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Johnny's Entertainment Battle-Style LIMS

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This community is a battle-style LIMS icontest focusing on the boys of Johnny's Entertainment, which was formed by Johnny Kitagawa in 1963 and is a talent agency that trains and promotes groups of male idols in Japan. You can find the OHP here.

Your moderators are stellazeee and xenylamine.


01. Each Round will begin with Sign-ups, in which you will request a Johnny's idol to represent you for the entire Round. Requests are accepted on a 'first come, first served' basis, so you will need to provide up to three names of idols who you would wish to represent you in case your first choice has already been taken. Do NOT complain if your favorite idol has already been claimed, as we will not re-allocate idols from other players. Please also include an image of your chosen idols for use to make an image to represent you in the battles.

02. Each week you will be given a new theme as a prompt to create your new icon. There will be a different theme each week, and this can vary from a word prompt, song lyrics, or supplied images. If we provide images, then these images are the only images you are allowed to use in your icon. However, you may use stock photos, textures, brushes, patterns or any other icon elements. There may also be other restrictions for your icon in any challenge, but we we will inform you of them in the submission post. If you feel that your icon requires an explanation, you may submit it with the icon. Do not, however, ask us to post the comment in the voting post; you will be denied. No exceptions.

03. During the voting stage of the week you will be voting for the icon(s) you find to be of lesser quality as well as your favorite icon(s). The number of icons will vary each week, but we will provide you with that information. You must provide a moderately detailed explanation for all of your votes. Please judge based on technique and aesthetic quality, not personal preferences (such as favorite color or the icon maker you think made the icon). We reserve the right to void any vote we feel is unfair or petty. Votes like, "It doesn't appeal to me," are not valid unless you give an explanation of why the icon does not appeal to you. (In fact, don't reference yourself in your negative critiques at all, because that demonstrates subjectivity on your part). Remember that critiques are a way for icon makers to improve; the more detailed you are in your critiques, the more helpful you are. Please read through this COMPREHENSIVE VOTING TUTORIAL as it will show you EXACTLY how to leave good comments! If we have an issue with your vote, we will comment to you to tell you it needs to be modified. If you do not change your vote, it will not be counted.

04. Submitted icons must be compatible with LiveJournal; 100x100 px and 40 kb, and only .jpg, .gif, and .png file formats.

05. Do not promote your icon, and do not post, display, or otherwise use your icon anywhere on the Internet until after the entire Round is over and the final results have been posted. Sharing your icon with your friends is equivalent to promotion, especially if they are also participants here, but even if they are not.

06. Do not submit an icon that has been or will be submitted in another icontest (cross-submission). Icons that are merely variations of one another count. Submitted icons must be no more than 7 days old, or as old as the submission post (if the deadline has been extended). Please make your icon *fresh* and specifically for the contest. Reusing old icons with new text for this icontest is not allowed. Requiring that you make your icons specifically for the current challenge has been a long-standing rule in most icontests.

07. Please adhere to the deadlines. If your icon is not submitted on time, you will be disqualified from the round unless you have an available skip. Each participant gets one skip as standard; more may be earned (click here for more information on earning additional Skips). If you forget to submit an icon, we will count it as a skip unless you say otherwise (e.g. you drop out of the round). Check your skips here. Also please note that you may not use a skip for the first Challenge or the last few Challenges of a round. Please note that if you are going on vacation or you have an extenuating circumstance, we are able to give you up to TWO themes in advance. However, you have to request this specifically; we will not offer it as we are not psychic. You must complete all themes by their respective deadlines, even if they are given in advance.

08. Do not complain if you are eliminated. The majority of the people who participate will be eliminated at some point in the round! If you cannot handle losing and/or criticism, this competition is not for you; please do not participate. Flaming, wanking, bitching, and whining will not be tolerated. If you have a legitimate problem then please speak to one of the mods.

09. If we find you breaking or abusing the rules, your icon and/or votes may be disqualified and you may even be banned from the community WITHOUT NOTICE.

10. To verify that you have read the rules, please use the phrase Arashi owns my soul as the subject in your sign-up comment.

By participating in this icontest, you thereby implicitly state that you have read all of these rules and that you agree with and will abide by them. If you need any clarification, please contact us and ask.


This icontest operates on our own variation of the battle-style LIMS methods that are found elsewhere.

When the icon-points tallies are announced in each results post, each idol also accrues a number of idol-points, which are the overall points gained or lost over the course of the round. Each idol begins the round with 1 idol-point. The following values are discrete and additive:

• The icons with the top 25% (rounded up) icon-points will receive +1 idol-points.
• The icons with the bottom 25% (rounded up) icon points will receive -1 idol-points.
• The icon with the most positive votes (people's choice) will receive +2 idol-points.
• The icon that the mods liked the best (mods' choice) will receive +1 idol-points.
• The icon that has the most negative votes will receive -1 idol-points.

No idols will be eliminated until the end of Challenge #03. At this point, the bottom-ranked 15% or so (to a certain point) idols, based on idol-points, will be eliminated. This will happen each week until the final challenge, and only one idol will crowned the ultimate Johnny's idol!

Each idol's rankings and current idol-points will be announced with results, so you will know where you stand. If you have any questions, please ask!


1st place:
6-month LJ paid account + 6-month extra userpics or $25 gift certificate at amazon.com or $25 gift certificate at thinkgeek.com or $25 gift certificate at bathandbodyworks.com or $25 gift certificate at cduniverse.com or $25 gift certificate at threadless.com

2nd place:
2-month LJ paid account + 2-month extra userpics or $10 gift certificate at amazon.com or $10 gift certificate at thinkgeek.com or $10 gift certificate at bathandbodyworks.com or $10 gift certificate at cduniverse.com

Once you have won, please contact us to let us know which prize you have chosen. Your full name and email address will be necessary for processing.


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Questions, comments, or suggestions? Please check the F.A.Q., and if your question isn't answered, please leave a comment. If you need us immediately, please e-mail a mod!

stellazeee ~ stella.letian [at] gmail [dot] com
xenylamine ~ xenylamine [at] gmail [dot] com

This community participates in the Banner Maker Rewards Program. If you would like to be a banner-maker, please reply to any post to let us know.


Layout code by hikkie_heaven, with graphic by stellazeee and adjustments by xenylamine.

Profile layout by xenylamine with graphic by stellazeee.

Voting tutorial icons by stellazeee and xenylamine.

Promotion graphics by 0387, bobbylyn_n, denwa, elsaaaaa, mem_mu, junpi, kaos_felida, koimei, stellazeee, stepanie, and xenylamine. If you made a promotion graphic in a previous Round and are not credited, let us know! Thanks!