2017 Movie Wrap-Up

Hello everyone, it’s that time of the year again. We’re now in 2018 so let’s give 2017 one final send-off by talking about the movies of the year. I waited a little bit to write this because there was one movie that I really needed to see again before I put everything in the final order. Now that I’ve taken care of that we can get down to this. I didn’t see that many movies this year (I have a list of 22) for a variety of reasons such as distance from theater, releases that don’t release wide enough for us to get them, general time/life/work, etc. things. There are some big releases that I haven’t seen that I wish I could have put on here but unfortunately can’t, so sorry to It, Thor: Ragnarok, Blade Runner 2049, Geostorm, and Justice League, but you don’t get to be on the list. I will be seeing them once they hit home release but I just didn’t get to them theatrically. With that said, let’s get part one started!

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CDC #347– In Memorium

Your Character Design Challenge this week is to honour Cliff’s work and contribution to HM by creating an original satyr character.

No limit on number of entries this week.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 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. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in 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.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack , Deviant Art or whatever); Just not Photobucket. Do no use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • 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).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday January 14th.


Merry Christmas

(Picture courtesy of Cliff)

Merry Christmas to all of our community members here on Heromachine. Hope you're all having a wonderful holiday season where-ever you are.

R.I.P Cliff

It has just been brought to our attention that Heromachine Community member Cliff unfortunately passed away yesterday, December 23rd. Cliff was a wonderful member of the community, known as much for his exceptionally long and insightful comments as for his excellent machinings. It is a sad day to lose such a wonderful creator and he will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this difficult time.

Rest in peace Cliff, see you on the other side dude.

This Is What It’s Really About

Okay, guys, anyone who's spent any time on the Internet since Last Jedi came out knows it's been controversial. Since JR did a fantastic review, I thought maybe I'd talk about the backlash surrounding it. But that's super negative to do right before Christmas, and refuting all the complaints would be super spoilery. So I thought I'd do something a little more uplifting for the season. Get your kleenex, folks.

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Caption Contest #109 Results

Sorry I'm a bit late judging this weeks contest guys, I've been doing late shifts at work and my schedule is all out of whack. Shouldn't be a problem after the new year, it's just Christmas, not much I can do.

Either way, last week I gave you guys the challenge of coming up with the best possible caption for this anime still:

And your top 5 are:

Drinkfluid: It was all fun and games, until the wind changed.

dope meshter: That moment you realised Pikachu can talk.

Treasure Hunter: The normal response to the latest Team Rocket swimsuit calender.

Treasure Hunter: They said Net Neutrality would slow down certain content, but the episode has been stuck in this frame for the last hour…

HerrD: Try as the might, the new pop band just couldn't hit the same note and the same time.

But there can only be one winner and that winner is:

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Character Design Challenge #346 Results

Sorry for how long it took to get this contest judged everyone. I have no idea where djuby has gotten to. I was kinda waiting for him to come back and then everything got away from me what with it being Christmas time and all. SHould have sorted this out sooner and I apologise.

Anyway, only three entries into the contest before it was closed, but it was very hard to chose between them. I loved the flame effect on Kellkin's second design and the Japanese styling of HerrD's entry, but in the end I had to go with the entry that combined both, which was Melmo44

JReviews: Star Wars Episode VIII- The Last Jedi

So, I've just got back from seeing the new Star Wars film, which can only mean one thing. Review time.

I'll try to do this as spoiler free as I possibly can, but just a warning for any minor spoilers that may occur. Continue reading

Kaldath’s Corner: X-men and Fantastic Four going home!

Who is this stranger ? Could it be a rare Kaldath sighting ? Why yes, yes it is! I know you haven't seen a post from me for a good long time now, and that is because I have more or less retired from the land of Heromachine and left you all in the the fine hands of JR. Retired as I may be today I came across some news that I just had to share. News that is sure to shake up the MCU forever. According to this article - https://io9.gizmodo.com/its-official-the-x-men-and-fantastic-four-are-coming-b-1821139320 - Fox and Disney have come to an arrangment to bring The X-Men and The Fantastic Four under the banner of Marvel Studios! That's right the X-men and the FF are about to come home to Marvel as part of the MCU! This is Big folks and I for one can't wait!!!!

Caption Contest #109

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have to come with the funniest caption for a random panel of my choosing. Once again we're doing the Pokemon anime and this week you have to come up with the best caption you possibly can for this still:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (Dec 20th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13