Last time, I talked about Facebook’s Photos application that lets you upload an unlimited number of photos. Sure, it’s a lot of fun to share photos of you naked in the crapper while puffing smoke, but there’s one Facebook app that let’s you create compelling images by hand: the Graffiti app. The concept is simple and very appealing: Draw on your friends’ profiles! It’s fun.
See? It’s simple, yet it strongly appeals to your inner vandal. It gets more charming after you install the application and you’re presented with a few samples of art done using the app. Here’s a sample by Javier Sedillo:
Awesome, right? Wait, it gets awesomer.
When you decide to draw your first Graffiti Wall image, you’ll find out that it’s as easy as scrawling your name on a bathroom wall. You only have one tool for drawing, and we shall call this tool “The Brush” (cue thunder, lightning, and a maniacal laugh). You can get different effects from The Brush by modifying it’s settings (color, width, and opacity). That’s it. It may seem boring at first, but you’ll soon realize that having the simple power of The Brush with its simple settings can mean loads of complex fun for you and your friends. Here’s a simple story (containing actual Graffiti Wall drawings) that testifies to the good times you can have using the Graffiti app:
I drew the Hulk on my profile just to get my comic book nerdiness out there.
Matel, nice and awesome girl that she is, drew a sweet version of the savage Hulk.
Meanwhile, on her profile…
Oh noes! Baddie eats Matel’s fruits! *gasp* But Matel has something up her sleeve.
Egad! WORMS! Baddie throws up and they all live happily ever after.
There were 2 images Pau posted on my Graffiti Wall that should have been included in the story, but I deleted them because I think they wouldn’t fit into the plot. Plus, I figured I would scare away potential new friends by having drawings of sex organs on my profile. What an ass.
Just imagine all the fun dickery that can happen when you and your friends are bored and have nothing else to do online. You can unleash the artist or vandal (semantics, feh) within!
Upcoming features of the Graffiti app include comments, a public Graffiti Gallery, and a Save button. That’s pretty exciting. Finally, I can hone my pathetic artistic skills! Next stop: Deviantart.
I now leave you with Jewel’s rendition of my iconic “I’m smoking in the crapper so I’d look cool” photo.