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Kern
05-31-2010, 11:18 AM
Character Design Contest.


http://i31.tinypic.com/2jbut20.png
Round 5

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Welcome to Round 5 of the Character Contest! You may enter at any time during the round!

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Directions
1. Following the theme, create a character in create mode.
2. Put it in a level.
3. Publish that level.
4. PM me the level info and/or post it in this thread.
5. If you are a winner, make your level copyable for two days.
Rules
1. The character must be created during the contest period.
2. No magic mouths should be on the character.
3. No rigged bombs should be implanted in the character.
4. No functional brains (of any kind) should be on the character. (For Decor it's fine).
5. The character may not kill a sackperson in any horrible, bloody, murderous way.
5. The character must have a name. The level title should have the character's name in it.
6. Bolts of any kind are fine. All connectors are allowed.
7. Sensor/mag-key switches are allowed.
8. Only TWO entries per person during a round.
9. If you are switching out an entry, please specify which one you are switching out.

Judging
1. Each judge will give each entry a rating based on CREATIVITY.
2. Ratings from each judge will be averaged.
3. The top 3 highest rated characters win.



DLC Allowed

-Metal Gear Solid Level Pack
-Monsters Medium Pack
-Shadow of the Colossus Mini Pack
-Incredibles Medium Pack
-Pirates of the Carribean
-Vera Bee Sticker Pack
-God of War Minipack
-Valentines Mini pack
-History Medium Pack

Judges
-Kernelm
-LifeiscrapisLife
-Outlaw-Jack
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If you want to become a judge, just say so before the round starts. (You may only become a judge if there is an "Empty Spot")*
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Prizes
The winner will receive exp and the top 3 entries will be published in a Gallery level.

Current Theme
SPACE

The Round Starts 2nd June 2010


The Round Ends
17th June 2010

You may enter at any time before the round ends! Have fun! ;D

Thanks for the banner, NightAngel!
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Kern
05-31-2010, 11:20 AM
ENTRIES

None yet...

OmegaSlayer
05-31-2010, 11:50 AM
You tease! I have to wait another 3 days! :p

mistervista
05-31-2010, 12:02 PM
What's the theme ? Nice to see it back anyway.

Kern
05-31-2010, 12:18 PM
Theme will be announced on the begining date and thanks

Alec
05-31-2010, 12:54 PM
Interesting, I'll see if I have the time :)

IceMaiden
05-31-2010, 01:48 PM
Great to see the revival of this fun competition.

Oddmania
05-31-2010, 03:03 PM
Nice... :)

Q1q1111q1wer™
05-31-2010, 03:44 PM
Nothing....

Kern
05-31-2010, 03:49 PM
Nothing....

If you have nothing productive to say can you please not post, I want this to be a spam free thread.

X-FROGBOY-X
05-31-2010, 04:21 PM
This looks like fun, I may enter this. :)

Joey
05-31-2010, 04:36 PM
Yay! its back :p!

Alec
05-31-2010, 05:03 PM
Any deadline?
:)

lifeiscrapislife
05-31-2010, 05:19 PM
If you can't get enough judges I'll be a judge for you.

Kern
05-31-2010, 05:38 PM
The Theme isn't announced yet but the deadline is 2 weeks from then

will you commit fully Islife?

lifeiscrapislife
05-31-2010, 05:57 PM
Alright I will

Morgana25
05-31-2010, 06:20 PM
Yay for the revival! I always loved the characters that came out of these.

Silverleon
05-31-2010, 06:33 PM
I shall enter this for no reason whatsoever!


(Probably because i'm bored or something :p)

Kern
05-31-2010, 06:36 PM
If everybody wants me to I can shift the start date to tomorrow or something

Alec
05-31-2010, 06:37 PM
If everybody wants me to I can shift the start date to tomorrow or something

The 17th will be the best for me because thats when I end school

Kern
05-31-2010, 06:39 PM
The 17th will be the best for me because thats when I end school

That's too far away sorry.

Alec
05-31-2010, 06:58 PM
That's too far away sorry.

what about the 9th? it's next week and the most people have seen this thread over the weeked :)

Heckboy88
05-31-2010, 07:00 PM
Great idea. I love making characters. I'll join this, unless I hate the theme!

