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    The judges in this Iron Avatarist contest...

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    Triscuitable
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    Our theme this month is...
    MEN ARE HERE!
    This Iron Avatarist is so manly, it may as well be named Iron Manvatarist! This shall be the manliest competition about manly men doing manly things* that has ever existed on these boards!

    *No relation to the comic of the same name, but that comic is super awesome, go check it out.

    Remember: All artwork must be your own. Do not take, alter, or use any of the The Giant's art. Thanks.

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    There will be a First through Third place award for each of the following:

    Best Avatar (Any creation 120x120. Please do not submit "large versions". The avatar must be able to stand on its own.)
    Best OOTSatar (Anything based on a character, creature, or setting from the Order of the Stick comic. )
    Best Scene (Anything else.)
    Best Rookie (only applicable to those who have never won a prize in any of these competitions before)

    And, of course, the Best Overall award.

    And as an extra, The Ruki's Choice Award, which I will give to whatever entry I personally like the most from any category. My opinion matters, dammit.

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    1. All entries must be posted by November 15, 2012. at Noon, EST.

    2. Every entry must include a bolded introduction as to what category you're entering in. Additionally, if you've never won anything in a previous contest, remember to add "Best Rookie Entry". Failure to do so will make the judges miss your entry.

    3. Every entry must include an italic title.

    For example:
    Best Avatar
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    Haruki is a very manly Angel

    [img][/img]

    4. All entries may be submitted ONCE and for ONE single category. ONLY exception are Best Rookie Entries, which will be submitted for both categories. All entries are contestants for the Best Overall and Ruki's Choice awards by default, so there's no need to tag those.
    4.b. Another exception, when submitting a large scene, it is allowed to submit one single character from the scene as an Avatar. For example: If you submit a large comic, you may submit the character used for that comic separately.

    5. You cannot re-submit an entry previously submitted to any IA competition, no exceptions.

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

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

    8. Keep entries within PG-13 or better. Adhere to forum rules.

    9. You are allowed to enter any artwork created before the contest, but you are limited to two pre-made entries per category. There is no limit for entries made for the contest. This rule still requires you to adhere to rule 5.

    11. You may not submit entries made by character creators or similar automated artwork-maker thingies.


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    1. You are free to post and comment in the thread at any time.

    2. Please do not quote posts with images. The entry/name will suffice.

    3. If you post an image in the thread that is not a submission, we ask that you put it in a spoiler. This keeps the image from being confused with an entry and makes the judges' job easier.


    Rules - For Judges

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    1. Please PM me your votes before November 30, 2012. I reserve the right to disregard your judging if it does not arrive in time.

    2. Submit your votes for the winners of each category, first, second, and third place. This includes first, second and third place for Best Rookie AND for Best Overall. Best Overall is decided independently not by the results of the previous categories.

    If it makes things easier for you, just fill out the following sheet:
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    Best OOTSatar
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    Best Scene
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    Best Rookie
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    2.
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    Best Overall
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    3. The votes will be counted as follows: A first place vote gets 3 points. A second place vote gets 2 points, a third place vote gets 1 point. After all the judges have voted, the votes are counted and added up, highest score wins. In the event of a tie, my vote will be the tie-breaker.

    4. DO NOT discuss or share your votes with other judges OR contestants.

    5. No category is declared invalid as long as there are at least two entries, so don't skip over any category. Also, you may not vote for less than three entries as long as three or more entries exist. Doing so invalidates your vote in the category.

    6. As a request, when submitting your votes to me, please do not embed the image, quote it, or link to it. Simply type out "[Entry], by [Artist]" I copy your PM into a Word Document, so including anything other than text is counter-productive. Format it as you please.

    7. On an extra note, I suggest keeping a copy of your votes, in case I make a mistake, so it can be used as a backup.


    Good luck!


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    Last edited by Haruki-kun; 2012-10-06 at 03:45 PM.
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    He is... the most interesting Angel in the world.
    "I don't always keep spreadsheets over crazy voting patterns on the first day. But when I do, I'm the one running the game."


    ~Credit to Skippy for second line.

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    If judging spots are still open, I'd like to volunteer.
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    I will try and participate this round!
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    Bonus points from me for ridiculousness, parodies, lumberjacks and Manly Guys Doing Manly Things references.

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    I'd like another go at judging if that's okay.
    What are your preferred pronouns?
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    Well dang, better luck next time. I thought judging might be a bit fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triscuitable View Post
    Well dang, better luck next time. I thought judging might be a bit fun.
    Oh, go ahead if you want, I don't mind~
    What are your preferred pronouns?
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    Are you going to close the other one?
    Please PM me if you have a request for an avatar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrella View Post
    I'd like another go at judging if that's okay.
    Quote Originally Posted by Triscuitable View Post
    Well dang, better luck next time. I thought judging might be a bit fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by Astrella View Post
    Oh, go ahead if you want, I don't mind~
    I will assume you're leaving it for Triscuitable, then.

