Yay Hamst3r! It's a shame this isn't a multi-vote poll, as I like the sound of 1, 2 and 4 >.> I don't quite know what you mean by 3 (as I haven't seen those things you mentioned), so that's why the others appeal more.
The community song is a glorious piece of work by yourself and all the others involved, but would it lose its shine if it was just done again? For four, I'm no artist, but I'm pretty sure there's some talented duders around the site who could make something awesome. Just make sure there would be enough squares for everyone who wanted in, and it produced something large enough for a 1080p wallpaper.
I think my vote goes for the Musician Edition in the end then, cause anyone can contribute some sort of sample for that, right?
@chavtheworld: Yup! Idea 1 is a call for voices only, I handle the music. Idea 2 gets more people involved in the creation of the music, witch is especially good for anyone who knows how to play an instrument. Idea 2 is a much more open idea, which could have more than one song being worked on at a time, with someone different overseeing each one - just a general music collaboration thread.
I really like community video idea. I have an idea of something funny I might be able to contribute to it, if I can find a dumb piece of software I used like 15 years ago as a kid.
BUT I'd be worried about the number of submissions you would get with something like that. If enough people came together it would be awesome, but it might end up being considerably smaller in scope than anticipated. There could also be some pretty terrible submissions.
Considering I have no musical talent I would say that the original would be just fine.
The video idea sounds great on paper, but would turn into a train wreck fast (i think).
That being said, I would love a followup to the Original Community song.
I would like to be a part of an Original Recipe song, but I presume it will be invite-based. The reason? Hamst3r is a really good songwriter and I'd rather hear that than the jumbled mess that will come from a massive collaboration.
That said, Video/Quilt would both be neat too, even if I couldn't really contribute to either.
Since I could only pick one, I'll go with the Community Quilt, since that is perhaps the most novel thing I've heard of in a while. Maybe I was attracted by the statement "Fuck You This Is Art", but regardless, that's a neat damn idea.
If I had a second, a second Original style song would be pretty cool.
I just realised after rewatching the original community song that so many of the users who submitted their voices barely post anymore or have jumped ship entirely.
Also, I have reaffirmed my believe that the community song video is a piece of timeless art <3
Also also, I voted 1, but 2 and 3 could be really cool too!
@dudeglove: You can go wild with whatever software you want to use - as long as the thing you draw blends into the things drawn on the squares around it
For instance, if someone draws a street, you don't necessarily have to draw a street too, but you should utilize the line made by the street as part of your design.
badrawr2600 made this street scene:
That might be Jeff, who knows.
And roscoeschickenandcrocodilles wanted to draw a tribute to the glory of Kim Jung-Un by depicting him drinking a bonus soda alongside Saturn:
To make it all work, he used some of the lines from badrawr2600's image and now just has to blend some of the colors to make it legit:
Boom. The images have become one. It's like it was made to be. If I wasn't lazy, I'd fade out some of those black lines nearing the border too.
There are a few things that can be done to make this all work better:
1. Someone makes a simple line drawing across the entire grid, perhaps of something like Police Sketch Jeff. That way, every square has a line in it that transitions nicely into another square. What you end up with is something that looks more like a photo mosaic - if you squint just right - you'll see Police Sketch Jeff amongst the chaos!
2. Don't draw lines that touch the border - the borders are for colors only. This works, but I kind of like when the lines go between squares, so I'd prefer method 1 if anything.
So yeah, that's how an image quilt works.