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Old 07-16-2010, 09:33 PM   #1
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1st- astrapho: 36 points
2nd- r@ndom-lamb: 17 points
3rd- tie between Izanaki_Reload and Billov: 14 points
4th- Darkstalker1: 3 points
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:26 AM   #2
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Pheww.... thought I was pretty much knocked out of this from the start.

I guess I twisted the theme a bit too far. My thinking behind it was that dreams/nightmares are something that everyone has, usually quite frequently. While the subject matter of dreams is barely ever mundane, you can sometimes take dreams for granted, and you just forget them in the morning.
So I just really wanted to stick with that idea, because that dream I had really effected me when I woke up.

Congrats to the winners though Looking forward to actually beating you guys come next contest :'<
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:29 AM   #3
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The story goes like this: I had sudden inspiration while brushing teeth, so I went into my room that instant with my toothbrush still in my mouth to paint, finishing it the same afternoon (never expecting the results to turn out like this). So in a way, I don't feel like I deserved it. @_@

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Old 07-17-2010, 05:39 AM   #4
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@ Billov: I'm glad you made it in the top 3 eventually bill, you surely deserved it. At first I thought that with only 5 entries voting would be a little too personal, but now I'm glad that my three points helped this much.

I think that the problem was that many may have misunderstood your entry. Cause dreams are dramatic themselves, but I saw your piece as being dramatic over a dream which is something different. It happened to me several times that I suddenly woke up and needed some time to calm down, looking anxiously around my room (or checking my teeth)

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I was watching this contest (just like all the others) closely, and with every new post in the voting thread I could pretty much guess for whom the particular user voted just by seeing the username coming with the new vote. Interesting.


oh and also, thaks for all the votes!
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:06 AM   #5
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Really glad the ideas got through to someone You're good at reading images Lamb! And I'm not saying that other people weren't reading it right, thats my fault for not making the message stronger.
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:17 AM   #6
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Maybe it was nobody's fault. Just the lens was different.
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I agree that that the entry was somewhat close to the theme. But the problem was that the dramatized part took place in a dream, where stuff usually tend to be really weird and dramatic anyways. The mundane thing that could have been over dramatized, what you described, walking up and realizing it was just a dream was not (and is probably extremely hard to) really that dramatic.
People saw it as a picture about a dramatic dream, not something mundane that had been over dramatized.

Which is a shame really, it was definitely the best artwork of them all, would definitely have gotten in the first place if the theme had been just a bit closer methinks. :(
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:45 AM   #8
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Which is a shame really, it was definitely the best artwork of them all, would definitely have gotten in the first place if the theme had been just a bit closer methinks. :(
Yeah! @_@ Kudos for stickin' to your guns, Billov, but it kills me that if you've just altered the storyline a little differently, it'd have fulfilled the theme better. D; I saw your piece as dramatizing an already dramatic dream, which is not really -over-dramatic-. Now, if you instead focused more on a totally over the top panic overreaction to the dream...
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:58 AM   #9
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Well not much point on "what-ifs" by this stage, I'm just happy I got something fairly finished out of it :P
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:02 AM   #10
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Ahh yes. The one time we didn't procrastinate enough to miss the deadline...

(Okay, we did, but not the second one at least. D; )
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:02 PM   #11
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Congrats to all the winners. It was definitely a good learning experience.

It's a shame that this contest didn't have much of a turn out. (Or not. At least we got shiny medals out of it. )
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Everybody on this page except for me has shiny medals... D=

Think i gotta participate in the next contest, is it one eveey second month or is there some other system?
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