Welcome to the Battle of the Sexes
WAR IS DECLARED!
The first epic battle of 2009 is officially on. This is no-holds-barred open warfare! The Ladies will be doing a topic chosen by the Gentlemen, and vice versa. In two weeks, we will post two new threads, One for the Ladies to post their final entry, and one for the Gentlemen. At the conclusion of the competition, we will vote for the opposite sex's efforts, with the top 5-8 entries (depending on turnout and quality of entries) from each poll combined into one final poll open to everyone to determine the overall winner AND the winning sex. Trash talk is mandatory and will take place in this thread only. Since this is officially a TD, NO WIPs should be posted, but you can share with your friends and supporters for advice and crits elsewhere or by email if you want.
OFFICIAL DEADLINE: Sunday, February 22
at 11:59 p.m. anywhere in the world
(which is roughly 12 hours after GMT time)
There will be NO extensions under any circumstances!
Topic for the Ladies to do: BROTHERHOOD
Topic for the Gentlemen to do: LOSS OF INNOCENCE
You are to execute your topic in any media you wish, with any interpretation that you wish. Just keep in mind that the "enemy" will be judging your efforts in the first polling. The wide possibility of interpretation should allow you to get a really decent portfolio piece out of this, if that's where you're coming from.
Identify your entry at the bottom with your name (at least) so we don't have any trouble putting the polls together.
When posting, don't go extreme with size. The absolute limit should be no higher than 1000 pixels, less if your piece is extremely wide/horizontal.
The battle has begun. Let the best woman/man win!