icon meme

11 May 2010 10:35 pm
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1. Comment to this entry saying 'ICONS!' and I will pick 7 of your icons.
2. Make an entry in your own journal and talk about the icons I picked!

icons picked by [livejournal.com profile] elle_white

Yuuko drinking tea.
I love tea and I vaguely identify with Yuuko, so it's a nice icon for when I'm just chilling out and talking about the stuff I love (usually books, series, etc.) with the people I love ^_^

Mytho and Rue, two characters from Princess Tutu. They are adorable ♥
It's usually an icon I use when talking to the people I like, let's have fun together!

From the amazing comic and movie Persepolis. The great answer to the little sexist game where you blame and the punish the women/victims for the creepy objectificatied men look at them. Basically my feminist icon. Though with recent political moves, it's probably not the best idea to be using that icon for that, at the moment, I should change it.

From an illustration by Edmond Dulac an early 20th century artist, who did a lot of fairy tales & poetry books illustrations. This is the pic on the cover of my copy of Omar Khayam's rubayyat, so it always makes me think of them ^^ And it's so pretty *_*
This is another of my chilling out, being comfortable and a bit lazy icons.

An Utena icon. Utena is high of surrealism and deep shit, as the blinking arrow pointing to a cat (SIGNIFICANT) shows. It's my "thinking too much" icon ^^

Silhouette from Watchmen, who is exactly what it says on the tin. She's dead by the time the comic starts, so we only know of her from the flashbacks, and not even a lot at that. But she's kickass! An icon I don't use all that often, but good for Watchmen and LGBT awesomeness related posts.

icon meme

21 Apr 2010 01:11 am
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stolen from [livejournal.com profile] ali_wildgoose and everyone before her

1. How do you feel right now?

2. What is your favorite past time?

Read more... )
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It's a meme. All you have to do is yell "ICONS!" at me, and I'll give you six of your icons to go talk about in your journal.

From [livejournal.com profile] flo_nelja

My new default icon! Which I use because it's pretty! And pretty! Where does it come from? I dunno, looks like some kind of modern art, perhaps? Yeah, that's all I know. Did I mention it was pretty? Anyway it's pretty and textless, goes well with the colourings of my new layout and is vague enough that I won't feel uncomfortable when it defaults other more appropriate icons I may have used in any comments, so it's great as a default icon. And pretty.

[livejournal.com profile] tomboy_typist took it upon herself to point me to this icon, which she was right to do because even though I had probably seen it quickly before i had not given it the attention it deserves. It's an awesome icon!! XD
Sandor is a guy with a scar who's one of my favourite characters in ASOIAF. He has a horse called Stranger, which is a bit blasphemous of him given that Stranger is the name of the God of Death where he hails from. It just so happen that my nickname on the internet comes from the horse (I translated it to the French "Etrangere" when I was in the Buffy fandom so as to be taken seriously despite my many typos using the English isn't my native language excuse). I also adore unicorn ever since I first watched The Last Unicorn when I was so young I don't remember anything from the experience but an obsession with unicorns. Which is probably why I find this "fake spoiler" icon so hilarious. Although it's also hilarious by itself, because ASOIAF is SO not the sort of book with unicorns (dragons, yes, magical poney sized wolves, a right, kraken, mayhaps; unicorns, nah) and even if it was, Sandor would definitely not be the sort of guy to be associated with one. Although it brings all kinds of crackful ideas to mind. (Hey! Perhaps Sandor's a virgin!).

This is one of my Utena icon. The blinking hand, for the people who don't know Utena, is actuall in the anime, blinking mysteriously to tell you "hey, this cat is important!". How is the cat important? How is it relevant? What does it mean symbolically? There could be many different answers! So yeah, it's my "deep shit" icon, for intellectual and deep shit I may want to analyse and stuff. Or it could also be an icon about being in deep shit, because that guy with the pink hair? He doesn't know it yet, but he's in very, very deep shit.

This is my huggles icons, for when I want to express my love to and comfort my friends. Which is very necessary because I suck at those sort of stuff and in real life I hate hugging people. Yeaaaaah. Icons are handy. It's also a Firefly icon! I love Firefly, but it's one of the series I almost never read fics for. I guess I don't ship enough. Although if I had to pick ships for it, one of them would be Inara and Kaylee here present. They have cute, femslashy interaction; and are both gorgeous women *_*

It's my kinky icon! For, errr, kinky stuff. Like handcuffs. And whips. And spanking ("spank me! spank me!"). And bondage! And wax play! And blood play! yeah, I can continue this for a long time. I've always been veerrrrrry intrigued by BDSM. I've only started very recently to look into it more seriously. But I love kinkiness in fics (and fiction in general). The icon maker, [livejournal.com profile] veryvisual made a whole series of retro naughty pics with hot women used in icons I still have on my harddrive, and I really like it.

