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January 17 2006

"11th Hour's" Alternate Serenity DVD Covers Available. For those of you less than pleased with the Serenity DVD artwork, there are now alternate versions available. Created by "11th Hour", she of guerilla posters and RPG Cover Art and Graphic Design fame.

These are high resolution print-quality covers folks. For those of you who "saw the llama" a special treat awaits

I still think it's too crowded.
Great stuff. I'm printing it as we speak -- at work where we have good equipment.

The llamagraphics are HI-larious! Llama-what? Just made it up on fly.

11th R O C K S !
The Llama delights me.
The llama is delighted as well, he gave a hum of appreciation.

[ edited by JustNick on 2006-01-17 21:37 ]
I woudn't be surpised if the llama delights JustNick, since he is the one that initated this llama-polooza...
I just have to say "Two toe pads up - Bovid and Ruminant" is hi-llarious, and "forget to chew your cud", I was cracking up there too. And I see the two L's on Universal's name and llamavision! There should be a notice"No llamas were hurt in the filming".
Wow. I totally missed someone of those wonderfull detaills.
And if my printer hadn't died on me, I would have one of these.
Now we just need a full sized Movie Poster with a Llama hidden somewhere.
Maybe the llama jumping up in the air in place of river, with some carrots and hay in his hands.
TDS, sorry to keep bugging you about this, but I'm still looking for a high-res version of yours (please)...
jam2, that's not bugging me. That's making me feel good :) My cover's almost finished. Just need to finalize some little details , add the rating to the back, etc.

Here's a preview:

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/853/serenitycoversmall0ls.jpg

(and just so there's no confusion, I'd like everyone to know that by posting this I'm not trying to imply my cover is better than 11th Hour's)
TDS, thanks for the update. I'll keep an eye out for the final version.

I'm happy to see people keep posting their covers. There are about 3-4 that I can't choose between, so I won't. I plan to print them all out and rotate them. =)
The Llamafied version is hysterical!

(And better than the original....)

People at work must be wondering what's cracking me up.
FYI: A search reveals... The only new info is the high-res of the llama-fied version.
What's all this what-not about the Llama?
Can't stop the llama.
Hey 11th, (if you're reading this) woolly has two l's normally, unlless you misspelled it delliberately (snicker).

Great llaughs though.
The llama is worth fighting for.
Ok. It seems I *have* to know this:

What is the llama-thing? I have no idea what you're talking about, and in roughly 70% of the posts here, you find references to this thing. What's the what here?

Oh, and by the way; "Can't stop the llama" is still hilarious, even if I don't get the reference :P

[ edited by [wcip]Angel on 2006-01-18 00:07 ]
Oh, man, the llama version is sheer genius...I'm laughing my ass off as we speak...er, type...
I'm not sure if the birth of the llama is archived online or not... Basically, when the US DVD cover was, erm, let loose, somebody on the US forum observed there appears to be a llama in the Reaver crowd, near Zoe. That one post spawned the llama nation. Oh yes. You really can't stop.. Okay, I'll stop now. Clearly I haven't sex this month.
Zeitgeist - I may have misread what 11th wrote over on the OB, but I believe that this is the first time the high-resolution version has been available - for either (but llamas for sure). If not, apologies.

[ edited by Znachki on 2006-01-18 00:16 ]
Clearly I haven't sex this month


Well, what with the four-footed woolly mammal obsession, clearly you're looking for partners in the wrong family, genus, and species, gossi mate . . .
wcip Angel said:
What is the llama-thing? I have no idea what you're talking about, and in roughly 70% of the posts here, you find references to this thing. What's the what here?


It started right here with JustNick's post.

[ edited by SoddingNancyTribe on 2006-01-18 00:37 ]
Znachki, the text of the link is correct, but the link itself is wrong, FYI. ETA: looks good now. =)

[ edited by jam2 on 2006-01-18 00:39 ]
SNT... who's to say I'm not a very intelligent internet addicted llama? With very small feet.
In which case I hope you scored a prominent role in the cover art. :)
JustNick said:

The Llama delights me.
The llama is delighted as well, he gave a hum of appreciation.


Ah, my llamafied cover has been blessed by the guy that started it all.

It's all good.

11th
Ah yes the genesis of llama-mania. Although it really began with whoever designed that dreadful cover. Justnick, was the first one to spot the Llama. Now becareful what you say about the llamas, they could be reading this. Those toes are more dextrous then you think...
Yep, I'm right next to zombiereaver #31642316
Drifter said:

Hey 11th, (if you're reading this) woolly has two l's normally, unlless you misspelled it delliberately (snicker).

Great llaughs though.


Llaughs are good for the soull!

