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Originally posted by malionette at LJ's Tiny userhead icon changes

Hello mintyapple, fruitstyle  and users of malionette's Tiny Icon Generator.

Following the changes that LJ made to the userhead icons, I modified the Tiny Icon generator. Please update your bookmarks and your tiny icons.

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You should also read the comments on the original entry: http://mintyapple.livejournal.com/800607.html

Hello guys! I miss you all, and I miss LJ a lot, but I'm pretty busy right now. :(
A backhanded 'thank you' is worse than none.  That's all I have to say.


Whatever I did, I guess I'm sorry.

I can't fix anything by being angry at you, trying to find ways to convince myself that it's all your fault and not mine, that you're the selfish one.  It won't make me feel any better.  I'm better off just getting over it; trying to figure out what I did wrong and take responsibility, learn something from it... and just let go of whatever anger I might feel.

I wish you had said something to me sooner, given me a chance to make it right — or at least try — before you decided to cut me out of your life with no warning.  But I guess I get it.  No one likes confrontations.  If you thought it was easier, better, to just forget about me and give up on our friendship... then that's your choice.  And it's your right.

I know there's nothing I can do about it.  I know it's dumb to try.  The best thing I can do is try to forgive the hurt, and hope that one day you'll forgive me as well.
Okay, is it random fan rant time?

(Let me preface this by saying that, as a fan and a fellow fanartist, I respect other artists.  By criticizing or admitting that something about your work bugs me, I do not mean anything against you personally; nor am I trying to say that your art sucks.  Just letting off steam.  No hard feelings, yeah?)

I gotta say, though... man, I hate it when people draw the Monarch's henchmen from The Venture Brothers (or for that matter, any masked character) with their masks on, and have the eyes of the mask be closed or half-closed.  THAT IS NOT HOW A MASK WORKS.  It's not that complicated a concept that solid objects cannot magically change shape to match a facial expression underneath them, is it?

I mean, okay, I know.  Unless it's drawn in an ultra-realistic style, all art exaggerates.  Nobody's as tall as we draw them, no one's hair is that naturally shiny, you don't see that many teeth when people smile...  But at least these common exaggerations are far less ridiculous.  The whole "the mask is a part of your face" thing?  Just takes me completely out of it.

O_O  Guys... THIS.  This is my life.

Summarized perfectly by a Tumblr meme.
Well... OT3, rather.

(Dude, I'm all kinds of inspired to post, now... I don't even know, man.  I just hope this lasts a bit.  lol.)

But anyway: who else out there is watching V?  And please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks Jack/Hobbes/Erica would be the hottest thing evar?*  I mean, truth be told, I've been torn between Jack/Erica and Hobbes/Erica for quite some time, now; so, it's hard to believe I didn't think of this sooner!  (Considering how obviously slashy Jack and Hobbes are, with all that wonderful tension between them.)

In fact, if anyone has ANY fic recs — and I mean, any possible combination of these three characters — you would be forever my hero.  Tru fax.

* slight V spoilerCollapse )


I wonder why people never just post short, random things on LJ like you might on Twitter or Tumblr or Facebook.  Or... maybe they do?

Anyway.  Anybody wondering what's been going on with me lately?  No?

Oh well, I'll tell you anyway.

I'm sick with a cold.  For like, the fourth or fifth day now, I think.  I can't remember for sure.  I hope to get better soon... but I'm not doing much to speed it along. :\

I've been working on hearts_and_guts stuff.  I mean, duh.  If you know me at all, you probably already know that.  For anyone who cares: the submissions we've received so far have been pretty stellar, and I honestly think that everyone's gonna love their gifts.  That being said... I'm up to my elbows in pinch-hitters and dropped assignments right now.  I wish I knew how to do this faster.

