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02/13/2006 10:50:07 PM · #1
Darn. I'm having a real tough time with my 7 Deadly Sins entry. I like the shot, but it suffers from two apparently fatal flaws for a DPC entry. 1) It is out of the box (and I'm talking seriously) and 2) It is 100% title dependent.

I had it in, but just yanked it. I'm not too scared of a low score, but it isn't really fun staring at a 4.7 for a whole week. What to do...what to do...
02/13/2006 10:53:08 PM · #2
just go for it. if people end up not liking it its not the end of the world. you really dont have anything to lose
02/13/2006 10:53:32 PM · #3
Maybe what's needed is a challenge called "Outside the Box"?
02/13/2006 10:56:56 PM · #4
Originally posted by cfischl:

just go for it. if people end up not liking it its not the end of the world. you really dont have anything to lose


Ya, I know. My one vanity is my average vote received. A 4.5 would actually need a 7.7 to offset. I don't think I'm getting a 7.7 anytime soon. :)

With that said, I've been trying to stretch a little lately. It's just I pretty well know this won't do well. I think it's just too far out there. Oh, did I mention it requires a knowledge of current events (at least in the last few years)? Geez, another ingredient for disaster as there are people from all over the world here...
02/13/2006 10:57:43 PM · #5
Turn off the update button and the view for a week. Just let it ride.
02/13/2006 10:57:43 PM · #6
If it's 100% title-dependent, I wouldn't enter it.

That's just me though.

~Terry
02/13/2006 10:58:35 PM · #7
Sent ya a PM...
02/13/2006 11:00:44 PM · #8
If you submit for a high score, forget it. If ou submit to submit something you like, go for it!

You know how voters think... it's all up to you...
02/13/2006 11:00:47 PM · #9
I'm with Terry. Learned that if it's 100% based on the title it won't do well in a recent challenge. What ever you decide I wish you the best!

Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

If it's 100% title-dependent, I wouldn't enter it.

That's just me though.

~Terry
02/13/2006 11:02:30 PM · #10
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

it isn't really fun staring at a 4.7 for a whole week. What to do...what to do...

Tell me about it !!

Doc, I seem to remember you saying your Tribute entry was too out of the box, not a DPC style entry, and look how well you did there!
Sometimes the strength of the shot stands on its own here. And your work has been even better lately then ever.
The title dependency would worry me a tad...
02/13/2006 11:03:34 PM · #11
More importantly, Doc, if one lives in a region where the pollen count is off the chart, does "24 hour" Claritin really mean only once every 24 hours??

If you don't enter, could you at least stick it in your portfolio?
02/13/2006 11:12:31 PM · #12
Originally posted by Melethia:

More importantly, Doc, if one lives in a region where the pollen count is off the chart, does "24 hour" Claritin really mean only once every 24 hours??

If you don't enter, could you at least stick it in your portfolio?


Oh yeah, I'll share it if I don't use it.

Actually claritin doesn't really last 24 hours. You get a noticeable dropoff in the last 6-8 hours. The three main nonsedating antihistamines (claritin, allegra, zyrtec) are all similar, but they do have small, significant, differences. Zyrtec is the strongest, Allegra is next, with Claritin the weakest. Of course many insurance plans have stopped covering them because Claritin is OTC and the other two are still quite expensive.

Go to the pharmacy and ask for generic claritin and then don't feel bad taking it twice a day if needed (as long as it isn't the -D kind which has sudafed in it).

I'll send you my bill...;)
02/13/2006 11:20:29 PM · #13
Originally posted by DrAchoo:



Go to the pharmacy and ask for generic claritin and then don't feel bad taking it twice a day if needed (as long as it isn't the -D kind which has sudafed in it).

I'll send you my bill...;)


No problem - happy to pay it. :-) And I'm now considering it "18 hour" Claritin until the Mountain Cedar dies down. This is the worst place I've lived for allergies!

And I still say enter the challenge, then turn off the view and the update.... Can't see you getting anything below a 5.5 anyway! :-)
02/13/2006 11:20:30 PM · #14
I pulled mine also Doc, It's a great image. Its just to far outta stretch for the challenge, after my last entry in Im gunna wait till I nail it dead center.
02/13/2006 11:25:08 PM · #15
Doc. Don't be scared. I'm not in that challenge. I'll be in Virtues!
02/13/2006 11:35:12 PM · #16
You shouldn't worry about your score for every challenge, this approach will only stifle you own creativity.
So what if you have a entry that score below 5. No one is going to care.
02/13/2006 11:35:13 PM · #17
Originally posted by Rikki:

Doc. Don't be scared. I'm not in that challenge. I'll be in Virtues!


Will you be envious of my 4.7?
02/13/2006 11:36:47 PM · #18
Originally posted by Rikki:

Doc. Don't be scared. I'm not in that challenge. I'll be in Virtues!


Awww, man! Do Sins, Rikki... it's too late for me to change! Really, Sins would be way more fun. :-)

And now that I think about it, Doc, mine's pretty darn title-dependent, too. C'est la vie!
02/13/2006 11:37:43 PM · #19
This challenge almost demands a title intensive entry...
02/13/2006 11:39:08 PM · #20
my image has nothing to do with the challenge... it's just title intensive so let the brown cometh
02/13/2006 11:42:54 PM · #21
Originally posted by TooCool:

This challenge almost demands a title intensive entry...


No doubt about that.
02/13/2006 11:45:58 PM · #22
Getting hammered for an out of the box image isn't bad. I once heard that "attention," good or bad, is most definately good. I think it was a quote by the con who sold the Eifel Tower 3 times.

Just my two cents.

P.S. Look at my mother entry. It disturbed most, but a few liked it!
02/14/2006 12:34:11 AM · #23
I dont have a shot yet and I am not sure if I can get one of my now TWO ghetto cams to work...I am betting Ill figure something out....I am working tomorrow ( Pastry chef+ Valentines= Lust/gluttony ?)
02/14/2006 12:35:51 AM · #24
But of course with the good Doc in one challnge and Rikki in the other I'll have to decide who Ill trash it up with this week :)
02/14/2006 12:40:13 AM · #25
Dammit, ok I'm back in! My upcoming 4.2 is on all your heads!!!

Now I have to reenter all the stuff...
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