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The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-01, 12:31 AM
Welcome to a new era of...
Iron Avatarist

The judges in this Iron Avatarist contest...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b259/RolandStJ/Oblivion.gifhttp://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/Avatarables/Serpentine/Serpentine3.gifhttp://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll78/De_ressurect/sketchvectoredavatarararar2.pnghttp://i47.tinypic.com/qzhvo0.pnghttp://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/c3po.png
(Oblivion/Serpentine/Dogmantra/Felyndiira/Szilard)

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Our theme this month is...
Summertime

The dog days of summer are upon us. Some are off on vacations, others to camp, while many are trying to grab a few bucks. What would our intrepid adventurers do to beat the summer heat? Sing along with us, dee dee dee dee dee!

(If you're south of the equator, just pretend its toasty out)

Remember: All artwork must be your own. Do not take, alter, or use any of the The Giant's art. Thanks.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c273/AwakenedDreamer/Tribbles/TribbleBite.gif
Categories
There will be a First through Third place award for each of the following:

Best Summer Avatar (anything roughly avatar size)
Best Summer OOTS Avatar (as above, but starring OOTS)
Best Summer Scene (anything bigger than ^)
Best Swimsuit Model (anything in swimming attire)
Best Summer Job (any job done by any person or persons)
Best Rookie Entry
And, as always, the Best Overall award.

I'll also voice my opinion on which entry is the most kick-awesome in the form of a VT's Choice Award, which may be anything that tickles my fancy or was shamelessly tailored to my tastes (I approve of shamelessessness).

Rules
1. Every entry must include a bolded introduction as to what category you are trying to enter in.

2. Every entry must include an itallic introduction as to what your entry is.

For example:
Best Swimsuit Model
Visual Mind Blast
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c273/AwakenedDreamer/OOTSAvs/mindflayerspeedo.gif
(by That Lanky Bugger)

3. Do not use spoilers. It makes the judge's job that much harder, and they may do you harm.

4. Only the avatarist who created the avatar may submit it.

5. All entries must be posted by August 31st at Noon Eastern Standard Time.

6. Please do not quote images. The entry/name will suffice.

Good luck!

Qwernt
2010-08-01, 12:44 AM
Best Summer Avatar
Break Dancing on the Beach
http://hackmasterj.members.winisp.net/images/breakdancer.png

Did I actually get the first entry?

Serpentine
2010-08-01, 06:04 AM
This is discrimination! Blatant Northism! :smallannoyed:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-01, 08:14 AM
This is discrimination! Blatant Northism! :smallannoyed:
Aww, is you cold? We'll just throw a Serpy on the barbie and warm you right ups :smallbiggrin:

Domochevsky
2010-08-01, 08:46 AM
Mhm... ok, i think i can work with this. I'm game. :smallcool:

GrlumpTheElder
2010-08-01, 10:09 AM
Best Summer Avatar
Nothing Says Summer like a Gnome with an Ice Cream
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w192/pomchop/TFS2/GTS.png


Aww, is you cold? We'll just throw a Serpy on the barbie and warm you right ups :smallbiggrin:

Hmmm, that gives me an idea... :smallamused:

Dogmantra
2010-08-01, 10:27 AM
Ooh, ooh, pick me as a judge again!

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-01, 10:28 AM
Ooh, ooh, pick me as a judge again!
You got it

Serpentine
2010-08-01, 10:36 AM
I would like to have it on record that Australia does summer the best.

Castaras
2010-08-01, 10:45 AM
*sadface* When I first read this I thought it said Suppertime... :smallfrown:

Teddy
2010-08-01, 03:13 PM
The half-way bad weather that I have endured the last two weeks gave me this idea:

Best Summer Scene
A Day at the Beach
http://a.imageshack.us/img704/1350/adayatthebeach.png

Elder Tsofu
2010-08-01, 03:15 PM
I see the Swedish summer in that entry. :P

Teddy
2010-08-01, 03:18 PM
I see the Swedish summer in that entry. :P

Nah, we had some really beautiful weeks before that, with a clear sky and temperatures reaching 30 degrees (Celsius, of course) every day. But, yes, there's always at least one week of rain during the Swedish summer.

Elder Tsofu
2010-08-01, 03:39 PM
I prefer the rain, can't stand the tropical Swedish summer. :smallwink:

Teddy
2010-08-01, 03:46 PM
Well, I prefere my water to be below me and not above me, but that's a matter of personal preferences, I guess.

Szilard
2010-08-01, 06:51 PM
Hmmm... Can I be a judge?

Felyndiira
2010-08-01, 06:54 PM
Hmmm... Can I be a judge?

Same =p.

I need a long break after that comic and recent shenanigans with moving, and if I'm a participant, I'll be tempted to do something horrendously time-consuming again =x.

Crimmy
2010-08-01, 10:00 PM
I was gonna ask for a place ad Judge, but the plaza is full, so I'll just watch from the sidelines, and maybe give an idea or two when I think of something.

However, I think I'm not entering another IA as avatarist.

Qwernt
2010-08-01, 11:53 PM
The half-way bad weather that I have endured the last two weeks gave me this idea:

Best Summer Scene
A Day at the Beach
<snip>


PPpppsssstt Teddy, you are supposed to wait to the last week to unleash the REALLY cool stuff like this :smallwink:.

Felyndiira
2010-08-02, 12:05 AM
PPpppsssstt Teddy, you are supposed to wait to the last week to unleash the REALLY cool stuff like this :smallwink:.

Nuu. If you enter immediately with an awesome entry from the start, you strike the inner self-depreciation within all of the other artists and make them less likely to want to compete against you =p. It's proven fact*

Teddy
2010-08-02, 08:33 AM
PPpppsssstt Teddy, you are supposed to wait to the last week to unleash the REALLY cool stuff like this :smallwink:.

It's easier to be original if you're quick, and also what Felyndiira said.

Qwernt
2010-08-02, 11:43 AM
It's easier to be original if you're quick, and also what Felyndiira said.

Ah, but at the cost of not being able to squash their false sense of hope ;^).

Elder Tsofu
2010-08-02, 12:15 PM
That is why you make 2 submissions, one good but quick - then you sit and work on the second until the last day. :smalltongue:

Recaiden
2010-08-02, 12:39 PM
This is discrimination! Blatant Northism! :smallannoyed:

And even here, it's almost Autumn...


I was gonna ask for a place ad Judge, but the plaza is full, so I'll just watch from the sidelines, and maybe give an idea or two when I think of something.

However, I think I'm not entering another IA as avatarist.

Retiring from competition? :smallfrown:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-02, 12:56 PM
And even here, it's almost Autumn...
Say what? We're not even to the middle of summer yet. We have more summer ahead of us than behind us.

We've had 42 days of Summer. It is 52 days til the first day of Autumn.


Hmmm... Can I be a judge?
Sure thing.


Felyndiira
You got it.


May take you too Crimmy if we get anything like Art of War.

Qwernt
2010-08-02, 02:13 PM
That is why you make 2 submissions, one good but quick - then you sit and work on the second until the last day. :smalltongue:

Yes, I was specifically thinking of you, Serpie, and Djinn_in_Tonnic (from the recieving end of getting my hopes squashed :smallwink:).

Viera Champion
2010-08-02, 02:57 PM
Grrrr... I need to start signing up for judging before everyone takes the spots.

*Glares at Szilard*

Either that, or I need to finish saving up the money to buy Adobe Illustrator.

Cizak
2010-08-02, 05:13 PM
Say what? We're not even to the middle of summer yet. We have more summer ahead of us than behind us.

We've had 42 days of Summer. It is 52 days til the first day of Autumn

Excuse me? :smallconfused: We've had two months of sumemr, June and July, now we have one month left, August, and when September starts the autumn starts.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-02, 05:25 PM
Excuse me? :smallconfused: We've had two months of sumemr, June and July, now we have one month left, August, and when September starts the autumn starts.
Summer started June 21st.
9 days of June + 31 days of July + 2 days of August = 42 days.

Autumn stars September 21st.
29 days of August + 21 days of September = 50 days.


We've had 1 month and 1 week of summer.

Cizak
2010-08-02, 05:26 PM
Whuuut. Where do you live where you count it like that? :smalltongue:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-02, 05:29 PM
There are some 90 days of summer. We've only had 42 days of it. How else? :smallconfused:

Cizak
2010-08-02, 05:36 PM
I mean where do you count it that it starts on the 21st of June? In Sweden we say that the summer starts on the 1st of June.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-02, 05:40 PM
I mean where do you count it that it starts on the 21st of June? In Sweden we say that the summer starts on the 1st of June.
Hmm, well, it's not a national thing. 1st day of summer is on the longest day of the year. For the northern hemisphere it's the same for all.

