Character Design Challenge ♯158- Power Up

Ok guys, with this weeks challenge, what I want you to do is create a superhero or supervillain. The catch being you must show them using their superpower. That is the only requirement, the type of power doesn't matter, the character just has to be shown using it in your entry. Simple really.

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.

Kaldath’s Corner: DAREDEVIL on Netflix!

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I signed up for Neflix 2 days ago and binge watched the first season Of Daredevil! Well all I have to say is ..... This is ONE HELL of a GOOD series! This is not a review post, though I may do one of those later if I can figure out how to write it without spoilers! What this post is however is a recommendation! If any of you in the Heromachine community are contemplating signing up for a Netflix account but are unsure if it is worth it or not, well I am here to say in My own personal option DAREDEVIL alone is worth the price of admission!

 

I am Glad that I have waited as long as I have however to sign up for it. Watching the first season has left me wanting more and the second season is only a few short weeks away. If I had to wait months to watch season 2 I think I would be climbing the walls by now, that's how good I think this series is!

 

Well that's all I have to say so let me leave you a taste of whats to come if you decided to watch this show with the season one and season two trailer!

SEASON 1

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SEASON 2

Pop Quiz Winner

Congrats dreadyacht. Made me giggle.

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Character Design Challenge ♯157 (Pre-pair to Pose) Winner

Honourable Mentions: Rise- Johnny Davis and Verginia Haze 2 & Melmo44- Family

Winner: Herr D- The Night Tessla Discovered Razor Wire

Pop Quiz – One Ringy Dingy…

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On February 20th, 1880, the American Bell Company was incorporated. 

Your Pop Quiz challenge is to create a telephone that evokes a period in history, even if phones did not exist at the time.

 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 :,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, February 21st.

Character Of The Week: Vectorman316- Fisticuffs

To be honest, I'm a bit apprehensive about putting this picture as COTW. Not because I'm unsure if it really deserves the spot (it does, it really does) but because I'm half expecting (and hoping) that Vectorman enters it into this weeks contest (which it would probably win). It fits the criteria too well. And when you look at it, everything in this picture is standout. The poses, the expressions, the costuming, the shading, the tattoos, the atmosphere, it's just special. And that's really annoying if he does enter it into the contest, because now everyone knows who the winner will be.

Gallery- The House Of Overkill

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Character Design Challenge ♯157- Pre-pair to Pose

Ok guys, a more technical challenge this week. What I want you to do is to create TWO characters (in the same picture obviously). Now there are two catches. First, neither character can be in the standard forward facing pose. Second, you must have a male and a female character. So you have to create a non-standard pose for both a male and a female character. I will be judging on the complexity of the poses, how well you have costumed the characters in conjunction with the poses and how the two characters interact with each other.

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.

Character Design Challenge ♯156 (Maps) Winner

Honourable Mentions: Hawk007- The Realm Of Rothran & Superfly30- Space Exploration

Winner: HermanSmellville- Space Map

Character Of The Week: HermanSmellville- Traxil Starship In Spacedock

Sorry, gonna be a very short COTW this week. I've had a very busy day and completely forgot to do this and now it's nearly midnight as I'm writing this and I have work tomorrow so gonna keep this short. Here's some HermanSmellville, it's awesome. Because reasons. Lots of them.

Told you it was going to be short. Sorry.

Gallery- HermanSmellville on DeviantArt

Kaldath’s Corner: Anticipated JRock Albums of 2016 and Suggestions wanted.

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Welcome to another edition of Kaldath's Corner where I talk about things that interest me! This time around I want to let you all know about two Jrock Albums I am eagerly awaiting. That first is Scandals 7th Studio album titled "Yellow" which is due for release March 3rd 2016. That second would be Babymetals second album "Metal Resistance" which is due out April 1st 2016 ( the day of the fox )! I am eager awaiting these album especially since I have already heard a couple songs from each album . The songs "Stamp" and "Sisters" from Scandal and the songs "Road of Resistance" and "Adawama Fever" From Babymetal.

In these albums although I love the lead singers ( Haruna and Su-Metal ) I hope we get some more Black Babymetal ( Yui-metal and Moa-Metal) songs from Babymetal and cosidering Scandal gave us one song each from Rina, Mami, and Tomomi on their last album Hello World I want more from those 3 also!! But if they do or they don't I still intend to purchase them!

(Below you will find a few of the songs from these albums for your listening pleasure.)

My second reason for this post is to ask for suggestion for other Jrock groups to listen to as I wish to expand my Jrock collection. No JPop and Kpop please. My music tastes run towards Rock, Hard Rock and Metal so those are the type of bands I am looking for. I have tried One Ok Rock and I find their music a but hit or miss. I have listen to about 5 or six of their songs and liked only two of them. Anyway I appreciate any suggestions and I hope you enjoy the videos below

 

SCANDAL - STAMP

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SCANDAL - SISTERS

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BABYMETAL - ROAD OF RESISTANCE

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BABYMETAL - AWADAMA FEVER