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    ROUND #015 VOTING

    Topic: Gluttonous Emperor

    Deadline for the voting: Sunday, 05 June 2005

    Posting thread (closed):
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    nightfend:
    concept: Native to the nitrogen heavy moon of Sadukar II, the Gluttonous Emperor is a terrifying creature to behold. Standing at over 12 feet in height, the Emperor fears no other life form on the moon. Being the dominate predator on Sadukar, it viciously kills whatever it comes across, not caring whether it needs to eat or not. There are times when the Gluttonous Emperor eats so much it can hardly move, with litters of dead carcasses surrounding it. Many smaller predators will wait just out of sight of the Emperor to feed on the dead that it leaves behind as it moves on to another location. It is because of these violent excessive killing instincts and its status as the dominate species on the moon that has given it its name.
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    Soultek:
    concept: The gluttonous emporer, one of the most feared of all network viruses has garnered the reputation for sucking bandwidth from it's prey with little to no animosity or pity. The gluttonous emperor is a common virus many people don't even know they have. Whenever you notice a lag spike or your internet crashes without warning, you know that the glottonous emperor has struck!
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    Rosco:
    concept: Have you ever wondered where certain objects disappear to? Your sock, a pet lobster, family members? They just disappear never to return. Well here at Nappy Research Co., we have discovered a logical and most fascinating explanation to your unfortunate situation.
    We have discovered a new species which has been reaping the world of everything it can get its tongue around. This creature, appropriately called the living garbage disposal, was discovered by librarian Norma Hallingsworth when all 43 of her cats were consumed by this beast living in her garage. Our Nappy researchers rushed to the scene after years of suspicion to finally get the info they were looking for.
    This living garbage disposal consumes anything and everything around. Like a goldfish, this creature will continue to grow as long as there is space and a continuing source of food. With tentacles for maneuverability, large arms for handling its food and a vicious and accurate tongue for hunting, this creature should be feared by all. To prevent attacks or stop this creature from eating your precious kitties, we recommend tasting bad. More specifically, eat garlic, rub your body in manure and wash your hair in pickle juice and you should be living an attack free life.
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    possessed:
    concept: Galaxy exploration unit 2 - subdivision: planetary patrol
    Urgent message...
    We found out why our efforts to communicate with human settlement 'Harris' (planet - 8623) have lead to nothing. The planet is in ruines and the planets surface is highly unstable. Most of the bodies had to be salvaged from space since gravity has collapsed. Unfortunatly, the planet's systemlink was completely wasted so no immediate data was available. It was with enormous luck that we found the body of Duron Gezby carrying a PDA which contains terrifying information. Copying PDA data ...
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    PDA Gezby
    entry ~ 334b
    It came out of nowhere... Why have we heard no response from the Earth Union? They must realise the desperate situation we are in. They have to come for us!
    ...
    The science team believes the approaching entity causes the electric disturbance and therefor all of our pleas for help have reached none.
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    God have mercy on our lives! We are too late with the evacuations, the sheer proximity of this leviathan enemy causes the planet to go insane with 'natural disasters'.
    ...
    This may very well be my last entry, this demon from the darkest regions of space is almost upon us.
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    All hail the Gluttonous emperor! It shall devour us all and cast our sinfull souls in the abyss... How many planets has this thing consumed and where will it end. It's chilling gaze will look upon our kin and ...
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    With this horrible message the entry ends. Clearly this poor man did not have the strength to undergo the situation.
    As strange as it may be, we have not found a single trace of this entity he speaks of. However, we cannot ignore the distastrous state this planet is in and send an investiga-
    -ERROR in send message
    - contacting sender server
    - sender offline...
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    youngpaddy1:
