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stars n' stripes [Jun. 6th, 2005|11:55 pm]
Aikarin
[mood |thoughtfulthoughtful]
[music |live - selling the drama]


Spent quite a while yesterday painting the flag & rank stripes on this pony.
I'm glad I decided to go with a "waving" flag, but those shadows & highlights took forever!
Yes, that's a glare spot in the dark blue upper left region. I should have a bit of time on Tuesday night to paint the other side. Then, all she needs is a tail & custom box. Yay!

On a different topic, I've decided to take the plunge & buy a permanent account. Mainly for the embedding options. Livejournal's free options - standard frames & iframes - just didn't appeal to me. I don't like standard frames. iframes are a nicer option, but they're not compatible with some browsers & they may be phased out soon. Now, I can use other options like PHP or javascript. ^_^

$150 seems like a lot of money for a few more functions, especially on a site where almost everything is free. *cough* However, I'd hate to miss out on the opportunity, since they're only offered for one day. Well, I can think of this as supporting the LJ website as well. And why do so many people have paid accounts anyway? *scratches head* I might figure that out now that I have one too. ^_~
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[User Picture]From: screwallofu
2005-06-07 04:38 pm (UTC)
The flag looks phenominal! I really love that pony!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-06-11 01:07 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm surprised how she turned out...I love her colors.
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[User Picture]From: firebyrd
2005-06-07 06:11 pm (UTC)
She looks great!

As for paid accounts-you do get more a few more features, and perhaps more importantly, you're supporting a website that you enjoy and want to stick around. I actually started mine back in the days of invites and couldn't get one, so bought an account, and liked it, so I've continued to pay ever since.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-06-11 01:08 am (UTC)
Thanks! The paid accounts are given priority on the servers...I definitely notice a difference in the loading times.
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[User Picture]From: vleermuiz
2005-06-07 08:20 pm (UTC)
She is so beautiful! And I love her cute face and her hair!!:D
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-06-11 01:08 am (UTC)
Awwww...thanks for the comment. ^_^
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From: minchkin
2005-06-07 11:53 pm (UTC)
Pretty pony... *Hugs pony*
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-06-11 01:09 am (UTC)
Thank you! ^_^
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