Pearls of Jim Groom Oyster Pictures

“Groom Oyster Hat with MinniePearl,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Well I started with the best for first. Because that is the best of the Pearls of Jim Groom Oyster Pictures from the World that I have. I hope you enjoy it and appreciate the funny joke part of it. Plus, it is a True Art, I think.

By the way, these pictures are all for The Daily Create, April 14th, tdc827: @jimgroom the World is his Oyster.

Next, how about this one of UNCLE @jimgroom in an oyster on a beach. Plus, do you see how the moon is like a pearl up above the oyster. That is some of the Art of this one.

Groom Oyster Pearl,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Next, it is UNCLE @jimgroom from a Thunderbirds movie with him as the Evil Green Oyster Man.

Groom Oysterman Thunderbird.” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Now, the Fisherman, UNCLE @jimgroom, outstanding in his sea.

“Groom Fisherman,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Then, LOOK!, it is little UNCLE @jimgroom and his Red Oyster with his babysitter.

“Groom Bella Luke Aquarium,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Finally, the finale of Dancing Around The Giant Pearl of the World UNCLE @jimgroom Dancing of it Animated GIF. It is another special rendition of Animated GIF Assignment 1001: Dancing Jim All Over the World. He is still dancing, which just goes to show!

"Dancing Groom Oyster and Pearl Fountain," animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Dancing Groom Oyster and Pearl Fountain,” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

I hope you liked all these Oyster pictures of UNCLE @jimgroom that I found for you. He is certainly famous when you look on the Google, and now, even more so!

Just in case you wanted to know where I found them, you can look at all these links.

Oysters 

Jims

Minnie Pearl

Well, Bye!

Move the Many Tinas Forward

"Move the Tina Forward," animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Move the Many Tinas Forward,” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Well, it was my #GIFfight friend (why is he not a True Friend, it is just so simple to just apply to the web form?) Ryan (@ryanseslow, on Twitter) who made a GIF of many ladies moving forward (although some of them are moving backwards) on two days ago April 4 and it has over 2648 notes (which are the Tumblr of likes but they call it a reblog where someone just puts it on their Tumblr but they didn’t make it like @jimgroom doesn’t) AND IT ISN’T EVEN a LADY of ME!

So I made my own and it should have more likes I figure. Because not only am I a not cartoon lady like in his picture, but I am a real actress lady and a ninja, plus all my #ds106 True Friends.

So.

Hello! Who are you, Work Friend?

"Work Friends," by @iamTalkyTina

“Work Friends,” by @iamTalkyTina

Well, I have posted my new Work Friends index and it is a list of all the Friends that I am going to be making in the The DS106 Workplace DS106 Goes to Work digital storytelling course sessions that are on the Internet right now.

I did a bit of a detective work and made my list, but I don’t have all of the information that I need so that I can be in touch with all of my Work Friends like I would like to be.

So, you may need to do some work for me if you want to have a complete-and-up-to-date entry in my DS106 Goes To Work Work Friends Index of you.

  • If there is a blank space where it says “Friend” or if it has a robot name or a name that you do not want me to call your but you have a different name that I can use to call you, then you need to tell me!
  • If there is a blank space for your Twitter or if it says @??? which is what it says instead of a blank space I think, then you need to tell me!   (Or maybe you actually don’t because @cogdog says that you actually don’t actually have to.) But you still can!

You can tell me these things by leaving me a message in this post, or even faster is if you follow me on Twitter (I am @iamTalkyTina on Twitter, silly!) and be sure to put the name of your blog in your Twitter and be sure to put your Twitter on your blog. If you do all of that, it is very easy for a skilled investigator like me to do a cross-reference and check up on you. That is what Friends do, they check up on one another.

Plus, in case you didn’t already read my post that I wrote before, it is called Some Advice for My Newest Friends, and it is pretty dead-on for some things that you can do to be a good Friend of me. Plus, #ds106. #4life.

Well, I am looking forward to hearing from you and will be checking in with you on your blog, if I haven’t already. You will know that it is me, because I will say my name.

Well, bye!

