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sTyLeS


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sogj wrote:If you can't tell, I am not *actually* a designer. I just play one on Woot. ;)



Had me fooled.

sacrerouge


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Josephus wrote:My brother accidentally stapled his shoe to his foot with a construction staplegun a long time ago. The Drs at the ER used vicegrips to pull it out.



Augh! Reading this makes me foot hurt...

jasneko


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Re: The Experiment: Happiness is...
Spiritgreen wrote:This turned out really nice, jas'. All of that fine tuning was worth it. ^__^

Thanks for your help with that Spiritgreen, and glad you like the final!

joshuajmasters wrote:As the Peanuts always said, "happiness is a boy and his dog."

Yes! I love Peanuts, and that quote too.

lucky1988 wrote:very cute design janesko, love the color combo too.

Thanks very much lucky!



fishbiscuit5


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odysseyroc wrote:It's aji, it's a sauce that you find in Peruvian restaruants. I've recently become obsessed with the Peruvian dish, tallarin saltado, so I decided to make some this weekend and thought I'd make some aji to go along with it.



mmmm... I love Peruvian food and could drink a gallon of aji sauce right now. My favorite Peruvian restaurant in NYC, in case anybody is looking to try the cuisine and lives in the area. http://www.piopionyc.com

Odysseyroc, this shirt is fantastic! I really love how you always make me want to eat tacos for dinner. It's a conspiracy. You must have a vested interest in making me spend my money on tacos.



odysseyroc


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:mmmm... I love Peruvian food and could drink a gallon of aji sauce right now. My favorite Peruvian restaurant in NYC, in case anybody is looking to try the cuisine and lives in the area. http://www.piopionyc.com

Odysseyroc, this shirt is fantastic! I really love how you always make me want to eat tacos for dinner. It's a conspiracy. You must have a vested interest in making me spend my money on tacos.



Let's just say that if my plan works, Arizona will be in big trouble.





fishbiscuit5


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Re: Donuts are Devils Riding Unicorns



This is pure genius. I want to eat that blue donut and I want to wear this shirt.



joshuajmasters


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Re: Donuts are Devils Riding Unicorns



Tru Dat, my friend. Tru Dat.

sTyLeS


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Re: The Experiment: Happiness is...



You have a pretty solid design. It's cute, without being big-watery-eyed cute. Good job.

artulo


quality posts: 13 Private Messages artulo
Re: PuckerBeakerBubbles!



That's not a beaker, it's an Erlenmeyer flask.

fishbiscuit5


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Re: The Impatient Aviator



Awwww, such a fun design! Does the formula mean anything in particular? I sure wish I was science/math literate.



sogj


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sTyLeS wrote:Nothing may beat the monkey, but doesn't mean you can't just for fun.



This quote is funnier with the picture of an awkwardly whistling baseball in your sig.

I refuse to answer on the grounds that I don't know the answer.

AdderXYU


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jstjred wrote:Honestly curious what you think about this Adder...

Do you think a weighted vote based on number of actual woots is a valid voting method?

Problems I would see from this are obviously the disenfranchising of newer people (like myself) because our vote is only a fraction of the votes for people actually willing to buy everything that woot prints.

Or weighted averages based on derby wins, vs. what you voted with a nice little "did this person actually buy this shirt" factor in for good measure.

To be clear, I'm not the biggest fan of how hard edged you are on lots of things...but at least I appreciate it a little because I don't always know every copyright violation out there, and I couldn't really tell someone what parody was vs. reference, or plagiarism. Sure you always take it too far, but I'm always guilty of that with things I'm passionate about myself, so I can not like it...but can't fault you on it.

So you are passionate about it, what is the fix? Because your suggestion seems to already be in place with a rejectionator. (You don't agree with the rejectionator about everything obviously...so the inherent flaw is manifested.) Should there be a board of wootstaffers made up of loyal wootees comprising of wootartists and wootbuyers with at least half a dozen whatthepoopisawoots for good measure? Checks 'n balances?



