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MiKuRu
03-06-2013, 07:09 AM
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What is a SaiMoe Tournament/competition?
- To find and pick the most "Moe" Character of all. Includes Both Male and Female Anime characters may it be human or not [as long as its cute]

ENTRIES
Seeding 1
http://www.freewebs.com/handcannon/RegSaimoeIsmat-800.jpg
Name: Ismat Makaarim [Reg]

Bio/Personality: A half-demon from the desert land of Ardashir, Ismat is a short-pint thief with a consistently weird attitude and a bad habit of looting anything not bolted down, regardless of use or value. It's difficult to tell if she's actually just dumb and doing this to look tough, or really a much smarter person guising as an idiot so she can get away with it. Either way, she loves to stay inside of her comrades' personal space and loves to make use of her 'alluring' demonic genes; Despite the fact that she is barely over five foot tall and most people are disturbed by tieflings anyway. She's about eighteen or twenty years old, and limber as a qaudruple-jointed cat.

Likes: Your stuff being in her pockets, alcohol, climbing things, hiding under sofas, shade, stuffed animals resembling sheep.
Dislikes: People touching her horns, anybody who doesn't like half-demons, water.
[AUTO ADVANCE BY RANDOM BRACKET GENERATE]

Seeding 2
http://i.imgur.com/ATNQSYo.png
[Matt]

VS

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b25/phantomking/practice2013-04.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b25/phantomking/practice2013-04-02.jpg
[Iccy]

Seeding 3
http://i.imgur.com/ebaa4gm.jpg?1


VS

http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/059/5/0/vanya_by_theanimerebel01-d5whv2w.jpg
http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2013/059/7/9/vanya__description_sheet_by_theanimerebel01-d5whvcs.jpg

[B]Seeding 4
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7452/ariane.png
[JJJorgie]

VS

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/058/8/7/saimoe___abby_full_by_costallee-d5wg9os.png

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL @@! You all did great xD!

- - - Updated - - -

Voting system is still the same. Overall we have 3 matches. Example of how to vote:

[Seeding 2]
Illyana
Candas - [Voted]

[Seeding 3]
Sanera - [Voted]
Vanya

[Seeding 4]
Atiane - [Voted]
Abby
You can only vote for 1 character on each seeding. If I find a double vote then it will not be counted. Happy voting!

Matt
03-06-2013, 09:11 AM
Aw, up against Iccy first round. Darn.

Art-wise, I just got owned. Let's hope my writing holds out.

Regantor
03-06-2013, 02:12 PM
Lolwut, autopass... I really rushed the entry this time, so I'm not super confident, but yeah.

Sorry to anybody I voted against. Sometimes you just gotta go with whoever gives you that little spark of unusual flavor, which lets them explain things which aren't even in the written description... Or at least makes them feel more personable, I guess?

Overall, my favorite entry is probably Abby. Just look at that darling ghosty face. *v*

Black_Shaggie
03-06-2013, 04:28 PM
Aww snap! The brackets are tight this go 'round! It's on and crackin'!

Matt
03-06-2013, 09:33 PM
Most voters know what Saimoe is about by now, but for the benefit of potential newbie voters, shouldn't we have a short description in the opening post as to what is being judged in this contest? This is the first time we've lacked an explanation.

MiKuRu
03-07-2013, 04:36 AM
@ Matt : Noted. I'll add one asap.

theAnimeRebel
03-08-2013, 11:59 PM
Oh rats... the writing was supposed to count? (BTW, are Moe supposed to have boobs? Cause I wasn't sure...)

Matt
03-09-2013, 02:16 AM
Writing gives less skilled artists a chance.

I cordially request that all voters take the time to read our characters' bios. Also, look up the definition of "moe." It's like "cute" but in a way that inspires Platonic love. That's what this contest is about.

Blue_Dragon
03-09-2013, 03:22 PM
I agree with Matt, because the personality of the character is important when trying to judge how cute they are. I think it's like how Stitch (in Lilo and Stitch) is cute in spite of his destructiveness. The character can be odd and have it's own personality, while still being cute, and the biography is a part of that. :D

That's how I feel about it anyway.

ClockHand
03-09-2013, 04:53 PM
I cordially request that all voters take the time to read our characters' bios. Also, look up the definition of "moe." It's like "cute" but in a way that inspires Platonic love. That's what this contest is about.

