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22 February 2005 @ 08:29 pm
Ugh.  
I may be taking a LOT of communities off of my friends page.

I'm so tired of seeing photoshop text brushes. Like you REALLY want someone else to decide what lyrics to put on your icons and what fonts to use and how to lay them out? And WTF with font brushes anyways? Like fonts aren't free and no one has the ability to put text on their icons without them?

And don't get me started on all the people offering tiny text brushes. Why would someone put text on their icon that they didn't even know what it said? I'm tempted to put out a brush set of tiny text and all the text will say shit like "I'm a moron because I use text without knowing what it says" and "if you can read this, you're one up on me" and "trendiness is more important than quality."

Not to mention I don't think I've seen a single icon post in the last week where I could read the text in every icon.

I'm gonna just disconnect from 90% of LJ, so it stops pissing me off so much, I swear.

/rant
 
 
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gabbysun on February 23rd, 2005 04:58 am (UTC)
Yeah . . . I've been wondering about that. I mean, um, what happened to, well, making your own text?

I have to confess I fail to see any appeal in the concept. It's . . . silly.
Fritters: TT Jynx I have issues by writerz_blocfritters on February 23rd, 2005 05:13 am (UTC)
I just wish it didn't piss me off so much. Seriously, the main thing is I have major anger issues. I just feel like, when I go through my friends list, (not my actual friends, but the communities) that I'm SURROUNDED BY IDIOTS! That LJ is peopled 95% with complete and utter useless MORONS with no idea of quality or sense in their heads!

And honestly, it makes it hard to make icons for the "masses" when I think so much of the mass is people I want nothing to do with. And yeah, I know the vast majority of my icons are NOT used by the people who prefer to not be able to make out the picture because of all the crap on it or who want unreadable text, because I am certainly not giving that.

But you see my point.

Maybe I should concentrate on just making icons I know for a fact certain friends would like. And just leave all the crap communities. (Sadly, that includes ALL my brushes, firefly and titans communities...)
(no subject) - robyngoodfellow on February 23rd, 2005 05:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Kitsune the Fox-Girl: wings : aiko_aithnedimar_dragon on February 23rd, 2005 06:01 am (UTC)
*looks meek* and what of those who couldn't for the life of them make icons (but instead find pictures, make caption suggestions and tell others what to do)?
Fritters: Ed Resting by Frittersfritters on February 23rd, 2005 06:08 am (UTC)
I appreciate that, personally, I consider that to be a joint effort. Especially if people make requests, I want as much feedback as possible, because different people like different things...
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postrophe on February 23rd, 2005 08:58 am (UTC)
...

hey, you OK over there?

(worried about you now...)

'?

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Fritters: Ed Pouting by Frittersfritters on February 23rd, 2005 09:20 am (UTC)
No more weird than normal. They always piss me off, it's just crawling further up my ass than normal.
(no subject) - postrophe on February 23rd, 2005 09:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - fritters on February 23rd, 2005 10:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
The Voice Of Reason: I'm not cynicalellonwye on February 23rd, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I know what you mean. titan_graphics especially. Some people really should be banned from using graphics programs and have their fingers broken in case they find another way to make icons.

Horrific quality images, cliché over-used song lyrics, text in a colour that's near impossible to see, text so small you have to open the image in a viewer and zoom in.. gwarr.

I know people have to learn how to make icons and junk, but most of the time they just won't accept constructive crit. 'The text is too small to read' = 'OMFG U SUK AND I H8 U AND U SHUD GO DIE' to them.

RANTING IS FUN
Fritters: Bitter Ray of Sunshine by Frittersfritters on February 23rd, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)
I'm frequently tempted to anon-troll them, but most of the time it won't actually get them to THINK. And I LIKE seeing new Titans icons, but Jesus, I'm getting eye strain here...
(no subject) - electra_torch on February 26th, 2005 06:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Frittersfritters on February 23rd, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)
Maybe we should make a "quality titans icons" community and all of the entries have to be screened by us??
(no subject) - robyngoodfellow on February 24th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Phoenix Anewphoenix_anew on February 23rd, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean! Besides the usual nonreadable text, sometimes I don't understand people who go crazy with layers. When you say "Teen Titans icons" and I have to squint to recognize them because you've put orange brushes on top of Raven (!!) someone needs to delete photoshop off your computer.

My other beef with communities will be when someone constantly reposts something in a community. I understand that friends' lists can be large and full and rotate lots, but how hard is it to go back and check if someone posted it already before you do it again? I saw the same Xmen cartoon posted about 5 times over the course of two days once.
Fritters: Bitter Ray of Sunshine by Frittersfritters on February 23rd, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
Wow, that can be annoying. But yeah, there were times when I wasn't even sure they were putting text over a Titans base cause I couldn't tell who the hell the character was. I mean, WTF? If you can't see the picture, how does it qualify as a Titans icon?
ancient_immie: Saraclaya: resolve faceancient_immie on February 23rd, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thank god someone else sees the stupidity in this microscopic text on icons...WTF? I'm wary of text that at normal veiwing looks like a line on my icon...text is there to be read to express...no matter what kind of icon you offering if I can't read the text I will not take it...alhtough I do love your idea of amking icons with tiny text with snarky stuff...serves the tiny texters right...fonts are free...why should it be a brush? that's just redunant...
Fritters: Ed Happy BIG by Frittersfritters on February 23rd, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
Hallelujah, sister!!
Windsweptwindswept on February 24th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
I know. That's why I pimp your icons at my journal. I'd give my left arm for the trend of faded pics with teensy text to end.
Fritters: Bitter Ray of Sunshine by Frittersfritters on February 24th, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
I'll give my right arm. Then maybe a parapalegic will use them both to beat the people who make those icons senseless?