Contest: VOTE SF&F Avatar Contest: By the Book

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Avro Arrow, Apr 12, 2018.

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Vote for THREE Avatars!

Poll closed Apr 17, 2018.
  1. Blade Runner

    33.3%
  2. The War of the Worlds

    33.3%
  3. The Omega Man

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Dune

    33.3%
  5. The Iron Giant

    66.7%
  6. Conan the Barbarian

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. The Lost World

    22.2%
  8. Starship Troopers

    11.1%
  9. LOTR: The Return of the King

    22.2%
  10. The Expanse

    22.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    Hi all, it's time to vote for your favourite literary-based SF&F avatars!

    We had ten entries this time out, so you may vote for three, just not your own, please. The poll will be open for five days.

    Here are your entries:

    pl1ngpl0ng #1
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    - Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick)

    pl1ngpl0ng #2
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    - The War of the Worlds (The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells)

    tharpdevenport
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    - The Omega Man (I Am Legend by Richard Matheson)

    Orac #1
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    - Dune (Dune by Frank Herbert)

    Orac #2
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    - The Iron Giant (The Iron Man by Ted Hughes)

    Kai "the spy" #1
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    - Conan the Barbarian (Conan series by Robert E. Howard)

    Kai "the spy" #2
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    - The Lost World (The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

    Showdown
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    - Starship Troopers (Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein)

    Avro Arrow #1
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    - LOTR: The Return of the King (The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien)

    Avro Arrow #2
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    - The Expanse (The Expanse series by James S. A. Corey)

    Good luck! :techman:
     
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  2. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    A few alternates...

    If anyone was wondering, the one I had thought I was going to enter until I started watching The Expanse on the weekend, was The Martian:

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    But I had given serious thought to Game of Thrones, but since my first entry was fantasy, I wanted my second to be more science fiction:

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    (I am surprised no one entered this show, though...)

    And the other one I had thought about was one of my favourite classic movies, The Time Machine:

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    But in the end, I didn't want to split the Wells vote! ;)

    Also was kinda surprised no one entered Harry Potter.
     
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  3. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Captain Captain

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    I cant see tharpdevenport's and arrows images ,
    (except the alternate ones, that "the time machine" avatar is cool ....Wells was a genius)
     
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  4. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    I can't see mine or Avro Arrow's entries either.


    EDIT:
    It appears PostImages may be dead:

    By the way, postimg.cc doesn't exist.
     
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  5. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, I won't vote until the missing images are visible again. I've seen 'em before, but it still feels wrong to vote by memory. Better play it by the book.

    But in the meantime, I've adapted some more literature into alternative entries (and, yeah, quite a few Conan ones):
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  6. dodge

    dodge Vice Admiral Admiral

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    They were there this morning when I voted, I still have the missing ones in my browser cache so I reuploaded them to imgur. Since I missed participating in this contest, might as well do at least that :D

    tharpdevenport
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    Avro Arrow #1
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    Avro Arrow #2
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  7. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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  8. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    It turns out that while postimg.cc doesn't exist as a site to visit, it can be used to make the old PostImages links work. Just replace the old site name in the link with "postimg.cc" and the images will come up.


    EDIT:
    My vote was by the book.
     
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  9. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    OK, I have modified the OP to reference the postimg.cc URL. Sorry about that. They showed for me when I originally posted the poll, but I guess they could have just been cached or something.

    And thanks to @dodge for the rehost! :D

    Well played! :lol:

    Now if you need me, I'll be over there trying to calm my nerves from the Great PhotoBucket Disaster flashbacks that this has inadvertently triggered.... :crazy:
     
  10. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Captain Captain

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    Im booked right now but i did manage to vote
     
  11. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Admiral

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    Just a comment about the way some of the avatar contests seem to be these days:

    There's such a thing as too much animation. I can't even make out what some of these images are supposed to be, because nothing stays still long enough.

    So I'm not voting. I can't tell what some of these are actually supposed to be, even with the book identified.
     
  12. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

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    Voted, by the book.
     
  13. Orac

    Orac Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Insert voting pun here.
     
  14. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    As we get to the end of the final chapter, we see that one protagonist has overcome the obstacles in their way, and has emerged victorious:

    Orac!
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    Congratulations, @Orac !! The next contest is yours!

    And since all our storylines have been wrapped up, the only thing left to say is... THE END.

    Author Acknowledgements

    The author of this poll would like to thank everyone who either participated and/or voted in this contest!
     
  15. Orac

    Orac Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Thanks for the votes! :biggrin:

    I'll post a new contest with all due haste!