Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mildred, Forgive Me. Cal's Confession.

I have done some terrible things in my life.

But most of them pale compared to the horrible avatar I made for Mildred many years ago on RYS. When she rejoined our community recently, I was horrified at the graphic that I had made her.

Mildred, forgive me. I'm just a poor kid born in Winnipeg, and I must have long held some kind of grudge against Alberta. I know I couldn't have been in my right mind.

So, please accept, with my humble apologies, a new avatar to replace the old.

And, look, I wasted 15 minutes where I didn't have to grade that stack of research papers. Win / mofu / win.

XOXO
Cal


The new one!

Dear God, the old.

10 comments:

  1. Big upgrade! How do you go about making these?

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  2. Yeah. I like the new one Much better.

    Hiram, my guess is Photoshop filters and playing with the tools there.

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  3. Yes, lots of Photoshop futzing, and always with the goal of making them fuzzy and blurry and less-actionable to copyright infringement. I used to do a lot of work enlarging eyes and turning mouths upside down.

    Since CM started, I've spent more time putting 3-4 images together, although the new Mildred is just two images.

    And always different filters. Once someone bitched about how bad they were, I started making them worse and worse. Now I don't hear so many complaints, so I don't know what has happened. Perhaps people have given up!

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  4. Does this mean that Mildred's old picture is available?

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  5. Not for six months. Then it's yours.

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  6. THANK GOD you fixed this! Every time I saw that image I felt sorry for poor Mildred.

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  7. I liked the old avatar better. All the men are in love with Greta, you know!

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