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It's been a while since I did one of these...

speak and spell
You're a Speak & Spell!! You nerd, you. Just
because you were disguised as a toy doesn't
mean you weren't educational, you sneaky

What childhood toy from the 80s are you?
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Okay...So, can anybody tell me what a Speak&Spell is/was?


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Jun. 25th, 2004 02:09 am (UTC)
Wow! I adore your icon. It's splendid.
Jun. 25th, 2004 02:15 am (UTC)
This one? It's one of leftofmyheart's, and shareable...so nab it if you want!
Jun. 25th, 2004 05:27 am (UTC)
I was a Speak&Spell too, but I don't know what it is either. And I agree with the previous commenter: that is a gorgeous icon! :-)
Jun. 25th, 2004 05:38 am (UTC)
Speak&Spell...well, I think it may have been some sort of device that if you speak to it, it spells the words back to you -- although that sounds kind of boring, don't you think?

As to the icon, I've had it for ages. I remember being struck by it's simplicity and power when I first saw it, and I just had to have it.
Jun. 26th, 2004 08:14 am (UTC)
:-) *kicks LJ*

Mmm, it is stunning. Also, that part of the male body is immensely appealing to me, actually... so if you don't mind I think I'll nab it if it's still shareable.
Jun. 28th, 2004 12:20 am (UTC)
Nab away! It's an icon that deserves to be seen.
Jun. 28th, 2004 12:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :-)
Jun. 25th, 2004 05:40 am (UTC)
I got this too, but I never had one. It was basically a spelling aid. It said the word and you had to spell it back. It disguised this thinly as a 'game'.

It was really boring.
Jun. 26th, 2004 05:00 am (UTC)
It was really boring.

Sounds like it...It really can't be me, then. Or you, for that matter ;-)
Jun. 27th, 2004 01:30 am (UTC)
Of course not!
Jun. 26th, 2004 08:10 am (UTC)
Huh. Did you have to spell it a certain way, i.e. in American English? I must say there ought to be better ways to teach children. Also, as a game, it sounds lacklustre.
Jun. 27th, 2004 01:28 am (UTC)
I'm not really sure, I never really played, but a friend of had one.
Jun. 28th, 2004 12:33 pm (UTC)

It's just the language major in me that gets out sometimes in a geeky fashion. :-)
Jun. 28th, 2004 12:25 am (UTC)
Speaking of lacklustre games: I watched a demonstration of a prohibitively expensive new toy in a department store the other day. It was a radio-controlled round thing with flashing lights, roughly the size of a dinner plate, that could hover. And that was all it was capable of doing. I can't imagine any child being taken in by that for more than 2 minutes, but the fathers in the crowd all wanted to have a go and even grew quite competitive. Weird.
Jun. 28th, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC)
Hmm :-)

Well, you were a girl child. Maybe it's a guy thing? ;-)

...and LJ is still screwy...

Love that icon! :-) Is it just me, or does that man have very large hands?
Jun. 28th, 2004 11:57 pm (UTC)
Is it just me, or does that man have very large hands?

I think it's the picture. His hand didn't strike me as particularly large when he held it out to shake mine the other day...

And I never complimented you on your icon yet, have I? It's very good, esp. for a first effort. It makes me feel like I might want to try making my own soon, too -- just as soon as I have my new PC up and running. Do you need any specialist programmes to get started, do you know?

( the Evil Hand Issues-icon was brought to you by andemaier, BTW).
Jun. 29th, 2004 03:25 am (UTC)

Thanks. :-) Well, I only used MS Paint, but I know that all the serious competetitive iconmakers use programmes and brushes and whatnot for layers and fades and shades and...

_jems_, saava and dtissagirl have tutorials posted in their memories, I think... I can't remember, but I think some use a version of Photoshop Pro or other stuff. _jems_ told me she could hook me up with something, so I'd read what she has posted if I were you.
Jun. 29th, 2004 03:31 am (UTC)
Cheers! I will!
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