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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #49: Results

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

Moo 1

and here are the top five entries as judged by yours truly:

JR19759 
Don’t have a cow man.
*****
keric 
I am the Holy cow that Robin spoke of!
*****
Skoul 
Behold, the caped Moo-sader!
*****
leonides11
What do you call a cow in a disguise? Camooflauged!
*****
Sabrina
Wait, are you a FEMALE comic book character who doesn’t wear revealing clothing? This place is weird.
*****
And the winner is ………………………………………………………

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Character Design Contest ♯97- The 200th

Now, I’m very excited about this one.

For those of you who haven’t quite figured it out yet, this week marks the 200th Character Design Contest on the Heromachine blog, counting all of the contests hosted by Jeff, Hammerknight and myself. And, since the 100th CDC was a best-of contest, lets make this one the same.

The rules are simple. Each person gets ONE entry and one entry only. The original submission rules apply, so that’s the rules on file naming that were in place when Jeff ran the contests (which will be listed below). You cannot enter a piece that has won a contest before, or made it onto a poll, however, previous contest entries are otherwise allowed. Any entries that do not conform to these rules will be disqualified, and I’m going to be being very very picky about this. ALL the entries will be put into the poll for the week, I have absolutely no say in who goes on the poll, if you enter you’re guaranteed a shot at the win and the prize.

Now what is the prize I don’t hear you ask because I’m typing this in advance of it being posted. Well, in addition to the usual dblade patented Whiz Bang Item, your winning entry will be immortalised in the Heromachine Hall Of Fame alongside the best artworks produced by the greatest heromachiners of all time.

Oh, and just for the record, as I’m not judging for the poll this week, I’m gonna be entering. No prizes for guessing why I’m excited now.

Anyway, as I’ve already said, only one entry per person, and as usual 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 make sure you read the contest rules before entering, because it would suck to get disqualified from this contest. Have fun and good luck to everyone.

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. Please make sure your entries are named properly, because I’m not going to go and rename them all myself. If they’re not named properly, they just get ignored, I’m not even going to ask you to rename them, they just get skipped. I’ve made it plain enough, you don’t do it right, it’s your look out not mine. Them’s the breaks I’m afraid.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine forums,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your files as [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
  • Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #49

Ladies and Gentlemen gather round, for it is caption contest time! Since my selection for the contest last week as a bit of a flop it is my hope that you all are better inspired by this weeks selection! Your mission should you choose to accept it is to give me your best replacement dialogue for the following image:

Moo 1

 

The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 1:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday November 4th.  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 #48: Results

Last week I asked for your best dialogue for this image:

freakazoid-flashlight

Due to the small turn out for this contest there is no top 5 and I’m just going to announce your winner! Which is ……………………………………

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Character Design Contest ♯96- Mad Scientists & Monsters

So, time for the annual Halloween contest and this year, instead of just asking you to design a monster, I thought I’d give y’all the opportunity to be a bit more creative. What I want from you is a duo in the vein of Frankenstien and his eponymous monster, a creature and its creator. The creature can be undead, mechanical or inhuman (e.g. werewolf, swamp creature) but you must include both characters in the same image, much like last weeks contest. However, unlike last weeks contest, no external editing, both characters must be done in the same export from heromachine.

Also, stay tuned for next weeks contest. It’s going to be a VERY good one. :)

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 pictures and images 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.

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #48

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls gather round! It is time to again put your brains to use and compete in this weeks caption contest here on HeroMachine.com! This week I want your best dialogue for this image here:

freakazoid-flashlight

 

The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday October 28th.  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 #47: Results

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

 

Street-Sharks-Cartoon1

and here are the top five as judged by me:

*****

Hexadecimal :
“Keep it cool…maybe they won’t smell the human on your breath…”
*****
WillyPete :
“Hey! How was I to know, when I joined Skeletor’s Crusade for Pants, that they’d all be lime green?”
*****
TOOL :
I was driving when that guy cut me off and yelled, “bite me”, so I did.
*****
Skybandit :
Sorry, those surfers give me WICKED gas!
*****
Demoninthenight :
I thought it was okay, I mean we do it all the time in the ocean.
*****
And the winner is ……………………………

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Character Design Contest ♯95- Smells Like Team Spirit

Ok guys, what I want you to do for this weeks contest is create a team of some sort. It can be any kind of team you want, superhero team, sports team, army corp, music band etc. but I must insist that it consists of 2 or more recognisably individual members and that they be identifiable as a team by means of either a shared logo/ motif or by a shared colour scheme. Also, all the members must be submitted in one image, they cannot be submitted individually or you will be disqualified. To make this a bit easier, I will allow the user of programs other than heromachine for you to put the team together in one image, and only to put the team together in one image, any other external editing is not allowed.

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 pictures and images 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.

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #47

It is that time a week again, that’s right boys and girls it is caption contest time again! So get on those thinking caps and give me your best dialogue for this image:

Street-Sharks-Cartoon1

 

The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday October 21st.  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 #46: Results

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

SkeletorShow1

 

Here are the five entries I thought were the best:

Lime:

“First, I want to thank you all for attending my self-esteem seminar.”

*****

punkjay:

We must band together and tell these writers that we will do no more of these stupid cartoons unit WE GET PANTS!

*****

Phatchick: 

And I’d have gotten away with it, if hadn’t been for you meddling kids and your freaky whateveritis!

*****

hawk007:

I call ‘em thunder and lightning.

*****

Phatchick: 

The heroes ALWAYS win. It’s not fair! It’s Not Fair!! IT’S NOT FAIR!!!

*****

and your winner is …………………………….

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