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Round Three: Mutation Situation - RESULTS -

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 5, 2010, 4:49 PM
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:icondjvoiceplz::iconsaysplz: Attention listeners in the dark! Just when we thought these monsters couldn't get more monstrous, there's been several accounts of these creatures *mutating*- look out, survivors! These zombie mutants are even more dangerous than their brain-dead counterparts! They're getting stronger, faster, bigger, nastier, smarter... Some are even pulling together new bodies out of parts of old ones- whether those parts had once been human or not. It makes us wonder how unstable this virus- if it is a virus- is.  So be sure to completely destroy the brain, it's the only way to really stop them! Keep heading North, and remember there's safety in numbers! The growing military presence can only mean security! This is DJ Voice, signing out.




This round's Spectator Event produced a fantastic hoard of undead monstrosities! It was difficult to choose our winners, but below are the lucky winners of art by Coelasquid Please contact us with your request!

First Place: The ZooKeeper by Huntsman97
Second Place:

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BIOWEAPON ZOMBIE by spookygoss


And a few Honorable mentions who don't get a prize but scored very high with all of the judges! The rest may be viewed here: deviantdead.deviantart.com/fav…

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Scrotal Annihilation by PepperoniDeluxe

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Santa Baby by Blak-D3ath
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Thanks so much for everyone who contributed! Please stay tuned next round for the next Spectator Event!








The Prompt: That's right, folks, you heard the man! The zombies are now mutating! Who will survive this undead evolution? Only time will tell! Like last round, Death is not mandatory this round (although it is not discouraged)- Survivors are welcome to collaborate for a team up in Round 4, or battle for creative control solo. There's pros and cons for each option, so think carefully before you decide!

This was a doozy, folks! The third round is a treacherous period for any tourney, marking the mid-way between acts. We say farewell to many talented artists who forfeited this round, but those who came through did so in spades! Those just tuning in, be sure to read through the latest installment of DeviantDead, brought to you by our talented competitors!

Without further ado, Round Three Results:





:iconpenril: - FORFEIT
We're sorry to see Penril had to drop out, his comic-skills are top-notch! Fortunately, there is rumor that he will be aiding gravitationaltim in writing for the next round, so we have not seen the last of Aaron and Kaylee!

:icongravitationaltim: -
deviantdead.3.1 by gravitationaltim deviantdead.3.2 by gravitationaltim deviantdead.3.3 by gravitationaltim
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Critique:
gravitationaltim did a lot of really great things in this round.  The art is superb, the writing is intriguing, and the plot (both the overarching one and the one for this round) keep you glued to your monitor.  One weakness we saw, however, was how he dealt with the prompt.  While and-also-dinosaurs' previous rounds had a great variety of mutant zombies, we couldn't help but be let down this time.  Compared to his earlier efforts and to the other contestants, this was a real weak spot. Otherwise, it was a wild romp with a horrific twist that can not be missed out on! We won't spoil the ending for you readers, but it is highly recommended to read this right now. :zombie:

WINNER:
:icongravitationaltim:








:iconflipsidered: - fav.me/d2psm3a fav.me/d2psmfa fav.me/d2psmnd

Critique:
flipsidered had a lot of really good stuff in this round.  We loved the mutant, how seamlessly she tied her own plots into Eoin and Mona's, and especially what happens to Mickey.  It feels a bit rushed, the plot feels compressed to where sometimes it was tough following what was happening at points and sometimes it isn't clear which word bubbles belong to which character.  If you took a couple of days to clean it up (and maybe even throw in some backgrounds or color ;D) this could have been a great round.  As it stands, it's simply pretty good. Despite this, Flip's comic was considered by many of the judges as the best ultimate outcome from the 'mutant zombie' prompt- keeping it spoiler free, We cannot wait to see what happens next! :zombie:

:iconsephiramy: & :icondelshark: - fav.me/d2mb68t FORFEIT
While we're sorry that Del and Seph dropped out, we wish them luck in their future projects.  You can check out more Eoin and Mona (not to mention a few other familiar faces) in their future Curiah City comic! We're glad they at least managed this lovely fairwell-entry! Their story will be continued in DeviantDead canon by Flipsidered.


Winner:
:iconflipsidered:





:iconsynicalsel: - FORFEIT
Another unfortunate forfeit! We regret not seeing more from the ol' professor. Again, we wish you luck on your future adventures!

:iconbuuya: - DD: Round 3: 01 by Buuya fav.me/d2l7dcs fav.me/d2lmtjv fav.me/d2lprds fav.me/d2m21ug fav.me/d2n070t fav.me/d2oer29 fav.me/d2ok0wk fav.me/d2onrsj fav.me/d2oq77l fav.me/d2otm8m fav.me/d2oyuil fav.me/d2pfn0v
Critique:
Once again, we receive a really strong round from Buuya.  She did a great job balancing everybody's plots, from Professor Renard to Bob to her own Jay and Simon.  The transitions were smooth and natural, and the art (and blood accents) worked well.  Just make sure you watch those black-on-text sequences.  We understand that it's a stylistic choice, but when used too often it lessens the impact. Her mutant zombies were terrifying, especially towards the end! Keep pulling those heart strings! We can't wait to see what is in store for your survivors!

