AdderXYU wrote:I love how when rules inside the derby get smashed, no one ever seems to react, but when woot prints a beer shirt, THAT inconsistency is big enough to get people raging.
Dailies and derbies are different. There are plenty of rules in the derbies that dailies don't need to worry about. Woot picks the dailies independently of the normal blathering going on in the derby, so they know that it fits their mission. Most alcohol shirts simply aren't going to. If woot wants to print a pac-man, a sign, and a flying penguin with the rest of their week, that's their prerogative... they're just keeping it out of the derbies because they don't want the same sort of bad ideas to roam free every week. Better to reject them all than to have to go on "merit" and have people complain "why didn't his beer shirt get rejected??? unfair!!!"
Seriously, there are much bigger issues with the derby than its beer rule. Get upset about real issues.
I wasn't upset about it at all. just something that I noticed. I wouldn't care about the beer rule regardless, because *gasp* I don't drink, and would never wear any kind of alcohol shirt under any circumstances, short of being naked in the blazing sun and needing cover immediately lest my lily white skin fry like bacon. :P not a comment on the artistic style of any submitted/for sale alcohol shirts..just not my thang.
I agree, that there are a lot bigger inconsistencies to gripe about. there are many things that I just shake my head and go "ok then" about. the biggest one being the weird inconsistent rule stuff about submitting a design that is up at another site. I still don't get that whole thing, but as I am new to the derby stuff I end up lurking and reading about all the conflict and staying out of the fray. Woot will do as Woot does, and it just may be beyond my understanding. I take it as a learning opportunity for me, to practice letting go and NOT understanding something ROTFL. But i also tend to fall somewhere in the middle on many of the debates. What I look for personally in purchasing shirts here (which I have lots of) are things that are different or unique in some way. something that strikes me as funny, or pretty, but mostly just DIFFERENT. something that I can't get at walmart. I enjoy owning and wearing shirts that make me giggle, or bring a smile to other's faces. But I also think that there is talent in figuring out what is marketable. that there is art for art's sake, and marketing. its wonderful when the two can meet. but that is not always the case. the shirts that do really well, that stay in the top 20 imo, manage to do this. to conceptualize something that makes people think, that intrigues the masses and is different..but also is marketable and wearable.
I don't get all the squawking over things being too cute, or being only what children wear. i think that is a matter of personal opinion and taste. what one person thinks is child-like, another person finds endearing. my favorite shirts I own so far, (if I have to choose) are my scurvy shirt and fat unicorn. both considered to be by many, very child like and too cute. I disagree, and wear my shirts with pride. cause it makes me happy. of course, I get the added benefit of embarrassing the hell out of my 13 year old with some of them. gotta love that opportunity. XD
and another Edgar gets printed:
Fiction vs. Non-Fiction