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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
2:08 am
another quickie
Today's Questionable Content brings my first QC icon:
Faye - yay!
Credit to Jeph Jacque and/or questionablecontent.net
Monday, April 13th, 2009
11:19 pm
new shiznit
I've been absent from LJ in general, and extremely absent from this account. I've mostly abandoned my first "main" account uglinessman for personal reasons (if you're on my f-list, you probably know the details already), but I still haven't decided if I'm going to abandon this one and start a new one for icons. So until I decide, here's a couple of quickies:
tshirthell dilbert
This first is from a recently added T-Shirt Hell shirt, and the second is from the April 11, 2009 Dilbert strip. Both are simple edits, no credit to me is required. Credit for first should go to tshirthell.com, and for the second dilbert.com and/or Scott Adams.

PS. I've lost my password for the email account I have associated with this LJ, so there's a good chance I won't know about any responses to any posts here unless I happen to check in, which I may or may not.
Friday, August 24th, 2007
1:02 am
icon and announcements
First, an icon inspired by a Non Sequitur strip:

Unfortunately, I can't provide a link to the strip because it's over a year old and therefore not legally available on the web (I saw it in my Non Sequitur page-a-day calendar on Monday).

The first announcement is regarding this journal specifically, so it's probably no big deal to any of you, but I should mention it anyway. I've finally decided to get off my ass and utilize LJ's Scrapbook feature. All of the icons I've ever posted here are now in my Scrapbook. Over the next week or so, I will be editing every post and changing the picture URL to those on the scrapbook. Part of the reason for this is that some of the pics are currently being hosted on Tinypic.com, and while Tinypic URLs theoretically don't expire, the fact is they sometimes do. Also, some of the others pics are hosted on multiple photobucket accounts, and it's hard to keep track of them. The only real reason I'm making an annoucement about this, however, is that I'd like you to let me know (by commenting to this post) if you see any broken images on this journal, so I can fix them ASAP.

And finally, I have created a new community. As many of you know, I like using simple tools to create simple icons, and I don't think there's enough support out there for folks like me. The account names "simple_icons" and "simpleicons" are both taken, but both appear to be blank. "basic_icons" and "basicicons" are both "deleted and purged" accounts (what's the bloody point of purging if you can't use them?). After going through a few ideas, with the help of enlisted_smile, I eventually decided on modesticons. Membership is currently open. You don't have to be active to be a member, but if you do want to post, I ask that you concentrate on posting icons you've made yourself. Other types of posts such as requests are fine for now, but we'll wait and see if any more specific rules need to be drawn up.
Tuesday, August 14th, 2007
4:53 pm
A comment to recent post in the icanhaschzbrgr feed inspired this small, basic set.


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Credit for the first probably isn't necessary since they don't know who took the picture, but mentioning icanhascheezburger.com in the notes would probably be a good idea. For the other 4, since I added text, credit to ugli_icons (in addtion to a mention of icanhascheezburger.com) is appreciated, but not really necessary.
Monday, July 23rd, 2007
6:59 pm
It took many edits, correcting fanfic terminology and spelling, but I'm finally ready to "officially" share this:

minor Dealthy Hallows semi-spoiler under the cut... funny stuff, thoCollapse )
Monday, February 26th, 2007
5:32 pm
Arlo & Janis
It's been awhile since I worked on any icons, but today's Arlo & Janis amused me greatly, so I decided to animate it:

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
12:53 am
it's still a daisy age...
Over on my personal journal I have all 104 icons slots filled, and I'm about to do some cleaning. I'm going to get rid of these two that I made, and I realized that I don't have them posted anywhere else, so I figured I should archive them here before they disappear.

I had them in my gallery because I'm proud of how they turned out, and how much effort went into them (I drew all the frames by hand and scanned them), but the truth is I hardly ever use them.
Monday, August 28th, 2006
10:31 am
cookie cutter
Your inner child will cry, but your outer adult can't help but chuckle.