I find it hilarious that a Bio is gonna make a better chance for less skilled artist. First of all you need to accept your limits, and ones you know you are not that skilled in the execution of your art work you can start accepting it to state your goal in the contest (example: get fun and experience) and also change your strategy, which get us on a second point. If you know you can't win in execution you can at least win in design, making the personality of your character stand on the design decision you took in its look, but this same principle is crippled if you make a bio (which you state it gave more fairness to "not so skills artists"), because a bio is gonna take the work from the "look" of the OC to a writing process making your own work less appealing. Even more I would dare to say that in this contest the people who should win are not the ones with the best execution, but rather the ones who made the best design decision, translating the personality of the character to its look.

Second, it may be named Sai Moe contest, but you need to accept the fact that people vote for what they want, and even if moe means "cute" I will vote for any one I believe its worth it. If you want it to win the one which is "cute", then pick judges, because people are going to vote for what they believe it should win.

To explain my point on "placing the personality in the design", I can take Wall-E as an example:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oqPHUhx2wvM/T6_FKy0KjLI/AAAAAAAAEqo/lpfEfMWBYDk/s1600/wall-e.jpg
As you see, the look of the character tells us about it. It obviously not going to tell a in deep story of his life, but you can see the big eyes to try to win the "cute" element from the audience, the small cripple hands, the small body of 2 heads (almost taking proportions of a chibi character, again to gain the audience appeal) and finally the rusty colors and body. All this tell us a lot about the character by just looking the "how it looks". This is by far one of the most important elements, as the execution of the work can variate from each person, but the idea of making a character that it stay just by its look and it can tell us something just be how you made it, its way of a bigger challenge that I feel most people can take if they put their minds to work. But for this you must throw away the option of the bio.

Regardless this, people are going to vote for what ever they want, and even if they don't want to read the bio its gonna be okay because its fair. Its extremely fair in an open votation to expect that most of half the people are not going to read and they are gonna vote for sympathy, which is fair in this kind of situations.

(Remember how last year reg won? he basically didn't made the best execution, even so I can't remember the other contestants, but he made a fair fun to look at drawing, something different and something that it told us more about the OC with the image than the bio. If someone doesn't feel skilled with his execution, try this instead).

JJJorgie
03-09-2013, 06:12 PM
Hmm, yes, I believe most people, when voting, mostly focus on the drawing and design. Not to say they don't read the bio or include it in their judging, but I'm sure the designs and actual drawings helps MAJORITY in the decision.

Regantor
03-09-2013, 06:26 PM
Even through I obviously explained it pretty badly before, this was exactly what I was talking about when I said making them "personable". Making a good, memorable, lovable character is about more than just maxing out their cutesy cliches, IMO. Adding one or two homely or unusual quirks makes me relate to them far more than if they were just 100 percent cute.

Consider how super man is too 'vanilla super hero' for alot of people; It's the same sort of thing.

My own character designs tend to take this to a ludicrous extent, through, so of course it's all in the eye of the beholder, at the end of the day. People should vote for the ones that make the most impact on them, simple as. ;I

Blue_Dragon
03-10-2013, 07:14 PM
Second, it may be named Sai Moe contest, but you need to accept the fact that people vote for what they want, and even if moe means "cute" I will vote for any one I believe its worth it. If you want it to win the one which is "cute", then pick judges, because people are going to vote for what they believe it should win.

"Biography" aside, if that's the case, this is not a "sai moe" contest. This whole contest was started to create and judge characters of a specific genre. If I decide to vote in a horror contest, I'm not going to vote for a image or story that's a romance. And if I do, then I'm not the appropriate person to judge.

Seeing as most people--even here on a manga website--don't get what moe is, then I agree that perhaps judges should be in order? I like how it's set up for anyone on the site being able to vote and get involved, but the people submitting are trying their best to fit the specified genre, and if the voters don't use the submission criteria, then it's not fair to people working to fit that criteria. Just like Reg's swim suit submission: she was different, but she was still cute. And it took skill for him to not only create a cute character, but also a different character.

In regards to the bio: first, it's a requirement. So, if it's going to be required, then voters should respect the artists and read it. Second, while I don't think it gives everyone a leg up, the biography does show that the artist put thought into their character. That is something I take into account when I vote. I sometimes vote for the image that is less professional because the bio fleshes the character out more, or has an interesting twist to it. I think Obitual Crow had a character a while back that was some kind of evolved plant, but I wouldn't have known that just from his images: and he's a fantastic artist that provided many different posses and emotions. I also really liked a few contests back the chick character that was a sailor, not just for the image, but because of the story that went along with her.

