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Icon Junkie Meme

What's your personal iconography? Post this to your journal and show off your 100X100 self.

Comment 1: Default Icon
Reply using your default icon. How did you find your primary icon--did you make it yourself, commission it, scavenge it? What does your primary icon signify--what does it mean to you? What does it represent, and what do you want it to say about yourself?

Comment 2 (and subcommments): Top Five icons
Reply using your favorite icon (after your default/primary icon). What do you use this image for? How did you get it, and what does it represent? Then, reply to this comment using your next favorite, then your favorite after that, until you've used your Top Five icons.

Comment 3 (and subcomments): Icons with cobwebs
As with Comment 2, but this time, pick from your rarest, almost-never-used icons. What do you use these icons for? Where did they come from, and do you think you'll ever delete them?

Comment 4: Gimmes
Do you have any icons you'd like to share with the LJ world? Share them here.

Comments

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spottylogic
Sep. 9th, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
Default/Primary Icon
When I first started with livejournal I used a cropped photo of myself wearing deer antlers, but eventually wanted to switch to something a little more abstract, so I made this with Photoshop, spending more hours than it might have been worth tracing hyena ears, trying to get the curves right. I love hyenas, but any actual picture of one is kind of murky and they don't shrink down well. And the gem-emboss effect is an easy one to pull off :) I tried to make a version that spun around, but it didn't quite work. Since this image is bold and simple, it reduces really well when I need a 50X50 image.

What does it say about me? I like hyenas, I hope.
spottylogic
Sep. 9th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
Top 5: Number 1
I stole the base image of this from Jack Chick, my favorite religious fundie, and added the lyrics with Photoshop. The woman is Mrs. Henn, the evil, gay-Islam-pagan-loving witch teacher. She's as harsh and authoritarian about things that are important to me, as harsh as the darkside Christians are about those same things. Interesting paradox. She also looks like an evil librarian, which is kind of sexy. Primarily this icon gets a lot of use in chicklist.
spottylogic
Sep. 9th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
Re: Top 5: Number 2
Made this one with Photoshop from parts from Google Images. A hyena hard at work, "nose to the grindstone." Maybe someday I'll animate it. Probably not, those sparks would be a bitch. This is my "I'm at work right now, being useful" icon.
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jenna_thorn
Sep. 9th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
default
default icon made by matroyshkarose and posted to a community, aesthetic_icons probably.

I choose it because she looks like me. Well, an idealized me without a double chin. But skin tone and hair color is pretty close.

So she is me, not a mood or a philosophy.
jenna_thorn
Sep. 9th, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)
top five favorites
My favorite of the kid/family-oriented icons. The other is the devil ducky. This one is for loving gentle good kid icons, while teh ducky is more for "infiltrating the Suburbs" posts, for when I look around the neighborhood and think, what the hell am I doing here, surrounded by bleached blonde clones in spandex shorts and white leather tennis shoes? The penguin family is for group stuff and adventures.
jenna_thorn
Sep. 9th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
Re: top five favorites
Friendly happy smiling icon. Used a lot for comments. Made by and shared freely by goodgirlicons and probably gathered from the bean_icons community.
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jenna_thorn
Sep. 9th, 2006 02:41 am (UTC)
Cobweb 1
I picked it up for fiction posts, but I'm writing a lot less these days and it's not like I did a lot of hard core stuff ever
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spottylogic
Sep. 9th, 2006 02:45 am (UTC)
Re: default
It really is a pretty picture!
spottylogic
Sep. 9th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
Cobwebs 1
Heil disney! I think this might be my "ranting about corporations and the government" icon, but I've never used it for anything at all. I found it in one of the WWII propaganda films where Disney licensed its characters but doesn't own the rights anymore. Actually, I found it in a white supremicist FTP bin that I stumbled across while looking for music from Prussian Blue. It's too weird to delete, but too weird to use!
spottylogic
Sep. 9th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
Re: Cobwebs 1
This one's titled "Old-Fashioned Family Values", in my image list. I swiped it from the WFMU Blog. It might be my angry-about-gay-issues icon, but I usually use one of my three or so hyena pride icons, they're more cheerful. It's also my "ranting about the Christian right" icon, but I try to avoid anti-Christian rants. If I only had 30 icons I'd probably delete this one, but since I have 130+, no point, really.
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spottylogic
Sep. 9th, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
Gimmes
I think I wouldn't mind if someone used this, as long as I got credit for the image--but since the image was stolen from some website and the text was stolen from a strange british sketch comedy--possibly "The Museum of Everything", but I can't remember specifically--I really only contributed the animation.

Hufflepuff--the short broom students of Hogwarts.

In the off chance that I write about Harry Potter or fantasy literature in general, this is my icon.
mercuryisme
Sep. 9th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
I believe I found it by google image searching "time icon" or something to that effect.

What it means to me is this:

http://www.thelastminute.com

mercuryisme
Sep. 9th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
The picture makes me feel hopeful and reminds me of solitude, strength, and beauty. If there is such a thing as "womanhood" I think this picture defines it.
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mercuryisme
Sep. 9th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
I made this one from borndifferent.org. It's a mooing spaniel. In the little video on the website, the dog is the cutest thing EVER. Go watch it. This icon is free for stealing.
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mercuryisme
Sep. 9th, 2006 06:05 am (UTC)
I made this one recently. The internet can have it. I like it okay.
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