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[sticky post] List of my userpics by order added

As I've mentioned a while back, I plan on replacing some of my userpics with more legible versions. (even though I've procrastinated that for probably at least a year now...)

Since I knew that doing that will cause me to lose track of what order I added my userpics, I kept a list of my userpics in my profile in order added - but I'm starting to run out of room on my profile now, so I moved it here and reformatted it into a table that hopefully looks better than the old layout.

Note that this excludes the following:
- Old versions of these userpics
- Alternate versions of some of these that I made to protest SOPA/PIPA/ACTA/etc. a few years ago

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Whoa

I was the SECOND person to vote in Super Mario Wiki's new poll!

Sadly, I think this has less to do with me having really good timing and more to do with me habitually typing the URLs of this and a few other wikis into the address bar multiple times a day to procrastinate when I know there's probably not anything new. :P

(In case you're seeing this long after the fact, the poll itself was "Which Super Smash Bros. Ultimate newcomer are you looking forward to the most?" I picked Piranha Plant. Which makes me the FIRST person to pick Piranha Plant in this poll.)

Broken images... AGAIN...

Yesterday I saw that images and videos were randomly broken on some of my LJ entries, again. :(

I put in a support request about it and was instructed to link to some examples of entries with broken images/videos, so I decided to compile a bunch of images/videos (some that were in my earlier entries, some not) into one entry so I'd only have to link to one.

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...All the images and videos in my journal are showing up today, apparently. Oh well, at least I have an entry like this in case there's a similar glitch in the future. :)

Three more random updates

pathvain_aelien stayed at my apartment for a while; in that time we watched the How To Train Your Dragon TV show! (Specifically, the third of the three shows there were. P_A, what was the third show called again? Dragons: Race to the Edge.) We made it to season 4. :) Have any of you watched it?

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It's no secret that I've fallen really far behind on my plan to backup some of my Miiverse posts on LJ/DW once a week. So I have an idea of how to get on a regular schedule that I'll have more motivation to stick to: start posting them once every two weeks instead of one, and act as if this had been my schedule all along starting from my first Miiverse backup entry - meaning the second Miiverse backup entry is now retroactively considered to be posted a week early (being one week after the first rather than two), the third one is retroactively considered to be two weeks early (being two weeks after the first instead of four), and so on.

As I've posted 23 Miiverse backup entries so far, that means the next one would get posted 23×2=46 weeks after the first, which would be the week of... December 12? So this means I'm now "still" caught up! :)

Do me a favor. The next time I consider doing some sort of regular feature on LJ or DW that requires me to upload new images or post entries with images in them once a week, please remind me about this and try to convince me to bring it down to once every two weeks...

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Finally, now that the last Super Smash Bros. Direct is out, I'll give you another taste of just how weird it is in the mind of Matt1993:

- When I first saw a screenshot of Kirby's Peach copy ability in Super Smash Bros. Melee (when I was 9), I somehow didn't realize that was Peach's crown - my mind jumped to the conclusion that King Bob-omb from Super Mario 64 was playable and either that was his pink alternate costume or Kirby's King Bob-omb copy ability.
- I made up an entire moveset for Mary O. & Yamamura from Super Mario Maker and posted it earlier this year. (And I've brought up the idea even earlier than that - see the music tag on that April Fools entry.)
- And somehow, despite all of that, I still at no point expected a Piranha Plant to be a playable character.

Also, why is it that so many Super Smash Bros. fans hate each other over who's playable or different opinions about who they want to playable?

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*Why couldn't this song have existed when MY world came to an end? It would have been so appropriate for that!

Quick update

Today (well, yesterday because it's 1:09 AM) was my first anniversary as a direct employee at work! :)

I was going to post some other things I'd been meaning to mention, but now this is the one that's on my mind the most so I'm gonna briefly post about just this one so I can kinda get it off my chest:

Just now I discovered that TWO YouTube channels I'd at some point seen a couple of videos of, liked those videos, and wanted to watch more of eventually have ended recently... one (Etika) is actually GONE now, and the other (cobanermani456) is still there but no new videos will be made, apparently because of a controversy that spiraled out of something that sounds a lot like mistakes I have made in the past...

THIS IS FREAKING ME OUT NOW. Just like earlier this year when I found out that THREE webcomics I wanted to read were gone now.

