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Postby -Astoria » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:29 pm

Zeritae wrote:
-Astoria wrote:It's 5:39pm here down under - no, not Australia.

NZ?

Image Nowhere near - although we do have someone from NZ.

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Postby New Solaurora » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:11 pm

-Astoria wrote:
Zeritae wrote:NZ?

Image Nowhere near - although we do have someone from NZ.

Judging on your english I'm guessing southern Africa. Although you could be from South America but I don't know how common English is as a second language there.
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Postby -Astoria » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:16 am

New Solaurora wrote:
-Astoria wrote:Image Nowhere near - although we do have someone from NZ.

Judging on your english I'm guessing southern Africa.

Wrong area, right continent - and that's as much as I'll publicly state.

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Postby Kandorith » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:14 am

Sorry for being less active towards the end of the contest, personal real life stuff and stuff :P

But Co gratulations to Valentine Z and the entire top 16 ^^
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Postby The Cosmic Mainframe » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:20 am

Thanks everyone. Thanks especially to -Astoria, for requesting an archive of this thread before I did, and to everyone who upvoted the dispatch all the way to third place.

I have the OP ready for the next competition, so unless anyone wants an additional delay, it will be up tomorrow!
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Postby Drongonia » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:21 am

The Cosmic Mainframe wrote:Thanks everyone. Thanks especially to -Astoria, for requesting an archive of this thread before I did.

I have the OP ready for the next competition, so unless anyone wants an additional delay, it will be up tomorrow!

Is it another flag contest?
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Postby The Cosmic Mainframe » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:24 am

Drongonia wrote:
The Cosmic Mainframe wrote:Thanks everyone. Thanks especially to -Astoria, for requesting an archive of this thread before I did.

I have the OP ready for the next competition, so unless anyone wants an additional delay, it will be up tomorrow!

Is it another flag contest?

Yes, it is another flag contest, and furthermore a flag bracket. There will be some slight differences in the rules, but it will function virtually the same as this one.
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Postby Onocarcass » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:36 am

Any time there's a bunch of good looking flags on display, I'll be there to at least watch. Maybe get some ideas on how to fix my uglier province flags, lol.
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Postby -Astoria » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:38 am

Onocarcass wrote:Any time there's a bunch of good looking flags on display, I'll be there to at least watch. Maybe get some ideas on how to fix my uglier province flags, lol.

Help you with that, I can.

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Postby Onocarcass » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:44 am

-Astoria wrote:
Onocarcass wrote:Any time there's a bunch of good looking flags on display, I'll be there to at least watch. Maybe get some ideas on how to fix my uglier province flags, lol.

Help you with that, I can.

Might have to take you up on that at some point, there's a few near the bottom that I'm not particularly happy with atm. But I'll probably try to work them out myself a bit first.
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Postby Drongonia » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:45 am

Debating whether or not to submit this one :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: (sorry Astoria)
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Postby Paradeavenlisian States » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:59 am

The Cosmic Mainframe wrote:I have the OP ready for the next competition, so unless anyone wants an additional delay, it will be up tomorrow!

Oh nice! This time, I'm going to take part in it, with two of flags my own(just need to make the edges of my other flag more crisp and change the colour scheme slightly and it should be ready to go).
Drongonia wrote:Debating whether or not to submit this one :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Well, its your choice, of course, but in my opinion, it does look quite nice albeit some glaring similarities with a particular flag....You never know, you might get a bit of a surprise with how well it might do, as shown with your other flags during the previous flag bracket.
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Postby The Cosmic Mainframe » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:16 am

Paradeavenlisian States wrote:
The Cosmic Mainframe wrote:I have the OP ready for the next competition, so unless anyone wants an additional delay, it will be up tomorrow!

Oh nice! This time, I'm going to take part in it, with two of flags my own(just need to make the edges of my other flag more crisp and change the colour scheme slightly and it should be ready to go).
Drongonia wrote:Debating whether or not to submit this one :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
-image-

Well, its your choice, of course, but in my opinion, it does look quite nice albeit some glaring similarities with a particular flag....You never know, you might get a bit of a surprise with how well it might do, as shown with your other flags during the previous flag bracket.

