Contributions Anonymous Admin 5
Use this thread to post:
- banners (300x100)
- alternate 404 images
- alternate spoiler images
Is there an easy way to add the crystal.cafe watermark? what font/size/shading etc. is it?
Anonymous Admin 8
I used Consolas (10pt), here's a template with the text. Please add a 2px stroke for visibility :)
I made this one. Appropriate? Not cute enough?
If it's suitable I can stick the watermark on it later.
Hold on, I think I messed up the dimensions. Sorry about that, I'll be back later with the fixed version.
Anonymous Admin 16
This is the current spoiler image btw, a prettier one would be appreciated!
Anonymous Admin 21
Roughly 300px is enough, it will be resized automatically.>>19>>20
I added both, thank you! It will take a bit until they show up.
oh this is cute, i really like it. Did you make it?
the picture is cute, but the text needs a white border or something to be readable.
Anonymous Admin 35
All the new banners have been added! Wonderful contributions!>>26
This is perfect! I second >>30
, did you make it?
Thank you! Yes I did make it! It took me a few hours actually lol.
Just got a new computer so dont have any program to resize images ( I think- I suck at image stuff, sorry)
but Candy Candy has a lot of cutesy stuff (pic related)
What programs do you anons use to crop/add text?
i thought this would match well with the dark theme
I used EZgif to crop/resize and gifntext to add text
Anonymous Admin 76
I added all the new banners, thank you!
Dimensions for spoiler images? I made this on my phone. Not sure if it's cute enough, but there.
I really like this one so I made it a loop
Wait, wait, we're allowed to use our own fonts? I thought we had to use the template, hnnng. Lemme go to sleep and remake them when I get up :'D
Oh thanks. I see a lot of the board is embracing the whole 80's anime/vapourwave vibe so I thought I'd hop on board. Gonna remake them tonight though.
Anonymous Admin 108
These are amazing!
I will add all the new banners once this Anon has dumped her reworked ones. <3
Ah yeah I realised the new season of OitNB was out and started binge watching that instead. I'll get on top of that tonight aha
Also Admin, BIG, BIG thank you for creating this space <3
Made a few banners!
Gonna post them now, hope you guys like them!
Aaaaaaaaand, done, if you guys like them can make some more since i am bored kek
Fuck, sage for samefag but i realized they are missing the dot in the middle, if it's a problem i can edit them i am so blind, i swear.
Anonymous Admin 119
That's ok! I love them all. Thank you everyone for making such quality content for our comfy board. I appreciate it! Installing the new banners tonight.
Might just be me but I'd feel mighty uncomfortable having an icon of paedophilic apologism as one of our banners.
I never saw the movie, but the book didn't read to me as apologetic at all. I can see the movie playing more sympathetic, though, what with Dolores being older and whatnot. However, the movie was also an undeniable fashion influence on several styles popular by users of the board… I can see being uncool with pedophilia but I'd argue the banner symbolizes something different from that.
That's what I was thinking. Bad idea
>the movie was also an undeniable fashion influence on several styles popular by users of the board
The movie itself never influenced Japanese fashion lmao. At some point the Japanese picked up different variations of the word for themselves (someone more familiar with language could elaborate, I know there's various spellings that refer to different ideas in j-popculture).
But the "lolita" they use for Lolita fashion, or even when they refer to it in Larme, is meant to interpret child-like cuteness/innocence within an adult female. It's basically just an adult who has retained some element of childhood wonder.
That's very much the exact opposite of the "lolita complex" in the western world which is used to describe underage, presumably innocent, girls that are promiscuous and troublesome towards older males. It's a construct used to excuse and defend pedophilia.
So obviously we don't want to promote the movie or book here. Regardless of the original intent of the author, it represents a twisted male viewpoint of female innocence nowadays.
Oh my god that Anon actually meant lolita fashion? I thought they were talking about larme, because of the heart-shaped glasses.
That anon here and I wasn't specifically talking about lolita fashion, although I do think the actual origin of the word "lolita" there is much more nuanced than what you're saying.
If I had to name j-fashions directly influenced by the movie, I'd say Larme, although I'd be surprised if that was the only one. The movie had a huge influence on runway fashion in the west too, which I'm sure some of us are interested in as well.
