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Blue Eyes

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:33 pm
by wmsimon
Au contraire, Pohl....you've not met the newest addition to my family, Mason. At eight months, the little dude has the blue eyes Paul Newman *wishes* he has....:) (Not that I'm a Biased Uncle, you understand!)

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:52 pm
by PohlSE
Congratulations! A little belated, but congrats to the proud Uncle. :)

My daughter was born with "baby blues" as well, eventually those gene's kicked in and they turned hazel... Which didn't bother me at all. She was also bald for two and half years... Which did. :?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:27 am
by PohlSE
Just so everyone knows, I haven't given up on the wallpapers; this is a crazy time of the year with Christmas all by itself but when you add my daughter's birthday (tomorrow), the end of the semester for this Photoshop class coming shortly, this new cat keeping us all awake at night (his name was almost Zinc due to the color of his ears, but my daughter preferred to call him Blue, for the color of his eyes), and a plethora of other stuff that has chosen the busiest time of the year to occur, and there just isn't any time right now for much of anything.

I'm hoping normalcy returns soon.... I'm not counting on it, but I'm hoping.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:27 am
by krista in ma
First two attempts at Special X number 12... Thoughts? Bad? Good? Is the "tagline" or the second image inappropriate or offensive or in poor taste? :?

Image

Image

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:28 pm
by EZ Rhino
Good stuff! Not inappropriate or offensive at all.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:07 am
by Slade
Krista,

EZ's right. Good work and great images. Leave out the definition of kamikaze, and the tag line also works for the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. You could do one with the bomb blast in PoulSE's second # 12. The novel span the entire war.

Slade

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:37 pm
by MarylandManson

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:01 pm
by Slade
To think this all started with a simple post from wmsimon:

Okay, I'll tell y'all up front, I CANNOT create anything like this. BUT, I bet someone in the group can.

On TV, we always see computers with the organizational logo used as wallpaper; the FBI, CTU on 24, even the fictional Montecito in Las Vegas has a logo wallpaper.

So....the question is, what would computer wallpaper/background for Special "X" look like? And, of course, if anyone could create/design it and post it, I think most members would be grateful.


As you can see at the Slade Website, these images have a use far beyond "wallpaper." They bring the novel to life for people who have yet to read it.

So post away. Each day, I start by wondering what the Board will bring, and the images put me in the mind to take the fantasy farther.

Slade

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:13 am
by raasnio
Save a notepad copy of each of your links so we can do another wallpaper grouping after the next book comes out. These are great. 8-)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:23 am
by MarylandManson
...the language of flowers?

http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/6310 ... ze55po.gif

Background info:

http://militaryhistory.about.com/cs/wor ... yamato.htm

"Okinawa marked the first American landing on Japanese territory and the Japanese word for ‘Divine Wind’, Kamikaze, soon became known throughout the American Pacific Fleet. Between April 6-7 and June 21-22, the Japanese launched ten waves of Kamikaze suicide planes against the American fleet. The code name for this operation was Kikusui, named after the chrysanthemum crest of Kusunoki Masashige, a 14th century hero and martyr."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusunoki_Masashige

Cheers! MM

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:03 pm
by MarylandManson

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:08 pm
by Slade
MM,

It took me a moment to find "Michael Slade." That's very sneaky...and very good.

Keep 'em coming.

Slade

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:36 pm
by MarylandManson
The black, white, and red palettes are fine, but...

http://img287.imageshack.us/img287/6871 ... ze77ga.gif

I'm very curious to see what others envision!

MM

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:17 pm
by Slade
So am I!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:41 pm
by MarylandManson
For icons on the right...

http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/1052 ... ze86vj.gif

...or on both sides...

http://img500.imageshack.us/img500/6646 ... ze96wi.gif

By the way, the images look a bit rough-hewn or grainy because of image resolution. They're much clearer in PowerPoint, which I'm using to make them. Short of PhotoShop, does anyone know how to make .gif files of better resolution?

And if anyone wants a sharper image for desktop use and can handle a PowerPoint file, feel free to pm me, and I'll email the PP file to you.

Cheers! MM