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Emoticons, Livius, and the like

Journal Entry: Sun May 4, 2008, 4:22 PM
I'm sure all of you who are emoticonists have taken note already, but livius is currently MIA, which is more or less the saddest thing to happen, ever =< I'm not sure if she's having internet troubles, troubles with life, or just got bored of the site, but in any case I hope she comes back sometime, because she was an awesome person to talk to, and did more for the emoticons category than any other person on this site.

For: Livius by Abfc

I decided I'm going to start to get involved with icons again. It seems like the emote category as a whole is kind of....disconnected as of late. It received a huge boost in popularity for a while, but now it's back to being pretty obscure and filled with things that aren't emoticons. I don't hear as much from the users, but that's my fault, since I haven't made much of an effort lately, however I'd like to change that. I applied for the icons and/or emoticon GD position but I don't think I'll get it due to the number of better candidates who've been involved consistently throughout the years. Regardless, I want to get back to hosting contests, being involved, knowing what's going on with everyone who's active.

A lot of the emoticonists I used to stay in touch with are gone now, so I'd like like to call out all emoticonists and iconists who see this journal to say high, introduce themselves, and post their favorite work of their own. Warning though, I can give harsh critiques, so if you're not up to it just say so and I'll give general pointers. Also, link to your favorite iconists.

It might take me a while yet, but I'm going to start getting back into making icons, whoo!

PS: come visit me and sg in #ohnoes

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:iconzachriel:
zachriel Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Hey you, sure you've seen me lurking around for a few years. Haven't been uploading hardly anything to my ~nillemotes account for over a year, mostly because I've been living the offline life but also because I ended up with a crap monitor where I couldn't tell one pixel from the other. Now I have a new monitor though, and I just might get back to emoticons soon.

Couldn't tell you which ones of my own gallery are my favourites, it all depends on the situation. I'm proud of the remakes I've done of nana [link] , dance [link] and love [link] The really short and simple :damnyou: [link] , D8 [link] and O.o [link] are also ones I particularly like.

Favourite emoticonists are the good ol' classics of you, `Zikes, `brokenboulevard, and also =bad-blood.
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:icondarkmoon3636:
darkmoon3636 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
I know you and your emotes! Nice to see you around.
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:icone-motive:
E-motive Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everyone has gone D=

I honestly got bored with the place and emotes in general. I don't do much now apart from check messages and harass a few of my friends on here

It's nice to see you back though, your work was always well thought out, animated and pixeled
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:icontsemalon:
tsemalon Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
whats MIA?
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:icondarkmoon3636:
darkmoon3636 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Missing in action
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:icontsemalon:
tsemalon Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Im the kinda person who got the ideas in her head but when she starts making them they end like some kinda crappile.. nice to meet you :wave:
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:iconvanhelsing1117:
Vanhelsing1117 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
i loled at your obama avy. obama is my #1 choice for the election right now, altho i wont be able to vote for a couple years
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:iconmdkofdoom:
MDKofDOOM Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
I've never really used the emotes, but I like the concept of them. When I get off my arse I'm going to start making some. The only one I've done is the little devil-dude in my sig picture. I don't think he turned out too bad for a few minutes work.
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:iconcrimsonappassionata:
CrimsonAppassionata Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Her journal from March says that she was dealing with tornado wreckage so maybe she's still having problems. : /
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:iconbad-blood:
Bad-Blood Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
best news i've heard today.
welcome back to the emote-land !
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:icondirtypaintbrush:
dirtypaintbrush Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
:wave: It's good that you're coming back :)
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:iconchinaroses:
chinaroses Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:D

Jess
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:iconcriz:
criz Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
I hope Livius comes back

hmm... I don't really have a favourite amongst me emoticons... some I like more then others, but an overall favourite... nope, sorry
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:iconfrisiandude:
FrisianDude Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
I'm sure she'll come back. :nod:
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:iconzacthetoad:
zacthetoad Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
I think you returning to the gallery will have a big impact on its popularity. :slow:

:ahoy:
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:iconchaosemeraldhunter:
ChaosEmeraldHunter Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Student General Artist
Hey, darkmoon, good to see you back! :)

The emoticon scene has been a bit dead lately, maybe you could help breathe some life back into it.
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:icondarkmoon3636:
darkmoon3636 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
I hope so D: Dismal state atm, I'd say. Of course, there's still a few diligent people keeping it from completely dying. Me not one of them, harr. Let's change that!
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:iconmangachu:
mangachu Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
:wave: Hello there!

*whoosh to #ohnoes*
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:iconnickeatworld:
nickeatworld Featured By Owner May 4, 2008   Digital Artist
The queen is dead... Long live the queen! Wait I shouldnt joke about stuff like that... But yeh they need a new emoticons GD *hint* *nudge* *wink*
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:iconravensquill:
RavensQuill Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Student Writer
I love emotes.. but I am not sure how to use the ones that are more custom made....not on the typical list. or do we need to have expressed permission from the creators?
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:icondarkmoon3636:
darkmoon3636 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Actually, deviantart has to add them. They were working on a system for a while...but then it died for unknown reasons.
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:iconravensquill:
RavensQuill Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Student Writer
Really? I didn't know that. I have seen so many that are awesome... Oh on the plus side... There will be a new Emote Gallery Director soon, so the system should be picking up again here soon!
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:iconblunaowl:
blunaowl Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
HAI.

/me goes to #ohnoes
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:icondarkmoon3636:
darkmoon3636 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
herro :flirty:
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:iconshadowgamers:
ShadowGamers Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
internet search party for livius?
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:icondarkmoon3636:
darkmoon3636 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
GET OUT THE INTERLIGHTS, WE"RE SEARCHING THE TUBES.
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:icondrofdemonology:
DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Professional Writer
Well, I've used and expanded on the original non-animated DMC emotes you made for me, and have been using them to make my Lil' DMC comic strip for the last 50+ strips :D
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:icondarkmoon3636:
darkmoon3636 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
I've seen! You're really good with the whole sprite comic thing.
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:icondrofdemonology:
DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Professional Writer
Thanks very much! Couldn't have done it without you :hug:
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