I met a cute, very charming guy on New Year's Eve, who gave me a ride home from the subway.  I know, I know... don't take rides from strangers in the middle of the night... but I did, and I haven't been axe-murdered.  Don't worry, I'm not going to make a habit of it; and no one else should, either.  Anyway... as I was saying, met a cute guy.  Seemed like he was flirting, and he asked me to go get a drink after, but it was late, so instead I gave him my number (like a genius, did not think to ask for his).  Long story short, he hasn't called.  Maybe I imagined the whole flirting thing; or maybe he was only interested in a quick hook-up, so since that didn't happen, he was never planning to follow up.  I dunno.  Who knows, maybe I'm better off.  Still sucks, though.

And this is getting a lot ramblier than I thought it would.  Moving on...

I've read some very good fic in the last day or two.  Fic I should probably rec — but I'm too lazy to go looking for links right now.  If you want recs, I guess, then just ask me.  Or I may post them later.  (They're all Metalocalypse, I'm afraid; sorry non-MTL fans.)

Speaking or recs, I've somehow managed to convince my friend Sheila to check out Men of a Certain Age, which I must say is a proud moment for me.  I love getting people into things; but more than that, I really think this is a show that she specifically would enjoy.  I don't know how many more of you might like it or not, but I would certainly recommend checking it out, if you have the time.

On a related note: thanks to tiktaalikroseae, my interest in Supernatural has been mildly resparked.  Mildly.  No, no... I really do want to watch it again some day, and see all that new stuff that's going on, because it does sound good.  But it would take a lot more time and effort than I've got right now.  Oh, for a good friend with Netflix.

Okay, random update over.  Anybody out there got anything to say? ask? shout at me?  I dunno, I'm bored.  But busy.  I crave human interaction, yet, like a true hypocrite, I can't promise I'll respond right away.  Or, ever.  No, that's a stretch... I do make an effort to respond to comments eventually, I swear.  Regardless, do talk to me if you're so inclined.

Enough stream of consciousness... back to work.

A Thanksgiving meme?  Well, sort of.

It's Thanksgiving, and I thought that I should really try to post something in honor of the holiday... especially since I haven't updated in a while.  Now, I could do something mushy, maybe a list of all the people I'm thankful for in my life, like I did a few years back.  But I don't really feel like it.  So instead, I thought I would try to start a meme.

Step 1: Comment here with any 3 fictional characters, from any fandom(s), as long as they are characters/fandoms I know.

Step 2: Below the cut, I will put what I think each character would be most thankful for this holiday.  It might be just a simple response, or it might be a picture or even a drabble... pretty much anything, as long as it answers the question.

Step 3: Repost this in your own journal (IF YOU WANT TO), with the same instructions.

Responses below the cut...Collapse )

Uhh... if you're not sure which fandoms I'm familiar with, just gimme some characters, and if I don't know them I'll tell you so.  But for the record, my main fandoms right now are Glee, Metalocalypse, and Harry Potter.

Anyway, I'm really hoping at least one or two people do repost this.  I've never started a meme before... but I think it would be pretty awesome if this thing actually took off.  lol.

Also!  If you know of any existing memes that are Thanksgiving-related, I'd love some links, because I think I might like to do a couple.  Or you can just comment and tell me how your holiday is going (or just how your day is going, if you're not American/don't celebrate Thanksgiving).

The point is, I miss talking to you guys. <3
So, like the flake that I usually am, I completely forgot to pimp this in my own lj. But! Here goes, you guys:

One last day left to sign up for hearts_and_guts!

Yup, there's still time... but sign-ups close tomorrow at midnight. Now I KNOW there's at least one or two of you dudes on my f'list who'd love to participate. Here's your chance, guys. It's gonna be a heck of a lot of fun; so, go sign up while you still can!

</shameless pimping>

House 7x05: Unplanned Parenthood

Way too busy/sleepy/overwhelmed by other thoughts to say everything I might otherwise like to say — other than that it was a pretty great episode.  But I do have a couple quick comments, and a question:

*spoiler-cut*Collapse )

Thoughts?  Responses?  Impassioned arguments?  If you watch House, I'd love to know your take on this one.

