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Law of Talos: Round 5 End

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 16, 2009, 7:21 AM
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Aaaand here are the very deserving finalists and their final entries!  Be patient with the judging, we've got quite an impossibel task ahead of us ;3





Law of Talos: Round 5 Finals

LoT: vs Annie and Prof pt 1 by Unknown-person Unknown-Person vs. BlackLillian V: God in the Machine, I by terriblenerd







Annie and The Professor LUCK2U by CheshireGhost LoT: Karl's Sonata by Song64 Karl and Arma-LoT fan art by Tzelly-El Karl Fanflash - spoofs by tribute27 What do they have in common by Yoichi8 The BIG THREE by Yoichi8 When I was bored by Yoichi8 :thumb117091117:

I will update these with the newest Spectator Entries as well as a few randomly chosen from the full list. See the full list here: sins-of-angels.deviantart.com/…




Who better to feature for the final round than our two finalists?  I won't feature any actual LoT entries, but both of their galleries are full of so many other forms of win that there's nothing to disappoint!
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The Road of Good Intentions by terriblenerd Looking for Forgiveness by terriblenerd Electric Juliet by terriblenerd LoT: Ars Militaria, Cover by terriblenerd Clockwork Romeo by terriblenerd Values by terriblenerd Deus Ex Machina by terriblenerd
And also: megaswf.com/view/a600d52a67ed8… Go left to right, up to down.  And laugh.  A lot. I did. x3

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CoN - black and white by Unknown-person Endzone: vs Red - teaser by Unknown-person SDL: vs Cold by Unknown-person Endzone round 3 by Unknown-person SDL: Spectator entry pt1 by Unknown-person SDL: Spectator entry pt2 by Unknown-person
And, of course: Endzone: vs Dood by Unknown-person

Both of these artists are simply amazing in everything they do, and I am lucky to know them and be able to see their works. DA & OCT love, ftw. :3




Share the Luv -A Charity Meme by Checkered-Fedora Mystical girl by cabotinecco Come Together by TheCrowchan :thumb118254035: :thumb118715409:




OC contests still accepting auditions, for those who want to get in the game! (and some that have started but are worth a look regardless!)

:iconmonochromemarkets: :iconleft4dafangirls: :icondeviantdead: :iconmynameismad: :iconebon-spire-oct: :iconjoshing3the7kokiri: :iconganondorfthethird: :iconbonds-of-string: :iconplushiepowercomics: :iconember-aka-kit: :iconneverland-nevermore: :iconstripeymistress: :iconmonogatorioct: :iconwonder-works: :iconclockhat-productions:

And, of course, there are leagues you can get in on: :iconroninsultramix:'s SDL league, and a new up-and-coming league worth checking out: :iconea-lec:

An awesome, easy-to-follow guide to current and past OC Tournaments: :iconoctfollowers:

If you know of any others, feel free to suggest them so I can feature them!




:iconartistsforcharity: :icondropbydropproject: Free Rice by morowhitewolf


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:iconbigsistersarah:
BigSisterSarah Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
I want to know what episode when Karl say's "And I'm a freaking shark!"
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diana-hnd Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When the winner of the last round is announced, a round of applause should be given for all the contestants for their effort and dedication they've poured in for this LoT tourney.
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Nari-Maruko Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Woah, this is taking a long time to judge. Not that I can blame you judges.

I can't even decide MYSELF.

Take as much time as you feel you need.
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Clairvoire Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
This journal was posted roughly 20 days ago. I know Ree is a nice person who doesn't like to rush folks, so allow me:

You judges have by Midnight today.

If I don't see results, I'm going to hunt you all down and personally flog you. And not good flog. I'm talking sideways. >8T
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frozen--phoenix Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Yeah! when she posted this journal, I saw she said they'd have to take a while to decide the winner, but 20 days?! great googly moogly!

I must know who won and this waiting is killing me! *stabs herself with a sword* see.... I'm dead.... now I'm gonna come back as a ghost and haunt the judges every night in their sleep until they decide the winner.

.... BOO!!! =D
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Pinumbra Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist
NOT THE FLOGGING! <8U
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Gulstab Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Late post is late, but an interesting upcoming OCT is :iconthecontestants: :)
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oblivious-life Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Student Filmographer
Will you affiliate my tournament? That'd be so cool =]
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Ajoinas Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
I loved Unknown-person's animations, and story line. But he's probably gonna lose because, it looked like he killed his own character at the end... Isn't that against the rules?
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azulezircon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I don't think he killed him, actually. He probably has more in store for Karl. if anything, i'd say his entry ended with more of a cliff-hanger.
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Ajoinas Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
I hope there's more, those flashes rocked!
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MegaJamieV Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. The contest is based more on artstyle, story telling, and character development. Just because U.P. made Karl lose doesn't mean he's out of the contest. If he were to forfeit, then he wouldn't have posted anything at all.
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SpewnyBard Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Bing~ Bing~
Question time:

Okay, I know that it's probably been asked before, but...

