@Okami: I'm hoping the Murder Mystery Pageant runs again this year too. I didn't do it the first year, and I would have done it last year but was trying to limit myself pageant-wise, so I ended up judging instead. If it runs this year, I'm definitely entering, though, with a pretty pink entry.
@Pinstripe: Yeah, the commitment can be an issue. Either last year or the year before I wasn't able to finish any of the ones I entered. I did better last year, though. It helps if they have the deadlines for all the rounds up before they're actually open so you can think ahead about how busy you think you'll be and if you'll be able to do all of them.
@Lilly: With the elimination, I think it helps now that there have been a lot of non-elimination pageants. So no matter how you do you can always go through to the next round. And not many really require backgrounds. As far as I remember, Apoc was the only one that had them last year. With others, they're optional usually and some, like MDE, don't allow backgrounds on the entries. When they're allowed but optional, they just help add something to the entry.
And I remember Battle of the Forces! I was thinking about entering it, but was trying to limit myself on pageants after I hadn't done so good with committing to them the year before. Or else I probably would have. PPP didn't do too well last year either, but I really love Pokemon and the pageant, so I want to give it at least another chance. Hopefully more because I've already got some ideas for future years XD
@Parker: The last two years I've been thinking of entering OTR. I didn't want to do it the first year because I wanted to see how it worked, and then it seemed like too much for me to handle when this last year opened up. Plus, it felt like all the pageants had JUST ended, and there's a point in the year where pageants become tiring. They're great at the start of pageant season, but I remember one year EVERYONE seemed to open one up and they were everywhere and running for the entire year. It was just too much for me. I would have been happy to never see a never pageant again at that point.
So there's definitely a limit. Plus, everyone needs to find their own balance, I think. My first year I did alright, I think. Then the year after must have been the one I just mentioned above, and I seemed to want to enter every single one. I remember the day I finally said, "Screw it. I'm dolling something for me." I made little dolls of Rapunzel and Flynn from Tangled. It felt like a breath of fresh air and like my sanity was returning to me. So ever since then I've tried to watch how many I enter, and it's actually why part of me is glad pageant season seems to be slow this year.
And I've noticed you CCing people in Rehearsals. I've been reading all your posts, even if they're not in my topic because you give really nice explanations, and I figure they might come in handy sometime if I can remember them. XD
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