Kaldath’s Caption Contest #58: Results

Last week I asked you to Give me your best replacement dialogue for the following image:

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After another disappointing turn out for the contest I am once again not going to be a top 5 and instead just name a winner and thgat winner is ………………………

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Creators Club 2015

Hey guys JR here, bringing you the formal announcement of this years Creators Club poster, something which we are trying to get to be an annual thing.

This years poster will be done by MadJack who came up with the idea of doing a Days Of Future Past cover themed poster. Since we haven’t done a superhero themed poster, I thought this would be a good theme (especially considering a certain film that came out last year). So, the idea is this; you guys have to create a self-portrait, either realistic or idealised, of yourself as a superhero. You can show powers and have poses other than the standard straight-on pose if you wish (zypping is also optional), but we must insist on two things. 1: Your character’s face must be forward facing and 2: No Masks, we want to see all of your wonderful faces. Also, no backgrounds, MadJack will deal with all of that stuff when he puts the poster together.

For your entry to be acceptable you must complete the following criteria. If you don’t then you don’t get on the poster.

1. Your entry must be in .png format. You must title it in standard contest entry style i.e. Username- Creators Club Poster (for example I would title mine JR19759- Creators Club Poster). Don’t screenshot the picture and send that in, export it as a .png please.

2. You MUST include the text for your entry. Mandatory. This is incase MadJack needs to re-export any of the files in a bigger or smaller format. You can include it as an attachment in the email or just paste it into the email, but you have to have the text accessible.

3. Your email has to be titled something applicable to the Creators Club, so its easy to recognise as not-spam.

4. You only have one entry, so make sure you’re happy with it before you send it in. It doesn’t have to be the worlds best creation, this is only for fun after all, but we don’t want endless revisions.

Once you’ve met all of those criteria, send your entries to MadJack at madjack@starnberg-mail.de. Submissions will be open from today until February 10th 2015. This is open to everyone in the community, you don’t have to be especially prolific or a Power User or anything, you just have to be a part of the Heromachine community. And remember, this isn’t a challenge, so just have fun with it.

If MadJack wants to add anything, then I’m sure he’ll do so in the comments, but other than that. JR out.

Character Design Contest ♯104- RANDOMNESS ABOUND!

Hopefully everyone is going to find something fun to do this week. It’s another random name generator challenge. This time out, I want you to go to this site- http://superhero.namegeneratorfun.com select make a random name and make it gender neutral, then what ever comes up, you do. Great thing about this site is that it not only gives you a name but a small backstory and a power set as well, some of which are brilliant Just to prove this, this is what I got- Untitled

You can either follow these suggestions or completely disregard them, but you must use the name. If you do use the backstory and powers, please include them in your post, they’re always good for a giggle.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week 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 pictures and images 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 ♯103 (Party Time) Poll

I’ve got nothing for this one

Character Of The Week: Linea24- Twilight Sky

COTW is back for the new year and we’re going to kick it off in style with this wonderful piece of landscape work by Linea.

I’m a sucker for a good picture that dispenses with a character and instead just focuses solely on the background, and that is just what this is. Of course, the sunset dominates the picture, the almost golden, orange glow being the central focus here, giving the picture a gorgeous warm feel. This warmth is amplified by the rest of the colours in the far back areas of the image, deep blues, greens, oranges and purples making for a rich and inviting background scenery, without a cold colour in sight.

Then we come to the foreground. With its dull greys and muted browns, it is a perfect contrast to the warm and vibrant background, but even here Linea has managed to add a bit of warmth, with the reflection of the sunset on the rocks and trees. Of course, I’ve mentioned before in COTW’s past how I love Linea’s shading style. In some cases, such as this one, it almost looks like the shadows were done using charcoals (best example would be the two dark branches on the right hand side of the picture). This gives the shading such brilliant depth, and really sets off the rest of the picture.

Open Critque Day #8

And Open Critique Day is back, guys! Hope you all had some really happy and enjoyable holidays!

As for how this goes, you post a work of yours, finished or WIP (aka work in process, for those who are new to abbreviations), and then others give you critiques on your work.  I do not mind if you post the occasional non-HM picture or piece of writing, but keep in mind that, though there are some, not all of us here are writers or do art outside of HeroMachine. All I ask is that you only post pictures that are your own design and not any that copyrighted or based off of copyrighted characters. As for pieces of writing, I’m not sure about whether fan fiction is allowed, but for right now, just in case, don’t post fan fiction either.

Also, again, if you post a work, it is highly recommended that you also give someone else a critique.

Geek Quiz ♯6: Star Wars Edition

Considering how well everyone did in last weeks themed contest, I thought we’d do another one (read in semi-sarcastic voice), only this time I’ve made it harder 😀 . Star Wars, this week focusing on are we (both the films, Clone Wars and the expanded universe), as an excuse it gives to talk like Yoda, hmm (to much fun I have with this). As per usual, 10 questions with a total of 20 points to get and don’t post answers in the comments, just your scores. The answers will be below a jump from the post whilst on the main blog page, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, take a look at the questions on the blog first.

1. Name Han Solo and Leia Organa’s three children. (1 point each)

2. What is the name of Darth Maul’s brother? (1 Point)

3. Name the cone-headed, Cerean Jedi Master who sits to the right of Yoda on the Jedi Council. (1 Point)

4. Two Mandolorians have appeared in the Star Wars films. Who are they? (2 points)

5. Who owned Shimi & Anakin Skywalker before losing them to Watto in a bet on a Podrace? (1 Point)

6. How did Jedi Master Sifo Dyas die? (1 Point)

7. What was the name of Darth Vadar’s secret apprentice, who also went by the alias Starkiller? (1 Point)

8. Name the Wookie home world (1 point)

9. What was the name of the Jedi Master who trained Yoda? (1 Point)

10. Name the eight Rebel Alliance Leaders who issued the Declaration Of A New Republic after the fall of the Galactic Empire (1 Point per person- 8 points)

Below the jump the answers are, peak you must not.

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Anime Talk: Scarlet Johansson is the Major!

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At the time of this writting I have just learned the The Manga and Anime Cyberpunkish hit “Ghost In The Shell” is being adapted into a Live Action Movie, and that Scarlet Johansson has been cast in the lead role as the Major Motoko Kusanagi (Though weather they will keep the name the same is doubtful).  That’s right Johansson is going from protraying Avenger Black Widow, to playing the role of a  Japanese Secret Police Agency Cyborg Soldier.

The Movie which has been written by Bill Wheeler, and directed by Rupert Sanders, will be produced by Dreamworks Studios. Ghost in the Shell has been one of those projects that have been pitched for a long time, but with the signing of Johansson to star in it seem to finally gotten some legs beneath it and a green light to be made.

Now back in September of 2013 I did a mini review of the Anime Series “Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex” which you can read HERE if you are unfamiliar with the Ghost in the shell which is one of my favorite Sci-Fi animes.  As I said I really like the original Ghost in the Shell Movie, and the Stand Alone Complex Series that followed however I not sure I have high hopes for this movie.

Anime Themed live action movies made here in the States have a history of being crap fests in my opinions ( Dragon ball, and Avatar The Last Airbender come to mind). So I would like to ask all you fine anime fans out there. Are you looking forward to this movie ? If so do you think it will be able to do the source material, the Manga, and Anime Justice ?

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #58

Welcome to yet another edition of our weekly caption contest here on Heromachine. Your challenge this week should you choose to accept it is to give me your best replacement dialogue for this image:

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The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday January 13th. 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!