Derby #56: Your Favorite Element
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Mercury: The QuickSilver Psycho

Mercury: The QuickSilver Psycho
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JadenKale


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Ever since I was into Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland, I've been a fan of the Mad Hatter and have done projects in school as to the studies of and effects of Mercury. I came across a Wisconsin site that was quite helpful in showing the type of beaver hair top hat and the info about the effects of Mercury (so I will not bore you with this, but have provided the link so that you may peruse at your leisure)

Enjoy!!!

where I got the look of the mercury on the top of the hat:

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eHalcyon


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I think this is the best illustrated top hat I've ever seen. I've tried to draw one for designs several times but they were... embarassments. Amazing work Jaden.

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JonSnow


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JadenKale


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eHalcyon wrote:I think this is the best illustrated top hat I've ever seen. I've tried to draw one for designs several times but they were... embarassments. Amazing work Jaden.


thanks eHalc

JadenKale


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JonSnow wrote:Completely agree with the above statement


Thank you Jon... or should I 'Ditto' my other comment?

Silverpsycho


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This shirt is beyond wicked awesome! Wonderful work Jaden and best of luck on making it into the fog. You've gmv for sure.

Trading: Guts & Reverse Tarzan (both are size WL)

klswoot


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Hey Jaden- I just commented in the regular derby thread, but wanted to post here as well. This is my favorite of your entries this week. Beautifully done with the simplest of lines. Love it!

JadenKale


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Silverpsycho wrote:This shirt is beyond wicked awesome! Wonderful work Jaden and best of luck on making it into the fog. You've gmv for sure.


ROFL how coincidental is it that I practically used your name, Silver??? thanks on the FOG hopeful!

narkus


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very cool, jaden : ) i'd wear it!


JadenKale


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narkus wrote:very cool, jaden : ) i'd wear it!


Thanks Narkus!!!!

IROCit


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Noice! Would wear this to Disneyland in a heart beat!

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JadenKale


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IROCit wrote:Noice! Would wear this to Disneyland in a heart beat!


Awesome... yeah definitely a scary spin on the original. Children at Disneyland would fear you

Thanks ROC.

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Wow...I was in the process of making this xD, oh well good job =S

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JadenKale


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Cactupuss wrote:Wow...I was in the process of making this xD, oh well good job =S


Thanks Cactapuss. I tend not to talk about my ideas much in the forum until I post it. So I may not have seen you say anything about it.

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this shirt is awesome. i hope you win because i want it.

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-Dom

JadenKale


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zero25 wrote:this shirt is awesome. i hope you win because i want it.


Thanks!!!

meh3884


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love this design. also agree the top hat is amazing. not sure if i could pull it off on a shirt, but lately, i've been buying whatever wins. usually i buy AA shirts blank for $6, so why not buy cooler ones for 10?

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meh3884 wrote:love this design. also agree the top hat is amazing. not sure if i could pull it off on a shirt, but lately, i've been buying whatever wins. usually i buy AA shirts blank for $6, so why not buy cooler ones for 10?


well if I get up there, I'd love to have you get one

klswoot


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JadenKale wrote:well if I get up there, I'd love to have you get one


You're moving quite well right now Jaden. I wouldn't be surprised to see you make a serious move to the top 5 or 6 by tonight or tomorrow at the rate you're moving right now. Patch had a spectacular day of voting yesterday and broke into the fog today. So, you never know! You certainly are steadily burning up the ranks. Congratulations!

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Your best illustration to date, Jaden! i wouldn't be surprised to be battling this by tuesday

JadenKale


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klswoot wrote:You're moving quite well right now Jaden. I wouldn't be surprised to see you make a serious move to the top 5 or 6 by tonight or tomorrow at the rate you're moving right now. Patch had a spectacular day of voting yesterday and broke into the fog today. So, you never know! You certainly are steadily burning up the ranks. Congratulations!


Thank you so much KLS! You've been a great supporter of this since the get go!

klswoot


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JadenKale wrote:Thank you so much KLS! You've been a great supporter of this since the get go!


