Derby #92: Steampunk

Gamepunk

Rejected because: This is really, really clever, but Idon't think we can pull it off.]\\\\

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Leahbh


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Re: Gamepunk


love this! and it's got my favorite game, too.

kdubbs29


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Re: Gamepunk


Please vote for my Gamepunk if you like it! I realize there has been another winning shirt with a gameboy theme, however this design is very different, and was already in the works at the time I became aware of the other shirt. I hope you like it!

databit


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Needs more steam.. oh and cow bells.

sneffers


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I like this shirt a lot good job

skirochester


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best gameboy shirt ever.

h3xmachine


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This better win... DO WANT.

kdubbs29


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h3xmachine wrote:This better win... DO WANT.


Thanks! Spread the word.

arwerther


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two words: sah-weet! GMV!

schnauzergirl38

jasneko


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Very cool! Though I wish the big gears in the back were a little more subtle... maybe smaller or one of the brown colors. They seem a bit big and dark in the back, to me anyway.


kdubbs29


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jasneko wrote:Very cool! Though I wish the big gears in the back were a little more subtle... maybe smaller or one of the brown colors. They seem a bit big and dark in the back, to me anyway.


I tried them in the other colors I had, but all of those colors were much, much more noticeable than the black. Black was my best option.

byrbwr


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i almost could have sworn this was going to be made by deadfrog. not a compliment.

masterxuln


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Hmm... Pretty well drawn, but I'm not sure I'd want to wear this.

elwayman02


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Eh, good art, but I'm getting really tired of the gaming-reference shirts. Maybe it just feels like this theme could have something more creative.

kdubbs29


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elwayman02 wrote:Eh, good art, but I'm getting really tired of the gaming-reference shirts. Maybe it just feels like this theme could have something more creative.


Normally I totally agree with you about gaming shirts. I kept drawing a blank when trying to come up with ideas. I kept coming back to the idea of tetris where the little squares would manually flip-over to change colors just like those flip letters at airports or old alarm clocks. In the end, I think it turned out pretty good.

nmtschaenn


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If this is supposed to be tetris, why is the bottom line complete with another piece on the way down. It should disappear. Seems like people would be constanly pointing out that flaw.

Irrelevant


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Re: Gamepunk


i am 100% in for one of these if it can make it to print. promise.

kdubbs29


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nmtschaenn wrote:If this is supposed to be tetris, why is the bottom line complete with another piece on the way down. It should disappear. Seems like people would be constanly pointing out that flaw.


Holy schneikies... good catch. Shhhh, it will be our little secret. I think the game needs to be oiled, it isn't turning over properly!

kdubbs29


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kdubbs29 wrote:Holy schneikies... good catch. Shhhh, it will be our little secret. I think the game needs to be oiled, it isn't turning over properly!


If I win, I will make that small fix before I submit the artwork. That should be easy enough. I don't want to lose steam with the votes that I have now.

kdubbs29


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nmtschaenn wrote:If this is supposed to be tetris, why is the bottom line complete with another piece on the way down. It should disappear. Seems like people would be constanly pointing out that flaw.


Ok, check out a detail shot here that shows what the submitted artwork will look like (with the bottom row fixed being the only change).

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k45/kmw_29/GameboyFinal.png

koronae


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Re: Gamepunk


More game shirts. :/ Blaaaah.

sailstud25


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databit wrote:Needs more steam.. oh and cow bells.


I've got a fever...

but really, where's the steampunk? this looks like just a clockwork type thing...

That bothered me about that dinosaurs shirt recently... was clockwork with mysterious steam coming out, but why?!?

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

kdubbs29


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sailstud25 wrote:I've got a fever...

but really, where's the steampunk? this looks like just a clockwork type thing...

That bothered me about that dinosaurs shirt recently... was clockwork with mysterious steam coming out, but why?!?


Steampunk doesn't mean that it always needs to have a steam engine. It is more about how something would have been created back in Victorian times, which could/would include gears, etc.

