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I make custom plushes...and CONTEST! (Contest Over)
Black_Kitty at 11:40AM, July 26, 2006
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T_K
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?

I agree with Skoolmunkee about this, I don't think anything bad is happening here. In fact, I found it rather interesting and clever which was why when I was recording the DrunkDuck news for the Gigcast yesterday, I mentioned the contest.

She never specifically asked for high votes or 5s or whatever. I can understand if people don't want to believe her and worry that if they post honest unfavourable comments, she'll shut you out of the contest but quite frankly, that's not her problem. Quite frankly, you should all be posting honest feedbacks to begin with. :P

If you can't trust her, there's nothing really wrong with that. Just don't enter or comment truthfully (but constructively) and see how things go. :) She's offering everyone that comments faithfully a 25% discount.

.: Black Kitty :.
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thatreevesgirl at 7:13PM, July 26, 2006
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man…I leave and go to my two jobs, come back, and look what happens. Drama erupts on the forums…but that's nothing new.

What you need to know from me.
1. I don't need or expect all 5's. I guarantee that some of the pages are not going to be 5 worthy, because I'm a growing and developing artist. I really want people to tell me what they think I can do to improve, what they like, and what they don't like.

2. I used a talent/ability that I have and put it to good use. I'm sorry if this has offended people, or that people think that it is unfair. I really didn't mean to make anyone mad, I'm not forcing anyone to participate.

3. Thank you, thank you to all of you who have looked and commented and rated…it was so wonderful for you to take the time to do that. After Anime Iowa, I plan on checking all the links of people who have commented and (if you want) will comment and rate on all your pages. I think that its only fair. And it gives me a great number of artists to check out here at Drunk Duck. And some of you will notice that I've already started, but lack the time in the next two weeks to continue until after the 7th.

4. I don't plan this to be my only contest…I'll probably run this thing again. If you don't have time to participate this time, maybe next time. Next time maybe I'll make it only 1/2 of the page in a given time period…who knows.

So here's what this contest offers:
1. A chance to win a plushie
2. A 25% off a commission coupon if you participate
3. A guarantee that I will look at your comic and do the same as you have done for me.
4. A chance for you to help me become a better artist, and hopefully read something you enjoy in the process.


For those of you that despise this: Look at my comic and ask yourself: “If there was not a contest that I hated going on, would I read it, would I enjoy it, and would it be worth my time?”

I will definitely let you guys know about hits and favorites and all that fun stuff. If anything else, it will be a good research experiment :-D


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?!
I think its safe to say that nice administrators probably will :wink: I'll let everyone know when I'm open for commissions.




Thanks for everyone's opinions. If you've said your piece on how wrong you think this is, then it is noted and I don't think you need to bash anymore. Though we could open up a debate about this in that section of the forum…I've always loved a good debate (competed nationally in college forensics/debate). If someone starts a debate thread, link it here, let me know, and we can have some well-mannered dialouge on the issue (ah hell, we'll ARGUE).
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Mourou at 11:44PM, July 26, 2006
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Hey, I just wanted to say that I started reading After because of this contest, but, after the few pages, it does genuinely interest me. I'm intrigued by it and can't wait for more of it. :D
We are dead. Our only true life is in the future. We shall take part in it as handfuls of dust and splinters of bone.

~~ 1984 by George Orwell
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T_K at 2:33PM, July 27, 2006
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well I do acctually plan to read your comic but that has nothing to do with the contest so there.
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thatreevesgirl at 4:14PM, July 27, 2006
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that sounds great T_K :D…because I do appreciate your opinion.
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T_K at 4:39PM, July 27, 2006
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I too appreciate pornography…. oh wait… my oppinion.
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Comicmasta at 10:38AM, Aug. 7, 2006
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Oh man i almost forgot the contest, damn hospital drugs, who won?
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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thatreevesgirl at 11:50AM, Aug. 7, 2006
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it goes until Sept. 1st…its in the rules. :D So its not over yet.
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Comicmasta at 12:52PM, Aug. 7, 2006
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oh i thought it said Aug 1rst XP .
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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MagickLorelai at 1:58PM, Aug. 7, 2006
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^^ Count me in! So far, I like the comic. This is a clever way to draw attention to your comic, and the ability to make a plushie is a marketable talent. This really is not just gushing, I just wish I had any other talents to market my comic with. xD Unfortunately, I'm still working on the “drawing talent” part.

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Eleika at 11:19AM, Aug. 8, 2006
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I have to agree, once the profiles were out of the way, the comic starts to look genuinely interesting. I like the lizard and the pastel colours.

Count me in the contest. I've always wanted a Grythi plushie.
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MagickLorelai at 12:31PM, Aug. 8, 2006
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v.v Kbasset, as much as I agree that her comic has merit on it's own, I think you're taking up the wrong cause here. The author HERSELF set up this contest, she WANTS this reaction, and it ultimately brings people who will like her work in to stay.

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thatreevesgirl at 4:29PM, Aug. 8, 2006
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Keegs, settle down…the drama has been over for a week or so, let's not start it up again. :D Silly Keegan, the question should be do you remember how awesome YOU were on Jesusandtheman. Man, I miss that comic…I wonder if KC would let some of us start it up again.
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BigFishComic at 11:23AM, Aug. 14, 2006
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what's crazy is that the drama over this contest is what's drawing me in…not the contest itself. Although…that there plushie is pretty darn cute.
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thatreevesgirl at 4:14PM, Sept. 6, 2006
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THE CONTEST WINNAH-drawn out of my only hat that I own (which is the ugliest hat in the world) Eleika!!!! Email me at plushstuff(at)hotmail.com and tell me what you want.

Thanks to everyone that participated. I really appreciate all the really helpful comments. You have helped me completely revamp After and for that I am really grateful. What started out as mediocre is now…well, still average (but getting better).
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taltamir at 4:50PM, Sept. 6, 2006
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it would probably be a good idea to PM her with your email rather then post it here (even with the (at) trick). I am sure there are harvesters out there sophisticated enough to pick up on that…

Anyways, nice idea for a contest, even people who DISAGREE with it end up reading your comic, basically, its advertisement.
I do not have a superman complex; for I am God, not Superman!
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thatreevesgirl at 5:12PM, Sept. 6, 2006
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Its okay, I have that email up a lot of places because it is my email address that is publicly posted for people to ask questions or ask for a quote. I have been lucky and haven't had much spam yet, but even if I do start getting it I'll still keep it up. I let her know on her comic too.
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skoolmunkee at 7:58AM, Sept. 7, 2006
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Congrats to Eleika! :D

Now when do I get to commission you for that Reynardine? :o
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
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thatreevesgirl at 10:14AM, Sept. 7, 2006
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The only problem that I have is that I stopped updating regularly for a short period, so I don't know if the lack of updates had an effect on the total turnout or not.

I'll have to watch more on tomorrow's update and the rest of them this month. So far the numbers haven't dipped that severely, even on the days that I had no updates. I'll get back to you at the end of this month with a comparison.
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thatreevesgirl at 11:00PM, Sept. 9, 2006
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I have a blog currently, but the main one is going live in a few days when I launch over at nightgig.

www.nightgig.com/cps

Blog (not a complete gallery of my work, I haven't updated it recently)
www.customplushies.com
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