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Stupid ideas breed like bunnies.

About three weeks ago, I thought it would be a cute idea to make an LJ icon for everyone on the reading list.

It wasn't a cute idea. It was a bloody stupid idea -- and I have to stop wasting time, so I'm chucking the ones I have so far in this entry. If anyone would like any of these, feel free to take them. Some are a bit rubbish but I like some of them a lot.

Some were made with specific people in mind before I came to my senses:


Part I - Music and the film Almost Famous

1. 2. 3.


4. 5. 6.

7. 8. 9.

10. 11 12.




Part II - A small section on writing themes, from Millennium, 10 Things I Hate About You, XF...

13. 14. 15. 16.




Part III - General lairyness (Angel, Buffy, Pitch Black, mocking Ben Affleck and my new favourite show, The Smoking Room. Also, a brief moment of Keanu lechery.


17. 18. 19.

20. 21. 22.

23. 24. 25.

26. 27. 28.

29.




Part IV - The modest Harry Potter section


30. 31. 32.

33. 34. 35.

36. 37. 38.

39.



Part V - The XF section. Sizeable because I know where to get the good crack screencaps, and with a wee Krycek bit.

40. 41. 42.

43. 44. 45. 46.

47. 48. 49.

50. 51. 52.

and the bases, if you want better text on 'em:
53. 54. 55.

The wee Krycek section:
56. 57. 58.

59. 60. 61.

62. 63. 64.

65. 66. 67.

68. 69. 70.

and that's it. Done. Help yourself if you want. No credit or any of that shite necessary.

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musesfool
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:02 am (UTC)
Man, these are awesome.

I am...paralyzed with indecision on which to snag. Pop quiz, asshole is leading, but the 99% of music and One day you'll be cool, and the bored!Ron just call to me. And Janeane. Oh, Janeane...

Who is that you've got as James on the MWPP one?
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:10 am (UTC)
It's a very young Paul McGann from Withnail and I. He looks like the James I imagine on the occasions when I read 80s stories
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qowf
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:08 am (UTC)
They are all unbelievably gorgeous.

I want to know which one was for which person. I am funny that way.

And I want the Scully faith.
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:58 am (UTC)
I want to know which one was for which person. I am funny that way.

I didn't really get very far with that. You were 43. But really, only about 15 or so actually sort of fit the person. That's part of the reason I gave up.
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pandarus
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:19 am (UTC)
My God, but these are gorgeous.

I've taken you at your word - I hope you don't mind. I don't normally pinch other people's icons, but these are just so damned pretty I couldn't resist. I've pinched a couple of them.
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:53 am (UTC)
Please, help yourself and thanks for the compliment. As long as no one nicks my Radiohead icon, I'm happy. *g*
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ropo
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:19 am (UTC)
I have grabbed 14 & 18. Didja make any for me me me? I need to know which, pleeeeeze, unless of course you never made it down to the R section before calling off that part of the cute ideaproject.
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC)
I did, actually. I didn't get far with the project but I started with people I *know* know.

And you were 18. *g*
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mandysbitch
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:20 am (UTC)
OOoooh! They're fab!

I was thinking 35 because I think it would be cool to have Ian Brown on an icon - but how can I go past 45? I am forever quoting that line. So can I take that one? Please?
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:38 am (UTC)
Please take as many or as few as you would like. I won't be using them
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snacky
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:32 am (UTC)
These are so cool.

I'm taking a whole bunch: 2, 9, 26, 31, 32, 38, 42, 43, 46, and 48. What? I have a LOT of journals.
snacky
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:37 am (UTC)
Whoops! 13 too, okay? *g*

Thanks so much for sharing!
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hesychasm
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:33 am (UTC)
*boggles*

I can't decide! But they're all so gorgeous, and generous, and geez! You sure do have a way with icons. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Possibly I will pinch a few of the HP and writing ones. Must clear out some space first....
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 26th, 2004 06:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the nice words. It's become a bit of an obsession lately. I'm trying to draw a line under that so that I can do other things than make icons and read.
minnow1212
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
I'm not taking any because I'm at my limit, but these are *gorgeous*. You are so good at this.
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 26th, 2004 06:12 pm (UTC)
thanks
coffeeandink
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
So very tempted by 13-15. And 18, because Janeane is so my girl even when I don't recognize the source. (Wanna know if you got around to m! Because I am a whiny baby.)
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 26th, 2004 08:08 am (UTC)
49. You'd just been talking about musicals and I was listening to downloaded snippets of Into The Woods. But really, it doesn't quite fit because there's something that would work better, representing your essential 'ness' but I don't know enough about anime to make it

Nor is 49 particularly nice, being an early attempt at colouring black and white images through gradients and slapping lame quotes on 'em. But to be honest, if you liked Kirsty MacColl, 11 would work.
angstville
Aug. 26th, 2004 07:45 am (UTC)
Goodlord, these are sooo purty, precious! *g* I will be back to ::borrow:: a few - you do such purty work!
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 26th, 2004 06:13 pm (UTC)
Please feel free to help yourself if there's anything you want
vaznetti
Aug. 26th, 2004 08:02 am (UTC)
I'm taking you at your word and taking 13, 58 (I am predictable) and 41.

