your work.

You can post your piece here and in DeviantArt if you have an account there anytime between now and March 1.

As for the normal gift exchange round (round 6), sign up will probably start around the end of March.

I would also like to mention that over at DeviantArt, we are officially a group (http://zelda-exchange.deviantart.com). Feel free to join or watch if you have a dA account. You can submit your past and future works created specifically for the Exchange in the group gallery.
17th-Jan-2009 09:41 pm - Round 5: For whokee67
Title: Beating the Rupee Crunch.
By: dagronrat
For: whokee67
Request: Four Swords : All the Links doing... anything, really. XD
Medium: Pen, colouring pencils & watercolours... And a touch of Paintshop.
Game(s): Very loosely "Four swords", Zelda series in general.
Characters: The Four links, Navi, Tingle...
Rating: G.
Warning: 3x600*838 pixels.
Creator’s Notes: I guess I need to stop watching the news so much. (Inspiration so very obvious.)
Whokee? I hope you enjoy! :D


ETA Deviantart links: Page 1 - page 2 - page 3.
13th-Jan-2009 11:05 am - Round 5 gifts for dagronrat
Reprographics: Boxhead needs help :(
I come bearing two gifts, because the requests I received were awesome. XD

Title: Teleportation
By: whokee67
For: dagronrat
Request: SSBB/ Teleportation. 8D
Medium: Pencil & marker
Game(s): Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Character(s)/Pairing: Link, Zelda
Rating: G
Warnings: Link's face is a little messed up D:
Creator’s Notes: This image popped into my head when I read your request, dagronrat, and I hope you like it. ^^;

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Title: Link's Magic Bag
By: whokee67
For: dagronrat
Request: WW&PH/ Tetra has a rummage through Link's stuff.
Medium: Pencil & marker
Game(s): Wind Waker / Phantom Hourglass
Character(s)/Pairing: Link, Tetra
Rating: G
Warnings: ...um, Tetra is sneaky?
Creator’s Notes: I had so much fun drawing this. I am especially fond of how Link's expressions came out!

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12th-Jan-2009 02:09 am - round 5 ART for guardianlunaei
d - downtoned rainbows
Title: Never Flinch
Artist: calembours
For: guardianlunaei
Request: "Link and Ganondorf, final showdown"
Game(s): Twilight Princess
Rating/Warnings: PG, for fighting
Characters/Parings: Link, Ganon
Medium: Photoshop
A/N: I think my favourite part of fighting Ganon in TP is when you have to duel him. :3 I hope this is to your liking!

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11th-Jan-2009 11:51 pm - Exchange round 5
Title: Run!
By: ninja_demongirl
For: Darkpriestss
Request: Adventure of Link - be creative and go nuts.
Medium: Graphite, digital art
Game(s): Adventure of Link
Character(s)/Pairing: Link
Rating: fun for all
Warnings: none
Devi link http://ninjademongirl.deviantart.com/art/Run-109220000

Creators notes: I love this game alot and was excited when i saw the request. I love it except for bridges. Whenever I get to bridges I run as fast as i can across :P. Hope you think the same and enjoy :)

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11th-Jan-2009 02:03 pm - Round 5
TP - Ashei
Title: What Once Was
Request: Kafei
Medium: Digital Art
Game(s): Majora's Mask
Character(s)/Pairing: Kafei
Rating: E
Warnings: none
Creator’s Notes: Finally! One of my ideas actually worked out the first time! Yay! Although I may have overdone the displacement map a bit in the water - the reflection of Kafei is his adult self. Hope you like it!

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10th-Jan-2009 11:44 pm - Round 5
WJ Nya! =3
Title: Poe Market
By: guardianlunnaei 
For: Ninja Demongirl
Request: GAME/REQUEST 1: OoT The poe black market
Medium: Pencil sketch, .5 Micron Pen, Copic Markers, and Prismacolor Pencils
Game(s): Ocarina of Time
Character(s)/Pairing: None really....though Link, a couple random Poe, and a rather disgruntled Navi are in it
Rating: G
Warnings: None...=3
Creator’s Notes: This is what popped into my head with the "prompt" and well...I just couldn't get rid of it, so...here it is....funny thing is....I actually like Navi... *pets the poor, picked on fairy*

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11th-Jan-2009 11:52 am - Display Week Starts!
smoca cat
Hope everyone has a great start on his/her new year. Display week starts this weekend. When you are ready to post your finished gift, please use the header.

