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You know you're an icon whore when... - Happy's Obsession
or what I do between bouts of Real Life
You know you're an icon whore when...
... you read a great post, leave a comment on it, but before you hit the "Post Comment" button, you spend the next 60 minutes...

1) looking for the right icon in your userpics
2) fail to find the right icon
3) search your "My Pictures" files for the perfect picture
4) fail to find the perfect picture
5) go on the internet, and google the person you want to icon
6) search multiple sites for pics, saving all along the way
7) find what you need
8) crop, color adjust, brighten/sharpen/contrast the pics to make them match
9) make a multilayer icon, combining 2 pics and 3 layers
10) upload the icon to your userpics
11) cut your original comment, hit "Post Comment" again to get a new screen, then past your original comment
12) select the newly made icon for the post.

P.S. You also start to feel... slacking... if you use another person's icon. Hell, I'm having a hard time using my regular dancing boys!

I spent at least... 3 minutes trying to decide which icon I'd made to use, before reluctantly deciding on my old favorite dancing boys, because of the previous sentence...
4 Voices or Sing to Me
mi_nion From: mi_nion Date: December 1st, 2005 04:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I can't begin to tell you how many times I've done that.
jenepherre From: jenepherre Date: December 1st, 2005 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep - I've done that too, though not very often.

And I only recently started using icons by other people. There was a long time where I simply would not use any icons I hadn't made myself. Eventually I had to ease up on myself. LOL
jenepherre From: jenepherre Date: December 1st, 2005 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)
And damn... I just noticed that the upper left corner of this icon is all pixelated on the animated part. Now anal-retentive me is gonna have to fix it. ::rolls eyes at self::
sandid From: sandid Date: December 1st, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I feel ya.....so to speak....lol
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