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eHalcyon


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Four colours on lemon!

There are exactly 42 visible honeycombs in this design, stretching vertically down the left side of the shirt (when you are wearing it - right to the viewer).

Why 42? 42 is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything. If you know about it, it's a fun little bonus to the design. If you don't know or don't care - well, it doesn't really matter then.

Close-up of the bees. Each of the three is subtly different:

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eHalcyon


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I just realized how stupidly I cropped both of my entries for their design details (and yet am too lazy to remove and resub).

I've edited my description post to include a close-up of the three bees.

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flipmeister


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i really love it. out of curiosity... why 42, did i miss something?

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SkekTek


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I adore this design. Hope it does well.

eHalcyon


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SkekTek wrote:I adore this design. Hope it does well.


Thanks Skek. I hope so too... looks like I got another late spurt into the top ten. Hopefully I can stick around and maybe climb a bit...


flipmeister wrote:i really love it. out of curiosity... why 42, did i miss something?


Thanks! I counted the combs out of curiosity. I think it came out to 41 in this vertical version. I added one more for fun. 42 is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.

I haven't actually read the book series, but I still know about 42.

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This really shot up! Glad to see I'm not the only one who likes the vertical-ocity and the cute bees.

pcoleman17


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Even though I personally wouldn't buy it, I think this design deserves to be printed. It's interesting and very well-done. I'm giving you my vote!

iris420


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flipmeister wrote:i really love it. out of curiosity... why 42, did i miss something?


The answer to the universe, right?

Carpe shirtem!

crocofish


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You've definitely developed an identifiable style. I can spot it without knowing who designed it. I like it.

llonvent


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eHalcyon wrote:Thanks! I counted the combs out of curiosity. I think it came out to 41 in this vertical version. I added one more for fun. 42 is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.

I haven't actually read the book series, but I still know about 42.


You really should read it. If you're as nerdy as you seem to be, you'd like it. (and before that hurts your feelings, I'm speaking as a nerd myself.)

Eastaer


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Reminds me of Super Mario Galaxy. I like it.
What is important about 42, however?

GMV

36 Shirts and counting!

llonvent


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Eastaer wrote:Reminds me of Super Mario Galaxy. I like it.
What is important about 42, however?

GMV


eHalcyon wrote:Thanks! I counted the combs out of curiosity. I think it came out to 41 in this vertical version. I added one more for fun. 42 is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.

I haven't actually read the book series, but I still know about 42.

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This has been done before. "Queen Bee" during the mom derby

ChrisRisse


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For some reason I am drawn to hexagons more than any other shape.

hasdgfas


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sundbe11 wrote:This has been done before. "Queen Bee" during the mom derby


link? I'm not sure how similar they are just based on name.

eHalcyon


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@Mitohapa - As I write this I am in the fog, though I'm sure it's just barely. Craziness....

@pcoleman17 - Definitely appreciated. The first version had the combs going horizontally, but it was too similar to a previously printed shirt, "Follow the Leader." I think this implementation adds a nice touch anyway.

@iris420 - Yup.

@crocofish - The style I used on the hive is actually a bit different, but it blends well I guess. I usually pen everything out in Photoshop without playing too much with brush widths. The hive is actually entirely sketched, but smoothed out using a technique using Gaussian Blur and Levels. I'm still going to play with different styles, but most of that stuff will probably remain unsubmitted.

@llonvent - I'm sure I would enjoy it, but I'm still more of an epic fantasy type person than sci-fi. The only sci-fi books I've enjoyed are Otherland novels by Tad Williams. Currently, my favourite books are the Malazan Book of the Fallen novels by Steven Erikson.

@Estaer - I've never played Super Mario Galaxy. Was there a bee world? llonvent already answered your question about 42; I think I'll edit that into my description post to try and head off other confused people.


@sundbe11 - You scared me... I didn't remember ever seeing anything like this. Just went through the Motherhood derby to check.

Queen Bee is nothing like mine:



More similar is The Ultimate Mother:



I think most people would agree that mine is quite different. The similarity rests in the use of hexagons, but that's to be expected in a bee design.