My previous default icon. Much like my default icon I have no fucking clue where it comes from. But it looks pretty. And is textless. Also it shows Europe and I'm European (Fuck yeah?) Shit, what else can I say about this icon?

From [livejournal.com profile] berylia

A Code Geass icon. I have conflicted feeling about Code Geass... it's got so many flaws and plotholes and fanservice and idiotic stuff and bad resolutions. On the other hand it pushes so many of my buttons! *sighs* Anyway it features Lloyd which is one of the many awesome and hilarious secondary character of the series. Lloyd is a scientist with utter lack of common sense / sense of tact & society & stuff like that. It is unclear if Lloyd does not understand those things or if he choses to disregard them because he has the social position to do it and they hold no appeal to him. In any case, he looks at most everything from a very... scientific point of view... sort of "Mmmmm interesting" but also very amused. There are times when this is very close to my mood and point of view on things. So this is my "Mmmmm interesting" in an amused tone of voice icon.

That's the only icon I have ever done for Sarah Connor Chronicles. The text is a quote from the series. I loved it so much I made the icon right after the episode. "Bitch" is a complicated word in the English language and I come at it from another language of course; but I've always been pretty fond of it, of using it as a word of power, which talks about assertive and intriguing women. On the other hand, reclaming words isn't very easy, so I don't really have that many occasions to use it even if I want to because it can be so easily offensive instead. But the episode used, not only "bitch", but "bad bitch" in a way that I found really glorious. Sarah asserting her strength and aggressiveness and resilience when cornered, without glamorising. Very powerful.

Silhouette from Watchmen. Silhouette is a very minor character in both the comic book and the movie, but she's a bit fascinating. And a lesbian. And got murdered (as long with her lover) because of that :( But!! she was still a superheroine and was pretty kickass in that cocky and sarcastic way. So I use it as a "Lesbian (and LGBT people in general) rocks! icon and of course as a Watchmen icon in general.

Another Utena icon! I've gota friend who just started watching Utena, so you, you know who you are, go to the next icon now if you don't wanna be spoiled!
Okay! So this is a very funny icon, first, because Akio really does sleep with the entire cast XD second because Akio, aka smooooooth manipulative bastard that he is is scared of the Shadow Girls! The Shadow Girls are a Greek Chorus kind of characters in the show, we only see them do short surrealistic and puny skits once per episode but which reveal very deep stuff about the show in general. IOW, they know stuff. Probably they could blackmail Akio. hehehe.
Yeah, I'm a bit hyper, I haven't slept at all.
Also I love the "Dear LJ" thing, to use it when I have crackful or really silly stuff to tell on LJ; and the fake confession thing. I really don't much sense anymore.
Anyway! Funny icon.

This is Revvy! My new fictional girlfriend along with Michiko. She's awesome and sexy and badass and slightly psychotic. This is one of the icon I use when arguing stuff/flaming people/being unamused about an issue. It's a dare icon "come on, mess with me, I dare you!" I don't think I use it all that often XD Also with stuff related to Black Lagoon in general!

Azula from Avatar the Last Airbender. Azula is a wonderful Manipulative Bitch and a great villain in general. And she plots verrrry well. (Also she's so hot). Anyway it's a great icon for when I'm feeling in a scheming mood and planning something naughty (or planning something fannish, really). Or planning something at all.

It's a Princess Tutu icon. Princess Tutu is an adorable and quite clever anime which does a lot of subversion of fairytales and meta stuff and is generally very good and you should watch it if you haven't yet. Anyway it's another feel good and warm fuzzy feeling toward my friends kind of icon. Because those kids are very cute.

Icon meme

16 Oct 2009 12:19 am
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stolen from [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorn

Tell me:
1. Your favorite userpic of mine
2. Which one you wish I'd delete immediately
3. Which one you think needs explaining
4. The userpic that makes you laugh
5. Two userpics that you think should mate
6. The one you think is the most beautiful
7. The one you think has the best cropping
8. An icon that you think I should use more

My lj pics

Icon memes

5 Feb 2009 11:16 pm
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ganked from [livejournal.com profile] amewarashi

cut for icons a-plenty )

Icon meme

6 Jan 2009 01:25 pm
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cut for images )

IF YOU COULD BUY SPACE FOR MORE, WOULD YOU: I could use more space, but not so much that I would buy it, so no.
WHAT FANDOM DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: 7 for Avatar and 7 for CLAMP all works confused
WHAT SHIP DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: There's no ships for which I have more than one icon.


