Derby #37: Greed

Gaia Grecko

Um, still off topic. Funny, though.

Rejected because: Um, still off topic. Funny, though.

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ElRicardo


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Re: Gaia Grecko

This is a resubmit. My first was rejected for being off topic. It had too many colors, the blur for a distance effect was equivalent to a gradient/halftoning and would have printed badly I'm sure, there was too much going on in the picture and it was obviously confusing. I don't know about off-topic, closer than others that have not been rejected. Gaia is the earth as a complete living organism of which we and all of the living things on it and in it, are component parts of the greater organism. Greed is a virtue of the the larger entity and cascades throughout all its living cells. Natural greed is good, necessary for survival and evolution. Under the influence of intelligence, it has served us both well and poorly, but in the end, natural greed wins. If I had it to do over again, maybe I'd try to show the squid being swallowed by a volcano.

eHalcyon


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ElRicardo wrote:This is a resubmit. My first was rejected for being off topic. It had too many colors, the blur for a distance effect was equivalent to a gradient/halftoning and would have printed badly I'm sure, there was too much going on in the picture and it was obviously confusing. I don't know about off-topic, closer than others that have not been rejected. Gaia is the earth as a complete living organism of which we and all of the living things on it and in it, are component parts of the greater organism. Greed is a virtue of the the larger entity and cascades throughout all its living cells. Natural greed is good, necessary for survival and evolution. Under the influence of intelligence, it has served us both well and poorly, but in the end, natural greed wins. If I had it to do over again, maybe I'd try to show the squid being swallowed by a volcano.


Even with your explanation... I don't really get it. ^^"

Maybe I've been staring at lines of C++ code for too long tonight, but I think that your design is too far abstracted for it to work for the theme. For example:

The theme is about greed.
Greedy people like money.
Money can be used to buy food.
My favourite food is strawberries.
I'm going to submit a bowl of strawberries as my design for this derby.

Obviously yours isn't that far out, but I think yours is sort of like that. But seriously - what's with the squid? XP

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ElRicardo


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eHalcyon wrote:Even with your explanation... I don't really get it. ^^"

But seriously - what's with the squid? XP


Squid is the new penguin - wait until you see them fly!

mjc613


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Re: Gaia Grecko


In general, people don't vote for things they think will get rejected. I think this will be rejected for not being on theme.

It also appears to have too many colors (2 greens, 2 browns, black, white, orange).

snarkygal


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If it was rejected for being off topic once, it will be rejected for being off topic again and will make the Woot gods (Joel) angry.

2thFairy


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ElRicardo wrote:Squid is the new penguin - wait until you see them fly!


hahahahaha!!!

artulo


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ElRicardo wrote:Squid is the new penguin - wait until you see them fly!


Thanks for the new derby idea....look out flying squid!

ElRicardo


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There's actually just one brown.

ElRicardo


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snarkygal wrote:If it was rejected for being off topic once, it will be rejected for being off topic again and will make the Woot gods (Joel) angry.


The resubmit is substantially different in a less is more kind of way. I had also included a description, but I'm not sure why it didn't show up, maybe more than 500 words? Of course, if nobody gets why it's on-topic, it might as well be off topic. In any event, the resubmit was my offering to the Woot God to demonstrate that I had mastered the whole concept of 6 spot colors and the ability to produce a PSD file with each color in a single layer.

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