Guest Poster and Judge: Herr D
Greetings and salutations. Some of you may know the term dramatic irony, and I’ll bore you with a simplistic definition--sorry. Dramatic Irony is when we know something that he /she / it / they don’t know.
So in today’s Pop Quiz, the audience (us, but most importantly, me) MUST know something that --
A: A character in foreground does not know.
B) Clear majority in background does not know, but character in foreground obviously DOES know.
In general, I value creativity and humour highly. I’ll be judging somewhat late, so I apologize in advance for your wait. Oh, yeah--NO ONE HAD BETTER MAKE THAT GIFTED STUDENT FROM ‘THE FAR SIDE’ PUSHING THE DOOR THAT SAYS ‘PULL.’ We still have to avoid any semblance of copyright violation.
All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine forums, ImageShack, PhotoBucket, 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;
Please name your files as [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.
You get one entry, so make it your best!
This particular Pop Quiz contest closes Sunday, December 16th at 9:00pm eastern time and will be announced in forum sometime on Monday.
Uh been a while since I’ve been. What happened to Jeff?
This should pretty much answer most of your questions.
Can you make these just A LOT simpler?
Hammerknight and Kaldath…you want me to take this one?
Please do! 😀
Thank you for the suggestion. No.
This is why I kinda wish that this page had a “Like” button.
Super silent, super deadly!
Actually, it hasn’t been a while, he just reviewed the hobbit for us! But to Sum up what Keith pointed out, he put himself on hiatus.
“Excuse me, Miss… but I’m looking for a date.”
“Sure, sweetie, what do you have in mind?”
“Ummm… your voice sounds deep. Are you really a man?!?”
“Oh no, sugar, I’m no man.”
“Oh, good. My wife’s out of town and I’ve never done anything like this before…”
My Wife’s Out of Town
Ever wonder why you can spend all day fishing and not catch anything?
I know that whenever I here this song I get this Image in my head:
I knew when I read the contest theme someone would do a fart joke lol!
as a last resort if my woman was in better shape than me!
Personally I agree with you. These pop quizzes are a little more involved than I would prefer, but I think djuby (and guests) are trying to challenge the community with some different ways of using HM3. It wouldn’t hurt to do a “take this item and see what you can do” kind of quiz every once and awhile.
This is the 3rd Pop Quiz posted since Jeff passed the baton. There are many diffferent topics and styles in the weeks to come including the beloved “take this item” version. I’m sure that if one were to look back through the archives of PQs there are a wide variety of challenges – some more involved than others. But to post a blanket statement like they need to be “A LOT simpler” is neither constructive nor helpful. If you would like to suggest a topic, or perhaps even post and judge one of your own, feel free to IM me. And that goes for everyone who reads this post: I welcome all PQ topic suggestions and offers to create and judge future PQs. We are set for the rest of the month but January is wide open.
I would have to agree with djuby. I like the variety of the contests. even though some of them tend to be a little tougher than others, I like the challenge. Like this weeks pop quiz. I almost didn’t enter it because I couldn’t think of an idea to fit the theme. But even when I don’t enter, I waways come by to check what others have done with it. Keep up the great work guys, and thanks for keeping the contests going.
This is the link to the Pop Quiz Forum page. Please post suggestions and concerns on the forum page rather than on the contest entry page.
Perhaps a more constructive answer than “no” could have been in order. This didn’t sit right with me. I applaud that you are trying to rectify this with a call for suggestions.
Actually I thought of a better solution for me personally. Someone else can do it.
I don’t think this is a good idea at all. We need someone with your passion and talent keeping this thing running. You shouldn’t listen to a guy (me) who is too lazy to put something together for a pop quiz. I think a lot of people like the challenge so don’t let one loud mouth (me) ruin the fun.
I’m sorry for my absence earlier . . . I had to flit in and out and wasn’t here to talk about this week’s choice. I think djuby has done very well. I’m also sorry that I started off so clumsily. [djuby, I hope you reconsider.]
Let’s start off with Keric. Good depiction. Love the facial expression. Two things dragged you below the others–A literal interpretation of a song, even one as offbeat as one of the Rocky Horror songs, is less original than the other entries. The other? Just in general, pictorial representation of music is HARD.
Next, The Atomic Punk. Well done. Let this be a lesson to all those going into the ‘escort’ business. Look at the horrific clientele that poor young thing would get saddled with! I do have a question. What was that gray oval over the hooker‘s head?
Keith? You had THE most original idea in the contest. You did the undersea scene very well. It broke my heart to have you tie for second. Strategy dragged you down. Too many difficult things to build in one picture. It occurs to me that the whole picture from another angle would‘ve been a lot easier — that that would’ve won. Impressive use of items–clearly the skill is there.
Scatman, you tied for second. Without even a background. Partly because it was remarkably realistic, in situation, pose, placement, and facial expression. Partly because your depiction of a muscular female is the best I’ve seen yet. In short, your technique was a crack shot.
Oh, my. Skybandit. I don’t even find flatulence funny. But good grief. NO ONE HAS EVER COVERED THIS ANGLE BEFORE? And you blanketed it. Realistic facial expressions. Fairly good blush. You even had the cape pop out. –okay, that part was funny to me too. Original, funny, and a great depiction of dramatic irony! Skybandit wins.
The oval is part of the original alley background. I didn’t really notice it because I was more involved with the other aspects of the design. Now that I do, dressing it up as a neon sign or something wouldn’t be a bad idea.
Wow, tied for second, not too bad against such creative minds. Thanks. I knew that I couldn’t really pull off the picture that I was trying, so I mainly wanted to make sure that I got my point across.