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Post by Crisu » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:30 pm

Because being a regular visitor of our forum should have its perks, here's our secret announcement of the completion of 2010's avatars.

http://www.internationalsaimoe.com/cont" onclick="window.open(this.href); return false; ... Pool_m.htm
Half-size that you'll get to see on the voting page

http://www.internationalsaimoe.com/cont" onclick="window.open(this.href); return false; ... arPool.htm
Full-size ones

Maybe you can play a game with yourself and try to identify all the faces. (Though there is an obvious hint. Plus the name will appear in a tooltip if you hover your mouse over the avatar for a second or two.)

Anyway, we hope this wall of moe gets you more excited about the upcoming preliminaries.

BONUS -- Review all the avatars used in 2009: http://www.internationalsaimoe.com/cont" onclick="window.open(this.href); return false; ... ol2009.htm

(Please be kind to my bandwidth. ^^;)
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Post by Team Rocket Elite » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:31 am

Using just the small pics, I was able to identify all of the charcters except three. The three I missed were Hanekawa Tsubasa, Kirishima Akari and Kirishima Kotone. I knew the names of the Kirishima siblings but not which were which. I only managed to get Oshino Shinobu because I already screwed up on Hanekawa Tsubasa. I knew about how the characters were ordered from the start but chose not to use that information. I only used the tool tips when I didn't know who a character was.
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Post by Chocola » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:07 am

Yeah I can't recognize the Kirishima siblings without certain traits, but that's okay.I blame Cecaniah for everything.
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Post by Kaito_Dash » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:14 am

I seems that I manage to memorize all of them except Ange and Maria.
Everyone looks great, especially Nadeko.

By the way, in the guys' pool, I spotted Hibari Kyouya whose first name is Kyouya and not Hibari. You list their names by first name, right?
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Post by Toady » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:16 pm

Well done ! I really like all of them, except Bernkastel. I find her very scary :$ She looks better generally.

I like the bicolor names for Suiseiseki and Souseiseki, it's a great idea =D

Oh, and I managed to make the difference between Akari and Kotone. But I still don't know all the names, so I couldn't find the names of 7 or 8 contestants :)

EDIT : Oh and there is text on Yui's picture. That's a bit sad
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Post by Team Rocket Elite » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:25 pm

I'm also not a particular fan of Bernkastel's picture. I probably wouldn't have recognized Ange and Maria if I hadn't seen their pictures beforehand. I'm not sure if there are any better pics for Ange and Maria, though.
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Post by Chocola » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:11 pm

Bernkastel's picture will be changed, but it will also be fanart similar to Ange and Maria.
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Post by Crisu » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:16 pm

The text on Yui's has been removed. Avatars for Azusa, Bernkastel, and Mikoto have been updated.

Thanks for everyone's feedback so far.

@Kaito: Oops. Well, that's last year anyway. ^^; But you're right.
I'm not sure if there are any better pics for Ange and Maria, though.
They've been very difficult to find. We're trying our best to provide an accurate representation of the character, so you can recall who they are (in case the name is not enough) and make a fair decision.
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Post by Destiny » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:27 pm

I only recognized Ange because she was next to Maria, she looks a bit... off in the picture, though I can't put my finger on why.

I'm not a particular fan of Rei's, but then again I'm insanely particular about Rei pictures.

Also I laughed when I saw the choice of picture for Yin - what I affectionately call "Yin's creepy smile".
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Post by bluemage » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:37 pm

The Avatars for 2010 look lovely. :bigsmile:

I think Ange may look a little "too" moe in that picture. She's usually more tsun and frowns most of the time, and when she smiles, it's more of a faint/slight smile, not a wide smile. Still, I understand that there are image availability limitations. Maria seems okay though.

The Shinobu one threw me off too. I had to look multiple times to make sure it was her.
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Post by aly_angelflight » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:17 am

I think Bernkastel's smile looks forced now. (It's scary, not moe. ._.)

We shall hide behind the lack of Umineko images no longer. (Anyone with time on their hands can sort through the albums for replacement pictures. :study:)
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Post by Chocola » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:09 am

The avatars are now final. We simply don't have time to make more minor changes where there are more important things that have to be done.
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Post by Cecaniah » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:33 am

KholdStare88 wrote:Yeah I can't recognize the Kirishima siblings without certain traits, but that's okay.I blame Cecaniah for everything.
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Anyways. There isn't much for Ange.
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Post by Crisu » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:05 am

I'm still welcoming any feedback from the community if you have it. While we may be busy now with prelims a few days away, there will be times throughout the season where we can address the smaller issues. We've changed avatars in the middle of the year before; I don't mind taking a little extra effort to help out.

@aly_angelflight: Thanks for the link. We'll take a look a little later to see if there's anything in there we haven't come across yet.
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Post by Chocola » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:41 am

Yes, the avatars may be changed for the regular season, so if you have feedback please post.
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Post by Crisu » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:08 pm

New avatars available for:
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Post by Destiny » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:47 pm

Crisu wrote:New avatars available for:
Bernkastel
Ushiromiya Ange
Ushiromiya Maria
I think Ange and Bern look much better in the new avatars! I can't remember Maria's old one but the new one is cute too.
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Post by Toady » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:57 pm

Yeah ! It's almost perfect now =D
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Post by aly_angelflight » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:59 pm

I have no problems with the avatars now. ^_^
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Post by Team Rocket Elite » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:06 am

New avatars defintely look a lot better.
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