Sunday, November 28, 2010
No, Gravatar has not become smarter overnight and detects what's in the post. What I did was, quite simply, I added an e-mail address (using the "plus sign" trick) and set the avatar for it to my "normal" avatar. In posts where I thought the drawing on the right (which I called "wahaha") would be appropriate, I posted under that address, despite not having done the drawing yet.
When I found the time to make the drawing (Thanksgiving break) I replaced the avatar for that address, making it seem like I had gone back in time and changed them all.
this comic. The avatar I wanted to use, called "big no", didn't exist yet. I created the address for it and posted under it with my regular avatar. I then set to work to making the avatar. I thought it would take much longer, being as it was the first time I had drawn one of my characters in perspective, but it was ready in about 40 minutes. The result was no one noticed that it (and only it) had changed. I learned something intersting from it, though: The classic "big no" is with the camera directly above; I drew it as if the camera were in front, pointing down at a ¾ angle.
I also couldn't post this before the character page, because nobody would know who the heckler was.