I look forward to seeing what everyone has made for this round. :)
6th-Dec-2008 03:36 pm - Round 5 Assignments Sent Out
smoca cat
I just sent out assignments to those participating in round 5. If you did sign up but have not received an email, please let me know as soon as possible so I can rectify the situation.

Here's the revised schedule for round 5:
December 6 to January 11 - working period
January 10 to January 18 - display week

If you need a beta reader or other kinds of help, feel free to post your request in the community LJ. Please use the header when you post your gift.

Good luck to those participating and I look foward to seeing all the gifts in January.
2nd-Dec-2008 09:41 am - final call for round 5
smoca cat
Final call for sign up to participate in round 5 of the exchange. We still don't have as many people as I hoped, but we'll go ahead even if no one else signs up. You can submit your form either in this post or here. I'll send out everyone's assignment this Thursday (for real this time XD) when I have a bit of a break from playing tour guide for my guests from out of country.
24th-Nov-2008 10:53 pm - Round 5 Sign Up
suica penguin
Sorry about the lack of reminders about signing up. I was out of town for a wedding this weekend and had no internet access. Good news is that, if you were interested in participating but forgot to sign up, you still can submit your form in the next few days. I won't have a chance to match people's prompts until Thanksgiving weekend so this should give you guys a bit more time to send in your form. You can post your sign up sheet in this entry.

Thanks to those who have signed up already. :)
16th-Nov-2008 04:09 pm - LAST ROUND - For Choukoumei
Flynn & CLU - Creation

Once There Was The Sun by =Gloriantes on deviantART

Sup, I used to be Ordona here. FINALLY finished this, it only took forever... sorry for all the delays.
smoca cat
Sorry about the lack of reminders and stuff in the past few weeks. I came back from my trip a few days ago and then the internet connection went down for a few days because the provider was "fixing something." Since we only have a handful of people signed up so far, I'm extending the sign up period by another week. Instead of sign up closing on this upcoming Sunday, November 16, it'll be next Sunday (the 23rd) instead.

The rest of the schedule looks like this:
Working period - November 20 to December 28
Posting your work in the community LJ - December 28 to January 10

I hope we'll see more members participating. :)

Also, guado's oot_anni, the OoT 10th anniversary fan tribute/artathon community, needs a bit of love as well. During this month, members of the group will be posting art, icons, and other visual medium creations to oot_anni. Maybe Ordona can further fill in the details or you can just pop over to oot_anni.
27th-Oct-2008 12:46 pm - Round 5 Schedule and Sign Up
smoca cat
Here's the schedule for Round 5 and sign up period starts today.
Signing up - October 27 (now) to November 16
Working period - November 18 to December 21
Posting your work in the community LJ - December 21 to January 3

This will be a regular multimedia round with sign ups and stuff, and the procedure and guidelines are still the same as before. Sign up period will be a bit longer than usual because I'll be out of the country for a few weeks. While I should have internet access, I don't know if I'll have time to match up people's requests and stuff. I will try to get online to answer questions though. I also extended "display week" to longer than a week because of the winter holidays.

If you are new to the exchange, please check out the intro to the exchange and FAQs.

Sign up sheet as well as the form for posting your gift can be found at the usual spot. You can post your sign up sheet in this entry as well as sending it to me by email at catyen at gmail. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me or post your questions here.

For the three people who still have not posted their gift from the previous round, if you want to participate in this round, you are more than welcome to, but you will not get your round 5 gift until you posted your gift for both round 4 and 5. If you have given up on finishing your round 4 gift, let me know and I'll open up those requests to the general community to see if anyone wants to pick up those requests.
8th-Oct-2008 01:17 pm - We're back
smoca cat
Sorry about the lack of updates/activities in the community recently. The last special round was a failure due to the fact that I only received one set of topics. I think we'll just go back to doing regular exchange rounds or we can try something a bit different, like people posting prompts anonmyously? It's up to you guys, but if I don't hear anything from the community by this weekend, I'll set up a schedule for the next regular round.

