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Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:49 am
by MonsieurMoustache
If you've been keeping up with the moustache mythos, then you've already met Monsieur and his trusty musty, Beatrice. We have a full collection coming soon.

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Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:32 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
So it begins.

Do you see, Tom, why these must be killed without mercy? :x 8)

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Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:13 am
by MonsieurMoustache
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:So it begins.

Do you see, Tom, why these must be killed without mercy? :x 8)

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I do not know who Tom is, but my moustache fears the name.
Sorry Algernon. I'll be more careful in future. Thanks.

Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:24 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
It's not being careful, per se.
It's that most of people are distracted and annoyed by constantly flashing, blinking, moving junk stuff. Alas, some folks abuse such things and only hard options stop them. That's why the <blink> tag was deprecated with prejudice. And, why all the best, most-professional forums ban animated avatars.

Studies show that even when users claim they aren't bothered, they tend to ignore such things, and they ignore the whole section of the screen where the motion is present! This means that one or two bad images can cause users not to see helpful information, or controls, or polite ads that might make your site money.

You can tone down your avatar and make it 26%1 less annoying just by increasing the initial pause to a long (and sneaky) value, say, 13 seconds.




1 plus or minus 25% ;)

Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:15 pm
by tbaker2500
I agree with your cause, ASID. I just don't agree with the methodology. I don't have to post a 100x100 avatar, therefore I could easily make an annoying flashy avatar under the 9.4k limit you propose, while preventing higher quality static images.
You know it's our differences which make this relationship so special, right?

I would just request that Mr. Moustache Keep his avatar static, or at least very subtle, else the HAMMER OF ASID will come down upon him!

(Don't get me wrong, it is cute. Good work. But I'd make it happen once every 30 seconds or something.)

Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:58 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
Yeah, the size limit is not perfect. But it's a start, darn it!

Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:31 pm
by MonsieurMoustache
Removed the animation, as I fear the hammer of ASID more than that of Thor. Hah, that's what I get for making it in a rush. Ah well. Thanks for letting me know!

Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:15 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
MonsieurMoustache wrote:I fear the hammer of ASID more than that of Thor.

Exxxxcellent...

Sorry, for getting all up in your grill, but we have to draw red lines in the sand (that never goes wrong).

It really was cute for the first 50 seconds.

Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:22 am
by Varda
I'm really glad you kept the original link up, at least! I noticed your avatar had changed a few days ago, briefly thought I saw it moving, but missed this entire thread... so I was starting to wonder if I'd just hallucinated the blinking eyes!

Beatrice looks fantabulous. As does the Monsieur. Now I'm hoping you get ambitious and do a whole Moustache Mythos cast drawing! (Woolly Squid of Wyattearp FTW)

Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:56 pm
by strawman
I miss the animation.
What would happen if you set the blink for an hour?
You could put it on Face Book and get people to look, and look, and... wait a minute, I swear it blinks...wait, wtf was THAT? Oh, you missed it cause you blinked. Okay, wait, really.

Sure complements Varda's drabble about redeeming wasted time. :shock:

Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:24 am
by Varda
strawman wrote:You could put it on Face Book and get people to look, and look, and... wait a minute, I swear it blinks...wait, wtf was THAT? Oh, you missed it cause you blinked. Okay, wait, really.

Now that's how you make the world weirder, one GIF at a time. :lol:

Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:55 am
by MonsieurMoustache
I do have a version that blinks every 30 seconds now. But I don't want to use it, at least until ASiD says it's definitely not annoying. Here's a preview, maybe this one will fly.

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Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:52 am
by strawman
I'd like it even better if they closed faster, like a blink. Something about them makes me cautious about staring too long. Like I'm getting sleepy...

Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:05 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
The pause isn't long enough to get strawman to question his, so called, sanity. But, it is definitely less annoying.

This new version gets the ASiD stamp of "Not worth fussing about". Use it in good health.

Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:42 pm
by tbaker2500
strawman wrote:I'd like it even better if they closed faster, like a blink. Something about them makes me cautious about staring too long. Like I'm getting sleepy...


I agree. They should just pop open for a fraction of a second.
"What? No eyes here." :D

Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:56 pm
by strawman
Oooo...Oooo! They don't pop open; they open half way, dart left and right, then snap shut. :roll:
:furtive:

Re: Monsieur and Beatrice

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:10 pm
by Varda
strawman wrote:Oooo...Oooo! They don't pop open; they open half way, dart left and right, then snap shut. :roll:
:furtive:

Now THAT'S the Beatrice I know and love!

Varda wrote:How can he just ignore it? It’s right under his nose! The moustache rubs its whiskery ends together and hisses.