First 2007 entry! Now there will be four years from which to click in my journal archive...
And I am not starting off the year by living up to my resolution of not being lame.
Well, here is this entry anyway. Concerning icons. I have just spent about ten minutes trying to find this page
, even though I'm not sure if I were to copy/paste the link now, it would come out as I want it too (with the tags sorted in order from most used to least used).
...Oh, hint for myself: maybe if you look at the Edit Galleries page first, and sort those by Images, and then switch it over to Edit Tag Galleries...I think that should work every time!
Okay, anyway, to the point of the entry for which I have spent so much time trying to find that page in that exact set-up.
I'm still an icon collector likewhoa, you know, though I no longer mention when I update my icon galleries and such (I usually do it about every weekend now, so there's not too much build-up) . I've divided my big random gallery
into many more sub-galleries, which helps a bit with keeping it less cluttered and easy to find certain ones. I also did some re-organizing of my main random gallery, putting my dramatic/pretentious icons better together, as well as my culture icons. (I do have an elaborate system for how I organize my icons in nearly every folder, and the ones that don't have a clear system distress me, such as my black-and-white gallery
- it seems hopelessly jumbled.) And I demoted some icons off the (very prestigious, as it holds basically my top favorite icons ever) first page (technically, I suppose, the first two
pages), and raised some new ones to it.
...Just for an example now, and to amuse myself, I'll list the order of my icon groups in my main random gallery, by the little names I call them in my head - within the groups, I organize them by how the color or theme of the icons flow with the ones around it: favorites
(within it, skin
), bridal, lingerie/nudity, blondes, redheads, brunettes, expressions/semi-dramatic, color (in clothes), males, murder, expressions/dramatic, activities-outdoors, style/make-up, artistic sports, interesting clothes (including corsets), culture, dramatic clothes, period clothes, outdoors dramatic, shows (random settings), hands and feet, children/school, books/writing, common actions, random, signs.
Annnnyway. I still just follow a few key communities that specialize in the icons I like (simplelimit
) rather than befriending all my favorite icon-makers, as they all post in those communities anyway whenever they make the icons I like. There are a few exceptions, of course - justthreemiles
(the latter two because of special requests, and the first just because she was my first favorite icon-maker and still is untouchable in some aspects - my default icon right now is one of hers). And just yesterday I made another exception, for raevnn
and her community non_essentials
, because she is quite clearly completely exceptional
I was commenting to her to tell her how awesome she really is and then mentioning some of my other favorite icon-makers, when I thought I'd like to make a post listing my favorites. The whole record-thing again, you know, I want to know who I value now. Maybe later I'll make another list, when I think it's significantly changed.So
now I finally have that page which lists all my tags in order of most used to least, and I can tell which makers (since I always tag by the icon-maker's username) I especially favor.
...WOW that got extensive. *dies* I think I'll make this post public now, as it would be such a great resource, if anyone cared or happened to share my taste.
Now that's the list of my most-saved-from icon-makers, from most often to least. However, let me also list briefly whom I consider my well-established favorites
. ...And that's actually all.
Hem. Well, on a last note - icons really have given me an appreciation for photography (and Photoshop) which I had never had before. It's been a really fun hobby. I'm slightly afraid of how big my saved-and-uploaded collection has gotten, though, and how I will eventually run out of room...if I have to, I'll move all my other pictures to Photoshop accounts and then possibly go through all of them and delete old ones which no longer meet my standards. But that's still a long way off. I hope. ETA:
Forgot to include enriana
among my well-established favorites, with the three others. *facepalm*