Here's a detail of the slight change to make the game more accurate:

The Tim


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If this doesn't place in the top 3 I'll be shocked.

folkkevi


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It is pretty well rendered. But it doesn't gain any points for originality.

kdubbs29


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folkkevi wrote:It is pretty well rendered. But it doesn't gain any points for originality.


Well, I'll at least take a little comfort in your kind words about the rendering since I was very concerned at the outset that I wouldn't be able to render anything in this style.

humboof


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Its too big. Its very big like a very big wig! But I like how it looks. Its better than what I can draw! +1 vote

Stormink


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Re: Gamepunk


Normally I would tear you apart for the gaming reference, but I actually like where this shirt is going.

However, I really don't think you pushed it far enough. I want to see more gizmoes and gadgets and Gigli (2003) all over it! And a tad less cleanness. Steampunk needs to be a little gritty. It could have done nicely with a grunge texture on it.

But to the people who are saying this is not steampunk, you are very off base. This is most definitely steampunk.

Stormink


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Also, I feel like the Gameboy itself should be made of a darker bronze color instead of the bright gold.

isparabola


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Stormink wrote:Also, I feel like the Gameboy itself should be made of a darker bronze color instead of the bright gold.


I think the reason yellow/gold was chosen was to make it stand out a bit more. A darker color would blend in too much with the rest of the shirt.

TurboGraphx16


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This is the only shirt currently in the fog that I'd buy ... nice job.

kdubbs29


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isparabola wrote:I think the reason yellow/gold was chosen was to make it stand out a bit more. A darker color would blend in too much with the rest of the shirt.


Exactly right. Also, the original gameboy was a light gray color with darker gray accents, so I was trying to pay homage to that a bit, too. Glad you like it!

goodedesign


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isparabola wrote:I think the reason yellow/gold was chosen was to make it stand out a bit more. A darker color would blend in too much with the rest of the shirt.


t'would be cool if it were printed with a SMALL selected areas in gold/bronze foil... i.e. the flat ink could be the "grunge" areas while the "worn" areas would have some foil to make them look as if they've been polished by excessive handling.

me likey! gmv

[url=http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=8016]

goodedesign


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Re: Gamepunk


why can it not be "pulled off?" is it the black lines? too thin?

dude, rework/resub it... it's awesome... and add one item... a second cartridge off to the side.

[url=http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=8016]

SailorButterfly


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Re: Gamepunk


awww...rejection makes me sad ;_;

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nillapudding786


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dude, this needs to be unrejected

kdubbs29


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Re: Gamepunk


Ordinarily I would understand the rejection, however, since another shirt with a Gameboy theme—one in fact that is a much closer resemblence—actually won in October and was not rejected (http://shirt.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=2692376) it strikes me as unfair. Its not the rejection that bothers me, its the fact that it is not done consistently. If this and others are allowed to stand, then so should mine with its votes restored.

kdubbs29


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Re: Gamepunk


Note to all of my supporters: If this shirt doesn't end up getting reinstated soon (which I'm sure it won't), it will be available for purchase at www.cafepress.com/A2Ts within the next day or so. Look for it! Thanks for your support!

TheBigDoak


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I don't understand this rejection at all....

What can't be pulled off?

JadenKale


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kdubbs29 wrote:Note to all of my supporters: If this shirt doesn't end up getting reinstated soon (which I'm sure it won't), it will be available for purchase at www.cafepress.com/A2Ts within the next day or so. Look for it! Thanks for your support!


Um K... you can't do that, regardless if it was rejected or not, woot has the rights to the design for 60 days. You've been around here long enough to know that.

Andy47240


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Re: Gamepunk

"This is really, really clever, but Idon't think we can pull it off.]\\\\"

What does that mean exactly? Please explain better, because we don't know if you are saying too close to actual gameboy or artwork not printable.



kdubbs29


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JadenKale wrote:Um K... you can't do that, regardless if it was rejected or not, woot has the rights to the design for 60 days. You've been around here long enough to know that.


