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UPDATE: The picture below is the one we are using for Link's birthday project! Gumbo's examples will be below the picture we will be using.

Instructions (as of 4/21/17): Please print it with the highest quality you can, in full color. If you are doing a picture inside, cut him out and attach to a Popsicle stick. If you're going to be outside, I suggest first gluing it to a piece of cardboard, then cutting him out, that way the picture is reinforced just in case there is wind.

You have 2 options:

Option 1 - Either make the picture have just Link (as per Gumbo's most recent example of Link in the office);

Option 2 - ...or you can be in the picture, holding up Link. Another suggestion for this option is, you can have a friend hold Link up in frame to make it look like he is next to you.

*It is up to you which of these options you would like to do! Be creative :)*

A birthday message: You are more than welcome to write a note for Link. since I'll be printing all your pictures at a print shop, your notes will have to be typed up so I can affix them to your page/spot in his book. :)

Thanks guys for being so awesome! BE YOUR MYTHICAL BEST & go get some great pictures for Link so we can show him how much he means to us! <3

(Again, thanks Gumbo for these 2 wonderful examples!)

*Original Post Below! :)*

Goooood Mythical Morning/Afternoon/Evening, wherever you may be! My name is Gabrielle and I'll be organizing Link's 39th birthday project. I want to thank you guys in advance for entrusting me with this endeavor!

Some wonderful Mythical Beasts you may very well already know - Jaymie, Maple Dash & Gumbo - came up with a wonderful idea for this year's gift. We'll be putting together a book (I'm thinking scrapbook-style) of pictures that you guys take... like the "Flat Stanley" project that many of us did in grade school. The pictures will need to have you in it, holding a cutout of Link (Gumbo posted a great picture that I think would work nicely, and hopefully by tomorrow or Tuesday we'll have settled on a picture).

Tips for the picture: Take it somewhere relevant or historical in your city. A building with a cool mural or even something like a marina would be great ideas as well. If you live in a more rural area, take the photo near something that is important to you, and something that is beautiful (think a beautiful field of flowers, a garden, a really old tree, etc). Most of all, think about what really represents where you live! What would you want to show to Link if he visited your city? What would he HAVE to see during his trip to your town?

The picture of Link should be printed, cutout very neatly, and perhaps glued to a piece of cardboard to make it sturdy so that the picture doesn't bend in the wind when you're out taking the picture. If you'd like, you could even glue it to a 'popsickle stick' type of thing. Make sure that you print the picture in color and with the best quality you can print it out in. We want the pictures of Link to be consistent throughout the book. I suggest gluing the picture to the cardboard *before* cutting around the picture of Link.

I'll be collecting all photos in an email address and printing them out at a local print shop. I'll also be designing the book and mailing it to Link. Jaymie and her son will also be creating a mousepad with Link's favorite things on it, and that'll be mailed with the book as well.

I've made an email address JUST FOR THIS PROJECT : linkneal39@yahoo.com

PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO THIS EMAIL ONLY. IF THEY ARE NOT SENT TO linkneal39@yahoo.com THEY MAY NOT BE SEEN.

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 10TH. THE BOOK WILL BE SHIPPED ON MAY 20TH.

I'll be updating this thread as we finalize which picture to use, etc. If you have any questions, feel free to DM me on twitter @MythicalGabbie! Talk to you guys soon!

**Thank you so much to Jaymie, Maple Dash & Gumbo for their lovely ideas and for allowing me to do this year's birthday project!**

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a little bit blurry, but probably sufficient for this purpose

I like this!

Yeah, so far in this thread, if you're wanting full body, I like this one best. I've even dug through a bunch of GMM episodes looking for a good one. Hard to find. 

I like this one a lot too! My husband also just suggested I reach out to Jen or Stevie if I can and see if they have a clear, high quality pic we could use? I do like this one though!

great resolution, but the copyright imaging messes it up

I tried saving and screen-shotting the images you posted Gumbo, just to see what it looks like and yeah, they all come out not in the original high-resolution. Probably protected by copyright, which is understandable. I think as long as we know that it's Link and we can see him clearly in everyone's own photos, we should be okay. This is the best I could get of this image from http://www.gettyimages.com/event/build-presents-rhett-link-discussi... 

I really, really like this one too, because he's smiling in it. I think it's between this one and the one Gumbo posted that's from the Tonight show

Do you guys think having his full body is super important? If so Gumbos is best, but if y'all don't think having the full body is super important, then this one works.
I think it really depends on what you want the picture to be like, I was thinking about taking a picture where it looks like he's next to the biggest cow that we have on the farm and the cow is just under 6 feet tall but that's just me idk what other people were thinking about doing.

Yeah, I also think it'll depend on how people use the picture. I think people can have a lot of fun with any of the pictures posted here so far. Thanks for making the test versions, Gumbo. How are you going to come to a final decision, Gabrielle? 

Would you guys be opposed to having two options? A full body and the "cut off" cardigan one? That way everyone can choose whichever one will work with their picture.

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