I'd also argue that these contests are to help the artist develop their skills. I for one have used this contest to help me flesh out current or future manga characters-through drawing, and through writing. I stand by my argument that the biography is important. It's not just about winning, it's also about improving your skills, and character creation and development is a part of that.


placing the personality in the design

I agree with this. In fact, most of what Clock said, I can agree to. However, I do think the people voting need consider the rules and stipulations if they're going to vote. If we've put hard work into our submissions, then it shouldn't kill someone to read a bit before clicking a couple buttons. I don't know about everyone else, but I find it very difficult to pick who I want to vote for--even when it's between a beginner and a professional. **not saying I'm a great voter, just saying I try to look at the criteria and judge which best follows it**

Anyway, that's my two cents.

ClockHand
03-10-2013, 09:03 PM
"Biography" aside, if that's the case, this is not a "sai moe" contest. This whole contest was started to create and judge characters of a specific genre. If I decide to vote in a horror contest, I'm not going to vote for a image or story that's a romance. And if I do, then I'm not the appropriate person to judge.

But you see, I wouldn't vote for the "cutest", and I, already one individual on this entire forum, would vote for a reason that it is not the one displayed in the name of the contest then I can affirm that more people would vote for a different reason than the one displayed in the contests name. The thing is, its an open voting, so you can't tell people the reasons or elements to take in consideration when they vote and if you which that certain elements would be taken in consideration then you shouldn't have made an open voting on the first place.


I like how it's set up for anyone on the site being able to vote and get involved, but the people submitting are trying their best to fit the specified genre, and if the voters don't use the submission criteria, then it's not fair to people working to fit that criteria.

But you see, if there is no one actually looking each OC with specific criteria in mind, then why bother following those criteria? Stating that everyone is gonna vote for the "cutest" is a fallacy as you are assuming before hand that people will throw their reasons, biases and rationality just for the sake of that element, which is a lie. People are going to come here, look each one of those (probably not even bother on reading) and vote for what they find more appealing; yes some people may read, other may do it random, other may even just vote for the member they like, but this just reinforce the idea that an open voting system can't be regulated.


In regards to the bio: first, it's a requirement. So, if it's going to be required, then voters should respect the artists and read it. Second, while I don't think it gives everyone a leg up, the biography does show that the artist put thought into their character. That is something I take into account when I vote. I sometimes vote for the image that is less professional because the bio fleshes the character out more, or has an interesting twist to it.

But you see thats your criteria to vote, and you cannot force other people to vote that way, I mean, we are not fascist nor dictators to force people to vote under certain circumstances. By example I don't read bio, because I believe the design (or character), is the one who must talk to me, the artist must talk through the character, not through his words (and this is a rule I use with many art forms, as if I presume art is communication, then you can't place words in it, as you would be accepting that art is not a good way to communicate your thought and soo you need to write down your thoughts because art was an inferior communicative medium). So Ya, I don't take in account what the artist wrote, I just take in account what the artist show, but I cannot tell you to vote this way, neither to force you or make you change your vote or tell your way is worst or anything, because you vote fairly in what you considered right, which again, even the guy who vote just because he likes X member is voting rightly and fair, and that its the "beauty" and "horror" of an open voting system.

theAnimeRebel
03-11-2013, 12:45 AM
By example I don't read bio, because I believe the design (or character), is the one who must talk to me, the artist must talk through the character, not through his words (and this is a rule I use with many art forms, as if I presume art is communication, then you can't place words in it, as you would be accepting that art is not a good way to communicate your thought and soo you need to write down your thoughts because art was an inferior communicative medium). So Ya, I don't take in account what the artist wrote, I just take in account what the artist show, but I cannot tell you to vote this way, neither to force you or make you change your vote or tell your way is worst or anything, because you vote fairly in what you considered right, which again, even the guy who vote just because he likes X member is voting rightly and fair, and that its the "beauty" and "horror" of an open voting system.

