I'll let you in a little revelation about my favorite usernames in my virtual sites. First is about my Mikimoto Angel pen name. Mikimoto is a famous brand of pearl accessories in America. I first saw that brand in Vogue Magazine. I got mesmerized by that label, and I thought of using it. I just added Angel from my name "Angela". Thus, the formation of Mikimoto Angel.For my other pen name Mystic Nymph, the word mystic really came from the show Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog. I used to be so hooked to that show. I am also obsessed with mythologies, and nymphs are mythical creatures depicted as beautiful young women who are considered as guardians of objects and places in nature. Thus, the evolution of Mystic Nymph.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Sucky Webcam Photos
I disdain taking photos via webcam. My reason? It reminds me of the defunct social platform, Friendster. Many people used to have their headshots (I prefer using this rather than profile photo) captured using webcam, and I thought it was very… tawdry, for lack of a better term. However, sometimes things slip through the net of pride. I broke my own rule that says “never ever use webcam”.
I know my self-made rule sounds so arrogant, but don’t worry I just made a fool of myself with my utter haughtiness. I now have a bunch of snapshots taken through my HP Mini Camera. I realized that it could also be fun having crappy pictures of myself. By crappy I mean, those that are too noisy you can only bear looking at them in thumbnails. On that note, I now present you my sucky webcam photos.
Because HP Mini has a low VGA camera, I figured posting them in the smallest size possible in Windows Live Writer. I goofed off because there’s no use trying to look pretty when the photo quality is ugly. Wow that rhymes, and that’s a laugh and a half. I also considered grouping my multiple photos to create these animations, which are called GIF for short. As usual, I was able to do this using the ever dependable Photoscape.