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Madonna
10-23-2010, 06:52 AM
I have decided we are having a pumpkin carving contest. I know it is late, but I hate carving a pumpkin early and then watching it shrink and gum up like an old man. I hate old people; they smell like prunes. Old people aside, onto the contest.

Premise:
Contestants are tasked with carving the coolest pumpkin in the world. Ever.

Participants will need to: carve a pumpkin
take a picture of it
MM me that picture

Deadline:
Pictures are due on All-Hallows-Even, 7:00PM Mountain Standard Time.

How You Win and What You Win:
Come 7:00PM Mountain Standard Time on October 31st, EoFF's own IRC channel will do the judging. Want a vote? Join #eoff and talk! Voting will be kept open for a half hour. The competing pumpkins will then be posted here in this thread along with the results.

All of this is very important because there is a prize. The winner of the contest will receive a Blu-ray Collector's Edition of The Nightmare Before Christmas. I hear it is a movie about Halloween and Christmas.

Have at it!

NorthernChaosGod
10-23-2010, 09:06 AM
Ooh! Ooh! I'll be busy getting drunk.

Alive-Cat
10-23-2010, 10:45 PM
I'll carve you a pumpkin. :jokey:

fire_of_avalon
10-24-2010, 01:02 AM
Yaaaaaaaay! I'm gonna carve Bikini Raistlin cause that's the scariest thing I can think of :radred:

Shorty
10-24-2010, 01:33 AM
This sounds so much fun! I just might enter. I've procrastinated on carving pumpkins, and this might push me to do it.

G13
10-24-2010, 01:42 AM
Aw sweet! I'm so down.

NorthernChaosGod
10-24-2010, 02:31 AM
Aw sweet! I'm so down.

I expect something Star Wars related.

Shorty
10-24-2010, 02:46 AM
oh my god, that would be so awesome.

Ace Protorney
10-24-2010, 02:52 AM
I would do this, but I don't have the proper pumpkin carving tools nor a pumpkin to carve at the moment. That, and I'm poor! :( Hopefully I'll get some money on my birthday coming up soon.

Clo
10-24-2010, 02:55 AM
Yaaaaaaaay! I'm gonna carve Bikini Raistlin cause that's the scariest thing I can think of :radred:

Noooo :onoes:

I need to go out and buy a pumpkin now.

G13
10-24-2010, 04:17 AM
Aw sweet! I'm so down.

I expect something Star Wars related.

Of course! I'm thinking Death Gourd.

NorthernChaosGod
10-24-2010, 04:27 AM
Aw sweet! I'm so down.

I expect something Star Wars related.

Of course! I'm thinking Death Gourd.

2?

G13
10-24-2010, 04:39 AM
OH MY GOD EVEN BETTER!

Madonna
10-24-2010, 05:04 AM
I am eager to see some pumpkins.

Bunny
10-24-2010, 08:30 AM
http://www.walyou.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/star-wars-death-star-pumpkin.jpg

G13
10-24-2010, 08:39 AM
Now that's pumpkin carving. It looks like just those little holes are all that go all the way through. :eek:

Shorty
10-24-2010, 06:53 PM
That is smurfing amazing.

NorthernChaosGod
10-24-2010, 07:37 PM
Best. Pumpkin. Ever.

Madonna
10-25-2010, 12:09 AM
That might give you an idea of what it takes to be a winner.

Shorty
10-25-2010, 02:01 AM
Alright, I have an idea of what I'll be doing. Bring it on, Star Wars nerd.

G13
10-25-2010, 07:25 AM
Are you... are you talking to me?

Words hurt, Sarah. :cry:

Shorty
10-25-2010, 07:37 AM
Where is your sense of sportsmanship?

kidding ily :( Really, though. Prepare yourself to be dominated by my badass jack-o-lantern.

G13
10-25-2010, 07:47 AM
You saw SW, right?

Your pumpkin = Alderaan.

My pumpkin is a fully operational battle station. :smug:

Bunny
10-25-2010, 07:47 AM
Unnecessary roughness, offense, 15 yard penalty; first down.

Jiro
10-25-2010, 09:37 AM
I would probably cut off my own hand, so I'll pass this time around. I'll spend some time watching instructional vids or some :bou::bou::bou::bou: to learn this foreign practice.

Rocket Edge
10-25-2010, 02:48 PM
I'll join. :monster:

NorthernChaosGod
10-25-2010, 03:22 PM
Unnecessary roughness, offense, 15 yard penalty; first down.

