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Sat, Jun. 24th, 2006, 08:58 am
Distract the rat with shiny toys

Some of you may have noticed I know have a shiny new default LJ icon. I was sorry to lose rosequoll's beautiful icon, but I felt it was time to put on a more friendly approachable public face on LiveJournal, what with my sporadic involvement in some furry communities and the importance of "networking" (Ghod, I hate that word) if I'm to fulfil my dream of attending an American furry con. Also, lacking artistic talent is no excuse not to showcase some of my own work. It was drawn by aldi and I love it dearly, but it was coloured and laid out as an icon by me. (I'd love to show you a larger version but I very stupidly resized it before I saved it and quit Gimp.)

An unexpected surprise when trolling my friends list was a name badge for me, also by the gifted rosequoll. Eee! It will be just perfect when I go conning! (If I can get it colour printed somewhere.) Thank you Rose!

Sat, Jun. 24th, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)
savant_da_rat

Adorable! *stares in jealousy* :)

-Digit

Sat, Jun. 24th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
lupine52

I like that pic. The eyes are very realistic to the real animal.

Sat, Jun. 24th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
rosequoll

I'll be printing and laminating it for you, no worries. =)

Sat, Jun. 24th, 2006 05:15 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Squeee!

Sat, Jun. 24th, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
aldi

Rose Quoll's new badge is wonderful!

Sat, Jun. 24th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)
subrosa_florens

If it were not for networking, you would not be able to use Live Journal, or the internet at all. Not to mention I would not have a job! So do not forget its importance!

oh yeah, that is a really cool pic too...

Sat, Jun. 24th, 2006 05:15 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Er, I meant networking as in forming and maintaining contacts. I'm guessing you knew that anyway?

Sat, Jun. 24th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
subrosa_florens

Well, I am often accused of being a hermit, so this forming and maintaining contacts idea is rather new to me.

Sat, Jun. 24th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
mortonfox

I think you're doing great at "networking". My first con was back in the pre-LJ era, so I knew only a few people when I went to the con.

Sat, Jun. 24th, 2006 07:31 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Yes, but you didn't have to go to a strange country. America is a very big and scary place to a small rat. I'm going to need a lot of tail hand holding when I'm there.

Sun, Jun. 25th, 2006 07:19 am (UTC)
mortonfox

It was a strange country to me back when I came here for college. I didn't have too much trouble. Of course, it's probably a lot scarier now with heightened airport security and all those terror alert levels. :) Seriously though, you'll find that you'll be among folks sharing a common interest when you go to a con. That really does help bridge the gap.