I’ve written about animated gifs (as a throwback to the cinema of attractions). I’ve circulated animated gifs on Tumblr. I’ve even responded to comments on Twitter and Facebook solely through the language of animated gifs. For example, my Facebook friend once posted, “Justified starts this week! Time for Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens.” I responded solely with this. Another time, one of my colleagues on Twitter boasted, “Today the 6yo woke up before I did but instead of waking me up, she sat on the couch & read a magazine. IT HAS BEGUN.” And my response.
But until today, I’d never made an animated gif of my own. (If I’m going to require my media/TV students to create one next week, I thought I better learn how to do the deed myself…)
Ladies and gentleman, I present my first animated gif.
Please welcome me to 1987.