Pointless Prizeless Challenge #1138: Space Opera ! ( May The Fourth Be With You )

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  • Sven DullahSven Dullah Posts: 6,572

    The vapourizer may not always be as precise as the cheapscate would like us to believe, but the C-G has a very competent cleaning-up-the-mess squad to take care of things when needed.

    This is not part of the pointless challenge, so...

    This, on the other hand, is clearly a space opera, all the ingredients are there...

    I think the General will like this one...

    Hmm not sure about this, put it here anyway...

    umh..ok...

    Destination inner space...

    From the latest episode of "Juicy in the sky with Diamonds"

    Keeping my fingers crossed...Worried emoticon

     

  • OdaaOdaa Posts: 1,540
    edited May 2019

    Well, if we're going to do Star Trek fan art, here's a Khan portrait.

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,665
    edited May 2019

    Uh,oh !  Looks like Sven Dullah's opened the floodgates ! laugh

     

    This thread hereby announces that the moratorium on the cheapskate's stupidity has been extended !


    So all you sensible 'artists' still have achance to get your entries in !


    The cheapskate is now forbidden from posting anything stupid to this thread until next weekend (Saturday 18th May 2019, 0.01am his time - just to be precise).


    Anybody NOT called 3DCheapskate is free to continue posting both sensible and not-sensible art (and not-art) for appreciation (or not-appreciation).

     

    *Phew! That'll give me the CG time to think about how best to 'appreciate' Redfern's, Sven Dullah's and Odaa's new ' appreciation requested' entries.

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  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,069
    edited May 2019

    Here is some space opera silliness.

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,665
    edited May 2019

    This picture isn't stupid*, and thus by-passes the prohibition.

    There are so many entries that the Criticizer General has 'requested' that they all be displayed together in a shooting art gallery.

    *everything is relative

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  • Sven DullahSven Dullah Posts: 6,572

    ...eagerly awaiting the C-General's arrival...

  • SixDsSixDs Posts: 2,384
    edited May 2019

    A Close Encounter

    Uncredited crewmember: "Captain, we have encountered an unidentified entity ahead!"

    Captain: "Mr Pork, report."

    Mr. Pork: "It appears to be a fragment of opening crawl, Captain. I believe it is quite common in this part of the Long Ago and Far Away Galaxy."

    Captain: "What exactly is the nature of these Krawl creatures?"

    Mr. Pork: " The crawl is not a creature, Captain. It is merely receding text."

    Captain: " I'm having difficulty making out what it says."

    Mr. Pork "Well it is only a fragment, Captain. However, it is my understanding that it always was difficult to read, even in its original form."

    Captain: "Is it a threat?"

    Mr. Pork: " There do not appear to be any weapons, nor any evidence of intelligent life as we know it, Captain."

    Captain: "Beans, does it represent any medical threat to the crew?"

    Beans: "Dagnabbit, Larry, I'm a doctor, not an editor!"

    Captain: " You know that I prefer Lawrence, Beans, and I have warned you before about the language. Is it dangerous?"

    Beans: " Well, from what I understand, there have been cases of reported compulsive behaviour associated with repeated exposure, including speaking in tongues, wearing outlandish costumes, periodically losing touch with reality, and canonical obsession"

    Captain: " Canons? I thought you said this thing was unarmed, Pork!"

    Mr Pork: "That is correct. There are no canons. I believe the doctor said "canonical"."

    Captain: "What's an onical?"

    Mr. Chekbox: "Shall I fire the phasers, sir?"

    Captain: "Mr. Pork?"

    Mr. Pork: "I do not believe that would be wise, Captain. Since the entity is comprised almost entirely of light energy, the phasers could simply make it larger and stronger."

    Captain: "Photon torpedos?"

    Mr. Pork: "Same thing."

    Captain: "That might make it easier to read. Your recommendation then?"

    Mr. Pork: "Might I suggest we simply leave, Captain?"

    Captain: "Boring. Very well. Scooter, full impulse."

    Mr Scoot: "I dinna think that the engines can take much more of this, Captain!"

    Captain: "You always say that, Scooter. The engines haven't been doing anything. We're stopped. Have you been taking your meds?"

    Beans: "I caught him giving them to the dog."

    Captain: "We have a dog?"

    Beans: "Not any more."

    Captain: "OK, then. Engage."

    Mr. Hoohoo: "What?"

