Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,
Rowyn
rowyn

Iconography (or: Because Polls Are Fun! Right?)

So I got a permanent account last week. That means I can upload up to a hundred icons.

I'd never gotten around to using all fifteen of the icon slots I had before; I've got thirteen.

They're all pictures of me.

There's a reason why I'm using pictures of myself for all my icons, but it's not a very good reason. I started back when I only had three slots on my free account, and I was too lazy to draw anything so I just scanned a few pictures of myself.

Then I got a paid account, and briefly once again contemplated drawing icons for myself. And didn't for a few months, so I finally thought "Oh, forget it, I'm putting up a bunch more pictures of myself."

And now I have eighty-seven more empty icon slots.

Eighty-seven.

I really should use them for something. But my mind revolts at the notion of uploading eighty-seven more 100x100 pixel versions of myself. Yeah, I may be vain, but I'm not that vain.

(Lut: "Yes you are.")

Ahem. Anyway.

I've always wanted to have a thematic set of icons: all of the same character in different poses/expression. I like my icon to be a recognizable representation of me, so that even if I add a new icon, anyone who sees it would still be able to think at a glance, "Yes, that's rowyn.

But ... a hundred pictures of the same character/person, in different poses? 'Course, I don't have to use them all. But where's the fun in that?

I'm not sure what I'll do, but I'm open to suggestions. And I even made a poll to make suggesting easier, although I'm not sayin' I'll go with whatever wins the poll. :)

Poll #514072 What Should I Do with My New Icon Slots?

Rowyn should:

Upload more pictures of herself! She knows she wants to ...
3(23.1%)
Pick an avatar and draw some icons already. How many years does it take to come up with one?
3(23.1%)
Ask her friends to draw icons for her, many of 'em are better at drawing than she is anyway.
2(15.4%)
Yoink icons from Google Images at random, 'cause it's fun and no one else does thematic icon sets
0(0.0%)
Compromise and use a few different sets of thematic icons
5(38.5%)
Something else? (Elaborate in comments)
0(0.0%)
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