Sonnet

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    Sonnet got a reaction from STZ in Jay Jones   
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    Sonnet got a reaction from TTtheT in Jay Jones   
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    Sonnet got a reaction from Z16 in Jay Jones   
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    Sonnet reacted to Will in Change to Welfare/Pension Claiming   
    Hello there,
     
    As of today, claims made under the James Platts Welfare Program or VHL Pension Plan can be automatically claimed on the Portal in a similar fashion to Practice Facility. These claims are not required to be approved by updater's and TPE will be awarded immediately. 
     
    Note: The Portal automatically determines pension eligibility by looking at a user's past and current players. Some older, returning members may find they are only offered 4 TPE - this is due to previous players not existing on the Portal or not being linked to their user account. If this is the case, contact an admin or commissioner and we will manually approve you for the pension plan. 
     
    Claims made under the VHL Partnership Plan with SBA and EFL are not quite as automated, but a post in a weekly welfare thread is no longer required. These claims can be made directly in the Portal by using the new "Affiliate PT" option under "Claim Capped" and linking to your PT on SBA or EFL. These claims will continue to be reviewed and approved by updater's. 
     
    Full claiming instructions and eligibility requirements can be found here.
     
    At this time, there is no changes to the monthly Affiliate Check program and those will continue to require posting in a monthly thread.
     
    Obligatory  @Members  (don't hate me) 

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    Sonnet got a reaction from JigglyGumballs in Anime Club Sig- Jiggly Gumballs   
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    Sonnet got a reaction from Spence King in s72 Commissioners Cup- Rosters and Sims!   
    It's that time of the offseason, everyone! Welcome to the VHLM's own COMMISSIONER'S CUP, where your commissioners load up their rosters with VHLM all-stars and battle it out in a three game series!
     
    This is the first time I've participated in the Commissioner's Cup (obviously), so a LOT of pride is on the line. Co-commissioner and current VHL GM @diamond_ace looks to leverage his experience against the newcomer @Sonnet in this year's clash between Rin and the Rhino!
     
    BUT ENOUGH TALK, LET'S SEE THIS YEAR'S LINEUPS!
     
    First, the returning squad: MR. GLASSER'S DIAMOND ACES!
     
    And the new contenders: RIN KAGAMINE'S SILVER SONNETS!
     
     
    And now that you've met the teams, it's time to see how this series played out...
    GAME 1
    GAME 2
    GAME 3
     
    Congratulations to this year's winners of the Commissioner's Cup...
     
     
    Thank you guys for another fantastic VHLM season, and for helping me transition into my new role as one half of the commissioning team. Here's to a  smooth s73, and to the  @VHLM GMs that make it possible! Good luck to everyone in the upcoming season, and good luck to all of the new and returning players! We'll be back at it again next offseason for another head to head bout for the Commissioner's Cup!
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    Sonnet got a reaction from GrittyIsKing09 in s72 Commissioners Cup- Rosters and Sims!   
    It's that time of the offseason, everyone! Welcome to the VHLM's own COMMISSIONER'S CUP, where your commissioners load up their rosters with VHLM all-stars and battle it out in a three game series!
     
    This is the first time I've participated in the Commissioner's Cup (obviously), so a LOT of pride is on the line. Co-commissioner and current VHL GM @diamond_ace looks to leverage his experience against the newcomer @Sonnet in this year's clash between Rin and the Rhino!
     
    BUT ENOUGH TALK, LET'S SEE THIS YEAR'S LINEUPS!
     
    First, the returning squad: MR. GLASSER'S DIAMOND ACES!
     
    And the new contenders: RIN KAGAMINE'S SILVER SONNETS!
     
     
    And now that you've met the teams, it's time to see how this series played out...
    GAME 1
    GAME 2
    GAME 3
     
    Congratulations to this year's winners of the Commissioner's Cup...
     
