Derby #165: The Scientific Method
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Free Fall Test

Free Fall Test
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DianaSprinkle


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"Free Fall Test"

In a vacuum, all bodies accelerate at the same rate. This is true regardless of the mass or composition of the body.

So here are a few items that we are testing this theory on...

6 colors on Asphalt.

hollywoodjane


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DianaSprinkle wrote:"Free Fall Test"

In a vacuum, all bodies accelerate at the same rate. This is true regardless of the mass or composition of the body.

So here are a few items that we are testing this theory on...

6 colors on Asphalt.


Hitchhiker's Guide reference FTW!

sTyLeS


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DianaSprinkle wrote:"Free Fall Test"

In a vacuum, all bodies accelerate at the same rate. This is true regardless of the mass or composition of the body.

So here are a few items that we are testing this theory on...

6 colors on Asphalt.


Looks like we had similar ideas.
You did yours well, and even managed a THHGTTG reference too. Good on ya.

Assassin15


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Whoa those green outlines are sick. Green + asphalt = epic.

PULL UP YOUR SKIRT, WE'RE ON A MISSION/
WE NEED A HERO, NOT A POLITICIAN - "Panhammer" by Phinehas

jasneko


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Hahaha otterific! I think it would stand out better on a brighter color like kelly , royal or even cranberry something (with a bg switch of course), but still - really great


DianaSprinkle


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sTyLeS wrote:Looks like we had similar ideas.
You did yours well, and even managed a THHGTTG reference too. Good on ya.


I so wanted to do this shirt for the Physics derby but ran out of time back then.

Spiritgreen


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I started making a falling bowl of petunias shirt in the physics derby too! 'Oh no, not again'...

This puts an original spin on it of course. Great design Diana. ^_^

sogj


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Oh, no, not again!! ;)

This is brilliant, GMV!

I refuse to answer on the grounds that I don't know the answer.

AdderXYU


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sogj wrote:Oh, no, not again!! ;)

This is brilliant, GMV!


It really isn't. It's just a hitchhiker's reference couched in some hideous glow and questionably executed drawing. This would not be in the fog without that. would you really wear this if it was a dolphin and a small cactus?

One more case of wholly unattractive being covered up by geek-ref.

endangeredomega


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hollywoodjane wrote:Hitchhiker's Guide reference FTW!



HHGTTG ref FTL, imho. While I'm a huge fan, like most things, it seems to lose some of it's absurdist charm in mass-produced t-shirt form.

One of Adder's comments from last week seemed to sum up my feelings regarding 'reference shirts' pretty well. Most don't really say "I love ___, but are more about "I love telling other people how much I love ___."

Safe to say, I'm pretty this is a minority viewpoint, and this will probably see print next week.

Also, forgot to mention last week ... Diana, i liked your frog/snail design from the cheeseburger-cats site. Hats are fun.

Darquis


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AdderXYU wrote:It really isn't. It's just a hitchhiker's reference couched in some hideous glow and questionably executed drawing. This would not be in the fog without that. would you really wear this if it was a dolphin and a small cactus?

One more case of wholly unattractive being covered up by geek-ref.


I wouldn't use the words adder uses, but some of the sentiment is shared: if this weren't a reference to HHG, would people like it and be voting on it?

laughalot


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AdderXYU wrote:It really isn't. It's just a hitchhiker's reference couched in some hideous glow and questionably executed drawing. This would not be in the fog without that. would you really wear this if it was a dolphin and a small cactus?

One more case of wholly unattractive being covered up by geek-ref.


I would wear it even if it was a dolphin and a small cactus. It would still be a funny shirt. Who hasn't 'tested' gravity at some point or other?

Most people don't get Hitchhiker's Guide references, but they would still understand the shirt's main point. I know, it's a sad, sad world out there full of people who have not experienced the awesomeness!

altmanfamily


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laughalot wrote:I would wear it even if it was a dolphin and a small cactus. It would still be a funny shirt. Who hasn't 'tested' gravity at some point or other?