Silverleon
05-31-2010, 07:54 PM
Tomorrow would be fine in my side, but i'm not sure how many people can start tomorrow as well.

Pattington_Bear
05-31-2010, 08:28 PM
I'm going to enter character design is my speciality... as long as it's a good theme...

btw can the character be pre made?

Chump
05-31-2010, 09:19 PM
So glad it's back! :D
Now I can compete!
I was to shy to participate in the old ones because of my lack of skills :P
...

dajdaj03
05-31-2010, 10:22 PM
Cool! I'm might enter too,... depending on the theme! :)

Kern
05-31-2010, 10:22 PM
I'm going to enter character design is my speciality... as long as it's a good theme...

btw can the character be pre made?

No not really... It has to be made during the contest so no.

Asbestos101
06-01-2010, 12:19 AM
I'm good to enter this I reckon, I'll probably be able to keep my real life commitments at bay long enough :D

Arnald23
06-01-2010, 12:42 AM
Cool I will think about it but I have a question can someone help you with your costume :p

Silverleon
06-01-2010, 01:17 AM
Cool I will think about it but I have a question can someone help you with your costume :p

lol, ,dude i believe this is a character "creation" contest, as in build the character with materials and stuff, y'know?
Not costume contest. :p

DJKrimz
06-01-2010, 04:10 AM
Oh yeah i am so in. Mr oogly is gonna wipe the contest.

Outlaw-Jack
06-01-2010, 04:59 AM
So glad it's back! :D
Now I can compete!
I was to shy to participate in the old ones because of my lack of skills :P
...

Don't worry, dude! When I first entered this contest, I had some pretty awful skills too. But it's all about having fun and dominating your peers seeing other peoples' handiwork.

As for the competition itself... mind if I'm a judge? I always find the time to play LBP anyways so I can manage. :)

If not... can't wait for the competition to start!! :hero:

Kern
06-01-2010, 03:58 PM
Due to the popularity of the contest I'm starting it a day early!

At Midnight Tonight (London Timezone) I will reveal the theme! Yaaaaaayyyyy!!!

Alec
06-01-2010, 08:12 PM
Due to the popularity of the contest I'm starting it a day early!

At Midnight Tonight (London Timezone) I will reveal the theme! Yaaaaaayyyyy!!!

Can't wait to see what it is! :D

Kern
06-01-2010, 10:54 PM
Character Design Theme and Judging Quota:

The Theme is SPACE

I want you to make something out of this world, Literally!

You will be Judged on

Creativity:*
Interactivity
Use of Materials:

As you can see we are trialing two nee judging quotas if they don't work we won't use them again.

Tophat_Smile
06-02-2010, 01:13 AM
I would love to be a judge as well. I always find character creation very interesting because its hard to see which one is the best and also see the ones who try hard,also when is day of the judging cause I can't go on PSN until Friday due to something I did wrong and got caught for lolz :p If I can't make it I hope all of you try your best

Gravel
06-02-2010, 03:49 AM
Congratulations Kernel, you get mad props for this... judging by the early responses I am not the only one jazzed by the prospect of this. :( no magic mouths? Was it always so?

lifeiscrapislife
06-02-2010, 03:53 AM
You will be Judged on

Creativity:*
Interactivity
Use of Materials:

Interactivity?

Silverleon
06-02-2010, 05:54 AM
Interactivity?

I believe its how the player can interact with it, as in if you grab it will it roar, jumping in its paw or tentacle or claw will lift you, i think, y'know, am i right Kernel?

Kern
06-02-2010, 07:26 AM
I believe its how the player can interact with it, as in if you grab it will it roar, jumping in its paw or tentacle or claw will lift you, i think, y'know, am i right Kernel?

Yeah but it's just experimental remember

Pattington_Bear
06-02-2010, 09:54 AM
SPACE yay..

i only wish i hadn't already made my transformers. other wise i would have entered OPTIMUS.
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=17592
anyway i better get to work.

ghostrider135
06-03-2010, 10:37 AM
i think i might enter not done a lbp contest for a while

Kern
06-03-2010, 11:07 AM
Well the themes been revealed so Good Luck!

Asbestos101
06-03-2010, 01:28 PM
Mmmmm space, let's get rollin'!