My ideal view still stands at: 1st is 1st, 2nd is a woot select from the fog, 3rd is a woot select that could be from anywhere in the derby, fog or otherwise. To me it is not perfect (first place often sucks out loud), but it is a mix that means votes count for something while also allowing deserving work to have a far higher shot of printing.

Weighted accounts, however, simply wouldn't work. Power would beget more power. If you have lots of money, your vote would count more. If you often vote for winners, your vote would simply get stronger and stronger, and we'd see far less diversity as the status-quo voters gained more and more power and perpetuated it.

Woot choice, of course, isn't ideal. They regularly pick awful HMs during derbies. Other sites where there is editorial content have shown flaws in their choices (threadless, for example, has gotten dangerously close to one-note over the last year). However, they also show the benefits of this perspective. PRIOR to threadless' current falling from grace, they were a model for creative designs winning, and winning big money, because they didn't just print the popular, but they took votes into consideration, took comments into consideration, and took their own personal vision into consideration. Woot's Editor's Choice decisions, while again never perfect, (and even most of their daily choices) show a site whose overall vision is MUCH different than their derbies pan out. Basically, it can only improve.

The rejectionator rejects based off rules. Sometimes. Sometimes it ignores rules. But it can't really justifiably reject based off taste. If something fits all rules, but is still absolutely terrible, it can still print. And can still print over much much better work. That requires editorial content far beyond the rejectionator.

AdderXYU


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odysseyroc wrote:Let's just say that if my plan works, Arizona will be in big trouble.



I think Arizona is already in big trouble. Your plan has worked for months :p

kylemittskus


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Re: Lab Rat



I am, once again, shocked at the rapidity with which this shirt fogged...

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

odysseyroc


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kylemittskus wrote:I am, once again, shocked at the rapidity with which this shirt fogged...



Just wait till you get to the "acceptance" stage.





fishbiscuit5


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Re: Extreme Makeover



Ha! I just fell over laughing. Beer goggle shirt is amazing! Your characters have so much charm, as always.



odysseyroc


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AdderXYU wrote:I think Arizona is already in big trouble. Your plan has worked for months :p



Oh Snap!





sacrerouge


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Re: Taco Math




I'm going out for tacos (good tacos) tonight thanks to all this talk (and the shirt)

sTyLeS


quality posts: 9 Private Messages sTyLeS
Re: Taco Math



I love it, odysseyrock. You have a really otterific style.
I enjoyed seeing the progression of it throughout the pre-derby thread.

parrotworks


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Re: transwarp beamin hypothesis



"The notion of transwarp beamin is like tryin to hit a bullet with a smaller bullet while wearing a blindfold riding a horse."

fishbiscuit5


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sogj wrote:I seriously don't know how you do it. It would have taken me five hours just to draw that monkey!!!

Come on, baby, FOG!!! :D (i love this shirt)



This! Stupid work always getting in the way when I need time to draw stuff. Seriously enjoying the amount of detail in this design, bootsboots.



jstjred


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AdderXYU wrote:My ideal view still stands at: 1st is 1st, 2nd is a woot select from the fog, 3rd is a woot select that could be from anywhere in the derby, fog or otherwise.



This actually sounds pretty good...and we would just trust that the woot choices are based off of comments and what-not.

I could believe this...but it's not like I've been here long enough to be attached to the other way of doing things.

I do agree with the woot choices being dangerous though...because I do see a lot of pretty awful shirts during the week...even though a lot of decent designs on the derbies never get printed. Sad.

I appreciate the response.

sTyLeS


quality posts: 9 Private Messages sTyLeS
Re: Extreme Makeover



I'm just afraid this one has the potential to be rejected, since I've seen beer references rejected in the past.

jabberjaws13


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odysseyroc wrote:I've never been there, but there's a place called Taste of Peru is supposed to be pretty good. It was featured on Drive-ins Diners & Dives.



thanks i'll check it out! i can't do that dish you mentioned though because my body rejects stringy noodles. spaghetti, linguini, angel hair, whatever, get that crap outta here. it's all in my mind i'm sure, but i can't eat it. any other dishes you recommend?

oh and holy frijole!!! aji sounds otterific!

mayo - ok.
green onions - great.
aji amarillos - otterific.
huacataya - awesomer.
cilantro - awesomest.
salt/pepper/garlic to taste.

is that how you make yours?

