GRcade Christmas SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling of the Sigs

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PostGRcade Christmas SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling of the Sigs
by Mockmaster » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:17 pm

Christmas SigSwap 2010



Hello, and welcome to the Grand Unveiling of the Christmas SigSwap 2010 sigs.


To all those that have taken part, thanks for your inventive and touching contributions.


Below I present to you the 12 partners that have taken part and the 24 sigs they've made for each other.

Please now adorn these sig gifts with pride!

Anyone else, feel free to comment on which is your favourite sig.








THE SIGS:



BID0 and Somebody Else's Problem


BID0 wrote:At first I thought that this might be difficult, but then I remembered that Somebody Else's Problem had posted in the Apache Air Assault topic. He mentioned that he had a personal interest in the subject matter and so that's when I thought of an Apache helicopter dropping presents over a snowy town on Christmas eve.

Unfortunately the snow proved difficult and the best picture of a town at Christmas that I could find seemed to be in Russia. It was also pretty difficult making the picture dark enough to be midnight, yet actually visible at the same time. Hopefully I hit the right balance.

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It meets the correct size requirements, but if Somebody Else's Problem want's me to make it smaller then that can be done.

I hope you like it, Happy Christmas brother :)




Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Image

Looking through BIDO's post history, it became immediately apparent that he likes Rock Band 3 a whole lot. This made my task much easier. After doing a search for Rock Band Font, I learned that the menus and things in the game use Avant Garde Gothic. A few minutes later I had the font, and created the wonder you see before you.






Oh Teh Noes and Seven


Oh Teh Noes wrote:Here's my sig for Seven:

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I put the bear in because Seven likes 'bears'; and it's a polar bear wearing a Santa hat because it's Christmas!

Also he snores like nobody's business so I put a picture of a jackhammer in there too, for good measure. And some text explaining both of these pictures.

And I put a picture of Aneurin in there because when I first met him I mistook Seven for Aneurin because they look quite similar. But not really.

And I put some more text in saying Merry Christmas because... well, because I wanted to use up the blank space. Hope you like it Sveen! :D



Seven wrote:I've just finished my part of this SigSwap :) Here are two pictures, one in high quality:

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And if he ever prefers having sig that's less than 100KB, here's one for less than 30KBs:

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I know that Oh Teh Noes likes zombies in general, and I thought I'd make him zombie-related signature. The zombies and background is basically from Google search (though I do have to delete rough edges + such) but I used my own Paint skills(TM) to make it christmassy. Oh, and the font was done by him and I thought it'd be neat idea to use it to make it more personal for him. I hope you like it, Oh Teh Noes! :wub:





JK and Argonaut


JK wrote:Image

I must admit that I only got as far as Argonaut's avatar before I started incorporating everybody's third favourite clown-related gangsta rap band into my sig.

Also, SFW version should the need arise.

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Cheers,

JK



Argonaut wrote:Image


Argonaut did not supply an explanation for his Sig.

However he did supply a bonus sig:

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Hulohot and IronHide

Hulohot wrote:Image

I noticed he listed the Phalanx battle as one of his favourite game levels ever so I decided to try and have Phalanx racing Santa. Noticing the chase from the Wanderer and Aggro, I ditched the idea and decided to have the giant colossi steal presents from santa and everyone is trying to get them back, including a flying Transformer. Enjoy :D


Ironhide wrote:Here's my sig for Hulohot

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Wasn't too sure what I was going to do so just went with the theme of putting Hulo's name in christmas lights, which seems to have turned out OK (albeit a bit blurry).






Ars Moriendi and smurphy

Ars Moriendi wrote:My signature for Smurphy!

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Using my insanely skilled photoshop skills. I used all my skills to make this amazing signature for Smurphy. I know he likes certain bands such as The Ocean, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Spice Girls, but I decided to ignore all of these FACTS, and take something to do exclusively with Grcade. I thought i'd start out by checking his profile, where I saw his Interests are "Bums". This led to much confusion, I gathered the skillful team possessing many skills, but none had seen a situation like this. None of us knew if he meant bums as in, bums, or bums as in, well, bums. This led to me opting to make a sig about this dilemma me and the skillful team encountered. Oh, and I saw that he likes Calvin and Hobbs from like, three or four posts, so clearly googling for "calvin and hobbs christmas" was a great idea, right?

I wasn't sure how to implement a santa hat on one of the bums, but I felt it looked fine like that.

I chose to use both his intended christmas name, and his current name for his signature to not only help people know who this fine example of a human being is, but to satisfy his need to be known as smyrrhphy for some weird ass reason.

Hope you like it!



smurphy wrote:My signature:

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Where to start. Well, we all know it's always been Joer's dream to sing for Metallica, so that explains the inclusion of James Hetfield. I also know how obsessed he is with wrestling, so that's why I included that wrestler guy that was in the GR logo. I've left their actions deliberately ambiguous, as I think an artist revealing everything about his work dilutes the impact and reduces the depth somewhat. Why is he licking him? Is he crying because he's being licked, or is he being licked because he's crying? Why is Hetfield's tongue so long?

