Ok! here are the entries for the 8th avatar battle challenge!
Again, I want to thank everyone who entered, as well as my generous sponsor, OrangeCat. (I’d thank Evil Morrigan too, but I already thanked him for the one where he didn’t pay, so now we’re even :P) As you may know, the three of us are providing the prizes for this competition.
I gotta say, I’m rather disappointed with the turnout. I know a lot of it can be blamed on the holiday weekend, but that’s really a feeble excuse when I gave you an extra week to compensate. What it comes down to is this: #1) You people wait til the last minute, no matter how much time I give. WTF? I usually get like 2-3 entries on day 1, and then all the rest the 2 days before the deadline. I have a feeling that if I gave the extra week after thanksgiving instead of before, there’s be a much better turnout.
Also, about the theme. You people who didn’t enter because of the theme simply lack imagination. How hard is it to stretch the theme? You don’t have to make an “I love Rock and roll” av. Stretch the theme people. In ABC #6, the only one who stretched the term “weapon” was shatterstar. Come on, guys. Why not do rock n’ roll-cancel? How about a Bebop and Rocksteady av? the options are limitless. the fact that you guys couldn’t see 'em is completely fuckachunkz.
To those of you who did enter, I really love the more creative ideas. You guys pulled off some of what I was hoping for with this theme.
Lol, now we have 2 judges to each animated av…but again, the animated section carries its weight despite the lack of entries.
First off, the standard rules:
1st place animation: 1 month of premium membership to shoryuken.com
2nd place animation: 1 month of premium membership to shoryuken.com
3rd place animation: 1 month of premium membership to shoryuken.com
#1: No one discusses the avs until ALL EIGHT judges have passed judgement. This is to prevent people from giving away who the artists are. This is not limited to the artists. Even if you did not submit an av, please refrain from commenting until after the judges have voted. The judges do not know who has submitted an av, and I don’t want you giving away to them that you DIDN’T submit an av by starting to comment on them.
#2: Judges: you are to pick your favorite 3 in each category based on whatever criteria you want. You will then order them from 1 to 3. Your #1 pick gets 3 points, your #2 pick gets 2 points, and your #3 pick gets 1 point. The points will be tallied, and a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each category declared.
**#3:**Judges can feel free to discuss among themselves any aspects of the avatars they like. They may confer with each other before voting, but do not have to. Feel free to discuss what you like or dislike about any of the avatars --1 Restriction, though! Judges may not speculate as to who the artists are, as your speculations may affect the other judges.
The judges are:
Hail And Kill
#4: After the judges vote, the points will be tallied and I will reveal the artists behind the avatars. Discussion is then open for anyone and anything about the avatars.
That being said, here are the avatars (in order by title…as in all the previous competitions, if the artist did not provide a title, I made one up)
“KISS - Rock n’ Roll All Night”
“Rock & Roll vs. Ryu, Gouki, and Zangief”
Shim Sang Joon
“The Elvis of the Opera”
“The Beatles - Yellow Submarine”
“Yoga Death Metal”
Executive Producer: OrangeCat
An Evil Morrigan production:
Directed by givequicheachance
Get voting, judges!