Category Archives: Challenges

Geek Quiz ♯21: Superman

I think we all know the deal by now. It’s a quiz. It’s about Superman. Go answer some questions.

As per usual, 10 questions/ 20 points to get. The answers will be below a jump from the post whilst on the main blog page, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, take a look at the questions on the blog first. And obviously Don’t Post Answers In The Comments.

1. In which month of 1938 was Action Comics 1 (the debut of Superman) published? (1)

Bonus: Who were the creative team behind the Superman concept? (2)

2. When was Superman first flight? [Month/ Year or Comic/ Issue No.] (1)

3. Which of these Golden Age Superman Villains debuted first? (1)

A) Lex Luthor   B) Mr. Mxyzptlk    C) The Ultra-Humanite   D) Toyman

Bonus: In his first appearance Lex Luthor was only called Luthor. When was his first name revealed? [Month/ Year or Comic/ Issue No.] (1)

4. What are the first names given to the Kents in the Golden Age version of Supermans origin? (1)

5. Which of these parts of the Superman mythos was actually first introduced in the comics and not in another medium? (1)

A) Kryptonite    B) Jimmy Olsen   C) X-Ray Vision

D) Superman/ Clark Kent marrying Lois Lane

Bonus: When do each of these debut in the comics? [Month/ Year or Comic/ Issue No.] (4 points)

6. In what year did Braniac debut? (1)

Bonus: Which other famous Superman villain also debuted the same year? (1)

7. Name General Zod’s two henchmen. (2)

8. What is the name of Superman’s Earth-3 counterpart? (1)

9. What is the name of Lois Lane’s sister? (1)

10. When did Superman die at the hands of Doomsday? (1)

Bonus: How long was Superman “dead”? (1)

Answers below the jump. X-Ray vision will not help here.

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #63: Results

Last week I asked you all to give me your best dialogue for this image:

Superman 1

and the top five entries according to me are:

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punkjay
So the IRS said I owe them a few bucks so you are my first installment
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Wayne M
They found me. I don’t know how, but they found me. Run for it, deer! IT’S THE LIBYANS!
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DiCicatriz 
What? You told me to bring a few bucks for gas.
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Skoul 
The games up Dr Deer! You’ll be spending your next half-life in jail.
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 Mad Jack 
Okay, I’ve got radioactive material and an animal, now all I need is some sucker that I can test my “marvelous” theory on.

Say, Jim-mmmmmy … ???

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And The Winner is ……………………………..

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Character Design Contest ♯118- Non-Standard

Ok, gonna try something a bit different for this weeks contest. So, the idea is you can create any kind of character you want, in any genre you feel like. But the catch is you cannot use any items from Body- Malestandard or Body- Femalestandard slots. Any other body items are fine, so mech, monster, zombie, material, military and alternate bodies are all open for use, but you can’t use the standard bodies. If you want to make it even more interesting, try not using items from any categories with the word “standard” in them, but that’s not a rule for this contest,  the bit about the standard bodies is. Have fun with all your poses guys, because that’s gonna be some fun masking.

As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). 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.

Geek Quiz ♯20: Heromachine

*folds arms impassively*

Good luck. I’m expecting everyone to get at least 75% on this quiz (I’ve down graded my expectations from last week now that I’ve actually made the quiz). As you can obviously see, this weeks quiz is on the very site you are currently on, both the application (and not only HM3) and the blog.

Oh and as this is the 20th quiz, we’ve got 20 questions, with 25 points available. The answers will be below a jump from the post whilst on the main blog page, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, take a look at the questions on the blog first. And obviously Don’t Post Answers In The Comments. Oh, and you aren’t allowed to look for any of the answers on the blog or in any of the applications, because that is cheating. Everyone here uses this site enough to know this stuff… I hope. (I’d be interested to see how well Jeff would score here….)

