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Vote for the May '13 Skin Contest theme!

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created 05/01/2013 2:05 am by the_soup
last reply 05/08/2013 6:02 pm
It's that time again! Take a minute to read through these descriptions of each possible theme, and vote for your favorite! The winner will be the theme for our May '13 Skin Contest.


Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology encompases the legends and myths of the medieval germanic cultures, around the 13th century. We expect entries to depict actual elements from this culture - not Marvel characters!

Feudal Japan & East Asian
The rich history of east asian culture extending from the 10th century to the late 18th century, characterized by regional military rule by powerful families.
(Racist submissions will earn a ban)

The Wild West & Frontier Life
This category includes characters seen during the expansion from civilized areas into the wild and untamed. A time filled with explorers, adventurers, pilgrims, and desperadoes!

Favorite Artist-Inspired
Chose a great painter, sculptor, or other artist, and create a character that would fit into their works! Be sure to include a note about the artist you have chosen, and how your submission fits their style.
Musicians do not fit this category.

Life on the High Seas
Pirates, Explorers, Traders and Sailors! Invent a character who has made the sea their home!

High Society & Aristocrats
It's no secret that the world of the 'have-nots' is run by the 'have-more'. These submissions should depict the global elite, the wealthy and the ruling class! Any time period is acceptable, just be sure to keep it believable!

Arabic & Middle Eastern
From the ancient Assyrians, to the armies of Persia, to the oil Barons of today, the Middle East has been a powerful cultural force in the world. Show off some colorful characters from the region!
(Racist submissions will earn a ban)

World Leaders & Historical Figures
The scientists, inventors, political figures, or other greatly influential people who have made a significant impact on shaping the world we live in. Depict a real historical figure from anywhere in the world, at any time. Be sure to keep it historically accurate!

Arctic Creatures - the frosty life!
Depict or invent a person or creature that calls the harsh cold of the arctic home. If you make something up, be sure to add a few notes about how they survive in their challenging habitat! Note: you probably won't win with a polar bear, penguin, yeti or plain Inuit/Eskimo skin.

Venetian Masquerade & Ridotto
From the 15th century until the 17th century, Masquerade balls were highly stylized costume parties held by the upper class. You're invited, but you have to make your costume, first! Make sure you'd fit in to the historical style.


This poll will run for one week, until the 7th, so get voting! You can change your vote at any time, but you may only vote for one option at time.

Happy skinning!
-The mod and judge team.

Poll ended 05/08/2013 2:05 am.

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the_soup
Retired Moderator
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Button Pusher
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150 replies

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05/08/2013 6:02 pm
Level 36 Artisan Pokemon
Ree_
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artic won
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05/07/2013 5:17 pm
Level 52 Grandmaster Lad
silverfox1234
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yay!
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05/07/2013 3:02 pm
Level 20 Expert Lumberjack
blockplacer
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I will not be participating in this contest.

I'll be looking for some creative ideas though.
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05/07/2013 2:13 pm
Level 40 Master Mlem Mlem Bat
planetblox2000
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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
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05/07/2013 2:08 pm
Level 69 High Grandmaster Button Pusher
the_soup
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The skin contest is now closed. Arctic Life is the winner!
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05/07/2013 10:30 am
Level 1 New Explorer
JohnBoy1000
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I like Pirates so Life on the High Seas is what I want.
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05/07/2013 9:34 am
Level 15 Journeyman Dragonborn
jda15
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"mischajay"
"Reec3ty"Arctic creatures? Really? I don't want to see millions of penguins and polar bear skins, it's just messy and there's not enough variance. I can't skin plankton or ameoba particles.


Oh, I can think of much more than that. As far as I know, fantastical arctic creatures or characters are allowed to, that should provide enough variance in my opinion.


