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Posted: 23rd January 2009 20:32

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And now that the Gators have drubbed the Sooners, I've taken that down in favor of this, which apparently has been circulating for some time but Kotaku posted today:

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I've been calling it Left 4 Dead 4 Kids.

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Posted: 24th January 2009 17:59

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Ok I don't even have any pics, but Left 4 Dead 4 Kids is probably the coolest thing I've ever seen haha. I definately had more than a few childhood dreams where me and my friends were fighting off zombies and/or terrorists at the school playground.... biggrin.gif

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Posted: 29th January 2009 16:49

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Aww yeah, it's a homage to one of my fave animes. The semi-cluttered desktop is a homage to something to, but I haven't figured it out yet.

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Dammit Josh, I wanted to be the first to post that.

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Posted: 2nd February 2009 00:19

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That's my current wallpaper. The guy is Ken Matsushiro from the manga "Yakitate! Japan" (which, by the way, is awesome). He's a baker and he kicks ass.

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Posted: 2nd February 2009 09:34

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That's my desktop on my laptop at the moment. I have a soft spot for robots, I guess and felt like I needed a new one after discovering that Josh had L4D kids as his too. I'd like to point out the "Dell Dock" which I admit is a blatant rip-off of a Mac's dock style, but all the same a fun feature for me. Shockingly enough, my computers are the -one- place where I like to keep everything neat and organized, so cluttered desktops always get me nervous. Having that helps me keep everything easily assessable without losing anything in how she looks.

If you notice the clock at the bottom right hand corner, you'll probably also get a good feel for my sleeping habits too. (Or lack thereof.)

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Posted: 23rd February 2009 17:03

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Well, in a recent flare of Zero Punctuation Enthusiasm, I put this on my desktop:
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No idea why it's saying that, or even talking at all.

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Posted: 3rd April 2009 13:55

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After our office moved across the hall in February, I took the chance to take the monitor off my Linux machine and set up dual-monitors on my XP box, that I use most often. So, until I have time to set up a proper Josh-designed wallpaper for my new 2560x1024 resolution, I'm using this:

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Posted: 3rd April 2009 14:03

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I've had this background for some time now. yay stalin VS martians
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Posted: 3rd April 2009 14:21

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Shockingly enough, my computers are the -one- place where I like to keep everything neat and organized, so cluttered desktops always get me nervous. Having that helps me keep everything easily assessable without losing anything in how she looks.

I know exactly what you mean. I keep a 'TO DO, DO IT' notepad file and a universal 'University' folder on my desktop and that's it. My friend has the Dell Dock and he's told me it's quite useful.

My other friend feels the need to keep clutter to a minimum, but instead of simply sorting everything into folders, he has two icons on his desktop, and the resolution as high as it will go on his 22" HD monitor. In other words, you can hardly see the icons, so what in the world is the point in that? It's not even a desktop it's more like a cover.

I would like to post mine, but it's just a picture of my girlfriend and my best friend, and four icons. Not very interesting.

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Posted: 11th April 2009 16:10

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I shall counter Josh's zombie pic with my own image of a zombie apocalypse, but one that is more relevant to my interests.

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Posted: 8th July 2009 16:43

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When I first saw the first Final Fantasy XIV concept art, I immediately thought the wide format of the image would be perfect for my hoppin' dual monitors. Therefore, I now have this:

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Posted: 7th October 2009 14:33

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Wow, was I really the last person to post in this thread? Do the rest of you just keep wallpapers forever?

I stumbled across the Sailor Jerry site the other day - I forget how, I think it was a banner ad on one of the tattoo blogs I read. Anyway, found their collection of wallpaper and decided it was time for a change, so I put one on each of my monitors at work as follows:

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Also, in a bid to get a prize in a contest for promoting the US World Cup bid for 2018 or 2022, I changed the wallpaper in my office's main conference room to this:

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Posted: 7th October 2009 15:35

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Wow, was I really the last person to post in this thread? Do the rest of you just keep wallpapers forever?


Come to think of it, yes, I still have the wallpaper I posted back in July '08 on my desktop. Still quite enamored with her, that I am smile.gif .

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Posted: 7th October 2009 16:35

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Quote (Rangers51 @ 7th October 2009 16:33)
Wow, was I really the last person to post in this thread? Do the rest of you just keep wallpapers forever?

No.
In fact here:
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I've made this wallpaper when the Shaman King manga ended. For those less familiar with the series, this is Hao Asakura, the main villain antagonist and one of the three best-looking people in the last chapter.

