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    • CommentAuthorAsmodai
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010 edited
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    Hey everyone,

    naut and tliff just saw fit to promote me to be a "contest admin". Basically this means that I am responsible to always have a contest or sidequest going on in the vault.
    For this I would like to ask you for ideas for a topic for a new contest. After a while, when there are enough suggestions, I will pick the ones that come up most often and seem to be liked best, and do a poll which will decide the final topic.
    When the topic is decided, there will be a certain amount of time to look for shots and upload them, and then probably weeks of solving. After this contest will be a new sidequest, hosted by me; more to come on that later.
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      CommentAuthornaut
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010 edited
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    thanks for that asmodai :) good to have you aboard
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      CommentAuthorfungus
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010
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    Congratulations to your promotion Asmoadai.

    I'll start with some ideas:

    1) Unusual animals (maybe it will be necessary to define a list which animals are usual)
    2) References of famous scenes of other movies
    3) Goofs
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      CommentAuthorthem00ch
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010
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    I'll second the goofs / bloopers /mistakes

    (+congrats ;) )
    • CommentAuthorAsmodai
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010
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    A few old suggestions:
    Cameo's bij directors or other famous people
    Split-screens
    Smoking in movies
    • CommentAuthoranestie
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010 edited
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    "Coffee or Cigarettes"

    make it sound like the movie Coffee and Cigarettes, and post snapshots about smoking and coffee.

    Also another ideas is "Stairs".

    There are so many classic shots with people looking down stairs..it might be difficult yes. :)
    • CommentAuthorchatplumer
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010
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    congratulations!

    I'm glad there will be more and more contests!

    and idea:
    -directors in their movies
    -full moons/moons
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    I think about "Eye contest". There are always some cool close ups for eyes in films. So why not? :)
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      CommentAuthorefji
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010
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    Congrats Asmodai.
    With your new powers, could you please avoid the"WTM observer" popup to be displayed everytime you load a new page :)
    Thanks in advance.
    • CommentAuthorAsmodai
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010 edited
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    Nope, I can't :D
    But tliff and naut can, and they know about it ;)
    Edit: it's gone here
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    Nice. More contests more fun.

    I have some ideas too:
    1. graffiti / street art
    2. mirrors / reflections (mirror, window etc.)
    • CommentAuthorJohannaP
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010
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    Congrats Asmodai!
    I really like the reflections and the smoking ideas.
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      CommentAuthorefji
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010
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    Thanks asmodai, naut and tlif for the popups.
    But I had to allow scripts from 1onair.com and I have advertisements now, even with adblockplus.
    naut and tlif your are devils :)
    I have to find a solution...
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      CommentAuthornaut
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010
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    I also have an old idea:

    why not snapshots with actors which only appers once in the movie and just say one line.

    Like this lady:
    • CommentAuthorcoolathlon
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010
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    They are called redshirts.
    • CommentAuthorMisterZob
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010
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    Congrats, Asmodai !

    I like the mirrors/reflections idea.
    Another suggestion : lens flares.
    • CommentAuthorLordMyst
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010
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    landscapes
    space shots (solar systems, stars, etc. )
    real animals

    and congrats asmodai
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    Bravo Asmodai!!!!
    What about: strange objetcs?
    • CommentAuthorbazzy3000
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010
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    why didn't anybody mension my awesome toilet contest idea besides my other brilliant smoking heroes idea?? i have a great one lying around ;)

    and congrats ofcourse!
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    1. Cats and or Dogs

    2. Famous works of art in movie shots

    3. Same actor in multiple roles in the same shot

    Edna Welthorpe (Mrs.)
    • CommentAuthorChrisy
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010
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    congrats Asmodai and welcome to the team :)
    I like the idea of strange animals or small animals, insects, sort of microcosmos thema, or a phobia contest :)
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      CommentAuthorLePaposaure
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010 edited
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    - Tears !!!
    - Vegetables/Fruits
    - Photographies
    - Basic geometry
    • CommentAuthorJohannaP
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010
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    oh I like the tears en photos as well
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    Johnny Depp.

    On a slightly more serious note, cats. Or music.
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      CommentAuthorforerunner
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010
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    Congrats Asmodai. (BTW, shouldn't your picture be added to the moderator page?)

