I have a new gadget that I want to spread the word about. It came courtesy of Mrs. P. at Twibite. While she was in self-imposed exile this weekend counting votes for her Twibite Youtube contest. She kept herself busy making this. Her new avatar:
|Oh, isn't she pretty?|
I have a generic avi on my twitter account. At no point have I thought it was okay to plaster my face next to my wonderful colourful comments to the world. Sometimes I just want to forget that I am myself - or maybe I just needed to be me but only a bit better?
So this is the new improved me
|It does sorta look like me, but better|
Welcome to Face Your Manga - the website where we created our custom avatars for FREE! Seriously, I haven't found a catch except I gave them email address. That's it!
Technically these avatars are called Mangatars (you know manga as in Japanese comics?) but that makes me think of mangalors from Fifth Element
|Not what I had in mind - they should have picked a better name|
The process is easy.
You enter your gender, choose everything from skin colour and face shape, right down to beauty marks and wrinkles.
The site is straightforward and well done. Hardest thing to choose was the eyes. So tempting to use the big manga eyes but really, everyone knows I'm asian and we don't just look like that. Also, I would have liked more variety of clothing (surprise, surprise). I am the eternal shopper.
I do like how you can write or add a logo onto your clothes and also add cigs in your hand if you want (not that I'm condoning smoking because the only person who looks hot doing it is him)
|Even then it's barely tolerable...|
Lastly, you have a choice of backgrounds of solid, themed, or with patterns. The possibilities here are endless.
All in all, it took me about 10 minutes to make mine and then have the jpeg sent to my email. Note a tip from Mrs. P that you should check your spam account as the email comes from someplace in Italy.
So go ahead and make one now. Send me a link with your pic if you want. After all, I showed you mine :)