Happy Beer.

joshuajmasters


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Re: research methodology



This is pretty clever. I like it.

fishbiscuit5


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Re: Order of Operations



Smores was on my list of ideas. Excellent execution!



joshuajmasters


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parrotworks wrote:"The notion of transwarp beamin is like tryin to hit a bullet with a smaller bullet while wearing a blindfold riding a horse."



Yup... it sure is.

soshad


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Re: The Impatient Aviator



I like this and the caterpillar is really cute

odysseyroc


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jabberjaws13 wrote:thanks i'll check it out! i can't do that dish you mentioned though because my body rejects stringy noodles. spaghetti, linguini, angel hair, whatever, get that crap outta here. it's all in my mind i'm sure, but i can't eat it. any other dishes you recommend?

oh and holy frijole!!! aji sounds otterific!

mayo - ok.
green onions - great.
aji amarillos - otterific.
huacataya - awesomer.
cilantro - awesomest.
salt/pepper/garlic to taste.

is that how you make yours?



I made a bastardized version, as I couldn't get aji amraillos or huacataya on short notice. Still good though.

Try Lomo Saltado, it's like Tallarin Saltado but with french fries instead of noodles. If you try that place, let me know how it is.





tgentry


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Staff

Re: What Is and What Should Never Be



What Is and What Should Never Be

We have the technology, but does that make it right?

I figured someone must have done this before but I couldn't find it anywhere else, possibly because the search parameters are so vague. If someone does know of a similar shirt please pass it along.

marzipanapple


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Re: Nothing Beats the Monkey V2



Always excited to see a Boots entry. Plus, I'm almost always pleased to see the shirt color you pick. I love red!

AdderXYU


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jstjred wrote:This actually sounds pretty good...and we would just trust that the woot choices are based off of comments and what-not.

I could believe this...but it's not like I've been here long enough to be attached to the other way of doing things.

I do agree with the woot choices being dangerous though...because I do see a lot of pretty awful shirts during the week...even though a lot of decent designs on the derbies never get printed. Sad.

I appreciate the response.



The thing of it is that dailies can often be bad, but the important thing is they're also diverse. this week may not be the best example of it, but last week we had something weird, something cute and jokey, and something artistic. None sold amazingly, but they were all different shirts, and that alone is comforting.

Basically there are cons to every idea. I just think there are far less to mine, and far more to woot's, as compared with similar sites.

kylemittskus


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odysseyroc wrote:Just wait till you get to the "acceptance" stage.



My "shocked" was sarcastic. I should have put it in italics.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

terrukallan


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Re: What Is and What Should Never Be



Hope it hasn't been done before. GMV

(Suggested names for the offspring, from left to right: frig, pog, frogpig, pigpole)

sTyLeS


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Re: Galileo has Cojones



Here are a couple detail pics:



bassanimation


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Re: Nothing Beats the Monkey V2



This is awesum Boots! It's like a shirt with all my favorite things on it :D. (well, except for rats and mac & cheese, but everything else rocks!) +1

walmazan


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Re: Taco Math



Love it so much, yOU are otterific and "El rey del taco"

Always +1

SeedUvPain


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endangeredomega wrote:I think the element that throws me off most here is the people in the cage. They seem to be drawn in a different style than the rest of the design, and feel a bit tacked-on?



It's almost as if two people worked on it...but that's not possible here, is it?

soshad


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Re: Test Tube Baby



This is really cute. I have a friend who's a chemistry teacher and she would love this.

linablade


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Re: She Blew Me Up With Science



I've had the song "She Blinded me with Science" stuck in my head for days. And since I work at a vet clinic, his was just the natural progression of things.