What in the world WOULD Karl wish for anyway?
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Nari-Maruko Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Independence. He's spent his entire existence tethered to energy sources, unable to do what he wants or go where he wants.
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CelesteBlue Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
That's one of the reason why we love Karl/U-P so much. He is unpredictable. XD
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Trust-the-Owls Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Or to be free, as he said, free of his limited energy source? free of madness? free of what i wonder....
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Shuricel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Just a prediction, but I think he may've been wishing for the red haired girl to come back to life?
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Toadster Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
:iconchildrenatplay:

Another interesting tournament starting up.
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tribute27 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
What I noticed is that people who are amotionally attached to a contestant's character will root for them.

Kind of obvious, but yeah.

I'm for Karl. But BlackLillian is oh so close.

I don't know anymore.
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ShadowFan8545 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
I'd do ANYTHING to enter LoT Exept voice act -.- Mic broke. But really! My character is fast on his feet and ALWAYS gets into fights. Please, enter me if you wish to have LoT get more Mayhem. I'll be waiting for a response.
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Moondelev Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
It's over essentially, sorry. :( But you can look in Sins-of-angels' posts to find more OCTs!
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ShadowFan8545 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
:|
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Tevys Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Sorry xD but it is over now. Also, it was invite only in the beggining, but there are alot more tournaments in the process, here it is a list to all of them in here :iconoctfollowers: :)
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ShadowFan8545 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
:|
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BitterBadger Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
I think Blacklillian's entry is a bit better than Unknown-Person's. It ties together every other character in the competition, but its central focus is still the battle of wits between Karl and the Professor. The departure from plain combat as the main attraction in BL's entry sets it above Unknown's in my opinion. It really finally rounds out, and then answers, Karl's philosophy on life.
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CrescentDarkMoon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Karl! T_____T
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naien08 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
I'm rooting for Karl.
I hope U-P win even if karl might die..

Then I realized he is a villain.
Why so many people love him though he is a villain?
It's curious...
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azulezircon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This round, like everyone else has said, is going to be really hard to judge. XD
But something that's been bugging me was Lil's entry. I was looking incredibly forward to it and then I was dissappointed for some reason. I mean, her art and execution was gorgeous, but I guess for me it was the story that ruined it. I found it to be a little predictable, I guess. And while some of the scenes were sad and intense, I read the entire thing with a blank emotion.
On the other-hand, Unknown's did have some obvious moments, but it did surprise me a lot. The obvious parts being the Raven scene, but he probably did that on purpose anyway. Though overall his entry shocked me a lot and I had a whole lot of emotions running through me at once.
However, despite that, this is a totally tough call. Good luck with the final decision. Too bad they can't tie. ^^;
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JillValentine89 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Artist
*reading everyone's comments weeks after they were posted XD and lo and behold I come across yours*

I'll have to disagree with you here. I'm leaning more towards BL's entry as the winner simply because she handled Karl very very differently compared to all the folks in the tournament. For one, she didn't shatter him. Every one of Unknown's opponents shattered Karl to itty bitty bits and they all failed to beat him because they were using the same method of defeat. Lil on the other hand did not shatter him but did something rather poetic, turned him in to the thing he hates most. She also tied up her entry, yes it was all rather convenient they way she did it but it had a nice conclusion to the whole thing. While Unknown's had far too many loose ends. Yes, I know he was going for suspense but in this case there were just too many unanswered questions and had me scratching my head rather than in suspense.

Don't get me wrong though, I love Unknown's animations. His entry had so much emotion. I've never felt so bad for the murderous bastard XD His movies are always a blast to watch. Lil's had some gut wrenching parts as well; Annie and Murphy ;n; and her art and composition were fantastic. Overall though I think BlackLillian has Unknown on the ropes.
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Shuricel Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Yeah, I have to agree with you here. Though I think the amount of loose ends wasn't on purpose so much as he/she wasn't able to get completely done with the entry. To quote:

"Aah, I had a little more planned, but I can't go much further at my state." -Notes from Vs. Annie and the Professor part 2.

Anyway, I have to agree with you. I was pretty tied with both, but I think I'm leaning slightly more towards Lil's entry. I'm happy with either one winning, though. : D
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azulezircon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
XD *Because I'm totally all over the LOT circuit.*

That's true and an understandable and valid point; she didn't break him which was a very good call as far as the story went. I respect your opinion on it and that's true; I actually think that she'll be the one to finally take him out despite how I felt about her entry myself.
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ChaosShadow Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
That's the reason I'm torn. BlackLillian's art and ability to bring everything and everybody together in that finale really had me going for it for a long while, but the ending seemed to... clean, I guess. Everything was neatly wrapped up in one blaze of magical glory. Everything is undone, everything is fixed, everybody lives happily ever after. For all the build-up and pain suffered before that, it was a bit of a let-down.

