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Meme #4 - Describe 3 icon meme, borrowed from uscathena - moonspinner
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Meme #4 - Describe 3 icon meme, borrowed from uscathena
Comment and I will choose three of your userpics and you have to explain them in a post asking the same of your flisters. Also, feel free to choose three of my own icons and ask me to explain them.

OK.

First Batch for veronica_rich

Cynical by er_my_nee_2- "who first discovered the power of poetry in driving away love?" - is a quote from Pride and Prejudice. I found on a P & P community and it just called to me, you know. :P I called it 'cynical' but really it's more of snarky. I love Jane Austen snark. I have a feeling that she was the kind of person that made brilliant convresation and you'd never be quite sure if she was laughing with you or at you.





Blackout by moonspinner(a.k.a. me) - Is a shot of Elizabeth Swann from the PotC3 Trailer in what I suspect from spoilers will be a brawl in Singapore. It's also my very first icon. That particular black/white effect is from the actual trailer and the imagery struck me so hard, I decided to make an icon out of it. I called it 'Blackout' because that's what it looked like to me, like if she had just be fatally wounded and the effect indicated death.





Geonosis by angelxwingzwas my default icon for a long time last year. That's my hero Senator Padmé Amidala of the Naboo in the middle of the battle that began the Clone Wars. That particular shot was the moment just after she was wounded by one of the beasts in the arena and her posture says so much about her - her strength and her vulnerability. Most people tend to only see one or the other.






Second Batch for fialleril


Insomnia by grrliz - I think I found this in thewhiteowl's journal and I snagged it (with permission of course!) because it just sang to me. I'm always having bouts of insomnia and the icon was comforting. .... Well, not really :P but it was cool. Curious fact - It was the first icon I snagged when I got my Paid Account.




Bambi/Philosophical by killanidea - Curious fact - I've never watched 'Bambi' the movie and I only know the story from second hand. :P The image was pretty in a surreal kind of way and very Perelandra-ish, if you know what I mean... Definitely a picture for deep thoughts...



Elfin Padmé by fialleril - lol! Too many reasons. I liked the merging of two of my favourite fandoms - SW & LotR. Technically, that should have been called Elfin Amidala because it's very much Amidala in that image - very iconic, very symbolic, very not a 'humane' person. It's a plot bunny inspirer.

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veronica_rich From: veronica_rich Date: April 24th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Explain: cynical, blackout, and geonosis
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 24th, 2007 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
OK.

Cynical by er_my_nee_2 - "who first discovered the power of poetry in driving away love?" - is a quote from Pride and Prejudice. I found on a P & P community and it just called to me, you know. :P I called it 'cynical' but really it's more of snarky. I love Jane Austen snark. I have a feeling that she was the kind of person that made brilliant convresation and you'd never be quite sure if she was laughing with you or at you.

Blackout by moonspinner (a.k.a. me) - Is a shot of Elizabeth Swann from the PotC3 Trailer in what I suspect from spoilers will be a brawl in Singapore. It's also my very first icon. That particular black/white effect is from the actual trailer and the imagery struck me so hard, I decided to make an icon out of it. I called it 'Blackout' because that's what it looked like to me, like if she had just be fatally wounded and the effect indicated death.


Geonosis by angelxwingz was my default icon for a long time last year. That's my hero Senator Padmé Amidala of the Naboo in the middle of the battle that began the Clone Wars. That particular shot was the moment just after she was wounded by one of the beasts in the arena and her posture says so much about her - her strength and her vulnerability. Most people tend to only see one or the other.


Here are yours:

peas in a pod
germans
otp
veronica_rich From: veronica_rich Date: April 24th, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Peas in a Pod - I made this well back before DMC, from a deleted scene on the CotBP DVD (which I will assume you've seen; I'll explain if you haven't) and I must be one of only 10 people on Earth who has always thought Jack was referring to the fact he and Elizabeth are very much alike in what they'll do to get what they want - NOT that they should sail off together in True Love. And since I like Turrow, I thought that scene where they're crowded around Will at the end was humorous.

Germans - Someone else made this. I didn't know who Kompressor was when I first saw this, I just liked the "not all smiles and sunshine" bit. I am part German and I've always been teased about being uber-serious and blunt and practical to the point of mathematical scariness. *G* In other words, an old German woman.

By OTP, do you mean the one of Orlando and his dog? Or the one of Will and Norrington?
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 25th, 2007 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Peas in a Pod - I made this well back before DMC, from a deleted scene on the CotBP DVD (which I will assume you've seen; I'll explain if you haven't) and I must be one of only 10 people on Earth who has always thought Jack was referring to the fact he and Elizabeth are very much alike in what they'll do to get what they want - NOT that they should sail off together in True Love. And since I like Turrow, I thought that scene where they're crowded around Will at the end was humorous.

