March 2018
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a question on iconage

I've noticed that very few of you use photos of yourselves as your icons -- why is this?

If it's 'cause you don't have a good image-editing program, feel free to email me your photos and tell me what you want me to do and I'll fashion an icon for ya.

feelings: curious

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sunshinepill ══╣clarice╠══
I think, and I know it sounds weird, but I think it's because I don't see my face as a true representation of me. I always look/sound like someone else. So I suppose I feel the need to look outward for a representation of myself.
acid_burns ══╣alice / girls in glasses╠══
belenen ══╣╠══
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kevloid ══╣╠══
there's very few existing pics of me, and none of those are current. I tend to hiss and throw things when somebody whips a camera out, and I have since kidhood.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
heh heh.
carodus ══╣╠══
I guess I don't have any up-to-date photo's of myself. I always seem to be the one taking the picture :)

But I've had quite a few friends comment recently on the general lack of photos with me in it. I'm on holiday soon so I guess I'll make sure my sister takes a picture for me.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Re: photos
paperwings21 ══╣╠══
For me, it's because this is my "secret' journal.
My other journal has pic of me.

belenen ══╣curious╠══
are people who've added this journal not allowed to read the other one? 'Cause I think I'd like to if I am allowed.
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12thknight ══╣jennspic╠══
Used to. Still have it (here). Someone found it last summer doing a random search of guys, we ended up going out for a few months, ended... less than well, and I really haven't gotten back to using my face because it feels to me like I'd be pimping myself out.

Odd, but there you are.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
huh. Interesting.
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
I might take you up on that offer. Now I just need a decent pic of me.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
heh, okay! just send it to belenen at livejournal dot com. ;-)
writer_lilies ══╣╠══
Well it's from three years ago. I don't look THAT different, but it's still not recent. I also found that people treated me differently when that was my icon. It wasn't very nice treatment either, but I'm finding that I really don't care anymore. :P
belenen ══╣curious╠══
Do you not like your mouth? I noticed in the icon that you cut it off.
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eternitywaiting ══╣me╠══
I didn't for the longest time just because I didn't like any of my pictures enough. Despite my rampant webcam posts, I'm not usually an excessively huge fan of my own photos. I finally did this one because certain people were bugging me about how I should have an icon of myself. :-P
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
heh heh. ;-) Well I love it, and you are beautiful.
abstractfish ══╣╠══
I don't have a digital camera, or a scanner. plus I just reformatted my computer. also, I don't think having picturesis so important. it's not a matter of insecurity about my looks, it's a matter of annonymity. as much as I try to be the same person everywhere, I'd be lying to myself if I said I could do it. I geuss I need that seperation between my atom-bound life, and my writing life; at least for now.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
ah. Well, I do like your icon, and it is pretty expressive, if not a portrait. ;-)
duchesse20 ══╣╠══
It's a good question! ;) no one has ever asked that!

Well, I thought of asking a friend to create one of myself, but I don't have nice recent pics of "me"! If I did, I would probably create one. **not that I would use it that often** **giggles**
belenen ══╣teasing╠══
heh heh. You'd rather look at Aria's boobies, huh? ;-)
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_bijou ══╣╠══
Do you have the capabilities to make moving icons? Like a few picture-slide-show type.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
yeah, but my skills aren't fabulous. I'm up for trying anything though!
chillychilly22 ══╣╠══
At first I didn't have any pictures to use, but now that I have a my digicam I just post pictures up on friend's only entries because I feel that those are the people that take the time to get to actually know me, and it would be nice to put a face to a name.

Plus, if the wrong people (some people from school and work) found my journal cause they recognized the girl in the icon they could use it against me (even though I don't have anything serious to hide). I guess I wouldn't mind if they found out about my journal (cause then that means they have one too) and asked me about it, but I would be upset if they knew it was me and friended me as someone else, but then I guess I couldn't be upset cause I wouldn't know about it. So to avoid all that I don't use myself as an icon.

That was a lot more thinking and explaining than anticipated. lol
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Well thanks for explaining. ;-)
_iquit ══╣╠══
i have one i keep meaning to upload on my computer < im not on mine right now > but it still dosnt show my face. i have a myspace if you wanna see me though. i dont show my face because my journals kinda a secret, i use codenames and stuff, though i dont know why cuz anyone that knows me could tell that it was me. im just wierd i guess. i hate people and i just assume they think i died.

man, i sound crazy
belenen ══╣confused╠══
i just assume they think i died.
??? I am way confused.
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nudegrandma ══╣╠══
I've got this icon of myself. A friend of mine did it and really did a wonderful job. :)
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
'tis quite cute. I love the peering-over-glasses shot. ;-)
invisibleglue ══╣beetori╠══
Wow, that'a a pretty nice offer. I suck at making icons. Ok that's a lie, I've never even attempted making an icon because I know I will suck at it.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
haha! I know how that is. Send me a photo if you want me to play with it!
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