Once its rejected it was my understanding that it is free and clear since it is no longer eligible to win or be used. Woot essentially decided that they don't want to sell it and won't sell it. I'll gladly pull it if Joel or anyone can show me in writing from woot that rejected shirts still adhere to the 60 day time frame. I'm not trying to pull a stunt, I'm just trying to strike while the iron is hot on a shirt that woot will never print or make money on themselves.

kdubbs29


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JadenKale wrote:Um K... you can't do that, regardless if it was rejected or not, woot has the rights to the design for 60 days. You've been around here long enough to know that.


Ok, there seems to be a bit of a gray area here. According to the agreement upon submission "6. Term of Agreement. (a) This Agreement terminates 60 days from the submission of the Artwork if during that 60-day period Woot disclaims any interest in using the Artwork or does not inform Artist of its intent to use the Artwork. "

So, does a rejection constitute Woot disclaiming interest? I am going to have to email Joel about this and put my shirt sale at cafepress.com/A2Ts on hold until I hear back from him (providing it happens in a reasonable time period).

NatureMer


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Can't pull it off? Say what? Not cool at all. This is a fantastic idea and design, and I agree about a lack of consistency.

LTU99


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kdubbs29 wrote:Ok, there seems to be a bit of a gray area here. According to the agreement upon submission "6. Term of Agreement. (a) This Agreement terminates 60 days from the submission of the Artwork if during that 60-day period Woot disclaims any interest in using the Artwork or does not inform Artist of its intent to use the Artwork. "

So, does a rejection constitute Woot disclaiming interest? I am going to have to email Joel about this and put my shirt sale at cafepress.com/A2Ts on hold until I hear back from him (providing it happens in a reasonable time period).


I think you need to re-read it....it means that the agreement terminates 60 days from submission if they either tell you they aren't printing it, or simply don't say anything....you have to wait 60 days regardless. That said, I think "rejected" shirts should be handled differently & immediately released, but I don't think woot currently sees it that way (maybe something about rejected shirts should be added to their "agreement").

sekiyoku


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This rejection makes no sense to me. Woot's rejection policies have always been frustrating. Shoot Joel an email and ask what specifically was wrong with this design, when it was okay to print Press my Buttons. Maybe you can make it more parody-ish?

KiraNoFutago


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Well, even if legalities make you wait, I'll be checking in again to figure out when I CAN buy this, wherever it ends up.

kdubbs29


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KiraNoFutago wrote:Well, even if legalities make you wait, I'll be checking in again to figure out when I CAN buy this, wherever it ends up.


Thanks. It will be for sale (probably in 60 days) at www.cafepress.com/A2Ts. The question is, can I post it 60 days from the day of rejection, or 60 days from the end of the derby?

stingray69


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kdubbs29 wrote:Thanks. It will be for sale (probably in 60 days) at www.cafepress.com/A2Ts. The question is, can I post it 60 days from the day of rejection, or 60 days from the end of the derby?


Like LTU99 said, the agreement ends 60 days after submission. I think they put the language "Woot disclaims any interest" because Woot still might use non-winning derby submissions for daily shirts and a rejection doesn't preclude that.

On the issue of the rejection, it might be because of the Tetris reference rather than the GameBoy. If it's because of the GameBoy, it doesn't make sense. I don't recall Woot's history with Tetris. Still, I can see this as parody of GameBoy but it's not parody of Tetris.

h3xmachine


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kdubbs29 wrote:Ok, there seems to be a bit of a gray area here. According to the agreement upon submission "6. Term of Agreement. (a) This Agreement terminates 60 days from the submission of the Artwork if during that 60-day period Woot disclaims any interest in using the Artwork or does not inform Artist of its intent to use the Artwork. "

So, does a rejection constitute Woot disclaiming interest? I am going to have to email Joel about this and put my shirt sale at cafepress.com/A2Ts on hold until I hear back from him (providing it happens in a reasonable time period).


Putting your shirt designs on sale at Cafe Press are a sure way to ensure your design wont get purchased by many. Cafe Press make horrid quality prints. Zazzle.com is a better printing/shirt quality vendor. In addition, there are T-shirt printing forums for procuring a good place to sell your designs.

