Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer

Meme about userpics

The instructions read:
    Look at your LJ userpics list....
    If you have fewer than 50 icons, pick every fifth one.
    If you have between fifty and seventy-five icons, pick every seventh one.
    If you have over seventy-five icons, pick every tenth one.
    If you have fewer than ten, pick all of 'em.
    List them on your LJ, and tell everyone exactly why you have it, why it's interesting to you, what significance does it have.
Under the terms of the instructions above, I'm picking every tenth one.

This is the Past Master's Jewel, it's a piece of Masonic regalia. It's worn by someone who has completed a full year as a master of a lodge, and installed his successor in his stead. I use it for posts about masonic matters.

This is one of a series of icons made in connection with the Christian liturgical calendar. Advent is the name of the season which starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas day, and runs up to Christmas eve. It's a time of anticipation, and a time during which Chrisitans reflect on the events of the Old Testament that provide the context for the Christmas story.

This is another liturgical calendar icon. Epiphany refers to the events surrounding the visit of the wise men ("magi" or "kings" in some traditions, often portrayed as being three in number) to the holy family when Jesus was a young child. It's the point at which Mary has the moment of insight about her son's future which has given the word "epiphany" its secular meaning.

I know exactly how Monique feels in this icon. There are occasions when I'm determined that I'm going to get up and do something and somehow I just end up sitting (or lying) around all day. This is a suitable icon to use in these circumstances.
Monique's adventures (and those of Slick, Squigley, Percy, Pooch, God, the Devil, the Dragon, assorted angels, lil' devils, geeks and Christians) can be followed over at Sinfest.

Ah, this is Dilbert's pointy-haired boss, often referred to as PHB. He's known for making stupid decisions which baffle the engineers, holding pointless meetings, and taking credit for the success of projects even when they've failed spectacularly. More of him over at

Towel Fu
The very fine James Brophy provided this picture as a t-shirt design for ZZ9. We subsequently developed a game based on the t-shirt, featuring not only a towel, but also mousetraps and small balls.

This is the Christmas version of the "slacker" icon featuring Monique, above. Blitzen and Santa settle down for a rest after a busy night partying delivering presents.

Ass, Omnipotent
Monique again, cheering on God: "Looking fine, you hawt piece of Divineness you". A suitable icon to use when I'm congratulating someone on being a hawt piece of divineness. Or, indeed, while I'm exhorting someone to shake their omnipotent ass.

Big Brother
Ah, yes, I apologise for this one. This is the logo from the 2006 series of a Channel 4 "reality" TV program, "Big Brother". A group of weird and eccentric misfits meet up in a building somewhere for a Science Fiction Convention and act up for the cameras in the vain hope that the public won't hate them and they can make a few bob on the non-entity circuit after they've been booted out. I might have posted or commented about this program once or twice.

Those pictures that say "happy" and so on? Those are called "mood themes". I'm thinking of making a mood theme based on Sinfest characters. What do people think?
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