     
    Thank you guys for another fantastic VHLM season, and for helping me transition into my new role as one half of the commissioning team. Here's to a  smooth s73, and to the  @VHLM GMs that make it possible! Good luck to everyone in the upcoming season, and good luck to all of the new and returning players! We'll be back at it again next offseason for another head to head bout for the Commissioner's Cup!
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    Sonnet got a reaction from MattyIce in Rookie Experience - Robin Winter   
    This season, Robin Winter was drafted and subsequently called up to HC Davos, which was admittedly expected as soon as the results of the draft lottery were revealed. Davos GM Jerry Garcia was active in his talks with Winter, obviously planning to bring him onto the squad alongside center SS Hornet, another top draft prospect. Many considered these two to be the far and away favorites to go at numbers one and two in the draft, and none were surprised when this turned out to be the case.
     
    Winter joins the squad with high expectations looming over both him and his first round selection. The pair are widely regarded as franchise cornerstones, a dynamic duo that's projected to bring Davos out of a long period of playoff funk. When combined with the solid defensive core of Roque Davis and Fernando Jokinen, it's easy to see why many consider Davos to be in a fantastic spot.
     
    However, these lofty expectations were met with an immediate roadblock. Shortly after the draft, Jerry Garcia began his asset spending spree. With the team's future secured, the crafty general manager sought to buy out some of the VHL's top talent, hoping to thrust Davos into the spotlight immediately. With names like Jet Jaguar and Hunter Hearst Helmsley joining the top six, both Winter and Hornet ended up falling to the team's third line. The newfound faces of Davos were relegated to roleplayers at the bottom of the lineup.
     
    In his first season, Winter struggled to put up numbers becoming of a future star. In an era where rookies generally struggle to find their footing in the VHL, Robin put up 33 points (15G, 18A) as a member of the Dynamo- a solid 14 behind eventual rookie scoring leader SS Hornet. This was good for 7th place in the rookie scoring race, a mediocre showing at best for the aspiring young talent.
     
    Winter's sophomore season is already shaping up to be an improvement on the last, with rumors surfacing that his role within the team will be a vast improvement over what it was. Now that both Winter and Hornet have a season of play under their belts, it comes as no surprise to hear that Davos might be starting its transition into the "lineup of the future." The young duo is only improving, and with a little more ice time, we could see them join the upper echelon of the league in no time at all.
     
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    Sonnet got a reaction from MattyIce in s72 Commissioners Cup- Rosters and Sims!   
    It's that time of the offseason, everyone! Welcome to the VHLM's own COMMISSIONER'S CUP, where your commissioners load up their rosters with VHLM all-stars and battle it out in a three game series!
     
    This is the first time I've participated in the Commissioner's Cup (obviously), so a LOT of pride is on the line. Co-commissioner and current VHL GM @diamond_ace looks to leverage his experience against the newcomer @Sonnet in this year's clash between Rin and the Rhino!
     
    BUT ENOUGH TALK, LET'S SEE THIS YEAR'S LINEUPS!
     
    First, the returning squad: MR. GLASSER'S DIAMOND ACES!
     
    And the new contenders: RIN KAGAMINE'S SILVER SONNETS!
     
     
    And now that you've met the teams, it's time to see how this series played out...
    GAME 1
    GAME 2
    GAME 3
     
    Congratulations to this year's winners of the Commissioner's Cup...
     
     
    Thank you guys for another fantastic VHLM season, and for helping me transition into my new role as one half of the commissioning team. Here's to a  smooth s73, and to the  @VHLM GMs that make it possible! Good luck to everyone in the upcoming season, and good luck to all of the new and returning players! We'll be back at it again next offseason for another head to head bout for the Commissioner's Cup!
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    Sonnet reacted to SweatyBeaver in s72 Commissioners Cup- Rosters and Sims!   
    Let's consider this as wiping my tab clean and starting a new one
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    Sonnet reacted to SweatyBeaver in s72 Commissioners Cup- Rosters and Sims!   
    Stallion casually getting 20 points in 3 games....
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    Sonnet got a reaction from Infernal in s72 Commissioners Cup- Rosters and Sims!   
    It's that time of the offseason, everyone! Welcome to the VHLM's own COMMISSIONER'S CUP, where your commissioners load up their rosters with VHLM all-stars and battle it out in a three game series!
     