Sorry this didnt make it: there is some ridiculously crappy art in this derby, and yours was one of the best submissions, IMO.

kdubbs29


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h3xmachine wrote:Putting your shirt designs on sale at Cafe Press are a sure way to ensure your design wont get purchased by many. Cafe Press make horrid quality prints. Zazzle.com is a better printing/shirt quality vendor. In addition, there are T-shirt printing forums for procuring a good place to sell your designs.

Sorry this didnt make it: there is some ridiculously crappy art in this derby, and yours was one of the best submissions, IMO.


Thanks for the support about my shirt. The cafepress decision was a tough one. I have one friend who has done well on it, and we figured there might be some good volume there. We may change sites if this one doesn't work out for us. Its trial-and-error.

leelaaa


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stingray69 wrote:Like LTU99 said, the agreement ends 60 days after submission. I think they put the language "Woot disclaims any interest" because Woot still might use non-winning derby submissions for daily shirts and a rejection doesn't preclude that.

On the issue of the rejection, it might be because of the Tetris reference rather than the GameBoy. If it's because of the GameBoy, it doesn't make sense. I don't recall Woot's history with Tetris. Still, I can see this as parody of GameBoy but it's not parody of Tetris.


to my knowledge woot has never rejected a tetris shirt before...there were tons of them in the video game through art history derby and random ones in other derbies...is it the combination of tetris & gameboy in one or is woot just being a jerkface

i'm not happy with the rejections this time around

Zenverse


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kdubbs29 wrote:Ordinarily I would understand the rejection, however, since another shirt with a Gameboy theme—one in fact that is a much closer resemblence—actually won in October and was not rejected (http://shirt.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=2692376) it strikes me as unfair. Its not the rejection that bothers me, its the fact that it is not done consistently. If this and others are allowed to stand, then so should mine with its votes restored.

I think the reason that the shirt you mention was not rejected is the fact that it is simply a bunch of buttons arranged on a heather gray shirt. Since I'm sure there are probably no copyrights on the buttons, the shirt was allowed to print. However, in your case, it could be the actual case design/shape which closely resembles the original gameboy. Maybe woot thinks it does not parody the design enough to take the chance?

Zenverse


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Zenverse wrote:I think the reason that the shirt you mention was not rejected is the fact that it is simply a bunch of buttons arranged on a heather gray shirt. Since I'm sure there are probably no copyrights on the buttons, the shirt was allowed to print. However, in your case, it could be the actual case design/shape which closely resembles the original gameboy. Maybe woot thinks it does not parody the design enough to take the chance?

ok there's a screen in there too (forgot to add that) but I'm sure the screen and buttons alone are not copyrighted.

HeartlineTwist


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1) Put this up on Cameesa. I guarantee it gets sent off to print within a week.

2) I think the rejection is probably for the overall composition of the gameboy actually being depicted, unlike the gameboy shirt.

kdubbs29


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HeartlineTwist wrote:1) Put this up on Cameesa. I guarantee it gets sent off to print within a week.

2) I think the rejection is probably for the overall composition of the gameboy actually being depicted, unlike the gameboy shirt.


I will gladly put this up for sale as soon as I hear back from Joel about when a rejected shirt can be printed elsewhere. I hope its exempt from the 60-day rule, but I'll have to wait to see what Joel says. "The waiting is the hardest part."

wizzdingo


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kdubbs29 wrote:I will gladly put this up for sale as soon as I hear back from Joel about when a rejected shirt can be printed elsewhere. I hope its exempt from the 60-day rule, but I'll have to wait to see what Joel says. "The waiting is the hardest part."


So, 60 days is a long time to remember that I wanted to buy a shirt, is there an artist created website that functions as a sign pointing people to where these "new-life" shirts are being printed?

This isnt the first shirt i've seen pass by that i've wanted

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fivestring


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This has got to be the most laem-est excuse ever. Could woot be more nondescript about this???

