staffell wrote:Is it my fault that woot don't want any more Star Wars submissions? D:
Your shirt selling out probably didn't help. The issue is that Star Wars has crossed the threshold of "overdone". It's a safe-bet derby win, and it's a safe-bet reckoning stormer. So while woot reserves the right to print well-done star wars tees like yours (and we reserve the right to whinge about it anyway, because even well done ones are adding to the flood) it really is in their best interest to ban Star Wars regularly where voters are concerned, so they don't become StarWars.woot.com. Most of the designers here only create things for money, not to be creative or because they actually love their art, so things that will make sure money are frequently winning, even if those things are, in actuality, horribly horribly executed (see also: the twilight shirt in this last derby's final fog). Woot could reject these things, yes, but they simply don't care enough to police their derby well enough to eject clear violators of basic quality standards... if it's not dramatically off theme (see again: this weeks foggers, many of which are off theme) or vulgar they'll let anything people vote for print, no matter how juvenile and sloppy.
If we really want to place blame, I'd place it on Teefury. They've printed so much pablum in the Star Wars vein in the last year that I don't know how any star wars fan doesn't already have a wardrobe stuffed with fanshirts. And it makes even the best stuff (yours, again, is actually somewhat witty, as is Matt's which is also on the charts) seem incredibly tired because it's simply too much.