Kern
06-03-2010, 02:00 PM
Congratulations Kernel, you get mad props for this... judging by the early responses I am not the only one jazzed by the prospect of this. :( no magic mouths? Was it always so?


Yeah it was, but i think I'll change it to visible magic mouths :)

Doopz
06-03-2010, 02:22 PM
lol, ,dude i believe this is a character "creation" contest, as in build the character with materials and stuff, y'know?
Not costume contest. :p

Oh, really? Crap. :blush:

Lol, I don't think I'll enter this after all... :p

Kern
06-03-2010, 05:06 PM
Oh, really? Crap. :blush:

Lol, I don't think I'll enter this after all... :p

Aww come on I'm sure you'll be able to whip something up :)

OneEyedBanshee
06-03-2010, 05:42 PM
Sounds fun hmm so could you make say an alien or something for this theme?

Silverleon
06-03-2010, 06:25 PM
I know this is probably obvious, but just to be 100% sure, you mean Space as in outer soace and the stars and planetes and universe and stuff, and not like the space between two thing and the space one occupies and stuff, right? :p

Kern
06-03-2010, 07:41 PM
I know this is probably obvious, but just to be 100% sure, you mean Space as in outer soace and the stars and planetes and universe and stuff, and not like the space between two thing and the space one occupies and stuff, right? :p

Outer Space, Aliens Planets and the like

synchronizer
06-03-2010, 10:09 PM
Well you certainly destroyed my idea with that comment. I wanted to make a character based on a different kind of space that you see every day at home. (hint hint) So it absolutely has to be outer space?

Kern
06-03-2010, 10:37 PM
Well you certainly destroyed my idea with that comment. I wanted to make a character based on a different kind of space that you see every day at home. (hint hint) So it absolutely has to be outer space?

Yes, that's teh theme

Q1q1111q1wer™
06-04-2010, 08:26 PM
SPACE....
A good theme i will begin creating soon...

piggabling
06-05-2010, 11:15 PM
Thanks for reviving this, Kernel! I think I might enter, if I can think of something... :/

johnrulz77
06-06-2010, 06:45 PM
can i make a character based on a costume of mine?

its kinda space themed... i guess you could qualify it as an alien.

Silverleon
06-08-2010, 08:00 AM
Aw man i completly forgot about this again...

I'll try and finish my character in time. :p

wolverine_2008
06-09-2010, 07:48 PM
june 17th is 10 days before my birthday! AND I'm gonna join, ONE QUESTION: how big can the character be? because I have this idea...well I'm not gonna say it in my post but It's pretty big :)

Kern
06-09-2010, 07:57 PM
june 17th is 10 days before my birthday! AND I'm gonna join, ONE QUESTION: how big can the character be? because I have this idea...well I'm not gonna say it in my post but It's pretty big :)

About 5 sackboys tall max

Luos_83
06-12-2010, 01:44 PM
I would have entered, but I havent been online for a while due to personal stuff.
too bad, I might have won.

Good luck to the contestee's!

Outlaw-Jack
06-13-2010, 04:36 AM
Good luck to the contestee's!

... what contestants? All I see are promises to make characters... not any actual submissions, unfortunately. :\

Kern
06-13-2010, 08:57 AM
:(

This is dead already

Alec
06-13-2010, 10:45 AM
I am so sorry It's been many birthdays in our family this week including mine I got RDR and haven't been on LBP at all :(
Sorry I won't have time to enter this maybe another time :(

jwwphotos
06-13-2010, 11:26 AM
The deadline is still a few days away... There still might be some entries. Maybe ask how many are still planning to enter and can make the deadline. If no responses, maybe extend the deadline a week as it might be there are folks working on them now that think they are going to run out of time and give up.

I really wish I could enter one this round, but I have been really busy with the Caption Contest as well as the Creator Spotlights. I just don't have much time for my own projects. I am hoping that changes soon!!

mistervista
06-13-2010, 01:57 PM
Don't give up yet. I'm still hoping to have something ready. I just need to figure out how to make all the mechanisms work. If I can't I'll just make something more simple.

TheCountessZ
06-13-2010, 02:26 PM
I'm trying too! Getting bogged down on little tiny pieces and mechanisms myself.

mistervista
06-13-2010, 11:44 PM
I just published one called "Lucy Lou : The loveliest bot on the planet".

