GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony

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PostGRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by Mockmaster » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:01 pm

Hello.


Welcome to the Grand Unveiling of SigSwap 2010.

Participants, thanks very much for signing up. All those that did must wear their sigs for a minimum of 2 weeks.


One thing to note - some of these sigs are a little on the big size so you may want to do some resizing once you adopt your new attire.



Awards

I'd like to hand out some awards so it would be great if anyone that posts in this thread would nominate the following:


    Best Overall Sig (judge it on effort, style, thought, not necessarily skill)
    Best Sig Partnership (which pairing worked out to be the most fitting/best?)


Anyway, onto the actual sigs!!!!











JK and Staydead

JK wrote:Dearest Mockmaster,

Please find enclosed my signature for StayDead. It encompasses his love of Manga and poor grammar.

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JK



StayDead wrote:Image

I don't really know much all around about JK, but I know he likes Milk and the Simpsons, so I thought I'd throw in an obscure simpsons reference all the way back to the Mr Sparkle episode with the floating head of JK floating over a feild of cows ready for the milkin'. Sorry it's so bad. :(



MCN and Stu

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Image

The inspiration behind this sig was Stu's longstanding avatar, the noble zebra. Also, the fact that he used to be known as abcd.



Stu wrote:Here is the sig.

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SpaceJebus and PsychicSykes

SpaceJebus wrote:Here is my sig for Sykes:

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The first things that came to mind when thinking about Sykes were Liverpool FC, poker and the mighty GR Pirates. These were easy to put in as the Liverpool crest, a royal flush hand and the GR Pirates badge. I also added in his playing stats so he could show them off.

It needed more glamour though so I decided to add in the last two women that Sykes mentioned in his posts (at the time of sig making). These were the Siren from Borderlands and Mae Young which also covers his love of wrestling (no homo).


PsychicSykes wrote:Image

Quite simply, Jebus likes Borderlands, plays the Hunter class and would probably like to shoot Chris Morgan in the face. (I'm sure he's not in a small group there. ;) )




Rubix and IronHide

Rubix78 wrote:Here you go

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Easy one really, ironhide likes ironhide so I looked through so fan art because you get some really cool pics, found one I liked then cropped it until o was happy than added ironhides name



Ironhide wrote:After much deliberation as to what Rubix's sig should look like, I opted for the following:
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basically, Rubix sounds like Rubik's, so I stuck an image of several Rubiks cubes in the background, added a colour filter to make it more 'artistic' and then ran out of ideas so just added some text to finish it off.



Smurphy and BID0

smurphy wrote:Here is my signature for Bid0.

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Originally I planned to do the signature entirely in Paint, to give it that so-good-it's-bad look that never fails. However that failed, and I was forced to also use Photoshop, though I'm sure you can't tell. Unfortunately I don't know Bid0 very well, so I was forced to improvise rather than do something based on my continued observations over many years. It was immediately obvious that he was an ass-man, which is duly represented. He also professed his love for eating with milk the carboard box of the Kellog's brand cereal Krave. This is also represented. Unfortunately I neither know what Bid0 looks like, nor does he have an anthropomorphic avatar so I was forced to cook something up using his current avatar to represent the man himself. I hope you like it.

(Also I didn't like the amount of white space so I added some chilled-out squiggles in eye pleasing colours)



BID0 wrote:Image
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This is Smurphy's new sig. I hope he likes it!

I found it strange that he still was using a Christmas signiture so I figured he was quite attached to this, as a result it forms a part of my 'quadrant' design.

The older signiture was obviously influenced by Left4Dead, and scanning Smurphys post history this seems to be something he enjoys spending his time with. As such, I have included some fan art of the four characters from the original (better) title.

Smurphy's post history didn't tell me much else other than he liked to hang out mostly in the pictures thread. His occupation is listed as 'Bum' and his interests include 'Bums', so a female bottom was an obvious choice for inclusion.

I also noticed that his location is listed as Scotland, so I quickly reworked the signiture into a Scottish flag and included alchohol as the last segment (because scottish people get drunk init)

Lastly I finished the whole thing off with 'SMURPHY' so people can easily identify his messages!




BlackoutHero and Zenigame

blackoutHERO wrote:Image

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I went with his ever changing current sig and collected many of the square pictures (took me strawberry floating ages having to refresh all the time :lol: ) then for some reason Photoshop couldn't open them :x So I had to open them individually in Paint and save them as a different format :fp: Thought it's easier to make up the sig from stuff I know he likes than me getting it wrong and him having to wear it for weeks :lol: Hope you like it Zenigame brah 8-)



Zenigame wrote:Image

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Kept this one simple. The black background represents his name. Selena Gomez is there because he has a thing for her and the badge of his football team completes the sig.

