Derby #149: Psychedelia
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Magic Ride

Magic Ride
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alexmdc


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5 colors on lemon! :D

endangeredomega


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This is absolutely stunning. Here's hoping you avoid rejection based on the "no bunnies" rule.

tgentry


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Ahhhh, that's the sweet spot. Perfect design for this derby! GMV

Mancho


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endangeredomega wrote:This is absolutely stunning. Here's hoping you avoid rejection based on the "no bunnies" rule.


Looks like a sheep to me...

alexmdc


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tgentry wrote:Ahhhh, that's the sweet spot. Perfect design for this derby! GMV


hey thats not a bunny! thats a sheep!

bassanimation


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Freakinhell....this....is badass....that is all...

tgentry


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Mancho wrote:Looks like a sheep to me...


Yeah the melting thing is so vague that to me it could be any number of things. I actually was looking over the entire design trying to spot the offending bunny.

Spiritgreen


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Well, this is about as on-theme as anyone is going to get.

Amazing illo, alex! +1

BaconWishmeyer


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WOW!!!!!

odysseyroc


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Woot needs to implement some sort of instant win rule. This is way too good and shouldn't have to be in a derby. I'd buy 3 today!





walmazan


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Easy ★★★★★!

omnitarian


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Thanks for giving this a shot here, I would most definitely pick this up.

Drakxxx


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Both of your pieces are out of this world man.
Crazy concepts, amazingly executed. I'll chime in with the others, and thank you for submitting this here.


juzijuzi


quality posts: 9 Private Messages juzijuzi

Yeah, this is fun to look at...and would be fun to wear!

darel


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Awesome once again.

JRWorkshop


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love the detail


lovelybones


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I pretty much just want to buy this now. Who do I have to send money to in order to acquire this shirt? Even if the shirt sells out I would buy it for a higher price in the reckoning

Jestik


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Alex, this is incredibly good. I'd buy two of these instantly. Great work!

also, please keep subbing in the derbies, I hope that quality like this will be rewarded.

AcorNayho


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This is totally stellar. GMV

albinoapple


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Wonderful work!

imsochady


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Holy muther effer! I hope your shirts win! Because I'm buying them both!

danwo


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You make lemon look good, and I HATE lemon.

kylemittskus


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If this shirt and the AMAZING frog shirt don't get 1st and 2nd place, I will come back to earth and remember where I am. And I will be very upset.

"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

mathiole


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oh boy, you should win 1st 2nd and 3rd place on this comp.!

jandk113


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This will get rejected because it is not on a shirt.woot shirt comp....please do that!!

I ♥ WOOT!!!

kylemittskus


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jandk113 wrote:This will get rejected because it is not on a shirt.woot shirt comp....please do that!!


See the picture on the left of the yellow woot shirt?

"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

streetwalkincheetah


quality posts: 1 Private Messages streetwalkincheetah
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Oh hell yes.

Jussslic


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Wow your entries are absolutely stunning... if you place twice this week I'll happily be doubling my woot count from two to four...

bellarific


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Alex, I feel like you've taken a defibrillator to this thing we call a Woot derby.

Your entries are saturated, progressive and truly original.

Thank you.

clarinerd


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I voted for this when it was put up, but I find myself continuing to click it when I visit the derby page. Amazing stuff.

ste7enl


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This is my personal favorite of all your work.

StevieQ


quality posts: 4 Private Messages StevieQ
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Oh yes. Yes yes yes.

Zenverse


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Wow, totally awesome with a dash of creepy. I love the design but I can't help thinking I would much rather have a print of this framed on my wall. I would feel horrible if a shirt with this type of design were to ever get dirty/worn out, but you GMV anyway.

drgribb


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Hah, people are making a good point, can't decide whether I'd tack this to my wall or whether I'd wear it regularly.
I do believe this is my favorite entry of the derby this week. Either this or the Graffd's "It's a Trip"... like words can't explain how much I like this shirt. One of my all time favorites that I've ever seen on woot...

lucky1988


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Love it!!!

jmmbell1987


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drgribb wrote:Hah, people are making a good point, can't decide whether I'd tack this to my wall or whether I'd wear it regularly.


These things are not mutually exclusive. At all.

rowanofrin


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Just exquisite.

tattooedbear


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You just kill, Alex.

marzipanapple


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I'm weeping with joy right now. This is right up my alley.

Philanderon


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Absolutely amazing.

Notorius BMV


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Dear Alexmdc,
i love you, that is all
+10000000000000000000000000000000000

perryn


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this is awesome.

JesseBYAH


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when this and/or the frog shirt win, I will be buying one in my size and then another 2xl to modify in to a poster...

