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A bunch of people on my friends list have been posting explanations of their icons.


My temporary default. I'll get bored of it quickly. I saw the picture from the cover of Freedom of Choice in the liner notes to their Greatest Hits which I bought recently and thought that it would make a good icon. The text wrote itself, of course, so you can't blame me for it.

cat   thinking   disbelief   hip   happy

These are the ones I use in the majority of my posts and comments. They're all of Cat from Cat and Girl, and I use them like mood icons, especially in comments. From left to right: my usual default, deep in thought, doubtful, either hipster poseur or music geek depending on context, and happy. (Cat is happiest when eating paint.)

The "hip" one there is one of my favorites. I need to find a better picture of Cat eating paint with a suitably happy expression and a grey background instead of black.

I've met a handful of neat people on here solely by noticing they have an icon from Cat and Girl.


This Cat one has a bit more backstory; it's from this Cat and Girl comic, the last panel of which resembles nyxie and I a bit too closely. She made this icon from that strip:

but found that it was a bit too grumpy-looking to use for everyday use, and thus naturally concluded that she should just use it for comments to me. I use the above icon in my response when I'm brave enough to respond. She gives me that look outside LiveJournal a lot too. I figure it's a display of affection.


Our cat Mouse aka Mousey aka Mouseycat, from this picture, which I typically only use when I'm talking about cats or pets. Mouse is only half of the feline contingent here, along with Rasha.


This picture of Dick Feynman is from the cover of Six Not-so-easy Pieces, the second collection of lectures excerpted from the Feynman Lectures on Physics. One day I glanced at the cover and noticed that the size and ratio of the photo was awfully icon-ish, and scanned it. I'm not the only person to have noticed this, as I see other scans of this icon showing up occasionally. I admire Feynman a great deal.

photo   hunter   xmas

Various pictures of me. The first one is there because I like to have one icon which is a normal photo of me for people who look at my userpics page hoping to find a photo. It's about a year old, and I've lost a bit of weight since then, but it's pretty accurate. The second one is me recalling Hunter S. Thompson. I don't usually wear the hat and the glasses together. Lastly is my Christmas icon, which inspired a few other people.


It's a tradition in LiveJournal Support to have an icon that somehow involves a bunny, referring to the support slang "bunneh" for someone that gets to a request while you're still reading it (and who is thus "quick like bunneh"). This one is part of bunny headphones by Kozyndan. I hope to get a Kozyndan print or two on my wall eventually.

S'all she wrote.


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