@ChrisRisse - Hexagons are great.

@hasdgfas - I looked it up myself. See above!


Thanks for the fog and the comments, everyone!

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ZenOfThunder


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DO WANT.

MUSIC LIVES!

llonvent


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eHalcyon wrote:

@llonvent - I'm sure I would enjoy it, but I'm still more of an epic fantasy type person than sci-fi. The only sci-fi books I've enjoyed are Otherland novels by Tad Williams. Currently, my favourite books are the Malazan Book of the Fallen novels by Steven Erikson.


I'd classify it as comedy before sci-fi actually. None of the fiction is even remotely based on science in any way. But having a knowledge of science and math certainly helps make it funny though. (Infinite improbability drive.. hehe)

Mitamasan


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I really like this. It would definitely get me to venture into yellow shirt territory. Great work, gmv.

krisrobinson


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Mitamasan wrote:I really like this. It would definitely get me to venture into yellow shirt territory. Great work, gmv.


i really don't get the appeal of this one...

ZenOfThunder


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Let me just say, that out of all the (excellent) Top 4, this is the best. I can't wait to buy this.

MUSIC LIVES!

melissaduplantis


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I love this! for everyone who doesn't know...
Melissa = honeybee!

eHalcyon


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@llonvent - I haven't read anything "comedy" since elementary school and Gordon Kormon books (if I remember the author correctly). It goes on the list of books I really, really need to read, but I think Hitchhikers still fall behind LotR. Yeah, haven't read the books, haven't watched the movies.

@Mitamasan - lemon is quite nice and bright.

@krisrobinson - I think the appeal comes from the cute bees and the different placement, not to mention the mysterious influence of hexagons. Seriously though, each design clicks with some people, but it's impossible to please everyone.

@ZenOfThunder - Unfortunately, I am now fifth.

@melissaduplantis - so it is! Even though I'm out of the fog now, perhaps you'll get the chance to buy fablefire's pet bee.


Again, thanks for the comments everyone!

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eHalcyon wrote:@llonvent - I haven't read anything "comedy" since elementary school and Gordon Kormon books (if I remember the author correctly). It goes on the list of books I really, really need to read, but I think Hitchhikers still fall behind LotR. Yeah, haven't read the books, haven't watched the movies.


EDIT: I know it's been quoted by others, so it's written in stone, but I'm retracting my comment. A misunderstanding.

playpan


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wonderful design! GMV!

eHalcyon


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llonvent wrote:You haven't read any "comedy" since elementary school? You shouldn't try to demean Douglas Adams that way, especially since you're trying to capitolize off of one of HIS ideas. Sure, "42" must be serious enough for an elementary schoolish t-shirt design, yet you're far too serious (and apparently too mature since "comedy stops at grade school) of a person to actually try to understand what you're referencing.


Woah woah woah... that is totally not what I meant! I did say that it's on the list of stuff for me to read! Ack, I hate it when I put my foot in my mouth...

I was just stating a fact - pretty much all I've read since elementary has been fantasy. The genre has really captured me. That is all! I wasn't trying to demean Mr. Adams or his literary works. Comedy or not, it's pretty much a classic, isn't it? And I compared it to LotR... isn't that high praise?

Sorry for the misunderstanding. ><

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First my friend tells me yesterday afternoon about the alarming disappearance of bees in recent years, then I see your shirt design last night, and today I saw mention of this in the freezer aisle of my local grocery store.

http://www.helpthehoneybees.com/

Then I see your fly design tonight and recall my brother and I were musing last week about high school AP bio when we were those "scientists" mentioned in your shirt description.

Too funny!

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bluewave12 wrote:First my friend tells me yesterday afternoon about the alarming disappearance of bees in recent years, then I see your shirt design last night, and today I saw mention of this in the freezer aisle of my local grocery store.

http://www.helpthehoneybees.com/

Then I see your fly design tonight and recall my brother and I were musing last week about high school AP bio when we were those "scientists" mentioned in your shirt description.

