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Preds Partisan 09-12-2011 09:50 AM

2011-12 Avatar Theme Discussion - Final Theme Needed - Choose One of the Themes
 
I've been giving this some thought and have come up with the following ideas about the avatar situation. I'm thinking avatars in two directions, but let me know what you think and discuss.

1.) Avatars are supposed to be light and fun. Seriously, it's just a picture on a message board were we have discussions about hockey. Hockey is a sports entertainment business, and for most of us, it's a release and escape from the "real" world. Maybe it's our hobby, our passion, or just something we follow somewhat casually. Whatever our interest level or degree of engagement in the sport, in the end it's all something we follow for the "enjoyment" of it. In this context, I think it's important that as a group we have an avatar option for those of us who want to keep hockey as escapist entertainment and not be reminded constantly of all the "real world" issues around us.

2.) Unfortunately, we've had this tragic summer around the hockey world. That's as real as it gets and puts our love of hockey in perspective, doesn't it? I think it's important to honor and remember the players lost, as well as keep in mind the families and friends they left behind. We can do that in a very small degree with some sort of avatar. I feel pretty strongly that each player lost from the Preds family should be given equal consideration out of respect and not have individual avatars. Singling out individuals lost this summer doesn't feel right and somehow feels inappropriate in relationship to the other players who died (I'm referring only to a group avatar here, not whatever individual members want to do on their own). I'm envisioning either a single avatar with their collective names, numbers, jerseys (whatever) or if technically feasible, a GIF that rotates with each player.

3.) Each set of avatars can be tied together thematically by using a common template or "cover" image.

I've thrown this out there to the group to see what you think. I'm not offering up any creative theme or design, but just rather a general game plan for how to handle this lousy off season. Like I said above, by going in two directions but tying it together thematically, we give the group options to either keep it light and fun this season or to keep it serious and respectful. I think this two-pronged approach is the best way to allow the group members to individually decide how they want to approach this season.

AtlantaWhaler 09-14-2011 07:23 AM

IMO, gold should be the underlying theme. It can be tied to anything, but I think, with the new look, gold is the way to go. Gold pics I found just by Google:

http://www.thegolddetectors.com/wp-c...1/08/gold1.jpg

http://ceoworld.biz/ceo/wp-content/u...ld-reserve.jpg

http://www.weirdomatic.com/wp-conten...shoes-Nike.jpg

http://www.psdgraphics.com/wp-conten...ollar-sign.jpg

http://www.crimethinkerblog.com/wp-c...d-inverted.jpg

And my Fave:

http://blogs-images.forbes.com/afont...-wallpaper.jpg

PredsV82 09-14-2011 08:12 AM

when Belak died, "win it for Wade" seemed obvious... then Lokomotiv happened...

sometimes there is just too much bad news.

on further reflection, as much as I would like to honor Belak, Skrastins, etc, the best thing might be just to move on and do what we were going to do, ie something unrelated, whether its one of WFOME's original 3 or something else.

AtlantaWhaler 09-14-2011 08:15 AM

Maybe, for those who want one, maybe a black "3" (or something similar) can be placed on whatever is decided on. Compromise?

Roman Yoshi 09-14-2011 08:18 AM

Maybe instead of Gold diggers (though I really like that theme) we should do gold rush instead.

Poile seems to find hidden gold every year so maybe we have

Picture of Poile + Picture of player with the words "gold rush" or hidden gold + Picture of preds logo saying 2011-2012 season.

Seth Lake 09-14-2011 08:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joetimo (Post 36688265)
Maybe instead of Gold diggers (though I really like that theme) we should do gold rush instead.

Poile seems to find hidden gold every year so maybe we have

Picture of Poile + Picture of player with the words "gold rush" or hidden gold + Picture of preds logo saying 2011-2012 season.

Gold teeth...

"Behold the Gold"

AtlantaWhaler 09-14-2011 08:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SLake (Post 36688281)
Gold teeth...

"Behold the Gold"

http://cdn-www.cracked.com/articleim...ends/gold2.jpg

Flava Flaaaaaaaave!!!

