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gerbick
11-14-2002, 02:15 AM
Rules:800 x 600 image size
Image can be vertical or horizontal
48 hour returns - give or take 12 hours due to timezone differences
You have to incorporate a visible portion of the previous volley
There is no theme, just be creative
oh... and just have fun!

Participants:(in order)
Gerbick - USA
UndertheSun - AUS
88WebMonkey88 - USA
Saint Benedetta - AUS
Ian0424 - USA
Tiana - AUS
Serpentstar - USA
Bvgroote - AUS

Alternates:(in no particular order)
Chewman2k* - AUS
Vampstko* - USA
BlueSamurai - USA
*not confirmed

Look for the first volley by tomorrow evening, US standard...

-any questions/changes in the lineup, feel free to discuss in this thread. want to join in? PM me.

all comments will be deleted when we start officially tomorrow... oh, and excessive conversation will be deleted immediately.

Let's get it on! :)

serpent star
11-14-2002, 02:25 AM
Awesome... so it's on... is every one up for going two rounds or should we just see how the first one goes?

Americans...Make your country proud.:cow:

Vitalstatistix
11-14-2002, 02:29 AM
Great thanks Gerbs :D

UnderTheSun
11-14-2002, 04:03 AM
That explains where my postcount went..
I'm second?? well i'm waiting then. :)

88webmonkey88
11-14-2002, 06:23 PM
LETS GET READY TO RUUUMBLE :D

]v[orpheus
11-14-2002, 11:32 PM
AUSSIE! AUSSIE! AUSSIE!
OI! OI! OI!

Vitalstatistix
11-15-2002, 12:11 AM
GO OZZIE! GO OZZIE!
GO GO GO!

gerbick
11-15-2002, 12:51 AM
round 1: down under vs. the super power

http://fukawlyawl.net/volley/USAvsAUS.jpg

Go USA! :cap:

UnderTheSun
11-15-2002, 01:26 AM
volley coming soon.. good work :)

Vitalstatistix
11-15-2002, 01:28 AM
I must say that is pretty dang good Gerbs. Go Sunny GO!

UnderTheSun
11-15-2002, 03:03 AM
Black and white, Crouching Kangaroo Hidden Eagle :D

http://www.geocities.com/nohuntersweb/usavsaus.txt

Vitalstatistix
11-15-2002, 03:34 AM
Mmmmkay...pretty cool but America's styles kewl:(:D

UnderTheSun
11-15-2002, 04:15 AM
Actually, this is my first battle in graphics. And I was using paint shop pro. Give me some handicap ;)

gerbick
11-15-2002, 04:57 AM
nice film noir take on my initial serve UnderTheSun... :cool:

for a lot of portions on the background, I used Corel Painter 7... Photoshop 7 for the rest... :)

serpent star
11-15-2002, 05:33 AM
dizzang... I didn't even realize we started... Gerbs, That DESTROY'S, and under the sun... yer scarin' me a bit, makin' me think youze vegimite sandwich eaters from way down below gots some talent after all :thumbsup: (what the hell is vegimite anyways?)

Nice goin' you two...

UnderTheSun
11-15-2002, 05:37 AM
hehey! I learned a new word today :D (film noir)

Vegimite is yeast, i think? I only came to australia 4 years ago, so no vegemite for me :D

bvgroote
11-15-2002, 06:06 AM
ahhhhhhhh!!! why am I last!!!! *panic attack* I better start practising lol. *picks up book "how to beat USA in PS battles"*

great stuff both of you!!! Amazing!

Vitalstatistix
11-15-2002, 08:00 AM
Start reading intently bvgroote I'm depending on you :D;)

GO GO GO!
OI OI OI!

bvgroote
11-15-2002, 09:18 AM
hehe, seriously, who put me last? i think they assumed i was good cos i had been in a couple battles before, but did you look at my work? NO! ahhh must stay calm, deep breaths.

:D

I just dont want to let anyone down :(

gerbick
11-15-2002, 02:21 PM
bvgroote, don't worry about being last. it's all good...

hey, it's not like I wanted to go first! just have fun... that's what counts...

serpent, thanks for the comments mang...

halfshark
11-15-2002, 02:49 PM
WOW, gerbs that one was sexy, really!!

nice job on the return too aussie.

