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don't you wish you could vote for them all? [Jul. 9th, 2006|01:46 am]
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The moment you've all been waiting for is finally here. ^_^
The Midsummer Winners!


A Midsummer Poll!
Poll #765204 Midsummer Opinions

Did you submit an entry this year?

Yes
12(34.3%)
No
23(65.7%)

What did you think about the standard pony cartoon outlines for the entries?

Good idea. Everyone should use the same pony outline.
27(77.1%)
I prefer to draw my own ponies.
4(11.4%)
No preference.
4(11.4%)

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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-09 04:46 pm (UTC)

winners

those are the winners? WOW! AMAZING! IM REALLY IMPRESSED! CONGRATS! HAZZAH! i m in shock at the winner this year! STUPENDOUS..
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-09 05:30 pm (UTC)

Re: winners

Yeah i completely agree the winner is beautiful, and i noticed her before she was in the top ten. the only thing i was kinda "meh" about was the fact that all the winners seemed to be animal like of african style ponies just like the example pony even tho they are gorgeous and i LOVE them they dont seem to be out of the box... (well the one rabbit deer tailed one is, but still the animal theme) they seemed to be a African journey midsummer contest rather than a wild wonders contest.
congrats to the winners tho they are beautiful! and well deserved.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-10 12:17 am (UTC)

Re: winners

well...aikarin said it did not HAVE to be at all associated with wild wonders....it was just a title, and the winners were all wildlife or animal, ect. but, i thought she said anything goes! o well, i guess i misunderstood!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-07-10 05:03 am (UTC)

Re: winners

Um...alright. Glad to hear that you like the winners. It was tough choosing them! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: yodallama
2006-07-09 06:18 pm (UTC)
I looooveee the winners! It's odd...last year I wasn't so thrilled with the winners (I thought they were GREAT, don't get me wrong, but they were just not the ones I'd have chosen personally), but this year, these are exactly the ponies I was rooting for! I can't wait to see the real custom of the winner, that will be gorgeous!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-09 08:11 pm (UTC)

Winners

I really LOVE the winners, I just thought it was a tad unfair that all the winners seemed to be in the top ten, because that gave no one else a chance. I still love the winners, they are awesome! Congrats!!!!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-10 12:18 am (UTC)

Re: Winners

i entirely agree
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-10 12:21 am (UTC)

Re: Winners

i like the ponies that got picked. even though i was not in it, i think some of the others were simply amazing! there were so many beautys, i would have given awards to a lot this year! haha! there were a few that really diserved to win i believe, but whatever, it was her choice not mine!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-07-10 05:23 am (UTC)

Re: Winners

Thanks for the comment. I wish we could have given out more awards...I would have handed out dozens more, hence the title of this post: don't you wish you could vote for them all?
Perhaps we'll have some more prizes next year. It's such a pain to process & ship everything. Not to mention how we would decide on the other winners, LOL!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-07-10 05:20 am (UTC)

Re: Winners

Thanks for the note. I understand some people might view that as "unfair", but I assure you the Wild Wonders and Wildest Pony winners were chosen out of ~ALL~ of the entries. We did NOT just pick them out of the top 10. In fact, we started deliberating as soon as the designs were posted (before the voting started). And many designs that weren't in the top 10 were up for consideration.

Some would say that the "best" designs made it to the top 10, so it's only natural that the ones we picked also ended up there. The general public is probably looking for the same thing...well thought out, eye-catching, innovative, and clean designs. That's not to say the ones that didn't make it weren't good. A lot of "personal preference" goes into choosing a design. Of note, many of my personal favorites didn't make it to the top 10 either!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-10 12:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Winners

dont you have a say in the winner than? why dont you choose as well?? its your competition
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-07-17 06:53 am (UTC)

Re: Winners

I do have a say, but it's too hard for me to pick just one, so I have some close friends & family members help me out. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-07-10 05:06 am (UTC)
Thanks! Your taste in customs must be very similar! ^_^ I was kinda nervous when they gravitated toward African Sunset, just because I knew that gradient would be challenging.
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[User Picture]From: yodallama
2006-07-10 06:46 am (UTC)
I know what you mean, I can't WAIT to see how that works out!
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[User Picture]From: missy_bug
2006-07-10 04:53 pm (UTC)
Ohhh man! Im not so happy with the winner... ;( :( :( Oh well :( I guess it looks OKAY....
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[User Picture]From: yodallama
2006-07-10 05:00 pm (UTC)
Aw, I thought it was great looking. Why weren't you so happy with it?
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-10 06:27 pm (UTC)
i dont think so either, but o well, not my choice...therte were so many that should have won instead! haha!
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[User Picture]From: elvish_rose
2006-07-10 08:56 pm (UTC)
Gee... thanks. Did it occur to you that the person who won (namely me) might be reading this thread too?

Sorry you don't like my pony. But maybe could you be constructive and say exactly what you don't like instead of a general "that pony shouldn't have won"?
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-10 10:15 pm (UTC)

Winners

Well, I think your pony is fabulous!! COngratz and I'm sure Aikarin will make her awesome like the rest! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-07-17 07:05 am (UTC)
Hmmmm...perhaps I should not allow anonymous posting. I thought that person was hinting that maybe ~their~ design should have won.

Your design also got a lot of votes in the People's Choice category, so there are plenty of people who DO like it. ^_^ *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: missy_bug
2006-07-11 01:25 am (UTC)
Well she was the one i origanally voted for, and it not that i dont like her because her desing is breath taking... Its just that i wanted to see a desing after a real horse... Like... A dun looking one or somthing...
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[User Picture]From: elvish_rose
2006-07-11 03:16 am (UTC)
*hugs* My post wasn't directed at you so much. I can understand the idea of a "real horse" design. I like those a lot myself! I've seen a really pretty palamino one somewhere...
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-11 01:15 pm (UTC)

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yah, yours is nice, i just thought that there were others that were better, but whatever... congrats anyways.
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[User Picture]From: missy_bug
2006-07-11 07:42 pm (UTC)
LOL! yeah i know! i tried making one myself but... I cant to body repaints so well... I wasnttrying to be a jerk... I like your design! but i thought it would be cool to see Aikarin do a custom like a real horse... I have a horse and i just though it would be cool... Please dont take it the wrong way! * Hugs Back * BTW how did you come up with a pony like that????
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-11 01:08 am (UTC)

winners

Wow this was a tough competition this year, I'm happy that African sunset won....

funny thing though when i was trying to figure out a custom design for mine, that idea of african sunset did cross my mind... of course if i did make it, it would have still been different than yours...lol She really is an eye catching design i found that when i skimmed the pages of enteries that she always caught my eye. I can't wait to see how she turns out.

**Lady Seashell**
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[User Picture]From: missy_bug
2006-07-17 03:55 am (UTC)
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my dad, he works on the Marine base in camp pendleton ( hes a fire fighter for the goverment ) He came home from work, and QUESS WHAT!!!!! he braught home a Rarity Styling Pony from one of the walmarts on the base!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAME HOME FROM WORK, AND SHE WAS ON MY BED!!! I DIED!!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! i didnt even know we had her yet! YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-07-17 06:56 am (UTC)
Ah, lucky you! ^_^ Your dad is awesome! ^_^
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