So i herd u liek emotes?? Volume 9

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By Synfull
Welcome to this week’s volume of so we heard you liek emotes. This is the 8th volume in a weekly series aimed towards promoting emote and emoticonists from the dA community. It features emotes posted within the past week from both well known and new emoticonists, as well as featuring some other great emote projects and contests.

:bulletred: Featured Emoticons:</u> :bulletred:

1. :bouncythrust: by trezoid
The emote in :bouncythrust: by trezoid is the lasted  victim of the dead thrust virus that has been plaguing the emoticon gallery for some time. The symptoms of this emote are especially cute, with great shading and animation. It would be a great shame to actually cure this patient.

2. :powersanta: by Cmotes
As December is now upon us, the Christmas related emotes are starting to appear. One of these is :powersanta: by Cmotes. It’s the attention to detail that really drew me to this emote. The idea is brilliant and very well executed to create a lovely looking xmas themed emote.

3. :kickflip: by Serrius07
:kickflip: is one of a collection of different skateboard related emotes by Serrius07. I feel it’s a nice little emote that has been accurately made and is a great representation of one of the many activities that emotes can take part in without legs/feet. It will be interesting to see what other tricks this emote can get up to.

4. :thumb105239882:
Christmas story by Krissi001 is another Christmas related emote that has appeared on the scene. This is a great example of how emotes can be used in comic strip. Each image is nicely pixeled, and tells a brilliant little Christmas story. It also goes to show that they emotes don’t need to be animated to look great.

:bulletyellow: Other great emoticons posted recently </u> :bulletyellow:

:mistletoe kiss: by cremecake chirstmas emote-ball by Emoticlown-ist Ice Skating... by Waluigi-Prower :buckshake: by electricjonny Emotepillar 01 by TibodinJay

:bulletgreen: Questions </u> :bulletgreen:

Q: Why do some emotes look slower in my web browser than in my animation program?
A: Some web browsers have a minimum frame rate at which emotes can be viewed. This is generally 0.7seconds. Therefore if you place a faster frame rate on an emote, this will look far slower in the web browser (I currently know this affects Internet Explorer and possibly others). If you wish to view the emotes at the correct speed, the suggested web browser to use is Firefox as this allows any frame rate.

Q: I’ve heard some people talking about a GM. What are they and do we have one?
A: a Gallery Moderator (Also known as a GM) is the new name for a Gallery Directors (GD). These are deviants represented by a ^ who look after and keep an eye on a specific gallery. Our current GM is Chimpantalones

Q: What are Kao and do they belong in the emoticon gallery?
A:  Kao, also known as kaoani are Japanese emotes. They are generally much larger than average emotes and there are certain rules each must follow. These include, each must float at least once, contain no feet/legs and be created in a canvas size no larger than 40x40 pixels. They can either be placed within the emoticon gallery, as they are just large emoticons, or within the pixel art gallery. Some examples of Kao are:

.:Bunny Kao for Oborochann:. by Jazlemia Fairy Kao by YamPuff

:bulletblue: Featured Project </u> :bulletblue:

:thumb104144967: organised by Jenya88

Emote Space Project is one of the less known emoticon projects out there. The project has a simple theme of anything to do with space and currently majorly lacking in entries. Emote projects are great places to meet new emoticonists, or learn how to make emotes yourself, so it’s well worth checking out.

:bulletpurple: Noticeboard </u> :bulletpurple:

Do you support this news article? We now have an amazing stamp created by MenInASuitcase for use by deviants to promote this news article. So if you are a subscriber, why not consider adding it to your journal/shoutbox :aww: SoIHerdULiekEmotes-supporter by MenInASuitcase

The Icon Interlude Contest has 10 days left before it closes, so make sure you get those entries in.

Ever been in a chat and been asked how to produce custom emotes on dAmn? There is now 3 resources available for use via the Zikes emote script that supplies simple info on Firefox, Greasemonkey and the Zikes script, to allow you to easily link the deviant to place they can download the scripts, without having to google the pages yourself. Feel free to direct the deviants to these pages if you feel it’s useful. They can be produced by using their deviation names with the Zikes script.
:thumb105080967: :thumb105081351: :thumb105082294:

Watch out for the new interview section of this news article, hopefully being launched some time in January.

Getting stressed around Christmas time? Why not pick up a set of the brilliant new emoticon stress balls from the DA shop

:bulletblack: Notes</u> :bulletblack:

If you would like to suggest a project, emote or emoticonist to be featured please leave me a note on my Synfull account. I am also looking for more questions and tutorials to be featured, so any suggestions are welcome . Tutorials do not have to have been submitted in the week of the news article.


:bulletwhite: Previous volumes</u>  :bulletwhite:

Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4
Volume 5
Volume 6
Volume 7
Volume 8
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AnneKo's avatar
Thanks for the "kao update" ;)
Serrius07's avatar
WOW thanks for featuring me again!
Synfull's avatar
Krissi001's avatar

Thank you so much for the feature:glomp:


:thumbsup: fantastic article :hug:
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Momma--G's avatar
What a well done report! Thank you for all the work you put into it.
Synfull's avatar
Thanks and no problem :aww:
AngelofGod87's avatar
Here's a question... how come some people can seem to get these new emotes but I can't ever find them ... they're not on the list. OR if and when someone gives me the little code between the colons :: it won't come out.
I think that list needs to be quadruplely updated :)

Synfull's avatar
Only emoticons on the offical deviantART emoticon list [link] will work when typed in comments. Many deviants give them names in the same style of those codes, but they wont actually appear when the code is used.

This may soon change as DA are revamping the emote system.

In the mean time, you can use thumb codes in some places, and on the chat system you can used a script called zikes if you use firefox web browser [link] which allows these emotes to work. There are also a range of accounts known as plz accounts, which have an emote placed as their avatar, so they can be used in comments.

I hope that clears up some stuff for you
AngelofGod87's avatar
Oh... so THATS how they do it...
well why didn't someone say so before!
:glomp: THANKS
I already used a few of the emotes in the list
of which I was made aware a while back...

Red-Bananas's avatar
You can't use thumbs in comments, however, you can type******** where the *s represent the thumbs code.

I'm sorry but I fear I don't entirely understand your comment.
Red-Bananas's avatar
That was what you asked, right? Why nothing happened when you posted a thumb in a comment?
AngelofGod87's avatar
No thats not what I was asking, but thanks.

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TibodinJay's avatar
:jawdrop: You featured me :wow: Thank you very much. I'm honored :D
Synfull's avatar
No problem. I really liked it. Ver unique :D
TibodinJay's avatar
I guess I had better get working on that background I was planning :rofl:
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