You do realize how terribly contradictory this is right? Manga is a form that uses both words and pictures to tell a story. While the art can often times stand on its own, that's not exactly the point. It's kind of aggravating when a person puts a lot of effort into something/puts the best foot forward and you tear them down and call it trash... I don't see YOUR entry in this contest.

*ahem* Anyways...

That being said, I must admit that I didn't vote according to which one I thought was "cutest," but the one that showed the most effort and thought, plus meeting the criteria for "moe."

Blue_Dragon
03-11-2013, 01:12 AM
I agree with you Clock, that you can't force people to vote a certain way or force them to take the criteria into account, which is why I like your idea of having judges: personally, I think it should have a scoring system--so many points for creativity, originality, personality, skill, etc.

But I'm sure Mikuru doesn't have time to set up a board or organize that, so the only answer I could think of would be to pop a bold sentence onto the page telling voter's what the genre is and what the basis is. Otherwise, the contest should just be "Character Drawing Contest," with no genre at all. If there's going to be a genre, then the judges/voters need to take that into account. It's like if you were watching that Face Off contest, and the contestants were told to do a dragon with different Chinese Zodiacs included (which happened) and a contestant made a blue koala with purple dots that was hella realistic, and everyone voted for the koala because it was the best executed. The other contestants followed the criteria, and got screwed for it. If it was a free for all, they could have competed more fairly. Does this analogy make more sense?

ClockHand
03-11-2013, 01:13 AM
Animerebel@

I don't find it contradictory at all. First of all I'm not assuming Manga is a form of art, and before you start going in a aimless berserk let me prove it. I do not consider manga an art form because its basically a highly audience focus product; when you have a product that its that focused on the audience, when the genres are determinate by "who is going to buy them", when the story structure is copy pasted for the sake of "this is what X demographic likes" or when characters are made to later become products (toys, tshirts, stickers and others), you are not making a piece of art but rather a product, reason Warhol is considered to have killed art as he did basically did the same with his "art", making it highly audience based, making it easy to reproduce and using marketable faces.

Also, if we start discussing graphic novels as an art form (which there are many examples of artistically valued graphic novels), we need to understand that its communicational value is considerable different from simple "paint art" or illustrations, as how you state it, there are words to tell the story. But this is important, if we are talking about graphic novels and the use of words we also need to understand that the base of any graphic novel story is "show don't tell" which mean that the story must be understandable at least in it basic identity just by looking the panels without any word. And this principle is also used in movies and other visual medias.

Finally I also have to add that I stated that this principle as: "many form of art", which mean I'm not referring to every form of art and its not determinism, but I do use it a lot in any form of art that must tell the story, concept, idea or thesis just through the image. Obviously comics use words, but which made them a different case, different "art form" and so different principles, but as I said, they still are under the principle of "show don't tell" (even soo, more artistic and vanguardist comics may go over this principle for the sake of its artistic value). Also my reasons to my appearance in the contest is not your business and it neither affects my arguments.



Bluedragon@

I think a better analogy (as I don't know that contest) is American Idol, you can sing like shit and still people can vote for you if you are likable. Judges in American Idol can tell the singer that he was awful, that people shouldn't vote for him because there is more talented people, or they could try to make people follow principles to vote, but its an open voting system, you need to accept at the end that people will vote as they like and that its completely fair under that voting system.

Blue_Dragon
03-11-2013, 01:46 AM
True, the American Idol analogy works, if that's how it's done (I don't watch that show :/ Face-Off is more interesting to me, it's a special effects make-up/creature creation competition, just FYI. It is also judged solely by people in the film industry/potential peers, like special effects artists.)

I guess the argument boils down to which type of voting one prefers. I prefer the voting to be done similar to critiquing or grading in college or the art world (in which case, I still loose,) because I feel those people are more particular about the piece as a whole-which includes information about the character in this case (even if your art is "crap," if you can defend and explain it, you can still pass or it be considered art) and can as a result help the artist grow and improve. Whereas with the open voting, it's more "I personally think this looks best," with little to no regard for the development of the character or the work put into trying to follow the rules. This is a fine way to vote if there are no rules to follow. But there are guidelines set up for the artist because this was created to be a contest of cute vs cute. If you want to vote for just the best drawn character, then I think a different contest should be started for that. And no matter how a person ends up voting, it doesn't hurt to remind the voters, or at least request, they take a look at the what the artists had to do, and the background of the character. I don't think most people would mind doing that.

