Up above is a personalised GIF from a website where you can email or message cool greetings to your lovely people. Yesterday was the Republic Day holiday in India, which celebrates its commencement as a republic back in 1950. Yesterday was also my brother Arjun’s 16th birthday.
A GIF I made from a cool website that allows you to enter your name into a premade greetings web page, where it is magically transformed into colour-shifting 3D letters. A little New Year’s gift GIF from me to you, dear reader.
As much as it sounds cool to believe, no I haven’t suddenly jumped from being a blogger to becoming a Tamil film superstar. But this GIF shot of the opening credits of a ‘mass’ blockbuster are in honour of Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar, who is considered one of the ‘gods’ of South Indian cinema, so at least I have a little claim to fame by name association!
Recently I visited the website PicGifs.com, which offers a wide selection of pre-Tumblr animated GIFs for free use. They have this cool glitter text generator where you can transform a word into a GIF from a choice of fancy ABCs. I put my name through the GTG and these guys came out.
The last of the 3 (Three) mobile internet wallpaper GIFs I made with my name back in 2007. This one is the liveliest of the lot, with a racing car shooting past while ‘VIJAY’ goes scarpering in the opposite direction!
The third GIF in the Gifville classics collection from the mobile phone supplier 3 (Three). A cannabis leaf spins on its stalk, in a manner reminiscent of the simple GIFs that dominated the Internet in the 1990s. I was probably in my Ali G phase at that time. My name is also superimposed over the spinning leaf.
The second deposition in my classic GIFs collection. It is another wallpaper preview from way back in 2007 from a former mobile phone provider. This little thing has a Matrix feel to it, or like those super-bright disco lights you get at raves. My first name is reproduced in LED-like typeface.
Introducing a new series of articles on ‘classic’ GIFs I collected from 2007-2011 and saved onto a CD. Today’s Classic GIFs article was created, if I remember correctly, using a wallpaper design service for mobiles owned by 3 (Three), who were my carrier back in 2007. The GIF features my name growing closer in front of colourful concentric circles. It was meant as a free preview of the original paid wallpaper, which I never bought. I still pocketted the GIF though.