    This is the first time I've participated in the Commissioner's Cup (obviously), so a LOT of pride is on the line. Co-commissioner and current VHL GM @diamond_ace looks to leverage his experience against the newcomer @Sonnet in this year's clash between Rin and the Rhino!
     
    BUT ENOUGH TALK, LET'S SEE THIS YEAR'S LINEUPS!
     
    First, the returning squad: MR. GLASSER'S DIAMOND ACES!
     
    And the new contenders: RIN KAGAMINE'S SILVER SONNETS!
     
     
    And now that you've met the teams, it's time to see how this series played out...
    GAME 1
    GAME 2
    GAME 3
     
    Congratulations to this year's winners of the Commissioner's Cup...
     
     
    Thank you guys for another fantastic VHLM season, and for helping me transition into my new role as one half of the commissioning team. Here's to a  smooth s73, and to the  @VHLM GMs that make it possible! Good luck to everyone in the upcoming season, and good luck to all of the new and returning players! We'll be back at it again next offseason for another head to head bout for the Commissioner's Cup!
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    Sonnet got a reaction from jacobaa19 in s72 Commissioners Cup- Rosters and Sims!   
    It's that time of the offseason, everyone! Welcome to the VHLM's own COMMISSIONER'S CUP, where your commissioners load up their rosters with VHLM all-stars and battle it out in a three game series!
     
    This is the first time I've participated in the Commissioner's Cup (obviously), so a LOT of pride is on the line. Co-commissioner and current VHL GM @diamond_ace looks to leverage his experience against the newcomer @Sonnet in this year's clash between Rin and the Rhino!
     
    BUT ENOUGH TALK, LET'S SEE THIS YEAR'S LINEUPS!
     
    First, the returning squad: MR. GLASSER'S DIAMOND ACES!
     
    And the new contenders: RIN KAGAMINE'S SILVER SONNETS!
     
     
    And now that you've met the teams, it's time to see how this series played out...
    GAME 1
    GAME 2
    GAME 3
     
    Congratulations to this year's winners of the Commissioner's Cup...
     
     
    Thank you guys for another fantastic VHLM season, and for helping me transition into my new role as one half of the commissioning team. Here's to a  smooth s73, and to the  @VHLM GMs that make it possible! Good luck to everyone in the upcoming season, and good luck to all of the new and returning players! We'll be back at it again next offseason for another head to head bout for the Commissioner's Cup!
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    Sonnet got a reaction from PatrikLaine in s72 Commissioners Cup- Rosters and Sims!   
    It's that time of the offseason, everyone! Welcome to the VHLM's own COMMISSIONER'S CUP, where your commissioners load up their rosters with VHLM all-stars and battle it out in a three game series!
     
    This is the first time I've participated in the Commissioner's Cup (obviously), so a LOT of pride is on the line. Co-commissioner and current VHL GM @diamond_ace looks to leverage his experience against the newcomer @Sonnet in this year's clash between Rin and the Rhino!
     
    BUT ENOUGH TALK, LET'S SEE THIS YEAR'S LINEUPS!
     
    First, the returning squad: MR. GLASSER'S DIAMOND ACES!
     
    And the new contenders: RIN KAGAMINE'S SILVER SONNETS!
     
     
    And now that you've met the teams, it's time to see how this series played out...
    GAME 1
    GAME 2
    GAME 3
     
    Congratulations to this year's winners of the Commissioner's Cup...
     
     
    Thank you guys for another fantastic VHLM season, and for helping me transition into my new role as one half of the commissioning team. Here's to a  smooth s73, and to the  @VHLM GMs that make it possible! Good luck to everyone in the upcoming season, and good luck to all of the new and returning players! We'll be back at it again next offseason for another head to head bout for the Commissioner's Cup!
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    Sonnet got a reaction from JigglyGumballs in s72 Commissioners Cup- Rosters and Sims!   
    It's that time of the offseason, everyone! Welcome to the VHLM's own COMMISSIONER'S CUP, where your commissioners load up their rosters with VHLM all-stars and battle it out in a three game series!
     
