🎉The winner is Kibby! 150/375 votes. To celebrate, I have a gift for everyone! ❤︎ 🎉

It's been two days since I originally posted the final name poll, votes have stopped coming in, and the winner is Kibby!

So, everyone, meet Kibby! Crafted by the community. He is ours! ❤︎

In celebration, I have created a script that changes the default/no avatar (blank) into a randomly selected variant of Kibby! And there are tons, about 25 and more to come.. Thanks for the idea, @sab!

Here is how the script looks in action (sorry for imgur's shit quality lol)

I'd like to say thank you so much to everyone who has given me their time, feedback, insight, and ideas which helped me, together with you all, develop Kibby further into his wonderful finalized version. Especially thank you to @FixedFun who's original design and idea kickstarted this entire process. This was super fun, and I am really happy with how he turned out, and I hope you all are too.

♡⟡˙⋆ Download the mascot files here ⋆˙⟡♡
I provided svg and png both with and without gradient, a clean the Adobe Illustrator file, and all of the current Kibby variants!
(˵ •̀ ᴗ - ˵ ) ✧


Thanks, I love it

minnieo avatar

glad to hear it!


I've been quietly following the progression on this and think you've done a great job. I was also really impressed by the spirit of collaboration that underpinned all your posts and your solicitation of feedback. Really positive process all round!

Kill_joy, (edited )
Kill_joy avatar

This was fun! Thanks for creating so much community engagement for kbin! can't wait to test out the script.

edit: cute!

minnieo avatar

agreed, it was incredibly fun creating something together with everyone! the sense of community i felt during this process was very heart-warming. i am glad to call kbin my new home to share with all you kind and wonderful people ( ´▽`)o自自o(´▽` )

FixedFun avatar

Kibby sounds like Kbird but cuter and I love it!

I hope all magazines get into the Kibby craze!! All of my magazines will.

FixedFun avatar

BTW, let's get some marketable plushies, hey, merchandise can pay for the servers and junk.

Katharta avatar


credics avatar

Thanks, they’re awesome

minnieo avatar


McBinary avatar

Just an FYI: You can add Kibby to the site with KES


brilokuloj avatar

I love the avatar replacement script sooo much, but I just wish the icon was consistent between posts from the same person; whether that's from using the username as a randomizer seed to make it consistent between pages, or just pushing username and generated-icon associations into an object on a per-page basis. As it is, it dramatically decreases accessibility for me, which makes me sad because the parrot brings me joy.

Of course I just wrote all this and realized someone said this exact thing on page two. I suppose I'll post it anyway just to say, yeah, I'm a user being directly impacted by it; if you can't figure it out by the time that I'm not deliriously ill then I might take a crack at it myself

minnieo avatar

i hear you and i will attempt to solve this. im an amateur at coding so it might take me a bit

wjrii avatar

how cute!

anemomylos avatar

Can i use the svg file as app icon to this project: https://github.com/anemomylos/shell4kbin ?


Have we considered generating them instead? Would that be possible? Have various color options and features that get randomly overlayed to create a unique one, perhaps generated from username?

Way more work, but also way more cool.

HawkXero avatar

This is awesome! Thanks for bringing Kibby to life for us!


awesome !


Direct link: i.imgur.io/rIeLTRI.mp4

BTW it’s super cuuute!

jon avatar

I really like this. Even if it's not adopted by @ernest to be officially incorporated into Kbin, mods could create little variants to use as the thumbnail for magazines. Really hoping it catches on.

minnieo avatar

those were my thoughts as well, i even made an example of what it could look like using the @askkbin mag as an example. that would be super cute

wagesj45 avatar

Is there a license associated with Kibby? Might be worthwhile attaching one to him if you want him to be shared and reused.

minnieo avatar

i do need to attach one, i just still havent figured out which to attach yet cause idk anything abt licensing lmao

wagesj45 avatar

There are tons of open source licenses (like Creative Commons)out there you could use.

For fun, I asked ChatGPT for help. It suggests a copyright license as well as a usage license. It even gave me an example if you want to use it.

Kibby Character License and Usage Policy

  1. Copyright License

    The original artwork for the character "Kibby", created for use within the kbin software and servers (collectively, the "Services"), is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License ("CC BY 4.0").

    Under the terms of the CC BY 4.0, you are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) for any purpose, even commercially, provided you adhere to the following terms:

    • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  2. Usage Policy

    In addition to the terms of the CC BY 4.0, we have established a Usage Policy for Kibby:

    • You may use Kibby for the purpose of identifying, discussing, or representing the Services, including on kbin software and servers.

    • You may not use Kibby in a way that is harmful, deceptive, or in any way that may cause confusion or misrepresentation of your relationship with the Services.

    • You may not use Kibby in a way that suggests endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation with the Services unless explicit permission has been granted.

    • Any modification or remix of Kibby must respect the integrity and reputation of the Services, and cannot be used to spread hate speech, discrimination, or any form of illegal activity.

    • This Usage Policy may be updated from time to time, and you agree to abide by the most recent version of this policy.

  3. Trademark Rights

    If applicable, all rights to the trademark of Kibby are expressly reserved. Any unauthorized uses of Kibby that constitutes trademark infringement may be challenged by the rights holder. Trademark law varies by jurisdiction, and the rights holder may seek to enforce their rights under the laws of any applicable jurisdiction.

By using Kibby, you agree to this license and usage policy. If you do not agree with these terms, you should not use Kibby.

ernest avatar

@jon I'm pretty sure that Kibby would explain the intricacies of the fediverse to newcomers perfectly ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


saplyng avatar

That sounds a lot like approval! :D

minnieo avatar

hi ernest, kibby and i are very pleased to hear this!

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