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20 August 2010 @ 11:25 pm
LiveJournal - You Bite Me!  
So, I am not very observant (or aware of what is going on around me), like, at all. And somehow it has taken me this long to realize that when you remove a user pic (which I do all the time - I just rotate some out and put new ones in) that it takes it out of every time/place you ever used that particular icon. Which explains why sometimes I'll see people complimenting someone's Jensen icon and I'll look and it'll be an icon of a bird, or whatever. Cuz it goes back to your default.

Boo, that. I carefully select my icons like an OCD. Now I have to get a paid account.

Hey, liptonrm, what was your bet on how long it would take me to break down and get a paid account?

3 MONTHS, baby! Three Months!

Damn you, Livejournal, you are eating my soul!!

But at least you aren't Facebook.
 
 
 
Annieaythia on August 21st, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
Haha, I lasted even shorter time I think :P And I looooove my paid account :D
dodger_sister: coachsue-yousuck-spencer_tdodger_sister on August 22nd, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
I seem to recall you squeeing over how much you love your paid account. I am lazy and didn't want to set up my LJ and the bff is in law school and poor - so for my birthday, she set me up with a Livejournal. She was like, "It's not a paid account, but you can go ahead and do that when you're ready."

And I was like, "No, I won't need a paid account."

And she just laughed. Like she knew Livejournal would swallow my life and eventually, reach into my wallet. :)
Annieaythia on August 22nd, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)
Hahaha, at first I was like "wtf? Why do people pay for something like this, just to get a few more icons and shit?" and now I'm all "Hmm, I should buy space for more icons..."

But then, I used to play WoW and that pulled way more money away than LJ does, so I feel totally okay spending money on this :D
afra_schatz: BtVS2afra_schatz on August 21st, 2010 06:59 am (UTC)
There is a bit of a way around the icon replacement thing. If you name the new icon the same way you named an older one it is replacing that one. It's why some of my icons are titled "Buffy 1" or "Sean 2" instead of, say "Buffy smiling in blue" because that way I can "re-use" the name for any other Buffy icon. If you remember what you called the icons you deleted, then you can "re-use" the name even years after as well :). - Maybe that helps a bit :).
dodger_sister: coachsue-yousuck-spencer_tdodger_sister on August 22nd, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
Well, that would work if I hadn't already rotated out like 40 icons and if they weren't all named things like "bruisessopretty" and "deansleepycoffeeboy" with the artist's name tacked at the end.

I do have them all still though - I deleted them from the journal but they are still on my computer (I am a crazy person about backing stuff up.) So once I get the paid account, I can just re-load everything.

Thanks! (once I get a paid account, I can start loading LotR icons too!)
afra_schatz: LotR Aragornafra_schatz on August 22nd, 2010 08:09 am (UTC)
You have the artist name tagged at the end? I have a special field for "comments" where I can put it so I don't have to include it in the name field. But maybe that's just with paid accounts?

Your icon reminds me that I NEED Glee to start again right now!

As for LotR icons: My icon approves of your plan!
dodger_sister: coachsue-yousuck-spencer_tdodger_sister on August 23rd, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
You have the artist name tagged at the end? I have a special field for "comments" where I can put it so I don't have to include it in the name field. But maybe that's just with paid accounts?

Well, at first, The BFF set up my LJ for me, so I didn't even look at my icon section really. Then I downloaded stuff on my own and put on the artist's name and then realized there is a comment field. But also, I started always tacking artist names on the end of things when I started making my own photo art and realized that a person absolutely always needs their name on their creations somewhere. Or you will find it floating around out there with people going "I can't remember where I got this from but..." So I started tagging videos and wallpapers and art and icons, just so if anyone ever said "Who did this?" I could actually answer the question. Did I mention my crazy organizational habits? lol

Your icon reminds me that I NEED Glee to start again right now!

And that reminds me that I need second half of Season One to come out on DVD like right now! Not until Sept 14th. How am I suppose to get The Cousin all caught up if she is already back in school? Don't they know I have fangirls to corrupt here?

As for LotR icons: My icon approves of your plan!

I approve of your icon! Aragorn, greasydirtyyum, sorry what? I don't have a ton of LotR icons, but my sister, baylorsr made a bunch back in the day and kept emailing them to me as a way to convince me to join the Land of LJ. I saved them just in case and I totally pulled them out when I got my Livejournal.
Charlene: Finding Nemo - Aqua Scumcamera_lucida on August 21st, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
Hahaha!

