Happy Holidays from the Bat Cave


Character Of The Year- Final

So, the preliminary polls have closed and we've narrowed down the winners of all of the CDC's this year to just 5, the winners of the preliminary polls and the highest voted second place. You now have until Christmas Eve to decide which of these images will be crowned Character Of The Year and enter the Heromachine Hall Of Fame. And to make things more interesting, I've hidden the results on the poll, don't want our contenders knowing how they're doing now do we.


Geek Quiz: Winter Edition

Hey guys, JR here, back with a festive Geek Quiz for you. Given the time of year, all of the questions have a slightly chilly theme to them.

As with the last set of quizzes, there will be 10 questions with 15 points available, and of course, NO PUTTING ANSWERS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION thanks.

1- Which House from the series Game Of Thrones has the motto "Winter Is Coming"? (1 Point)

2- Which of these is not an Ice type Pokemon? (1 Point)
a) Jynx
b) Seel
c) Swinub
d) Cloyster
Bonus- What are the 4 types that Ice is super-effective against? (2 Points)

3- What are the names of the three cleanup teams in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode Winter Wrap Up? (1 Point)
Bonus: What title is Twilight Sparkle given at the end of the episode? (1 Point)

4- What is the real name of X-Men's Iceman? (1 Point)

5- Where do Harry and Herminone spend Christmas Eve in the last Harry Potter book, The Deathly Hallows? (1 Point)

6- At what time does the Ghost Of Christmas Present appear to Scrooge in Charles Dickens classic Christmas Carol? (1 Point)

7- What is the name of the mountain range that separates Amestris from its northern neighbour Drachma in the anime/ manga Fullmetal Alchemist? (1 Point)
Bonus- What is the name of the General in command of the fort that protects this border? (1 Point)

8- During the Battle of Hoth, the Galactic Empire deployed vehicles known as AT-ATs against the rebel forces. What does AT-AT stand for? (1 Point)

9- What is the name of Superman's arctic retreat? (1 Point)

10- Which classic Doctor Who villains debut in the episode The Tenth Planet, which is set in an Antarctic research facility? (1 Point)
Bonus- What planet do these villains originate from? (1 Point)

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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!

Kaldath’s Corner: What are you Reading ?

This edition of Kaldath's Corner will be another sharing day. This time around I am asking you all what you are reading ? This can be any book, comic book, manga etc. If you so choose to answer my question in the comments below you are entitled to ask me one question on any topic you so desire and If I am able I will answer as truthfully as accurately as possible.

Myself I am not currently reading anything, but I will give a quick list of the last five bit of literature I have read starting with the most recent:

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Anime Talk: Review of Air Tv

First I will give you a quick run down of what the show is about.

Air TV is a 12 episode series about Yukito Kunisaki a traveling puppeteer who is in search of a Winged Maiden in the sky. A mysterious being he learned of from tails his mother told him and whom she was obsessed with finding and helping. Yukito during his travels finds himself in a small coastal town where he meets an unusual girl named Misuzu. Originally not planning on staying long he ends up staying his Misuzu and her mother befriending some of the locals whom he decided to aid with their various problems putting his search for the winged maiden on hold, or so he thought.

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Characters Of The Week: djuby- Opal & Lapis

Usually, when it comes to talking about djuby's work, you'd be expecting a lot of talk about costumes, right. Well this week neither of the characters featured are clothed (as far a I can tell), but it's alright because the pictures are headshots. And the reason why they're being featured is because, well, just look at that shading. The hair on Opal is beautiful and the facial shading on both (but particularly Lapis) is stunning. It shows just how much you can add to a fairly simple picture by adding a bit of well thought out shading.

Gallery- DJuby Gallery- Volume 2

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Pop Quiz – One of A Kind!


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.

CYOA Wednes … Errr Thursday!: Channel-U Part 6

Channel U

Last week here at CYOA Wednesday We succeeded in our rescue mission and the survivor of the shuttle craft we rescued said he has the secret of defeating our enemy. We were left with the choice of retreating or attempting to use this secret and attack, In turn heromachine fashion we choose to attack and  soooo.......

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HeroMachine Hall Of Fame Nominations

Greeting fellow Machiners, I would like to announce open nomination for the HeroMachine Hall Of Fame! Like last year I will be entering 10 new  entries into the hall of fame. The winner of JR's Hero of the Year polls, then I will be entering one selection by myself, Jeff and the rest of the moderation staff. Now I want you our great heromachine community members to tell me what heromachine creations you would like to be entered into the Hall Of Fame. Nomantions will be open until December 24th, Christmas eve. At that point I will put all the nomination we have received into a single poll where the 4 ( possibly more should any of the mods fail to select an entry ) with the most votes will win entry into the Hall Of Fame.

I would like to say that you are allowed to nomination any pure heromachine creation ( meaning it has to have been created completely using heromachine. ) even one of your own, though I would prefer you nominate someone other then yourself. You are also allowed to nomation people outside of the HeroMachine community proper ( the blog and forums ) such as Deviants Arts, Instagram etc. So long as you have the permission of the heromachine artist in question as they may not wish their art to be displayed on this site. Finally all nominations must be in line with the rules of our community especially the rules on copyright.