Is there a reason you need a fucking shining light in your avatar?
What can I say? I'm quite a persistant individual. Other ideas have failed me, while this one was generally greeted as awesome as a pic, but a bit too bright as an avatar. I favour this concept as well, and since I wanted to avoid cheap techniques, I tried to improve it little by little to get rid of that stubborn "bit", which seems to be fucking huge. A different reason could be that it would be like a fusion of my two non-custom avatars here, but I realised that just lately.
Why are you taking so much part in this anyway? Its clearly a rule breach.
Why, do you ask? I believe the answer is in this thread already:
As I earlier wrote:
I didn't want to participate in the discussion in this thread (its part about my possible custom, to be exact), for I really like the custom avatar tradition and I didn't want to push the House's thoughts in any direction. I know I'm not the one to judge if I'm worthy or not and I figured that if the avatar will be chosen, that's great, and if not, there's no need to worry - maybe in a next thousand or two I will have more luck.
Yet I can see that the discussion is slow not necessarily because of lack of interest but rather due to it being stuck because of how high standarts were set. To expand: a decision has been made, and a pretty unanimous decision it was ("Muro should stay with Lou"), yet there are no means to bring the said decision into effect - it seems that there's existing fanart of Lou (how in the world is that possible, anyway?) and we lack members bored enough to waste their time on GIMPing. I figured here is where I can come in.
I am aware that I don't have a say (nor would I want to have one really, it would destroy the whole value of the tradition), but lacking a vote doesn't mean I can't give any propositions for the community to consider.
At first I just wanted to share one idea, but then there were suggestions on how it should be improved and pretty much I was the one expected to do those changes, being the provider of the first pic after all.