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​Live! From Shirt.Woot studios. It's:
THE 300TH SHIRT.WOOT DERBY!

That's right, folks, we've reached that ultimate milestone in online shirt competition: 300 derbies! We're pulling out all the stops for this one (what, you didn't notice all those previous stops?) so prepare for an all-out gala of designs and prizes.

First off, let's talk theme: "What Makes Me Different." Are you the only zombie who prefers grains to brains? The only turtle without a shell? Do you have your own style, voice, or point of view that you want to share with the world? All shirts say something about the wearer, so tell us what your shirt says about you. A funny scene, a striking style, a clever play on words. If it's about originality and being a bit different, we want to see it!

And how about the fabulous prizes we're rolling out for this once-in-a-while event? What's behind that velvet curtain? 

First Place - $1000 + Wacom Cintiq 22HD
Second Place - $1000 + Wacom Cintiq 12WX
Third Place - $1000 + Wacom Intuos5 Medium Tablet
Fourth through seventh - $1000 + Wacom Bamboo Capture

"Fourth through Seventh place??" You say. "Yes!" We say. We're printing the top seven vote-getters in a row instead of just our usual three. Because, you know, 300 divided by 7 is 42.85, which is…oh forget it. MORE SHIRTS!
 

Sounds like we're being played off the stage. We'd just like to thank our mothers, our fabulous artists, and our peerless audience. You are, truly, what makes us different. Thank you! Goodnight!

No Cranberry, Lemon, Kelly, Olive, Asphalt, or White tees this week.





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tgentry


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I'm jealous. I want that Cintiq 22HD. You lucky dogs.

bluetuba


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Cool, I'm not fond of yet another "one of these things is not like the other" derbies and the flood of "Imposter" clones that comes from it, but I think it's great that you are printing 7 and giving away Wacoms to celebrate. :-D

Happy 300'th derby Shirt.Woot!

walmazan


quality posts: 62 Private Messages walmazan

Oh man, I really, really need a Wacom Cintiq 22HD!

kevlar51


quality posts: 44 Private Messages kevlar51

awesome!

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5

No other rules?
Wide open?
Slap up anything as long as it can be justified as on theme.....by a big stretch.

move along

FlyingMouse365


quality posts: 5 Private Messages FlyingMouse365

Congrats to the 300th Derbies! The prizes is awesome. Can we use glow in the dark ink this week?

no1


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j5 wrote:No other rules?
Wide open?
Slap up anything as long as it can be justified as on theme.....by a big stretch.



darth fruity is "different" from the other sith lords, you know.

lyonscc


quality posts: 5 Private Messages lyonscc

GITD Ink allowed?

tgentry


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FlyingMouse365 wrote:Congrats to the 300th Derbies! The prizes is awesome. Can we use glow in the dark ink this week?



No glow ink this week. We're putting it back in the mysterious, radioactive barrel it came from for a while.

taternuggets


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"No Cranberry, Lemon, Kelly, Olive, Asphalt, or White tees this week."

Interesting.

And thanks for the prizes and stuff.


Nothing follows.

wirdou


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O_____________________________O

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5
no1 wrote:darth fruity is "different" from the other sith lords, you know.

The Darther the Fruity, the sweeter the juice.

move along

geekincarnadine


quality posts: 0 Private Messages geekincarnadine

Wow, that's some hefty prizin'. Happy 300th derby, Woot!

FlyingMouse365


quality posts: 5 Private Messages FlyingMouse365
tgentry wrote:No glow ink this week. We're putting it back in the mysterious, radioactive barrel it came from for a while.



;)

jasneko


quality posts: 30 Private Messages jasneko

Wow.


omarfeliciano


quality posts: 33 Private Messages omarfeliciano

7 freaking Winners? Love you Woot, more than I love my favorite socks!

walmazan


quality posts: 62 Private Messages walmazan

Wow! It will be epic! Thanks wot for the amazing derby and congratulations!

oakenspirit


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!!!
Nice guys-

This is crazy. I was JUST last week trying to convince my wife I REALLY needed a tablet... My drawing, scanning, coloring process is pretty tedious...
/getstowork

j5


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oakenspirit wrote:!!!
Nice guys-

This is crazy. I was JUST last week trying to convince my wife I REALLY needed a tablet... My drawing, scanning, coloring process is pretty tedious...
/getstowork

On the off chance you don't win this derby, you maybe should consider one of these monoprice babies
Many folks swear by them.

move along

ste7enl


quality posts: 15 Private Messages ste7enl

Really exciting derby. Lots of color limitations with shirts, but otherwise, inspiring (both in theme and prizes to work toward)

lokklyn


quality posts: 1 Private Messages lokklyn

Oh my goodness.
It's been years since I've submitted anything, but I'm really excited about the theme.

