Happy Spring! I hope you've all done well on your classes, especially with the given extension. There will be several events under way at the Academy to enjoy the break between rounds of classes. You should be able to expect your next classes in April!
On the other hand, an interesting and mysterious new development has occurred at the Academy, regarding the return of certain two teachers. Please read about the news
at the Academy's main page for details. Our spring might turn out much more differently than we expect.
Please go to the Current Events page
for a summary of new events. Spring Fashion Contest:
The first of the new spring campus events! It's exactly what it sounds like: draw your character in a spring-season outfit! The event will run until May 31
There will be dA points awarded to the winner, and everybody eligible earns 1 EC.
Draw your character on this template to submit it to the event. If you want to submit it to this gallery, please place it in Campus Events
. Let's knock them out of the park! Read the link to the main Academy blog for more details.
Oh yeah... I forgot to mention that the Semester 5 Winner for house points was announced a while ago. It's Violaceus
. Azureus has finished in third place
this year, behind Virens (again). Let's try picking it up again this semester, okay?
Sakura Festival planning is under way! We'll target the event towards mid-to-late April.
I've rearranged the character sheet galleries for the group. Since it's pretty hard to secure gallery submission permission from students of long ago, all Graduates and Ex-Students have been moved into the folders in our Collections. It might be a little weird for active members, but the gallery looks more consistent. Character sheets in that are in storage have been removed, unfortunately, but a note has been made of the student's name. Old versions of character sheets have also been removed.
I've also submitted all "active" (i.e., not graduated or resigned) character sheets from League 3 and 4 into the AzuStudents gallery, but the original artist will need to give their permission for it to appear. In the case that this doesn't happen, then an archive folder is also placed in Collections, between Graduates and Ex-Students. I hope it looks better this way.
There some Spring mini-events
to look forward to! They are simply ideas for now and the plans are not guaranteed to occur, but they sure are fun to think about. The events include: House Event Bonanza
- Draw a coordinated theme with your house members. I have a few ideas already! What about you? Bunny Be Mine
- Bringing back the Easter event we had one year. It's basically an egg hunt all over the campus. Heroic Event
- Anybody remember the weird and dangerous adventures that our "exams" would turn into? They have become "Heroic Events" now, so inexperienced students don't have to be subject to any unexpected danger. I wonder what's going to happen? In any case, seniors and grads, be prepared to take up your heroic mantle!
There has been some positive feedback regarding the idea of a new icon design, so you can look forward to a mini-event for it in the near future.
Any questions or suggestions? Do you think we're missing anything? Feel free to post a comment below!