Sarah McLachlan did an interview after those commercials stopped being aired by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in which she shared that she was an emotional wreck when watching the final commercial. She described these adds as “Brutal”. The commercial originally aired in 2007, and managed to raise $30 million in the first two years of its release, according to The New York Times. It’s the most successful fundraising effort for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, so clearly those who are able to withstand watching the ad know it’s important. That, or those who can’t but still made a donation anyway. Either way, it works, and we’re happy puppies and kittens are being taken care of.
But our winner this week, really went for it, and their winning image hit it home. They flew away with the win this week, on constructs of wings, rather than actual body parts, but the judges didn’t have to worry about the violent flurry of scratching and punching, to award this model with the title! However I am certain that they would not be comfortable with anyone thoroughly inspecting their backside! (No, I’m not losing my mind… I’m paraphrasing the description box… )
The judges thought your image was not only absolutely adorable, and it really fit the theme for the week.
As for Ona, well she’s not crying… she just finished her shift cutting onions… at the dust factory… during allergy season…
(Leaked footage of Ona after this round…)
Come back next week for a round so intense, you wont believe it. No actually, don’t believe me. It isn’t that intense. But it will be amazing, just like my beautiful models!
It’s time to review the entries for the May challenge, and vote for your favorite! We had seven submissions this month on the theme of Sunrise, Sunset with no other restrictions other than matching the theme!
Please review each entry below, and then vote for your favorite on the Google Poll below. Click on the center of an image to view it in more detail, and then use your browser’s back button to return to this post.
Hi. I’m Ona, and I’m Elessia. Will you be an angel for a helpless animal in need?
Everyday innocent animals are abused, beaten and neglected and they are crying out for help.
Join the ESPCA with a monthly gift right now for just 25 gil a month, less than 1 gil a day, you’ll help rescue animals from their abusers and provide medical care, food, and love.
Join https://discord.gg/vFqSqw3E online in the next 30 minutes and you will receive a personalize welcome message from Ona or Elessia in the general_chatting channel and a photo of an animal that may or may not have been found on a search engine. One whose been saved, and shared, thanks to you.
Right now, there’s an animal who needs you.
Your monthly donation says “I’m here to help.”
Please join, right now.
Models were told to take a photo with their minion, chocobo, or mount this week.
and to…. “Make it beautiful” “Make Ona cry” (sad or happy… doesn’t matter) “Use the echo filter” Everything else was FreeStyle! meaning their choice of the type of shot!
Here are this week’s photos!
Now its the Judge’s turn to decide which image made them cry the most… And its your turn to use the poll below to vote for your fan favorites! Voting will be live until Tuesday May 25th, 2021 at 10pm, and the winner of round 4 will be announced by 12:01am May 26th, 2021.
Then you probably had a second job, then picked up a crafting class, and maxed them all out.
Or maybe you’re like Ona and your friends know you Bard and only Bard.
But look at you Warrior of Light! You picked your main and you fight with the heart of a champion, because that’s what you are! A Champion! A beautiful champion with fashionable clothes, and a good sense of composition and style.
This week, the models were told to go out into the world engage in a fight in a dungeon, TO THE DEATH!
BUT WAIT, THERES A TWIST!
They also had to snap that photo wearing class specific level gear for the main class that they shared during auditions!
Daiyu – White Mage Killia – Black Mage Reese – White Mage Zathena – Astrologian Amalie – Red Mage Teomaru – Machinist Chetana – Black Mage Illsaide – Dark Knight Damien – White Mage
So without further adieu, I present to you:
Mankind’s first hero and his final hope
Voting will be up until 10pm Tuesday and the Winner will drop Midnight Wednesday!
So now for the elephant in the room. Portia has decided to step away from the competition for IRL stuffs. We wish them love and luck in all they do, but understand this is a competition for a video game. IRL is WAY more important. Love you Portia!
And May it is! Wow. This week the models went out and shared with us their guilty pleasures! They shared their secrets and showed off their glams to wow us! Some of our models went obscure, some went very pop-culture, but the one who stood out above all had Power! Unlimited Power! They were One with the force. And the force is one with them.
So without jumping lightspeed, let’s congratulate our Round 2 winner:
Damien, “You are the Chosen One. You have brought balance to this world. Stay on this path, and you will do it again for the galaxy. But beware your heart.”
We encourage you to come back next week for Round 3! Another prompt, another round! At this point, it’s anyone’s game!
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As a grown woman who takes care of herself I still find it difficult to admit I like certain artists, and for the longest time I would struggle to say I actually liked them. I posted on my timeline a photo of my husband and had a Justin Bieber song playing in the background and my best friend tried to shame me. Well I may not have a best friend anymore, but I sure am a Bieliber!
Which brings me to this week’s theme!
I’m a Bielieber!
I’m not that much of a Bieliber… It’s an ode to Britney! It’s Phantoms of the Genetic Opera! It’s a Hee hee of praise for our guilty pleasures!
It’s a week of Guilty Pleasures – Freestyle!
Models were told to MmmBop! their way into a shot where they proudly embody EVERYBODY (rock your body) of their Guilty Pleasure artist, book series, movie, or whatever would have Wingardium LeviOsa’d them into a Pit of Despair situation.
It is now the judges turn to decide whose guilty pleasure is the guiltiest.
Please also submit your community vote (1=Favorite, 10=Least Favorite) in the form below! Voting closes on Tuesday 10pm EST, with the Round winner announced by 8am Wednesday!
For the month of May, our April winner Elessia has asked us to submit a shot on the theme Sunrise, Sunset. This theme has been used before in ENTM cycles, but this time it’s completely open ended so feel free to interpret it beyond just the time of day!
In addition, she has chosen to pay her prize forward, so this month only the value of the prize is being bumped up to include anything up to $10 – such as a single fantasia, chocobo barding, or anything else you can find that you want!
Prize: The winner of the July challenge can choose a minion or an emote from the Mogstation! The prize for winning the contest also still includes the right to choose the next month’s challenge, and your winning screenshot as the banner on our web page.
Entries for the May challenge will be accepted until Sunday, May 23rd at 11:59 PM EDT.
ENTM contests are open to the general screenshot community. You do not have to have participated in any ENTM contest before. You must, however, be a member of our Discord community to see the winner’s announcement. ENTM monthly contest screenshots must be “vanilla” – no mods, no Reshade, and no post processing allowed. You must include the FFXIV copyright notice on the shot to allow us to post on our website for voting. Please submit one (1) original screenshot for this contest, not used in any other contest before or posted on social media. Also please include the character name for voting. No other restrictions apply beyond these and the challenge theme as described above. Do not taunt happy fun ball.
Lady Gaga would be proud this week of our models and their return home to snap shots with their kinfolk. It was awesome to see each model’s take on the theme and how they used the tight frame of the Polaroid frame to build their shot. Some models played tricks, some danced, and some spent lighthearted hours with their kin.
But the winner of Round 1 of Fresh Faces 2 took the theme and PLASTERED it THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND! Or at least their friend did!
Congratulations to Our very own St. Pauli’s Girl…
for the shot that documented her friends drunken escapades!
What did the judges say?
“What’s great about this shot is not only is your character the star, but we also have this great scene playing out behind you.”
“The waist up was the right choice for this shot, letting your background do the heavy lifting for the story while you smile for the camera up close.”
What does Ona say?
“Ona would fully support this selfie, and probably would find herself taking the role of the drunken friend.”
Now that we have one week under our belts, the models will be submitting their Week 2 shots for review, community voting, and judging and the newest photos will be available to the public on Saturday! We CANNOT wait to see what they continue to bring to the table!