wizard7926 wrote:Seki, it's a cool design and all, really -- but it's not steampunk. Great design, neat "interpretation" and all, but.. you get the idea. It just doesn't fit the theme.
We're looking at the exact same thing that happened with Ramy's design in the Art Deco Derby a few contests ago. This isn't taking nearly the flak that Ramy's design took, but I have a feeling that the comments will come. Sorry in advance for that backlash, Seki, because it's really a quality design that just doesn't quite fit the theme for the week, IMO.
Haha, well it is getting a lot of guppy so you're wrong on one account. ;) I still feel like it falls under the theme, I wouldn't have submitted it if it I didn't think so. (though it's fairly pointless to defend it past what I did, people will hate what they hate and like what they like) I don't really think people need to be vicious, if woot thinks it's off topic, they will reject it. As it is, woot has not rejected a single entry for being off topic, and so they could A) have a much broader view of steampunk than some people would like, B) not want to have draw the line of what exactly makes a picture steampunk and what does not or C) not actually know what steampunk is. Whatever the case, it's their contest, and they choose what they believe to be off topic. Even if I disagree with what they do, they are the power here, and I know that I can leave if I find so much issue with the way they run things. As everyone can. ;)
That said, it DOES look like a zoid, which isn't a good thing.
I like you. At least when you post something I know that you are having your own opinion, and therefore it has some meaning. Although I don't know what you are talking about with zoids. I hadn't heard of them before, but I googled them and they look awesome. They are like transformers, but cuter, or something.