Really awesome stuff, Alex. Please keep doin what you're doin =)

TUPAPI


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Love everything about it but that blue triangle. Everything bleeds so well across itself but it looks that thing is just stamped on.

Almost can't buy it.

Wondering if I'm the only one that sees that?

acpersons


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Wow Alex... this is awesome.

MisterOBLIVIOUS


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Whoa dude! Did woot forget their own "no bunny" rule? I was sure this would've been a Friday rejection.

Jestik


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MisterOBLIVIOUS wrote:Whoa dude! Did woot forget their own "no bunny" rule? I was sure this would've been a Friday rejection.

alexmdc wrote:hey thats not a bunny! thats a sheep!

MisterOBLIVIOUS


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Jestik wrote:hey thats not a bunny! thats a sheep!


I'm also super handsome and magically popular. It's a bunny, it has buck teeth and looks like other bunnies this guy draws.

I like this guy's stuff too but a rule's a rule right?

megsck


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dont get me wrong, this guys stuff is AMAZING, he makes awesome illustrations, but he's posted three pieces in this derby, two of which are in the fog, and two of them have bunnies in them. Now I realize he probably had some of these designs already finished and so didnt want to go and take the bunnies out or change them, but the rules are there for a reason. It's ignoring certain rules for certain people on this site that makes me want to stop coming here. I had a design that was kicked for religious reasons, but in past derbies I had seen the exact same theme represented with no rejection. so why was mine offensive and not the other? im just saying that a lot of people are bagging on some of the other entries that are in the fog for being "off topic" which is definitely debatable but amazingly not too many people are noticing that two of this guys shirts have bunnies in them, which is a rule that is NOT debatable.

marzipanapple


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megsck wrote: Now I realize he probably had some of these designs already finished and so didnt want to go and take the bunnies out or change them, but the rules are there for a reason.


Exactly right. The rules are there for a reason: to keep the entries fresh and original as possible. Otherwise, we might have adorable bunnies every derby (because for some reason, bunnies get wooters every time).

However, this entry *is* fresh and original, on topic, and doesn't need the bunny to work. I know, it still has a bunny...but I'm all for letting Woot decide on this one. And hopefully they already have.

which is a rule that is NOT debatable
If Woot deems it so, it will be so. ;) Welcome to Woot, where consistency is sometimes not so consistent. Which can be a blessing or curse..

megsck


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marzipanapple wrote:However, this entry *is* fresh and original, on topic, and doesn't need the bunny to work. I know, it still has a bunny...but I'm all for letting Woot decide on this one. And hopefully they already have.


if it didnt need the bunny, why openly defy rules and keep it in? rules are there for a reason, and if a site sets them up and then just decides who doesnt have to follow them, then that site is corrupt and should just pick the shirts it wants to print as opposed to letting other people vote. dont get me wrong, the design is awesome but just because your awesome doesnt mean that you have the right to make your own rules. he has one entry with no bunnies, why not just enter that one? i have nothing against this artist, and i hope his frog shirt gets printed, my gripe is with a site that says they have a competition for anyone who wants to submit, to keep this competition fair we have rules, then when something breaks the rules they just look the other way? then why didnt they look the other way for other things? why do we have rules at all? its a slippery slope and to keep the respect of their viewers they should be a little more consistant.

AdderXYU


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megsck wrote:if it didnt need the bunny, why openly defy rules and keep it in? rules are there for a reason, and if a site sets them up and then just decides who doesnt have to follow them, then that site is corrupt and should just pick the shirts it wants to print as opposed to letting other people vote. dont get me wrong, the design is awesome but just because your awesome doesnt mean that you have the right to make your own rules. he has one entry with no bunnies, why not just enter that one? i have nothing against this artist, and i hope his frog shirt gets printed, my gripe is with a site that says they have a competition for anyone who wants to submit, to keep this competition fair we have rules, then when something breaks the rules they just look the other way? then why didnt they look the other way for other things? why do we have rules at all? its a slippery slope and to keep the respect of their viewers they should be a little more consistant.


They did look the other way for other things. Half of the fog is off-theme.

All the irony of someone who took to complaining in depth about her previous off-theme rejection aside, this is a lesson in "letter of law" and "spirit of law". The critter in alex's piece, being that its entire face and body is being smeared back, could technically be anything. That it is likely a bunny, however, brings up the actual REASON for the rule. It is not a hatred of bunnies. It is a tiring of relying on pointless cuteness for a win. It is incredibly telling that people who never seem to care about thematic irrelevance are the people who would jump on some of the most artistic pieces for such a negligible thing.