I had tried putting more on it (Demi and Miley + something to represent his activity in the fitness thread) but it all just got crammed and looked rubbish so kept it simples.

Not up to his usual standard of signatures (which I'm a great fan of) but hey, I ain't got no fancy diploma in web design and am stuck with good old MS Paint.



Hulohot and satriales

Hulohot wrote:Image

After much stalking, I discovered he took part regularly in Motorstorm Mondays. One post caught my eye, which was a video of him driving an ATV and screwing over a Monster Truck, causing it to fall from a cliff. I then spotted his post in the Demon's Souls thread stating that he had murdered the Blacksmith, resulting in having to use crappy weapons. I thought I would immortalise these monumental feats in his signature (the killing/mowing down of the blacksmith). I was going to have the ATV rider juggling, because Satriales is good at juggling but there was too much going on already. Demon's ATV obviously is referring to how devilish Satriales is on an ATV, taking on a Monster Truck of such size and winning.

I think I went a bit over the top with the blur effect, I wanted to capture the feeling of speed.



satriales wrote:For Hulohot's new sig I took inspiration from his current sig which shows the beauty of Peru:
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and my goal was to replicate that beauty but with Hulohot's current location of Hampshire:
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Anung and suzzopher

Anung wrote:Image

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The idea for this came from suzzys well known love of Batmayne and alll that gooseberry fool. Plus he was kind of a savoir of GR aswell. and should be a blue-hat (in my eyes anyway :wub:) also im pretty sure that Hexx and him are gay or that hexx wants to give him a good swift bumming.

Thats my story and im sticking to it.


suzzopher wrote:Image

I chose this signature because he likes Left 4 Dead and is also a fan of bitches :shifty: And he likes Brer and Brer also likes Left 4 Dead bitches :shifty: The symbiosis is paramount to the stylistic approach I took




jamcc and aaronayl1

jamcc wrote:Subject: GRcade SigSwap - jamcc - consequences will never be the sam

Here's the link:

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I feel under pressure with Aaron having seemingly put a lot of effort into his sig. :shock: I really couldn't think of anything for ages. I trawled through literally 2 pages of Aaron's post history but there wasn't really a common theme. Everything he seemed to be enjoying were fairly recent... Things, such as Street Fighter IV. I couldn't find a passion or a long-term love for something. So I considered using the Herry Monster's cock and balls-esque face and pasting it carefully over the private regions of group of really gay looking pornstars or something, but felt that was too cheap a 'laugh'. Also the brief did state that the sig should be a 'thoughtful representation of their personality', which my original idea really was not!

Sudenly, I remembered the thing Aaron is famous for, perhaps not on GRcade as such, but on our previous home - Gamesradar. Radio Radar. Instantly, I knew I had to do a Radio Radar inspired sig for Aaron. I was always a big fan and thought the four of them did a brilliant job. I know Aaron has done some work for his university's radio station too (at least I heard his original broadcast).

I searched Radio broadcast in Google images and up came the background image. I thought of the tagline and it sounded good to me, however I didn't know when Aaron joined the original GR, particularly as it was before me, so..... I paid the Gamesradar wasteland a visit and found that Aaron joined on 19 May 2005.

Deception and Corazon used to joke about Aaron's catchphrase - "guys!", so I slapped that into a speach bubble (which was an absolute BITCH to get...). I hope the sig pays respectful homage to Radio Radar and Aaron's contribution to it.

The end.

*Dies*




aaronayl1 wrote:Here is my offering for jammcc:

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The reason I took this particular direction lies in the method of my research. I decided to ask jam's lifelong friend Parkenreiner what jam likes, during an Xbox Live play session. He responded "jamcc... Isn't he the guy who likes Santa and whores?". Well I decided he must be the guy who likes Santa and whores, because every guy likes Santa and whores. I decided to put quotation marks around it to make it seem as if it was something jamcc said in the past, at some stage, even though it isn't.

-Aaron




And Zenigame's bonus sig for aaronayl1 -

Zenigame wrote:Quick spare:

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Just a simple picture of Tokyo because he likes that sort of thing... i think.





Lucien and Rog

Lucien wrote:Image

When attempting to make the above sig for Rog, I found myself considering... what does Rog like? What is Rog? Who is Rog? Why is Rog, and when?

I trawled through literally two of his posts, before it became obvious. TNA. The wrestling company.

