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Once again it is time for a new caption contest! This week I want you to come up with your best replacement dialog for the following image:
The usual rules apply, You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 12 noon Eastern Time on Monday March 17th. 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!
So, this week I want you guys to come up with a character that has a bad or useless superpower. By bad/ useless, I mean something that you couldn’t use in a combat situation (see the Inferior 5) or that has a drawback so bad that it can’t be used (e.g. being able to explode your body, but only once). I won’t be too strict on these, just so long as you give a decent explanation for why it’s a bad power.
As usual, no entry limit 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.
This weeks poll had the largest turn out for any CDC poll I’ve run, thrashing the previous record by 20 votes. And the person who can out on top of it all was Domhellsing for Ingrid. Congratulations Dom, please make sure you speak to dblade about your prize, and great work from everyone who entered.
As a result of the cancellation of Friday Night Fights, I am posting the following Poll of the all the art work submitted by the 9 entrants I had gotten for FNF. You will be able to vote once a day for your 10 favorite images with the poll closing at 11:59 pm Thursday March 13th. The winner of this poll will have the option their choice of either 1) A Custom Illustration (within reason), 2) a sketch of the day style drawing, or 3) a custom item added to HeroMachine 3 all drawn by Jeff Hebert.
I believe you can click on the pictures on the polls to see a larger version.
Remember you can vote for up to 10 of the entries Once a day every day until march 13 at midnight eastern time, so come out and vote for your favorites and vote often!
Do to lack of entries FNF is being canceled. I will have an Alternative contest poll posted later today or early tomorrow at the lastest for those contestant that did enter. The winner of this alternative contest will still get the FNF prize of a choice between, a custom illustration ( within reason ), or a Sketch of the Day style drawing, or a Custom Item added to HM3 drawn by Jeff Hebert.
Chrome has apparently auto updated again and once more they’ve broken something, so the Export function isn’t working in that browser at the moment. This happened once before and within a few days they updated again and it started working. I don’t know what it is they break and I don’t know how they fix it, but unfortunately all I can do is wait on them. In the meantime, Firefox continues to work properly, so if you don’t want to do screen captures, that’s your best bet.
I have decided to do a test run of the pop quiz contest to see if people are interested in seeing it return. Based on how well this one does will determine on weather this function returns or now. Now since I can not do this on the weekend as it used to be done, it will be more then a single day contest and will be one week long, however it will remain a single entry contest.
So for this first new Pop Quiz I want you to design a character based on one of the two following poses:
You can either recreate the pose on your own, or use the text strings located here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/poses/custom-poses-by-ams/#p12027 ( A big thanks to AMS for creating these poses )
Entries must be made as a comment to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
All entries most be created using HeroMachine 3.0, No photo-shopping of the image except for basic cropping and the adding of simple boarders.
The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
Images most conform to all normal HeroMachine.com rules.
Entries are limited to One (1) per person.
As noted above the new pop quiz will grant you a full week to create your image as I can not post and Judge this contest on the weekends do to my Real Life Job, Therefore you have until 1pm Eastern time Tuesday March 11th 2014 to submit your entry. Good luck Everyone!