ANYTHING I LIKE CAN BE TAKEN DOWN AT ANY MOMENT. THERE IS NO LONGER ANY REASON NOT TO PANIC.
I don’t or even know how to make get do that I’m you it either so way you don’t want me to hang around out for a while because and I’m sorry gonna was a the day that you were gonna we last was a thing movie but I’m you sure you don’t know want

(This is a LJ/DW meme I thought of a while back and am finally doing - I got on DreamWidth on my phone and pressed the autocomplete keys randomly for a while to see what would come up. If you check LJ or DW on a device with autocomplete keys, do the same in the comments and see what comes up! 😃)
*gives in anyway*

Dear Displate,

No, I do NOT want a picture of Bowsette for my wall. Not with red hair, not with blonde hair, not with black hair, not with really really really really dark blue hair, not with green eggs and hair. I only clicked on it so I could use the fact that you have such a picture available ALREADY to prove a point about how this meme has gone WAY too far already and will probably take over the entire Internet once New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is released. SO STOP SHOWING ME THAT AD ON EVERY PAGE I GO TO.

Sincerely,
matt1993

LIVEJOURNAL IS DOWN

LIVEJOURNAL IS DOWN NOW. NO. NO. NO. NOW ABOUT A THIRD OF MY ENTRIES ON DW ARE GOING TO BE MESSED UP FOREVER!!!!


...okay, so it MIGHT just be a temporary outage, but the fact that I can't get on LJ from either IE or Chrome right now is making me panic anyway.

EDIT: It's back. I think.
About time I posted another one of these. If I'd stuck to my intended schedule of posting my Miiverse backup entries once a week, this would've been posted between June 24 and 30, 2018.

I'll get caught up someday...

At least I can prove I'm still capable of posting entries that don't mention the Quidd drama!... wait a minute... DANG IT! :P

← June 2013 01/01/2014 →


New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 07/17/2013 8:45 PM

For my birthday I got (along with other games and things) money to get NSLU from the eShop, so I'm gonna do that now… If I'm not back in an hour, send a not-being-distracted-by-Miiverse after me XD

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(I wonder what I was doing if it took me three whole days after my birthday to post this. Probably playing Kid Icarus: Uprising - I got that for the same birthday, but didn't get to post about it on Miiverse for a while because there were no 3DS game communities back then except for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.

Also, I think this is the only time I posted about a game that was out by then, but that I didn't have yet. I may be wrong though.)



New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 07/17/2013 11:14 PM

Got NSLU and liking it so far! I wish there were an official in-story explanation of why Mario's not there, though, if only so there wouldn't be fan speculation... But I'm liking the game :)

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(That's how you know that this post predates Game Theory's "Mario is Mental" video - I'm annoyed by some other Mario-related fan speculation enough to post a mini-rant about it.

Also, like the next few, this ended up in the NSMBU community instead of NSLU because for whatever reason, New Super Luigi U didn't give me nearly as many opportunities to post from in-game, which was the only way to post in the NSLU community at all.)



New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 07/17/2013 11:32 PM

My sister is REALLY enjoying playing as Nabbit and being invincible :)

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New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 07/20/2013 12:47 PM



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(Despite making a lot of posts/drawings about things that happened to us in specific New Super Mario Bros. U levels, this is the only time I ended up doing so about a specific New Super Luigi U level. And I don't even know what level it was except that it was clearly a castle.)


New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 07/20/2013 2:08 PM



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(This is the second of my only two Miiverse posts to have no words, and technically my last post in the NSMBU community since the next NSLU-related post actually made it to the NSLU community.)


New Super Luigi U Game Posts
Matt 07/23/2013 10:28 PM

Beat the game!
Why is it that this is the first time I've gotten asked to post to Miiverse in NSLU?

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(Again, this is my first AND last post in the NSLU community. I think we continued playing New Super Luigi U for a while after this, but not long enough for us to get around to 100% completing it unlike with NSMBU. I should finish that someday. This was also my last Miiverse post of 2013 - it would be about 5 or 6 months [139 days, to be exact] until I finally started posting again, setting another new record for my longest hiatus.)

2018 LJ/DW Comment Stats!

It's the 11th anniversary of my LJ! And since I'm lucky enough that a) I still have my old Vista laptop with me, b) it still works so I could copy the LJ Comment Stats Wizard onto my current laptop, and c) the wizard still works on this laptop, that means...

It's once again time for LJ/DW comment stats! :)

Like last year, I manually edited the comment stats to include DW comments that are not also on LJ, even moving those of you who've commented a lot on my DW further up in the rankings or adding you to it if you weren't in the rankings otherwise. :)

My comment count is a fraction (and, by extension, so is the grand total) because I couldn't decide if this LJ comment and this DW comment should count as one or two comments (since all the other times when I manually posted the same comment on both the LJ and DW versions of an entry around the same time, I counted each LJ/DW comment pair as only one comment, but these two aren't exactly the same...), so I made this pair count as 1½ comments.



