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Iconnery

iamsab picked six of my icons to talk about. I make all my own icons, save for the gorgeous Martha ones laurashapiro made for me. If you'd like me to pick six of yours, have at it



This is from The Doctor Dances, the first new Who ep I loved, unreservedly. I like the colours in it but I am not sure about the way it's composed. The quote is from the episode and Eccles looks lovely in it. My favourite one of him is from the outtakes of the Jesus movie though


This is from the movie "Almost Famous" and it's a quote from it. I love that movie, in all its shambolic glory. I couldn't be cool if I lived in a fridge, which is why I like it.


David Duchovny had about five years there where he was just gorgeous, didn't he? This has about fifty different textures on it, and maybe I should have taken 48 of 'em off. But I do love the colours. The quote is from #9 dream by John Lennon


The image is from the cover of Von by Sigur Rós. "I am the speeding spark of light" is from a poem by Jónas Hallgrímsson, called Alheimsvíðáttan [The Vastness of the Universe]. I just really liked the sentiment of it. The full first verse is
I am the speeding
spark of light
flung by God
from the forge of Chaos.
I soar on wings
swifter than wind
above the paths
of the pulsing stars.



This was stolen from a Guardian poster produced, I think, for the 2006 World Cup. It was an ironic response to the usual embarrassing jingoism. I am torn between thinking it wanky and thinking it funny -- I needed a football icon. I know England only has two syllables. Sorry.


This is a scan from a Steve Bell cartoon published the Guardian about eight years old, from when they were talking about House of Lords reform. It is of one of his penguins sitting in the House of Lords saying "You can't beat the quality of debate in here, can you fuckface?" I love it beyond my ability to textually render the emotion. It is my politics icon

If you want, I'll pick six of yours that I find interesting for the same sort of reason.

Comments

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londonkds
Nov. 15th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
Oops, sorry, you are English. I got confused watching my flist after drinking a bit and thought you were Sab.

Edited at 2008-11-15 08:46 pm (UTC)
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 15th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
No worries. I'm not entirely English, except for the purposes of football and getting choked up when I hear "Jerusalem". Embarrassingly.
timesink
Nov. 15th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, sure. I don't think I've done many icon memes.
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 15th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)



Okay. Why these and why do you like them?
vonniek
Nov. 15th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
I love that Sigur Ros icon -- I've been wondering about the text on it. What a lovely poem.

I could never resist an icon meme, so yeah, hit me. (I think like a quarter of my icons are by you though!)
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 15th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
Yay!
Okay. Why these?

(I love that one)
shiba_inu
Nov. 15th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
This should be interesting. I'm in.
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 15th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
What attracted you about these images:



shiba_inu
Nov. 16th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
I only see five icons, not six. But, in order, the answers are:

1) This is, of course, Lewis Black. Grifyn and I share an appreciation for his ranting style of comedy. Also, the thing he does with the fingers cracks me up. This icon is for things that piss me off to some degree.

2) This is, obviously, Toby Ziegler from THE WEST WING. Grifyn thinks that Toby and I have much in common. Also similar beards. I use this icon for political topics that interest me.

3) This is my default icon. Grifyn found this picture when looking for images of dogs for icons because we have a thing for dogs. Believe it or not, this image was used by someone who was trying to get their pet fostered. They apparently believed that this was an endearing photo. Grifyn said it reminded her so much of me that she had to have it. She says it has a vicious growly face (which it does) but that the lop ear is endearing, which she apparently finds me to be as well. Although my ears don't do that.

4) This is a wolf pup howling. I used it when I was posting Rocktober music offerings because, while I have a decent singing voice I am half-deaf and so am never sure when I actually sound good and when I sound, well... like an animal howling. I also use it when something aggravates me so much that actual verbal speech does not carry enough weight of anger -- only preverbal vocalizations will do the job.

5) Grifyn found this icon of three Shiba Inus for me. Since there are three of us I liked it and so I kept it. She creates all my icons and since she doesn't have time to do that anymore then the ones you saw in my icon library are all the ones I have. I don't have a type of topic for this one, I just use it when the mood hits me.
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 16th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
Weird. I see six.
shiba_inu
Nov. 16th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
Aha! Okay, as soon as I posted that (of course) the "Self Made Man" icon popped up. Making me look like a dope.

Due to an incident when I was 18 I subsequently developed PTSD. I didn't realize what it was until much later, of course, but by then the damage was done. I dropped out of college after several false starts but never lost a strong streak of autodidacticism. So everywhere I go people ask me where I went to college, what's my degree in, and how come I'm not doing something other than whatever low level job I currently happen to be holding.

Apparently my speech patterns and the things I choose to talk about don't match my admittedly thuggish appearance. I have very few "in situ" friends. Most of the people I speak seriously with are online.

So I like that icon. It used to be my default icon until Grifyn found the lop-eared snarly dog one.
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infinitemonkeys
Nov. 16th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
Iconnery!
I'll pick the ones that most intrigue, I think


predictivememo
Nov. 21st, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
Go on ^^
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