Is it just a local tradition maybe? I was curious and looked it up and don't see where Sweden as a whole has different rulings on this.

Cizak
2010-08-02, 05:42 PM
I dunno. In my sixteen years of living I've never heard of the way you're saying, I've always heard of "my" way.

Viera Champion
2010-08-02, 05:45 PM
Summer has always started on June 21 along with my dad's birthday.

Teddy
2010-08-02, 06:08 PM
Hmm, well, it's not a national thing. 1st day of summer is on the longest day of the year. For the northern hemisphere it's the same for all.

Is it just a local tradition maybe? I was curious and looked it up and don't see where Sweden as a whole has different rulings on this.

Uhm. Here in Sweden, we celebrate midsummer, which basically is the first Friday after the summer solstice. Now, midsummer is hardly in the middle of the summer, but it's even less the start of it. Summer break starts in the first half of June and ends in the second half of August. The meteorological summer (average temperature above 10 degrees Celsius 7 days in a row, IIRC) usually kicks in in the middle of May, and ends in late September. What people call summer usually ranges from May to September too.

If it's winter or not depends on wether there's snow or not. We had 3 consequtive months of snow last winter, but otherwise, you can only count on there being real snow during the January-February period. Everything that isn't snow during the winter months, and therefore isn't winter, is just a terrible weather. It's probably raining too. :smallamused:

memnarch
2010-08-02, 06:31 PM
Stolen from wikipedia;

In the United States,
summer is often fixed as the period from the summer solstice (June 20 or 21, depending on the year) to the fall equinox (September 22 or 23, again depending on the year).Unofficially, the U.S. summer season is commonly regarded as beginning on Memorial Day weekend and ending on Labor Day weekend. Likewise, another set of pop-cultural reference points for summer in the USA is the time when elementary and secondary schools close down for the "summer vacation". This period usually lasts from around early to mid June until around late August to early September, depending on where the school is located.

Domochevsky
2010-08-02, 09:17 PM
Gentlemen. Back to the issue at hand, please. :smallcool:

Best Summer Avatar
Fishin'
http://www.nudecreator.org/Domochevsky/IA/IA3_1_120x120.png


http://www.nudecreator.org/Domochevsky/IA/IA3_1.png

Crimmy
2010-08-02, 09:41 PM
{Scrubbed}

Serpentine
2010-08-03, 01:16 AM
Hmm, well, it's not a national thing. 1st day of summer is on the longest day of the year. For the northern hemisphere it's the same for all.

Is it just a local tradition maybe? I was curious and looked it up and don't see where Sweden as a whole has different rulings on this.:confused:
Very, very different for here. Winter starts on the first of June and ends at the end of August. Summer starts first day of December and ends last day of February. I believe "the longest day of the year" is midsummer, definitely not the start.
I didn't realise that the US got the seasons wrong, too :smalltongue:

Elder Tsofu
2010-08-03, 03:18 AM
Enough, dude. You were wrong.

Nah, as you see its just a silly local American thing. :smalltongue:

Serpentine
2010-08-03, 04:54 AM
Yep, it's yet another example of the US deviating from most of the rest of the world for no apparent reason :smalltongue:
From an astronomical view, the equinoxes and solstices would be the middle of the respective seasons, but a variable seasonal lag means that the meteorological start of the season, which is based on average temperature patterns, occurs several weeks later than the start of the astronomical season.[1] According to meteorologists, summer extends for the whole months of June, July and August in the northern hemisphere and the whole months of December, January and February in the southern hemisphere.[2] This meteorological definition of summer also aligns with the commonly viewed notion of summer as the season with the longest (and warmest) days of the year, in which daylight predominates. From the astronomical perspective, days continue to lengthen from equinox to solstice and summer days progressively shorten after the solstice, so meteorological summer encompasses the build-up to the longest day and a diminishing thereafter, with summer having many more hours of daylight than spring.
The meteorological reckoning of seasons is used in Austria, Denmark and the former USSR; it is also used by many in the United Kingdom, where summer is thought of as extending from mid-May to mid-August. The definition based on equinox to solstice is more frequently used in the United States where a temperature lag of up to half a season is common[3].

Astrella
2010-08-03, 04:55 AM
Not really, it's the same way here.

Serpentine
2010-08-03, 04:56 AM
I did say "most".

Astrella
2010-08-03, 04:57 AM
Was actually directed towards Tsofu, should have quoted.

Serpentine
2010-08-03, 05:08 AM
Aha, makes sense.
'course, driving on the right hand side of the road is still a silly American thing, even if it has spread :smalltongue:

Cizak
2010-08-03, 05:14 AM
{Scrubbed}

Woah! Where the heck did you come from? I most certainly wasn't wrong, so I'd really appreciate it if you'd stop coming from nowhere when we're having a discussion just to tell me to "grow up". :smallannoyed:

Serpentine
2010-08-03, 05:46 AM
Yeah, sorry to break it to you, Crimmy, but you need to take your own advice there :smalltongue:

Elder Tsofu
2010-08-03, 06:07 AM
And as a tip for avatarists, in the summer it is prime time for quarrelling. :smallwink:
Hot unbearable weather, excessive alcohol, cooped up family members finding out how much they dislike each others habits, boredom, inability to shift from work to vacation without being stressed, etc.

Serpentine
2010-08-03, 06:20 AM
Flies. Lots and lots of flies.

By the way, I demand an Australian Christmas entry.

edit: And anyone who uses the phrase "shrimp on the barbie" will be disqualified.

banjo1985
2010-08-03, 07:14 AM
...we can has bikini contest?

Discuss in picture form! Please though, no bikini-clad Roy! :smalltongue:

Dogmantra
2010-08-03, 07:15 AM
Please though, no bikini-clad Roy! :smalltongue:

Make a bikini clad Roy, Elan, Durkon and slash or Belkar and I will love you forever.

Serpentine
2010-08-03, 07:41 AM
Judge swimwear competition :smallamused:

(note: I never wear a bikini. Although my avatar doesn't wear pants, so...)

Dogmantra
2010-08-03, 09:10 AM
Oh, man, I just had another idea.

Wet. Armour. Contest.

Qwernt
2010-08-03, 12:35 PM
Ask and ye shall receive... kinda

Best Summer OotS Avatar
Wet Armor ... ugh
http://hackmasterj.members.winisp.net/images/oots/IA/wet_armor_durkon.png

And while I am here...

Best Summer Scene
A Bone White Tan
http://hackmasterj.members.winisp.net/images/oots/IA/xykon_tanning_fixed.png

Zexion
2010-08-03, 01:12 PM
Best Summer Avatar:
Gnome With Ice-Cream
http://a.imageshack.us/img829/9746/gnome1.png
Best Summer Avatar:
The Fashion Industry
http://a.imageshack.us/img203/9663/gnome2f.png

Cizak
2010-08-03, 01:18 PM
Best Summer Avatar:
The Fashion Industry
http://a.imageshack.us/img203/9663/gnome2f.png

*Cough* (http://www.explosm.net/comics/2076/) :smalltongue:

Zexion
2010-08-03, 01:32 PM
*Cough* (http://www.explosm.net/comics/2076/) :smalltongue:
Dang. And I thought I was being so original, too. :smallfrown:

Just to clarify, I have never seen that particular comic before. So it's not plagiarism. :smalltongue:

Rae Artemi
2010-08-03, 01:43 PM
I would like to have it on record that Australia does summer the best.

That's just because all of the good holidays are in the summer for you :smalltongue:

Zexion
2010-08-03, 07:29 PM
Two more:

Best Swimsuit Model
Angelicious
http://a.imageshack.us/img834/8466/angelswimsuitmodel.png
Best Summer Job
Apollo
http://a.imageshack.us/img717/3879/apollo.png

Crimmy
2010-08-03, 10:35 PM
Woah! Where the heck did you come from?

Well, I was already here before you were, but I don't think that's what you meant.

I most certainly wasn't wrong, so I'd really appreciate it if you'd stop coming from nowhere when we're having a discussion just to tell me to "grow up". :smallannoyed:

Sure, but you do realize that asking a guy not to appear in the middle of a discussion in a forum, in the internet, is kinda silly, right?


