lotesse: (fairytale_apple)
A dozen Downton Abbey icons with text from diverse Mother Goose rhymes:

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lotesse: (beauty)
five icons, to be blathered about below!

keyword: Sheeta/Pazu

Laputa! My favorite Miyazaki film, largely due to this scene. I love this moment, when Pazu touches her but isn't quite holding her yet - it's this little soapbubble of not-quite-yet, because as soon as her crystal releases her into his arms, he's lost to her completely. The text is from Pablo Neruda, and is possibly the most romantic sentiment I've ever heard: "let me remember you as you were before you existed." I use this one for Miyazaki stuff, innocence, romance, and potentiality.

keyword: p&p

This was a silly - watching the Pride & Prejudice with my partner, as one does, and making snide Buffy references at it. Big swelling music, panoramic landscapes, period frocks = Spike, apparently. Somehow it turned into an icon, idek, these things happen. Possibly the most random thing I've ever made?

This is from a set I made a while back, when I really started to become dissatisfied with the films as visual reference points to Lord of the Rings, and for the hobbit characters in particular (no one's the proper age! they're all too skinny! seriously, this ickle teenager is supposed to be Frodo Baggins?). Frodo/Merry is my secondary hobbitfic otp - I have this thing for the eleven years of Frodo's life we know so little about, when he was Merry's fostersibling and playmate. And Frodo's Brandybuck lineage doesn't get enough play! I'm really pleased with how the layout on this turned out, restrained and balanced and playful without losing a certain sense of formality.

keyword: virginia

Virginia Woolf is one of my three Patron Saints. The other two are Tolkien and Charlotte Brontë - Tolkien teaches me compassion and patience and plainness and love, Charlotte helps me connect to my reserves of anger and determination to change my life and my times - but I call on Virginia for aesthetics and politics, and being in pursuit of a higher degree I tend to call on her a lot nowadays. Talismans of all three pop up in my living spaces, and this is one of them. I think that Virginia Woolf was one of the most heartbreakingly lovely women I've ever seen - that curl at the nape of her neck, oh god! The photomanipulation with the embroidered flowers in the background was a sort of visual loveletter to her. I thought, when I uploaded this icon, that I would use it for feminist stuff, but I never seem to. It's queerly romantic rather than stridently political - for the latter, I go to Mary Wollstonecraft!

keyword: sherlock

Unf. Sherlock and his violin. This is, like, half the appeal of the fandom for me, and I haz a sad over how many media adaptations dodge or avoid or halfass the violin. The late nineteenth century produced some of the most marvelous violin music I know - Mendelssohn, Grieg, Dvorak. It's all so hopelessly overfull, oversexed, mad with feeling and beauty - and the idea of Sherlock Holmes of all men hooking into that makes me just about faint with happy. This tends to be my grumpy Victorianist Holmes icon, deployed resentfully against bloody modernized adaptations that blow right by all my pretty history in ways that I Do Not Appreciate. (point of interest: in my keywords, "holmes" means Holmes09, "sherlock" the Granada series. which is actually rather strange - don't know what I could have been thinking.)

Give me a yo if you want to do the meme, and I'll give you five icons to talk about!
lotesse: (starwars_reallove)
in all shapes, colors, and combinations of Our Heroes.

01-09 Luke
10-11 Han
12-17 Leia
18-22 Luke/Leia
23-26 Han/Luke
27-30 Han/Leia
31-35 ot3
36-39 cast photos

it's a trap! )

all free to a good home; comment & credit!

icon meme

6 Jan 2011 01:19 pm
lotesse: (Default)
* Do not look at the comments.
* Take a look at my userpics.
* Post a comment with the icon of mine you associate with me. Leave commentary if desired.
* Repost with your default icon.
* Profit!
lotesse: (trek_mirror)
Classic series and ST:TMP, K/S, K/S/Mc, Uhura, JTK, Spock, Number One, and silly macros.

it's with starlike eyes )
lotesse: (hagaren_classification)
001-010: Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
011-024: Battlestar Galactica Classic (1978)

a star might call: it's a long way across )
lotesse: (Default)
'Cause I love me some historical ladywriters. From the top: 1. Christina Rossetti, 2-3. Charlotte Brontë, 4. Emily Brontë, 5-6. George Eliot, 7. Louisa May Alcott, 8. Gene Stratton Porter (<3), 9. Lucy Maud Montgomery, 10-12. Virginia Woolf, 13-14. Edna St. Vincent Millay

of some mute and inglorious Jane Austen )
lotesse: (stars!Ed)
Mmm, just watched FMA: Brotherhood ep 40, and oh oh oh. spoiler and a bonus icon meme )
lotesse: (sherlock_clay)
Free to a good home; comment and credit.

