You're right of course - Could have canned Heath in R1 with one request for a DQ because of his late entry, and instead I voted to keep a fellow 'Innuendoer' in the game. Will this come back to bite me?
I think all I can do is stick with what brought me to the party, which is builds and humour. And then beg as necessary. Permalink
Alright, the anticipation is killing me so I will disturb the still water that is the judging.
Regardless of how this turns out, I just want to say that each of you put forth a great MOC and I had fun competing with you. I spent a good chunk of time weighing these out. I'll drop you all a comment and smiley when I have some time.
Jason Corlett: Score of (3.5). The premise was neat. Definitely got some solid laughs with the bid needle and wagon wheel. I also like the oversized, cartoonish boom box.
Heath 'kik36' Flor: Score of (3.5). The story kept me engaged and I respect only giving us one photo, which forced me to focus on the build in detail. However, when there is only one photo I am more likely to nitpick. My main gripe is the wave doesn't go to the edge of the photo; I feel like a world destoying wave should at least fill to the border of a microscale creation.
Ethan M: Score of (3.75). I really like the psychological spin you put on the MOC. The work you put in on the dark to light gray wall shows and is a nice effect. I found the photography/perspectives to be particularly strong in this creation as well.
Stuart Delahay: Score of (4). Hands down the funniest MOC. Classics like "It didn't take" and the fish boy had me rolling; you just kept them coming. Once again, you show your talent at minifig construction here (but the foxy minifig with eyepatch was conspicuously absent). Building highlights include the ping pong table and ring of fire.
Casey McCoy: Score of (4.5). I can tell you pulled out all the stops on this one. No building looks like it was shorted, even the KFOL building and empty lot. Each building has a full interior and exterior and some unique details. I like the community approach you took and the crossroads thing worked for it. I just wish you filled some of all that empty space in the middle/streets!
Wes Pitter: Score of (5). Because if it can't be me, I want it to be you. The piano and tower showcase a high degree of building skill. Also liked the whip technique used in the council room. The story was cute, but what I really like is the way you pulled off the magic particle effects in some blank dimension type setting. I also feel like you put forth an awesome effort each round in the competition, despite having almost no chance of getting voted out. That counts for something in my book.
Finally, thanks to Shannon for putting up with all the BS and running an original and organized competition. Thanks to all the other admins for whatever you did in MOB Rulers and coming up with fun, creative, and challenging (I'm looking at you, Dennis) categories.
I was going to judge first but it looks like Alex beat me to it.
Anyway, I was really impressed with everyones entries. I was also quite surprised that everyone had different ideas for the category. Awesome work all around! sooooo..... 5 POINTS FOR EVERYONE!! YAY!! That was easy :) Permalink
Jason Corlett - 3.6 pts. You had some nice builds and funny scenes, and the whole idea was good.
Wes Pitter - 5 pts. I tried to find a reason to give you less: I looked through the whole MOC multiple times trying to find a flaw or a cop-out in your builds and story, but I just appreciated it more each time. You have so many great builds and details here that you definitely earned a 5.
Stuart Delahay - 4 pts. Great builds and comedy! I would have liked to see the “only one” idea elaborated on a bit more, though.
Alex Fojtik - 4.75 pts. The build had some excellent features and the story was a good one. I’d really like to see some better photos posted later as there are many details I’d like to see better.
Heath ‘kik36’ Flor - 3.5 pts. The build was good but simple, and the story was very original. I don’t understand, though, why there could only be one: couldn’t someone else have prepared for and survived the storm also if they so chose? Good job, nevertheless.
Casey McCoy – 4.8 pts. Well done! The buildings express the stereotypes excellently!
Congratulation to everyone for making it this far; I’ve had a lot of fun competing with all of you! Everyone had great ideas and builds; and I had a rough time judging. It would be kinda nice if we could just say that you all won, but that’s not the way the game is made. And so...may the best MOCcer win. Permalink
Huh. I'm looking for the voting I did yesterday, and it's still in moderation. So...I will post scores again here, but without my justifications/explanations. I will delete this post when my original votes appear.
Stuart Delahey - 5
Alex Fojtik - 4.75
Casey McCoy - 4.5
jason corlett - 3.75
Heath 'kik36' Flor - 3.5
Etham M. - 3.25
I hate to do it this way, but my internet access is limited at the moment, so I have to do it while I can. Hopefully by tonight, guys.
Thanks to all the competitors for the exciting contest and for all your hard work. Thanks of course to Shannon Young and the Mob Rulers. These categories pushed me like nothing before. Think any of these will migrate to the MocOlympics, Chris? Permalink
Well, this is interesting. I considered going with Jason’s idea and giving everybody top marks. I also considered going the other way and giving everybody 1 point. However neither was right for me, one too generous for a contest final, the other a bit too mean even for me.
