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Duke Surreality - cellophane — LiveJournal
the story of an invisible girl
Duke Surreality
Right around when I started using LJ, I happened upon a mess of cute icon-sized pictures of Duke. Not having any icons of my own, and not having seen them used on LJ, they seemed like a good choice. So I installed several of them here, and I have been using his likeness in most of my posts ever since.

The weird thing is: I've gotten so used to seeing him next to my posts, I've started to associate him with me and with LJ! So just now I was reading a java.sun.com article for work, and at the bottom was a picture of Duke.

"Wait," I thought to myself, "How did my LJ get in here?!" I actually was confused for a couple of seconds, until I realized where I was. "Oh yeah. Duh, this is where he comes from..."

Kinda surreal. I guess I've identified myself a little too closely with the little guy!

Edit: While I'm thinking about it, I've uploaded a new picture of him! Java Swing is (currently) still my main project, so it makes sense. Isn't he cute? Eventually I'll have to get around to making it transparent...
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radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: July 17th, 2003 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Duke does remind me of you.

Well done you pass marketing level one!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 17th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent, glad to hear it!
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 17th, 2003 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! At least here in this little part of the world, he's become the symbol of "renniekins" more than the symbol of "java"....
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: July 17th, 2003 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
i catch myself thinking that other LJ'ers are you, too. you're everywhere! muahahahahahaha (:
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 19th, 2003 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
*rubs hands together* Excellent.... (-:
anderale From: anderale Date: July 17th, 2003 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have two things to say,
1. Duke is quite cute. Because I have not known you all along, I do not associate him with you. I am sure I soon will.

2. I don't know where you found me, but I just realized I was on your friends list. I thought to myself that I should check out your journal and after reading two entries and finding you quite humourous, I must add you to my friends list. :D I highly doubt you will find me as interesting, as I write in the worst and most boring english ever (in spite of the fact that I considered majoring in English). I also only seem to write about very few things, which are, my dogs, how awful my sister is, how awful my best friend is and I make note of when Mark does the dishes. At any rate, I'm glad to have happened upon your journal!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 19th, 2003 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, and welcome! I had probably intended to introduce myself at some point, but didn't get around to it. (-: I found your journal...um... actually I'm not altogether sure, I don't remember! I was in a random adding mood a few days ago. I think maybe it was because you have "happy feet" listed as an interest, and you're about my age? I love reading the journals of interesting people, and you seemed like you might be interesting. We'll find out! So far so good. *smile*
anderale From: anderale Date: July 19th, 2003 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
The secret of the universe is happy feet!
guingel From: guingel Date: July 17th, 2003 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Duke is sooo cute! And I don't think I'd ever have heard of him if it weren't for your journal. I seem to remember a point when you were adding new Duke icons every so often, or using new ones gradually, and every time I saw a new one (like this one) I would just flip out and squeal! :) I love the skates one, I think it rocks!

Looking at the site you linked to, the Duke-in-a-box one is quite adorable also. If I had anything to do with java, and if it didn't mean people thinking I was you all the time XD I'd be all over that one like white on rice!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 21st, 2003 10:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually around Christmas time, I made myself an icon using that picture (the box one), but I drew a santa hat on him and made the background green. *grin* I'll have to do that again next year!
guingel From: guingel Date: July 21st, 2003 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
awww! oh, that's such a cute idea! :D
From: snuggles9 Date: July 23rd, 2003 08:23 am (UTC) (Link)
hey, i work for sun too...
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 24th, 2003 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Hi there...cool! I don't actually work for Sun though. I just do a lot of Java programming for my job; that's why I decided to "borrow" Duke for my icon.

What do you do for Sun?
From: snuggles9 Date: July 24th, 2003 06:12 am (UTC) (Link)
im just doing data admin for the summer
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