That's the main body. Elsewhere I have included Joer's 'classic' avatar and name. My reasons are plainly stated on the signature in questions. I gave the avatar the obligatory Santa hat to make it Christmasy, the background snow and festive colour scheme also added to this effect. Also included is the quintessentially festive Star of David, instantly recognisable in any nativity scene.






Henke and Falsey

Henke wrote:Image

Right, Falsey. Do I know much about him? No. Have I looked at his post history? No. Is the mayne rad? Yes. He deserves this, because Falsey, YOU ARE A SWELL DUDE.


Falsey wrote:Here we go, for Henke.

Alright, my logic and thought process. I stalked through his post history, and saw he likes football, rugby and well, who doesnt like foxy chikas?

I fiddled with a few ideas but settled on this masterpiece. See the subtle details, like the snowflakes and the chick holding the football? There was one holding a rugby ball too, but she looked retarded, so that went. I even had the celtic logo in there for a bit, but thats not very christmassy. Oh, and red is a festive colour innit.

I hope he likes it anyway, Merry Christmas. Bonus avatar too, the season of giving and all that.

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Jay Mysterio and Rog

Jay Mysterio wrote:Ok, so here is my Sig for Rog:

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I feel like I was a bit lazy with it if I'm honest but I'm still kinda pleased with how it turned out. Obviously on the left we have Waldorf in a Santa hat as Rog's long standing avatar and on the right I made Rog's name in a TNA logo stylee. He had a TNA based sig from the last sigswap and so I presume he loves it... :shifty: as hard as that is to fathom! Anyway, chuck in a christmas background and you have a Rog based Xmas sig. HUZZAH!

Also here is a slimline version if Rog prefers:

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Rog wrote:Sig for Jay Mysterio:
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Had to knock up quick so it isn't as good as I would like but I don't think it's a complete disgrace. Would have preferred to have a better effect of Rey Mysterio jumping out the present. Stuck some random holly on to fill in the blank space. Errrrr, that's about it.





PsychicSykes and Anung

PsychicSykes wrote:Image

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I don't really know a lot about Anung so I went hunting through his post history and threw together some stuff he likes together on a christmas painting. I like the mixture of faces as I hope it manages to draw attention away from the lack of skills I actually have using image programs. :lol:


Anung wrote:Image

Nothing but love poured into this Christmas sig (no homo) he likes cricket, I'm sure he has other amazing features....XD





StayDead and jamcc


StayDead wrote:Dear Jamcc

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It took me ages to come up with anything, until I done a post search and say you've posted quite a bit in the GT5 thread as well as the X Factor thread, so I thought I'd try to combine the two as best as I could. You've got the Simon Cowell Christmas Trollgrinch and poor old Wagturismo 5, the singer/game nobody really wanted. I hope you like it, so sorry it sucks!

:(



jamcc wrote:Done:

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Some text to go with it perhaps?

I checked out Staydead's interests by looking at his post history but couldn't find anything to go with, so I was gonna do the obvious and make an anime/Christmas themed sig, but the stuff I found with a quick Google search was a bit disturbing. So I thought of trying to entice Staydead off that gooseberry fool by giving him some hot bitches dressed in Santa outfits, but thought maybe it was best to go half way and give him some Japanese bitches but at least real ones.

Found these three hotties and was a perfect fit. I was thinking of having a speech bubble with the ladies syaing "Merry Christmas Staydead!" in Japanese but that would have covered their rather lovely bewbs, so I slapped the text at the bottom like so.

A sig that should appeal to all - it's Christmassy, for those of us in the festive mood, it's got some fine bitches, for those of us who like real women and it's got Japs, for Staydead.





Zenigame and Minty14

Zenigame wrote:Sig for Minty14:

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Reasons: Santa Domo because he's currently using a Domo Kun avatar. That there Christmas tree is from the Nottingham Forest crest which is the team he supports (I hope). And the mincepie is because that's what I think/hope he said he was using as a Christmas name.


Minty14 wrote:Here is my sig for Zenigame. This was lovingly crafted for around 10 minutes just before deadline. The creative thinking behind forementioned sig is I used whatever info I could find quickly. I know Zeni is a Liverpool FC fan, and as such I'm sure his favourite player will be the Brazilian Lucas Lieber, and I have included the Liverpool badge so his love for the boys from Merseyside can be shown with pride! Also, his sig and full GRcadia title are included.

Merry Christmas Zenigame!

I'm sorry


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Red Devil and Alvin Flummux

Red Devil wrote:Image

Thought Process:

When I found out Alvin was my sigswap partner for this, I realised I knew nothing about him apart from his love of women with a bit more... cushion for the pushing. That's when I decided to go through his post history and after about 2 pages I knew what I wanted to do. I googled 'earth at night' and took a picture off that. After doing all the resizing I was about to upload it to imageshack when I realised it had to be Xmas themed.

gooseberry fool.



After weeks of thinking and millions spent in research and development, I'd come up with possibly the most monumentous sig ever:

Kim Jong-Il from Team America in a Christmas hat.

2 minutes later I was done.

Hope you enjoy it.



