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28 August 2002 @ 04:48 pm
LJ Friend Colors  
No meaningful conclusions to be made from data presented. Explain yourselves, if you see fit - I understand the hot pink on black, but some of the others make me a little nervous . . .

Also, I am a fan of black on white for friends, even all of the journal, as long as it looks sharp (which appears to be the majority, due to the obscene amount of cutting and pasting I did). Also, I'm a guy, so the color identifications will be a little off.

Abaddonx99 -> B/W (default for all friends)
Absolutekaos -> B/W (default for all friends)
AvatarofChaos -> B/W (default for all friends)
Calypsomatic -> B/W (default for all friends)
Chesh -> B/W (default for all friends)
Chronicfreetime -> B/W
Cloudscudding -> Light Pink on Pink
Dierin -> Black on Grey
DjHarlequin -> B/W (default for all friends)
DrChase -> B/W
Erragal -> Mint on Black
GayleMadwin -> Light Pink on Black
Gunn -> Computer Green on Pink
Kitkatlj -> Some kind of Light Red on Burgundy
Lyght -> B/W (default for all friends)
Masui -> B/W (default for all friends)
Nemoren -> Hot Pink on Black
Ninicat -> B/W (default for all friends)
Safiiru -> Burgundy on Blue
SusanofStohelit -> N/A (Default Style)
SylunetheSigher -> Grey on Salmon
XCorvis -> Hot Pink on Black
Xorgok -> B/W (default for all friends)

PS - Most of the colors I chose for my friends were using the "magic color wheel" that pops up with logjam, the Linux client I normally use. So, they're three hexadecimal numbers associated with RGB color saturation. And even if the computer is the only one who can tell, they're all unique. Merry Chi-Mas!
kitkatlj on August 28th, 2002 02:49 pm (UTC)
So...these are what people have for you?

Truth be told, yours is just my standard "Macalester Person" color scheme. Didn't get to know you well enough to associate colors with you.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on August 28th, 2002 03:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Colors
I'm not so much interested in what my colors are (although some of them are pretty damn weird), I'm more interested in how and why people decide what colors to make the other people on their friends page. You have a perfectly reasonable color scheme going on, and it makes some sense to the casual observer - the people who have their own unique colors obviously mean something special to you, and you probably know them very well, and the users who are not communities that have the same color probably have something in common.

How does it work, in your own words? (if I'm not being too presumptuous)
Never shoot smack in Cincinnatisharpshinyclaws on August 28th, 2002 03:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Colors
not to jump in here uninvited? But I think the reason people do that is so they can skim through their friends list quickly and only read the ones they really want to.
Or, on a less cynical note? Maybe for the really long entries where it starts a full page before you see the icon, so you know who the hell you are reading?
la femme stygiangunn on August 28th, 2002 05:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Colors
I gave Doc green and pink because his name is "discoflamingo". Green and Pink is the color of flamingos. And some horrid discos, too.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on August 28th, 2002 05:59 pm (UTC)
Slugs? SLUGS?
< sarcastic evil genius > This is all you can think of as an evil genius to improve upon Nature's pathetic attempts at coloring the fauna of this pitiful orb?

My spirit animal will have words with yours, later . . .< / sarcastic evil genius >
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on August 28th, 2002 06:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Colors
My cynicism lies in how I let every community be default colors; my humanity lies in how I do the "spirit animal thing" for everybody else's colors.

I think the spirit animal thing comes from being in the woods a lot as a child, and a Boy Scout, and that secret society I belong to. Maybe I just like color wheels - fuck if I know.
Never shoot smack in Cincinnatisharpshinyclaws on August 28th, 2002 09:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Colors
do I have a color?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on August 28th, 2002 09:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Colors
You're an aged chrome, but that's not a color I can pick here, so I went with a chrome-y shade of grey.
Never shoot smack in Cincinnatisharpshinyclaws on August 29th, 2002 08:24 am (UTC)
Re: Colors
aged chrome? Reminds me of teapots buried in the attics of old english manors.

I think I'm extremely cool with that.
Oυτιςerragal on August 28th, 2002 11:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Colors
Ooh, what's my spirit animal... er color?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on August 29th, 2002 10:25 am (UTC)
Re: Colors
A dark evergreen, well, green. Like pine trees before the first snowfall. (Sorry Erragal - you have too much ranger in you for your own good)

But that doesn't match your avatar, and I have to redo the colors on the page anyways . . . ;)
kitkatlj on August 28th, 2002 04:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Colors
It needs to make me feel like I'm reading something from a real person I know, not random-person-online.

That's why Mac people have colors that make me think of Mac; it puts things in the context they're writing from as I know it.

Anyway...I rarely know what color someone should be at first...especially one that's unique from others I already have at a glance. But ultimately, my goal is for each person's color scheme to trigger my subconscious to think of this person before I even read the name or see the user icon.
Some unique colors are just there for lack of a better one...like Yong Ho, Kellen, etc. But most are somewhat close to making me think of a certain person.
masui on August 28th, 2002 06:21 pm (UTC)
i prefer black and white as well.
then again, my whole damn page is black and white.
the friends color thang really is no mystery.
masui on August 28th, 2002 06:23 pm (UTC)
then again...
to be honest, i never even gave assigning colors to people a second thought. my intention was never to personalize the page for them, only for me. probably because i'm a self-centered bastard. i was only concerned about the layout of the page in general. all those colors seem to clash to my sense of asthetics.*

*note* in reference to my page settings only.