Derby #240: Take THAT, Ninja!
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The PiRAT

The PiRAT
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taternuggets


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Collaboration with Ignorant. Hope you like it.


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panpear


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*Le Me, looking at the design without noticing the title* "Well what does this have to do with pirates? It's just a bunch of numbers in the shape of a rat... waitaminute - Oh, I see what you did there."

Then I looked at the title. XD

I do like the larger 3.14 making up it's ear - very stylish!

taternuggets


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panpear wrote:*Le Me, looking at the design without noticing the title* "Well what does this have to do with pirates? It's just a bunch of numbers in the shape of a rat... waitaminute - Oh, I see what you did there."

Then I looked at the title. XD

I do like the larger 3.14 making up it's ear - very stylish!


Thanks!


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Spiritgreen


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Definitely a good idea, and I like the pose. :^)

Lagbert


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Fun math pun! I was planning to try and get a Pi based Jolly Roger up this evening - would I be stepping on your toes if I proceeded?

The use of the 2 for the second ear is brilliant!

eenglade


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nice one. +1

aleafloor


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While it's a Pi-Rat and clever as can be.. I thought the theme (given the description) was about pirates. Patches, peg legs, parrots, etc. I'm not sure how this is on theme as it was explained in "This week, give us you most fantastic pirate-themed designs. We're talkin' eye patches, peg legs, shoulder-mounted parrots, the works. "

taternuggets


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Lagbert wrote:Fun math pun! I was planning to try and get a Pi based Jolly Roger up this evening - would I be stepping on your toes if I proceeded?

The use of the 2 for the second ear is brilliant!


Thanks, and feel free to finish your Jolly Roger... there are several Pi pun shirts, one more can't hurt.


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taternuggets


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aleafloor wrote:While it's a Pi-Rat and clever as can be.. I thought the theme (given the description) was about pirates. Patches, peg legs, parrots, etc. I'm not sure how this is on theme as it was explained in "This week, give us you most fantastic pirate-themed designs. We're talkin' eye patches, peg legs, shoulder-mounted parrots, the works. "


Those pirate ships were just crawling with rats. At least that's what I hear.


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aleafloor


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taternuggets wrote:Thanks, and feel free to finish your Jolly Roger... there are several Pi pun shirts, one more can't hurt.


There are, yes, but they've all added something distinctly pirate themed to them. This one (again, while clever) is just a rat. Rat's aren't synonymous with pirates.

aleafloor


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taternuggets wrote:Those pirate ships were just crawling with rats. At least that's what I hear.


That's REALLY reaching. I don't look at a rat and go 'oh pirates', if anything I look at a rat and go 'ew plague'. Like I said, while clever, I think this one is a bit off theme.

taternuggets


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aleafloor wrote:That's REALLY reaching. I don't look at a rat and go 'oh pirates', if anything I look at a rat and go 'ew plague'. Like I said, while clever, I think this one is a bit off theme.


I appreciate your praise and see your point. Woot usually allows alternate takes on the theme. If they decide it's off topic, we wont throw a fit. This was just our take on it.


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ignorant


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taternuggets wrote:I appreciate your praise and see your point. Woot usually allows alternate takes on the theme. If they decide it's off topic, we wont throw a fit. This was just our take on it.


And I assure you this rat is wearing an eye-patch.

Ryokincaid


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Oh my goodness! Pirates and math geek! I hope this gets printed...it would be my first woot shirt in a while

Josephus


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This is great! I'd buy it, and I'd say it fits the theme just fine.

if anybody asked me.

jvcline


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Aside from the name being a riff on 'pirate', and while I think the shirt is cute, I fail to see how this is related to pirates. It's a math shirt, and a rat shirt, but it's not a pirate shirt. The 'pirate ships have rats' defense is laughable.

There are other clever, and more to the point PIRATE RELATED shirts, that deserve a place in the fog over a math joke veiled as being piratey.

odysseyroc


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jvcline wrote:Aside from the name being a riff on 'pirate', and while I think the shirt is cute, I fail to see how this is related to pirates. It's a math shirt, and a rat shirt, but it's not a pirate shirt. The 'pirate ships have rats' defense is laughable.

There are other clever, and more to the point PIRATE RELATED shirts, that deserve a place in the fog over a math joke veiled as being piratey.


Designs based on a pun of the derby theme, are a time honored tradition. It's the artist's job to push the boudaries as much as possible, and it's the rejectionator's job to let it slide or give it the axe. This design is definitely something a derby veteran would consider being on-theme.





jvcline


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odysseyroc wrote:Designs based on a pun of the derby theme, are a time honored tradition. It's the artist's job to push the boudaries as much as possible, and it's the rejectionator's job to let it slide or give it the axe. This design is definitely something a derby veteran would consider being on-theme.