In other news, uploading my vid to imeem was a success the second time I tried it in case that's what you were waiting for to watch it


29 Oct 2008 05:11 am
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Meme from [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore. Yes, I keep doing this meme, shud up.

* reply to this post with the word MEME and I will pick six of your icons.
* make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.
* other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
* this will create a never ending cycle of icon glee.

Kozue and Anthy in Akio's red car of sex doom.
This is a moment I adore in Revolutionary Girl Utena, where Kozue, being the sexual predatory being that she is looks at Anthy and wonders "hey, I wonder what is that everyone is looking in this girl, maybe I could figure out this for myself" and you know. And Miki's - Kozue's twin who has a crush on Anthy, but whose crush is in a big part a projection of his feelings for Kozue, it's all very freudian - brain break when he sees that and it loses him that duel.
And it's hilarious.
And because I adore both those characters, I though the idea of both of them having sex would be extremely hot.
Therefore it's my femslash icon!

This is a quote from Joe Abercrombrie's series The First Law, and an icon I made myself.
This said by Ferro, my favourite character of this series, a slightly blood-thirsty, revenge bidden and violent woman, who is extremely awesome. And always has a lot of knives on her. And when asked why, answered thusly. ♥
It's my sarcastic icon, or my weapons loving icon, or my fictionnal action/violence/asskicking icon.

This is Milly from Code Geass, crossdressed for the high school crossdressing festival of her own making (she presides the local students bureau)
Milly is one of the minor yet awesome characters in Code Geass, she's just extremely, amusing and awesome. Very extraverted. And she looks hot dressing as swashbuckling guy. Not that she doesn't look hot otherwise, but she looks extra hot like this! Secret time : I have a kink for crossdressing girls.
Anyway this is my genderfuck icon, I love stories that explore the liminarities of gender, from gender roles reversal to characters who are asexued, bisexued, queer gendered etc. It's one of the thing I love seeing in SFF novels.

This is Zuko. He is very DRAMATIC. He takes himself and his issues very seriously and is a very intense young man. This is what makes him cute and hilarious. Later on he learns to relax and tiny bit and becomes hilarious in a dorkish way. But I love his sense of drama, like the time he called his old man out, in the middle of an eclipse, while his nation was attacked, while threatening father with his awesome two swords, and making a whole speech out of it. It is one of my favourite moment of Avatar :D
Anyway this is a fun icon to use to be self derisive about internets and my own sense of DRAMA! And when bsns starts getting srs.

Once upon a time, there was this man called Jaime, in this book called A Game of Throne by George RR Martin. Jaime was a handsome man, a brilliant knight, member of the elite Kingsguard, and one of the highest and wealthiest noble of Westeros. But Jaime had secrets. Jaime was having sex with his twin secret, who was also the queen of the kingdom, which made this not only incest, but also high treason of the very king he was sworn to guard. Ooops. And he got caught up in the act by this cute, eight years old boy. Double ooops. So Jaime sighed and, with loathing, said "the things I do for love" and pushed the 8 years old boy from a tower.
That's when I fell in love with this fantasy series. Because "things you do for love" = "defenestring young boys" is awesome. I love stories which explore the darker sides of love. ASOIAF in general is full of people doing bad, violent, ambiguous actions, and sometimes compassionate yet disloyal out of (romantic or not) feelings of love. Or claiming it's for that when it's a bit something.
And then there's Jaime. After said defenestration, I wouldn't think he would be anything but a villain, but he turned out to be an utterly awesome character whom I totally adore. I'm not used to adoring characters who attempt murdering 8 year old boys. No, really, I know I'm fond of anti heroes and darker characters but when they're very violent or murderous I feel kinda ashamed for it, usually.
Mind you, Jaime's not the only child killer I like in this series ^_^

Fakir from Princess Tutu with a mask. I'll have to admit I've no idea why Fakir has a mask on this picture, apart from being your usual jerk with a heart of gold and a few secrets or two, but it's a pretty picture, and I adore Fakir, so it works!
This is my icons for when talking about me, me, me, or issues about identities, how they're constructed, negotiated, presented to the outer world. I'm a person with issues about trusting people and I tend to be very reserved albeit in an outgoing and loud way. I tend to deal with that by being overly blunt and brash about things about myself (tact and me aren't good friends ^_^)... so I love this icon, the idea of masks, to talk about such things. The word for "Person" comes from a word, "Personna", which means "mask" afterall.
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Icon pairing meme : Go to your icons page in Livejournal and look at the first two icons (the one on the right and the one on the left). Pair up the characters in the two icons. Go to the next two and do the same until you have a list of ships. Then...well, write 'em.

