Make your own Manga
August 14, 2008 7:03 PM   Subscribe

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posted by ColdChef (100 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
Me. Post yours here.
posted by ColdChef at 7:05 PM on August 14, 2008


Nothing is free anymore, is it?
posted by yhbc at 7:16 PM on August 14, 2008


Sorry. I should have mentioned that it will cost you a grand total of: your SPAM email address. Otherwise, it's free.
posted by ColdChef at 7:19 PM on August 14, 2008


my indenty is secret
posted by bhnyc at 7:22 PM on August 14, 2008


Sure I'd give 'em an email address, but the real catch here is... YOU GOTTA BE YOUNG! I can't get anything even resembling myself. Somebody over there needs to remember something: hairlines sometimes recede.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:33 PM on August 14, 2008


Me. ColdChef beat me to the cemetary background, but he's certainly earned it more than I.
posted by brundlefly at 7:34 PM on August 14, 2008


Here's me.
posted by Greg Nog at 7:37 PM on August 14, 2008 [8 favorites]


If you go the screencap route, you don't even have to give up an email address.

Doesn't look much like me.
posted by box at 7:38 PM on August 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sadly, I even managed to get the worry lines in my forehead right.
posted by JaredSeth at 7:38 PM on August 14, 2008


Manga Me. I thought this was going to be one of those things where you could upload your picture and they turn THAT into manga. That would have been cool.
posted by liquorice at 7:41 PM on August 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Me. I think they need to make a bigger nose for me though...
posted by lilkeith07 at 7:42 PM on August 14, 2008


Am I really the first person to complain this doesn't work for Linux?
posted by puckupdate at 7:47 PM on August 14, 2008


Worked for me running linux and Firefox. Well, it produced an image, anyway. Of someone not at all resembling me.
posted by orthogonality at 7:50 PM on August 14, 2008


Does it have anything to do with this?
posted by fixedgear at 7:50 PM on August 14, 2008


I put mine as my profile picture cause I don't have one yet.

Here it is but my nose is actually alot bigger.
posted by Pseudology at 7:52 PM on August 14, 2008


My Identy.
posted by grabbingsand at 7:52 PM on August 14, 2008


Me, although the face isn't fat enough.
posted by SuzySmith at 7:53 PM on August 14, 2008


Worked okay for me on Linux too.
posted by box at 7:56 PM on August 14, 2008


We're sorry!

An error has occurred
You are using a system based on LINUX platform.
Our service does not support this Operative System at the moment.
We are working to settle this drawback as soon as possible.
posted by quonsar at 7:57 PM on August 14, 2008


Weird. When I got to the download step, I got this message.
Maybe my face scared it...
posted by puckupdate at 7:58 PM on August 14, 2008


Me. Kinda sorta.
posted by jonmc at 7:59 PM on August 14, 2008


Ah. I never actually made it to the download step.
posted by box at 8:00 PM on August 14, 2008


never have i feel so shame of my operative system.
posted by quonsar at 8:02 PM on August 14, 2008 [3 favorites]


Now I have a picture to put in my profile! (Click mine to see.)
posted by cimbrog at 8:09 PM on August 14, 2008


I look way too nice.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 8:12 PM on August 14, 2008


Mine, though I have more wrinkles and piercings in real life.
posted by lekvar at 8:14 PM on August 14, 2008


Me. Needs longer hair. I think I like my cheesy heatmap Photobooth pic better. Manga-me looks like a creepy over-enthusiastic English professor and/or an unrepentant Mac addict.
posted by loquacious at 8:14 PM on August 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


You all look like more like Habbo charactoers than manga ones.
posted by nudar at 8:21 PM on August 14, 2008




I'm much happier with this one, looks more like me.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 8:27 PM on August 14, 2008


I had a hard time with the hair.
posted by jessamyn at 8:38 PM on August 14, 2008


Here's mine, and a comparable shot. That cowlick is the truth, but these doohickies without dimples just can't make a me.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:44 PM on August 14, 2008


Yay, I can afford a jacket and tie!
posted by mdonley at 8:46 PM on August 14, 2008


