Monday, November 14, 2005

The funniest graphic I've ever made

So last night I was talking to a friend on the phone about some things, and one thing was leading to another, a couple of crazy connections going on across the ol' synapses... and one of the funniest ideas I've ever thought of popped into my head.

I've been working on it for most of the night. This was just one of those things that once the notion of it possesses you, you're on fire for it. This was something like Forcery was, but it's a heckuva lot easier working with Photoshop than it is to make a film. So most of the past several hours I've spent hunched over the keyboard, scouring the 'net for certain visual elements (which were surprisingly hard to find, but the perfect one did turn up) and a new font or two, to match up with the ones used in the original. And apart from some very minor tweaking, I think I achieved the final form of the thing a short while ago. And it's really hilarious.

"So where is this thing?" Well, that's the bad news: I can't show it right now. Even though I'm dying to share this with the world. If I posted this graphic now it would - not "might" but "would" - cause a helluva lot of confusion that I would be scrambling to clarify. There would be wild rumors flying all over the place because of it. And it would just totally ruin the moment that this is really meant for.

So for the time being I'm going to sit on it. I've passed it along to a VERY few friends, just to see what their reaction is (so they'll tell me if this is going too far, but I think I'm pretty safe :-) But otherwise this is going to stay confined to my hard drive. I'm going to say that probably this time next year, or maybe a bit before then, is when the season will be ripe to share this with everyone. Gotta get a few other things lined up in the meantime. If/when I publish this I'll make a permanent link to it in the Recent Hightlights section on the right so nobody will miss it.

Trust me, I ain't joshin' y'all: this will probably make you honk with laughter. Find out what it is... sometime in 2006!

5 comments:

William said...

Shucks, maybe I can get Kyle Williams to send it to me.....:-P

Oh, well, I guess that is a good idea to keep blog readers around till 2006.

Christopher said...

Not even young master Kyle - who I have come to regard as the little brother I never had - is going to be privy to this just yet. The wait will be worth it just to see his reaction to it in the due time :-)

Christopher said...

And William, trust me: this ain't a gimmick to keep readers glued to the blog for some long stretch. I ain't a morning radio "personality" here :-) But if I unloaded it now, it would cause me no end of pandemonium and insanity.

But what do you think: should I perhaps let loose a clue or a teaser or something in the meantime?

Christopher said...

Okay, I've decided that this is way too little info to go on for the next year. There should be a BIT of fun trying to figure this out, right?

All I'll say is, if anyone remembers how it was that I proposed to Lisa, you will be headed in the right general direction.

William said...

>>And William, trust me: this ain't a gimmick to keep readers glued to the blog for some long stretch. I ain't a morning radio "personality" here :-) But if I unloaded it now, it would cause me no end of pandemonium and insanity.<<

I know, I'm just teasing you. I figured that Kyle SURELY would have seen it, since you are good friends. ;-)

Mystery!