Top Commenters on matt1993's LiveJournal (and [personal profile] matt1993's DreamWidth
(Anonymous comments excluded from rankings)
1matt1993/[personal profile] matt1993 3350½
2pathvain_aelien 1726
3glowing_dragon/[personal profile] glowing_dragon 785
4rovanda 185
5irish_ileana 134
6adawnrae 113
7awehla 100
8penelopexxx 96
9cactus_rs/[personal profile] cactus_rs 86
10padabutterfly 71
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Total Commenters: 159
Total Comments: 7659½

Report generated 8/19/2018 12:58:20 AM by scrapdog's LJ Comment Stats Wizard 1.7 and then manually edited to include comments that are on DW only and the users who would otherwise not be shown

DREAMWIDTH IS DOWN NOW. NOW I CAN'T FIX ANYTHING ON THERE.

GRR...


This is one of the reasons why I still like LJ better.

I'll have to remember to manually cross-post this to DW when it's back up. IF THAT EVER HAPPENS.

EDIT: Well, that was faster than I expected! But I still like LJ better.

Progress?

It took four days (more than that if you count the time I spent putting it off), but I'm finally done fixing one of my longest and most cringeworthy entries ever! :D

Now I just have 449 to go... I hope there aren't many more that are as long as that one. Off the top of my head I can already think of 18 more entries that are going to take a while to fix. :(

I'm glad most of my entries aren't that long... I couldn't bear the thought of it taking another 4×449=1,796 days to fix all my entries. By July 5, 2023 (1,796 days from now) everyone probably will have left both LJ and DW and moved to a third website, and all my work would be for nothing. And every webcomic I ever read would be gone by then. :(
SOMEONE on here sure has been falling behind on his promise to archive a few more of his Miiverse posts on LJ and DW every-- oh wait, that someone is me, isn't it... :P

If I'd been on schedule, this entry would've been posted between June 17 and 23, 2018. It's kind of hard to motivate myself to post these sometimes because I have to write the DW version of the entry, have that automatically be cross-posted to LJ, and then edit the LJ version to use the LJ copies of all the images (community icons, handwritten posts, tiny icons like the one for Yeahs, etc.)...

Hopefully it'll become easier now, though... Recently I made a little program where I can write the LJ and DW versions of an entry simultaneously, where I type into one text box and the program copies it into separate text boxes for LJ and DW; it copies text into both text boxes until it gets to a "▌" character (meaning everything until the next "▐" or "█" should be on LJ only), a "▐" character (meaning everything until the next "▌" or "█" should be on DW only), or a "█" character (meaning everything until the next "▌" or "▐" should be on both). For instance, the last word in this sentence is different on here from what it is on DreamWidth. The use of left/right half block characters makes sense to me because I typically put LJ-related tabs on the left side of my screen and DW-related tabs on the right so I can tell them apart. :)

(Though this one still took a while. Maybe I need to modify my program to add shortcuts specifically to make these Miiverse backup posts easier by making it so that if I type ☺Y☻ or ☺SSB4☻ or ☺:O☻, for instance, it'll be replaced with the Yeahs icon or the SSB4 community icon or my Mii's shocked expression, complete with it being the LJ version on LJ and the DW version on DW?)



← 04/21/2013 - 04/22/2013 July 2013 →


Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U Community
Matt 06/17/2013 10:54 PM



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(In addition to my first Miiverse post in over a month, this was also my first one in the Super Smash Bros. series community. The backup Nintendo sent me incorrectly says these are in the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U community, but that was the community created after the game was released, which I never posted in because by then I'd already become sick of Miiverse; the SSB series community was created after the Villager, Mega Man, and Wii Fit Trainer reveals at E3 and existed until the game was released.

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Two more things to point out: This had the second-most comments of any of my posts on Miiverse - surpassed only by that surprisingly popular "unlikely vine, likely vine" one - and was my first Miiverse post to end up having more comments than Yeahs.)



Nintendo Land Community
Matt 06/17/2013 11:06 PM

Donkey Kong's Crash Course
You'd think not playing this for awhile would've helped me quit going too fast and always crashing…

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Nintendo Land Community
Matt 06/27/2013 6:07 PM

Yoshi's Fruit Cart

Apparently there's a trend of drawing stuff in Fruit Cart. At first I thought "pointless but might as well try it" but when I started I thought "It's harder than it looks…so THAT'S why they do it!"