Too funny!


I like that there is more going on than a nice design. I like that you took the time to do close ups on the stuff that needed it and I am glad its doing well. However, I don't think its a color t-shirt that I would ever wear.

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eHalcyon wrote:Thanks! I counted the combs out of curiosity. I think it came out to 41 in this vertical version. I added one more for fun. 42 is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.

I haven't actually read the book series, but I still know about 42.


I realize this could come across as totally petty, but I don't think you should be using 42 and the stuff from Douglas Adams without reading the books. I'm a huge book fan though, and think that anyone who quotes or references a book should have read it.

congrats on your success ehalcyon. we really only love honey, not the bees here, though.

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

AdderXYU


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llonvent wrote:You haven't read any "comedy" since elementary school? You shouldn't try to demean Douglas Adams that way, especially since you're trying to capitolize off of one of HIS ideas. Sure, "42" must be serious enough for an elementary schoolish t-shirt design, yet you're far too serious (and apparently too mature since "comedy stops at grade school) of a person to actually try to understand what you're referencing.


He only reads his own type. Which i'm sure could fill a rather lengthy set of encyclopedias.

this is the problem with the derbies. People will throw anything out that might possibly resonate, and I betcha anything people are voting for this largely because he slapped a 42 on it. If that is somehow more worthy of printing than some of the work lingering below the fog, I guess I need new eyes.

blazineagle


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I wish the design would cover a little more of the shirt space. But it looks great!

rglee129


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Great job, e. 3 weeks in a row with lots of fog presence! Really clean aesthetic, works well with the shirt color. Very wearable with no need for explanation- your best yet, IMO.

eHalcyon


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@playpan - Thanks.

@bluewave12 - I can't take credit where it isn't due. I didn't even know about this "help the honeybees" thing. The bee depopulation is sad though.

@noblechic21 - That's perfectly understandable. Actually, I mentioned elsewhere that I thought it was strange how so many of the top shirts this week were on lemon.

@mia3mom - The number 42 is a part of internet culture, I think, and if it helps at all, I've read ABOUT it. I'm really intrigued by the game that Douglas Adams came up with too, where you can approach it in so many different ways and still get "42" as the answer. I'm currently reading "Night of Knives" by Ian Esslemont. I think I'll put the Hitchhikers next on the list now...

@AdderXYU - Seriously, man. I've read the comments you and others have made and, accordingly, I've cut back on my posting despite the fact that many others have told me not to. What more do you want from me? Other people have posted much more than I have, and yet you only seem to bag on me.

I'm quite proud of this design and I don't think its success has much to do with the 42. Judging from the comments I received early on (before I explained it in the first post in this thread), most people didn't even know what 42 meant. It's a clean, simple design with interesting placement. In my opinion, it works rather well on a shirt. The positive comments I've received point out various design elements and composition. Though 42 has been brought up, I haven't yet received a comment that the number was the reason for the vote.

As I mentioned above, the design ended up with around 41 cells. For my own personal amusement, I decided to add another to bring the total to 42, and then I thought I'd share the joke with people who might appreciate it. I see it as a fun little bonus and nothing more, since the number really has no impact on the design itself.

As for being fog-worthy - that I agree with. There are some designs below that I think are much better than my own. I'm just lucky enough to have hit a cord with the voters this week - and I place that appeal squarely on the design itself, and NOT on 42.

Instead of criticizing my design because of a fun little extra, I'd prefer you rip it to shreds over the cartoony style or something. Seriously - I know you have a great eye for design and I'd love it if you actually offered me some of your real critiques. Give me a thumbs up or down on the side placement. Tell me if my placement of the three bees is balanced or not. Give me something beyond mere speculation that I'm getting votes because of a number. Thanks.

@blazineagle - Not sure how I would use the shirt space more. One consideration was adding a bear to the bottom left corner, but I thought I'd keep it minimal this week. And I'm going to send you a PM right after I post this.