Alvin Flummux wrote:Image

When first partnered with Red Devil, I had no idea what to do, until of course I searched his post history and found therein a love of football so profound that it gave me an aneurism just thinking about it. After getting out of hospital and shrugging off the morphine, I proceeded to read between the lines of Red Devil's posts and uncovered a hidden love of surfing he has hitherto kept secret for reasons unknown.

I believe that Red Devil's personal vision of Santa probably wears a Man Utd shirt and looks happiest surfing about like a mad jack rabbit on crack, which is the theme of this sig. He is also juggling presents and other assorted Christmassy ailments, as is the style in Lapland 90210.

I ho-ho-hope he enjoys the signature I've made for him. Merry Christmas, Sigswap buddy! :D






The Pirate and Lucien

The Pirate wrote:Here is Lucien's new sig.

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Description:
I must apologise to Lucien for this effort, but it is the best my paint skills and computer could offer. If you notice, the background is the french flag. This careful choice was made when I discovered the name Lucien to be of french origin. I noticed he posted in the wrestling thread alot, so I added Hulk Hogan with a festive Father Christmas beard. Finally I added a picture of St Nick himself and some snowballs to make it all christmassy. The hidden touch in this sig is the font in which 'Lucien' is written. It is in 'french script mt' to again highlight the froginess of his name.



Lucien wrote:Image


Lucien did not provide an explanation for his sig.


Jay Mysterio kindly made this substitute:

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So there we are!

Now, get those sigs fitted and you are all set for the Festive period!!!!

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PostRe: GRcade Christmas SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling of the Sig
by Preezy » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:21 pm

They're all (mostly) great :lol:


Wish I'd got in on this now :(

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PostRe: GRcade Christmas SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling of the Sig
by Qikz » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:26 pm

Other than the fact jamcc's one for me is way over the sig rules. It's pretty good. Thanks man. Sorry mine is so gooseberry fool. :(

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PostRe: GRcade Christmas SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling of the Sig
by Somebody Else's Problem » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:26 pm

Loving my new sig! Thanks BID0!

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PostRe: GRcade Christmas SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling of the Sig
by Oh Teh Noes » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:27 pm

Thanks Seven! :wub:

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by Qikz » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:29 pm

Yeah, erm. Jam I can't use your sig. It says it's too big pixel wise. :fp: :lol:

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PostRe: GRcade Christmas SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling of the Sig
by Dolph Wiggler » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:33 pm

The one Lucien made :lol:

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PostRe: GRcade Christmas SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling of the Sig
by Minty14 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:35 pm

Dat Sig. 8-)

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PostRe: GRcade Christmas SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling of the Sig
by Jay Adama » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:37 pm

Cheers Rog! Hope you like your sig

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by The People's ElboReformat » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:39 pm

Lucas. :wub:

He is (one of) my favourite(s).


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PostRe: GRcade Christmas SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling of the Sig
by Mockmaster » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:41 pm

StayDead wrote:Other than the fact jamcc's one for me is way over the sig rules. It's pretty good. Thanks man. Sorry mine is so gooseberry fool. :(



Try this:

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by Qikz » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:44 pm

Mockmaster wrote:
StayDead wrote:Other than the fact jamcc's one for me is way over the sig rules. It's pretty good. Thanks man. Sorry mine is so gooseberry fool. :(



Try this:

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It was still too high, resized it in PS though. :wub:

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PostRe: GRcade Christmas SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling of the Sig
by PsychicSykes » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:59 pm

Jay, that's brilliant. :lol:

Cheers Anung.

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by Red Devil » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:02 pm

Cheers Alvin. That's class. :lol:

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by The Pirate » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:11 pm

Thanks for the substitute Jay. I like it. Though I have no idea who the female character is. :lol:

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by 1>3>4>2 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:12 pm

I love my sig! :lol: :wub: Its great, feel kind of bad mines so gooseberry fool now >_>

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PostRe: GRcade Christmas SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling of the Sig
by Argonaut » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:17 pm

I approve of my new sig! :lol:

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PostRe: GRcade Christmas SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling of the Sig
by jamcc » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:27 pm

StayDead wrote:Yeah, erm. Jam I can't use your sig. It says it's too big pixel wise. :fp: :lol:


I always make my sig's too big. 8-) As it happens, your's is too big too. I will resize it once I get SP3 and Paint.NET on this computer. I like it though, particularly troll-face Cowell. :lol:

Sorry mine was a bit lazy but I'm using a temporary PC while my laptop goes off for repairsand I didn't have time to get Paint.NET on here. :fp:

My fave has to be JK's for Arg. The facial expression is just perfect.

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by BID0 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:33 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Loving my new sig! Thanks BID0!

Thanks man :wub: it's perfect! Rock Band :wub: I didn't know that Avant Garde Gothic was the official font either :o double bonus!

All of those sigs are amazing :lol: Happy Christmas everyone :wub:

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PostRe: GRcade Christmas SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling of the Sig
by Jay Adama » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:43 pm

The Pirate wrote:Thanks for the substitute Jay. I like it. Though I have no idea who the female character is. :lol:

It's Lucien's avatar :fp:

Bonus avatar for Rog:
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