Tree/Kozue/Anthy OT3
Or not. Okay, I could see a hot sex scene aganst a tree, and the hateful things written on the tree's bark with swords.

Fakir/"You can never have too many knives" First Law quote.
I think at one point he would have appreciated, but then he learned better. But for all that the pen is stronger, I think he still likes sharp tools.

Yuzuriha would drag Zuko on a date all of once, much like Jin did, and force him to eat ice cream. Then she would abandon him to rush toward Kusanagi ad Zuko would be like "WTF?"

more crack pairings )
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] rosehiptea and [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore

Go to my userpics and then pick:

1. Your favorite.
2. Your least favorite.
3. One that makes you automatically think of me.
4. One that you think I should TOTALLY use more often.
5. One that you don't get/needs more explanation/you have no idea why the hell I have it.
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The rules:
1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five (or four or three) of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!

Icons picked by [livejournal.com profile] nicole_anell

Geeks are sexy, featuring the very sexy Shigure from Fruits Basket. It's an icon because it's true, there's nothing quite as attractive as intelligence, and also because I'm pretty proud of belonging to the geek subculture. Represents! Also a random Shigure icon because I like him a lot, he does kind of fit one of my ideal of characters, what with being the sleazy, manipulative bastard that he is with a bad sense of humour and a kind of ruthless sense of caring. Also, he's a dog.
That reminds me I still lack of Xelloss icon...

I've been somewhat more interested in CLAMP in general lately, so I searched a bit for images and found a series of chibi characters for xxxholic and tsubasa. I of course pounced on the Yuuko one because Yuuko is one of the most awesome character by CLAMP. Spent a long time cleaning up the background (for my meagre iconmaking ability that is), and there you go. She has a little crop, so I have an alternative version of that icon with "Mistress Yuuko" on it instead of the butterfly, but I didn't feel dom enough to use it myself ;) I use it mostly as a generic sassy, CLAMP-related icon.

The picture (of Snape of course!) was made by [livejournal.com profile] rexluscus and iconized for the first Snarry Olympics, back when they were the Snarry Olympics and not the Snarry Games. Initially it said "Team Angst" in support for that team during the games. It was very nice of that comm, to order the teams between the kind of snape/harry fics I liked and the kind of snape/harry fics I disliked! Sadly since then all the various games have been less handy for me D: so I was a supporter of the Team Angst of course and I especially asked rex for the modification of text. "Bring on the angst" is one of my motto, especially since BtVS's Season 6 when everyone was whining about how dark the season was so that's what I was thinking back to when I asked for that. Generally speaking, I just love dark and angsty fanfics - not because I think they're better, I acutally think that writing good fluff is harder than writing good angst - I just like them. I kinda pisses me off when there's a sense of being appologetic about having any kind of sadness or darkness in a story, which I sometimes see. So for this I have this icon :)
Also it's my last Harry Potter icon since I'm almost entirely out of the fandom right now :( I only read [livejournal.com profile] busaikko's and [livejournal.com profile] mistful's fics right now ... ^_^;;

My silly icon. I've no idea from which episode it was taken from, but it's just so adorably dorky! Baltar's one of my two favourite character in BSG. Both for his funny moments and for his most angsty. It helps that the actor is OMFG so good, but there's also something I like about a deeply despisable, narcissist, responsability-denying sleazy character. I think I always like those (like I always adored Gilderoy Lockhart in HP :D) but Baltar's the first time I see a character be so central and well built in a fiction, and I totally love BSG for that. He' a very compelling character with an interesting story of descent into darkness the more he tries to not be such a wretched human being anymore. And many, many hilarious moments :D

This is my icon for when I want to be wanky and flame people, so I don't use it often! Lyrics by and image of Tori Amos. I love their irony. That meaning of "fuck you piss me off so much but I want to be better than that so I'm going to try to contain myself. But I still think you're an asshole!" The song overall is lovely that way, about the times when you get frustrated and angry at people, it might be more because it's a bad day and you're stressed or whatever, and you want to lash out... it's good to remember then, that you do believe in peace. Even if right now you can't find in yourself much kindness for those people. Anger is a very blinding feeling.
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Icon meme from [livejournal.com profile] amewarashi and [livejournal.com profile] solesakuma

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick three of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!

amewarashi picked :

Rue's my second favorite character in Princess Tutu :) she's so pretty and angsty, which this icon underscores very well. I love the raven theme too, and I like the clever Poe ref of the icon, but also very fitting to the mood of Rue.

