*~*~*Holiday Avatar Contest - PoLL Closed*~*~*

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by jeaniesing, Dec 17, 2004.

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*~*~*Holiday Avatar Poll*~*~*

  1. [img]http://midibuddy.net/jeaniesing/holiday/MBB%20Christmas1.png[/img] Zandro

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. [img]http://midibuddy.net/jeaniesing/holiday/Zel_xmas_a1.gif[/img] Zelriptha

    4 vote(s)
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  3. [img]http://midibuddy.net/jeaniesing/holiday/vba8a71d4db.jpg[/img] Sk8er

    2 vote(s)
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  4. [img]http://midibuddy.net/jeaniesing/holiday/keml.GIF[/img] kim_eh

    1 vote(s)
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  5. [img]http://midibuddy.net/jeaniesing/holiday/charm_xmas.gif[/img] Luiza

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. [img]http://midibuddy.net/jeaniesing/holiday/gem.gif[/img] Alcozma

    0 vote(s)
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  7. [img]http://midibuddy.net/jeaniesing/holiday/santaandjesus.jpg[/img] Twinamato

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  8. [img]http://midibuddy.net/jeaniesing/holiday/reindeer_antlers.gif[/img] vbrio

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    *~*~*Holiday Avatar Contest*~*~*

    The rules are simple... don a holiday type avatar either original or found on the net and post here....

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    All "entries" should be... errmm.. 'entered' by January first so that a poll might be formed on the second (after which you can un-deck yourself)...

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    Voting shall commence immediately upon formation of the poll and cease at the stroke of midnight 10 days later (I mean... the tree is dead the gifts are put away, its just time to QUIT!)

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    The prize shall be... everlasting Glory, Honor and a tidy sum of MB$, sayyy... 10k? With some honorary prizes for the runners up :D

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    All participants will receive ...errrmm... $100 MB (or CPF if you prefer... in fact... negotiate w/ me for an exchange rate if you'd prefer to win CPF cash...)

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    If you have less than 100 posts you may enter the contest by attaching an avatar here... provided it meets the board requirements which are currently max:75x75 pixels and less than 20.000kb.... any entry that exceeds that will be admired, but ineligible....

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    (which is why) My avatar is not eligible.. please admire it though.. I spent a lot of time on that puppy!!! :D

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  2. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    Oooo, fun! *puts little elves to work*

    And I'll admire your avatar yet again since this is the right thread to do it in! BEE-YOO-TEE-FUL! :D :thumbsup: :D
  3. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    :D.... thanks Zel... I won't play coy on this one ;)... I just like the praise :D
  4. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    Well, let's see how mine does.
  5. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    YAY Zandro!!!! We have our first official participant :D
  6. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    Very nice! I love yours Jeanie by the way. I just wish I could participate... I just don't foresee having the time to devote to the process... maybe if I can conjure up a really creative idea? We'll see...

    ...I do have this urge to hang some lights and ornaments in Zel's beard though! :laugh:
  7. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    :D thanks G.... just so everyone knows.... praising the avatar is not a REQUIREMENT in this thread.... if you post original work do let us know so we can admire it properly :D

    And G? It doesn't need to be animated or any such thing... you can help deck the board with a little holiday cheer with any old thing you find... creativity optional!



    for anyone just trying their hand?

    most photo editing programs will allow you to create or alter your own picture... many will even help you shrink a still picture that's too big to a avataresque size!

    and for animation try the free trial of coffeecup gif animator... you only need to make 2 or more pictures then use the wizard to put them together.. choose the duration of each frame and you have an animated avatar :D
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  8. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    Well, crud. This turned out to be just a few bytes over 20000. I don't feel like trying to shrink it. So I'll just post it for amusement. :)

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  9. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    Here's the size-optimised version of Zel's, standing at 10333 bytes. New resolution is 49x75.

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    Jeanie, I got your animation down to 19212 bytes 75x75, but...

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    Here's one at 47026 bytes and 75x75... Best I can do.

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    This was just a bit of practice for myself.
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  10. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    It is kinda fun to play with isn't it ;)!!!

    I tried optimizing her along the way... it just didn't work well... some y'can some y'can't! But I'm hosting the contest so its better i not enter anyway :)

    Keep the little Elves at it Zel... its more fun to deck the boards than just this thread ;)
  11. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    Hmm, I've been a little busy lately but... I'll see what I can come up with ;)

    BTW I like your festive beard Zel! :laugh:
  12. MarkB

    MarkB New Member

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    Sent here by Jeanie from CPF lol

    Ahhhhh, Nice thread, ill have to bring back the old days of gif animation! Ill trow something up in da the next few days! :p
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  13. Luiza*Cunha

    Luiza*Cunha Charmed Trainee with Goa'uld inside! Staff Member Super Mod

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    You see, he said I was getting no gifts this year because I wasn't good enough, so.....
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    Good enough? :laugh2:
  14. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    :laugh:!!!

    Or maybe he just ate as many cookies as I have tonight??!!??

    Its a goooood pic... but you have to make it your avatar to qualify for the contest ;)!!
  15. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    Why is it that you can't enter jeanie?
  16. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    :blush: because my avatar is oversize....

    and because its always in poor taste for the sponsor fof the contest to also be a participant, people assume privilege and ill-will often ensues :sad:

    But I'm anxiously anticipating a Christmas kitty from a certain member.... is there a chance???
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  17. Sk8er

    Sk8er Vegitatum davenportae

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    ho ho ho
    hi hunnehs :)

    <--- please just smile uncomfortably and move on
    *sends into: when avatars go wrong*
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  18. Luiza*Cunha

    Luiza*Cunha Charmed Trainee with Goa'uld inside! Staff Member Super Mod

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    That's lovely, Sk8er! :thumbsup:
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    Lovely sis, I don't think I can participate in this contest yet. I'm not very good with animated gifs... :rolleyes2
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  19. kim_eh

    kim_eh Gratified

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    Here's my entry. Nothing to special, but I think it's cute! :D
  20. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    OH!!!!!!

    They're LOVELY entries!!!!!

    Luiza I LOVE the Xmas lights...

    and sk8 the snow is TERRIFIC!! I like the way both of you kept your identities but Xmassed it up!

    And Kim I think your's is quite special :)... look at that cutiekittie!

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