ClockHand
03-11-2013, 01:58 AM
I think that, the judge based system is useless if you want to make long life time contests like this (that basically make 20 threads for every contest, making loser brackets, winners-winners brackets, winner-loser bracket, and everyone get lost and doesn't enrich no one because no one learns anything). But as you, I find judge based system quite good to let know the contestants that at least they are being judged in a clear way, also I like judge based system if the judges explain and make points of their reasons, because in this way the contestants can know the reasons why they lost or won and also know the direction they must take to keep improving.

MiKuRu
03-12-2013, 07:34 AM
Guys I said this before. IF you have any complains or if you want to clarify/give suggestions then please do it in the official thread. This is THE VOTING THREAD and is meant for voting or commenting on the characters only so please don't flood it with a whole long bunch of texts and complains/suggestions w/e huuhaa :[. Thanks you very much.


PS: Next Voting will be up on Friday.[ Now I read all your suggestions/complains etcetc already. I found somethings rather....... How do I put this.. Interesting... or weird because I think I did fix a few of the above already BUT anyway I have taken everything above into consideration and will be doing a full modifications on the competition so that I can make it more fair for everyone. But I'll only do it after season 1 ends. If you have anything else to say please.... You know where to direct it to..]

Blue_Dragon
03-12-2013, 06:37 PM
@ Clock: Okay, agreed--this way does keep the contest going and popular.

@ Mikuru: Sorry! Didn't mean to clutter up the place:( And I probably wouldn't have gone to the official thread to make any suggestions, just cause I *usually* don't like to cause trouble--I just go with it, in spite of my personal opinions. At the same time, I don't want you to think I don't (or people don't) appreciate the time and work you put into setting up the brackets! It's too complex for me to set up, that's for sure :I

Rio
03-16-2013, 03:09 PM
@ Mikuru
Let me know when you want the poll redone. :>

MiKuRu
03-19-2013, 07:52 AM
ROUND 2[Sorry I couldn't post it any sooner. Too busy with other things Dx.

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/round2_zps7b25ec81.gif

WINNER BRACKET
Seeding 1
http://www.freewebs.com/handcannon/RegSaimoeIsmat-800.jpg
Name: Ismat Makaarim [Reg]
Bio/Personality: A half-demon from the desert land of Ardashir, Ismat is a short-pint thief with a consistently weird attitude and a bad habit of looting anything not bolted down, regardless of use or value. It's difficult to tell if she's actually just dumb and doing this to look tough, or really a much smarter person guising as an idiot so she can get away with it. Either way, she loves to stay inside of her comrades' personal space and loves to make use of her 'alluring' demonic genes; Despite the fact that she is barely over five foot tall and most people are disturbed by tieflings anyway. She's about eighteen or twenty years old, and limber as a qaudruple-jointed cat.

VS

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b25/phantomking/practice2013-04.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b25/phantomking/practice2013-04-02.jpg
[Iccy]

Seeding 2
http://i.imgur.com/ebaa4gm.jpg?1


VS

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/058/8/7/saimoe___abby_full_by_costallee-d5wg9os.png\

LOSER BRACKET
http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/059/5/0/vanya_by_theanimerebel01-d5whv2w.jpg
http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2013/059/7/9/vanya__description_sheet_by_theanimerebel01-d5whvcs.jpg

VS

[B]Seeding 4
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7452/ariane.png
[JJJorgie]

Good luck false and sorry again for the late post.

Rio
03-19-2013, 08:58 AM
New poll is up! 3 days to vote. Good luck to all. : )

JJJorgie
03-19-2013, 01:07 PM
Hey, btw, it's Ariane, not Atiane :)

Matt
03-19-2013, 01:36 PM
Would it help anyone if I explained my voting process?


Ismat isn't physically cute, but her personality is endearing; Candas is physically cute/sexy with a generic personality.

Ismat. Personality has always mattered more than appearance.

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I have a thing for brown skin (and pet tigers), so Sabera gets a point there. However, her personality isn't defined; her story is guided by everyone except her.* Abby's not brown, but her personality is defined well and I find her very endearing.

Abby has my vote.

-

Vanya has a goal and a purpose, but nothing immediately endearing.** Ariane's bio is nice and short, but it doesn't say much either. It sounds I'm being introduced to a friend's friend, and said introduction matters much less than actually meeting the person in question.***

I vote Vanya.