88webmonkey88
11-15-2002, 05:03 PM
I'll get right to work on the return, nice job guys. :D

Vitalstatistix
11-15-2002, 07:41 PM
Hrmmmm.....Gerbs your kinda kicking arse atm:(

88webmonkey88
11-15-2002, 11:37 PM
http://fukawlyawl.net/volley/usaVSaus3.jpg

copy and paste.

If anyone wants to publish it on a site with outside linking, I'd be very grateful :cool: .

Great battle so far, I'm not sure if mine is competitive enough :D

I uploaded the picture to my site, mang. good going! -gerbick :D

Vitalstatistix
11-16-2002, 12:43 AM
:eek: Nice....very nice.

Come on ozzie lets kick some YOUESHAY butt! :D

BlueSamurai
11-16-2002, 01:52 AM
Is it to late for me to jion? if so put me down as an alternate:cool:

L8terz

Vitalstatistix
11-16-2002, 02:51 AM
For what team Samurai?

gerbick
11-16-2002, 03:53 AM
Originally posted by BlueSamurai
Is it to late for me to jion? if so put me down as an alternate...

yeah, what team? I thought you were british, blue samurai.

anyway, all other participants, contact me via PM. I'll make adjustments... would love for this to grow!

:cap:

UnderTheSun
11-16-2002, 05:05 AM
about outside linking.. *cough*my pic*cough*clicky*cough*

Nice volley there!:D Let's get more people to join this, i think it'll be big :D

jarumba
11-16-2002, 07:45 AM
I think the Australian one is the best one so far, it incorporates more of a dark savage theme, while the other two are superb pieces I feel that the u.s.a seem to be on a different level.

anyway thats my unbiased opinion:)

88webmonkey88
11-16-2002, 09:43 AM
http://webmonkey.ath.cx/usavsaus.html

The volleys so far.

Vitalstatistix
11-16-2002, 06:33 PM
Wow thats awesome Webmonkey. Whats that font you use?

nayades
11-16-2002, 07:03 PM
the three are good, but liked gerbick's the most:)

Vitalstatistix
11-16-2002, 07:05 PM
How about Crouching Eagle Hidden Kangaroo :rolleyes: :p A bit of a dumb name :D

88webmonkey88
11-16-2002, 08:54 PM
Pixeldust

I forget where I DL'ed it from.

Glad you like it :D

Vitalstatistix
11-16-2002, 09:49 PM
You want me to make you a avatar Webmonkey?

BlueSamurai
11-17-2002, 03:10 AM
Originally posted by gerbick
yeah, what team? I thought you were british, blue samurai.

anyway, all other participants, contact me via PM. I'll make adjustments... would love for this to grow!

:cap:

Like I tried to say before gerbs:D ......I AM A MUTT!...lmao...grandfolks from UK.......Cuisin in Australia.........Grandfolks in USA......family in Alsaka:D......We figured out that i Have like 13 nationalities in my blood;):D :cool:

L8terz

I'll play for USA:p

gerbick
11-17-2002, 03:21 AM
blue samurai, you're added to the list of alternates.

problem is... it seems like Australia needs an alternate... where's Saint Benedetta?

BlueSamurai
11-17-2002, 03:22 AM
I can an alternate for eithr side:) I really don't care.;)

UnderTheSun
11-17-2002, 03:53 AM
How about Crouching Eagle Hidden Kangaroo A bit of a dumb name

It is very inspirational :)


I think the Australian one is the best one so far, it incorporates more of a dark savage theme, while the other two are superb pieces I feel that the u.s.a seem to be on a different level.

anyway thats my unbiased opinion

Thanks for the nice comments :D. It's the first! :D

And yes, where's saint benedetta?

BlueSamurai
11-17-2002, 04:00 AM
hasn't she been on youth historians or watever it is called, having a graphics battle with an historical theme?

Saint Benedetta
11-17-2002, 04:01 AM
She's here! I've just started working on webmonkey's volley. Gerbick, I need a host mang.

BlueSamurai
11-17-2002, 04:20 AM
Check your PM list saintB :D

gerbick
11-17-2002, 04:30 AM
Originally posted by Saint Benedetta
She's here! I've just started working on webmonkey's volley. Gerbick, I need a host mang.

send me the link to the image, and I'll host it at my site.

Saint Benedetta
11-17-2002, 04:32 AM
I've got 18 hours left anyway before I have to hand in my volley, even though I've just viewed webmonkey's volley less than an hour ago.

Thanks for the offer BS :D

gerbick
11-17-2002, 04:46 AM
ok. I'm going to sleep. have fun with creating your volley, and send me or whomever you've chosen to host your image.

