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04 March 2005 @ 11:38 am
LJ avatars meme  
from maboo

"I love looking at people's icons, but I don't always get them - I often wonder stuff like, 'Who's that guy?' or 'Where's that quote from?' but I tend not to ask, for various reasons. So come on, here are my icons. Pick one (or more!) you're curious about, and I'll try to explain it. Or at least explain what I like about it."
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Danielle Daileydanihana on March 4th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
What's the magma thing?
gwalla: magmagwalla on March 4th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
Magma is a French prog-rock band fronted by drummer Christian Vander, influenced by King Crimson, Igor Stravinsky, and John Coltrane. They started in the '70s and are still active.

Their concept albums center around the fictional future history of Kobaia, a utopian culture formed on another planet by expatriates from Earth who realized that Earth civilization was rotten and collapsing. Envoys from Kobaia re-establish contact with Earth, and the songs are about the turmoil that causes on Earth. The songs are sung entirely in the Kobaian language.

The symbol itself is called the Uniweria Zekt symbol. It appears on all of their album covers, in different forms.
russgoulo on March 4th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
I suppose this is one meme for which there's definitely not much point in my propagating it. :)
Alun Clewealun_clewe on March 4th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
I was thinking pretty much the same thing...given that I only have five user icons and none of them are particularly mysterious. (Well, okay, I suppose my default icon could be a bit enigmatic, but not enough by itself to justify my posting this meme.)
Auroraaurora77 on March 4th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
King crimson finger?

*scratches head* WTF?
gwalla: king crimson fingergwalla on March 4th, 2005 10:38 pm (UTC)
The domoslide is just random silliness I found on 4chan. It's an infinite loop of a girl going down a waterslide, but with Domo-kun's face photoshopped onto hers. Domo-kun is the mascot of a Japanese television station and features in their advertising spots. In the english-speaking world, it's probably best known as the monster threatening the cliché kitty in the widely forwarded "Every time you masturbate, God kills a kitten. Please, think of the kittens" picture, and threatened by kittens in the "Every time you send that fucking picture, God kills a Domo-kun. Please, think of the Domo-kuns" response.

The King Crimson finger is the inside cover of King Crimson's first album, "In the Court of the Crimson King", in 1969. I love the album, plus the raised finger makes it a good "Aha!", "I have an idea", or "Making a point" icon.
Auroraaurora77 on March 4th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC)
Justin Grahamstr1 on March 4th, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC)
I'm interested in knowing more about the origin of that "SHIT" image.

Also, I probably won't propogate this meme simply on the basis that I have only a few icons.
gwalla: shitgwalla on March 4th, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
Found it on 4chan, thought it might be handy. I have no idea who the artist is.