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29 August 2008 @ 10:50 pm
i'm in for it all  
1. Okay, so I'm back from Bali, yay! I'll post more about that later because I've got about 700 pictures I need to upload and show to you and also what seemed like about a months worth of activity that I need to describe in great detail. So, yeah, more on that later.

2. Hello to bohema who (from what I can tell) is one of the two brilliant people from over at sinful_caesar. Go check them out if you love HQ pictures, because they've got them coming out of their ears. Also they comment on the pictures they're posting and that's usually a bit of fun :)

Oh, and can I just say what a buzz it is when I go and check my e-mail and somebody new has friended me. I think you should all go and de-friend and re-friend me right now so I can experience that buzz all over again :D

3. the icon crit meme

Go concrit me, I can definitely take it. I also want to take it, because I've taken a little break from iconning and I think my last few icons have been a little rubbish.

4. I've made another community (yes, ANOTHER) that will probably never make it off of the ground. It's do_a_meme and the premise is that somebody will post with a question (or several questions if they want) by creating a post and people will answer it as a reply. It's incredibly simple, really. I also think it could be a lot of fun, because it would be less stressful than answering a million questions about yourself all at once, instead you answer them slowly as they pop up in your flist. Yay :D

Now all I need is for harbourlight or somebody equally as coding-inclined to design me a spiffy layout. *glares at harbourlight*

5. icons!

a) Photobucket I really like this. You may or may not remember a certain wallpaper I made a while ago, but this is the exact same picture, colouring and cropping, just littler :P I made it into an icon because I needed a cycle 7 icon and nothing was working for me.

b) Photobucket see comment for 'a', but I needed a decent Tyra icon

c) Photobucket see comment for 'a' and 'b'. The only thing I added were the black bars on the sides and I hate those with a passion.

d) Photobucket Yay! My first icon back from Bali and it's... terrible. The colouring is a big mess.

e) Photobucket I made this this morning. I love the smoothness of it and my cropping, but I think the colouring is a tad bland.

f) Photobucket this was my attemt to un-bland 'e' and I think I went a tad insane.

g) Photobucket and the happy medium award goes to...

6. walls!

i. I'm really excited about ANTM cycle 11. Wednesday can't come fast enough. I am completely 100% head over heels in love with Elina. I seriously have been watching her interview again and again and staring at her two released photos for hours on end. I love her face a LOT, but unfortunately I hate this wallpaper. I originally wanted to blend her onto a background like a few of my more recent walls, but I couldn't find any settings that were lit in a similar way to her and it ended up looking really weird. But then, to my dismay, I also found that she looked really weird on a textured background. Oh no! How am I supposed to get her on my desktop now? What was I supposed to do? Well...

ii. BAM! This is what I was supposed to do! I love this wallpaper a lot. It's a new style for me and I think it's very exciting. I also think the style works very well with the photo. I love the simplicity, but there are two things I wish I'd changed: I wish I hadn't given the text a dropshadow, I think it looks a bit amateurish and I wish I hadn't used the checkerboard grid, because it annoys me to no end when people use it in their icons and I think it makes it look like I like and am joining in on the fad.
Current Mood: bitchybitchy
Currently Watching: the Dollhouse comic-con panel
Steph: supernatural; salt and burnharbourlight on August 30th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
1. I can't wait :)

4. Sounds awesome! I really hope it catches on and I will definitely do whatever I can to help!

5. a) is great. I love the bright colors and that its kind of soft. You didn't go overboard on the contrast.

6. I definitely agree that ii) is the best. And I like the checkerboard. So how come you don't add a dropshadow to the text? Did you not save your psd :O ?
Joshblueymcphluey on August 30th, 2008 07:11 am (UTC)
4. Yay, thanks :D Is there any chance you could design a layout for it?

a) thankyou :)

ii) well, I used the same .psd for i and ii, but I didn't save the version with ii in it, because I thought I already had and when it asked me if I wanted to save I said no. :(
Steph: twilight; kstew handsharbourlight on August 30th, 2008 10:06 am (UTC)
Yeah sure. Did you want to make a header and send it my way?
Joshblueymcphluey on August 30th, 2008 10:49 am (UTC)
well, style-wise I was thinking of something incredibly sleek and simple like the layout over at icon_battle so the header would be very simple. What do you think of this?
Steph: twitext; dibs on jasperharbourlight on August 30th, 2008 10:56 am (UTC)
Cool idea. I will get something up for you tomorrow.

Any color requests? Like the page background, links etc..
Josh: chuckblueymcphluey on August 30th, 2008 11:29 am (UTC)
hmm... nothing specific... maybe just a plain, flat background?

Actually, ooh! Do you know about colourblender? It's really cool and has just convinced me that the colourscheme should consist solely of 632C1E, B04D35, 634F1E, B08B35, 9C9C9C, 636363 and 181818. :D
Steph: angel; darla and druharbourlight on August 30th, 2008 11:33 am (UTC)
Ooh no. I've not been there before.

Very cool! And I will definitely try to incorporate all of your colors :P
Lauren: Buffy- B&Wwhenitsquiet on September 1st, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
Just so you know, you're awesome. I love your icon critique comments and I have to friend you. Hope you don't mind.
Joshblueymcphluey on September 2nd, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
yay, not minded at all! And thankyou for reminding me, I've been feeling pretty un-awesome about myself lately. :P