My pleasure! I can't watch much more of the voting though. Looks like my design is about to be stepped on by a carbon footprint, drowned by a seaborgium sea creature and then heckled by your psycho! But, it's all good!

There are so many entries I like this week. Robert's going to get a large list of Bestlosers from me on Tuesday. I love way more than 3 of the designs in this derby!

JadenKale


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Patchitect wrote:Your best illustration to date, Jaden! i wouldn't be surprised to be battling this by tuesday


Put up your dukes, Patty.... I'm comin' for you.

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The numbers on this shirt make it a tough buy, but its got my vote anyways

JadenKale


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Foo228 wrote:The numbers on this shirt make it a tough buy, but its got my vote anyways


the numbers??? 80 is the atomic number, and the other 2 symbols are the scientific name for Mercury= Hg besides the droplets of mercury on the top of the hat, I needed a little more to show the element.

taylasablerose


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I love this shirt Jaden!!!! I hope it keeps climbing the ranks becuse I want one!

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JadenKale


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taylasablerose wrote:I love this shirt Jaden!!!! I hope it keeps climbing the ranks becuse I want one!


Thanks Rose!! I'm glad you like it!

mia3mom


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this is fabulous! so different from your usual style and so great!

one of my faves this week

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

JadenKale


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mia3mom wrote:this is fabulous! so different from your usual style and so great!

one of my faves this week


Thanks so much Mia!!! I'm so happy you like it

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Wow, Jaden! Very well done! Voted and will buy!

gacibula


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THIS SHIRT IS AMAZING WOW

Incredible work. Great insight on the black color.

Wow... Just wow. Awesome work, keep it up.

rglee129


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We've got an exciting neck-and-neck climb going on! Good luck to us both...

JadenKale


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CAMMS wrote:Wow, Jaden! Very well done! Voted and will buy!


Thanks CAMMS!!! I'm so happy it did well in my absence this evening!!! I can't wait to see how things turn out!

JadenKale


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gacibula wrote:THIS SHIRT IS AMAZING WOW

Incredible work. Great insight on the black color.

Wow... Just wow. Awesome work, keep it up.


thanks Gacibula! took me a little time to decide how I wanted to accomplish the overall design. Thanks for the vote!

JadenKale


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rglee129 wrote:We've got an exciting neck-and-neck climb going on! Good luck to us both...


indeed, Rob! Perhaps we can totally turn the tables on the fog by Thursday morning??!!!! GL2U

sokowa


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Very nice, love the expression

JadenKale


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sokowa wrote:Very nice, love the expression


yay! Thanks Soko!!!

Cycospaz2


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Very sinister! Got my vote

curb1510


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Fantastic from concept to final product. This really deserves to win and would be great to wear on Halloween. Congrats Jaden, on an excellent piece of work.

JadenKale


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Cycospaz2 wrote:Very sinister! Got my vote


Thanks Spazz! Glad you approve :D

JadenKale


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curb1510 wrote:Fantastic from concept to final product. This really deserves to win and would be great to wear on Halloween. Congrats Jaden, on an excellent piece of work.


yeah this would be an awesome Halloween shirt!! I hadn't thought about it while making it. Awww now even I want it to print worse now than before (Halloween is my favorite holiday)

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You know I really love the Mad Hatter meets Cheshire cat feel that this gives off. I have a feeling that when Lewis Carroll was writing that this would be about what he saw. Great work, Jaden.

JadenKale


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Criseyde wrote:You know I really love the Mad Hatter meets Cheshire cat feel that this gives off. I have a feeling that when Lewis Carroll was writing that this would be about what he saw. Great work, Jaden.


YAY!!! ((hugs)) Thanks Criseyde!!!! I totally see that as well. thanks

beetlequeen


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Yet another brilliant JadenKale shirt. Plus I loooove Alice in Wonderland. My fave is the Cheshire cat. And that smile gives me chills. You have my vote!

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JadenKale wrote:the numbers??? 80 is the atomic number, and the other 2 symbols are the scientific name for Mercury= Hg besides the droplets of mercury on the top of the hat, I needed a little more to show the element.


