elmosuperman


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Re: Press (A) or (B)



I always dig your stuff. Keep it up!

gement


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drpidude wrote:Shoot, I guess I misunderstood the derby. Oh well, I'll try again next time.



This derby was actually pretty hard to stay in-theme and still interesting. Many are easier. The pre-derby thread can be a good place to get clarifications and see what other people think the theme means.

A good rule of thumb for avoiding the Rejectionator, past "don't trace," is to keep cultural references indirect. A wad of cheese in a headband gets through. An actual ninja turtle doesn't. "Which cup do you want to poison?" gets through. A word-for-word quote doesn't.

Reinterpret, don't repeat.

endeszbet


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Re: Daily Toolbar



My first programming experience was with Hypercard! This shirt brings warm gooey nostalgia. :D

jnorah


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Re: Self Pixelating Hands Who Will Finish First!!!



Self Pixelating Escher Hands. OK this is it.

gement


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taternuggets wrote:In most cases.



Now now. Even if He Who Must Not Be Named Lest He Draw Another Bunny got nailed for photo tracing, I'd stick with the same kinds of responses I've made previously, which is to ask that we get an actual month-or-longer ban policy for confirmed plagiarism.

I might go do a happy dance in my living room, but gloating isn't civil. I try to be civil online.

htfs


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Re: WORK WARP RESUB



The problem is, the joke loses meaning if it doesn't violate their rules. I don't think giving them copyright loopholes is what they're looking for by rejecting it.

Good luck, though. Good idea for a shirt.

damask16


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Re: Laundry is Life



I giggled waay more than I should have at this...

abisigna


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Re: Meanwhile, back in Scranton


Milton meets Dwight. I want this.

fishbiscuit5


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Re: The Legend of Pancakes



Yes! Moving back up in the ranks. Thanks for all the support, guys. Keep voting if you like it!

sunniraindrop


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Re: The Legend of Pancakes



If only it was waffles...

j5


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gement wrote:"Which cup do you want to poison?" gets through.

That one was a daily. Dailies have different rules than derbies (see various Star Wars, Zombie Mario, etc.)

move along

fishbiscuit5


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sunniraindrop wrote:If only it was waffles...



Waffles are just plaid pancakes. Vote for pancakes! :D

vorteks


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Re: Sonic Screwdriver is Super Effective!



Off topic. Dr. Who's life is not an everyday task.

gement


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vorteks wrote:Off topic. Dr. Who's life is not an everyday task.



Fannish as I am, I gotta agree.

gement


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Re: Sonic Screwdriver is Super Effective!



Congrats on 9x9px 6 color caricatures, though! That's a fine minimalist art.

runnerfrog13


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staryoshi wrote:Would have been better to just have the hands / ingredients working IMO. The kid looks creepy. Also, it isn't really 8-bit... it's just been pixelated...



I thought 8-bit meant pixellated with only 8 colors?

kattotang


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Re: Life Choices



I hope this shirt gets made, because I MUST have it! <3

gement


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runnerfrog13 wrote:I thought 8-bit meant pixellated with only 8 colors?



I Am Not An Expert and have a lot of questions of my own on this subject, but 8-bit refers to programs that ran on 8-bit hardware. In video games, this means anything published before 1987, when 16-bit came out and allowed for a lot more complexity.

I'm not sure how many colors all 8-bit systems could support, but the major graphic design factor was the screen definition.

The Apple IIe could support 280x192 in 6 colors (plus the black screen), so designing for it in a Woot shirt is kind of ideal. I'm not sure about the screen resolutions of the video games my peers were apparently playing while I was restricted to PBS and educational games.

tinofthefoil


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mattlussier wrote:it's the latest rage!
whoever wins... we loose!



we sure do loose. you're grammer is well.

dylia


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Re: Circle of (Modern) Life



Of course the last-minute brainworm of an idea wouldn't leave me alone until it got made.

Hey, we all fall into a rut from time to time. What better way to do it than in good ol' monochrome monitor style?

I hope you all enjoy it!

epicfal


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Re: Saving for a rainy day



I really like the super bright colors against the black background.

epicfal


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Re: Tunes PUP



Oh he is so cute. I would spend any day that I wore the shirt staring at it, probably. I second the comment that keeping the pixels seperate really ups the 8-bit feel, and it lookes great with this design.

logicalcupcake


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Re: I <3 taco



Kind of wish the taco was more full xD
I like the design, but I think it would have a better chance of fogging if you had posted the design sooner.

moosepod


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Re: WHAT. DO. YOU. DO?