Wait, you guys tried to seriously make them look like yourselves? I created my 60-year-old alter ego, Melba. Man, I wish I looked like Melba.
posted by bookish at 8:48 PM on August 14, 2008


I had better luck with the boy options. You know there is no way to get a "thumbs up" gesture with the girl options.
posted by jessamyn at 8:52 PM on August 14, 2008


Me. Thank god for throwaway emails.
posted by aclevername at 8:52 PM on August 14, 2008


this one's a better likeness I think.
posted by jonmc at 8:53 PM on August 14, 2008


I like the South Park Avatar Generator better.
posted by Pseudology at 8:54 PM on August 14, 2008


Y'know, now that I look at it, it looks more like Evil Tom Cruise than me.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:56 PM on August 14, 2008


You all look like more like Habbo charactoers than manga ones.

That does it. POOL'S CLOSED.
posted by loquacious at 8:58 PM on August 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


mine And I think it works well...
posted by symbioid at 9:05 PM on August 14, 2008


Why do sites always require the most current version of Flash? I'll upload and install a new version, and in a few months it'll obsolete, with seemingly every Flash-powered site telling me I don't have the latest and greatest version.
posted by elmwood at 9:10 PM on August 14, 2008


So...if I'm reading this right, I should be able to download this for 1,50€, which is about $2.50? Is my math correct? Has anyone tried this? I don't want to be first.
posted by ColdChef at 9:17 PM on August 14, 2008


oops, wrong avatar generator. This one's much better.
posted by Pseudology at 9:17 PM on August 14, 2008


So much about it isn't right, but this is the best I could do. I think my mangatar needs more work; I had to resist actually mucking with it in photoshop.
posted by Stunt at 9:19 PM on August 14, 2008


Hm.
posted by booticon at 9:24 PM on August 14, 2008


Not bad!
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 9:26 PM on August 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


me

I love these little doll maker toys.
posted by FunkyHelix at 9:29 PM on August 14, 2008


Mine is cute, but I like my Simpsons avatar better. I made it here.
posted by tits mcgee at 9:35 PM on August 14, 2008


http://elouai.com/doll-makers.php

Those should keep you busy for a while.
posted by FunkyHelix at 9:37 PM on August 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Sorta.
posted by muckster at 9:41 PM on August 14, 2008


Done like dinner.
posted by thecjm at 9:41 PM on August 14, 2008


I'll play.
posted by thankyoujohnnyfever at 9:42 PM on August 14, 2008


Joepie, I have a profile picture now.
posted by jouke at 9:54 PM on August 14, 2008


Wow, sort of, actually.
posted by peachfuzz at 9:55 PM on August 14, 2008


Here's my attempt, which if you're so inclined you can compare against my profile picture.

I really liked the one that made you into a Simpson character based on a provided photo. It did a fantastic job.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 9:56 PM on August 14, 2008


I created my 60-year-old alter ego, Melba.

Ummmm... Harriet Christian?
posted by Kinbote at 10:00 PM on August 14, 2008




Hmm...

My mii came out better, but I don't know how to put it online.
posted by aubilenon at 10:06 PM on August 14, 2008


aubilenon, great hair!!

Here's a little study in the differences in how my boyfriend and I see one another and ourselves. I think we might find one another alluring.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:10 PM on August 14, 2008 [4 favorites]


That's a cool idea, Ambrosia Voyeur. I laughed when I noticed that the partner portraits are more sexed up.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 10:11 PM on August 14, 2008


You find me alluring with a receding Billy Crystal hairline?

Noted.
posted by contraption at 10:25 PM on August 14, 2008


It's reasonably close.
posted by danb at 10:28 PM on August 14, 2008


Ambrosia Voyeur, that's a brilliant idea. I wish I had thought of doing that with someone before posting mine!

