I decided to try my hand at the Shakespearean LOLcat assignment, but since this is Wire106 and not Hamlet106, I made a Simonian LOLcat.
It’s a picture of my friend Coaltrain from across the street. I’m not sure why it was all green in my Flickr account. I brought it into Photoshop and went to The Wire – Wikiquote to find a line to go with it. It’s a quote that Herc said to Kima early on in season 2. I typed it in and used the eyedropper tool to pick up the dark color from the fur. I duplicated the type layer, then used the Layer->Rasterize function followed by the Filter->Gaussian Blur function to make the shadow. I used the arrow keys to shift the shadow so it was slightly offset.
Coaltrain is anything but a house cat. He’s always looking for something o kill, usually in my back yard. It’s more of a quiet chuckle than an LOL, but there you go.
I love the whole idea of house cat, and it is said a few times. Brilliant job on this one, and a perfect quote.