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This journal is mostly friends only. If you're really willing to end up on my friends list, please check my interests on the profile page and leave a comment on one of my public entries telling me a bit about you. We should at least have some things in common.


What is this journal about? Mainly fan stuff, bits and pieces from my daily life and whatever I consider worth writing about. I try to avoid drama, but sometimes life's a bitch, so a little whining here and there will most likely happen. But this is supposed to be fun, so I won't linger on those darker grounds for too long.

If you are here for the graphics resources I used to make, this entry will help you find what you're looking for. Enjoy your stay!
 
 
Miss Floppy Ear
06 January 2016 @ 10:59 pm
Think about the year that has passed. All the memories, the entries and posts that made the year special. Think about all your past layouts, default icons, mood themes or whatever you consider worth remembering. The 2016 Scrapbook Post is a way to help you remember all of that, in a single post.




It’s a Leap Year!Collapse )

Based on an idea by telltale | Get inspiration for your own scrapbook: 2012scrapbook (no further communities)
Banner image © Emma Chichester Clark | Plumdog Blog
 
 
 
 
Miss Floppy Ear
07 January 2016 @ 12:15 am
Last year was a disaster in many ways, including my poor reading mojo which died a painful death due to, uhm, complicated circumstances (and lots of Japanese films). So, new year, new beginnings and hopefully 35 books on my challenge shelf by the end of it.
Edit: I have to face it, my reading mojo is gone for now. No reason to violently force it back; that never works.

The image used in this year's banner (and that of the 2015 Scrapbook) are from Plumdog Blog by Emma Chichester Clark, featuring Plum, a whoosell (whippet, Jack Russell and poodle mix; she really exists), and many of her canine and human friends.




The Life of a Bookmark Collapse )
 
 
Sound: Murray Gold - A Good Man? | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
Miss Floppy Ear
02 January 2015 @ 11:07 pm
I challenged myself to read 42 books this year. Which means that, should I make it, I'll receive the answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Now if that isn't worth reading every single book in this challenge, don't you think? ;o)
Edit: This wasn't a book year, so I gave up on my challenge and deleted it.

The images used in this year's banner (and that of the 2015 Scrapbook) are from the comic strip Drabble by Kevin Fagan, featuring dachshund Wally, duck parrot in disguise Bob and cat Oogie.




Fitness Trend Page HoppingCollapse )
 
 
Sound: Nightwish - Sundown | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
Miss Floppy Ear
02 January 2015 @ 09:16 pm
Think about the year that has passed. All the memories, the entries and posts that made the year special. Think about all your past layouts, default icons, mood themes or whatever you consider worth remembering. The 2015 Scrapbook Post is a way to help you remember all of that, in a single post.




52 Weeks and 1 DayCollapse )

Based on an idea by telltale | Get inspiration for your own scrapbook: 2012scrapbook (no further communities)
Banner images © Kevin Fagan | Drabble
 
 
Sound: Rush - The Main Monkey Business | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
Miss Floppy Ear
28 May 2014 @ 03:20 pm
I thought I'd finally post the very few icons I made over the last roughly 2 years. If you don't like dogs, don't even bother - there's barely anything else. I think it's called 'obsession' or something like that. At least I have my priorities straight. ;o)


  • Animals:  x29
  • Misc:  x7



Dogs, owls, a mouse and tea. And a dragon, sort of.Collapse )
 
 
Sound: Rush - Leave That Thing Alone | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
Miss Floppy Ear
15 May 2014 @ 07:37 pm
And once again I feel like I'm jinxing things. LJ's new default layout (Where did that come from? Wasn't it supposed to look completely different?) is such a mess, I can't even. I could put up with it, though barely, if it hadn't butchered elements of my own journal's layout. You know those huge ugly ions for freezing, deleting etc. comments? I replaced them with unobtrusive ones via my custom layer - and of course now that specific bit of code doesn't work anymore.
Edit: Yay! I remembered a way to replace the default icons via CSS, but now my style sheet is about to explode. It was huge to begin with because I loved tweaking pretty much everything when I had still fun coding things. But it worked, so I won't complain.

And what is it with those monstrously huge fonts and masses of empty space? That's a trend I see all over the net and I hate it. I can barely read anything anymore because I feel like those Mutant Killer Monster Fonts are about to attack me. At the same time the fonts on other sections of a page are way too small, so using one's browser's zoom isn't all that helpful either, making one part legible while butchering another. Ugh!
And there's much more, like the icons linking to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ in the footer. The one for G+ has the icon for Twitter. WTF?! Doesn't anyone test and check anything before it goes live? Don't answer; that was rhetorical.

Interestingly, neither news nor lj_releases has any information on these changes. Remember the times when there was at least some form of communication? I wonder if the Cyrillic userbase got some info/warning.


And all that happened just shortly after I had not only decided to show up here again on a more or less regular basis. I even planned on renewing my paid account. It's all my fault! Oh boy...
 
 
In the Mood: annoyed
 
 
Miss Floppy Ear
04 January 2014 @ 04:30 pm
I'm still trying to read more (though I have to deal with the fact that I'll never become the avid reader I used to be again), and to encourage me in doing that, my books get another entry of their own instead of just being listed in my 2014 Scrapbook.

I challenged myself to read 40 books this year. I barely made my goal of 35 in 2013, but it's worth a shot. Let's be daring! By the way, here's the cute little cartoon the images are from. (© Leendert Jan Vis).




From Chapter to ChapterCollapse )
 
 
Sound: Toto - Bottom Of Your Soul | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
Miss Floppy Ear
04 January 2014 @ 03:55 pm
Think about the year that has passed. All the memories, the entries and posts that made the year special. Think about all your past layouts, default icons, mood themes or whatever you consider worth remembering. The 2014 Scrapbook Post is a way to help you remember all of that, in a single post.




Counting Down from 365Collapse )

Based on an idea by telltale | Get inspiration for your own scrapbook: 2012scrapbook (no further communities)
Banner image © Leendert Jan Vis
 
 
 
 
Miss Floppy Ear
02 January 2013 @ 04:58 pm
I challenged myself to read 35 books this year. Still not even remotely the amount I used to devour until roughly 10 years ago, but I'm making progress. I went for 30 in 2012, ended up with 38 (including 3 short stories), so that should be feasible. Wish me luck.

The image on my banner is from Mark O'Hare's comic strip Citizen Dog, one of my favourites. It shows cat Cuddles reading a newspaper. Because he's sophisticated like that. He loves Jane Austen, by the way. What a pur(r)ist!




Between the CoversCollapse )
 
 
Sound: Dream Theater - As I Am | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
Miss Floppy Ear
02 January 2013 @ 04:49 pm
Think about the year that has passed. All the memories, the entries and posts that made the year special. Think about all your past layouts, default icons, mood themes or whatever you consider worth remembering. The 2013 Scrapbook Post is a way to help you remember all of that, in a single post.

That's what you will find here: my equipment and desktops, currents, my monthly favourites, links to picspams, links to entries worth remembering (my own as well as posts from others), lists, my default userpics, screenshots of past layouts, new discoveries, books I've read and the yearly resolutions which I won't keep anyway.




Here we go againCollapse )

Based on an idea by telltale | Get inspiration for your own scrapbook: 2012scrapbook (no further communities)
Banner images © Mark O'Hare | Citizen Dog