2006-08-17 [Perplexity]: That's the spirit, Urmando.
2006-08-17 [Elisha Kelly]: wow.... :D I think everyone did a fabulous job :} and I amm so darn glad that I didn't have to do any judging :}
2006-08-18 [Channy]: I agree with Elly @_@ Judging this would have been tough!
2006-08-18 [Evilmonk]: It is very disheartening to see that we have some sore losers. Apparently the wrong impression was given and they thought this would be a cakewalk and now are upset because they did not win. I am not going to name names but you know who you are and I think its sad. I appreciate all the comments we have gotten from graceful winners, but the lack of congrats to them just makes my stomach turn. Some folks are going to be like that though. They won't get anywhere with the attitude of a spoiled child, they just will not be asked or allowed back into future contests. Some of you...just some of you- not all...really are losers. Lets not let it spoil the rest of a great contest though gang. Leave the rubbish for the trash man and move on. =)
2006-08-18 [Perplexity]: Hell, when I lose to Rogue this round, I'll be congratulating everyone who goes onto Round 3. I mean.. uh... no wait... I'M GONNA KICK HIS ASS!!! *Plex flex*
I think I pulled something.
2006-08-18 [Evilmonk]: I'm sorry bro. It really gets me sometimes. All you have to do is say "good luck everyone, great job", but its like thats too hard for some people, and that is not the element I want in here. And whats worse is me hinting at it and they still don't show up to wish everyone well. All this fake humbleness before the contest, all the while thinking they have it in the bag...makes me ill, and I'm not the type whos gonna hide from addressing the issue of their being that pathetic. Now I know that it isn't everyone that didn't advance pulling that. But I definitly know of 2. So, anyways lets just move forward. They won't be asked to come back for the next one, and then they can surf ET for people that will kiss thier asses and tell em their great, and stroke their ego for them. Nuff said.
2006-08-18 [Yuriona]: I totally agree with you Evil. I figured everyone here were friends and understood that this is more to challenge the boundries of talent and imagination, not a damn 'I'm better than you' contest. Is it really so bad to expect a degree of good will and professionalis
2006-08-18 [Evilmonk]: I dunno. I guess so. But enough of that. I'm not going to let the negativity bring down the mood in here. We are here to have fun and some of can accept the fact that there is always something to learn, no matter how good we think we might be. Lets have some good positive feelings in here and show ET what good sportsmanship and positive really means. For my part I'm now regretting that it even got to me that bad and I apologize to everyone in here, about my 'boiling over' a little. I shouldn't let it get to me so much, and I am sorry.
2006-08-18 [TheRogue]: I think if anything, it's not a lack of courtesy so much as it may be that this is the biggest and the best of the best competition ever done in ET.. everyone wants to win, everyone wants the braggin rights, and they have to get over the deep disappointment that follows putting in what you consider your 'all' for this competition, and then losing to someone else. Sometimes they don't feel like the other person worked nearly as hard or thought out their piece as much as they did for theirs, and think that they should have had a better chance at it. I don't know.. I know out of all the competitions I've ever entered, this one actually means more to me than the others.. Not that I need or require bragging rights, but just the push you give to draw outside the 'comfort zone' is inspiring me enough to pull new things out of my very unused and abused repotoire (sp?) I know I can lose here, because the players are all heavy hitters who whether they think so or not, could totally eradicate if they stopped thinking of me as anything more than just another artist. It is hard to disconnect your emotions from your art, and sometimes it bleeds outward and things get said, during that time when you haven't seen the bigger picture, or calmed down from the disappointment
2006-08-18 [Mom]: Wasn't this for fun???I mean it isn't really the winning but doing better. I know [Cia_mar] can run circles around me when it comes to drawing.It is my biggest handicap but I bit the bullet and tried anyway. Trying...doing your best and having a good time with friends. What's better than that?
2006-08-18 [Yuriona]: Not much Mom, that's for sure! *hugs* NOW GET DRAWING MONKIES!! XD Oh, and don't forget to place your bets at The Gamblers Den or try your luck at the EVE Lottery! *waves hand Jedi like* You will bring me your creds... LOL!
2006-08-18 [Evilmonk]: AMEN. All the real intention was is to get our talent pool drawing. Inspire some ideas, and above all make it fun. Marc is right. Its hard to lose but I just can't seperate myself from my perspective and that is that NO-ONE lost. Anyone who thought this was going to be easy?...with the talent in here?...is kidding themselves. I just wanted to see what everyone could do if they were given the place and motivation to just explode. Like DBZ, as a metaphor. Just when you think someone can't get anymore powerful, BLAM!, they are destroying whole worlds! Marc is a great artist (sorry marc) but is he giving it everything he has. Is he respecting his adversary enough and throwing even the kitchen sink at them. Thats a question for him to answer. I can say this with certainty- my line is in the sand. No matter who it should be. I am going to do some art you have never seen from me before. My game has not peaked...as a matter of fact, I'm just getting started. Because no-one I face in here is underestimated by me. No-one will get anything less than my all.
2006-08-18 [iippo]: I agree with TheRogue, this is the best contest... And hopefully all here (participating and watching) will take a little of that EVE attitude to other wikis and sites. I can already imagine the term evolving, where people see an entry in a contest, and say "wow, that's so EVE!"
2006-08-18 [Perplexity]: Rogue is just another artist - that I VILL STOMP IN ZEE ARENA!!! Oops, I should take the smack talk to Round 2 lol
2006-08-21 [TheRogue]: LOL!!
2006-08-21 [TheRogue]: do you haff any tadtoos? vee kan meke a beautiful lampzhade vrom your skeen ven I am through vith you! LOL *hugs*
2006-08-21 [Yuriona]: It puts the lotion on its skin... O_O
2006-08-21 [bo2]: Guys!!! WOW! so many nice drawings!!! Everybody did just great this first round I see. really cool! Looking forward to see the other rounds!:D great job just great job!
2006-08-21 [Perplexity]: Now don't you wish you were participating? *wags finger at Gundwane*
2006-08-21 [Urmando The Elfling]: Yes Gundwane, can't wait to participate for the second tournament?