1. How many base bodies are there in Heromachine Classic? (1)

2. In HM2.5, which of these hairstyles is not in the Hair-Standard set? [L2R: A/B/C/D] (1)

 

HM2 Hair

 

3. How many items are there in the Heads- Winners section on HM3? (1)

Bonus- Whose head is first on the second page? (1)

4. What item sections would you find these items in HM3? (1 point each= 4 points)

hm3-beta

5. Who’s art is this? (1)

6. Who won the first ever Character Design Contest? (1)

7. Out of the blog authors below, who never ran the Pop Quiz regularly? (1)

a) Jeff Hebert           b) Kaldath

c) djuby                       d) JR19759

8. Who did comic reviews on the blog in 2012? (1)

9. Who’s art is this? (1)

10. Who was the first person to do a Power User Profile? (1)

11. Which of these DC mainstays has never featured in the Bad Super Costumes blog? (1)

a) Wonder Woman         b) Batman

c) Superman                      d) Flash

12. How many guitars are available in Heromachine Rock Star edition? (1)

13. How many Caption Contests have there been, including both the ones run by Jeff and the ones run by Kaldath? (I’ll be nice and allow you to get a point if you get to the nearest 10) (1)

14. Who’s art is this? (1)

15. Who won the Friday Night Fights 3? (1)

16. Before his win of CDC 104 in January this year, AMS had not won a CDC in 50 weeks (basically a year), true or false? (1)

17. Who was the first person featured on Character Of The Week? (1)

Bonus: Who has featured in it the most? (1)

18. What was the name of djuby’s costume focused blog series? (1)

19. Which of these items wasn’t drawn by dblade? (1)

hm3-beta2

20. Who’s art is this? (1)

 

Answers below the jump

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #63

After a little forgetfulness last week, it is once again time for our Bi-weekly Caption contest! This week I want your best Dialogue for the following image:

Superman 1

The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday April 21st. Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse than 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!

Character Design Contest ♯117- Inspired By Music (Again)

Eeyup, we’re doing this one again, because it’s always great fun. The idea, for those of you who don’t remember, or weren’t around last time, is that you create an image to fit a piece of music of your choice. So you could create a serene background scene to fit with a piece of soothing orchestral music or you could create a random colour explosion to some dubstep, the possibilities are limitless. I will be judging the entrants on how well I feel their images portray the music they have chosen, so I must ask that you include a link to a youtube video or sound cloud page where I can listen to the song, not to a page where the song can be downloaded. If you don’t include the song, I can’t judge your piece and it will be disqualified. I don’t care what music you chose, I have a very broad taste in music  and I won’t mark anyone down for their music choice. That being said, I’d rather not have to sit around for 10- 20 minutes just staring at your pic because that’s how long the song is, no matter how good either are, so please try to keep the song choices less than 10 minutes long please.

Anyway, I’ve decided to put a limit off 5 entries per person this week (because if judging each picture takes 5 minutes on average due to song length and we get 12 entries, that’s an hour of judging) and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). 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.

Geek Quiz ♯19: X-Men

Hopefully this weeks quiz will get a bit more attention than last weeks, which had, and I’ll be blunt, a disappointing turn out. Anyway, this week we’re going to be focusing on the X-Men. Good luck, and no using psychic powers to cheat ok.

Oh and btw, next weeks quiz will be something special. All I’ll say is I expect everyone, and I mean everyone, to be able to get at least a 90% score.

As per usual, it’s 10 questions with a total of 20 points to get. The answers will be below a jump from the post whilst on the main blog page, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, take a look at the questions on the blog first. And obviously Don’t Post Answers In The Comments.

1. Which long standing X-men team members (i.e. serving in the team for over 50 issues) debuted in Giant Sized X-Men 1, 1975? (3)

2. Which X-Men member was the first to get their own solo title? (1)

3. Which of these characters isn’t listed as “Slain” on the poster that adorns the cover of the first issue of the Days Of Future Past storyline? (1)

a) Cyclops     b) Nightcrawler     c) Storm     d) Beast

Bonus: What other word is used on the aforementioned poster to describe those X-Men who are not either dead or Wolverine? (1)

4. What was the name of the super-team formed by Iceman and Angel after they left the X-men in 1975? (1)

Bonus: Who were the other members of the team? (3)

5. What name did Alpha Flight’s Guardian take when he first appeared in Uncanny X-Men 109? (1)

6. Who is Cable/ Nathan Summers mother? (1)

7. In which fictional country would you find the Princess Bar, the restaurant co-owned by Wolverine? (1)

8. What is Apocalypse’s real name? (1)

Bonus: Which of these X-Men has never been a member of Apocalyse’s Four Horsemen? (1)

a) Nightcrawler    b) Banshee   c) Gambit    d) Polaris

9. Which of the founding X-men is not also a founding member of the Ultimates universe version of the team? (1)

Bonus: Which non-founding members of the main universe X-men are founding members of the Ultimate X-men? (2)

10. What nationality is Magneto (1)

Bonus: Where did Magneto and Professor X first meet? (1)

Answers below the jump.

