Derby #232: Motivation
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Waiting for Motivation

Waiting for Motivation
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thatrobert


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While I'm waiting to get motivated, I can doodle a bit. Don't try to look for any meaning in the doodles -- just random scribbles.

paigeg


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thatrobert wrote:While I'm waiting to get motivated, I can doodle a bit. Don't try to look for any meaning in the doodles -- just random scribbles.


I'm pretty sure a shrink would argue with that. Terrific idea!

thatrobert


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paigeg wrote:I'm pretty sure a shrink would argue with that. Terrific idea!
Hmm, maybe I'm sharing more than I thought!: http://drawsketch.about.com/cs/tipsandideas/p/doodle_marks.htm

theLordsarmy


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thatrobert wrote:Hmm, maybe I'm sharing more than I thought!: http://drawsketch.about.com/cs/tipsandideas/p/doodle_marks.htm


I love it... now that we have the link... care to interpret the meaning ;)

grrlmarvel


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All my notebooks look like this. LOL.

thatrobert


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theLordsarmy wrote:I love it... now that we have the link... care to interpret the meaning ;)
No comment.

grrlmarvel wrote:All my notebooks look like this. LOL.
All my notebooks used to look like this -- not as much need for dead-tree notebooks anymore!

jules72


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Really take me back to my college note-taking days...

megnolia7


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I HAVE to have this shirt! I've doodled through the last four years of college and made so many notebook pages look like this.

Very cool thatrobert!

lol also my brother just showed me this website where you can upload your doodles and have them fight other people's doodles--its so cool
http://grafighters.com/index.php

ghostglide


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I'm sorry, but this has nothing to do with the theme. If someone saw it randomly on the street, "motivation" would be the last thing that would come to their mind. Don't get me wrong, I think it looks cool, but as you yourself said, it's "just random scribbles".

justsaynarf


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Some of my papers at work come with doodles like this. Got my vote.

One is a genius, the other's insane.

jettgray


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ghostglide wrote:I'm sorry, but this has nothing to do with the theme. If someone saw it randomly on the street, "motivation" would be the last thing that would come to their mind. Don't get me wrong, I think it looks cool, but as you yourself said, it's "just random scribbles".


From the derby requirements:
Give us your take on motivation: what it takes to work it up, what you're motivated to accomplish in the new year, or what to do when faced with a complete lack of motivation entirely.

This seems to easily fall into the last part of the sentence - and possibly the first - well within the derby requirements and theme.

It also motivates me to make better doodles during meetings :-)

GMV

theoholdt


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There should be a phone doodle woot derby. Love this shirt.

theo

captainsuperdawg


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So, is anyone else thinking this kinda looks like a maze? I look at the design (awesome by the way) and I see "maze from hell."

thatrobert


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Thanks all for the nice comments and keeping this in the fog over the weekend. BTW, it doesn't work as a maze -- I'm pretty sure it'd actually be too easy since there is plenty of gaps.

mhatter106


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ghostglide wrote:I'm sorry, but this has nothing to do with the theme. If someone saw it randomly on the street, "motivation" would be the last thing that would come to their mind. Don't get me wrong, I think it looks cool, but as you yourself said, it's "just random scribbles".


I'd have to agree here. While I think it's cool, the only connection it has with "Motivation" is that there's "No motivation"... Which is kind of not "Motivation".

Nice design though, although I wonder a bit how it would look on a shirt for every wear.

thatrobert


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mhatter106 wrote:I'd have to agree here. While I think it's cool, the only connection it has with "Motivation" is that there's "No motivation"... Which is kind of not "Motivation".

Nice design though, although I wonder a bit how it would look on a shirt for every wear.
As mentioned above, I think this fits very nicely in Woot's specification of "what to do when faced with a complete lack of motivation entirely." Up here in Oregon it's a bit chilly for a t-shirt most of the year so I think it will look great with an open plaid button-up.

draco18s


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I'd like this shirt more if it was a maze.

But as just a doodle it doesn't really hit me.

Or maybe if it was in a corner/edges and the middle was taken up by something boring. History, probably.

(I'd say math, but math is far more interesting)

bounty42


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thatrobert wrote:Thanks all for the nice comments and keeping this in the fog over the weekend. BTW, it doesn't work as a maze -- I'm pretty sure it'd actually be too easy since there is plenty of gaps.


Yeah, when I saw it my first though was. "Good Lord, how long would it take to run that Dungeon?"



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thatrobert


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draco18s wrote:I'd like this shirt more if it was a maze.

But as just a doodle it doesn't really hit me.

Or maybe if it was in a corner/edges and the middle was taken up by something boring. History, probably.

(I'd say math, but math is far more interesting)
That was my original idea -- to have some evidence of homework in the upper left corner. Maybe a spelling test. Of course with no text allowed that killed that.


bounty42 wrote:Yeah, when I saw it my first though was. "Good Lord, how long would it take to run that Dungeon?"
Ha! That'd be a fun alternate version -- designing dungeons while bored in class. I did that too!

gertiestn


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As someone who has filled notebook after notebook with similar creations, I had no problem whatsoever figuring out what this shirt had to do with motivation. A terrific job!

ayliecat


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GENIUS!

**ayliecat**

mrwednesday


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Absolutely love this, Robert!!! This must print!

artulo


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A++++ WOULD VOTE FOR AGAIN!!

draco18s


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thatrobert wrote:That was my original idea -- to have some evidence of homework in the upper left corner. Maybe a spelling test. Of course with no text allowed that killed that.


Shame! Oh well.
Can't win 'em all, eh?

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