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Fanworks Friday: Filled with Joy

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Happy May Day! How has your week been? Let's get into another edition of Fanworks Friday!!

Today's Fanart of the Week winner is Fillerthefreak with their amazing Pork Tank model!

Fillerthefreak has only posted on the forums a few times, but brought some amazing 3D models of Mother 3 characters and location. While they each are amazing in their own right, I wanted to feature the Pork Tank. It has an incredible amount of detail put into each part and it leaves me really wanting a full 3D game!
Congratulations, Fillerthefreak! Enjoy your deserved badge and I do hope your consider posting your future work on the forums!

Remember to submit your Mother-related fanart/music for the chance to see your work featured!



ART PROMPT OF THE WEEK:

For this week, I challenge you to draw the most hated enemy from Mother 2,the Territorial Oak!

To see the Undertale Fanwork of the Week winner, check after the jump!

FANART | READ COMMENTS (2) 2017.05.19 @ 19:56 CDT by CerealQueen

Artist's Spotlight: We are Mother One

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Has May been bringing you flowers? Well, I can bring you all another update of Artist's Spotlight!

This month's winner is Mr. Meme!

I'm sure we all know from experience, to truly master a skill, it takes time and effort to hone your abilities. Art is no exception and requires endless hours of practice to improve. It's always an experience seeing another artist improve over time, and Mr. Meme is no exception. Since the beginning of the year, there is a noticeable improvement from then and now, which is really quite a feat. Mr. Meme always blesses the Mother art gallery with pieces of various characters and enemies, many overlooked. Today, we award Mr. Meme with Artist Spotlight for his growth as an artist.



For his continuous dedication and love, I give Mr. Meme this badge. Please keep this up and I look forward to seeing your growth as an artist!

Artist's spotlight updates the 1st Saturday of every month! Hope you're looking forward to it!

FANART | READ COMMENTS (6) 2017.05.06 @ 22:02 CDT by CerealQueen

Fanworks Friday: It Just Takes a Little Courage...

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Why, hello all you beautiful people out there! Let's start off this weekend with Fanworks Friday!

Today's Fanart of the Week winner is Erikku8 with his incredible picture of Ninten!

Erikku8 has been a member for quite awhile now and though his appearance on the forum seems to fluctuate, he always brings beautiful fanart with him. This piece has multiple types of lines that add texture and keep the audience looking more! The variety and brightness of colors, background with an awesome galaxy theme, and the attention to detail make this picture really stand out and pop. Thank you for your submission and please keep them coming!
Congratulations, Erikku8! Enjoy your deserved badge and I thank you for giving us so much incredible work!

Remember to submit your Mother-related fanart/music for the chance to see your work featured!



ART PROMPT OF THE WEEK:

For this week, I challenge you to draw the minor, but lovable character from Mother 3,Fuel!

To see the Undertale Fanwork of the Week winner, check after the jump!

FANART | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.05.05 @ 21:41 CDT by CerealQueen

FFotM Winner: Do You hear the Bells?

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Hello, hello! It's a little late, but it has to be Monday somewhere, right? It's time for Fanfiction of the Month!

Every month, we go through the forum's Writing Board and on the first Monday, we will choose the story we think is most deserving of the award. Winners will receive this beauty.

To qualify, simply post any fanfictions relating to the Mother-series on the Writing Board. It can be poems, stories, whatever! All I ask is that you be sure to include a title! Even submissions to the Monthly Prompt Post will be looked at! Don't forget to proofread!

This month's winner is Lindsocolo with "Starting Over"!





Lindsocolo is known for her love for Frank Fly and her original character, Shonda, and through her writings and drawings, she has so many members here on board with these two as well, myself included. That said, I was excited to see that she was writing a fanfiction about the two. The piece goes into how Frank and Shonda's relationship was compromised due to Giygas' influence over Fly and how Shonda leaves. Once Frank cleans up his act, he goes after his lady love and the two begin to rekindle that old flame.

One of the strongest aspects this fic has going for it is the character interaction. Shonda's manner of speech is reminiscent of old cartoons, like Betty Boop. At the same time, things like hippies, grunge, etc., are worked in, but like EarthBound, it's whimsical and it just fits. It's full of jokes, references, so many little things that make it an enjoyable experience. It can be hard to do, especially when you try to flesh out characters that have limited dialogue, but Lindsocolo managed to keep the game's vibe ever present in her story. It was a touching tale of love and even the most minor characters offered something memorable to the table. All in all, it was a solid piece and it's something I would definitely recommend reading.

If you guys have yet to read this, please do! Also, since she's also an artist, the lovely author of this story has provided us a picture of the ending.



Congratulations, Lindsocolo! I seriously enjoyed this piece, especially the ending. I'm getting married this month and it really warmed my heart. I hope you continue posting on the Writing board and honing your skills, perhaps with more Frank/Shonda fanfics...? Enjoy your new badge!

The Writing board has been booming recently and I have noticed an extreme increase of activity of the course of the past year. Thank you all so much for your continued activity!

If anyone has any questions or concerns, feel free to comment or simply drop me a line.

FANFICTION | READ COMMENTS (1) 2017.05.02 @ 1:37 CDT by CerealQueen

Theories: Dear OI' Dad

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Wassup, you guys? Do you like theories? I like theories! So, let's have another edition of Theories!

The last theory was: What sort of lifestyle does Ness’s father lead in order to provide Ness so much cash?