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Character Design Contest ♯116- Easter Eggs

This week we’ve got an eggs-ellent  contest. What I egg-spect you to do is to create your own awesome Easter Eggs. Now, if you are planning to take a crack at it, I would suggest taking a look at either the egg shape on  the last page of Backgrounds- Shapes or the squashed circle on the second page of Insignia- Shapes. The designs can anything you want, but I only want to see the eggs decorated. No backgrounds, otherwise you’re getting scrambled. And, of course, I eggs-pect nothing but the most eggs-eptional quality from you all.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at egg-sactly midnight Saturday (blog time). 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.

*Not sorry for any of the egg-based puns included in this post at all.*

Geek Quiz ♯18: Doctor Who

Ok  everyone, I hope you have your Space- Time Visualisers tuned and the polarity of the neutron flow has been properly reversed, because this week we are going to be tackling my favourite TV show, Doctor Who. Of course all the answers are going to be wobbly-wobbly timer-whimey so try to keep up.

Oh and for the purposes of this quiz, the word serial is used to describe any episodes that form an overarching storyline (e.g. Genesis of the Daleks is made up of 6 episodes all part of the same story) and this also will apply to multi-episode story lines from the revived series as well (e.g. The last 3 episodes of season 4 would all  be part of the same serial, despite having their own episode titles and numbers). Sorry if this is confusing, but otherwise the maths for some of the answers gets even more confusing.

As per usual, it’s 10 questions with a total of 20 points to get. The answers will be below a jump from the post whilst on the main blog page, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, take a look at the questions on the blog first. And obviously Don’t Post Answers In The Comments.

1. Who is the first person to be seen in the first ever episode of Doctor Who? (1)

Bonus: When was the first episode aired (Month and Year, at the very least) (1)

2. What is the name of the biggest city on Skaro? (1)

3. How many serials has the Master appeared in? (1)

Bonus: In which serial did he debut? (1)

4. Which Doctors had the most encounters with the Daleks? (2)

Bonus: How many serials did they each spend fighting the Daleks? (1)

5. Which of these is not a Time Lord Super-weapon? (1)

a) The De-Mat Gun                b) The Moment

c) The Harp Of Rassilon     d) Validium

Bonus: What is it actually used for? (1)

6. How many companions travelled with the 4th Doctor? (1)

Bonus: Name them (1)

7. In which serial did Colin Baker make his first appearance in Doctor Who? (1)

Bonus: In which serial did he debut as The Doctor? (1)

8. Who is the longest serving companion in terms of appearances? (1)

Bonus: How many appearances did they make as companion? (1)

9. Which of these three Doctors ever used the sonic screwdriver? (1)

a) 6th      b) 7th     c) 8th

Bonus: Who was the first Doctor to use the sonic screwdriver? (1)

10. How many men have portrayed the Doctor in the series? (1)

Bonus: Who played the Doctor in the 1965 and 1966 films Doctor Who and the Daleks and Daleks: Invasion Earth- 2150 A.D? (1)

11. Would anyone like a jelly baby? (some jelly babies)

Answers after the jump.

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #62: Results

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen of the HeroMachine community! I want to take a moment before getting to the Contest results to remind everyone that going forward that caption contest will be Bi-Weekly so there will not be a new caption contest today.

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Last week I asked you all to give me your best dialogue for this image:

Beast boy 1

 

and my top five from the entries are:

 

JR19759
Oww, who threw these giant letters at me?
Herr D
You mean I coulda had a V8?
Phatchick
OK! I’ll quit hitting on Raven!
LET IT G–ow.
Sabrina
Hey, girls, did you hear what’s happening with One Direc… OW! What was that for???
and the winner is ……………………………..

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