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08/27/2008 12:59:42 AM · #1
First Woodies, now dolls and puppets.

I presume we'll be seeing lots of Woodies in this after the Woody challenge. lol

Thoughts?
08/27/2008 01:20:07 AM · #2
Is a Star Wars action figure considered a doll?
08/27/2008 01:26:38 AM · #3
I may have to break Barbie out.

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08/27/2008 01:40:40 AM · #4
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too bad I don't have all these dolls anymore ;)
08/27/2008 01:53:16 AM · #5
Originally posted by biteme:

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too bad I don't have all these dolls anymore ;)

I think it would be creepy is anyone held on to all those dolls for an extended period of time.
08/27/2008 01:57:30 AM · #6
I'm really looking forward to this challenge. :)
08/27/2008 02:00:37 AM · #7
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i expect to see some godzillas...hehe
08/27/2008 02:45:24 AM · #8
Originally posted by ShutterHack:

I may have to break Barbie out.

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I laughed when I saw this one in the peeps challenge...lol You bring the barbie and I will raid my kiddos Brats....lol
08/27/2008 05:05:08 PM · #9
Originally posted by crayon:

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i expect to see some godzillas...hehe


dude, that was one of my favorite shows growing up!!! I mean the one with your picture in it. I forgot what it was called.
08/28/2008 04:59:02 PM · #10
Today I found a fantastic doll at work with LOTS of different possibilities.

This is gonna be cooool :D
08/28/2008 05:00:26 PM · #11
Action figures count as dolls, don't they?
08/28/2008 07:45:44 PM · #12
Originally posted by Jac:

First Woodies, now dolls and puppets.

I presume we'll be seeing lots of Woodies in this after the Woody challenge. lol

Thoughts?


Hear hear.. its going to be a woody sweep may be... heh
08/28/2008 07:48:20 PM · #13
Originally posted by yospiff:

Action figures count as dolls, don't they?


These are from Webster's online dictionary:

Main Entry: doll
Function: noun
Etymology: probably from Doll, nickname for Dorothy
Date: circa 1700
1: a small-scale figure of a human being used especially as a child's plaything
2 a (1): a pretty but often empty-headed young woman (2): woman b: darling, sweetheart c: an attractive person

Main Entry: pup·pet
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Middle English popet youth, doll, from Middle French poupette, diminutive of *poupe doll, from Vulgar Latin *puppa, alteration of Latin pupa
Date: 1538
1 a: a small-scale figure (as of a person or animal) usually with a cloth body and hollow head that fits over and is moved by the hand b: marionette
2: doll 1

Message edited by author 2008-08-28 19:48:39.
08/28/2008 07:49:12 PM · #14
I use my daughters cabbage patch doll all the time to test my lights.. LOL

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08/28/2008 07:57:30 PM · #15
So I wonder if this would work, being a puppet, or if it's not obvious enough because the hand up him is not clearly visible?
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Message edited by author 2008-08-28 19:57:53.
08/28/2008 07:59:35 PM · #16
Originally posted by yospiff:

So I wonder if this would work, being a puppet, or if it's not obvious enough because the hand up him is not clearly visible?
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he looks like a puppet to me!
08/28/2008 08:01:27 PM · #17
Originally posted by gwe21:

I use my daughters cabbage patch doll all the time to test my lights.. LOL

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ha ha! Love it!
08/29/2008 09:28:52 AM · #18
Originally posted by faidoi:

Is a Star Wars action figure considered a doll?


I would say action figures are dolls. They have to call them action figures because no boy ever wants to play with dolls. However, I would want a few more yes votes prior to taking a photo. And even then I'd expect some DNMC votes!

PS: My 7 year old and I were playing with about 50 Star Wars action figures last night!
08/29/2008 09:39:39 AM · #19
Originally posted by bobnospum:

Originally posted by faidoi:

Is a Star Wars action figure considered a doll?


I would say action figures are dolls. They have to call them action figures because no boy ever wants to play with dolls. However, I would want a few more yes votes prior to taking a photo. And even then I'd expect some DNMC votes!

PS: My 7 year old and I were playing with about 50 Star Wars action figures last night!


