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Cleaning up some Loose Ends

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 8, 2015, 8:53 PM
Hello all, (or rather, Hello the few of you who still follow me),

It's been five years now since I last updated this journal - which means my old 'Boss' contest has been going for five years... rather sloppy work on my part, but life has a tendency to distract one from finishing certain projects.

However, while I am okay with ditching old personal projects, now that I've got a spot of free time on my hands I want to wrap up old affairs that directly involve other people. Some splendid pieces came out of that contest, and it's -long- overdue that I cast a verdict and hand out prizes.

So...

First Place goes to: Umbrella Man Boss: Crunch by ThunderManEXE - A charming little colourful piece that features a character I could absolutely imagine running into in a classic old adventure game. It has just that right level of science-fiction meshed with cartoonish good-looks that I love. It's a splendidly drawn character and the fluff made me chortle immensely. :iconthundermanexe: gets first choice into the (significantly expanded) list of games I'm offering over Steam.

Second Place goes to: Scalashura by Blazbaros - Anyone who knows me know that I'm a sucker for the 'Dark Path' alternative scenario; what if this person succumbed to their weaknesses and turned to a more wicked direction? This magnificently drawn piece absolutely captures that idea. :iconblazbaros: is a wonderfully talented artist and this piece not only helps to flesh out an existing character, but also serves as a spiffy boss. Once Thunderman makes his decision, Blaz gets to pick through the basket.

Third Place goes to: Umbrella Man and Jericho by saximaphone - Now, I don't know if I could make this work again (or even if it does still work after five years), but this was an entire little game that was churned out! I recall it being mind-numbingly difficult, but the sheer cleverness alone put a huge grin on my face regardless. A splendidly humourous number with a suitably grizzly character - the dialogue :iconsaximaphone: wrote in the description gave me a mighty chuckle. Once Blaz has gotten back to me, hit me up!

And the runners-up are: Something of a Boss fight by Tris1994 and Amphibios - The Frog Boss by ZombieMesh - Do not mistake the 'runner up' status as an indication of the quality; I love these pieces. I've always had a soft-spot for horror games, and the Amphibios design could totally have appeared in several of the indie games I've played these past few years. If Amphibios had been more than a sketch, it could very easily have been higher on the list. As for Lucy, well, as much as I love the Slenderman franchise - I did re-read my old rules before making this judgement, and I did say that other people's characters were off the table... It's technically part of another mythos, which sadly precluded it from winning first place. Even so, both :icontris1994: and :iconzombiemesh: did splendid drawings, and they've earned the games out of my library - if they wish to claim them.

As a final aside, there are two links in the entries section which no longer work... It could be that the artists either left D.A - or removed the pieces because they were (quite rightly) sick of waiting. To those people, I apologize - and if you wish to contact me, I'd be happy to provide prizes. I did say at the start of this contest that there would be something for everyone, and your pieces are just as deserving as any other.

Where do the years go?

  • Listening to: Fairytale
  • Reading: The Painted Man
  • Watching: Umbrella Man Documentary
  • Playing: Team Fortress 2/Dishonored
  • Eating: Diet Food
  • Drinking: Water
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Steers the course of paths unseen
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Cleaning up some Loose Ends

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 8, 2015, 8:53 PM
Hello all, (or rather, Hello the few of you who still follow me),

It's been five years now since I last updated this journal - which means my old 'Boss' contest has been going for five years... rather sloppy work on my part, but life has a tendency to distract one from finishing certain projects.

However, while I am okay with ditching old personal projects, now that I've got a spot of free time on my hands I want to wrap up old affairs that directly involve other people. Some splendid pieces came out of that contest, and it's -long- overdue that I cast a verdict and hand out prizes.

So...

First Place goes to: Umbrella Man Boss: Crunch by ThunderManEXE - A charming little colourful piece that features a character I could absolutely imagine running into in a classic old adventure game. It has just that right level of science-fiction meshed with cartoonish good-looks that I love. It's a splendidly drawn character and the fluff made me chortle immensely. :iconthundermanexe: gets first choice into the (significantly expanded) list of games I'm offering over Steam.

Second Place goes to: Scalashura by Blazbaros - Anyone who knows me know that I'm a sucker for the 'Dark Path' alternative scenario; what if this person succumbed to their weaknesses and turned to a more wicked direction? This magnificently drawn piece absolutely captures that idea. :iconblazbaros: is a wonderfully talented artist and this piece not only helps to flesh out an existing character, but also serves as a spiffy boss. Once Thunderman makes his decision, Blaz gets to pick through the basket.

Third Place goes to: Umbrella Man and Jericho by saximaphone - Now, I don't know if I could make this work again (or even if it does still work after five years), but this was an entire little game that was churned out! I recall it being mind-numbingly difficult, but the sheer cleverness alone put a huge grin on my face regardless. A splendidly humourous number with a suitably grizzly character - the dialogue :iconsaximaphone: wrote in the description gave me a mighty chuckle. Once Blaz has gotten back to me, hit me up!

And the runners-up are: Something of a Boss fight by Tris1994 and Amphibios - The Frog Boss by ZombieMesh - Do not mistake the 'runner up' status as an indication of the quality; I love these pieces. I've always had a soft-spot for horror games, and the Amphibios design could totally have appeared in several of the indie games I've played these past few years. If Amphibios had been more than a sketch, it could very easily have been higher on the list. As for Lucy, well, as much as I love the Slenderman franchise - I did re-read my old rules before making this judgement, and I did say that other people's characters were off the table... It's technically part of another mythos, which sadly precluded it from winning first place. Even so, both :icontris1994: and :iconzombiemesh: did splendid drawings, and they've earned the games out of my library - if they wish to claim them.

As a final aside, there are two links in the entries section which no longer work... It could be that the artists either left D.A - or removed the pieces because they were (quite rightly) sick of waiting. To those people, I apologize - and if you wish to contact me, I'd be happy to provide prizes. I did say at the start of this contest that there would be something for everyone, and your pieces are just as deserving as any other.

Where do the years go?

  • Listening to: Fairytale
  • Reading: The Painted Man
  • Watching: Umbrella Man Documentary
  • Playing: Team Fortress 2/Dishonored
  • Eating: Diet Food
  • Drinking: Water

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Current Residence: My own skull
Favourite genre of music: Etherial
Favourite photographer: My mother
Favourite style of art: Photoshopping, Cartoons
Operating System: Windows... yeah.
MP3 player of choice: Anything that works and isn't an iPod
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Wallpaper of choice: None - Wood is awesome.
Skin of choice: Freckled
Favourite cartoon character: Eric Cartman
Personal Quote: Indeed
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HardlyAStory Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama!!! :D
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Rythmear Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
No problemo :)
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bluefluke Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Thanks for the fave.
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Rythmear Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
*Wiiiiiink*
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LFCfanGTS Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, it's funny, I was just reading one of your older stories (Getting Over It), when I see you sending me a Llama. :D

Thanks!
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Rythmear Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hehehe; cheers ^.^ - if you ever feel like shooting me a request for a story, I'm always up for new ideas.
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LFCfanGTS Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! I'll keep that in mind. :)
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Rythmear Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Splendid ^.^ - I always enjoy receiving notes ;)
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama!
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heckkin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
thx for the fleshy creature you gave me
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