About a week ago I sent Fishbulb a PM asking why he did not have his own emoticon in our smiley menu like CrazyLegs has. He was very polite and said he didn't need one while adding, "Me, I just take nutty pictures and give hugs to people."
Well, I killed two birds with one stone this week. I've been wanting to learn how to animate and make custom smiley's for some time. So I buckled down and studied and decided my first project would be the Fishbulb Appreciation Emoticon ... just for MiceChat use.
At the bottom of this post is the result of my work and first attempt at an animated smiley. You will see that I took Fishbulb's words verbatim.
I, along with many others on this site, truly appreciate Fishbulb's in-depth photo-journals of Disneyland and the meets. For people who can't make it to the parks, he truly is appreciated for his great pictures and "like you are there" dialogue to go along with them. It doesn't hurt that his stuff is pretty funny too.
So, if you are in agreement with me, enjoy the new Fishbulb emoticon smiley. Take your vote on whether or not you think it should be added to the smiley menu. (MonorailMan will have to take care of that.)
And Fishbulb, I know you probably don't like the attention, but I hope you appreciate this small token of thanks for your extensive work with making us all feel like we're at Disneyland.
-- Update ... The Fishicon now has hair due to popular demand. This is the final version of the animation. Slight plusses on the original to make it better. Hope you enjoy!