Were the ending perhaps a bit less clean (although I don't know how that would be possible without killing Annie, given the buildup, which is probably not the best course of action to follow), I would say that BlackLillian would be the winner hands-down. Everything (and everybody) came together beautifully. Moreso than Unknown-Person.

But Unknown managed to swing me quite the opposite direction. I expected something relatively normal and easy-to-anticipate throughout, and was generally nonplussed by the plot development (especially since I had read BlackLillian's entry first). The ending, however, was a lovely surprise and a wonderful shock, and the suddenness of the ending and ambiguity intrinsic to it left me stunned.

So I'm looking at the entries through two dichotomies; Lillian's, which had a wonderful opening and body and a lackluster ending, and Unknown's, which had a good-but-not-great opening and thrust itself into a superior emotional roller coaster by the end.

Best of luck, judges.
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abaikgirl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I agree as well. The entry was good until everything was wrapped up nicely at the end. I think the point of a finale is to make your audience want to know what happened to the contestant. Don't get me wrong, with Unknown's entry, I'm not just worried about Karl. I want to know what he's going to do with Annie. And the Professor. Is he really dead, or just knocked out and still able to be saved? And Climber and Jackie? What happened to them? And what did the Law of Talos mean by 'see you next time'? GAH! So many questions he left unanswered which draws so much emotional response from me it hurts. I nearly cried at the end of his. And those unanswered questions don't even include the unanswered questions about Karl's past which Unknown has been dangling just out of reach. Who was the guy in the coat with the gun? And what really happened with that red-head? Who is she anyways?

I'm gonna stop while I'm ahead. But personally, Black-Lillian's wasn't my favorite and I was a bit let down too with the perfect happy ending. But even if she does win, I think she does deserve it as much as Unknown because she's put a lot of work and effort into her stuff and you can tell she really put her heart into this.

Good luck to both. And the judges.
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Umbri-girl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
I agree, I knew from the moment Annie 'died' she'd prolly be brought back to life and stuff. And while I did enjoy the entry, I don't think I felt as much as I did on Unknown's.
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azulezircon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Exactly how I felt. :nod:
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Moondelev Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I feel the exact opposite. I think Lil's filled me with more emotion that UP's. I don't know... Lil's had some finality, and it made me happy to have it finished. And I nearly cried at parts. But UP's... something was missing, and I can't put my finger on it.

But we have different opinions. ^^ All we can do now is hope for the best (and reasonably fast results).
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azulezircon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Very respectable opinion. :nod: And that's true. Hopefully the results won't take as long as last time, right? XD
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Moondelev Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I NEARLY DIED THAT WEEK.

... Well, not died, but it was incredibly suspenseful. Every second I wasn't doing homework, I was refreshing the DA page so I could see if it updated.
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azulezircon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I know, right? That wait had to have been the most painful thing EVER for me.
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:iconmoondelev:
Moondelev Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I was up randomly in the middle of the night when it updated. Needless to say, it was hard for me to fall asleep again.
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Umbri-girl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
I kept waking up and seeing his laughing face before he died, felt really bad and therefore tried to go to sleep again.
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azulezircon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That must've been awful.
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:iconmoondelev:
Moondelev Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
A bit, yeah. But I was happy to hear the results, you know? :D
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Narusaku330 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
I had the same problem with lil's entry as well. I also made my sister read it as well and she said she felt nothing and we both watched unknonw's flash and were filled with emotion.
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azulezircon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad it wasn't just me then.
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Narusaku330 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
:D
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CelestialSunset Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Personally, to me, both of these entries made me smile, laugh, cry, steam with anger and all of those funny emotions. I haven't been watching Lil's entries from the beginning, but this one is worth reading. It's a toss-up win, which of course, is fun beyond fun. Sometimes people have one definate winner, this one? Who knows, it'll take time to discover the winner.
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lvdragon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Awww...Go Unknown ! Go Karl !
I'm following Unknown and Karl ! :heart:
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Moondelev Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I have a feeling Lil will win. Her story was a lot more compelling, and hell, she had it planned and used what she got to her advantage. That takes a certain amount of skill. I really like how she kept her past opponents in the competition, and how they each played a part in the finale. You really couldn't have pulled it off otherwise.

Unknown's was excellent too, and the animation was amazing, but there was something missing for me that I can't put my finger on. So I'm going for Lillian's entry.
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jahailfire Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
im pulling for unknown to get a winning streak going but lillian's might be the one to finally beat him.

intense rounds from both of them, really enjoyed 'em
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