@rglee129 - Not quite, rg. Last week I languished. I really appreciate the kind words, especially from such a great designer and artist.




Thanks for the comments everyone.

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eHalcyon wrote:
@blazineagle - Not sure how I would use the shirt space more. One consideration was adding a bear to the bottom left corner, but I thought I'd keep it minimal this week. And I'm going to send you a PM right after I post this.


rofl a bear? like a cute orange winnie the pooh type of bear? id think thatd be cute. if it was a different color, itd kill everything.

But besides, the point, if this shirt does'nt win, i'm going to cry. I really want this shirt. One for me, one for my girlfriend.

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Awesome! In the fog again! One of these times I hope your shirt gets printed! You deserve it.

Once again, you are up against some stiff competition, but your work is where it belongs...near the top. Seriously, if you had your own store with your current designs, you might not get rich, but you'd definitely sell shirts.

flipmeister


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love it more and more with each visit to the derby.... this is the yellow shirt ive been waiting for! i really hope this makes it.

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Raikus


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Congrats on another fogged entry eHalcyon.

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Every time I have checked lately, this design is still hanging in there. I'm hoping it makes it all the way to the top three. The yellow/orange will be a nice compliment to the dark colored shirts I have gotten recently.

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AdderXYU wrote:He only reads his own type. Which i'm sure could fill a rather lengthy set of encyclopedias.

this is the problem with the derbies. People will throw anything out that might possibly resonate, and I betcha anything people are voting for this largely because he slapped a 42 on it. If that is somehow more worthy of printing than some of the work lingering below the fog, I guess I need new eyes.


Yes, I'm sure all the votes have nothing to do with the design. *eye roll*

Adder: Can you tell us what the three best designs are in this derby, according to your finely honed design eye?

eHalcyon


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@gunstrike1 - Cute for sure, pooh-like probably not. This design currently only uses 4 colours, so if I had included a bear it probably would have been a light, orangey brown. And with the sixth colour, there probably would have been some shading. Thinking about it now, I think I would have liked that... and in the bottom right instead (i.e. in front of the honeycombs). Unfortunately, it looks like you're going to have to cry. I just fell out of the fog recently, and from watching the hotness, I would guess that the three long-standing fogged entries are way, WAY out in front. Sorry man.

@paulkremer - Doesn't look like it stands a chance of printing. It's going in and out of the fog. I'll open a store eventually. How do cafepress, spreadshirt and zazzle compare?

@flipmeister - Thanks. Hope is a good thing.

@Raikus - Thanks. Why are you taking a sabbatical? YOu always do good work.

@crocofish - You're just not checking in at the right times. Fell out of the fog and only got back in about an hour ago.

@ruthsdad - Thanks. Everyone has different tastes though. Personally, I wouldn't actually put my design in the top 3. There are some other designs in this derby that I really like - as in all derbies, of course. I still think it's pretty good though.

Thanks again for the comments everyone.

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This thing falls in and out of the fog -.- i just hope it manages at least 3rd place, so i can actually buy the shirt.

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eHalcyon wrote:Thanks! I counted the combs out of curiosity. I think it came out to 41 in this vertical version. I added one more for fun. 42 is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.

I haven't actually read the book series, but I still know about 42.



I voted yes just because of the Douglas Adam's reference. Anything with Douglas Adam's reference is a winner. I'll take one!

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My reservations with this shirt is that the design is dangerously close to the edge of the shirt. The way the woot shirts fit me, designs on the edges end up in my armpit and the combs are very likely to fall to the side of the shirt and not really be visible. However, I don't think the design would work centered. Just something to think about I guess. Good luck on staying in the fog, though.

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ruthsdad wrote:Yes, I'm sure all the votes have nothing to do with the design. *eye roll*

Adder: Can you tell us what the three best designs are in this derby, according to your finely honed design eye?


