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http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/tanhauser/firewallfish.png Here's an idea I had for a logo that could go with eclipse phase, specifically but not necessarily firewall. In case you don't get or or my art isn't as clear as I'd like to think, the idea is the "evolving fish" from those pictures featuring the t-four legged "darwin" fish, I saw one that had the four legged fish holding a wrench with the word "evolve" in it, and I based this on it. It's obviously wearing a 1950's scifi vintage spacesuit and bubble helmet that I wish didn't look so much like pacman, and holding a raygun on a large green fish approaching it with it's mouth open. The idea is the fish represents humanity evolved to live in space, defending itself against extinction which is represented by the green fish. I made the fish green to give it an alien look since we all know in the 50's scifi green was associated with aliens. (Especially hot dancing girls...) I thought about putting "firewall" on the side of the fish, but opted not to for now. It could be a secret, covert firewall logo tho, disguised and hiding in plain site as grafitti but with special meaning to firewall agents. I know I'm no picasso, I hope people at least kinda like it. Looking at it I'm going to maybe change the helmet to be like a dome or half a cold pill on it's side so it doesn't look so much like pacman with the fish's head in it. If anyone wants to try their own version of this go ahead. I'd like to be credited but won't sue for someone 'ripping me off".

"I learned the hard way that if you take a stand on any issue, no matter how insignificant, people will line up around the block to kick your ass over it." -Jesse "the mind" Ventura.

GregH GregH's picture
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I like. Reminds me of a passage from the novel "Steel Beach" (think The Fall but we only get to the moon) about mankind, suddenly finding itself sans homeworld, akin to a fish that finds itself on a shore without a sea... no time for the leisue of gradual development, it's evolve NOW... or die!
It that must no... It that must not be named's picture
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Thanks. How'd you like the way I made the green fish represent an 'alien menace"?

"I learned the hard way that if you take a stand on any issue, no matter how insignificant, people will line up around the block to kick your ass over it." -Jesse "the mind" Ventura.

GregH GregH's picture
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I like, but I think spacesuit fish stands well on his own! Given the timeframe a set of pharyngeal jaws on an alien menace is probably as "classical" as it being green... Mmm there's a side thought... "Alien" as classical literature in AF 10...
It that must no... It that must not be named's picture
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Thanks. I really wanted to convey the idea of firewall (spacesuit fish) defending against an alien menace, and the classic "inner fanged mouth" has come to say "Alien" more than anything else, really. Plus I'm not a good enough artist to draw a convincing alien like creature. As to the fish itself, I really didn't want it to be just holding a gun, but to be pointing it at a threat. If you just have it holding a gun with no visible menace, it makes the fish look aggressive, warlike, etc. Like it's out to meet everything by pointing a gun at it. I decided that having it pointing the gun at a menace implied the fish might be reasonable and only using force or threat of force to defend itself.

"I learned the hard way that if you take a stand on any issue, no matter how insignificant, people will line up around the block to kick your ass over it." -Jesse "the mind" Ventura.

Sir_Psycho Sir_Psycho's picture
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With that in mind... draw a Project Ozma fish.