See you soon...

You have a nice flag. I think you will do quite well.
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Postby -Astoria- » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:24 am

Drongonia wrote:Debating whether or not to submit this one :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: (sorry Astoria)
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Touché - but I'm still gonna submit this one. :p

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Postby Kandorith » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:25 am

Oof time to get resources and time to finalize the design of this flag :P
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Postby Third ZSeparatists » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:32 am

I honestly don't think a factbook of our results is a good idea. It does nothing but show the failures of 63 people. How about just listing the top 4 instead?
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Postby Glurponia » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:35 am

Can't wait for the May bracket! I have two great flags ready to go.


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Postby The Cosmic Mainframe » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:41 am

Third ZSeparatists wrote:I honestly don't think a factbook of our results is a good idea. It does nothing but show the failures of 63 people. How about just listing the top 4 instead?

Well, it's already published. The top 8 are actually the main highlight there, not the "failures" of the bottom 56. That's why Valentine Z's trophy is right at the top.

The reason for the dispatch was as much to celebrate as it was to remember it, just in case -Astoria's archive request doesn't go through.


See you all next time! Again, I'm planning to open submissions tomorrow unless someone wants to delay it. For this bracket it took three days for all 64 spots to be taken, and given the enthusiasm now I'm expecting all 64 spots for the next one to be filled in one day, possibly two. So if you need to change your flag, do so quickly.
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Postby Third ZSeparatists » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:43 am

The Cosmic Mainframe wrote:
Third ZSeparatists wrote:I honestly don't think a factbook of our results is a good idea. It does nothing but show the failures of 63 people. How about just listing the top 4 instead?

Well, it's already published. The top 8 are actually the main highlight there, not the "failures" of the bottom 56. That's why Valentine Z's trophy is right at the top.

The reason for the dispatch was as much to celebrate as it was to remember it, just in case -Astoria's archive request doesn't go through.


See you all next time! Again, I'm planning to open submissions tomorrow unless someone wants to delay it. For this bracket it took three days for all 64 spots to be taken, and given the enthusiasm now I'm expecting all 64 spots for the next one to be filled in one day, possibly two. So if you need to change your flag, do so quickly.


I meant for the next bracket. Sorry for the confusion.
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Postby Valentine Z » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:49 am

Just in time for my longer GIF to be done! :P

I will see what I want to submit this time, hehe.


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Postby Valentine Z » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:41 pm

I thought I will shamelessly plug here first, so... here's my possible entry for the next one, along with new flags that I want to submit.

My GIF flag: https://gfycat.com/perfectremarkableamethystgemclam

The bad news is, I still can't find a way to export this mammoth to .gif to be displayed here, because NS doesn't read gfycat.


Photography Stuff.
Flag Bracket - 1st for Mk I! 2nd for Mk II!
Issues Thread 4th in Gen Sec

The Sixty! Opinions Deposit! Valentian Stories! Gwen's Adventures! Cat Anthem! Valentian News.
If you are reading my sig, I want you to have the best day ever ! You are worth it, do not let anyone get you down !
Glory to De Geweldige Sierlijke Katachtige Utopia en Zijne Autonome Machten ov Valentine Z !
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Clarissa mistaken for Smurf/Avatar: 14
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Valentijn now a She!

• Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.
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Postby The Cosmic Mainframe » Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:03 pm

Valentine Z wrote:I thought I will shamelessly plug here first, so... here's my possible entry for the next one, along with new flags that I want to submit.

My GIF flag: https://gfycat.com/perfectremarkableamethystgemclam

The bad news is, I still can't find a way to export this mammoth to .gif to be displayed here, because NS doesn't read gfycat.

The rule currently in the draft for the OP is that it has to at least be possible to embed.

I tried converting it to a GIF myself, since my video editor Kdenlive supports rendering as a GIF, and was about to report my success to you, but the result was a 61.3 megabyte file that will probably make the already very long load time for editing the bracket even longer (my attempts to embed it here resulted in load times rivaling that of submitting the bracket). It also seems to slow down my browser when it tries to load it.