    concept: Starting every day with 200lbs of raw meat brought to him by those of his harem that are currently fertile, the giant blue 'Emperor Sakavee' will set about his task, 10 hours of near constant sex. A large Emperor will have upto a 1000 females under his watchful eye and every summer will have to fight for every single one of them, it is unlikely he will lose to a male with a small harem as his food stocks wont be so high, however when it becomes evident that he is weakening a male will pass on his harem to a son, the son will have been a daughter fed on hormone rich excreta from the Emperor to allow her to grow wings, male genitals and the chitinous head protection used in battle. A second son will be matured and sent out to gain another harem. The wings will wither to less than a tenth original size after the first sexual encounter.
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    AndrewLey:
    concept: Known by the locals as “arse face” the Gluttonous Emperor secretes a strong odour and a sticky, glucose rich, fluid that attracts thousands of insects, birds and small mammals from miles around.
    The large nose horn is used to attract the smaller females, which he grabs with his tail pincers in order to mate.
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    PHATandy:
    concept: Marrow Confector
    Standing for Bone Marrow Consumer, the Marrow Confector, feasts on the bones of the species underlings and workers in the mating season. The emporer consumes many of the preserved corpses of other species (and his own), through the base of the huge digestive system. Digesting the bones the it takes the main materials and creates the over the top 'headdress' of bones to attract females of the species for mating, and thus contuation of its clan. The emperors of clans compete with each to consume the most corpses and bones to create the larger headdress, along with body paints and mating calls to attract the females, and reproduce, increasing there numbers.
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    duddlebug:
    concept: Gluttonus Pegasus Oinkus
    The Gluttonus Pegasus Oinkus is the female of the Pegasus Oinkus. She has a penchant for sticky buns, cherry tarts and chocolate eclairs, which over her brief, bloated life time lead to the accumalation of flab, and fuel a constant stream of eggs. Only one egg will contain a female. And following the hatching of the female, Gluttonus Pegasus Oinkus will gradually accumulate wind as her egg producing bumhole ceases egg production and bungs itself up with sugary waste. Within days she will burst.
    The male of the species, simply Pegasus Oinkus, enjoys a life of servitude to his ample 'emporer'. Up to several hundred males (the number depends largely on the number hatched before the one female egg comes along) will scour the countryside for unsuspecting picnic-goers and patisserie delivery vans, to steal the cakes their queen so desperately desires. They are small and nimble and fly with grace and great aplomb. They love their emporer dearly and will continue to feed her even after her demise in a fit of grief and loss. Their devotion to the bloating sticky carcass that was once their queen, makes them easy prey to predators and hunters, and in certain parts of the British Isles they are considered a great delicacy. Their sweet tasting meat goes particularly well with fresh figs and vanilla dairy ice cream.
    The young female Gluttonus Pegasus Oinkus will fly in search of her first confectionary, after which she will start laying eggs and commence a whole new cycle of bun-stealing, sickly sweet reproduction....
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    shadoman:
    concept: Emperor Mytzae IX
    The kingdom of Mytzae is located high in the clouds of Rulan, a highly gaseous planet found in the Vesurra solar system. Mytzae is ruled by it's floating Emperor Kynja Mytzae IX. His kingdom has been ruled by his family for only a short time though due to the almost suicidal gluttony of its Emperor. Emperor Mytzae's taste for the Flying Pjarra Eel is immense and he will feed upon them as schools of them fly by his slow moving path—grabbing them with his hands and facial tentacles. But this tasty treat comes with a deadly price, for the Pjarra Eel sit very heavy in the multiple stomachs of the Emperor, which in turn weighs him down towards the planet’s surface. Ironically, the Emperor is an easy appetizer for the surface dwelling beasts below known as Rahmoras, whom just have to wait until another Emperor falls into their mouth from above.
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    leckronium:
    concept: The Gluttonous Bottlecap Emperor
    Lurking over his bottlecap throne, this gluttonous emperor watches impatiently as his servants bring him more riches. Too fat to fly and mutated from over-nourishment, he relies on his servants to maintain this appearance and reputation. He was once a servant like them. Scouring back alley ways and trash bins for those shiny plates of wealth and nourishment. Nothing could make him more happy then to find a secret location that none of the others knew about and to present his findings to the emperor, for he got a small share as a reward and would become one step closer to the throne himself.