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(That's supposed to be my Mii. I don't know why I merely said that there was a trend of people drawing "stuff" in Yoshi's Fruit Cart if the only pictures I remember anyone drawing in that game were of their Miis. I don't think my drawing turned out well... I found it hard enough to draw my Mii as it was, and then to try and do so with a single connected line...)


Nintendo Land Community
Matt 06/27/2013 6:26 PM

Takamaru's Ninja Castle
Whenever I have to throw stars rapidly, I end up doing so to the rhythm of the music :)

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(As it turns out, this was my last post in the Nintendo Land community for whatever reason. I still haven't gotten around to 100% completing the game. Which attractions [plus the plaza] did I post about the most?

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Note that I did play the last three on the list, but not as often because they are multiplayer-only - and in multiplayer modes there's less opportunities to take a break to make Miiverse posts.)



New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 06/27/2013 8:18 PM

Finally beat the Mini Mountaineer challenge! But if getting a gold medal for it is required to unlock anything, it still might as well be "Prove the Riemann hypothesis without touching the ground" :(

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(And this was my last post in the New Super Mario Bros. U community, excluding posts about New Super Luigi U - and my only post in that community to be about Challenge Mode instead of the main adventure. Makes sense since I'd already gotten all 5 stars in the main adventure.

This was probably also my most obscure joke throughout my entire history on Miiverse, too... if you don't know what the Riemann hypothesis is, all you need to know to understand my joke is that it's a certain mathy thing that is probably true, but so difficult to definitively prove that so far no one has been able to do so. I guess I was hoping that people would at least know that, but I was wrong. This is about the only reason I know what it is, in fact.

Back to NSMBU... I still don't think I've 100% completed all of the challenges in Challenge Mode - I'm pretty sure there's still some I haven't beaten, with gold medals or otherwise.

Which New Super Mario Bros. U levels did I post about the most?

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This excludes New Super Luigi U levels and cases where I can't deduce exactly which level I was playing.)

OH. OF COURSE.

OF COURSE the week I noticed that a bunch of Photobucket images that used to be broken are suddenly back for whatever reason is ALSO the same week that I find out that Irish Breakfast, yet another one of the many webcomics I want to read someday that I discovered through a long chain of webcomics being linked to from other webcomics I'd stumbled upon, is gone now. Before I got to read it.

...Oh wow, turns out the situation is even worse than I thought it was when I started writing this entry. At least TWO webcomics I wanted to read are gone now that weren't before, because I had to find the URL for Bitmap World so I could link to it just now and it turns out it was taken down as well (but last year rather than last month). :( (And of course it HAD to be Bitmap World... in the chain of webcomics from Square Root of Minus Garfield to Request Comics that led to me discovering Irish Breakfast, Bitmap World was the only one where I still had yet to read anything except the "characters from other webcomics, including Irregular Webcomic! and Terror Island, in Bitmap World style" page and a couple other miscellaneous non-comic pages.)

At least they're both on archive.org... I'm so dependent on archive.org nowadays. If archive.org itself ever went down, I would probably DIE. If it had never existed, I probably would've died LAST YEAR. :(

Why do so many webcomic authors feel like they need to take down their stuff??? Every time that happens, I have to go visit whatever other websites I like that I can think of off the top of my head just to see if any of them are ALSO gone! O_O


So, as a tribute to Bitmap World, here's a list of all the webcomics I can think of that I wouldn't know about if they hadn't drawn both Irregular Webcomic! and Terror Island characters in their style: (NOTE TO SELF: make these links when I have the time to do so)

Bitmap World itself
Terror Island
Triangle and Robert (which is another one that's went down but I knew about that already, and it's one of the few to go down AFTER I got to read it all the way through)
FOMS
Request Comics
tiny ghosts
Irish Breakfast
Nutflix (I haven't read that either but wanted to, but I checked just now and I think that's also gone now. THAT MAKES THREE. :( )
Tall Comics (I haven't read that either but want to)
I know there's at least one more but I don't have the time to try and find the name of it.

Comin' up...

There's a bunch of things I've been meaning to post about, but I'm not in the mood to write those posts just yet. So I'll make this list so I don't forget:

- Post about the rest of my birthday presents and the things that happened in my trip to Arizona that I forgot to mention before
- Post the annual Museum of Accomplishments entry
- Catch up on those "weekly" Miiverse backup entries
- Some videos that I somehow haven't gotten around to posting to LJ in the, like, nine years it's been since I first discovered them

!?!?!?!

So, you know how about a year ago Photobucket changed their Terms of Service so that users had to pay $400 a year for their images to be visible anywhere other than Photobucket itself, and sometimes it wasn't even visible there?

And you know that made me upset because even though I've never used Photobucket for image hosting, a lot of things online I wanted to catch up on someday have used Photobucket, and that would mean I'd never get to finish catching up on them?