Well, anyway, @Qwernt:
Man... wet armor...
It's just great.

Serpentine
2010-08-03, 11:58 PM
That's just because all of the good holidays are in the summer for you :smalltongue:That does help, I admit. 'course, so does the whole desert thing, and some of the best beaches in the world, "girt by sea", coral reefs, ozone layer hole, bushfires, bushfire-loving trees, constant drought, wet season in the north, home of (iirc) at least one style of surfboard and swimwear, the surf lifesaving clubs...

Zexion: I like your Apollo idea, but horses have manes and tails.

Crimmy
2010-08-04, 12:10 AM
Zexion: I like your Apollo idea, but horses have manes and tails.

i'd take it from the girl who made the most awesome Nightmares I've ever seen.

Zexion
2010-08-04, 12:12 AM
Zexion: I like your Apollo idea, but horses have manes and tails.
Thanks! :smalltongue:
I'll fix it tommorow.

Cizak
2010-08-04, 06:10 AM
@Crimmy:

...I'd really appreciate it if you'd stop coming from nowhere when we're having a discussion just to tell me to "grow up".

You're allowed to jump into a discussion of course, but it would be nice if you didn't do it just to insult me.

Crimmy
2010-08-04, 01:06 PM
@^: Whatever, I'm gonna enjoy the art.

I'd love to see something referring the Ice Cream Man.
Maybe Elan as a kid, running behind the Ice Cream Man, completely "invisible"?

memnarch
2010-08-04, 01:58 PM
Are we limited to stick figures?

Crimmy
2010-08-04, 01:59 PM
I remember VT saying something about it not being an "Art" contest.

But I think you can submit stick figures of sorts, not just OotS. You'll just have to wait for a Judge's Opinion on this.

Domochevsky
2010-08-04, 02:09 PM
Oh dear... stickified cheesecake is a lot less appealing. This could put a dent in my plans. >_>

Crimmy
2010-08-04, 02:15 PM
Oh dear... stickified cheesecake is a lot less appealing. This could put a dent in my plans. >_>

Oh, you didn't know? I live in a 2D world. I really am a stickfigure IRL, so stickified cheesecake is going to be, like, awesome.

Dogmantra
2010-08-04, 02:23 PM
Oh, you didn't know? I live in a 2D world. I really am a stickfigure IRL, so stickified cheesecake is going to be, like, awesome.

Well unfortunately, all our judges are firmly three dimensional. You have to wear special glasses to see them properly, but it also means stickified cheesecake isn't very good for 'em.

Crimmy
2010-08-04, 02:46 PM
@^:
I HAVE BEEN LIVING A LIEEE!!!!
:frown:

Domochevsky
2010-08-04, 05:14 PM
So what's the verdict on this? Should be stay at least close to sticks or can we go all out? (My Silhouettes don't lend themselves all that well to a brightly lit environment without trickery. <_< )

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-04, 07:25 PM
Basically, if it has people/creatures in it they must be either Stick Figures or *Erfworld-style.

If its just a scene or area or item (for example some of the spaceships and time machines in past contests) they don't have to be stick or erf, but then, if such was the case you wouldn't have to worry about sticks to begin with.


* For as long as the site is hosting it anyways.

Domochevsky
2010-08-06, 02:44 PM
Alright, time for some trickery. :smallcool:


Best Summer Scene
Dude, I'm on vacation!
http://www.nudecreator.org/Domochevsky/IA/IA3_2.png

Teddy
2010-08-06, 05:26 PM
I'm working on a pretty large project. My unstructured way of working is hampering the process in a way that wasn't especially unexpected, but still annoying. It'll probably take the entire next week to finish if I can refrain from too much procrastination...


Alright, time for some trickery. :smallcool:


Best Summer Scene
Dude, I'm on vacation!
*snip*

Nice. What is it he wants her to do?

Domochevsky
2010-08-06, 05:36 PM
...
Nice. What is it he wants her to do?

My guess is that he wants to challenge her to a duel. Those types are always the same, being all "Die, evil abomination and blight on everything that is right and good!" :smallamused:

Felyndiira
2010-08-06, 07:53 PM
Alright, time for some trickery. :smallcool:


Best Summer Scene
Dude, I'm on vacation!
- It's by Domo. Of course it's going to be epic. -

Speaking of awesome entries early on...

Szilard
2010-08-07, 12:50 AM
If anyone is looking for random suggestions I'm going to say Phineas and Ferb. For those who don't know, it's the only good show on Disney Channel. In America anyway. Not sure about everyone else's Disney Channel. Well, now my political correctness rambling may have ruined all the subtlety I had with that offside white text comment. Wait, I can still salvage the situation...
Because that would be awesome.:smallbiggrin:

GrlumpTheElder
2010-08-07, 06:28 AM
Best Swimsuit Model
The Stuff of Nightmares ~or~ Yet Another Gnome with an Ice Cream
http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w192/pomchop/Nobody/GAH2.png

Edit: This doesn't have to be avatar sized, does it?

half-halfling
2010-08-07, 09:07 AM
Speaking about reversed seasons on southern hemisphere , here is my new drawing ,starring Serpentine :smallsmile::

Best Swimsuit Model

Our August is different

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/s1.png

I don't know if it's so cold in Australia, but this way it's more funny :smallsmile:.

Serpentine
2010-08-07, 09:09 AM
Man, I wish it got that cold here. We had the coldest July day on record, but still no snow :smallfrown:

Snazzy, anyway :smallbiggrin:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-07, 09:14 AM
Heh heh :smallamused:

Serpentine
2010-08-07, 09:18 AM
Hey, do snow flakes every actually look anything like that? They always just look like squishy disks of ice to me...

half-halfling
2010-08-07, 10:21 AM
Sometimes they do, but they're a lot smaller. In the picture it's more symbolic, so that everyone will know it's snow :smallsmile:. I'll try with more realistic snow ,and see which one is better.

Serpentine
2010-08-07, 10:27 AM
Oh, that was purely out of curiosity. I like them the way they are. 'sjust, every time it snows I try to see, but they're just moosh, and it doesn't happen often enough to get a good look :smallfrown:

But but but at least our beaches squeak!

Shades of Gray
2010-08-07, 10:32 AM
... Squeak?

Serpentine
2010-08-07, 10:36 AM
Yep. Our beaches are so fine and clean that they squeak as you walk through the sand.

Mauve Shirt
2010-08-07, 01:44 PM
Best Summer Scene
I hate volleyball.

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii197/h0wupdohighknee/summer12.gif

Dr. Bath
2010-08-07, 01:45 PM
That's awesome Mauve. And strangely hypnotising.

Teddy
2010-08-07, 03:37 PM
Does that (animated) picture have any relation to the reality, Mauvie? :smallwink:

I, for one, would love to be able of playing Volleyball, but the risk of damage is too high.
... Yes, I'm talking about Volleyball. I'm always twisting my fingers and beating up my wrists when hitting the ball. It's annoying, to say the least. :smallannoyed:

Mauve Shirt
2010-08-07, 04:35 PM
That's never happened to me before, no, but I'm always afraid of it happening when I'm forced to play volleyball.
... I have another idea!

Terry576
2010-08-07, 05:42 PM
I have an idea for this one. Unlike the last few times, I'm finally using a screen that shows the freaking palette that I can use. :smallbiggrin:

GrlumpTheElder
2010-08-07, 05:48 PM
Fun with the Vorpal Tribble:

Best Swimsuit Model
Nice Legs
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w192/pomchop/VT_Swim2.png

Best Summer Avatar
The Vorpal Tribble
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w192/pomchop/VT_Shorts.png


Best Summer Scene
DON'T GO IN THE WATER
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w192/pomchop/NoWater2.png

Felyndiira
2010-08-07, 05:57 PM
Fun with the Vorpal Tribble:

Best Swimsuit Model
Nice Legs

*faints* :smalleek:

Terry576
2010-08-07, 06:28 PM
Alright, finished my entry.

