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2006 Calendars Almost Ready

Submitted by caedes 11/25/05 8:28 AM GMT

I've finalized the designs for the 2006 calendars. Please proof read the calendar designs and constituent images before they go off to the printer. In particular I'm interested in making sure that the titles and author names go with the correct images. Depending on the response I will make the calendars available for purchase by this weekend.

There were many reasons why some photos did not get chosen. The biggest reason is that the author did not nominate any images. I also had to make decisions based on the resolution of the images that were uploaded as well as the season that the image fit into. There were many more summer images than winter, so many summer images could not be in a calendar. I also made some cuts based on the quality of the work and the suitability for print. I an author's image made all those cuts then I tried very hard to fit it in a calendar; that's why we have so many photography calendars.

After choosing the images to use, I put the requirements into a genetic algorithm in order to find the calendar configurations which satisfied the following criteria best:

  • Had the seasonal images in roughly the correct place.
  • Didn't have more than one author's image in a particular calendar.
  • Tried to include as many different artists as possible.
  • Tried to not include any image in more than one calendar.
  • Not too many images from the same gallery in the same calendar
After that I found that there were a few author's who uploaded images which didn't match the one's they had nominated, so I had to throw those out as well. Many images were also not cropped to the same size as the caedes.net wallpaper, so I had to go back through an fix those by hand. Finally the images were automatically prepared with borders and title/author names from the caedes.net image database.

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.bulgariangladiator
11/25/05 8:50 AM GMT
Is this where we post? I hope so. My name and picture are correct and I still can't believe I got in. Thank-you for bestowing this honor upon me.
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::kodo34
11/25/05 9:17 AM GMT
All is well . Looking forward to having it on my wall. ;-)
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have a nice day and read more fantasy.
.Lithfo
11/25/05 9:19 AM GMT
I'd like it if my last name could be placed on there as well: Hawkins.
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If a picture is good enough for you to click on, it's good enough for you to vote on.
*caedes
11/25/05 9:23 AM GMT
I'll be happy to add your last name. I should point out that I grabbed all the author names off of the profile pages.
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-caedes
::kjh000
11/25/05 9:52 AM GMT
Looking good concerning mine. I'm honored. :) (.jpg.png? Ah, ok, now I see, you renamed the ones we uploaded with the exactly same name as the ones we had in our galleries, including the .jpg part...) And I thought my autumn shots were my best bet. ^_^

My only concern is not anyones else fault but mine and you don't need to correct it if you don't want to. In the first photo collection I have the image, "Bird-Cherry" as I call it here on caedes in my gallery, I believe the correct english for this would be just "Bird Cherry". I'm not speaking or writing english that good, if you don't think this is an issue, leave it be. If you could write it with the hyphen and don't think it looks silly, I'm fine with that. ^_^
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::kjh000
11/25/05 9:57 AM GMT
(Graeme, you are wicked! All your submissions got in, I'm happy to see so many of yours and Avi's in that first calendar, you both rock!)
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::JOHNLAKEBURR
11/25/05 9:59 AM GMT
Hi Caedes !!
I'm honoured !!
But NOT "Lily"......Yes,OK is "Flowering Redcurrent" !!
Please amend: "Flowering Redcurrent..................John Burr (JOHNLAKEBURR)"
Cheers!
John Burr
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"Life is but a smile on the lips of Death" (Li Zhinfa)
*caedes
11/25/05 10:02 AM GMT
We didn't get very many nominations for digital art or fractals so just about all of the quality examples got in. The photography calendars were much more competitive even with the large number of calendars.
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-caedes
::kjh000
11/25/05 10:09 AM GMT
I imagine it was. There are so many great artists here. I'm humbled in their company! :) What do you say about my Swedish spelling problems, does the hyphen look silly or not? If not just leave it be...

(But please tell me it's not an issue then so I can relax about it... ^_^)
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::philcUK
11/25/05 10:21 AM GMT
looks all fine to me - my only change would be if you could ditch the '2' suffix from the Abbey shot as I guess it doesnt make much sense seen as an individaual shot :-)

