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Hi guys, I wanted to have a contest... so... Anybody want to donate prizes? Like Points, a oneshot or something? </b>

Please! I need help! I need help with the prizes...!

Edit: I have enough prizes now~! Thank you to everyone who donated~! I really appreciate it~! :glomp:

Ahem... That being said...

The deadline is September 30, although if you need an extension, feel free to ask... but please, have a good, legitimate reason...

Rules:
Each saying can only be taken once.
Please comment below on what saying you want, and, if possible, the character you are writing for.

You will be judged on creativity, for the most part, and how the saying fits. Please don't make it way too darn obvious, but at the same time, at least have it make sense when the reader finds out in the end...

Yes. I will judge on grammar and spelling.

No, I will not show any favoritism. (If I know you already, if you use one of my favorite characters, etc.)


Even if you do not enter, would you please help me by spreading the word? Please? :iconawwwplz: </u> </b>


Prizes: (To be decided... and they might change a little in the future... e.g. More might be added, if anyone decides to donate...)
First place will (Most likely) get:
A two-chapter by me... sorry guys, after two or three chapters, I get mind-dead and lose all will to continue... and I usually do better with two chapters...
Two oneshots... again... by me... songfic, or whatever... just please no yaoi, no Nyotalia, no Male!Reader, no 2p!... I just don't know if I could write those...

Second Place: (Again not concrete... )
Two oneshots OR A story with two chapters... look above for limits and restrictions...

Third Place:
A oneshot... by me... limits and restrictions apply...

Again people, whether you decide to take a part of this or not... Please spread the word!


Here's a list of the sayings, quotes, and proverbs that I gathered: (They are in alphabetical order...)

I know that the list might be long, and a little intimidating, but please read through it...

A beautiful thing is never perfect.      -- Egyptian (on beauty)

A big tree attracts the gale.      -- Chinese (on pride)

A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind.      -- Iranian (on wisdom)

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.      -- Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904)

A fault confessed is half redressed.      -- English Proverb

A goose quill is more dangerous than a lion's claw.      -- English (on books and writers)

A good book praises itself.      -- German (on books and writers)

A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.      -- unknown   Taken by le-awesome-emily

A guilty conscience needs no accuser.      -- English Proverb<

A horse may run quickly but it cannot escape its tail.      -- Russian proverb (on conscience)

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.      -- Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.      -- Laurence J. Peter

A man who asks is a fool for five minutes. A man who never asks is a fool for life.      -- Chinese Proverb

A man who desires revenge should dig two graves.      -- unknown

A man who never made a mistake, never made anything.      -- unknown

A person has learned much who has learned how to die.      -- German (on death and dying)

A place for everything and everything in its place.      -- Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.      -- unknown

A rolling stone gathers no moss.      -- John Heywood (c. 1497-1580)

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.      -- William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

A soft answer turneth away wrath.      -- Bible (Proverbs 15:1)

A stumble is not a fall.      -- Haitian (on adversity)

A true soldier does not admit defeat before the battle.      -- unknown

A weed is a plant we've found no use for yet.      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) "And what is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered."


A weed is but an unloved flower.      -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919)   Taken by Bunny-Chan7

Be careful what you wish for.      -- unknown

Be gracious in defeat.      -- unknown

Be nice to people on your way up because you might meet 'em on your way down.      -- Jimmy Durante

Be not water, taking the tint of all colors.      -- Syrian (on authenticity)

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower still in changing.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Be the change you wish to see in the world.      -- Ghandi

Be the first in the field and the last to the couch.      -- Chinese (on work)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.      -- Greek Proverb

Beauty is only skin deep.      -- Sir Thomas Overbury (1581-1613)

Beauty without virtue is a flower without perfume.      -- French (on beauty)

Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion.      -- Egyptian (on caution and care)

Beggars can't be choosers.      -- John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

Beginning is easy; continuing, hard.      -- Japanese (on permanence and change)