Most people don't get Hitchhiker's Guide references, but they would still understand the shirt's main point. I know, it's a sad, sad world out there full of people who have not experienced the awesomeness!


But would you wear it if it were, say, a basketball and a baseball? Probably not. ;)

jewelwing


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I don't know anything about Hitchhiker's so I didn't get the reference, but I thought it was a good looking shirt. It's cute and simple and I really like that the whale's skin looks all wrinkly, like it's flapping as he falls. Nice touch.

sTyLeS


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altmanfamily wrote:But would you wear it if it were, say, a basketball and a baseball? Probably not. ;)


Sorry, that was me. My wife didn't log out of her account. :P

SydsKid


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jasneko wrote:Hahaha otterific! I think it would stand out better on a brighter color like kelly , royal or even cranberry something (with a bg switch of course), but still - really great


I would LOVE to see this on Cranberry or Navy.

Spiritgreen


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Interesting fact: you can tell this test is being held in the vaccuum of space, or extreme upper atmosphere, otherwise the feather would be falling more slowly due to air resistance. ^__^

/nerd

Siax


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If this doesn't win im gonna cry, literally!

I love that book!!!!!!!!!!!

smirksy


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Aww...one of my favorite parts of the book (LIES!!! The whole book is my favorite part of the book!!!). Anyway, one of the more thoughtful t-shirt odes to H2G2.

SnowQueenVT


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Wow! I learned something! Thank you Diana, cool!

http://www.wix.com/scottgreenip/snowqueenvt

Cantatus


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Darquis wrote:I wouldn't use the words adder uses, but some of the sentiment is shared: if this weren't a reference to HHG, would people like it and be voting on it?


I'll be honest and say I wouldn't. The shirt amuses me because it is a reference to one of my favorite parts in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

However, I'm not exactly sure why that's a bad thing. The context is part of the design, so changing that is going to change what people think about it. To me, it'd be the same thing as asking "Would you vote for this shirt if it used a frog instead of a teddy bear?"

BaldBob007


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Cantatus wrote:I'll be honest and say I wouldn't. The shirt amuses me because it is a reference to one of my favorite parts in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

However, I'm not exactly sure why that's a bad thing. The context is part of the design, so changing that is going to change what people think about it. To me, it'd be the same thing as asking "Would you vote for this shirt if it used a frog instead of a teddy bear?"


Apples and Oranges... A frog wouldn't make sense. The point of that shirt is that the boy stole his sister's teddy to cut it up and she's mad.

This shirt is basing its appeal on a reference to a popular series of books. If you replaced the whale and bowl of petunias with something else that had no pop culture reference, there would be a lot less votes, but it would still make perfect sense and fit the theme.

sTyLeS


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Cantatus wrote:I'll be honest and say I wouldn't. The shirt amuses me because it is a reference to one of my favorite parts in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

However, I'm not exactly sure why that's a bad thing. The context is part of the design, so changing that is going to change what people think about it. To me, it'd be the same thing as asking "Would you vote for this shirt if it used a frog instead of a teddy bear?"


I agree.
And although we had similar ideas in our designs, I really do have to give you kudos for yours. Your execution is loads better, and I'm envious that you were able to incorporate the reference from a stellar piece of literature.
Plus the feather and hammer reference from the Apollo 15 moon landing. Nobody else mentioned that for some reason.

Darquis


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Cantatus wrote:I'll be honest and say I wouldn't. The shirt amuses me because it is a reference to one of my favorite parts in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

However, I'm not exactly sure why that's a bad thing. The context is part of the design, so changing that is going to change what people think about it. To me, it'd be the same thing as asking "Would you vote for this shirt if it used a frog instead of a teddy bear?"


I think BaldBob explained it really well. The shirt would still work based on it's concept (see also Styles' design) and could get more votes based on having funny things in comparison. But it really does trade on it's existence as a HHG reference. Which isn't bad, per se. But personally I'm a bit sick of that sort of thing is all. Just a personal preference.

