Friday, 23 April 2010

My new image

Ok, thanks for the loads and loads of suggestions. This is the one I've selected. Celtic, and infuriated, and a big "S" in there. Whadya think?

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

I preferred the fat lady.

John McNeill said...

Looks awesome. :)

Abu Abdullah said...

Too cartoonish.

hamish said...

Yeah, it's ok.

whiteplight said...

Not sure it's the best one of you want to sustain the 'serious blog' objectibe. However, Joogle can't object to that.

Oh wait! They can - the guy is white!

Jack Quinn said...

Savant, don't you think it's a wee bit homo-erotic? Quaff a pint and reconsider.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't seem like the same blog without your glorious bod greeting us at the log-in. (sigh)

O. Wilde said...

Homo erotic?? The previous one gave me a hard-on every time I logged in!

Anonymous said...

mmm...your previous incarnation, but put some clothes on.

Thunda Buttox said...

Nope, preferred Fatso, seemed more in tune with your general entertaining humour.

Besides, seeing as the former pic was more blubbery than myself (well, just!), it made me feel quite dandy and normal, even superior. Now, however...

Unrepentant British Nationalist said...

The old one was funnier...

The Man said...

Nice bulge dude!

Barney the Dinosaur said...

Can't help feeling the dude in the picture should be a different colour - purple perhaps? Also, I think his arrogant grimace would be better served by, say, a full set of thoroughly perfectly square teeth in a wonderfully happy smile.

His hair seems to me to be all wrong - quite frankly I would lose the hair. His upper limbs are too threatening and robust - they should be smaller, whilst his lower limbs are not robust enough - they should be big and powerful and, well, kind of reptilian, I tend to think.

The big "S" you have in the right of your picture is inappropriate and silly - surely a bunch of smiling, laughing and dancing children would be more appropriate?

Anyway, those are my un-biased and neutral thoughts on the matter.

Elwood McAfee said...

Too much for the eye to take in. Keep it simple, stupid (KISS principle). And too cartoonish.

Anonymous said...

Preferred the old one. Looking at it (you) made me feel good about myself.

Munin said...

Sorry, Savant - this image does not work.

Just as a text can be virtually unreadable, so can an image.

It is too "bitty" (with all those contrasting black and white blobs), the background is too busy and it lacks a clear focus.

It is a busy, busy, busy picture.

blightey said...

Heidi Klum would really appreciate that bulge.

Anonymous said...

Not bad, but not great. The previous one was a true original.

Anonymous said...

Hentai gay porn, hmmmnnn.

Anonymous said...

O.K....I'll jump in here for a moment and agree with some other posters.

Too cartoonish...

Too busy...

Too colourful...

Too distracting...

A facial photo of someone like George Orwell would be more to my liking.

Intelligent, prescient, good writer and certainly a sign of the times as we speak!

Anonymous said...

Munin is right.

Just use the 'S' if you really must change.

OneStonedCrow said...

I guess it's unanimous then Savant ... bring the fat man back ...

Sipho said...

I like the idea of a George Orwell lookalike.

Anonymous said...

Yeah - bring back the fat guy!

kulak said...

That little fellar needs some hair on his chest.

Anonymous said...

keep working on the image.the cartoon belongs to a sub culture that text messages all the time,in other words write U R F____ as normal english
.how about an image of one of the bog people? a nice squashed face that represents the crushing of the west?

Dave C said...

Bin it... does nothing for yer blog. The fat man was fine anyway.

Abu Abdullah said...

How about covering up the fat guy by Photoshopping a tasteful G-string onto him?

Anonymous said...

I dont like it but I agree that Googloe might use 'you' as a factor in closing you down

B Boru said...

Maybe something neutral, like a Celtic Cross?

kerdasi amaq said...

I like it.

Munin said...

It is imho amazing, that someone (like the noble Savant), who is a wizard with words, can be an analphabet re. images.

Here is an example of an image which works:

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/505/klipptoklippt.png

translation: Give back Sweden to us! (give us Sweden back)

Clear focus on the two little girls, who are placed in a recognizable, unspoilt, rural landscape, which tugs at the heartstrings of most northern Europeans.

John McNeill said...

Wow your readers are picky. First the old image wasn't good enough and now the new image is being bashed.

Maybe say to hell with it and have no image up. Can't please everyone. ;)

Anonymous said...

Bring back the fat mann!

King said...

It looks exactly like WWE pro wrestler Sheamus.

Anonymous said...

Nope, doesn't do it for me. Back to the drawing board. Sorry, dude!

cruft said...

obviously graphic design can't be left in your hands. you had the visual eqiuvalent of the mercedes star. you give up that for 'new coke'? this is wretched.

Anonymous said...

Fat man, fat man, fat man!

Frank said...

You're not a Roman. Put some clothes on!

Even if you had a six pack, I'd say put some clothes on. What's the point of writing well if you put up images that detract from what you post?