I’ve watched the scene and I’m sure you’re not the only one who read it that way. Even the writers said in the DVD commentary that in that scene, Jack acknowledges Elizabeth’s ruthlessness and that’s what causes him to convince Norrington to lock her up. She’s a wild card. He (Jack) can’t trust her to do what he wants (i.e. be manipulated like Norrington or Will) so he wants her out of his way. In earlier scenes, he had scene her manipulate both himself and Norrington to get what she wanted (Will rescued) and he (Jack) finally understood her character. He recognized her methods for Will as similar to his own for the pearl but in the way a warrior recognizes the skill of another warrior and both admires and is wary of it. The ‘peas in a pod’ comment was one ruthless single-minded individual acknowledging another ruthless single-minded individual.

And yes, it's funny at the end the way Will (who's the nearest thing the movies have to a Saint) seems to be surrounded by these two unscrupulous characters.



I am part German

So that makes you the second person of German descent on my f-list. Yah! :D


By OTP, I meant Orlando and his dog. *g*
veronica_rich From: veronica_rich Date: April 26th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC) (Link)
OTP was made by a friend who knew I wanted an avatar of Orlando and his dog, Sidi. He travels with that dog everywhere and seems to love the heck out of him, and I thought it was sweet.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 26th, 2007 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Awww... He's such a sweetheart. I really do like the guy. I never 'fell' for him as a Legolas character because my eyes were on Arragorn (who had hero complex written all over him *g*) but I loved all the Legolas/Gimli rapport and I never thought he was a bad actor or just a pretty boy. Clearly, aren't elves supposed to be beautiful? *rolls eyes* He played Paris well in Troy and he and Eric Bana were about the only redeeming things in that Ode to Pitt fiasco. And needless to say, I love William Turner II.

BTW, you were supposed to put up these replies on your lj and start the meme there. It's one of those chain letter memes.

fialleril From: fialleril Date: April 24th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Explain:

1. insomnia
2. bambi, philosophical
3. elfin padmé

:D Yes, I'm asking about my own icon. LOL. I'm just curious as to why you picked that one.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 24th, 2007 06:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Insomnia by grrliz - I think I found this in thewhiteowl's journal and I snagged it (with permission of course!) because it just sang to me. I'm always having bouts of insomnia and the icon was comforting. .... Well, not really :P but it was cool. Curious fact - It was the first icon I snagged when I got my Paid Account.


Bambi/Philosophical by killanidea - Curious fact - I've never watched 'Bambi' the movie and I only know the story from second hand. :P The image was pretty in a surreal kind of way and very Perelandra-ish, if you know what I mean... Definitely a picture for deep thoughts...

Elfin Padmé by fialleril - lol! Too many reasons. I liked the merging of two of my favourite fandoms - SW & LotR. Technically, that should have been called Elfin Amidala because it's very much Amidala in that image - very iconic, very symbolic, very not a 'humane' person. It's a plot bunny inspirer.


Your turn:

OTP
revenant
forever
fialleril From: fialleril Date: April 24th, 2007 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)
On Bambi: You know, it actually does look like something out of Perelandra, now you mention it...

On Elfin Padmé: I didn't know you were a fan of LOTR! :D That's exciting. And I'm quite flattered that this icon could inspire plot bunnies...

Okay, here's my answers:

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingOTP: Totally random, really. I was in a silly mood when I made that one. But there is a method to the madness. Basically, I've always thought that Jocasta seemed just a bit too interested in that bust in AOTC. Most probably she had something for Dooku himself, but it's funnier with the bust. ;) Ironically enough, this icon ended up inspiring a couple scenes in Anabasis.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingRevenant: I loathe the Star Wars EU with a fiery passion, but I've always liked the idea of Anakin Solo. I suspect his name had something to do with it. ;) This particular icon is something of an illustration for the fic I have of the same name, which will always be special to me because it's the first Star Wars fic I ever started. For some reason, I just like the idea of an Anakin and Anakin relationship. It's all about learning from the past, both the good and the bad.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingForever: I made this initially for the simple reason that it's basically the greatest piece of concept art I've ever seen. The symbolism and the play of light and shadow is amazing, and the expressions on their faces are almost painful. If you haven't seen the full pic, I'd be more than happy to send it to you. :) ... Actually, now that I think about it, this pic may be the initial inspiration for Anabasis.