Honestly though... I vote players with gold teefs photoshopped in.

Legionnaire11 09-14-2011 08:34 AM

Gold Rush sounds really good, it gives the idea of progress and momentum.

Let me see if I can put something together real quick

kypredsfan 09-14-2011 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AtlantaWhaler (Post 36688371)
http://cdn-www.cracked.com/articleim...ends/gold2.jpg

Flava Flaaaaaaaave!!!

Honestly though... I vote players with gold teefs photoshopped in.

:laugh:

That would be awesome!!!

Adz 09-14-2011 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kypredsfan (Post 36688605)
:laugh:

That would be awesome!!!

Seconded. Also, you could black out one of them (or in Marty's case, all front four). Legwand could just have one gold tooth--the rest would be gone.

Preds Partisan 09-14-2011 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joetimo (Post 36688265)
Maybe instead of Gold diggers (though I really like that theme) we should do gold rush instead.

Poile seems to find hidden gold every year so maybe we have

Picture of Poile + Picture of player with the words "gold rush" or hidden gold + Picture of preds logo saying 2011-2012 season.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Legionnaire11 (Post 36688483)
Gold Rush sounds really good, it gives the idea of progress and momentum. Let me see if I can put something together real quick

Agree with "Gold Rush"....sends the right message.

Although "Preds: Turning Crap into Gold" with the image of a toilet morphing into a gold colored Stanley Cup would be my second choice.

Legionnaire11 09-14-2011 09:19 AM

http://netleaguehockey.com/pics/legwandgoldrush.gif

quick and dirty, lots of room for improvement if anyone wants to run with this idea

predfan98 09-14-2011 09:46 AM

gold rush and behold the gold both seem good.

like the gold "wave", the players pics seem dull to me and not as vibrant in color.
maybe the background of the pred head not quite as stark.......maybe a little different shade of the blue or textured or something...
i don't know... i don't have the skills to do it.... looks good.

think i like behold the gold better than gold rush....but i love that gold wave, maybe those word in a smaller font on that wave.

i'm good, whatever. thanks.

PredaDORES 09-14-2011 10:29 AM

Fool's Gold could be funny.

predfan98 09-14-2011 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PredaDORES (Post 36690833)
Fool's Gold could be funny.

:handclap:

nice! i think this is it. different, irreverent, funny, sad, truthful,.............has it all

Legionnaire11 09-14-2011 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by predfan98 (Post 36689917)
like the gold "wave", the players pics seem dull to me and not as vibrant in color.
maybe the background of the pred head not quite as stark.......maybe a little different shade of the blue or textured or something...
i don't know... i don't have the skills to do it.... looks good.

the wave is definitely the highlight. I couldn't get the faded gold color on the player just right, might be better to use a regular player pic and then just do something blingy with the text, like outlined with gold sparkle or something and do a gold burst behind the player.

Roman Yoshi 09-19-2011 03:16 PM

Guys we need to come up with something here. Its kind of sad we don't have a theme yet.

hockey diva 09-19-2011 09:36 PM

Use the helmet decal. It has gold in it and while it is a sad reminder of who we lost, the theme of "together" is perfect. We could reverse the colours, gold in the background, lettering in black.

Roman Yoshi 09-25-2011 12:47 PM

and we still don't have an avatar theme.

KevFist 09-25-2011 01:02 PM

Hows about....

"Avatar theme? We don't need no stinkin avatar theme!"

Firestorm 09-25-2011 01:06 PM

Why not the James Bond agent theme?

AtlantaWhaler 09-25-2011 02:11 PM

No gold teefs?

CantbeatzPekka 09-25-2011 02:18 PM

i like the gold rush, also the fools gold is great too.

or something like "wheres the gold at?" and have the stanley cup be gold and flash a picture of a player and what not

PredaDORES 09-26-2011 11:28 AM

Fool's Gold or Gold Rush get my vote.

BigFatCat999 09-26-2011 12:08 PM

Their as good as gold. (Liberally stolen from on the Forecheck)


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