Thursday, June 24, 2010


One thing you probably don't know about me: I'm a sucker for making avatars. It really should come as no surprise to you since I'm such a narcissist. As you can tell from the picture below, I like to make my avatars extremely life-like. While I appreciate everyone that makes these "avatar generators" and believe me I understand the work that goes into them, but I have a couple issues with most of them. Those issues are glasses and curly hair. I realize having them is this bifecta that puts me in a minority, but there have to be enough people out there in the same predicament as me for the creators to address the issue.

First, glasses come in many shapes and sizes. Don't just draw John Lennon's perfectly round glasses and check that item off your list. At least give me 2 or 3 options so I can relive a few of those precious seconds from Lenscrafters.

Second, curly hair can be tricky, I know, but I'm pretty sure nobody would draw my hair as one of those perfect 70's afros (yeah, I'm talking to you xbox 360). Just like straight hair there is more than one way to style curly hair. Curly hair also comes in a variety of lengths. So please, more than one option there too.

My regards to the Scott Pilgrim website for making a pretty unique feeling "avatar generator" (is there a real term for that?). Also is anyone else excited-but-worried-it-won't-live-up-to-the-hype about this movie?


Ashlee Clapie said...

An epic of Epic it.. you're a nerd.

Brandt said...

this is great. I like the intensity.

Amy Jo said...

Mat.the.w and Whit.the.w
I like that.

for word verification I have to type Matica. New name. for you.