I agree with you. But that's only one vote.
08/29/2008 03:20:55 PM · #20
OK people I am new here and what I seeing is that becuz of a lack of detailed explainatory parametres in individual challenges artistic license is allowed in interpretation of the Challenge title...WRONG!!
by the commentary I am getting on my first attempt...but just thot I would throw that out there
I KNOW i wouldnt be happy if i fit the mould anyways...cheers!
08/29/2008 03:52:58 PM · #21
Originally posted by Martini_Beach:

OK people I am new here and what I seeing is that becuz of a lack of detailed explainatory parametres in individual challenges artistic license is allowed in interpretation of the Challenge title...WRONG!!
by the commentary I am getting on my first attempt...but just thot I would throw that out there
I KNOW i wouldnt be happy if i fit the mould anyways...cheers!


Artistic interpretation is certainly allowed. You cannot get your entry disqualified for not meeting a challenge topic. That is a very subjective thing. The viewers perception is also very subjective and sometimes an entry meets the topic, but not in the way most voters view it. One of my own entries is currently getting beat up in voting for probably the same reason as yours. I entered it knowing it would probably do poorly and that it would only hit the target with a smaller percentage of the voters.

We do have some things on this site to recognize out of the box approaches to a subject.

08/29/2008 04:33:34 PM · #22
so I'm taking it then, that the Challenge title is a ruff guideline only, and submit at will to public opinion...which i am fine with...obviously anyone here for scores alone is apt to be disappointed, happily that aint me!!
It just seemed to me there are many who take the title extremely literally...which makes for bad art in my opinion..
thanx for ur input btw...
08/29/2008 05:07:51 PM · #23
Originally posted by Martini_Beach:

so I'm taking it then, that the Challenge title is a ruff guideline only, and submit at will to public opinion...

Yup.

Originally posted by Martini_Beach:

It just seemed to me there are many who take the title extremely literally.

Yup again.

On the other hand, there are folks that will attempt to enter any old photo into the current challenge when they don't have one that really fits, so public opinion provides some balances. Sometimes artistic license backfires if the topic can be interpreted several ways.

Edited to add: However, when it is your own photo that is the "any old photo that doesn't really fit" you feel it did indeed fit the topic and the others just didn't get it.

Message edited by author 2008-08-29 19:52:57.
08/29/2008 07:48:46 PM · #24
I'm having a bit of a dilemma with the Dolls and Puppets challenge, mostly because in my couple of months since joining DPchallenge, I've seen what the voters like and what they seem not to like.

I've taken a photo for it which personally, I very much like and would like to share. Only thing is, it isn't what the DP community tends to like (from my experience thus far) so I'd pretty much be setting myself up for the bottom rung position on the ladder, I believe.

I'm not quite sure what to do; submit it because I really like it and possibly subject myself to having a lot of people burst my bubble, or leave it out and submit a different photo I think the DPers would like more, even if it doesn't 'pop' as much for me personally.

Argh.
08/29/2008 07:53:08 PM · #25
Originally posted by LadyTara:

I'm having a bit of a dilemma with the Dolls and Puppets challenge, mostly because in my couple of months since joining DPchallenge, I've seen what the voters like and what they seem not to like.

I've taken a photo for it which personally, I very much like and would like to share. Only thing is, it isn't what the DP community tends to like (from my experience thus far) so I'd pretty much be setting myself up for the bottom rung position on the ladder, I believe.

I'm not quite sure what to do; submit it because I really like it and possibly subject myself to having a lot of people burst my bubble, or leave it out and submit a different photo I think the DPers would like more, even if it doesn't 'pop' as much for me personally.

Argh.


May I suggest one way out?

Ask yourself what is more important for you:

[1] A creation that you like and that gives you pleasure when you look at it,

OR,

[2] The thrill that a 100 endorsements would give you for a creation that you dont like as much.

Thrill in a moment, or awe in a spirit? :-)

On the other hand, being here on DPC is surely a proof of the approval we need from kins or fellows.. it feels great if others appreciate our work. But nothing would beat the feeling when fellows also like what you liked. That would be rare I guess.. not everyone would like the same thing IMHO.

As for me, I would prefer these three in this order:

(a) make all of us happy (my picture is what I loved and others may like too)
(b) make myself happy (my picture is what I loved)
(c) make others happy (my picture is what others may love)

However, this is not what happens in reality, since I cant predict what others would like.. and even if I did, I wouldnt change my core likings for that. So in reality, it is going be more like this (in that order):

(a) make myself happy (my picture is what I loved, I dont know about others, why speculate?)
(b) make all of us happy (my picture is what I loved and others may like too, but I dont know about others)
(c) make others happy (my picture is what others may love based on a guess.. this would be to get a thrill one gets from a mass support)

Message edited by author 2008-08-29 20:01:42.
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