Author Topic: Coloring Ball: 'Coexistence' [RESULTS ANNOUNCED]  (Read 7274 times)

Kasander

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Since I'm leaving for weekend an will be offline anyway, I thought I could as well extend the deadline for a day.

So I'm shouting out to all of the hesitant AGSers out there: perhaps it's time to have a second though about it and to show us your interpretation of what coexistence could look like? ;)

Nursery rhyme of the day: don't hesitate before it's too late! SHOW SOME PERSISTENCE FOR COEXISTENCE!  :-D
« Last Edit: 17 May 2013, 09:56 by Kasander »

Kasander

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All right folks, the time's up!
Thanks to all the participants for all these wonderful, highly co-existential entries! :) Now it's time to vote for your favorite example of coexistence.

Here are the entries, followed by authors' descriptions, in the order of appearance:

1. by Cerno:


"Someone ventured into the wrong cave and returned in coexistence with an alien species. Omnomnom."


2. by Ghost:


"Where-ever Quoth the Raven is, his Big Blue Cup* is never amiss!
And that is how they co-exis(t)."


3. by jwalt:


"A truce in the Battle of the Sexes."


4. by Adrian:


"A rhino with an oxpecker on it as an example of coexistence in mutualism."


5. by Selmiak:


"the true nature of beings reflects in their coexistence as they always coexist with their reflection..."


6. by waheela:


"It's a hermit crabbish creature with carnivorous worms living in its shell."


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Voting ends May 23rd (Thursday)!


*** It seems like selmiak forgot to meet the additional requirement and didn't describe his picture (busy in the Monster's workshop, I suppose?;)). So selmiak, it would be cool if you could make up for it while the voting lasts ;) I'll edit this post as soon as I have the description.

EDIT: Description updated!   
« Last Edit: 22 May 2013, 07:58 by Kasander »

Cerno

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This is a hard one. I wish I had more than one vote.

I love waheela's entry due to its awesome shading.
jwalt's is great for what he did with the girl's arm despite the difficult shape.

In the end, I'll have to go for selmiak's for its brilliant take on the shape and since it took me forever to find the triangle in his piece.

Edit: If the updated voting scheme is agreed on, my second vote goes to waheela (2 points) and the third to jwalt (1 point).
If not my first place remains as it was.
« Last Edit: 24 May 2013, 19:14 by Cerno »
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Terrific entries.  I'm going to have to go with Ghost for this one.

I thought all of these were great. In the end, it was Selmiak that left me with that "wow!" feeling.

Ghost

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Oh man! So many cool entries and only ONE VOTE?

I like both jwalt and waheela's entries a lot. Can't I vote a tie? No? Ah well.  (laugh)

I think jwalt's use of the shape is really great, and it fits the theme so nice, so: My vote for jwalt!

Miez

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    • I can help with animation
    • I can help with backgrounds
    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
Brilliant entries, all of them ... but my votes go to:

1st Place: Selmiak (3 points)
2nd Place: Waheela (2 points)
3rd Place: Ghost (1 point)

EDIT: done the whole 1-2-3 thing :D
« Last Edit: 24 May 2013, 22:27 by Miez »

cat

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That's a hard decision as all entries are great.

I vote for waheela because I like the coloring best.

selmiak

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    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with web design
    • selmiak worked on a game that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • selmiak worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
add for my entry:
the true nature of beings reflects in their coexistence as they always coexist with their reflection...


my vote goes to adrian, I like the totally relaxed look on the rhino's face while his ear is picked. Ghost's is a close second, but from the look on his face you can see the raven had too much of his coffe already :D
« Last Edit: 20 May 2013, 22:48 by selmiak »

Ghost

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from the look on his face you can see the raven had too much of his coffe already :D

It's possible to use "too much" and "coffee" in one sentence?  ;)

Lovely entries! And a hard decision. My vote goes to Selmiak because I love everything about the entry: colors, composition and especially the reflection.

selmiak

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    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with web design
    • selmiak worked on a game that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • selmiak worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
when you start seeing into infinity and develop telepatic abilities you could say you had too much coffee... ;)

A non-entry. Submitted for no good reason, other than to keep it from taking up space on my hard drive, this was something else I saw in the shape:



A meeting of the minds, coexistantly speaking. Again, this is not an entry.

Kasander

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All right, the voting is over, but we have a situation here.

A so-called 'coexistential paradox', in which too many organic beings (here: FOUR AGSers) are supposed to coexist with ONE non-organic thing (in this case, a silver medal). I really want to give an award to everyone of you guys***, but four ex aequos is a bit too many, and I don't want to devalue AGS silver reserves (think about the wider scale economic repercussions here!). Also, that would leave bronze medal needless.

So, after I've belatedly read Cerno's suggestions about the new voting system (wish I'd read them BEFORE voting, my bad), I've decided to organize the voting again. Yeah, I know, I don't like it either. Apologies for inconvenience, but we really do have a kind of impasse here.
   
This time, we'll do things like Baron did in last Writing Competition. 

So, the voting guidelines are:

1. You must choose your three favourite examples of coexistence and rank them by preference. 

2. The first in your list (which should be indicated as 1st) will be apportioned 3 points, the second (which should be indicated as 2nd) will be given two points, and the third (labelled 3rd) only 1 point.  This means you have six points to award. 

3. In the event that you can't decide 1st-3rd you may give 3 second places (3 x 2 points =6 points), but no voter can award more than 3 points to any contestant and no voter can award more than 6 points total.  Here's an example of what your ballot should look like:

1st place = Baron (3 points)
2nd place = Pumaman (2 points)
3rd place = Richard Nixon (1 point)

(guidelines copyright by Baron)

Voting lasts till the end of week (till Monday, 00:01, time zone UTC +1).
On Monday I'll count the totals and award the prizes.

AND NOW, PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE!  :)


*** There will be special commemorative badge for each participant to take. That's  because I don't want the now-silver-medalists to go away empty handed when they'll lose the podium after the new voting ends. To tell you the truth I've intended to do that anyway when the competition was still running, because I liked how people have put some real effort here... and now I see jwalt even painted a second example of coexistence (out of competition) - how cool is that?  ;-D
« Last Edit: 24 May 2013, 13:05 by Kasander »

cat

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    • cat worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Oh come on, just give everyone a silver medal, they all deserve it! No need to make it more complicated.

Kasander

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Cat, that's actually a vote against voting!
 
I tell you what. If there's more votes against voting, I'll do as you said. Majority will decide. Damn, I hate democracy. 

selmiak

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    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with web design
    • selmiak worked on a game that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • selmiak worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
*counts*

yeah, no more voting. 8-)

Ghost

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    • Ghost worked on a game that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Ghost worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
We should vote if we are willing to vote against the voting. Any votes? No?

Toss the silver, says me. It is your competition and your rules.

Awarding a bunch of Silvers would, incidentally, elevate Cerno, who now wears bifocals because of all the pixel counting he did during the course of the contest (and if my vote tally is correct), into a Bronze. Seems not voting is a good thing to do... Or not do? Now, I'm getting confused.

Cerno

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As the one who proposed this voting scheme, I'll roll with whatever you guys decide.
If you should agree to the voting scheme, may I suggest that everyone just updates their voting post to avoid confusion.

Whatever the outcome, I think I'll have to refuse a bronze medal as a price for getting no votes ;)
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