@moigagoo well, somebody did pay money to put up this billboard: https://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/blogs/wiredenterprise/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/honeybadger.jpg.
@fungi I'd love to see it, and if you want to donate it to the Nim project then that doesn't need my explicit approval. But I cannot confirm whether we will use it as our mascot. An octopus immediately makes me think of GitHub so I'm not sure it's the right choice.
Imho, making nim's mascot a honey badger, is a terrible idea. It looks ferocious and since you want to attract new users, it's obviously the wrong choice.
Also, from what I seen in nature documentaries, honey badgers are struggling for survival in the savannas, being the smallest over much larger animals like hyenas and lions. They get killed by lions for play! So victim complex? Is this the impression you want to make on people that discover nim lang?
I think an octopus sounds like a good choice, adaptive and intelligent
Octopus already used for Github, not to mention it's Octopuss
Since I'm a cat person, I really like that.
Mascot is usually animated character, isn't it? Maybe thinking mascot with "tree" is strange? Tree can have a strong root and if it lives long, can be gigantic (of course it depends on which kind of tree). Well, there's also abstract tree though
@dom96, I'd love to donate this for Nim mascot
Octopuses are very intelligent. They don't have bones at all, the only hard part of it is the beak, so they are as flexible as lisp
The mascot of GitHub is octocat (half octopus + half cat), so there is no problem.
@moigagoo, the link is stated above.