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Second Annual Filmfodder/Lost Folks Photo

It's time for the second annual Filmfodder Folks Photo (that's "photo," as in picture -- not "Fo' toe" as in "Fo' toe statue.") Here's last year's photo:

2007 Fodder Folks photo

In order to make it more personal this year, here's how we are going to do it ...

Everyone who wants to be in the picture needs to go to the South Park website (see instructions below), create a South Park avatar that best represents who they are, and email it to me. I will then put it all together and post it.

Here are more detailed instructions:

  1. Go to www.southparkstudios.com
  2. Log in. Find the "Log In | Register" option area in the upper left hand corner and click "Log In" if you are already a member or "Register" to become a member if you are not already. You cannot save the avatar if you don't log into the site. So, to avoid the frustration of extending creative juices only to lose the finished product, you must log in.
  3. Start the Avatar Creator. Click on the "Avatar Creator" banner (mid-to-lower right on page)

    -OR-

    On the Menu bar, click on: Fans > Create Avatar

  4. Create a character. Click on "New Character."

  5. From all of the available options, chose the ones that best fit who you are. The avatar does not necessarily have to look like you but rather should embody the pure essence of what makes you, you. Don't forget the color swatches below the options. They can be used to change the color of clothes, hair, etc.

  6. A few practical requests:

    Keep the background white so that it will be easier to put all of the pictures together.

    Don't use the sign accessory as it may block those around you.

    Please keep everything appropriate as there may be young eyes roving.

  7. Save it:

    Click on "Finish"

    Click on "JPG" above the avatar's head

    Click on "Wallpaper"

    Save it to your hard drive somewhere (Remember this "somewhere." You'll need it later.)

  8. Attach the picture that you saved to "somewhere" on your hard drive and email it to:

    Don't forget to include your Filmfodder name in the email so we know who you are.

I will only be able to fit so many in the picture so don't delay. If you have questions, post them in the comments section below. Chances are that there are others with the same questions.

Have fun - and as always, be creative. -- bcre8ve

Mine's in the mail - hope I don't scare too many of you. eyyy.

#1. Posted by: MorBid0 at April 3, 2008 3:07 PM

Just sent mine too - scarily how like me it looks!

#2. Posted by: Danny at April 3, 2008 3:41 PM

I'M IN! My evil JoePike twin is on it's way...

#3. Posted by: JoePike at April 3, 2008 4:32 PM

For those of you old guys who have actually been to my website, you know that . . .

Last year's avatar, as scarey as this is, LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE ME!!!!! (Even down to the white pasty skin tone!)

So, Bcre8ve . . Don't change me. I'm obviously perfect already!


davidrh

#4. Posted by: davidrh at April 3, 2008 5:17 PM

Is anyone else having trouble getting registered on the South Park Website? And does anyone else see "Beta" at the top left corner of the Website? Thanks!

#5. Posted by: Alaïs_Longthought at April 3, 2008 5:17 PM

Just sent mine in.

Namaste and NOIS

#6. Posted by: Not an Other at April 3, 2008 5:27 PM

@Alaïs_Longthought/5

The wonderful people @ SP did not respond to my registration/info requests from comcast*net ... I tried to register again from a BS hotmail account, and got right in ... you might want to try that (maybe they don't like your ISP either) ...

#7. Posted by: ealgumby at April 3, 2008 5:48 PM

Just sent mine in, but farankly, the one from last year captures the true better.

#8. Posted by: Cecil Rose at April 3, 2008 6:00 PM

@ealgumby: Thanks for the tip—guess SP doesn't like RoadRunner either, then. bcre8ve, I was quite happy w/last year's "photo"...would you be able to use it again this year? I don't want to be left out of this year's yearbook picture—thanks!

#9. Posted by: Alaïs_Longthought at April 3, 2008 6:00 PM

I sent a few pics in after messing with them. I used a "Canadian" character because there was more stuff you could add on to it - though I'm not Canadian... not that there is anything wrong with that.

#10. Posted by: DocH at April 3, 2008 6:23 PM

@bcre8ve

Can we edit our avatars? Or do we need to send them in "as produced" by the SP site (including logo)? I would like to add something (ILBxx would [?] be proud) to mine, but am concerned about screwing up the image sizing (?!).

@Alaïs_Longthought/9

I'd be willing to take a stab at you if you give me something to work with ...

#11. Posted by: ealgumby at April 3, 2008 6:27 PM

Just so ya know...I registered on the SP site, but never received my confirmation email or logged in. However, I was still able to create,save, and email the avatar.

I must be special.

Or maybe I couldn't fail because the Island didn't want me to...

#12. Posted by: JoePike at April 3, 2008 8:25 PM

I have submitted my questionable avatar .. the little 4th grade SOB bears a surprising resemblance ...

#13. Posted by: ealgumby at April 3, 2008 9:18 PM

I've had a little too much to drink right now, but I'll get right on it...LOL

#14. Posted by: meg at April 3, 2008 10:15 PM

→ 12. JoePike: The island thinks I'm a big white blank, then, as that's what's in the middle of the South Park avatar creation page. Hey...it thinks I'm a tabula rosa...

→ 14. meg: If there's an option to have a wine bottle in your hand or on the ground by your feet, I think you should use it! ; )

→ 11. ealgumby: Sure, I'd be interested to see what you come up w/! Rather than blather away here, if you go over to the Forums, look in the upper left corner. There's a button that says Go. Click on it & the second option is Member Directory. Click on that. I'm on the first page. Click on my name & that will open up my profile & you can e-mail me through that. Thanks!

#15. Posted by: Alaïs_Longthought at April 3, 2008 11:24 PM

sent ya mine just now!