Also, we're still missing three gifts from the last round. choukoumei and guado had technical issues (broken tablet/missing pen), but I don't know about windbell. Please post those as soon as possible.

Screening is not on so if you need to discuss something privately, feel free to email or message me.
17th-Aug-2008 11:44 pm - Special Round 3
smoca cat
We're still missing three gifts from Round 4. Please get those in as soon as you can, preferably before the display week for the latest special round.

Even though we're still waiting for the last few people to submit their gift for Round 4, I think I'll go ahead and start the special round. This particular bonus round will be a bit different from the previous two special rounds. Unlike the previous specials, this time I ask everyone interested to submit three topics/prompts that you would either want to see or create. I will then post all the (anonymous) prompts, and those participating can pick and choose whatever topic(s) that looks interesting to him/her. You'll have one month to complete and submit your work. Unlike normal rounds, you do not need to sign up to participate, but if there's something you really want to see, please send in your ideas. As usual, this is a multimedia round.

You can use this form to submit your prompts:

As for the schedule, I think two weeks to submit your ideas should be enough? Then, it's the standard one month to work on the piece.

August 17-31 period to submit your topics
September 1-30 working period
October 1-7 post your work in the community LJ

Comments are screened so you can post your topics or any thoughts here. As always, you can reach me via email or chat.
13th-Aug-2008 10:10 pm - Mmmmmm tasty!!
kamen, rider, V1
Title: Bomb Appetit, Don Dodongo!
By: Widhy
For: Andy
Request: "Link feeding a bomb to a dodongo!"
Medium: Pen, CG.
Game(s): Any Zelda with dodongos!
Character(s)/Pairing: Link and Dodongo
Rating: G
Warnings: WARNING: Bombs are not for eating.
Creator’s Notes:

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10th-Aug-2008 01:28 am - late gift for whokee67 from sarshin
fuck yeah hair spray
Title: the first critique
By: sarshin
For: whokee67
Request: "Wind Waker / Link taking pictographs"
Medium: Computer + tablet + sliver of a photograph I took = comic-thing
Game(s): The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Character(s)/Pairing: Link, Lenzo, and a chu
Rating: G
Warnings: Extreme fail
Creator’s Notes: I'm still not satisfied with this, but it's late enough so I can't spend much more time staring at it with a >| face. I don't know, it doesn't feel entirely whole or connected to me. On the bright side, though, I do like Lenzo. There's also a bonus sketch featuring Link and Ashei, attempting to fill Emily's "Twilight Princess / Link & the Tavern Group discussing strategies" request... But like seriously, I can't think beyond sketchy 1px lines and vague attempts at color anymore.

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9th-Aug-2008 02:11 am - Late gift for darkpriestss!!
d - downtoned rainbows
Title: Market Day
By: rosivan
For: darkpriestss
Request: Sheikah, Gorons
Medium: Photoshop
Game(s): Hm. Either OoT or TP. Your choice.
Character(s)/Pairing: Zelda, Sheikah, a Goron. :D
Rating: G
Warnings: None!
Creator’s Notes: Rwarghafelf. I'm sorry this is so late!! D:
You wanted to see the Sheikah protecting the crown, and I can see Zelda as being the sort to stubbornly walk through the market and visit her people.... Like the Sheikah would stand for that, eh? She's probably got five or six people following her around all the time....

4th-Aug-2008 02:52 pm - Round 3: From windbell to hikaruno5
Title: Half Light
By: windbell
For: hikaruno5
Request: Zant x Midna lovelove~
Medium: Pencil, Photoshop, OpenCanvas
Game(s): Twilight Princess
Character(s)/Pairing: Zant/Midna
Rating: All
Warnings: None (unless you don't like what I did to Zant. >>)
Creator’s Notes: I am hideously late. Brace yourself for some fairly large images and some groveling.

