Tags: icons

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Nothing to write about? Must be meme time!

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1. Reply to this post with "THE WEATHER'S DEFINITELY TURNED; I'VE ALWAYS LOVED THE AUTUMN," and I
will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.



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My Semagic client still isn't logging into Livejournal. Ugh, LJ, what are you doing?!



Oh, also, I translated the EMAs this week, which means I got to translate my first bit of Korean in a professional capacity. (Can I just say that I love that the kpop fandom will have an English translation available on YouTube within hours?)
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The cone of silence is no more

Sometimes I amuse myself by trying to pare down my user pics to 15 (the dreaded plus account number!). I rarely make it, though. Collapse )



The last few of episodes of Better Off Ted have been awesome! Is anyone else watching? Because I think it's pretty much up there with Community as my favorite comedy this year. Collapse )




Let's see, what else? My New Year's resolution was to cap more. I set a goal of 10 TV episodes and 1 movie a month. Right now, I'm already working on February's TV caps. All thanks to discovering the new VLC player and its shiny frame-by-frame function.

I'm keeping track of what I cap on my Listography. In a nutshell we've got:



[Capping Life has made me realize that season 1 Dani Reese is one of my favorite characters ever. It hurts my heart to think how apathetic I grew towards her in season 2. *sigh*]


If you've got requests, have at it! I also have a Listography list of what I'm planning to cap, so you can check there to see if I'm already way ahead of you.



I've been pretty quiet lately, mainly due to working, on average, 12 hours a day for the past few weeks (except for public holidays, when I've barely had the energy to get out of bed). Hopefully, my work load will be alleviated come Monday, and I can go back to...being pretty quiet anyway. Heh.
αΩ | ☣ | wanted by our robot overlords

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Since I'm not making icon posts any more, I'm also not getting any feedback. And sometimes I miss it! So I participated in an icon meme:




Personally, my biggest problem with my icons is lack of originality. I keep iconing the same caps over and over (I just want an icon I love from a cap I love! But still - BORING). I feel like I'm never doing anything new, just the same old thing over and over (with varying results).



I'm sick. And it's like the worst week ever for me to be sick (pre-EMA programs with short deadlines that have to be done immediately), but I'm still staying home tomorrow to work. May not be the best for getting work done, but I need to not be at work when I'm feeling like this.

I thought I'd find myself some downloads of the new Emma mini series and really just wallow in my misery.



Two things I've loved lately:


  1. LJ's Note feature. I used to have the Greasemonkey script that basically did the same thing, but with this feature it doesn't just work on one of my computers, but all of them, and any other I might use. Score!

  2. VLC Player. Now, I know everyone's been raving about this player for years, but I've always preferred Zoom Player (for its playlist function, mostly). Well, I finally found something I love it for: IT REMOVES REGION ENCODING ON DVDs!!! I can switch between region 1 and 2 with impunity! This is so awesome, I can't even tell you. Now if the capping function was only a bit better (though the frame-by-frame stepping thing has already improved it by a factor of a about a million!) (Caveat: According to VLC developers, they can't guarantee that it removes region encoding, but it'll try!)

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my baby shot me down

Numbered lists seem to be the best way to get back into the groove of things:


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  2. I got my eReader yesterday, and even though I've only used it for a day, I already love it to death. I don't think I can ever go back to reading (long) fic on my computer again.

  3. This Strawberry Spinach Salad sounds really yummy. I'm going to have to try that some day.

  4. I uploaded some new icons to my Scrapbook.

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  6. I've had to take a few people off my reading filter because of spoilers, and I'm thinking of doing an flist cut. I mean, sure, it's just reaction spoilers, but just because you don't care about the show anymore (or love it so much you can't wait to Tell. Everyone. About. It), that doesn't mean I want to know. Though it seems silly to cut people right when TV is going into hybernation for the summer.

  7. Comedies are not making me dance with joy right now. Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse )

  8. Everyone squeeing about Star Trek has made me dying to go see it, even though I think I've only watched one full episode of any of the franchises (a TNG episode where they go back in time? Or something?) Good job, flist!

