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Thu, Jan. 14th, 2010, 09:36 pm

I love the drop-shade you get on LJ when you mouse over somebody's icon. It's reassuring to have it tell you that they're your mutual friend. Warms the heart, you know? And if you're having a rough patch with them, like an argument or you think that they're mad at you, it makes you feel secure. And for a laugh, you can always mouse over yourself and have it succinctly remind the viewer that "this is you".

Fri, Jan. 15th, 2010 09:05 am (UTC)

Sometimes I even think it's philosophical, and I want to argue. "No, that is not me! But then... what am I?"

Fri, Jan. 15th, 2010 10:02 am (UTC)

A pipe?

Fri, Jan. 15th, 2010 10:32 am (UTC)
bossgoji: the treachery of image macros

Sat, Jan. 16th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
masstreble: Re: the treachery of image macros

*Laughs* This is interesting, I was thinking about this exact image earlier this afternoon. I was thinking of what would happen if you alchemitized together a smoking pipe, a bottle of shaving cream, and a lighter. The answer is a kooky sort of foam-based napalm thrower named "THIS IS NOT YOUR DOOM".

Sat, Jan. 16th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)

In much the same way, it's just an iconic stand-in for me, made such that it invokes in the mind of the viewer, me.

...What is with everyone lately? We're all talking about the idea of the icon, images of the self, and in the images of the self in the minds of others. It's making me paranoid, like I'm living the first ten minutes of a Serial Experiments episode. Themes usually aren't layered this thick in everyday life, you know.