As for the "wooly" thing. I went back and forth on it. The dictionary shows that both spellings are correct, though the double "l" is more common. So I thought it might be funny if a normally double l word was a single l in a field of double and quadruled ls.

It might be too obscure of a joke though... I dunno. Might change it, might not. I was starting to get punchy after a whille... heh...
The Dark Shape said:

I still think it's too crowded.


Gee, thanks for starting the thread off with a diss.

Couldn't you have at least waited to post that little bit 'o sunshine a few messages down?

Have a nice day.
Znachki - It was mirrored here, but wouldn't be immediately obvious :) No big thing.

11thHour - No need to sign your posts.
The Dark Shape said:

I still think it's too crowded.

Gee, thanks for starting the thread off with a diss.

Couldn't you have at least waited to post that little bit 'o sunshine a few messages down?

Have a nice day.

11th Hour


Sheesh. Sensitive, much? If you're trying to be a professional graphic artist, I hope you develope a touger skin.
As for me? It's all of those upturned eyeballs that kind of creeps me out.
I don't think it's bad, though.
AmazonGirl ~ If you notice, I didn't say he couldn't diss my work, just that it might have been preferrable to not do it on the very first post is all.

The upturned eyeballs are a way to connect the characters with the action above. It's a way to bring the composition together.

And, I'm not trying to be a professional graphic artist, I am a professional graphic artist.
zeitgeist ~ Thanks for the tip. The format of this message board is a bit different than the others. It's very handy to have the user name right there at end of the message.
11th, I love the artwork. Probably my favorite of all the fan-created ones. I'll be printing it out at work tomorrow.
I thought it might be funny if a normally double l word was a single l in a field of double and quadruled ls.

It might be too obscure of a joke though


Tough one to pull off, but well worth the effort, I feel. Llama and woolly/wooly are both funny words. As is schwarma (per Nicholas Brendon).
lyrabelacqua ~ Glad you are enjoying the artwork so much. That's why it was made!

There are many different styles of fan made alternate DVD covers, so there's something for everyone. It's cool to have a lot to choose from.

I made the cover out of love for Serenity, plus a bit of angst over the design over the official cover. But mainly done for love, for free, and it's a gift to any of the fans who want to use it.
I was cool with the llama... but where's the duck come in?
SoddingNancyTribe said:

Tough one to pull off, but well worth the effort, I feel. Llama and woolly/wooly are both funny words. As is schwarma (per Nicholas Brendon).


Obscureness, our name be Whedonesque! heh... Okay, I'llll lleave the singullar l wooly allone for now... thanks.

Heh, schwarma... Can't rightly think of anyone who loves the word play better than our Mr. W.

Also, noticed in my quoted post that I spelled quadrupuled wrong... oooops...

Btw, I LURVE your username!
filops ~ Alas, the duck has not the same fame as our exalted llama. But there were some folks who also noticed a distinct duck shape in that crowd too.

So I suppose that makes the duck an inside inside joke?
Sorry about not noting earlier, but I would hope The Dark Shape didn't mean it as a diss, 11thHour. Perhaps could've been less abrupt/more thoughtfully stated... Anyway, I am using your cover, so thanks for giving me something that I'm not embarassed to show Serenity off in ('See, Vera', etc.). And, yes, SNT has one of the best usernames EVER.
That wasn't a personal insult, it's creative criticism. I think there's too much going on in the front cover image and it damages the look. I mean no disrespect, but as a graphic artist, you shouldn't be so opposed to criticism. It can only make your work better in the long run.

Feel free to criticize my cover at every turn.

(I do very much like you back cover design, however.)
zeitgeist ~ Glad to have provided a cover which you can feel good about when showing off Serenity. But is that the regular alt cover, or the infamous llamafied one? I hear tell that some folks prefer the critter one to the regular one... heh...

I probably also need to work on that "sometimes the best response is to say nothing" thing... but then my "Mal" voice gets the better of me. Kinda like having to start a fight in a bar on Unification Day, when it would have been smarter just to sit and have my drink.

It's okay. At least no one got punched in the face.
~ Deleted ~

[ edited by 11thHour on 2006-01-18 20:23 ]
11th hour, we prefer if people edit their posts instead of posting multiple times.

Zeitgeist intervened and we really do appreciate it if people dropped a subject or take it to e-mail after a mod intervenes.
~ Deleted ~

[ edited by 11thHour on 2006-01-18 20:22 ]
11thHour, your last post is the perfect example of what the mods mean when they say if necessary, continue via email. That post shouldn't be there at all.
From the way things played out here, thought it might be high time I read the rules for posting on WHEDONesque.

Well, that certainly cleared a lot of things up.

Note to self: Next time read posting rules before posting on new forum.

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