    Replacing an emperor can be quite difficult. There is often a battle over who gets to take over the pile of caps that make up the throne, usually going to the next largest bottlefly. Emperors usually have an obsession with the caps they hoard. The more caps they possess, the more power they have. This greed often drives them to insanity although it also helps in determining the leader.
    Many bottlefly nests are destroyed from bums pilfering the recyclable materials found in these nests. To a bum, finding a nest is like finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Some nests can contain thousands of caps which would bring in a nice chunk of change to buy that next bottle of wine. This wine of course, goes well with the emperor, who tastes a lot like chicken.
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    look:
    concept: The first scientist discovered the Gluttonous Emperor thought its head has a remarkable resemblance to the old Chinese Emperor, with the tentacle in place of the long beard, and flat out fin as the shoulder piece. Thus the name.
    The Gluttonous Emperor is truely a remarkable creature. Its sole purpose is to devour. Ironically, the male half of the species has such weak digesting organ that they can only eat the processed food from the female.
    The female Gluttonous Emperor will eat anything in sight, from fish to seaweeds, including their own species and their own eggs. Its enormous stomach cannot hold all the food it eats, and it will tear up. The male will eat the processed food from the females stomach by the cracks. When there is no crack on the stomach, the male will tear open one. The female will die eventually because of the wounds on the stomach.
    The male Gluttonous Emperor's job is to gather food with its tail light. They can shoot out milk like fluid with oder to fend off enemies. However the upleasant oder has little effect on the hungry females.
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    Gloklund:
    concept: The Myranthereen Gluttonous Emperor
    The Myranthereen Gluttonous Emperor is a vile, putrid creature whose sole purpose in life is to gourge itself on the the dreams and nightmares of...doh!, wait a second that was already done...
    Lemme start again... ahem... to feed nocturnally on the shadows produced by...venomous birds...wait...sirens? No!! Cloud Dwellers!!! WAIT!! Hmm... I give up. Lava creatures maybe? How about Crit Cows!! Yeah it feeds on the lack of critiques from the almighty Crit Cow!!!! Yeah, Yeah!!
    WoooHooo! Thats why this thing is so fat, there's alot of lacking critiques running around for this thing to feast upon. This creature also gets the "Emperor" name from the boney structure that surrounds its mishapen head.
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    cakeypigdog:
    concept: The cukoo horriblis is a distant relation to the cukoo bird genus. At some distant point in the past the birds genes were crossed with that of a toads. throw in a bit of random mutation and a few generations later this nasty little critter is born.
    The cukoo horriblis acts in a similar way to its ancestors but has developed the power of mind control. The hatchling first pushes the other eggs and chicks from the nest to their deaths. It is fed by its new aggreived mother and father for the first few days. As it grows it develops a sinister mind control capability. It alters the intention of surrounding creatures: diverting them to feed the cukoo horriblis instead of their own young. As the creature grows larger it is able to affect a bigger area. soon it has a whole community of creatures feeding it while their own young starve to death. It has been known to entirely destroy whole areas of woodland through its gluttonous habits.
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    trev:
    concept: Know as the Glutenous Emperor for its voracious appetite and its evtravagent colouration this beast is native to parts of the desert regions on the planet of Seareen. Agressive and very teritorial, it lives in the few constant water sources: both to catch its prey - anything which comes close enough - and to help support its vast bulk, as a result it is a good swimer and can hold its breath for ten minutes at a time. However, instead of waiting the shallows like a crocodile it can also take to the land and chase down its victims thanks to two very powerful arms, there are reports of it hurling itself through the air and using its vast bulk to crush its prey!...failing that it has sharp talons and mouth full of razor sharp teeth. Another trait this creature has evolved is extraordinarily strong stomach acid enabling it to digest bone and cartilge with ease.
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    OK - before voting/posting read this!!!

