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Everyone's got at least one story about THAT job. The awful hours. The horrible customers. The overbearing manager. The borderline illegal working conditions. This week, give us your inspirations for the worst jobs ever. Maybe it's a job you had. Maybe it's a job you currently have. Maybe it's just your idea for what the absolute worst way to make a living would be. Go wild! Within these rules:

  • Incidental text only.
  • No Doctor Who, Star Wars, or Monty Python.
  • This week's guest editor is Apelad.



no1


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starfleet redshirt

tjschaeffer


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I predict 9 Mario entries, two of which will make the fog.

orabbit


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"Incidental text only" means no slogans? What about something like fishbiscuit's Merlin shirt? Is that "incidental"? Can someone clarify?

tjschaeffer


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orabbit wrote:"Incidental text only" means no slogans? What about something like fishbiscuit's Merlin shirt? Is that "incidental"? Can someone clarify?



I believe it means that the design must be understandable without the text. In other words, if you delete the text, will people still "get" the design? If the answer is no, then the text is not incidental.

That's my understanding.

artulo


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orabbit wrote:"Incidental text only" means no slogans? What about something like fishbiscuit's Merlin shirt? Is that "incidental"? Can someone clarify?



Basically it means text can't be the main focus, so I don't think the Merlin shirt would stand. The design needs to work on its own, but perhaps is enhanced by small amounts of text, like a sign in the background or a label on a container.

Josephus


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tjschaeffer wrote:I predict 9 Mario entries, two of which will make the fog.



probably more. entries, and in the fog. :^(

artulo


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Josephus wrote:probably more. entries, and in the fog. :^(



Perhaps in the past, but I think we've seen a pseudo-backlash against Mario themed designs recently. The last few to be entered haven't done well (although it hasn't been allowed the last several weeks, you actually have to go back to #256 to find one that finished in the fog), and those to print (as daily shirts) haven't lasted long. I dunno, maybe it's just me though.

lloyd2002


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Worst job at this point in time is probably "US Ambassador to [insert name of North African/Middle-Eastern country]".

Probably not much room to mine humor in that topic, tho.

kylemittskus


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tjschaeffer wrote:I predict 9 Mario entries, two of which will make the fog.



I was going to post the same thing except with 14 in the place of 9.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

orabbit


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Hey everyone - I always enjoy seeing works in progress and giving and getting feedback on work, like we get in the pre-derby threads. So I'm trying to revive the WIP thread in the artist's resources section. Go take a look and post!

imafungi


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Assistant Crack Whore

debragr


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no1 wrote:starfleet redshirt



My thought exactly. Was surprised Star Trek wasn't included in the exculsions!

s73v3r


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I guess I'd better learn to draw, cause I've got the perfect idea for this.

tanglewood512


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Bill Lumbaugh's Initech Employee of the Month.

noblehappenstance


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Here's what I came up with, "a rotten job" ick. Thoughts?


Rake This![/url]

orabbit


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noblehappenstance wrote:Here's what I came up with, "a rotten job" ick. Thoughts?



I like the style, but I'm not quite sure I get the joke. Also, you have to ask yourself, would people want to wear this? It's not gruesome enough for the splatter crowd, and not cute enough for the kawaii crowd. But your style is refreshing!

noblehappenstance


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orabbit wrote:I like the style, but I'm not quite sure I get the joke. Also, you have to ask yourself, would people want to wear this? It's not gruesome enough for the splatter crowd, and not cute enough for the kawaii crowd. But your style is refreshing!



Thanks for the comments, the joke is simply that it would suck to be a trashcan on account of all the nasty stuff that would be thrown away. This drawing is a little darker than I usually aim to draw, and to your credit I agree its not near dark "enough" to work right. I usually draw a bit more light hearted, but figured I'd try something new-ish for myself.


Rake This![/url]

deboraho


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orabbit wrote:I like the style, but I'm not quite sure I get the joke. Also, you have to ask yourself, would people want to wear this? It's not gruesome enough for the splatter crowd, and not cute enough for the kawaii crowd. But your style is refreshing!



Oh My Failing Grades! you nailed it !!

deboraho


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deboraho wrote:Oh My Failing Grades! you nailed it !!



I did not write Oh My Failing grades... censorship....

meltedpopsicles


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>_>
Trying to explain to some one...
What a bleed is
you image is a low resolution

and ...
fixing printer jams

Can you guys guess what I do?

meltedpopsicles


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then again there is my serving jobs. I can definitely think of something for that :D

andraszao


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PC LOAD LETTER?

deboraho


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This is the most boring derby blog I have seen to date... !

deboraho


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deboraho wrote:This is the most boring derby blog I have seen to date... !



Everyone stumped ??? I am

thewronggrape


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noblehappenstance wrote:Here's what I came up with, "a rotten job" ick. Thoughts?



I was gonna ask if that was a platypus stomping around in a trashcan, but when I hit reply, I can now see that your image name is "banana-preview" heh.

jmgenens


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How about a dentist serving our underserved populations... like vampires, zombies and werewolves?

Manicures for T-Rex... Pedicures for Velociraptors?

Python Proctologist?

Who wants to give Medusa an eye exam?

I'd love to try one of the derbies one day, but my digital skills are lacking significantly, and I don't have the time to work on them. At best, I get to play a little on Drawception LOL.

chachachino


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tjschaeffer wrote:I predict 9 Mario entries, two of which will make the fog.



ditto. I foresee plumbing shirts galore

safyrejet


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Honestly I think it's just a little funny that this derby is posted to follow that one blog post that reads "Here's Your Big Chance to Work for Shirt.Woot" Coincidence? Does Woot really have that big a sense of humor to do that on purpose? ;P

bluejester


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I like my freelance side work, but hate my day job.

Where do I petition to be the guest editor for this particular derby.

lyonscc


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How about this?

oakenspirit


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lyonscc wrote:How about this?



MAN!!!

I had a similar thought...

bradalee


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lyonscc wrote:How about this?



Like Oakenspirit, i too had a similar thought!

Awesome design though :D

oakenspirit


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bradalee wrote:Like Oakenspirit, i too had a similar thought!

Awesome design though :D



Ha!

Guess our original idea wasn't so original...

;) OR WE ARE ALL THAT COOL!

lyonscc


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oakenspirit wrote:Ha!

Guess our original idea wasn't so original...

;) OR WE ARE ALL THAT COOL!



:-) Thanks, y'all!

orabbit


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I figure the worst job ever has got to be holding up the world for eternity. So I sketched out turtles all the way down. Should I bother finishing this? Any suggestions? It'll have a spacey background.

oakenspirit


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orabbit wrote:I figure the worst job ever has got to be holding up the world for eternity. So I sketched out turtles all the way down. Should I bother finishing this? Any suggestions? It'll have a spacey background.



Thats pretty awesome orabbit- I like how it almost looks Helix like...

I also like the vertical layout.

Might be cool to make the turtles coming out of a supermassive black hole...

oakenspirit


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oakenspirit wrote:Thats pretty awesome orabbit- I like how it almost looks Helix like...

I also like the vertical layout.

Might be cool to make the turtles coming out of a supermassive black hole...



Also... I'd have a teapot flying by for good measure... ;)

inu14


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oakenspirit wrote:Thats pretty awesome orabbit- I like how it almost looks Helix like...

I also like the vertical layout.

Might be cool to make the turtles coming out of a supermassive black hole...


I like it it reminds me of discworld...

ChronoSquall14


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The turtle tower reminds me of Yertle the Turtle. Not in a negative way. It's just what I immediately thought of.