It's not pushing a boundary, it's making a pun that's only related to the theme by the barest of threads. This is definitely something you shouldn't need to be a derby veteran to notice, but, hey.

odysseyroc


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jvcline wrote:It's not pushing a boundary, it's making a pun that's only related to the theme by the barest of threads. This is definitely something you shouldn't need to be a derby veteran to notice, but, hey.


"Related to the theme by the barest of threads" is pushing it. It's on theme until the rejectionator says it's not. That's the derby, and how it's always worked.





jvcline


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odysseyroc wrote:"Related to the theme by the barest of threads" is pushing it. It's on theme until the rejectionator says it's not. That's the derby, and how it's always worked.


'That's how it's always worked' is the kind of aged, trite excuse that will continue to let good artists that don't have as strong a fanbase go ignored while subpar material done by popular artists will continue to top the chart. (This is a general statement, not necessarily relating to this shirt)

tarmawolf


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odysseyroc wrote:Designs based on a pun of the derby theme, are a time honored tradition. It's the artist's job to push the boudaries as much as possible, and it's the rejectionator's job to let it slide or give it the axe. This design is definitely something a derby veteran would consider being on-theme.


Time honored traditions aside, this competition pays good money to those who enter it. Those of us who pay money to have the ability to vote would appreciate less stock being put into "traditions" that are merely puns pushing good, creative and on-theme artwork aside.

taternuggets


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jvcline wrote:'That's how it's always worked' is the kind of aged, trite excuse that will continue to let good artists that don't have as strong a fanbase go ignored while subpar material done by popular artists will continue to top the chart. (This is a general statement, not necessarily relating to this shirt)


We're really not that popular.


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jvcline


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taternuggets wrote:We're really not that popular.


Hence my pointing out I didn't necessarily mean you. I do like the shirt, I just disagree with it qualifying as pirate material. Sorry!

odysseyroc


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jvcline wrote:'That's how it's always worked' is the kind of aged, trite excuse that will continue to let good artists that don't have as strong a fanbase go ignored while subpar material done by popular artists will continue to top the chart. (This is a general statement, not necessarily relating to this shirt)


Trite or not, it's the truth. The unwritten rules of the derby aren't going to change just because you don't like them. The derby is a game, the people who win generally "play the game". It's not about coming up with the best illustration, it's about coming up with a design the voters are going to like while doing whatever you can to stay on theme. We've seen designs not get rejected because the artist plead their case in the comments section, because of the title, or because a small element of the design adhered to the theme. Most people who have been around for a while have accepted it, whether they like it or not.





odysseyroc


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tarmawolf wrote:Time honored traditions aside, this competition pays good money to those who enter it. Those of us who pay money to have the ability to vote would appreciate less stock being put into "traditions" that are merely puns pushing good, creative and on-theme artwork aside.


Those of us who put hours into designing for the contest, have to take into consideration what the voters like to vote for. If you can get enough of the voters to conform to your thinking, I guarantee the artists will design to that standard. But why waste your time on something that doesn't have a chance to win, just because a few people on the forums think that's how things should be? It sucks, but I don't know what can be done to change it.





j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5
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dammit tater! I'm sick and tired of seeing you dominate each and every derby with your barely on-topic entries that pander to the Woot voter!

You should be hung!


< waits for the punchline>

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taternuggets


quality posts: 22 Private Messages taternuggets
j5 wrote:dammit tater! I'm sick and tired of seeing you dominate each and every derby with your barely on-topic entries that pander to the Woot voter!

You should be hung!


< waits for the punchline>


heh... i know, right?

It's a little surreal. It's like bizarro-woot.


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regularshmo


quality posts: 1 Private Messages regularshmo
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it sure does belong, and it will belong until it doesn't belong. that's not for us to say. vote or don't vote, that's where your power lies. personally, i think it's a bit cheeky. i like cheeky.

regularshmo


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j5 wrote:dammit tater! I'm sick and tired of seeing you dominate each and every derby with your barely on-topic entries that pander to the Woot voter!

You should be hung!


< waits for the punchline>


...or made to walk the plank, arrrr!

aliciabeck


quality posts: 1 Private Messages aliciabeck
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Why are people complaining about it not fitting the theme? It's not like it is a random shirt, it is a pun. No it is not a traditional pirate, but what are you guys the shirt.woot police? Leave that up to the actual shirt.woot police. Good Lord.

taternuggets


quality posts: 22 Private Messages taternuggets
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The way I approach these derbies is if we can make somebody chuckle, they are more likely to forgive our shortcomings as artists. We are never going to out-draw some of the great artists around here, but perhaps we can try to out-idea them. I always try and think of an alternate way to approach the derbies because going straight in the front door, we get pummeled.