Nonetheless, here it is.
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Postby Valentine Z » Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:06 pm

The Cosmic Mainframe wrote:
Valentine Z wrote:I thought I will shamelessly plug here first, so... here's my possible entry for the next one, along with new flags that I want to submit.

My GIF flag: https://gfycat.com/perfectremarkableamethystgemclam

The bad news is, I still can't find a way to export this mammoth to .gif to be displayed here, because NS doesn't read gfycat.

The rule currently in the draft for the OP is that it has to at least be possible to embed.

I tried converting it to a GIF myself, since my video editor Kdenlive supports rendering as a GIF, and was about to report my success to you, but the result was a 61.3 megabyte file that will probably make the already very long load time for editing the bracket even longer. It also seems to slow down my browser when it tries to load it.

Nonetheless, here it is.

Thanks! :hug:

I will see if I can like speed it up, or export the original as a GIF.


Photography Stuff.
Flag Bracket - 1st for Mk I! 2nd for Mk II!
Issues Thread 4th in Gen Sec

The Sixty! Opinions Deposit! Valentian Stories! Gwen's Adventures! Cat Anthem! Valentian News.
If you are reading my sig, I want you to have the best day ever ! You are worth it, do not let anyone get you down !
Glory to De Geweldige Sierlijke Katachtige Utopia en Zijne Autonome Machten ov Valentine Z !
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Valentijn Misgendered: 57
Valentijn now a She!

• Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.
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Postby The Cosmic Mainframe » Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:13 pm

Valentine Z wrote:
The Cosmic Mainframe wrote:The rule currently in the draft for the OP is that it has to at least be possible to embed.

I tried converting it to a GIF myself, since my video editor Kdenlive supports rendering as a GIF, and was about to report my success to you, but the result was a 61.3 megabyte file that will probably make the already very long load time for editing the bracket even longer. It also seems to slow down my browser when it tries to load it.

Nonetheless, here it is.

Thanks! :hug:

I will see if I can like speed it up, or export the original as a GIF.

I don't think the image itself is slow, since my image viewer displays it at full speed, and if I right click on the image and "open in Chrome" I get full speed as well. I've had this issue before when trying to work with really large GIFs; I think whatever methods browsers use to render GIFs are just slow when working with large files over a network.
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Postby Valentine Z » Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:23 pm

The Cosmic Mainframe wrote:
Valentine Z wrote:Thanks! :hug:

I will see if I can like speed it up, or export the original as a GIF.

I don't think the image itself is slow, since my image viewer displays it at full speed, and if I right click on the image and "open in Chrome" I get full speed as well. I've had this issue before when trying to work with really large GIFs; I think whatever methods browsers use to render GIFs are just slow when working with large files over a network.

Hmm, that's interesting! I am having the same issue on VLC as well... ah well, I will see what I can do for the contest! I might half the frame rate and link the full/smooth version as an url tag.

Thanks for this wonderful competition once again! ^^

EDIT: I am dumb. I was using the raw file and was wondering why it was so crap. :P The raw file from PowerPoint has half the frame rate and thus was made slower. I can put it in BBCode, but now it's static.

Image
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Photography Stuff.
Flag Bracket - 1st for Mk I! 2nd for Mk II!
Issues Thread 4th in Gen Sec

The Sixty! Opinions Deposit! Valentian Stories! Gwen's Adventures! Cat Anthem! Valentian News.
If you are reading my sig, I want you to have the best day ever ! You are worth it, do not let anyone get you down !
Glory to De Geweldige Sierlijke Katachtige Utopia en Zijne Autonome Machten ov Valentine Z !
Q & A Here! | Heights of NS! | F7 Etiquette

Clarissa mistaken for Smurf/Avatar: 14
Valentijn Misgendered: 57
Valentijn now a She!

• Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.
• As a wise man once said: 我等は砲兵 皇国の護り (We are Artillery Guardians of the Empire).
• World Map is a cat playing with Australia.

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