Er, yes, as a matter of fact, most of my icons do seem to be connected to my fics. And if they didn't start out that way, they inevitably become so... ;)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 24th, 2007 08:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Er, yes, as a matter of fact, most of my icons do seem to be connected to my fics. And if they didn't start out that way, they inevitably become so... ;)

Well, you're a writer so naturally art/life should inspire you.

OTP always made me smile because I suspected from the beginning that you were shipping Jocasta and the bust not the man himself! *g* In my own personal canon, Jocasta and Dooku did have an unreasolved thing. :D

Ah... Revenant. One of my favourite stories of yours. I'm mixed about the EU - there are some fun parts and there are some weird parts. But yes, Anakin Solo is undoubtedly one of the fun parts. :)

Ah... Forever. Please send me the full picture, would you?

BTW, you were supposed to put up these replies on your lj and start the meme there. It's one of those chain letter memes.
fialleril From: fialleril Date: April 24th, 2007 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)
BTW, you were supposed to put up these replies on your lj and start the meme there. It's one of those chain letter memes.

*blushes* Well, um, I'm breaking the rules. :P Yeah, that's it.

Does that mean I'm cursed to seven years bad luck for breaking the chain? ;)

As for Jocasta and Dooku: I suspect they did have an unresolved thing in the past, as well. But the bust is just so much more fun. ;)

I've sent you an e-mail with the pic from Forever, along with a lot of other useless trivia. ;) Enjoy!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 24th, 2007 08:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I got the email (and I've sent a reply back). Thank you!
fialleril From: fialleril Date: April 24th, 2007 09:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I got it. I'll have to scan in the Dark Padmé pic, but I'll send it along as soon as I can. :)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 26th, 2007 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)
You, my dear, are an absolute sweetheart!!! I just managed to download the pictures last night (I've been having problems with the Internet for the past 48 hours). So awesome! I think I might just buy that book. It's really inspirational.

::sighs dreamily::

Isn't worldbuilding/writing great?
fialleril From: fialleril Date: April 26th, 2007 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
You, my dear, are an absolute sweetheart!!!

One of these days, I really am going to have to unleash my dark side... ;)

Inspirational is certainly the word for it. I'm thinking now that I'll have to buy the TPM and AOTC art books as well...

Isn't worldbuilding/writing great?

That it is. To steal what was probably Sid's worst line of all time: Power! Absolute power! Bwah ha ha ha ha! (Well, in so far as your characters cooperate, any way...)
fialleril From: fialleril Date: April 24th, 2007 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)
An addendum to my post on Revenant: The tiny text on the icon reads, "Light of heaven shine upon me." I like the fact that even I'm not really sure which of the two Anakins is saying this. :)

The word "revenant" itself has a double meaning, of course. It can mean either a person who returns after a long absence, or a ghost.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 24th, 2007 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooh! I never knew that!

I like the fact that even I'm not really sure which of the two Anakins is saying this. :)


I know (how that feels)! Don't you just love it when you write a story and you ask yourself who's talking or who's lying or what it means? :)
fialleril From: fialleril Date: April 24th, 2007 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)
:D That's the best kind of story, because it means I can enjoy it myself after I've written it. It's not me speaking, but the characters themselves, and it's always nice when they surprise me.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 24th, 2007 08:50 am (UTC) (Link)
You know someone once posted that question somewhere on the Internet: how do you write your stories? Are they plot-driven or character driven? I still don't know...

Taking some of my stories for example, Through A Mirror Darkly started out as plot-driven: Vader wanted Padme and hired Jango Fett to get her and ended up 'caught' by her. (In retrospect, won't it have been amazing if Padme, not Dooku, had planned to 'entrap' him with her picture? *g*). On the other hand, can't it be argued that the character of Vader, being what he was, drove the story by his quest for her? And the characters of Kenobi and Padme being what they were, also drove the story by thwarting Vader's wishes?

fialleril From: fialleril Date: April 24th, 2007 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Very interesting thought, that... I think it works this way for me (at least with the longer stories): I usually start with the plot, and hopefully the plot continues to drive the story, but after I've gotten far enough along, the characters start telling me what to do, instead of the other way round.

Sometimes they can be terribly pushy about it, too. I had one character in Anabasis who I had supposed to be dead long before the story begins (even before most of the back story begins!). But as luck would have it, this person insisted that they were very much alive, and would like to get involved soon, thank you very much. :P

I suspect your Vader is a bit like that. He's very contrary. I can't imagine he would just do as you tell him. ;) (Nor would Padmé, for that matter.)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 24th, 2007 09:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooh! What character is that? Obi-Wan?

Vader is so like that. He was supposed to die in Through A Mirror Darkly but he defied it all and lived. And I wanted him to have a very important conversation with Obi-Wan in Kaleidoscope and he jumped ship before we got the chance.


