Design an Emoticon! Created 12 years ago2007-07-21 06:19:26 UTC by AJ AJ

Created 12 years ago2007-07-21 06:19:26 UTC by AJ AJ

Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 06:19:26 UTC Post #229806
A simple and easy one for you all to get into: design an emoticon for TWHL! The best ones will be chosen and added to the TWHL collection of emoticons. They'll also make it into TWHL3.

When I think of some rules, I'll add 'em, but I'm incredibly tired, so my lovely assistant Penguinboy will fill in as nessecary.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 06:21:44 UTC Post #229807
I PRESENT TO YOU EXHIBIT A:
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THIS IS A SMILEY.
NOTE SEVERAL THINGS ABOUT THIS SMILEY:
1. It is smiling.
2. Its dimensions are 15x15 pixels.
3. It is a gif.
4. It has a transparent background.

Points ONE, TWO, and THREE are the rules your smiley must obey. Except point ONE. Oh, and point FOUR is a rule too.

There is a thread here that happened to be a smiley contest. But, most of them are bigger than 15x15 px, so if the creators of them wanna resize them, submit them here.

ANIMATION IS ALLOWED, BUT THE FILESIZE MUST BE LESS THAN 5kb.
No stupid entries please.
From that thread, this smiley, made by SRRY, wins automatically:
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SRRY: YOU MUST MAKE THIS TRANSPARENT TO WIN AUTOMATICALLY!

Maximum of TEN THOUSAND (10,000) NEW smileys will get entry. Please note that I'm sick to death of the current smileys, so well designed replacements can be submitted also, outside the 10,000 new ones.

HOW TO ENTER
Post your smiley in this thread, with the suggested smile code.'

EXAMPLE
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Smiley code - :combine:

END EXAMPLE (srry make up your own code with the transparent one)

Multiple submissions are allowed.

HIGH PRIORITY CANDIDATES FOR REPLACEMENT:
:x - Doesn't look anything like ':x'
:lol: - Can anyone say RETARD?
:confused: - See above.
:roll: - Fix the mouth.
:D - This one looks like its on drugs.
:zonked: - ...
:badass: - Shouldn't have fangs.
:aggrieved: - This is getting deleted if a replacement cant be found. I hate it.
:furious: - Doesn't look angry at all. should be replaced with code :constipated:
:nervous: - It's stuck in my pooper D:, this should be nervous, not that.
:quizzical: - This one just screams "OMG REPLACE ME"
:sarcastic: - ....a violent version of :P ? replace.
:tired: - less asian and more sleepy. kthx.

Feel free to replace others too. and change to colours, etc.
To submit a replacement, submit as above, except replace the Smiley code line with "Replacement - " and the smiley to be replaced.

TO KEEP THE THREAD CLEAN, SPAM POSTS AND/OR SUBMUSSIONS THAT BREAK THE RULES WILL BE DELETED. QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS ON SUBMISSIONS ARE ALLOWED, BUT SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT ADHERE TO THE RULES WILL BE DELETED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF ENTRANTS AND MODERATORS. THIS INCLUDES SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT THE SMILEY CODE LINE, AND ANY IMAGE THAT MODERATORS SUSPECT ARE NOT ORIGINAL ARTWORK.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 06:24:47 UTC Post #229808
What defines a winner? Are we looking for an emoticon that fills an emotion/statement not already found in the existing ones, or one that just looks cool?
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 06:26:19 UTC Post #229809
Both. You can create ones to fit the style of the ones we have, or you can create some different ones, so long as they're not huge.

We'll basically just split the new emoticons into categories. Anyone who makes one like the current ones will get added to that group, otherwise they'll go in another.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 07:00:37 UTC Post #229812
EXAMPLE SUBMISSION:
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Smiley Code - :doabarrelroll:
END EXAMPLE
This is not a real entry, but an example. Deleting spam posts in this thread will be of heavy use. This thread is a no-tolerance thread! You have been warned.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 07:06:10 UTC Post #229814
Ghetto, what did they say about transparency? :/

works

Ghetto's illegal entries have been deleted. Read the Rules again, ghetto! -mod
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 07:18:53 UTC Post #229816
yeah maybe you deleted my smileys, but why did you delete my comment and suggestion?

This post is classified as spam, but it will stay to explain that ghetto commented on the example entry, which is just stupid.

Please keep all posts to submissions, comments or suggestions about submissions, or asking a question about the rules. -mod
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 07:30:27 UTC Post #229817
Hoping this works...
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Smilie Code - :ciggie:
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Smilie Code - :crosseyes: (Could also be replacement for :sarcastic:)
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Smilie Code - :gak:

There are others I made ages ago, but A) they were for another forum and B) they're bigger than 15x15.
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 07:45:51 UTC Post #229818
Ghettowned
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:greaterthan:
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:brotherhoodof:
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:^_^:
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 07:59:15 UTC Post #229821
both of you. good cool emotes :)

Ps. That wasn't necessary at all.

