Newer Older

    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.

    barbaranixon, Bryan Villarin, and 53 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    View 1 more comment

    1. gerikson 81 months ago | reply

      Epic succeed

    2. groonk 81 months ago | reply

      that's right! Fight those birds! fly upwards sea faring large mammal!

    3. lisamariemary 81 months ago | reply

      Definitely a great way to express Twitter success - especially today through all the earthquake postings!

    4. lemasney 81 months ago | reply

      Thanks for all the kind words! Maybe this figure should be named prevail-whale. ;)

    5. Liz Henry 81 months ago | reply

      Prevail Whale! Cute!

    6. RobertBasil 81 months ago | reply

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

    7. kmakice 81 months ago | reply

      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.

    8. xice_bearx 81 months ago | reply

      I'd go with WinWhale personally.

    9. Bill Humphries 81 months ago | reply

      Yes! I'm tired of the Nelson (Ha, ha!) attitude of the internet these days.

    10. helenekremer 81 months ago | reply

      i'm still interested in finding some Fail Whale Pale Ale ;-)

    11. lemasney 81 months ago | reply

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

    12. tlimongello 81 months ago | reply

      This made me smile today.

    13. daphned2001 81 months ago | reply

      I love that whale!

    14. 81 months ago | reply

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

    15. PatrickByers [deleted] 81 months ago | reply

      How about Sail Whale?

      Also like Win Whale, too.

    16. QuirkyVegan 81 months ago | reply

      All hail the prevail whale!

    17. steverubel 81 months ago | reply

      I like prevail whale!

    18. Blakes Designs 81 months ago | reply

      Nice. Gotta love Inkscape.

    19. lemasney 81 months ago | reply


    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts