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05 March 2012 @ 10:37 pm
Icon comm: To Do List!  
So it looks like at least sayuri_x, bizarra and ghanimasun would be interested in the icon journal thing, which is both amazing and surprising (I really didn't expect anyone to take that bait!). I hope you haven't changed your minds, but if you have, just tell me :) I think four is a great number and still leaves some room for possible expansion later, but I'd like to hear how you guys feel about this? Would you like this Gang of Four (<-- yay, I got to compare us to the amazing GoF! That's the nerdiest reference I've made in a while!), or do you hate each other (:D) or don't think your graphics would go together well? You can also contact me and each other through PM if you don't want to answer this here but I really really hope that's not the case, I mean we're all awesome right? Also please tell me if there's someone else you'd really like to lure in too.

But to get this thing rolling I made a draft about things we need to do now.
  • Come up with a name for the community
  • Pick a layout. Please please please say one of you has ideas for this, I get headaches just from choosing one for my own journal D:
  • Design a banner/header
  • Possibly choose a profile layout
  • Write the profile (not too much work, i think we should keep it short and sweet) and add everyones tags
  • I'd love one of those maker examples pages that any self-respecting icon comm has; if you agree, then each of us should pick a few (5? 10? 12?) of our icons to have represent us on the page
  • We should probably have either one post together or each have their own post where we link back to our previous icons/other graphics, at least the ones we're most happy with? So we'd need to make a link list and write it in a semi cohesive way.
  • Make a resource credit post (should it be combined too or each have their own?)
  • also before we start posting there it's probably best to fix a tagging protocol. Something like 'tv: farscape', 'movie: star wars' etc would be logical but how do we tag things like wallpapers so they're easy to separate from the rest? And which tags are important enough to have that little exclamation mark thingy? :D
  • While the journal probably doesn't really need many userpics (since we're still posting there from our own accounts), it would look ugly without at least one default userpic, so... how do we choose that, or do we make a totally new one, maybe one that just represents the comm (has its name on it or something)?
  • A mood theme? Either a custom one (FS would really rock since it was the thing that got us together :) ) or just opinions about which of the default ones to use.
  • Other stuff? Share your ideas! :)
 
 
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Bizarra: Aeryn profile goldbizarra on March 5th, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
I'm certainly still interested. :) I'm looking forward to it. :)

My layout queen is erinm_4600 She knows the good places for layouts. LOL I Once we have an idea of what the community will be called, of that I have no ideas, I'm rubbish at clever names. LOL

I like the idea of a maker page I can give some icons and a wallpaper thumbnail or two.

Link list of my stuff I can do. :)

We can compare our resources and see how much is similar, or separate pages.. either way.. I have mine all linked/listed on my profile page, because I'm lazy. LOL

I like the TV: farscape, movie: star wars, etc.. tagging idea. Perhaps for types of graphics we could do: ~icons, ~wallpapers, ~tutorial, ~textures etc.. and leave the ! for personal stuff? !maker: john_scorpy, !maker: bizarra,etc.. !mod, !birthday things like that.

We'd likely use our own user pics when we post, but a good collecive one that matches the community could be used for "offical" posts, like mod posts and the like.

I'd love a farscape mood theme. :)

I can't think of other stuff at the moment, but I may as the day goes on. LOL



Edited at 2012-03-05 09:14 pm (UTC)
a random javascript function: malfoy envyjsfunction on March 6th, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
Yay!

Perhaps for types of graphics we could do: ~icons, ~wallpapers, ~tutorial, ~textures etc.. and leave the ! for personal stuff? !maker: john_scorpy, !maker: bizarra,etc.. !mod, !birthday things like that.
Sounds logical! We'll just have to remember to use those tags too :)

Do have any idea where we could find a decent FS mood theme? I don't think any of us would have the time to make one (I wouldn't even dare to try, considering what came out of the previous try. Serisously, I HATE MINE and that's saying alot considering it's a Scorpy one, LOL!)
Bizarra: Claudia Prettybizarra on March 6th, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
The only FS mood theme I know about is the J/A one that is used at farscape_land. We can always use that one.. *shrug*

And I'm going to agree with Sayuri, I like Gang of Four too. :)

You guys look like you're doing good on the layout stuff.. I know Mintyapple is a good place to go. I'm not sure what the username is, you can probably search it. If you haven't already found it. :)
a random javascript function: crais lightsjsfunction on March 6th, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
Yep, it is mintyapple indeed and that's the page we're mainly talking of :) if you find something you like there, please share!

I guess the J/A one will do for the strat at least.

Gang of Four ftw!
El'Ari Brooks: TR-El'Ari Happyelari_brooks on March 6th, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
This is Biz on my RP account. LJ is running like molasses right now and it takes forever to log out and log in as myself.. so I'm being lazy. LOL

If I remember correctly my J/A layout came from there.. as well as elari_brooks El'Ari's layout. But the J/A one can be too thin for graphics. We'd want one that doesn't really have width issues.

