Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The new icon

There are several Czech "discussion servers" (lopuch.cz, okoun.cz, nyx.cz, mageo.cz, many more) which basically provide the user with similar functions for communicating with other members of the community. Because all of them are inspired by the original "MAMedia.cz" from mid-90s, they all share some unique features not found outside the Czech Republic. For example, the avatars (here called "icons") are always 40x50 pixels large.

This is my old "icon", based on my photo for the "Internet" magazine interview circa 1997. I used it on all discussion servers for many, many years. The bug on my face was the first stupid idea I got when thinking about easiest possible animation. GIF animations were THE NEW SHIT back then.

However, this week, the whole Cinema magazine staff (including externists, i.e. me) went to take their professional photos in the atelier. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to change my icon. So far, it's not animated but I'll probably think of something after I come to grips with GIF animation in GIMP...

But enough about me, now play this oldskool game.

4 comments:

Babs said...

I like the bug on your face idea. Maybe someday I will move beyond still.

Anonymous said...

post the X-rated version, don't be a pussy

pinus said...

I'd say that your "professional" picture needs much softer light than this. With the white triangle on your mirror-right cheek, you look like Terminator 1, you'd only need the red shining eye ;-))

Anonymous said...

I vote for cumshot.