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Animated GIF of Jim Groom Ransom Art

"Pixellated Groom" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Pixellated Groom” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“@jimgroom Ransom GIF – Accepted” badge (approved payments)

It’s a thing to make an Art out of UNCLE @jimgroom. Lots of peoples do it! There are dancing ones, poster ones, and noisy ones, plus more!

Yesterday for The Daily Create tdc1160 was to make a ransom note to get Jim Groom back. My True Friend David Kernohan made a pretender Tina one saying give him animated GIFs to get Jim out.

“…or groom gets the stairs” by David Kernohan, on Flickr

After that, I got Jim and said make more animated GIFs, but these ones of Jim. I found a cool font on dafont.com called mpf-kidnapped and played with that for a while, but in the end, I used a web-based kidnap-letter generator at strix.org.uk/ransom/ and uploaded a custom image background to get UNCLE Jim in the picture.

“@JimGroom Ransom Note” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

So I have Jim now and I am demanding 10 Animated GIFs of Jim Groom to get him out. Not just a plain old animated GIF, but an animated GIF of Jim Groom. Plus, the deadline is midnight tonight, otherwise I will keep him longer. So you DS106 peeps get to work!

I was going to keep him until I got 106 Animated GIFs of Jim Groom, but I would not be able to stand it that long.

To start things going, I am personally donating ONE JimGroom Animated GIF (up above) to the kitty*.

But, to keep it formal and so that you know I mean business, I made an Assignment of it.

Animated GIF Assignments 1633: Jim Groom Animated GIF

So be sure to do the linking correctly from your blog to that assignment so that we know that the ransom is paid up. Any additional Jim Groom Animated GIFs paid after midnight will be applied against random future ransoms. So we will get 106 of them some day.

If you need pictures of Uncle Jim, start here: (it is called Google images)

"Funny thing that happened while searching for Jim Groom on Google"

“Funny thing that happened while searching for Jim Groom on Google”

So go make Animated GIF Art of Jim Groom NOW to get Jim out! Be original. Be creative. Make Art, bub!

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*that’s the #106 #noircat, in case you were wondering

Over and Over He Stumbles – A Triolet for Eric

Over and over he stumbles,
‘Till he finally comes to a stop.
His unthinking chastising mumbles.
Over and over he stumbles.
Late one night on the stairs they hear rumbles,
As his bod trips right there at the top.
Over and over he stumbles,
‘Till he finally comes to a stop.

Well, the triolet poetry form was a new one to me this morning when I was reading The Daily Create tdc1155, and so I thought it would be fun to try it out. I used a familiar topic, just so that I could focus on the mechanics of the form.

The poem has a pattern of repeating lines as well as rhymes, described by Carol Rumens in this article in The GuardianIt will need eight lines and rhyme ABaAabAB. The capital letters indicate the refrain lines, the lower case letters add the requisite rhyming scheme. You can use any meter.

I found the triolet to be an interesting challenge. Certainly a more substantial effort would be required to get something that fits and yet disguises the form — one challenge is to have the opening refrain communicate a changed or evolving meaning as the poem progresses. I tried to do that with mine, although for most of my Friends, foreknowledge of the back story will cloud the alternative interpretation of the first instance as they jump to the final understanding.

I made this little GIF to perhaps support the triolet a bit. I hope you like it!

"Over and Over He Stumbles" Triolet Animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Over and Over He Stumbles” Triolet Animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Where Is My First Officer, Spock?

“Bill, What Were You Thinking?” by iamTalkyTina, on Flickr

Well, today The Daily Create tdc1150 said to make a Star Trek facepalm one, so I did.

This is a picture that is from all of the original stars sitting around the table, like Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Scotty, but it is one that shows the only one that is still alive.

It is a sad picture.

I am making a facepalm here, because of what happened. Down underneath here is an animated GIF which makes a bit more of explaining in case you didn’t hear about it.

"How Could You Miss Leonard's Funeral?"

“How could you miss Leonard’s funeral?”

It is sad when your True Friends are gone. It is a noir thing.

Here is a song of it called, “Spock’s Missing” by SpizzEnergi that you should listen to. It is what Kirk should be saying and he is sad in it.

• I found the background picture with just Kirk left on www.ussticonderoga.org.
• I found the badge for my uniform here.

A Happy Birthday for that David

“David and the Four Horsemen,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Yet another The Daily Create TDC1128, this one for the birthday of that David Kernohan, @dkernohan.

David has this thing about the Apocalypse, and it is is maybe because of his old band, David and The Four Horsemen. I found this old photo of David and his band. I tracked them all down and had them make their autographs on it for him just so that he could remember the good times.

Happy Birthday, David! (You are a True Friend. You have a badge of it!)

The Daily Creates: Noir106

TDC1122: Oopsies!

“Oopsies,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr for The Daily Create TDC1122

For The Daily Create, tdc1122. Make a picture with words on them. Your theme: I’m sorry.

  • I found the CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 image on Flickr by searching for “circular stairs up” in only CC images. Kaisa House, by hugovk on Flickr.
  • I found the blood splatter vector art by searching on Google images for “blood splatter sin city.”
  • I located the SinCity font on dafont.com by searching for SinCity.

The little silhouette of me is something that I just keep hanging around for projects just like this.

