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Throwback Penana Contest Entires
<div style="text-align:center;font-weight:bold;">Contest Holder</div>CreatingAtDawn<div style="text-align:center;font-weight:bold;">Challenger</div>Byargus<div style="text-align:center;font-weight:bold;">Challenger</div>Coen Wonder<div style="text-align:center;font-weight:bold;">Challenger</div>milkysky
Community Vote
Picture Response
✪ Submission Closed

For this contest, I want you to take the image below and create something with it. A story. A quote. A song. A poem. Any form of art you wish. Here is my example, it came to mind the first time I saw this picture:

As I jumped and skipped in the pouring rain, I knew people around me enjoying the sunny weather. All of them under their dimly lit umbrellas, seeing an imaged sunny day. You may not know but, the world has changed. It rains everyday without end. We’re lucky to see a sunny day. People started to complain, get lazy, and slow go into depression.  So, in response, scientists created an umbrella that creates an image the holder wishes to view. It was created for the greater good but also as an experiment. Everyone in the world received one of these ‘wondrous’ umbrellas. I did was well, and you would consider me an outlier in this experiment. I tried it and within the first second I threw it into the back of the closet. I didn’t need an umbrella to enjoy life. I could see it with my own eyes. Rain falls everyday, just like everyone’s hopes for a sunny day. I didn’t lose my hope, I never had to have hope. I had all I needed. A light, even if these clouds brought what everyone else saw as a darkness.

I never understood why, I still don’t. But, it doesn’t matter. Life can continue to pour down on me but I’ll never coward away. I’ll always stay out, taking anything and seeing it as a light. Even if no one else sees it.

That's just my example, I just want your response or thoughts to this picture in a form of art.

Go crazy! Have fun! Think Deep! IDK! Do what you do! :)


(If this goes well. I hope to do more Picture Responses later on :) Maybe I'll do Song Responses, *shrugs* idk :)  )

Artist of the masterpiece above is in this link.

<div style="text-align:center;font-weight:bold;">Contest Holder</div>Zhao Zilin<div style="text-align:center;font-weight:bold;">Challenger</div>Ernest_Scribbler<div style="text-align:center;font-weight:bold;">Challenger</div>Ari Finn<div style="text-align:center;font-weight:bold;">Challenger</div>Aretice N. Treader
Creator's Pick
K-POP and fiction? WHY NOT?
✪ Submission Closed

Sometimes inspirations for your writing may come from things you hear.

It could be just any kinds of sound you will hear in your life, but how about it is some popular song you hear on the streets, at school with your friends, at a cafe, or even through your earbuds from your iPod!

As a heavy music lover as well, I frequently thought of stories based on music, and mostly it was about thinking of a music video scenario for it all by myself. One day, when I was listening to one of BIGBANG [just to note: my all-time favorite K-pop group! Yup you can call me VIP haha :)]'s newest songs which were released in last year from my cell phone, one sparkling thought came into my mind....OH, WHAT ABOUT WRITING A STORY ABOUT THIS SONG....wait, HOW ABOUT WRITING A STORY FROM K-POP ITSELF?

Since I am a very busy person and cannot think of all stories from all songs from a single brain, I decided that I need your help and ideas in order to help me out completing this somewhat time-killing project-like thing into action. So, just come over and have fun with writing over any K-pop music you like even if you don't like K-pop:) And.....for you K-pop lovers over there.......come on! Don't be shy! Kill two birds with one stone by writing stories and listening to  your favorite team's song!

So everybody, these are the rules;

Who to write: Everyone who got ideas and love K-POP or anyone who just wants to write stories from new music!


[Note: ALTHOUGH I settled the rating cutlines as PG-13, symbolic or metaphoric claims of sexuality, violence, or other 'adult' issues are okay!]

When to write : Any time from February 22  to March 7(GMT +9 Zone) [That gives you two weeks so I think that will be enough!]

How to win: Mainly based on choice of the organizer-that's me:)-but like counts will be considered! I just mentioned that I like BIGBANG, but it doesn't mean that I will only look for works done based on their song so don't worry! I am a quite fair person and you can guarantee:)

What you get if you win:

1st place- An audio-drama version of the winning story [which means that I will record your story and send it to you again] and held it on my Naver blog [address will be told later] with a Korean translation

2nd place- A story fan art of the winning story with a quote from the choice of the organizer written on the side

3rd place-  A word document version of the winning story with some pictures of your group attached as inserted pictures


That's it. Enjoy your writing guys! I'll be happy to see all of your entries two weeks later:)

<div style="text-align:center;font-weight:bold;">Contest Holder</div>once upon a star<div style="text-align:center;font-weight:bold;">Challenger</div>shnuffeluv<div style="text-align:center;font-weight:bold;">Challenger</div>Benjamin May<div style="text-align:center;font-weight:bold;">Challenger</div>Ari Finn
Creator's Pick
Christmas Contest with Chanwoo Bang (방찬우)! ✧
✪ Submission Closed

Special Prized Contest with Aspiring Korean Singer Chanwoo Bang!

Hello everyone! Merry Christmas! On this special occasion, me along with my college friend and young Korean singer Chanwoo Bang have decided to host a creative writing contest here on Penana! As part of Chanwoo’s new song ‘그런 날이 있어’, this special prized contest is one you would not want to miss!:)

Having received an international high school education at North London Collegiate School Jeju on Jeju Island, Korea, Chanwoo is a young and aspiring singer-songwriter who has a fond passion in music and singing. Moving on to college, Chanwoo has never given up his musical endeavors amidst hectic schoolwork. Despite living in a whole new environment, Chanwoo continues to write new songs and publish his works in his free time and enjoys playing the guitar at night when he is at home. Through composing various original songs, Chanwoo hopes to touch his fans with his unique voice and guitar playing, as music is something which he holds dear to his heart.