I understand the whole icon thing. I'm shallow too. Icon space is the main reason I got a paid account. *g*

Don't go nuts when you see the icon packages. You can add up to 270 extra user pics to the 30 user pics that come with your paid account. Plus, the longer you have a paid account, the more loyalty user pics you get as well. It can get a little nuts, but what I learned a long time ago is you can never have enough icon space. Not when you're a graphics-impaired icon whore like me. *wink*

Happy icon adding!
dodger_sister: coachsue-yousuck-spencer_tdodger_sister on August 22nd, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
I also am an icon whore! I just wanted one of Puck from Glee and then I found someone who did SPN and Glee and then, well...and I use each of them for a specific thing, I think real hard about it before I select one so...that doesn't make me a loser, right? It's just means icons are srz bznz - so, yeah. *g*

Wait until I get the account set up and upload all my icons, every comment I have is gonna use a different icon, I'm gonna be so ADHD about having them all to use at once!
Menel: SPN - I'm Batmanmenel on August 22nd, 2010 10:38 am (UTC)
Switched accounts 'cuz . . .
Icons are srz bznz! (Yeah, last time I type that. Wanted to try it and it's so not me. *g*)

In fact, icons mean so much to me that I posted about it . . . oh . . . five years ago? I even dug up the post. Here's the link in case you're interested. (And no, it's not as crazy long as my RPS post.)

You are not your LJ icon

Unfortunately, the f-list icon collage generator that's included in the post isn't working properly anymore. Not because the coding is wrong but because people change their icons over time and I also de-friended some of those people so . . . yeah. But the idea of it is still pretty cool.

Anyway, enough blabbing for one day. Gotta work, y'know? (Boo! Hiss!)
dodger_sister: coachsue-yousuck-spencer_tdodger_sister on August 24th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
Re: Switched accounts 'cuz . . .
First, are you responding to me within 24 hours? Are you sick? What's wrong with you? Lol ;)

Okay - yes, I read it (and it isn't near as long as your RPS post) but yeah - I def fall in the section of "I need an icon to express every side of my many fandoms and every mood I am in at the exact moment I am in them." And as we both know, I get easily distracted by shiny things!

Also, I have this thing where if I use an icon to respond to a certain post, then I get all anal about making sure I respond with that exact same icon to all the replies that follow. If I start the conversation with one icon, I want to use that icon through-out. I'm trying to break my self of being so OCD about that, cuz once I have 50 icons to choose from, that ain't gonna hold up.

Boo to work. Why can't you just stay home and play with me all day? That sounded creepy in my head.

Also - Yay to your Batman-Dean icon!
Menel: SPN - I'm Batmanmenel on August 24th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Switched accounts 'cuz . . .
First, are you responding to me within 24 hours? Are you sick? What's wrong with you? Lol ;)

Hahaha! I thought you already knew that there was something wrong with me. Hell, I thought that was the basis of our friendship, damaged goods and all. *g*

Besides, it's only this particular thread that I'm responding to immediately. I have lots of other comments from you that are properly backlogged and will get to at my usual snail's pace.

Also, I have this thing where if I use an icon to respond to a certain post, then I get all anal about making sure I respond with that exact same icon to all the replies that follow.

I've noticed that. No way will you be able to keep that up once you have 50+ icons. *g* Speaking of icons, I particularly love this Sue Sylvester icon. It reminds me that I have yet to go Glee icon-hunting. Have you noticed how icon-hunting just sucks up your time? You find a great batch, it leads you to more links, more icons, more fandoms . . . . it's endless, I tell you!

(As a total aside, Jane Lynch is guest-starring on an episode of Criminal Minds that I'm watching right at this moment. She's so awesome, playing Spencer Reid's mom!)

Well, it's more work for me (and maybe one more comment for you), plus a drive-by entry over on camera_lucida.

Psst . . . Dean IS Batman! *cackle*
dodger_sister: coachsue-yousuck-spencer_tdodger_sister on August 27th, 2010 07:14 am (UTC)
Re: Switched accounts 'cuz . . .
Hahaha! I thought you already knew that there was something wrong with me. Hell, I thought that was the basis of our friendship, damaged goods and all. *g*

I thought the basis of our friendship was porn.

I have lots of other comments from you that are properly backlogged and will get to at my usual snail's pace.

Whew. /wipes sweat off head/ I was worried for a second.

- then I get all anal about making sure I respond with that exact same icon to all the replies that follow. -

You noticed that? My freak is showing, eh? Fine, fine, whatever - organization is next to godliness <-- that is so not how you spell that word, omg, it's late.

It reminds me that I have yet to go Glee icon-hunting. Have you noticed how icon-hunting just sucks up your time?

And once you start, it becomes a sickness, like an addiction, where I finally just had to look away whenever anyone said the word "Icon" lest I be wasteful of my entire day.

