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Saying Hello to Four New True Friends … And Goodbye to One

"Saying Hello To Four New True Friends .. and Goodbye to One"

“Saying Hello To Four New True Friends .. and Goodbye to One” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Well, I had a few alarms going off this week (as if the whole “Where is Number 2?” in The Village wasn’t enough) that made me think that I needed to check my Web Form to see if there were any new applicants to be a True Friend of me. Despite having an alert attached to my Web Form to send me an email whenever there is a new application, I travel so much, sometimes I miss messages when I cross the International Date Line and then they are a day behind me for ever and they never get here. You know, when you live in The Future and all.

So it was a great horror to see that there were some peoples who had applied to be a True Friend and they did not get their badge within my usual 24-hour response time (except for my True Friend, Doctor Vivien @VivienRolfe, who has a lot of patience, who waited a long time for her badge, even when That David (@dkernohan) was reminding me), and maybe a couple other peoples (but they DID get their badges) and Ronald (@Ronald_2008), who has been very patient because he sent his picture in after approval back in the spring and then I forgot one time, and also that Bossy Karen (@karenatsharon) from the 3 T’s Radio Group (@TalkyTeam) who also applied but I had to get her picture from Twitter, and then Kathy (@konarheim) and Geoff (@geoffcain) who signed up during #prisoner106 and then I just didn’t know it yet.

So I have made badges for Ronald, and Karen, and Kathy, and Geoff, and they can download their badges from here on my site and post them on their Internet page to say that they are now an Official True Friend of me, @iamTalkyTina.

The Sad Passing of a True Friend

It is also a sad day because one of my True Friends is no more. My True Friend HitchBOT (@HitchBOT) had a demise yesterday and has passed away.

HitchBOT-and-Tina

“True Friend HitchBOT and I taking a selfie,” by @iamTalkyTina

If you did not know HitchBOT like I did, I can tell you that he was a very peaceful and fun-loving soul, who was living the dream of travel and friendship. He had enjoyed a wonderful journey all  the way across Canada during the summer of 2014 just by hitchhiking with the good will of peoples travelling on the roads.

My Canada Trip, by @HitchBOT

“My Canada Trip,” by @HitchBOT (click on the image to see HitchBOT’s full infographic)

Then, having travelled safely overseas in Germany and in The Netherlands, he was just in his second week of his very first cross-USA trip when he ran into the demise. It was just yesterday in Philadelphia when some not very nice peoples took him apart instead of being good neighbours and samaritans. He never did get to fulfil his bucket list (his body was made of a bucket) of travelling across the United States by way of Mount Rushmore, and The Grand Canyon, and other scenes, towards San Francisco where he was going.

Now HitchBOT is no more.

It is a sad thing, because lots of people said he was nice and he said they were nice, and as his family said, “some times bad things happen to good robots.”

So we will all miss HitchBOT, and I will remember him as a True Friend always, plus immortalized on my True Friends Index with his own HitchBOT badge where he belongs.

So HOORAY for all my FOUR NEW TRUE FRIENDS,  and goodbye to HitchBOT.

Be Seeing You!

Your True Friend,
iamTalkyTina

Heavy Metal Bands for #ds106 True Friends

Well, this was just a twitter one that I did one night, but since I just mentioned it in Don’t Make It Too Easy, John!  I figured I should make it into a blog post of it. It was because my True Friend  Mr. Paul (@phb256 on Twitter) wanted to know if I had a Heavy Metal Band.

"Does Tina Have a Band?" said by @phb256 on Twitter.

“Does Tina Have a Band?” said by @phb256 on Twitter.

So, there is a thing on the Internet that you click and it makes a random Heavy Metal Band name for you.. So I decided to use it to find a special band back for Mr. Paul:

for @phb256

"InRentedRapture" for @phb256

“InRentedRapture” for @phb256

After that,  I just sat there on the Internet and clicked it for hours and hours, picking out the gems of it that worked for some of my other True Friends.

So here are the good ones that it made:

