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docilebob
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: buttcrack of the midwest
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 08-02-2002 05:21

OK, There may be some overlap here, but I want to leave plenty of open territory.

This month, the SIG CONTEST is all about machines. If you`re confused about what that means, see this .

NO recycles, new material only. Be mindful of file size, and remember this is a sig contest, so make it like you`re gonna use it.
A suggestion to the grumblers and late comers from last month, start early, and enter often.




Cell245

Maskkkk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Willaimsport, PA, US of A the hole in the Ozone
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 08-02-2002 06:57

*Wow Bob looks like it means nothing! Must be a free for all folks!

*fine print: you're link doesn't work...

Maskkkk

[emp edit: no sigs except competition sigs - especially this big ugly one ]


- Face the Present

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Michael
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: *land
Insane since: Nov 2000

posted posted 08-02-2002 07:51

he was only trying to link to the definition of "machine" anyway, Mask.
SO just go to dictionary.com and punch it in, if there's any confusion.

massacre
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 08-02-2002 10:07

sounds great, docilus, i think i'll give it a shot!

[emp edit: no sigs except competition sigs] CELL 557

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GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 08-02-2002 10:10

mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 08-02-2002 10:45

Just to make things clear, when is the last date and time you can send in your sig? I think you'll understand that it quite sucks if your entry can't compete since the competition closes a few days earlier.

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 08-02-2002 11:58

yes, thanks mahjq.
i suggest its better to close comps later than earlier. so we catch the "worst case" too.

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 08-02-2002 13:11

Oh for christ's sake.....the LAST day of the month isn't a few days early.

If you plan on entering, do it! If you're too late, oh well - you've got a cool new sig to use. (and like DB said, make like you're gonna use it.....).

[emp edit: no sigs except competition sigs]

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Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 08-02-2002 13:39

Or to put it another way (aka: my take on the situation):

1. The sig contest is run by the inmate who won the previous competition has so clearly has to be worked around their schedule (not everyone elses). Advanced warning would be nice but:

2. The person running the competition can do what they want within the general rules, i.e., decide when to judge the competition (and who they pick) and as long as it isn't outrageously early or late (like weeks).

If you do leave your sig until the very last days then sometimes you are going to get burned, however, I would imagine that sometimes you get a few extra days so I'm sure it balances out.

I wouldn't like it if we had to impose very strick rules on the start and finish dates (as a little flexibility is always good and people have benefitted from a few days extra) but if the forum admins think that would be the best idea to prevent misunderstanding and problems then that is their call - update the rules (there is a version in the FAQ) and make sure everyone knows.

Now can we get back to db's competition (it sounds like a great topic db!!)?

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Emps

FAQs: Emperor

OlssonE
Maniac (V) Inmate

From:  Eagleshieldsbay, Sweden
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 08-02-2002 21:51

Got a good one... nanananAAAnAAA

docilebob
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: buttcrack of the midwest
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 08-03-2002 07:59

Ok, look. I wanted to keep this simple. I wanted to leave some room for you to work, and I wanted to save some space. For those who can`t leave a simple thing simple, for the brain dead, and the whiners, here it is.

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ma·chine [m shn ] noun (plural ma·chines)

1. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING mechanical device: a device with moving parts, often powered by electricity, used to perform a task, especially one that would otherwise be done by hand a washing machine

2. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING simple unpowered device: a simple device used to overcome resistance at one point by applying force at another point, for example, a lever, pulley, or an inclined plane

3. powered form of transportation: an engine-driven means of transportation, for example, an aircraft, car, or motorcycle

4. POLITICS group of people in control: an organized group of people that controls or directs something, especially a political group the party machine

5. complex system: a complex system structured so as to accomplish a specific goal the war machine

6. somebody who behaves mechanically: somebody who acts or works like a mechanical device, for example, somebody who is very efficient or who shows no emotion or initiative an editing machine

7. THEATER device to produce stage effects: a mechanical device used in the theater, especially in classical drama, to create special effects such as the entrance of a supernatural being

8. LITERATURE literary device: somebody or something introduced into a work of literature to produce an effect or to resolve the plot

verb (past ma·chined, past participle ma·chined, present participle ma·chin·ing, 3rd person present singular ma·chines)

1. transitive and intransitive verb work with power-driven tool: to cut, shape, or finish a piece of work using a power-driven tool such as a lathe or drilling device, or to be cut, shaped, or finished in this way

2. transitive verb use machine on something: to make or do something using a machine


[Mid-16th century. Via Old French from Latin machina , "device, engine, contrivance" from, ultimately, Greek mkhan (source of English mechanic), from Greek mkhos "contrivance, means."]


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OK? Get it now ? If you still need clarification, go ask your Mommy.
On dates, If it`s the last of the month ( this one has 31), and your entry is 50% done, you`re probably NOT going to make it. My suggestion is not to wait until the last minute to post you entry. I`m a flakey kind of guy. At 11:37 pm, July 31 ( give or take a day, CST ) I may just decide to judge what`s been put up. I may wait til Sept 3.Wouldn`t THAT be total chaos ?
We try to keep things flexible because that`s the way life is. Deal with it. Or don`t.
In recent months, this has turned into a clusterfuck. This one will not. I`ll shut it down first.

