TobiasAmaranth wrote:Vague is not a 'thing', and memories do not start with 'v'
You know, right before this derby, while we were moving, I told my friend as we hauled boxes, "I bet there's going to be a lot of abstract V concepts. I wonder what Woot will accept?"
Apparently abstract V items are ok. Things like Validation, Vague, Velocity, Virulent, Vivacious, Victorian, Villainous, Voluptuous, Vicious. These are all abstract ideas or descriptors that start with V as opposed to literal things like volvanoes or valves. The problem is, Woot did not clarify if they wanted only literal 'objects that start with V', or if all things V, even ideas or concepts, are allowed.
I like the abstract designs because I would have been really sad with a derby full of only vultures or vampires or vespas. Wooters need to make up their minds: do you want everyone to only make designs that take the theme very literally, or do you want people to go outside of the box and stretch to come up with something really odd or different? It seems the community has a hard time picking which they prefer. It's actually rare that I see something totally off theme, no matter how weird it is.
With this design, Vague memories begins with a V, with "vague" being a descriptor and on-topic. I think the panels of the bunny floating in happy land show that his memories are in fact vague. He's not sure what happened to him. I did agree that it is stretching the theme if you're not paying close attention. But a stretch is not a break. I think people are just angry at bunnies... I don't know. As a bystander that's all I see because the design (Wooter's hatred of bunnies aside) is actually very well illustrated. I like many other designs in the derby that aren't bunnies too .
In ending, if Woot specifically disallowed abstract concepts or descriptors that begin with V, then this would have to be taken down. But it appears that they are ok with it. So if they are, then don't vote for it if you don't like it. There's a lot of good stuff to vote for here if you hate bunnies. I understand people being tired of them, but everyone's tired of certain designs. Halftone trees are to me what bunnies are to a lot of you. But, some people love them, so it's ok with me if they win. Just vote for what you like and all will be well with the world.