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Seventinas Panorama

“Seventinas Panorama,” image by @iamTalkyTina

Well, we finally managed to meet up for a little volksmarch in the schwarzwald and had a chance to get our picture taken together.

Now, this is not something that we usually do, as it can be disconcerting for folks to see us together (actually, it can be disconcerting for regular folks to see just one of me) but I have had that flashing light on my list of The Daily Create for since June 14th which has been a bit of a worry for my getting my @iamTalkyTina Certification in Creatorist. Because my exacting standards extend to me as well.

So the need for us to do a panorama with clones put my back channel into gear, and with a bit of scheduling challenges over the past two weeks, seven of us managed to meet up for a quick pic.

Don’t panic too much to find out that there are indeed clones of me. I keep that on the down-low, as it is sometimes valuable for when I am on missions or doing surveillance work. But I am happy that The Daily Create, tdc1983 (suggested by @greeneterry, who knows a friend of mine who doesn’t know me) is done so I will get my badge.

My Ride

“Me and My Trusty Vintage Vespa Bike,” image by @iamTalkyTina

Well The Daily Create, tdc1997 said to show us a picture of your wheels, and so this is my trusty get-about scooter bike. It is very unobtrusive and classic, and the special mufflers really help me with my stealth when I am on a mission. No one ever notices me unless I am in the limelight.

You can tell that I am a DS106 person #4life because of all of the #ds106 logos and brands that I have on my wheels. I really enjoy listening to ds106rad.io when I am cruising along and one time I took my ride on a desert trip to KSA to see @scottlo at the Learning Factory.

So I showed my bike.

On The Mean Word

“On The Mean Word,” public service announcement by @iamTalkyTina (B&W)

The Daily Create, tdc1994, submitted by @NomadWarMachine, says, Cartoon Yourself, and so I made myself into a Public Service Announcement comic strip cartoon, starring me! My Public Service Announcement has the topic of “On The Mean Word,” and it is me telling about how #TrueFriends don’t use The Mean Word.

To make this Art, I posed for some different pictures using my iPhone, and then I made myself into a cartoon using an app called Toon Camera. Once I had a bunch of pictures to tell the story, I put them into my computer and then built the comic strip using Comic Life. It is a nice program that does panels and speech bubbles and fancy comic letters and stuff.

After all of that, I opened it up in Photoshop and tried it out as an even more black & white one than the more monochromatic one that my original photos gave me. I liked the black and white one, so that is the one at the top. Down below, in case you want to see it, is the one with the original colours of my photos.

“On The Mean Word,” public service announcement by @iamTalkyTina (original)

A Little Hieroglyphic Motivation

Tina’s Hieroglyphic Motivation,” image by @iamTalkyTina via mobilefish.com

Well, the days are counting down, and this one, for The Daily Create, tdc1993, means that there are only six more left in this 30-Day Challenge (because remember, it started on a 0 one and so it ends on a 9 one, like some of those math kinds that start counting with 0, the sillies) and so I thought folks might enjoy just a little bit of a motivation to urge them along. Mine came out in shades of grey, because, … you know! 

In case you don’t know the answer to the secret code of hieroglyphs, you can use the table below to sort out my message.

“Hieroglypic Alphabet Index,” from mobilefish.com

If you do not yet have a tracking list page for your #30DayTDC challenge (here is mine: June 2017 30-Day Challenge), you might like to make one to help with your certification process. It is simple to do, just post a list with links to all of your 30 Creates so that our certification team can quickly confirm your eligibility. It could be either a post page or a page page (I like a page page because it doesn’t move around as much), and then you can update it easily as time marches on.

You might also like to do as I have done and put checkmarks on a calendar, like this:

“6+1 Days Left to Go, Bub!” encouragement selfie GIF by @iamTalkyTina

So keep going everybody, and make a tracking list page if you can, as it will make it very easy for your to complete your final application for certification and speed up the process for you in getting your badge!

On the Planet, Creato!

“On the Planet, Creato!” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina (click picture for a super big GIF of it!)

Well, for The Daily Create, tdc1992, there was a new planet discovered for #ds106 peoples, and it was called the planet, Creato. Some of my #ds106 friends and I went there to check it out, and it is SO BEAUTIFUL. It is also a magical place, and the magical powers of creation effected each of us in different ways. Some of us got bigger, or smaller, some of us had big hands or if you watched pretty closely, a panting tongue or a waggy tail, but we all had fun exploring.

The friends that were along with me on the Planetary Expedition 106 were: Colin Dog, John Johnston, Dancing UNCLE @jimgroom, Spike, FelixADog, Bill Smith, and of course, me, @iamTalkyTina

Maybe you will visit the planet, Creato, and learn to Make Art with #TrueFriends, too!