And you know how I've made various jabs at Photobucket because of it such as claiming that Photobucket managed to even take down my userpics on LJ but not on DW (or vice versa depending on what site you read my April Fools entries on) and being like "These people think Quidd is the worst company ever - haven't they ever heard of Photobucket?!"


Um.


So today I was working on fixing my old entries, and I got to one* that does have an image hosted on Photobucket in it (because it was uploaded by glowing_dragon, not me), and... IT SHOWS UP.

Then I went to a couple of other places on the Internet that I'd been to before that I knew had Photobucket images in them because they became broken when Photobucket changed their TOS.

THOSE IMAGES SHOW UP NOW TOO. (I haven't seen any "3rd-party hosting disabled" placeholder images, anyway - images that users have deleted entirely are obviously still gone.)

...

I need to ask...

Did, uh...

DID PHOTOBUCKET FINALLY COME TO THEIR SENSES?! I'd Google it to find out for myself but I'm too afraid of finding more online drama that'll upset me. (Yes, even when I thought Photobucket was the one company that actually deserved the hate it was getting for changing their TOS, I still couldn't always bear to read it.)


Even the thought that Photobucket MIGHT have realized their mistake is so surreal... I feel like I'm dreaming. I might as well act like this is all a dream, but I can't do that right now because I'm supposed to take Enya to see another Enya perform live at 103:206 PM. :P




*Note: yes, that entry mentions that I was doing an MS Paint meme but I gave up on that years ago because I procrastinated it for so long and felt overwhelmed by it. :(

Question...

On LJ (and DW?), where exactly do I go to change it so that any logged-in user can send me a private message and not just friends?

For years, somehow I've had it where only friends can send me private messages and sometimes (dating back to as early as 2009 or 2010, I think) non-friends (that I wanted to allow private messages from) tell me that they wanted to send me private messages but my settings were too high - whenever that happens, I've always wanted to change it so any logged-in user can send me a private message, but I've never been able to find that option in the settings.

Can anyone help? Thanks.

:(

I thought I was done having to worry about my LJ/DW friends leaving all of a sudden, but now valerie_inlove/[personal profile] jalerie either left both LJ and DW recently or moved to a new username. Which is sad because we got along so well. :(

If you're reading this and you're still on LJ/DW, can you let me know what your new username is? If you're not still on LJ/DW, I'll miss you. :'(

TWENTY-FIVE!

I've been trying to cut down on the "express everything I want to say by editing Garfield or other comics and/or making stuff with my sprites" thing that I did on LJ a lot in 2012-2013 or so, but I just HAD to make THIS one:


(Original Garfield strip: June 19, 2003)

Hmm... Seeing those three versions of myself in one room like that really makes it stand out that the modern sprite version of myself has a skin tone noticeably darker than my real skin tone. Oh well.

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If I had to pick six words to describe myself, I would panic and ask someone for help because I am so downright random and weird that there is no possible way to describe myself or my journal in only six words.

So here's a list of things you'll probably see in this journal, in no particular order:
- Posts about my life
- Posts about my worrying about being disliked for any number of reasons
- Posts about the fact that I'm trying to fix all the things that are messed up in my LJ and DW and catch up on lots of websites that I'm behind on reading
- Backups of my posts on Miiverse now that Miiverse is discontinued... so if you want to know what some random guy was saying about New Super Mario Bros. U or Nintendo Land five years ago, this is the journal for you :P
- Quizzes and surveys and such
- References to random things I'm obsessed with
- Whatever else I feel like posting

Some of the random things I'm obsessed with are:
- LiveJournal (obviously)
- Looking back at things that were made years ago... old posts on LJ, etc.
- Math
- Weird dreams
- Video games (mostly Mario, Super Smash Bros., Kid Icarus, and Chip's Challenge)
- Video game music
- Homestar Runner
- Enya, my favorite singer and biggest celebrity crush
- Too many comics/webcomics to name... Garfield, mezzacotta, Terror Island, and Circle Versus Square might be the ones I'm the MOST obsessed with though. Oh, and Super Mario Maker Crash Course - that counts as a comic, right? It certainly counts as something I'm obsessed with :P
- Speaking of Super Mario Maker Crash Course, my biggest *fictional* crush is Mary O. Yes, I have a crush on the guide to a video game MANUAL. I'm so weird...


For a (hopefully) complete list of interests and Q&A about me, visit my profile. :) (Which is still in need of an update...)

This journal is semi-friends-only, but there's not much rhyme or reason to which entries are public and which ones aren't...

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