Derby #211: Everyday 8-Bit

>You see no lantern here!

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drpidude


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>It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
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>Turn on lantern
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>You see no lantern here!
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>north
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>Your clumsiness has led you into the fangs of a lurking grue,
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> ***You have died***
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>Restart? Y to restart, N to quit.
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>y █

One color on black.

I love classic gaming, so I figured this one was right up my alley. I used a combination of MS Paint and Adobe Photoshop CS4. I haven't entered the derby in a while, so here goes!

blinddog3d


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Re: >You see no lantern here!


Maybe you need to do more "Daily Life," Cuz I don't know when the last time I came across a grue.

8-bit graphics about daily life...
BlindDog3D

drpidude


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Re: >You see no lantern here!


Shoot, I guess I misunderstood the derby. Oh well, I'll try again next time.

gement


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drpidude wrote:Shoot, I guess I misunderstood the derby. Oh well, I'll try again next time.


This derby was actually pretty hard to stay in-theme and still interesting. Many are easier. The pre-derby thread can be a good place to get clarifications and see what other people think the theme means.

A good rule of thumb for avoiding the Rejectionator, past "don't trace," is to keep cultural references indirect. A wad of cheese in a headband gets through. An actual ninja turtle doesn't. "Which cup do you want to poison?" gets through. A word-for-word quote doesn't.

Reinterpret, don't repeat.

j5


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gement wrote:"Which cup do you want to poison?" gets through.

That one was a daily. Dailies have different rules than derbies (see various Star Wars, Zombie Mario, etc.)

I have a shirt catalog, y'all!

jalexander319


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IF this had made it I would have bought at least 2. One for myself and another for a friend who I know would love it. He has had that phrase on his website for years. So please make a derby where this shirt would be on topic. ;-)

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