    This is the first time I've participated in the Commissioner's Cup (obviously), so a LOT of pride is on the line. Co-commissioner and current VHL GM @diamond_ace looks to leverage his experience against the newcomer @Sonnet in this year's clash between Rin and the Rhino!
     
    BUT ENOUGH TALK, LET'S SEE THIS YEAR'S LINEUPS!
     
    First, the returning squad: MR. GLASSER'S DIAMOND ACES!
     
    And the new contenders: RIN KAGAMINE'S SILVER SONNETS!
     
     
    And now that you've met the teams, it's time to see how this series played out...
    GAME 1
    GAME 2
    GAME 3
     
    Congratulations to this year's winners of the Commissioner's Cup...
     
     
    Thank you guys for another fantastic VHLM season, and for helping me transition into my new role as one half of the commissioning team. Here's to a  smooth s73, and to the  @VHLM GMs that make it possible! Good luck to everyone in the upcoming season, and good luck to all of the new and returning players! We'll be back at it again next offseason for another head to head bout for the Commissioner's Cup!
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    Sonnet got a reaction from dlamb in s72 Commissioners Cup- Rosters and Sims!   
    It's that time of the offseason, everyone! Welcome to the VHLM's own COMMISSIONER'S CUP, where your commissioners load up their rosters with VHLM all-stars and battle it out in a three game series!
     
    This is the first time I've participated in the Commissioner's Cup (obviously), so a LOT of pride is on the line. Co-commissioner and current VHL GM @diamond_ace looks to leverage his experience against the newcomer @Sonnet in this year's clash between Rin and the Rhino!
     
    BUT ENOUGH TALK, LET'S SEE THIS YEAR'S LINEUPS!
     
    First, the returning squad: MR. GLASSER'S DIAMOND ACES!
     
    And the new contenders: RIN KAGAMINE'S SILVER SONNETS!
     
     
    And now that you've met the teams, it's time to see how this series played out...
    GAME 1
    GAME 2
    GAME 3
     
    Congratulations to this year's winners of the Commissioner's Cup...
     
     
    Thank you guys for another fantastic VHLM season, and for helping me transition into my new role as one half of the commissioning team. Here's to a  smooth s73, and to the  @VHLM GMs that make it possible! Good luck to everyone in the upcoming season, and good luck to all of the new and returning players! We'll be back at it again next offseason for another head to head bout for the Commissioner's Cup!
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    Sonnet got a reaction from Plate in s72 Commissioners Cup- Rosters and Sims!   
    It's that time of the offseason, everyone! Welcome to the VHLM's own COMMISSIONER'S CUP, where your commissioners load up their rosters with VHLM all-stars and battle it out in a three game series!
     
    This is the first time I've participated in the Commissioner's Cup (obviously), so a LOT of pride is on the line. Co-commissioner and current VHL GM @diamond_ace looks to leverage his experience against the newcomer @Sonnet in this year's clash between Rin and the Rhino!
     
    BUT ENOUGH TALK, LET'S SEE THIS YEAR'S LINEUPS!
     
    First, the returning squad: MR. GLASSER'S DIAMOND ACES!
     
    And the new contenders: RIN KAGAMINE'S SILVER SONNETS!
     
     
    And now that you've met the teams, it's time to see how this series played out...
    GAME 1
    GAME 2
    GAME 3
     
    Congratulations to this year's winners of the Commissioner's Cup...
     
     
    Thank you guys for another fantastic VHLM season, and for helping me transition into my new role as one half of the commissioning team. Here's to a  smooth s73, and to the  @VHLM GMs that make it possible! Good luck to everyone in the upcoming season, and good luck to all of the new and returning players! We'll be back at it again next offseason for another head to head bout for the Commissioner's Cup!
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    Sonnet got a reaction from Spartan in s72 Commissioners Cup- Rosters and Sims!   
    It's that time of the offseason, everyone! Welcome to the VHLM's own COMMISSIONER'S CUP, where your commissioners load up their rosters with VHLM all-stars and battle it out in a three game series!
     
    This is the first time I've participated in the Commissioner's Cup (obviously), so a LOT of pride is on the line. Co-commissioner and current VHL GM @diamond_ace looks to leverage his experience against the newcomer @Sonnet in this year's clash between Rin and the Rhino!
     
