slicingxmod (slicingxmod) wrote in tburtonicontest,

Challenge #1/Nightmare Before Christmas/"Jack's Lament" Challenge

Ok, so I'm starting the first challenge with only 10 members. I hope all 10 of you enter at least 1 icon! I'd appreciate it. :)

I'm going to promote shortly after I post this challenge - hopefully more people will join. I'm posting the first challenge a day ahead just to give more people a chance to enter.

Since the majority of the voting went to The Nightmare Before Christmas - I decided to select pictures from the scene "Jack's Lament" (chapter 3).

+ You may only use the pictures provided.
- Click images to see larger view
+ If you want to put text on the icon you may only use lyrics from the song Jack sings in the scene "Jack's Lament"
- Lyrics are provided below.
+ When posting your icon, please post a comment to this journal entry only.
- Your entry should look like this:
banner: (yes or no)
credit you'd like to give: (optional)

+ If you do not know how to link an image, use this:
- <*img src="YOUR PHOTO URL HERE">
- When posting, take out the *
- A good host to use would be photobucket or imageshack.
- If you need additional help, just ask.

pick a name

Jack's Lament
There are few who'd deny, at what I do I am the best
For my talents are renowned far and wide
When it comes to surprises in the moonlit night
I excel without ever even trying
With the slightest little effort of my ghostlike charms
I have seen grown men give out a shriek
With the wave of my hand, and a well-placed moan
I have swept the very bravest off their feet

Yet year after year, it's the same routine
And I grow so weary of the sound of screams
And I, Jack, the Pumpkin King
Have grown so tired of the same old thing

Oh, somewhere deep inside of these bones
An emptiness began to grow
There's something out there, far from my home
A longing that I've never known

I'm a master of fright, and a demon of light
And I'll scare you right out of your pants
To a guy in Kentucky, I'm Mister Unlucky
And I'm known throughout England and France

And since I am dead, I can take off my head
To recite Shakespearean quotations
No animal nor man can scream like I can
With the fury of my recitations

But who here would ever understand
That the Pumpkin King with the skeleton grin
Would tire of his crown, if they only understood
He'd give it all up if he only could

Oh, there's an empty place in my bones
That calls out for something unknown
The fame and praise come year after year
Does nothing for these empty tears

Thanks to for the lyrics

Good luck!!! :) (Challenge ends Friday, November 25th at midnight)
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