Thanks for all the great comments and for keeping us up in the fog this long...it's quite a thrill.


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jstjred


quality posts: 2 Private Messages jstjred
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Love the wordplay! Nice!

(But wasn't Splinter a Ninja?)

mailmanmo


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taternuggets wrote:The way I approach these derbies is if we can make somebody chuckle, they are more likely to forgive our shortcomings as artists. We are never going to out-draw some of the great artists around here, but perhaps we can try to out-idea them. I always try and think of an alternate way to approach the derbies because going straight in the front door, we get pummeled.

Thanks for all the great comments and for keeping us up in the fog this long...it's quite a thrill.


whilst I appreciate the idea behind, I do think it is off theme, or at the very least lacking in execution. apart from a title, it has nothing to do with pirates. throw in a wooden peg leg, curvy sword, etc, something that signifies to random, Joe on the street what it's about. Plus would be possible to make it more visually interesting. I'd like to see a resubmit, but well, I understand you thinking why would u now. still risk rejection or be pre-emptive, tough choice. good luck!

melfox86


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Hahahahhahaha! I want it.

crazydoglady


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tarmawolf wrote:Time honored traditions aside, this competition pays good money to those who enter it. Those of us who pay money to have the ability to vote would appreciate less stock being put into "traditions" that are merely puns pushing good, creative and on-theme artwork aside.


Hmmmm... I've had my hand slapped (metaphorically) for addressing a poster directly before, but in this case you brought it up. You say you "pay money to have the ability to vote"... unless you have several accounts (which would negate anything you have to say) you have wooted exactly once. Just pointing that out. Also, it sounds like your problem is less with the design and more with the fact that it's in the fog and therefore keeping a design out that you feel is more deserving... in which case your issue is more with me and the other voters who put this in the fog... and we have also paid good money for our right to vote.

Love it! I voted on the strength of the thumbnail alone, I knew as soon as I saw it that I want it. Great work.

ThunderThighs


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Nice touch with the ears. I like it!



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cptgone


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today i learned: "PI" is pronounced "pie" in English (fun fact: in my language, it's pronounced "pee").

pretty, too. GMV.

i'll have to keep it out of my Schrodinger's cat tee's reach though ;)

artistmj


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It is cute, clever and witty.

An artist can have the best technical skills in the world, but without concept and an understanding of audience, he/she will never be successful. Certainly this design could be expanded on in terms of aesthetics, but in terms concept and knowing the audience it is ideal. Simple conceptual designs tend to get more praise than intricate illustrations that say nothing.

kadenian


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An animal made it from typography, what a original idea!

annieflies


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what is wrong with people? gmv.

oops, pardon me, i wooted

annieflies


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annieflies wrote:what is wrong with people? gmv.


...and not just because of the twinkie headed trolls with way too much time on their hands. I voted for this because I love Pi and rodents and it is an excellent play on words. good luck!

oops, pardon me, i wooted

amreli


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I think this is a good take on the pi-rat. I actually really like that the 3.14 for the ear is bigger, it gives you a more obvious starting point and likely makes the joke more quickly apparent.


crapstick


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Voted. This better win. It's creative and interesting and makes you stop and think to make the connection to the theme. I am blown away by all the people calling this off topic you're all a bunch of naggers and might be better off shopping Walmart, I'm sure they sell generic pirate shirts with swords, hooks, and peglegs there.

fluttersby8


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kadenian wrote:An animal made from typography, what an original idea!


This.

How does this thought process work? "Well, there's a raven and a cat that have been in the top 20 forever, lets just do that except with a rat."

Also, I don't really care what the unwritten rules are or how adorable someone thinks it is. It's not a pirate. It doesn't have anything to do with pirates. The rules specifically mentioned lots of things that had to do with pirates, and none of them were rats. It barely even counts as a pun if both the spelling and the pronunciation have to change.

kerrylea


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wow. rather shocking number of 'critiques', if you can call 'em that. i very much like that the reference is subtle! i would look forward to the inevitable questions, & even more forward to comments from the few who could work it out on their own. seriously, at least there's something in it for them like me who are fairly shot of cutesy anime-inspired 'winners' that would make me look like i'm in gradeschool. you go, tater! i hope to wear this on international talk-like-a-pirate day!

ciarraighli

taternuggets


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kerrylea wrote:wow. rather shocking number of 'critiques', if you can call 'em that. i very much like that the reference is subtle! i would look forward to the inevitable questions, & even more forward to comments from the few who could work it out on their own. seriously, at least there's something in it for them like me who are fairly shot of cutesy anime-inspired 'winners' that would make me look like i'm in gradeschool. you go, tater! i hope to wear this on international talk-like-a-pirate day!