Ah man I'm so glad you said that. I was looking for the symbol (I would never have noticed 80 as the atomic number by itself - I had no idea what the number is), but the Hg is so small on the image there I missed it completely. I was just thinking if it had a slightly more explicit reference to mercury than the droplets I would buy it - now you've got my vote!

JadenKale


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beetlequeen wrote:Yet another brilliant JadenKale shirt. Plus I loooove Alice in Wonderland. My fave is the Cheshire cat. And that smile gives me chills. You have my vote!


Thanks Queenie!!! The Cheshire cat has shown up kinda - sorta in the past. I didn't want to bring him up again ( I didn't do a Cheshire entry, someone else did) But it all clicked when I saw the derby theme. I just was so torn on what I wanted to do, that this one ended up second on my list. I'm glad you like it!!! :D

JadenKale


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stubbornminion wrote:Ah man I'm so glad you said that. I was looking for the symbol (I would never have noticed 80 as the atomic number by itself - I had no idea what the number is), but the Hg is so small on the image there I missed it completely. I was just thinking if it had a slightly more explicit reference to mercury than the droplets I would buy it - now you've got my vote!


AWESOME!!! See, this is also why I started adding a detailed image in my first post. I don't always blow up the image in my 500x500 so it's easy to see. I check all the text and stuff to make sure it fits within the limits but is still obvious from a ways away. (I usually walk back from my computer to see the design from a 25% view of it just to get an idea) I am very glad you came back to vote for it after I described it further though, THANK YOU!

JustJiggles


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Such great use of the shirt in this. Wow!

JadenKale


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JustJiggles wrote:Such great use of the shirt in this. Wow!


Thanks Jiggles! I'm glad you like the placement.

dsgnGrl


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Freaking awesome. I thought about doing a mad hatter design, but never got around to it. I am glad I didn't bother, because it wouldn't have been this good!

JadenKale


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dsgnGrl wrote:Freaking awesome. I thought about doing a mad hatter design, but never got around to it. I am glad I didn't bother, because it wouldn't have been this good!


Thanks dsgnGrl!! I remember your puppy with the radio in it's belly from the Emergency week Cute design (also thought your Lead Balloon was nice this week... maybe a little more shading on the balloon to make it more cohesive, but still cool.)

blammoed


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VERY cool. You did a fantastic job capturing mercury in a less literal way than most of the other entries I've seen, and with a great accompanying story. This design is super sleek... and love the MadHatter. Love.

Wouldn't be at all surprised to see it for sale soon. :]

JadenKale


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blammoed wrote:VERY cool. You did a fantastic job capturing mercury in a less literal way than most of the other entries I've seen, and with a great accompanying story. This design is super sleek... and love the MadHatter. Love.

Wouldn't be at all surprised to see it for sale soon. :]


Thanks Blam!!! I can only hope!!

KevinCan


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Very cool design. Reminds me of Tsumekuro who does a lot of deviant disney stuff.



and no I am not tattling. I don't think yours is a rip off - In fact I am including you in great company.

JadenKale


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KevinCan wrote:Very cool design. Reminds me of Tsumekuro who does a lot of deviant disney stuff.



and no I am not tattling. I don't think yours is a rip off - In fact I am including you in great company.


wow, kevin!!! I've never seen that piece before. very cool indeed.

KevinCan


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JadenKale wrote:wow, kevin!!! I've never seen that piece before. very cool indeed.


One thing for sure, if they ever remake this movie, I predict Johnny Depp might play him.

JadenKale


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KevinCan wrote:One thing for sure, if they ever remake this movie, I predict Johnny Depp might play him.


he did well enough in Sweeny Todd, I'd love him in it, even as a bit part. But I want the movie more like the book, then.

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300! This is not Sparta!

Come on peeps, this is foggy material... ;)

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tommyt827


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Awesome job! I really hope this gets printed.

mia3mom


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congrats! you got one of mia3mom's Gaggle of Awards this week!

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

JadenKale


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IROCit wrote:300! This is not Sparta!

Come on peeps, this is foggy material... ;)


ROC, you Rawk

JadenKale


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tommyt827 wrote:Awesome job! I really hope this gets printed.