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.      -- Chinese (on comparable worth)

Better late than never.      -- Roman Proverb

Better ten times ill than one time dead.     -- Yiddish (on health and wellness)

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.      -- William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Better to ask twice than to lose your way.      -- Danish (on practicality)

Beware of little expenses: a small leak will sink a great ship.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Beware of the person with two faces.     -- Dutch (on hypocrisy)

Beware the person with nothing to lose.      -- Italian (on prudence)

Birds of a feather, flock together.      -- Robert Burton (1577-1640)

Blood is thicker than water.      -- German Proverb

By going and coming, a bird weaves its nest.      -- Ashanti (West African) (on persistence)

Character is easier kept than recovered.      -- English (on character and virtue)

Children are a poor man's riches.      -- English Proverb

Children have more need of models than critics.     -- French (on parents and children)

Choose to be forgiven.      -- unknown

Circumstances alter cases.      -- T. Rymer (1678)

Cold hands, warm heart.      -- V.S. Lean (1903)

Common sense is not so common.      -- French (on common sense)

Conscience makes cowards of us all.      -- William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Control your emotions or they will control you.      -- Chinese Proverb

Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the conquest of it.      -- William Danforth (1870-1955)

Curiosity killed the cat.      -- E. O'Neill (1888-1953)

Curses like chickens, come home to roost.      -- Chaucer (c.1343-1400)

Deal with the faults of others as gently as your own.      -- Chinese Proverb

Deeds are fruits; words are leaves.      -- English (on words and deeds)

Destroy your enemy by making him your friend.      -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Don't believe everything you hear.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Don't bite the hand that feeds you.      -- unknown

Don't boast when you set out but only when you get there.     -- Russian (on journeys)

Don't burn your bridges behind you.      -- unknown

Don't cry before you are hurt.      -- Scottish Proverb

Don't expect things to go right the first time.      -- unknown

Don't judge anyone unless you've walked in their moccasins one moon.      -- Native American Proverb Taken by Meerkatgirl13

Don't let the grass grow on the path of friendship.      -- Blackfoot (Native American) (on friendship)

Don't look where you fell but where you slipped.      -- Liberian (on practicality)

Don't pretend to be something you aren't.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.      -- unknown

Don't wish your life away.      -- unknown

Each year one vicious habit rooted out, in time might make the worst man good throughout.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Earth is dearer than gold.     -- Estonian (on nature)

Easier said than done.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

East, west, home's best.      -- W.K.Kelly (1859)

Eat coconuts while you have teeth.      -- Singhalese (on youth and age)

Eat to live, not live to eat.      -- Socrates (469-399 BC)

Empty sacks will never stand upright.      -- Italian Proverb

Envy has no rest.     -- Middle Eastern (on jealousy and envy)

Envy of others always shows.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Even a sheet of paper has two sides.      -- Japanese (on differences)

Even the best laid plans go awry.      -- unknown

Even the best song becomes tiresome if heard too often.      -- Korean (on art and creativity)

Every cloud has a silver lining.      -- D.R. Locke (1863)

Every day of your life is a page of your history.     -- Arabic (on life and living)

Every garden may have some weeds.      -- English Proverb

Every head is a world.      -- Cuban (on differences)

Every horse thinks his own pack heaviest.      -- Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Every jack has his jill; if only they can find each other.      -- R. Cotgrave (1611)

Every man has his price.      -- unknown

Everyone is ignorant only on different subjects.      -- Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Expect the worst, but hope for the best.      -- unknown

Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes.      -- James Anthony Froude (1818-1894)

Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.      -- German Proverb

Focus on what's right in your world instead of what's wrong.      -- unknown

For every bow there is an arrow.      -- unknown

Four horses cannot overtake the tongue.      -- Chinese (on gossip)

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.      -- Mencius (c.371-289)

Give assistance not advice in a crisis.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Give good and get good.      -- Estonian (on generosity)

