I really liked the idea of the challenge, but I really failed at the tall pixels part. (In otherwords, the challenge)
I still spent a lot of time working on it, so I might as well post it.
Thanks to joe and ark for crits and comments.
Also, I didn't make the background transparent because it looks horrible on bright colors.
WIP Animation: http://www.poofupload.com/uploads/609215.gif