Edit: haha! daustars post got removed :P
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 08:14:21 UTC Post #229823
:^_^: = pwn. ^^
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 08:19:54 UTC Post #229825
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:pwntintheface:
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 08:23:38 UTC Post #229826
I do think combine ciggie and greaterthan pwn.
I do think :pwntintheface: Ouch lol.
I do think I should've learned my ABCs back at 1st grade (last year), for Daubster isn't quite spelled daubstar.
.. and I should stop thinking.. Ouch lol.
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 08:32:50 UTC Post #229827
Which one is better?
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EDIT:

How do you make them transparent?
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 08:36:32 UTC Post #229828
the first one, and to make them transparent, open in photoshop and delete the black, save as transparent gif. another option is to get ifranview, a freeware image program, save it as gif, and choose 'select transparent colour', and pick black.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 08:40:17 UTC Post #229829
I see a replacement for :quizzical:
#2 looks better imo.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 08:46:27 UTC Post #229830
Made them both transparent:
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Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 08:48:48 UTC Post #229831
i suggest you move the whole face a bit lower, make the left eyebrow high, and add a lower right eyebrow.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 08:55:36 UTC Post #229832
Like this?
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Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 08:58:52 UTC Post #229833
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 09:00:29 UTC Post #229834
Awesome, but those are not 15x15 px.
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 09:01:40 UTC Post #229835
Like i said, they were made for Rims compo, there was no 15x15 px rule at that time...
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 10:27:07 UTC Post #229843
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or
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to preserve the white mouth theme
:omg: (That's supposed to be ": o m g:" but the emoticon thing screwed it up)
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:target: or :bullseye:, whichever you like
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:death: (a potential replacement for :zonked: )
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:heartbroken:
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 10:34:09 UTC Post #229844
guys, we need more half-life specific smileys too. dont just stay in the generic TWHL-type smiley category~
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 11:11:46 UTC Post #229845
Just hard to do within 15x15. In that you've got a very limited space to work with.

These are some of my old ones, THEY ARE OVER THE SIZE LIMIT SO THEY ARE NOT BEING ENTERED.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/Kinrah/Emotes/poweroutlet.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/Kinrah/hugbrain.gif
and I should stop thinking.
Actually a very good idea.
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 11:34:28 UTC Post #229847
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:freeman:
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:gman:

I think GMan needs more identifying characteristics.
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 12:09:11 UTC Post #229848
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:um:
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:hitler:
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:hmf:
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:sleep:
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:heil:
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:lambda:

Just some quick ones I did for ideas.
Habboi HabboiSticky White Love Glue
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 13:49:04 UTC Post #229855
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:rolleyes:

Meh, couldn't be bothered making it transparent.
MS Paint ftw!!
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 14:08:32 UTC Post #229857
:aggrieved: - This is getting deleted if a replacement cant be found. I hate it.
You can't delete that one! That's orgasim man!
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 14:46:08 UTC Post #229858
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...opinions?
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 14:50:06 UTC Post #229859
Eyes are too... weird.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 15:06:17 UTC Post #229860
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:hecu:
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:vortigaunt:

A little something by me. I hope these are good enough to be used. I'm not very good at making smileys, though.
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 15:07:48 UTC Post #229861
Right, I'll make that one I made transparent.
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 15:12:27 UTC Post #229862
Even if it's not 15 by 15, not this one? :o

http://oxihosting.com/files/4/smileygunstrans5um.gif

Someone around here made it, me thinks.

EDIT: Strider did :o
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 15:21:40 UTC Post #229863
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There.

What's wrong with using :combine:? Oh, whatever... how about :elite:?

@Rotator: I really like those, but they'd be so much better with some nice shading. Way too flat right now.
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 15:25:44 UTC Post #229864
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:HL2:
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:crowbar:
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:thumbsup:
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:thumbsdown:

I'm still thinking of some more.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 15:32:24 UTC Post #229866
2. Its dimensions are 15x15 pixels.
Here's a slightly edited version of one I used in my journal:
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:nerd:

Whether it's this one or not, we NEED A :nerd: one.
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 15:48:52 UTC Post #229868
I vote for these. They're among the most practical thus far.
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Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 15:49:26 UTC Post #229869
That first one was an auto-win anyway. ;)

Still, thanks.

I think the Gordon one needs more shading (as stated earlier) and needs to be a tad rounder. Right now it doesn't really match the others.
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 15:51:20 UTC Post #229870
is it possible to go a little wider but no taller than 15px?
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 15:52:51 UTC Post #229871
Edit: Another thing I noticed about the Gordon one was that it wasn't outlined in black. That's why it stands out as being so different.
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 16:01:05 UTC Post #229873
there's no room for it on that one. a solid outline will make it larger than 15x15 px

i don't think it needs it, really.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 16:08:59 UTC Post #229874
I see...

Possible "aggrieved" replacement?
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...

:P
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 16:42:34 UTC Post #229875
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http://oxihosting.com/files/4/smileygunstrans5um.gif

These're awesome.
We should also add SpaG's headcrab-bashing smiley.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 16:55:50 UTC Post #229876
Where does he keep it? Because thats another insta-win.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 17:15:49 UTC Post #229877
Yeah, Gordon does look a little odd; I was trying to keep his head from looking too round. I'll definitely outline him in black, though.
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 17:25:14 UTC Post #229878
I especially like that vortigaunt emoticon.
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 19:16:51 UTC Post #229883
people, please stop posting gifs if they are not being entered. this includes the cool gun shootey one. links are fine, dont post images. this lets us scan through the thread quickly looking for winners. cant do that with illegal entries there.

zombieloffe's entry has been deleted because it broke the rules.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 20:05:50 UTC Post #229885
Meanie.
Posted 12 years ago2007-07-21 20:11:55 UTC Post #229886
I made a couple but I cant make them Gifs in photoshop. Save to web is greyed out. :cry:
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