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I make custom plushes...and CONTEST! (Contest Over)
thatreevesgirl at 7:29PM, July 22, 2006
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Hi, I'm thatreevesgirl, and I love to make plushies. I'm in the middle of finishing up about 10 for anime iowa, so I will have LOTS of examples to show very soon.

Does anyone else like plushes of characters?
Has anyone ever dreamed of having their character made into a plush?
Have you ever tried to sew one of your own?
Do you like to sew?

Hee-hee…yay for plushes. Also, I'm hosting a contest for a free plush…here's the info

CONTEST!!!!
Here it is folks…If you go to my webcomic AFTER and comment on every page from the beginning (only 4 so far) until September 1st you will be put in a drawing to win a free custom plushie of your pickings (HAVE YOU EVER WANTED YOUR ORIGINAL CHARACTER AS A PLUSHIE?)

Example

Once again THE RULES:
1. Comment (constructive please, or you will be disqualified, “you suck” will get you disqualified) on every page that is posted from now until Sept. 1st on AFTER and you will have the chance to win a free custom plush ($50 value) of ANY character of your choice mailed to your doorstep. DRAWING FOR WINNER SEPT. 5th!

2. I will allow until September 5th for you to get this done.

3. ALL PAGES…I want your opinions (its only 19 planned pages total).

(rating the pages would be nice also).

(and for those of you that DON'T win, if you participate I'll give you a 25% off coupon for a custom plush, how's that sound?)
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ccs1989 at 7:41PM, July 22, 2006
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Considering that you only have 4 pages and they're mostly ‘filler’-esque right now there's not much to comment on. The style is a well drawn cutsey anime style, unoriginal, but it works.

Still, this sort of seems like bribery for comments, which is something that degrades your art itself. It'd be fine if you were asking for reviews or something, but this just seems bribe-ish.

Plushies look great though.
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lukee at 7:41PM, July 22, 2006
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This sounds totally awesome. I will totally be entering, commenting, and rating sometime soon. :D
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thatreevesgirl at 7:55PM, July 22, 2006
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Still, this sort of seems like bribery for comments, which is something that degrades your art itself. It'd be fine if you were asking for reviews or something, but this just seems bribe-ish.


yeah, I know…its called PR. And I'll have more than 4 pages by September 1st…many more. I'm completely cool with getting 3's or whatever people want to rate me. I want honest critiques. I've been away from the duck for quite awhile, so I really need to replant myself here.
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Hawk at 11:03PM, July 22, 2006
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Thatreevesgirl, I always feel like my odds of winning contests are low. In the event of not winning, do you do commissions for plushies?
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chezz at 5:30AM, July 23, 2006
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plushie? of anything?
check out my new comic at http://www.drunkduck.com/Damned_Zan/
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Mimarin at 5:45AM, July 23, 2006
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Plush cecil ftw.
Of course you will. All intelligent beings dream. Nobody knows why.

Also, tell random people they are awsome! it helps!
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Comicmasta at 6:09AM, July 23, 2006
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Awesome contest! i love plushies , i got them from all sorts of animes the drawers in my room look like their gonna blow……I need to join this contest……
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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Comicmasta at 6:10AM, July 23, 2006
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Awesome contest! i love plushies , i got them from all sorts of animes the drawers in my room look like their gonna blow……I need to join this contest……
I dont have problems >___>
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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thatreevesgirl at 6:49AM, July 23, 2006
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Hawk
In the event of not winning, do you do commissions for plushies?
yes I take commissions (though due to anime iowa, I'll be busy from now until september)…Discounts for fellow duckers!

equinox
post a tutorial going step-by-step on how to make a plushie. That way those of us that lose can at least make our own.
Sure…I'm getting one ready right now to teach a workshop at anime conventions…so I'll post it soon…well, probably after anime iowa.


chezz
plushie? of anything?
Yes, of anything or of any character…though my strength is human charas.


Comicmasta
I dont have problems >___>
sure ya don't…but those with issues are welcome at my comic!
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Comicmasta at 6:57AM, July 23, 2006
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o.O For the first time im welcomed somewhere….Youve earned my trust and….well i wont make fun of you….But i still am going to be a jerk to everyone else :D
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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thatreevesgirl at 7:02AM, July 23, 2006
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o.O For the first time im welcomed somewhere….Youve earned my trust and….well i wont make fun of you….But i still am going to be a jerk to everyone else :D


awwww…well, thank you! Don't worry, friends were meant to make fun of friends…so I'll accept you any way you are. :) and thanks for all the nice comments on the comic (I like yours too…when are you goign to get more pages up…I've never seen a comic come out of MS Paint looking that kickass).
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Comicmasta at 7:08AM, July 23, 2006
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Your welcome (oh and im working on page two right now, thinking of shortening the comic page so i can have more time to make them.)
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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marine at 8:57AM, July 23, 2006
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You only make one at a time right?

Asian children, real asian children who actually watch asian cartoons in their own language, make 500 plush dolls at a time. Also they can put in voice boxes that will say offensive catch phrases.

And with that said, I would love to have your amazing plush dolls, I demand you make me a plush doll of Adolf Hitler dressed as superman with boxing gloves and a thong. Do not forget the cape, or his space man helmet.
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Comicmasta at 11:34AM, July 23, 2006
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You only make one at a time right?

Asian children, real asian children who actually watch asian cartoons in their own language, make 500 plush dolls at a time. Also they can put in voice boxes that will say offensive catch phrases.

And with that said, I would love to have your amazing plush dolls, I demand you make me a plush doll of Adolf Hitler dressed as superman with boxing gloves and a thong. Do not forget the cape, or his space man helmet.

