With all due respect to its original designer, Yiying Lu, I saw a suggestion from Steve Rubel today on Friendfeed about the idea of celebrating success rather than failure. He said “Can we please swap out FAIL for SUCCEED?” to which bostondave said "Would that be a Success Whale" - so I decided to make what I thought the Success Whale might look like. Made with the GIMP and Inkscape, and a heck of a lot of fun.

  • Gustaf Erikson PRO 7y

    Epic succeed
  • Hubert M 7y

    that's right! Fight those birds! fly upwards sea faring large mammal!
  • Lisa 7y

    Definitely a great way to express Twitter success - especially today through all the earthquake postings!
  • John LeMasney 7y

    Thanks for all the kind words! Maybe this figure should be named prevail-whale. ;)
  • Liz Henry PRO 7y

    Prevail Whale! Cute!
  • Robert Basil 7y

    Of course Twitter was down for 50 minutes already today according to pingdom. Hold back on the "prevail-whale" for a while longer.
  • Kevin Makice PRO 7y

    Made my day. The Fail Whale has always been a cuddly sign of bad times, so it is great to see the birds get towed for a change.
  • xice_bearx 7y

    I'd go with WinWhale personally.
  • 410 Gone 7y

    Yes! I'm tired of the Nelson (Ha, ha!) attitude of the internet these days.
  • Helene Kremer 7y

    i'm still interested in finding some Fail Whale Pale Ale ;-)
  • John LeMasney 7y

    @ilovecountrylife94583 Maybe whenever I get around to doing some homebrewing, I'll make a batch of Imperial Prevail-Whale India Pale Ale
  • Anika Malone PRO 7y

  • tlimongello 7y

    This made me smile today.
  • daphned2001 7y

    I love that whale!
  • Sean O'Steen PRO 7y

    Rock On! I will tip my pint of prevail whale pale ale to you tonight at the FAILparty!
  • PatrickByers 7y

    How about Sail Whale?

    Also like Win Whale, too.
  • QuirkyVegan 7y

    All hail the prevail whale!
  • steverubel 7y

    I like prevail whale!
  • Blake Raab 7y

    Nice. Gotta love Inkscape.
  • John LeMasney 7y

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