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scienceguy8
2010-12-30, 01:39 PM
Live Action Television Series

Rules
1. Avatars must be based on characters, presenters, settings, or props from a live action (not animated) television series of the avatarist's choice.
2. Television series in question must be at least one season long.
3. Television series can be of any genere (sci-fi, comedy, drama, documentary, late night talkshow, etc), may be fictional, nonfictional, or somewhere in between, and does not have to be a North American production.
4. A mini-series is not a television series. It is a movie that was too long to show in one sitting and was broken up. If it was later adapted as a television series, you may make an avatar based on that.

Otherwise, all other Iron Avatarist rules and contest categories apply.

I'm sure someone already has an Iron Avatarist contest already planned out for January, so maybe this one could be in Feburary or March.

Domochevsky
2010-12-30, 02:09 PM
Hm, i got nothing for a topic like that. I don't watch any TV series. :|

Dr.Epic
2010-12-30, 03:50 PM
Live action? But animated are so much better. Do you have to specify?

scienceguy8
2010-12-30, 05:22 PM
Live action? But animated are so much better. Do you have to specify?

First off, I'm (almost) sure the IA contest has already had an animation contest before.

Second, if I had a computer with Inkscape on it, I would draw you a OotS avatar of the Stig, tell you to go watch yourself some "Top Gear" (the British version), and then dare you to come back and tell me that animated television series are better.

Dr.Epic
2010-12-30, 06:11 PM
Second, if I had a computer with Inkscape on it, I would draw you a OotS avatar of the Stig, tell you to go watch yourself some "Top Gear" (the British version), and then dare you to come back and tell me that animated television series are better.

Sorry, but there isn't much in the world that can top the awesome-tude of a 12-year-old boy who's a butt-kicking paladin and his magical talking dog with the voice of Bender from Futurama. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventure_Time)

Serpentine
2010-12-30, 11:28 PM
I think the rules are too strict. Otherwise, it's a valid choice for an IA, but it's Vorpal Tribble's choice, and I don't think he's scratching for ideas at the moment. I'm sure he'd ask if he was. Still, doesn't hurt to suggest...

scienceguy8
2010-12-31, 01:29 PM
Just out of curiosity, which of the rules are too strict?

Trixie
2011-01-01, 10:48 AM
But animated are so much better.

This. Live action are so different from stick art you can make up anything anyway, which is bad for IA.


Go watch yourself some "Top Gear" (the British version), and then dare you to come back and tell me that animated television series are better.

Yes, they're better.

I find this (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166548) far better than stale Clarkson humor that essentially boils to fear of foreign and post middle age bitterness.

Serpentine
2011-01-01, 11:17 AM
These ones:
2. Television series in question must be at least one season long.
4. A mini-series is not a television series. It is a movie that was too long to show in one sitting and was broken up. If it was later adapted as a television series, you may make an avatar based on that.Check out the IAs already done. Since VT's taken over the subject is barely explained, much less restricted:smallwink:

edit: Animated and live-action both have their good and their bad.

The Vorpal Tribble
2011-01-01, 11:23 AM
These ones:Check out the IAs already done. Since VT's taken over the subject is barely explained, much less restricted:smallwink:
Was that a burn or a compliment? Or a burning compliment? :smallwink:

Anyways, yes, I like competitions somewhat open for interpretation. Allows for a much wider variety of entries. We've gotten some really crazy-interesting stuff in this manner.

I am always open to suggestions however and everyone feel free to send them my way or post them here.

I will consider a TV-based competition most definitely, though as mentioned, most likely with a wider range.

Edit: In fact, you've just given me an idea for next month :smallamused:

scienceguy8
2011-01-01, 11:49 AM
Sounds like I should get my Tame Racing Driver ready!

Haruki-kun
2011-01-01, 12:26 PM
Edit: In fact, you've just given me an idea for next month :smallamused:

Oh, gawd, scienceguy, what have you done? :smalleek:

Serpentine
2011-01-02, 12:08 AM
Was that a burn or a compliment? Or a burning compliment? :smallwink:My first thought is to go with "burnpliment", but I always liked the term "backhanded compliment". Lets go with "observation" :smallwink:

I've had a bunch of ideas for IAs... Forgotten them all now, of course.

scienceguy8
2011-01-31, 12:44 AM
Sorry, but there isn't much in the world that can top the awesome-tude of a 12-year-old boy who's a butt-kicking paladin and his magical talking dog with the voice of Bender from Futurama. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventure_Time)

Oh, I don't know (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yo1fnq0sYE). What I want to know is why James is wearing panty hose on his head 35 seconds in. Curse you school television and your lack of BBC America!


Oh, gawd, scienceguy, what have you done? :smalleek:

Personally, I'm not quite sure what I did either. Can you fill me in? Maybe The Vorpal Tribble will let us know this week.

Ninjaman
2011-01-31, 01:10 AM
The both have pros and cons, but anyway (http://www.dr.dk/panda/)

licoot
2011-02-02, 05:47 PM
i recon that fine arts should be done again, unless it did and i forgot >.>

Cizak
2011-02-04, 11:12 AM
Oh, I don't know (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yo1fnq0sYE)...

That looks extremely uninteresting. :smallsmile: I've never seen it though, so I can't say anything for certain.

Raging Gene Ray
2011-02-04, 04:52 PM
That looks extremely uninteresting. :smallsmile: I've never seen it though, so I can't say anything for certain.

Seconded. Now, That Mitchell and Webb Look - there's some good live action. It even inspired me to want to stat up some colored coloured musical instruments (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekx3unEYYWg) for D&D.

Cizak
2011-02-05, 07:07 AM
Seconded. Now, That Mitchell and Webb Look - there's some good live action. It even inspired me to want to stat up some colored coloured musical instruments (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekx3unEYYWg) for D&D.

Haha, that one was pretty good. Made me laugh ^^