    BUT ENOUGH TALK, LET'S SEE THIS YEAR'S LINEUPS!
     
    First, the returning squad: MR. GLASSER'S DIAMOND ACES!
     
    And the new contenders: RIN KAGAMINE'S SILVER SONNETS!
     
     
    And now that you've met the teams, it's time to see how this series played out...
    GAME 1
    GAME 2
    GAME 3
     
    Congratulations to this year's winners of the Commissioner's Cup...
     
     
    Thank you guys for another fantastic VHLM season, and for helping me transition into my new role as one half of the commissioning team. Here's to a  smooth s73, and to the  @VHLM GMs that make it possible! Good luck to everyone in the upcoming season, and good luck to all of the new and returning players! We'll be back at it again next offseason for another head to head bout for the Commissioner's Cup!
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    Sonnet reacted to Emi in Signature Card for Robin Winter   
    Made a hockey card for @Sonnet's player!

    I did the signature myself and used thing i have. I hope it looks good!
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    Sonnet got a reaction from Ricer13 in s72 Commissioners Cup- Rosters and Sims!   
    It's that time of the offseason, everyone! Welcome to the VHLM's own COMMISSIONER'S CUP, where your commissioners load up their rosters with VHLM all-stars and battle it out in a three game series!
     
    This is the first time I've participated in the Commissioner's Cup (obviously), so a LOT of pride is on the line. Co-commissioner and current VHL GM @diamond_ace looks to leverage his experience against the newcomer @Sonnet in this year's clash between Rin and the Rhino!
     
    BUT ENOUGH TALK, LET'S SEE THIS YEAR'S LINEUPS!
     
    First, the returning squad: MR. GLASSER'S DIAMOND ACES!
     
    And the new contenders: RIN KAGAMINE'S SILVER SONNETS!
     
     
    And now that you've met the teams, it's time to see how this series played out...
    GAME 1
    GAME 2
    GAME 3
     
    Congratulations to this year's winners of the Commissioner's Cup...
     
     
    Thank you guys for another fantastic VHLM season, and for helping me transition into my new role as one half of the commissioning team. Here's to a  smooth s73, and to the  @VHLM GMs that make it possible! Good luck to everyone in the upcoming season, and good luck to all of the new and returning players! We'll be back at it again next offseason for another head to head bout for the Commissioner's Cup!
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    Sonnet got a reaction from Big Bob in s72 Commissioners Cup- Rosters and Sims!   
    It's that time of the offseason, everyone! Welcome to the VHLM's own COMMISSIONER'S CUP, where your commissioners load up their rosters with VHLM all-stars and battle it out in a three game series!
     
    This is the first time I've participated in the Commissioner's Cup (obviously), so a LOT of pride is on the line. Co-commissioner and current VHL GM @diamond_ace looks to leverage his experience against the newcomer @Sonnet in this year's clash between Rin and the Rhino!
     
    BUT ENOUGH TALK, LET'S SEE THIS YEAR'S LINEUPS!
     
    First, the returning squad: MR. GLASSER'S DIAMOND ACES!
     
    And the new contenders: RIN KAGAMINE'S SILVER SONNETS!
     
     
    And now that you've met the teams, it's time to see how this series played out...
    GAME 1
    GAME 2
    GAME 3
     
    Congratulations to this year's winners of the Commissioner's Cup...
     
     
    Thank you guys for another fantastic VHLM season, and for helping me transition into my new role as one half of the commissioning team. Here's to a  smooth s73, and to the  @VHLM GMs that make it possible! Good luck to everyone in the upcoming season, and good luck to all of the new and returning players! We'll be back at it again next offseason for another head to head bout for the Commissioner's Cup!
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    Sonnet got a reaction from Spartan in Rookie Experience - Robin Winter   
    This season, Robin Winter was drafted and subsequently called up to HC Davos, which was admittedly expected as soon as the results of the draft lottery were revealed. Davos GM Jerry Garcia was active in his talks with Winter, obviously planning to bring him onto the squad alongside center SS Hornet, another top draft prospect. Many considered these two to be the far and away favorites to go at numbers one and two in the draft, and none were surprised when this turned out to be the case.
     
