@ACraigL oh man… gosh poor thing!! I don’t love helium balloons because a few always end up floating away (or worse, people launch many up for various reasons) and all I can think is of all the animals that are going to eventually find and eat them and get sick or worse
@narfcake Oh wow! Well at least that law is a start. But yeah I mean even the regular latex balloons are dangerous for animals, and many times people will purposely have these symbolic “balloon launches” with helium balloons for various reasons and not think of the extremely harmful consequences when they come back down
@narfcake there on Woot? That seems too intrusive. It’s nice, having trademarked both Woot and Meh to know the ins-and-outs of having a descriptor as your trademark. Mostly sad that the derby mechanism itself isn’t known well enough to completely explain why this was up for sale.
@narfcake Somehow I missed this until now. Thanks! Somehow I feel like the yellow is over-saturated. I’m not sure why there isn’t a more gradual fade out of the burst. It’s already half-toned that way (see comp at top of the thread), but otherwise I’m happy with the print.
Related, Nonversation jumped to #9 in the top-20, and Mehvolution found its way out of the bottom rungs to #18. Looks like both will live on for another week. VIVA LA MEHVOLUTION!
@jasneko@narfcake@therealjrn I’m aware this was happening, but can’t help with a progress update. I do recall the positions were mostly operations focused (i.e. press operator, management of those functions, and logistics). Nothing that screamed creative, nor anything I saw that would convince me to leave my current employer.
@narfcake So they DQs patricspens’ design because it was too similar to @jasneko’s, but kept Walmazan’s in despite the above similarity? I know you called it out, but I would like to see a little more consistency there.
@jasneko@kevlar51@narfcake I definitely find a higher correlation when comments are made rather than tattles – but then again I don’t know if anyone else even uses that feature. I feel like shirt (specifically Ochopika) is paying more attention to derbies lately, as seen in the early DQs this round.
Forgot to mention, Tenionaire printed in a side sale on Monday! Unfortunately, I’m in the too-many-shirt-offerings-during-overall-low-shirt-sales window, and have only sold 3. Ironically, this doesn’t even qualify me as a “tenionaire”.
@narfcake I was wondering the same thing. Did they run out of daily subs or something? It’s not like the ones they picked are setting any sales records – even today’s EP? I mean, I just don’t get it. There are many others in the side sale that have more appeal (IMO) that that one.
@jasneko Given how they ran several in the subsequent woot-off and then as editor’s choices, I wonder if that was actually its intended route or were they just going to lump it together in the side sale, where even Patrick’s designs don’t get a lot of attention …
How about this round? Static Electrikitty came up through pretty strong and remained in the fog since …
@jasneko Of course they wouldn’t explicitly say –
and I have no way of knowing myself – but there were several designs from the circle derby that ended up printing in the the shirt.woot-off and then a few more as ECs.
Here’s definitely hoping. It’s been almost a week since I’ve purchased a catshirt and withdrawl symptoms may be setting in …
@sammydog01 Kinda. I originally created this one as a daily. It was not accepted so I subbed it to a “Maroon Shirt” derby changing the colors around to make it work. That didn’t print either, so I’m trying one more time with the original palette and blank color.
The sprawl of mentions for the Mehvolution shirt makes me wonder about using Mediocritee forums for shirt discussion threads. Would be a lot more elbow room to focus on different sites/designs/artists. Seems like we’d need visibility / reminders of it here?
At the end of the day, the mentions, while super-fun for me, were a byproduct of this community reacting to the “meh” variant of the shirt, as seen similarly here , and less about general shirt interests.
Obviously I like the idea of a dedicated space to discuss shirty things but I’m not sure it’s right time. That forum needs content (specifically, meh shirts) to drive interest and activity there. Without it, it will never get the eyeballs needed to serve the purpose of this thread – which is to shamelessly promote our derby entries.
@ACraigL It might be the most “non-wooter” themes I’ve seen. Legitimate sports shirts never fared well with the classic woot crowd, and I can’t say whatever crowd they’re attracting now is a big fan either.
@mehbee Normally nothing. I embrace it. This derby had specific rules around non-jokey shirts and something only mega sports fans would wear. But I should have gone in a traditional direction like others did, because straight-up sports shirts generally don’t do well with that audience.
@sammydog01 Thank you! Me too - I love the lemon yellow color, and not enough shirts like that! It’s interesting though because I feel like lemon is rarely seen in the derbies/shirts but there are actually 3 in the fog right now (not that you should vote for those also ). Unusual!
@sammydog01 Heh yes I was just kidding, I’m sure it’s the joke! What’s funny is my dad didn’t get the joke … I sent it to him and he replied "Nice … But I JUST DON’T Get it!!! - WHY?? " Guess he’s not that familiar with the phrases!!
@jasneko hoping it’s me and you all the way!
I have 3 in the fog, but don’t have any real expectations either way – I’m pretty sure procrasticise is on the lower end anyway – but should be an interesting result tomorrow.
@jasneko So you didn’t appear in the side sale – I’m assuming that was again your choice. I’m actually curious on how you do that – do you not send artwork? Or do you send it with a instruction “only if I win”?
@ACraigL They didn’t ask this time round - maybe because I’ve been turning them down lately with the low sales/high prints…
I haven’t been sending in the artwork 1)because often getting it print ready can be very time consuming (and then pointless if it’s not printing) and 2)I kind of feel like then the choice to print is out of my hands.
Each time they put the emphatic instructions on sending in the artwork I feel like it’s directed at me!
@jasneko@narfcake I think woot’s keyboards are broken as well – not sure how they can ignore that for this long and not pay attention to their own derby (and rules)? There’s several entries that contain cats and they’re still running as well, though not in the fog.
@jasneko@narfcake@sammydog01 Not sure. It’s certainly cute enough. If I had to guess it’s because it was a late sub (Saturday, for a Thursday launch), and a pretty new artist so not known enough to generate a lift. The thumbnail choice isn’t great – I would have zoomed in a bit – but more likely the two previous points I mentioned.