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Abort, Retry, Fail - Qualified Perceptions
Abort, Retry, Fail
My brain seems to work very simply when it comes to icons. I was mocked a while back for assuming that people were the humans in their icons when I didn't reconize the pictures. I'm constantly thinking that fxz is twe because I think that's her teapot, or getting countertorque confused with someone else who had a spaceship. I usually end up figuring it out by the cognitive dissonance between the person I think it is and what they're saying, looking at the username more closely, and then rebinding in my head: "right, right, the teapot is *him*."

So this morning I was reading my friends list, and got to the section pictured below, and kept looping back, looking at the username, reading through, and getting confused. ("Huh, I didn't know they knew each other...") I think I did it three times before my head exploded.

Current Mood: confused confused

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navrins From: navrins Date: February 13th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do the same thing. For example, people with Anime-styled icons are, at a glance, all the same.
From: readsalot Date: February 14th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm tempted to make 5 replies with 5 different anime characters, but I'll refrain.
countertorque From: countertorque Date: February 13th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do find it disconcerting when adults use children pictures as their icons.
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: February 14th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, me too.
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: February 13th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Good icon choice

Whenever I see the sandwich picture elsewhere I assume you wrote whatever I'm reading.
hr_macgirl From: hr_macgirl Date: February 13th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
actually, the thing about it is, we do know each other, or at least did at one point. chanaleh was dating someone I knew via irc years & years ago (cos).
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: February 13th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was actually desireearmfeldt I was surprised that you knew, due to my easily confused state. :) Though the path between two people does always seem to be remarkably short.
hr_macgirl From: hr_macgirl Date: February 13th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
do I know desireearmfeldt? I don't recognize the face, but it's a small face icon.

firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: February 13th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I didn't think you did before. I just got confused because you were writing about going to a play with her, where you turns out to actually be chanaleh. :)

Hah! I have now managed to inflict my confusion on everyone else!
mijven From: mijven Date: February 15th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
such talent!

It's one reason I don't pay too much attention to the pictures. But then maybe that's cause I noticed early on that every one kept borrowing each others best icons. (Possibly a result of too many icon challenges.)
twe From: twe Date: February 13th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)


All teapots are me!

Also all green things should belong to me!
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