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29 September 2014 @ 01:45 pm
[sticky post] HI.  
New default post cause I didn't really have one...

this journal is mostly FRIENDS ONLY.
My icons: froonium_icons

Don't add me just for my icons, add froonium_icons instead :)

If you're not here for the icons and would like to be friends for some reason, let me know in a PM or in a comment here. Don't just randomly add me cause if I don't know you at all I probably won't add you back, but if you just ask I'll probably say yes. Just let me know what we have in common/why you're adding me. This might be the icon hobby (I'm very happy to friend other icon makers) or a shared love for LOST or INTJ personality or anything. I have a lot of issues though so sometimes I'm a jerk. But yeah if you still want to add me, just let me know.
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01 October 2031 @ 06:16 pm
So I thought I'd FINALLY make a resource post, now that the rich text editor works at least bearably. This will be a long list.

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It's entirely possible that everyone who should be here isn't. That happens especially with artists who don't put their nicks on their texture files or make a preview pic with their nick on it. So if you notice I'm using one of your textures but can't find your name here, please inform me!
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27 July 2015 @ 12:48 pm
What TV shows, books, or movies have you been involved in the fandom for them (if any)? What is your favorite part of being involved in fandom? Have you ever gone to any conventions or meetups (whether large or small) for any fandom you've participated in?
My first real 'fandom' was Harry Potter. In 2004 I started reading fic, then later commenting and discussing it on two Finnish fan forums. Later (in 2006, I think?) I started writing my own fic but was never very good at it.

Then I was into a few things without actually participating in the fandoms at all, but then in 2010 I got hardcore into Farscape and it has been my biggest fandom to date, measured by fandom participation.

I started by writing a lot of fanfic. That's what initially made me come to LJ and that was clearly a great decision. I started writing meta/reviews of each episode and tbh my reviews were kinda shallow and ship-focused :) but ehh it counts?? and I also started making icons. I made a crapload of them every single day and they were the most ridiculously horrible icons you can imagine but participating in farscape_20in20 made me up my game a bit.

The best fandom experience for me however was probably farscapeland, because it was a social activity where I got to know a lot of people. I participated in all kinds of fun challenges, and in these actual realtime chats which were surprisingly fun for a while until everyone started hating each other (or was it just me? I think it might have been just me :p). anyway I wish there was something similar for every fandom I like.

After that, almost all of my fandom contribution has been in the form of icons. It has been my passion for a few years now but tbh to me it's usually more about the actual graphicsmaking than about that fandom, even though I do work the best when I'm 100% into that fandom/subject.

There have been fandoms I've been into after Farscape, but online stuff hasn't really been a priority to me recently and whenever I see an interesting fannish discussion or other activity I usually don't bother participating. My fandom experiences these days are mostly just reading stuff at fandomsecrets, and browsing tumblr's ship tags (and when I'm feeling really grouchy, sometimes the anti ship tags lol).

my favorite part of being involved in a fandom is discussions with like-minded people. which there are none, usually, so this is an imaginary part. of the real fandom parts my fave thing is probably iconing, and daydreaming about my OTPs :) ♥

as for the last question - no I've never been to any cons/meetups, mostly because I'm a Finn and a student so I can't just fly to other countries whenever I want, and there are no fandom things here (for my fandoms). and even if there were cons that I could realistically attend, I doubt I would, my social anxiety would kick in plus I'm always afraid of what my online friends would think of me in person, and whether seeing how ridiculous I look would actually change how they see me as a person :D, so idk, I like to keep my online and RL personas completely separate.

sorry for the wall of text I wish there was a way to insert lj cuts into these answer thingies.
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23 June 2015 @ 09:31 am
Are you more likely to avoid conflict (of whatever kind) or engage it head-on? Is there an instance where you avoided a problem that you now wish you could go back and take a different course of action -- what was the situation and why do you wish you'd handled it differently?
I'm definitely a conflict avoider usually, but if the person is someone I can't or don't want to avoid, I can have a reasonable discussion about it. Sometimes if something irks me enough I might start provoking them unintentionally but would still avoid actually addressing the issue, which is a character flaw for sure. It happens mostly because I'm not great at taking criticism, I just take everything really personally and get extremely insulted most of the time and it's not a great feeling so I basically build my life around escapism.

There's one conflict I wish I had handled differently. It bothers me so much that I never explained to an ex friend why her actions upset me so much. I just provoked her and indirectly insulted her all the time without telling her WHY, and that would have been a shitty way to act even if I would have been more honest about the reason. You just don't treat people like that, ever, even if they insult you first. The proper reaction would have been either a clean breakup without all the drama, or being actual grownups and having a rational honest conversation. But we didn't, so... from her perspective it probably looks like I was just being an awful bigot or something but I honestly had a really good, but very personal reason for having a problem with the things she was saying. I didn't want to tell her the truth because it's so difficult to share something personal with someone that you already have a pretty strained relationship with, but now I wish I had because I'm sure that a) she would have understood and b) ONLY she would have understood. If I ever do want to talk about my issues, I don't really have anyone and it's really hard to accept that knowing I could have avoided this situation. But well, I hope I learned something.

