The official 5th Annual Albino Blacksheep

Tournament of Flash Artists

[TOFA 2011]

You've been recruited for enlistment in the Official Fifth Annual Tournament of Flash Artists taking place on Albino Blacksheep. You will be given challenges and face off directly against your peers in groups and in one-on-one combat. Your animation and creative skills will save the world. Don't ask how. That's not for someone of your rank to know.

The Tournament of Flash Artists is a bracket-based contest with an emphasis on getting to know and socializing with your competition. You are given a series of creative challenges where you are to make an original short (30-second minimum) animation based on a given theme starting on a given date. If you succeed, you move onto a new opponent. The emphasis is on creativity and originality, rather than animation quality given the timeframes.

Round 1 (Open Round): Boot Camp

In the time it takes you to boot up Flash, I will already have woken up, brushed my teeth, made my bed, pissed out a gallon of urine, put on my uniform, cleaned my gun, and jogged 20 laps around the track. You are nothing but a maggot. A pathetic excuse for a human being. Round 1: Boot Camp will turn you into a soldier. A fighting machine of war!

On July 1, 2011 on, everyone will be given the same theme to animate for. You will have 3 weeks to complete your minimum 30-second entry and submit it by email to .

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Current Rank: Private.
Date: July 1, 2011. 0600 hours.
Due Date: July 25, 2011 2300 hours.
Animation Theme and Rules: This is Your Hype.

Round 2: Assassinate the Enemy Leader

It only takes one shot. Do not miss your chance and blow it. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo. This menace has oppressed and killed his people and committed genocide. He has hoarded billions of dollars in aid while building palaces for himself. He seeks to build weapons of mass destruction and has delusions to rule over the whole region, and even the whole world. We must take him out before it is too late.

Those who succeeded in the previous Round 1 will be rewarded the rank of Corporal on, and be introduced to their peers that they will be intimately up against on this Round 2. You don't have to be the best, you only have to be better than your opponent to succeed in this round.

Current Rank: Corporal.
Date: July 29, 2011. 0600 hours.
Due Date: August 22, 2011 2300 hours.
Animation Theme and Rules: Worst Date or Meeting Ever! (with frozen mongoose prop).

Round 3: Peace in the Middle East

Your Mission: It has been told for centuries that it is impossible. Failed by leaders, armies, nations, diplomats, and negotiators the world over, but we know it can be done, and it can be done now.

Riots everywhere. Burned flags. Terrorist attacks. Suicide Bombers. Mass shootings. Rocket launchers. It is your mission to bring peace to the Middle East once and for all.

Those who succeeded in the previous Round 2 will be rewarded the rank of Sergeant on They will battle one-on-one against their formidable opponent in this Round 3.

Current Rank: Sergeant.
Date: August 26, 2011. 0600 hours.
Animation Theme and Rules: Conflict and Resolution (with a different animation style).

Round 4: World War III

You make it out of this alive, and the people will make you president.

Your Mission: All hell has broke loose worldwide. We are in the third world war and must participate with the UN.

Those who succeeded in Round 3 will be rewarded the rank of Major on You will announced as a finalist and be on your way to receiving at least your second-prize cash reward just for completing Round 4 successfully win or lose. However, you should stay on course. Keep your eye on the bigger prize. Your goal is to win and be the champion of Flash Artists.

Current Rank: Major.
Date: September 23, 2011. 0600 hours.
Animation Theme and Rules: Breaking the 4th Wall.

The Champion of Flash Artists

Your rewards await you.

Rank: Commander in Chief and Champion of Flash Artists.

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