The theme of this special contest will be based on Chanwoo’s new original song ‘그런 날이 있어’. For this contest, feel free to write a short story or poem with the feelings you had whilst listening to the song – you can write about anything, it can be a short piece about a romantic story or an intergalactic universe far, far away, or even a poem about one special night when you couldn’t go to sleep. You can really write about anything...let your emotions shine through!:)

Listen to Chanwoo’s song ‘그런 날이 있어’ here! :


Write a story with the feelings you had whilst listening to the song ‘그런 날이 있어’. You can craft a unique story or poetry behind it – remember to give a title to your masterpiece!

Word Limit:Around 500 words (can be less!)

Judging:Korean singer-songwriter Chanwoo Bang (Like counts by the community will also be considered!)


A secret gift mailed to you with bundles of love!:)

We really look forward to your story and poetry entries!

A lovely Christmas to you all and Happy New Year! May the magic and warmth of Christmas stay in your heart always!

RWBY Fixup

Hello! I first learned about RWBY when a friend told me about and showed me the Red Trailer and it instantly hooked me. I thought it was a video game only to later after 3 more amazing trailers, it was an animated web series.

Volume 1 and 2 are my favorites.

When I heard about the loss of Monty I was saddened and hoped the team would take their time to properly mourn and work with others in the circle that knew where the story was roughly to progress towards in Volume 3 and onward. Now, my only knowledge to things is from a variety of YT creators that cover RWBY and my memory is crap so no idea how much is 100% accurate or how much was just rumored.

Volume 3 I've not been able to watch as a whole completely, just pieces here and there and I haven't been able to this day pin down why. in Episode 1 it was nice but something felt off. Maybe it was the knowledge that Monty had passed during it's development or something else, I'm unsure. But for some reason my writer brain was questioning things that didn't seem to feel right. After that I've seen clips here and there from throughout the volume. The fights left me with much to be desired and I winced at a lot of them due to what looked and felt like a quality/style drop. It wasn't nearly as fluid, especially during the main event fights.

Penny and Nekos were nice and felt natural enough with fluidity. Yang and Mercury felt identical to Volumes 1 and 2 fights. Ruby and Neo/Roman felt identical to Volumes 1 and 2. Qrow and Winter was flashy but didn't feel right and it annoys me because the music is fitting and nice with them keeping to the beat but it just, something's off despite it being fast and I'm not sure what it is exactly that doesn't quite feel or look right with it.

I did miss the subtlety that was Cinder's glowing eyes without the added flame in Volume 1 when we first saw her and again when she'd use her fire. I'm still not a fan of the added flame around the eyes, even in the later volumes, not a fan. Just doesn't look right and is too obvious of "this is not a semblance".

Volume 4 is the same as Volume 3, I've not been able to get through it as a whole just pieces here and there and the fights felt off. Which says something because the fights in the shorts we got felt at least semi closer to Volumes 1 and 2.

Volume 5 I was able to get through a few episodes towards the end and just pieces here and there with the start and middle. Again though, the writer part of my brain was going off and I'm not sure still why Volume's 1 and 2 don't do this but Volume 3 and onward do. But the ending was alright but again, much like the main fights with the event of Volume 3, they should have avoided groups. I'll get into that later.

Volume 6 I was so hopeful and impressed with the 1st half. The train fight could have been fixed up some but it was so much better than the previous volumes since Monty's passing that I was willing to take what I could get. The writing was also closer to being consistent or semi consistent at least for once and I was so excited because it appeared they learned. Sadly my hope and expectations of better quality writing than after Monty's passing were dashed as the volume continued inside the city. I was sadly let down and felt disappointed by the end which I barely finished with the writer part of my brain going off once more in the later half of Volume 6.

Volume 7 and 8 I have not watched directly or clips directly either. I've watched maybe a fight or two from them but that's about it. I tried watching Episode 1 of Volume 7 and couldn't finish it. The writing hadn't gotten better and so watched live reactions to it and from what I heard of the audio, the writing got worse and 8 didn't get much better. There are glimmers though and sparks here and there of something good begging to get out but isn't allowed and it's so infuriating as a writer to see something with so much potential and hope being ruined with badly written characters and the plot bending around to fit the other bad writing.

So, for a year or two now I've been wanting and thinking over how to try and iron out what isn't adding up, also to try and satisfy my writer brain. This is what this will be. I will be sharing here pieces of ideas I've come up with to flesh things out more and smooth out things that either got retconned or don't make much sense or appeared to had come from nowhere. I will also, when the notion hits me as I have other things I do and this is just a side thing for when the energy flow is right, will try to, in order, write out in novel format the chapters of each Volume.

If you're wondering why novel and not script, it's because I'm horrible at the script format. It doesn't feel natural and causes much stress to flow through me. Novel doesn't as I'm more accustomed and familiar with its layout as compared to script. For the very Monty fights, I will do my best to write out their epic awesomeness but I can make no promises to how successful I'll be. So if I fail to match their glory, please forgive this written word format that cannot do the awesome visuals justice.

I will also list out any tweaks I'll be making/using to help things flow smoother. I'm aware team CWBY didn't have this option as hine sight 20/20 but proper planning could have helped them with keeping things consistent as well as having a document with all the things for how stuff works, instead of retconning for the sake of plot in the later volumes.

Thank you again for reading all that and I hope when I do share ideas and whenever I start touching up or trying to smooth out parts of the shows episodes that you'll give it a read and tell me your opinions. Now the ideas I share likely will fall under spoiler since they won't be given in order of the volumes releases. The ideas will be rough and are aimed to be smoothed out when/if executed with writing out the episodes in novel format.