Think you'll see something from me this time! I got busy with working in video games, but will set aside some time for an entry :D

imsochady


quality posts: 25 Private Messages imsochady

Will the 4-7 winners be editors' pick oooooorrr regular votes form the mob?

DianaSprinkle


quality posts: 110 Private Messages DianaSprinkle

Woooo wide open theme and the chance to really use the whole nine shirt fog for once? That's awesome.

Now I just have to stop my procrastinating, that I do so well, and finish some thing.

oakenspirit


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j5 wrote:On the off chance you don't win this derby, you maybe should consider one of these monoprice babies
Many folks swear by them.



Heh- off chance...

;) I'm gonna get smoked but I'll have fun trying...

Thanks for the link... I will add that one to my list of options...

tjschaeffer


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j5 wrote:On the off chance you don't win this derby, you maybe should consider one of these monoprice babies
Many folks swear by them.



Seriously. The $50 monoprice tablet is the best investment you can possibly make.

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5

My shirt is going to say "I love pop culture riffs that are nowhere close to being on theme, and that makes me different..oh wait, no it doesn't"

move along

ste7enl


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tjschaeffer wrote:Seriously. The $50 monoprice tablet is the best investment you can possibly make.



Haha, oh internet and your superfluous hyperbole (see what I did there?), surely there are better ways to invest $50 in this life. :P

badlass


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Sweet prizes Now if only my design skills were better...

looking forward to some awesome shirts!

no1


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j5 wrote:On the off chance you don't win this derby, you maybe should consider one of these monoprice babies
Many folks swear by them.



just out of curiosity, how often do these folks get printed?

j5


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no1 wrote:just out of curiosity, how often do these folks get printed?



Ask OdRoc.

move along

bluetuba


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j5 wrote:My shirt is going to say "I love pop culture riffs that are nowhere close to being on theme, and that makes me different..oh wait, no it doesn't"



Yup, it's going to be especially pandery this week with so many big prizes on the line and a well worn wide open theme. I guess we can hope some smart, good stuff comes from it.

Too bad the artists didn't have an extra week on this one too!

bluetuba


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Oh and about the GiTD stuff, it was never a normal option and probably never will be. So you CAN'T use it unless the derby specifically mentions you can.

It's not like text or pop culture where it's ON LIKE DONKEY KONG if it's not prohibited in the derby writeup.

no1


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j5 wrote:Ask OdRoc.







yeah, i can see where the tablet has opened up his drawering horizons!

lotsofgoats


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The write-up author should have wrote:Are you the only derby artist who doesn't draw cats?



taternuggets


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bluetuba wrote:Yup, it's going to be especially pandery this week with so many big prizes on the line and a well worn wide open theme. I guess we can hope some smart, good stuff comes from it.

Too bad the artists didn't have an extra week on this one too!



I might name my entry "pandery" now.


Nothing follows.

ste7enl


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No pop culture from me this week!


Title: Break Free (Megamorphosis)

This is about the second metamorphosis, or the megamorphosis as I call it. Where after we go from child to adult, or caterpillar to butterfly, we then become part of society, and it can erase some of our identity. This is about that one butterfly that went his or her own way.

note: work in progress

ochopika


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wirdou wrote:O_____________________________O



My thoughts exactly. I really do need a new tablet though. With mine I have to shake the pen and tap it randomly every five minutes. I do appreciate that it's kinda simulating a real, old-fashioned ink pen buuuut...

bluejester


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tgentry wrote:No glow ink this week. We're putting it back in the mysterious, radioactive barrel it came from for a while.



But I'll totally can still see the barrel, because...well, the whole glowing thing.

All in all, this sounds like a pretty awesome way to celebrate the 300th derby.

PixelPants


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tgentry wrote:I'm jealous. I want that Cintiq 22HD. You lucky dogs.


What would it take for us to be able to see new tgentry designs? I think it would be awesome if you could throw in on derbies again. I can understand you being exempt from Honorable Mention and Editor's Choices, but couldn't you still enter for a place earned on votes?

As for the 300th Derby, congratulations on reaching this milestone and making my head spin. Hopefully this one will help break a creative dry spell.