--

* It's difficult at best to make a primarily passive character (e.g. Bella Swan) likable. "Woe is me, curse my curse" makes it even worse, because time spent complaining could be spent fixing the problem.

** Flaws are the easiest way to make a character endearing (not the only way, mind you). They make the character seem human and approachable rather than some flawless demigod or emotionless badass (compare pre-2013 Lara Croft to the current Lara Croft).

*** This is why Valve advertises Team Fortress 2 with "meet the [character]" rather than "be passively introduced to [character]." Watch those sometime. Valve is excellent at developing likable characters in a very short time.

MiKuRu
03-20-2013, 05:31 AM
@ JJJorgie oh sorry Dx. I thought I saw a t orz. Changing it from now on SORRY Dx....

@Matt Good! just put it down :D.

theAnimeRebel
03-21-2013, 07:16 PM
Well Mat, I must give you my kudos. *Feels shamed 'cause I just vote for the ones I personally like more*

Matt
03-21-2013, 10:55 PM
Nah, you're doing it right. The ones I voted for were the ones I liked more, for the reasons I specified.

Regantor
03-22-2013, 08:31 PM
Really can't believe Ismat got through there. Thanks guys.

Abby is still my overall favorite this year so it's nice to see she's doing well, too. *u*

MiKuRu
04-01-2013, 07:50 AM
I'm back! Really sorry about the long delay. I was so busy with so many other datelines I just kinda forgot to update[ Sad to say ] orz. OKAY I'LL MAKE SURE THIS GOES SMOOTHLY FROM NOW ON!

- - - Updated - - -

ROUND 3

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/mitmit92/fix_zps58ce4333.gif

WINNER BRACKET
http://www.freewebs.com/handcannon/RegSaimoeIsmat-800.jpg
Name: Ismat Makaarim [Reg]
Bio/Personality: A half-demon from the desert land of Ardashir, Ismat is a short-pint thief with a consistently weird attitude and a bad habit of looting anything not bolted down, regardless of use or value. It's difficult to tell if she's actually just dumb and doing this to look tough, or really a much smarter person guising as an idiot so she can get away with it. Either way, she loves to stay inside of her comrades' personal space and loves to make use of her 'alluring' demonic genes; Despite the fact that she is barely over five foot tall and most people are disturbed by tieflings anyway. She's about eighteen or twenty years old, and limber as a qaudruple-jointed cat.

VS

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/058/8/7/saimoe___abby_full_by_costallee-d5wg9os.png

LOSER BRACKET
Seeding 1
http://i.imgur.com/ATNQSYo.png
[Matt]

VS

http://i.imgur.com/ebaa4gm.jpg?1


[B]Seeding 2
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7452/ariane.png
[JJJorgie]

VS

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b25/phantomking/practice2013-04.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b25/phantomking/practice2013-04-02.jpg
[Iccy]

Good Luck Folks!

Rio
04-03-2013, 12:54 PM
Round 3 poll is up!

Regantor
04-06-2013, 09:47 PM
Totally okay with Abby winning out over Ismat. Said she was my favorite from the start, after all. Nice one, Costy! ;m

corastaur
04-06-2013, 11:57 PM
Thank you so much Reg!!! <3 I'm not gonna lie... I've kind of been avoiding posting in this thread for most of the contest 'cause i was afraid i was gonna jinx it... which i still might so you know whatever. XD Ismat is totally awesome and I'm so happy we made it this far man! high five!

MiKuRu
04-12-2013, 01:50 PM
Updates coming up ASAP. I know its been weeks already. Sorry guys!

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Quarter Finals
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[Matt]

VS

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[JJJorgie]

Almost there! GOGOGO!

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The Stats! Ariane Vs Candas! How Ariane manages to slip by the Nature loving Elf.