  9. I'm taking the first week of June off and I can't wait! The best part is that it's vacation days I've saved from last year, so I still have five weeks of vacation coming to me after that. I'm going to try to find a cheap last minute trip to somewhere around the Mediterranean, and if that falls through, I'm going to redecorate my bedroom. Either way? So much win!

  10. Hi, Laura! =)

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miscellanea

I feel like I hardly have enough going on right now to cobble together one entry. Let's see if this list of Things Going On Right Now proves me wrong:


  1. I'm siiiiiick. Ugh, I hate it so much. At least I'm over the hump (I think). From now on it'll just be a few weeks of coughing, sneezing and general mucus issues. Lovely!

  2. I'm currently translating season 2 of The Office, which is having the effect of making me fall in love with the show again. Not the new episodes (unfortunately), but I'd forgotten how much I loved it back in the day - and how much better Michael was before he became this caricature of a person. Collapse )

  3. As per usual, I'm watching lots of TV. *is currently at 332 episodes watched* Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse )

  4. Today I got an email from Amazon.co.uk, informing me that the Pushing Daisies season 2 DVDs will be released on May 25th. I preordered that puppy so fast heads were spinning. Even though I still haven't watched the last aired episode (I don't want to be out of episodes to watch!), I think that three months gives me enough time to come to terms with watching the end of the series. *sniff*

  5. I've been making icons that I'm not hating on entirely. I'm not loving them either, but I consider this a definite step up from the months and months and months of crap.

  6. Oscar night, huh? For once, I've actually seen quite a few of the movies. Still can't bring myself to care very much. I mean, it's not as if it's the Emmys, which has just become a farce, but I just don't feel the Oscars are all that much more relevant at this point.

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Even though I woke up more than ten hours ago, I still haven't rid myself of my morning sluggishness. Of course, this may have something to do with staying up all hours of the night, hemming trousers of all things. Yeah, I don't even know why I felt that that was something I needed to do at two am, but whatever.

And then I spent the day translating The Colbert Report, which I'm not convinced was the greatest of ideas considering how ineffectual my brain is today, but it's not like I had a choice. It's kind of fun translating the global edition (the credit word is "globallsy" in case you're curious), none of that censoring nonsense, so those "fucking squirrels" remained intact. =)

After almost 20 days of keeping track of TV episodes (new episodes only. Apparently I made this decision at some point, I'm not even sure when), I've averaged about 6.5 episodes a day. I'm pretty freaking impressed by that since I don't feel like I've been watching all that much TV. Of course, once I start marathoning any of the many many MANY shows I plan to rewatch, that number will go down. I think. I should probably never underestimate my powers of television watchage.

So, I just finished watching all of Titus (which I'd translated a few episodes of, but hardly seen any of the rest, as I discovered) and now I can't decide what's next. So therefore, a poll!

Poll #1333901 Run my life

What new-to-me show should I watch?

Carnivàle
9(8.1%)
Deadwood
7(6.3%)
Generation Kill
3(2.7%)
The Mighty Boosh
2(1.8%)
Queer As Folk (US)
14(12.6%)
Sons of Anarchy
1(0.9%)
Stargate SG-1
6(5.4%)
Touching Evil (UK)
1(0.9%)
True Blood
14(12.6%)

For crying out loud, just finish something already!

Billable Hours season 2
0(0.0%)
Chuck season 2
10(8.7%)
Dexter season 3
7(6.1%)
Friday Night Lights season 2
9(7.8%)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 3
1(0.9%)
Keen Eddie season 1
2(1.7%)
Legend of the Seeker season 1
2(1.7%)
Merlin season 1
2(1.7%)
Oz season 1
3(2.6%)
Profit season 1
0(0.0%)
Regenesis season 4
0(0.0%)
Spaced season 2
3(2.6%)
Terminator season 2
4(3.5%)


Also, I finally uploaded a bunch of new icons. I've been making loads lately (I have a lot of spots to fill), but it wasn't until this weekend that I felt I actually got some I could use. I hate losing my icon-making mojo like that, because the only way to get out of it is to work through it. And there's nothing worse than making sucky icon after sucky icon, thinking "what if they never stop sucking?". Whatever, they're uploaded now, and maybe I can start with a clean slate.
αΩ | Φ | nobody said it was easy

I'll be there for you...or not.


