Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:25 PM
That's why I like the judging system on my current contests (Halloween one is an exception) because we're less about critiquing all these aspects of a miniature and instead just allowing people to vote for what strikes them the most when they first see it.
Judging from the winners of the recent one, I'd say that system works well.
The worst physically present contest I've ever been in I lost. It's not worst because I lost, but because the judge won.
Conflict of interest maybe? That was . . . that was something else, yeah. When I questioned it, I was told none of the other category judges were qualified to judge miniatures. Still didn't explain why the guy judging it was entered in it.
Wow. That is so wrong in so many ways.
I built a boat. Spelljammer pictures here.
“...Do you not twitter Gentlemen? I know
You will be censuring, do’t fairly though;
‘Tis possible a vertuous woman may
Abhor all sorts of looseness, and yet play;”
-- Thomas Jordan
(1660 prologue to Shakespeare's Othello, the Moor of Venice, apologizing for the presence of female actors)
Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.
-- Terry Pratchett
"Therefore, O Painter, make your smaller figures merely indicated and not highly finished, otherwise you will produce effects the opposite to nature, your supreme guide"
-- Leonardo da Vinci
"All alternate histories produce zeppelins."
-- Ken Hite's Law