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(Art) Some icons

3rd October 2007 (23:12)
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Since I won't get my copy of 8.07 until tomorrow, I did a couple of icons to tide me over. They're on the theme "Buffy in season 8 is isolated and miserable and lonely".




Posted by: M (spankulert)
Posted at: 3rd October 2007 23:55 (UTC)

lol those are great! I'm currently rifling through the Illyria oneshot from a while back. Wondering if I'm gonna try one of those 100icons challenges and pick Illyria. I seem to be on a roll.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 4th October 2007 00:47 (UTC)

Thanks! I wasn't at all trying to make a point, honest. :-)

I did once make a start on a mass-icon challenge - I was planning to do 144 Buffy icons and 144 Willow icons, one from every episode of the show - but after the first 30 or so it all got a little too much for me...

Posted by: M (spankulert)
Posted at: 4th October 2007 00:59 (UTC)
buffy think your job is hard

I can see how taking on almost 300 icons at once would take the wind out of you, for sure. I'm mostly trying icon contests now, but then I've just gotten started. Guess the keen will wear off soon enough.

I just did one icon for Heroes though. Not that big a fan that I'll start making icons for it, but I'm highly amused by thit one. I just had to make it. You watch that show?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 4th October 2007 01:07 (UTC)

I'm afraid not - I saw a couple of episodes, but that's it. I actually watch very little TV, partly because I always forget what time programmes are supposed to start, or get distracted doing something else. :-) I might get the DVD set at some point, though.

So what exactly is happening in that icon?

Posted by: M (spankulert)
Posted at: 4th October 2007 09:20 (UTC)

Well, I was reading some stuff earlier that day, and being amused at those endless shippers. Always looking for sexual connections everywhere, and two male characters in the show were living together, though the one was in another country in the first episode. They've also adopted this little girl, and as the second guy came home, the camera was on the girl in the bed and the other guy sitting by the end of the bed asleep when he comes home. So I made this little icon where it says "daddy's home" *giggles* Yes yes, I'm childish I know.

Aw heck, I'll just show you(as you can probably tell from that hideously long description above, there's a reason I don't write meta or fic)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 4th October 2007 10:26 (UTC)

Thanks! And no, without your explanation I wouldn't have had a clue what was going on in your icon, or why it was funny...

And I don't have a problem with fans looking for sexual connections betweeen characters; it's when they get angry withthe writers for having those characters express interest in anyone else that I shake my head...

Posted by: M (spankulert)
Posted at: 4th October 2007 12:27 (UTC)
illyria thin blue line

Oh, I don't mind either. I just find it very amusing. So much that it makes up a lot of jokes in the series that I hadn't thought of before. Extra chuckles for me, so win win ;)

hehe I actually just saw the new animated Superman movie, "the death of superman", where James Marsters is voicing Lex Luthor. I nearly doubled over laughing when I was listening to the introduction, because it's just James doing a voice-over talking about how he looks like a God and all that. I just envisioned some Spangel fan getting their ears on that and then dubbing it over a Spangel-vid or something. The english accent is missing, sure, but you clearly hear who's doing the talking. Now that would be HILLARIOUS!

Unfortunately I don't have the patience to cook up a video, no matter how hillarious I would fint the end result.

I love your Illeria vid btw! Such a great choice of song. You should put it up on YouTube(if it isn't allready).

Posted by: M (spankulert)
Posted at: 4th October 2007 12:29 (UTC)
Faith crawl

bah, I always mistype her name. I don't know what that's all about...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 4th October 2007 23:21 (UTC)

That might be a really easy vid to make, actually; just have some background music, lots of clips of Angel walking along, and SpikeJames talking about how wonderful he is as a running commentary...

I love your Illeria vid btw! Such a great choice of song.

Thanks! I did think that the song fits Illyria's story perfectly; of all my vids it's probably the one where the lyrics match the actions the best. However, I think it's also the one that's been downloaded the least of all of them, at any rate it was the last time I checked the figures. I don't know if that's because Fred and Illyria aren't as popular as the main Buffy characters, or because nobody's ever heard of The Men They Couldn't Hang...

(By the way - I do like the idea behind that icon you used. Is it from two seperate pictures?)

Posted by: M (spankulert)
Posted at: 5th October 2007 00:06 (UTC)

He doesn't talk that long, so it would be more of a 30second introduction or so. Still, I've never made any vids.

Several of your videos are the best I've seen so far actually(and I've seen quite a few). Your fighint/dancing queen video's fantastic. For some reason that skipping thing you do works great, though in theory it should be annoying. The faith/buffy vid with sinead o'connor is just stunning. Really great stuff!

The Illyria or the Faith one? Illyria's from the Oneshot comic with her that came out while the show was still on. The Faith one is from Faith's coma nightmares. I really dig that icon, though I guess it's too Lynchian for most people. I tried to show how lost she was/losing her head/etc.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 5th October 2007 09:42 (UTC)

*Basks in praise* Thank you! :-)

"Skipping thing"? I'm afraid I'm not sure what you mean? Of course, as the creator I can see all sorts of flaws with all the videos that hopefully most watchers will miss: clips not coming in right on the beat, jerks where I've spliced two clips together and they don't quite fit, that sort of thing...

I mean the Illyria icon, I hadn't really looked at the Faith one before. (You say "Lynchian", I say "The weird arty one" :-) ) Now I see what you did, it does seem like a very clever idea. Rather like the static equivalent of putting two clips together in a vid, in fact. You'd probably be a natural at it. :-)

Posted by: Mrs Darcy (elisi)
Posted at: 4th October 2007 06:22 (UTC)
S8 Buffy by dreamer1104

"Buffy in season 8 is isolated and miserable and lonely".
We're only repeating Buffy's own words... (from issue 1). Anyway, what's wrong with being isolated and miserable and lonely? Angel is all of those things in ATF and it's *great*! ;)

(Did I mention that I'm writing a little S8 ficlet? It's... very silly. But fun. It's still in the 'crap' stage, but with a little work I might be able to post it soon-ish.)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 4th October 2007 09:15 (UTC)

Yes, but at least Buffy in 8.01 knew that she was being all self-pitying and pathetic, and scolded herself for it (see, well, your icon...) For Angel, it's simply his default state of being.

Did I mention that I'm writing a little S8 ficlet? It's... very silly. But fun.

Uh-oh. Er, I mean, great! :-) Be interesting to see what you make of it...

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