[Trust me I really did ask]

Judge One: Candas is more sexy then cute. She has her cute sides but Ariane is still way cuter. Just looking at Ariane's outfit already gives her the upper hand over Candas! We don't really have to get into their Bio's now do we? Its pretty obvious who has the more MOE personality! Although I must say Candas was illustrated really well! Thumbs up to that but still. I will go for Ariane. Ariane[1]

Judge Two: Definitely Ariane. One look at her and I could tell she is the cutesy cutesy type of character. Her personality really made my decision final. If this was a "hottest girl" contest then Candas all the way! Oh don't get me wrong, she is rather cute but she seems more hotter then cute. She has a nice personality and all but still she isn't cute enough. I like how she was illustrated though. Loving the style! Ariane[2]

Judge Three: Walao! So yeng la Candas![ Asked one of my Malaysian friends and this was the first thing he said xD ] Hard to pick actually. I want to pick Candas but this is a cute contest so I can't simply pick. I like her illustration style and all. Good personality but still I think Ariane got more cute sides. Ariane sure win this one. Illustration is pretty decent though. If draw more cantik[He means something like DHB's lol!] siap la xD! I still like Candas illustration! Damn sexy Wei! Ariane[3]

I didn't take part as a judge cuz I couldn't pick @@! They all had good points but Ariane I feel also should pass this round :/ Good shot though ICCY. She was drawn really well haha! And congrats to JJJorgie xD! She is really one cute bomb!

JJJorgie
04-12-2013, 03:13 PM
Oh my gosh, wow, thank you judges! I was certain Candas would win. Thanks so much!

Matt
04-12-2013, 05:17 PM
Judges = us.

doghateburger
04-13-2013, 11:52 PM
Whoa I missed the judging O_o!! Congrats JJJorgie!! You definitely deserve it! and to Corastaur as well for creating such a charmingly unique OC!

This was rather fun, maybe I'll try my luck again in the future ;D

and lol, miku, your malaysian friend, walao eh xD

Blue_Dragon
04-14-2013, 02:49 PM
^you should! I love your artwork :D

Rio
04-16-2013, 02:22 PM
New poll up! Gomen for the delay. I wonder who will win?!

Sylux
04-16-2013, 06:38 PM
I'm rooting for Ariane. Very cute.

MiKuRu
04-22-2013, 08:58 AM
Semi Finals inbound ASAP! Good Job Ariane! Illyana did well too :D.

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Semi Finals
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[JJJorgie]

VS

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Name: Ismat Makaarim [Reg]
Bio/Personality: A half-demon from the desert land of Ardashir, Ismat is a short-pint thief with a consistently weird attitude and a bad habit of looting anything not bolted down, regardless of use or value. It's difficult to tell if she's actually just dumb and doing this to look tough, or really a much smarter person guising as an idiot so she can get away with it. Either way, she loves to stay inside of her comrades' personal space and loves to make use of her 'alluring' demonic genes; Despite the fact that she is barely over five foot tall and most people are disturbed by tieflings anyway. She's about eighteen or twenty years old, and limber as a qaudruple-jointed cat.

This is really a hard one! GOOD LUCK!

JJJorgie
04-22-2013, 02:09 PM
Thanks so much for the support, Sylux! And a big thanks to anyone that voted for Ariane last round! :)

Good job with your entry, Matt! I really loved her design, she was adorable :)

Matt
04-22-2013, 04:13 PM
Was? I haven't killed her off (yet). Anyway, thanks, JJ.

It's too early for me to be objective about Illy. Would anyone mind posting their voting process on the Illy/Ariane bout so I could learn from my loss and do better next time?

For that matter, I believe posting at least a basic idea of why we vote as we do would help everyone. It'd be awesome if each Saimoe season could come with increasingly adorable and likable characters, and knowing what to improve on could be a great start to that end.

On the current bout:
I feel this is a definitive round in Saimoe. Ariane is cute and Ismat is endearing, and I predict the match will be close. Personally, I haven't decided yet. I'll lay out my reasoning once I do.

JJJorgie
04-22-2013, 08:35 PM
Whoops, that should be "is". Illy IS adorable!

And, that's a real good idea, Matt! It'll be nice to see the voters' opinions and thought processes!

Regantor
04-23-2013, 01:45 PM
I voted for Illy because I slightly prefer the style that Matt chose... It was actually a really hard decision, through, don't get me wrong. I've voted for Ariane a few times before. And she certainly hits all the right notes on being cute 200%. But Illy just had that edge in my brain because... I guess I feel like she's memorable enough that you could still recognize her with different hair or clothes, if that makes any sense? She was a bit more personable in my mind.

All that said, Ismat is DETAIL RAVE like all of my designs, and again, I'm surprised that she has gotten as far as she has. The skill of knowing how to put down just a few lines in exactly the right places is not one to be underestimated, especially in a cuteness contest, and it's something you apparently have down to a tee, JJJorgie. x_x

Rio
04-25-2013, 10:55 AM
Semi Final poll is not up! You have three days to vote. Good luck you guys. : )

Sylux
04-25-2013, 11:04 AM
The Goddess demands Ariane be victorious.

