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Ignore the way the title is spelled. I'm persnickety about words and totally cribbing the content of this post from one of my earlier threads. Project Paint Brush is a discussion thread hosted by Gantic (and sponsored by the nonexistent GantiCorp.) This will be a discussion about the AMW and Amwians as a whole. This includes anything and everything AMW. I am hoping to get some productive discussion about ideas and learn about perspectives.
Discussion will be on various topics and may changed weekly, biweekly, however long a discussion needs. This will mostly (or most likely) be about ideas and perspectives.
Now the important bit: You are tasked with painting a picture of the above poster and/or any previous poster, but you can only use one color. What color do you chose?
Please keep posts relevant. Posts should be relevant to the current discussion or a previous discussion.
Responses should be constructive. While we'd all like to be frank, there is a line between tactful and blunt. Keep in mind that not everyone is of the same disposition or age.
Also keep in mind that we're all amateurs (unless there are a few professionals among us). Nevertheless, each opinion carries the same weight regardless of whether you disagree or not or how much you admire or despise someone. Please consider how something applies to you and not blindly accept or reject advice or opinion. An opinion is never a fact even if everyone thinks the same thing.
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You are tasked with painting a picture of the above poster and/or any previous poster, but you can only use one color. What color do you chose?
I would have to go with blue for you Gantic. Not just because you are a mod and your posts are always blue. You seem to be a go with the flow guy. You do what you want(within reason) and see where it ends up. Then you evaluate it and change course if you have too, like a river.
Well, blue is a prime color, good as any I suppose.
there is a line between tactful and blunt.
Well, for Gantic, I am going to agree with Daleks, but perhaps not entirely for the same reasons. Yes, there is a degree of free-will, go-with-the-flowness about Gantic, a calm, collected feel, but also the negatives of the colour, the cold, distant demeanour. I have always been a bit intimidated by you, Punbun, you are hard to read, more so than most people on the internet, especially with your mastery of puns and double meanings and vague, subtle details... and I think it somewhat scares me. But you are also the goddarn mod tornado, you are readily there and you make amusing topics and even better commentary.
So, yes, a blue.
This, to be exact. It seems fitting, and it is a good colour to line out and shade a white rabbit, which I guess is all I can draw you as.
If I could make a gradient, it would probably go from there, over a brighter, truer blue and into a warmer, darker and more grey toned blue, but that would be well beyond the point.
As for Daleks, I might be a little too inspired by the armatar, he is wearing, as I would go with a greenish grey, much like the dino in the armatar, but obviously with a green tint. Perhaps much like the daleks of fandom. Not a bad colour, its much like some of the green in army wear, and the associations to those are usually loyalty and security, so it can't be the worst of colours.
Not to mention you can seem a little bitter and grimdark (which is quite nice, can't take on all the optimists on my own), so, yeah.
Santi_, I don't know much about you these days, so I can't say. The initial thought was red, orange, something fitting for your armatar, those aggressive, fiery colours, but then your reply ruins it entirely. It's not a bad reply, it's just without interest of engagement in a perfectly well discussion. So a grey. The undecided monotone that I love, but without the purity of the shade. Perhaps blended with those reds I thought of before, making either colour dirty like water used for cleaning brushes.
It's not a bad, it's just without glow. Some might not like it, others will appreciate the shade for what it is and what it can be used for.
Though, I don't like painting much, nor am I a fan of monocolouring or same-colour gradients. If I was asked to draw anyone, and colour only use one colour, I would use black, do the lineart and simple shadows and keep it at that. The world is too colourful and nuanced to plot into a single colour, and the same goes for people. Swatches, perhaps, three or so colours and the ability to blend them, that would be a lot more my type of painting.
So, as such, of course I am going to ignore the prime topic and expand it to my needs.
I don't know you at all really Santi_ so I have to go with a white. You are a clean slate that can form any color.
Finally, I can do Cen because he posted on the thread.
Ok. I would have to go with a dark yellow for you. You had to be a dark color just because when I see you talking to some people on AG you seem sorta down all the time. And you like complaining, your reasons for complaining are good though but complaining I still see as dark. Now for the yellow. I think you were a good mod and you did well for the community. You helped out a lot. Under your complaining and depressed self is a bright interior.
Sorta like this color:
How does this work? I still don't get it!
I believe this is what I envision Cenere as a color:
I've occasionaly seen you around the community, I think of you as open and presentable, an orange. Yet in the WoM, you put on an exasperated demeanor. Dulling down the light. I've seen you as inviting, yet somehow uninterested. Not sure how to describe it, but it sure as heck is interesting whenever I meet you.
Also, thanks for the in-depth analysis of my persona. I'm always interested in what others think of me.
Daleks, I'll try what I can.
It's a bit pale, only because I've never had the oppurtunity to meet you. The blue is of your pleasent/calm presence. Sorry, but that's all I can honestly say about you.
Murasaki, I've seen you quite a bit, usually here in the AMW.
A bright yellow suits your happy and excited nature. But your haikus are occasionaly meaningful and deep. Which earns the slightly darker color tone.
How does this work? I still don't get it!
Post an image of a color which represents the above user. If you wish, you can also choose to do the same with anyone else who posted earlier. Unless I don't entirely understand this, I believe this is how the thread works.
The original question did not limit the number of colors and instead asked which color you would pick first. Then I thought, "No, that makes it too easy for scenery."
How does this work? I still don't get it!
Wouldn't be a legitimate Gantic thread without one of these posts. You choose a color you might use if you were to paint a picture of a previous poster in this thread. You don't necessarily have to post the color itself, but it might help in visualization.
daleks is a red brassy color because daleks. It's not a normal Dalek color but daleks! A steampunk color.