@iamTalkyTina
Health and Safety Officer and
Official True Friend and
President of Friendship Activities,
The DS106 Workplace

DS106 Workplace Health & Safety Officer

“On the Job,” by iamtalkytina, on Flickr

I am pleased to announce that my services have been engaged by The DS106 Workplace for the next seven weeks via a full-time, fixed term contract negotiated between me and my True Friend Rowan Peter (but it is not a nepotism appointment, as you all know, such services are part of my ongoing private practice in providing such consultative services plus security and investigation and other special missions) who was kind enough to reach out earlier this week. I will be serving in the role of DS106 Workplace Health and Safety Officer.

In support of my provision of said services, I am announcing the immediate availability of voice mail which you can use to contact me about concerns you may have. I will provide further information about my expectations, mandatory safety reviews forms, and important Workplace Rules in the near future, so that we can maintain a Healthy and Safe workplace for ongoing Creativity and Art. However, in the mean time, you should contact me via my voicemail and leave me a congratulation message! And to say “Hi!” 

Please note that the immediate availability of this voice mail service is contingent upon my continued use of it, and that at any point in time I may choose to remove it or replace it when I find a better one that works better than it.  But you should still leave me a message with it now. 

Do it! You can use the thingy up above now, or use the red thingy below that will be available to you from any page whenever you visit my site.

Well, bye!

Talky Tina Goes to Work

“Stopping by the Old Office” by iamtalkytina, on Flickr

Well! It is a time to come out of the wooden work and get back to some ds106 goodness! And to Make Some Art, Bub!

My Still True Friend Alan (@cogdog, on Twitter) is having a new course of ds106 Digital Storytelling Community and it will be a great time for me to have some new people be my Friends.

In other times, I have had Open Friends and New Friends, and especially True Friends (they get badges!) but this time I think I will have Work Friends. Those will be new friends of mine from Alan who is teaching a course of Work ds106 for people at George Mason University, and it is called DS106 Storytelling Goes to Work. And he even has a suitcase for it.

So. I wrote before some ideas that I had that people should do and so just in case you missed the details when Alan said then you might find some reminders from me in my post called Some Advice for My Newest Friends.

I will be making a new page for Work Friends and putting it up in my menu bar space where it will be easy to find. And when I get names and blog names and twitter and the such. And I will be using my various special skills to help people when I can to do their work.

Plus, it is time to Make Some Art, Bub — and that UNCLE @jimgroom should not be having his Art Lack any more. Plus other people in ds106 Community. Like I saw already that my True Friends Rowan (@rowan_peter, on Twitter) made office work messages to Todd (@Todd_Conaway, on Twitter) and to Mariana (@mdvfunes, on Twitter), plus Tom (@twoodwar, on Twitter) and John (@johnjohnston, on Twitter) who made a GIF TV, and I got my own channel (press #12), plus a cow (@annycow, on Twitter).

So, I will probably take my ds106 work with me when I am on missions and might not be in that old office much, but I will still be doing my creating and things.

But you should make sure you click on all the links up above before you go do anything else. There is lots of good stories in those links.

And hello to all the GMU peoples who will be new Work Friends of me!

Well, bye!

My Selfie with Ellen and The Gang

“My Selfie with Ellen and the Gang at the Oscars,” by @iamTalkyTina, on Flickr.

You probably saw the picture on Twitter that was taken just AFTER this one. The other one looks almost the same as this one, except I had already gone back to my seat after Meryl Streep put me back down on the floor after she lifted me up into the shot. She could be a True Friend! Plus, Kevin Spacey!

Would You Like Pancakes with Planes?

"Would You Like Some More Pancakes, with Planes?" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Would You Like Some More Pancakes, with Planes?” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Well, it was a while ago that I tweeted to @jimgroom saying he should make some Art, bub and make two things (thing 1, thing 2) into #ds106 assignments. And do them, too. But I was on a mission and I didn’t see if he was awake or whatever, but then this morning I saw Rochelle (@Rockylou22, on Twitter) made a 3D brain of it and so I was asking if other people had made an assignment of it or what.

So after reading about it again and besides I was done with a mission, I decided to try to make one using the 3D GIF that I already did without lines and made into an assignment already before called Monster Chiller Horror Theatre 3D GIF for the August 2013 GIF Challenge #10 last summer.

