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usericons [Sep. 9th, 2007|09:31 pm]
I need an icon for talking about coding and other suchlike things. What should it look like?

For that matter, I'm curious to know: I have particular associations for different icons on my account, some of which are probably kind of obscure. What patterns of icon usage have you noticed? What do you think they mean? Any you're dying to know about? What else do I need an icon for besides coding?

[User Picture]From: coloskind
2007-09-10 04:09 am (UTC)
speaking of icons... we still want the name of the guy who did the one featured on the post .... :) please...
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2007-09-10 04:19 am (UTC)
Oh! It's our friend Josh, toosuto. Contact info on his profile page. I'm sure he would be delighted to draw octopi or other things for you for modest remuneration...
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From: toosuto
2007-09-10 04:03 pm (UTC)
I just got to catch up on the ones ordered before I moved, I'm hoping to have the octopi ordering turned back on by next weekend. And because I am that proud of it, I'll link to the whole piece: here
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[User Picture]From: flwyd
2007-09-10 04:53 am (UTC)
I find programming language icons work well. You could have a camel. Or a block of fiendishly clever code in 10000 pixels. Panel 3 might make a good icon.
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From: detailbear
2007-09-10 06:20 pm (UTC)
I've only really figured out the 'emotion' ones, and possibly the Haus one. I know that the rat stamp relates to your Chinese horoscope (I'm a metal rat, you're wood). But I haven't noticed a pattern for the radioactive panda icon or a few others.

You may notice that I have plethora of icons myself, and I still need a few more, I feel. (One NSFW on the list). My computer related ones are the directory listing (I'm old school) and the sattelite dish for 'links' and communication.

As for others, your birth family and the TAMC are the only repeating subjects I don't really see an icon for.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2007-09-10 07:29 pm (UTC)
Mostly I use the rat icon when I'm feeling contrarian or giving someone a hard time or something like that. When I'm being kind of a rat in one way or another, in other words. It also gets used if the conversation touches on animals.

Radioactive panda... how to explain it... mostly I use that when I'm seeing the world through glowing radioactive-green-colored welding goggles, rather than through my normal rose-colored glasses.

The picture from Radium is the one I generally use for birth family (if I'm using a particular icon). I was working on a TAMC icon. I should finish it.
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[User Picture]From: lovecarnievan
2007-09-11 03:52 am (UTC)
I know what the cranky-pants icon means...
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