No matter what, Cenere will always be cherry chocolate chip ice cream. Cenere is the color of dark chocolate. Semi-sweet and semi-bitter. A deep rich color as well as flavor. It's not a color that pops but it still holds attention. Throw in a nice claret to mix in for another deep rich color flavor.
Santi_ is new and hangs around Forum Games and I haven't been around most of the Forum Games much so it's a fresh green color, bit on the paler side until things are clearer.
murasaki9 is the color red, not red red but off red. Upbeat lively attitude full of youthful innocence.
Light blue for Gantique. You have to be the calmest, most withdrawn person I've met on the internet; peaceful. Your commentary is interesting and thoughtful. You also remind me of Dr. Manhattan from Watchmen.
Orange for Daleks. From what I've seen you are very friendly, enjoy socializing, and not afraid to speak your mind.
I haven't seen much from Santi, so light grey. A neutral colour.
Dark blue for Cenere. I read your posts in a gloomy tone, however they are usually informative and discussing ideas.
Purple for Murasaki. I mainly see you in the AMW posting haikus and you seem spunky and emotional.
hangs around Forum Games
Yeah, trying to get out of there.
I agree with most of the color user combinations in this thread... All except for Cen. I don't know why, but most of the colors used to describe him I don't quite see, though I do not know him well myself. I would give Cenny a dark green.
Of course, that may also be because of his armatar.
Interesting trends here. Cenere is dark colors, murasaki is vibrant colors, and I'm just blue.
Responses should be constructive. While we'd all like to be frank
Jeol is going to be magenta solely for outside influences of CountingTime, where he is perky, inquisitive, flighty mood. You might find the same in his user comments, but you don't find the same mood when he's present on the forums. Or other users, really. Why can't we unleash our personalities freely on the forums!? Do the forums scare you? Or maybe it's the mods. I'd understand...Hey, at least Cenere admitted it to Gantic. I don't see how people would be scared of me though, since I'm such a care-bear dwarf. Someone make that by the way, that would be shweet.
*takes out marker from coloring box*
Jeol is going to be magenta solely for outside influences of CountingTime, where he is perky, inquisitive, flighty mood. You might find the same in his user comments, but you don't find the same mood when he's present on the forums.
D: I try, I really try. I sometimes act that way when Tacky and / or Moon are around, though. I should try moar. I got some swag. Right?
As for you, Frank, I see you as a tend-to-be-happier mod with a bit of serious tucked in his belt. You don't really back down, and aren't afraid to speak your mind. You also seem to act the same pretty much everywhere from what I'm aware of. Thus, I award you with the color of awesome: yellow.
Hmm... Care Bear Dwarf...
GoM wanted to me do this, so I guess you all have another person to do.
*Cracks open Photoshop*
Gantic, I can really see you being a white. It's your bunnyness and your holy writing ability. It's just gotta be white. Not too white, though. Again, I see you as blue. You're a white blue.
For daleks, I see a dark red. I guess it's your Armatar's insatiable quench for blood.
Santi_, you're pretty mysterious to me, so I have to go with dark purple. It represents mystery.
Cenere is green. I have always seen him as green. In my noob days, it was the only way I could tell him from Strop. Green will always make me think of Cen. I gave you your name because your name's short, Lol.
murasaki9 gets white pink because she's a white unicorn, for crying out loud. Poetry also makes me think of pink. I'm not saying it's feminine. It just does. You get your name too.
GoM gets black because I look as black as being a respectable color. People wear black suits, don't they? I respect GoM. I guess he also has a penguin Armatar, but, whatever.
jeol gets light green because he's so vibrant and personable. I would've said yellow, but he just isn't a yellow.
Frank gets tan because of his Armatar. He's always had a tan, viking Armatar.
Am I good at writing with Photoshop or what? xD
I'd do more names/letters but I ran out of time. Sorry :/
Of course I am dark colours. I appear gloomy and bitter, I seem depressed and my character is drawn with a permanent frown on his face (albeit due to Strop being, well, Strop).
It seems fitting.
Still wondering why no one has pitched me with some greys, but I guess I am a bit more colourful, huh.
I do like the reasons, though. It amusing to read.
As for people I haven't coloured up, just real quick.
Girlygirl colour, but a more modest shade, more faded and more fitting for some of what you write.
A good reliable colour, not quite green, not quite blue, but still the colour of water. Fresh and still faded and calm.
Not so much a colour as going for an outline, without being the boring black.
Colour of dirt and wood. Sturdy, would punch you out in a second. Also a good colour for dwarfs.
New blood, fresh, energetic, around. Kinda in you face, but without being so in an annoying way like yellow or neon-colours.
As for anything else, well...
Yes, Gantic, you are quite blue, but only in colour, never in mood. I guess most of us find you to be a force of nature, like the ocean or the sky, which tend to be symbolised by the same colours. You are the modtornado, after all. And, well, who were we, if we couldn't give you a colour with alternate meanings, oh pun-bun of the sky.
Yup, Frank, I often find Gantic horrifying. To tie it with the above, it is mainly the horror of silent respect, like you have to the big waves and the strong winds, because you know they could kill you any minute, or in the case of Gantic, ridicule you in several ways, most likely in a wordplay, and everyone would know.
As for being myself on the forums, well... I don't particularly like myself, he's an annoying sod and swears way too much while writing in caps and making stupid jokes about Strop, while Strop makes stupid jokes back. I think it's for the better I am just this.
So, there. A legit bump, let the discussion continue.
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