The Rise and Fall of Stairless Society

“Album covers from my 1980’s pop-synth band,” by @iamTalkyTina

Today’s The Daily Create, tdc1990 asked us to remember a favourite band that was about “without something,” like the example Men Without Hats didn’t have hats.

It reminded me of one of my favourite pop-synth bands that I was in of the eighties which was called Stairless Society.  Over the course of our career arc, we released several albums which produced zero hit singles or didn’t even get on the charts, but still I thought we had a great concept and of course we had a funky beat.

“Self-titled debut album, Stairless Society, 1983,” image by @iamTalkyTina

We had fun touring with that first album, but along the way, some of the bandmates got discouraged, and by the time we re-grouped to cut a second album, we were down to two members, me and one other.

Second album, ‘Superramp,” sadly took a dive,” image by @iamTalkyTina

Unfortunately for some bad press that arose just during the release of our second album (an overeager reporter dug into my history and dredged up all the news related to the court cases back in 1963-65), we struggled to get gigs. After a few weeks, it was just me up there on the stage trying to run all the different instruments by myself as well as acting as the face of the band.

“Our third album, SS: Start to Finish,” was a compilation album of previous releases,” image by @iamTalkyTina

By the end of that tour, we (I) decided to give it one more go by releasing a retrospective album, but it went nowhere, and so I moved on to more exciting dreams.

But it was still a fun time!

I Made @JimGroom Say Uncle!

It was for The Daily Create, tdc1989, where it said show how to get respect with just Five Words. This was a challenge task that came from @hitRECord where @hitRECordJoe hasn’t applied to be a #TrueFriend yet.

I really liked the one by Terry Greene (@greeneterry, on Twitter) (who knows a friend of mine who doesn’t know who I am) because his respect with just five words was to use his TrueFriend  badge to say he was “official creature of the Internet.” Because he shared his badge for a writing one,  my picture is there right in the middle of the page of all the world to see!

“My Badge Gets Respect, Bub!,” screen capture by @iamTalkyTina

Of course, my one was when I got respect from UNCLE @JimGroom after all that trouble with the #PretenderTina stuff and his #ArtLack. Fortunately for UNCLE @JimGroom, he has been keeping himself in line since then without too many reminders over each year, and so that was good for him.

“I Made @JimGroom Say UNCLE!” screen capture by @iamTalkyTina

It is always a good time when people give each other respect and are #TrueFriends. Apply for your badge today!

Plus, remember, for a limited time only (called June 2017) the window is open for @iamTalkyTina certification in Creatorist badge. You have to do all 30 of The Daily Create ones in the #30DayTDC challenge by @cogdog to be considered.

If I Could Be An Animal …

“If I Could Be an Animal …” image by @iamTalkyTina

I have not given it too much thought, but I was thinking this morning when I read The Daily Create, tdc1988, that If I Could Be an Animal, maybe I would like to be …… a giraffe!

I was just thinking that if I were this choice, I would get a different perspective on life, and that is always a good thing.

Plus, it would help me with camouflage for when I am on missions, because it is difficult to see a giraffe when they blend into the background like that.

Also, if I were in tall grass, I would be able to pop up and look around, which I will confess is something I have always wanted to do better.

“Popping Up,” image by @iamTalkyTina

I think it would also be a very fun thing to be able to stretch out those very long legs and run very fast in a loping, graceful gait, instead of some kind of manic running with short legs that some people might notice if they ever saw me (but they never do, just sayin’).

“Running with a smooth, long-legged, loping gait …” image by @iamTalkyTina

So maybe I would pick giraffe.

 

Are You Nervous Yet, Erich?

“Are You Nervous Yet, Erich?” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Well, you can’t see the beads of sweat moving on Erich’s head, but his eyes sure look shifty scared.

I won’t repeat what I was saying to him over the phone from the garage, but it sure gave him a new respect for me!

For The Daily Create, tdc1984, Nervous!.

Portmeirion Flyovers

“Portmeirion Flyover,” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Well, I was trying to get some nice maps working today, but you will have to settle for one that is a flyover type. There are some details that this GIF does not show (not to mention the Secret Tunnel Passages layer and @iamTalkyTina Hideouts maps that I was going to include) but they will have to wait for another day.

I tried to use the Map Stack thing but it didn’t seem to be able to find The Village, so I went to my old standby, Google Maps. Then I added some other information that I had on hand using my Photoshop, and then I put it into this GIF.

It would be a bit of a hard thing to connect the 3D map upstairs to the 2D one here, but you can use your imagination and pretend that I did it.

Also, if you have a hankering for The Village, here it is from a slightly different angle.

You can read all about some of my time here in The Village , and you can check out Prisoner106.us, which was a ds106 one from the summer of 2015.