Apr. 28th, 2008 10:06 pm
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Icons, for your viewing pleasure.


Please feel free to help yourselves to them... )

If there are any icons here that you like, but would rather have different text (or no text at all), just let me know. I'm happy to take requests. :D
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Seriously, somebody stop me.

1. 2. 3.

4. 5. 6.

If you can guess all of the characters featured and what series they're from, I'll make you an icon of your choice.

Ready. Go.
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I can't help it; Utena has such a gorgeous style.

1. 2.

Just a little more playing with gradient and motion blurring.





Yeah, I know...Only subtle, tiny differences between them. But I'm hoping that it's still somewhat noticable. In any case, I had fun; good for de-stressing.

Comment and credit, per usual.
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Various icons:

1. 2. 3.

4. 5.

If you like any of these, feel free to take them. Just comment and credit.

Basically, I was just playing around with motion blur and gradients and such when I made these. For instance...

Original image:

Final image:
(With a brush from [ profile] amethystia100.)

Original image:

Final image:

Original image:

Final image:

Hooray for icons. ^.^


May. 2nd, 2006 12:39 pm
sangre_fria: (Laura- EL suit)
I finished watching all the episodes I have of Bleach. It's the kind of anime that has something for everyone. It's extremely serious sometimes, and the fights are incredible, but it also has a kind of random humor that gets me. It's extremely hard (at least for me) to choose a favorite character. Various characters are introduced, but then it slowly shows you more of their past and you realize how much ass they kick.

Renji, for instance. It starts out with him seeming like your typical, "Bwahaha, I'm here to take Rukia away, and you can't stop me!" enemy. More of a plot device than a character. Then you learn about his past with Rukia, and his reaction to her joining the Kuchiki clan, etc. and you just can't help really liking the guy. Basically all of the characters are introduced in that way. You have the complex world of Soul Society, and you're basically just thrown into all of the petty squabbles and alliances and court intrigue without really knowing what's going on. Then you just have to try to figure things out as you go along, which really kept my interest. It's not hard to keep all of the characters straight, though...Each of them are so unique, especially their swords.

I swear, I couldn't have imagined that many different designs for swords. It's just awesome.

But now, I've run out of episodes. So the fandom is just going to have to tide me over until I come back home. I had some free time last night, so I made some icons. I'm rather attached to them, so if you'd like to use them, please comment and credit.

1. 2. 3. 4.

5. 6. 7.

Number seven is too much for LJ to handle, apparently. Oh well...It works everywhere else, so I'm not too bothered.

Edit: More icons, of the Rurouni Kenshin variety.

8. 9.

Yes, I love Photoshop.
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Okay, I'll try to make this one quick. (Ha! Yeah, right...)

Ada is convinced that I'm "americanizing" her. She'll pause in a sentence and say the word, "Like...", and then she'll blame it on me.

"Ah! I'm saying "like" now, and it's your fault..."

What can I say? I don't say it that often, but I suppose it was only a matter of time. And you know what else was only a matter of time? Last night, Ada and I hung out in my room and watched Fullmetal Alchemist until we had to get to bed. Needless to say, she wants to figure out a time as soon as possible for us to finish watching all of them. Sweet.

And I've been playing with Photoshop in my spare time. (Pssh...."Spare time"...) Which means that I first started using it today, and was playing with it during lunch and after dinner tonight. Oh, it's so much fun. For someone who's not creative, it makes me feel very artistic.

So after an hour and a half of fiddling, I was able to work out how to make animated icons. Joy of joys. So you can see for yourself what fun I've been having. And on top of that, I've started scouting out and collecting the images needed for my new mood theme. Which I will now be able to easily make myself. Ah...The weekend stretches before me, and life is good.

Tomorrow, we're going on a "little biology fieldtrip"; Sarah (aka Dr. Watkinson) set up a behind-the-scenes tour with the Natural History Museum of London. So those of us that are going will grab some breakfast, hop on a bus to London, surf the London Underground to South Kensington, and spend the afternoon being shown around the museum. It's so nerdy of me, but I have to say that I'm excited about this. This isn't exactly your average museum...

sangre_fria: (Laura- Red dress)
I had fun today, and I think we all did. To spare you the suspense, I should go ahead and say that we lost. But it was a close race the whole way, and Pembroke only won by less than half a length. Everyone was a little bummed out, but we tried our best. Our coach, Alice, said that she was proud of us anyway, and that everyone along the river was telling her how good we looked.

Our cox, Peri, was proud of us too. We didn't panic at the start, and nobody really caught a crab. We did have a problem with catching air, but I think we'll do much better in our next race. Now that we know what racing actually feels like, I think we'll be able to put that experience to good use when we race again tomorrow against Worchester's novice A.

They don't celebrate Thanksgiving here, but the Principal has invited all of the Americans and Canadians for celebratory drinks before lunch. And my friend Katie is celebrating her twentieth birthday tomorrow, and she's having a murder mystery party. Kind of like Clue, really. Each of us is given a character to play, and we all dress up; we're suspects, and we have to figure out who did it by the end of the night. The party is set in the year 1912. My character is Oscar Hemmingway III; I'm an American businessman of shady dealings (possibly armaments) with a passion for big game hunting. I'm also supposed to be very loud, and carry around a large cigar or something like that. Hooray for being a man. I'm going to have so much fun with this...

In other news, [ profile] laurelin_kit made me many, many beautiful icons of joy! They're so lovely, and I wish I could use them all. Sadly, I'm a cheap "free LJ account" whore. But I do have three of them up. Thank you, Laura! *snuggles*

I saw some shoes like the ones Evangeline is wearing in the "glorious red dress" one; they're in a shop on High Street, and I almost fell to my knees and wept at the sight of them. Of course, it didn't help that I was walking down to the ATM at the time. Sadly, I have to spend my money on food, not the Shoes of the Gods...
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Oh, man...This is about a month overdue.

You see, Laura is a sweet, precious, lovely young lady. She went out of her way to make me many, many beautiful icons. And yet, I never had the time to post, let alone display them proudly.

So, I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the icon on the left of your screen.

Isn't it/she gorgeous?

Actually, I think that icons/avatars should be referred to like ships were, way back in the day. You see, a lot of time, effort, and passion went into the construction of those fine vessels, and I think that the same could be said for icons today. They're like distinguishing figureheads for us, to give us all an identity as we surf the Web.

So here's to you and your outstanding work, Laura. She be a fine beauty, and I thank'ee for fullfillin' me commission, me hearty.



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