Derby #41: Alphabet
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Alphabet Dragon

Alphabet Dragon
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daedalusknight


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Long ago the noble alphabet dragons roamed the skies over the Land of Education. They spent long, lazy afternoons swooping down from the skies and snatching prey with their pencil-sharp claws. It seemed the reign of these mighty beasts would never come to an end, but one day humans came, and with them the dreaded calculus unicorns, the only creatures known to be able to harm the alphabet dragons. Eventually, nearly all the dragons fell to the infinitesimal points at the end of the unicorns’ horns. Today the great beasts are nearly extinct, but you can help bring them back to prosperity with a donation to the Alphabet Dragon Rescue Fund. Time is running out for these fantastic creatures. Won’t you find it in your hearts to give generously to their cause?



Side note to everyone used to hearing from me in the forums: My week ahead is super tightly packed, so I won’t be able to do much chatting... you probably won’t hear from me most days. I’ll try to drop in when time allows... good luck to everybody!

bryozoan


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Wow.

Theme or not, great design work.

eHalcyon


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bryozoan wrote:Wow.

Theme or not, great design work.


Where was this for "Text as Art" ? =P

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mia3mom


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Yay, a dragon!!! thank you DK!

Thanks for breaking out the individual letters so we can see the parts that go into the whole. Wonderful design. gmv, and good luck this week.

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

darkbladearts


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Oh my god, this is awesome. I really hope it wins.

sailstud25


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Very clever... and nice lookin' dragon at it too!

Hmm, just went in for 3 Randoms, when I haven't bought any shirts lately (although still checking frequently) so what are the chances of liking them!?! Oh well, couldn't pass up the mystery!
...a number of shirts on teetrade.com

haxrox


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Great job - looks like you put in a lot of work to make this really clean. The green sections of the comp seem to clash with the rest of the design, but hopefully that's just my minority opinion. I regularly enjoy your designs, daedalus, and I'd bet you're no stranger to all-nighters based on the effort you put in, especially in the spring and motion derbies. Glad to see this doing so well right off the bat. 1up.

lowtoast


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Pretty cool

stargrey


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Brilliant. Just brilliant.

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naterobnana


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Gotta have it!

njbell


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I'm impressed, i wouldnt wear it, but i am impressed.

Webfoot08


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Thanks for showing where/what each letter is. This is an amazing design.

jenny78


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Are you mentioning charity again this week just for votes? Because if you are it's getting a little tired. Most of us aren't here to give to charity, we're here to buy tshirts. I you want to ask everyone for donations, you should start your own thread in the 'Everything but Woot' forums. Last time I checked the derby forums were used to talk about tshirts. I think your design is clever, though.

bluchez


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jenny78 wrote:Are you mentioning charity again this week just for votes? Because if you are it's getting a little tired. Most of us aren't here to give to charity, we're here to buy tshirts. I you want to ask everyone for donations, you should start your own thread in the 'Everything but Woot' forums. Last time I checked the derby forums were used to talk about tshirts. I think your design is clever, though.


I felt like it was just tongue in cheek kinda humor at his own expense.

macntosh


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Are you mentioning charity again this week just for votes? Because if you are it's getting a little tired. Most of us aren't here to give to charity, we're here to buy tshirts. I you want to ask everyone for donations, you should start your own thread in the 'Everything but Woot' forums. Last time I checked the derby forums were used to talk about tshirts. I think your design is clever, though.



Humor, maybe life would be better if you found a sense of it.

snarkygal


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Are you mentioning charity again this week just for votes? Because if you are it's getting a little tired. Most of us aren't here to give to charity, we're here to buy tshirts. I you want to ask everyone for donations, you should start your own thread in the 'Everything but Woot' forums. Last time I checked the derby forums were used to talk about tshirts. I think your design is clever, though.


HAHAHAHAHA I think this comment is hilarious. Thanks Jenny, I needed that laugh.

fleamarketadict


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Genius ... pure genius ... but I'm curious, why the blue 'O'? Looking at the shirt as a whole it looks as though the 'O' is suppose to stand for something. Now maybe if his feet were resting on the 'O' as on a perch......

An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.

ChronoSquall14


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Absolutely unreal.

redsox22


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Nice Theme Work! Sweet Design! I'll buy!

redsox22


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Nice Theme Work! Sweet Design! I'll buy!

redghia69


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Wow Daedalus, that's not easy, and you made it look great! Very impressed.
p.s. I enjoyed the write-up too. Funny.

SydneyB


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Oh. Wow. <Speechless>

AgentSnoop


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Elegant, can hardly notice the alphabet. Nicely done.

Solsburyhill


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Omigosh, this is stunning. And really clever. But I don't see a vote button anywhere. Can somebody help me out?

snarkygal


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Solsburyhill wrote:Omigosh, this is stunning. And really clever. But I don't see a vote button anywhere. Can somebody help me out?



You have to have bought something from any of the Woot sites to vote. regular woot, wine.woot, shirt.woot or sellout.woot.

Solsburyhill


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snarkygal wrote:You have to have bought something from any of the Woot sites to vote. regular woot, wine.woot, shirt.woot or sellout.woot.


Aha. I'm on it, thanks.

crazychinaman


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bluchez wrote:I felt like it was just tongue in cheek kinda humor at his own expense.

What's so funny about it...I was going to donate...i just couldn't find the link ;)

haxrox wrote:Great job - looks like you put in a lot of work to make this really clean. The green sections of the comp seem to clash with the rest of the design, but hopefully that's just my minority opinion.


ummm...the green isn't part of the design, note the picture of the shirt, bottom left...