There is also this one at our RP haven cafe_mirage but I'm not sure it will hold a table. We've never used it for that. LOL BUT it's a nice wide layout with the old comment scheme.

And we want one that will allow us to have tables. (i.e icon tables)

Also just had a random thought.. we could do once a month challenges to ourselves. Nothing major but soemthing like, do soemthing we've never done this month, or grab a few themes/inspirations etc.. and make some graphics for it. Nothing for voting mind you, mostly for the experience of doing it.
a random javascript function: scorpy s_xjsfunction on March 6th, 2012 03:27 pm (UTC)
Nice to meet you El'Ari! Great to know it's not my computer that's slow, I was just cursing that too.

We can totally widen the layouts though. I just did with mine, cause I loved everything else about it but it only allowed 4 icons in a row instead of the five that I usually prefer. And yeah, we really need an icon table holding one! :D

Also just had a random thought.. we could do once a month challenges to ourselves. Nothing major but soemthing like, do soemthing we've never done this month, or grab a few themes/inspirations etc.. and make some graphics for it. Nothing for voting mind you, mostly for the experience of doing it.

This sounds pretty amazing! I mean of course not all of us could participate every time but if it was something flexible enough (say, icon battle where it isn't required to do every image), I think it could work and be really fun!

What do you think of this, s_x and ghanimasun?
El'Ari Brooks: TR -El'Ari casualelari_brooks on March 6th, 2012 03:38 pm (UTC)
LJ has been crazy all morning. :/ I've given up trying to switch accounts without LJ Juggler. LOL Plus I'm technically at work. *snort*

I wasn't really thinking a TON of images (like a 20in20 or anything, more like.. let's try X this month, or let's pick 3 inspiration themes and create whatever you are inspired to do an icon or a wallpaper or whatever.. Nothing like 20 graphics, more like one. And yeah, it would be TOTALLY up to whomever wants to do it that month. Just a no pressure, open all month challenge to ourselves. :)
a random javascript function: aeryn brownjsfunction on March 6th, 2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
Ooh, ok, that sounds even better! ^^
ghanima sun: farscape - muppetsghanimasun on March 5th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
Yes I'm still interested too (now I just gotta start making more icons!).

Unfortunately I'm terrible at choosing names, but I'll probably be fine with almost anything we end up with.

I've spent hours on that layout site I sent you over-analyzing stuff about all the layouts and can never find one that is quite what I want. I could look through there for possibilities for the comm, but that's about all I can do in the layout area.

I've never actually seen a maker example thing, unless you just mean on the profile, then I see what you mean, and you're probably right.

Not sure about the resource thing; it might be easier for us to just keep our own rather than mix everything up? I dunno; I'm not really sure about the etiquette on those things (plus my resource page is a bit messed up, and I'm working on fix it soon).

Your tagging protocol is a definite, and I am in favor of posting things like the examples you made. Possibly maker names could have the ! tag in front of them?

a random javascript function: dany orange purplejsfunction on March 6th, 2012 12:20 pm (UTC)
Great!

That layout site was great. I was looking for a layout for myself to use and stumbled upon many goodlookin ones (I liked these, this, these, this, this, this, this (except the background image), this and this just to name a few. I also got the layout I'm using now from fruitstyle, there were lots of lovely ones there too. I'd love to hear your (and the others') suggestions too!

The maker example page is something like this, this and this. But you're right, a collection of the best icons could also very well be on the profile :)

Possibly maker names could have the ! tag in front of them?
Yes, this sounds good :) Let's do so.
ghanima sunghanimasun on March 6th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
I'll check out those layouts in a bit. Just wanted to say if make the user name some variation of 'gang of four', then it doesn't really leave much room for a new person to join. Naming the journal that sounds good, but I don't know if it's best for username. What do you think?
a random javascript function: pilot closecropjsfunction on March 7th, 2012 01:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, you're right. Not only that, but if one of us decided to leave, we'd pretty much have to find a new member soon. Too bad, it would have sounded super cool :P

But how about something vaguely related to farscape? And I don't mean anything stupid like 'drannit_frellnik' :D but something that sounds good on its own even to those who haven't seen FS? I don't now, something like 'youcanbemore' or 'living_ship' or something related to starburst (love that word!) or a variation of an episode name (revenging angel sounds really cool to me, and so does unrealized reality but that one is too long, the limit is 15 characters). Or if we want to make it clear what the comm is about, it could have something to do with icons/graphics in general.

I'd love it if everyone shared other ideas cause I'm not great at this either (MY OWN USERNAME BEING THE ULTIMATE PROOF OF THIS. Srsly, I hate it, but can't change it anymore cause everyone seems to like calling me 'JS'!)
ghanima sun: olivia smileghanimasun on March 8th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
Late response, I know.
I looked through those layouts, and while I'm not terribly picky about it (seriously sometimes I'm really laid back about stuff, sorry!), but I did pick this, this, this, this that I liked the best.