Agreed AdderXYU sounds too much like my grandma. Way to go pal.

eHalcyon


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@gunstrike1 - I can't see that happening, and unfortunately, I can't see it happening for Fable's pet bee either. Still, I think the designs in the top are extremely deserving. Mitohapa's butterflies are beautiful and will give the women of woot something quite stylish. The chogentry design is a masterpiece that I think is quite unisex. I was going to buy it, but yesterday's random shirts changed that (I can't spend so much in such a short time frame). And sokowa's design is pure and simple awesome. Fable's pet bee is ridiculously cute too... although I think I prefer the maggot (which I'm sure would be up here as well, if only she'd submitted it earlier).

@azadpanchi - You're the first one to say that. Still, I don't think *anything* with such a reference would necessarily be good. 42 scribbles? Nahhh.

@mrwednesday - Hmm... I hadn't thought of that. My positioning of the image is supposed to have the hive directly over the "heart." Yes, I know the heart is actually more towards the centre of the chest, but the left is where most people consider the heart to be. Ah well, it's not getting printed anyway. I do plan on designing more entries with a similar side placement, but I'll keep your comment in mind. If possible, I'll try to keep the important elements more in the centre, with lesser background elements on the side.

Thanks for the continued support, voters and commenters!

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eHalcyon wrote:Four colours on lemon!

There are exactly 42 visible honeycombs in this design, stretching vertically down the left side of the shirt (when you are wearing it - right to the viewer).

Why 42? 42 is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything. If you know about it, it's a fun little bonus to the design. If you don't know or don't care - well, it doesn't really matter then.

Close-up of the bees. Each of the three are subtly different:


That was the question???


btw, I just borrowed the tape from the library and it was read by Stephen Fry who had a wonderful English accent, and did great voices.
I decided that if the library still had the cassette version of a book, it must have been good.

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dontwantaname wrote:That was the question???


btw, I just borrowed the tape from the library and it was read by Stephen Fry who had a wonderful English accent, and did great voices.
I decided that if the library still had the cassette version of a book, it must have been good.


See, you can't know the question and the answer at the same time.

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Ehalcyon, you are definitely in my "top of" list of designers. While obviously a style that not everyone enjoys, your "clean" approach, cute models, and use of colors really inspires me. This honeycomb design and the pika design from a few weeks back really resonate with me for some reason.

Please, keep up the good work, don't let the negative nancies bring you down, and I really hope this one makes it into the fog. Yours is one of only three designs I voted for this week.


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Hey what if we sting the butterflies? I mean, our bees prolly couldn't take the mantis and ladykillerbug, but we could totally sic our bees on the butterflies...

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this here's an awesome design, i love it!

if it makes it i'll definitely buy one.

gm f-ing v

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Pretty nice simple design here. Colors are spot-on. Bees are nice and friendly. The honeycombs give it some more "mmph." The position is perfect.

Seriously, a flawless shirt here Congrats on the steady fog position.

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@dontwantaname - Are you talking about the question to the answer, or something surrounding the murder mystery? There aren't any clues here. Not yet... I love the idea of cassettes being a measure of literary worth.

@Iambusyeating - Sounds like any sort of academic endeavour.

@ADiplomat - Wow, thanks for that. I expect it's a rather big list though. No worries sir, I'll be sticking around at least until September, and then we'll see how much schoolwork I end up with. I won't be driven off from a bit of negative commentary.

@fablefire - Responded in your thread, but perhaps we should continue our war plans in PM. Wouldn't want the enemy to get wind of it... and perhaps we could draft some other bees? Warholbot's bomber and the one with the bear both look like true fighters.

@dougkeith - Thanks for the support!

@Discobiscuits - Wow, that's a huge compliment coming from a designer like you. Unfortunately, my position in the fog hasn't been all that steady. Fable and I have been trading places repeatedly. I don't think either of us have a chance to print this week, though that "So Close" badge is still up for grabs.

Thanks for the comments everyone.

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eHalcyon wrote:Four colours on lemon!

There are exactly 42 visible honeycombs in this design, stretching vertically down the left side of the shirt (when you are wearing it - right to the viewer).

Why 42? 42 is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything. If you know about it, it's a fun little bonus to the design. If you don't know or don't care - well, it doesn't really matter then.

