What DId I Say About Safety?

Hi Burgers,

This week’s Featured User is ani.s4! This user has some serious skills in the animation department and a passion for all the animals. Be sure to check out the group profile Animal Rescues that ani moderates.

We’d love to hear the story behind your username!
My user name is an abbreviations of animations for (whoever wanted them)

How long have you been a member of the Cheezburger community and what made you want to join?
I posted my first gif on 11/28/2012 (Cuttlefish attack, which became my 1st SenorGif FP) I joined because I had visited so often. Cheezburer was an alternate universe, with portals I could enter to escape. I was able to browse at my leisure, snagging up LOLs to add to my private collection, and marvel at how much was conveyed with a cute photo & a few well-chosen words. For years, I had sent gifs to my friends & family as attachment in emails. It was a natural progression to create a site & submit gifs. Cheezburger & I are a good fit.

Cuttlefish Attack

What do you look for in a Cheez friend, and what’s the best way to make a new friend?
Peeps who are involved with friends, & create funny, friendly LOLs, who see Cheezburger as a place to be entertained, and interactive, who see ICHC as an opportunity to play & share.

What is your favorite site on Cheezburger and why?
That has evolved, really. At first, I spent most of my time at Senor Gif, & the Senor Gif vote pages. Now, I spend most of my time on my pages, radiating out to friend’s pages.

What is it about Cheezburger that makes you happy?
It is a perfect outlet for stuff I need to let out, & inlet for so much I can let in safely. There are so many wonderful stories going about in comments. People care in here. You don’t find that everywhere.

Tell us something super interesting about yourself—an embarrassing story, a quirky habit, something that will make us laugh!
I’m Deslytec 🙂 (ToolBee) & am so ineffective at “words”. Typo is my middle name. I cannot type without a spell checker. I rarely add wording to my LOLs, ‘cause it’s just not something I’m good at.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Cheezburgers?
Yes, definitely Cheezburgers with donuts for dessert.

If you could create a new feature for Cheezburger members to use on our sites what would it be, and why do we need it?
Maybe a way to view several columns of LOLs, by moving a slide bar. I find the site pretty user friendly, & can usually work out how to do something, but a Tutorials Page…

What else do you like to do when you’re not on the Internet?
Play with my cats, photography (I’m a birder by happenstance) & reading, of course. I’m also a rock hound.

Where do you often find inspiration for your LOLs?
YouTube, & lately, my friends have been sending me suggestions.

A Cat Eating a Cheezburger

Do you have any favorite vacation spots? Is there somewhere you’ve never been that you’d like to go?
I like to visit Estuaries (for the birding) and would love to visit Australia

If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
Probably give most of it away. So many people I know could use some help. I would like to start a No-kill cat sanctuary. Now we’ve gone past a million, though.

Do you have any animal companions, or have you had any in the past? What is special about them?
Never lived a day without pets.

Word on the street is you just started your own group profile page called Animal Rescues? Sounds like a blog post in the making, care to introduce us?
Animal Rescues is not new to Cheezburger. Lots of Peeps have their own versions. I’m hoping it’s a site everyone finds something to like about. mizzsnikerz is working the site with me. Sylviag & cataff have provided helpful suggestions, & sent us links to integrate. Other Peeps have posted several LOLs that are so poignant & adorable you‘re just left going “Aww”.

Let’s all gif ani a round of applause! Thanks for the great interview and everything you do for the furrbabies!

Have a lovely weekend everyone,