    Captain: " I just made that up. I considered "Punch it", "Step on it", or "Floor it", but decided on "Engage". Maybe I should just stick with "Go." And can somebody please tell me what an onical is? Wait, thats not one of those weird little fuzzy things is it? I hate them."

    Mr. Hoohoo: "Hang onto your hats!"

    Captain: "Nobody's wearing hats, Mr. Hoohoo."

    Mr Hoohoo: "I know, I just made that up."

    Captain: "Go."

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  • JamesJABJamesJAB Posts: 1,760

    None of these are new renders, so I guess they can't win the nonexistant prize or whatever.
    They where still fun to make, and I hope you enjoy them.

     

    "Can someone tell me what the hell is going on here?!
    *(Why do I even bother changing after work?  I must spend more time on the bridge in civillians than my duty uniform)*

     

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,069
    edited May 2019

    Here is some more pointless space opera silliness.

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  • OdaaOdaa Posts: 1,540

    Here is some more pointless space opera silliness.

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    Hey look, it's the Jetson's maid and either Huey, Dewey or Louie! I feel like Captain America in that one movie where he gets the Wizard of Oz reference. :)

     

    (image search says Louie).

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,069
    edited May 2019

     

     

     

    Odaa said:

    Here is some more pointless space opera silliness.

     

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    Hey look, it's the Jetson's maid and either Huey, Dewey or Louie! I feel like Captain America in that one movie where he gets the Wizard of Oz reference. :)

     

    (image search says Louie).

     

    Excellent pointless cultural references.  Extra pointless points if you can identify the tallest building reference!

     

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  • RedfernRedfern Posts: 1,506
    edited May 2019

    The "New Tower of Babel" office building from Fritz Lang's "Metropolis", released in 1927.  The male lead's father, Joh Fredersen, basically runs the city from this monolithic structure.

    Sincerely,

    Bill

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  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,069
    Redfern said:

    The "New Tower of Babel" office building from Fritz Lang's "Metropolis", released in 1927.  The male lead's father, Joh Fredersen, basically runs the city from this monolithic structure.

    Sincerely,

    Bill

     

    Bill wins the extra pointless points. laugh

     

  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,665
    edited May 2019

    Entry 3 - Redfern #1:

    Bill definitely seems to know what's what in the sci-fi world !

    But can he predict how the CG's  'appreciation' of his picture will go...

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,665
    edited May 2019

    ...it wasn't hard to guess...

    Credits for the difficult bits (both freebies) to find:

    The CGs not keen on this 'Modern Gallery' and will be 'appreciating' that after he's found the remaining 10 entries that were marked for 'appreciation'

    This 'Modern Gallery' doesn't seem to have been designed for 'appreciating'.

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  • Sven DullahSven Dullah Posts: 6,572
    edited May 2019

    ...it wasn't hard to guess...

     

    Credits for the difficult bits (both freebies) to find:

    The CGs not keen on this 'Modern Gallery' and will be 'appreciating' that after he's found the remaining 10 entries that were marked for 'appreciation'

    This 'Modern Gallery' doesn't seem to have been designed for 'appreciating'.

    laugh Very cool appreciation indeed=) Hmm I figure mr C-G is no cat loverfrown

    Oh tks for the links;)

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,665
    edited May 2019

    The original 'appreciation' was just the picture, without the CG or the gallery. I think it lost something ( a certain je ne sais quoi?) when I combined it with the CG and the Modern Gallery.

    And no, the CG definitely doesn't like cats. Or dogs. Or elephants. Or porpoises. Or humans. Or ... I think you get the picture

    P.S.Talking of links, and just in case anybody isn't aware:

    https://www.sharecg.com/v/82755/related/11/Poser/Rancor

    https://www.sharecg.com/v/50094/related/11/Poser/Antimasher-Raygun-Prop-for-Poser

     

    Now, whereabouts in the building is that next entry hiding ?

     

     

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  • Sven DullahSven Dullah Posts: 6,572

    The original 'appreciation' was just the picture, without the CG or the gallery. I think it lost something ( a certain je ne sais quoi?) when I combined it with the CG and the Modern Gallery.

    yeslaugh

    And no, the CG definitely doesn't like cats. Or dogs. Or elephants. Or porpoises. Or humans. Or ... I think you get the picture

    P.S.Talking of links, and just in case anybody isn't aware:

    Tks, much ...um...appreciated=)

    Hmm, late entry, just in case he likes these more than cats and dogs and...