Let me make it easy for you - SPN and GLEE icons, some of my favs - nito_punk

Isn't Jane Lynch just the coolest thing ever? She's so great on the episodes of Criminal Minds (were you watching the one where Spencer has to go get her from the hospital because of a case?) Jane was also on an episode of Psych, where she played the Chief of Police's sister and worked for the Coast Guard - it made me want to write a fic where Coast Guard and Coach Sue and Crazy Mrs. Reid were all sisters. And maybe Reid and Shawn were brothers, idek, I can't remember now.

I would pay so much money to see Jensen dressed in the full on Batman outfit. SO MUCH MONEY.
Menel: SPN - I'm Batmanmenel on September 25th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Switched accounts 'cuz . . .
I thought the basis of our friendship was porn.

I stand corrected. The foundation of our friendship is porn. Then it's followed by all the damaged goods (which probably explains the porn, no? *g*).

I have lots of other comments from you that are properly backlogged and will get to at my usual snail's pace.

-- Whew. /wipes sweat off head/ I was worried for a second.


Yeah, I'm so back-logged now (not just with you but with a bunch of other people) that it's reached tragic proportions. Work is just full of so much suck! Why can't I stay home and play all day? *whine*

And once you start, it becomes a sickness, like an addiction, where I finally just had to look away whenever anyone said the word "Icon" lest I be wasteful of my entire day.

Icon-hunting is a freaking DISEASE. I might actually die from it. I'm nearing the limit on the packages on both my journals. It looks like I'm going to have to upgrade sometime next month, certainly before the year ends. At a time when money is a little tight, the mere idea of spending it on icon space is beyond insane! Did I mention that icon-hunting is a disease?

Btw, thanks for the icon-maker link. With all the talented icon makers around, I don't feel so bad about being graphics-impaired. *g*

Isn't Jane Lynch just the coolest thing ever? She's so great on the episodes of Criminal Minds (were you watching the one where Spencer has to go get her from the hospital because of a case?)

The world is a better place because of Jane Lynch. *nods* And yes, I saw those two back-to-back episodes of Criminal Minds where Reid learned more about his past and why his father left the family. God, she was so, so good! I was thrilled when she won the Emmy for Glee. Totally, completely deserving.

Funnily enough, I just saw the episode of Psyche (and I only very sporadically watch this show) that you described. I was channel-surfing, caught sight of Jane Lynch and that was all the incentive I needed to watch the episode. *g*

You know what? Aside from being the Queen of Slash Porn. Excuse me, the Undisputed Queen of Slash Porn, you're also the Galactic Diva of Crack fic, so . . . go for it. A woman who can write about Dean writing Glee fic can clearly combine Sue Sylvester, Coast Guard and Mrs. Reid as sisters. Shall we set Christmas as a deadline? *g*
dodger_sister: coachsue-yousuck-spencer_tdodger_sister on November 4th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
Re: Switched accounts 'cuz . . .
I stand corrected. The foundation of our friendship is porn. Then it's followed by all the damaged goods (which probably explains the porn, no? *g*).

It's good to know some things never change. I had friendships at the age of 19 that were based on porn and damaged goods too.

Btw, thanks for the icon-maker link. With all the talented icon makers around, I don't feel so bad about being graphics-impaired. *g*

I tried to make my own icons but my photo program on the new computer blows. I made a few that look really good - my Rosenbaum one is awesome - but then the others are so pixelated and unrecognizable. I don't know what I did right on the ones, that I didn't do on the others.

Funnily enough, I just saw the episode of Psyche (and I only very sporadically watch this show) that you described. I was channel-surfing, caught sight of Jane Lynch and that was all the incentive I needed to watch the episode. *g*

You should watch Psych all the time. It is awesome and you don't really have to watch in any order and it's okay if you miss an ep here or there. It's just fun and funny and awesome.

You know what? Aside from being the Queen of Slash Porn. Excuse me, the Undisputed Queen of Slash Porn, you're also the Galactic Diva of Crack fic, so . . . go for it. A woman who can write about Dean writing Glee fic can clearly combine Sue Sylvester, Coast Guard and Mrs. Reid as sisters. Shall we set Christmas as a deadline? *g*

Galactic Diva? I want to be a Galactic Diva!!! I think that job title probably comes with awesome shoes! Does it come with shoes? hahaha, I had forgotten all about this story idea. Yeah...that'll get done on the fifth of never. Well, maybe not never, but by Christmas? You know how I feel about deadlines, woman!

PS: See how I went back and checked to see what icon I had used in this thread, cuz...OCD about Icons.

Edited at 2010-11-04 03:14 am (UTC)