Also just because something was inspired by the fashion of the movie, doesn't automatically mean it's a weird ageplay thing or has anything to do with pedophilia.
I would agree with you if the primary theme of the book/movie was its motifs or costumery, but everybody knows exactly why it's infamous and it's got nothing to do with fashion. Banners are supposed to be representational of both a board's vibe and it's userbase, and to me having an image of a fictional 12 year old rape victim projects something I'd rather not be associated with personally. I'm imagining now how the average Neckie would interpret it if they saw it.
>"one of their banners is a picture of Nabokov's Lolita. Even these dumb whores can't deny that they're inferior to prime 12 y/o pussy lmao"
If we make decisions based on how men will misinterpret things then we're still catering to them even in our own space.
Before I was just passively defending that anon's decision to make the banner, but now I really want the banner to run, if it's going to rustle neckbeards' jimmies in addition to being totally relevant to lots of fashions on this board.
You're kind of zeroing in on only one of my arguments and disregarding the others. I'm just saying that I personally do not feel comfortable having a photo of a fictional, adolescent rape victim representing my posting activities, but then again I'm not an Admin and it's not up to me. That's just how I feel.
Decided to do some warm banners in honor of the new autumn theme! <3
These are fantastic :D
Anonymous Admin 209
Sorry for the delay, but all the new banners have been added and the broken ones are fixed! In the future, maybe I will be able to assign banner sets to their matching themes as well.
I'm not seeing any of the new banners cycle through, and I don't see them in the /banners director?
Anonymous Admin 218
Have you tried clearing your cache?
yep, still not seeing 'em for some reason
Anonymous Admin 220
I'll look for the cause asap. Is this happening to anyone else? (Remember to clear the cache first)
I made one. I probably want to change the font color though, looking back…
I was bored and made this. I hope it is up to snuff, admin-sama.
I want to contribute more to this community and I'm glad we have opportunities like these.
samefag, but here is a better version where the text is more visible. I attached the wrong image. rip
What is this? My sides lmao>>332
This is really nice, anon!
I love this one! So cute <3
last one– sorry for spam.
also thanks >>346
for the kind words!
FUCK, uploaded the wrong one. Here it is, just a bit slower. Looks better.
Just saw this banner and lost it.
Props to the creator>>345
Also love this and the peach one, more banners w/ any of the girls from super smash bros would b nice<3>>322
this one is really pretty too
I'd love to make a banner out of this and have managed to resize it.
But because it isn't a gif, I haven't been able to add text over it with gifntext which anon recommended.
I've done so in paint, but I'm not sure how to add the 2xp stroke to make it more visible.
Help would be appreciated for a tech illiterate like me, thank you!
aaah please, this is cute <3
I also have more potential banners.
If that one isn't comfy enough, I have more!
Please someone make a banner, I'm begging! Admin take this one too, please!
about to have an incoming spam, this is my first time making banners so im sorry if they come out bad but feel free to use any!
Made some more banners!
This one i tried to make the apron say crystal cafe as a kind of "logo", idk if the font is a bit difficult to understand, but i think it's visible enough. Feel free to tell me so i can edit it if it's not visible enough tho!
Whoops, jut realised the last one didn't go through.
I love this one! Howl's Moving Castle was one of my favorite books when I was younger. Studio Ghibli changed a lot when they adapted it to a movie but it still gives me such cozy feels.
I've been wanting to submit a banners or two and I just wanted to ask if you have an easy way to get the banner text onto a GIF or still image?
Ah, i personally use photoshop cs6 since it's the most comfortable to use for heavy editing, but if you don't have access to that someone upthread mentioned ezgif and it seems legit enough and easy to use.
Thank you for your response!
This is my first time making banners and the first one didn't turn out so well, but it was fun!
Let's add the new banners, pls ;_;
Anonymous Admin 1496
Banners are updated!
Ah I hope I didn't miss some kind of cutoff deadline.
This one is super cute. I haven't seen the new ones yet, waiting anxiously.
i made my first banner today
this is my first time creating a gif but i want to try making more now
This is super cute! I'm not so sure about the placement of the text, but it will make a great banner. Good job anon!