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Hall Of Fame – Worldbreaker by DiCicatriz

Nominated By Kaldath


Happy Holidays from the Bat Cave


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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Pop Quiz Results

Only two entries this week but what a pair! No, I'm not talking about the pair of ... um...thrusters...on Nug's probe as it penetrates the deepest reaches of space. I'm talking about a pair of great entries from two great machiners.

nug___psoleus_by_nugarius-d9ieelq Nug and...

HerrD-VDW3Blueprints_zpskvyyijoe HerrD

Nug's entry is beautifully usual...but also made me spit take my coffee, and HerrD's combination of art and description is pure genius. The details in both pieces are remarkable.

So therefore I refuse to make a choice. I can't. I could not name one the winner without feeling that I would be short changing the other. So congratulate each other both earned it!

Happy 8th Blogiversary to Us!

It's the eight blogiversary of the first post here on! Since it's also, coincidentally, Thanksgiving here in the U.S., I wanted to be sure and tell Kaldath and all the mods how thankful I am for keeping the whole enterprise rolling along, and to you all for reading and participating in sharing your creativity through contests and forum posts.

I'm not nearly as involved as I was early on for a host of reasons, but my appreciation for your imagination and your friendship has never diminished. Thank you one and all!

Happy Thanksgiving, Machiners!


I hope everyone celebrating has a Super Thanksgiving!

and maybe... a Super Turkey!


No CYOA Wednesday today, Delayed One Week

Hey Folks, Spending the day today getting ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow, plus not feeling well so I haven't gotten around to doing the CYOA today. I apologize for the delay but if I am feeling up to writing tonight while I am at work I will figure out something for all your entertainment.

Pop Quiz Winner

Only four entries this week.

Surrealist-balloon-of-doom keric Keric's amazing retro "thought" balloon.

Pirate%20Balloon_zpsq5stqftiDreadyacht's pirate balloon: awesome logo/basket.

HerrD-Four_zpstpjuort7HerrD's flask balloon: your description was hilarious!

Brons-Colonial-BalloonBron's Colonial balloon: colours and details all great.

This week the one that made me go "whoa!!! wtf?" was Keric's entry. They were all great, but there was something enticingly bizarre about the direction this took. Well done.

Please join me in congratulating Keric on this great piece of work.

See you Saturday for another journey!


Pop Quiz Results!

Six entries this week showing a wide range of interpretations of the subject.

First we have a badass, aggressive assassin I'm guessing by Worf.


Next we have Keric's version; love the colours and costume.


HerrD provides a light hearted and twisted...literally...take on the character.


Csection gives us a character capable of waking the dead.


Cliff goes classic voodoo priestess with this lovely entry.


And Lef uses some challenging posing, and great shading in their version.


The one that immediately struck me as the most creative version of the challenge brief was Worf's entry; just loaded with attitude.

Join me in congratulating Worf on this week's win.

See you Saturday!


The CYOA will be late again!

At this Rate I need to rename it CYOA Thursdays!! Sorry guys, I lost track of time today doing chores not the least of which was laundry so I could have clean uniforms for work tonight! ( I am back to doing over night Security ) and now it is bed time so I don't fall asleep at my post! Luckly I have the time to write at work as the place is a bit of a ghost town most of the night and I bring my Macbook with me so the post will be taken care of this evening. Once again sorry for the delay.