BootsBoots wrote:This isn't an "incidental text" rule derby, it's a "no text only designs" rule. In the past, designs that have any graphic element, no matter how simple it is have been ok. This one has the book and the mountain outline as the graphic element.
I really didn't understand why it was rejected in the first place. I think it might have been because they were thinking of depictions of monuments when they wrote the theme, but the theme write up didn't really specify that's what the designs had to be. I e-mailed Travis and he told me that he and Barbara were both doing rejections at the time and they were split on whether or not it was on topic, but would decide to let the resubmission stand (unless a higher power decides otherwise later). I know other designs have been rejected before and then resubmitted with an explanation as to why the artist felt it was on topic, and then were allowed to stay. I thought I'd try a resubmission with an explanation, since (with the way I was thinking about it), I didn't see how it could be considered off topic.
Thanks for the comments, everyone. I appreciate all of them, even the negative ones. I'm not an all-sunshine-and-roses person, anyway. ;)
Edit: Oh, and I don't feel picked on, Lily. It's ok.
Thanks for the clarification, boots.
Having gone back to read the pre-derby thread that ensued I see woot FUBAR-ed the rules for this derby, confusing everyone. As such, with their second re-(or is it de-)clarification (ie "go nuts"- carte blanche in my opinion!), I don't see why this was rejected in the first place either. (Nice that you got an explanation from them though.)
As such +1!
Now, about this stereotyping...
Edit: +1 extra for courtesy if I could.
Edit: I'm also reminded of this. Sorry woot!