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Pop Quiz – Results!

There were five awesome, and very moody, entries this week.

Unfortunately, for some bizarre reason I cannot get them to appear in this post. Not sure why...probably gremlins...anyway, you can check them out for yourself if you are so inclined.

So to cut a long story short, this week's winner is ...Cliff! While it may have been a character we have seen from Cliff before, this was a brand new take on him. and an impressive one at that.

Please join me in congratulating Cliff. Your villain prize will be posted when I think of and render an adversary worthy of London Fog.

There will be no PQ this weekend as it is Canadian Thanksgiving and I will be in a turkey coma.

See you in two!

 

 

 

Character Design Contest ♯142- Water

Ok, so continuing our classical elements theme, this week we're doing the second element, Water. Therefore, all of your entries must be water themed. So that could be aquatic scenery, water-themed characters, nautical images etc. etc. etc. Just dive in and hope you make a big enough splash.

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.

Kaldath’s Caption Contest 73: Results

Greetings Fellow Machiners, It is time for the results of our bi-weekly caption contest. This week due both to a low turn out for the contest itself and me losing track of the day of the week and posting this late I will only be giving you the winner of the  contest in a short post, instead of a top five style I normally provide. That being said your winner this week is .........................

Herr D

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Pop Quiz Results!

Five great entries this week.

Cliff entered a woodland piper with some very nice detail.

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Dreadyacht's Guiturtle is very creative.

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Geno came up with a very creepy Jack in the Box.

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HerrD entered a Horn Crested Rattler: whimsical and slightly bizarre.

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And Keric entered a hard rocking chick with amazing pants.

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Great entries all, and for the second week in a row the win goes to Keric! Super job! Please join me in congratulating Keric, and thanks to all who entered.

See you Saturday.

Character Design Contest ♯141- Fire

Ok guys, for this weeks contest we're going to be starting on the theme of the Four Classical Elements. And we're kicking off with fire. So, the idea is simple, you create either a fire themed character or a fire themed image (e.g. a burning building or a campfire). Simple enough right?

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.

Pop Quiz – Music, Music, Music!

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On September 26, 1908, "The Saturday Evening Post" ran the first ad for the Edison Phonograph.

Your challenge this week is to come up with a machine, instrument, or character/creature that creates music.

There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

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;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [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.

This contest will close at 9pm Eastern on Sunday, September 27th.

 

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #73

It is once again time for our bi-weekly caption contest and this weeks Gif to be caption is :

Harley Knock

The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday September 29th. 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 ♯140- Getting Emotional

Okay guys, going all kinds of throw-back here, well, for me anyway. On the suggestion of Sabrina on last weeks CDC suggestions blog post, we're going to revisit the theme for what was my third contest in charge of the CDC's. What I want you guys to do is create a character or abstract piece that represents an emotion. It can be any emotion, so joy, fear, anger etc. but you can only portray one per picture, unless you're doing ambivalence, in which case, good luck.

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.

 

Pop Quiz – Ode To Autumn

On September 19,1819 John Keats wrote "Ode to Autumn."e5caef65481653c8fbf02c22159aa102

Your Pop Quiz challenge this time around is to celebrate autumn in any way that moves you – using Heromachine of course. Could be a landscape, a character, something abstract...whatever floats your boat.

There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

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;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [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.

This contest will close at 9pm Eastern on Sunday, September 20th.

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #72: Results

Last week I asked for you all too caption this GIF:

Deadpool

And the top five entrants as judged by me are:

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GuyGenesis
Deadpool “Everyone treats Deadpool like a door mat! ANY ONE ELSE WANT TO WIPE THEIR FEET?!”
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dreadyacht
Deadpool: What a lovely day! Nothing can g-

Hulk: Deadpool! Am I getting warm?

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William A. Peterson
“Okay, so Hulk was mad about that putting his hand in a bowl of water while he was asleep thing! But, THIS is so far from his usual stomping grounds that he’ll NEVER…”

{STOMP!!!!}

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Nug
“I am one with the wind and sky

Let it go, Let It G-”

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ams

“Mondays are the best day of the week! I said, Mondays are the best day of the w……UGHHHH”

 

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And your Winner is ..............................

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