07-30-2011, 12:00 AM
MerNetworkis proud to announce the first MerNetwork Challenge: Landlocked Mermaid

Makesomething featuring the theme of a mermaid or merman living outsidethe ocean. It can be humorous or serious, and can be a video, aphoto, a drawing, or even a song. Be creative! A poll for voting on your favorite entry will open in this thread on the night of Monday, August 1st,and close one week later on Monday, August 8th. To submit, simply post, embed, or link you entry in this thread. Submissions will be allowed up until the moment the polls close. Good luck, and have fun!

07-30-2011, 01:32 AM
Gonna be a tough one... If anyone sees smoke coming out of my ears, extinguish me!

Princess Kae-Leah
07-30-2011, 01:38 AM
Love the theme! My entry is a 12-line poem entitled "Refugee' From The Sea". It's supposed to be from the POV of a young mermaid(who H2O-style has legs when dry) who fled from the ocean into the human world in order to escape from the increasing pollution that mankind has caused to her home.

If you pass by me on the street, I look like any other girl,
So you would never guess that I came from a whole other world.
You have no idea how much it hurts to be so far away from my home,
When the only momento I have left of my birthplace is my favorite seashell comb.

I had no other choice but to leave everything that I ever knew behind,
Because of all the environmental damage and destruction that was unleashed by mankind.
Being forced to live amongst you wasteful, greedy fools is sometimes enough to make me feel sick,
Especially every time I see a grocery bag made of plastic!

Only when I'm alone in my pool can I feel even remotely free,
And close my eyes and pretend I'm back where I belong, in the sea.
Maybe some day it will be safe for me to return,
But I sincerely doubt it, since humankind still has so much to learn.

07-30-2011, 01:48 AM
I think I got it!!! heheh but its gonna a tough one...

07-30-2011, 02:01 AM
Already got an idea

mermaid hannah
07-30-2011, 11:10 AM
so excited i have an amazing idea, to me anyways

07-30-2011, 12:33 PM
yayy. I have an idea for this:)

Mermaid Saphira
08-03-2011, 10:16 AM
oh... this will be interesting ☆

Mermaid Sirena
08-04-2011, 07:34 PM
My creativity center is not working... all I keep seeing is fire.... FIRE MERMAID CHANGED ELEMENTS ON LAND ^_^ Not really

08-04-2011, 08:09 PM
tough one for me x.x

Mermaid Jewel
08-04-2011, 09:33 PM
Is the poll open yet? And I have an idea I'm just not acting upon it. I think I'll write a short story

Mermaid Star
08-04-2011, 10:56 PM
About as landlocked as this mermaid gets... Beached!


08-05-2011, 12:07 AM
Is the poll open yet? And I have an idea I'm just not acting upon it. I think I'll write a short story

Crap, I'm sorry guys. I totally forgot. I just opened the poll, and I'm extending the deadline to the 15th. Since I want people to be able to vote for things that have been submitted after the thread was created, the way it will work is you can vote for Entry #1, Entry #2, and so on. Each entry is numbered by the order it was submitted, so the poem Princess Kae-Leah submitted is Entry #1, and the photo Star submitted is Entry #2. Anyone who submits something after this will be Entry #3, and the one after that will be Entry #4, and so on.

Also, just to be clear, the deadline is being pushed back to the 15th.

Thanks for your patience with this whole thing. I'm sorry I'm not more professional about it. Although I'm really learning, and I think I have a much better idea how I'm going to run the next challenge.

08-05-2011, 02:42 AM
Here is my entry... So... # 3?

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/My Mermaid Tail/LittleOrcaShoes.jpg
Melissa, also known as Little Orca or Merlissa, does not know what to make of the gift her fiancée has given her. "What do I do with these?" she asks with a look of confusion on her face.

08-05-2011, 11:34 AM
entry #4...


08-05-2011, 11:36 AM
p.s little Orca that's hilarious

Also, it would be great if everyone else who enters puts their number:)

08-06-2011, 02:43 AM
Entry #5
I can't put the photo up, (long story) but it was me, in a tail, sitting in a chair by a highway holding up a cardboard sign that said, "Long Way From Home. Need $$$$ for bus ticket."

08-06-2011, 03:29 AM
Awww shoot ):
I had a very cute idea for this contest but my tail is about a week from being finished.
Oh well, perhaps next time :')
Great entries everyone~

08-06-2011, 04:36 PM
Entry #6

The title of this one is "Rubbing Sand in the the Wound".


08-06-2011, 04:37 PM
lol Malinghi

08-07-2011, 04:14 PM
ahahahahahahahahah love it.

Mermaid Momo
08-08-2011, 10:51 AM
hehehe yeah! eff you billboard! XD

08-08-2011, 12:03 PM
nice LOL

Mermaid Hamant
08-08-2011, 11:01 PM
Entry #7



08-09-2011, 10:02 PM
Great video CrazyHamantZ! I edited your post to embed the video, I hope you don't mind. I also edited the poll so it has your name listed for Entry #7.

08-09-2011, 10:33 PM
I think I've seen that very picture, or one much like it on DA. I favorited it.


08-09-2011, 11:23 PM
we probably shoulda waited to open the poll for voting until all the entries were in... when I voted I thought they were done :P

Mermaid Hamant
08-10-2011, 11:16 AM
Next challenge there should be a deadline on entries THEN the poll should open... lol

Mermaid Hamant
08-10-2011, 11:21 AM
Great video CrazyHamantZ! I edited your post to embed the video, I hope you don't mind. I also edited the poll so it has your name listed for Entry #7.
Thank You! ^^ Nope I do not mind, I actually wanted my video on the post. I tried but I could not get it to work... never done it before lol. So thanks! :)

08-16-2011, 04:16 AM
So, its the 15th, and the challenge is over. Congratulations to LittleOrca, who won, and to Raina and Star who both get an honorable mention! All three entries will be posted on the front page!

Also, I learned a lot from this one, and I think the next one will go better. The poll will open after the entry period closes, and I'm going to ask that everyone title their entries to make it easier to identify them. The next challenge will be posted shortly. If you have any feedback, you can share it here.

08-17-2011, 04:30 AM
Congrats to Raina and Star as well! :)

Mermaid Star
08-22-2011, 03:29 AM
Thank you Little Orca! Congratulations to you on your win! So cute!