Muppethero


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Love the reference, but in a vacuum there would be no air rushing past them 8 )

VeanMan


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Poor Agrajag...

be10der2me


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AdderXYU wrote:It really isn't. It's just a hitchhiker's reference couched in some hideous glow and questionably executed drawing. This would not be in the fog without that. would you really wear this if it was a dolphin and a small cactus?

One more case of wholly unattractive being covered up by geek-ref.


Mr. Negative strikes again!
I love it Diana so keep up the good work for all your fans!

megsck


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nice job diana, love the reference. keep on truckin!

chumpmagic


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I am confused. This one is in the fog, but I can see the number of votes (not the other 8... only this one). What is going on here?

Also, great job on this piece. Lookin' good.


DianaSprinkle


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chumpmagic wrote:I am confused. This one is in the fog, but I can see the number of votes (not the other 8... only this one). What is going on here?

Also, great job on this piece. Lookin' good.


I believe Walmazan removed his first version of his shirt from the fog. When you do that you take with it your number at the current vote count so until the fog passes that number the 9th place member of the fog shows it's votes but still remains in the fog.

Basically woot is odd.

chumpmagic


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DianaSprinkle wrote:I believe Walmazan removed his first version of his shirt from the fog. When you do that you take with it your number at the current vote count so until the fog passes that number the 9th place member of the fog shows it's votes but still remains in the fog.

Basically woot is odd.


Ahhhh... Okay. That explains it.


walmazan


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haha! nice job Diana! well done!

patioplr


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jewelwing wrote:I don't know anything about Hitchhiker's so I didn't get the reference, but I thought it was a good looking shirt. It's cute and simple and I really like that the whale's skin looks all wrinkly, like it's flapping as he falls. Nice touch.


I agree that I know nothing about hitchhikers. However, something falling in a vacuum will encounter no air resistance (hense a vacuum has no air) so the whale skin isn't flapping. It may be wrinkling, but no flappage.

rjohnson313


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AdderXYU wrote:It really isn't. It's just a hitchhiker's reference couched in some hideous glow and questionably executed drawing. This would not be in the fog without that. would you really wear this if it was a dolphin and a small cactus?

One more case of wholly unattractive being covered up by geek-ref.


I think you're a bit harsh but I agree with the gist of what you're saying... I almost feel inclined to vote for it however, since at least it's on topic.

lucky1988


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Cool design. I didn't even know it was a "Hicthhiker's" reference. I've heard about it, but never seen the movie.

Josephus


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huh, not what I thought I'd posted.

jstjred


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lucky1988 wrote:Cool design. I didn't even know it was a "Hicthhiker's" reference. I've heard about it, but never seen the movie.


Book

DianaSprinkle


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Thanks everyone for all the support! I'm really happy to see I'm still getting back in the fog after being bounced in and out for a bit. This seems like a particularly tough derby!

@hollywoodjane, sTyLeS, Assassin15, Spiritgreen, sogj, Siax, smirksy, SnowQueenVT, Cantatus, be10der2me, megsck, walmazan, - Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it.

@jasneko and SydsKid - Ugh man the coloring gave me a lot of trouble. I settled on Asphalt because I could use the shirt color for shading on most of the items. But I did try some other colors.

@AdderXYU - Dolphins were a huge part of the book series, they were even on the cover for book 4.

@endangeredomega - LOL, The frog hat design was the first I did. Holds a special place in my heart. I also learned that you shouldn't put words low on a shirt, the word balloon sneaks right under my friend's boob.

As to references I tend to be too coy with them, I feel like I should have pushed this one much more. Sadly most of the changes would have been pretty subtle as well. LOL. I feel a bit weird getting so much dialog on it considering how soft the reference really is, there's no copyrighted characters, no logo, and I didn't even mention it in the write up. Ah well, next time I will really commit!

@Darquis - I would have had to make a different joke then one I did. Therefore it'd be hard to say what the voting would have been like.

