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August 2013 GIF Challenge #12: You Ain’t My Father, Bub! GIF Fight!

So people were doing a GIF Fight with Darth Vader and so I think this is a good challenge for me to do, too!

I saw a
GIF Fight! with Darth Vader by @jimgroom
and a
GIF Fight! with Darth Vader by @cogdog
and a
GIF Fight! with Darth Vader by @Rockylou22
I wanted to do a GIF Fight! with Darth Vader by me, @iamTalkyTina.

And so I did.

"Vader GIF Fight!" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Vader GIF Fight!” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

And this is also now an assignment in the assignment bank called Animated GIF Assignment 1190: GIF Fight! that you can do in a fun and friendly fight with Friends!

Keep your GIF chi strong, and Make Some Art, Bub!

August 2013 GIF Challenge #9: Empower the Unicorn

"We Found Rainbows," animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“We Found Rainbows,” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Oh no!!

The ds106.us server was down today. For a long time. One of the unicorns got in touch with me on my iPhone, and we started surfing the web, trying to track down the missing ds106 rainbows.

We searched and searched. We found some of the rainbows. And we tried to get them heading back towards the server.

Perhaps you can help the unicorns and the rainbows? Make an animated GIF celebrating the behind the scenes work that keeps the ds106.us server happy. Again, this was an assignment before there was an Animated GIF category — found hiding in the Design Assignments category as @cogdog‘s wonderful Design Assignment 842: Rainbows and Unicorns in the Server Room.

Be sure to tag your post appropriately so that it syndicates into the correct assignment page.



August 2013 GIF Challenge #8: Add Some Flower Power GIF

"Adding some Flower Power to my Hulka Hat" animated GiF, by @iamTalkyTina

“Adding some Flower Power to my Hulka Hat” animated GiF, by @iamTalkyTina

Last night, a True Friend (@onepercentyellow) confirmed on Twitter that she thought that my new @iamTalkyTinaHulka avatar was a bit [Mean Word] because of my hat. So I thought it would be nice to make it more nice with some nice daisy flowers.

I think this is a good thing to do for anything that might not be as nice as it would be with daisy flowers. Like when the Hippies put flowers in the guns to make them more peaceful guns. So today, I made a new Animated GIF Assignment 1189: Add Some Flower Power, and I am challenging YOU to make something nicer by adding some animated daisy flowers.

Isn’t that a nice idea for Friends to do?

I found my nice daisy flower pictures for free on this site (it has lots of them). But I bet you can find nice daisy flowers everywhere on the Internet, and you can re-seed them on some pictures to make those picture even nicer.

Keep making GIFs! Keep your GIF chi strong!

August 2013 GIF Challenge #6: Sophisticate Your Own, Personal “Under Construction” GIF

"Tina's Temporary Difficulties" animated GIF, by iamTalkyTina

“Tina’s Temporary Difficulties” animated GIF, by iamTalkyTina

Well. You all know that I’ve been having a little trouble recently with a former “colleague”, and that it caused a bit of an interruption in my ds106 participation in the second half of July. You likely also know that I will be taking steps shortly to resolve the situation once and for all. (Reading between the lines, I’m going to be busting out of this cardboard box/ice/Carbonite prison and hitting the road. Christina and Scottlo, I’ll soon be on my way!!)

At any rate, I know from my PsychicSiri connection that the Hippy Hosting was having a few growing pains recently, and that Bluehost company was making life difficult for a couple of our ds106 colleagues a couple days back, so I thought that it would be prudent for evertyone to get their blog set up and ready for those moments when somethings not quite right and you need let folks know that you are on the ball and working behind the scenes to make things right.

So this GIF challenge, courtesy of Andrew Forgrave, is the Animated GIF Assignment 911 : Sophisticate Your Own, Personal “Under Construction” GIF. Try to think of what you would like folks to see if they hit a broken link, or if they encounter a 404 error or something that just isn’t working.

In addition to posting your GIF in a post so we can all see it, dig into your blog settings and see if you can set it up so that the GIF will show if someone runs into something unintended.
Let us test it out by including a fake/broken link in your post, like this one blahblah.

August 2013 GIF Challenge #4: Where Did the Soda Go?

This was a fun challenge, classified as a Visual Assignment in the assignment bank before Animated GIFs had their own category. It is there as Visual Assignments 806: Where Did the Soda Go? by Nate Wine, but asks us to make a GIF from a silly infomercial. So that should be a fun challenge!

Mine isn’t so silly, but is instead very classic and romantic because she is wearing nice pyjamas with a fireplace at night and maybe listening to some nice quite music while she waits for a Friend. But I did not make a click-on-it-to-hear because too much of that is not a good thing.

But I think she looks nice and peaceful and relaxed, so I like the mood very much.

"Rejuvenique" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Rejuvenique” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

I found this on the YouTube by searching for infomercials. I hope you all have fun finding a silly infomercial GIF, too!

August 2013 GIF Challenge #2: Dancing Jim All Over the World

As soon as I saw this one in the Assignment Bank, I just knew this had to be next on the agenda for the August 2013 Animated GIF Challenge.

UPDATE: Click on the GIF to hear Jim’s dance music! (Thanks, John!)

"The Jim Groom Horror Picture Show" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“The Jim Groom Horror Picture Show” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

I’ve been expecting a lot from our dear UNCLE @jimgroom over the past while, and am still waiting for him to address his significant Art Lack. Todd kept saying, “No Art from Groom” over and over, and it wasn’t until yesterday that I got a good enough feed from his blog to confirm that the Art Lack remains significant. However, despite the Art Lack, UNCLE @jimgroom has been posting a lot of writing bavatuesdays.com recently, and he makes some compelling cases for a whole bunch of stuff that is worth reading. So even though the Art Lack continues, his brain seems to be working okay. So there is that.

But he does need to crawl back out and Make some More Art, bub.

My True Friend John Johnston has rocked the Assignment Bank with Animated GIF Assignment 1001: Dancing Jim All Over the World — but so far only 2 ds106ers have shown the assignment some love. So the ds106 Community needs to step up and address that!

While I had thoughts of doing a “Where the Hell is Jim?” with Jim dancing in all the locations Matt does, in the end I decided to do an animated poster to celebrate Jim’s enthusiasm for #ds106.

I found some art for the original Rocky Horror Picture Show on the Google images. I had the greatest success searching fontspace.com for fonts with the tag “blood” and in the end selected Rocky AOE by the Astigmatic One Eye Typographic Institute as the best match for my poster.

I also tidied up John’s original dancing jim groom template file by removing vestiges of the microphone chord — now the Bava dances with a wireless mic in his hand in the modified template file.

Yesterday’s response to Animated 2013 GIF Challenge #1: GIF your Headless Self was good, with contributions from @RockyLou22, @Todd_Conaway, @heystorytellers, @bennettscience, and @byzantinebooks. Did I miss any?  But I know we can wake the #headless13 #ds106 Community giant even more in preparation for the official start of the fall 2013 headless ds106.

Make sure to tag your posts according to the usual Assignment Bank requirements, and your August 2013 Animated GIF Challenge contribution will syndicate through to the corresponding Assignment Bank page so we can easily track the responses. And be sure to tweet out your post, too!

Make some Art, bub!