A monkey is sitting in a tree, smoking a joint, when a lizard walks past. The lizard looks up and says to the monkey “Hey! what are you doing?” The monkey says “Smoking a joint, come up and join me, my cold-blooded friend.”
So the lizard climbs up and sits next to the monkey and they have another joint. After a while the lizard says his mouth is ‘dry’, and that he’s going to get a drink from the river.
At the riverbank, the lizard is so stoned that he leans too far over and falls in. A Crocodile sees this and swims over to the stoned lizard, helping him to the side.
He then asks the lizard, “What’s the matter with you?!” The lizard explains to the crocodile that he was sitting in the tree, smoking a joint with his new monkey friend. He then explained how his mouth got dry, and that he was so wasted that, when he went to get a drink from the river, he fell in!
The inquisitive crocodile says he has to check this out. He walks into the jungle and finds the tree where the monkey is sitting, finishing a joint. He looks up and says “Hey, MONKEY!” The Monkey looks down and says “FUUUUUCK, DUDE……. how much water did you drink?”
When I was in inspiration I started something called "cult rescue" where once a month the cult would pick a cult that needed rescuing. Imagine yard crashers of the internet. We weren't the best gfx designers of VF but we worked together to make things match to make sure that the cult package people received was worthy.
Hogwarts won 5 icons, 5 banners and a layout from the VFDT as a package for some sponsorship contest. Cool right? That's what we thought.
Does anything match? No. SO GLAD THESE ARE THE OFFICIAL DESIGNERS.
Out of the 10 graphics I've gotten so far (no layout in sight). 5 are useable-ish. I mean they're not bad but I'm not falling on my ass going damn this cult looks fun. It just looks bland. It looks like oatmeal. Plain, boring, oatmeal.
To me I can imagine Bob Ross going oh look a gif, we're going to resize it to a happy banner size. We don't really like the colours so we'll gradient map an overlay. It looks bare, let's add some text. Maybe mix in some pixel text in case you didn't know this was at vampirefreaks.com or that this was a cult. There. Happy boring banner.
It's been what six months? Six months of waiting on stuff. I found 5 or 6 owl images/gifs for the icons, got 3 icons with the same owl.
I wanted a TC banner, it took me 3 days to realize there was one in there because yknow it really pops out at you. Not. And yet, it's the best in terms of graphic. It's the one that looks best out of the whole lot.
And honestly, I hope to fuck another header has been made. Right now, I am holding back from having MMH banned altogether from making graphics for this request because honestly, I've never seen her make shit so ugly. If the first one wasn't bad enough, the second one is just...bad. The worse part is, she's actually a decent designer (in case bitches don't see the positive in my commentary), but obviously only when she wants to and if you don't want to honey, then don't fucking do it. Save us both a fucking migraine. Just do it right or don't bother at all.
I just I think the VFDT is an awesome concept, but the delays, the poor "craftsmanship", the piss poor attitudes that lead to well I don't like this person I'm going to make shit - it's making it get old fast.
When I was on the VFDT, HogwartsWizardingSchool was requesting graphics and a layout. They jacked my shit from Hogwarts, I mean I had a reason to be fucking pissed at them. The point is, I didn't sabotage them, I didn't talk shit, I didn't do anything. Instead I ignored their request and moved on to other requests because I knew that I would botch it. I could have been a petty little sumbitch but I wasn't because people had earned points for these things. There are so many backed up requests in the VFDT, might as well do something useful and right the first time then work on someone you dislike's request and try to piss them off. At the end you're just making yourself look bad and fucking the team over.