Thursday, April 28, 2011

Breeding Virtual Pigs

I just wanted to point out the first pig I bred on Farmville, Andromeda. Look at how black she is! She's a sunspot! She's so black that no light can escape her! She's like the Black Pig of Inle! I am so proud of this death-pig... That is some pig.

4 comments:

mad photog said...

Very cute. I don't work any of the farms on Facebook, but my 10-yr-old great niece "has the keys" to my account to play whenever she wants.
On other matters, I'm a big fan of this site, Daily Animation, and your Tumblr blog. What, in your opinion, is the advantage to Tumblr? I've been trying to figure out if I should try it out as an alternate outlet for my photography instead of Blogger. I know your wife uses it for her art & it's effective. (and good!) Any advice?
Also, I just noticed that you've shut off anonymous comments over there. Good for you. You were getting hammered for no good reason. Some people!

Thanks!

Gus

Megan said...

She's Terrific!

SamuraiFrog said...

Gus: Thanks for the nice words. I notice a number of photographers on Tumblr these days, and I think it's a really good outlet for them. I think the advantage to using Tumblr to promote your art is the speed of it. Certain people see it, they like it, they reblog it, and if they have a lot of followers, you're talking about potentially thousands of people seeing it at once and discovering something they really like, and then passing it on to even more people.

It's funny, my two biggest successes on Tumblr I owe to Rose (daskaea), who's over in South Korea right now. She urged me to created Tumblrs for both Chicks 'n' Pokemon and Godzilla Haiku, both of which I just thought of as silly little diversions. Giving them dedicated Tumblrs really set them off; when those pictures started getting reblogged, each of those sites picked up more and more followers. Godzilla Haiku has nearly 5000 people looking at it, and surprisingly there are dozens of new followers every day.

It's amazing how widely your stuff can be seen in a single day on Tumblr.

My advice would be to put yourself out there, follow other photographers in the Tumblr community, think seriously about non-intrusive watermarks, and let me know if you end up doing it so I can follow you.

Megan: Thanks! I like to just stare at her sometimes... it's weirdly hypnotic.

mad photog said...

Thanks!
All I need to do is investigate getting watermarks, which I've neglected to do, & I'll try to get up to speed.

Gus