    I like the tears and the eyes theme
    • CommentAuthorjoma
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010 edited
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    I think a food/eating/drinking contest would be great!

    other thoughts:

    - hair/crazy haistyles
    - aquatic life/underwater shots (maybe wait untill Océans is out on DVD ;))
    - maybe "people in strange positions" (e.g. flying, falling, upside down...)

    i like the music idea^^
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    On a side note, naut, is that woman you posted from Fight Club?
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    What about movie monsters? :) That would be fun.
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      CommentAuthortliff
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010
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    @OhLookBirdies
    Naut is gone for a few days so to answer your question: yes.
    • CommentAuthorAsmodai
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010
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    I like some of the animals ideas. Bugs, snails, cats and dogs, birds... Reflections and smoking sound like a cool idea too!
    Keep em coming, people :) The most heard ones will be in a poll next saturday, after which the poll runs for one week.
    • CommentAuthorChrisy
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010
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    I think snails might be too restrictive now since we posted quite a lot already with the recent invasion :)
    But making the theme larger with something with small animals including bugs, snails, spider, anything of that kind. Or all animals people generally have phobia of
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    The only savage slimy animal I have a phobia of is politicians.
    • CommentAuthorLordMyst
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010
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    I already posted my best smoking shot
    http://whatthemovie.com/shot/34878

    I'm rooting for space shots :) for the next contest
    • CommentAuthorChrisy
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010
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    Body parts: hands, eyes, lips...
    • CommentAuthorOberstKlink
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010 edited
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    Horror/Splatter
    Those shots often get a negative reception, so it would be nice to pay a little tribute.

    Goofs is also a good idea.
    • CommentAuthorrulo
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010
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    Yeah Gore!:)
    • CommentAuthornutria
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010
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    here are some themes i would like to see as a contest
    - police cars of different countrys and different times
    - rainbow (coulors)
    - tattoos
    - flowers
    - labyrinths
    - spirals
    - reflections
    - drawings and paintings in movies
    - famous pieces of art
    - famous buildings
    - floors and ceilings
    - split screen
    - smoking
    - it's in her/his eyes (close-up of eyes with something special like a reflection)
    • CommentAuthorBorisJe
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2010
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    Goofs and bloopers all the way
    and congrats Asmodai!
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    I could live with gore and splatter.
    • CommentAuthorVinceNet
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2010
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    I like those ideas :

    - eyes
    - lips
    - gore

    And I think it would be cool to have

    - sound source (anything from jukebox, radio etc... might include or not phones, alarm clock)
    - cell phones (and how they always fail in horror movies :P)
    • CommentAuthormagdanml
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2010
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    I think animals are good idea. And since Apple wasn't allowed for Product Placement contest we can do a "people using computer" theme.
    • CommentAuthorrevani
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2010
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    i was thinking about shots with all basic colours in it (blue red yellow) or geometry, which has been mentioned
    and congrats asmodai
    • CommentAuthorLordMyst
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2010
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    @revani
    there was already a colour quest from Chrisy so a colour contest is a bit overdone
    • CommentAuthorZombie
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2010
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    "Guns'n roses" quest
    Frames with people holding guns or roses/other flowers or both.
    • CommentAuthorrevani
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2010
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    @lordmyst , apologies, hadn't noticed that. can i put a thumbs down on gore/horror? =D
    • CommentAuthorAsmodai
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2010
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    Of course you can, all opinions are welcome.
    • CommentAuthorcastaka
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2010
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    Gz Asmodai!

    I like the eye, guns and roses ideas. The tears might be interesting too but i would like to amplify it with something like "very strong emotions".

    I also would enjoy a bloody contest, might be fun ^^.
    - A "Seven deadly sins" theme.

    - Sky or skyline
    - Landscape
    - Famous places

    On the graphic side :
    - Frame inside the frame,
    - Symmetry or perspectives ( because symmetry might be too narrow)
    • CommentAuthorAsmodai
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2010
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    symmetry and geometric shapes would work better together, perhaps?

    I like that seven deadly sins idea!
    • CommentAuthorJohannaP
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2010
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    I like the seven sins too and skyline and landscape
    • CommentAuthorbazzy3000
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2010
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    7 deadly sins.. great idea! but let's exclude shots from se7en in this case ;)