:lol:

Shorty
10-25-2010, 05:23 PM
You saw SW, right?

Your pumpkin = Alderaan.

My pumpkin is a fully operational battle station. :smug:

My pumpkin is going to destroy your Death Star of Satan with sunshine and rainbows and bunnies.

NorthernChaosGod
10-25-2010, 06:14 PM
Shorty, are you drunk? :Oo:

Shorty
10-25-2010, 06:21 PM
It is 10am on a Monday morning. No, I am not drunk. Just confident that my Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy pumpkin will blow Eric's Death Star out of the contest.

Peegee
10-25-2010, 08:25 PM
I'd participate but knowing this forum somebody who carved an image of a penis would probably win.

Bunny
10-25-2010, 08:38 PM
I can't carve pumpkins but I can decorate pumpkin-shaped cookies in a nerdy fashion. Can this count?

Shorty
10-25-2010, 08:41 PM
If that is a veiled criticism of me, I won't have it. :colbert:

Bunny
10-25-2010, 08:46 PM
It was a serious question. The courts won't let me have knives :(

Shorty
10-25-2010, 10:49 PM
Not even for carving pumpkins? :(

G13
10-26-2010, 02:06 AM
My friends, I have troubling news! The Death Gourd has been destroyed. It... Oh god! :crying2: It collapsed in on itself during construction. Many carving tools were lost.

I think the pumpkin climaxed when it realized how awesome it was turning out and it just couldn't handle that level of joy.

NorthernChaosGod
10-26-2010, 02:33 AM
It imploded under the weight of its own awesome. D:

Bunny
10-26-2010, 02:41 AM
Do you have pictures to support your claim?

G13
10-26-2010, 03:17 AM
I was too pissed off to think of snapping a photo of my failure.

Edit: Just picture my sig folded over on itself... but as a pumpkin.

I think I'll try again with a smaller one.

Shorty
10-26-2010, 05:38 AM
Eric, I will give you a tip. You don't have to actually carve through the pumpkin. Just like, shave some parts off a bit to make them see-through. It will still sustain it's structure. I demand that you re-try.

Why am I giving you pointers, we're enemies!

Madonna
10-26-2010, 05:45 AM
The first casualty is a big one; my sympathies, Guardian XIII.

Bunny, the first rule of Pumpkin Carving Contest is it has to be a pumpkin.

I picked up a brace of large pumpkins today; tomorrow, I carve my own atrocities.

G13
10-26-2010, 07:30 AM
Eric, I will give you a tip. You don't have to actually carve through the pumpkin. Just like, shave some parts off a bit to make them see-through. It will still sustain it's structure. I demand that you re-try.

I had thought of that but, to my knowledge, my idea hasn't been done yet. I think it would be pretty badass if I pulled it off. :jess:

Bunny
10-26-2010, 07:37 AM
Bunny, the first rule of Pumpkin Carving Contest is it has to be a pumpkin.


But they are pumpkins! They are just also cookies.

Madonna
10-27-2010, 11:04 PM
Right, update: Zero (0) pictures. Four (4) days left. Uh-oh.

Personally disheartened as I am, may I point this out: a sudden participant may find themselves the only participant, and thus an easy winner of the spoils. What better way to win than by little effort?

Shorty
10-28-2010, 12:35 AM
Oh! Maybe I didn't read the rules correctly. I thought we would be submitting the photos on Halloween for some reason.

I plan on carving tonight, anyway~

NorthernChaosGod
10-28-2010, 02:26 AM
Post some fucking pictures, bitches! :mad2:

G13
10-28-2010, 07:13 AM
I thought we were to send them to Lynx. :confused:

NorthernChaosGod
10-28-2010, 07:48 AM
'tis what I said. :shifty:

Send some smurfing pictures, bitches! :mad2:

Inferno
10-28-2010, 04:24 PM
wow, true art (http://www.break.com/index/carving-a-jack-o-lantern-with-a-gun-1943028)

Jiro
10-29-2010, 09:43 AM
That guy is a bit scary.

G13
10-29-2010, 11:39 PM
I finished my pumpkin, but I'm gonna wait til it gets dark to take the picture. :monster:

Levian
10-30-2010, 07:47 PM
I guess I'll go first. I made Jack Skellington. :p If nobody else posts a picture, I win by default! yay!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v17/levia/DSC00646.jpg

NorthernChaosGod
10-30-2010, 07:55 PM
Lol. You're supposed to PM him the picture.