Back to Dethklok masterlist delay

If anybody's paying attention, you might have noticed that the Back to Klok masterlist of fic and art was scheduled to go up over a week ago, and that sort of never happened.  I apologize.  The truth is, time got away from me and I ended up pretty behind on BTK stuff toward the end, and now it's time for the new round of hearts_and_guts.

Unfortunately, what this means is that I'm going to have to put Back to Klok on the backburner for a bit, and focus on time-sensitive H&G stuff.  I'm sure nobody is waiting for this masterlist with bated breath or anything, so it shouldn't be too big of a deal... still, I'm sorry for the inconvenience, and for not being able to stick to my word on this one.  All I can tell you is: life happens.  But please know that I will still get it up, as soon as I'm able.

Those who still have outstanding Back to Klok claims, do feel free to look at this as an extra chance to get your stuff in and have it be included on the masterlist. ;)

...In the mean time, I hope you guys will all join JediPirate and me for Round III of Hearts and Guts! \o/

Back to Klok: EXTENDED! 8D

Well, I really should've posted about this earlier in the week; but I didn't.  Then again, I don't know if anyone is actually following the back to klok tag in this journal...

But, long story short: the people have spoken! \o/

Back to Klok is extended another week!

There's been a pretty clear consensus from the good folks at capslokdethklok, with nearly 75% voting to extend (most others neutral, not against it), and I am more than happy to keep this thing going.  Especially if it will get more prompts filled; so guys, please do CHECK THEM OUT consider snagging one!  Please don't worry about submitting a perfect masterpiece... this thing is just about having fun wid' den rarepairs. ;)

Also: please, please, if you know a Metalocalypse writer or artist with some time on their hands, who likes rarepairs (or just happens to be open-minded), do point them this way!  BTK needs more word-of-mouth promotion, you guys.

PS: Has anyone ever noticed how the "hopeful" icon in my mood theme kinda looks more constipated than hopeful?
Just saw the Venture mid-season premiere.

Wasn't as fantastically epic as some of the other episodes... but was still pretty great.  I think the butter-glider song was probably my favorite part, followed by 21's interaction with 24 (hopefully that alone is not a spoiler for anybody).  Also: Sergeant Hatred continues to be made of win.

Question that might be slightly spoilery.Collapse )

The rest of this season is looking to be pretty awesome as well, I'd say...

I don't have an in-depth, play-by-play episode review — but who else watches the show/has seen this?  Any thoughts?
Okay, I feel kind of sad and pathetic about this, but here it is: Back to Klok still has a lot more prompts to be claimed... and there are a few specific people I would really like to make aware of this ficathon, in hopes that they may consider participating.

The thing is, most of them I either don't know or barely know.  So I have no greater advantage over anyone else.  Now me, while I am quite shy IRL, I have no problem talking to someone I've barely met online as long as I have an excuse (e.g. finding out whether they'd like to participate in something).  Why I haven't done this yet is simply that I haven't had time.  So I am going to do the desperate thing and beg you guys for your help.

If anyone would like to BE MY HERO and lend a hand getting the word out, please comment here and I'll tell you who all I'd like to nudge about this thing.  I'm not going to offer bribes, because that would be a little too pitiful... but just know that you will WIN MY ETERNAL GRATITUDE.

The End.
If you're annoyed by these new crosspost comment options and you don't want them in your journal, here is a quick and painless way to get rid of them, posted by tod_hollykim (who apparently got the code from delaese; not sure of the original source).

After that, you can go fill out this poll (which is being monitored by LJ staff) to let them know how you feel about the new feature.  There is also another, similar poll over here.

Heads up, guys...

For anyone paying attention:

Back to Klok is now open for prompt claiming! \o/

You can go HERE to check out the prompts, or over HERE to snag a keyword instead (for those who'd rather write/draw their own idea).  If you don't know what Back to Klok is yet, all the info is over yonder.

