The ticking clock heralds the passing of time. Endless, monotonous minutes creep through the hallways of the mind and the labyrinth of the soul where men are left to face himself and his irresistible compulsions. These unspoken forces drive our deepest desires and fuel our most profound fears. We are powerless in front of them, just as we are powerless in the face of the march of time. Do you hear it?They call for you in the midnight hour, whispering in your mind’s ears the most secret of secrets.
Do you see it?They appear to you from the corner of your eye, beckoning you to follow them down the rabbit hole.The clock chimes. It’s time to listen up and follow suit. Will you come seek us in the darkened rooms filled with echoes of the past? Will you dance with us under the garish mercury moon? Will take our hands and join us through the Longest Night?Welcome to the “Longest Night” Challenges where we explore men’s deepest fears and desires until he comes face to face with his most irrational and terrible fate.
Nine O'clock: Micromania/ Body dysmorphic disorder
Although up for debate, the term “micromania” has been used to describe the irresistible urge to belittle and berate oneself. It’s a relatively new term that still hasn’t seen a widely-accepted usage, but the sentiment is one that many believe to be real and very prevalent. One of the related manifestations of micromania is the potentially life-threatening anorexia nervosa. This is an eating disorder that is characterized by a person’s distorted body image where the affected individual is obsessed with being thin even if they already are. One of the many underlying causes of Anorexia nervosa is said to be a desperate struggle for a self-respecting identity.
Notable example: Karen Carpenter, a popular singer and drummer with the Carpenters, died in 1983 due to heart failure secondary to anorexia nervosa. She was 32. Her death has led to an increased awareness and visibility of this psychiatric condition. Coming up: Ten O'clock: By the Pricking of My Thumbs
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2. All visual media is allowed. No Lit entries, sorry.
3. Start date: 1st of February End date: 28th of February time zone PDT
4. New entries only. Your deviation have to be submitted from 1st of February to 28th of February.
5. Add to top of your description what your work was done for our group contest. Something like this will be fine:
6. Entry have to be your own. No line arts, no bases.
For photomanipulations: If there was used any resource (such as stock photographs or textures) they have to be credited in your descriptions.
If there are collaborations the prize will be given to just one of the participants and then they'll have to divide it.
7. All entries have to fit our group theme. Please keep in mind, we all are mad here.
8. One winner if there were 1-15 entries. Two winners if there were 15-30 entries, etc. The judges, however, do not count as participants. We are here to give you a form of suggestion/guidance/inspiration.
9. You can enter as many as you want but you can win just once.