Who got invited this year?

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Who got invited this year?

Postby uncle sticky » Wed May 18, 2016 5:22 pm

I haven't received word yet on a much reduced Frank the Octopus for this year, but I know some have. How here has gotten their invite to bring their mutant for 2016?
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Re: Who got invited this year?

Postby gaminwench » Fri May 20, 2016 3:07 am

Everyone but you?

OMG, I snarked!
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Re: Who got invited this year?

Postby Dr Helix » Fri May 20, 2016 7:49 am

uncle sticky wrote:I haven't received word yet on a much reduced Frank the Octopus for this year, but I know some have. How here has gotten their invite to bring their mutant for 2016?


Just got mine yesterday. And I know they have a LOT to go. Hang in there!
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Re: Who got invited this year?

Postby uncle sticky » Fri May 20, 2016 9:04 am

I just got a request for more info, since my drawing was so crappy.
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Re: Who got invited this year?

Postby Dr. Pyro » Fri May 20, 2016 9:21 am

Barbie's Mobile Whorehouse has been given the thumbs up! Up next: The Cloud Car.

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Re: Who got invited this year?

Postby Dr Helix » Fri May 20, 2016 10:50 am

uncle sticky wrote:I just got a request for more info, since my drawing was so crappy.


That's good! They're considering you, otherwise you would have just gotten a "no" letter. Pictures are best but a good drawing is almost as good.
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Re: Who got invited this year?

Postby Captain Goddammit » Fri May 20, 2016 11:04 am

Your drawing needs to show exactly what you're bringing, how you are making it, what its made of, etc. It has to give a clear indication of what you're bringing or there's no way people at DMV can tell whether to invite or not.
MV guys: don't do a half-ass application. Don't send a second-grader sketch that shows what you imagine your thing looking like. Demonstrate exactly what you're up to.
That application determines whether you're invited or not.
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Re: Who got invited this year?

Postby uncle sticky » Fri May 20, 2016 2:36 pm

Haha! Captain just perfectly described my drawing! I was kind of coasting on the idea that they'd seen the thing before, but I was removing the parts that caused high wind related damage and near catastrophe.
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Re: Who got invited this year?

Postby Captain Goddammit » Fri May 20, 2016 3:42 pm

That's another Rule Number One.
Never skimp on your application because you think they know you.
There are new people each year who probably haven't ever seen your MV.
Each application gets looked at with fresh eyes each year.
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Re: Who got invited this year?

Postby BBadger » Fri May 20, 2016 10:36 pm

Fill in the application like a new resume for an important job.
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Re: Who got invited this year?

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sat May 21, 2016 2:18 pm

BBadger wrote:Fill in the application like a new resume for an important job.


I can't imagine that creating a MV is anything less than a part-time job in terms of work, and with a hell of a lot more personal investment than, say, being a babysitter or pizza delivery gal.
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Re: Who got invited this year?

Postby BBadger » Sat May 21, 2016 8:23 pm

Yeah, a career job, not some shitty afterthought.
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Re: Who got invited this year?

Postby peachandpapa » Mon May 23, 2016 1:30 pm

Got mine on Thursday...after some revisions. MV Hotties are not screwing around this year!
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Re: Who got invited this year?

Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon May 23, 2016 4:37 pm

They certainly aren't. We're dropping up to $11,000 into The Cloud Car and as of now it's only being pre-approved for night time only. Now certainly that's better than nothing at all, but wow, we were surprised.

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Re: Who got invited this year?

Postby xdwingdx » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:43 pm

a few days ago, i sent them an email asking for an update. they told us we were approved! Apparently they had some systematic email issues... where emails were not sent. if anything, follow up.

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Denied!

Postby uncle sticky » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:01 am

Can't say I blame them. Crappy application, much reduced vehicle design, generally did everything that I could to NOT get approved. Even then, I think Juke and team tried to approve my application, but they just couldn't get past its low quality. Honestly, I'm relieved. Even a small MV is a total hassle.
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Re: Who got invited this year?

Postby aeolis » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:05 am

the wandering ii will be making its debut appearance this year! It only took two years, a last second failed trailer last year, ripping out 30 and replacing 30 year old wiring, and some straight stubborn determination to make it happen!
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