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Posted: 10th November 2009 05:53

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It's too bad a chunk of these have been 404'd.
Anyway, my desktop wallpaper changes quite literally every five minutes - the newer Macs have an automatic desktop changer thingy.
I keep my wallpapers in their own folder on my desktop. After downloading several from this thread, the total is now 99.
A large chunk are steampunk, although the styles widely vary.

A handful:

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac72/In...pg?t=1257832068

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac72/In...pg?t=1257832174

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac72/In...pg?t=1257832208

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac72/In...pg?t=1257832259

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac72/In...pg?t=1257832297

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac72/In...ng?t=1257832327


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Posted: 10th November 2009 09:23

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The painting I'm using for wallpaper on my XP computer.

http://noelle-chan.deviantart.com/art/Soul...day-2-137448525

It's Giygas from Earthbound. I like it as my wallpaper because of the good contrast (easy to see stuff).

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Posted: 15th December 2009 19:14

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I was watching Hellsing with my brother. Saw this on screen and couldn't resist.

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Posted: 15th December 2009 22:46

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Because the rain in L4D2 is amazing. However, I felt like switching up, so here is my new one:

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Kinda thinking of going for a Cave Story theme next.
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Posted: 16th December 2009 13:10

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I'm amazed I haven't posted in this thread before.

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I'm have a Pokémon trend in desktop backgrounds currently. I usually only change if I find something particularly fantastic on 4walled, and I actually like it for more than 12 seconds.
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Posted: 28th December 2009 05:53
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For a period of about 3 years now I was using this desktop, some art of a set from the Mega64 show. But recently I got an awesome widescreen samsung and that one wouldn't quite cut it so I was desktopless for a little bit, but as luck would have it a Mega64 fan made a new desktop in full 1920x1080 resolution.

My new desktop, also Mega64 related. A mini version here:

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Posted: 19th March 2010 09:14

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Silver_Zombie: I can't believe I actually guessed Yakitate! Ja-pan when I saw the captions. Boy have I been hanging out on TV Tropes for too long...

Wizwum: And I've been indulging in memes too long too; my first thought in response to yours was "take it easy".

I've recently got a computer with Windows 7, and I've been enjoying its wallpaper-changing feature. (I got one for free for XP, which actually worked slightly better, but this will do.)

I currently have a whole folder of wallpapers, set to change every three hours. They include but are not limited to the following:
* two pictures of lightning bolts
* one picture of rain over mountains
* one picture of a lake in Grand Teton National Park
* three pictures of Éclair from Kiddy Grade
* two pictures of Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion
* one picture of the Apollo 11 rocket
* one picture of a pair of wind turbines over a grassy area with some cows
* one picture of a pool table, snatched off of Wikipedia
* one picture of an open glass jar with conpeito floating out, a nod to Stellvia of the Universe
* the various country-specific pictures that came with Win7, including a roll of hay from presumably somewhere in the midwestern US, a bunch of penguins on a shore in South Africa, and a photo of the White Cliffs of Dover

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So I just discovered the Caves of Narshe wallpapers section, which is awesome. I grabbed the Pink Nu Spekkio one; plan to add that to my playlist.

By the way, is it possible to make even a basic 1024x768 version of the CoN logo but with all four colors? I'd totally use that. Or I guess I could snip them together myself given that they're all PNG files...

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Posted: 21st March 2010 19:21

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Silver_Zombie: I can't believe I actually guessed Yakitate! Ja-pan when I saw the captions. Boy have I been hanging out on TV Tropes for too long...


Don't just read TV Tropes. Read the manga ;)

By the way, my current wallpaper:

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Posted: 21st March 2010 20:23

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Samurai:

1. Where is that from?
2. May I grab that for my own desktop use? I've always wanted more high-fantasy imagery to play around with, and help set the scene for the (nowadays rare) times I play D&D.

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Posted: 21st March 2010 20:26

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Quote (Glenn Magus Harvey @ 19th March 2010 04:14)
By the way, is it possible to make even a basic 1024x768 version of the CoN logo but with all four colors? I'd totally use that. Or I guess I could snip them together myself given that they're all PNG files...

Reckon I could do that at some point, you're not the first to say that it's interesting like that. Will do sometime when I'm not baking the water out of my wife's car and packing up my home to move.

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Posted: 22nd March 2010 07:58

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Okay, I just made this. This is 1024x768, made PNGs in GIMP. I don't know what the difference is between these two versions; there were two options when saving multi-layered stuff as PNG, and one was "merging" and the other was "flatten" I think. These are the results.

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Posted: 24th March 2010 09:04

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Just wallpaper I made from my favorite manga "School Rumble".

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Posted: 4th April 2010 22:25

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A friend gave me this image sometime last week. It really tickled my funny bone XD

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