Best Summer OOTS Avatar/Best Swimsuit Model
Roy At The Beach
http://i876.photobucket.com/albums/ab324/Terry576/OoTS/RoyAtTheBeach-1.png

Surely you concede he deserves it. :smalltongue:

God, you do not wanna know what a pain it was to make his leg go up like that. It's pseudo-3D, making it a total hassle to get his leg and then make the shorts follow his leg. :smallredface:

Best Swimsuit Model
Tallea (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8387302&postcount=2)
http://i876.photobucket.com/albums/ab324/Terry576/OoTS/TalleaBeach.png

half-halfling
2010-08-07, 08:23 PM
Next drawing in two versions, with two of my favourite characters from OOTS :smallsmile: :

Best Summer Scene
romantic sunset

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/vi-1.png

Best Summer OOTS Avatar
romantic sunset (avatar)

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/viav.png

petersohn
2010-08-08, 12:30 AM
Next drawing in two versions, with two of my favourite characters from OOTS :smallsmile: :

Best Summer Scene
romantic sunset

Hey, you ninja'd my idea.

Nageto004
2010-08-08, 12:55 AM
Best Summer Avatar/Best Rookie Entry
Well he thought it was fun...
http://a.imageshack.us/img10/964/ia1.png

licoot
2010-08-08, 02:11 PM
Having seen the quality of some of the other entries I decided i needed to do some serious sucking up work
The first of many to come:
Best Avatar
Dogmantra at the Beach
http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab238/licoot/th_beachdogmantra.png?t=1281294502
Best Avatar
Serpentine at the Beach
http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab238/licoot/th_beachserpentine.png?t=1281294570
Best Avatar
Oblivion at the Beach
http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab238/licoot/beachoblivion.png?t=1281294537
Best Avatar
Szilard at the Beach
http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab238/licoot/beachszilard.png?t=1281294653

EDIT:and another:
Best Avatar
The Vorpal Beach-ball
http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab238/licoot/beachvorpletribble.png?t=1281302006

Domochevsky
2010-08-08, 02:40 PM
Oh noes, blatant pandering! My only weakness! :smalleek:

(Gotta step up my game... >_> )

Felyndiira
2010-08-08, 02:46 PM
Having seen the quality of some of the other entries I decided i needed to do some serious sucking up work

But if every judge votes for only the entry he/she is in (and I vote for none of them), it wouldn't really work to your advantage :smallwink:.

licoot
2010-08-08, 02:48 PM
But if every judge votes for only the entry he/she is in (and I vote for none of them), it wouldn't really work to your advantage :smallwink:.

You found the whole in my plan:smallfrown:

Oblivion
2010-08-08, 06:37 PM
Having seen the quality of some of the other entries I decided i needed to do some serious sucking up work
The first of many to come:
Best Avatar
Oblivion at the Beach
snip

OMG Licoot! I can has as an avatar?

I have to say it would be the first time I would be changing my avatar since Ink made the original one for me. But it would be great for the rest of the summer! :smallsmile:

licoot
2010-08-08, 06:39 PM
OMG Licoot! I can has as an avatar?

I have to say it would be the first time I would be changing my avatar since Ink made the original one for me. But it would be great for the rest of the summer! :smallsmile:

sure, take it

Felyndiira
2010-08-08, 06:45 PM
I'm sad now. I'm not special-cakes enough to get a licoot beath-tar =p.

licoot
2010-08-08, 06:49 PM
I'm sad now. I'm not special-cakes enough to get a licoot beath-tar =p.

no, i just haven't finished it yet

anyway, I'd be stupid not to suck up to every judge

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-08, 07:07 PM
Except if every judge votes for his or her Suckupatar then they each only get a single vote, which isn't likely to place highly :smallamused:

DMofDarkness
2010-08-08, 07:43 PM
Just make 1 giant poster including all of the judges at the beach. That way, you get to suck up to all of the judges at the same time. But don't forget to make an individual avatar for each of the judges. Those help you get in their good books.:smallwink:

licoot
2010-08-08, 07:44 PM
Just make 1 giant poster including all of the judges at the beach. That way, you get to suck up to all of the judges at the same time. But don't forget to make an individual avatar for each of the judges. Those help you get in their good books.:smallwink:

already half done:smallbiggrin:

Serpentine
2010-08-08, 10:04 PM
Suggestion: Look into sea snakes :smallwink:

Cealocanth
2010-08-08, 10:08 PM
An awful lot of kissing upo to the judges on this one huh?

DMofDarkness
2010-08-08, 10:11 PM
It gets the job done. :smallwink:

Dogmantra
2010-08-08, 10:17 PM
An awful lot of kissing upo to the judges on this one huh?

I really enjoy seeing other people's takes on my avatar dude, and this way, I don't even have to ask them. :smallwink:

Szilard
2010-08-08, 11:04 PM
Maybe next time I judge I should have my actual avatar up. But in the meantime, it's pretty fun seeing C-3PO stuck in the sand. :smallbiggrin:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-08, 11:06 PM
Maybe next time I judge I should have my actual avatar up. But in the meantime, it's pretty fun seeing C-3PO stuck in the sand. :smallbiggrin:
If you link me I can put up your original on the front page if you want?

licoot
2010-08-09, 08:57 AM
and my final two:
Best Avatar
Felyndiira
http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab238/licoot/beachfelyndiira.png?t=1281362221
Best Scene
Best Blatant Pandering
http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab238/licoot/beach.png?t=1281362065
haven't got a name for the latter yet

GrlumpTheElder
2010-08-09, 09:09 AM
Best Scene

Epic
haven't got a name for the latter yet

I think Best Scene describes it aptly :D

GreenMuffin
2010-08-09, 12:50 PM
haven't got a name for the latter yet

Perhaps... "Judges at the Beach?"

Domochevsky
2010-08-09, 06:04 PM
Mentlegen. :smallcool:

Best Summer Scene
The generals day off
http://www.nudecreator.org/Domochevsky/IA/IA3_3.png



Now to think something up for the Swimsuit Model and Summer Job categories... *ponder*

Felyndiira
2010-08-09, 06:28 PM
Oo, Domo, is that an entirely original work, or is it a reference to something =p?

Domochevsky
2010-08-09, 06:48 PM
That's the beauty of it... it's entirely original, but will always look like it's a reference to something. It will drive you nuts. :smallwink:

Fawkes
2010-08-09, 09:44 PM
haven't got a name for the latter yet

Best Blatant Pandering?

Ninjaman
2010-08-10, 02:14 AM
Best Swimsuitmodel
Demonic Beauty
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_VNsRqOWzhhw/TGD7y4hvJeI/AAAAAAAAAKw/h0cC7cz9mt4/s200/succubus%20on%20the%20beach.png.jpg

Dogmantra
2010-08-10, 08:42 AM
Best Blatant Pandering?

Call it this and I will clone myself, send the clone to assassinate or otherwise inconvenience another judge, then vote for you twice.

Ninjaman
2010-08-11, 06:49 AM
Best swimwearmodel
The Trouser Titans
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_VNsRqOWzhhw/TGKT_JbWDZI/AAAAAAAAALY/qh-Tt_njOPI/s200/The%20trouser%20titans.png.jpg

Edit: gave him a belly button and made the picture larger

Qwernt
2010-08-11, 12:37 PM
Best Summer Avatar
That Big, Bright, VT in the Sky
http://hackmasterj.members.winisp.net/images/oots/ia/Vorpal_sun.png

licoot
2010-08-11, 12:47 PM
Best Summer Avatar
That Big, Bright, VT in the Sky
http://hackmasterj.members.winisp.net/images/oots/ia/Vorpal_sun.png

You just completely upstaged my version of VT:smallfrown:

Ninjaman
2010-08-11, 01:14 PM
Best summer scene
Ninjas on the beach-failed a spot check?
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_VNsRqOWzhhw/TGLn3mfeM6I/AAAAAAAAALo/RJycdm5pmms/s500/Ninjas%20on%20the%20beach.png.jpg

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-11, 01:36 PM
Best Summer Avatar
That Big, Bright, VT in the Sky
http://hackmasterj.members.winisp.net/images/oots/ia/Vorpal_sun.png
Hey, where's my two scoops of raisins? :smallmad:

Qwernt
2010-08-11, 04:03 PM
Hey, where's my two scoops of raisins? :smallmad:

I admit it, you are better than I am.
Oh really, then why are you smiling?
Because I know something you don't know - I am left handed... well actually I am not...
Best Summar Avatar
Two Scoops are better than none
http://hackmasterj.members.winisp.net/images/oots/ia/Vorpal_sun_2scoops.png

licoot
2010-08-11, 06:37 PM
Best Summer Job
MUTB (Monster Under The Bed)
http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab238/licoot/MITDUnderthebed.png?t=1281569763

Qwernt
2010-08-11, 07:40 PM
Best Summer Job
MUTB (Monster Under The Bed)
http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab238/licoot/MITDUnderthebed.png?t=1281569763

That is wonderful!

licoot
2010-08-11, 07:47 PM
Best Swimsuit Model
Why not to be a Sexy Shoeless God of War
http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab238/licoot/belkarswimsuit.png?t=1281573857

@Qwernt: thanks:smallbiggrin:

Cealocanth
2010-08-11, 09:44 PM
Best Summer Job
MUTB (Monster Under The Bed)
http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab238/licoot/MITDUnderthebed.png?t=1281569763

:smallsmile: That avatar has the MitD charm and everything. *applause*

CrimsonAngel
2010-08-13, 12:21 PM
I didn't like the Roy one I made so I deleted it and made these:

Best Swimsuit ModelDogmantra the ladies man
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/CrimsonAngelChris/oots/z1.png

Best Swimsuit Model
Every girl's fantasy
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/CrimsonAngelChris/oots/z2.png

Best Summer Job
Carwash!
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/CrimsonAngelChris/oots/z3.png

I don't know if I like them. :smallsigh:

Dogmantra
2010-08-13, 12:34 PM
Best Summer Job
Carwash!