cheers - Phil
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"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"
::kjh000
11/25/05 10:51 AM GMT
In the forth photographic calendar there is a little box (/square) after "Luke" (12th image) I asume the "" in his profile didn't make it in the fond you use, but I wonder if that should be part of his real name... ^_^ (I quite like the choice of font, and the sober framing btw.)
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.KEIFER
11/25/05 11:07 AM GMT
Might I suggest a mushroom calendar next year, pehaps a Macro one as well
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wookin pa nub
::kjh000
11/25/05 11:09 AM GMT
(Ok, now someone is going to smack me real good... :P If there are some seeming typos or general inconsistencies in the titles of the pieces (compared to the others), like the name starting with little letters or such, do we say anything about it or leave it be?)
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+Samatar
11/25/05 11:52 AM GMT
Oh, they look fantastic! I love the cover designs, nice work on those. I must say I was chuffed to see my own images in there... I will certainly be ordering quite a few copies of these...
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion- Get involved in the Artist of the week!
+grimbug
11/25/05 12:04 AM GMT
Don't you just know it! Thanks Klas, Im over the moon about my work getting in and all the other fantastic work on show! Looks like i know what everyone in my family is getting this year for christmas!
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- 'Insert witty quip here'
::kjh000
11/25/05 12:07 AM GMT
^_^ lol! I only wish I could afford to buy a couple... I'm not sure, but I think my economy is a bit shaky until the beginning of next year. I hope I can still buy a copy then.
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::monkeypuzzle
11/25/05 12:17 AM GMT
yeah wow, i'm kinda taken aback & am honoured. I checked my details on the images & they are correct. Thanx for selecting a few images of mine. Weldone to all the others too. :~)
thanx for ur support Klas
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Beware the anti-cinnamon stare!!!
.Wilderness_north
11/25/05 12:18 AM GMT
Hi Caedes , I'm honoured , but how do I order 2 calendars or more from you? / Hkan.
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::postaldude66
11/25/05 12:30 AM GMT
The author for my image - (bee at work revised) is correct, and my last name is Minett. could change the title to just Bee at work though. Thanks.
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.nigel_inglis
11/25/05 12:37 AM GMT
Excellent, my name and image title is correct. I can't wait to order!
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What rhymes with Apophysis? Check this out!
.kiciaczek
11/25/05 12:48 AM GMT
Hi ,
I posted a message on your page, sorry, I didn't know about this one.
Thank you for picking my photo to the calendar, I feel honored.
Could you please place my last name, Sitek, also?
thanks a lot.
Ewa
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"Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought." Albert Szent-Gyorgi
.KEIFER
11/25/05 12:49 AM GMT
Might I also suggest a different submission form .. containing exact image name and author name to avoid all the fussing over details .. leaving only a verification of accuracy at this late stage of the game.

It stands to reason most would want "revised" etc removed from the name as it just reflects a new attempt at perfection .. and not a meaningful addition to the name
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wookin pa nub
.Marzena
11/25/05 12:54 AM GMT
My image would be just OK, if ... The leaves in such withered condition are certainly not too common in July. Unless we assume that the summer next year is going to be REAL DRY ... I would suggest a small change in the sequence of pictures in gallery No 1 nevertheless. Please let me know.
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
.pixelpusher
11/25/05 1:05 PM GMT
WOW, I'm also very honored to be chosen for the digital calander. All reads correct. As soon as we can order it will be done...more than once! Had to be very tough picking images...the covers look real nice and clean.
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Art washes away from the soul the dust of life....Picasso
+Samatar
11/25/05 1:25 PM GMT
Hey, and how about at least one calander which is backwards, so it corresponds to our seasons down under??? Never thought of that didya?? ;-) (JK)
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion- Get involved in the Artist of the week!
.MissTish
11/25/05 1:47 PM GMT
Can't wait to get my copy - very happy about being chosen.

PS - could you maybe take off the 2 at the end of my image title. I also sent a personal message so if you get this first you can ignore the other one. Thanks.
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"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away." ~Eudora Welty~
.DMINATOR
11/25/05 2:37 PM GMT
Great I am really proud my image is going to be featured on the calendar. One more thing I would like to be included with my family name on the picture, like Dmitri Kuznetsov (DMINATOR). Thanks.

the image lonely boat
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::laurengary
11/25/05 2:41 PM GMT
I am thrilled beyond belief to have been chosen to be in the fractal calandar !!! For someone like myself, a relative newbie to abstract art, this is excitement plus !!

For the record, & I also replied to your email Caedes, but my image titles were correct & so is my username. One question, I don't use my last name on site, is it necessary for the calendar ?

Also, I'd like to second Keith's suggestion of a macro calendar, but modify it to a combined Macro / Textures Calendar......