Close-up of the bees. Each of the three is subtly different:


This design is just awful and your reference to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy brings shame to Douglas Adams and his works... you're disgusting.

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y7lane wrote:This design is just awful and your reference to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy brings shame to Douglas Adams and his works... you're disgusting.


you're a poopyhead

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I don't wanna jinx ya... but you got third. It's all good in swell in the fog!


Discobiscuits


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Discobiscuits wrote:I don't wanna jinx ya... but you got third. It's all good in swell in the fog!


NOOOOOOO!!!

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@y7lane - I'm sorry you feel that way.
@dmkooo - No need for that.
@Discobiscuits - Nah, it's not your fault. I've been trading places with Fable since the weekend. I'm just happy that we got to ease the tension for the others in the fog. Hey, remember to let us know when those pandas are approved...

Thanks for the second so-close badge everyone. That is, unless something crazy happens in the next ten minutes.

Edit: Ahh, definitely spoke too soon. Thanks for fifth place then, everyone. XP

Edit again: Hah, I edited too soon as well. Thanks for the great push five minutes before the end! Fable, we'll have to enact our war plans in a later derby.

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Once again, congrats on being in the fog! To be honest, with the way you fell in and out, I am assuming you took 4th place again, but still very impressive with all the entries out there! If you keep putting out designs, I am confident that you will get one printed!

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Just to be pedantic... there is only one honeycomb in this design.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/honeycomb

Honeycomb refers to the whole structure. This is one honeycomb with 42 visible cells

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particleboy wrote:Just to be pedantic... there is only one honeycomb in this design.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/honeycomb

Honeycomb refers to the whole structure. This is one honeycomb with 42 visible cells


I feel dumb now. I wonder why nobody else caught that earlier? I guess I learned something new!

Wait wait... ummm, there are 41 other honeycombs in the exact same shape behind the one honeycomb that is visible. That's it.


@paulkremer - Yep, I figured 4th would be the highest I could get since Sunday. I wasn't even expecting to stay in the fog so consistently.

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Congrats for another top-four entry. I had high hopes for Pica Republic, but it ended up in forth place. This time I expect this will be in fourth. It will be a shocker if this makes the top three since it oscillated across the fog boundary for so long, but I'll certainly buy one if it does get printed. Fingers crossed.

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theres always tomorrow, right?

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Of the top four candidates, this is the only one I'd even remotely consider, and if available, I will absolutely buy.

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Cute design, and I hate to get in on the somewhat mean-spirited conversation, but after just completing Salmon of Doubt Douglas Adam's posthumously-published stories, interviews and published pieces, you really should consider reading this man's work. It's Sci-Fi only as much as Arthur Miller's Crucible was about the Salem Witchtrials. In fact, it's only a cover for Adam's views on the world and what's going on in it. His comments on government, religion, science, the environment, and even our fascination with digital watches can be enjoyed on many levels, and his writing is amazingly genius and humorous in ways that no sitcom or most comedy shows today could ever duplicate.

I thought the 42 was at best a cute jab at the series, but you would have to understand Adam's books (Dirk Gently too, if there were a horse on the shirt).

My point is, unless you understand how deeply integrated the "answer" and it's meaning, is in the series, it's not as clever and I fear that it's only a sneaky ploy to get more votes from the people who enjoy Douglas Adam's genius.

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@crocofish - Yes, I expect fourth as well.

@flipmeister - If I managed to place by some miracle, it has to be third. I think a tie somewhere would be more likely though, and that's what I'm hoping for.

@delgar2 - Thanks. As unlikely as it may be, I hope you get the chance.

@J83pc - Yes, I'll definitely be reading the Hitchhiker's Guide soon. As I said above though, the number 42 has become ingrained in popular culture. It wasn't a ploy to get votes - I just thought it was be fun little easter egg to the shirt. If I had been printed, it would be one more thing I could talk about while wearing the shirt. But yes, I'll be reading it very soon.

Thanks everyone.

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