Who is the actor in 23? He looks so familiar--I feel like his name is on the tip of my tongue.
vaznetti
Aug. 26th, 2004 08:04 am (UTC)
Oh, and 38 too. These are such lovely icons that I couldn't resist.
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comice
Aug. 26th, 2004 08:12 am (UTC)
OMG!!
So much ... pretty!

:: head explodes ::

Can I have no. 16? And no. 63? And, And, ...

:: goes back to look some more ::

I know that you offered me birthday iconage. Where any of these for me?

XoXoX,

C.
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 26th, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC)
Re: OMG!!
Yes, number 16. *g*
revely
Aug. 26th, 2004 08:14 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness! So much swoony loveliness! I'm nabbing 15, 16, 63, 64, 69 and probably a bunch of others. Thanks, K!
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 26th, 2004 06:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Glad you like 'em.
jeviltwin
Aug. 26th, 2004 08:14 am (UTC)
Lookin' pretty downbeat.
When I rewatched "Jose Chung's Doomsday Defense" a few weeks ago, I realized George W. must be a practicing Selfosophists -- surely he would adore any book entitled How to Overcome Your Fears by Making Others Fear You.

Oh! OH! Your icons are all gorgeous!

I have no idea who you made them for, but if you don't mind I'm snatching #14 and #61. ::pets the prettiness::
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 27th, 2004 03:04 am (UTC)
Re: Lookin' pretty downbeat.
I do believe I thought of hernewshoes and you when I was making that one *g*
vonniek
Aug. 26th, 2004 08:14 am (UTC)
Holy shit, these are amazing.

I must have 25! I don't know where the hell it's from and I don't care! ::gloms::

Also, #38, because... heh.
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 26th, 2004 06:26 pm (UTC)
25 is from Shaun of the Dead, the moment where Shaun looks for the zombies.

Excellent film. I expected it would be just good silly fun and it turned out to be *genius*, one of the best films I've seen all year and certainly the funniest. I can't recommend it highly enough.
loligo
Aug. 26th, 2004 08:18 am (UTC)
You are a genius. I've grabbed 13, 15, 29, and 64. (Now how will I make space for them?)
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 27th, 2004 03:04 am (UTC)
Glad you like 'em
ros_fod
Aug. 26th, 2004 08:24 am (UTC)
Oooh, men in suits. I miss men in suits.

These are all so lovely. And that bit with Mulder and the pencils...Hee!

Snaggin 41. Thank you!
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 26th, 2004 06:27 pm (UTC)
No problem. Glad you like it
furies
Aug. 26th, 2004 08:42 am (UTC)
ooooh. these are pretty beyond words. i do love them all. and will be snagging a few. but man, you have a talent for this. very impressive. ::nods::
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 27th, 2004 03:05 am (UTC)
Thanks, I'm glad you like them
lilydale
Aug. 26th, 2004 09:04 am (UTC)
Wow, these are terrific. You're so good at making icons! I say that it cannot be a waste of time to create such pretty. Except that it's probably also good to, you know, eat and sleep and stuff.

I nabbed a bunch, probably to live on my computer forever because I always find it so hard to say goodbye to the icons I already have. *g*

It's presumptuous of me to think that you made an icon with me in mind, but 4 jumps out at me. So much Snow Patrol lately.
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 27th, 2004 03:07 am (UTC)
Actually, I made most of the music ones with you and Snacky and Musesfool in mind.
lizlet
Aug. 26th, 2004 09:34 am (UTC)
I kinda love these all a whole lot.

I doubt that you got around to me, but if you did get around to me I would change my icon for you. AND I NEVER CHANGE MY ICON.

That's how fabulous these are.

And what a beautiful, generous project!
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 27th, 2004 03:08 am (UTC)
You shouldn't change that icon because most days I honestly believe you look like that, so well does it suit you.
cofax7
Aug. 26th, 2004 09:51 am (UTC)
OMG. No time right now to look, but which was for me? Was there one for me?

Oooooh. Pretty!

infinitemonkeys
Aug. 27th, 2004 03:57 am (UTC)
I think it was when I had to try to think of anime and Stargate icons that I gave up. Because all I know of Stargate since evil Sky took it off air, is Gouald bad, SG1 snarky-pretty.

But I was thinking of you when I made 20. I often think that that's what you long to say to some people when you go all polite and forensic during flamey discussions. *g*
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xsabx
Aug. 26th, 2004 10:12 am (UTC)
I'd Like to Think
that mine is 25 :D That's the one I'm having, if that's okay... :D
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 26th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
Re: I'd Like to Think
Indeed it is *g* Nice to see you about again
se_parsons
Aug. 26th, 2004 10:13 am (UTC)
Please do list which was for who. I am really dying to know.
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infinitemonkeys
Aug. 27th, 2004 03:59 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like them. It's so odd to see that Parabiosis icon now. It looks so different to the way I would do it if I were to make that same one now but I like it anyway. Such a lovely quote and the sentiment reminds me of the story, which I must read at least every couple of months.
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logane
Aug. 26th, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)
I'm grabbing 16, 42, and 45. These are so awesome! Thank you :-)
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 27th, 2004 04:01 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like them. There's a dearth of Skinner and Krycek icons about the place.
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