And a huge congratulation to all the artists whose wonderful work was chosen for a calendar. Whether photographer or digital artist, I know all of you put all of your hearts into your images & it shows. And how nice for you all to get recognition !! * cheers wildly *
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Two wrongs don't make a right, three lefts do.
.kiciaczek
11/25/05 2:41 PM GMT
If I may suggest, I think it would look better in gallery #4, if "spring in Pieniny" was switched around with March image, since in Feb, there's still snow covering everything.
thanks.
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"Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought." Albert Szent-Gyorgi
.cinny7
11/25/05 3:54 PM GMT
I'm so honored that one of my pictures was chosen, I'm so excited!! I hope this is where to respond about the title and name. I would like my last name added as well...Cindy Stacey. Title and user name are correct. A million Thank You's and congratulations to all the other wonderful artists!!! I can't wait to order the calendars!
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In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10
.MorpheusZero
11/25/05 4:10 PM GMT
They look great but I have a few questions. Since I uploaded the high-res in png. format, and Apophysis 2.03a renders them with transparency by default, It appears to be tranparent in the calender preview. Is this how it will be printed?
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::DrPepper89
11/25/05 4:15 PM GMT
My name and pictures are correct! I'm so happy I got two photos on! Definitely will be ordering two calendars. =D Thank you so much!
-Laurel
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Start a trend! Instead of saying "Thanks for commenting" on someone's personal page...say thanks by commenting on an image!
.jamesbenoit
11/25/05 4:33 PM GMT
Love the cover design! I'm honoured that you chose one of my photos! The name and title are correct... although I would appreciate it if the title could have both words starting with a captial. Once again, thank you!
- James
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.MoeAction
11/25/05 4:36 PM GMT
I am honored that my image was selected for the fractal calender. My name and image are correct. Thanks
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.MorpheusZero
11/25/05 5:23 PM GMT
Wow, looks like razorjack's images are one third of the fractal calendar.
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::djrangman
11/25/05 5:28 PM GMT
selection was that scarce, eh? :) congrats razorjack, grim, and all other's with multiple entries.
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.Mindstormer
11/25/05 5:29 PM GMT
Hey, I may not have made it this year! but im sure ill be good enough next year... :) I hope :P

Congrats to everyone who made it into the calendars!

