Friday Night Fights: Quarter Finals

Ok guys, the qualifying round is over. Unfortunately that means we have to say good bye to one of our competitors. I am a bit surprised that it was Lef who went out in the first round, and you guys are really missing out on some of his pics from the later rounds, but you voted him out. Lef, you can now post all of your entries online if you so wish, show everyone what they're missing.

But anyway, now that the qualifying round is out of the way, we can get down to business. Now, each of our competitors are randomly paired up and go head to head. Each match is decided by poll, with the person who gets the highest votes in each pair moving on to the next round, until we have a winner. And the brackets are thus:

FNF Elimination Bracket

You can find the polls for each match below the jump, along with each of this rounds entries. Good luck to all of our competitors, with the exception of MLS (joke obviously).

JR out.

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Overdoing A Good Idea Much?

So, I'm now officially done with the whole "cinematic universe" thing. When Marvel started it nearly a decade ago, it was fresh and exciting. DC got in on the act because the two companies always copy each others ideas and if the Avengers can do it, why can't the Justice League. But now, ladies and gentlemen, things have gone too far.

I have just found out that there are two new cinematic universes. The first is the Universal Monsters cinematic universe, which started with 2014's Dracula Untold and is set to continue with next years Mummy reboot starring everyones absolute favourite Scientologist nut job, Tom Cruise. The series is going to include all of the classic Hammer Horror monsters, Dracula, The Mummy, Frankenstien, The Wolf Man, Creature From The Black Lagoon and it just sounds oh so meh because all the movies are going to take themselves way too seriously and have terrible scripts because that's what happens when you take classic horror icons and put them into modern films (see 1999's The Mummy and it's sequel or Hugh Jackman's Van Helsing).

Next up is even worse news. Hanna-freaking-Barbera are getting into the act. HANNA-BARBERA of all people are planning to launch their own cinematic universe. It's going to be cartoon based thankfully, but that's it's only redeeming feature. The series is going to start with S.C.O.O.B (which makes me angry to type) which is a relaunch of Scooby-Doo. WHAT IS WITH THAT TITLE??? Are they trying to be cool and edgy or something, because it's not working. And can someone please tell me why they are doing this. The last time Scooby-Doo was either good or relevant was prior to the introduction of Scrappy-Doo back in the 70's. The series with Scrappy were terrible, What's New Scooby-Doo was alright but had lost a lot of the charm and the last series was an abomination, trying to force a relationship between Velma and Shaggy that was seriously cringe-worthy. It doesn't seem like Hanna-Barbera know how to make a good cartoon anymore. The new film is apparently going to see the gang working for a larger organisation, which gives them some proper reason to go around solving mysteries I guess, but sounds way too Totally Spies for my liking. If you want to know what other icons of your childhood they're going to ruin, at the moment I believe it's Yogi Bear, Top Cat and Dick Dastardly.  Which makes me sad.

Ok, rant over. Back to your regularly scheduled Friday.

JR out.

Kaldath could use your thoughts, prayers, and/or well wishes

I just got a scary email from Kaldath's sister:

Hey I am Kaldath's sister. He is in the hospital here in NJ and VERY sick. He is having surgery tomorrow and could use some prayers. Don't know how to work this website so maybe you can put the word out for him. He has is personal cell phone but right now it is off as the battery is dead and no charger with him.

I can be reached via email at

I hope things go well for him tomorrow, I can honestly say that much of this community wouldn't exist without Kaldath. All the best, my friend, get well soon and completely.

The List: Characters I’d Most Like To See In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Hi guys, JR here.

Since last weeks worst superhero origins list got a good response, I'm going to start doing a list series  on Tuesdays. I may also try and get another weekly blog post going, but that's still a W.I.P at the moment. But anyway, this week I'm going to list the 10 comic book characters I'd most like to see appear in an upcoming Marvel movie, why I'd like to see them and how likely it is that we will see them, as well as 5 that I wouldn't and why.

See you after the jump.

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Character Design Challenge #173- Musical

Ok guys, for this weeks challenge I want you to create a music based character or characters. How you wish to interpret that is up to you, but your entry has to include a music based character.

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 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.

Pop Quiz Winner!

Four great entries this week.

Cliff_PopQuiz_TriplePlay_Rocket_zpsyjygfyli Cliff'came up with some very creative uses for the three items.

Drinkfluid-NoveltyClock_zpsq9cnwxpa Drinkfluid's clock made great use of the three items with just a few additional pieces.

HerrD-WhenDaveDroveTheHovercraftThruTheCafe_zpsib8fmhrq HerrD came up with a whimsical take on the old bull in a china shop - but in this case it was a hovercraft in a bake shop.

Worf-Warior WomanWorf's creative masking and item use was very inventive. .

Please join me in congratulating Worf as this week's winner. The masking of the drum was a real surprise. Great job.

I will post the link to your prize as a message on this page later this week.

See you Saturday!




Character Design Challenge #172 (Fairy Tales) Winner

Honourable Mentions: Melmo44- Snow WHite and Rose Red & djuby- Caterpillar

Winner: Darryl Lashambe- Snow Maiden

Pop Quiz – Triple Play Replay!


Your Pop Quiz challenge is wide open subject wise, but you MUST use the three items pictured above as part of your creation, they must be clearly visible as part of your creation, and they must NOT be used for their intended purpose.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

The winning entry will receive a design of a companion piece for your creation by yours truly.

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, June 5th.




Taking a week or so off

Hey Folk,

Just want to let you all know that due to being incredibly sick right as well as having some major back pain issues at the same time I find myself unable to focus on anything for very long and also in very bad temper. As a result of this I plan on taking a week or so break from doing anything related with HeroMachine. In fact beside for going to work at night I am spending all my time in bed sleeping or trying to sleep. Please do not try and contact me unless you can not react one of the other mods first. I am miserable and just wish all the pain and discomfort would go away!


Friday Night Fights: Qualifying Round- Modern

Hey guys, JR here.

As we got exactly 8 entries, I decided to add an entry of my own so we can do a qualifying round, because it'd suck if everyone did four entries and only three ended up being used.

So, the way this works: all of the first round entries are in a single poll. You can vote for your four favourites each day. The poll will close next Thursday and then the person with the least votes will be eliminated. The remaining eight move on to the next round.

Good luck everyone. Let the fights begin.

EDIT: I've added the entries in a large size after the jump. Probably should have done that to begin with, but hey, at least it's still day 1 right.

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