truffleshuffle wrote:I didn't miss that point. I understand that everyone's frustrated because the best art doesn't necessarily get the most votes and because Woot's criteria for rejection appears sometimes to vary from entry to entry. I am frustrated too, believe me. But this entry isn't getting Seki any closer to rejection and it's not giving anymore votes or attention to designs that SHOULD be in the fog instead. As far as proving a point, the only thing that this is proving to me is that Woot voters will vote for a shirt regardless of originality, artistic skills* or a logical connection to the theme...which has already been shown by the original tiger in a pumpkin (in my opinion). All, that's happened is that there is yet one more shirt getting a lot of votes that I would never buy or wear and that I believe should also be rejected. I know that a lot of people got a laugh from this, but over 200 votes out of spite for another design? As I said, I'm just disappointed.
*Clarification: I'm not saying Josephus doesn't have artistic skill because these Cheetahs are fairly well executed. I just don't think that's why this shirt has been getting votes.
Thanks for that last bit. :^)
I'd like to clarify some, if I can. First, this design has basically gotten no votes since early last evening when it fell out of the hotness. It isn't out there, blocking other people from getting their deserved votes for being, somehow more pure, I guess.
I drew this design because I want to win the derby! To expound, I think the way that I can best do that is if the derby is fair to everyone. If the tiger kitten is different from the housecat kitten, then it follows that any other large species of cat's kitten is also different. I didn't want to make a design that was essentially a copy of someone else's entry, because that would certainly be just cause to reject me, so I made a design with a house behind it, and the brother kitten also playing with part of the big gourd, and I made sure that the jackolantern differed from any otherwise similar entries. In addition, I really don't care for the shiny look, so I drew the kittens in a more realistic style- on the other hand, pumpkins are often waxed and polished, so they look shiny in real life. I didn't put much effort into the pumpkins anyway, which I regret, and left out any sort of candle lighting- after all, real jackolanterns usually use those little candles, not great big tall candles.
Anyway, I was as careful as I could be to not let my design have any rejectable reasons other than similarity to a previously made shirt with a kitten in a pumpkin. I figured, and still do, that if my design is rejected, then any designs of a similar nature ought to also be rejected. I believe that, if anyone is going to be inconsistent in the way that they treat entrants, they ought to have to face their inconsistency head on and not let it sneak around in the dark, pretending that it wasn't really inconsistent at all.
Despite all that, it doesn't look like they're going to reject any of the relevant designs or the five or six others that followed.
Maybe next time they'll follow their own precedents.