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Character Design Contest ♯90- Insect Themed Characters

This weeks challenge does exactly what it says on the tin. You have to create an insect themed superhero or super villain. So we’re talking insect inspired powers and costumes. I’m sure you don’t need me to give any examples. I know at least one person is going to be very happy with this weeks challenge.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Character Design Contest ♯89 (Everyday Superheroes) Poll

JReviews: Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 4- Listen

So, we’ve had two “bad” episodes in a row, how does this one fare?

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #42

It is once again time for our weekly Caption Contest, and as usual your challenge is to give me you best dialogue for both word bubble in this image:

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The usual rules apply, You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday September 16th.  Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse then PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

 

 

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #41 – Results

Last week I asked for your best dialogue for the following image:

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Here are my top five entries:

RobM – “So who’s this Jabba the Hutt fellow, now, and what does he want with me?”
Skybandit – J. J. Abrams cast me as “Transporter Accident.”
JR19759 – Is this how you break the fourth wall Wade?
Phatchick – OK, guys, the coast is clear. We’re sneaking into Gaurdians.
MadJack – So, that`s what`s on the other side of that stargate …
and the winner is ……………………………..

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Character Design Contest ♯89- Everyday Superheroes

Ok, before we get into this weeks contest, I feel I have an apology to make. Last week I neglected to post the contest and, if I’m honest, I have no good explanation why. I just forgot. I have a feeling I was doing something at the time, my entire family was home so it would be a fair assumption, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was. So, I apologise for missing the contest. I’ll try to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

So, with that out of the way, let’s get on to business. What I want you guys to do, it create a superhero or villain in everyday clothes, like Heroes or Marvels The Runaways. Powers must be shown, but what those powers are does not matter. All characters must be able to fit in to normal society, so no monstrous mutations or green skinned aliens (unless you can show them blending in to human form in some manner), your characters must be indistinguishable from any other person you’d see walking down the street in your local town (minus the super-powers obviously).

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Character Design Contest ♯88 (Sports TGT)- Winner

I don’t really want to call this weeks poll a walk over, but when the winner has 67 more votes than the person in second place it’s hard to think of what else to call it. And our winner (the person doing said walking all over the poll) is Vectorman316 for his piece The Only Sport On Sanctum. Congrats Vectorman, and well done to our other finalists (whom the vote margin did not do justice) and everyone else who entered.

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JReviews: Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 3- Robot Of Sherwood

Oh dear. I don’t actually want to write this.

Hopefully that’ll set the tone for what’s to come after the jump. Sorry guys *gives pained and defeated smile*

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #41

Sneaking in real quick, taking a break from moving to get the caption contest posted. So here we go! This week I want you to give me your best dialogue for the following image.

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The usual rules apply, You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday September 9th.  Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse then PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

Whiz Bang Prize Update (Backwards Bending Robot Leg)

So I’m working on Extremely Epic’s backward bending robot leg prize. This one will take a bit more time than usual. Thought I would share a working draft of the “foot” section. Ultimately the complete leg will be three separate pieces.

“Why not wait until you have completed all three sections before posting an update?” you may ask. I guess I’m feeling kind of lonely without the warm welcoming embrace of the forums.

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