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13 July 2006 @ 11:12 pm
So ... yeah  
At une certaine temps of the month, I find myself far more susceptible to mean and wretched thoughts than normal. In this case I decided to absent myself rather than subject my flist to a laundry list of my woes. It is reassuring, I suppose, that the majority of my issues and insecurities can be blame on the fact that I have a vagina. Then again, it begs the question of why that supposedly benign higher power didn't rally around and make me a man.

I've spent the intervening time with my delicious physiology textbook, delighting in the havoc sodium intake can wreak on one's urine output rate. I'm also reading … and that's when it fell off in my hand. The Americans out there will know this as Away Laughing On A Fast Camel. Yes, it's true, Americans are the modern world's only guardians of propriety. It does make me wonder why the book I got from Harvard, A Mind of its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis wasn't renamed Cocks Ahoy! for import by the same moral coin. Hypocrisy, I believe, may be the answer.

After a refreshing dose of perspective, I return with two queries for anyone who can claim knowledge in these areas.

Q) Is it possible to dump the struck-out deleted journals from your profile page? I'm anal enough that they make me itchy to look at them. (The unnecessary imbalance, you know.) I seem to have accumulated an astonishing number of them -- although I know for a fact that one person deleted her journal and started a new one, from which I was excluded. Yeah, that hurt, but not so much as the excess baggage I'm lugging around the internets in the form of deleted names. Any takers?

Q+1) I made a batch of icons that were, for me, quite good. The ones I made yesterday uploaded fine … the ones I made today, nada. Do they have to age a little, like wine or cheese, before lj will accept them? Is that it?

In other news, the parentship's tarmac looks excellent. Bless their cotton socks.
Current Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Baby Can I Hold You (Tracy Chapman)
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Dane Danescoradh on July 13th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)

I've been wanting to do this for so long, but have been held back by my assumption that it was impossible. Thankee kindly!
Aliciaaliciajd on July 13th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
Go to your user page and look for the 'your settings/your friends option' on the left. Click on it and go down the list, checking the box to the right of the ones you wish to delete. Go to the bottom and click on save changes. then go back to your user page and refresh this should get rid of the unwanted defunct journals.
Aliciaaliciajd on July 13th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
The difference in the last two sets of directions, depends on which style you have your journal set on.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Harry/Draco pinkscoradh on July 13th, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
All gone! Woohoo! [glomps all around]
Ian Anon: riddlephysixxx on July 13th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
yeah, but if the deleted-struck out journals 'list' you as a 'friend', then it'll still show on your 'friend of' (or the list of people who have listed you as a friend), won't it? so she'll still see them in at least one friend grouping, yeah? or is that info purged when said journalist (heh) deletes their account?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Dane Danescoradh on July 13th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
They're the ones I was hoping to dump -- and it works, too. Me happy now. :D
patron saint of the mediocre: me; larsthrupenny on July 13th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
I think if you ban the deleted journals, that removes them from your info. Instructions are here.

As for the icons, I have nothing...
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Footballscoradh on July 13th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
Gottem! Durn basturds.

Me either. [cries]
I, Ociwen: ore-samareposoir on July 13th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha- I had no idea you liked Tenipuri.

Now, leave Seigaku and join the Dark Side Hyoutei and Rikkai fangirls...
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Girl facescoradh on July 13th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
It's a new thing. But it looks set to be a LARGE HAIRY MIND STEALING one, too.

[confused] But I thought Hyoutei were the bad guys? Like the guy that didn't speak ... he amused me immensely. Except for the captain guy that everyone slashes with Momo despite his huge love for Kaidou.

Okay shutting up now.
(Anonymous) on July 14th, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)
You mustn't be very far. You have much to learn, young fen.

Atobe/Momo? o.0 I have NEVER seen that. I'm rather frightened.

Hyoutei is not evil. They have much love. As does Rikkai (although I admit when I first saw Rikkai I thought they were uberthugs and Sanada was....yeah. Naw, they're all fluffbums).

Especially the Dirty Pair and the Silver Pair. Much love for Hyoutei. (And Atobe loves Tezbear, in addition to Jiroh ;)

(Most of the other schools are characterized as big and bad when Seigaku first sees them- Fudomine, St Ru, Yamabuki, Hyoutei, Rikkai, Shitenhjoi, etc. The only one that's evem semi-kinda-not-really evil is Higa, but they only appear in the mangas and the OVAs ;)
I, Ociwenreposoir on July 14th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, shit, sorry, forgot to sign in. That was me. ;)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Cooler than youscoradh on July 14th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
Nope. I have the mangas, and as far as they go I'm about at 'chapter' 137. I seem to have a short attention span these days, which does not bode well in terms of my future career etc.

I'm sure someone on my flist posted a fic with that pairing just recently. I haven't read any fic yet, not wanting to tarnish my own ship too early on, but I'm sure it was that. Or perhaps not.

I love St Rudolph's. They are deliciously evil. The best part was Momo leaping over the net to yell at Duckface to get up, he wasn't finished playing. Um, that may not be the same school. So many characters, I have not yet got them sorted yet in my little head.

I read somewhere that Rikkai take magic mushrooms, so it's all good.

Mainly I just love Inui's grape juice or whatever it is. And that Eiji loves it. The mangaka has a light touch when it comes to little details like that.

(thought you mightn't get the email notification if I replied to the other)
I, Ociwen: buttsex formationreposoir on July 14th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
Ah, the mangas are better anyway. Although Shishido is more of a fluffbum in the anime.