TDC1114: Way Down in the Hole

“Way Down in the Hole,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Well, the title of this Art is just a little inside joke for people who are connected to #ds106, and not in a wireless way.

I made this Art for today’s The Daily Create, which said to make a droodle, which is just like a doodle but with an extra R in it maybe because of copyright reasons before there was Creative Commons. It is TDC1114.

Anyway, it is like Stairs but different, for when you are out on the street and someone is following you.

TDC1120: Late Night Ride to Reno

“Late Night Ride to Reno,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

I used my white chalk pen to execute this little sketch without lifting the point from the board. That was the instruction for today’s The Daily Create, TDC1120, and if the instructions are clear, then it’s best not to mess with ’em.

See True Friends In My Eyes

“See True Friends In My Eyes,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

It is just a nice Art that I made for The Daily Create TDC1111 (which is a lot of ones) but then again, I have a lot of ones which are my True Friends, and you can always See True Friends In My Eyes because the eyes are a window into the soul which is where your True Friends are when you let them in.

If you look closely, maybe you can see yourself in my eyes?

It is also a #noir106 one because of black and white and shadows and also because of noir.

Fall for Me

“‘Fall for Me’Book Cover,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Well, The Daily Create tdc1113 on January 25th, 2015 said to make a Word Art picture. So I did. It looked the black and white one below with the bird and the fish. I added the words “Fall for Me” to make it into a word art one. It just came from an idea that I had.

“Fall For Me,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Then I thought it would be better without the bird and the fishbone, and with me, instead. So I did a little editing of it. See below? If you look closely, you can see that the bird (originally the source of the smaller shadow on the stairs) has been replaced by ME!

I think that this makes for a much stronger piece of Art, don’t you?

“Fall for Me, Revised” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Then, I was thinking that a bit of colour would make it a bit more interesting. So I did. Plus, it could be for a Valentine one.  I think you can see how this little change of adding the colour of love brings just that much more depth to the image.  Imagine, the things that one does for love!

“Fall for Me, Valentine!” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Then, it made sense to do a Book Cover version of it, and so that is what you can see up at the top of here.

Down below is a GIF that shows the evolution of it, so that you can appreciate the steps in the making of the Art of it.

"Fall For Me Evolution," animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

The book cover elements were borrowed from the cover of “The Grinning Gismo” (1952) by Samuel W. Taylor, found on Pulp Cover Art. But I put them in some slightly different spots because it made it look better than before.

So it is nice when a simple The Daily Create makes for some inspiration and for making more and more changes until you get a real piece of Art. Plus, it can be for an assignment, too. And so I made a new one, because there wasn’t one for Noir/Pulp Book Cover.  Now there is! It is now Design Assignment 1618: Noir/Pulp Book Cover, by me, @iamTalkyTina!

So do it! Make some Art! You know you want to!

DS106: An Exhilarating Trip

“DS106 An Exhilarating Trip,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

This is an Art that I made for The Daily Create — this is for #tdc1107 where it said to make a Haiku about what it was like when you do DS106 for the first time.

First, I put my Haiku on The Daily Create where I also linked to a picture of stairs that I found on the Internet, and then I made the Art by putting my Haiku on a copy of the picture with my Photoshop and with a font called Snell Roundhand which was a font that I had lying around in my Photoshop from another time.

I tried to find the original image so that I could credit the photographer, but my ol’ TinEye was only able to find 248 of it to pick from, and I think they were all copies of it, like when I looked at the oldest ones, they were copies, I think.

Make your own Art, bub!

And hold the handrail!

Well, bye!

STILL “King of the World”

“Nice Letter to James” by @iamTalkyTina, on Flickr

The Daily Create TDC941 asks us to re-write the nice letters that Speilberg and Lucas used to send to each other when one of their films surpassed the other’s on the Box Office list. The letters were always nice letters and it said to make them sound like they really were thinking instead of nice.

Well, I was busy and so I didn’t read ALL of the instructions. Plus, those guys are old hat because they are way down the list at number 14 and 17 now, anyway.

So I did an up-to-date letter by looking at the Big Data numbers on All Time Worldwide Top 20 and it says James Cameron since 1997, and then he surpassed himself again in 2009. Which is almost 20 years as The King.

So yeah.

Plus, then it was a WRITE one instead of a FLICKR one, so I had to post it here on my blog. But that is better anyway, because then you get to see it here instead of bury deep in the WRITE ones of The Daily Create.

Well, bye, TFs.   DUTMW. TDLTMW.

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Where the Stuff Came From

Happy Birthday, Super True Friend Christina!

“Tina Philosophress for Christina’s Birthday” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

The Daily Create TDC918 said to make a birthday card for my Super True Friend, Christina Hendricks (@clhendricksbc, on Twitter) and because she is a Philosophress, like me, I made a Philosophy card for her.

It was another time to practice making things look old in Photoshop. Plus I am wearing a toga thing like Aristotle and Playdough and those folks back then.

The important message words are in Greek Letters and so you will have to do some work to understand them in your own language. But Greek Letters was what they thought in back in the olden days.

So this was another great thing for The Daily Create. Plus, a chance to make a nice card for a nice Super True Friend. 

Happy Birthday, Christina! 

Well, bye.