It was just a quick one so it's only the character in an empty space for now so there's no actual level or scenery around it. Hope you think it's fun anyway.

Chump
06-14-2010, 12:11 AM
I made my character, all I need is an environment for him :)

IceMaiden
06-14-2010, 08:27 PM
I just published one called "Lucy Lou : The loveliest bot on the planet".

It was just a quick one so it's only the character in an empty space for now so there's no actual level or scenery around it. Hope you think it's fun anyway.

Lucy Lou doesn't need any scenery mrv, she steels the show all by herself! She's brilliant!

Can't wait to see the other characters in the pipeline too!

Icey

Joey
06-17-2010, 01:08 AM
Ok i just made my character really fast :3.. i totally forgot about the contest! but meh i made it in like 1 hour.. so.... yah:blush:

well anyways my character name is... Giggly!!! :p go tickle him!
level name: Giggly!! *character create contest*
PSN: XTrophx

I hope you like it :)

Chump
06-17-2010, 01:19 PM
I finshed mine yesterday, it's called
Hoover F. the Starving Bunny
;) Hope you like it

lifeiscrapislife
06-18-2010, 11:02 AM
Its judging time now! But not for me, I've already judged the entries.

Kern
06-18-2010, 11:37 AM
I think we are going to prolong it another week to see if anyone else joins

TheCountessZ
06-18-2010, 09:22 PM
Wow great! It gives me more time to finish. :)

OneEyedBanshee
06-20-2010, 02:08 PM
Right so I started on something now, I'll finish it soon :)

Outlaw-Jack
06-20-2010, 02:18 PM
Good call KernelM. Maybe I'll finally find entries to judge... :p

OneEyedBanshee
06-21-2010, 10:11 PM
Entry on south pole of my moon, Captain Munchalot. :)

Morgana25
06-21-2010, 10:16 PM
I've seen a few entries so far and they're really cool! Sorry Kernel - I can't seem to come up with one.... think my brain is too tired. :(

ApeCheese
06-21-2010, 10:50 PM
Entry on south pole of my moon, Captain Munchalot. Great entry, OneEye. I just saw it a little while ago.

TheCountessZ
06-26-2010, 03:26 AM
Houston, I have an entry!!!! It's called Louie the Lunar Lander.

Chump
06-26-2010, 03:48 AM
^ YAY! :D
I can't wait to see it!

lifeiscrapislife
06-26-2010, 02:17 PM
When's the deadline?

Silverleon
06-26-2010, 03:08 PM
Aw maaaaan, i completly forgot about this and went to play Red Dead Redemption for a while and forgot about it. :(
The deadline was the 17th, right?

And i had already kinda built mine...:(

TheCountessZ
06-26-2010, 03:11 PM
Aw maaaaan, i completly forgot about this and went to play Red Dead Redemption for a while and forgot about it. :(
The deadline was the 17th, right?

And i had already kinda built mine...:(

He extended it, although today may be the cutoff.

Silverleon
06-26-2010, 03:19 PM
Aw maaaan. x2
:( :(

TheCountessZ
06-26-2010, 03:34 PM
Aw maaaan. x2
:( :(

what i mean is that it will be cutoff. I don't know that it has yet.

Kern
06-26-2010, 05:13 PM
The deadlines midnight GMT so you have 6 hours to publish and/or spruce your level up

TehUberZac
06-27-2010, 12:35 AM
Don't be a slack sack! Enter Now!!!

Kern
06-27-2010, 01:21 AM
It's finished?

Silverleon
06-28-2010, 02:52 AM
Nope, i said it was half finished because i hadn't come up with the rest...
Nah forget it, i may finish it later or something for something else, but i won't (didn't) make the deadline for this contest, and i don't want rules to be bent just because, reward those who actually did something instead. :)

mrsvista
07-10-2010, 08:42 PM
Anything happening with this contest???

TheCountessZ
07-11-2010, 11:16 AM
This serves as notice that I have withdrawn my entry.

I realize you were disappointed that you didn't have more entries, but that does not mean the ones who did enter deserved to be ignored. After all...we are the ones that did the work.

