Event icon innovations
So at the moment our "icon picker" for creating events in the timeline is still limited to 5 pages, though I know there are plans to expand these in the future.
For now there is occassionally a little bit of imagination required in choosing an icon for a particular event.
I wanted to know - what's the most creative way you use an icon to depict an event? For example, how do you depict a death, battle, or argument? How do you depict a meeting of two characters?
At the moment I'm using the heart-flatline icon for a death and the lightening bolt for battles and arguments, but I'd love to hear others' ideas on using these!
I'm not much of a visual person, but I tried to use an icon based on what best symbolized what was happening. (Except when I forget to select one >.< ) If it's a battle in space, then I use a fighter jet. If it's something that's bad but I don't think there's a very good image, then I use just a thumb's down, and the opposite for a good event. For not-space battles (or battles inputted before I made that decision), then I use the bomb icon.
For people meeting, I use the group icon. If it's like a date, then I use what matches what they're doing (e.g., a film image for when they're going to a movie). If they're just hanging out in general, then the chat bubbles.
I've been using the little person with their arms up in the air for births. Because it looked cheerful and most people are happy to be born. :P
Otherwise, I've been using the flatline for deaths and lightning for battles. I use the speech bubbles for important dialogue and the road for when characters relocate.
Is it wrong that I tend to use the icon that reflects my mood at that moment in time? ;)