Oh, the internet.
Source of delightful distractions and bottomless drain down which all my best hours go…! 😛
Inspired by bloggerpal Ariel’s post, this morning I started browsing all manner of random Japanese cuteness (it’s very difficult to encounter anything Japanese that isn’t cute!)… and then I got stuck here: a free online game that allows you to make an anime face that can be used as an avatar.
And I’m telling you about it because it just happens to tick every box on my blog: it’s bright, beautiful, sweet and fluffy (OK, maybe not fluffy).
So here’s me as I am at present:
Cheesy? You bet.
Here’s me in the future, when I’ll hopefully have grown and dyed my hair:
That one looks a lot like I used to look in my punk years… 😉
And who can resist making a proper cartoony anime avatar? So here’s the anime me:
Wouldn’t it be awesome to actually have hair that colour!
I even created some for my man. Here’s the normal Ninja:
Sorry about the stubble, darling. Without it you’d look about 10 years old 😀
And finally the anime Ninja:
Hmmm… still looks about 10 years old…!
The funny thing is, although I enjoy the art style, I generally steer clear of anime series. Coz I’m yet to find an anime series that isn’t a) loaded with innuendo, b) downright porno, or c) so childish that it makes Teletubbies look mature.
I guess it’s also one of those subcultures you either love or you don’t. I know many people, including my hubby, my brother and several friends, who’ve found anime series they enjoy. I’ve no doubt some good clean anime are out there, but I don’t have the time or inclination to trawl through all the dodgy or silly ones to find them.
So (and I mean no offence to those of you who are anime fans) today’s cute little avatar creator is probably the closest I’ll get to anime in a long while 🙂