Pop Quiz: Small Gods

Happy Saturday, folks! One of my favorite authors is Terry Pratchett, and one of my favorite books of his is “Small Gods”. It’s a comical fantasy that deals not with the powerful world-shattering deities, but your everyday ones like Moog the God of Hairballs or Fred the Lord of Lowered Zippers. Your one-day quick-fire challenge today is to create an awesome image showing your idea of a Small God.

This week you can enter as many as you wish, but I’m going to put you on the honor system and request that you only post images you make today (or tomorrow if I don’t get to them until then). Most of the other rules are the same as for a regular challenge, but instead of a whole week I’ll announce my favorites either tonight or tomorrow morning. Here’s how to make an entry:


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I’ll pick one entry as my personal favorite, which will get to be featured in the side bar to the right for ultimate glory! As a bonus you’re allowed to say you won the Internet for a few days.

Good luck!

32 Responses to Pop Quiz: Small Gods

  1. Mrs. Boggs, punisher of men that leave the toilet seat up.

    http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/skybandit/Skybandit-MrsBoggs.png

  2. I used to go by Joel on this site, but I switched to my deviant art name to keep things simpler since that’s the website I use to post stuff

    here’s my entry

    Torlag the Mighty, god of overcompensation!

    http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/273/b/4/torlag_the_mighty_by_onikagenoken-d5gcsah.png

  3. Here is a quick design I did for this contest.. Enjoy!

    I call him “Bandulaar”, a deity over poverty, ugliness and std’s…In the background is his pet/sidekick, Gonorrhoea the dragoon. Here to plague the lowly servants with a painful burning.

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/sikwidit/2012/09/Sikwidit-Bandulaar-2.png

  4. I think the Dragonfly God bit off more then he could chew!

    http://imageshack.us/a/img204/851/nha247dragonflygodpng.png

    -NHA247

  5. She is no bigger than a shoe horn, and she lurks in the world’s most fashionable shoe stores. She creates small distractions, unnoticed by most, just big enough to draw your attention to her gift to you. They are impractical, perhaps even painful, and they don’t go with anything you own. You can barely hear the whispers as they say, “you know you want them”, “you deserve them”, and “they’ll make your ankles look thin.” You are caught in the web of Manilla: Goddess of Impulsive Shoe Purchases.
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/djuby/2012/09/djuby-Manilla.jpg

  6. Ever wondered why are all your cables and wires all messed up, no matter what you do? Behold, for Pluggo, The Meddler, has cometh! http://s9.postimage.org/8v0fkt48f/Quark_Pluggo.png

  7. I assume this is the same guy that co-wrote Good Omens with Neil Gaiman wright? Very funny book.

  8. I used to go by Joel on this site, but changed it to my deviant art name to avoid confusion since that is the site I post my heromachine stuff on.

    behold Torlag the Mighty, god of overcompensation!

    http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/273/b/4/torlag_the_mighty_by_onikagenoken-d5gcsah.png

  9. Worf:
    I assume this is the same guy that co-wrote Good Omens with Neil Gaiman wright?Very funny book.

    It is. Terry Pratchett is one of my faves.

  10. Ever wonder why you can’t find something that you need? Blame Vian, the God of Things You Can’t Find Despite Putting Them There Only a Moment Ago!

    http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/q583/Shan_Renxin/Renxin-Vianthegodofthingsyoucantfinddespiteputtingthemthereonlyamomentago.png

  11. I hope I got the spelling right it is supposed to mean of the not fancy.
    http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q539/kjell17/Hero%20Machine%20Creation/KericsJanetheplain.jpg

  12. Zarsas, the god of little sharp, stabby things that poke you in the bottom of the foot, but when you take off your shoe, there’s nothing there.

    http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/273/9/c/zarsas_by_melmo44-d5gej17.jpg

  13. Confusia, Queen of the Junk Drawer. Her tentacles ensure that whatever it is you need from her is buried in the very bottom of the pile. She particularly loves useful things, like sunglasses, small tools and cell phones.

    http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2012/273/6/3/queen_of_the_junk_drawer_by_melmo44-d5gf12t.png

  14. The Atomic Punk

    Thomm, God of I-Would-Kill-You-Except-I-Don’t-Know-How-To-Use-A-Can-Opener

    Close-up

  15. The Lag Demon, bane of online gamers everywhere.

    AaronOfMpls-LagDemon.png

  16. Glad you said multiple entries possible! Wasn’t sure I’d get back to it in time . . .

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/HerrD-IMPROVEDgodOfTechUpdateErasures.jpg

  17. Holy s@#$ it’s the Almighty Fridge!

  18. Just making sure… but can i enter a character that i entered in a different contest but did not win?

  19. MDF1216:
    Just making sure… but can i enter a character that i entered in a different contest but did not win?

    No. From the post (emphasis added):

    This week you can enter as many as you wish, but I’m going to put you on the honor system and request that you only post images you make today (or tomorrow if I don’t get to them until then).

  20. Thats what i thought.. just had to make sure before i did it… Thanks Jeff

  21. Wair just takes them to try them on, because of his little problem. He puts them back–just not in the right spot/country/dimension?

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/HerrD-godOfTheOtherShoesAndSocks.jpg

  22. Thanks folks! I’m closing the challenge now, and will post the results in the morning as I can’t keep my eyes open any more.