Mario in a penguin suit? NSBW world 3!!!
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05/07/2013 4:24 am
Level 52 Grandmaster Lad
silverfox1234
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Arctic will be fun
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05/06/2013 11:17 pm
Level 45 Master Demolitionist
The_Yakattack
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Artic is the one!
I wonder if some one would want XP so much that they would make it from skincraft and post it in the contest!
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05/07/2013 12:30 am
Level 44 Master Ladybug
Rox
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that's usually about 30% of entries.. ;-;
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05/06/2013 4:21 pm
Level 3 Apprentice Geek
TARLACHRed
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Seeing as Arctic is probably going to win:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:A ... nd_animals

This might help you guys. ;P
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05/06/2013 2:06 pm
Level 1 New Explorer
TheNoobTrainersMC
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I lOVE THE ARTIC
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05/06/2013 2:04 pm
Level 42 Master Scribe
Tyndale23456
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If Norse Mythology wins, don't forget to do a skin about Thor!
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05/06/2013 12:26 pm
Level 40 Master Mlem Mlem Bat
planetblox2000
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OVER half.
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05/06/2013 10:14 am
Level 25 Expert Engineer
LiquidChildren1
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I think the contest theme should be Minigames, and not skinning at all, because 12 of the last 18 contests on PMC have been skin contests, and we just finally had one about building, but none about redstone.
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05/06/2013 3:18 pm
Level 36 Artisan Grump
Doughty
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The site contests were started by Happybandaid as Skin contests, which is why the majority of them are skin contests. Plus, skins are the easiest contests to put together, participate in, and judge. Do you know how much time it takes for them to organize a building contest? More than you think... That being said, I still think the next building contest should have some redstone influence...
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05/06/2013 10:28 am
Level 40 Master Mlem Mlem Bat
planetblox2000
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I can't mod at all, but there should be mod contests.
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05/06/2013 10:37 am
Level 25 Expert Engineer
LiquidChildren1
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I'd like to see that. Mod contest would be new
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05/06/2013 8:48 am
Level 40 Master Mlem Mlem Bat
planetblox2000
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I just realised that over half the pmc members don't vote.
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05/06/2013 12:21 pm
Level 69 High Grandmaster Button Pusher
the_soup
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Half? We have one million members and 500 votes, lol.
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05/06/2013 7:17 am
Level 5 Apprentice Architect
Mursux
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PLEASE vote the wild west!
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05/06/2013 7:16 am
Level 50 Grandmaster Skinner
Auri
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Aww... Rooting for Norse Mythology.

Anyway, time to do an endangered seal!
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05/06/2013 6:34 am
Level 28 Expert Network
NOTAVALIABLE
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hmmm possibly rename this admins crib?
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05/06/2013 3:34 am
Level 44 Master Ladybug
Rox
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It's ridiculous how many people don't see the possibilities in arctic as well as all the other categories..
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05/06/2013 3:18 pm
Level 36 Artisan Pokemon
Ree_
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I know some people will be creative but most people will just do a simple polar bear or penguin (penguins aren't even artic animals)
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05/07/2013 12:31 am
Level 44 Master Ladybug
Rox
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I think the theme basically goes with whatever creature lives in harsh cold conditions, not the actual arctic.
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05/05/2013 6:09 pm
Level 36 Artisan Pokemon
Ree_
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no one needs artic stuff get off your butts and do something creative!
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05/05/2013 2:20 pm
Level 59 Grandmaster Mlem Mlem Bat
Insanity
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Ugh, Arctic is above everything and its going to win no matter what..
research time
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05/05/2013 3:17 pm
Level 30 Artisan Pixel Puncher
FocusLight
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Lul
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05/05/2013 10:46 am
Level 56 Grandmaster Unicorn
CuteMurphy
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Arctic wins...and now I have to try and figure out some awesome, creative thing...alright...research time!
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05/05/2013 12:18 pm
Level 28 Expert Dragonborn
AquilaeVolanti
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Don't give up on mythology yet!!
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05/05/2013 9:46 am
Level 35 Artisan Steve
BigDaddy
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Looks like Arctic wins...