:faded:

Vitalstatistix
11-17-2002, 05:33 AM
Sleep tight;) You must be up late Benedetta. It's 8:00 in Brizzo.

Saint Benedetta
11-17-2002, 09:25 AM
My volley is 'different' compared to all the others. BS, PM me once you've uploaded so I can edit this post. At the moment, it's in a .htm file in Geocities.

removed

Vitalstatistix
11-17-2002, 09:44 AM
WOW! Thats great, a good serve for OZZIE! w00t!

serpent star
11-17-2002, 09:49 AM
Wonderful job Saint Benedetta!!! Too funny...

88webmonkey88
11-17-2002, 11:26 AM
http://webmonkey.ath.cx/usavsaus.html

Updated.

Nice volley Saint :D

serpent star
11-17-2002, 11:30 AM
hey saint bene... in the future, you may want to save out your jpgs at a little lower quality. You could get away with about a quarter of the filesize and it will still look fine. It's up around 400k right now. That's gonna be a killer on a dial up connection. Let me know if you need help figuring out how to do it in photoshop.

gerbick
11-17-2002, 04:23 PM
lol @ st. benedetta's picture... I like that change of pace.

so far, all the pictures have been great!

that butcher looks like Tony Soprano!

:smoov:

Saint Benedetta
11-17-2002, 04:56 PM
Yeah, I asked BS to optimise it, it's about half the size now (thanks mang)

http://www.cmist.cc/butcher.jpg

BlueSamurai
11-17-2002, 05:29 PM
NP SaintB:D anytime :cool:

Vitalstatistix
11-17-2002, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by gerbick
that butcher looks like Tony Soprano!

:smoov:

That's exactly what I was thinking Gerbs :p

Saint Benedetta
11-17-2002, 06:01 PM
Ian, give us Aussies some 'meat' for the barbie ;) Who's Tony Soprano anyway? Some more 'blood' on the face and he would have looked more like Hannibal.

Ian424
11-17-2002, 06:57 PM
http://www.openedsource.net/ian/pstennis/bad.jpg

bleh. thats about all i have to say about it.

Vitalstatistix
11-17-2002, 07:50 PM
Lol :p That's pretty dang good....why you think it so bad?

Ian424
11-17-2002, 08:14 PM
i dunno, theres not much to it.

i probably couldve done better, wasnt really in a photoshopping mood.

Vitalstatistix
11-17-2002, 08:22 PM
Blah it's finne ;)

TianaKaeSha
11-18-2002, 02:07 AM
Is this okay for a first timer?... :eek:

--tiana

edit: ignore the file name - me and my filing system.. :D

Saint Benedetta
11-18-2002, 02:50 AM
It's the kind of style I like :D How many rounds in this battle guys? Gerbick?

gerbick
11-18-2002, 02:56 AM
nice volley tiana :D

last two volleys coming up... next up for the US is Serpent Star, then bvgroote will take the last volley...

Vitalstatistix
11-18-2002, 03:34 AM
OMG! A pirate :yarr::yarr::yarr: Is that your eye Tina?

UnderTheSun
11-18-2002, 04:09 AM
Nice volleys!

Are the alternates going to do some additional volleys after the next two? Can make it interesting, you know :)

Saint Benedetta
11-18-2002, 04:16 AM
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free

God speed to bvgroote and chewman. Give this super power a whoopin' down under ;)

TianaKaeSha
11-18-2002, 04:34 AM
Originally posted by Vitalstatistix
OMG! A pirate :yarr::yarr::yarr: Is that your eye Tina?

Dats Gerbie's pirate ;)

The eye is from one of the girls in my office :) not mine... She's got prettier eyes than me :D

*blush* thanks for the compliments guys.. just what i needed to boost me up a bit :D

Vitalstatistix
11-18-2002, 05:25 AM
YAY! Go tiana go! :p

serpent star
11-18-2002, 06:08 AM
Kind of a rush job... sorry., but I got unexpectedly busy here.:(

http://www.serpentstar.com/earth.jpg

Vitalstatistix
11-18-2002, 07:32 AM
Hrmmm....hummmmm...hurrgggh...kewl :D

bvgroote
11-18-2002, 08:53 AM
okay. Here it is. I thought that I would add elements of all the vollies because it was the last volley. Ok Brits do your judging :)

p.s. sorry aussies if I let ya down, but thats as far as my current skills will take me. My work is nothing compared to yours, even you newbies kicked some serious ass!

