Kaldath’s Caption Contest #44 – Results

Last week I asked you all to give me your best dialogue for the following image:

SM and DP

After a bit of a delay in the judging here are my top five entries.


1. Spider-Man: What the hell is all of this?
Deadpool: Hey, I was created by Rob Liefeld.


Mr. Q

Deadpool: I call it the Liefeld look.
Spider-Man: I call it gaudy and unnecessary.



S: What’s with the belt-buckle that looks like my face?

D: It looks like you’re sticking your tongue out when you pee!



SM- Don’t you think this is overkill for a kid’s show appearance?
DP- Those 8 year olds can be a tough crowd.


Ubiquitous Pixel

Spider-man: Can’t tell if all this makes me feel heavier or if it’s the ego attached to it…

Deadpool: Defiantly a little a heavy since it flattened your spidey feet!


And our winner is ……………………………………………


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Community Submissions: Superhero Movies You’ve Never Seen (And Why You’ve Never Seen Them) with Skybandit

Ok guys, time for the first of our Community Submissions, this week brought to you courtesy of Skybandit. Submissions next Thursday are now open. You can find the rules and other submission information here: Link

Anyway, I will now go away and leave you with Skybandit.

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Caption Results and New Contest Delayed

Well machiners I need to apologize. today was a busy hectic day for me, so much so that I plum forgot it was Wednesday and that I needed to Judge last weeks Caption contest and put up a new one today. I will have that done tonight if possible, but more likely I won’t be able to get to it until tomorrow afternoon. Once again I apologize for the delay.

Forum Width

With the new forums back up and zippier than ever thanks to the Ben the Badass, we’re having a debate about whether they should go full width or remain in the current two-column setup. I’ve kept the side bar because I thought it would be handy to have the list of current contests, recent posts, and common links. But as Ben points out, most forums are full width — if you’re in the forums, you probably aren’t super concerned with the bloggy stuff.

So I figured I’d keep with longstanding HeroMachine traditions and ask — Which do you prefer?

“We can rebuild him. We have the technology.”

Good morning!

Welcome to the new HeroMachine. We know it pretty much looks the same, but we’ve rebuilt the internals of our site from the ground up, including enabling new forums with all the old content imported.

The site is running a lot faster than before, and should be far more stable.

However, there will undoubtedly be bugs. Things to watch out for:

  • Your user login may have disappeared. We had to clear out a ton of spam users. If we caught you by accident in the sweep, we’re sorry. Send me a message via the contact form with your username, and I’ll do what I can to re-enable your account.
  • Your password may not work. Reset it. :)
  • You may find threads in the forum claiming they were starting by some strange, mysterious figure called “hmadmin.” The import process wasn’t perfect — pulling in 40,000+ messages took a little over eight hours of processing time by our server, and some stuff was bound to be missed.
  • You may find missing images. Please report them to us via the contact form.
  • To combat the onslaught of spammers (I literally had two register while I was putting the site back up within minutes of each other), we’ve enabled a CAPTCHA on registration. It seems to work fine; let us know if you have any issues logging in or registering.
  • Please report any other bugs or performance issues on this post as a comment, or use the contact form.

We really appreciate everybody’s patience while we upgraded the site, and we hope you all enjoy the shiny new code that’s running it.

Character Design Contest ♯92- Public Domain Superheroes

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Public Domain redesign contest, so let’s have one this week. What I want you to do is pick some characters from the list below and redesign them to fit a modern comic book feel. Simple as that.

List here: http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Comic_Book_Characters

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 ♯91 (7 Deadly Sins) Poll

Character Design Contest ♯90 (Insect Themed) Winner

This weeks poll was a two horse race right from the start, with two of our entrants running away with 70% of the votes. But even though it was close between them for most of the week, there can only be one winner. And that winner is Skybandit for his Stinging Mantis. Congrats Sky, your first win in a while I believe, and thanks to everyone else who entered.

90 Skybandit- Stinging Mantis

JReviews: Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 6- The Caretaker

Ok, review time.

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Oh really Batman?