Category Archives: Challenges

Kaldath’s Caption Contest: Special Christmas Edition

I am putting the CYOA Wednesday on Hold this week and bringing back the caption contest for a one off post in honor of the Christmas season. So Lets get started. I want you best and funniest dialogue for the word bubble of this picture:

Harley Christmas

 

 

The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday December 22nd. 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!

Pop Quiz – One of A Kind!

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Your challenge this week is all about accuracy and repetition.

The task is to create a distinctive paper snowflake…with a couple of twists. Twist #1: the snowflake must feature images, that when used together, represent a common theme; could be a song, a movie, or a more abstract idea. Twist #2: you cannot, in any way, describe your creation when posting it. A huge part of the judging process will be how clearly your theme is realized.

You only get one entry so bring grab your intellectual scissors, 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 :,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 6pm Eastern on Sunday, December 13th.

Pop Quiz Results!

So entries went up by a staggering 50%!!! There were three this week.

HerrD-GothEgg_zpsl7xvhxna First up, HerrD with a creative and suitably creepy Goth take on the classic unfolding Faberge Egg.

Egged-on kericKeric offered up an intricate design with some classic tattoo touches. Don't know if they were going for an Ed Hardy vibe, but that is what struck me.

Cliff_PopQuiz_AMostEgg-cellentChristmas_FabrageChristmasTreeEgg_zpsmiqpmof5 And Cliff created a classic Faberge motif with the filigree doors and Christmas scene inside.

While I definitely appreciate the creativity of both HerrD's and Keric's entries, this week's top spot goes to Cliff. While very traditional, it is beautifully detailed and elegant.

Join me in congratulating Cliff, and the other entrants...too numerous to name.

See you Saturday as the Pop Quizzes of Christmas continue.

Pop Quiz – A Most Egg-cellent Christmas!

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Your challenge this week is all about intricate detail.

The task is to create an elaborately detailed Christmas ornament inspired by the glorious imperial eggs by Faberge.

You only get one entry so bring the bling, 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 6pm Eastern on Sunday, December 6th.

Character Of The Year 2015

So, it's that time of the year again. It's December, and that means you guys can have some polls and decide which of this years CDC winners deserves to be crowned our Character Of The Year. The winner gets put in the Hall Of Fame.

There are four polls and you can votes for as many pictures in each poll as you want. The polls will close on the 17th, so we can have our final four (or five if one of the polls is tied) in a poll for the week up to Christmas Eve.

Good luck to everyone, and lets keep it clean.

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Character Design Contest ♯150- What The Dickens

So, this week we're going to do another Public Domain challenge. But, to keep it interesting, we're going to have a different twist on the theme. Instead of doing a category based challenge, we're going to take a look at characters created by one single author, in this case Charles Dickens. You have free reign with the entire Dickensian catalogue, so pick any character you feel like.

And incase anyone is struggling to think of any ideas for who to do, here's a list of Dickensian characters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dickensian_characters

As per usual, no limits on the number of 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.

If you don’t know how to enter, there’s a handy little diagram below the jump.

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Pop Quiz – Up, Up and Away…Again!

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On November 28th, 1964 the United States launched the space probe Mariner IV from Cape Kennedy on a course set for Mars.

 Your challenge this week is to create a space probe, space ship, space station…whatever tickles your warp core.

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 6pm Eastern on Sunday, November 29th.

Character Design Contest ♯149- Gratulation

I was kinda stuck on what to do for this weeks CDC. But then I came across this word as dictionary.com's word of the day:

Gratulation: a feeling or the expression of joy.

And let's be honest, that's a fantastic thing to base a CDC around. So, your entries this week must express joy in some form. How is up to you.

As per usual, no limits on the number of 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.

If you don’t know how to enter, there’s a handy little diagram below the jump.

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Pop Quiz – Up, Up and Away

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On November 21st, 1783 the first successful flight was made in a hot air balloon.

 Your challenge this week is to create a hot air balloon design with a twist; the twist is that the design must evoke a specific historical period or design style of your choice. ie: Egyptian, Baroque, Steampunk, Art Deco etc.

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 6pm Eastern on Sunday, November 22nd.

Character Design Contest ♯148- Public Domain: Animal Themed

Ok guys, you challenge for this week is to go to this page:

http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Animal_Themed_Characters

and redesign one of the public domain superheroes within. Simple as that, no extra rules or stipulations. Just redesign one of those characters.

As per usual, no limits on the number of 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.

If you don’t know how to enter, there’s a handy little diagram below the jump.

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