This album is for 2017. Check out the 2018 album here: The Large Hatron Collider Experimental Hatastrophe 2018: Winterbash Photo Album
It's that time of year we fear every year: the interdimensional barriers between the dimension of hats and our own has broken down to critical and inevitable degrees. The rifts are open. The hats are upon us, here to consume us and preoccupy us like so many intellect devourers and to compel us to celebrate this horrific reality breakdown cascade. So without further ado...
Hooraaaayy! Hatmas time!
This only happens once a year for a few weeks, and then the hats go away again and the dimensional breaches close, hopefully forever and ever. But the memories don't have to! We can take photos and keep those! And study them later when our free will returns to us, to better identify ways to defend our noggins from these creatures! Thus: a photo album!
Take screenshots of fun or memorable hats you've worn or seen others wear, and share them here. Go for one post each (with any number of photos therein) or a very small number.
Keep it fun and be nice. Everyone's going to feel self conscious posting anything here, so I suggest we leave criticism at the door.
How do I take screenshots?
- Lightshot is a popular simple screenshot extension for Firefox or for Chrome that will let you screenshot just a small portion of the page.
- Windows 7 and above: Use the built-in Snipping Tool; just hit start and type in the name. Otherwise you can take a screenshot of your browser window with alt+print screen, paste it into MS Paint, crop it down to just the avatar, and save it as a PNG. (GIFs and JPGs will probably come out low quality.)
- Mac: press cmd ⌘ + shift ⇧ + 4, then click and drag to outline the space you want to screenshot. When you let go of the mouse, it'll save a screenshot .png of the selection to your desktop.
- On Linux: Gnome/Ubuntu: press shift ⇧ + print screen, then click-and-drag over the area on the screen you want to screenshot. A prompt window will appear giving you a choice to save or copy the image to clipboard. If the shortcut doesn't work, either set it up in System Settings/Keyboard/shortcurts/screenshots or use a tool like Shutter.
Here's a magic link to your public profile that's perfect for screenshots.
You can check the leaderboards to see who has been victim to the largest number of hats attempting to gnaw at their head.