To the artist: Great design and execution of the derby theme. My only "gripe" about this - the buttons look plastic. Whenever this goes someplace else to sell - maybe use some gray color to make the buttons look steel/metal to contrast with the brass. Otherwise- very clever idea.

HeartlineTwist


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fivestring wrote:This has got to be the most laem-est excuse ever. Could woot be more nondescript about this???

To the artist: Great design and execution of the derby theme. My only "gripe" about this - the buttons look plastic. Whenever this goes someplace else to sell - maybe use some gray color to make the buttons look steel/metal to contrast with the brass. Otherwise- very clever idea.


That's not really that vague. There is a large difference between the big gameboy shirt as costume shirt and this. The copyright issue is a little too daunting for them.

That said, once again, I urge you to throw it up on Cameesa. I know firsthand, since I own two shirts from there (technically three because Boots' colors got messed up) that the shirts are a good quality and the prints came out well. I know there's a waiting period, maybe, but when it's done...

kdubbs29


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fivestring wrote:This has got to be the most laem-est excuse ever. Could woot be more nondescript about this???

To the artist: Great design and execution of the derby theme. My only "gripe" about this - the buttons look plastic. Whenever this goes someplace else to sell - maybe use some gray color to make the buttons look steel/metal to contrast with the brass. Otherwise- very clever idea.


Thanks for the suggestion. I was actually going for a "pearl" look for the buttons. I just hope I can sell this soon while there is still interest in it. I don't want it to be forgotten.

Stormink


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HeartlineTwist wrote:That's not really that vague. There is a large difference between the big gameboy shirt as costume shirt and this. The copyright issue is a little too daunting for them.


Actually it is very vague. Look at the reason for rejection again if you don't believe me.

Woot rejections are way to subjective if you ask me.

OnyxEyez


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kdubbs29 wrote:I just hope I can sell this soon while there is still interest in it. I don't want it to be forgotten.


I agree with HeartlineTwist! Put it up on Cameesa - I bet it will fly there!

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eHalcyon


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Stormink wrote:Actually it is very vague. Look at the reason for rejection again if you don't believe me.

Woot rejections are way to subjective if you ask me.


It's not vague for derby regulars. The reason given (and variants of the same) are commonly used by woot when copyright is an issue. It's especially clear given the context. But for those who aren't familiar with the rejectionator's idiosyncracies, yes, it's rather vague.

And I agree - the rejections are quite subjective. Unfortunately, subjectivity is inevitable when you have one person handling all the rejections.

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eroot


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Re: Gamepunk


i sooo want this shirt. 8(

glendower


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Okay, if Nintendo would sue because it sort of looks like the general shape of a Gameboy, they would be suing a LOT of people who have made knock off systems or those silly little LCD games that look like Wiimotes. It has a screen, buttons, and a D pad, I don't think that nintendo owns the rights to everything that looks like an image of something with screens and buttons.

As for Tetris, I don't think that there are issues there because the game wasn't copyrighted, as such (IIRC).

The Tim


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Re: Gamepunk


Two words about this rejection: Totally lame.

Feeferscat


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The Tim wrote:Two words about this rejection: Totally lame.


Concur fully, Copyright is not an issue given Woot would be fully protected by fair use: Parody clause.

Ehhh, it's an alright shirt not one i'd personally have voted or bought but still that rejection reason behind this is really weak.

Signatures? I don't believe in them...

kdubbs29


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eroot wrote:i sooo want this shirt. 8(


Keep this shirt in mind because I want to be able to sell it elsewhere. I am still waiting to hear back from Joel on if I can move it now, or if I have to wait 60 days. Keep checking cafepress.com/A2Ts. It might be on sale there, or it will give directions on how to get it for sale on Comeesa, perhaps. Thanks.

HeartlineTwist


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Feeferscat wrote:Concur fully, Copyright is not an issue given Woot would be fully protected by fair use: Parody clause.

Ehhh, it's an alright shirt not one i'd personally have voted or bought but still that rejection reason behind this is really weak.