W00t ozzie ozzie ozzie

OI OI OI!

(img attached)

TianaKaeSha
11-18-2002, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by bvgroote
okay. Here it is. I thought that I would add elements of all the vollies because it was the last volley. Ok Brits do your judging :)

p.s. sorry aussies if I let ya down, but thats as far as my current skills will take me. My work is nothing compared to yours, even you newbies kicked some serious ass!

W00t ozzie ozzie ozzie

OI OI OI!

(img attached)

WOOt! I love it :D

Saint Benedetta
11-18-2002, 05:21 PM
What about those alternates? If the battle's over, who wants to judge (gotta be Brit though)?

UnderTheSun
11-18-2002, 05:30 PM
bvgroote, your volley was awesome!
Seriously, I think yours is very good. Bravo! :D

Vitalstatistix
11-18-2002, 05:37 PM
That's really nice bvgroote. One thing I don't like......the large white font. Eberything else is great though :thumbsup:

88webmonkey88
11-18-2002, 08:46 PM
Is it over already :(

I'm up for another round :D

Vitalstatistix
11-18-2002, 08:55 PM
Yeah! Gerbs you wanna do another few rounds?

bvgroote
11-18-2002, 10:56 PM
thanks all, I'm glad you like. Vital thanks for your honesty :)

Vitalstatistix
11-18-2002, 11:58 PM
S'allright madda. Nothing can be perfect :D :)

BlueSamurai
11-19-2002, 01:50 PM
LOVE the last three vollies:D very kewl:cool: :mrpimp: :cool: Great work everyone:D

gerbick
11-19-2002, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by Vitalstatistix
Yeah! Gerbs you wanna do another few rounds?

yeah, I'm up... as long as I have the same team mates... serpent, ian, and webmonkey...

guys, all of the volleys were great... ok, I admit, I did not like my serve - but was fun enough to do again... heck, we could go back, and pull some remixes of the other volleys...

hmmm. now that's an unique idea...

Vitalstatistix
11-19-2002, 07:06 PM
Your one was one of the best Gerbs! Jueezuz you pecemist :p

BlueSamurai
11-19-2002, 07:29 PM
If someone can't play can I take thier spot?:p

UnderTheSun
11-19-2002, 08:32 PM
Take my spot plz.. I'm rather busy this week :smoov:

BlueSamurai
11-19-2002, 09:16 PM
O thank you :D :) TY UnderTheSun:cool:

Peace

88webmonkey88
11-19-2002, 09:34 PM
Well, Gerbs, whenever your ready :)

Ian424
11-19-2002, 09:43 PM
maybe this time we can shift the orders or something? so australia goes first, then usa ?

that way it would mix things up but there wouldnt be problems with getting a new order (plus, no one wants to serve twice in a row!)

BlueSamurai
11-19-2002, 09:54 PM
well don't make me serve;):D

88webmonkey88
11-19-2002, 10:11 PM
good idea.

AUS (whoever went first), return the last volley.

88webmonkey88
11-19-2002, 10:13 PM
Well samuri, underthesun went first, so that's you :)

Vitalstatistix
11-19-2002, 10:50 PM
Go Samurai! :D You for America or Ozzie?

BlueSamurai
11-19-2002, 10:58 PM
OK before I get started I got one question. Are we going off the last volly in this thread?

Or starting new?

PEACE

*Leaves to create something*

Vitalstatistix
11-19-2002, 11:04 PM
Off the old one ;)

BlueSamurai
11-19-2002, 11:08 PM
okies:D

Vitalstatistix
11-20-2002, 03:27 AM
Lets see it Samurai and make it good ;)

BlueSamurai
11-20-2002, 03:20 PM
Almost done.......have it up later this evening:D:cool:

Vitalstatistix
11-20-2002, 06:07 PM
Come on Samurai it's been a day ;) Where's your volley :confused:

BlueSamurai
11-20-2002, 07:00 PM
Hey I got 24 hrs:p:cool: it will be up later this evening.....gotta clean out some of my server space first,;)............and do the rest of my homework:o

BlueSamurai
11-21-2002, 03:09 AM
Sorry to hold up the show:( Heres mine:D:cool:

http://www.cmist.cc/Round_2_DingDing.jpg

I am still not sure what I was going for with this image....O well:o

L8TERZ

also I could not optimize it very well for some reason:o sorry if that screws anyones images up.

