If it's crap ... We'll tell you
DEmotivational Posters have been the craze of internet parodies for many years now and although they are similar in concept to Internet MEME Pictures they differ because they have a particular style which capitalizes on the intent of the popular and original motivational posters often used in the common workplace
So…….what the hell does that have to dew with this “competition” you may ask…okay…let’s explain how this is all gonna go down
So the aim of the game is to make the most impressive Anime / Manga DEmotivation poster you can think of. Whether its humour based, weird or just oozes AWESOMENESS for some reason, it needs to stand out and be particularly memorable to be hailed as the best of the bunch.
Personally, I have been making these DMP’s for fun for a while since back when I was just another forum post-er on various anime websites such as crunchyroll, MAL and even AnimeNFO so I can tell you I’ve seen a shitload of these before and I (as well as the other judges) will be looking for ORIGINALITY & CREATIVITY first and foremost and not just ready-made DMP’s done by other people from other sites…….not to say these are excluded btw….they are not…I am just telling you it would be best if you made something yourself from scratch
To give you an example…..about a year ago (when I was bored at my old shitty mundane J.O.B) I actually took the time and went through 3000 pages of DMP’s on the following link below just to pass the time and amuse myself……..this will give you an idea of what we are looking for in an Anime / Manga DMP
So for the record if I see any entries that I've already seen from the above thread or any overly popular one's i have seen floating around the internet in general…..trust me, your chances of being top dog will be exceptionally less……SO BE ORIGINAL!
Alright, so making your picture is really REALLY simple. The first and most important thing you will need is a picture / screenshot / scanshot of the image you want to use for your DMP.
Once you have that you can head on over to a demotovational generator site like http://diy.despair.com then upload your image there and enter your one or two phrases (either is acceptable) and voila you've made your first entry.
Of course there are tons of other DEmotovational poster making sites out there if you don’t like the one I posted above….as long as your site of choice uses a generator that sticks to the black background, white border DMP style and phrase(s) your good to go.
Here’s a YOUTUBE VIDEO as an example.......for you tyro knuckleheads
---- THE IRON CLAD RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS ----
ONLY 3 ENTRIES PER MEMBER / PERSON AND ALL THREE MUST BE IN THE SAME POST AT THE SAME TIME – YOU CAN DELETE AND REPOST ANY CHANGES YOU MAY NEED AS NECESSARY UNTIL THE COMPETITION CLOSE DATE – BUT TAKE YOUR TIME WITH YOUR IDEAS AND DON’T FLOOD THE SUBMISSION PAGE WITH CONSTANT REDOS…..OR EXPECT TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE COMPETITION!!!
THE $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE WILL NOT BE AWARDED AS FIRST PRIZE UNLESS THERE IS A MINIMUM OF 15 PARTICPANTS IN THE COMPETITION (I’d be surprised if this happens)
***PARTICIPANTS MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE PLANET TYRO GROUP ON SPILL.COM (planettyro.com) – OUTSIDERS ARE NOT WELCOME – ITS FREE AND SIMPLE TO JOIN***
THE COMPETITION STARTS ON NOVEMBER 1ST AND WILL END ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30TH 23:59! PST
GRAPHICALLY NUDE HENTAI LEVEL PICS ARE FORBIDDEN - THEY CAN BE RANCHY YES – SUCH AS FANSERVICE LEVEL BUT NO BARE GENETALS OR OTHER BALTANT EXPOSURE PORNOGRAPHIC SHOTS – THESE PICTURES WILL BE SWIFTLY DELETED AND YOU WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE COMPETITION HENCEFORTH!!!!
ONLY ANIME / MANGA TITLES CAN BE USED FOR YOUR ENTRIES. IF IN DOUBT, DO A SEARCH FOR YOUR SOURCE PICTURES TITLE ON ANIDB.NET OR MYANIMELIST.NET. IF THE TITLE DOES NOT COME UP ON EITHER OF THOSE DATABASES IT IS NOT CLASSIFIED AS ANIME OR MANGA. AMERICAN CARTOONS ARE NOT ALLOWED…..YES THAT INCLUDES AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER & THE LEGEND OF KORRA!
IN THE RARE CASE YOUR PIC IS NOT IN THOSE DATABASES YOU WILL HAVE TO PROVE THE PIC YOU USED IS FROM AN ANIME / MANGA TITLE SOME OTHER WAY AND YES KOREAN TITLES ARE CONSIDERED ANIME / MANGA!
THE GRAND PRIZE IS $100 WORTH OF ANIME AND MANGA GOODNESS
The $100 gift Voucher will be from the very popular Anime Superstore ROBERTS ANIME CORNER STORE which is based in the United States but ships all their products INTERNATIONALLY. (please check the website for possible shipping restrictions)
For those who may ask….hey, why didn't you guys use an Amazon.com gift voucher instead?
Well, that is a dumb question tbh because this is about ANIME & MANGA and to make sure we put money back into the industry we love we have decided to go with a retailer that is limited to such merchandise. If we went with a more flexible retailer such as Amazon you could just go and buy the twilight saga’s DVD and Book collection and that is not at all what we are about here……keep in mind this is a competition made for Anime & Manga fans by Anime & Manga fans.
Roberts AC store sells a plethora of Anime / Manga related merchandise so we feel its purrrrfect for our needs!
The Wrap Up
It should be worth noting that even though there will be only ONE grand prize winner for this particular competition, our three favorite DMP’s will be featured on the front of the Planet Tyro group page for ALL to see up until the new year 2013!
This competition will obviously be good promotion for the group planettyro.com, a good chance to make new buddies and most importantly it’s gonna be enjoyable watching you guys try to one up each other with some great DMP’s
Your Judges are Myself: (Donwun), Nuansay & the Old Boy from The DREAMcast
Results will be posted on planettyro.com on Friday the 7th of December and the winner will be sent their $100 Roberts Anime Corner Gift Voucher by Spill.com’s Personal message feature which is only available to the members of planettyro and Spill.com so once again we remind anyone interested to sign up in order to participate!
THIS IS THE LINK FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS: SUBMISSIONS THREAD
GOOD LUCK AND GET DEMOTIVATING!
It's on, in a manner similar to that of Donkey Kong.
This sounds awesome! Although I never made any demotivational posters in my life, I will try to be creative.
Hmmm....this could be interesting. I'm so up for this.
That and I need to make sure that I don't copy someone else's work intentionally. I'm serious on that.
This sounds like alot of fun. I am definitely gonna come up with something funny. Maybe chibi related or sumthin...yeah..i'm going to think about this before it gets going
The judges are in..Your guys' shit better not suck. Or at least be better than our examples.
The rules are pretty clear both on the post itself and in the recording we did to promote the contest.
Oh now I found it. It says I can post 3 created demotivational posters of mine. Already found it.
This is going to be really fun to do. I have been doing these a long time.
I want to ask, am i permitted to submit images from doujins of anime/manga titles? what about fanarts?
Thats a fair question.
For this competition i will say stick with the legitimate Anime & Manga titles. Doujins can get a bit too riskey and fanart makes this a completely different kind of competition. Maybe we could include those in another comp but for now i believe legitimate anime and manga titles make it simpler to manage overall