     

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  • RedfernRedfern Posts: 1,506
    edited May 2019

    Mzzkiti:  "Lucky for me, I still have eight lives remaining..."

     

    Mzzkiti:  "...and he's right behind me, isn't he?"

     

    *** *** ***

    Sincerely,

    Bill

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,665
    edited May 2019

    Edit: I should probably bring the "Thanks to everybody who's joining in..." from the PS to the top of this post - I love them all ! laugh
    (JamesJAB - there's no requirement for renders to be new, so your entries have as much chance of winning the non-prizes as anybody elses !

    My favourites so far are probably the latest posts from luci45 and Bill because they've gone above and beyond the call ! And I've only just viewed Sven's cleanup crew picture full size after wondering "What's that stickingout of the bin?" - I'd totally missed what's being swept up... surprise

     

    Anyway, I'd actually just popped in to post my own totally serious 'Space Opera' picture...

    Edit: almost forgot the most important bit...

     

    ...but I see that this thread has split into several divergent realities (or parallel universes, or whatever) with the CG itself actually appearing in two entries, and two characters from an early entry appearing in the gallery where the CG can't find the entry he's looking for... suspicious,eh ?

    Anyway, I'm The CG is still playing catch up with the previous entries - at least in one of the divergent realities.
    The CG still hasn't found Sven's first entry from page 2.
    Personally I don't think anybody told him that the ground (by which of course I mean first*) floor only contains the entries from page 1. The page 2 entries are obviously on the first (by which of course I mean second*) floor.
    So Sven's 2nd to 7th entries, Odaa's 2nd entry, Diomede_Carrara's 1st, Sven's 8th, SixDs 1st, (JamesJABs pictures weren't marked for appreciation and will be kept away from the CG), Diomede_Carrara's 2nd, Sven's 9th (!), and luci45's 1st are all on the CGs list, and will each be 'appreciated' in due course...

     

    P.S. Thanks to everybody who's joining in - but especially to those who are adding plot twists that I hadn't seen coming ! Such as...

     

    *an attempt to sow even more confusion by explaining things...

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,665
    edited May 2019

    Entry 4 (and 5) - Sven #2 (and #3):

    In the paralleloverse where the CG is still traipsing around the gallery, it's finally worked out that page 2 is on a different floor. And it's found the first entry from page 2...

    Appreciated !

    It appears that the CG doesn't like children either.Or trolls.Or slu...

     

    Hang on a mo... what happened there ?

     

     

    What in the blazes is going on ?

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,665
    edited May 2019

     

    Well, it appears that the CG is just going to ignore whatever happened there with the sluggy guy and the spacecraft and proceed with the task at hand.

    Entry 6 - Sven #4:

    Appreciated !

     

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,665
    edited May 2019

    Entry 7 - Sven #5:

    The CG pauses for a moment...

    Perhaps the sluggy fella was an invertebrate, which could explain why his vapourizer failed to produce that skeleton-zappy effect ?

    This wormy thingy looks invertebratey...

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,665
    edited May 2019

    ...better safe than sorry as its mum always said !

    Appreciated !
    (the result of this was too messy to be displayed on the DAZ forums)

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,665
    edited May 2019

    Entry 8 - Sven #6:

    Thinking of its mum, the CG suddenly remembered her advice to always double check the settings on your vapourizer.
    Wrong setting !
    Try using the proper setting...

    Appreciated, this time with the proper swirly-whirly-vapourization-into-oblivion-thingy setting* !

     

    *GIMP IWarp for those who simply must know...

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  • Sven DullahSven Dullah Posts: 6,572

    laughlaugh Enjoying this while zap zipping my morning coffee... thinking that sluggians probably aren't carbon-based and don't contain any water, which would make them immune to skeleton-zapping? Probably would survive a good microwave nuking too? Nice sledgehammer and motion blurheart...yes

  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,665
    edited May 2019

    Entry 9 - Sven #7:

    Appreciated...to oblivion !

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,665
    edited May 2019

    Entry 10 - Odaa #2:

    Hmm, the CG has found another setting on his vapourizer.

     

    I wonder what it does ? ...  (to be continued*) ...

     

    Edit: CG thinks: "No, this isn't the setting I'm after..."

    *click!* "No,not this one either..."

     

    *when I found out how to use these new thingies in GIMP...

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