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December 9, 2004 8:13 PM   Subscribe

Every holiday seaon, some little web outfit puts together a really cool flash app. Make-a-Flake is that app. Here's my stab at a pirate themed snowflake (note the anchors, which was an accident).
posted by mathowie (30 comments total)

 
From now until Xmas, I will only call out people using the MeTa flake.

My solemn vow.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:22 PM on December 9, 2004


Report offensive snowflakes at www.lookandfeel.com

heh.
posted by punishinglemur at 8:29 PM on December 9, 2004


mmm, purdy flakes.

crash, I find your call-out flakes offensive. You'll be hearing from lookandfeel flake policy enforcement, mark my words.
posted by cosmonik at 8:31 PM on December 9, 2004


Ooo! Ooo! This means I can repost Sober Santa!
posted by Stan Chin at 8:33 PM on December 9, 2004


This is awesome fun. Can't believe it's never been posted here. I don't know about your pirate theme, though, Matt: yours looks like an agressive phallus closing in on mini-dolphins and hammer-headed mice. But that might be me...
posted by Cryptical Envelopment at 8:34 PM on December 9, 2004


mathowie pwned. What's best is that the URL matches.

Heh. Already gettin' distracted and the kid ain't even born yet!
posted by soyjoy at 8:40 PM on December 9, 2004


Oh man, I missed my chance to make the obligatory "I hate these newbies and their double posts" joke. Can I have a do-over?
posted by soyjoy at 8:47 PM on December 9, 2004


Poop! I had thought about posting this but was worried about doubling up! Worth revisiting, though!

I also recommend SnowDays, by PopularFront, which has a slightly different "cut" feature. I like the flakes I've made there more than those I've made at Make-A-Flake, but I haven't yet figured out how to download them.

I've posted two of my flake efforts in a snow-themed entry on my blog, along with some other flake-making links.

Finally, what fun it is to combine the toys in photoshop with a Make-A-Flake JPEG!
posted by mmahaffie at 8:55 PM on December 9, 2004


I found out it was posted before I posted it, but it was almost two years ago and it wasn't even posted during xmas. I think it makes a fine repost.
posted by mathowie at 9:04 PM on December 9, 2004


They want help keeping the snowflakes clean? and it's sponsored by Jockey--the classic white-bread purveyor of repressed eroticism for commercial gain?

Exhibit A
Exhibit B (I like the library theme--very intellectual)

Nobody sexes up the Sunday paper like Jockey.
posted by full_stop at 9:06 PM on December 9, 2004


http://snowflakes.lookandfeel.com/viewflake.php?id=5552894
posted by ericost at 9:08 PM on December 9, 2004


Report offensive snowflakes at www.lookandfeel.com

gah, I never would have made the offensive snowflake until they pointed out that offensive snowflakes could be made.
posted by 23skidoo at 9:22 PM on December 9, 2004


I can't get this to work. Is there a key you have to hold down while moving the scissors to get them to cut, or something?
posted by interrobang at 9:23 PM on December 9, 2004


I never would have made the offensive snowflake until they pointed out that offensive snowflakes could be made.

I'd bet money that at any given time at least 5% of users are trying to build a goatse snowflake.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 9:31 PM on December 9, 2004


not offensive
posted by timb at 9:50 PM on December 9, 2004


interrobang, you have to start on an edge and click, then click inside the wedge to create a vector line. Click around some more to make a shape. Once you return to the edge and click again it cuts out the shape you made.
posted by cali at 9:53 PM on December 9, 2004


I feel like I created some kind of corporate logo.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 10:46 PM on December 9, 2004


I don't care. That's just fucking cool.
posted by fungible at 10:47 PM on December 9, 2004


Its like a spirograph. Good stuff and an abject reminder that I need more damned RAM.
posted by fenriq at 11:00 PM on December 9, 2004


Thanks, cali.
posted by interrobang at 11:10 PM on December 9, 2004


Very nice, Budda!
Here's my attempt at a #1 inspired Pirate Flake.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 1:07 AM on December 10, 2004


I found out it was posted before I posted it, but it was almost two years ago and it wasn't even posted during xmas. I think it makes a fine repost.

I feel violated.
posted by crunchland at 1:16 AM on December 10, 2004


Mine is an accidently offensive Goatsex flake
posted by thirteen at 4:37 AM on December 10, 2004


found out it was posted before I posted it, but it was almost two years ago and it wasn't even posted during xmas. I think it makes a fine repost.

Brilliant precendent you set there. (Great link, though.)
posted by jpoulos at 5:42 AM on December 10, 2004


I tripped across the snowflake site in my pre-MeFite days. The earliest snowflakes are dated January 03, so the site has been around a while. I notice there are several versions of Elf Bowling now.
posted by Doohickie at 5:49 AM on December 10, 2004


Here's my attempt at a #1 inspired Pirate Flake.

Brilliant!
posted by rafter at 6:03 AM on December 10, 2004


Buddha and thirteen did better ones than me, but I was trying to set a record for most cuts.
posted by owenville at 11:27 AM on December 10, 2004


Mine hurts
posted by joelf at 4:06 AM on December 11, 2004


It's so easy to make cool shapes, great post.
posted by odinsdream at 10:12 AM on December 11, 2004


i love that site, double posting it is cool. it should be standard every winter. here's a couple more of my fave snowy sites:

» Snowglobe pick it up and shake it, also use the zoom in feature 'cause it's funnier up close
» Snowball Fight I can't get past level 3 so I find this one somewhat irritating
posted by t r a c y at 8:24 AM on December 14, 2004


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