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LOLNaySay: 2009 - LOLMac
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LOLNaySay: 2009
Ah, but what of Jack?  He made his first appearance in the third and fourth LOLs posted.  This one from 2009 is my partner's all-time favourite (and one of mine).  It's also one of the most ambitious manips I'd done to date.

Stargate caps tend to be dark, and it was Jack's fault that I had to learn how to handle light levels.  This screencap is from the sg_one_a_days comm (now, sadly, defunct).  Late in 2009, I also started using caps from sj_everyday, which has become one of my best sources in the last couple of years!  My attempts to find a good source for Jack/Daniel themed caps, alas, have not been successful.

I mostly do manips to improve framing:  I try to keep the proportions of the LOLs consistent, and close to square, going no more than 3:4.  As a result of the manips, I now know that RDA's face is so symmetrical that you can flip it right-to-left and it doesn't look subtly wrong, which is, or should be, wrong.

Over the years, Jack has tallied up about a third of the total posts, with Mac getting about two-thirds.  This is partly because I started with MacGyver and only gradually picked up on Stargate, and more because the MacGyver screencaps give me a much wider variety of activity portrayed, which means a better range of ideas.  At present, of the 173 episodes in which Jack appeared*, I've done LOLs from 135; of the 139 MacGyver episodes, I've done 127, plus both movies.**  I also haven't done any LOLs from Continuum yet.

*Including SGA and SGU, but counting two-parters as a single item, and not counting backstage shots as episode-specific.
**Yes, I'm keeping track.  I'm a geek.  You should see my master spreadsheet of LOLdom!

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lothithil From: lothithil Date: 13th November 2012 17:17 (UTC) (Link)
I bow before your manip skills. And the caption is perfect!

Your kung fu is the best!
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 13th November 2012 23:03 (UTC) (Link)
sidlj From: sidlj Date: 13th November 2012 18:01 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, when Jack speaks, Sam and Daniel frequently appear concerned. Rightly so...
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 13th November 2012 23:04 (UTC) (Link)
Either concerned or confused. Or both.
jackwabbit From: jackwabbit Date: 13th November 2012 21:38 (UTC) (Link)
That level of symmetry is, or yes, at least should be, rather disturbing indeed. I lost mine at six when I bashed the side of my head in. How did he manage to keep his? Brat.

Oh, but these flashbacks are fun, and the fact that you have a spreadsheet surprises me not one bit. Also, it makes me love you just a little bit more. *hug*
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 13th November 2012 23:03 (UTC) (Link)
Not just any spreadsheet -- it is an EPIC spreadsheet!
jackwabbit From: jackwabbit Date: 13th November 2012 23:33 (UTC) (Link)
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 14th November 2012 22:32 (UTC) (Link)
His lack of symmetry is in how far forward his cheeks project. You can't spot it from the front, but in profile his nose appears to jut further out from one side than from the other. This icon is the higher profile, therefore appearing-to-be-smaller-nosed side. I would be disturbed that I know that, if it were not for the fact that I was trying to figure out how his nose kept shrinking and growing, and I finally figured out that it had to do with cheek contours. Then I felt much better.
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