(To be fair, I sat at the voting screen for about 5 minutes before I chose.)

Regantor
04-28-2013, 01:55 PM
Congrats JJJorgie (and Ariane)! You totally deserved that win.

May the sweet potatoes always smile upon yee. :3

(Also thanks for the two humans 'oo actually did vote Ismat anyway. You guys are awesomesauce.)

JJJorgie
04-29-2013, 10:00 AM
Thanks so much, Reg!!! :) Great job getting so far with Ismat! :)

Blue_Dragon
05-04-2013, 10:22 AM
I know I'm commenting very late, but congrats Jjjorgie! :D Great work!

JJJorgie
05-04-2013, 10:24 AM
Thank you, BD! :)

MiKuRu
05-05-2013, 08:45 AM
Hey so we have finally hit the finals. Sorry I've been away for awhile. Poll will be up ASAP.

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FINALS
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[JJJorgie]

They met at the very first round of the tournament and Abby took the lead. Now Ariane has fought back through the bracket and finally meets Abby again. This round will determine everything!

Rio
05-16-2013, 02:17 PM
New poll up! Three days to decide. 'Scuse me for the delay but I guess you guys already know who you're voting for hm? Good luck to both!

Sylux
05-17-2013, 01:14 AM
ARIANE OR DEATH

Evil_Cake
05-17-2013, 01:28 AM
idk man she doesnt like cabbage...

Rio
05-20-2013, 05:14 PM
Hm, a tie. That's not good. Anyways, I'm going to extend this poll for awhile more if Mikuru doesn't mind. You have till the 23rd to vote. Good luck!

MiKuRu
05-25-2013, 11:39 PM
And again :/. Alright so this one will be up to the judges I guess. Results will be out asap.

MiKuRu
06-09-2013, 11:28 AM
Judges Results

Judge 1: This should be really easy to pick. Obviously Ariane would take this but somehow my instincts tell me otherwise. I pick Abby. Why? You see Ariane is straight up MOE. She meets the criteria of the competition and all and yes that's good and yes she is indeed cute but comparing her to Abby.. I feel Abby is slightly more interesting. Her Bio is interesting you know. Being a ghost and all but then being unable to scare people. Dislikes it at the same time but then she still knows she has to do it because its her job and ends up going for sessions with a "Scare Consultant". Isn't that just cute? Her personality and looks matches up to be one awesome cute ball of a person. Abby-1

Judge 2: Probably Ariane. Somehow I'm attracted to her "It was creep when I heard him say this D8". Anyway nice outfit, cute, personality seems fine and I like her. As for Abby, She is cute, Outfit is nice but I don't really like it and for various reason I don't like ghost :S. But don't get me wrong. This was quite hard to pick because they were both cute. Ariane-1

Judge 3: When I look at a character I also like to get to know them as much as possible. Although Ariane fits everything I still don't really know her well. Abby on the other hand I like. Her Bio is rather interesting considering she is a ghost :S. Well nvm that I still like her allot. Cute, lovable, Adorable nice personality and all. Her design is also very cute! Ariane is also the same but I'm not so attracted to her. It was a hard pick but I guess Abby is the choice I'm going to pick. Abby -1


Results
Abby -2
Ariane - 1

Congratulations to ABBY! The judges have spoken and yes this season winner goes to Abby! Ariane did well too! Thank you guys so much for participating and sorry for the really long pause. I have been busy all over again and only manage to get this done today @@. And as you all heard I will be closing down SaiMoe for the time being to patch things up. I'll re inform everyone on the main thread once it re opens. And once again thank you :D

JJJorgie
06-09-2013, 01:01 PM
Congrats Abby and Cora!!! :)

Thanks everyone who voted for Ariane! I'm pretty proud to have gotten this far :)

corastaur
06-09-2013, 02:00 PM
O-O OH MY GOSH!

Sylux
06-09-2013, 06:28 PM
Crap

Rio
06-10-2013, 03:23 PM
Wooo! We finally have a winner~ Congrats!

Evil_Cake
06-16-2013, 12:26 AM
who are these judges anyways? they seem pretty seedy