Give thy thoughts no tongue.      -- William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Glass, china and reputation are easily crack'd and never well mended.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

God gave us the nuts but he doesn't crack them.      -- German Proverb

God grant me a good sword and no use for it.      -- Polish (on war and peace)

Going beyond is as bad as falling short.      -- Chinese (on balance and moderation)

Good memories are our second chance at happiness.      -- Queen Elizabeth II

Good things come in small packages.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Great minds think alike.      -- "Punch" (c.1922)

Half the truth is often a whole lie.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Half the world knows not how the other half lives.      -- George Herbert (1593-1633)

Handsome is as handsome does.      -- Anthony Munday (1553-1633)

Happiness depends on ourselves.      -- Aristotle (384-322 BC)

Happy nations have no history.      -- Belgian (on war and peace)

Have the courage of your convictions.      -- unknown

He that complies against his will, is of the same opinion still.      -- Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

He that is hard to please, may get nothing in the end.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.      -- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

He who wants to do good, knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the gates open.      -- R. Tagore Thakur

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.      -- William Congreve (1670-1729)

Heroism consists of hanging on one minute longer.      -- Norwegian (on courage and fear)

His bark is worse than his bite.      -- George Herbert (1593-1632) Taken by Schwer-von-Begriff

Honesty is the best policy.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

However long the night, the dawn will break.      -- African Proverb - Hausa Tribe

Hunger drives the wolf out of the wood.      -- 14th Century French Proverb

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.      -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.      -- unknown

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.      -- American Saying

If it were not for hope, the heart would break.      -- Greek (on attitude)

If not today then when? - Kashmiri (on permanence and change)

If you are afraid of something, you give it power over you.      -- Moroccan (on courage and fear)

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.      -- Chinese Proverb

If you don't see the bottom, don't wade.      -- Scottish (on prudence)

If you fail to practice your art, it will soon disappear.      -- German (on art and creativity)

If you follow a fool, you are a fool yourself.      -- Jamaican (on foolishness)

If you have nothing to lose, you can try everything.      -- Yiddish (on business)

If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up.     -- Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)

If you've never run aground, you've never been anywhere!      -- unknown sailor

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.      -- Charles Caleb Colton (c.1780-1832)

In bad luck, hold out; in good luck, hold in.     -- German (on luck)

Instead of seeking new landscapes, develop new eyes.      -- Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

Into every life a little rain must fall.      -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

It ain't over til it's over.      -- Yogi Berra

It is better to suffer for truth than to prosper by falsehood.      -- Danish (on comparable worth)

It is better to take many injuries than to give one.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

It is easier to criticize than to do better.      -- Swiss (on criticism)

Jealousy is a disease for the weak.      -- unknown

Just because everybody's doing something, doesn't mean it's right.      -- unknown

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do, doesn't mean it's useless.      -- Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

Keep a stiff upper lip.      -- unknown

Keep an open mind.      -- unknown

Keep conscience clear, then never fear.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.      -- Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

Kindness is more persuasive than force.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Knowledge is power.      -- Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Least said, soonest mended      -- unknown

Leave no stone unturned.      -- Euripides (480-406 BC)

Little leaks sink the ship.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Look before you leap.      -- John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

Lost time is never found again.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Make the most of every situation.      -- unknown

Medicine left in the container can't help.      -- Yoruba (West African)

Mind your p's and q's.      -- English Proverb

Music has charms to soothe a savage beast.      -- William Congreve (1670-1729)

Neglect mending a small fault and 'twill soon be a great one.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Never apologize before you are accused.      -- Charles I of Great Britain (1600-1649)

Never mistake a single mistake with a final mistake.      -- F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

Never reveal the bottom of your purse or the depth of your mind.      -- Italian (on caution and care)

Never take anything for granted.      -- Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

No better relation than a prudent and faithful friend.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

No gains without pains.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

No man can lose what he never had.      -- George Herbert (1593-1632)

No one goes through life unscathed.      -- unknown

Once a word is spoken, it flies, you can't catch it.      -- Russian Proverb

Once bitten, twice shy.      -- unknown

One does evil enough when one does nothing good.      -- German proverb.