Woot is a company that once rejected a cat in a pumpkin for being "already printed", and allowed the resub to remain in despite it being the exact same cat with tiger stripes. They're never going to care about fairness. But the bunny rule is in place to allow work like this alexmdc print to have a chance. In objecting, people are basically not understanding the purpose, and are condemning the exact work the rule intends to foster.

I am not going to pretend that I would not prefer the "bunny rule" to be more basic and to-the-point: no pointless mongoose would be better. No horrible designs would be best. But it is nice to see something that is an actual DESIGN have a chance. It's nice to see something artistic and wearable. Here's the difference: No one, if woot chose to reject it, would not get why they did it. I don't think anyone would have objected, only been upset they didn't do it sooner so Alex could rework it. But by them not rejecting it, most of us who are actually intellectually sound understand the why of it.

The fact is, woot shouldn't need ANY rules, because woot should just print good tees. People should not be submitting generic, repetitive crap that need these rules to come up. But until people start respecting that art is not all about money, and business has a responsibility to care about the product it sells, I don't think anyone who truly respects art cares. The rules exist to keep people who have no respect for them out. I don't think, looking at this piece, that anyone can say that Alex was at all disrespecting the theme at hand. It is, again, incredibly telling who the people are who care.

megsck


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AdderXYU wrote:All the irony of someone who took to complaining in depth about her previous off-theme rejection aside


thats just what i mean. they rejected my submission for a rule that wasn't even on the rule list. and not only that adam and eve were done in derbies before and not rejected. they are not consistant. all they have to do is state the rules and people should follow them, easy peasy. i did not mind mine being rejected for religious reasons, i just wanted them to have put that in the rules, like it is now, because then i wouldnt have done it and saved myself some time.

MafiaAce


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This shirt is fantastic in every definition of the word.

ya2sabes


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AdderXYU wrote:They did look the other way for other things. Half of the fog is off-theme.

All the irony of someone who took to complaining in depth about her previous off-theme rejection aside, this is a lesson in "letter of law" and "spirit of law". The critter in alex's piece, being that its entire face and body is being smeared back, could technically be anything. That it is likely a bunny, however, brings up the actual REASON for the rule. It is not a hatred of bunnies. It is a tiring of relying on pointless cuteness for a win. It is incredibly telling that people who never seem to care about thematic irrelevance are the people who would jump on some of the most artistic pieces for such a negligible thing.

Woot is a company that once rejected a cat in a pumpkin for being "already printed", and allowed the resub to remain in despite it being the exact same cat with tiger stripes. They're never going to care about fairness. But the bunny rule is in place to allow work like this alexmdc print to have a chance. In objecting, people are basically not understanding the purpose, and are condemning the exact work the rule intends to foster.

I am not going to pretend that I would not prefer the "bunny rule" to be more basic and to-the-point: no pointless mongoose would be better. No horrible designs would be best. But it is nice to see something that is an actual DESIGN have a chance. It's nice to see something artistic and wearable. Here's the difference: No one, if woot chose to reject it, would not get why they did it. I don't think anyone would have objected, only been upset they didn't do it sooner so Alex could rework it. But by them not rejecting it, most of us who are actually intellectually sound understand the why of it.

The fact is, woot shouldn't need ANY rules, because woot should just print good tees. People should not be submitting generic, repetitive crap that need these rules to come up. But until people start respecting that art is not all about money, and business has a responsibility to care about the product it sells, I don't think anyone who truly respects art cares. The rules exist to keep people who have no respect for them out. I don't think, looking at this piece, that anyone can say that Alex was at all disrespecting the theme at hand. It is, again, incredibly telling who the people are who care.


Some people like the "generic crap" the other people design. Sometimes simple is nicer. I think it's just a matter of personal opinion, so there's no need to say that all the simple tree designs are worthless pieces of garbage.

I will agree that a lot of the cute bunny/kitten tees are not good, but that's because I'm not a fan of them; to each their own.

That being said, and from a man who is fan of simple clean designs, this shirt is awesome: right on the money with the theme, love what you did with the cut outs. Hope it prints on saturday.

anatwork


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tgentry wrote:Yeah the melting thing is so vague that to me it could be any number of things. I actually was looking over the entire design trying to spot the offending bunny.


Haha, yeah me too!

etherealstrife


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:-/ Can't believe this didn't make it. It deserves to be printed, if not through woot then through another site.

skippykj


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does anybody know if this has printed anywhere else yet?
I was really hoping Woot would print it being an Honorable Mention but it's been a month. I still love this shirt and hope it hasn't been given up on.

gatormania31791


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i want one so hard!!

Jussslic


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I'm a firm believer that this is the best piece of artwork ever submitted at Woot.

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