Should flip Joe 'round and have him wash Grog. Without his glasses, he wouldn't know the difference. :smalltongue:

CrimsonAngel
2010-08-13, 01:57 PM
Should flip Joe 'round and have him wash Grog. Without his glasses, he wouldn't know the difference. :smalltongue:

Best Summer Scene
A sick fantasy
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/CrimsonAngelChris/oots/g656.png

Domochevsky
2010-08-13, 03:07 PM
Great job suggesting that. Dear lord. @_@

*goes and makes some female cheesecake to counterweight all the speedos*

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-13, 03:10 PM
*goes and makes some female cheesecake to counterweight all the speedos*
Bless you.

CrimsonAngel
2010-08-13, 04:39 PM
Never enough speedos!

Dogmantra
2010-08-13, 05:36 PM
Suggestion... in more ways than one

Give it a title and category and I am so voting for this.

CrimsonAngel
2010-08-13, 05:59 PM
Give it a title and category and I am so voting for this.

It has been done. :smallwink:

licoot
2010-08-13, 06:00 PM
Give it a title and category and I am so voting for this.

Must upstage crimsonangel at sucking up

Why am I even saying that, I know I can't do it

CrimsonAngel
2010-08-13, 06:14 PM
Drawing someone's avatar in a speedo washing another dude can only persuade so many people.

Domochevsky
2010-08-13, 09:50 PM
Gentlemen. A feeble attempt at counterweighting. :smallcool:


Best Summer Scene
Fastball!
http://www.nudecreator.org/Domochevsky/IA/IA3_4.png


Best Summer Avatar
Small Fastball!
http://www.nudecreator.org/Domochevsky/IA/IA3_4_120x120.png


You have no idea how difficult it is to produce cheesecake in this style. This will require more pondering and/or style adjustments.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-13, 10:05 PM
Volley spike power attack!

Serpentine
2010-08-14, 04:33 AM
Ladles and jellyspoons, I give you...

The Leader of the Opposition

http://www.bellgeorge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/772686-tony-abbott.jpg


Australian politics. It's weird.

CrimsonAngel
2010-08-14, 10:09 AM
Hey Serp, how do you feel about a wet T-shirt contest... :smallamused:

Serpentine
2010-08-14, 10:11 AM
Meh.
I think that's a bit of a Yankee thing :smalltongue:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-14, 11:34 AM
Meh.
I think that's a bit of a Yankee thing :smalltongue:
Yeah, don't australians go around bare-chested anyways? :smallamused:

Elder Tsofu
2010-08-14, 11:45 AM
AHA! I KNEW there had to be a reason for a lot of my fellow students choosing to do their last year in Australia.

Teddy
2010-08-14, 01:46 PM
Heh. I had a girl in my class who went to Australia for a year last year. She was promptly named "Sidney Girl" for all further reference.

half-halfling
2010-08-14, 08:06 PM
Best Swimsuit Model
Sangwaan's improvised swimsuit

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/sa.png

CrimsonAngel
2010-08-14, 08:19 PM
Best Swimsuit Model
Sangwaan's improvised swimsuit

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/sa.png

She needs a blindfold for her second pair of eyes now.

iDM
2010-08-14, 11:04 PM
Best Swimsuit Model
Sangwaan's improvised swimsuit

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/sa.png

Epic tan. This puts my watch tan to shame.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-08-15, 11:44 AM
Here's my admission!

Best Summer Scene
The Inevitable Murphy's Law Beach Episode

http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/IASummer.png

Okay, really. How do I shrink it down?

Teddy
2010-08-15, 01:22 PM
Okay, really. How do I shrink it down?

If you used Inkscape, you should be able of setting the dimensions when you're exporting the bitmap.

super dark33
2010-08-15, 03:24 PM
dang, i got a great idea but i cant draw it, itll be crappy if i do

billtodamax
2010-08-16, 07:06 AM
Ladles and jellyspoons, I give you...

The Leader of the Opposition

http://www.bellgeorge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/772686-tony-abbott.jpg


Australian politics. It's weird.

GAH! Give me some warning next time, Serp! :smalltongue:

Domochevsky
2010-08-16, 09:49 PM
"On the beach", you say... :smallcool:

Best Summer Scene
SotB (About To Occur)
http://www.nudecreator.org/Domochevsky/IA/IA3_5.png

Best Summer Avatar
SotB Mini
http://www.nudecreator.org/Domochevsky/IA/IA3_5_120x120.png


Sadly Best Swimsuit Model doesn't apply here due to the... well, lack of swimming attire. >_>

That being said, maybe we'll need to move away from the beach to make some other summer stuff, despite it being so iconic. Maybe big city summers... *cogwheels*

Serpentine
2010-08-16, 11:35 PM
For me, summer means:
Chistmas
Prawns
Mangoes
Beach
Sitting in front of a fan
Cricket (well, sorta)
Cicadas
Flies
Too many flies
Blow flies
Flies everywhere
Desert
Mirages on the roads
New Year
Australian Jingle Bells:
Dashing through the bush
In a rusty Holden Ute
Kicking up the dust
Esky in the boot
Kelpie by my side
Singing Christmas songs
It's summer time and I am in
My singlet, shorts & thongs
CHORUS:
OH, JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS
JINGLE ALL THE WAY
CHRISTMAS IN AUSTRALIA
ON A SCORCHING SUMMER'S DAY
JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS
CHRISTMAS TIME IS BEAUT
OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE
IN A RUSTY HOLDEN UTE

Engine's getting hot
Dodge the kangaroos
Swaggy climbs aboard
He is welcome too
All the family is there
Sitting by the pool
Christmas day, the Aussie way
By the barbecue!

CHORUS

Come the afternoon
Grandpa has a doze
The kids and uncle Bruce
Are swimming in their clothes
The time comes round to go
We take a family snap
Then pack the car and all shoot through
Before the washing up

CHORUS

BBQs
Sausage sandwiches

licoot
2010-08-17, 05:08 AM
For me, summer means:
Chistmas
Prawns
Mangoes
Beach
Sitting in front of a fan
...

strange because for me summer means disappointment and rain:smalltongue:

DMofDarkness
2010-08-17, 05:22 AM
...lucky. We barely get any storms and rain where I live. :smallfrown:

licoot
2010-08-17, 05:23 AM
...lucky. We barely get any storms and rain where I live. :smallfrown:

no, not storms, more stupidly frequent ordinary rain

DMofDarkness
2010-08-17, 05:28 AM
Meh. We get little enough of that. I'd take ordinary rain over sunny skies any day.

petersohn
2010-08-17, 05:33 AM
...lucky. We barely get any storms and rain where I live. :smallfrown:
Well, we had too much this year. :smallfrown:

Serpentine
2010-08-17, 06:03 AM
*looks at maps of Australian drought*

http://home.iprimus.com.au/foo7/en.gif
http://www.connectedwater.gov.au/images/WaterPolicy_ClimateVariability_fig2_resize.gif

*looks at you*

Your rain is now diamonds.

CrimsonAngel
2010-08-17, 12:18 PM
According to your maps, noone in Australia is safe.

Szilard
2010-08-17, 06:08 PM
Summer for me is mostly chilling out and doin nothing other than summer homework an the occasional party. Maybe go to the beach every once in a while.

Felyndiira
2010-08-17, 06:14 PM
Summer for me is mostly chilling out and doin nothing other than summer homework an the occasional party. Maybe go to the beach every once in a while.

