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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 - I don't coddle people, I don't always warn if I'm going to write something provocative, I have a low tolerance for all kinds of bs, I'm stubborn and defensive and my first instinct is to disagree with any given opinion (unless I like you particularly much in which case it's the opposite), and I don't always show as much empathy as people would like. Basically I just don't have great people skills. But yeah if you think that's ok and 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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24 May 2017 @ 09:12 pm
Today I officially graduated from uni. It was a great school and I enjoyed my studies so much. I'll miss it but at the same time I'm excited to move on.
I guess I have no excuse now, no reason to procrastinaste further, I should start looking for a job asap. But I'm not worried, I trust that someone will want me.
Current Mood: happyhappy
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06 April 2017 @ 04:42 pm
I have no interest in joining DW. I just don't see the icon thing really happening there. The icon community is already very very small as it is, so unless literally every active maker moves there, an attempt to move over there will only split us into two tiny sections, which doesn't make sense to me. Obviously it's everyone's choice ot leave or stay but yeah, if the iconing community on LJ is a sinking ship then I'm going down with it.I've already been kinda on-off and had mini breaks and considered longer breaks for a long time so idk, maybe it's time for me to stop iconing anyway. buuut we'll see how this goes.
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11 June 2016 @ 07:35 pm
Does anyone else find it weird when people rationalize their ships? I often see in fandom discussions that when asked why they ship something, people give reasons like:

- they would work so well together
- they would be good for each other
- the show would make more sense if they were together
- they would make each other happier than their current partners
- they complete each other

etc. That's just so weird to me, as if shipping is something rational where you can just pick what you want to ship. For me shipping is literally just the feeling of SQUEEE when two characters interact. It's not rational at all, it's 100% an emotional reaction, so if someone asked me why I ship something, the best answer I can give is just to say that their scenes titillate me, I see sparks between them, their angsting over erach other really hits me in the feels etc. This is why it makes no sense to me to judge other people's ships. Would I choose healthier ships if I could? Would I make my ships more diverse in terms of representation? I don't know, I probably wouldn't ship anything if that was the process. Being able to just pick my ships would make it so boring, there would be no passion.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
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30 March 2016 @ 09:31 pm

Rules & Information | Join us for Round 17!

I know I've promoted this comm about ten times now yet failed to participate myself, but this time I'M DOING IT. I SWEAR. Cause there are about a million makers I really admire participating, and that just gives me so much motivation!

Do you want a real challenge, some super helpful concrit, and most importantly lots of fun? COME JOIN US for what will probably be a crazy good round! :>
at first I thought I'd wait for the theme post before signing up but lbr Samantha's themes ALWAYS kick ass.
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05 December 2015 @ 01:39 pm
omg I just noticed something awesome on my feed!
some of you might know that I'm not a huge fan of anon_icon and that I never really go there to preserve my sanity

there's this other comm: iconfessing

it has a bit similar idea but way cooler, it's more like (or exactly like?) iconsecrets was. you send secrets, they get posted, you discuss secrets (anon or not). But no personal attacks against individual makers are allowed so I think I can hang out there and not run into secrets about how me & my icons suck, so that's nice :>
seriously I love the idea of that comm, I always loved iconsecrets even though back then I was too shy to talk a lot there.

so... see you there? :)
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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.)