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livredor
Spoilt for choice
Monday, 30 May 2005 at 06:56 pm
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So when I found my Amélie icon, catwithclaws pointed me to a whole collection of alternatives. I hated nearly all of them, except one by sevenages. So the question is, should I change over to this one?

The advantage of the icon I have at the moment is that it's most delightfully mischievous, and it looks like an icon, rather than a random 100x100 crop from a film still. The advantage of the alternative is that Amélie is drinking tea and I definitely need more tea references for my journal. And it's more original in a way.

And I can't decide between them. Yeah, I could have both, but then I'd have this dilemma every time I wanted to make a post! Solution: post a poll and obey the will of the majority.

Poll #503221 Amelie

Pick one...

new amelie with tea
12(31.6%)
old mischievous amelie
26(68.4%)
Today is the 36th day, making 5 complete weeks and one day of the Omer


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rysmiel: default
From:rysmiel
Date:May 30th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
12 minutes after journal entry, 02:20 pm (rysmiel's time)
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I definitely go for delightfully mischievous, given this choice. You do after all, have your default icon, the Improbability Drive one, and a teapot on the jumper on your little purple cartoon you icons; I appreciate that you like tea rather a lot, but do you really need five icons making that point ?
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livredor: Amelie
From:livredor
Date:May 30th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
3 hours after journal entry, 09:34 pm (livredor's time)
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I definitely go for delightfully mischievous, given this choice.
I am coming to the conclusion that you are perhaps just the tiniest bit conservative about these things. But I'm not surprised you like the mischievous Amélie icon; the reason why I noticed it in the first place is because it's like the lovely badge you gave me.

I appreciate that you like tea rather a lot, but do you really need five icons making that point ?
Well, the thing is, if I have really lots, it's not redundancy, it's a deliberate theme! But you do have a point, I will admit.
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ajollypyruvate: Cunning
From:ajollypyruvate
Date:May 30th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
40 minutes after journal entry, 10:48 am (ajollypyruvate's time)
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I like the first one better. The second one is, in my opinion, overused and I've grown weary of seeing it on nearly every message board/blog I visit.

But that's just me.
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livredor: letters
From:livredor
Date:May 30th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
3 hours after journal entry, 09:58 pm (livredor's time)
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The second one is, in my opinion, overused
Yes, I agree, that's why I'm thinking of changing to one that's more specific to me. Dilemma dilemma. I should get better at making decisions instead of being slavishly ruled by poll results, but it's awfully addictive once you start getting your friends list to make decisions for you!
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From:loreid
Date:May 30th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Except that I want to have your Amelie icon, and I can't 'cos it's yours now.
I know I could have an identical icon, but everyone would know it was yours really.
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livredor: teeeeeeeeea
From:livredor
Date:May 30th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
4 hours after journal entry, 10:15 pm (livredor's time)
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I want to have your Amelie icon, and I can't 'cos it's yours now.
Oh dear, that's making me think I should switch so you can have the old one! You have more right to Amelie icons than I do, cos it's close to your name.

I know I could have an identical icon, but everyone would know it was yours really.
Except that as ajollypyruvate points out, it's an image that's all over the place. And darcydodo has an icon very similar to this tea one of mine and that's not a problem.
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hatam_soferet: default
From:hatam_soferet
Date:May 30th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
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The second one looks more like Amelie. The first one could sort of be more or less anyone. Depends whether you think the Amelie factor or the tea factor should win out.
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livredor: Amelie
From:livredor
Date:May 31st, 2005 11:01 am (UTC)
16 hours after journal entry, 11:01 am (livredor's time)
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The second one looks more like Amelie. The first one could sort of be more or less anyone.
It seems pretty recognizable, to me, but I agree, it's not so iconic.

Depends whether you think the Amelie factor or the tea factor should win out.
Tea! Tea always wins! I take your point though.
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hatam_soferet: default
From:hatam_soferet
Date:May 31st, 2005 11:25 am (UTC)
17 hours after journal entry
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It seems pretty recognizable, to me, but I agree, it's not so iconic.
Yeah, the problem could just be that I'm not very good on the contemporary culture thing. :)
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angeyja: default
From:angeyja
Date:May 30th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
4 hours after journal entry
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I love the feeling of the second but the colors of the first work better with your page. I am now thinking that is probably not something that you were intersted in. It doesn't really give me the sense of Amelie that the brighter one does. Maybe it is not either/or but both and keep looking?

And, I really like the icon that cropped up again just now. I do keep thinking there should be a book on the table or maybe there is and I can't see it.
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livredor: letters
From:livredor
Date:May 31st, 2005 11:08 am (UTC)
17 hours after journal entry, 11:08 am (livredor's time)
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I love the feeling of the second but the colors of the first work better with your page
That's a good point. I hadn't considered that angle, because I'll probably keep the icons longer than I keep this particular page layout. But you're right, it does suit my page (that's why I changed to the girl drinking tea for my default, since it's not so garishly purple).

It doesn't really give me the sense of Amelie that the brighter one does.
Ah, that's the same comment that hatam_soferet made. I do want something immediately recognizable as Amélie, that's for sure.

And, I really like the icon that cropped up again just now.
The improbability drive one with the cup of tea? darcydodo made that. I'm fond of it myself.

I do keep thinking there should be a book on the table or maybe there is and I can't see it.
I like that, it could be just out of the picture.
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