like normal jam, only better
*this post brought to you as part of the Great Crossposting Experiment* 
04 20 09
phantomjam: (Default)
Today has been a day alternately of awesome and of fail. I went out clothes shopping for the first time in a long time and managed to find the two most gorgeous dresses known to man. This was awesome. My mum also owed me a belated nineteenth birthday present, so she bought them for me. This was even more awesome, and I spent an inordinate amount of time prancing gleefully around in changing rooms. One of the dresses has this lovely close-fitting corset-ish bodice-y top (marvel at my descriptive prowess) that does amazing, godly things to my figure. I ♥ it so much. Also, somehow I now seem to be able to fit into a (UK) size 10. How this happened I do not know, but I am not complaining.

So that was all of the good, and then I came home to find to my surprise and delight that I had just been set Latin unseen translation homework, due in for 6.00 on Sunday. I have exams on Thursday and all of Friday. Term does not even start until Monday. I do not approve of this fuckery. Oh, sweet holiday, farewell.

Anyway, how much do I love that DW lets me have up to 200 icons? And that I can upload 43 of them at one time? Very, very much. I did try to tell my brain that no, really, I do not need 15 different icons for any single character, no matter how well Arthur lends himself to suggestive captions; my brain politely disagreed.  So now I have 135 icons. They are shiny. I think I have an unhealthy addiction.

I think I'm going to try importing my LJ over soon; I'll probably keep it private and then figure out how many of my old entries I want hanging round on DW (and how many I can read without cringing at my adolescent wangst) at some later date when I'm feeling less lazy. Out of curiosity, how is everyone else planning on handling this? Are people leaning more towards blank slates or are you thinking more along the lines of effectively duplicate journals? Decisions, decisions.

....and now I realise a new journal means that I have to devise a witty tagging system. Curses.

EDIT: This cross-editing thing is so amazing! It's like ~magic~. *easily entertained by shiny new features* It makes me want to sit around playing games of now-you-see-it, now-you-don't whilst not even logged in to LJ, laughing maniacally over my keyboard. That could just be me, though.
04 20 09 (UTC)
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (morgana [the seer | brightedelweiss])
I did try to tell my brain that no, really, I do not need 15 different icons for any single character

Except, sometimes, you totally do. :D My only problem is that I have so many characters I could icon spam with, I think I need to pick one to go bananas on.

Re. importing, I think I'll be importing at some point and then weeding out everything apart from the fic/anything else I think might be remotely interesting.
04 21 09 (UTC)
phantomjam: (Like Minds - Nigel is beyond pretty)
Predictably I ended up with a huge amount of Arthur, Merlin and Merlin/Arthur icons, but they just icon so prettily! And in such entertaining ways ;D

Unfortunately I now have a problem when replying to comments because I kind of want to use all the shiny new icons ALL AT ONCE, which makes decision-making a little difficult (I know, my life is so tragic, right?).

That's probably what I'm going to end up doing; makes me glad I've only been around since October and as such have comparatively fewer entries to comb through.
04 20 09 (UTC)
glass_icarus: (Default)
ahaha, hello! *waves* :D i ran my own mini-crossposting/cross-deleting experiment today too, and it was extremely pleasing. \o/
04 21 09 (UTC)
phantomjam: (Arthur - signpost to nowhere)
Hi! Haha, I love all the ~experimenting~, it's so fun. The cross-editing and deleting features are awesome, but they give me strange and unsettling power rushes that may be a bad sign ;p
04 21 09 (UTC)
puckling: (Default)
Wait, wait. Can you have 200 icons FOR FREE?

04 21 09 (UTC)
brenna: The face of a mysterious pretty lady, in brass (Default)
Well, (I think) you can for 10 more days as a test-drive, since you still can't pay even if you wanted to. But no, free accounts get 6.

On topic: blank slate for me! I've linked to LJ entries when the need arose, but other than that, nah.
04 21 09 (UTC)
puckling: (Default)
Thanks for the answer. Now I am unsure whether I want to get uploading while the uploading's good, or whether that would just make me too sad in 10 days time.
04 21 09 (UTC)
phantomjam: (Merlin - close frame)
Personally I'm going to roll around in the unholy glee of 200 icons while I can and worry about what kind of account I can afford later.

I do realise that this is a bad plan that will probably cost me money, because I am SO WEAK in the face of icons.
04 21 09 (UTC)
phantomjam: (Kings - through the fields)
This is why I'm determined to enjoy the 200-icon glory while I still can, and deal with the withdrawal. Or, you know, fold like a house of cards and shell out the money. Only time will tell.

I'm definitely bringing over all the fic, 'cause I like the idea of having it archived in two different places. The rest of it I'll probably end up importing and then deleting all the uninteresting stuff which, I suspect, will be everything.
04 21 09 (UTC)
phnelt: octopus destroys metropolis (arthur)
I went with the paid account, since that's what I could afford post closed beta and couldn't deal with the loss of over 100 icons (since I totally would not have been able to restrain myself).

I think you should share some of these suggestive captions with the class.
04 21 09 (UTC)
phantomjam: (Arthur - size matters)
I'm still not sure what kind of account I'll opt for in the end. Okay, actually, if I'm honest I'm probably going for a premium paid because I can afford it and I'm so very, very weak. It's a little worrying how important pretty icons (and pretty boys) have become to my sense of inner well-being ;p
04 28 09 (UTC)
phnelt: octopus destroys metropolis (yay england)
I know this comment is super old now by internet standards, but I had to say when I told you to bring the captions, boy was it ever broughten. !
04 21 09 (UTC)
nimnod: (Default)
Why does cross posting not work for me? *wail*
04 21 09 (UTC)
phantomjam: (BSG - this is my sadface)
I commented at your journal earlier, but I hope you get it to work soon!
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