I also didn’t feel it was worth waiting until the last minute and trying to do some maths to work out what I needed to give to improve my own result. The vagaries of time zones would leave me waiting until about 5am here in England to do so, and I get little enough sleep as it is with my kids deciding that sleep for grown-ups is purely optional. I also thought it could be a moot point as there are already some clear favourites.
So, on that note, I have decided to judge as I have throughout the previous rounds. It is a contest though, so I’m not being generous here, which perhaps I have been previously. Maybe even a little harsh, but if I’m going down, I’m going down swinging right?
Jason Corlett – 3.5. I’m a fan of humour and Jason delivers here, along with solid builds.
Heath Flor – 3.5. I commented on Heath’s page that it took bravery to go with a single photo and a microscale creation. I applaud that, but I really would have liked to see a bit more of it.
Wes Pitter – 4. Super build in the hall of judgement, nice effects.
Alex Fojtik – 4. Camera issue aside, there is obviously a large and complex MOC there. I would have liked to have seen more of it.
Casey McCoy – 3. Clever idea, steady builds. Lacked something to tie the elements together.
Ethan M – 3. I enjoyed the atmosphere conjured here – reminded me of the ‘Cube’ or ‘Saw’ movies. I would have liked a little more explanation , but the building was solid.
It only remains for me to congratulate the rest of the magnificent seven, thank Shannon for running a contest in the face of dropouts and ill-informed questions and commend the mob rulers for their hilarious and often slightly bizarre categories.
Alex Fojtik- Loved what you did with that one red brick there....score of 0.
Stuart Delahay- That orange brick was the best. Score of 0.
Wes Pitter- I THINK you used a yellow brink in there somewhere.....stroke of genius!!! Score of 0.
jason corlett- Light bley? Score of 0.
Casey McCoy- Ummmm score of 0.
Ethan M.- Ethan did you use blue somewhere??? Score of 0.
Honestly all of you did an excellent job in the competition. I'm very honored to be a part of the final round and wish you all the best. However, I felt that the game really didn't bring out the mean streak in anyone. I was really disappointed there weren't any secret alliances to take Wes out in the first round. BOOOOO
That being said, you all deserve an excellent score.....and my real scores will be a secret! Just know that the zero scores only reflect me being silly and ending the competition the way it should have been all along.....cut throat.
Unfortunately there were so many DQ's, non posts, drop outs, etc that I think this competition failed in certain respects. I think even Shannon feels the same way, as it seems even he has gotten tired of his own madness. So be it.
Until the MOC Olympics gentleman....I bid you farewell. Permalink
It's not that I hate the contest, it's that I want it to be over. =) I was going post first, but was surprised that Alex did. Funny that I'm posting last (I think ;) ).
jason corlett - Worst day ever! – Cool designs and nice storyline, but not sure how it fit in with the category. The giant needle was very cool though and so was Shannon’s basement. I feel you earned a 3.5.
Stuart Delahay - Professor Awesome & The Awesome Foursome – A pretty solid entry with a entertaining story line. I felt that entry though didn’t have enough connection to the category. Maybe with how the three villains competed against each other to kill the Foursome, but I think it needed more reminder of that. Greats laughs at times, pretty good builds though. 3.5.
Heath 'kik36' Flor - There Can Only Be One – I also felt that this MOC missed the mark with the category, but fit in more than the Foursome. I really like microscale creations and how you only used one photo. The creation didn’t have enough though. An “Umph” or “pizzazz” that made it pop out. Still, 3.75 points.
Ethan M. - There will only be one... – Certainly a very cool concept which was executed nicely. I like the violence/peace aspect of it and the design. I saw a gun design in it that I’ll have to try sometime. =) 4 points.
Alex Fojtik - There can be only one. – This is a perfect entry and idea! The build was fantastic! Extremely disappointing that you couldn’t get HQ photos so that’s the only reason why I’m not giving you 5. And instead, a 4.5.
Wes Pitter - Legolander – Considering I won’t win in the end, I’m going to quote Alex Fojtik and what he said, “Because if it can't be me, I want it to be you” The banana was great, the piano was awesome, the judging booth thing was sweet, and the whole idea was great. You, Wes Pitter showed great builds, inventive story lines, clear photos, and everything else throughout the entire Mob Rules contest too! If there was one person who should win it’s you. 5 points, and possibly even more. Nice job.
Alright, I'll be back tomorrow to see the winner! ;)