Well, my #TrueFriend Ol’ Hatchet Jack (@OlHatchetJack, on Twitter) is NOT the person pictured in this wanted poster, and I hope that he is able to clear out of his snow drift before the authorities get all confused again and try to haul him off to the hoosegow.
It is just me, posting this poster that I saw as a Public Service to my #TrueFriend so that he knows it is a thing and can head on out of there.
It was found by my Google while I was looking at #tdc2820 from yesterday’s The Daily Create.
So I went on a little Learning Curve Rabbit Hole today to do today’s The Daily Create, #tdc2750 which is called Thesaurus Fun.
It all started when I went to do a screen capture on my iPad of the thesaurus for tumble, which was just a word that I picked out of the air, and then when I was looking at the words I liked some of them so I thought I would put a little Tina face beside them so you would know that they were special. So I put the screen capture into the Keynote program on my iPad because that is what I do sometimes when I want to make a thing quickly, with layers, before I can do a screen capture to make the final picture for Twitter. I just went to my Twitter and got my picture and made it really small and put it where it needed to go. Then I decided that some words were better than others so I made copies of my picture right beside each other, like a kind of Tina rating scale.
Still, the pictures were kind of small to move for my fingers on the iPad, and I wanted them to be all lined up with each other, so I thought, “I will make it go through the iCloud to my computer and then I can do a select multiple and an align centre for all of the ones in one column and they will look neat!” So I did that.
But then I started to think it would look even better as an animated GIF (because doesn’t almost everything?) and so I wondered how I could make it export so I could GIF it. But then I found out that Keynote does an Export as GIF one now! FUN! So I did that.
But, sad face! The GIF was too big! it was 14 MB, which is a bit much, even for a really good GIF art. I opened it up in Photoshop to confirm my thinking, and found that it was made of all flattened layers, with everything on every layer which makes things really big.
So I thought, I guess I better do it the right way! So I made a PDF of one page and then opened it in Photoshop and then made each little Tina face into it’s own layer so I could turn them on one at a time with just the background screen capture that I started with way back when as the background in it just one time,
It was a lot of work, and in the end I just went back to making copies of the same Tina face (like I did way back in Keynote on my iPad) but in the end, it made a good GIF. It was only 44 KB, which is about 347 times smaller! Then I made it 1:2 for the Twitter, and added my face and the The Daily Create #2750 and URL references, and in the end it was only 146 KB with that added goodness! (Plus, the GIF is 1000 pixels wide, so if you want to embiggen it to read better, you can!)
Then I wrote this little post about it, and now I am back out of the Rabbit Hole! Bye!
So The Daily Create#tdc2731 for Wednesday, July 4th said we had to drudge up a sad memory from Back in History when there was fighting, and so even though it is now all done and tumbled down the stairs, if you don’t learn from it then he will be doomed to repeat it.
Well, it was a fun time to do today’s The Daily Create#tdc2728“Alas, poor Yorick,” because the image is the same one I used for my last post (I had a @jimgroom #ArtLack for a bit) but now Erich is turned into a skull because of decomposition and such.
Plus, it was fun to find all the ways to turn the original Shakespeare lines into my own ones, as I say here:
Alas —> At last poor Yorick —> boor Erich I knew him well —> I threw him well.
I was going to use “I tripped him well” because it wasn’t really a threw, it was a trip, and I wanted to be accurate, but I used my poet’s license to go with the better sound of it with the original Shakespeare.
“Erich Has Some Final Thoughts,” screen grab by @iamTalkyTina
By @iamTalkyTina and Friends
Erich approached the stairs. He was mad. He was a mad man. “I’m going to get that doll,” he was thinking in his mad head. “I’m going to get it and then that will be the end of it.”
Plus, he was thinking, “it will serve that girl right, for being not his kid,” but he couldn’t have any.
Just then, he didn’t look where he was going. And he made a little trip on the stairs.
“Oops,” he was thinking, “I guess that was Karma,” was his last thought except for when he saw the doll’s eyes saying, “Ha, Ha, you got yours, you mean man!” A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends. I do not wish to make myself a laughing-stock before these idle listeners. WELL, ERICH WAS A LAUGHING STOCK!! An hour behind the fleeting breath, he was DEAD! Let not sloth dim your horrors new-begot. Yet but that Erich was an awful man! Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him. Well, it was about time that Erich got his. He was a bad man! I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat. Cats are overvalued. They are all stuck up, but they do good sneaky work.
(NOTE: Some of these words were added by some other so-called writers but their text does not always suit the mood or the flow of the narrative. I have done my best to try to return story to a logical path, but at times, it was difficult to work with what I was given. I trust that my regular readers will understand that such a collaborative work does not always rise to the highest standard as you are used to expecting from me.)
This piece was written for The Daily Create, tdc2361, Write with the Greats, which was said by @cypherpunk106 for June 27th, 2018.
So, The Daily Create, #tdc2344 Use Your Digital Crayons in the Alchemy Lab, which is a Kevin Hodgson (@dogtrax, on Twitter) one, asks us to do some colouring of a science picture. I was using my old-fashioned black&white tablet, so when I did the job at the Scrapcolouring website, all the colours I could get were black&white ones. But that is okay, because those match my skin tone. It is certainly a happy lab!
Again, I will not be bugging you to do your work. If you want your badge and all of the pride and recognition that goes with achieving it, then you have to put in the effort yourself. But you can rest assured that the prize is worth it in the end. Just ask the people who completed the June 2017 Cohort for @iamTalkyTina Certification in Creatorist. They all have that confidence of having completed the program and the pride of knowing that they earned their badge.
I think that the day I made this one there weren’t as many people there as when the other one was painted, because there are more people in the other one. Maybe they heard on the #ds106radio that there was going to be a foot event and so they stayed home and didn’t fall down.
Now, for the Attributions:
Here is the original cut-and-paste link from the webpage of the old painting.
It says Public Domain: