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I Laughed Out Loud…


META: Server changes

Overnight tonight we’ll be switching to a new host for Hopefully this will drastically increase speed and reliability for the entire site and all the apps. You shouldn’t notice any change in saved characters or your account, but I wanted to give you a heads up just in case.

I’ll update you when the changeover is finished. Thank you for your patience as I continue to try and make the site as easy to use as possible!


I’d just like to let everyone know that I have just recently returned to work, and due to the very physical aspect of my job, combined with a broken body and 5 months of down time (as my job lays me off during the winter months) I am experience HUGE amounts of pain on a daily basis. I intend to continue my work here on HeroMachine both as a Author on the blog and Moderator of the site, things just might be a little slow getting approved, and my time table on my blog posts may be off until my body gets used the torrent I am putting it throught ( A lot of lifting/Carrying and walking – roughly 5 miles of walking a night) So I apologize for any inconvenience  but I will try my best to get things done in a timely fashion.

Power User Profiles: Vectorman316

You know when I said that last weeks PUP was going to be a one off? Yeah, I lied. Considering that this weeks Power User has featured in pretty much every poll for every character design contest he’s entered, and won 3 of them, I feel bad that I’ve neglected asking him to do a profile for so long. Thankfully, that shall be righted now as we welcome the newest member of the Power User club, Vectorman316.

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Due to some recent events I will be adding a new rule to the forums and this blog which is as follows:

No Plagiarism: Anyone who is found to have copied another community members artwork or writings from the stories section of the forum without providing proper credit to the original artist/writer ( preferably with the permission of said artist/writer ) will be banned from using the forum or posting comments to the blog.

Kaldath’s Corner: Kawaii Metal”

Greeting everyone, I have decided to try something a little new here on the HeroMachine blog and have started what I am calling “Kaldath’s Corner”.  In these posts I am just going to be discussing things that I “Kaldath” like, be it music, books, movies, TV shows, what have you! The catch with this is it will not be a schedules weekly feature and instead will be posted when something catches mt attention enough that I want to talk about it. Hopefully with this loose format and posting schedule I will not get burned out on it and you the reader won’t get too bored with the contest! So let’s get started!

To kick off this first ever Kaldath’s Corner I present to you all …………. BABYMETAL!!

BabyMetal – Gimme Chocolate (YouTube)

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #25 – Results

Last week I asked you to give me your best replacement dialogue for the following image:



Of all the entries these are my top five:

Joker: “Aquabats” are a JOKE, fish-head!”
Aquaman: “Cthu-OOF!!”

Joker: “Let’s see you use fish to defend against THIS!

Aqua-man: “Touche”

Joker: ”Nice PLAICE you got here. Kinda small SCALE though.”
Aquaman:”All I ever get are fish pun- YOW!”
Herr D:
Joker: Guess my favorite vowel!
Aquaman: Ohhhhhh!
Joker: What a joke, I cannot believe you have TWO ongoing titles now.
Aquaman: Neither….can……I.
And the winner is …………………………………..

Character Design Contest ♯69- Non-Humanoid

For this weeks challenge I want you guys to create something in a non-humanoid form. As long as it’s a living being without the standard one head, two arms and two legs (in the normal positions) then it’s applicable. Hopefully this should give y’all an opportunity to get creative.

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: 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 ♯68 (Angels And Demons) Poll

Good luck choosing here. I’m gonna go hide somewhere until it’s all over.

Character Design Contest ♯67 (Animal Themed) Winner

Once again we have managed to breach the 200 votes mark for a contest poll, which is incredible. The support shown for each of our contestants was amazing, but there can only be one winner. And that winner is Livewyre1014 for Cockroach. Congrats Livewyre, please go and see dblade about your prize, and well done to everyone who entered.

67 Livewyre1014- Cockroach