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It gets me creepy...
« on: December 14, 2012, 01:25:52 pm »
Hi folks,

there was recently a design concept for the qB logo and that's why I started to take a closer look at the current one, upper left corner of the forum.

Where does this dragon come from? Is it any comic or was there an anime or such? The way it looks at me... :D its devil-grinning. Is there any meaning related to this? It looks like a little psychopath to me :D
Maybe Psychopatherus rapterus? ;)

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Re: It gets me creepy...
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 07:12:38 pm »
You have to ask Chris about that one. Or the original artist. :)
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Re: It gets me creepy...
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 07:37:33 pm »
This little dragon is the mascot of qBittorrent. All the official graphics - the orb logo, the little dragon, the blue caption "qBittorrent" was created by Mateusz Tobo?a (the official graphics designer of the qB project). All this graphics content was available in the old qB wiki. Have not you seen the official site logo?

Also the little dragon is in Wikipedia too:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QBittorrent

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Re: It gets me creepy...
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 04:05:05 am »
Also see this page for possible inspiration of where the art/idea came from?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konqi
The KDE mascot, which uses Qt, which QBittorrent uses.

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Re: It gets me creepy...
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2012, 08:34:58 am »
I think our little dragon looks better than the KDE one :)
Btw its name is Baby Q, as i remember.

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Re: It gets me creepy...
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2012, 08:40:04 am »
Sounds quite gangsta... =D
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Re: It gets me creepy...
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2012, 01:02:58 pm »
Thanks for enlightening me! So there is a background for Baby Q (Wiki, KDE: 'a small cheerful green dragon'). Nice to know. Konqi :D
I wonder what went wrong in his embryonic development that he lost his 'cheerful' attitude. It's grinning! Like a little devil :D
Maybe it was due to his mother: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/Katie-221x223.jpg I think the artist left the cigarettes and the curles.

Baby Q... I'm gonna call him 'Emperor of the world' as a nickname. This title suits him more ;)

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Re: It gets me creepy...
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2013, 02:24:57 pm »
not meaning to spoil the mood or anything, but for me, this little dragon is really wasting the image. I found it ugly and childish, the silhouet isn't clear...  clearly the work of an beginner... nothing wrong about that tho, it's just too bad.

It's all a question of taste so calm down and don't start flaming at me for giving my opinion.

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Re: It gets me creepy...
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2013, 03:09:57 pm »
Just because you prefer X over Y, does not mean X is any worse.
Check out the homepage, it looks perfectly fine.
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Re: It gets me creepy...
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2013, 04:24:02 pm »
not meaning to spoil the mood or anything, but for me, this little dragon is really wasting the image. I found it ugly and childish, the silhouet isn't clear...  clearly the work of an beginner... nothing wrong about that tho, it's just too bad.

It's all a question of taste so calm down and don't start flaming at me for giving my opinion.

If you know the history of qBittorrent (you clearly don't) you would know that the dragon is an important symbol of this client. It hasn't changed much since the first releases. Sure it probably looks a bit old and outdated it will be updated soon into a more modern design and look hopefully.

Your opinion is welcome, I don't know why you are posting like you're scared that we will flame you. Maybe cause you are a bit rough which could be said in a more respectful way to the original author. Calling someone a beginner doesn't make you an expert after all. And thats my opinion.
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Re: It gets me creepy...
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2013, 08:44:32 pm »
By the way, the deviantART page featuring the mascott : http://www.deviantart.com/#/art/qbittorrent-mascott-280871227?hf=1

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Re: It gets me creepy...
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2013, 12:08:44 pm »
By the way, the deviantART page featuring the mascott : http://www.deviantart.com/#/art/qbittorrent-mascott-280871227?hf=1

It seems this the deviantART profile of Mateusz - the original designer of tne qBittorrent graphics.

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Re: It gets me creepy...
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2013, 09:52:07 pm »
I didn't mention it but yes it is his profile ;)