Someone needs to draw Szilard, with a pile of homework on his desk, looking out of a window at the people playing outside with a longing expression on his face =p.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-18, 08:49 AM
Hey all, everyone give Oblivion a round of applause. She's giving up the mantle of Trophy Maker so as to pursue her education. She'll likely continue on as judge, but after years of dedication will be retiring.

Thanks Oblivion!



On that note, now taking applications for new Trophy Maker. Please send me a message if interested (and this time I promise to get back to you!)

Ninjaman
2010-08-18, 01:59 PM
Hey all, everyone give Oblivion a round of applause. She's giving up the mantle of Trophy Maker so as to pursue her education. She'll likely continue on as judge, but after years of dedication will be retiring.

Thanks Oblivion!



On that note, now taking applications for new Trophy Maker. Please send me a message if interested (and this time I promise to get back to you!)

Whoo!! Oblivion:thog: It will be hard to find a suitable replacement for you.:smallfrown:

Best summer scene
A nice day at the beach.
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_VNsRqOWzhhw/TGwsqm47LTI/AAAAAAAAAME/ju7mlG8lLWI/s700/a%20nice%20day%20at%20the%20beach.png.jpg

DMofDarkness
2010-08-18, 02:05 PM
-.- spoiler the image, please.

Qwernt
2010-08-19, 12:01 AM
Hey all, everyone give Oblivion a round of applause. She's giving up the mantle of Trophy Maker so as to pursue her education. She'll likely continue on as judge, but after years of dedication will be retiring.

Thanks Oblivion!



On that note, now taking applications for new Trophy Maker. Please send me a message if interested (and this time I promise to get back to you!)

Agreed, Thanks Oblivion!

Can we vote for certain other artists to be the next Trophy Maker (assuming that it blocks them from competition, I have a few ideas ;^)

Ninjaman
2010-08-19, 12:16 AM
Agreed, Thanks Oblivion!

Can we vote for certain other artists to be the next Trophy Maker (assuming that it blocks them from competition, I have a few ideas ;^)
In that case i vote for serpentine and felydiira

Oh and can i also repost my ninjas at the beach with better graphics?
Best summer scene
Ninjas at the beach
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_VNsRqOWzhhw/TGy9IZqiBmI/AAAAAAAAAMg/0NefXwY5CH4/s500/ninjas%20at%20the%20beach.png.jpg

Szilard
2010-08-19, 12:48 AM
It'd be so awesome to do trophies again... But school's starting next week. >.<

Serpentine
2010-08-19, 01:22 AM
-.- spoiler the image, please.No, don't spoiler the image, please. Instead, resize it a bit. Some screen-stretching is fine, though.

- Word Of Judge And Hall Of Fame Creator And Updater

In that case i vote for serpentine and felydiiraNah, I'm nowhere near reliable enough. Although... These ones would be pretty easy to do... Alright VT, I'm up for doing this one if you like.
Also, please resize and unspoil your entries. And check the formatting: Bold category, italic title.

I just remembered another summery thing: bushfires. Lots and lots of bushfires :smallsigh: A memorial for our last Black Saturday (173 deaths, 414 injured, more than 7,000 displaced) would be nice :smallsigh:

Ninjaman
2010-08-19, 09:46 AM
No, don't spoiler the image, please. Instead, resize it a bit. Some screen-stretching is fine, though.


Why can´t i spoiler it?

It'd be so awesome to do trophies again... But school's starting next week. >.<

Next week, my scool started a few weeks back

DMofDarkness
2010-08-19, 09:49 AM
It's better resized and unspoilered so that the judges can find it easier when they judge. They don't need to look for the small little spoiler box.

Elder Tsofu
2010-08-19, 10:01 AM
As a rule of thumb, if you need to put the image in a spoiler box then it is too large. :smallsmile:
Bigger isn't necessarily better, it might make it hard to take in the whole picture if you have to scroll to see it all.

Domochevsky
2010-08-19, 10:13 PM
Mentlegen. :smallcool:

Best Summer Scene
I like rain
http://www.nudecreator.org/Domochevsky/IA/IA3_6d.png


Best Summer Avatar
Guy in a raincoat
http://www.nudecreator.org/Domochevsky/IA/IA3_6d_120x120.png

Gimliggamer
2010-08-19, 10:21 PM
That picture vaguely unnerves me somehow.

Domochevsky
2010-08-19, 10:25 PM
That picture vaguely unnerves me somehow.

Excellent. :smallcool:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-19, 10:41 PM
That picture vaguely unnerves me somehow.
I'm... trying to make it out. Lighten it up jusssst a leetle bit?

Gimliggamer
2010-08-20, 12:56 AM
I'm... trying to make it out. Lighten it up jusssst a leetle bit?
This is part of why it unnerves me. I don't know what to be scared of.:smalltongue:

Serpentine
2010-08-20, 01:04 AM
As a judge: it is possible to skim over an entry when looking for them to vote. Moreover, it can be a bit of a pain to have to search it out, and then click it open, and it's a good idea to put "annoyance to judges" in the negatives.
As the Hall of Fame curator: The Hall of Fame is already a pain in the arse to do. Having to search through spoilers only makes it worse.
As a snarker: Because we told you* to. Repeatedly. Every single competition. :smallannoyed:

*plural

Serpentine
2010-08-20, 03:28 AM
Uh... Do you mean this?http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab238/licoot/th_beachserpentine.png?t=1281294570Cuz... that's me in mermaid form. So no :smalltongue: Although I might just grab it more my collection... I should do this! Why haven't I been grabbing entries featuring myself?! Egad! At least there haven't been many, so it shouldn't be so hard to track them down...
Anyway, I'm sure you could ask him for a mermaid avatar of your own.
edit: As long as I'm commenting on it, I'll just mention that I really like the whale-tail bit. Makes much more sense than a fish tail (and I've used it myself <.<).

petersohn
2010-08-20, 04:06 AM
{scrubbed}

Serpentine
2010-08-20, 04:12 AM
Hurr hurr. Buttz :B

Domochevsky
2010-08-20, 11:53 AM
Oh my, the pornography! Shocking! :o


And uh... t-too dark? Dammit. >_>

Howzat?

http://www.nudecreator.org/Domochevsky/IA/IA3_6b.png

Should i replace the original with this?

Elder Tsofu
2010-08-20, 12:04 PM
No.. I mean yes! :smallamused:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-20, 12:24 PM
Should i replace the original with this?
My monitor is on full contrast and illumination and I still can't figure it out. Is it just me?

Then again, could be the Elan butt leaving me Dazzled with a -2 penalty to spot checks :smallsigh:

Elder Tsofu
2010-08-20, 12:25 PM
No problem here, but then again - I'm not a judge so my seeing doesn't really matter. :smalltongue:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-20, 12:32 PM
As a snarker: Because we told you* to. Repeatedly. Every single competition. :smallannoyed:

*plural
See first page. They are now officially warned :smallcool:

Domochevsky
2010-08-20, 12:59 PM
My monitor is on full contrast and illumination and I still can't figure it out. Is it just me?

Then again, could be the Elan butt leaving me Dazzled with a -2 penalty to spot checks :smallsigh:

For me it was already ok in the original picture so my guess is, that it's on your monitor. (Are you using a CRT (non-flat) monitor? Those tend to be a lot darker.) :S

Serpentine
2010-08-21, 12:11 AM
I can see it fine...

Thanks VT :smallbiggrin:

Elder Tsofu
2010-08-22, 02:23 AM
Read the rules again, as per instructions, and came up with this area which I hadn't seen before:

Posting Oversized Images
Giant pictures that stretch the screen are a bane to people trying to read the boards. Please link to files larger than 400pixels wide, or 500kb, rather than coding them into the post. You may also post images that exceed the width limit under a Spoiler tag along with a note that it is a large image. Please note that images under spoilers still load every time someone views the thread, so large file sizes are still a concern.
(Emphasis mine)
Only wanted to add it to the debate on the last page, as it apparently is against the rules not to spoiler the large image.

It's "only" under the "please don't" section so you might have to do multiple offences before infarction - but still worth noting for the more frequent participants.

Serpentine
2010-08-22, 02:46 AM
We would have an exception to that rule, here. Although I don't know if we ever officially got such an exception... I think that Roland himself started the request that entries be kept out of spoilers, though.