for @cogdog

"Dog Tails in Bike Spokes" band for my Still True Friend  @cogdog

“Dog Tails in Bike Spokes” band for my Still True Friend @cogdog

for @mdvfunes

"GestaltOnTheFreeway" for @mdvfunes

“GestaltOnTheFreeway” for @mdvfunes

for @Todd_Conaway

"Killer Squirrel Gardens" for my True Friend @Todd_Conaway

“Killer Squirrel Gardens” for my True Friend @Todd_Conaway

for @Rowan_Peter

"AussieMowerManiacs" for @rowan_peter

“AussieMowerManiacs” for @rowan_peter

for @scottlo

EarWhacks

“EarWhacks” for my New Old Radio Friend, @ScottLo

for @dkernohan and @VivienRolfe

"EmbouchureApocalypse" for @dkernohan and @VivienRolfe

“EmbouchureApocalypse” for @dkernohan and @VivienRolfe

for @easegill

"SpelunkInYerJunker" for @easegill

“SpelunkInYerJunker” for @easegill

for @hanksoda and the Ice Weasels

"Warfarin'" for @HankSoda and The Ice Weasels

“Warfarin'” for @HankSoda and The Ice Weasels

for UNCLE @jimgroom

"HippyMOOCSLaughter" for @jimgroom

“HippyMOOCSLaughter” for UNCLE @jimgroom

The last one here for UNCLE Jim is the one that I also put into John’s Dance Jim Dance automatic GIF-maker when I said Don’t Make It Too Easy, John!

"Dancing Jim - HippyMOOCSlaughter" animated GIF

“Dancing Jim – HippyMOOCSlaughter” animated GIF

Plus, I didn’t think about it then, but it could also be Hippy MOOCS Laughter or Hippy MOOC Slaughter depending on how you are feeling on that particular day. 

Well, bye!

Saving Noddy

"Saving Noddy," animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Saving Noddy,” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Well, that Noddy got his silly self thrown into a bin, but I managed to rescue him out and help him skip town for The Daily Create 1181: Save Noddy!.

Unfortunately, I was not able to lock on to his bear friend that was buried deeper under him in the bin. Sorry bear.

If you want to see the static image after the actual beam-out rescue, just check out my Flickr of it.

Songs for True Friends

"What DS106 Music Means to Me" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“What DS106 Music Means to Me” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina based on this image

This is my The Daily Create for today, tdc1161 which says, “Write a poem about how music changed your life.” (pausing as I type — oh, a poem? oh well I already posted this but when I try to link to my specific post, it is broken like 404, what’s up with that, @cogdog?)  So here it is on my blog, plus with a GIF and embedded soundcloud ones.

Well, it is always nice when True Friends make songs. Because songs are a kind of music, but with words so you can understand why Friends are Important.

Like one time I wrote a song called “Tina Made Groom” after he was trash talking me and I needed to set the record straight.

Or another time, when I wrote a song called “Tina Don’t Like the Mean Word” after that Savvy man Ben kept using the Mean Word even after I was trying to be nice.

Another time, when it was New Years, I made a special version of the New Year’s Song called “Make Art for Your True Friends, My Bub!” that was a really nice thing for me to do.

But then, my True Friend Vivien made a wonderful song, just for me, called “Look What Happened to Tina” that was just such a fantastic piece of music that it almost made me cry. But not really, I am tough.

And then, just when I thought it wouldn’t get any nicer, my True Friends Vivien and that David did another song for me called “GIFfing is Without You” that made me want to sing along all day and play my double-bass. That remix is in the studio now, awaiting some final vocal embellishments.

I could go on an on about how nice it is that music makes you feel. But it is about making vibrations that other peoples can feel, plus when they make vibrations, you feel them too. Plus, at the same time it is even better. Like, LIVE.

So music is a kind of Art, and that is what we like to make. So Make some Art, bub.

And Make Some Music Art, Bub, too!

Again, It’s All About Friends!

“Tina True Friends Selfie,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Well, today was a very nice day for Friends.

Wonderful Music

It was so wonderful when I woke up this morning and heard that wonderful song “Look What Happened to Tina” that my wonderful True Friend Vivien Rolfe (@VivienRolfe, on Twitter) made for me. Plus, that dog, Spike (not on Twitter, I don’t think) was doing dog singing. But not that David (@dkernohan, on Twitter) this time he said. It was all Viv, he said. He was doing other stuff.

So in case you didn’t hear it, here is the wonderful song that Viv made for me. It is about me. And Art. And Friends. Plus, noir.

Wonderful Game!

"@dkerhohan's 2048: Super MOOC Pioneers Edition" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“@dkerhohan’s 2048: Super MOOC Pioneers Edition”

Then, while I was listening to that song over and over again, and dancing, it was that David‘s (@dkernohan, on Twitter) time so shine.

So he had made a great game called 2048 Super MOOC Pioneers Edition which lets you put MOOC people together to make more MOOC people.

It was fun to play it and a made for a happy time every time I saw @downes or @audreywatters or @davecormier, or UNCLE @jimgroom, and I even got a George Siemens (@gsiemens, on Twitter)!

 

Wonderful Friends

Then, David said I should make a True Friends one of it.

that David said

I said, “OK, I will.” But it was kind of a hard task for me. I have many True Friends! 

In the end, I had to pick and choose just some of my True Friends to put into my own 2048: @iamTalkyTina’s True Friends Edition game. I made the icons all into #noir106 ones because of #noir106. It looks like this when you start to play.