@laughalot, jewelwing, and lucky1988 - I'm glad people can enjoy it without needing to know the reference. That whale was a ton of fun to draw.

@BaldBob007 - That's actually hard to know for sure... as the design itself would be quite different to support a different theme or point. I mean if you just jack hammered out the reference and crow bared in something else yeah, I don't think it'd do this well but I don't create designs that way.

@Muppethero, patioplr - Consider the lines as more an iconic representation of the falling motion and not actual air rushing past them.

@jstjred - Radio broadcast =D

jstjred


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DianaSprinkle wrote:

@jstjred - Radio broadcast =D


Doh! Can't argue that. Good call...

I still don't get why you forgot your towel. That alone was reason to avoid voting. (Which is apparently not necessary due to the overwhelming support. Congratulations by the way.)

jstjred


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jstjred wrote:Doh! Can't argue that. Good call...

I still don't get why you forgot your towel. That alone was reason to avoid voting. (Which is apparently not necessary due to the overwhelming support. Congratulations by the way.)


My book comment came as backlash (still) from the LOTR movies where I actually heard a kid say "Man...they totally set that up for a sequel." Then about a year after they were all out, someone made a reference to LOTR, to which someone else replied "Oh, I've never seen the movies, I don't know what you are talking about."

It hurts when great works are reduced to movies, then the book never gets read. Ugh. I'll even be honest, I watched the Hitchhikers guide movie BEFORE I read the book...but did the right thing and went back to read the book.

DianaSprinkle


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jstjred wrote:Doh! Can't argue that. Good call...

I still don't get why you forgot your towel. That alone was reason to avoid voting. (Which is apparently not necessary due to the overwhelming support. Congratulations by the way.)


LOL, the series has gone through so many formats over the years.

You're right I totally forget my towel, I'll just have to remember not to panic. (I'm still sort of expecting to drop out of the fog any time now, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed - ha ha ha ha and there I go, right out of the fog. HEH. Ah well.) Thanks! =]

owlishness


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AdderXYU wrote:It really isn't. It's just a hitchhiker's reference couched in some hideous glow and questionably executed drawing. This would not be in the fog without that. would you really wear this if it was a dolphin and a small cactus?

One more case of wholly unattractive being covered up by geek-ref.


If you don't like the art, then point out what is wrong with the art. The fact that it makes a pop culture reference should not exclude it from winning the derby. Since when did we deduct points for art making references to other things? If you don't like geek references, then maybe shirt.woot is not the best place for you.

BaldBob007


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DianaSprinkle wrote:
@BaldBob007 - That's actually hard to know for sure... as the design itself would be quite different to support a different theme or point. I mean if you just jack hammered out the reference and crow bared in something else yeah, I don't think it'd do this well but I don't create designs that way.


To be fair, I wasn't saying that I don't like this shirt; however, I'm not a fan of pop culture shirts in general. I love Hitchhiker's Guide as much as the next guy and the design is well-executed. I was mainly responding to the poor logic used in the post I replied to.

I don't think I'm following you on the whole jack hammer/crow bar thing or how you create designs. I was merely saying that if your concept was just the acceleration of objects in a vacuum and the HHGTTG reference had not even entered your mind (say the shirt just had a hammer, feather and bowling ball), the design would not be bouncing in and out of the fog.

Sure, who can say for certain... But, come on, you know it wouldn't. ;)

Gally242


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awww, out of the fog it falls. Rise again little shirt, rise again!

azdarkknight


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DianaSprinkle wrote:"Free Fall Test"

In a vacuum, all bodies accelerate at the same rate. This is true regardless of the mass or composition of the body.

So here are a few items that we are testing this theory on...

6 colors on Asphalt.


Saw the shirt and immediate thought was to Hitchikers which brought a large smile to my face :o) Got my vote and I'll def be buying this if it makes it. Thanks!

DianaSprinkle


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Thanks again everyone, for all the votes and comments!

garoul


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i thought of hitch hikers guide to the galaxy

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