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Ramdon thought - Grin with cat attached
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Ramdon thought Sep. 6th, 2004 05:42 pm
I'm wondering if my recent devil-may-post attitude is related to temporarily having a penguin as a primary userpic? It seems to encourage a certain je-ne-sais-quoi...

And in really non-news, Gmail invites remain: http://www.livejournal.com/users/wechsler/577793.html
And in more non-news, I'm still taking questions: http://www.livejournal.com/users/wechsler/589762.html

From: serena_lesley
Date: September 6th, 2004 - 04:53 pm (Link)
It's odd, if the userpic is cute or silly it does change the way you post. It's sort of why I keep the blinking kitty as my default one. :)
From: wechsler
Date: September 6th, 2004 - 04:56 pm (Link)
I do keep finding myself thinking "Why do I care? I'm a PENGUIN!"

But then I'm just odd. And it doesn't look like the sharpest penguin in the flock.
From: robinbloke
Date: September 6th, 2004 - 05:17 pm (Link)
Penguin zen? :)
From: deborah_c
Date: September 6th, 2004 - 06:10 pm (Link)
Spotted yesterday on TV, and which I thought you both (Robin and Wechsler) might like: talking to a Dartmouth artist, one of his (briefly-shown) drawings shows three penguins, with the caption there came three wise penguins, bearing gifts of fish, fish and fish.
From: valkyriekaren
Date: September 6th, 2004 - 06:37 pm (Link)
do penguins flock? What's the correct collective noun for penguins?

Ah-hah. Google comes up trumps again:

At the 4th International Penguin Conference in Chile in September 2000, it was agreed by penguin researchers that they would try to refer to a group of penguins on the land as a "waddle" of penguins and a group in the water as a "raft" of penguins. We hope that these collective nouns will become widely accepted in the near future. They also said that the word ‘rookery’ is no longer used very much.
From: wechsler
Date: September 6th, 2004 - 05:05 pm (Link)
Changed... it was getting to me ;)

icons

From: webcowgirl
Date: September 7th, 2004 - 05:43 am (Link)
Is this a baby cloud leopard? It's a fantastic icon, way better for you than the penguin.

I changed my default to this one for a while, but I actually like having it not be a picture of me better, I think. I wonder what my usual icon makes people think of me, that is, what they think it says about me or how it makes them see me?

Thinking too hard about this, obviously it's time to call it a night.

Re: icons

From: wechsler
Date: September 7th, 2004 - 09:09 am (Link)
It's a margay, one of the smaller jungle cats, and mainly arboreal IIRC.

Your "goddess" iconn (your usual default) has a certain "I'm not telling" mystery to it. It certainly gives a different impression from the one you've used here. Both seem apt in different ways.

Out of interest, which of my icons best match the way you perceive me?

Re: icons

From: webcowgirl
Date: September 7th, 2004 - 07:16 pm (Link)
Who would think it, the margay is best. The catsuit doesn't show your face well enough, and a lot of the other shots are fairly similar to each other, though I like the Rockstar one pretty well.

I think I'll geek out and do a poll on this if things quiet down at work today ...