Also I think something related to Farscape is the best way to go. I'm terrible at coming up with names though, I usually obsess about it for days (then just go with my regular name anyway!) so I really have no great suggestions on that one. Sorry :(

Edited at 2012-03-09 03:17 am (UTC)
Sayuri: TV - Farscape - Natirasayuri_x on March 6th, 2012 06:48 am (UTC)
Given enough time and a layout we all like I can probably tweak it if needed. Also I have a list of some really nice profile layouts (I keep meaning to do it for my personal journal but just haven't got round to it.)

I agree wit all that Biz and Ghan said about the tagging and other stuff!

That's some impressive list!
a random javascript function: jool looking upjsfunction on March 6th, 2012 12:28 pm (UTC)
Given enough time and a layout we all like I can probably tweak it if needed. Also I have a list of some really nice profile layouts (I keep meaning to do it for my personal journal but just haven't got round to it.)
Yay, sounds really awesome! I guess we could pick the profile layout after the layout itself is decided so we can see that they go together. Do you have any preferences about the color scheme or anything? I posted some layouts I like in response to ghanimasun, but I'd love to see some links from everyone cause I have no idea what you guys like and I'm pretty much fine with anything.
Sayuri: TV - GOT - Drogo_Beard Pronsayuri_x on March 6th, 2012 06:50 am (UTC)
I also totally love 'Gang of Four!' I think we should run with that!
Bizarra: Aeryn Artist choice 2bizarra on March 12th, 2012 11:02 am (UTC)
What about Unrealized Realities as the name of the site..

as for the screen name itself..perhaps some abbreviation of that? or good old Froonium (whch is probably taken)

Unreal_reality (that's 14) (and that could possibly be taken)
a random javascript function: sikozu sideclosecropjsfunction on March 12th, 2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
What about Unrealized Realities as the name of the site..

Ooh, totally forgot about the name of the site, and I thought that list covered it all! :D But that would definitely work for me. Although now that I think of it more, does Unrealized realities remind you more of fics than graphics? It's kind of fic-like! But still sounds good so it's not a big deal :D

Froonium is lovely and sounds fun even if you don't know FS :D
Bizarra: Aeryn colorful smilebizarra on March 12th, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
Not necessarily.. becasue graphics can certainly be considered unrealized realities, because we're taking what they give us and making different things out of them.

Heck I've been making graphics for the random CSI/Farscape crossover that Erin adn I accidentally fell hard for. LOL That's certainly an unrealize reality.

But really, I'd think any graphic can fall under an unrealized reality. :)

And I just love the word Froonium. :)

Edited at 2012-03-12 07:49 pm (UTC)
a random javascript function: harvey bunnyjsfunction on March 12th, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
Alright, I'm all for Unrealized Reality then ;)

I'm warming up to unreal_reality as the name, but froonium_icons or just froonium works for me too.

Have you looked at the layouts I picked? Do you like any of those that ghanimasun picked as her favorites? :) I'd definitely like to have the old commenting system (my cool icon randomizer doesn't work with the new one! D:) but I don't know how to distinguish which ones have it just from the description (is it the S1/S2 thing? I thought it was that but got confused when the old system seemed to work on some S2 layouts too, like the one I'm using! Or have I looked at something completely wrong?)
Bizarra: Donna fingersbizarra on March 12th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
Adding icons kinda limits it to icons, if we're also going to allow for wallpapers and textures, and I may pop up with the random animated gif or two... Just a thought?

Let me go back through the layouts and see what I think.

There's also Aeryn's Layout (radiant_aeryn that I am also using for our CCSI/Farscape community. I've tweaked it a bit to use the Farscape font *if* said font is on the viewer's computer. Otherwise it's just a generic font. :)
a random javascript function: dargo painting shapejsfunction on March 16th, 2012 03:59 am (UTC)
Oops, true. I guess the word I was going for was graphics, I just see the world in 100x100 :D I've definitely seen resources and other stuff in 'icons' journals though, it sort of belongs there even if the name says icons :)
Bizarrabizarra on March 16th, 2012 09:54 am (UTC)
Back in the day, my graphic comm was a fic com, which is why it's bizarra_fics. So yeah, they can vary.. :) But thought I'd throw out the heads up anyway. :)

Sayuri: TV - GOT - Dany_orangesayuri_x on March 25th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
I'm kind of in love with Froonium now... LOL
a random javascript function: dany pale monochromaticjsfunction on March 25th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
Froonium is great! I think we'll go with that one since it has the approval of 3/4. I'll make another post to continue this discussion soon and let's see if we can get somewhere with this! :)