Usually the weekly Kotaku 'Shop Contest begins with a funny image or dramatic idea. This week's is based on a single sentence, delivered passionately by one of today's most beloved actors.
Maybe passionately is stretching it a bit, but Peter Dinklage is certainly one of today's most beloved actors, whether he's being pushed around as the Lannister's unwanted son in Game of Thrones or brought back from death via fantasy metal to battle demons as Knights of Badassdom's Hung.
So his turn as a robotic companion in Bungie's upcoming shooter Destiny has critics cringing — he's not exactly been given a lot to work with. Skip to 1:05 or so for the topical line.
Fine. When life gives us lemons, Bungie makes t-shirts and I make a 'shop contest.
"That wizard came from the moon." That's the subject. All you need is a wizard — any wizard — and a moon — any moon. You don't even need a moon, really. Just an indication of some sort that the wizard came from there. A t-shirt, maybe, or a ticket stub.
The power is in your hands.
HOW TO UPLOAD IMAGES — A Primer.
1. Create your 'Shop and save it to your desktop. Images must be at least 636 pixels wide. If they aren't, you will be shot.
2. Go to the bottom of this post
3. This brings up a comment window. Click
4. This brings up Click "Choose file" if you're uploading your 'shop from your desktop
5. Alternatively, you can upload the 'Shop to a free image hosting service. I suggest imgur. Then paste the image's URL into the field that says "Image URL." Note: this must be the URL of the image itself, not the page where it is displayed. That means the URL ends in .jpg, .gif, .png, whatever.
6. Add editorial commentary and hit submit and your image will load. If it doesn't, upload the image to imgur and paste the image URL as a comment. I promise I will look at it.
7. Large-size images may not upload properly, though we have seen some big-ass animated .gifs upwards of 5 MB. If you're still having trouble uploading the image, try to keep its longest dimension (horizontal or vertical) under 1000 pixels, or the whole thing under 2 MB.
'Shop smart. 'Shop moon mart.