Rog just loves TNA; he eats it, sleeps it, inhales it. Previously only a fan of WWE; once he heard Vince Russo was producing TNA he immediately switched allegiance. If you look very closely you might see Vince Russo, Rog's idol, in the scene.

Center stage in the signature is Rog's favourite wrestler, Orlando Jordan. Rog often rides his bicycle to TNA shows hoping to catch a glimpse of him. He talks in the WWE thread totally nonstop about him.

In summary, what could Rog want more? Russo, Jordan and Rog in the same room. Semi naked. I'd like to think I've shown him a glimpse of how this would look.


Rog wrote:Image

Done quickly and not too pleased with the quality.
The idea comes from Lucien's old sig of "Foxy stoat is on the prowl" which is a Rik quote from Bottom. Thinking back I could remember all of Luciens' convoluted forum games which failed before they even started and it reminded me of the Bottom episode were Rik created his own bodged version of chess. It seemed the perfect fit as he had the quote and he fits the character with his own pathetic failings as a socially deficient virgin.




Cuttooth and Prototype

Prototype wrote:Crude as strawberry float, but Cuttooth likes USTV and there is also a pic of Cutty from the Wire.

Enjoy

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Cuttooth wrote:Image

That's is the kind of thing you're looking for, right? :shifty:






And on that bombshell, I will now bring to a close the unveiling ceremony. Enjoy your new sigs and thank you!!!!

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by Somebody Else's Problem » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:05 pm

Thank you, Stu! :lol:

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by Mafro » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:08 pm

Are these sigs within the Official Forum Sig size limit?

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by Cuttooth » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:08 pm

Anything with Cutty Wise is a good thing. :lol:

Cheers Prototype. :wub:

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by abcd » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:11 pm

I like my sig.....it does exactly what it says. :D

I hope you're ok with your sig MCN. I know how much you like Star Wars and all those Klingon jedi people.

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by Somebody Else's Problem » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:12 pm

Stu wrote:I like my sig.....it does exactly what it says. :D

I hope you're ok with your sig MCN. I know how much you like Star Wars and all those Klingon jedi people.


I love my sig! I had to download a Zebra font especially for yours.

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by Rog » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:14 pm

That sig is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for.

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by jamcc » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:14 pm

Thanks for the sig Aaron. I'm glad my old buddy Parkreiner helped you out.

Unfortunately I cannot use it as it's too wide* so I await a modified version from Mocky or yourself. :shifty:


*That's what she said.

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by Hexx » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:18 pm

I'm in Suzz's signature :wub:

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by BID0 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:18 pm

Thanks Smurph :mrgreen:

DAT ASS

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by BID0 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:19 pm

jamcc wrote:Thanks for the sig Aaron. I'm glad my old buddy Parkreiner helped you out.

Unfortunately I cannot use it as it's too wide* so I await a modified version from Mocky or yourself. :shifty:


*That's what she said.

tinypic will resize it for you.

stupid forum rules :(

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by Mockmaster » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:21 pm

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That may be a bit too small.

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by Somebody Else's Problem » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:21 pm

Mockmaster wrote:Image

That may be a bit too small.


It's still readable.

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by PsychicSykes » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:22 pm

Mae Young. :lol: :fp:

Thanks Jebus. :)

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by Qikz » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:26 pm

Thanks JK.

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by Mockmaster » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:30 pm

Noone is nominating for the awards!

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by jamcc » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:37 pm

Best Overall Sig satriales
Best Sig Partnership Hulohot and satriales
Worst Sig Partnership Lucien and Rog :shock:

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by JK » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:02 pm

Mockmaster wrote:Noone is nominating for the awards!


You didn't post my additional material. I shan't be nominating until you do. :(

StayDead, cheers for the sig (I'll put it on soon). Suitably bonkers and it has my face on it! Lovely.

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by PsychicSykes » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:59 pm

    Best Overall Sig Bidos for Smurphy
    Best Sig Partnership Lucien and Rog
    Worst Sig Partnership Dunno

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PostRe: GRcade SigSwap 2010 - The Unveiling + Awards Ceremony
by smurphy » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:05 pm

Thank you Bid0. A well deserved replacement for my long-standing Christmas one. :D

Best Sig: One I'm wearing
Best partnership: Hulo and Sat
Worst Partnership: StayDead and JK (Due to StayDead's use of an indecipherable language)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say the sig size limits are strawberry floating ridiculous. 550px isn't going to stretch anyone's screen, but 300px down the way is annoying, particularly to people with widescreen monitors (presumably).


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