Animated Annora

I haven’t made an animated GIF since the days of dial-up. This archaic, yet wonderfully nostalgic, bit of Internet culture seems to have made a resurgence since its near demise in the early aughts. No, I don’t count the continued existence of animated GIFs on 4chan and Myspace as a continued existence. We will not speak of either site – much less the horrendous use of awful animations on said sites – again. From my personal point of view, animated GIFs all but ceased to exist (relatively speaking) for nearly a decade, with Flash animation and streaming video taking their place on most websites.

With the advent of Tumblr, reddit and similar sites, the animated GIF seems to have returned with a vengeance. Better still, the GIFs being produced are quality, and largely appealing for me to look at (as opposed to the disgusting or seizure-inducing GIFs at the sites I said I we wouldn’t speak of again…yes, I am aware that I’m breaking my own rule).

So I decided to try my hand at making an animated GIF again, in the age of high-speed Internet and fancy-schmancy software. I took a snippet of my adorable niece, Annora, from the very end of my latest Vlogtag video, and the result was, well…this GIF.

Thoughts? Input?

Writer. Actor. Director. Chalk artist. YouTuber. Nerdfighter. Traveler. Pansexual. Genderfluid. Millennial. Socialist. Living a complex life beyond those words.

1 Comment

  1. Ah yes… the ‘ol animated gif thingy. I think they are making a big comeback, especially in the discussion forums as most of these will accept the gif format as avatar photos… and an animated avatar is always preferable to a static photo. Trick is to keep the file size as tiny as possible. Have you noticed the cool “loop” bumpers lately on adult swim? I remember the days before java and flash when animated gifs were the only choice for moving stuff on websites. Great job! So it appears the cupcake put up a valiant fight but was no match for a treat-loving child! Cute!!!

    Little Girl: 1
    Cupcake: 0

    Heehee!

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