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4th-Aug-2008 04:31 pm - For hylian_melora
smoca cat
Title: Link in Lost Woods
By: cyen
For: hylian_melora
Request: A scene with Link (at least) in one of the lightworld's overworld game environments :3 (Link doesn't have to be on model for that game's art either ;p)
Medium: pencil, ink, and a ton of cg
Game(s): A Link to the Past
Character(s)/Pairing: Link
Rating: everyone unless you're disturbed by Link's lack of pants
Creator’s Notes: Sorry it's late! I didn't expect it to take this long to finish. Hope you like it!
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1st-Aug-2008 09:02 am - a reminder
smoca cat
Remember that the deadline to submit your work is this Sunday. If you cannot get your work done in time (you need an extension), please reply in this screened entry and we'll work something out.

If you signed up to participate in the current round and failed to submit something, you'll be on probation, which means you will not be able to participate in the normal rounds unless you do the following things: 1) you contribute something as a back up gift giver, 2) participate in a special round, which does not have assigned prompts. I do not really want to be a hard ass about this because I want to keep up the friendly, rather informal vibe of the group, but it would not be fair for everyone if some people don't give back. I'm ok with being late and stuff because most of us are procrastinators, but I do appreciated it if I'm given some advance warnings and if one's reason is valid.

Good luck finishing your gift and I look forward to seeing the last bunch~
28th-Jul-2008 10:17 am - Display Week Extended
smoca cat
Everyone's submission so far has been great! Deadline to post gifts is tomorrow, but because we still have about a third of the participants (myself included ^^;) who still need to submit something for round 4, I think I'll just extend the display week by another week so everyone can get his/her stuff in "on time." Please note now the last day to submit gifts for this round is Sunday, August 3. Good luck finishing!

Also, one person still needs to submit her work from round 3, so please get that in as well by 8/3 so the poor recipient can finally get her gift when she returns from her vacation.

Round 4 isn't over yet, but I'm already planning for the next round, which as promised will be a special round. It won't be exactly like the previous two special rounds though, but I'll write more about it later once we wrap up the current round. Next round will probably start around the middle of August.
27th-Jul-2008 11:07 am - Round 4: For horrificwhisper
OoT - Sheik
Title: Meet Me At the Well
By: darkpriestss 
For: horrificwhisper 
Request: Adult!Link and Sheik relaxing somewhere
Medium: Fanart
Game(s): Ocarina of Time.
Character(s)/Pairing: Adult!Link/Sheik
Rating: G
Warnings: Possibly naughty Sheik?  It's up to you, dear viewers.  ;)
Creator’s Notes: Since horrificwhisper 's request actually ended with "Or hot making out, whichever works", I decided to leave a bit of mystery with the picture.  This one I actually sketched in Corel Painter (that took forever) then colored and touched up in Photoshop CS.  Hope you like it!

And without further ado.

26th-Jul-2008 08:30 pm - Round 4: For regnboga
Title: "ForeverQuest"
By: Your local friendly kotukawi/The Missing Link
For: regnboga/emptyb00k
Request: "Ganondorf needs a hobby."
Medium: Fanfiction: 4,242 words
Game(s): Ocarina of Time. Ish.
Character(s)/Pairing: Zelda, Ganondorf, Link
Rating: ESRB E
Warnings: SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: This fic is incredibly cracky and has proven unsafe in laboratory cuccos. However, test readers have been shown to experience huge amounts of lols and XDs shortly after consuming product. Read at your own risk.
Creator’s Notes: So yeah, I've never written crackfiction before. This isn't exactly my strong suit. However, I at least think it turned out alright. (Thank goodness!) I honestly think this would make a MUCH better comic instead of a fanfiction, but I think that the sheer contrast between Ganondorf and Zelda sells it this way too. Anyways, the premise is that Ganondorf has kidnaps Zelda and eagerly awaits Link's arrival, but this is far from your typical villain-kidnaps-princess story. When Ganondorf gets sick and tired of waiting, Zelda gets downright disturbed by his creepy behaviour and tells him he needs to find a hobby. What Ganondorf considers a hobby though disturbs the princess far more than she could have anticipated. Hilarity ensues. Film at 11.

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