Thanks Tommy!

jimstein


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I single-handedly bumped you too 7th place! *giggles*! Well, guess I can't take all the credit, but I LOVE the design!

ever so close to the fog!!

JadenKale


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jimstein wrote:I single-handedly bumped you too 7th place! *giggles*! Well, guess I can't take all the credit, but I LOVE the design!

ever so close to the fog!!


Thanks Jim! awesome that you made that vote to push me forward a place! Thank you so much!!

klswoot


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JadenKale wrote:Thanks Jim! awesome that you made that vote to push me forward a place! Thank you so much!!


Jim!! Just saw your post in Jaden's design! (That's my brother!) We're on separate coasts and don't get to see each other nearly as much as I'd like, so it was funny to see a post from him. I knew he'd like your shirt even though we haven't even talked about it!

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JadenKale


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klswoot wrote:Jim!! Just saw your post in Jaden's design! (That's my brother!) We're on separate coasts and don't get to see each other nearly as much as I'd like, so it was funny to see a post from him. I knew he'd like your shirt even though we haven't even talked about it!

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The family that woots together, votes together too? L O L!!! Awesome KLS! Yeah my brother lurks about here too. He very rarely posts.

blahmcblah


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sokowa wrote:Very nice, love the expression


And we all know expressions are sokowa's domain, so that's some high (and well-deserved) praise right there.


JadenKale


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blahmcblah wrote:And we all know expressions are sokowa's domain, so that's some high (and well-deserved) praise right there.


Indeed it is! it's one of the reasons I was so happy for her to comment. She always does so well with faces.

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Geez louise! I keep coming here and hoping this one is in the fog...so vote for this one people and make it happen!

This is so appropriate for Tim Burton's rendition of Alice in Wonderland in the works. With Depp as the Mad Hatter and all, I would proudly wear this one to the first showing.

Plus, I am a Disney and horror fanatic so the combination is evident in this very shirt. Again, I really want this shirt so I truly hope it gets printed.

Trading: Guts & Reverse Tarzan (both are size WL)

JadenKale


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Silverpsycho wrote:Geez louise! I keep coming here and hoping this one is in the fog...so vote for this one people and make it happen!

This is so appropriate for Tim Burton's rendition of Alice in Wonderland in the works. With Depp as the Mad Hatter and all, I would proudly wear this one to the first showing.

Plus, I am a Disney and horror fanatic so the combination is evident in this very shirt. Again, I really want this shirt so I truly hope it gets printed.

I need to keep tabs on Tim Burton more often... He's doing a new movie version of AiW? I was kidding about dep as the Hatter earlier. I didn't know it was really happening. Awesome.

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JadenKale wrote:I need to keep tabs on Tim Burton more often... He's doing a new movie version of AiW? I was kidding about dep as the Hatter earlier. I didn't know it was really happening. Awesome.

Yes, Depp is signed on to play the Hatter. A lot of people are joking on other forums in saying he should just wear the same costume he wore in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. llo I'm pretty psyched about it, as I can always go for a good Burton flick.

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JadenKale


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Silverpsycho wrote:Yes, Depp is signed on to play the Hatter. A lot of people are joking on other forums in saying he should just wear the same costume he wore in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. llo I'm pretty psyched about it, as I can always go for a good Burton flick.


where did you find this information? IMDB has no record of the production time yet.
edit: I found it. Due out 2010. HA! I'm 2 years ahead of the times.

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JadenKale wrote:where did you find this information? IMDB has no record of the production time yet.
edit: I found it. Due out 2010. HA! I'm 2 years ahead of the times.



If this doesn't print here... you should contact the movie production company about some movie related designs.... ;)

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JadenKale


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IROCit wrote:If this doesn't print here... you should contact the movie production company about some movie related designs.... ;)


I don't know if it's evil enough for Tim Burton.... It may be too innocent. I might have to rework it if I did that.

Silverpsycho


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JadenKale wrote:where did you find this information? IMDB has no record of the production time yet.
edit: I found it. Due out 2010. HA! I'm 2 years ahead of the times.