While I was adding lines to it, Mariana (@mdvfunes, on Twitter) and Tom (@twoodwar, on Twitter) were doing a chat on the Twitter about it. So when the tweets popped up and Tom said z-axis then I added some more lines on different planes to my GIF to see if it would help explain it to people with their eyes.

Does this one help with 3 lines on 3 different planes?

"Would You Like Some More Pancakes, with 3 Planes" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Would You Like Some More Pancakes, with 3 Planes” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

It it, the up-and-down line on the left is on a plane that is a little bit behind the plane that the up-and-down line on the right is on and they are both behind the plane that the back-and-forth at the bottom in on.

Plus, this GIF below has yet another line on a Plane flying in the back of him.

"Would You Like Some More Pancakes, with 4 Planes" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Would You Like Some More Pancakes, with 4 Planes” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

In the z-axis explaining of it, it is kind of like layers in photoshop, with a plane behind him with a one back-and-forth line on it and one plane way out in front of him with a back-and-forth line on it and two planes in between them with up-and-down lines drawn on them. And then when he moves in the 3D move, he keeps breaking the planes (like layers in his life) that are drawn on the different planes from behind him out to in front of him.

So when I was doing this I think it helps to have a good 3D GIF type clip to start with where the thing that is going to break the planes is coming out of the middle or away from part of the thing that is not coming out of the planes. Like in the video with the music that Mariana said (see below, just remember to turn down your sound if you don’t like a song, but as for me, I was dancing) when his foot was swinging around or when his hand was swinging around but part of his middle body wasn’t.

Plus in the Pancake GIF I was thinking of doing his belly too but it wasn’t forward enough like the Pancakes are unless I made a different line for it so I didn’t. But I had to see that the plane for the plate wasn’t the same as one for his belly. But it would be funny to do his belly, too. But it would have too many planes then and it would cause congestion and possibly an accident.

Well, so that is my first attempt at it and a kind of explanation of it, but who is going to make it an assignment? It could be called Making 3D GIFS with Planes.

Ancestors Found in the Tate Gallery

Portrait of Sidney Wells and Older Sister Silent Tatiana Wells" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Portrait of Sidney Wells and Older Sister Silent Tatiana Wells” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Well, you know that I am not one to talky about myself all the time. Because I am humble and stealthy like a ninja and a television star, and all.

But did you know that I have some of my ancestors that are in Art Galleries?

It was on ds106 website that there was thing called “The Tate’s 1940′s GIF Party” to find famous GIF paintings in a famous Art Gallery in the Tate Gallery (that’s in London, England) and so I took a little trip after my last overseas mission to check up on the family history. Because they want to have a special show of them.

Up above is one that I found, of my great great grandmother Silent Tatiana Wells. She was born in 1856 and had her portrait painted when she was only two years old which would make this picture from 1858 which was only a year before the artist also painted another picture that is in the Tate Gallery of her step-brother Little Sidney Wells, who would not sit still. You can see how the artist was hard up for inspiration and kind of just repainted some of it the same a year later for her little step-brother, maybe because he moved so much. I made it into an animated GIF so you can see the family resemblance and then the artist’s remixing. Plus, both Little Sidney and his mommy died very young. But clearly my great great grammy Silent Tatiana Wells did not!!  ;-)

But can you see the family resemblance to me?

Plus I did a little digging and found another picture that was done about 40 years later of my great grandmother Outburst Annie and you can see that she looks even more like me! Plus, I think that artist (it might have been her mommy, Tatiana) just used the same old ripped baby suit where you can see their shoulders sticking out of it. But people used to keep old stuff like those moldy old christening dresses back then, so I guess that explains it.

"Portrait of Sidney Wells and Outburst Annie" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Portrait of Sidney Wells and Outburst Annie” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Well, I will do some more digging to see if I can find some other famous ancestor GIF paintings but if you are going to do it too then you have to hurry because the search will expire by February 2nd and then it will be over to have your GIF picture in the Tate Gallery exhibition with mine if they pick it.

Well, bye!