Don't bother crediting me, it's just a simple crop/resize job based on this shirt, so please credit tshirthell.com
Saturday, August 26th, 2006
1:27 pm
Many months ago, I heard a kids joke that I thought was pretty funny:
Q: What did the zero say to the eight?
A: Hey, nice belt!
And the other day I decided to turn the idea into an icon... but when I tell the joke to people, I change it to a D and a B because some fonts have a line through the zero, so I made that into an icon, too... then for some reason I got the idea for another one with two symbols talking, but totally unrelated to the original joke. And since I make all my stuff using MS Paint, these particular icons were way too pixelly for my taste, so a guy known as tommygavin from an IRC chan and Bit Torrent community I'm a member of cleaned them up for me...
nice belt 1 nice belt 2 lol n00b

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
8:55 am
Two from today's comic strips...

The first one is just a crop/edit/resize from today's Pooch Café . Please credit Paul Gilligan, not me.

The picture in second one is taken from today's totally bizarre Dilbert. I cropped and resized, and edited in new text to make it a Rejected reference. Seriously, I'm not the only one who immediately thought of Rejected when I saw this guy's spoon, right? Anyway, if you use that one, please credit Scott Adams and me.
Monday, July 31st, 2006
4:10 pm
Okay, here's the deal... every once in awhile I get an idea for a basic, generic icon. It's basic, it's generic, but for some reason I don't have it, and I haven't actually seen it. My only guess is that it's so basic and generic, that people just don't bother taking the time to make it, figuring they'll get around to it some other time. So I decided, screw it, I'm gonna make a batch. No credit for these is necessary, but if you feel like crediting ugli_icons, that's fine.

12 more, some simply variations, some NSFW languageCollapse )
Sunday, July 16th, 2006
1:19 pm
"I'm not a fatalist. But even if I were, what could I do about it?"
A goofy idea I had last night... and now that I think about it, the joke is so obvious that I'm surprised I haven't seen this before...

cheer up, emo kid

and for the hardcore Emo fans, here's his more recent, but lesser known, look, in case you want to be slightly obscure:

cheer up, emo kid
Thursday, May 25th, 2006
3:07 pm
O RLY will never get old. ever.
I slightly "remixed" yesterday's dilbert, and posted it in my main journal here, and divabat suggested I make it into an icon, so...

Friday, April 28th, 2006
12:09 pm
new from Nintendo...
Okay, really, this only make sense if you read today's Penny Arcade strip, which in turn only really makes sense if you read today's Penny Arcade news post, but I have a feeling that some people, especially feminists with a sense of humour (rare breed) and les/bi women (thankfully not rare at all), will want to use it.

Thursday, April 27th, 2006
7:48 am
Today's Marvin was just too perfect for iconification...


Usual comic strip icon rules apply, credit to me is not necessary, please credit the artist (Tom Armstrong), and use the word "Marvin" in your keywords.
Thursday, April 20th, 2006
12:36 pm
Silly thing I though of yesterday, finally decided to make into an icon today:

Harry Potter reference, with specific reference to a famous HP-related icon regarding the death of a certain character.

edit: typo fixed... that'll be the last time I make an icon while stoned...
Friday, March 24th, 2006
6:18 am
please don't kill me...
When I saw this shirt I laughed quite heartily... when I finished making this, I laughed again:

Potentially offensive humour warning! If you don't find shirts from T-Shirt Hell funny, don't look under the cut!Collapse )

One of the first time I made an animated gif with my old-school software and manged to keep it under 40kb (it's 7).
2:59 am
Sometimes Mutts is a goldmine for icon material, and all three panels of Tuesday's strip seemed to me like they could make decent individual icons, for a variety of different contexts outside the strip itself...

(my usual comic strip icon rules apply, credit the source material, but you don't have to credit me)
Monday, March 20th, 2006
4:12 pm
O RLY? kitteh!
I thought that I had posted my entire cat O RLY? cycle quite some time ago, but it appears that I only posted a few when I first started to make them... better late than never, I suppose.

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
2:16 pm
Inspired by today's kittenbreak:

. .

...and the animated extention of the third one:

I created all frames in Paint, animated with GifAnimation, and happysteve compressed my 134KB mess to a manageable 35KB.

edit: Not knowing that someone had already compressed it for me, someone on another forum made a different compressed version. They look pretty much the same, but this second one seems smoother and less pixelly to me. It might just be my imagination, but just in case I'm presenting both versions in case anyone has a preference.

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