Bunny
10-30-2010, 08:21 PM
It's MM not PM, get with the program.

NorthernChaosGod
10-30-2010, 09:26 PM
smurf you, Bunny.

Shorty
10-30-2010, 10:12 PM
I love that, Lev!

I'll be posting a picture of my carving tonight. It will either be an amazing accomplishment or a gigantic failure.

Levian
10-31-2010, 02:06 AM
Lol. You're supposed to PM him the picture.

Well, that's just silly!

Eh, guess I'm out then. :mog:

Shorty
10-31-2010, 02:45 AM
No, why would you be out? :(

I am finding out difficult it is to actually carve a pumpkin. Or maybe it's just my demon pumpkin whose skin is three inches thick. Pretty sure I'm going to end up stabbing myself.

G13
10-31-2010, 10:13 AM
Submittified! I look forward to seeing the other pumpkins later tonight. :monster:

Clo
10-31-2010, 09:00 PM
I can't wait to see the pumpkins. :excited:

NorthernChaosGod
10-31-2010, 10:58 PM
I can't wait to see what Eric came up with.

Shorty
10-31-2010, 11:03 PM
He probably did a carving of your mom.

G13
10-31-2010, 11:09 PM
It's actually his family portrait and I'm playing the role of "Dad".

NorthernChaosGod
11-01-2010, 02:06 AM
Well then I know where that pumpkin is going to end up later. :monster:

Shorty
11-01-2010, 02:13 AM
Everyone needs to get into #eoff now.

Madonna
11-01-2010, 02:22 AM
SUBMISSION TIME IS CLOSED (it was closed ten minutes ago according to my clock).

VOTING TIME IS ON-GOING IN #eoff (we may keep it open for all you late-comers).

PICTURES

Raistlin:
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/raistyk/drunkpumpkin2.jpg

Guardian XIII:
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/EricMiller_photos/BatSignal.jpg

Shorty:
http://i548.photobucket.com/albums/ii325/demosthynes/SD532115.jpg

Genius Lynx:
http://vignettegrimoire.com/_lynx/_photo/2010pumpkinLNX.jpg

Levian:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v17/levia/DSC00646.jpg

Remember, join #eoff and vote!

Edit: I totally did not forget anyone. Ever.

Madonna
11-01-2010, 02:46 AM
It is seven-thirty (7:30PM) my time, meaning VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. If you have been in the channel, you already know who the winner is! If not, now you too can know! (Well, not it is 7:38, but.)

Our winner of this Pumpkin Carving Contest is...not Raistlin, Guardian XIII, Genius Lynx, or Levian! The clear winner is Shorty! Hats off to the winner! A prize is in the mail already! Throw confetti, pop the champagne! Kiss a friend! Whatever.

I am so prepping better next year. A big thanks to all participants, carvers and voters alike!

Votes:
Raistlin 1
Guardian XIII 0
Shorty 4
Genius Lynx 1
Levian 3

Raistlin
11-01-2010, 02:57 AM
Sarah's is definitely the best. That thing is intricate. The others were all very good, too (except mine, which was just a product of goofing off with friends).

Shorty
11-01-2010, 03:23 AM
Thank you so much! PZ Myers liked it, too. (http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/10/happy_halloween_3.php)

Lev was an excellent runner-up. I voted for him myself.

Raistlin
11-01-2010, 03:26 AM
Since Sarah is apparently hesitant to toot her own horn too much, I will say that Pharyngula (PZ's blog) is one of the largest personal blogs on science and atheism on the internet. Considering he posted it above-the-fold, it is safe to say that tens of thousands of people have seen or will see her pumpkin.

Clo
11-01-2010, 04:11 AM
What! Voting happened while I was collecting donations for children. :colbert: I missed out.

fire_of_avalon
11-01-2010, 04:48 AM
All of you guys made really awesome jack o'lanterns. I'm sorry I didn't have time to compete this year, but the competition was too stiff anyway. I'll come up with something good for next year... then forget it and miss out again. xD

G13
11-01-2010, 06:03 AM
haha Nice pumpkin, Wes. Sarah that looks like it took a long time to do. Very nice. Lynx that thing is creepy as all hell and I love it. Levian that was a good idea, very nicely done. It's unfortunate there were such a small amount of entries, I was looking forward to seeing a whole bunch.

Rantz
11-01-2010, 12:31 PM
Excellent work! Quality pumpkins. Congrats Saria, that was a well deserved win. :D