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Telephone Game Results

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 12, 2008, 1:29 PM
Telephone Game


The Telephone Game has now come to an end!  Thanks so much to everyone who participated!  This has been really fun to watch.  You can view the results here (there are still a couple of pictures out that I will be adding as they come in):  

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For those of you who haven't heard of this, it's similar to the Telephone Game people play at parties.  I drew pictures and sent them to the first artists in 4 teams.  Each artist looked at the pic for a few minutes, memorized it, and re-created it to the best of their abilities.  Then they passed it on secretly to the next person in line.  

The point was to see how well people could remember and re-create it, and to see how much the images stayed the same or evolved.  (Although I think some of the early rounds might not have known that they weren't supposed to alter the pics on purpose.  I hadn't made the rules clear enough at that point.)  I expected styles to change and details to alter a bit, especially due to varying skill levels.  I also expected teams C and D to have a bigger change since their picture was a nonsense picture.  Whereas, A and B's picture had a more cohesive theme.

I had quite a few surprises along the way!  :D   Both teams A and B switched the gender of the mermaid into a rather athletic looking merman.  I wouldn't have been so surprised if it was just one team that did that, but the fact that both A and B did it.  Interesting!  And as for teams C and D, the results were just...LOL, see for yourself!  ^_^

Once again, I really do want to thank everyone who participated in this.  The results are really fascinating and a lot of fun.  And it was really great to see everyone so enthusiastic about the whole project.  I never knew quite what I would find in my inbox, and there were a lot of happy and funny surprises.  I really enjoyed this, and I hope you guys enjoy looking at the results too!  :)


Future Games


On a more unfortunate note... I know I'd mentioned running another game in the spring, but I'm afraid I won't be doing so.  As much fun as it's been (and it really was very enjoyable), a low (less than 30%) rule-adherence rate meant that I had to deal with issues for every round.  This is the first time I've run this game, so the rules may have been confusing leading to honest mistakes.  But when nearly 3 out of every 4 pictures were submitted significantly late (at the expense of the next person in line), posted incorrectly, or missing altogether.... I'm afraid I don't have the time or energy to hound people about getting stuff in on time.  If someone else would like to do it, however, I'd certainly help publicize it.


Other Stuff


And finally, on a very happy note... To anyone who has ever bought one of my prints (either recently or in the past), thank you so much for your support!  Unfortunately, I have no way of knowing who you are, but please know that I really appreciate it.  I'm flattered and honored that someone out there likes my stuff enough to actually fork over money for it!  :p  Once again, to you generous folks out there, my sincere thanks!  :hug:

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:iconzynite:
Zynite Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
sorry 2 hear that. it was fun. surprisingly enough we all suck at telephone. I'm glad my life wasn't in u guys hands. lol
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Yeah, it was fun though. ^_^
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Excuse-me, but may I ask you where did you got this CSS? Did you make it al by yourself? It's great.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Thanks! Yeah, I made it myself, although I used DA's main color scheme for it. I wanted the look of it to match somewhat. :)
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:iconelle-h:
Elle-H Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008   Digital Artist
BWAHAHA! I am greatly amused. I honest to god thought that the picture was of a werewolf holding blocks of cheese.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Mmm... cheese....
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:iconanouk-lisole:
Anouk-Lisole Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Wow. That is amazing. The transformations in some places are just ridiculous!!!
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Yeah, that was a little unclear in some of the earlier rounds. I think some people didn't realize they weren't supposed to change things on purpose. I clarified the rules later on.
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:iconkibikayuki:
Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
hehe! I bet that was pretty fun! I need to do it one of these days.... I need to get a new stylus so I can use my art pad for drawing...
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Yup, it was fun. :)
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:iconsamika:
Samika Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
I'd like to think we did a good job. 8D In any case, it was great fun!
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Yeah, I think everyone definitely did a great job. ^_^
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:iconkaiazes:
Kaiazes Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Hahaha! That was lots of fun.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Yay! Glad you enjoyed it! :)
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:iconkaiazes:
Kaiazes Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
It was really interesting to see how much we all remembered. Definetly want to do this again, if you're ever going to do it. :)
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
If someone else wants to run a game, I'd be happy to help set up a roster. But I'm afraid I'm not willing to field the actual game again. :)
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:icondancingelf:
dancingelf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hahahhaha *instantly favourites journal* AMAZING idea with the telephone!! The results made me laugh so much!! Especially when I saw the mermaid turning into a man, and the evil bear turning into a twisted happy bear with his fellow rabbit!! :rofl: :laughing: :lmao:
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Heehee! ^_^
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:iconlittle-vampire:
Little-Vampire Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome game really, too bad some people didn't follow the rules :hug:
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
It was definitely cool seeing all the results. :)
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:iconlittle-vampire:
Little-Vampire Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You seriously should give it another try, maybe with stricter rules like "If you don't respect the timing you'll be skipped and the next one will take your place" (so to scare people a little :paranoid: )
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Heh. We'd then have maybe 10 entries total. Not even that much, actually. I did skip a few people, but yes, I probably should have been more strict.