Why is Conan working in my store?

VOTE- Click Below!!!

faultylogic83


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Re: Marriage Unlocked



+1 In support

epicfal


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Re: Press Start



This is gorgeous! It reminds me of the 8 bit landscapes in the old Sierra computer games I loved as a kid. And the text totally makes it. I'm gonna have to go take votes back from a bunch of things... I want this to print so bad. If it doesn't, you should print it somewhere else, and let me know where, and I will so buy it.

epicfal


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Re: My Iconic Life



This is a great design! I don't know why it doesn't have more votes.

epicfal


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Re: Rush Hour!



Haha, this scene looks familiar.

febrirsknight


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vorteks wrote:Off topic. Dr. Who's life is not an everyday task.




Sorry. I meant watching Dr Who was an everyday task.

gement


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epicfal wrote:This is a great design! I don't know why it doesn't have more votes.



It was posted pretty late. (Order by date and you'll see.) A lot of people don't go back and check for late entries, or only look at stuff that's already past a certain vote threshold, so speed matters on the Derby.

That and the dearth of fan service.

gement


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febrirsknight wrote:Sorry. I meant watching Dr Who was an everyday task.



Without any kind of framing on the t-shirt, there's no reason to interpret it as anything but a direct experience of the Doctor's day, which is in the same territory as astronauts, Godzilla, and Alice throwing cats, all of which have been nixed in this derby.

Still really cool tinyart, though! Do you have any more of your work up online?

sunnysfunny


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taternuggets wrote:I love all your entries (and own several) but this one bothers me.

How is pressing B any less effort than pressing A?

It's still very well done though.



Even lazy people get lazy during a video game. It takes a lot to push those buttons. Thank goodness you don't have to move your body much to play the game. Imagine if you had to stand, physically kick and punch... the horror.

AzurePhoenix


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puff2puff wrote:I certainly thought John Scalzi was kidding.

I want this shirt!



OMGOMGOMGPONIESOMG! (okay where did the ponies come from?? *looks around for those crazy shirtwooter mods*) That takes this shirt to a whole new level! I love "Whatever" but I found it waaay after Scalzi did that. I really need to go back thru his archives to see what other odd things he has done.

Bootsboots, you are such a great artist, I love picking up your designs and even when I don't grab your shirts, I always think that your ideas are creative. Thank you!

vixcarin


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ChaosDoctor07 wrote:Yeah. That's pretty much my thoughts too. Unless that rabbit has some very discrete strain of rabies, nothing about this rabbit suggests that one should be wary of it.



Unless it's the rabbit from Monty Python's "Search for the Holy Grail". Then terror will strike in your heart.

fenrirsknight


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gement wrote:Without any kind of framing on the t-shirt, there's no reason to interpret it as anything but a direct experience of the Doctor's day, which is in the same territory as astronauts, Godzilla, and Alice throwing cats, all of which have been nixed in this derby.

Still really cool tinyart, though! Do you have any more of your work up online?



i thought of putting something else on it but i couldn't think of anything that wasn't awful or made it look like a pic that didn't belong on the site. But no, i have a DevART account under the same S/N but this is the first pixel art i have ever done, and my first woot.shirt submission. I will try harder next week i guess lol

mattlussier


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tinofthefoil wrote:we sure do loose. you're grammer is well.



yeah... i know...i was tired and lazy...my wife caught it after i posted...




Johndis5


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htfs wrote:The problem is, the joke loses meaning if it doesn't violate their rules.



Woot doesn't enforce rules if they think they can make a few bucks.

omarfeliciano


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Re: CPS On Line One



Am I the only one that sees the red words in 3D?

unionboggle


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gement wrote:I can see how getting all four entries rejected on your first try would be pretty frustrating. Let's go back to square one. Read the rules, which apply to every derby.

Don't use other people's work. Don't trace from photos or other pictures. It's called plagiarism, it's intellectual property theft, and it's illegal to sell it. All four of your entries seem to have done this, and it's the one big rule.

There's politics on the derby about this, as you may have already seen. There are questions about variable enforcement. I'd personally like to see a minimum one-month ban from the derby for demonstrable photo or clip art plagiarism to discourage people from gambling on not getting caught.

But yours were, for better or worse, all really obvious, and you got caught. If you didn't know the rule, you do now. Tracing is theft. Please don't. Thanks!





Thanks, I appreciate the response. I'll try harder next time.

"taste the beast"

blk909


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