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j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5
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It's Sunday and you're still in the fog.
(^_^,)

fluttersby8 wrote:How does this thought process work? "Well, there's a raven and a cat that have been in the top 20 forever, lets just do that except with a rat."
It's an art style. There's even a name for it; calligram. Plus, there was a whole derby for it; Derby #36; Text as art. You might just recognize a few entries from that.

move along

ignorant


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j5 wrote:It's Sunday and you're still in the fog.
(^_^,)


Crazy right? I can't believe it, thanks to all who took the time to look at this shirt and those who voted.
I'm just hoping taters head doesn't get too big :p

kmmkmc


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Love it. Hope it wins in time for me to buy it for Pi Day.

swatibee


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I love it, can't wait to buy it

don't usuallu post but there's enough people grousing about this one wanted to say I *like* the pun and the subtlety

bluejester


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I for one am disgusted at the legions of Tatternuggets and Ignorant voters who will blindly vote for anything they put up. Just seeing their names on a collab usually gaurantees that they hit the fog. From their constant use of pop culture to the turtles and bunnies, the mindless masses that vote for their so-called entries have clearly never read their extensive entry in encyclopedia dramatica, which details all of Tatternuggets and Ignorant's shennanigans over the years. Why, the section on how often they have stolen from orphans has ten pages just on the references and links themselves!


(For those who can't tell this is a gag, I'm sorry, I'm so sorry. Seriously though, it's nice to see you guys grab a fog spot. I hear it's an honor just to be nominated. ;) GMV )

taternuggets


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bluejester wrote:I for one am disgusted at the legions of Tatternuggets and Ignorant voters who will blindly vote for anything they put up. Just seeing their names on a collab usually gaurantees that they hit the fog. From their constant use of pop culture to the turtles and bunnies, the mindless masses that vote for their so-called entries have clearly never read their extensive entry in encyclopedia dramatica, which details all of Tatternuggets and Ignorant's shennanigans over the years. Why, the section on how often they have stolen from orphans has ten pages just on the references and links themselves!


(For those who can't tell this is a gag, I'm sorry, I'm so sorry. Seriously though, it's nice to see you guys grab a fog spot. I hear it's an honor just to be nominated. ;) GMV )


Ha! Gave me a good laugh this morning. And thanks, it is exciting to be in the fog. Thanks everyone for the votes and the comments.


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taternuggets


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swatibee wrote:I love it, can't wait to buy it

don't usuallu post but there's enough people grousing about this one wanted to say I *like* the pun and the subtlety


Thanks. I like the subtlety also... I think it makes for a good "Doh!" shirt.


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cdrewlow


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Monday morning and still in the fog! Nice!

j5


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cdrewlow wrote:

+1 for this comment!

Also, my 9 yo son got the joke, so....there you go.

move along

taternuggets


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cdrewlow wrote:Monday morning and still in the fog! Nice!


heh... I love the internet.

j5 wrote:
Also, my 9 yo son got the joke, so....there you go.


But did he vote?


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smklung


quality posts: 9 Private Messages smklung
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Is this a good design? Yes.
Is this an original idea? Not so much.

ruthjhodsoll


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Oh people! If you don't like it, don't vote for it! For those of us out there who LOVE puns (and math and the whole concept of woot in general)... we get it and think it's cute. There's no need to be so literal, or to squelch others' creative ideas! Just don't vote for it! But I'm a big believer in CONSTRUCTIVE criticism... got something better, than post it! And keep in mind, this shirt is in the fog, so more people like it than don't!


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ruthjhodsoll


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You're just jealous you're not that clever!


jvcline wrote:It's not pushing a boundary, it's making a pun that's only related to the theme by the barest of threads. This is definitely something you shouldn't need to be a derby veteran to notice, but, hey.

ruthjhodsoll


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The come up with competitive designs that people vote for. Woot is nothing if not democratic!

tarmawolf wrote:Time honored traditions aside, this competition pays good money to those who enter it. Those of us who pay money to have the ability to vote would appreciate less stock being put into "traditions" that are merely puns pushing good, creative and on-theme artwork aside.

ruthjhodsoll


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tee-hee!

j5 wrote:dammit tater! I'm sick and tired of seeing you dominate each and every derby with your barely on-topic entries that pander to the Woot voter!

