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^ ^  It must be coming via slow boat from China 🤣

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21 hours ago, Pixey said:

^ ^  It must be coming via slow boat from China

 

My hamster wasn't peddling very hard to power my router 😉

 

Having slept on it ...

On this weeks theme - Shampoo Bottle - if the consensus is it's too hard aka a stupid theme  ...  I won't be offended and more than happy for MJW or Pixey to choose something or if anyone has a suggestion to go with it. After all, we want as many entries as possible -  

Picking a theme to appeal is pretty difficult 🤔

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^ ^ Ha - Ha @Woodsy - me thinks I may not even manage an entry for the next month, in anything, as my daughter is visiting for the month of July 😱

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16 hours ago, Woodsy said:

Me thinks that @Pixey is going to come up with a mighty fancy shampoo bottle.

 

Me thinks mine is going to end in divorce

 

Her parting words were ... "don't bother asking my opinion again ... do you even remember what shampoo is ?!"

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I just wanted to say to all participants - absolutely stupendous job across the board.  Makes me proud to be part of such a talented community

 

... one question though ... has anyone actually read the  instructions on a shampoo bottle ? <whistling innocently smiley>

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There are only 3 days left to post in the OotF#44 thread for the Sunglasses Competition.  If we get no more, I will have to scrap this round.

 

I have been wondering:

 

1.  Whether we should take a hiatus from OotF Competitions until Winter ?

 

2.  If the general feeling is that the subjects are too difficult, I would like to suggest (as most winners just hate to pick new themes) that either @toe_head2001 or @Ego Eram Reputo get to choose the themes for us ?

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6 hours ago, Pixey said:

There are only 3 days left to post in the OotF#44 thread for the Sunglasses Competition.  If we get no more, I will have to scrap this round.

 

I have been wondering:

 

1.  Whether we should take a hiatus from OotF Competitions until Winter ?

 

2.  If the general feeling is that the subjects are too difficult, I would like to suggest (as most winners just hate to pick new themes) that either @toe_head2001 or @Ego Eram Reputo get to choose the themes for us ?

 

Hello @Pixey,

 

1. Why do you think that the OotF fun needs a break?

2. Are the subjects too difficult?

3. Why @toe_head2001 or @Ego Eram Reputo?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm hoping to get something in.  But it's a hectic week

Me personally I think someone who doesn't necessarily enter like EER or T_H ... are good choices to pick a theme and it's a good idea. 

If I've got to choose - I'm always scratching my head, usually I look at things around me - this time it was a choice between sunglasses and medication tablets.

 

In hindsight I should have just said tablet - more achievable by using plugins

 

Subjects too difficult ?  ...  possibly.   Maybe have a brainstorming session where people chuck some ideas in to use in the future?

 

It would be a shame to see the OoTF take a break, but if needs be and all that ... let's just not let it die a death

 

You've done a great job Pixey as did ToeHead' before you

 

 

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I don't really favor a break. The Hat theme had six terrific entries. I wish, though, that we could get a few more people entering.


I think, as @welshblue said, that some of the subjects are difficult to do with plugins. Subjects that depend significantly on drawing skill are hard for many, including me. I think sunglasses fall into that category. I will see if I can complete an entry by the deadline, but considering I haven't started, and I'm slow as molasses, I wouldn't count on it.

 

I'm not sure what would be the best way to select themes. I know from bitter experience in choosing themes that what at first blush sounds like a perfect theme can turn out to be anything but. Maybe we could propose future themes on this or another thread, discuss their merits and problems, and sort of collectively pick them, with @Ego Eram Reputo in the lead.

 

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Thank you @Ego Eram Reputo @ANONYMISS @welshblue and @MJW for your thoughts and suggestions :)

 

So, we will keep the Object of the Fortnight going and will let the very magnanimous @Ego Eram Reputo be the chooser of the subjects and thank him for that :star:

 

@ANONYMISS - (sweet user name) :D    Well, your first question has been answered and, I thought of @toe_head2001 because he instigated this competition.  And, as for @Ego Eram Reputo - well - just because he's so darn amenable (not to mention cute too.) 🌞

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1 hour ago, Ego Eram Reputo said:

People are saying the nicest things about me

 

Always hard not to mate ... even when you're being controversial 😉 😂

 

I know I'll not get the time to finish my entry. 

Daughter came home today after qualifying as a paramedic,   and pranged her car on the way home  

So I've got a wing and bumper to source and change by Sunday

 

Maybe the 2 weeks of voting would be a good time for people to throw some ideas/ discuss ideas into the hat for future competitions ?

 

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Hello everyone :)  As of this minute I am having trouble connecting to Postimage.org.  The entries before today are still showing when I view in Fox, but @MJW's is just a link.  Hopefully all will be well by 2 PM when the Poll should go up.  When I view in Chrome, none of the images are showing at all.   The site is now back up :)

 

Let's see what happens by 2 PM 😨

 

Perhaps Hurricane Dorian is already wreaking havoc in the stratosphere :)

 

@welshblue sorry about the car crash and hope your daughter is okay 🌼

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5 hours ago, Pixey said:

hope your daughter is okay

 

Yeah she's fine, ta @Pixey ... a sore shoulder from hitting a wall after a car towing a caravan cut a corner.  I told her next time, hit the caravan ... it's softer 😀

 

It made me realise the body isn't cut out for this lark anymore.  5 hours driving, 2 hours of jigging the chassis straight  and 2 hours replacing the bumper, wing, headlight and cross member and bit of welding adding a couple of plates for piece of mind.  8.30 pm and I'm ready for bed.  But that's what Dad's are for.  Saving her 4 years no claims bonus and her myself the £300 insurance excess.  Plus no claim to declare next year,  to bump her premium up

 

Yourself, @lynxster4 and @MJW should give yourselves a pat on the back for truly convincing artwork in this theme

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Though I have nothing specific against making it a pair of buttons, it seems odd to me (or maybe overly even). Unlike, say dice (or in a different way, sunglasses), buttons don't strike me as objects that inherently come in pairs.

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Would saying two have been better?  I'm sure @Ego Eram Reputo was thinking this:

 

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master—that's all."
:lol:

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I was completely correct in my mind :)

 

Two or a pair: Two means a count of, a pair indicates a duo which are matched in some way so that they belong on the same garment or in the same family.

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Edited for clarity. I clarified the clarification. Clear?

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I knew that two was meant; I just didn't know why, when it comes to buttons, two has any significance, since buttons don't typically come in pairs. In particular, I wasn't sure if the idea was to make any old pair of buttons, a matching pair of buttons, or something else. Ego Eram Reputo's  response somewhat clarified that.

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Is the button topic supposed to be closed? I thought it closed about twelve hours from now. I have an entry I'd liked to submit. (Though the quality of the competition almost makes he hesitate to risk comparison.)

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So sorry about that @MJW.  All I can think of is that I messed up the closing day/time for the Entries.  My bad!  It's open now ............. happy posting.

 

EDIT  - If @MJW doesn't post before 2 PM today, I will leave the Entries open until tomorrow, as this error caused him not able to post earlier.

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