    Winter joins the squad with high expectations looming over both him and his first round selection. The pair are widely regarded as franchise cornerstones, a dynamic duo that's projected to bring Davos out of a long period of playoff funk. When combined with the solid defensive core of Roque Davis and Fernando Jokinen, it's easy to see why many consider Davos to be in a fantastic spot.
     
    However, these lofty expectations were met with an immediate roadblock. Shortly after the draft, Jerry Garcia began his asset spending spree. With the team's future secured, the crafty general manager sought to buy out some of the VHL's top talent, hoping to thrust Davos into the spotlight immediately. With names like Jet Jaguar and Hunter Hearst Helmsley joining the top six, both Winter and Hornet ended up falling to the team's third line. The newfound faces of Davos were relegated to roleplayers at the bottom of the lineup.
     
    In his first season, Winter struggled to put up numbers becoming of a future star. In an era where rookies generally struggle to find their footing in the VHL, Robin put up 33 points (15G, 18A) as a member of the Dynamo- a solid 14 behind eventual rookie scoring leader SS Hornet. This was good for 7th place in the rookie scoring race, a mediocre showing at best for the aspiring young talent.
     
    Winter's sophomore season is already shaping up to be an improvement on the last, with rumors surfacing that his role within the team will be a vast improvement over what it was. Now that both Winter and Hornet have a season of play under their belts, it comes as no surprise to hear that Davos might be starting its transition into the "lineup of the future." The young duo is only improving, and with a little more ice time, we could see them join the upper echelon of the league in no time at all.
     
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    Sonnet got a reaction from kesytamm in Official VHL/VHLM Logos (Hi-Res Versions)   
    So I've done a thing.
     
    It bugged me that a lot of these logos were low-res. Sure, most graphics don't need to be very large in the VHL, but some of them require logos to be a bit bigger than 400 pixels wide. In addition, this post is the most frequented in a forum entitled web design and logos. Web designers/developers prefer SVG image types when displaying logos-- I won't get into the nitty gritty details of vector graphics, but the TL;DR is that vectored images are lossless. In other words, they're infinitely scaleable in either direction, whether you want to increase or decrease their size.
     
    Recently, I found a web application that scans images and does an automatic trace of them to export a vectored version. It cost a small amount of money, but with it, I was able to render SVG versions of every VHL and VHLM logo. But of course, since these are infinitely scaleable, I was also able to export hi-res PNG images of every logo as well.
     
    So, I'm leaving albums of every logo with a 2000px width, as well as a .zip file of every logo's SVG file in case @Will or any other web/app developer would like to make use of their flexibility.
     
    **NOTE**
    Since these logos were run through a program, there may be small artifacts that appear in the finer details of some logos. Most notably, the software was awful at tracing the text in particularly small images. I did my best to re-create the text in these logos (and feel I did a good enough job to pass the eye test) with one major exception...
     
    The Las Vegas Aces logo is a nightmare.
     
    I don't have the Aces font, nor do I have one similar enough to try and re-create it for a higher resolution image. The version included in this post is basically a "fuck it, close enough," because making a far more presentable one wouldn't be worth the time. The time spent would be far more useful in creating a new logo for the Aces, but that's a topic for another day.
     
    Aside from that, every logo looks good enough to present on higher resolution graphics. If you'd like to create wallpapers, posters, or anything that needs a high resolution logo, then this is the post for you. If you need anything bigger than what I've provided, just ask and I can export a larger version of the PNGs (thank you, vector graphics!).
     
    Alright, enough of the rambling. Here are the links:
     

    HIGH RESOLUTION VHL LOGOS
     
                
     
     

    HIGH RESOLUTION VHLM LOGOS*
     
                
     
    LOSSLESS SVG FILES (MOST LOGOS)
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Gn-h90XmjRnnFQRROnyOFX3yXVsU9bx2/view?usp=sharing
     
     
    *I take no credit for the Halifax and OTT PNGs, they were uploaded in high resolution to begin with. Thank you, @Motzaburger and @jack ❤️ 
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