On the fifth day of Tempmas results...

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Ace Gunman, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Ace Gunman
    OP

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

    Former Staff
    6,385
    18
    Apr 17, 2003
    Canada
    Wassamatta U
    [​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.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    (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
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. science

    science science rules

    Member
    3,697
    114
    Jun 9, 2006
    Canada
    No one listen to mine! Haha [​IMG]
     
  3. Hatsu

    Hatsu Someone's been killing, eh?

    Banned
    2,143
    0
    Oct 19, 2009
    __________________ Warn: 50%
    Congratulations!
     
  4. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    7,651
    102
    May 12, 2004
    United States
    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]
     
  5. MarkDarkness

    MarkDarkness Deliverator

    Member
    708
    149
    Dec 17, 2009
    Poland
    ... I wonder why exactly prose was allowed in the writing competiton when in fact it was completely disregarded?
     
  6. BeatriceTheGolde

    BeatriceTheGolde Banned

    Banned
    60
    0
    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    More than anything, reading the winning writing entries made me hate everything.

    EDIT:
    Listening to TinyT rap made up for everything lost.

    EDIT2:
    THIS IS TRUE, BUT ONLY TO GBATEMP.
     
  7. MarkDarkness

    MarkDarkness Deliverator

    Member
    708
    149
    Dec 17, 2009
    Poland
    Props to n8littlefield for the awesome poem.
     
  8. Sonicslasher

    Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

    Member
    2,230
    29
    Dec 5, 2005
    United States
    Richmond, VA
    Woah! First place song has a really nice, smooth sound to it! [​IMG]
     
  9. BeatriceTheGolde

    BeatriceTheGolde Banned

    Banned
    60
    0
    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Ace Gunman
    OP

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

    Former Staff
    6,385
    18
    Apr 17, 2003
    Canada
    Wassamatta U
    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.
     
  11. MarkDarkness

    MarkDarkness Deliverator

    Member
    708
    149
    Dec 17, 2009
    Poland
    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.
     
  12. Defiance

    Defiance oh my god.. it's full of trading cards...

    Member
    1,504
    62
    Oct 7, 2007
    United States
    Terminus
    Gore's "poem" was made from epic win.
     
  13. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Member
    11,650
    2,934
    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    NYC
    guess when it comes to writing
    anybody can be a winrar
     
  14. jurassicplayer

    jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

    Member
    4,361
    505
    Mar 7, 2009
    United States
    Pantsuland
    OMG xD I totally know why Yeoshi won the music competition now xD. That song totally rocks! (I wish I could get it lol).
     
  15. Densetsu

    Densetsu Pubic Ninja

    Former Staff
    3,435
    2,867
    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    I'm loving the entries, but did anyone else notice that Burtoboy's and Jurassicplayer's entries link to the same video?
     
  16. xViera

    xViera Member

    Newcomer
    15
    0
    Dec 17, 2009
    New Zealand
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    I see my entry [​IMG]

    (PS: It's the last picture in the screenshot comp)
     
  17. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Member
    11,650
    2,934
    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    NYC
    use download helper to download it
     
  18. Ace Gunman
    OP

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

    Former Staff
    6,385
    18
    Apr 17, 2003
    Canada
    Wassamatta U
    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.
     
  19. jurassicplayer

    jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

    Member
    4,361
    505
    Mar 7, 2009
    United States
    Pantsuland
    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.
     
  20. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

    Member
    4,223
    159
    Jul 11, 2009
    Canada
    Montreal, QC
    Ace!! it was a great tempy winter!!! its -17 degre c here fuck!