This is a simple, easy, non-world-shattering, supposed to be fun,thing. If you want to play, get it up. If you don`t shut it up.

vogonpoet
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Mi, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 08-03-2002 19:08



~Vp~

massacre
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 08-03-2002 19:11

hohoho!

vp is startin' great
uhhhh hard opponents this time

Lucid Iguana
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Columbus, GA, US
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 08-03-2002 20:52

Let's see if this not-so-family-friendly baby works!

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 08-03-2002 21:37

so...in other words...you're a dildo?

heh.

OlssonE
Maniac (V) Inmate

From:  Eagleshieldsbay, Sweden
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 08-03-2002 21:52

well i guess that Sex-Machine is taken!

InSiDeR
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 08-04-2002 04:31

I think its a bullet...

VP wins hands down.

Michael
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: *land
Insane since: Nov 2000

posted posted 08-04-2002 04:56



*bzzzzzzzzzzz......... whummmm.... whummmmmmm*

InSiDeR
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 08-04-2002 06:44

~hopes the transparency works~

Lucid Iguana
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Columbus, GA, US
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 08-04-2002 06:55

Of course he wins, mine's really a quick job of being silly.

Btw, if you make the internal balls move just a bit, as well as having the swingers pass behind the bars (currently your strings are defying the physics you try so hard to emulate) it'll be much more realistic. That, and set the Matte color to 40,4,4, so you don't have all that scary white stuff.



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InSiDeR
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 08-04-2002 06:59

I fixed the transparency, my only problem is file size ,

OH! So it is a dildo? eeeew

el_Grande
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The land up and over.
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 08-04-2002 14:52

is it just me or does the frame flinch after the 'I' ball swings down? Another note....shouldn't the two swinging letters rotate with the ball?

Looks good though.....nice idea.


Too bad there is no recycles allowed.....i got a good one. I want post it because the filesize is huge but the link is here.

EG

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Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 08-04-2002 15:05

EG: Yes on both counts - nice sig though InSiDeR.

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Emps

FAQs: Emperor

InSiDeR
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 08-04-2002 19:21

Thanks guys, but I wanna hear from DB if it qualifies because really its physics not mechanics.

Yes it flinches, why I do not know, and yes the letters should rotate with the ball but that would be incredibly hard for the way I made that sig, took me 3 hours .

el_Grande
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The land up and over.
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 08-04-2002 20:23

well technically it is a machine....energy is put in and an action occurs and energy is released.

and rotating two letters over a few frames? c'mon its not that tough.

InSiDeR
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 08-04-2002 20:24

bleh, ill send u the psd and then ull see why

massacre
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 08-04-2002 22:08

el grande, i like yours
itz just the idea.............i know that microsoft has got some of these machines

docilebob
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: buttcrack of the midwest
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 08-05-2002 05:50

ok, ~shit~ I thought I was fairly clear about this before.
The rules ( such as they are ) are posted above. If you still don`t understand them, go ask your Mommy.

If someone can explain to me what part of that is difficult to absorb, maybe I can be more clear. Maybe I shouldn`t try. It doesn`t seem to be making much difference.

In short ( and to re-iterate, yet again) If you have a sig to enter, put it up.
If you don`t, shut up.
I`ll judge them when I`m damn good and ready.
I will not qualify/dis-qualify every sig that gets posted.
If you still don`t understand, maybe you should be watching cartoons instead..
Let`s just not try to over think this...just play the game, or don`t., Sheesh. they`re just sigs, fer cryin out loud.
This is not supposed tp be complex.
~sigh~

InSiDeR
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 08-05-2002 06:13

What part is hard to absorb you ask?

My question was "Does it qualify?" Thanks for giving me a direct yes or no answer.

<font color="#2b0404">Asshole</font>

Dan
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 08-05-2002 06:30

He did answer... if it doesn't qualify, it wont win. Simple. Why does it matter right now if it qualifies or not? You've already made it, you can't unmake it and get your time back if it doesn't work.

Its not like you're physically unable to go and make some more that certainly *do* qualify.

Cloudman
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Oz
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 08-05-2002 06:45

Well, here's my first ever Sig Contest entry. . .
<img src="http://strike9.com/file.aspx/path=/Nathan/fullsize/cloud.gif"></img>



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InSiDeR
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 08-05-2002 06:54

nevermind

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Cloudman
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Oz
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 08-05-2002 06:56

Hmm. . .well HTML is on so I used it. Thanks tho.


InSiDeR
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 08-05-2002 07:23

any time

btw nice sig!

Dufty
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Where I'm from isn't where I'm at!
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 08-05-2002 10:09

InSiDeR, what is mechanics but the practical application of physics, so I guess the answer is yes after all.

InSiDeR
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 08-05-2002 11:08

lets hope

Wakkos
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Azylum's Secret Lab
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 08-05-2002 13:00

*comes in naked and al