Derby #225: Australia
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PLAITypus

PLAITypus
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PixelPants


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The platypus is unlike any other animal, except other platypuses.

joelongbow


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Nice! Very clever +1

lucky1988


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I like how you incorporated the duck in this very wearable design! +1

orevvero


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If this doesn't get printed I'm gonna be a very very sad girl!

slhampel


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lucky1988 wrote:I like how you incorporated the duck in this very wearable design! +1


And a beaver. Very clever.

kinzoku


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Oh wow, I didn't even notice the duck and beaver until I read the thread. They blend into the design awesomely.

paigeg


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Spotted the duck right off, but almost missed the beaver. Should have been obvious once I'd seen the duck - doh! Well played!

j5


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I like this design from several angles (color, pattern, easter eggs) Sad that it's not getting much love, but I almost overlooked it also, so maybe a thumbnail issue?

move along

llamassassin


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I can just imagine the thought processes of the duck and beaver. "Ok...just act natural..."

Or maybe their secret is that they are the parents of all those platypuses. o_O

hellodali


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Great shirt! I hope it wins!!!

landsnark


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Yes--thumbnail problem. I didn't even click through from the thumbnail when I saw it--thought "plait" was a nice pun--didn't see the design until I was clicking through the entries by rank and now it's one of my favorite two shirts in this derby. Please find a way to get more people to look at this design so they can love on it and it will be printed.

papayaportals


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PixelPants wrote: platypuses.


I thought it was Platypi.
Oh well, still voting for it. I for one didn't notice the duck and beaver until I read the thread. Now those two are all I see.

companioncube16


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I want this shirt. Really badly.

solarhands


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papayaportals wrote:I thought it was Platypi.
Oh well, still voting for it. I for one didn't notice the duck and beaver until I read the thread. Now those two are all I see.


Platypi is the least correct, since platipus is Greek, not latin. This means that the Greek ending would be "platypodes." The same is true for the word "octopus," which is why you should never hear "octopi." For such words we generally use an extra "es" to form an english plural or simply make it the same plural and singlular, but "i" is always wrong. While I'm at this, I'd just like to add that "i" is also always wrong for 4th declension Latin nouns, which end in "us" for both singular and plural.

calebmitchell


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I really hope you sell this elsewhere, even if it doesn't win. This is by far my favorite derby entry thus far. Platypuses? Check. Cool, artistic design? Check. Does not feature the shape of Australia or cute animals attacking tourists? Check. I don't just want this shirt...I need it. DO YOU HEAR ME WOOT COMMUNITY?! Vote for this shirt! My life will be incomplete without a platypus shirt!!!!!!

PixelPants


quality posts: 68 Private Messages PixelPants
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It took some restraint to not flag the inclusion of the extra animals. That and the thumbnail may have cost some votes but has been a good trade off to see people discover the design and get behind it. Thanks for the great comments and steady stream of votes that kept the 'platypuses' in the New Hotness the whole time.

@ solarhands - That is hands down one of the best posts I have seen on woot. It deserves a Quality Post, free t-shirt, screaming monkey and to be put on it's own shirt. I wish there was an easy way to track down your other posts so I can read those as well, because that one made my day.

artgirl929


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I was scrolling down the page with the wheel on my mouse, while looking at the design, and it moved down each time a perfect amount so that the platypus was replaced by one with a different color. Really interesting stop motion trippy looking effect. Try it out. Lol

Spiritgreen


quality posts: 215 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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You say it's a plait, but I see a double helix - which makes it all the more awesome. :^)

PixelPants


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Spiritgreen wrote:You say it's a plait, but I see a double helix - which makes it all the more awesome. :^)

Good call Spiritgreen. I had considered playing up the scientific aspect in a more overt way but focussed on the interplay of shapes and pattern instead.

qetza


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orevvero


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waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! SOOOoooo close!

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