Contest: ENTER Misc Avatar Contest: As Above, So Below

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Avro Arrow, Apr 2, 2023.

  1. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral Moderator

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    Hi all! The topic for this week's contest is Underground Locations. Think subways, crypts, bunkers, etc. Basically any human-made environment that is set up underground.

    Standard avatar contest rules apply: images must be no more than 200 x 200 pixels and 1 MB, and they must be SFW. And although the thread title was also used as the title of a movie, no media images are allowed. (Sorry, no underground temples or tombs visited by Indiana Jones or Lara Croft... unless of course they also exist in real life, in which case a real-life image must be used.) Note that if someone enters a subway station, crypt, etc., you can still enter other examples of that same thing, just please make it a different example, rather than another picture of the exact same one.

    Each participant may enter up to three entries. The contest will be open for about a week, although I may extend it due to Easter weekend.

    To start us off, here is my first entry:

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    Toledo Metro Station in Naples, Italy. Its glittery artistry is intended to evoke the feeling that you are underwater, instead of underground. And since the avatar size doesn't really do it justice, here's the full original image for your viewing pleasure:

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    Have fun! :techman:
     
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  2. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Admiral Admiral

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    Paris catacombs
     
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  3. scotpens

    scotpens Professional Geek Premium Member

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    The world's longest road tunnel, the 24.5-kilometer long (15.23 mi) Lærdal Tunnel in Norway

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  4. think

    think Like a black hole Premium Member

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    are you referring to middle earth can I use a middle earth image?
     
  5. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral Moderator

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    Middle Earth as in Lord of the Rings? No, sorry, that would be a media image and wouldn't be allowed.

    If I'm misinterpreting what you're referring to, let me know!
     
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  6. think

    think Like a black hole Premium Member

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    nope that was middle earth Lord of the Rings area.. :) I will give non-media thoughts for ideas to form..
     
  7. think

    think Like a black hole Premium Member

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    my first thought was the subterraneans by Kerouac ,.. I am usually thinking I would read this book and would bring my copy when I go to my fiancée’s but I did not this time still the net has my book cover but is this media? @Avro Arrow

    this is my book cover I have..
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    these are other book covers I am considering if it is not media..

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    SubterraneansNovel.jpeg

    idk let me know if I should avatarize one of these mmmm or all three?
     
  8. Avro Arrow

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    Well, since all the covers seem to be drawn or painted art, I guess they wouldn't really be media images (although they are books, so they are literally images of media :lol: ). But... I don't see where any of them are actually depicting an underground location? :confused:
     
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  9. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Does it have to be human-made? There are many subterranean locations that are entirely natural.
     
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  10. think

    think Like a black hole Premium Member

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    ^yeah 000 Like this ?

    cave pond avatar.jpg

    after some digging

    from here --
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    but yeah this is not man made at all but this is here ---

    stalagmites and stlactites underground 1.jpg

    soooooo ...
    entry #1
    stalagmites and stalactites underground walkway
    stalagmites and stlactites underground 1 avatar.jpg
     
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  11. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral Moderator

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    Good question. I had originally thought about allowing any underground locations, but decided I wanted to focus specifically on human-made ones. However, I'm certainly willing to be flexible here, so I'm OK with opening it up to include natural locations, in the hopes that it will drive more participation.
     
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  12. think

    think Like a black hole Premium Member

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    Entry #2. With the new revised rules..

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  13. Kai "the spy"

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    Ancient subterranian tomb in Colombia
     
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  14. Avro Arrow

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    Last(-ish) call! I'm planning to put the poll up Thursday evening, so you still have a few days if you would like to enter.

    Here are my final two entries:

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    The PATH in Toronto - a system of both underground tunnels and above-ground walkways connecting downtown office buildings. A lot of the underground space is dedicated to retail, and according to Guinness, it is the largest underground shopping complex in the world.

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    The Cobble Hill Tunnel in NYC. (Also known as the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel.) According to Guinness, it is the oldest subway tunnel in the world. Completed in 1845, it was closed and sealed in 1861. Over the years, it largely fell out of the public consciousness, until it was eventually rediscovered in 1980.
     
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  15. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Admiral Admiral

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    Shanghai Intercontinental Hotel, built into a solid cliff
     
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  16. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral Moderator

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    Sorry, Kai, but I’m just seeing an ezgif image error.
     
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    The underground tunnels that connect the different buildings of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
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  18. Kai "the spy"

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    Whoops! Serves me right, posting when I'm in a hurry to catch the bus. Anyway, I fixed the link.
     
  19. scotpens

    scotpens Professional Geek Premium Member

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    Still not seeing anything. Did you save your GIF and upload it to a third-party image host? ezGIF doesn't save images.
     
  20. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Check post #15. I see it.