(btw, does anyone know any fun fandom/character memes or something else I could fill to pass the time...? I'd like to write about something but can't think of anything. I feel like talking about Teen Wolf. I think I'll start writing reactions when s5 starts airing but I'm not sure if I'll do it here or if I'll finally start using Tumblr.)
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13 May 2015 @ 07:25 pm
Is it weird that I'm kinda happy whenever my NOTPs become fully canon, as in, their UST phase is over and the boring relationship stuff starts? I sort of see that as the end of the ship, because the ust/crush/pining phase is so much more shippy and romantic in my eyes, so since I tend to view my NOTPs as inevitable... the sooner they get there, the better. CaptainSwan has been so much more tolerable/more easily ignorable since they became a thing for real. And I hope the same will happen to OutlawQueen :p

also, I seem to have spent the last few days programming a thingy that extracts palettes from two icons and then makes a random combination of those palettes. I hope this will give me new coloring ideas. examples:

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Is this maybe the most useless program you've seen? Do I need a hobby?? I just couldn't get this idea out of my head, so I now this program exists and I have no idea what to do with it, lol.
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06 May 2015 @ 02:41 pm
What's your favorite saying or quote? Why does it mean something special to you? How did you come across it?
"Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist." - George Carlin

As much as I like to think of myself as a complex person, this shortish quote basically sums me up, so that's neat. Maybe. I don't know if the quote is trying to understand or make fun of people like me, but whatever, I like it and it's true.

I don't remember how I came across it and tbh I have no idea who this George Carlin person is but a quick browsing of his other quotes made me find some other gems, such as "the reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept." Hell yeah!
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13 November 2014 @ 04:24 pm
Guys, sorry I've been away, I know I have some things to reply to and all, I've been super busy with my uni project and work, but now that I finally have a day off I decided to something extra fun! and you know what that means: installing software!! In this case, MediaWiki. Because well, who doesn't want to run their own wiki? ofc I first needed a server software and didn't want to use IIS (which I'm using for the uni project) cause its awful to use and requires so much tweaking and I'm super confused and just couldn't get it to work. So, I did something wild for once in my life, ie installed WAMP, so that now I'm running both Apache and IIS on the same computer! That's not recommended at all but I did change the ports so that Apache listens to something other than 80, so I think everything should be ok.

And, after all that work (I'm not even telling about how I had to reinstall everything because I accidentally deleted my sql server root user, haha. That's just... way too stupid), I FINALLY GOT IT TO WORK!! I have mediawiki now! and I started working on a reaaaally awesome wiki, I'm never going to put it online because it would hardly interest anyone, it's just some place for me to store my own personal history cause I've been looking for some good multimedia format for that for ages and a wiki is perfect with all the linking and knowledge organizing possilibilities!! I swear this is not as narcissistic as it sounds, I'm storing mostly the stuff I shared with my sister. I just have this obsession on knowing exactly when things happened so this is the perfect way for me to store all the details.

So, how's your day? anything special going on? I hope you're having this much fun too but if you're not just go here and install it :> I was actually supposed to make an icon dump today but idk if I can get that done now that I have such an inspiring thing going on.
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26 December 2013 @ 12:48 am
Merry Christmas & happy holidays or whatever you want to celebrate!

I'm not much of a Christmas person myself. I just celebrate by capping LOST and organizing the caps into scene-specific folders with the correct transcript files and character tags in each folder, so when I randomize a cap it will be easy to remember the context and possibly get ideas from that. Hope all of you are having a great time too!

I'll continue the meme tomorrow btw, just took these two days off cause christmas and capping project and all :)
Current Mood: energeticenergetic
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01 August 2013 @ 05:42 pm
Sooo, that icon challenge idea I've been discussing here with a lot of other iconers? IT'S ACTUALLY HAPPENING!! :D


Information & Rules | Suggestion Post | Stake a Claim

I'm so excited and hope a decent amount of people will join! I'm even thinking of possibly making two claims, but I'll save the decision making for the first discussion post! :)

The actual iconing will start 10.8. when the first inspiration post goes up, but there'll be a discussion post tomorrow where people can discuss what to claim, possibly form teams for a shared rewatch, express any thoughts about the comm, or to just discuss anything and everything. See you there hopefully? :D The comm is open for everyone so join if you like the idea!

I know I've again missed a lot of the things happening on my flist, and also have a ton of comments to reply to, I've just been really busy for the past few days with everything involving setting up and planning this comm (and also watching Lost but that's totally a valid thing to do after all that work right?).
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