Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity/Outreach/Wikipe-tan

Please post images for consideration for the Christianity WikiProjects mascot below. But please remember that she will be used by the Christianity WikiProject, and keep it clean, guys. ;) I do expect to offer at least some token barnstar recognition for all images submitted. John Carter (talk) 00:50, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

storyboard 1Edit

I just saw your proposal on at the graphics lab when I checked to see how my request for help with hands was going. I have a(n endless) number of ideas, here is the first one, I haven't included a crucifix as yet because as I understand it different branches have different kinds plus some consider it idolatry. Penyulap



Hey, Christians like to swim too.--Adam in MO Talk 04:24, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


That is correct Adamfinmo, did you want some help to modify this image, or do you think it represents Christianity as it is now ? Penyulap 04:33, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

While I am myself fond of the image, it doesn't exactly leap out and scream "Christianity" at me like most mascots are supposed to. Perhaps if she were more clearly being baptized? John Carter (talk) 17:57, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
Three images from Baptism of people on commons

I figured drawing a priest from scratch would be rather beyond my current ability, but figured it may be possible to draw arms reaching into the picture which focuses on wikipe-tan with her hands in front, and one hand gripping her wrist or visa-versa, I wasn't sure how it is done, so I had a look for typical poses and so forth.

I was also thinking is it ok to Baptise a mascot, like, would other groups be jealous or incensed, I'm not sure, I think it wouldn't be a really major issue, but it would count for something. Then I was thinking where there are photos of Naval personnel being baptised, I did remember a much larger problem of how Christian countries are the only countries that use nuclear weapons in war, and that one of the countries they were used against is Japan, and Wikipe-tan is after all Japanese. So I would think there is that sort of dynamic to consider as well, it would make me personally uncomfortable as I fall into the school of thought that the people who try to justify nuclear weapons by saying they save lives are just as bad as the ones who use them in the first place as they ignore both who is killed, and the manner in which they die. I was permanently changed after reading the story of a mother who wished that she was able to hold her toddler once, before he died, (they were apart when the blast hit, I can't recall if it was preschool or something, she never knew where he was) but she said as a prayer or a wish, that she might have been able to be there to comfort him as he slowly died, to cradle him one last time as he departed, just to be with him. (stopping a moment)

I do not mind however to portray the sisters, as it illustrates new life and new hope, where good righteous choices are made with family support, that kind of dynamic is ok with me, but don't think that I won't respond to a request to portray Wikipe-tan in another religion ! You can't hijack her all for yourself :) Penyulap 04:06, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Another imageEdit

This image has also been proposed. To my eyes, it conveys a bit too much of an Ann Coulter sensibility, but that is, after all, just my own personal opinion. John Carter (talk) 19:05, 2 June 2012 (UTC)


These images, for use as a WikiProject Christianity mascot, are all awful. Maybe if you tell us about what it will be used for someone will choose to make one suitable. At the least it should make it more clear why these images are too silly, too busy, or such. In the meantime, I want to vote for "none". tahc chat 03:39, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

The Wikipe-tan as an angel.
What about an image along these lines? tahc chat 03:21, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
Due to the extreme contrast between the painting's appearance and the anime style, the skin of the body looks furry. Anyway, it would be better to have a specific angel instead of a Renaissance painting putti... AnonMoos (talk) 01:33, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Wikipe-tan as an angel

Although I'm generally not much of a fan of the grotesquely huge-eyed anime style, here's my simplistic idea of Wikipe-tan as an angel. It's somewhat lacking in original artistic merit, but it doesn't try to mate two drastically-divergent drawing styles... AnonMoos (talk) 06:32, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

The one as wikipe-tan as an angel looks nice. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 17:27, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
it does look good, still Johns idea about angel wings rules out a great many non-Catholic based Christian churches. Penyulap 17:48, 6 Jul 2012 (UTC)
You could always edit out the wings and place a cross on wikipe-tan's shirt then. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 19:39, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Penyulap, this comment of your makes no sense. What are trying to say? tahc chat 21:24, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, at the risk of setting off religious debate, the different branches of Christianity have different views on 'accessorising' their branch of the Christian religion. A simple one is the idea the Cross and statues, as used in the Catholic church, is considered idolatry by say, the mormons, or how cloven hoofs on lucifer is a reflection of the Catholic church incorporating pan, or some pagan deity into the image of satan to supress Germanic religions locally. Wings on angels don't appeal to all branches of the church, although it does get both the main branch and the main demographic so it's fine, it's just not as wide as it could be. Basically, it won't include everyone or be as inoffensive as it could be. But I expect the objective is just to appeal to the mainstream, and hey, I'm cool with it, I even went the crucifix myself, which no doubt annoys mormons (no offence to the mormons intended). Also I don't want to vote at all as I have no part to play in the wikiproject, I'm just a generic artist who doesn't mind helping out. Anyhow, I really should kick myself because John does specify wings and a halo, so that is precisely what he should get. Penyulap 23:40, 7 Jul 2012 (UTC)
The Wikipe-tan as an angel, #2.
How is this Wikipe-tan as an angel? tahc chat 20:10, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
Tahc -- the sailor suit could have unfortunate associations for people who know anything much about anime or Japanese culture. That's why I went with the indeterminate plain white... AnonMoos (talk) 22:11, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

My vote is for the first nun image (without the pig-tailed girl). - Presidentman talk · contribs Random Picture of the Day (Talkback) 21:27, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

How about something more along the lines of Joan of Arc being burnt at the stake? That might more closely match Christianity's approach to the feminine side of God since about 100 A.D. and prior to the main sects becoming irrelevant to modern society. ;-) Now, seriously. If you want a feminine image for the "mascot" that isn't a nun (because that only represents Roman Catholicism), why not something based on Mary Magdalene? Or go with something more like a fish... Garth of the Forest (talk) 00:44, 15 April 2013 (UTC)