Kern
07-11-2010, 08:22 PM
*swears*

I Forgot i swear

buddy_hamster123
07-11-2010, 10:12 PM
ill enter are there any prezzies????

mrsvista
07-11-2010, 10:25 PM
This contest finished on the 24th of June!

IceMaiden
07-11-2010, 10:31 PM
I feel sorry for the people that spent their valuable time making a character for this. A lot of hard work and effort has been put into these levels for nothing.

It's such a shame when people start competitions and then can't be bothered to see them through to fruition.

Since it's the oldies who are supposed to set an example, I feel the need to point out that it might have been nice to actually say sorry.

Icey

Kern
07-11-2010, 10:53 PM
I'm sorry I started a competition that I lacked the skills to finish :(:(

jwwphotos
07-11-2010, 11:06 PM
I'm sorry I started a competition that I lacked the skills to finish :(:(

What skills? You just need to judge it and post the results. You are making it worse than it really is by delaying this. I mean you did start the contest and by that you are saying you will post results at the conclusion. Why is this so hard?

So sorry that not many folks entered, but sometimes things happen and you have to stand up and finish what you started.

Edit: Sorry Kernel, not trying to be mean or anything. Just amazed you can't add up 3 judges scores and post the final results for these fine folks that took time to create something for your contest.

Kern
07-12-2010, 12:49 AM
It's not like that... I've been uber busy and... I don't know..

jwwphotos
07-12-2010, 01:27 AM
It's not like that... I've been uber busy and... I don't know..

Because of starting this 3 days ago? :p

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?30001-Mafia-Round-VI-Games-getting-sorted

Kern
07-12-2010, 07:35 AM
No. Not at all

jwwphotos
07-12-2010, 11:45 AM
I can see there is no discussing this with you like an adult and I hate to say it, but I am extremely disappointed in you. I was hoping you would resolve this since that is basically what you did to Jagravi in Round 4.

To fix this, we will poll your listed judges and add another one to finish this for you. If we can't poll your listed judges, then we will select 3 more and judge the contest ourselves. I will give out EXP to the winners once the system is reinstated.

Aya042
07-12-2010, 04:50 PM
I can see there is no discussing this with you like an adult...

In KernelM's defence, if you read through his comments so far, it's unclear as to whether he's saying "I forgot about the contest, but I still intend to finish it", or "I have no intention of finishing the contest". Maybe you should let him clarify which of the two he meant before judging him so harshly, because there's a big difference between them.

Silverleon
07-12-2010, 05:08 PM
In KernelM's defence, if you read through his comments so far, it's unclear as to whether he's saying "I forgot about the contest, but I still intend to finish it", or "I have no intention of finishing the contest". Maybe you should let him clarify which of the two he meant before judging him so harshly, because there's a big difference between them.

I think the problem isn't wether he's finishing or not m8, but that he didn't when he was meant to, many people rushed and wasted their time building some pretty good creatures only to be ignored and tossed aside since if someone hadn't reminded him, he would've ultimately forgotten about this completly and never even think about it.

jwwphotos
07-12-2010, 05:10 PM
In KernelM's defence, if you read through his comments so far, it's unclear as to whether he's saying "I forgot about the contest, but I still intend to finish it", or "I have no intention of finishing the contest". Maybe you should let him clarify which of the two he meant before judging him so harshly, because there's a big difference between them.

True, as someone new to this forum and this contest, I see your point. It might look like that from first glance, but in talking with him a week ago, I don't feel that is the case at all. He is basically embarrassed about such a small turnout. Perhaps there is another reason, but he is more than welcome to do the right thing and finish the contest and has had more than a few opportunities to make it right. All I am saying is if he isn't, I will. :)

Feel free to ask him about it yourself. I am just wanting this to end nicely. This contest is near and dear to my heart and some of the most fun I have had on this forum in sharing fun and wacky characters with my friends. I simply want it to finish respectably and honor those folks that have spent so much time creating a character for this contest.

