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When a Pixel Fad comes around at Pixelation...

I tend to be the creator, or early adopter...
I see everyone doing it and join immediately!
I enjoy watching, and participate if time allows...
I admire, but hardly ever contribute.
I like to join in, but not if I'm last in line!
I wait for my favorite pixelers to join before I do.
I typically ignore it.
I'm against it! Why can't you people do your own thing?

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Offline Peppermint Pig

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Pixel Fads Poll

on: November 11, 2006, 10:28:12 am
What's your opinion on Pixel Fads?

NOTE: You have 2 votes. Pick the two choices that best describe your reaction.

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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #1 on: November 11, 2006, 10:55:49 am
So far, since I joined pixelation in the late 2003, I saw the "Kenneth style portrait" fad, the "Nem's amputee chibi" fad, and the current one.
In none of the cases I was the one starting it, but I think I joined early-ish in all of them.
While I dont really care about what's popular and all in real life, somehow on the boards it makes it feel like the community is tighter or something, and makes you want to join. Hard to explain, but yeah.

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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #2 on: November 11, 2006, 11:06:33 am
I enjoy watching, and participate if time allows.. Goes with most things.

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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #3 on: November 11, 2006, 03:00:30 pm
Watching is good enough for me usually- I want to be different most of the time, so I don't follow the trends. Not to say participating in fads is bad, its just not my thing.
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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #4 on: November 11, 2006, 05:02:13 pm
#3: I enjoy watching and participate when I'm able to. Sometimes the fad gets me in pixelling groove again. Fads rock :D
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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #5 on: November 11, 2006, 07:56:01 pm
again number 3 here, and 4 since we have 2 votes, I'll always admire ;D
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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #6 on: November 11, 2006, 09:34:17 pm
I enjoy watching, and participate if time allows...
But i may also wait till my favourite pixellers join before i do anyway..  :-*

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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #7 on: November 11, 2006, 11:05:57 pm
I  usually dont find em interesting, so I only join if I have a particularly funny or clever twist to it....so I chose "dont participate" and "hardly ever"

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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #8 on: November 11, 2006, 11:20:25 pm
hmmm.. the only one that comes to mind are the fad avatars, I made one but I don't use it :P
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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #9 on: November 11, 2006, 11:31:26 pm
i saw the tail end of 'I ____ Sals' and nem's chibi and kenneth style portrait. The fadavatar is the first i've participated in though.
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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #10 on: November 11, 2006, 11:54:13 pm
I think the best fad was probably the one with the fighter sprite fad. It was supposed to be a parody on C........'s work. (What's his name?!)
Anyway, I made a clown. Thing is, it was very low pixels (a la low poly) so everyone could join, but it still allowed for much creativity. And back then, I had time, hehe.

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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #11 on: November 13, 2006, 12:25:28 pm
I've only ever been involved with one fad, and it started by accident after Kable adopted that bloody awful image I drew as an avatar. Now that was a fad anyone could join because you had to draw 'em as bad as possible...
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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #12 on: November 14, 2006, 01:29:55 am
I hated your fad doctor! mind you, when you and Kable did it, it was one hell of a badass statement

afterwards it was just a plauge of bad art
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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #13 on: November 14, 2006, 12:02:28 pm
Whatever you think, fads got people pixeling. (Might just have to revitalize some of the older fads!)

My current theory is that it's a subconscious desire to do 'doll' work that makes fads so popular. ~ Peppermint Freud  ::)

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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #14 on: November 14, 2006, 12:41:37 pm
I rarely join fads, but I finally caved to the current one. I haven't been around here long enough to remember any others, unless you count "style bandwagons" like the random dither style, and the "Only-Use-Teal-Gray-Bronze-Slate-Purple" trend.

I like your "doll" theory, Peppermint Pig, hehe.  :D

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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #15 on: November 15, 2006, 05:21:09 pm
I hated your fad doctor! mind you, when you and Kable did it, it was one hell of a badass statement

afterwards it was just a plauge of bad art

Pff! All the art which resulted from it was excellent! See:

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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #16 on: November 15, 2006, 11:04:27 pm
on the one hand, I admire it, and along the line join in somewhere (not in the least because it takes time to understand the fad)

on the other hand I say do your OWN thing, be creative don't let yourself get comfortable riding coattails ...
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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #17 on: November 15, 2006, 11:29:39 pm
I think fads are a fine and fun way to practice adapting to another style, which help you expand your comfort zone.  Though I don't know if I ever joined a fad... besides the Colin Sick one.

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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #18 on: November 16, 2006, 05:30:50 am
I usually just sit back and watch but I have joined in a few in the past. I remember specifically the Kenneth style portrait one. Oh who was the guy in the 5th row, 3rd from the right in the picture Dr Derek's posted? Wasn't his name like Mr H or something? I seem to remember a lot of popularity with that guy or his art for some time. I wish someone still had that stuff kicking around.

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Ok I looked around a bit more and found I had some of the Mr. H pieces that Pep had made. Hope it's ok if I post these Pep.




Could have sworn there was more out there.
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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #19 on: November 16, 2006, 06:47:01 am
He's back



Mr.H made some pretty aweful (awesome and awful have a child) art and was a bit of a sensation around 3 years ago I think. That blue-faced dude with red gloves was his avatar.

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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #20 on: November 16, 2006, 07:43:30 am
Yeah, Mr. H was an interesting artist.

Just mentioning his name makes me think of earlier days. Like the time in the IRC channel when HardshouldeR told me to speak only in questions for the entire day, so I did. Good times.

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Reply #21 on: November 16, 2006, 12:45:01 pm
Oh man, Hardshoulder, blast from the past. He was really into Mr.H fanart too if i remember correctly. I remember when Mr.H posted a picture of some years older person, perhaps his brother and pretended that was him, while he was clearly about 12 years old. Good times, good times.

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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #22 on: November 16, 2006, 01:43:50 pm
Haha, yeah, that's fine Delg. I should really see if I have any other fad items.

DrDerekDoctors, great memories you bring up also!

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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #23 on: November 16, 2006, 02:35:02 pm
I took join right away, but then i saw the Join if someone else joined thingy, and thats usually what i do..

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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #24 on: November 25, 2006, 04:30:46 am
Bah, conformists! *does conformist hair swing/scoff*  :lol:

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Re: Pixel Fads Poll

Reply #25 on: November 25, 2006, 09:31:45 am
Well, I'm still pretty damn new here, so I think it would be a little too early for me to cast my vote.

HOWEVER, as soon as I noticed the avatar fad thread, I quickly joined the bandwagon and made my own. So... I guess that says something.