A shirt.woot entry from way way back…
It was way before the shirt.woot community crushed my spirit… but in a good way.
Granted it was before I really knew what made a good design, (and for sure, this design is a piece of crap) but during my short participation at woot, I learned many things:
1. People don’t like complicated designs. That nifty texture in the lobster shell, that was a dumbass move. So was the sunburst and parallel line shading in the drums. Why? Because it makes it harder to read. People like things that their lizard brains can understand, and that means they have to understand exactly what they are looking at with their twitchy darting beady eye in a millisecond.
I think the words, ROCKIN LOBSTER with a silhouette of a simple lobster with a drumstick and one drum kit would have netted a better response.
Yeah, even as I write that, I’m like… heck yeah, dat easy to understand, me like.
2. Internet commentators are bitches. “If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can’t be done.” Peter Ustinov
If you need advice about t-shirts, there are many many many experts over there, so successful I don’t think some of them even have… or need jobs. Their whole lives are dedicated to dictating what the world’s tastes should be.
3. It’s easy to “cheat” over there, but really, if you ain’t cheating, you ain’t tryin. ALL HAIL SCHULLER.
Bitches make snarky comments about how someone supposedly cheated by having multiple accounts (that… to vote you have to have purchased something) while thinking that getting your Klan to leave shitty comments and accusations on the competition’s entry isn’t as shady. Everyone’s out for themselves one way or another. Just because one way is more effective, doesn’t mean that it’s not allowed on the playbooks. It’s a dog eat dog world ya’ll.
The Suckahs that play the moral high ground card, are the ones trying to deal you biggest bullshit.