    1. Please give c&c or a reason why you voted for the image!

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    draw: too character like, the staff did it, and more effort please
    End Hits: better no entry than a rushed one to hit the deadline...

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    My vote goes to leckronium:
    lovely colors and rendering...the story with the bottle caps is awesome (especially the bum part )...also your creatures always have a touch, which makes them believable (i like this)...

    super favs:
    nightfend, AndrewLey, duddlebug, cakeypigdog

    favs:
    shadoman, Gloklund, trev

    possessed
    your image is really dark, i almost disqualified it, but then set my monitors brightness to 100 and could spot the creature , so people increase the brightness of your screen for possessed's entry

    General
    all entries/concepts were about a gluttonous creature but only a few regarded the emperor part!

    It's summer outdoors and i have no motivation to sit on the pc and draw...i think that's also the reason for the lowest number of entries for this round...maybe we should do a summer-break???

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    shadoman is the man hope you win
    Andrew Ley- You're second, also great creature, but shadoman's is more detailed

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    ok, my vote goes to duddlebug great entry with a wonderful, funny description. great stuff!

    honourable mentions to:

    look like your colour palette and loose brush work. nice idea for creature and an end result that stands out as different to the other entries.

    glokund: A really high impact image. i like the creatures face a lot, you have achieved a great sense of movement in the tentacles.


    AndrewLey Good feel of 'fleshyness' of this entry. It reminds me a little of the brain bug from starship troopers. The horn on its head is a nice touch: gives the creature an interesting motif. I think the rendering could have been pushed to give it a wetter look all round though. great entry.


    shadoman: good solid rendering on this one. I like the story behind him too: a nice fatalistic tale!

    leckronium The bottle top hoarding story is a top idea. The stupidity of the creature is brilliant: lord of flies as it were :p cool entry!

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    Although there are some great posts, i think Andrew ey's concept has the most resemblance in terms of following the word gluttonous.

    top3

    1.Andrew Ley
    2.Gloklund
    3.shadoman

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    I think my votes goes for Gloklund. I like the detail and color choice. Also I like it because it actually look like an emperor.

    I also love andrewley, cakeypigdog, soultek and shadoman's creatures. Especially soultek's, it's rare to think of a sci-fi creature other than organic ones.

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    My vote goes to Andrewley, is was the one of the very few that i thought truly portrayed a Gluttonous Emporer, very slimy fat arse looking thing. Good work.

    Duddlebugs
    i also thought was pretty funny, nice one.

    Leckronium, gets my vote for best actual picture, your painting quality is very nice. Good work.

    Good work to all tha entered aswell. Nice one.

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    My vote goes to Shadoman - just a really cool design

    Also liked leckronium colouring style

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    andrewley for his believable concept and cool picture.
    leckronium -too humanlike in its behaviour.
    gloklund -funny description,but abit too monochrome.
    everyone else -not too much of an emperor or not that exiting visually.
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    Ok my fav is Duddlebugs, closely followed by leckronium - both these concepts had a good deal of thought put into them and it shows. Original and funny

    I also liked cakeypigdogs idea and its execution - my one gripe is that the half calv, half...reptile(?) creatures take the focus off the emperor and as a result make it seem less freakish. If it had been surrounded by normal creatures it would have really stood out as the big mutant that it is!

    Looking forward to the next round!

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    my vote to nightfend. I like it. If I made it , I did it as nightfend's creature. Nice work.

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    Andrewley : best painting tech. - my vote
    Fozzy: Fun as allways, but out of subject
    duddlebug: nice pic, but I just couldnt read the text. 8)

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    truely an emporer, duddlebug's entry was my favorite. the style was inventive and new for me. great color and a wonderful overall apperance. just keeps pumping out the loyal subjects. very friendly style with a very unfriendly looking subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzybar
    End Hits: better no entry than a rushed one to hit the deadline...
    Well, thats me told. I didn’t think the quality was much worse than my entry last time, but you’re the boss.

    Anyhooo...I voted Soultek. The ideas different, and I like the dark palette. Also, to me, it almost looks like its carved out of stone, which is cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnifex
    leckronium -too humanlike in its behaviour.
    Could you explain this to me? Just wondering what I wrote in the story that made the creature too humanlike and not more like a worker ant serving its queen or worker bee serving the queen bee...

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    voted for duddlebug, looks crazy, and those little piggies are cute as hell, the ploopp is fuckin digustin though.


    p.s. jjust noticed it's only got 7 legs, unless one's hidden by a massive roll of fat.

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    Originally posted by Fozzybar

    draw: too character like, the staff did it, and more effort please
    Too character like... - maybe; it did have a weird hippo face and kangaroo legs tho

    The staff did it......?


    More effort please... - There was considerable effort tho may not have looked like it. Very well I will accept defeat this round but I will be back.

    Andrew Ley got my vote - One fat gluttonous fuck of an emperor

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    Quote Originally Posted by draw
    Very well I will accept defeat this round but I will be back.
    That's the right spirit...

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    duddlebug - I was all ready to vote for leck when I asked myself why I wasn't voting for yours. Fun things have a way of getting smile at but passed by. So, I looked and really, really tried to crit it. I couldn't find anything, and I loved the colors, style, mood, and consistency. So, you got my vote.

    leckronium - so good!. Week to week I've been liking your stuff more and more, and you've hit the bullseye. I can't get that textured green out of my head. It's really striking. The only crit I have was the open right side of the comp. It left me looking at those caps for too long each time I checked out the image. Also, it's a bit too beetle, but I was very close to voting for this. I still love it.

    no time to enter or crit across the board this week, but good work all.