#16. Posted by: Trinity at April 4, 2008 9:59 AM

@11/ealgumby "Can we edit our avatars? Or do we need to send them in "as produced" by the SP site (including logo)?"

Feel free to take creative license. Edit away. I will remove the logo before posting them in the group shot.

#17. Posted by: bcre8ve at April 4, 2008 10:53 AM

@Alaïs_Longthought/15

Tried to send it to you via forum message, but not sure that worked.

#18. Posted by: ealgumby at April 4, 2008 11:13 AM

Mine is going to be awesome. =]

#19. Posted by: ilovebenjaminlinusxx at April 5, 2008 10:51 AM

I sent mine; but I like Lisa Simpson better.

I wanna see someone else's interpretation of me.

#20. Posted by: ilovebenjaminlinusxx at April 5, 2008 1:30 PM

@ilovebenjaminlinusxx/20

How's this:

http://tinyurl.com/3xqrn8

#21. Posted by: ealgumby at April 5, 2008 4:38 PM

just sent mine!

#22. Posted by: kaseygirl106 at April 5, 2008 4:51 PM

@ilovebenjaminlinusxx/20

can this be a contest? whoever comes the closest to your actual avatar wins a valuable prize?

here's my entry..
http://tinyurl.com/3njbbt

#23. Posted by: vacc at April 5, 2008 5:32 PM

@vacc/23

Oh, dirty pool puttin' bug-eyes on the shirt! I'll one-up ya' ... here's my updated ILB avatar:

http://tinyurl.com/3xqrn8

#24. Posted by: ealgumby at April 5, 2008 6:28 PM

@ ealgumby and vacc
Haha! I love it!!!
Anyone else?

Instead of "closest to my actual avatar"... how about "best interpretation of ILBLXX"

I didn't do such a great job making mine lol.

I loved everything about ealgumby's, and I loved the shirt on vacc's! Awesome!

#25. Posted by: ilovebenjaminlinusxx at April 5, 2008 11:11 PM

@I ♥ Ben #20
I was playing around with the South Park Studio Maker site today, so I created this latest interpretation of you - http://tinyurl.com/52zmzv

The Studio Maker has fewer character choices than the Avatar site, but has many more accessories, plus you can add multiple accessories. http://tinyurl.com/52zmzv

#26. Posted by: vacc at April 6, 2008 3:49 PM

oops - the Studio Maker site is at http://tinyurl.com/z8ley
I don't know if bcre8ve would be able to use anything you create there, but it's still a cool way to waste time..

#27. Posted by: vacc at April 6, 2008 4:02 PM

→ 26. vacc: Adding accessories:

Not sure what sort of Freudian slip this is, but my first read of the phrase "plus you can add multiple accessories" registered in my mind as "plus you can add multiple personalities." ; >

#28. Posted by: Alaïs_Longthought at April 6, 2008 5:50 PM

@ Alaïs_Longthought - 28
OMG! THAT'S SO WEIRD. THAT HAPPENED TO ME TOO!!! The whole "plus you can add multiple personalities". I was like, "What the heck? That's kind of cool." Which is actually why I decided to visit the site... and then I read your post. Haha.

@ vacc - 26
I like it!

How do you post a picture?
I would like to submit my entry. =]

#29. Posted by: ilovebenjaminlinusxx at April 6, 2008 7:38 PM

Nevermind... I figured it out.

http://tinyurl.com/3mgt4m

There's my entry. =]

So... who decides?
bcre8ve I suppose.

#30. Posted by: ilovebenjaminlinusxx at April 6, 2008 8:16 PM

27/vacc "I don't know if bcre8ve would be able to use anything you create there, but it's still a cool way to waste time.."

Yes, the site will work fine. Thanks for giving the option.

#31. Posted by: bcre8ve at April 7, 2008 10:59 AM

@10. Posted by: DocH

Boooo! Don't be a make belief Canadian!
That's cheating!

As tempted as I was to go for a regular SP character, I had to stay true to my roots.

Now I might have to go on strike....

#32. Posted by: shikotee at April 11, 2008 1:05 PM

I'm in...better late than never....When will the picture be up and ready to be viewed?

#33. Posted by: Sillygirl0630 at April 28, 2008 10:27 AM

Is it too late to do this? I hope not! I want in!

#34. Posted by: Vikki at May 1, 2008 2:16 PM

Vikki, it's nice to see your name showing up here again!

#35. Posted by: Alaïs_Longthought at May 1, 2008 6:27 PM

Thanks!

I tried to make one and sent it along, but my hotmail account said the message was delayed...oh well! I hope it eventually gets there!

#36. Posted by: Vikki at May 3, 2008 7:44 PM

I haven't received it Vikki. Can you try again?

#37. Posted by: bcre8ve at May 22, 2008 9:15 AM

I hope to do the big reveal before the season finale.

Here is a list of everyone from whom I have received a South Park avatar. If you have sent me an avatar but are not on the list, please re-email it to writeme @ bcre8ve.com (remove the blanks).

ANON2
Cecil Rose
clementine
Crispy Seaplanes
Danny
DharmaDolphin
Doc_H
ealgumby
EthansGrrl
FenwayBen
ilovebenjaminlinusxx
JoePike
Kaseygirl106
LostonPhonics
mac
Mister Grimm
MorBid0
Not an Other
Prosecutor67
RNM
Shikotee
sillygirl0630
SP LOST
trinity
Undaunted
vacc
Wumbawoman

BTW, regulars that I have noticed missing from the list are:
Alaïs_Longthought
meg
*DAVIDRH*

#38. Posted by: bcre8ve at May 22, 2008 9:20 AM

who are some of those people?

#39. Posted by: ilovebenjaminlinusxx at June 11, 2008 11:54 AM