On the fifth day of Tempmas results...

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Jan 30, 2010
  1. Ace Gunman
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    [​IMG] On the fifth day of Tempmas results...
    ...GBAtemp gave to me: each winning contest entry!

    The Final Day of Tempmas Results
    Day Five: Winning Entries

    On the fifth day of Tempmas results, GBAtemp gave to me: 10 pretty pictures, 4 merry movies, 10 seasonal stories, 10 Tempmas tunes, and each winning contest entry!
    The Final Day of Tempmas Results has arrived. Over the last week we revealed the winners of each competition, one day and competition at a time. Today, on the fifth and final day, the various winning entries are being presented for all to see and enjoy. This will also lead to the removal of the Christmas emoticons, within the next few days.

    It has been a lot of fun, and we've enjoyed each of your submissions. However before the winning entries are presented, I'd like to explain a bit about the thought process behind the staff voting:

    Winning isn't just a matter of which entries are technically superior, or which member had more skill in a field. Though those are factors. No, these Tempmas competitions were never about which was better, just which ones each staff member enjoyed more. Some were skillful, some made us smile, others made us laugh. Ultimately, it was all about holiday spirit and how the entries affected each of us individually.

    We do hope that you have all had fun, and that you'll be gracious to both those who won, and those who didn't. Throughout the entries you'll see a varied array of images, songs, videos, and writings. And now, the winning entries, enjoy.

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    (Note 1: Entries are listed by winning group and alphabetical order).
    (Note 2: Clicking on the Santa Picture or Tempmas Carol graphics will lead to pages containing their respective winning entries. And clicking the spoiler boxes and the member name will do the same for writing and video).
    (Note 3: A certain member still has not responded with their member name. If you entered the music competition, know of a "JR", and your song was entitled "iwasdrunk", please contact me immediately so that we can confirm your listing).

    And one final thank you to our partner sites for sponsoring the Tempmas competition. Check these guys out if you're ever in the market for gaming accessories - iShopVideoGame, Gamezway, WikiNDS
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    No one listen to mine! Haha [​IMG]
     
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    I love the #1 video. Bananabomb, ROFL!
    And I'm having a blast listening to the music entries. Some of you ought to be on Idol. [​IMG]
     
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    ... I wonder why exactly prose was allowed in the writing competiton when in fact it was completely disregarded?
     
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    More than anything, reading the winning writing entries made me hate everything.

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    Listening to TinyT rap made up for everything lost.

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    THIS IS TRUE, BUT ONLY TO GBATEMP.
     
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    Props to n8littlefield for the awesome poem.
     
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    Woah! First place song has a really nice, smooth sound to it! [​IMG]
     
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  10. Ace Gunman
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    As stated in the paragraphs preceding the entry reveals: they didn't need to be great works of art. This was never about what was best, merely what the majority enjoyed more. If it made us chuckle, or smile, or warmed our hearts in the ever-depressing dead of winter.

    For example, Fel's entry (which got mangled by the .txt file when uploaded, unfortunately), I adored. I haven't felt anything close to "holiday spirit" in years, but this fellow, he nailed it. He wrote a beautiful letter in a non-native language as best he could, and it melted my heart, which was cold to the holidays. It made me smile, and even got a little tear.

    Again, this was never about being superior. We never expect anyone to be Shakespeare. We are not, after all, Random House publishing or somesuch. If anyone expected to win on writing ability alone, well, they overshot a very simple task. Make a nice little letter to Santa, a funny little story, a short holiday poem, or whatever. The winning entries were rooted in holiday cheer and fun, and that is the entire point of the competition.
     
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    That is fair, and I do not contend with your explanation in the least. But it would be nice if you guys maybe limited the scope of the submissions in the next competition, if possible. It just feels slightly awkward to include a category and not have it represented in the results, though I am in no way questioning me not having won - but rather questioning the inclusion of that writing style if it the intention was to receive entries that are the opposite of it.
     
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    Gore's "poem" was made from epic win.
     
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    guess when it comes to writing
    anybody can be a winrar
     
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    OMG xD I totally know why Yeoshi won the music competition now xD. That song totally rocks! (I wish I could get it lol).
     
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    I'm loving the entries, but did anyone else notice that Burtoboy's and Jurassicplayer's entries link to the same video?
     
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    I see my entry [​IMG]

    (PS: It's the last picture in the screenshot comp)
     
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    use download helper to download it
     
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    Damn. I knew that was going to happen. I even double checked two links to make sure it didn't. I guess I checked the wrong two. Anywho, Jurassicplayer's link has been fixed, thanks for the heads up.
     
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    xD My video was just that bad. I didn't realize that both the camera and windows movie maker showed the video brighter than everything else xD. So pretty much its an almost black screen over half the time.
     
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    Ace!! it was a great tempy winter!!! its -17 degre c here fuck!
     

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