Derby #266: Single Line
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The Polemics of Extinction

The Polemics of Extinction
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orabbit


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Re: The Polemics of Extinction


The noble dodo. Why did it go extinct? Because it's delicious!

j5


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orabbit wrote:The noble dodo. Why did it go extinct? Because it's delicious!

LOL! I started to do this same thing with a moon image but GIMP was making the line halftones too dirty and I don't have photoshop at work. I was going to call mine "polemic" also.

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orabbit


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j5 wrote:LOL! I started to do this same thing with a moon image but GIMP was making the line halftones too dirty and I don't have photoshop at work. I was going to call mine "polemic" also.


GMTA!

orabbit


quality posts: 31 Private Messages orabbit
Re: The Polemics of Extinction


What fun is trolling if no one bites?

Mavyn


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orabbit wrote:What fun is trolling if no one bites?


The problem is that other than some artists and a few grumpies, most voters don't have a problem with this. A little too subtle for 'trolling' round these parts.

I mean...Printed.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

artulo


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Mavyn wrote:The problem is that other than some artists and a few grumpies, most voters don't have a problem with this. A little too subtle for 'trolling' round these parts.

I mean...Printed.


Ohhhhhh meeeow! *snerk* -- TG can (t)roll with the best of 'em!

Mavyn


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artulo wrote:Ohhhhhh meeeow! *snerk* -- TG can (t)roll with the best of 'em!


It's one of my favorite tees. :D More the story than the actual design.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

runnerfrog13


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orabbit wrote:What fun is trolling if no one bites?

Meh, too late in the derby to bother -.-

j5


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orabbit wrote:What fun is trolling if no one bites?

It needed more sciency, current event, or other common Woot trope to really sell it. Steam-Pirate-Ninja-Tree maybe?

I have a shirt catalog, y'all!

orabbit


quality posts: 31 Private Messages orabbit
j5 wrote:It needed more sciency, current event, or other common Woot trope to really sell it. Steam-Pirate-Ninja-Tree maybe?


The subject matter was a veiled comment. Lesson learned about appropriate level of subtlety.

cdrewlow


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orabbit wrote:The subject matter was a veiled comment. Lesson learned about appropriate level of subtlety.


I like it. There's nothing wrong with a little subtlety. I think it's underused around here sometimes. Plus, I learned the word polemic, so that's an added bonus!

orabbit


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cdrewlow wrote:I like it. There's nothing wrong with a little subtlety. I think it's underused around here sometimes. Plus, I learned the word polemic, so that's an added bonus!


I learned that word from Walmazan. I thought it was a funny word to use casually and had to look it up too. By the way, what a classy move by Walmazan to submit a new version. I wish everyone had that amount of respect and class.

larrymart


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orabbit wrote:I learned that word from Walmazan. I thought it was a funny word to use casually and had to look it up too. By the way, what a classy move by Walmazan to submit a new version. I wish everyone had that amount of respect and class.


I guess I don't get it. Either the design or the discussion.

seakitty


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larrymart wrote:I guess I don't get it. Either the design or the discussion.


I could be wrong, but I think it's some sour graping (griping?) about some of the designs in the fog that use variable line widths. Walmazan had a design that got rejected because it used halftones to make the edges of his lines look "fuzzy", and these guys, I think, want the fogged designs rejected for the same reason, but the Woot gods disagree.

orabbit


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orabbit wrote:I learned that word from Walmazan. I thought it was a funny word to use casually and had to look it up too. By the way, what a classy move by Walmazan to submit a new version. I wish everyone had that amount of respect and class.


No sarcasm intended. I really thought it was the right thing to do when Mr. Almazan submitted a new "polemic free" version of his design. I'm all for innovation, but I'm just miffed when the rules are selectively enforced.

Rule #1: "No halftones."
"If your design even comes close to breaking any of these rules, back away or risk rejection."
IMO it goes against the spirit of the theme to simulate halftones, even if it was done manually. Call it sour grapes if you want; you might be right.

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5
orabbit wrote:No sarcasm intended. I really thought it was the right thing to do when Mr. Almazan submitted a new "polemic free" version of his design. I'm all for innovation, but I'm just miffed when the rules are selectively enforced.

Rule #1: "No halftones."
"If your design even comes close to breaking any of these rules, back away or risk rejection."
IMO it goes against the spirit of the theme to simulate halftones, even if it was done manually. Call it sour grapes if you want; you might be right.

I have no dog in this fight. I started on a design using this technique as a PoC, but Orabbit beat me to it. That said, I do think the technique, whether manual or automatic, goes against the spirit of the derby and is, in all intents and purposes, use of halftones and photographs.

I have a shirt catalog, y'all!

bluetuba


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Re: The Polemics of Extinction


I don't think it's sour grapes, I don't like those 2 designs either.. they smack of cheapness.

Cheap because they look like photos with a filter applied and not a "single line style" drawing and also because he's capitalizing on the recent death of an American hero.

He can tell all the stories he wants about how much he respects the man and alma mater and all that, but it doesn't change anything IMO.

"You can't just dress a Minion like Spock, and add a caption that says "Logical Me". There's a prison for people like that. Below my house."

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