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Posted: 8/5/2005 1:11:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 4:54:44 PM EDT by Phil_A_Steen]
Thanks to some recent successful sales on the EE, I've decided to run a contest to award a Bronze Membership to thank AR15.com and Goatboy for this great website.

The contest is the Emoticon Design Challenge 2005.

Your job is to design an animated GIF, such as the ones seen here, to depict some commonly referred to situations here at AR15.com. The size and look of your emoticons should be roughly the same as those already in use at AR15.com.

There are two categories of entries required: specified and freestyle.

Specified -- The specified emoticons category requires you to create Emoticons to depict two of the following six themes:

1. Person putting on a tinfoil hat Note: Tasering theme deleted -- a smiley already exists
2. Police shooting a dog
3. Person eating pie
4. Bump firing underwater
5. Person duping threads (at a xerox machine?)
6. A person locking a thread

Freestyle -- The freestyle category requires you to create one Emoticon entry of your own choosing. Your challenge is to design an Emoticon that correctly captures a concept frequently expressed at AR15.com. Creativity is the key here and will count for most of the points on this one.

Some Rules

The contest's deadline for entries is next Saturday, August 13, at 11pm. Persons entering the contest should post their entries to this thread, and I encourage other AR15.com members to rate the entries by posting here. The winner will be announced on Sunday, August 14. Criteria for judgment include artistic talent, animation and creativity, but the end decision can be wholly arbitrary on my part if I so choose and you can't bitch about it. If a Team Member enters and wins, he or she will win the right to select the person to be awarded the Bronze Membership in any manner he or she sees fit.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:13:36 PM EDT
what program do you use to make animated gifs?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:15:14 PM EDT
We need one with someone shooting an AR15!
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:17:12 PM EDT
Are they going to be added to the site by Goatboy?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:18:31 PM EDT
Extreme taggage
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:19:14 PM EDT
Oh hell ya, this I have to see.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:19:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Beefypeanut:
We need one with someone shooting an AR15!



+1

and tag
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:25:01 PM EDT
n/m i got some software, IM ON IT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:26:03 PM EDT
Ideas for Emoticons:

UN Helmet being shot full of holes.

AR15 being feed by stipper clips.

Smiley face draws pistol and fires at screen, sign behind pops up says, "Draw down on em!"

Illegal Alien being "punted" BACK over the fence.



That's all I have for now.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:49:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 7:28:20 PM EDT by FortyFiveAutomatic]
Edit: I will be updating THIS post for all my new creations.
I give you, for your approval:
(police shoots dog)
___________________________________________
(smiley shooting ar-15)
___________________________________________
(smiley shooting ar-15, version 2)
___________________________________________
(lost all guns in tragic boating accident)
___________________________________________
(AquaBump 1.0)
___________________________________________
(AquaBump 1.1)
___________________________________________
(tinfoil hat with a taxman twist!)
___________________________________________
(Your friendly neighborhood Taxi Driver)
___________________________________________
(take a guess...)
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:52:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 11:49:25 AM EDT by FortyFiveAutomatic]
<deleted>refer to above post
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:52:22 PM EDT
I've asked before for a cowboy hat-tip greeting smiley...

how about someone buffing for all the "that'll buff right out" comments?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:59:57 PM EDT
How about a smiley being hit by lightning...
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:00:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 2:08:52 PM EDT by Zaphod]

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
1. Person being tasered





Here's a few more I have:


















Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:06:55 PM EDT
how about a with a tin-foil hat?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:08:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FortyFiveAutomatic:
Think that should do it for the AR15 one
tinypic.com/a1mznr.gif

Though I guess it's more of an M16, but full-auto's more fun ain't it?



Where did you find the software to do these? I'd like to try my hand at a few.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:10:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ErinMT:

Where did you find the software to do these? I'd like to try my hand at a few.




Paint Shop Pro from Jasc is my favorite (or it was until I got a Mac, and now I have to deal with this POS PSE ). It brings a utility called Animation Pro.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:11:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:14:21 PM EDT
My smiley-foo is weak how do I save these so I can use them in case goat-boy does not make them a site wide add
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:14:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By choad33:
My smiley-foo is weak how do I save these so I can use them in case goat-boy does not make them a site wide add



Right-click. Save-As.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:14:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
Extreme taggage




How bout one for tagging???
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:17:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By choad33:

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
Extreme taggage




How bout one for tagging???



Great idea!!!

Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:19:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:

3. Person eating pie.



Um, what kind of PIE?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:22:04 PM EDT
Meat Pie!



Just any normal pie should do, people that know the saying will get the meaning.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:51:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 11:49:52 AM EDT by FortyFiveAutomatic]
<deleted> refer to above post
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:54:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 3:07:25 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 3:09:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 11:50:23 AM EDT by FortyFiveAutomatic]
<deleted> ref to post on pg 1
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 3:13:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 3:34:40 PM EDT
Heres a couple that I use once in a while...













Link Posted: 8/5/2005 3:41:25 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 4:30:26 PM EDT
This ought to be good!
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 4:37:52 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 4:41:56 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 4:57:53 PM EDT


I have already "stolen" one and used it in another thread!!!!!!!


Thanks to Zaphod's artistic ability and computer skill


Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:16:46 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:17:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 7:46:22 PM EDT by Riotgun]


EDIT: I think it's fixed now.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:35:27 PM EDT
Tag
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:37:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Riotgun:


EDIT: Ok, I need to clean that up a little.



I like that one!

Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:43:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 5:43:57 PM EDT by COZ]
tag, Love the Smilies!
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:50:22 PM EDT
I have no talent, therefore I'll watch.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:05:45 PM EDT
Ok, I'll have to head in to the office and grab the ones I've whipped up for the network chat.

Adobe Image Ready CS2 has a smooth interface for doing animated GIFs if anyone has Photoshop CS2.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:48:24 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:07:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 7:08:58 PM EDT by ElevenO]
How about one showing a glock pistol doing a kb or maybe make one of a screen door getting hit in a hurricane (or, on a similiar note, show a retard hitting a drum set)? Also, since spiders and snakes are equally hated around here then how about an animation of a big, black, smiling, giant, hungry spider chasing (at a high rate of speed) a little yellow emoticon across the screen? Or maybe another one where an emoticon gets caught in a spider web? Or maybe another one with taxman and all of his ammo cans and his rifle target with bullet holes all over it? Oh, and on the taxman emoticon, don't forget to add the green and orange paint scheme.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:14:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 11:50:53 AM EDT by FortyFiveAutomatic]
<deleted> refer to post on pg 1
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:16:52 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:22:56 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:24:53 PM EDT
I imagine we won't have one for inserting things in orifices and posting visual representations, now will we?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:27:54 PM EDT
We need a zombie smiley
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:31:24 PM EDT
There is a thread like this at http://www.pieuniverse.com/
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:33:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
I imagine we won't have one for inserting things in orifices and posting visual representations, now will we?



I dare you.
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