A quote from Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, from the two delicious villains Croup & Vandemar. Honestly this one just cracks me up in that outrageous, just business, sir, non apologetic villainous way.

Azula is another great villain, and, unlike many villains, she's exquisitely good at plotting evil schemes. Quite the clever mindfucker, too. You gotta love that about her.

solesakuma picked :

Touya and Sakura have my favourite sibling dynamics of all of the siblings in Clamp. Perhaps at all, actually XD So cute. That's a great icon for that feeling of tender bickering you know :)

Takumi from Nana. I have a weird love for this character (given that he's quite the bastard. Then again, I do love me bastards). Just a nice funny icon for crack-related comments :)

That's the only icon of the lot I made myself, and I'm rather proud of how it turned out. Corto Maltese from one of the greatest European comic book series there is. He's a pirate, sorta, but really gentilhomme de fortune rather fits him well as a description.

(all icons taken from my JF account)

You know, looking at all the icons over at JF... I really don't want to give LJ any money anymore, but damnit, I am sick of having only 6 icons ;_;

icon meme

16 Oct 2007 09:29 pm
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Comment on this post. I will choose seven userpics from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are using them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along.

Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] schemingreader who picked icons from my Journal Fen account :

(by [livejournal.com profile] iconsbycurtana)
Quoting from Neil Gaiman's novel Neverwhere. I love that quote because it's a great illustration of the frank ruthlessness of villains Mr Croup and Mr Vandemar (one vulpine, the other wolfish) and their delightful enthousiasm for evil, mayhem & destruction. They're darlings, really.

(by [livejournal.com profile] iconsbycurtana)
Quote from Ursula K Leguin's famous novel Left Hand of Darkness. The full quote is:
Light is the left hand of darkness
and darkness the right hand of light.
Two are one, life and death, lying
together like lovers in kemmer,
like hands joined together,
like the end and the way.

I love this. Someday I must look up non dualism philosophies seriously.

(by [livejournal.com profile] crazylittleme
Tori Amos, with a line from her song "Hey Jupiter" :
"No ones picking up the phone
Guess its me and me
And this little masochist"
I like this icon because Tori has, for some reason, an expression that's very "me" on it. I'm not sure why. She doesn't usually look like me, it's more an evocation. This little masochist, well I don't think it's a bad description for me. I can be pretty masochist both in a metaphorical sense (wasting time blaming myself for things) and in a literal sense - but it's done in an unabashed way. This little masochist. Take it. Leave it. No more, no less.

A gift from the darling [livejournal.com profile] cyrulean made from my interest "books" (chosen by her!)
Hahaha, isn't it a cute picture ^^
There's an evocation of stories getting out of themselves, mixing, meddling with each others, perpetuating new stories. And this, book sex, it all happens in our head, when we read. When we think back upon what we read. When we write anew. We're the books' incubators!

(by me)
I don't remember where I picked that picture, just that it's adorable and looks very much like a Ghibli Cat (maybe the one from Kiki's delivery service? I dunno). This is one of the very first icon I ever made, using one of those gif programs you can only use for a trial testing. The line is a quote from The Last Unicorn, in which a cat give as explanation for giving an enigma to the protagonists instead of a simple answer. Don't we all love cats for this ^_^

(by me)
I have an unhealthy love for books. Well, for stories, which I prefer to come in book-shape form. I adore them. They make me happy. They've made me happy at times when I don't think anything else was happy about my life. They've filled me with wisdom to learn, people to love, worlds to travel to. I guess it's silly of me, to think I may have gotten so much merely out of books. I guess it may feel very pathetic to some. But that's me. I don't think I'd be half the person I'm today if I hadn't loved books so much. I don't think I'd been alive.

(by me)
That would be my A Song of Ice and Fire fandom. "I did warn you not to trust me" is a line that a character says at the end of the first volume, and I don't want to spoil anyone who hasn't read it by revealing who. It's a good line to present that series, in which a lot of treacherous actions take place, and because when I rec it to friends I do warn them it's going to be a dark, lovely, exquisitely cleverly woven journey.

icon meme

23 Nov 2006 12:11 pm
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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.

* * *

This is my last day at the office in Rueil, we're moving in a bigger one in inner Paris starting next week. I need to remember to post a long work update post at some point ^_^


7 Aug 2005 03:33 pm
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Happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] catwoman7018 ! *sends kisses and good wishes your way*

Meme time, stolen at fork-point from [livejournal.com profile] hiragizawa : please tell me your favorite and least favorite of my userpics, and
why. I know that i'm a bit spazztic with icons and change them pretty often (okay, I kept the previous patch a long time but I just changed them all recently) so I can refer to older icons if you want ♥


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