You must be very very close to the Silver Pair match. Actually, no, you just passed it. But they are love. Although a lot of SP fic rather sucks, to be honest.

Rikkai only take magic mushrooms in crack fic. And actually I think it was weed, but I forget off the top of my head. They aren't until the late 190s, early 200s. The Yagyuu-Niou bit is some of my fav stuff there. And Genius 240. But none of those involve Ryoma or Tez, not really.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: I'm cutescoradh on July 14th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
I could have missed it entirely. All scans everywhere fail from 103 to 115, which means I skipped from Ry's match with Mr Psycho In Eyeliner to Momo being kicked off the regulars. Which was a wrench, I must say, although he got a pretty flag.

Well, a lot of fic in a lot of pairings in a lot of fandoms seems to suck ... finding a good writer is like trawling through a slurry pit for a diamond.

I think Tezzie is vair vair evil. Thus the basis of his appeal, I suppose. I resonate more with Eiji Tiger, meself.
I, Ociwen: love cheesesandwichreposoir on July 14th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
Silver Pair match started 128. InuKai vs Ohtori/Shishido.

Jin is only psycho when Dan is not around. ;) ;) ;)

Have you read fic from prillalar, kessie, sublimeparadigm, midorinomizu, cimorene etc etc etc? They have good stuff. Also, check the memories of friends. I myself have about 250ish PoT fics in my memories for easy reference.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Cat with no handsscoradh on July 14th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, now I remember! I should, I read it yesterday. Mr I Cut Off My Ponytail and Tall Guy. I actually tried to make an Ohtori icon but it sucked, so that was the end of that.

Cool, I will reference them when I've finitoed the manga. Fanks.
I, Ociwen: ohtorireposoir on July 14th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
Shishido's meltdown is a classic moment, rivalled only by Mizuki's meltdown (in which Mizbear screams and calls Fuji a bitch. In the anime, anyway).

If you watch no anime of the series at all, at least watch episodes 112, 138(?) and 142 for the Silver Pair. They even have their own fucking love duet themesong (I kid you not).

Have you checked tenipuri_icons? They have a lot of stuff, but you have to trawl through a lot of crap to find good icons. I know Ohtori stuff pops up fairly frequently there.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Fangirlscoradh on July 14th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
Well, tennis is often noted to inspire melodic rhapsodies. Like that time Andre Agassi serenaded ... no wait, that didn't happen.

I intend to watch it all, once I get back near a broadband connexion. [grabby hands]

I may do that. Although I find random stealing works just as well. ;D
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Fangirlscoradh on July 13th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
Well, they're saved on My Pictures in my computer, and on lj I have eight free icons spaces.

They're not too big, I'm sure. My computer and I are generally on very cool terms, though.

The only thing I can think of is that I started opening CMCK colour files because the automatic greyscale was pissing me off, and maybe it only accepts RBM colour? (They might not be the right acronyms, but they start with those letters anyway ...)
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 13th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
They're all JPEGs; the ones from yesterday and the ones from today. The only thing is, with today's ones there's no viable option to resave -- like PNG or GIF. Which is why I'm wondering if I fucked up the colour thing.

And they were my best ones, too. Woe.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Chibi Ryomascoradh on July 13th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
Huge wobbling gobs of woe.

Yeah, but I didn't make most of 'em. ;D
Online I'm a Giantparthenia14 on July 13th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
Are they too big, memory-wise? (It usually tells you). I forget the limit, but it's quite low, like 40kb.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Eggsscoradh on July 13th, 2006 11:27 pm (UTC)
Nope; I always make sure to save them under the 28 kb option.

They are lost forever. FUCKIT FUCKIT FUCKIT.
moocowmisconstrue on July 14th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
No no! Try opening them in the MS picture viewer or an internet window and then press "Print Screen." Open your image editing program and get a new file open (probably defaulted to the size of your monitor) and then ctrl+V or paste, et voila, you have taken a screen cap of your graphic and you just need to trim it to 100x100 again.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Nitrous oxidescoradh on July 13th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
[mysterious] Everything happens in Des Moines! Have you not read Good Omens?
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someone's always looking for DB Cooper: so willpower's a no then?numena on July 13th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
Ah, and I actually knew the answer. Oh well.

I think I love your icon.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 13th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
Yours is great too. Although not everyone would get it ... damn TV.

Except for anime DVDs.
Caitcoralia13 on July 14th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your woes, and, I guess, about your vagina. :) Hope it seems friendlier soon.

The only other thing I really have to say is that I like that you are in Des Moines. Oh, Iowa. You are so flat and cheerful.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Deep wizardryscoradh on July 14th, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC)
It's never very friendly, but sometimes we have Wild Western style showdowns. Not pretty. :(

Des Moines seems to be the hidden Coolness Capital of America. I keep seeing it everywhere. What is it about that place? Was Elvis born there or something?
Cait: Idahocoralia13 on July 15th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
As to Des Moines: Hahahaha! No, Elvis was not born there, and no, Des Moines is not particularly cool, although it is hidden. It's just a large town/small city in the Midwest that Iowans see as a big city, and that everyone else mocks incessently as being what Mal would call "the corner of 'No' and 'Where'." There's a stereotype (my Iowa born-and-bred mother tells me) of "the little old lady from Des Moines," who thinks she's from the big city but has no idea what's going on in the rest of the country, or that New York City eats places like Des Moines for an afternoon snack. So basically it is just unduly mocked a lot, or it was by generations before mine - I'm not sure how many people who aren't from the Midwest know it exists anymore.

Sorry about the Wild Western showdowns. If they were space western showdowns, it might be okay, but... ;)