One must not play on the nose of a sleeping bear.      -- German (on prudence)

One step leads to another.      -- unknownOpen your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.      -- Dalai Lama

Opportunities come but do not linger.     -- Nepalese (on opportunity)

Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.      -- unknown

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.      -- Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

Out of the frying pan, into the fire.      -- John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet.      -- French Proverb

People show their character by what they laugh at.      -- German (on character and virtue)

Persuasion is better than force.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Play the part and you shall become.      -- unknown

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.      -- Dalai Lama

Self praise is no recommendation.      -- Romanian (on flattery and praise)

Silence is sometimes the answer.      -- Estonian (on discretion)

Silence is the hardest argument to refute.      -- unknown

Smiles open many doors.      -- unknown

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.      -- African Proverb

Some things are better left unsaid.      -- unknown

Sometimes, it's too little, too late.      -- unknown

The afternoon knows what the morning never expected.      -- Swedish (on basic truths)

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.      -- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

The calm before the storm.      -- unknown

The cat would eat fish but would not get her feet wet.      -- Chaucer (c.1343-1400)

The darkest hours are just before dawn.      -- English Proverb

The devil catches most souls in a golden net.      -- German (on temptation)

The end of one thing is only the beginning of another.      -- unknown

The grand instructor, time.      -- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

The lion believes that everyone shares his state of mind.      -- Mexican (on differences)

United we stand; divided we fall.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

We'll never know the worth of water 'till the well goes dry.      -- Scottish Proverb

What good is running when you're on the wrong road.      -- German (on planning)

What's done is done.      -- Early 14th Century French Proverb

When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.      -- Vietnamese (on gratitude)

When strict with oneself, one rarely fails.      -- Confucious

When surrounded by chaos, find peace within.      -- unknown

When the pupil is ready, the teacher will come.      -- Chinese Proverb

Who is strong? He that can conquer his bad habits.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Whoever wins the war gets to write the history.      -- unknown

Willing is not enough, we must do.      -- Johann Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Wisdom is to live in the present, plan for the future and profit from the past.      -- unknown

You are what you eat.      -- German Proverb

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.      -- John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

You can't judge a book by its cover.      -- American Proverb

You don't know what you've got until it's gone.      -- unknown

You have to earn respect.      -- unknown

You have to take the bitter with the sweet.      -- unknown

That's all for now, I think...

Hasta La Pasta~!

Signing off,
Laurein
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imagination-junkie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Hey, so I was just kind of wondering when you were going to be finished with the judging. It's been quite a while since the contest closed and, well...I want to know who won. :shifty:
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LightOfLaurelin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
OH. MY. GOSH. I AM SO SORRY! There was someone else asking as well, but swim season just ended a couple weeks ago, so now, I actually get home at a reasonable time now... I planned on getting them out earlier, but then I got hammered with Hurricane Sandy, and I just got power back... Now, there's a crazy nor'easter just outside... ^^; Excuses, excuses... sorry... I think that I will be able to get them out in a week though...
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imagination-junkie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Wow sounds crazy! I don't know about swim season, but we did get some of Sandy where I live (not that bad fortunately) so I understand where your coming from. No rush, really, but I am excited to find out who won :)
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LightOfLaurelin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I'm so torn between these entries, everyone did a great job! XD (Except the people that mysteriously disappeared... :shifty: XD)
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imagination-junkie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Yay! :)
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imagination-junkie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I'M FINISHED!!! :iconcannotevenplz:

I'm sorry it took so long. I actually I wanted to have it out earlier this week, but I just didn't have the time to finish it. But yea...

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LightOfLaurelin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
XD That's fine... :D
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LightOfLaurelin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
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willalwaysbeme Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   General Artist
Did ya red it? :3
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