I'd be happy to set up a roster if anyone wants to run a game. I'm just burned out as far as actually getting the artwork in. Someone else can do that if they're feeling up to it. They can deal with sending notes out to people and checking up on progress. Because I guarantee, if they don't actively check, the line will come to a dead halt.
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:iconlittle-vampire:
Little-Vampire Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:hmm: I might help you...

we'll have a whip and make them all work :paranoid:
or we'll simply convince them to act like grown up person and respect some easy rules... after all your rules were "look at the image for 5 mins and delete it" and "you can use max 2 hours to recreate the image without looking at it" so all of that might have took 2 hours and 5 mins to complete the task. Weird people :hug:
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:iconmoocow33:
moocow33 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
haha that turned out really well..
its depressing that it was so stressful...i would have loved to participate in the future in a game like this
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
If someone else wants to host it, I'd be happy to post about it here and help get people to sign up for it. :)
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:iconsererena:
sererena Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Flames --> Dildos ('dildoes'?) --> Gold Bars ...?
Hilarious.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
^_^
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:iconcosplayinkfactory:
CosplayInkFactory Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008   Artisan Crafter
Wow! Wow! The results are hilarious! I was so off and not all at the same time. HAHAHA! The game was fun. Thx for doing it. :)
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Thanks for participating! :)
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:iconcosplayinkfactory:
CosplayInkFactory Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008   Artisan Crafter
NP! Thx again!
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:iconfairytwister:
Fairytwister Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL. I think my bear is the cutest! XD

But seriously, wow.. had no idea there were helicopters and such in there. XD
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Heehee. ^_^
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:iconneobakeneko:
Neobakeneko Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Wow....snowmask really...really changed things around for us @_@; I see what you mean about there once being a human in there XD;
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
:giggle:
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:iconcatsagecat:
catsagecat Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008   Photographer
What a fun idea, those are really interesting!
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Yeah, I thought so! :D
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:iconsudoru:
sudoru Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Aww this is such a fun idea! Love the results (lol @ the bear wielding certain...erm....items... xD)
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
:giggle:
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:iconmitosiskain:
mitosiskain Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Lol snowmask gave it dildos.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Snowmask is naughty! :lol:
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:iconmyszt:
Myszt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ahahahahaahahah oh my, those changed pretty dramatically!! :D
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Yup! ^_^
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:iconfreedom88:
Freedom88 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
lol wow the transitions are amazing!

Such a fun game (^_^ )
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Yup, it was definitely a fun experiment. :)
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:iconqueen-christie:
Queen-Christie Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Haha wow
That's fantastic xD
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
It was fun to watch! :D
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:iconsunroamer:
SunRoamer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Oh my god, that dildo grizzly was genius xD

Really nice game, I'd say ;)
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Yeah, it was fun. :)

And snowmask is so naughty!
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:iconsunroamer:
SunRoamer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
I guess that's common knowledge... :rofl:

(at least after this :3)
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:iconshinou:
Shinou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Oh that was hilarious... those were NOT gold bars...
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