Dude WTF o.e
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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thatreevesgirl at 5:27PM, July 23, 2006
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And with that said, I would love to have your amazing plush dolls, I demand you make me a plush doll of Adolf Hitler dressed as superman with boxing gloves and a thong. Do not forget the cape, or his space man helmet.

Marine you make me giggle…that would be a really funny plush.
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sihayadib at 6:42AM, July 24, 2006
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Deep down, Marine has a heart full of kittens and bubblegum. The cuteness of After is just so freaking overwhelming, then he has let the kittens blowing bubblegum bubbles burst to the surface like Alien. And now they are controlling his keyboard. The end.
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thatreevesgirl at 6:54AM, July 24, 2006
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yay, you saw my post! I was hoping that you would see it soon Sihayadib.

GHEE!
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stardusty at 2:39PM, July 24, 2006
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Oooh I think I'll have to do this. I SOOOOO want a plushie of Squid Kitten.
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thatreevesgirl at 4:30PM, July 24, 2006
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Oooh I think I'll have to do this. I SOOOOO want a plushie of Squid Kitten.
I want a plush of Squid Kitten…it is a great character
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Radec at 4:30PM, July 25, 2006
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Well, while I know my chances of winning are slim to none, I might as well!
<= dead and buried.
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suzi at 4:50PM, July 25, 2006
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…omg want Kit plushie…

…want…Kit…plushie…





…eh too lazy.
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Comicmasta at 7:12PM, July 25, 2006
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…omg want Kit plushie…

…want…Kit…plushie…
Yeah and i want a comicmasta plushie but if you want it work for it -_- oh god is this me talking?
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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Comicmasta at 7:16PM, July 25, 2006
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Holy shit a Vaughn plushie would be cool.


But I'm not about to comment on a comic just to get one. I usually don't comment at all, and if you're using this contest to get ratings/comments I simply find it despicable.
EXACTLY thats what makes it Genius!
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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thatreevesgirl at 7:24PM, July 25, 2006
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Holy shit a Vaughn plushie would be cool.


But I'm not about to comment on a comic just to get one. I usually don't comment at all, and if you're using this contest to get ratings/comments I simply find it despicable.
EXACTLY thats what makes it Genius!

Its despicably genious???? Huh? Well, I just wanted to get people in to read it. Its hard breaking in with a new comic here on the duck these days. I thought even if people didn't want to participate they'd at least check out a page or two of my comic. I have enough faith in what I'm producing that it can get an audience if people give it a chance :D
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Comicmasta at 7:28PM, July 25, 2006
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Holy shit a Vaughn plushie would be cool.


But I'm not about to comment on a comic just to get one. I usually don't comment at all, and if you're using this contest to get ratings/comments I simply find it despicable.
EXACTLY thats what makes it Genius!

Its despicably genious???? Huh? Well, I just wanted to get people in to read it. Its hard breaking in with a new comic here on the duck these days. I thought even if people didn't want to participate they'd at least check out a page or two of my comic. I have enough faith in what I'm producing that it can get an audience if people give it a chance :D
Well your gonna get alot of views thats for sure.
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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skoolmunkee at 2:30AM, July 26, 2006
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I don't think there's anything wrong with this contest (hence why I posted it as a newspost). It's a legitimate way to get people to look at her comic and comment on it. She never asked to receive 5's (only required comments) and she has said she wants criticism and honesty. Unless she lashes out at anyone who might say something negative or gives her a low vote, I'm inclined to believe her, eh?

If people want to leave fawning comments and give 5's they don't think she deserves, that is their problem not hers.

I'm also not sure the ‘tell us your number of favorites’ challenge is valid, though it would be interesting. She's sure to get lots of pageviews and comments, and any high amount of favorites is just going to be a reflection on how many people she's gotten to look at her comic. People will probably also Favorite it to make sure they don't miss a page to comment on. If after the contest they aren't interested anymore, they can easily unfavorite it. I think she's been clever and honest about wanting readers and comments and there is nothing wrong with making a contest out of it, offering as a prize something many of you admittedly want very much. Some of you sound jealous. :) Networking, commenting, fan art, and patience aren't the only ways to get attention for your comic.

She gets something she wants, and people who participate are doing so willingly. If you don't want to, fine, but you don't need to insult her about it (Tater). It's honest PR and any time anyone has a contest or buys advertising or puts up a sig image of their comic, they are doing the exact same thing. I'll thank you not to attack her, and I hope the people who are saying that her tactics are despicable are being facetious. :)

That said, thatreevesgirl, I would pay you good money to make a plushie of Reynardine and I get first dibs cos I'm admin right, right?! T_T
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
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T_K at 3:52AM, July 26, 2006
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this contest kinda makes me sick, you shouldnt neeed to buy votes, how would you then know if anyone acctually likes your comic? maybe everyone thinks its a piece of crap but they just want a doll?
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Comicmasta at 6:15AM, July 26, 2006
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this contest kinda makes me sick, you shouldnt neeed to buy votes, how would you then know if anyone acctually likes your comic? maybe everyone thinks its a piece of crap but they just want a doll?
Simple all thats needed to prove people like her comic is if they keep coming back even after the contest, then we'll all know if people like her comic.
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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kytri at 10:46AM, July 26, 2006
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Personally I think it's a clever idea. I also think it will help her long term readership, generally anything that makes pageviews spike does. As long as it's higher after the contest than it was before it can be considered a success.

I'll look at her comic just because I'm curious now, I'd kinda rather make my own plushies.
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