mercy is for the weak

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mercy is for the weak by r.o.b.o.t.i.c.octopus on Threadless
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Cute without the text.


the text is ruining it for me


I feel like it needs some kind of text to hit ya w/ that sarcastic punch. Maybe try a different font? I like how it mirrors the curv of the sun and stuff!

Richard_Lee profile pic Alumni

awesome! i love it, text and all!

Ava Adore

cute -text.


My mind may be a little entrenched in the gutter... but this is far too suggestive to me...


this is great! i don't usually wear brown but i definitely would wear this! $5!!

r.o.b.o.t.i.c.octopus profile pic Artist

i'm glad SOME of you are satisfied...but note this:

the text is necessary...crit in the crit section...

sometimes you don't need to THINK too hard to appreciate something. this isn't quantum physics, it's a t-shirt design.

it's awesome

jpiatt profile pic Alumni doesn't need that text.
Then again, I don't think the design is very strong with or without the text. I don't see the point of this except for to attempt to be a semi-cute image. It's not doing anything for me. 1. Sorry dude.

r.o.b.o.t.i.c.octopus profile pic Artist

to those that don't get it: there's nothing (or at least not much) to get.

if you do get it, you'll chuckle. if you don't you'll be baffled. regardless of either, if you like the image, vote high...if you don't like jpiatt, vote low.

but again, it isn't brainsurgery in which you need to "get it" or someone's brain get's's a shirt, and if you don't "get it" you can still put it on.

lemme ask you one thing:
AH MUNNA know that muffin with a face saying colour...NOTHING TO GET. you all still loved it.

i miss the good old days.

r.o.b.o.t.i.c.octopus profile pic Artist

it's a giant furry YETICORN.

AH MUNNO EATCHU = cupcake with face, and yes it's obviously SAYING something...beyond that, it makes as much sense nay, actually less sense than this.


the text is required

wullagaru profile pic Alumni

the text is required otherwise the image while fun and cute isnt as much fun as it could be. with the added semi- bad ass message it makes it hilarious

aled profile pic Alumni

Text is a prerequisite. I just wanted to say prerequisite. I like the choo-choo train and the oxymoronic juxtaposition of the copy and the visual.

r.o.b.o.t.i.c.octopus profile pic Artist

the yard and wullagaru (who btw always stands by my work, whether he realizes or not) both know what's up!

thanks fellers!


noponies on Feb 07 '07
nice work, the text is superfluous

I wonder if you know what that word means. It's a completely different shirt with the text. Like everyone and their grandmother is saying, 'ROMG cute w/o text lol!' With the text it's less cute. Reminds me of the Engrish stuff a little, just for the sheer dichotomy of the text and picture. I'd probably buy it with the text, I'd maybe give it to a three year old without it.

FRICKINAWESOME profile pic Alumni
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I just think of the Karate Kid when i hear or see the words "Mercy is for the Weak!" And then Johnny sweeps the leg. This illo, however, is cute and random but not for me. How to improve it? Sell it to someone else who might like it, but it's not my thing. BTW, R.O.B. the Robot, you threw many people off by them thinking that to "get it" you needed to associate the words on the shirt with the scene above it. So, way to mis-direct people. Wierd and/or random for the sake of being weird and/or random never does much for me, so I must pass. Like i said, not a bad illo tho.


i think i can ?


why does so many people have a problem with text?? sometimes you need it others you dont. just seems like anything with text, people say lose it

r.o.b.o.t.i.c.octopus profile pic Artist

but so many of you like the family guy and ATHF...this is so much better and even less put onn than those...

y'all some suckaz


i'm pretty sure that this should've got a higher score!


it sort of reminded me of the little engine that could.. yes? no? maybe? no? well, it's still cute ... ha

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