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Explain Your Icon!


@coralinecastell Dis you?¿


When I saw her new icon I first thought of this picture:

Art is done by Ken Wong and it’s a favorite of mine.
The song is good too :blush:


Alright, alright, I concede. You win. No GIFs for me. I hope you’re all happy now that you’ve ruined my life aspirations. (proceeds to use another GIF anyway)

My new pic is a combination of my original pic for Chrono (and one I’m still quite proud of) that couldn’t quite fit in the circle template, along with my later pic that has caused severe distress among other users who can’t appreciate fine art expressed their concerns over my spinning GIF.

The color normally looks much better, but it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make for a proper GIF.

Also @Gnuffi, any way I can give you TWO likes for your post, or do I just have to unlike it so I can like it again?


I love it…Classy!


oh noes my identity has been revealed I am abort mission

@Enki also has incriminating evidence guess i’ll leave now

(Btw that song is really good thanks for reminding me of it!)


no moar spinning


Take a look at my logo once more. You’ve won the battle, but not the war.

Also, the amount of likes that concession post has already gotten disgusts me. You’re all terrible. Darn you all.

Looking forward to more posts


I liked it not for the concession but for the brilliant Quaker brand.


Very clever use of the Quaker oats guy. Did you come up with that or has it been done before?

Either way, the new logo is great. :+1:

Also love how you managed to incorporate your spinning icon in a subtle act of defiance.


Not sure if it’s been done before, but I actually made this picture a LONG time ago. I was going to use it for Chrono, but it didn’t fit the circle. I don’t know why I didn’t just do this earlier… all I had to do was add some empty space to the canvas and click “Center.” In this case, for the GIF I had to first stretch the finished Quaker image in proportion until the Q matched the GIF’s Q, then I just fit the image to the layers and extended some empty space (followed by shrinking down the image to a more reasonable size… 3000x3000, really?).

This was the second version of the picture.

First, it was Sarge:

Then it was Crash:

Then a meme based on so-bad-it's-good artwork for Empire Earth II (still in progress):

And yeah, I need to bring back the original Q for that last one. Like I said, work in progress.

I have it saved as an XCF. Basically, it started with cutting the hair and hat, then turning it into a new layer. Once I have a face cropped (Quake III/Live faces are awesome because they’re so jagged that they cut cleanly), I can throw that in between the logo and the head decor. After that, I used the select tool to crop the Quaker logo into a separate layer, then deleted the original gradient. This was so that I could remove the Q and replace it with that QL logo. The gradient was drawn using GIMP’s standard gradient tool on its own layer.

When it didn’t fit in the circle, I just grabbed the QL PNG… then I found out this site allowed GIFs. The rest is history.




My Avatar is my take on a character, if I were one, from the excellent Indie puzzle game “Thomas Was Alone”. However unlike most of the characters in that game who yearn for acceptance and want a sense of belonging, me IRL am an introvert and actually quite like being alone most of the time. Also I absolutely love the colour purple :blush:

Additional fun fact:

I actually use this avatar everywhere I go and make accounts for. On Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Steam and all of the other communities I frequent. If you see the sad, purple, rectangle you’ll know it’s me :frowning:


this is now a thing :smiley: :blush:

but due to discourse weird cropping/smushing it doesn’t look as glorious when set on profile :man_facepalming: :confused:

(Edit. Slowed it down a bit) :wink:


Try this then @Gnuffi


you saying to combat the auto cropping, one has to crop it themselves first…? :thinking: :dizzy_face:
*not sure if pranking, -or genius :thinking:

:+1: cheers pete

(sometimes i’m baffled at how i don’t see some/certain obvious solutions myself at times) :confounded: :joy:


Oh no, What have you done!?


Glad to see your gnome back @Gnuffi, in 5 whole frames per second. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


ok srsly that’s frikkin awesome!


Wow…did you use mad skills to create that animation yourself?


Gnomes operate at a cinematic 25fps (unless otherwise affected by warped time dilations from operating perfectly (mal)functioning gadgets)

no, sadly my (mad) skills are severely limited(danged straitjackets) :smile:
-i just “finally” got around to (remembering)/popping the trailer into that giphy’fying thingy instead of only using the still :blush:
you know, because sometimes you get an idea but “misplace” it for a couple of years :wink: :joy:


What a lovely story! I adore Thomas, it’s a great game. Purple is a beautiful color and I’m thinking of dying my hair purple soon! We’ll see. I’ll let you know if I do. Also, hopefully you can get a smile on that face soon (: