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Yay, more icontest placements! Today has brought me Best… 
11th-Nov-2007 09:28 pm
Gundam 00: Marina / Scratched
Yay, more icontest placements! Today has brought me Best Interpretation at seed_stills and an amazing 1st place (only my second ever) at gundam00awards. (And now I'm feeling guilty for winning my own icontest... hoshi3 - I hope you're not mad that I used the one not really rule-abiding vote that missed the special category to break the first place tie. I can still post a tie-breaker if you think that would be more fair.)
11th-Nov-2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
There was? *blink* I just looked through everything and it all looked fine to me ^^;
11th-Nov-2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
I didn't count ladyrhiannon873's vote at first since she didn't vote for the special category. Without her we would've been tied for first place...
11th-Nov-2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
Wasn't there a tie for first place anyway? *blink*
11th-Nov-2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
Not with her vote, I think, unless I screwed up somewhere else. Maybe I should just apologize and put up a tie-breaker? Friends are more important than icontest wins.
11th-Nov-2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
But you did already put up a tie-breaker. The Cagalli icon won. See?
11th-Nov-2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
11th-Nov-2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
That you failed to mention xD
11th-Nov-2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
You're OK with the 2nd place, though?
11th-Nov-2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
It's fine~ Placing alone makes me happy :3
11th-Nov-2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
And you even managed to place twice! :D
11th-Nov-2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Also, your turn to post the new theme at seed_stills! ;)
11th-Nov-2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
Congrats :) You deserved it.
And seems that hoshi3 is not mad at you :P
11th-Nov-2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I seriously didn't expect this icon to even place. Maybe my other icon, but not this. Yet this one won and the other was the only icon without any votes this week... :D

And I still think the most surprising thing this week was that you did not place with both icons again. :P
11th-Nov-2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
I think we've already discuss the matter XDD Not always what we have expected happens.

Thanks for reminding me *winces* Well, I'm not surprised. Taking into consideration my mood during last week and amount of work I've stuck with, I'm actually surprised I got placed at seed_stills ^^; I didn't really work hard on anything last week ^^; LOL Nice excuses I found myself :P

11th-Nov-2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
I swear, I was almost ready to bet anything on you placing with both icons again even before you entered any since you did this the first three weeks. :D You've really been amazingly successful, though.
11th-Nov-2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
You would have lost XDD; Honestly, I think that it still is a good way to prevent me from getting too arrogant and too sure about my own skills. Losing motivates to harder work, doesn't it? That's a very good thing that all these icon contest I participate in have taught me so far :) And from Itachi :P I used to be very arrogant when thinking about my own skills.

Edited at 2007-11-11 10:41 pm (UTC)
11th-Nov-2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
I've been entering icontests for more than a year now and I still find my skills seriously lacking most of the time...
11th-Nov-2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
I would disagree with the statement :) If you lack skills so much, then why do you place so often? :P
11th-Nov-2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
Because I enter so many icontests? Or sometimes because the voters are seriously crazy? :P

Well, more seriously, I do make some good ones too. Many are not, though, at least in my opinion.
11th-Nov-2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah... I would so agree on that crazy voters parts XDD; I guess that entering many icontest has some good points (as bigger chance to win something), but it also has some drawbacks, doesn't it? In my case - my creativity dies after making more less 5 icons I think ^^;

Maybe you should let other people to decide what's good and what is not? As far as I know most people who happen to "create" something are really harsh on themselves.
11th-Nov-2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
Weirdly enough, sometimes I make the best icons as the last ones. o_O

Seems so. It's just that sometimes I see these really amazing icons and I have no idea how to make them, nor do I ever even get ideas like that...
11th-Nov-2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
Happens to everyone, I think :P

I know what you mean *nods* but isn't it a good thing in fact? At least it means you have your own style and don't try to copy others' work, because it looks great. I myself am just lazy and prefer to work on colours and light, something I couldn't really do last week due to lack of Photoshop installed on my laptop XDD;;
11th-Nov-2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
*nods* That's quite often what I do as well. I'd really love to have better skills with text, though. I don't even care that much for copying or beating everyone's great composition skills, but I just can't do any good looking text at all...
12th-Nov-2007 04:41 am (UTC)
C'mon... I don't think your typography looks as bad as you think :)

I myself prefer textless icons and it can be noticed I guess XDD; Plus, I always use like the same 3 fonts if I really have too ^^;
12th-Nov-2007 04:54 am (UTC)
I tend to make more textless icons as well.

My real strength is most likely the creative interpretation of themes. I quite often try to do something different from what everyone would expect from a theme. ^_^
12th-Nov-2007 05:23 am (UTC)
yeah... Remember :) Like these mecha girls who "killed" bucue :P
I kinda envy you that skill :) I'm not that creative, but well... I still can learn it :)
12th-Nov-2007 05:31 am (UTC)
I think my favourite piece of "creative interpretation" was using the Requiem for seed_icontest's Music theme. :D
12th-Nov-2007 05:51 am (UTC)
*laughs* I forgot about that one XDD I swear I'd never come up with such an idea - I'm too used to interpret things literally ^^;
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