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Whole lotta labia.

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[Sep. 10th, 2008|10:42 am]
Whole lotta labia.
Don't you, every once in a while, just want to send an internet etiquette package to a bunch of people? Just an envelope with a fun thumbdrive (sushi maybe, or those ones that look like teddybears with no heads) and then when it gets inserted you get this:


  • Basic rules on the use of apostrophes

  • A general understanding of the difference between "your" and "you're" as well as the correct expansions of some basic contractions.

  • A link to Google

  • A link to Snopes

  • And, for those to whom it applies, a general understanding of politeness on LJ. To whit: If you would like to unfriend someone, just do it. Don't whine about it and then post something clever for those still on your flist. That's tacky. And also, if you like someone's icon and you want to use it, ask them first. It's possible they will have no problem at all but it's also possible that they put a lot of work into it, or maybe didn't even make it themselves and the original artist would like credit. Be nice, people, you don't grab accessories from random strangers on the street, now do you?



In other news? I love my flist. The rest of the internet just makes me want to clutch you all to my bosom.


I heard that. Pervs.
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[User Picture]From: genvandevander
2008-09-10 03:18 pm (UTC)
hmmmmm....didn't realize icons were such a big deal, I stole my hermione one from somewhere. It is now my all time fave icon and my default. I do not rember where I got it from, so if anyone recognizes it, let me know who it belongs to so I can ask for useage.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2008-09-10 03:23 pm (UTC)
For a while I didn't see the big deal either, but then I started making my own and sometimes spending hours getting one just right and at that point it starts being like a piece of garb, right? It's like you've worked hard on it and you love it and if you want to give it to someone that's your choice but it's weird seeing it pop up somewhere else.

I found one of mine (not one I made, but one I use and credit) on a group the other day and it's just been twitching me ever since.

I think yours actually came from Steph (starfishchick). I'd say sit right here and when she gets back to the computer she'll probably chime into this herself. :) Actually, the story behind that one is pretty funny. We were talking one day, Steph and Jaci (marginalia) and I about someone having typo'd the word "prevalent" AND the word "grammar" and Steph was saying that she hoped it was a typo and I said maybe it was street slang. Like "My mad skilz of grammer are way prevlant, yo." And thus it was.
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From: starfishchick
2008-09-10 03:49 pm (UTC)
Hee, yes, I will chime in and ask if you would mind not using it... it was made especially for me as a gift.

If you'd like to steal the wording and make your own (or have someone make you one) that's fair game -- even one with a picture of Hermione! -- but I'd much prefer if you didn't use that specific icon.

Hi!
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[User Picture]From: genvandevander
2008-09-10 03:57 pm (UTC)
ok
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[User Picture]From: genvandevander
2008-09-10 03:58 pm (UTC)
oops will change that defult right now
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[User Picture]From: genvandevander
2008-09-10 03:59 pm (UTC)
I wont use it anymore, sorry for causing a problem.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2008-09-10 04:02 pm (UTC)
Sugar, you didn't know! And though we can all get twitchy about them, in the long run they're just pictures, it's not like leaving the Hubble out of focus before it got launched or leaving a puppy in a hot car.

Plus? That Ms. Piggy is *fabulous*! And how crazy is it that the bastion of true feminine power in this world is the same guy who does Yoda?
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2008-09-10 04:07 pm (UTC)
Also, just so you have them, my favorite icon communities are:

http://community.livejournal.com/icons_r_us/

the big bunch of often Wheedon icons here:
http://community.livejournal.com/buffyecticons/

and anything made by poisoninjest here: http://poisoninjest.livejournal.com/ seriously, hers are so damned funny.
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From: starfishchick
2008-09-10 04:15 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: genvandevander
2008-09-10 08:04 pm (UTC)
cool I will check out the links. Thanks.
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From: starfishchick
2008-09-10 04:09 pm (UTC)
It's OK! These things happen! I do appreciate it, though. (And I'm glad you like it so much.)

Cheers.
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