You get into some grey area here, but this isn't really parody.

Parody: a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing

Yes, I realize there is a definition of parody that means "poor semblance," but I'm pretty sure that's not the definition used in copyright law.

There isn't really humor or satire here, to be honest. I'd bring down the Parody hammer to stave off copyright claims, but there isn't much to do here.

This doesn't really make a statement about the Gameboy or those who play it or society or anything.

It's just "Hey, look how cool a Gameboy would look if it's mechanical."

Granted, I love it AND would buy it, but I understand the copyright concern.

thatrobert


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Re: Gamepunk


A few points:

* I'm GUESSING that it's the combination of Tetris plus Gameboy shape that is making Woot nervous -- pretty hard to not mistake it for what it is versus the couple buttons and blank screen on the shirt Woot already printed. Pretty mysterious still though.

* Joel is on a multi-week vaca so you won't hear from him. If you wrote to him directly, resend to the shirt account.

* 60 days is regardless of rejection since Woot gives HMs to rejected shirts AND to avoid artists uploading completely off-topic shirts for the free publicity and selling immediately.

IamIreland


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Shame, I think this is very clever. The closer one looks the more detail there is to be found, and that's always impressive.

kdubbs29


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thatrobert wrote:A few points:

* I'm GUESSING that it's the combination of Tetris plus Gameboy shape that is making Woot nervous -- pretty hard to not mistake it for what it is versus the couple buttons and blank screen on the shirt Woot already printed. Pretty mysterious still though.

* Joel is on a multi-week vaca so you won't hear from him. If you wrote to him directly, resend to the shirt account.

* 60 days is regardless of rejection since Woot gives HMs to rejected shirts AND to avoid artists uploading completely off-topic shirts for the free publicity and selling immediately.


Oh, ok, good to know. But, I'm guessing that if he's worried about copyright issues that he won't select it as a HM.

jeneko


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Re: Gamepunk


good luck with this whole thing.
you definitely had my vote before it was rejected...

fatalGRACE


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Re: Gamepunk


Another shirt that was far too good to be rejected, while awful-looking and off-topic shirts continue to lurk in the fog.

kdubbs29


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fatalGRACE wrote:Another shirt that was far too good to be rejected, while awful-looking and off-topic shirts continue to lurk in the fog.


Thanks. I am still awaiting feedback on whether or not I can sell this elsewhere since it got rejected (I emailed Woot directly now that I know Joel is on vacation). I hope I can sell it before interest dies down for it.

SailorButterfly


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kdubbs29 wrote:Oh, ok, good to know. But, I'm guessing that if he's worried about copyright issues that he won't select it as a HM.


I want this shirt, but ThatRobert is right about rejected shirts...and I don't think the reason for rejection comes into play for the 60 day rule. Once you submit a design, it belongs to Woot for 60 days unless they specifically tell you otherwise.

So, I think your best bet is to hope they release you from the 60 day contract directly through your e-mail correspondence. However, if they do, that will set a dangerous precedent where other rejected artists might start e-mailing Woot begging them to release their designs.

If people really want this shirt, they'll get it after 60 days...especially if you post that you've got it up somewhere to remind everyone. Others make posts like that in World of Woot Shirts all the time. I agree that Cameesa would be a good choice. Skirochester submitted his 1928 Birth of an Icon shirt to Cameesa after the 60 day hold, and it was supported and sent to print in less than a day.

Whatever happens, I wish you luck with the design. You'll have my support if you submit to Cameesa.

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The "Most Awesome Butterfly-Sailor Hybrid on Woot"

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h3xmachine wrote:This better win... DO WANT.


Ok, my Gamepunk shirt is finally available for sale at http://cameesa.com/support/design/402/gamepunk. Thanks for all of your support!!!

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kdubbs29 wrote:Ok, my Gamepunk shirt is finally available for sale at http://cameesa.com/support/design/402/gamepunk. Thanks for all of your support!!!


Actually, it is still pending approval, but should be available soon.

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