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    Are you going to close the other one?
    Done.
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    He is... the most interesting Angel in the world.
    "I don't always keep spreadsheets over crazy voting patterns on the first day. But when I do, I'm the one running the game."


    ~Credit to Skippy for second line.

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    Wait, wuh? Do Serpentine and Oblivion get reserved judging spots/
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    This is the thief who likes to hoard,
    That loves the bard with the puppet Lord
    That admires the fighter with the green-hilted sword,
    That employs the Wizard, whose bird is ignored,
    That has the gender unexplored
    That intrigues the Halfling, usually bored,
    That slew a mountain of the goblin horde,
    That follows the cleric,
    That serves the lich,
    That seeks the gate,
    That guards the snarl,
    That lives in the prison the gods built.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Elf Bard View Post
    Wait, wuh? Do Serpentine and Oblivion get reserved judging spots/
    Yeah.

    Serpentine and Oblivion had reserved judging spots before I was in charge, and I didn't want to take the spots away from them when I took over.
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    He is... the most interesting Angel in the world.
    "I don't always keep spreadsheets over crazy voting patterns on the first day. But when I do, I'm the one running the game."


    ~Credit to Skippy for second line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Elf Bard View Post
    Wait, wuh? Do Serpentine and Oblivion get reserved judging spots/
    Yep! We're judges by default, unless we decide we want to enter (or can't/don't want to judge for some other reason). I wonder when that started...
    Of course, if Haruki wanted to change that he can, but I think it's good to have some consistent judges and some "guest" judges.
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    It's better this way, you don't have to redraw different avatars every time you want to suck up to 3/5ths of the judges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serpentine View Post
    Yep! We're judges by default, unless we decide we want to enter (or can't/don't want to judge for some other reason). I wonder when that started...
    I know for me it started when Roland was in charge. He used to keep the same set of judges for every competition and would be very selective in his choices. I remember having to go through some kind of "interview" to get the job, after building up my credentials as an active participant and then a trophy maker.

    [elderlyrant] Back in the days kids, being a judge on an IA was a though job! We had to walk barefoot in three feet of snow to hand in our votes... *grumpy mumbles* [/elderlyrant]

    I guess Vorpal Tribble and Haruki-kun kept me in the judging seat just 'cause by now it's molded to my butt.
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    Another deafult judge also used to be Dogmantra wherever he is.
    Im having a watch-log-thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblivion View Post
    I remember having to go through some kind of "interview" to get the job, after building up my credentials as an active participant and then a trophy maker.
    Really? I don't remember having to do any interview... But then, I post so ridiculously much maybe that did well enough

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    Best Avatar
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    Just finished an avatar today and I guess I'll put it forward to see what others think of it

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    If you'd like opinions on a new avatar, you might like to check out the Oots Style Art and Fan-art Thread. Otherwise... Is that a particularly manly dragon?
    Now, if we had someone slaying it...

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    Damn me and my skimming... hmmm.. I suppose the manliest thing about the dragon is he has the horn/spiky beard neath his chin... hmmm.
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    Beards are pretty manly...
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    lol seriously though the only thing I can think of is to have a man climbing the dragon or riding it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsumeken View Post
    lol seriously though the only thing I can think of is to have a man climbing the dragon or riding it.
    Or beating him shirtless with his fists.
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    The dragon is already shirtless, why would you need to beat the shirt off him with his fists?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Kris View Post
    The dragon is already shirtless, why would you need to beat the shirt off him with his fists?
    Not the dragon, the man... Although that would also be awesome.

    Does an entry have to be made in inkscape/oots style?
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    Inkscape: no. There's no rule about medium or program. You could probably even submit your entry on cupcakes if you wanted to - in fact, that sounds like an excellent way to bribe the judges, so you should totally do that P:

    oots style: that's the idea, at least "oots-inspired", but exactly what constitutes that is extremely open to interpretation, and there's no explicit restricting rules to that effect. We recommend, however, that no one abuse this lack of a rule, lest Haruki be forced to create one: this is the Iron AVATARIST contest; if you want to compete with photorealistic sketches, we recommend starting your own general art competition.

    (all the above subject to veto by Haruki, obviously)

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    No veto, that seems about right.

    I don't want to mess with the creative process by imposing yet another limiting rule on it.
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    He is... the most interesting Angel in the world.
    "I don't always keep spreadsheets over crazy voting patterns on the first day. But when I do, I'm the one running the game."


    ~Credit to Skippy for second line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serpentine View Post
    Bonus points from me for ridiculousness, parodies, lumberjacks and Manly Guys Doing Manly Things references.
    Even more bonus points for doing something that references me.

    Because I'm manly.

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    I AM NOT JUST ANY SORT OF FLU.



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    Ha! Nice

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