You should be hung!


< waits for the punchline>

ruthjhodsoll


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ruthjhodsoll
So as far as constructive goes... why isn't there more orange? Orange is such an underrated color!


ruthjhodsoll wrote:Oh people! If you don't like it, don't vote for it! For those of us out there who LOVE puns (and math and the whole concept of woot in general)... we get it and think it's cute. There's no need to be so literal, or to squelch others' creative ideas! Just don't vote for it! But I'm a big believer in CONSTRUCTIVE criticism... got something better, than post it! And keep in mind, this shirt is in the fog, so more people like it than don't!

kerrylea


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what you said!

ciarraighli

j5


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Since no one stepped up, I shall provide it myself.


j5 wrote:dammit tater! I'm sick and tired of seeing you dominate each and every derby with your barely on-topic entries that pander to the Woot voter!

You should be hung!

I am.

badum chee.

move along

lutherann


quality posts: 2 Private Messages lutherann
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What's with all the whining and complaining this week? "Boo hoo, nobody votes for my designs so I'm going to attack everyone else's designs!"

dreadwood


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lutherann wrote:What's with all the whining and complaining this week? "Boo hoo, nobody votes for my designs so I'm going to attack everyone else's designs!"


Hahaha I really don't think anyone has said or implied that at all. People are just saying that his idea has been done to death. I, for one, think it's completely on theme and they have every right to cash in on this style.

goneferal


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cptgone wrote:today i learned: "PI" is pronounced "pie" in English (fun fact: in my language, it's pronounced "pee").

pretty, too. GMV.

i'll have to keep it out of my Schrodinger's cat tee's reach though ;)


There's so many funny things about this post.

goneferal


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taternuggets wrote:We're really not that popular.


I was trying to think of a way to say this without hurting your feelings!

I like it. I voted for it.

j5


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j5 wrote:Also, my 9 yo son got the joke, so....there you go.

taternuggets wrote:But did he vote?
He grudge voted to spite the critics.

move along

bakerface22


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Not hating at all, but my friends and I were looking over the derby and saw the rule "No text only designs."
This looks text only to us, but if someone explain and curb our curiosity, that would be amazing :D

**Baker**

taternuggets


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goneferal wrote:I was trying to think of a way to say this without hurting your feelings!

I like it. I voted for it.


heh. thanks!


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taternuggets


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bakerface22 wrote:Not hating at all, but my friends and I were looking over the derby and saw the rule "No text only designs."
This looks text only to us, but if someone explain and curb our curiosity, that would be amazing :D


The shape of the rat satisfies the graphical element requirement. Thanks for not hating.


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ignorant


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Thanks for all of the support on this one

lsfoster


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I feel like an easy fix would have been to give the rat an eye patch. (Like, leave some blank space in the numbers to make the shape of one). Would have clearly tied it to the theme, and maybe made the joke even clearer.

I don't really have any strong opinion on whether this should qualify for the theme or not. I think it's a clever interpretation, but I generally like designs where it's funny even if you didn't know the derby prompt, and I feel like this would take a little explaining for someone else to get it.

taternuggets


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lsfoster wrote:I feel like an easy fix would have been to give the rat an eye patch. (Like, leave some blank space in the numbers to make the shape of one). Would have clearly tied it to the theme, and maybe made the joke even clearer.

I don't really have any strong opinion on whether this should qualify for the theme or not. I think it's a clever interpretation, but I generally like designs where it's funny even if you didn't know the derby prompt, and I feel like this would take a little explaining for someone else to get it.


See, that's just it. I am not a fan of designs where knowing what derby it came from is important. Anybody seeing you wearing this isn't going to have the first clue that this was from a pirate themed derby. I think the design fits the derby as Woot often embraces pun takes on the theme. But more importantly, I think it can stand on it's own apart from the derby.

The fact that it's a pirate shirt and doesn't have anything to do with pirates is the whole gag.


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tonyridgway


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I think this is only my second comment on woot, despite being a long-time fan and buyer (when finances allow). But I felt that all the whining merited a response.

To those whining about the rules: if you think you are better qualified to judge the shirts than the woot! staff, then by all means, send them your resume. Just don't hold your breath.

To the designers: this very nearly ruined my day. I generally check woot when I wake up for the day, and I am very glad that the shock and glee from seeing this shirt was BARELY contained before I spewed cereal and milk all over my laptop. Thanks for the fun design!

bobcrenshaw


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Re: The PiRAT


Once again, my favorite shirt is in fourth place. Amazing shirt TATERNUGGETS. I hope your design sees the outside of a shirt one day.

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