Let me preface by saying, I realize that this is not a new thing. I'm told there are people called "gamers" who build avatars all the time. [Tangent: Since I haven't really "gamed" since I played Sega Genesis in the 90s, to me it is still a novel concept. To be fair the last time I played something with "Sim" in the title- I was building an 8-bit farm. Let me have my naive enjoyment.]
Last week, Jamie sent sent me a series of urgent text messages that he was shirking his nightly responsibilities to play on some Facebook app called Bitstrips. [Tangent: Momentarily, I was worried that he had lost his sense and had been lured into the warm embrace of Farmville/Yoville/Sorority Life/Cafe World etc.] After he had sent me numerous pictures of a gingerry bearded cartoon wearing various outfits, I decided to join him in the insanity. If you thrive on the ridiculous, like myself, you will instantly love this and waste an entire evening on this bullshit.
|this is me being creepy. it comes easy.|
|luckily my blog friends got involved. Here's Rae of Say it Ain't So's doppelganger|
|Ketchup, mustard or my friend Emily. Whatevs.|
|this is a pretty accurate as to how I would react. Sheer horror.|
|hot tub farts with my friend Ryan.|
Surely the novelty of this is starting to wear off because I have started seeking solace in other apps, which do not quite measure up....and I just keep going back to Bitstrips. While watching a Bieber episode of SNL last night, I saw that my friend Bekah was wasting her time on an iPhone app called I Made a Face. [Tangent: Clearly a girl after my own heart!] After assessing that it was free (which is my only criteria), I naturally immediately downloaded and gave it a whirl. After playing with the many options of Bitstrips, it's hard to build an avatar with just a handful. [Tangent: I know...I'm suddenly a snob.] I just couldn't for the life of me get it to look like me.
|this is how I felt.|
I guess if I was really after photorealism, I would have dished out the pocket change for the iPhone app ToonPaint so I could look like a graphic novel. Sure I could add color, but that would mean I would just cuss a lot and be mad at my fat fingers.
What are you favorite apps that you shamefully spend too much time on?