-BD
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05/04/2013 8:38 pm
Level 1 New Explorer
Riukkuyo
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Awesome ideas!
Norse Mythology!
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05/04/2013 5:00 pm
Level 34 Artisan Soldier
GraphicsByChris
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Arctic Creatures!:D
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05/04/2013 2:41 pm
Level 40 Master Mlem Mlem Bat
planetblox2000
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I wouldn't reveal your ideas...
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05/04/2013 7:56 pm
Level 26 Expert Architect
PizzaPenguin_
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Exactly
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05/04/2013 2:41 pm
Level 26 Expert Architect
PizzaPenguin_
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I honestly couldn't care less what gets picked. For EVERY single one of these themes, I have a good skin in mind.
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05/04/2013 1:28 pm
Level 52 Grandmaster Toast
SnargleBlargle
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If Arctic Creatures wins (It probably will), I'm gonna make this:

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05/04/2013 1:21 pm
Level 52 Grandmaster Toast
SnargleBlargle
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I can already see a ton of Snowmen, Polar Bears, and Penguins in the Arctic Creatures contest. C'mon Life on the High Seas!
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05/04/2013 12:44 pm
Level 10 Journeyman Artist
Hallowkan
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I can't wait for it !!!
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05/04/2013 12:02 pm
Level 49 Master Caveman
Weerdoh
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Finished watching the first season of Vikings, so I went with Norse mythology. Looks like Arctic creatures will be the theme, which was my second choice
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05/04/2013 11:50 am
Level 14 Journeyman Pirate
Bostash
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Go vote and play my server the zombie apocalypse is among us. http://www.planetminecraft.com/server/z ... zpvp/vote/
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05/04/2013 8:17 am
Level 2 Apprentice Miner
OrderOfTheStone
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I don't like any of these.
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05/04/2013 12:57 am
Level 38 Artisan Prince
Summertime
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I voted Arctic since I had a skin idea in mind and I am now working on it.
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05/04/2013 1:23 am
Level 79 Legendary Grump
Cipher_Punk
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That's called cheating.
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05/04/2013 2:27 am
Level 38 Artisan Prince
Summertime
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I am drawing it, sorry for not be clear enough. I am drawing a picture of what I want to try. Not making a skin until it is certain, I am working on drawings for every idea.
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05/03/2013 7:38 pm
Level 79 Legendary Grump
Cipher_Punk
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Another thing I've noticed is that people have this tendency to just vote for whatever is currently winning - it seems like whatever takes the lead early always wins. We get stuck with lame contest themes because people don't want to "lose". It's silly.
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05/04/2013 8:24 am
Level 57 Grandmaster Pixel Painter
NordicKnight
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So true!!! PEOPLE, have PERSONAL opinions!!!
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05/04/2013 12:06 pm
Level 60 High Grandmaster Skinner
mischajay
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It rather seems to me that you think your opinion is superior over others, therefore they should all listen to you. There's no need in trying to convince others that you are right and they are wrong.

Example: "Everyone likes vanilla ice-cream, that's so stupid! I like strawberry-mint ice-cream, it's so much better, so everyone else should like it too!"

For your information, Arctic has been the 2nd most voted theme for the last contest already. Lot's of people like it, the majority has spoken. Claiming that this is only due to people voting for it because they "don't want to loose" or because "they go with the mainstream" is based on no fact at all.


There's one thing I agree on though: The results of the vote should be hidden until the final results are in. It could give a more unaltered and subjective reflection of the general opinion.
But see, that's not even the case with normal political elections: the people already know who has the best chances and a general idea of how the election will turn out. Does that mean it's not democratic?
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05/04/2013 3:13 pm
Level 57 Grandmaster Pixel Painter
NordicKnight
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Well, there is a piece in truth in your words...but it's radicilous how people tend to choose so unoriginal themes... -__-

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