UnderTheSun
11-21-2002, 04:39 AM
I like that one, bluesamurai ;) It gives some kind of "workshop" feel.. good job :)

BlueSamurai
11-21-2002, 11:45 AM
TY Sun:) Yea it's totally not what I was going for tho:o
It's becoming harder and harder to create compelx images in Fireworks.
I can't wait till I can get photoshop:D

gerbick
11-21-2002, 11:50 AM
nice picture there, BS... very nice... :cap:

88webmonkey88
11-21-2002, 06:44 PM
gerbs please stay.

I totally agree with you

FK's Unoffical Commentator - sounds a lot like FK's Unofficial Spammer


If you decide to play it's your turn :)


BTW nice volley Blue :D

Vitalstatistix
11-21-2002, 07:17 PM
Ohk.....how about I leave, would that make everyone happy?

88webmonkey88
11-21-2002, 08:18 PM
No, just reduce the spam and participate in the battles if your going to post so much.

Vitalstatistix
11-21-2002, 08:58 PM
What spam? It's not spamming it's called "conversation". Something by the looks of things most inbreds here wouldn't know anything about.....

serpent star
11-21-2002, 09:04 PM
Vital, chill.

Just cut back on the conversation or take it to private message. I personally don't mind a compliment or critisism now and again, but just keep it reasonable. I don't like paging through eight pages for 8 images. No need to start hurling insults just because you feel hurt. You could simply try saying, "sorry, I'll try to cut back, but sometimes I find it hard to keep myself contained in such an exciting battle." ;)

Lets just play nice.

Vitalstatistix
11-21-2002, 09:16 PM
Hello I'm Vitalstatistix I have been on here and people think I have spammed....."Sorry for any inconvienience and I shall cut back on the posting" "Thank you please, come again"

serpent star
11-21-2002, 09:19 PM
Thanks, Vital... I do hope you stick around and commentate when appropriate.

halfshark
11-22-2002, 03:38 PM
i know gerb stands by his comments, so can i take your place?:D

i have family in america, so does that count?:p

Vitalstatistix
11-22-2002, 06:01 PM
When's the next volley coming?

Ian424
11-22-2002, 06:07 PM
who's up next?

Vitalstatistix
11-22-2002, 06:12 PM
Gerbs I think.......

Ian424
11-22-2002, 06:31 PM
he isnt playing, im pretty sure.

Vitalstatistix
11-22-2002, 07:17 PM
You got next then Ian.....

88webmonkey88
11-23-2002, 12:06 AM
No, I think I'm next for America.:D

88webmonkey88
11-23-2002, 12:40 AM
http://webmonkey.ath.cx/usavsaus10.jpg

Thought I'd try a new style. :D Hope it's good :cool:

BlueSamurai
11-23-2002, 01:05 AM
Damit I need Photoshop!!:mad:
love the wirl effect Webmonkey:cool:

Saint Benedetta
11-23-2002, 01:08 AM
Good work monkey mang.
Ok, now I'm lost. Am I next? :confused:

88webmonkey88
11-23-2002, 01:13 AM
Even if you guy like it, I think it's too simple. :D It's all I could do at midnight :D

Oh, and thanks for the compliments :)

I'm not really sure if your up SaintB.

serpent star
11-23-2002, 05:24 AM
Hey could we get someone to take my place... I'm really swamped and am having a hard time finding time to get everything done. If not I'll still go, but would rather not.

halfshark
11-23-2002, 08:12 AM
ill take your place serpant mang?

serpent star
11-23-2002, 04:28 PM
go ahead mang!

gerbick
11-23-2002, 05:10 PM
Originally posted by halfshark
i know gerb stands by his comments, so can i take your place?:D

I'd be honored if you'd want to take my place mang...

Vitalstatistix
11-23-2002, 07:20 PM
so......who's mang?

88webmonkey88
11-23-2002, 07:25 PM
AUS has to volley, then your up halfshark. :D

halfshark
11-23-2002, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by gerbick
I'd be honored if you'd want to take my place mang...

no prob. so im after the next ausi right?

88webmonkey88
11-23-2002, 10:09 PM
yup

Saint Benedetta
11-24-2002, 05:47 AM
I know that it's my volley next, but I'll have to hand it in a bit late tomorrow night because I'm having a slacker weekend. Hope you guys don't mind!

halfshark
11-24-2002, 01:33 PM
um it might be hard for me to reply on tuesday due to exams, so if someone can hook one up today, i should have one for tomorrow evening.

