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Owl Mascot suggestion

Post by cuppm » Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:34 pm

How about an owl? They aren't naturally repulsive like arachnids. They can be drawn in either a professional manner or a "cutesy" style.

They eat butterflies...

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Re: Owl Mascot suggestion

Post by Elledan » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:10 pm

cuppm wrote:How about an owl? They aren't naturally repulsive like arachnids. They can be drawn in either a professional manner or a "cutesy" style.

They eat butterflies...
I resent that comment. Arachnids are cute in their own way ;)

Also, a mascot must embody at least some part of a project. Most of the mascots proposed so far are far too generic, and therefore unsuitable.

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Post by comeon » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:30 pm

Since its a clone of NT, how about a sheep as the mascot? I'm picturing the one in the wooly jumper from Wallace and Gromit. I'd google it but I'm lazy.

Or failing that some kind of amoeba

http://images.google.co.uk/images?q=wal ... gle+Search
edited to say the sheep was caused shaun

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Post by Mammlouk » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:57 pm

I was thinking some sort of caterpillar possibly..? Since MS has the butterfly and ROS is still in early development. Kinda signifying A new beginning in MS compatibility. A chance for windows to be reborn the way it should have been from the start.

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Re: Owl Mascot suggestion

Post by cuppm » Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:01 pm

Elledan wrote:Also, a mascot must embody at least some part of a project. Most of the mascots proposed so far are far too generic, and therefore unsuitable.
Well to say it must embody parts of the project doesn't really count anything out. People can tie anything to anything. Especially with animals.

BTW, I kinda like the sheep thing. DOW the Sheep (Dolly Of Windows)

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Post by comeon » Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:06 pm

heh, I'm assuming this is the thread for people who can't contribute code or cash. Oh and I vote a pink fluffy bunny

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Post by cuppm » Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:56 pm

comeon wrote:heh, I'm assuming this is the thread for people who can't contribute code or cash.
That is correct, sir! (well at least for me...)

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Post by Link Application Uni » Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:06 pm

O.K everyone here have great idea for Reactos mascot and that is great!
Tiger, sheeps, Dragons, fluffy bunny, etc... Anti-Windows is not a problem. Think of this way 10 years in future. Reactos is going to get suprise attack by TUX behind or Windows.

I came up Link Application Unix (LaUnix) a year ago. I'm guy who actually believe Developers should get NBA salary. All employees will get free food, soda, movie theater HQ, Basketball court in HQ, etc.

Dawin lost over Orca Mascot. Dawin uses Linux Clone. Yes, Tux do stare shore for long time. You are not expert Network Admin. Seals are window conquest. hehehe. You can eat both.


One problem Killer Whale can't step on land. Seals & Tux can.
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Dawin lost over Orca.

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Post by Pentiumforever » Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:23 am

i think isit a good thing when we use a flying insect that will be a great parody to the only animal that microsoft have (the msn butterfly)

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Post by Mr Van Dildrass » Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:30 am

I quick list throw this topic and the best mascot for me is dragonfly from last page (only my opinion).

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Post by solemnwarning » Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:05 am

Whatever The Animals Gonna Be, It Should Have A Lan Cable As A Tail ^_^

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Post by Newbie Reactos » Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:43 am

If you people like insect. Let it be Cockroach for Reactos!!
React now!!!!

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FROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOG !

Post by forart » Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:49 pm

i think isit a good thing when we use a flying insect that will be a great parody to the only animal that microsoft have (the msn butterfly)
Yes, the frog can fit this need too: Image

This animal can be associated with multiple meanings:
1. Disenchantment of OS by being kissed by Open Source community (there's a "prince" in a windows-compatible os, just kiss it) :)
2. Frogs are amphibians, that means adaptability (ReactOS can be ported to other platforms too) 8)
3. Frogs born as a "tadpole" and become a frog through a metamorphosis (Wine -> ReactOS)
4. Multicolor (there are mutch different types of frogs here)
5. Anti-MS (frogs eats butterflies too) :D
6. You can build your own "working" mascot (origami Superfrog)

Last but not least, there's MUTCH material on the net !!! Image

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Learn more about frogs

Check out this page

Anyway i think we need someone like Joecartoon as designer, he's awesome ! Frog Bender

edit: Frogs can be cute too !!!

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Re: FROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOG !

Post by Elledan » Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:24 pm

patchworks wrote: Yes, the frog can fit this need too: [img]http://www.gifs.net/animate/an_frog1.gif[img]

This animal can be associated with multiple meanings:
1. Disenchantment of OS by being kissed by user (there's a "prince" in a windows-compatible os, just kiss it) :)
2. Frogs are amphibians, that means adaptability (ReactOS can be ported to other platforms too) 8)
3. Multicolor (there are mutch different types of frogs)
4. Anti-MS (frogs eats butterflies, too) :D
I could live with a frog as a mascot, but could we please stay away from cutesy portrayals of them? Frogs, despite popular belief (among parents), are not cute in any sense.

Penguins are cute (when they're not biting), devils are cute (when they're not torturing people), blowfish are cute (because they look silly), butterflies are cute (because they're pretty and somewhat silly), but frogs simply aren't.

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Post by mf » Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:38 pm

A squirrel is a cute, furry animal, which is quick to react, and has the balls to fight MS ;). And it also fits the line of free OS mascots.

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