Padme is a bit more pliable but every now and then, she does something complete unpredictable and throws me for a loop. *g*
fialleril From: fialleril Date: April 24th, 2007 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)
No, not Obi-Wan. He's a difficult one to kill, and I wouldn't even attempt it. You'd have to catch him first, see, and as Vader will attest, that's much easier said than done. Through no fault of Kenobi's own, of course. It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense. ;)

*snerk* Your Vader is not very cooperative at all. Neither is mine, actually, and he's supposedly Light again! *rolls eyes* I'm predicting he'll give me quite a bit of trouble when I start writing "prequel" snippets.

Of course, you can always get revenge on your Vader. If that conversation with Obi-Wan was really so important, he may have shot himself in the leg by not having it. ;)

Padmé is pliable?! Wow, what did you have to bribe her with? ;)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 24th, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, not Obi-Wan. He's a difficult one to kill, and I wouldn't even attempt it.

LOL! Smart woman. I, on the other hand, have no such scruples! :P


*snerk* Your Vader is not very cooperative at all. Neither is mine, actually, and he's supposedly Light again! *rolls eyes* I'm predicting he'll give me quite a bit of trouble when I start writing "prequel" snippets.

Ooh! *bounces* Am I a bad friend for actually being delighted at that! :)

Of course, you can always get revenge on your Vader. If that conversation with Obi-Wan was really so important, he may have shot himself in the leg by not having it. ;)

Oh definitely it was important and now it’s going to take even longer for Vader to get his heart’s desire…
On the other hand, his heart’s desire might just get him first so that’s small comfort.

Padmé is pliable?! Wow, what did you have to bribe her with? ;)

I keep dangling Vaderkin before her like a prize. Theoretically, it should also work on Vader (dangling her as a prize for him) but he tends to just take things…

fialleril From: fialleril Date: April 24th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
The problem with killing Obi-Wan is that it's more trouble than it's worth. There's that whole, "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine" business. Much safer to leave him alive and just rob him of everything he's ever cared about. ;)

Ooh! *bounces* Am I a bad friend for actually being delighted at that! :)

LOL. No, you're not. Actually, I'm rather delighted at that, too. Maybe I just enjoy contrary characters. ;)

"Vaderkin"? *snickers* For some reason, that strikes me as terribly funny. It sounds like one of those awful pet names, like "fluffikins" or something. :P

I'd love to see his reaction if Padmé called him "Vaderkin" to his face. :D
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 25th, 2007 10:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd love to see his reaction if Padmé called him "Vaderkin" to his face. :D

LOL! I'll think of something.
fialleril From: fialleril Date: April 25th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Kaleidoscope: The Outtakes. :D

Imagine how much fun you could have with that!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 26th, 2007 07:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh do not give me ideas!

"Vaderkin, can you come here for a second?"

"What did you call me, woman?"

"I need a back rub."

"You can call me anything you like."
fialleril From: fialleril Date: April 26th, 2007 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)
*snickers* Apparently Vadey-poo is pliable after all.

Vadey-poo. *dies* I dare you to use that one. ;)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 26th, 2007 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm crazy, not suicidal.
fialleril From: fialleril Date: April 26th, 2007 08:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm... Is that a challenge?

Actually, I could see Anabasis!Sabé calling him that. She's pretty snarky like that. And he'd be so shocked, she could probably get a head start before he came after her. ;)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 26th, 2007 08:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Woohoo!

Go for it! :O
fialleril From: fialleril Date: April 26th, 2007 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)
After you called it suicidal? I'm beginning to think you wish me ill. ;)

Actually, though, I think I will go for it. Anakin needs someone to put him in his place very now and then. And who better than Sabé? :D
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 26th, 2007 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
After you called it suicidal? I'm beginning to think you wish me ill. ;)

Not entirely.... :P You could say that I have a lot of confidence in you! :P

I think you should go for it. One of my favourite fan fiction stories, geo3's Children of Circumstances (and its two sequels) had Sabe acting as that character - the disapproving best friend who was always snarking at the boyfriend. It was a hoot!
fialleril From: fialleril Date: April 27th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I remember that story! :)

My Sabé is almost the opposite of disapproving, but she is definitely full of snark.

Sabé: [snickering] O Vadey-poo! Your wife wants a back rub!
Anakin: [spluttering] What did you call me?!
Sabé: Oh, come on. It's no worse than Ani.
Anakin: It most certainly is!
Kitster: [conversationally] You know, back on Tatooine, there was this old woman who always called you her sweet little Ani-kins.
Anakin: I'll kill you both.

:D
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