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Old 07/13/2014   #1
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Dunno if you want to merge this with the regular smiley thread or what...


Anyway, given our recent discussions, I was thinking maybe we should change some of our smileys, specifically these ones:




I mean, its not a huge deal to me, I'm not going to lose sleep over it, but y'know...every little helps? As far as I can see it doesn't matter if they're both the same colour, all the other smileys are pale blue so like, I'm a female - does that mean every time I've used a non-pink smiley I'm impersonating a man?

TLDR I think they should be sexless....or genderless...or whatever. I mean if it's not going to be a huge ball ache to do it?

If it's easier maybe just tinker with the hue slider enough so that they're not blue/pink - maybe purple/green or some other colours?

Just throwing it out there as something to ponder
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Old 07/13/2014   #2
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I don't think I have the ability to edit .gifs anymore (unless someone provides me with a program that can do that), nor do I know if I have the ability to overwrite existing files on the server, but given the power to do both I'll do so It might be awhile though because of class things.
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Old 07/13/2014   #3
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....huh?


What I mean is, are we to assume the pink smiley is female? I never did...
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Old 07/13/2014   #4
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Cool, theres no rush. I'm not totally devastated or anything using those smileys, just that if I'd created them, it wouldn't have even occured to me to create any kind of distinction

I haven't turned into a tumblrite nutter or anything! Honest!


What I mean is, are we to assume the pink smiley is female? I never did...
I never really did, but I think that was probably the intention by whoever made the smileys in the first place, and all the discussion about gender and stuff lately just made me think, what are we losing by changing it y'know? the distinction between the two doesn't really serve any purpose, and I think subconciously many people would think it was a sex/gender thing
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Old 07/13/2014   #5
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Exactly how are we supposed to tell different smilies apart then? Like it or not, pink stands out well from green. To me this is just splitting hairs and going into Political Correctness Gone Mad territory.
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Old 07/13/2014   #6
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I don't know what you mean by telling them apart? Theres two smileys hugging...two entities?
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Old 07/13/2014   #7
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Pink used to be a manly color, you know, .

I'm not going to apply fear of SJW's all over the smileys; if you'd like smilies (of various colors or variations or whatnot) to be added, then feel free to make and post them in the relevant thread.

Also seeing smileys is ableist as fuck
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Old 07/13/2014   #8
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Edit: here's what I mean:



That was just after arsing about on PS, from a screen cap, I don't know how to do anything with gifs.

Theres enough shading to tell them apart even if they are the same colour. But like I said, It was just something that occured to me.

EDIT: and yeah, neutral smilies in addition to the existing ones would be fine.
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Old 07/13/2014   #9
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Working on some right now; it's simple enough. Making them purple.
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Old 07/13/2014   #10
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Hououin Kyouma wrote: Working on some right now; it's simple enough. Making them purple.

Cool, out of interest what program are you using? I wouldn't mind trying to have a go myself, but when I looked up emote specific programs they all seemed like they'd be riddled with adware and stuff.
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Old 07/13/2014   #11
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Photoshop
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Old 07/13/2014   #12
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They're beautiful! Thanks.
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Old 07/13/2014   #13
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GIMP has become quite a beefy freeware, and I'm pretty sure you can create animated gifs; maybe give GIMP a try if you want to dabble in gfx stuff. With Photoshop, the options are to be obscenely rich or to find some other way, me matey.
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Old 07/13/2014   #14
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...Subtle,
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Old 07/13/2014   #15
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GIMP can do animated .gifs, yeah.

And yeah, well done.
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the bald man cry into the turtle stew, which I do believe my
sister ate. At least, I hope she did.” -Tyrion Lannister
“The management is very bad. In fact, let’s not mince words: The management is terrible!
We’ve had a string of embezzlers, frauds, liars, and lunatics making a string of catastrophic
decisions. This is a plain fact. But who elected them? It was you! You who appointed these
people! You who gave them the power to make your decisions for you! While I’ll admit that
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century seems to me nothing short of deliberate. You have encouraged these malicious
incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without
question their senseless orders. You have allowed them to fill your workspace with dangerous
and unproven machines. You could have stopped them. All you had to say was, ‘No.’” -V
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“Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” -John Steinbeck
“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin
“In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” -Sun Tzu
“...pero Capitán, obedecer por obedecer, así, sin pensarlo... sólo lo hacen gentes como usted, Capitán.” -Dr Ferreiro, Pan’s Labyrinth
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