I have heard the news from various places since I keep up on Disney info. on a daily basis. However, here's an article I ran into:
http://iconsoffright.com/news/2008/07/are_johnny_depp_tim_burton_reu.html

Your shirt is also very reminiscent of The Nightmare Before Christmas (the evil side of the mayor), which also works for the upcoming DVD re-release and first time on Blu-Ray...woohoo! Which is August 26th in case if anyone is wondering. :D

Yup, all around perfect timing for this shirt with so much Burton news circulating.

Trading: Guts & Reverse Tarzan (both are size WL)

JadenKale


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Silverpsycho wrote:I have heard the news from various places since I keep up on Disney info. on a daily basis. However, here's an article I ran into:
http://iconsoffright.com/news/2008/07/are_johnny_depp_tim_burton_reu.html

Your shirt is also very reminiscent of The Nightmare Before Christmas (the evil side of the mayor), which also works for the upcoming DVD re-release and first time on Blu-Ray...woohoo! Which is August 26th in case if anyone is wondering. :D

Yup, all around perfect timing for this shirt with so much Burton news circulating.


oooh very cool. Well then... find your friends Silver and get them in here already!

bigbadblackman


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that is one sick sick shirt hope it wins cuz its a must buy hands down

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ChrisRisse


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go go go fog fog fog print print print!!!

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JadenKale


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thatrobert wrote:


Thanks Rob!!!

JadenKale


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bigbadblackman wrote:that is one sick sick shirt hope it wins cuz its a must buy hands down


Thanks man!!! I certainly hope so. I got a ways to go though, it seems.

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As I usually do, I am going to say that the connection to an element in this is tenuous. While I don't dislike this shirt at all, it seems more appropriate for say, a twisted children's story shirt or dark fantasy world derby. I feel like, as you said Jaden, you enjoy Alice in Wonderland and wanted to execute a design using that theme and put some bubbles that are only construed as mercury if it is known that this was for a derby having to do with an element. And even then, the element is not obviously mercury.
As always, just my humble opinion and any arguments are welcome. That is actually my point. I am curious as to what everyone else (including the designer) thinks.

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meh3884


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kylemittskus wrote:As I usually do, I am going to say that the connection to an element in this is tenuous. While I don't dislike this shirt at all, it seems more appropriate for say, a twisted children's story shirt or dark fantasy world derby. I feel like, as you said Jaden, you enjoy Alice in Wonderland and wanted to execute a design using that theme and put some bubbles that are only construed as mercury if it is known that this was for a derby having to do with an element. And even then, the element is not obviously mercury.
As always, just my humble opinion and any arguments are welcome. That is actually my point. I am curious as to what everyone else (including the designer) thinks.


Agreed, but a serious marjority of these shirts (especially the ones leading) would have no connection to an element if it weren't beforehand known that they came from a derby portraying elements.

then again, i do actually, perhaps just because of the bias of the context, see a connection to mercury.

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meh3884 wrote:Agreed, but a serious marjority of these shirts (especially the ones leading) would have no connection to an element if it weren't beforehand known that they came from a derby portraying elements.


The two tin men have, at least, the idea of a "tin" man in their name, and in one, tin is fighting copper. The mad hatter isn't known as the mercury hatter. The plutonium one, I will agree, is rather tenuous as well. And the bomb one, I think, embraces the theme (although I really don't like it.)

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

ansharp


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kylemittskus wrote:The two tin men have, at least, the idea of a "tin" man in their name, and in one, tin is fighting copper. The mad hatter isn't known as the mercury hatter. The plutonium one, I will agree, is rather tenuous as well. And the bomb one, I think, embraces the theme (although I really don't like it.)


A history lesson:
High-society men used to put mercury on their hats (usually top hats 'cause they were well-to-do) in order to weight them down since mercury is a heavy metal as well as a liquid at normal temperatures. These men often went senile as they progressed in life undoubtably due to the frequent exposure to mercury, which is toxic. The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland is based on this phenomenon.