Elder Tsofu
2010-08-22, 02:51 AM
Yup, only mentioned it because I hadn't seen the part before thus drawing the conclusion that they had a new stance on the matter.
... Upon reviewing the rules again I saw that this is was no new addition - but Vaynors swipe in the showcase made me worry.

Serpentine
2010-08-22, 04:54 AM
Swipe in the showcase?

Elder Tsofu
2010-08-22, 04:57 AM
Probably bad English on my part, meant these two posts. :smallsmile:
1 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9192933&postcount=1075) und 2 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9190463&postcount=1065).

Serpentine
2010-08-22, 05:16 AM
...huh. That's new :smalleek: Well, there goes... pretty much every image-based thread on the forums? :smallconfused:

Phase
2010-08-22, 10:04 AM
So my job this summer (breeding and raising mosquitoes for sale to research laboratories) wasn't explicitly summer themed, does it still count for Summer Job?

Serpentine
2010-08-22, 10:05 AM
Mosquitoes are pretty summery anyway.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-08-22, 10:30 AM
So what do we do now? I'm spoilering my image until we hear otherwise.

Teddy
2010-08-22, 11:00 AM
My monitor is on full contrast and illumination and I still can't figure it out. Is it just me?

Then again, could be the Elan butt leaving me Dazzled with a -2 penalty to spot checks :smallsigh:


For me it was already ok in the original picture so my guess is, that it's on your monitor. (Are you using a CRT (non-flat) monitor? Those tend to be a lot darker.) :S

I think the big confusement is what VT really expects to see (whatever it is). I, for myself, find it a bit hard to make out the shape of the upper part of the man due to the tree behind him being very dark too. I'm pretty sure it's intentional, but the question wether or not he's holding an umbrella has been bugging me for some time now.

EDIT: Big project is taking longer time than I expected - mostly due to the fact that I usually lack motivation and/or has something better to do when I have time for it.

Hmm... I wonder if experimental chef could qualify as a summer job?

Elder Tsofu
2010-08-22, 11:45 AM
Put him by a grill and it is. ^^

Teddy
2010-08-22, 01:34 PM
Put him by a grill and it is. ^^

True. Why didn't I think about that?

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-22, 02:44 PM
Read the rules again, as per instructions, and came up with this area which I hadn't seen before:

(Emphasis mine)
Only wanted to add it to the debate on the last page, as it apparently is against the rules not to spoiler the large image.

It's "only" under the "please don't" section so you might have to do multiple offences before infarction - but still worth noting for the more frequent participants.
Geeze... I'll ask Roland, but surely we can get a break here.

*headdesks*

They get a few more mods and the forums go to pot :smalltongue:

Domochevsky
2010-08-22, 04:19 PM
I think the big confusement is what VT really expects to see (whatever it is). I, for myself, find it a bit hard to make out the shape of the upper part of the man due to the tree behind him being very dark too. I'm pretty sure it's intentional, but the question wether or not he's holding an umbrella has been bugging me for some time now.
...

Oh~ yeah, i think i get that.

Adjusted the brightness again:

http://www.nudecreator.org/Domochevsky/IA/IA3_6c.png

Howszat?

Also: The Making Of (http://www.viddler.com/explore/Domochevsky_2/videos/27/). (Watch as i blunder around on virtual paper until it results in something that can be looked at.)

licoot
2010-08-22, 04:27 PM
Oh~ yeah, i think i get that.

Adjusted the brightness again:

-snip-

Howszat?

Also: The Making Of (http://www.viddler.com/explore/Domochevsky_2/videos/27/). (Watch as i blunder around on virtual paper until it results in something that can be looked at.)

It helps a lot, I couldn't see it on the other versions

Teddy
2010-08-22, 04:37 PM
Oh~ yeah, i think i get that.

Adjusted the brightness again:

*snip*

Howszat?

Also: The Making Of (http://www.viddler.com/explore/Domochevsky_2/videos/27/). (Watch as i blunder around on virtual paper until it results in something that can be looked at.)

Cool! My suspicion has been confirmed: Yes, he's holding an umbrella. :smallbiggrin:

Also, I can finally see what he's holding in his hand. First I wondered if the lantern was supposed to be a pot of flowers or something (I saw the barely noticeable silhouette of his hand as flowers), even though it would be really out of place.

And lastly, I'm not sure wether I do this because I'm nice and helpful even to my competitors, or because I'm an evil bastard who loves to make you waste your time (:smallwink::smalltongue:), but the lights from the houses in the background are too much of a contrast to the rest of the background, and kind of steals the attention from the dark man. There's supposed to be heavy rain in between, isn't there?

GrlumpTheElder
2010-08-22, 04:47 PM
Also: The Making Of (http://www.viddler.com/explore/Domochevsky_2/videos/27/). (Watch as i blunder around on virtual paper until it results in something that can be looked at.)

It's really interesting to see how you create such masterpieces...

licoot
2010-08-22, 04:50 PM
It's really interesting to see how you create such masterpieces...

It actually makes me feel quite bad about the amount of time I spend making my entries (about 15minuits to an hour each), of coarse mine are no were near as awesome :smallbiggrin:

Elder Tsofu
2010-08-22, 05:03 PM
I still like the first best, every brightening lessens the feeling of mystique conveyed through the picture.

Domochevsky
2010-08-22, 05:48 PM
I can't win this one, can i. >_>

Next attempt!
http://www.nudecreator.org/Domochevsky/IA/IA3_6d.png




It actually makes me feel quite bad about the amount of time I spend making my entries (about 15minuits to an hour each), of coarse mine are no were near as awesome :smallbiggrin:

Rest assured that this is a speed-up version. I'm not nearly that fast. (Real time is probably closer to an hour or two.) :smallwink:

Ninjaman
2010-08-23, 09:25 AM
Oh~ yeah, i think i get that.

Adjusted the brightness again:

Howszat?

Also: The Making Of (http://www.viddler.com/explore/Domochevsky_2/videos/27/). (Watch as i blunder around on virtual paper until it results in something that can be looked at.)

:eek:That is :belkar: awesome. You win best summer scene.:biggrin: And the look of how it was made just gave it more respect:elan:



Rest assured that this is a speed-up version. I'm not nearly that fast. (Real time is probably closer to an hour or two.) :smallwink:

Oh that explains why it sometimes looks like it was lagging or cutted.

Teddy
2010-08-23, 10:21 AM
Finished something summer- and chef-themed:

Best Summer Avatar
Grillmaster Teddy
http://a.imageshack.us/img830/3605/grillmasterteddymedium.png

I thought I reached for the grill-something-sauce, but managed to grasp the lighter fuel instead, and I was to preocupied posing for the camera to notice my misstake. I'm considering making another one where everything is on fire, and call it "A few seconds later"... :smallamused:

Eldan
2010-08-23, 10:23 AM
You know, the way he is holding that bottle, it looks like that grill might explode soon.

Teddy
2010-08-23, 03:02 PM
You know, the way he is holding that bottle, it looks like that grill might explode soon.

Guess why I contemplate making the picture called "A Few Seconds Later". :smallamused:

Ninjaman
2010-08-25, 09:43 AM
Best summerscene
Elementals at the beach
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_VNsRqOWzhhw/THUq7f4UP3I/AAAAAAAAAN0/SELUYzXgyUo/s800/Elemantals%20at%20the%20beach.png.jpg

Serpentine
2010-08-25, 10:09 AM
Ninjaman! Please don't quote entries!
VT, can we get that put in the first post as well? :smallsigh:

Ninjaman
2010-08-25, 12:46 PM
Ninjaman! Please don't quote entries!
VT, can we get that put in the first post as well? :smallsigh:

I deleted the picture

Serpentine
2010-08-26, 12:12 AM
Thanks Ninja :smallsmile: Quite like your last entry, by the way. Though it looks a bit... empty.

Ninjaman
2010-08-26, 11:25 AM
Thanks Ninja :smallsmile: Quite like your last entry, by the way. Though it looks a bit... empty.

Best summer scene
Elementals at the beach
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_VNsRqOWzhhw/THaUfX6e3hI/AAAAAAAAAOQ/qUCP4m8x0fc/s600/Elementals%20at%20the%20beach%20cut%202.png.jpg.dk

I cut it hope that helps. Also thank you very much for the nice words, that means alot.:smile:

Teddy
2010-08-27, 03:37 PM
I kind of promised it, and so, here it is:

Best Summer Avatar
A Few Seconds Later or I'm Feeling Hot Tonight
http://a.imageshack.us/img841/5672/afewsecondslatermedium.png

BBQ is risky bussiness. Don't do this at home kids. And I guess there are some hidden drawbacks to having fur. :smallwink:

Also, the title is supposed to look like that. I wondered if I should add a comma, but it kind of stole away the effect I wanted, so I didn't.

