30 Days of Nights...er, Emoticons!
A couple of years ago, I was watching the Literature Community get ready for NaNoWriMo, where participants try to write a novel in 30 days. I got a bit jealous and decided I wanted to do something similar with emoticons. So I came up with the silly idea of NaNoEmo. Basically, emoticonists would try to create 30 emotes in 30 days. Honestly, I would have been happy if a handful of people participated. Turns out, it became quite an event and over the past couple of years it has become one of the major motivators to help get emoticonists creating (along with such other great projects as the Advent Calendar, Secret Santa, and contests like the EMTC).
Since I never thought out the name very well, and just rode on a variation of the NaNoWriMo acronym, `Synfull
(who has joined me in hosting the event this past year) thought we should make something a bit more formal. Thus the christening of it as Nabe November Emotes
. Nabe is slang for "Neighborhood" and best fits what we feel this event is, a joining together of the emoticon neighborhood/community to create.
So, enough of the nostalgia. We're happy to announce the 2013 NaNoEmo event! Be sure to check out the article below for all of the details. If you're an emoticonist, give it a whirl. If you're an emoticon lover, be sure to watch the #NaNoEmo
group to see the wonderful range of emotes that come through during November. I know I'll personally be taking the challenge and hope to create 30 over the month.
November NaNoEmo 2013Together with `Mirz123, I am proud to present the 2013 #NaNoEmo Event.
NaNoEmo = Nabe November Emotes
(nabe: shortening and respelling of neighbourhood)
What is NaNoEmo?
#NaNoEmo is a fun emoticon challenge hosted every November to match up with NaNoWriMo in the literature community. Over the last 2 years we have had a fair number of emoticonists taking part and some fantastic emotes appearing all through the designated month.
The main purpose of the challenge is to encourage emoticonists to make emotes throughout the month of November. The most common challenge undertaken is to make 30 emotes in 30 days, though others choose to set alternative targets which better suit their other commitments or art style.
Whilst our previous NaNoEmo event hosted this June was restricted to only visual purpose emotes, the November event returns to the 'normal' format where any emote style is accepted. So it is completely up to you whether you