Kern
07-12-2010, 05:34 PM
No I'm not at all :(

I' have been post poning it so the judges can get their scores in but seen as they haven't here's the judging votes

Here are the scores*

Lifeiscrapislife
countessZ 8.3
oneeyedbanshee 8.8

Aragorn Stryder
I have judged. The PSN names are in parenthesis. Kinda dissapointing, only 5 entries*

(mistervista) Lucy Lou: 7

(XTrophx) Giggly: 8

(chuck_18mp) Hoover F: 6

OneEyedBanshee Captain Munchalot: 8

(TheCountessZ) Louie the Lunar Lander: 6

Mine*

Mistervista Lucy lou 8

Oneeyedbanshee captain munchalot 7

TheCountessZ 8

Chuck_18mp 7

XtrophX 9

Tehuberzac

N/a

There ya go, I'd like to do this contest again with less judges but I'm probably not welcome to.




But you'll probably go 'that's no excuse' and 'pfft are we supposed to believe that?'
but I beg you to believe me.

Aya042
07-12-2010, 05:37 PM
He is basically embarrassed about such a small turnout.

If that's the reason, then either:-


Not enough time is being allocated to each round.
Not enough people are interested in entering to make it worthwhile to continue the contest, beyond finishing the current round.


OTOH, if that's not the reason, and it's just that he doesn't have the time to run a contest, then perhaps someone else should take over the contest, assuming there's still enough interest to continue it beyond the current round, but I feel as if this decision could be made with a bit less hostility towards KernelM. :)

jwwphotos
07-12-2010, 05:52 PM
No I'm not at all :(

I' have been post poning it so the judges can get their scores in but seen as they haven't here's the judging votes



Sorry Kernel.. that just wasn't what you told me or led us to believe in your posts. However if you like and have asked nicely, I now believe you. :)

So basically you just need PBS (Lifeiscrapislife) to finish his scores and you have everything? I'd be more than happy to send him a message on PSN and see if he can't do that for you.

Chump
07-12-2010, 09:45 PM
aww... I thought I would have got higher but anyway, I'm glad I participated, it was my first one and I really enjoyed it. I HOPE there will be more of them. I had fun making mine and seeing what others came with. Congrats to whoever wins :)

Jrange378
07-12-2010, 10:08 PM
I hope all this gets sorted out. Im still hoping for the next contest to come around so i can enter! Hopefully itll be more human based lol thats all im really good at is making cartoony people.

lifeiscrapislife
07-13-2010, 03:53 AM
I gave you all my scores :( I give Mrvista 7.8 . I would be judging the others now but my controller's turned off & won't turn back on :/

I've judged them all now
Xtroph-x 8.5
Chuck18mp 8

jwwphotos
07-14-2010, 11:42 AM
KernelM will be wrapping this up soon. Hopefully today since we have results! Doubt the other judges will join back in so I think this is about to finally come to a close. Sorry that it all went south. I am hoping the next round goes smoother and offered to help out in any way I can. I don't want to run or judge as I still want the option to enter!! ;)

Kern
07-14-2010, 02:51 PM
1st place goes to : xTrophx
2nd place goes to: OneeyedBanshee
3rd place goes to Mistervista *

lifeiscrapislife
07-14-2010, 03:20 PM
Who wants me to run the next round?

jwwphotos
07-14-2010, 03:21 PM
Congratulations to the winners! Thanks so much Kernel for doing this contest and hope you do another round.

Kern
07-14-2010, 03:23 PM
Who wants me to run the next round?

I Can do it you know, I just hired too many judges and didn't pester them enough

OneEyedBanshee
07-14-2010, 04:34 PM
Thanks and congrats to the other winners. So should we make the characters copyable?

IceMaiden
07-14-2010, 08:07 PM
Congratulations to all the winners! Pleased to see the competition has reached a good conclusion.

Icey

mrsvista
07-14-2010, 08:12 PM
Well done everybody :)

piggabling
07-14-2010, 08:40 PM
Congrats! :p You rock!

TheCountessZ
07-14-2010, 09:17 PM
Congratulations to the winners! I hope there will be more character contests. These are so fun. :)

Joey
07-14-2010, 10:37 PM
woot... :D congrats to the other winners! and great job everyone who made a character! i like them all :)

Chump
07-14-2010, 10:44 PM
Congrats to the winners!
I hope the next one will be soon! :D

Morgana25
07-15-2010, 02:50 AM
Congratulations guys & gals :) Glad to see this resolved.

@ Joey & Chuck - that's a seriously adorable signature. lol