No worries! There's always next time.
It is my fault. I really should check every single submission before closing the challenge.
But, but, but...
Awww, I can't stay mad at you, Mandrill! It's all good. I'm just relieved you weren't tryin' to shanghai me.
I can see why you wouldn't assume it was a preview for a smiling alien. I thought I was being clever with that little preview, but I guess I need to be a little more clear in the future. At least in regards the contests. Thanks for all you're doing with these contests!
The preview was so small that it pretty much vanished between all the other pieces that are in the public queue. I totally missed it. Sorry about that!
It is still a great piece though!
Did my piece not meet the criteria in some area?