Ninjaman
2010-08-27, 04:01 PM
I kind of promised it, and so, here it is:

Best Summer Avatar
A Few Seconds Later or I'm Feeling Hot Tonight

BBQ is risky bussiness. Don't do this at home kids. And I guess there are some hidden drawbacks to having fur. :smallwink:

Also, the title is supposed to look like that. I wondered if I should add a comma, but it kind of stole away the effect I wanted, so I didn't.

Cool, way to go dude:thog:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-28, 11:33 AM
Hey Teddy, those would probably best fit under 'Best Summer Scene' though if you shrunk it down to avatar size or just had teddy on fire or bar-be-cuing that'd be an avatar.


Ninjaman! Please don't quote entries!
VT, can we get that put in the first post as well? :smallsigh:
Think I can squeeze it in there.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-28, 11:38 AM
Btw, I am still looking for an artist to do this month's trophies. Have had a number of volunteers for future contests, but none so far for this one.

A Rainy Knight
2010-08-28, 12:52 PM
Thought I might as well get in on my first IA contest before this one is over.

Best Rookie Entry/Best Summer Scene
Let's Go Sunning!
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd267/A_Rainy_Knight/IAEntry2.png

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-28, 12:54 PM
Thought I might as well get in on my first IA contest before this one is over.
Can put yourself down for Best summer Scene as well. Rookie is sort of an automatic entry for newcomers. Welcome to the thread :smallcool:

Zexion
2010-08-28, 12:56 PM
Btw, I am still looking for an artist to do this month's trophies. Have had a number of volunteers for future contests, but none so far for this one.
I volunteer. :smallbiggrin:

iDM
2010-08-28, 09:59 PM
All hail Minnesota, where mosquitoes rule from May to October!

Best Summer Scene
Real Bugs Drain Ability Scores
http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/1883/summerscene.png

Serpentine
2010-08-29, 01:06 AM
I've already started the trophies. I just have Best Oots and... one other, I forget which, to go. Bit stumped on them - or rather, I have ideas, but I'm lazy.

Gulaghar
2010-08-29, 04:05 AM
I can't win this one, can i. >_>

Next attempt!
*snipped*



Rest assured that this is a speed-up version. I'm not nearly that fast. (Real time is probably closer to an hour or two.) :smallwink:

That is simply excellent.


I need to get back into Iron Avatar, I only have one trophy under my belt. THE SHAME!!! Can't make one now though, I've got to figure out the city before University starts. Next month I guess.

Edit: for a second I thought the elemental one was the Fantastic Four:smalltongue:

Teddy
2010-08-29, 02:58 PM
Hey Teddy, those would probably best fit under 'Best Summer Scene' though if you shrunk it down to avatar size or just had teddy on fire or bar-be-cuing that'd be an avatar.

Yeah, I wondered when the size was going to come back and haunt me. The reason to why I did a larger-than-120px picture was that some of the details don't stand close examination in that format (and some disappear entirely, thanks to my liking of small pointless details. 4x enlargement is a bit overkill, though, but it has almost become a habit of mine to make a second version of every avatar I make that's 4x larger so that I can show off the details, so I barely reflect on doing so any longer.

I still want to call them avatars, though, since the scene is drawn and sized in a way so that I could use it as my avatar. The background is mostly there to show that this is done in the evening, because all BBQing is done in the evening, and if you don't do it in the evening, then HERETIC! :smalltongue: Basically, another Swedish summer cliché is that in the summer, you grill, and you do so in the evening/early night, period.

I could, however, halve the size without losing too much detail, I think. Sadly, I'll be going to bed now, and early tomorrow morning I will leave the house early and not come back before late Thursday, so I can't wait for any anwer to what's the best course of action. I will reduce their sizes to 240x240px and leave it like that, because I won't be able of editing them any more before time's up.

licoot
2010-08-30, 02:15 PM
A last second entry:
Best Summer Avatar
Ice Cream Tribble
http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab238/licoot/icecreamvorpletribble.png?t=1283195631

Rules query: can I enter this as an avatar:smallconfused:

EDIT: I've had this idea for a while and I thought i might as well try it out,
Best Swimsuit Model
Swimsuit VT
http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab238/licoot/th_swimsuitVT.png?t=1283197549

Gulaghar
2010-08-30, 04:44 PM
A last second entry:
Best Summer Avatar
Ice Cream Tribble
http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab238/licoot/icecreamvorpletribble.png?t=1283195631

Rules query: can I enter this as an avatar:smallconfused:

EDIT: I've had this idea for a while and I thought i might as well try it out,
Best Swimsuit Model
Swimsuit VT
*snipped*

I'll have a scoop of vanilla... chocolate... and, um... a scoop of tribble.

Domochevsky
2010-08-30, 05:02 PM
...
EDIT: I've had this idea for a while and I thought i might as well try it out,
Best Swimsuit Model
Swimsuit VT
...

Dear lord... that one's due for some waxing. :smallsigh:

Rae Artemi
2010-08-30, 05:57 PM
Last minute-ish entries GO!

Best summer scene:
Harem at the beach!
http://a.imageshack.us/img835/723/harematthebeach.png

Best swimsuit model:
Fely
http://a.imageshack.us/img824/5416/felmodel.png

Best Summer Job:
Dogmantra the Model
http://a.imageshack.us/img534/2991/dogmantrajob.png

Best Summer Job:
Well, they did say that they would make him the biggest star in the solar system.
http://a.imageshack.us/img844/4879/vtjob.png
*just to be clear, I had completely forgotten that Qwernt had already done this, my thought process when making this was Best swimsuit model VT, turn him into the sun, Well, he's certainly the hottest swimsuit model, owait, I just Remembered that robot chicken sketch with the Raisin Bran sun, heh, wouldn't that be great, and best job has less entries, I'll do this one! That was a seriously run-on sentence.

And I decided to make the best swimsuit model one

Best Swimsuit Model:
Well, he's certainly the hottest.
http://a.imageshack.us/img521/392/vtmodel.png

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-30, 08:09 PM
I am creeped out, and thus honored.

*bows*

Serpentine
2010-08-30, 11:56 PM
VT, did you see that I'm doing the torphies? Trophies, even. I liked the mistype, so I kept it.

Elder Tsofu
2010-08-31, 07:25 AM
*curses the lack of time to finish these of which forces him to this*

Best Summer Scene
Mountain tour
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv173/Tsofu/Mountaintour.png

Best Summer Scene
Evening at the beach
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv173/Tsofu/EveningattheBeach.png

Best Summer Scene
A night at the sea
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv173/Tsofu/NightattheSea.png

Best Summer Scene
Football
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv173/Tsofu/Football.png

*curses once more as he didn't have time to do the cute Dogmantra swimsuit model*

Dogmantra
2010-08-31, 07:37 AM
*curses once more as he didn't have time to do the cute Dogmantra swimsuit model*

You know... if you ask really nicely, sometimes VT gives you an extension... :smallamused:

GrlumpTheElder
2010-08-31, 08:31 AM
*curses the lack of time to finish these of which forces him to this*

Best Summer Scene
Mountain tour
Epic

Best Summer Scene
Evening at the beach
SUPER EPIC

Best Summer Scene
A night at the sea
EPIC

Best Summer Scene
Football
EPIC

*curses once more as he didn't have time to do the cute Dogmantra swimsuit model*

I bow down to thee oh mighty lord of the Awesome!

Seriously, I love the second one....

Ninjaman
2010-08-31, 08:46 AM
*curses the lack of time to finish these of which forces him to this*

Best Summer Scene
Mountain tour


Best Summer Scene
Evening at the beach


Best Summer Scene
A night at the sea

Best Summer Scene
Football


*curses once more as he didn't have time to do the cute Dogmantra swimsuit model*

Love them, they´re amazing.

Domochevsky
2010-08-31, 10:07 AM
Oh now it's on... i demand the next Iron Avatarist to be a Dance-Off. :smallamused:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-08-31, 10:09 AM
1 Hour, better get t' finishing.

petersohn
2010-08-31, 01:33 PM
The censors ate my entry, so I had to make a correction. I think this version will be acceptable.

Best summer scene
Sunset
http://a.imageshack.us/img714/1913/sunsetk.png