Winner:
Buuya





:iconcrispy-gypsy: - DeviantDead: Round 3 Cover by Crispy-Gypsy fav.me/d2m7kuj fav.me/d2m81ls fav.me/d2m9jr9 fav.me/d2ma5f5 fav.me/d2mbq1g fav.me/d2mdr84 fav.me/d2mg9zq fav.me/d2mntff fav.me/d2mq7pq fav.me/d2msz2t fav.me/d2muhon fav.me/d2n5yrf fav.me/d2nasla fav.me/d2niycq fav.me/d2nnxdi fav.me/d2ns9fc fav.me/d2nyti7 fav.me/d2o2a2o fav.me/d2o2bqr fav.me/d2o2d5l fav.me/d2o5anr fav.me/d2ocnlv fav.me/d2ocsde fav.me/d2odo0b fav.me/d2okxpf fav.me/d2omyga fav.me/d2p90u3 fav.me/d2p96bc fav.me/d2pavse fav.me/d2paykv fav.me/d2pb0gi fav.me/d2pfzy9 fav.me/d2pho9d fav.me/d2phs1c fav.me/d2pi0oj fav.me/d2pms3w
Critique:

Crispy brought forth an engaging plot with an interesting spin on the zombies' mutation- the only entry this round that dealt with reassembling with animal parts. Many of the judges who had already been interested in Ned's past were compelled further when she took the chance to throw her cards on the table! Her art and characterization is consistent and true, but we were all left feeling as though Pierre had been put on the back burner. For each round, remember who your opponent is! Even if you plan on developing more in the future, you have the next opponent to consider into the mix as well.  Crispy also did some experimentation with story structure this round which started off strong and intriguing, but ultimately felt jumbled towards the end. When a plot is complicated, it isn't always necessary to complicate it further with unconventional structure- sometimes it's best to go straight-forward. Also, remember to let panels breathe! Even when dealing with psycho-drama, we still felt like we were watching a lot of talking heads. Don't forget the mood of the setting is as important as the mood of the characters. Overall, it was a powerful entry, leaving us sitting on the edge of our seats to hear what REALLY happened, and what will happen next!


:iconmahlstrom: - DD Round 3 ,p.1 by Mahlstrom fav.me/d2l63yx fav.me/d2n1fhd fav.me/d2na8tt fav.me/d2p4elw  http… fav.me/d2pu2tt fav.me/d2pu2u3 fav.me/d2puinx fav.me/d2puio3 fav.me/d2puiq2 fav.me/d2puiqm fav.me/d2puixb fav.me/d2puj5s fav.me/d2pujae fav.me/d2pujgn fav.me/d2puyxf fav.me/d2puyzn fav.me/d2puz7w fav.me/d2puza5 fav.me/d2puze3 fav.me/d2puzgz fav.me/d2puznw fav.me/d2puzpf fav.me/d2pvp7k fav.me/d2pvpcz

Critique:
Mahl started off strong and elegant, weaving a great start to an overall fantastic romp. His backgrounds were well placed and executed, and his zombies were top-notch. His take on the mutation twist was outstanding and very fitting versus his tribe-themed opponent, but otherwise we felt his characterization of Crispy's team was interchangeable with any survivor. The end began to meander, and with two months and a soft-deadline towards the end, it felt incredibly rushed- not just the inconsistent refinement stages, that happens, but the storytelling itself felt cut short on a low, instead of leaving us hanging on a high.  Mahl's story was easier to follow than Gypsy's, and we're all chomping at the bit to find out what will happen as the mutation within Pierre continues-  Unfortunately, while a fantastic adventure, it lacked the bite needed to grab the majority of the judge's votes.

Winner: Crispy-Gypsy

:icondjvoiceplz::iconsaysplz:This concludes round three of DeviantDead! Contestants remaining, please take a well-earned break while you wrap up the end of school and the beginning of your summer, but prepare yourself- SEMI FINALS begins in July! Whether you decide to use this time to rest, or to further your plot with side-stories to suppliment your round four is up to you, but it is certainly a time to think about your game plan as we approach the end!

This is DJ Voice, signing out.


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:iconlomebririon:
Lomebririon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010   Digital Artist
I am dissapoint. :C
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:iconhuntsman97:
Huntsman97 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Whoooaaa! I won a contest, Thanks everyone!!!!!!!!!!
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aizou-blue Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Congrats everyone! These next matchups will be amazing...:0
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Sola84 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Congrats to the winners! I can't wait for the matchups. :)
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Mahlstrom Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Congratulations to everyone and good luck in the next round guys!
(Especially you, Crispy, make me proud! :))
Right now, I'm really excited about the next match-ups!
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Undercurrent-32 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this tournament really has a high quality... it's kinda intimidating!
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OutcastToReality Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hoorah! :dummy: So excited for the next round!
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Zerahoc Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Nice work people! Shame about the forfeits though, you guys have done so well so far! Looking forward to round four!
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ArtticWitchica Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Yay! All the people I'm rooting for won this round :D I hoped Penril would have made an entry but still Yay!!!!
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BORDEAUXbrows Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
oh man! next round is gunna be FUCKING INTENSE >8U


also
HURRAY FOR HONORABLE MENTION :la:
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rassafraggin Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Surprising, and yet not surprising at the same time. Now let's see which winners will match up!
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:icongravitationaltim:
gravitationaltim Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hoo boy don't i know.
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Crispy-Gypsy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Student
Oh Jesus. D: Thanks for the critique guys, I'll try and keep that in mind again XD Keep slipping. Great opponent, great time, I'm sad to see Mahl (as well as pen, selene, delya, and sephi) go. I can't wait for the next round.
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lazysmirk Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Keep on truckin' bitches.
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:iconginchael:
ginchael Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
congrats y'all.
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