Saint Benedetta
11-24-2002, 05:53 PM
Waiting for Blue Samurai to upload it.
Again, something a bit different...

Your turn halfshark :D

removed
The size is smaller than my last volley and I think BS might optimise itagain himself.

BlueSamurai
11-24-2002, 06:14 PM
Ok here is SaintB's volly:D I got the size down abit more;)
http://www.cmist.cc/BeachCulture.jpg

Very nice btw:cool: Good job:thumbsup:

Vitalstatistix
11-24-2002, 11:03 PM
OMG thats sweet mang! Beach Culture's right ;)

halfshark
11-25-2002, 04:16 AM
nice one, ill try and hit you one up this evening.

halfshark
11-25-2002, 03:57 PM
*cough*

http://halfshark.netfirms.com/streetculture2.jpg

BlueSamurai
11-25-2002, 04:02 PM
Love it halfshark:D :cool: :cool: My kinda style! very nice.

halfshark
11-25-2002, 05:08 PM
thanks mang:cool:

Saint Benedetta
11-25-2002, 05:41 PM
AUS is next, but I don't know who. I think it's Tiana, but I haven't seen UTS' second volley.

gerbick
11-25-2002, 11:29 PM
Tiana is currently moving... she'll be back to volley shortly... please allow the slight time delay...

shark... love the volley mang! :cap:

Vitalstatistix
11-26-2002, 05:34 PM
Heheh that's great Sharky. Kinda got a "rumba" feel to it :D

TianaKaeSha
11-26-2002, 06:37 PM
is it my turn now?

let me know.. will see what I can come up with today if that is the case

88webmonkey88
11-26-2002, 06:40 PM
Your turn.:)

Vitalstatistix
11-26-2002, 07:23 PM
How many more rounds?

TianaKaeSha
11-27-2002, 10:22 PM
never make someone try and be creative when she has been sick and bedridden...

'cause this is what you get for it...


sorry it sucks - I just cannot get the juices working :(

ViRGo_RK
11-28-2002, 04:28 PM
No offense, but yea, it's not the best.

I know what it's like trying to be creative. I was working on a webstie for a friend, and just deleted everything I had because it sucked....

I think the brain worsk wrong when your sick.

It's like "Whoa, dude, stuff".

Vitalstatistix
11-28-2002, 05:43 PM
lol :p

TianaKaeSha
11-28-2002, 07:05 PM
no offence taken.

I have been sick for a week, and had to move... the last thing on my mind was creativity.. :p

To be honest... the black and white pic that I was starting with just stumped me... I was like.. whoa... where do I go from here.. :D

I would be happy for my creativity to come back to me now.... no, really. I need it :D

gerbick
11-28-2002, 07:22 PM
hey tiana... you did better than I would have done while sick!

congrats for doing a good job while sick...

:)

Vitalstatistix
11-28-2002, 08:52 PM
It's funny how when your not consitrating on certian thigns you do them better.....Drawing when youve got a lot of time and just scetching you do better than ruling and thinking about it. Samw with web design. Same with driving......uhhhh not the last one :D

gerbick
11-28-2002, 09:06 PM
:rolleyes:

we'd never know... never seen anything from you, vital.

ViRGo_RK
11-29-2002, 02:54 PM
Now come on gerbick. Was that neccesary? Is this website kindergarden@flashkit.com?

No.

Now knock it off. I'm tired of both of you arguing. Yes, Vitalstatistix posts too much without purpose. He has some good helpful posts too. I don't know where, but I've seen them.

Gerbick, you have a valid point. But you let it get to you WAY too much. You actually quit a battle because of it.


Don't both of you feel childish, petty, and don't you realize your making idiots of yourselves in public?

Sheesh, just drop it.

Let the battle commence, and the stupidity cease.

Ian424
11-29-2002, 04:15 PM
is it my turn? havent really been paying attention.

Vitalstatistix
11-29-2002, 05:59 PM
Thankee sir Virgo :)

ViRGo_RK
11-29-2002, 07:19 PM
Dont thank me. :mad: I'm angry at you too. I wasn't picking sides there. You're both wrong, and you're both gonna stop it.

