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24 October 2007 @ 09:19 pm
 
Yay! A meme! From stormfeather

LJ Icon meme

Comment on this post if you want to participate. I'll choose seven (or at least some) userpics from your profile and you'll reply here, explaining what they mean and why you're using them. If you wish, post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along.





Sometime back when i first started up my LJ account one of my friends offered to make me some icons, and this, plus the other ones featuring Ran from "Green Legend Ran" are what they came up with. I've stuck with it because it looks a little bit like me (well, i've got long darkish hair anyways, though without the mullet) and i don't really want to use a real picture. Unfortunately i don't remember who it was that came up with the icons by this point =/



I made this when i was being kinda mopey and emo-ey after getting dumped by my last serious SO. I started using it as my default posting icon and it kind of turned into a pointless habit :)



I was posting some stuff about Talk Like A Pirate Day and decided i should make an icon for it. A normal pirate icon seemed kind of passe though, so i decided i should get a pirate kitty icon since i generally associate with cats. I looked through google images for a bit and found a sticker or something that seemed pretty close to what i wanted and stole it and cleaned it up a little :)



I'm not sure which came first, the Samus/Metroid icon or the Mario icon, but i wanted a couple video game icons for posting about video game stuff. I've always been a fan of the NES/SNES era, and i figured NES characters would adapt to 100x100 icons pretty well :)



Chaos! This was an attempt to recreate the chaos symbol, though i think i may have made the diagonal arms a little too small. I wonder if there's any official rules on how to draw it? That would seem kinda contradictory :) In any case, i use it for talking about chaotic stuff, when i remember anyways.



This is my Rush icon! Rush is my canonical favorite band. They don't have a specific symbol, but the pentagram-like thing is from the cover of one of their more famous albums, 2112.



OMG Pink Ponies!!1!one! I was posting something about/on April Fool's Day and decided i needed a silly icon, so i decided to put something together based on the Slashdot April Fools joke from a year or two back. They said that their market research had indicated they needed to appeal to a younger, female demographic, so they had changed the theme of their website to "OMG Ponies!" :)
 
 
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Avaniavani on October 25th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
Sure
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 31st, 2007 04:42 am (UTC)
Wow, you've got lots of details down already. Oh well, guess you'll just have to be a bit more descriptive :)



Geoffthegreatgonz on October 25th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
Yo.
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 31st, 2007 04:36 am (UTC)
Some (okay, most) of these i (obviously =) know the source of, others not :)


nonseqmenagerie on October 25th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
-waves-
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 31st, 2007 04:22 am (UTC)
Um, gee, this is hard =P


nonseqmenagerie on November 1st, 2007 06:16 am (UTC)
Well I know I don't have many, but there could be some you found more interesting than others :-p



That's from the UCLA botanical gardens. I was taking a field methods class, and my group was having fun with the lab cameras. I was taking a picture of a flower, and my group mate decided it was a very Jane Goodall-esque pose (especially with the ponytail and the flannel shirt). I try to use it for the general "about me but not particularly emotional or serious" posts/comments.



My mac came with software called PhotoBooth, and it has fun filters you can use after you take pictures. Jearil had sent me one of him with the pencil filter, and I liked the look. So I snapped a picture of myself and put the filter on it. I don't like pictures of myself for the most part, but I liked this one. I tend to use it for "about me and vaguely thoughtful" posts. Feels kinda like I'm looking at you.



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These were made by icon_goddess. I had seen a rose icon somewhere that was similar to the lily one, and asked about it. She has some gorgeous stuff there. These I tend to use for the "thoughtful but not about me" sorts of posts. The wolf generally is when I'm a bit less calm about things, the lily is a calmer mood.



This is a momonga. It's a Japanese flying squirrel, and absolutely adorable. Since you just made a post about tame foxes, I'm sure you can understand the cute animal appeal :) He gets used for sillier posts or comments, or if I think the person needs cheering up. Or if I'm trying to get someone to do my bidding :)



This is, as she states, Hothead Paisan - Homocidal Lesbian Terrorist. She's a cartoon by Diane DeMassa, about a lesbian that just got totally driven nuts by media oversaturation and goes on killing sprees. I'm not as misandrist as dear ol' HH, but I like that quote and the story arc that it's in. She's driving to Provincetown and gets hassled by some jerks in a car, whom she then blows up. "Spritz-head" is her term for the women that seem to simply exist to be trophies to men. I don't agree with her sentiments, but she's a great angry icon. And her cat, Chicken, is hysterical. But there's no good Chicken icons around that I've seen.

Of course, since I'm lazy, I don't always remember to pick an icon when I comment or post. I don't have one set to default, because then I don't use any others except that. But it's kind of hit or miss on whether or not I've remembered to select the right icon for a given mood anyway :-p. But I like 'em.

Vespera: chillin'sol_rei on October 26th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
*raises hand*
'Twas I who made your Ran icons. It's funny, because just the other day I was thinking about how nice it was that you are stilling using one. It must have been about 4 or 4 1/2 years ago!
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 31st, 2007 04:44 am (UTC)
Yay! Thank you! I thought it might have been you but i wasn't quite sure enough to say that, thank you for the confirmation :)

So did you want me to pick some icons for you too? Or did you just mean to boast about how awesome you are? ;)