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Congrats to the winners! I had a feeling from the start that Titanomachina would end up in the top 3!
ᛟᚱᛗᛖᚾ ᛚᛁᚷ ᛁ ᚲᚠᛖᛁᛚᛖ ᛁ ᛚᛟᛇᚾᛞᛟᛗ ᚠᚨᚲᚨᚱ ᚢᚾᛞᛖᚱ
ᛊᛟᛗ ᛖᛁ ᚺᛖᛚᚢᚠᚨᛚᚾ ᛟᚲᛖᚱ ᛊᛏᚱᛁᚠ ᛞᛟᛗ ᚠᚱᛖᚾᛞᛖᚱ ᚱᛟᚲᛖᚱ
At 7/17/10 12:15 PM, Fro wrote: The sad thing about the stories is the ones that did win could have been written in about an hours worth of time with little to no effort.
And I don't mean to be a total dick here but FatKid's was pretty badly written. Still, congrats to all the winners, especially the guys from 'Rageous 7! Glad we finally got to see the winners!
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At 7/17/10 02:07 PM, lenkobiscuit wrote: mmm yeah i got bronze silver n gold
Your scene in 'Rageous 7 submission was awesome. Great job ;)
Most of my congrats goes to Rageous 7 team and Sakupen.
The rest of 'em goes to everybody else for their implication on robot day. Share equally.
I'm yet to check out the other guys ...
At 7/17/10 11:56 AM, TomFulp wrote: TOP THREE ART ($250, $40, $30)
ATTACK OF THE CALAMARIBOTS
... but these guys did some brilliant work!
Gratz on your moneys, and great job to all the other guys who joined in the art contest.
Oh yeah, probably should have mentioned that I think the top three art submissions are bloody fantastic, along with the majority of all the Robot Day art submissions.
Plus the audio submissions were very good aswell, some stuff I liked, especially Mechanical Thunder.
Robot Day went very well! Fuck yeah Newgrounds you did it again!
picture courtesy of Black-Flame
Although this is sure to result in a angry MC I am going to agree with Fro. There were plenty of works with much more literary merit (and with more entertainment value) that could have placed higher than the mediocre poem and the neat but quick scribbling of words that won.
I know you were entertained by the two pieces that you picked but entertainment should not be the only criteria. The winners lack merit (Sorry to be so harsh, at least you got cash to comfort you you two). But I know it doesn't matter at this point; really I am just trying to say that I felt that the judging was weak. In my opinion it should have been out sourced to someone that knows something about writing. MC obviously could judge an art contest with no issues but I sincerely think someone with more knowledge in writing should have judged the writing portion of the contest.
Failure should push you until success can pull you.
At 7/17/10 12:33 PM, MindChamber wrote: The amount of time a story took to make, or amount of words it took to create doesn't automaticly make it entaintaining.
I could name tons of million dollar blockbuster outshine by low budget films. Learn some sportsmanship.
I don't think Fro was commenting on the length or time invested, as we all know that longer flash animations, or those that may have taken years to make, aren't necessarily all that great. Where there are artists such as Luis who can spout top quality relatively rapidly.
The issue in this case is that most people have a set standard of quality when it comes to visual media because most people are inundated with it throughout their lives. In this situation, I agree with Fro in the sense that quality of the submissions were substandard in regard to those that placed. If the competition were meant for short, witty submissions, perhaps that should have been emphasized. Because there were no limits placed, writers took the liberty to expound on the story without any set expectations other than "there needs to be robots."
I will corroborate Fro's statement, and I will put my own experience and knowledge behind it. I'm sure others in the writing community will corroborate this. The quality of the submissions that won, from a writer's perspective, are sub-standard. Fro should have placed better, I agree.
For the future, it would be nice if writers were given a better set of criteria, because if all that was being sought was a cheap thrill, it should be made known. It's not fair to the writers who invested more thought into their work.
I understand this is a flash community, and writing expertise should not be expected, but I think if you support something (such as literature), it needs to be supported 100%. At the very least, in the future, make the requirements better known. For example, the MWC.
Im surprised Turing Test didn't win anything.And why did mindchamber only pick the winners.Was it his special day
so the poetry - art collab won some moneys ey, im glad to be a part of it and its all going to a good place, charity, newgrounds spirit woo!!
At 7/17/10 11:56 AM, TomFulp wrote: The winners were selected by MindChamber with the exception of games because he didn't like any of them. He wanted more prizes to go to movies and art instead, so here are two more $30 movie prizes:
So was commercial music allowed in the end?
Can't wait to see you guys at Comic-Con next week! Hope you can stop by our booth too (I-Mockery Productions booth #A10). Myself and Bomtoons will be there showcasing our upcoming game, Abobo's Big Adventure, on a genuine arcade cabinet! A cabinet, which I might add, has some truly badass artwork on it, compliments of JohnnyUtah!
See you guys next week!
At 7/17/10 11:56 AM, TomFulp wrote:
The winners were selected by MindChamber with the exception of games because he didn't like any of them. He wanted more prizes to go to movies and art instead, so here are two more $30 movie prizes:
Congrats to the winners and THANK YOU to everyone who participated!
Thank you Tom and MindChamber! This is the first NG holiday competition I've won anything on...hopefully the first of many more to come. Thanks very much!
Any idea on when the Daily 5th problem would get sorted out? This would be my partner in crime, Adam's first trophy ever, and I take pride in each of mine.
At 7/17/10 01:37 PM, Kamikaye wrote: Woho Threepio for teh win :D
Dude, your artwork is phenomenal. Thanks so much!
I know I should know this, but what is the next Newgrounds holiday? I remember seeing a calendar somewhere that showed all the Newgrounds holidays and the day they were on. Is it Madness day? What is after Madness Day? I need to see this calendar again so I can see a whole list of days I should attempt to make an animation for.
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At 7/17/10 04:36 PM, DaveB0rt wrote: what happened to daily first
Sissy Boy Gets Fucked won $2000.
Congrats to the winners. Hope there's more themed days like this in the future :)
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