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my unchanging backgrounds

Last week as a joke marc took a picture with my phone and set it as the background, which threw me because the background on my phone has been a pitt state gorilla for like a year and a half. he changes his phone background all the time. I never do. Anyway this inspired me to take a picture of the guinea pigs on my phone, and use that as the background, and it makes me very happy. but the change is shocking! on my previous phone, I had a picture of my parakeet aggy. Aggy died, but the picture stayed on the phone until I got a new one. I just don't change these things.

On my computers, this is the background:


It's been that way since I paid a random designer $5 to make me a glassy-looking purple planet... four years ago, or so?

I have the same facebook profile pic that I set when I joined facebook.

I have the same twitter profile pic that I set when I joined twitter.

I have the same myspace profile pic that I set when I joined myspace (but this isn't saying much, because I don't think I've logged into myspace since I joined myspace, someone else took the name spacefem and I figured the site was a lost cause).

I have redesigned spacefem.com several times... about every 2-3 years, I like to overhaul. But that's mostly just to keep up with web trends and clean navigation based on the new site content. My regular visitors always HATE it when I redesign the site... and for that matter, we have a strong trend against changing user avatars because all you really recognize is an avatar. Maybe the spacefemmites rubbed off on me and that's why I can't change any other pictures, anywhere?

Anyway the facebook thing definitely makes me a freak because people there change pictures ALL THE TIME. I refuse to give in.

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tiwonge
Apr. 12th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
I'm the same way.

Even though I try to change my facebook photo every so often (I have a theme--a picture of my shadow), it's still been about a year since I've changed it.
dreamingkat
Apr. 12th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
I don't change my facebook pic (I'll email you my real name if you want to connect there). I find it kinda annoying when other peps pics change all the time - especially if they're not easily recognizable icons to associate with the person, or a picture of the person.

I don't think I've ever changed my lj default icon (although I've added a few for special topics)

I try to change my background with the seasons - I've created a whole bunch more background tiles than I've used (for more than 5 min of testing) over on deviantart.

I put a pic of my kids on my phone when I got it last year, and only discovered that it has a screen saver a few weeks ago when bored and trapped with no books.

jume
Apr. 12th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
desktop: usually stays the same until I take another pretty picture (I don't usually use 3rd party wallpapers)

lj icon/avatar: whatever I've made recently that's pretty

facebook: whatever picture is most flattering, although right now it's my hair over my face because I went through a paranoid stage xD
mousyspellcheck
Apr. 12th, 2009 08:31 am (UTC)
The avatar that I have on spacefem.com is the same one I use just about everywhere else, and I don't change it simply because I feel that if I change it on one site, I'll have to change it everywhere.

I do use a real photo on Facebook, and there are more recent (than the one that is currently my profile pic) photos I want to use as my profile pic, but the one I have now simply suits me too well. (Mouse, bike, ChocSoc t-shirt, what could say more about me?)
hitchhiker
Apr. 12th, 2009 08:31 am (UTC)
likewise, it offends me deeply that lj pictures are references, and therefore changing a userpic retroactively changes every other post that used a pic from that numerical slot
njntrubl
Apr. 13th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
mwaahahah!!! I change all pics! All the time! HAHAHAHA!!!!!
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