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Jim Cummings Reads Star Wars as Darth Pooh and Darkwing Daine Jir (ConnectiCon 2013)

A friend of mine shared this on Facebook and I thought it funny enough to share with the community here! So everyone get your nerd/geek on!!!

Posting in the Forums

This post is for the new people wanting to post their art in the forums for contest or just to share. If you are having any trouble making your own Art Gallery please feel free to ask for help. In the past we have had people posting their characters in other peoples galleries or to topics not related to the Gallery, I would like to try to help stop this. If you do not know how to set things up just ask, I will try to help the best that I can with any problem you have. All of the Moderators for the forums are some of the nicest people you could every meet, and are willing to help out. If there is a problem understanding how things work in the forums, please ask for help. I would like to see more people sharing their art with us in the forums. It is a great place to go and a great place to post your characters for the contest.

All 32 Marvel Movies since 1998 Ranked

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Mighty God King has ranked all 32 Marvel movies released since 1998 and while I haven’t seen all of the entries, I think he has the others in about the right order. I just saw “Winter Soldier” a couple of nights ago and I am still pumped up about it. Usually I think of “Iron Man” as the top film, but he has a point about the closing act being fairly weak, particularly after seeing the Winter Soldier fight scenes.

How about you, where would you rank them?

Power User Profiles: ExtremelyEpic

So, I am again doing another one off PUP. And this time we’re going to take a look at someone who can only be described as a Mech-Expert. His work frequently stuns me, using items in ways I never thought they could or would be used. He also does some pretty kick-ass landscape works as well, which really show of his skill at atmospheric shading (if you go to his galleries one the forums or deviantart check out a pic call Trapped, it really exemplifies this. Oh and Abyss. Actually, just check it all out, it’s worth it). Plus he has a very apt username. So ladies, gentlemen and mechanical lifeforms, please welcome ExtremelyEpic.

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #25

Once again it is time for a new caption contest! This week I want you to come up with your best replacement dialogue  for BOTH dialogue bubbles  for the following image:

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The usual rules apply, You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 12 noon Eastern Time on Tuesday April 14th.  Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse then 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 ♯68- Angels & Demons

Ok guys , for your challenge this week I want you to create either an angelic character or a demonic character. Now this could be done in two different ways. The first would be to do the whole feathered wings/ horns ideas that are the classic representations of the two, or you could create a whole new character based upon a known theological character (i.e. Gabriel or Lucifer). I’ll be interested to see what you come up with.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. 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 Contest ♯67 (Animal Themed) Poll

Character Design Contest ♯66 (Fashion Show 2) Winner

Another great turn out for this weeks poll. However, unlike last week, this week it was not a close finish, instead the winner had a clear 20 votes over his nearest competitor. And, I believe this is his first CDC win. So please give a big hand for Mattisagamer and his excellent Exyle. Congrats Matt, make sure you see dblade about your prize.

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What I Learned from Watching The Super Friends

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When I was a kid, the only super-hero action you could get was on Saturday mornings, and then only from the classic “Super Friends” cartoon. Looking back, I realize it was a pretty bad show, but as I said it was the only game in town. So I watched the living daylights out of it.

All these years later, I only remember two things, both thanks to Aquaman:

  1. When crossing the street, look left, right, then left again.
  2. If you get something stuck in your eye, pull the upper lid out and down on top of the lower lid. You’ll tear up and wash out the obstruction.

So there you have it. He might have been terrible at fighting super-villains, but he could teach the heck out of child safety. Thanks, Aquaman!

More Layout Changes

I apologize for how frustrating all this is, but I’m still testing various layouts and ad partners to try and get revenue where it needs to be to keep the site afloat. As a result you have probably noticed that I’ve returned to the old layout for HeroMachine 2 and 3, with no sidebar column and an ad unit integrated into the app itself.

I’ll likely be changing the sidebar to a narrower width and putting it back in some time today, so be warned. I’m also still working on a premium membership where you can have the no-ad layout full-screen sized. I’ve encountered a bit of a problem on that front, though, which is delaying me.

Thank you for your patience and your support.