Hey There Fellow Steemians!
I hope everyone is having a Happy Happy Monday!
This is a thank you post to a very kind stranger who gave me a very awesome surprise last Sunday morning.
Kind sir, this comic is for you!
(Note: Please let the image fully load for the animation to play. Oh yes! It's animated! Lol! )
Here's the story:
@ejemai wanted to share his blessings by choosing 12 red fishes / minnows with below 100 SP to delegate to.
He will lend them 500 SP each for a month. All you have to do is convince him why you deserve it by commenting on his contest post. (If you're interested, I encourage you to join while it's still open. Just click the link.)
As some of you may already know, I make webcomics for steemit. So I made an entry in the form of a webcomic which I posted here to try my luck. I told him that I aim to support steemit artists especially the webcomic community.
It took me sometime to make the comic.
It was already around 4:30AM (Sunday, Manila time) when I got the entry posted in Steemit.
I just wanted it up as soon as possible.
Exhausted, I put away my computer and quickly fell asleep (probably snored like a bear) after sending my contest entry.
I lazily woke up around 9AM, grabbed my phone to check messages (and of course, steemit!)
and WHOA! I just got a delegation screenshot comment from a stranger.
@reggaemuffin delegated 500 Steem Power to me. (well 499.984 SP on the screenshot but rounded off, that's 500!)
I immediately checked my steem power under the wallet section and IT WAS TRUE!
I got shared with 500 SP! THIS IS AMAZZZZIIINNNNNGGG!!!!!
I got 500 SP delegation even without winning the contest!
I wanted to make a special "thank you" reply to him by showing him a drawing of my face crying and saying "thank you!" . Okay maybe I didn't cry a river like that. I just got teary eyed... (Pls don't judge me!)
He later replied with this very wise advice:
Very wise advice indeed. Thank you sir.
Don't worry, I won't let you down!
So now I'm a red fish with around 500 SP.
I don't know how long it will last though, maybe a week?
Or maybe a month like in the contest?
I was too shy to ask. Lol.
But I'm fine with giving it back anytime. I know it is only temporary.
But I still see this as an opportunity to give back more to the community.
With 500 SP, my upvote value has increased so now I can better reward folks who I see do their earnest best.
The underrated talented steemians who work their butt off to make content just to get a few cents.
Especially those in the art and webcomic community.
I know my upvote will still be in cents (around 11-14 cents at 100% I think?)
But this is still more than the 0.0000 nothing upvote value that I have been giving before.
Yep! Super better!
So I felt like saying a super thank you to @reggaemuffin by making a comic dedicated to him.
This is the first ever web-comic I've done with animation.
I've been thinking of saving animated comics for special occasions..
And I felt like this is one!
Like my previous comic, I did the drawing in Adobe flash.
Then I exported multiple images (jpg format) where I animated parts of the comics.
I find that exporting GIF animations directly out of Adobe Flash does not give good quality results for me,
so I opted to make the animated image using an external GIF maker.
I uploaded the files in https://ezgifmaker.com
It's a pretty handy GIF making website! It has a lot of tools you can use to optimize your GIF image.
Because GIFs are composed of multiple images, the resulting file size is usually very heavy!
So I resized the image to around 70% of it's original dimension to cut down on the file size.
I also adjusted the animation speed time with their available tool. You can speed it up by percentages
Just check the resulting preview when it's fully loaded to see if you are okay with how the animation plays (you may see it's quite slow at first but let it finish loading the image to see it properly play)
Once I was all satisfied with the animation and the overall look, I proceeded with saving the image to my computer by clicking the save icon on the upper right corner of the ezgifmaker site.
And thus, my thank you comic came alive!
Again, thank you to the wonderful stranger who entrusted me with his hard earned SP so I can pay it forward to all the deserving steemian posts that I will come across.
Thank you very much sir! Bless you!
Someday, when I get to be someone like you, I'd also love to do this to some random stranger who I feel that will be worthy of getting this same blessing.
Insert "Feels awesome! emoji" here!
If you guys like to see more of my webcomics please check out my steemit blog.
Here are the most recent ones I made:
We have a lot of great artists here who make webcomics!
Please pay a visit to the #steemit-webcomics tag and you'll get to enjoy some pretty cool stories and art there!
Thank you so much for the support!
Till' next time! :D