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03 March 2007 @ 09:02 pm
Layout Change  
So, the inevitable happened and I switched to causette’s animated Supernatural mood theme of doom. It’s addictive, I swear and I so don’t need twice as long to read my flist now because I keep watching those mood icons play over and over.

I also decided to revamp my layout a little with overrides by _trendi, and
added a header again.
Here’s a somewhat comic style variant that I came up with while playing around in Photo Shop. Of course I flattened the image before saving and don’t know how I got there, so no editing the posterization effect *headdesk*

Since all Friday shows are on hiatus and because my life wasn’t complete without having seen at least one of the flicks of this year’s Oscars, I watched The Lives of the Others.
It started off a little slow but really grew on me with every new twist and revelation. I think they nicely showed the main character’s development from a person with a rather black and white view on things to all shades of gray and it surprised me that I went from dislike and indifference to compassion and sympathy towards Wiesler.
The whole set design was also lovely, I'm pretty sure I spied our old couch and my parents, in fact, still have a classic brown '70s wall unit in their living room. It's funny that every time I visit they are shopping for a new one but just can't let go of the old sucker ;D

And because it's her day, I wish a happy birthday to dev_earl. Hope you’re having a great time ♥

Und an unsere Kölner Gruppe (wir brauchen unbedingt nen Vorzeigenamen), kommt gut hin und freu mich schon auf moin :)

[cap used for banner from SN Media]
Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: Ed Harcourt - Birds Fly Backwards
bustyasianbeauty.comihearthings_ii on March 3rd, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
I really dig the comic style!! ahahaha, I've done that before, messed around with ps, come up with something cool, and then have had no clue how I got there.
ヴェレーナ: sam standing 214ongiara on March 4th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
Hee, thanks! And it's frustrating, isn't it? There was a chaos of at least 15 layers and I was lost, utterly lost and stunned and I'm starting to think I did this while somnambulating which would at least explain my lack of memory o.O
(no subject) - ihearthings_ii on March 4th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Kristencakeholes on March 3rd, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
Mwuahaha we have finally turned you to the dark side that is known as causette's mood theme! :P And wow, I love your new layout! Your header is amazing, as well as the posterized version. I don't think I remember that picture/screencap, where'd you find it?
ヴェレーナ: jared hideongiara on March 4th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
What can I say, this dark side is incredible alluring, I can't help it.
Thank you, that header took a while even though it's just a simple coloring. I'm out of shape o.O

Shame on me, I forgot to credit the source for the pic *hides* The base is from sn media, they added quite a few new pics over the last couple of weeks and I found this while surfing their site recently. The way the car is slightly off balance, the rear wheel smoking, the boys inside, I just couldn't resist :D
Mel: jen adorkablemad_about_dan on March 3rd, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
I love the new heaeder!! the pic is great, both boys and the Impala ♥♥
And I love that trustygeek.livejournal .com looks as if it was written on the wall of the station XD Great job =)
I love those moodthemes!! I just cant stop starring at them lol but I'm too lazy to upload an entire moodtheme again to change mine XP yeah I'm lazy like that.
ヴェレーナ: dean scarecrow faceongiara on March 4th, 2007 09:39 am (UTC)
Thank you ♥ the lj url gladly just fit nicely on that wall, a lucky accident :)

I'm too lazy to upload an entire moodtheme again to change mine XP yeah I'm lazy like that.
LOL, that's exactly the reason I fought with myself about this. In the end, however, the mood theme won *I'm weak* and it took me about 3 hours and a numb mouse hand to get the 130 of those icons uploaded, but looking at just the one used for this entry, I think it was totally worth it^^
(no subject) - mad_about_dan on March 4th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Steffilegoline on March 3rd, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
MWUAHAH join the Dark Side Of The Mood Theme Force!

Ja, ich hoffe auch, ich komm gut hin. Freu mich schon drauf. Schreib gerade fic :-p
ヴェレーナ: john salvationongiara on March 4th, 2007 09:44 am (UTC)
Above all, I have to blame you for turning me dark side on this. Now I keep watching my flist like actual episodes *facepalm*

Und das hör ich doch immer gern. An den letzten Kapiteln der neuen Fic oder der Challenge Fic? Ist richtig langweilig ohne ne gute, plotty Fic hier^^ Bis gleich :)
(no subject) - legoline on March 4th, 2007 09:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
Anjacologne_chick on March 3rd, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
Wow, I love the new layout :-)

We need a name? Oh I guess we'll have a lot of time tomorrow to think about it :-)