As you can see, there were a bunch of phenomenal responses, but the Theory of the Month Winner is StarstorMew!

Remember, participate 10 times and get this Giygas badge!

You can now check your progress in the thread!

Check after the jump to read StarstorMew's awesome theory! (and also see what the next prompt is~)

ARTICLES | READ COMMENTS (1) 2017.05.01 @ 19:17 CDT by CerealQueen

Theories: This is a Mistake

Articles This is a Mistake
ARTICLES | READ COMMENTS (7) 2017.05.01 @ 19:13 CDT by CerealQueen

Monthly Prompt Post: Deep Down in the Darkest Depths...

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Hey-o! Justin Timberlake's annual prediction, "It's Gonna be May", has once again come true! It's the beginning of the month, so that means yet another edition of Monthly Prompt Post!





The idea of Monthly Prompt Post is simple. I give you a prompt, and you give me a story. The story can be about the Mother series or something completely original, as well as everything in between!
Get your story done on time and you will receive this wonderful badge:

In addition, there are upgrade badges for participating 5 times: and 10 times: as well!
Another upgrade badge has also been thrown into the mix!
For anyone who participates a whopping TWENTY times will get this wonderful badge:

But there's more! While these entries can be about whatever you like, any Mother-related entries submitted automatically qualify for Fanfiction of the Month! In addition, you are free to review other stories from the thread if you want to snag yourself the Review Badge (but be helpful to the author of course!)

This is a great way to keep practice and motivate yourself to write!

Without further ado, let's look at all of April's wonderful submissions! The prompt was a throwback to one of the original's...: Deep Underground!





There is always so many pieces and each is lovely! Thank you guys for continuing to participate!If you submit your prompt late, this post will be edited to feature your work as well, so no worries!

Also...
A BIG congratulations to IcyAntoid and RaveFury for finally hitting the big ten and receiving the golden participation badge! Thank you guys for continuing to participate! You’re the reason this event is still going, so many years later!

Next month's prompt is Wedding! Monthly Prompt Post always ends on the last day of the month, so get submissions in by the end of May 31st!

For see the full set of rules, see the full list of entries, or submit to the prompt, check the thread!


Hope to see you all participate this month!
FANFICTION | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.05.01 @ 16:50 CDT by CerealQueen

VGMotM - LOVE

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It's a brand new month and today is a brand new round of

The Video Game Music Contest!

Wow, we received so many submissions last month! Though, seeing the prompt, I suppose it isn't really that big of a surprise, eh? If you guys have any game recommendations, feel free to PM me!

What is this?

As the name suggests, contestants are challenged each month to make music inspired by a particular video game. Each month, there will be a different game chosen as the theme. Submissions may be reorchestrations, remixes, or instrumental/vocal performances of official music from that game, videos of you playing, or even completely original compositions written about or inspired by the game. You can even make it on Mario Paint if you want!

The theme for May is:


The Kingdom Hearts series


Don't forget about the prizes!
Each month, a winner will be selected and will receive this fabulous note block badge:
Winning five times will earn you this upgrade:
All accepted entries will earn this badge for participating:

But wait! That's not all!

There are also upgrades for the participation badge! If you come back and participate five times, your Game Boy gets upgraded to the smooth purple Game Boy badge:
And if you participate ten whole times, the music in your soul burns through and turns it red-hot:
If you decide to go above and beyond and participate fifteen times, you will upgrade to the golden Game Boy:

To see the rules and to participate, be sure to check out the thread! You can also check your participation progress there!

To see the April's winner, check after the jump!

FAN MUSIC | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.05.01 @ 14:33 CDT by CerealQueen

Artist Feature - Music Makes the People Come Together

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Hello, hello! How are you all today? I'd like to proudly bring you a new segment of...



Artist Feature!

In case you missed it for the past couple months, here's the idea. Starmen.net has sooo many incredible artists frequenting the site, of all mediums! Writing, painting, drawing, music, there are just so many things our members are good at! I have seen people improve so vastly over the years and a number of members who were once here have grown to be successful in their fields. Really, it's an amazing sight to see.
So I wanted to find a way to showcase many of the talented individuals that you may know and TragicManner's Fangame Highlight gave me an idea. While it is a bit similar to Artist's Spotlight, I want to take it one more step and actually get to know the artists who make up the forum.

Every month, I'll feature one of the many talented individuals you may have seen around the site; this is not just limited to compart or handart, rather, we could feature an author, musician, etc. I'll also feature some of their work as well as an interview with the artist.

If you'd like to nominate someone, send me, CerealQueen, a PM!


This month's feature is: zelomura!


To see the interview with zelomura, check after the jump!

FAN MUSIC | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.04.26 @ 18:02 CDT by CerealQueen

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOTHER 3!

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HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY



Yes! Eleven years ago, the world was graced with the third game in the Mother series, a favorite to many. Not only did it bring back the charm its predecessors were so loved for, but it also offered a deep story and gave fans an tearful ending that will not soon be forgotten. We've even see the beloved protagonist, Lucas, in the popular Nintendo brawler series, Smash Bros.

It has been 11 wonderful years and it has been apart of a great series that have brought us fans together again and again. We will remember Lucas and the crew fondly for many years to come.

What are your favorite Mother 3 memories from the past 11 years? Are you still wishing for a release outside Japan? Let us know what this game means to you!
STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (17) 2017.04.20 @ 15:08 CDT by CerealQueen

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