Or Mr T. will come along :mrt:

halfshark
11-29-2002, 07:34 PM
mr touchy eh?

all due respect, virgo, gerbick has been here alot longer than you and has more experience of the kinds of people here. some people got to be put in their place.

anyway keep volleying:smoov:

gerbick
11-29-2002, 08:45 PM
Virgo, those are honest words. I can respect that.

This will be my absolute last time addressing this issue.

Ever since the Coffee Lounge banished post counts which no longer add up there, people - mostly recently signed up people - have been bombarding the entire site with non-sensical, one line posts in the wrong forums, et al.

My method of pointing out Vital was equally puerile as his posting ad nauseum.

I became a mod with the single charge of enforcing the rules. And behind the scenes, Jamble and I were fighting for this forum... and I'd rather see people participating moreso than just idly talking.

My take on the rules... Can't participate, fine by me. Just don't use this forum for conversations.

ViRGo_RK
11-29-2002, 09:00 PM
Halfshark: By no means am I mister touchy, it just so happens that this hit a sore spot for some reason. And in no way did I take your comment the wrong way. And of course he's been here longer. And I'm sure he has delt with many types of people.

Therefore, I don't think he needs to you to take his side ;)

Well, since that was your last comment on it, I guess there's no need to talk about it anymore.

GAME ON!

Saint Benedetta
11-29-2002, 11:18 PM
Since US is next, I would guess that it's Ian's turn. Man, this thread have gone so off topic..

BlueSamurai
11-29-2002, 11:59 PM
I hear ya SaintB ;) Too much blabing on the battle threads:(

If ppl wanna talk so much they should create a thread that pretains to this battle..just for conversational use:)

L8terz

Saint Benedetta
11-30-2002, 12:09 AM
I was thinking of creating a volley's only thread (like that US vs UK battle). There's too many pages of convos here to go looking for the volleys.

Vitalstatistix
11-30-2002, 03:02 AM
Why not just do that with all the battles?

gerbick
11-30-2002, 03:47 AM
because it's not normally necessary.

Saint Benedetta
11-30-2002, 08:22 AM
Agreed. This would be the case (of creating another thread for volleys) if a group of people are involved. :D Well, let's continue with the volleys.

nayades
11-30-2002, 09:35 AM
this is great work but...
when are you going to finish this one guys? and moreover, who's judging it?

looking forward to a USA vs. Europe Mega-Battle:D ... just as in the Ryder Cup (golf).

ViRGo_RK
11-30-2002, 02:18 PM
Sorry for starting the blabbing, but I felt it was something that needed addrssing right away.

Now, anyone know who is up? ANd since you are all complaining about talking, why don't you stop? :D

Ian424
11-30-2002, 06:12 PM
not a big fan of this one but i think im up, anyway.
http://www.openedsource.net/ian/pstennis/usavsaus.jpg

ViRGo_RK
11-30-2002, 06:23 PM
That's a bit to bright for me. I saw where you were going with it, but it just never reached its destination.

Better than I can do, though.

Saint Benedetta
11-30-2002, 08:31 PM
Love the eagle Ian ;)

Ian424
11-30-2002, 08:38 PM
thanks, wouldve been better if the photo didnt come out so blurry (i was walking at the time :/)

Vitalstatistix
12-01-2002, 04:34 AM
Originally posted by nayades
this is great work but...
when are you going to finish this one guys? and moreover, who's judging it?

looking forward to a USA vs. Europe Mega-Battle:D ... just as in the Ryder Cup (golf).

The Brits are judging it....:) You poms not gonna vote for us because we whopped your arse in cricket :p

Saint Benedetta
12-01-2002, 08:17 AM
How many more volleys until the actual judging? I have a feeling that it's bvgroote's volley (probably the last) :confused:

bvgroote
12-02-2002, 09:19 PM
is it my volley?

Vitalstatistix
12-02-2002, 09:26 PM
Go! Even if it's not your turn just go......The tension is building :)

bvgroote
12-04-2002, 05:32 AM
ouch. Don't ask hehe. Low quality so i could attach it.

bvgroote
12-04-2002, 05:33 AM
ouch. Don't ask hehe. Low quality so i could attach it.:p

Saint Benedetta
12-04-2002, 07:15 AM
Sweet volley bv :mrpimp:
Tell me, is this over?

Vitalstatistix
12-04-2002, 09:05 AM
That's nice Bvgroote a bit muddled up though :D

Mr. Enots
12-06-2002, 08:06 PM
Wow! You guys are good with photoshop :) I'm a graphic designer for quite a large company but this is awesome :D

88webmonkey88
12-06-2002, 08:21 PM
It's all over!!