Freu mich schon :-)))
ヴェレーナ: spoonongiara on March 4th, 2007 09:47 am (UTC)
Thanks! And yup, something stealthy and catchy. Just kiddin' :D Bis gleich.
Anna: Actors >> Jensen Ackles 2shoqolad on March 3rd, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
Love the new header... and the whole layout... (I actually LOVE the fact that the comment text is pink when I'm typing it ^^° - I started typing without looking at the screen and was mildly shocked (in a positive kind of way) by the text color when I looked up... okay, enough of the pink-love.)
I didn't even notice the "trustygeek.livejournal. com" until reading mad_about_dan's comment ^^ So I guess that speaks for itself... fits in perfectly... love it :)
(sorry for the excessive use of the word "love" in this comment xD)
ヴェレーナ: dean sträflingongiara on March 4th, 2007 09:51 am (UTC)
Oh, always send as much love to this place as possible LOL And thanks *glee* The pink text thing is neat, isn't it? It's also psychology and supposed to make the commenters more talkative. Yes, I'm just that sneaky :D
Mia: sammy licksmyeien on March 3rd, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
The header is great!! I love the way you've managed to include your LJ adress in the picture but it's all blended together so well it seems real that it's the name of the station. Comic style for the win! &hearts!
ヴェレーナ: sam wetongiara on March 4th, 2007 09:54 am (UTC)
Eee, thanks :) Wasn't too sure about the comic thing, so I'm glad you like it and the name tag thing was a lucky accident *gives extra cookie to photo shop*
paz_ on March 3rd, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
Comic style header looks amazing! As does the one you're currently using; very bright and pretty. :D An awesome shot of Dean's baby, too. And yay for flattening before saving and hence ruining all chances of modifying! I feel so stupid every time I do that; it's like, the need to click on save is stronger than the knowledge that I will lose my layers (which is a bad thing). *facepalm*

Oooh, mood theme. Really, people, you all need to stop. It is incredibly distracting! I spend about ten minutes more than usual on each post these days. :D
ヴェレーナ: sd croatoan lakeongiara on March 4th, 2007 10:02 am (UTC)
Thank you ♥ And that's exactly it, I was thinking, I have to save it before PS crashes or some other similarly awful catastrophe and there's me, wreaking far more havoc *facepalm* I'm just glad I'm not the only one who does that.

Really, people, you all need to stop. It is incredibly distracting!
*innocent whistle* Hey, blame those who started it, I'm just a poor victim addict trying to turn you to the dark side as well :D
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on March 3rd, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
Vewwy pwitty.
ヴェレーナ: low sodium freaksongiara on March 4th, 2007 10:02 am (UTC)
Thaaaaanks ♥
jessie_s_girl on March 4th, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)
Hi! I was reading your layout post and I got struck with an idea (no worries, not too painful ). I've been ever so pleased with the icons you let me use in my fic journal mercury_tate. A friend of mine, fireflyillusion just started a new community called snmissingscenes and she really needs a nice banner and some user icons. I thought you or someone you know might want to take a crack at designing something. I've really liked what I've seen on your journal.

If you or anyone you know is interested, surf on over to the community and sign up and drop her a line. You can tell her Yvie sent you.

Also, if you know of authors who have great missing scenes, please let them know about the community. Thanks!
ヴェレーナongiara on March 4th, 2007 10:11 am (UTC)
First of all thank you and also thanks for the link, that comm hopefully gets all the attention it deserves. I love reading missing scenes and to have them all at one place certainly comes in handy. Unfortunately, I can't code myself (I know html but not css) but know what they're for when I look at premade overrides. However, I'll take a look around LJ for some premade layouts and as time will allow it, I may or may not give it a try.

And I will certainly spread the love in my next post :)
(no subject) - jessie_s_girl on March 4th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
justfreefallin: Dean PT Lipbitingjustfreefallin on March 4th, 2007 08:54 am (UTC)
The banner is sweet! I want to change my layout, but I don't know how, so I let the old one forever I guess. LOL

See ya soon! *hugs*
ヴェレーナ: dean comfyongiara on March 4th, 2007 10:05 am (UTC)
Thank you and I majorly suck at css as well, that's why I spent days looking for nice premade layouts from people who know what they're doing all over LJ :)

CU *squishes*
R.A.B.: Sam - fear medomelom on March 4th, 2007 01:48 pm (UTC)
*lol* Yes, the animated Supernatural mood theme really is addictive. *stares at it*

And I like the new layout. It looks very beautiful!
ヴェレーナ: Sam Knackiongiara on March 13th, 2007 09:00 am (UTC)
Hee, that mood theme does a good job of distracting me as well :)

And thank you!
dimturiendimturien on March 4th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
Nettes neues Layout! Yay for metallicar! *gg*

Der comicstyle ist cool! Aber warum hast du im Protokoll (du arbeitest doch mit photoshop, oder?) nicht einfach etwas höher geklickt? Dann hättest du wieder alle ebenen gehabt. Äh, kann man verstehen, was ich meine? *wirr*

Ich will jetzt ne neue Folge Supernatural, mensch. *Entzughab*
ヴェレーナ: sam profilongiara on March 4th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
Danke *knuddel*
Die Sache ist die, dass ich leider nach Speichern die Datei geschlossen hatte und bei Neuaufruf im Protokoll die Layer natürlich auch net mehr verzeichnet sind *Kopf in den Sand steck*

Ich will jetzt ne neue Folge Supernatural, mensch. *Entzughab*
Menno, ich erst. Außerdem haben wir eben bei einem Treffen hier in Kölle bei ner Grobrechnung festgestellt, dass das Seasonfinale wahrscheinlich am Con Wochenende läuft. Argh, wir werden uns am Freitag definitiv in einem Hotelzimmer versammeln und die schauen, sonst werden wir bestimmt hoffnungslos gespoilt von den anderen Fans O.O
(no subject) - dimturien on March 4th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Downey, is this guac too lemony?: 1/2 Nelson: Oh No You Didn'tlostmemento on March 13th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
Nice... though is wondering where you got the original picture for it
ヴェレーナ: sd blendingongiara on March 13th, 2007 09:02 am (UTC)
The original picture is from SN Media :)