Thus, the designer has expertly incorporated an element (and a very well-known property thereof) into a design that, in my opinion, exemplifies this derby theme.

meh3884


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ansharp wrote:A history lesson:
High-society men used to put mercury on their hats (usually top hats 'cause they were well-to-do) in order to weight them down since mercury is a heavy metal as well as a liquid at normal temperatures. These men often went senile as they progressed in life undoubtably due to the frequent exposure to mercury, which is toxic. The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland is based on this phenomenon.

Thus, the designer has expertly incorporated an element (and a very well-known property thereof) into a design that, in my opinion, exemplifies this derby theme.


well damn. i hope a lot of people read that.

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kylemittskus


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ansharp wrote:A history lesson:
High-society men used to put mercury on their hats (usually top hats 'cause they were well-to-do) in order to weight them down since mercury is a heavy metal as well as a liquid at normal temperatures. These men often went senile as they progressed in life undoubtably due to the frequent exposure to mercury, which is toxic. The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland is based on this phenomenon.

Thus, the designer has expertly incorporated an element (and a very well-known property thereof) into a design that, in my opinion, exemplifies this derby theme.


Very interesting. Something that I did not know. Mind if I ask you for your source of this information?

Boxers used to cheat by injecting their gloves with it as well (due to it's heaviness).

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

bartsy


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ansharp wrote:A history lesson:
High-society men used to put mercury on their hats (usually top hats 'cause they were well-to-do) in order to weight them down since mercury is a heavy metal as well as a liquid at normal temperatures. These men often went senile as they progressed in life undoubtably due to the frequent exposure to mercury, which is toxic. The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland is based on this phenomenon.

Thus, the designer has expertly incorporated an element (and a very well-known property thereof) into a design that, in my opinion, exemplifies this derby theme.


Learned this at Google U:
A process called "carroting" was used in the production, but it had nothing to do with vegetables. Carroting involved washing animal furs with an orange-colored solution containing a mercury compound, mercury nitrate.
The colorful solution facilitated the separation of the fur from the pelt and made it mat together smoothly. The fur was then shaped into large cones, then shrunk in boiling water and dried many times before final shaping, smoothing, and finishing. Workers would often be exposed to mercury vapors in the steamy air. Many hatters with long-term exposure, particularly those involved in carroting, got mercury poisoning.

JadenKale


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meh3884 wrote:well damn. i hope a lot of people read that.


gee, I posted a link in my first post about the history of beaver fur top hats and how the vapors from the mercury would cause shaking, limping gaits, and mental instability (in some cases, it also turned the skin black around the edges). Which IS towards the bottom of that story from Wisconsin about the top hat. PLUS, as I've defended before, there is also the atomic number and the formula abbreviation for Mercury = Hg on the hat tag.

kylemittskus


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JadenKale wrote:gee, I posted a link in my first post about the history of beaver fur top hats and how the vapors from the mercury would cause shaking, limping gaits, and mental instability (in some cases, it also turned the skin black around the edges). Which IS towards the bottom of that story from Wisconsin about the top hat. PLUS, as I've defended before, there is also the atomic number and the formula abbreviation for Mercury = Hg on the hat tag.


See? This is how I learn! By being combative. Thanks for the lesson everyone.
Sorry Jaden. I did not read your link because I'm an WAFFLES! TASTY WAFFLES!.

"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

JadenKale


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kylemittskus wrote:See? This is how I learn! By being combative. Thanks for the lesson everyone.
Sorry Jaden. I did not read your link because I'm an WAFFLES! TASTY WAFFLES!.


No need to be combative... you can always PM me.

ansharp


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kylemittskus wrote:Very interesting. Something that I did not know. Mind if I ask you for your source of this information?

Boxers used to cheat by injecting their gloves with it as well (due to it's heaviness).


My source? The wealth of knowlege that is my brain! Don't you trust me?

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Re: Mercury: The QuickSilver Psycho


FWIW, I'm soliciting votes for this design on other forums I'm a member of... the one I learned about woot from especially...

It might be good for 20 votes or so... I hope it helps.

wooted:

JadenKale


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IROCit wrote:FWIW, I'm soliciting votes for this design on other forums I'm a member of... the one I learned about woot from especially...

It might be good for 20 votes or so... I hope it helps.


Holy crud ROC!!! Thanks man!!!

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