Solon and Thanks, that's remarkably accurate compared to your profile pic. thankyoujohnnyfever, not so much :-)
posted by danb at 11:07 PM on August 14, 2008


Mine. They need a 'smartass' expression.
posted by figment of my conation at 11:15 PM on August 14, 2008


Fine, if everyone else is doing it...me.
posted by Jimbob at 11:26 PM on August 14, 2008


I was totally dissatisfied with their choice of skin and hair colors so I opened up the screencap in my less-than-photoshop image editor and re-colorized myself (plus a little pixel manipulation in which I raised my hairline) and here is MangaWendell.
posted by wendell at 11:55 PM on August 14, 2008


Me. You'll have to take my word for it.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:31 AM on August 15, 2008


They need more aging. And sagging, Brando-as-the-godfather-style cheeks.
posted by maxwelton at 12:57 AM on August 15, 2008


I also note they don't have a "bathrobe" clothing option, so that part will remain forever inaccurate.
posted by maxwelton at 1:03 AM on August 15, 2008


Manga Me

Real Me
posted by grubi at 2:07 AM on August 15, 2008


Here's me
posted by sveskemus at 3:31 AM on August 15, 2008


I got the same "LOL WRONG OS" message, so instead, I screencapped it.

My spam e-mail is safe!

I couldn't get the ears I wanted - you know, smaller than chimp-sized - but it's otherwise a pretty accurate likeness.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 3:35 AM on August 15, 2008


I call racism on this; my permanently tired and bag-ridden Slavic eyes are not represented. I look healthy.
posted by monocultured at 4:27 AM on August 15, 2008


INSUFFICIENT BEARD ERROR
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:36 AM on August 15, 2008 [5 favorites]


Me with Emily the Strange's hair
posted by monocot at 4:42 AM on August 15, 2008


don't you have anythign better to do? this is rubbish
posted by mary8nne at 4:58 AM on August 15, 2008


manga me


real me (on the right)
posted by emmling at 5:16 AM on August 15, 2008


Kinda
posted by micayetoca at 5:22 AM on August 15, 2008


Manga vs. photo
posted by Jonathan Harford at 5:39 AM on August 15, 2008


Me
posted by effwerd at 6:05 AM on August 15, 2008


Kinda sorta close. I look like my glasses are just one AA battery away from being those X-Ray ones you could get from the back of comic books.
posted by willmize at 6:22 AM on August 15, 2008


Manga me.
posted by WCityMike at 6:24 AM on August 15, 2008


Inadequate selection of ears (mine are quite pinned back). Range of skin tones is pathetic. Not enough receding hairlines. But still, fun, and pretty close to authentic.

Me.
posted by seanmpuckett at 6:35 AM on August 15, 2008


I had better luck with the boy options.
I noticed the boys have more options. just like freaking life
Me - 10 years + boobs.
posted by bibliowench at 6:40 AM on August 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


Here's me. I guess it resembles me. Somewhat.
posted by djeo at 8:30 AM on August 15, 2008


Mine's in my profile.
posted by Navelgazer at 8:51 AM on August 15, 2008


I cannot get the site to work- I get to the part where you start building your face, and all the categories are listed as "undefined" and it takes the different pieces a really long time to load. Booo.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:04 AM on August 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


You find me alluring with a receding Billy Crystal hairline?

Well... uh... um. Of course I was referring to the fact that you're for some reason shirtless in the second picture. Yeah, that's it.

Jonathan Harford, I thought yours was spot-on.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 9:08 AM on August 15, 2008




Me? Well...ok.
posted by dejah420 at 9:49 AM on August 15, 2008


Hrm.
posted by whir at 10:14 AM on August 15, 2008


Something like me.
posted by notashroom at 10:15 AM on August 15, 2008


I cannot get the site to work- I get to the part where you start building your face, and all the categories are listed as "undefined" and it takes the different pieces a really long time to load. Booo.

Ditto.
posted by fixedgear at 11:03 AM on August 15, 2008


Omg it's uncanny.
posted by nonmerci at 12:04 PM on August 15, 2008


Mine's in my profile. I think it looks a bit too thin though.
posted by sotonohito at 2:38 PM on August 15, 2008


me me me me me me meeeeeeee. I don't usually wear my glasses though.
posted by Stewriffic at 4:08 PM on August 15, 2008


Image in profile. It's not bad...
posted by limeonaire at 6:25 PM on August 15, 2008


heh, heh heh.
posted by liza at 6:37 PM on August 15, 2008


Fortunately, the full-beard and no-hair options worked pretty well for me. Ladies, please line up in an orderly fashion!
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:17 PM on August 15, 2008


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