Well, Brits, it's up to you. Who is the winner?

Mr. Enots
12-06-2002, 09:36 PM
Can I cast a vote? Methinks America won this battle....nicer style, cleaner colors. Australia did some amazing volleys but ultimatly it has to be America.

88webmonkey88
12-07-2002, 12:45 PM
Are you British? I hope so :)

MrChuckles
12-07-2002, 02:45 PM
From what I can tell from my cutlery inspired battle with the gentleman in question, he must be an Aussie... :cow:

I'm going to go with the damned Yankees, as much as it pains me to do so... but it was very close

Saint Benedetta
12-11-2002, 05:36 AM
*bump
Still waiting for ANY non-US/AUS judges. Interest in this battle must have decreased or something since it's slowly going down to page 2.
Volleys - http://webmonkey.ath.cx/usavsaus.html

gerbick
12-11-2002, 10:47 AM
time to get the judges in... I'll see what I can do.

jamble
12-11-2002, 08:21 PM
Swampy and I are being put up free of charge at Gerbick mansions in order to make our unbiased decision, expect to hear from the judging panel in next to no time :p

(SaintB, the link you posted to the volleys doesn't seem to work. Could someone post a working url please :))

88webmonkey88
12-12-2002, 12:07 AM
It's not working now... My server was down due to a power outage today and it's not going back up for some reason.

swampy
12-12-2002, 07:59 AM
ok, from wading through this thread I hasve tentatively worked out that there were 7 volleys per team plus a random volley by halfshark which I haven't counted.

I have yet to see webmonkeys 2nd volley due to the server being down.

I marked each of the peices out of three (harsh I know but it makes it less ambiguos - good , bad or ugly !)

I will wait until webmonkeys site is up and then consult with my erstwhile colleague james.

88webmonkey88
12-12-2002, 08:32 AM
I got it back up.

jamble
12-12-2002, 11:10 AM
Righty:

The winners!!

After much deliberation between Swampy and myself (well 3 PM's anyway) the esteemed judges have reached their final decision......



Both teams battled well and the volleys were excellent with no team producing a knockout, the judges had to go to points after a close match and the winner by the narrowest margin is:

U.S.A

It was an entertaining match and a very close call so great work everyone :)

Swampy scored it 16 to 14 in favour of the US and I marked it 51 to 50 (out of 70) in favour of the US.

Great work, looking forward to the next intercontinental title matchup. I assume the US will be defending their title ;)

swampy
12-12-2002, 11:23 AM
yep there were some good ones but a couple where I just didn't get the connection or see the elements carried over. overall good stuff. I amd looking forward to getting my arse kicked in the mods v members battle.

gerbick
12-12-2002, 02:31 PM
yipee for USA!

yeah, I started out this battle... on the winning team nonetheless :p

hey, it was the team that won though!

but to all the participants... it was fun, all the entries were cool, and it was fun battling alongside the USA team and against the cool as hell AUS team.

maybe I won't leave in the middle of the battle next time?

:domo:

BlueSamurai
12-12-2002, 02:54 PM
Congrates to the USA team:D!!

swampy
12-12-2002, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by gerbick
yipee for USA!



maybe I won't leave in the middle of the battle next time?

:domo:

I think that's what gave your team the advantage ;)

gerbick
12-12-2002, 05:33 PM
Originally posted by swampy
I think that's what gave your team the advantage ;)

et tu swampy?

:p

ViRGo_RK
12-12-2002, 05:47 PM
Have you been taking classes on Rome or something? IT loses it's effect after some time....

gerbick
12-12-2002, 05:52 PM
following me around will get you nowhere.

ViRGo_RK
12-12-2002, 06:05 PM
Of course not. You go no where. It is by chance I see you type et tu too many times.

II is enough for me.

If you use it I more time, I will have to beat you with a cow prod XXI times.

gerbick
12-12-2002, 06:08 PM
et tu Virgo?

:p

*runs*

ViRGo_RK
12-12-2002, 07:18 PM
*Follows Gerbick, but this time with a baseball bat*

bvgroote
12-13-2002, 09:35 AM
so like...what did my volleys get out of 3 and 10? be interesting to know :rolleyes:

:D :D :D :D :D

gerbick
12-13-2002, 02:22 PM
naw bvgroote... I got the low score... and you guys got the better scores.

:)