Contest: ENTER June Art Contest: LGBTQ Month!

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by SCE2Aux, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Michael

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    Doesn't really look like I did. This escalated pretty quickly. I understand that the topic is a divisive one that brings out the more dubious and insular arguments with some people. As I said, though, this is not the place to indulge in this kind of conversation. This thread is simply for joining in the celebration of Pride Month and creating art to commemorate the occasion. (Still, I'm so glad to see that the vast majority of people here comes out on the defense of equality and justice for LGBTQ+ people. You guys rock!)

    I removed @Handyman from the thread as it doesn't seem he has anything positive to add to the contest at hand. Should you feel the need to discuss this further, @Handyman, please contact me via PM.

    Your regular art contest program continues … now. :techman:
     
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  2. Finngle Bells

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    Screw off. The only reason the..."flaunting" of the LGBTQ would be an issue and/or a thing is because the group would be still marginalized one one way or other. It'd be nice to think that in the paradise that Earth is supposed to be by Picard's time that it wouldn't be a....thing.

    I still think about that bookstore in DC's DuPont Circle that was popular in the 90s. It specialized in LGBTQ merchandise. I visited it several times during my undergrad days. It closed years ago, but while it had lot of neat stuff, it also did have a lot of tacky merchandise like huge matching rainbow apron and oven mitts that even some of my LGBTQ friends agreed. Unfortunately, it closed down over twelve years ago. DuPont Circle hasn't been the same in a long while.
     
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  3. Savage Dragon

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  4. KimMH

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  5. King Bob!

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    Then why comment at all? Why not let people enjoy themselves without your diatribes? Are you that insecure about your own manhood that a little bit of LGBTQ+ art is going to break you down and make you gay?
     
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  6. SCE2Aux

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    I think @Michael hit it on the head - this has escalated really quickly. There are, sadly, a lot of entrenched opinions on this very divisive issue, and I think we all know where we stand now. I'm not sure what progress can be made with further argument. I hope this thread can return to a point where those who do wish to participate can share their work, and celebrate Pride Month with their art.
     
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  7. BK613

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  8. Starscape

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    I think we need some art in here...

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    (most likely my entry, unless I can think of something better.)
     
  9. SCE2Aux

    SCE2Aux Commander Red Shirt

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    That's a great composition, I like it! :bolian:
     
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  10. Santaman

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    Simple and colourful, me like!:mallory:
     
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  11. BK613

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  12. Finngle Bells

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    Here's my nice attempt

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  13. Maurice Navidad

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    I like it!

    Two small comments. Feel free to ignore.
    1. Having the two arrows at the top and the cross at the bottom perhaps anthropomorphizes it a bit much (I feel like I'm looking at the constellation of Bubbles from the Powerpuff Girls :D). Maybe rotate it, or have the different "tails" going off all at 120 degrees from each other.
    2. If you did it with 4-pointed stars like on the UFP logo it would look even more Federation.
     
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  14. Maurice Navidad

    Maurice Navidad Maurice, the ATARI CX5200 Premium Member

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    Neat.

    If the hands were simplified so as not to clearly have 5 fingers it would be more Tellerite-inclusive. ;)
     
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  15. Finngle Bells

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    They had five fingers in Enterprise

    :bolian:
     
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  16. Maurice Navidad

    Maurice Navidad Maurice, the ATARI CX5200 Premium Member

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    Enterprise is lazy.
     
  17. Starscape

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    Thanks, everyone! :bolian:

    Should have though of the finger issue, I'm just happy they're recognisable as hands. :lol:
     
  18. Finngle Bells

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    Nice. Thanks for reminding me of an old college roommate who always had Powerpuff Girls on the TV. He sucked his thumb, froze in middle of humping his pillow when I showed my mom the room one afternoon...sigh. Weird kid.

    Good suggestions. Thanks.
     
  19. gazomg

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    Personally i have no issue with and colour, creed, sexuality etc, each to their own., live and let live is my motto.
    Handyman may be trolling for a reaction or might genuinely find it offensive, in that he feels its something being forced upon him.
    Like it or not a lot of people still wont accept gay rights etc, some maybe because of staunch religious views for example.
    If that is the case and he expects people to respect his beliefs, he should let others have their rights as well.

    no one persons rights should be more important than anothers.
    If the comp does not interest you, then skip it, and enter the next one.
     
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  20. gazomg

    gazomg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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