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LeslieTheWise


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Are you mentioning charity again this week just for votes? Because if you are it's getting a little tired. Most of us aren't here to give to charity, we're here to buy tshirts. I you want to ask everyone for donations, you should start your own thread in the 'Everything but Woot' forums. Last time I checked the derby forums were used to talk about tshirts. I think your design is clever, though.



apparently you don't understand sarcasm....

Barbequepork


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Some serious talent at this site! gmv

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LactatingNinja


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I wouldn't wear it, but it's smart as heck.

pangela


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I love this design! I hope you win!

daedalusknight


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Hey, everybody!

Really sorry that I haven't been around to participate in the forums. Life's been insanely busy so free time is almost nonexistent. I wanted to make sure to take a moment to thank everyone for their great comments and for voting for my design up to the fog. I hope everyone's doing well... looks like we've got some really fun shirts this derby. Off to bed now... barely able to keep my eyes open.

Oh, and watch out for calculus unicorns... they're sneaky little buggers. :-)

haxrox


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crazychinaman wrote:ummm...the green isn't part of the design, note the picture of the shirt, bottom left...


I know, but you're selling the shirt to viewers in the comp, and the green clashes (to my eyes) with the actual shirt design. Glad to see I'm the only one who thinks so. Here's hoping the fog is a permanent milleau.

Amalthea


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Very cool shirt, gorgeous design.

daedalusknight wrote:
Oh, and watch out for calculus unicorns... they're sneaky little buggers. :-)

I...would probably buy a calculus unicorn shirt too...

Rattlesnake71784


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Wow. This is my first post ever on here, but I just had to comment on how impressed I am by this shirt.

RussianPhysicsGuy


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You, sir, are made of pure win.

amcatanzaro


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Never mind, I'm a moron.
Nice design, not for me though.

I wasn't going to stay up. Drat! Foiled again!

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daedalusknight


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Wowsers... my dragon's still in the fog. I'm very happy to see that. Thanks so much to everyone who has voted for it. I've been around the fog long enough to know that this doesn't guarantee a printing, but I'm really hoping that I'll actually get printed this time around. Thanks to everyone for your great comments and for your support.

Heh... meanwhile it looks like instead of being worried about unicorns I should have kept an eye on the elephant. ;-)

zfranciose


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hate to be a debbie downer. but with what you claim is "V", there are 2 V's in your design. look at his head. that is definitly another V

i don't think you should get disqualified or anything, just noting that technically you could be.

zfranciose


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zfranciose wrote:hate to be a debbie downer. but with what you claim is "V", there are 2 V's in your design. look at his head. that is definitly another V

i don't think you should get disqualified or anything, just noting that technically you could be.


oops just kidding thats your Y

Solsburyhill


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Yup. It looks like all the letters are there exactly once.

Stexe


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Wow. Just wow. I'm sure this willi win, and I'll defintely buy one! (Let's hope it ties so we get 2 for the price of 1).

Solsburyhill


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Stexe wrote:Wow. Just wow. I'm sure this willi win, and I'll defintely buy one! (Let's hope it ties so we get 2 for the price of 1).


I agree. I like a few of the designs this derby but this one I'm totally blown away by.

klswoot


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Daedalusknight - Nice to see your design in the fog again this week! I'm not a dragon person, so the design doesn't appeal directly to me, but it's certainly getting the vote. You have flirted with having a design printed for several weeks now, so it will be nice to see you get your first derby placement. I hope this week is your week!

A lot of action with the falcon hatchlings lately. So you'll have to check out the new pictures.

mia3mom


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DaedalusKnight, you know how much I love dragons. I bought the cute dragons last week, but would loooove to have this beautiful one. It has all the letters, but it doesn't scream text-as-art to me, which makes it incredibly wearable as well as lovely.

I'm hoping it places. please, please? You've been close before, I hope this is your week!

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

Skornne


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wow... just... wow...

That is truly impressive. Here's hoping it wins, I'll definitely buy one.

pineconebryce


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W is on both sides. If it's a W on one side, it's a W on the other...

pineconebryce


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W is on both sides. If it's a W on one side, it's a W on the other...

astronautcowboy3


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The dragon should be rolling a d20. :P

mlander


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pineconebryce wrote:W is on both sides. If it's a W on one side, it's a W on the other...


and the eye is pac man!

mlander


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Actually, now that I look at this again, he says the yellow eye is the C. However, the bottom of the E (the bottom of the mouth) is clearly a second C as there is no reason to make it separate from the E and in a C shape. He probably threw that in as a C and forgot he already had one when making the eye or vice versa.

bluchez


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mlander wrote:Actually, now that I look at this again, he says the yellow eye is the C. However, the bottom of the E (the bottom of the mouth) is clearly a second C as there is no reason to make it separate from the E and in a C shape. He probably threw that in as a C and forgot he already had one when making the eye or vice versa.


I believe that is the U.

mlander


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bluchez wrote:I believe that is the U.


ah yes, long live the alphabet dragon.

daedalusknight


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Hey, everybody.
Sorry I haven't been around to comment in the forums... I've been super busy this week and (on top of that) my internet connection has been having trouble so even when I've had free time it's been impossible for me to get online and post. Thanks so much to everyone for their votes and comments... looks like I'm still in the fog but there's no way to know for sure just how far into the fog I am. Guess that all I can do at this point is hope for the best. Thanks again to everyone!

rageboy04


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Try a W and an M

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