  1. Tonight, I made several icons I like in the same sitting, and I'm thinking this might mean I'll finally be able to get back to those requests. Which I, contrary to what one might think, haven't forgotten, I've just sucked in the icon-making department in the past few months.

  2. I've been rewatching Friends and I'm finally up to season 5 - my favorite. Which I've already rewatched once this year, but that didn't stop me from looking forward to it all through seasons 3 and 4. So far, the things that bugged me about the show towards the end there haven't reared their ugly heads, but I have a feeling I'll start getting annoyed in a season or two.

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  4. So, it seems Leno and Conan are returning in January, and I'm very conflicted. On the one hand, they're doing it to keep from laying people off, but on the other hand, how will I feel about the people who cross the picket line to appear on the show? And I'll most likely have to translate some episodes of Conan, and I'm not sure just how exactly to feel about that either. I'd much rather prefer that they did what Letterman is doing and took the WGA up on the offer for individual negotiations.

  5. I bought about half of my Christmas presents online this year, and I haven't bought any of the rest yet. Next year, I think I'll be buying them ALL online, because it's such a stress-free way of doing it.

  6. Speaking of Christmas, I'm thinking of taking two days' vacation time and getting 12 days off this Christmas. I love how my birthday is a holiday in this country. *g*

  7. I keep meaning to post a game of some sort, but the trivia game I started coming up with only has THREE questions, and the movie cap game I thought about posting on Friday just sort of fizzled when I couldn't work up the energy to cap the movies I intended to use. But I'm determined to post one of the games (or some other game) sometime this week. Even though I imagine there won't be a lot of people around to play, those of us stuck at work this week will probably need some distraction.

  8. Belated happy birthday, Laura! =)

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movies, mayhem & miscellanea

I just changed my default icon. Now, for some, that's not a big thing, but I rarely change it. I'd had the one I replaced for something like two years, and the one before that for at least one. The reason I change them so rarely is because I have to really like the icon. I don't think I've ever had a default that I haven't already had in use for at least a couple of weeks. Just to be sure.

This icon I just love more and more. Which is strange, because when I made it I wasn't at all sure about it (a sure sign I'll delete it fast. Well, not such a sure sign anymore) and even made two versions of it just in case the black border started to bug me. (It hasn't.)



I really thought that yesterday's post was going to be the fresh start after all this LJ crapola, but LJ's latest "anorexia=just striving to be thin" and "text links are cause for suspension" idiocy has just gotten me riled up again.

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Um, I also rewatched P&P again, because apparently I'm incapable of seeing any caps from that movie without rewatching it.



On the TV front, I watched the pilot of Oz, and wow, it was even more depressing than I remembered. I mean, I recognize that it's a quality show, I just don't know if it's a quality show that's for me.

I watched the first two discs of Avatar and so far, so good. There's still the animation factor, but it's engaging enough that I enjoy it nonetheless. Actually, for me it's not so much enjoyment that's a problem, because I do enjoy shows like Futurama and The Simpsons, it's the investment. I just don't get invested in animated characters. I don't know if Avatar will change that, but so far it's never happened, not even in animated movies that I watched as a child.
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Can the asshats please stand up?

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I couldn't get anything done today because the only thing that's engrossing enough to forget the above is making icons. So that's what I did. I needed to do a bunch of other stuff, but no cigar. The icons are uploaded here, as per usual. Though if you want to use the animated Colbert icon on InsaneJournal, this 92 kb version looks much nicer. Otherwise, I'm in a very Buffy mood lately, it seems. I like it! Maybe I should take this opportunity to do that rewatch I've been thinking of? =)