And I could still use your help spreading the word!  In fact, anyone who is cool enough to post a BTK banner in their own journal (or a relevant community) and encourage others to come claim something will OFFICIALLY WIN THE INTERNET.  Yup.

Back to Klok: Prompt Claiming

The Back to School Dethklok Mini Rareathon
Listing of All Prompts

information  |  submit a prompt  |  claim a prompt

To claim a prompt for the ficathon, just copy/paste the following form into a comment and fill it out.  Each prompt can be claimed once for fic and once for art.  But if the one you want has already been snapped up, don't be too sad... they'll all be up for grabs again after Back to Klok is over! :)

(And remember: if you don't find a prompt you like, or if you'd rather just use your own idea — you can head on over this way and snag a keyword instead.)

Claim form:
  <--- Hint: hit CTRL+A to get the whole form.

Please claim only one prompt at a time.  Once finished, you may claim another.

Prompts under the cut, in no particular order...Collapse )

Once you post your work somewhere, come back here and fill out the following form, so I can put your submission on the masterlist.  Do it even if the masterlist has already gone up — I can still add it.  WIPs will also be accepted, as long as the first part is posted somewhere.

Submission form:

Yo, where ma' peeps at?

Okay, I know there are Metalocalypse people on my f'list.  C'mon, dudes, lend a hand...

Help me pimp this!

I even made new banners, but nobody's using them.  So far, the_ginga is the only person (that I know of) who's bothered to post a link in her lj.  You guys are making me have a sad face. :(

The Back to School Dethklok Mini Rareathon
Listing of All Keywords

information  |  submit a prompt  |  claim a prompt

You are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to check out the prompts first and consider claiming one; but if none of them suit you, then you can choose from one of these keywords instead.  They're words or phrases that you must use to inspire your art/fic... but the rest is up to you! 

Just remember: you choose the pairing, but it has to be a rarepair.

To claim a keyword for the ficathon, copy/paste the following form into a comment and fill it out.  Each keyword can be claimed once for fic and once for art.  Please only claim one at a time; when finished, you're free to claim another. :)

Claim form:

26 keywords for now, will add more if needed...Collapse )

Once you post your work somewhere, come back here and fill out the following form, so I can put your submission on the masterlist.  Do it even if the masterlist has already gone up — I can still add it.  WIPs will also be accepted, as long as the first part is posted somewhere.

Submission form:
Guys, first of all... I am not dead, despite evidence to the contrary.  And to prove it, I've got something here for all you MTL folks — a ficathon!  As for the rest of my f'list: I'll have something for you guys, soon, too.  I promise.

Has the end of summer got you down?
Well, there's one thing to look forward to: new Metalocalypse!
So don't despair, come and celebrate the return of Season 3.  It's...
The Back to School Dethklok
Mini Rareathon

information  |  submit a prompt  |  prompt list

Seen the flashy banners?  Wondering what this thing is all about?
Well, here's the skinny...

What is it?
It's a ficathon.  A fic and art fest, where traditionally people submit prompts, then other people claim them (like a kink meme, but a little more formal).  And at the end a masterlist will go up, to preserve the results for future generations to enjoy.

But this fest has a twist: it's a rareathon!  That means it's all about rarepairs; so if you've never tried writing/drawing one before, here's your chance. ;)

More info...Collapse )

Okay, this sounds fun.  How do I play?
You can either submit a prompt, or claim one... or both!  Here's how.Collapse )

But why can't I just use my own idea?
You can.  I do hope you'll check out the prompts first; but if you don't find one you like, or if we simply run out of them, then you can go HERE and choose from a list of keywords instead.  That way the plot and pairing are up to you.

A few rules...Collapse )

I want to help spread the joy of Back to Klok!  What can I do?
You can tell all your friends and neighbors to haul ass down here and claim some prompts!  Try doing it with one of these spiffy banners:

Skwisgaar, Pickles, Nathan, and MurderfaceCollapse )

I still have questions you haven't answered!
By all means, comment here with any of your questions or concerns, and I'll get right back to you. :)

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