An Ethel Among Mermans (thornwolf) wrote,
An Ethel Among Mermans
thornwolf

Dear internet...

Dear internet,

I remember mentioning this before, but what on God's green earth is the point of LJ icons like this?



You know the type. Tiny unreadable text shrunken down to a subatomic level. It would be one thing if it were taken from a much larger image with text and shrunken down where scale is not thy friend, granted it would reek of unprofessionalism, but no, there icons are PURPOSEFULLY MADE this way. I would really like to know why. Why do this? Why bother?

Is it some sick desire for secret subliminal messages being displayed on comment pages? Most of the time they're just movie quotes or song lyrics. Niether of which anyone can READ so it loses all its propriety in context.

One of these days I'm gonna make an icon with that "Aristocrats" joke all tiny-fied, just to have the same sense of smug satisfaction these people do, knowing that my icon says something so utterly fucked up, and even though you're staring right at it, you can't read it.
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