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Hello, all. Just a reminder that you now have seven days left to get your submissions in for the November Contest, "The Nutcracker." To learn more, check out the contest prompt listed below. Do your best to get your fics and art in before 11 p.m. on November 27. Good luck!

2015 November Contest: The Nutcracker by Asatira
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2015 November Contest: The Nutcracker by Asatira
:iconclub-tutu: November 2015 Contest
The Nutcracker

For many of us, The Nutcracker is a winter season and holiday staple, and it may have also been the first ballet we ever saw. And for a smaller subset, this may have been one of the first ballets we have ever been a part of. The Nutcracker is a ballet classic, and one of the few that few springs to mind when we think of ballet. Even if you've never seen the ballet, you probably recognize some of its music, especially around the Christmas season; even the opening of Princess Tutu ends with some of the most recognizable parts of the "Dance of the Sugar Fairy" playing.

With the year coming to a close, we've decided to draw inspiration from this familiar ballet. The Nutcracker, a loose adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker and the Rat King, tells the story of a magic night when the young girl Clara witnesses her toys battling the Mouse King, led by the titular Nutcracker, and is then taken to the candy-filled land of the toys. It has been a source of inspiration and wonder for more than 100 years. Your challenge is to draw inspiration from the story, the ballet, or any of the various adaptations to feature the characters from Princess Tutu. So long as it features The Nutcracker in a prominent way, you have free range.

Deadline: Nov. 27, 2015, 11 p.m. PST (GMT -8)

Things to keep in mind:
:bulletred: Your entry must draw upon The Nutcracker ballet or the E.T.A. Hoffman story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. You may choose to use any adaptation of the respective works.
:bulletblack: Only canon characters from Princess Tutu may be used.

To Enter:
:bulletpink: Both fan art & fan fiction are accepted.
:bulletgreen: Only entries that adhere to the rules set in the contest prompt will be accepted.
:bulletpink: To be an official entry, you must submit your piece into the "2015 NOV Contest" gallery folder by the deadline.
:bulletgreen: After the deadline has passed, the folder will be closed and no new submissions will be accepted.
:bulletpink: As per general contest rules, you are allowed to submit up to three entries. (Admin may only submit one.)
:bulletgreen: If more than three fan fiction/prose entries are received, a separate voting bracket will be held.

Popular Choice: Feature on the club front page.
Admins' Choice: Feature on the club front page.


Please keep in mind we only affiliate with related groups. So ballet, Princess Tutu, or Itoh-sensei's other series.










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ahiruchanzan Featured By Owner Edited Oct 16, 2014  Student General Artist
would be fun every princess tutu fan has their own avatar and make a contest of the best
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Asatira Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We have previously asked the group members if they were interested in having a gallery that featured original characters, and after some discussion, it was decided not to have one. This option may be offered again in the future.
LaVocaGirl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeeh?! I'm the admin's choice winner?? Whoa thanks a bunch!! :la:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi everyone! I just wanted to share with my fellow Club-Tutu members the names of a few books I've stumbled upon in the past few years that reminded me of Princess Tutu and therefore thought you all might enjoy them as well. They are as follows:

:bulletblack: The Undone Fairytale - A hilarious picture book. Because you, the reader, are reading the story and turning the pages too fast, the author (who's job reminds me of a movie director's), Ned the illustrator, and the whole cast of the story aren't prepared for the next page. For starters, you read so fast that by the 3 or 4 page Ned doesn't have time to design a crown for the king, so the king wears a donut instead....and it just goes downhill from there. A funny story about what happens to storybook inhabitants when they aren't prepared for the book's pages to be turned.

:bulletblack: The Great Good Thing - A children's novel about a storybook, the characters within it, and how they and their story influence a reader throughout her life; from childhood to adulthood. I've never read a story quite like this before and, since reading it, have yet to read any others like it. The characters are aware they are in a child's fairytale book; the dialogue is like a script to them and the story a play they must act out. When the book is closed the princess can be found leaning against the letter 'd' from the sentence 'The end.' and wonders what exists beyond the edges of the pages of her story. When the reader is eating a pb&j sandwich while reading one afternoon and a drop of jelly lands on the open page, the queen's royal gown is splattered and stained with jelly. An extremely unique fairytale that made me question my view of the books I read (like the time I was eating pudding and some of it fell on the Harry Potter book I was reading at the time; did I unknowingly stain some poor wizard's or witch's robes with chocolate?).

:bulletblack: Theatre Illuminata Trilogy - What if 'The Prince and the Raven' had been a play and had been completed? Welcome to the Theatre Illuminata, where every character from every play ever written lives. Here, the script is law and not to be defied, though some characters rebel and attempt to break free of the parts written for them. Then there's our heroine Bertie, she's lived in the theater her whole life, only she doesn't belong in any of the plays. Not only that, but she soon discovers she is a Playwright, a person with the power to write new pages into the book (script) and edit the old ones, with disastrous results. Turns out you must be extremely careful with your word choice if you're a Playwright. Accompanying her on her journey are the sweet-toothed, wise-cracking, sometimes-very-rude quartet of fairies from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and two very handsome, very different boys. For those of you who hated the multiple love triangles in Princess Tutu (or just hate love triangles in general), fear not. While I can't explain why that won't be an issue without spoiling the end of the second book, I beg you to not let the romantic complications stop you from reading. Trust me, Bertie's choice/solution is unexpected, satisfying, and not-to-be-missed.

I hope those of you who choose to pick up these books in the future (or if you have already read any of them), you'll find them as satisfying reads as I did. Personally, I think the whole characters-struggling-against-the-story-written-for-them has vastly untapped potential in the world of authors and stories and it's a piety more people don't try to explore this particular angle. If I come across any other novels or stories I think fellow Princess Tutu fans enjoy I'll be sure to let you all know.^^ Ta-ta for now.
MartAnimE Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Hello! I'd just like to point out that the Admin's Choice Winner image thumbnail in the February 2014 Contest Winners section is incorrect. You guys might wanna correct that. ^^
Asatira Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for pointing that out.
Zombimatic Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
At first I though the banner said "club Cthulhu"
i'm a little disappoint
Shimoarikatotoka Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
I might do the contest~<3
Even if I just joined DA lol. XD
gezusgeek Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do it mang! XD
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