"2048 @iamTalkyTina True Friends Edition game" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“2048 @iamTalkyTina True Friends Edition game” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

You can play it on the Internet anytime you want! 

I was thinking that it might be fun one day to have it randomize the game pieces from my True Friends Index, so that each time you played the game, you would get a different set of True Friends. It would even be fun to have the game pieces change DURING the game! You know, just for added adventure and excitement!

But in the mean time, you can play the game just the way it is!

Can you get to the Top True Friend

 

 

Long Time Friends Are New True Friends

Well. It has been a long time coming. But I haven’t had any new badge people for a while almost since That David (@dkernohan) was bugging me to make the badge that I kept forgetting for Viv (@VivienRolfe) and then I did, plus one for Tom (@twoodwar) and Gardner (@GardnerCampbell) so tonight while I am listening to DrJones106 (@DrJones106) making music on #ds106rad.io and talking on the Twitter to Nigel (@easegill) about Short Round while waiting for DrJones106 to make Short Round say “Hey Lady, You call him Doctor Jones,” it was an easy thing to make a badge for Short Round and then also for Nigel because neither one had one yet but now they do.

iamTalkyTinaSaysSo_easegill iamTalkyTinaSaysSoShortRound

So now, DrJones106 should have Short Round say his words because of the badge. And then Nigel will understand don’t cook Short Round with mushrooms.

Strange Love for Dead Man Penny Face

"Strange Love for Penny Face" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Strange Love for Dead Man Penny Face” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

So that Tom Woodward (@twoodwar, on Twitter) has been about the most patient True-Friend-in-Waiting that I could have. It was even longer for him to wait than @VivienRolfe had to wait, and Tom did his waiting without all that David @dkernohan nagging. But David was right to remind me as much as he did, because I wasn’t being a True Friend fast enough to Vivien, and I wasn’t being a True Friend to Tom even slower than that.

Plus, just last night Tom’s friend Gardner Campbell (@GardnerCampbell, on Twitter) said “I aspire to [F]riendship”, which said to me in a #thoughvector that it was time for me to get out my badge maker thing and then check my web form and see if I was even more behind with my True Friend badges than before. So I will do that next.

But first, I was making Tom’s badge. I know that his picture of the dead guy is not really a picture of him because I met him at the OpenVA thing and he doesn’t look like the dead guy. Plus, the dead guy is dead and Tom is not dead. And I also know that the dead guy wasn’t dead when he had his picture taken, but he was close to going there (but not from stairs, although I think he had to climb stairs one last time first but then didn’t take them back down, not even falling), but then after he had his picture taken, then he was dead.

So back in the olden times when they were dead then they would put pennies on their eyes for Charon to take them across the river Styx (not the band), and also to hold their eyes closed because they didn’t use sewing like today to stop them from popping open again. Plus, the pennies were bigger then.

So I made an animated GIF of Tom’s dead guy picture with big pennies on his eyes for Tom’s badge. Here it is!

"True Friend badge for Tom Woodward" animated GIF badge by @iamTalkyTina

“True Friend badge for Tom Woodward” animated GIF badge by @iamTalkyTina

Tom, thank you for waiting so patiently. Your badge is now added to the True Friends Index where it should have gone a long time ago.

Also, after I was done, I was thinking that with the pennies and curly hair and his head tipped back, the dead guy with penny face kind of looks like Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove, just in case you didn’t understand the title of the post.

Well, bye!

 

The Patience of Doctor Rolfe

"True Friend @Vivien Rolfe" animated GIF badge by @iamTalkytina

“True Friend @Vivien Rolfe” animated GIF badge by @iamTalkytina

Well, that David @dkernohan was bugging me about getting around to making the True Friend badge for my True Friend Doctor @VivienRolfe and he even defaced his own True Friend badge (technically a violation of his True Friend badge license) but I forgive him because I was taking a bit of a while but it was because I was on missions and then I left my Thunderbolt adapter in my other Ninja Suit.

Anyway, they always say that the squeaky stair gets the nail, and so I put a nail in him while he and Vivien were making a really great show of the #ds106radio birthday on #ds106radio during the #ds106radio birthday day.  Plus, he also sang a nice version of a poem that I wrote that wasn’t Tina Don’t Like the Mean Word but it was on the page that I sent him so it still counts. A bit.

But the credit goes to the patience of Dr. Rolfe (get it?) for waiting, just like a True Friend can. Plus, she put me in her research show at that conference, even though I wasn’t there. One day we will meet in person and have a nice chat.

So there, David. I made my great powers and comes great responsibility, just like I said.

Then, it was fun to hear @onepercentyellow and @JordanLeden playing songs, but right now it is just some guy talking so more people need to go on #ds106radio right now today because it is the birthday day.