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Un Type. - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
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Un Type.
Three things:
I pledged 360 dollars (30 a month) to NPR this morning.
The coffee pots are far cleaning in this building.
I'm in training all day today and tomorrow. Hurrah!

Query for the populace:
What popular cultural "thing" typifies you? Is there some TV show or movie or comic book that represents everything you like or embodies some characteristic you hold important?
I asked myself this question last night when I was choosing a new mood theme. Nothing I found was quite good enough both aesthetically and thematically. Some were close, like the Secretary theme I found, but they ultimately didn't represent everything I wanted. I chose the cat theme because I find it aesthetically pleasing and the art is well done. But I do not wish to be "that cat theme guy." Maybe "that pre-90's computer colored Gambit art theme guy" or "that Salvador Dali's melting clock theme guy."

So I suppose I should start the long, dark tunnel that is making 139 mood theme icons.

Bleh. LJ geekery.
How obscene.

Current Mood: okay okay
Current Music: Training room typing.

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eating_dust From: eating_dust Date: November 15th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've gone down that dark road of mood themes...
It's fun in a lj geekery obsene kind of way.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seems like a better option if I ever want to really like it. Plus I may use it more were I to do it myself. Also, if I do it one at a time I can host on Scrapbook and avoid the lame ass problems with the Rincewind server, like the lack of loading it's doing now.
eating_dust From: eating_dust Date: November 15th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nods* That's what I do. Although, you did put the whole mood theme in a way that has me thinking do I really want to be the moody pet lady?

Only thing I dont like about scrapbook is that it stretches the thumbnails when you look at them. Not that it makes any difference, but it bothers me. http://pics.livejournal.com/eating_dust/gallery/000041w3
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm here to promote introspection and self understanding when I'm not trying to get people to buy prints.

It is annoying. Flickr does something similar. Pictures are usually rectangular yet their album previews are square. That's just silly.
eating_dust From: eating_dust Date: November 15th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well you at least have to friend me back if you want me to buy prints. *smirks*
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hadn't? Thought I did.
eating_dust From: eating_dust Date: November 15th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
;) *hee*
Nope, but no worries, I was just being sans-coffee sassy...
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmm. Coffee. I should get more. Training is a leeetle slow. Learning about billing tools in our application is kinda dry.
eating_dust From: eating_dust Date: November 15th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nods* sounds like my work.
What application?
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I work for Epic. I'm learning our PB application.
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: November 15th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good for you, being a sustaining member of NPR! I wish more people would put their money where their ear is.

As for mood themes, I really don't know- I feel as though in the past I was more willing to be identified by a unifying pop culture reference (Star Wars, X-Files, etc.), but now that's not so much the case. I can't think of anything that would work for the mood theme and still represent me- though brdgt has an EXCELLENT set of Star Wars mood icons. Maybe literature, in general. That's a tough one.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hate to admit that I really wanted the Lou Dobbs book they were offering. :(

What I'd honestly like is a Heroes mood theme. Everything about that show caters to every childhood fantasy I've ever had. It resonates so well with me.

Barring that, i may make a theme of my favorite painters like Pollock, Dali or O'keefe. But I am lazy....
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: November 15th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
An art theme could be neat- you'd get to use The Scream!
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's assuming I like Munch. :P
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: November 15th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
True, but that painting is too appropriate NOT to use for its associated emotions.
assfingers From: assfingers Date: November 15th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I made a calvin & hobbes theme but it sucked because i'm a twit when it comes to resizing and cropping and not pooping my pants
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought your theme was fine. A good representation. You may just need to cultivate some editing skills. :) You can do a lot in MS Paint when you're bored with work.
assfingers From: assfingers Date: November 15th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's still saved on LJ's server. maybe i'll revisit it someday.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
MS Paint! Paint! Paint! MS Paint! Paint! Paint!
alibee From: alibee Date: November 15th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
My theme are cute, silly little blobs.

This totally typifies me.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're a silly little blob. You're icons are terribly misleading!
I played a hyper-intelligent, psychokinetic blob in GURPS once. Yes, I'm a dweeb. So what?
nidea From: nidea Date: November 15th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I pledged to WORT this year for the Leo Kottke + Leon Redbone tickets.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have no idea who they are. :)

The book is Lou Dobb's The War on the Middle Class. I wanted to read it when I heard about it last week. So... two stones, one bird. :P
claw_machine From: claw_machine Date: November 15th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I gave NPR a tidbit of $120 a few days ago. It would've been more, but i just dropped over $300 for a vet bill. So, next year! I heart classical.
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