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'Shop Contest: Toilet Paper?

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The Coronavirus is serious. Wash your hands, avoid other people if you feel sick, cover your mouth when you cough, don’t touch your face and wash your hands some more. As the virus spreads and people stock up on stuff, the strangest item to disappear from shelves and cause actual fights is toilet paper.

Your challenge this week: Give video game characters toilet paper.

Toiler paper? I don’t get it. I mean, I understand wanting to have some extra around the house. We always buy the big packs and have a dozen rolls in a closet at our place. But folks are loading up carts with dozens of those packs. People are fighting in stores over the last packs. I read a story where trucks pull up with toiler paper and have to get security guards to help them into the store because people are staking out shipments and grabbing them.


All this over toilet paper? I don’t get it. BUT if it is important, then I guess video game characters need some TP too. It seems only fair.

Next week I’ll pick a winner and hand out some awards!

Please note we’re looking for images that are 800 pixels wide now!

How To Submit — Instructions

1. Create your ‘Shop and save it to your desktop. Images must be at least 800 pixels wide.

2. Go to the bottom of this post

3. This brings up a comment window. Click “Choose file” if you’re uploading your ‘shop from your desktop

4. Alternatively, you can upload the ‘Shop to a free image hosting service. I suggest imgur. Then paste the image’s URL into the field that says “Image URL.” Note: this must be the URL of the image itself, not the page where it is displayed. That means the URL ends in .jpg, .gif, .png, whatever.

5. Add editorial commentary and hit submit and your image will load. If it doesn’t, upload the image to imgur and paste the image URL as a comment. I will look at it.

6. Large-size images may not upload properly, though we have seen some animated .gifs upwards of 5 MB. If you’re still having trouble uploading the image, try to keep its longest dimension (horizontal or vertical) under 1000 pixels, or the whole thing under 2 MB.