01-18 Sherlock Holmes 2009
19-22 Granada tv series
23-25 Sidney Paget illustrations

give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis )
lotesse: (adipositive_marble)
Because it seemed to me that the New Year required some body positivity: 8 plus-sized fashion icons, text from miscellaneous poetry.

01. 02. 03. 04.
05. 06. 07. 08.

Admittedly, in fashion "plus size" seems to mean something else than it does here in the actual world, but still - I love seeing even slightly larger bodies glammed up haute couture style.
lotesse: (feminism - Buffy)
Because I love the girls and women in my fandoms, and think they're awesome.

spring on horseback like a lady )
lotesse: (stargate - a singer must die)

01-06 Jack/Daniel
07-25 Daniel
26-27 Daniel/Sha're
28-30 Sam

storytellers who can put an end to stories )


7 Jun 2009 09:59 pm
lotesse: (shakespeare)
The desktop meme, ganked from [personal profile] telesilla:

1. Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper on their Livejournal/Dreamwidth.
2. Explain in five sentences on why you're using that wallpaper!
3. Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on!

here's mine: )
lotesse: (jossverse)
Good morning, Dreamwidth! So I spent all day yesterday on journal design - [personal profile] lotesse - what do you think? It's fun to have Snow White back around; she was my first icon, back when I got my livejournal, so it's all nice and circular.

I feel all excited and wiggly about this.

We're watching the original Star Wars trilogy with The Baby, who's never seen them before. I suppose he's not really a baby any more, as he turns nine next month, but he's an orphanage child and he's this tiny little loveball who wants snuggling all of the time. Anyway. We got through Empire days before yesterday, and it was fantastically fun watching him watch it. Lots of interesting questions re: Luke and Vader. We have a date to watch Jedi next time we get the chance.

The Boy's parents are here for a visit, which means lots of fun restaurants. And they brought me my desk! It's a thoroughly excellent desk - it belonged to my maternal great-grandmother, but it was originally made for a select boy's prep school, and the desk part folds into a pretty little oak bureau. I adore it.
lotesse: (buffy)
here, have a whole lotta icons!


twenty Firefly icons, mainly River and Simon )

fifteen BtvS icons - Faith, Angel, Willow, Buffy, Tara )

all free to a good home; comment and credit.
lotesse: (lotr_movie!sam)
So I've been kind of having a Tolkien renaissance - picked Return of the King up again, read a whole bunch of fic/meta, am possibly writing srsly emo postquest Frodo/Sam crack in my school notebooks - and I needed icons. But I didn't want the movie.

Because I read LotR as such a kid, I had really clearly formed images of the characters long before the movies came out. And often, the movie images don't really gel with my preferred characterizations. Frex, one of the side effects of casting Lij as Frodo when he was just a little bairn is that movie!Frodo looks to be at least ten years Sam's junior, when in fact he ought to be, what, twelve years older? and that screws up their entire dynamic. And anyway I'd like to get away from movie images, and let my old visuals loose again.

Therefore, I have 14 hobbit icons, based on images from traditional portraiture. Feel more than free to snag any that catch your fancy - please comment and credit, thx.

chasing Black Men up mountains from what my Sam says, though what for he don't make clear. )

icon meme

11 Jan 2009 04:19 pm
lotesse: (Default)

default oldest newest
saddest happiest angriest
cutest sexiest funniest
fave ship fave fandom fave animated
best quote best textless best stolen idea
use the most favorite

IF YOU COULD BUY SPACE FOR MORE, WOULD YOU: I probably should, but I get leery about spending money on fandom. Am too poor to spend on what I can get for free.
WHAT FANDOM DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: two each for Firefly, Supernatural, Narnia, and Merlin
ANIMATED ICONS ARE: Something I haven't figured out how to make yet, but v. cool.

do the meme!
Coding can be found here


20 Dec 2008 05:32 pm
lotesse: (sarcasm!)
I just downloaded ImagePlay - Mac open source image editing ware - and I have made a thing. This makes me very happy, as cannot afford Photoshop, and have up to this point had to trudge in to campus in order to icon.

Azo, only five hundred stories/two hours to go in yuletide! Excitement! Camelot!
lotesse: (meta)
Meme, gacked from [livejournal.com profile] ninkasa:• Reply to this post 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.

here are mine )
lotesse: (firefly - forbidden fruit)
This whole thing where I have no car, iffy internet, and a computer enabled with Photoshop is possibly getting out of hand. 26 Star Wars icons, some shippy, some slashy, inspired by my rewatch last week.

luminous beings are we )

all free to a good home; comment and credit plz thx.

daughter of the sea, oregano's first cousin


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