Mindstormer
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www.tinyurl.com/anoob And no im not a n00b!
::CaptainHero
11/25/05 6:24 PM GMT
Wow, what great Calendars! They look really classy. I'm flattered two of my images are in there. I'll have to try and resist the temptation to buy each different calendar. Oh: titles and names are fine for mine.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
::mia04
11/25/05 6:44 PM GMT
The look really great! I'm feeling honoured you have choosen one of my pictures... Title and name are fine for me too.
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For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, plausible, and wrong. - H. L. Mencken
.dave54
11/25/05 6:50 PM GMT
Very pleased (and amazed frankly ...) that 'wet and tangy' has been chosen. Please show my name as Dave Gillis. Excellent work on the design; they look fabulous! - Dave
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.cyberkat
11/25/05 7:24 PM GMT
I am also honored that one of mine made it! woohooo!! My first name "Katarina" is correct and my last name is "Paunovic" if you want to add that as well. Cheers! :)
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::MiLo_Anderson
11/25/05 7:46 PM GMT
The spelling on my two shots is correct as far as i know. If you would like i will even tell you my real name, Eric. If you find the majority of people throw their last name in there aswell you might as well do mine aswell just to keep it the same. It is Boldt.
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Its time for a new sig for me, so it is for sale. Any offers can be made via a message in my profile.
+WinterNight
11/25/05 8:03 PM GMT
Yeah, if its no problem I'll do it as well: Tommy Ryan.
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-WinterNight
252525
11/25/05 8:30 PM GMT
all images are great. would look very nice in the calendar. but i dont like the cover of the calendar.its so SIMPLE...sorry but is for me...I see some images for the cover and better of the one you have here. I think the cover have to be more atractive and dineamic, to catch atention for people. just an opinion.
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.razorjack51
11/25/05 9:30 PM GMT
Well, first off, just allow me to say that I'm quite honored to have several of my five images selected for the Fractal calendar. I'm actually quite surprised since I'm relatively new to fractal making myself. I'm very proud to be a part of this whole thing. My name is spelled correctly, and the only correction needed is for "Heaven's Gate", on which the apostrophe was omitted. Also noted that "February" was spelled "Febuary" No big deal, just thought you might want to change it. I'd also like to send congratulations out to all my fellow Caedeans who worked so hard, and were fortunate enough to have their images selected as well. You should all be proud!!=)
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::kjh000
11/25/05 9:56 PM GMT
The covers are just perfect. ;) They are attractive, dynamic but sure enough a "simple" design, but if you do it right, like here, simple is best! But I know you know that caedes. ^_^ I agree with Larry's final point above, with a spacial thanks for caedes who put a lot of work into this.
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::kjh000
11/25/05 10:22 PM GMT
Hehe... I missed that "Febuary" typo too (on all calendars). Typical. It's just the kind of thing that would come back and haunt you late at night when you can't sleep...
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*caedes
11/25/05 11:24 PM GMT
I've elaborated a bit on the process that I used to create the calendars if anyone is interested.
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-caedes
.heidlerr
11/25/05 11:30 PM GMT
Everything appears to be correct for my images that were picked for this years calendars. I'm honored to represent Caedes with my images and thank you for your support of my work. I'm glad that this years calendar has multiple choices to better suit the taste of the members. The design looks great.
Russ
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View the world with your mind's eye. Mr. Russ
::kjh000
11/25/05 11:33 PM GMT
caedes, I'm always up for some interesting intel on how things are done. :)
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::DrPepper89
11/25/05 11:54 PM GMT
Oh...if it's not too much of a problem...could you possibly add my last name to my two images? Laurel Whitis. It's ok if you don't get it in but it'd be cool if you could...thanks!
-Laurel
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Start a trend! Instead of saying "Thanks for commenting" on someone's personal page...say thanks by commenting on an image!
::mesmerized
11/26/05 6:28 AM GMT
Thank you for including one of my images in this years calendar...I am proud and honored to be a part of it...my name is fine as is...where the title is concerned, the words in brackets denote a tribute to fotobob and while that remains my sentiment, I am not sure if it should be included on the calendar...just a thought...I'll leave that up to you though...many thanks again.:Pat.
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FEAR is a darkroom where negatives develop.
&Crusader
11/26/05 6:58 AM GMT
My image is fine. Everything seems correct.
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.hobgoblin
11/26/05 7:46 AM GMT
My image and name appear to be fine, although by far not the best in the flower calendar, but at least I got in!
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::djrangman
11/26/05 12:31 AM GMT
interesting process. I guess I was kind of surprised by the multiple entries by single artists, but its a good way of honoring excellent work. Might decrease some sales though, as I think that some of the motivation to buy these was to see one's own images. My post above made it sound like I was only congratulating those who made it in more than once- so congrats to all that made the cut(s). :) It will be fun to look at some of your artwork throughout the year.
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::dreamer100
11/26/05 12:56 AM GMT
Where's my Order form !?! Christmas simplified.
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*caedes
11/26/05 2:37 PM GMT
I've updated all the images with the corrected information and resolved the issue with transparent png images. Let me know if you catch anything else.
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-caedes
.amida
11/26/05 3:36 PM GMT
Yikes! I have 2 of mine chosen - both are checked and correct. Thanks Amida
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This Moment - Wonderful Moment!
.glooh
11/26/05 4:56 PM GMT
This truely makes my day!!! You spelled the title (Snow...) and my name (Godfried van Loo) right! My picture is january in Volume 1. Thanks!
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"Moments are not for ever."
::JOHNLAKEBURR
11/26/05 5:37 PM GMT
Hi Caedes !
SORRY!.......SORRY!........SORRY!
Spelling mistake!
NO........it's not "Redcurrent", but, yes, "Redcurrant".....!!!
Thank you!
Cheers!
John
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"Life is but a smile on the lips of Death" (Li Zhinfa)
::kjh000
11/26/05 6:52 PM GMT
Aussie ed... :) Good addition! The digital arts calendar got a better sequence of progression this way and all my images still look good. :) (I guess the hyphen wasn't a big deal. ^_^)
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.alexis518
11/26/05 9:52 PM GMT
I was very surprised and pleased to see two of my images picked. If you could drop the " - 1" from "A break in the ice" and add my last name - Hinger - that'd be great. If I'm past the deadline, so be it. You made some really fine choices and I'm sure it wasn't easy.
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We make a living by what we get; but we make a life by what we give.
.razorjack51
11/26/05 11:20 PM GMT
Caedes, I just wanted to say it looks great from what I've just seen. Everything's correct, at least for me. Thanks again..=]
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.MissTish
11/26/05 11:36 PM GMT
I hope I'm not too late but I have one more change to make to the title of my image - could you please add an apostrophe in the title (i.e. it now says Peggys Cove, could you have it say Peggy's Cove)

If I'm too late, no worries.

Thanks.
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"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away." ~Eudora Welty~
.kiciaczek
11/26/05 11:53 PM GMT
Thank you very much for listening to my suggestion about switching the images in #4. Looks much better now.
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"Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought." Albert Szent-Gyorgi
+Samatar
11/26/05 11:57 PM GMT
Hmmm... I was only kidding about the southern hemisphere edition! Not sure how many of those you will sell to be honest. But if you are serious about printing it, the usual spelling is "Aussie".

Checked all my images and they are correct. Thanks for your quick work on this.
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion- Get involved in the Artist of the week!
.DMINATOR
11/27/05 12:59 AM GMT
Great my image is good and ready to go :)

Caedes Where are you planning to print them, and what are prices ?
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::AlphaDog
11/27/05 1:47 AM GMT
Hey I am really honored as well for having images included in the calendars. All my info is fine. Thanks!
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*caedes
11/27/05 4:50 AM GMT
I've made the last corrections and am currently preparing to send the files to the printer. I'll make a page that details how to order a calendar once they are available. I've also taken some photos of the test print that I ordered so that you can get some idea of the quality of the product.
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-caedes
.razorjack51
12/08/05 2:45 AM GMT
Any idea when I'll be getting my 1 month Cedes Cadre membership? I was just wondering since I placed my order on 11-30, and still hadn't heard anything yet.
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