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    leckronium -i guess it's because he collect this stuff. i know,bee's collect honey too,but the use it further. or rather they collect something else to make it into honey. but your collection serves no purpose. much like humans would collect these things,only to look at them. no animal does that-as far as i know. ok,maybe that one bird,but it's different in a way i can't tell myself.
    perhaps it's also the description along with the one eye the creature has-it looks abit too cartoony imo.

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    Well it's good to see at least people thought about voting for me this round.

    Fozzy - Thanks for your vote. It's much appreciated and I'm glad your enjoying seeing my work posted. And as for your suggestion of summer break, it's up to you. If you want to take a break I'm sure people wouldn't mind. After all, COW has really changed in the last few weeks. Right now, COW keeps me busy doing art and practicing digital painting. I guess I'd just have to find something else to keep me busy until it returned.

    Shadoman, Craig - I haven't ignored the critiques about the right side of the image. I went back in and painted bottlecaps in the background which gave the picture a lot more depth, but in the end I felt it gave it too much depth, since my original plan was to give the feeling of being up close to this creature. Plus, my posted version I was quite pleased with which is rare for me. I hardly ever like my own work. I was comfortable with the background and when I went back in and added the caps, it conflicted with and brought out the dark shapes above it. The main reason I left the space to the right open is that when these contests are over I like to take the picture and incorporate type into it then post it on my website. It's good practice for me to keep up with design and layout of type. And Craig, as far as the creature being to beetle-like, I dont think its any different than duddlebug's being pig-like. But thanks for the comments. Here's a small version of the pic with the caps in the background.

    C.O.W. - #015: Gluttonous Emperor - VOTING!!!

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    I didn't get chance to get online over the weekend, and there's been loads going on... voting's started!

    I hadn't even seen some of the other entries...

    I really wasn't sure who to vote for, because there's some really cool stuff, but ended up going for leckronium because it was a really well rendered and composed piece, and i liked the story. Particularly the bit about the bums at the end. My only crit would be that the image could maybe have shown some of the worker 'bugs'..? But then you'd have needed to pan out and muck up the composition.

    And i'd agree with leck, that all these creatures are 'something-like'. They're all inspired by real creatures. And mine probably could be considered a bit too pig-like, but i liked the 'greedy' association within my story... and then there's 'pigs might fly' and stuff.

    The other big contenders for my vote were Gloklund (fantastic colours and rendering!), cakeypigdog (cool painterly style), AndrewLey (love the gluttonous look!) and Shadoman (really nice artwork) . But leckronium just pipped it.

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    Hello all:

    I'm posting my vote for AndrewLey. I thought he did a great job of capturing the glutonous feel of the creature, and his subdued color palette added to the overall disgust (that would be in a good way!). Nice job by everybody.

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    I voted for Nightfiend, his image and story made me laugh, it looks like one hell of a vicious rampaging creature.

    Lekronium I really liked yours too!!!

    Really few entries and votes this week.

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    good job all. some truly fun entries on the board.
    cakeypigdog got my vote with best concept story and composition. facial expressions of the glut emp was priceless. rendering was very pleasing as well.
    cheers!
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    redehlert: thanks man! its cheared me up a bit to get your vote and your kind words. thankyou!

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    Many thanks to anyone who threw a vote my way. It is much appreciated.

    Again, I am going with my top 3:
    3. Leckronium - I really liked the concept, rendering, and fact that you took the crits and went back and edited your piece. The lighting and detail on the creature was good and overall a very nice work.
    2. AndrewLey - Very nice sketchy rendering. The horn, face, and pool of muck are well done. The creature looks fat which sold me, but the story didn't keep up on the Emperor part as much as the Gluttonous part.

    In the end I voted for:
    1. Duddlebug - I really enjoyed this entry. When I first saw it, I busted up laughing. I felt that the rendering and story both truly conveyed the topic Gluttonous Emperor. It was both cute and disgusting at the same time. The only thing that I was questioning on my vote was the rushed background. I think if that was more sound, it would have not been a question what-so-ever.

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