Derby #226: Math in Nature
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Fractal Winter

Fractal Winter
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ramyb


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saved

curli76


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ramyb wrote:saved


I like it, but could you explain what it is? Is this supposed to be the inside of a snowflake?

ambergreen


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The Koch Snowflake is the fractal in the background. I don't remember what the tree fractal is called.

tehmalia


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ramyb wrote:saved


The design looks waaaaay too similar to Gondor's white tree (from the Lord of the Rings), imo...

paigeg


quality posts: 7 Private Messages paigeg
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I SO try not to jump on some bandwagon, but this design is almost ticking me off. Why on earth include virtually the same fractal as the other fractal sub? It makes it look like you pasted one design over the other (yes, I know you didn't). It's distracting. I'd have liked this better if you just stuck with the snowflake/tree. Or just the flake. I did say in the pre derby thread I'd welcome snowflake fractal subs. But that extra bit just ruins this for me.

ChaosDoctor07


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Cool looking, but really...Two fractal submissions in the same derby? Come on, now.

"Don't believe in the you who believes in me. Don't believe in the me who believes in you. Believe in the you who believes in yourself."

wolfgaidin


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paigeg wrote:Or just the flake. I did say in the pre derby thread I'd welcome snowflake fractal subs. But that extra bit just ruins this for me.


I agree. Sticking with the snowflake theme would have been cool, or, alternatively, a coniferous fractal tree would have meshed well for the holiday season.

Also,

Fractal Tree

The addition of the snowflake and the swirls taken from his current DNA entry are probably enough to be different from patrickspens design though.

asmadasrabbits


quality posts: 3 Private Messages asmadasrabbits
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THIS IS STUNNINGLY ORIGINAL
gmv

kylemittskus


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asmadasrabbits wrote:THIS IS STUNNINGLY ORIGINAL
gmv


I don't think that word means what you think it means.

"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

ChaosDoctor07


quality posts: 9 Private Messages ChaosDoctor07
kylemittskus wrote:I don't think that word means what you think it means.


I'm fairly certain said person is joking, based on similar responses in the other shirt thread.

At least, that's what I hope.

"Don't believe in the you who believes in me. Don't believe in the me who believes in you. Believe in the you who believes in yourself."

smklung


quality posts: 9 Private Messages smklung
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WOW such an incredibly original design, although it does remind me of some previous design.

Actually nevermind, this isn't exactly like "fractal tree" at all.

SJulian1


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What an ugly snowflake. I don't see why anyone would want to wear something like this.

kylemittskus


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smklung wrote:WOW such an incredibly original design, although it does remind me of some previous design.


Either your joking

OR

............?!? Anyone?

"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

mattlussier


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reminds me of the movie "The Fountain"... but a much colder sequel




captainassassin


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asmadasrabbits wrote:THIS IS STUNNINGLY ORIGINAL
gmv


...you can't seriously be a real person.

ShadowDragoonFTW


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I loved the original Fractal Tree T, and bought one as soon as I saw it. This, however? Just feels... wrong.

Caddywompus


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A lot of posters with wet blankets these days. Not just yours but nearly everything in the fog.

sagakun


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sagakun
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Originality, at least in relation to his other subs, is pretty much irrelevant. What matters is whether people like the design. Which reminds me... to all you Ramyb haters out there who complain that he has a shirt or 3 in the Fog every week, remember the Derby is based solely on votes, so unless he's employing a crack team of highly trained monkeys with individual Woot! accounts, he's making it to the top fair and square every time. If he subs several shirts each week, who cares? He's allowed to be prolific. If he gets the votes he gets the votes.

Anyway, great subs this week. +1'd most of em. Cheers!

type40geekwithsam


quality posts: 0 Private Messages type40geekwithsam
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Love it!!
(and it does look a little like either the white tree of Gondor, or the tree depicted on the Doors to Moria...)
All the more reason why I <3 IT!

kylemittskus


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sagakun wrote:so unless he's employing a crack team of highly trained monkeys with individual Woot! accounts, he's making it to the top fair and square every time.


Look at you, going and making assumptions...

"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

HeartlineTwist


quality posts: 1 Private Messages HeartlineTwist
sagakun wrote:Originality, at least in relation to his other subs, is pretty much irrelevant. What matters is whether people like the design. Which reminds me... to all you Ramyb haters out there who complain that he has a shirt or 3 in the Fog every week, remember the Derby is based solely on votes, so unless he's employing a crack team of highly trained monkeys with individual Woot! accounts, he's making it to the top fair and square every time. If he subs several shirts each week, who cares? He's allowed to be prolific. If he gets the votes he gets the votes.

Anyway, great subs this week. +1'd most of em. Cheers!


My personal issue with the amount of designs that he puts up on a typical week is that at least one, if not multiple, of his designs suffer from some basic artistic issues (perspective, lighting, etc.) that aren't just explained away by style. If he took the time he spent on three designs to polish and get one to look the best it can, then I would probably feel a lot better about how his multiple entries. It's not even pure Ramy hate. It's the fairly safe assumption that Ramy would be able to fix the completely valid critiques of flaws in most of his designs if he spent the time on them that is taken away because of the amount he is trying to submit.

Also, I wouldn't move the goal posts. We're all quite aware of how Woot works, but if there is a debate of some sort over originality, then the answer isn't "it doesn't matter because they get votes anyway." That's like debating whether Michael Bay is an innovative director and then saying "Doesn't matter, he makes plenty of money."

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