Pop Quiz – Music, Music, Music!


On September 26, 1908, "The Saturday Evening Post" ran the first ad for the Edison Phonograph.

Your challenge this week is to come up with a machine, instrument, or character/creature that creates music.

There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.

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

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine forums,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 9pm Eastern on Sunday, September 27th.


10 Responses to Pop Quiz – Music, Music, Music!

  1. djuby says:

    HighDemon stuff?

  2. dreadyacht says:

    Yeah! I post them on OCDs and no-one comments on them!

  3. William A. Peterson says:

    They might just notice, dreadyacht, but not have anything to say…

  4. Herr D says:

    I consider it a personally religious issue to not speak on extreme evil beings when I can avoid it. Unfortunately I’ve been rather absent this fall anyway . . .

  5. Keric says:

    From the 80’s a member of the all grrls punk band The Killer Tips!

    Btw thank you for the congrats last pop quiz y’all

  6. Herr D says:

    Here we have a rare glimpse of the Horn-Crested Rattler. Naturally they tend to stay just inside the volcanic vents they call home as they have no protective coloration or outright defense against predators. This particular specimen is recuperating from a mad crawl out of the minor landslide that destroyed its vent just moments ago. Their tendency to clean the sulfurous air and hydrogenate it draws in the Clawed Strawbeaks, who happen to be stone deaf. The result is phonically interesting. The percussive stalking of the Clawed Strawbeaks gets ever louder as they echo into the Horn-Crested Rattlers’ vents. The modulation of the sounds coming through the horns varies with the anticipation of a fresh meal. The modulations and syncopy of the horn sounds loudest as the claws crescendo in the final struggle. Then the rattling sounds out the tattoo of satisfaction as digestion begins.


  7. cliff says:

    Instead of my go to Greek Satyr with Pan pipes
    I went with a Scottish Urisk bagpiper

    Urisk lives outside by streams and waterfalls
    Around the end of the harvest, he became more sociable, and hovered around farmyards, stables and cattle-houses. He particularly enjoyed dairy products, and tended to intrude on milkmaids, who made regular libations of milk or cream to charm him off, or to gain his favour.
    He is said to have been jolly and personable, with flowing yellow hair, wearing a broad blue bonnet.


  8. Geno says:

    Halloween’s coming soon, so here’s a creepy Jack-in-the-box.


  9. djuby says:

    Contest closed. Results will be posted Monday.