25 May 2010 @ 09:41 am
Happy Star Wars Day! + Icon Meme  
33 years ago today, Star Wars opened!

From [livejournal.com profile] casett, slightly altered:

Reply to this post, let me know you want to play, and I will tell you my favorite icon of yours.
Then post this to your own journal (with) your own favorite icon. (if you want :))

I'm totally cheating because I am constitutionally incapable of choosing just one. How can I judge my go-to SG-1 icon vs. my Misha-is-hotter-than-hell icon?!? I can't, so I'm choosing a favorite for each of my fandoms.

by [livejournal.com profile] winterfish
SG-1: It's funny! It's old-school! Dorky helmets! It's fandom! (Sadly, no Teal'c)

by [livejournal.com profile] emily_reich
Supernatural: It's a work of art. It's minimalist. It's flat-out gorgeous. I adopted it before I even watched Supernatural, it's THAT pretty.

by [livejournal.com profile] janie_tangerine
Misha Collins (shut up; he's a fandom): If I have to explain, you aren't doing it right.

by [livejournal.com profile] ohfreckle
Castiel (yes, he's a fandom, too): I love this icon. It's so deceptively simple but it tells a story and reveals something about the character all in one tiny square of pretty.

by me!!!
Star Wars: Nobody else really likes it but that's okay. I do. :)

by [livejournal.com profile] entwashian
White Collar: Totally captures both the humor and bromance.

by [livejournal.com profile] ruttadk
Buffy: This was a hard, hard choice because I love my Buffy/Sesame Street icon but in the end, I pick the still over the animated.

by me!
Psych: Again, I think it captures the essence of the show what with Gus working and Shawn striking a pose.

by [livejournal.com profile] ohfreckle
Stock: The icon that changed my mind on stock icons.

by me!
Dark Angel/Jensen Ackles: Made this years ago but his expression is priceless. Jensen gives good face.

by [livejournal.com profile] paddies
Queer as Folk: Sweet. Hot. Don't care what Brian says, they are so having a relationship, even this early.

by [livejournal.com profile] sidh_randomness
Calvin & Hobbes: It's happy. It's a happy dance. It's an animated C&H and it's brilliant. I wish that I could make a C&H icon this awesome.
Current Mood: amused
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colls: SW Yoda[personal profile] colls on May 25th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
!!!!!!!HAPPY STAR WARS DAY!!!!!!!

P.S. and thanks for the shades ;)
Mish: Star Wars -- Yoda Pretty Colors[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on May 25th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Seems like we should have a party or something, yes?

Yay for sunglasses! I appreciate all the hard work you're doing to keep [livejournal.com profile] sg1_lims going strong. You don't know how much I appreciate the help. ♥
Mish: Misc -- Thumbs Up X-Ray[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on May 25th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
My faves (because, I am CONSTITUTIONALLY incapabale of choosing just one):

The color is amazing. And Jayne is ALWAYS awesome.

You KNOW that I had to pick this one, right? It's a pun. It's a bone. It's an upside down bone, but it's a bone. It's what I do.
[identity profile] hils.livejournal.com on May 25th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
So many pretties! I loooooove the White Collar icon. I might snag it as I don't have any for that fandom (I blame Misha)
Mish: Misha -- This Man Is AWESOME[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on May 25th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
You notice that I managed to work Misha in twice, no? I blame him for many things. He's a big boy; he can take it. It was a really close call because I also really love *this* icon but you know, yogurt wins the day every time.

It's a damned awesome White Collar icon!
[identity profile] hils.livejournal.com on May 25th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
LOL! No such thing as too much Misha
Mish: Alec -- Horror[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on May 25th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
You know, strangely, my favorite icon of yours is your default icon because it's you. And it makes me happy to see it. :) BUt that's kind of cheating isn't it? So, of the not yous, my fave isL

: Love the color, the expression, it's such a great Not!Dean moment. I say it again: Ackles gives good face.
[identity profile] hils.livejournal.com on May 25th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, that's one I made myself *preens*

I wasn't commenting to take part but thanks! *g*
Mish: Dean -- Hiking[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on May 25th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
I realized after I'd commented to you that the meme just says to comment, not to say you want to play. I should change that so that people don't think I"m going to go rummaging through their userpics unless I'm invited.

It's a great icon! :)
superbadgirl: mockifyoumust[personal profile] superbadgirl on May 25th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
I object to your commentary on #3. I'm totally doing it right, which you would know but for that thrall thing. ;)
Mish: SPN -- Sam Skinporn Fanservice[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on May 25th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
Pffft! You're just jealous because Jared hasn't gotten himself a Twitter account and posted pictures of himself in profile, pouring organic dairy products all over his face. Or with his underwear collection. Or rockclimbing. Naked.

Yup, puuuuuure jealousy!
superbadgirl: basic insanity[personal profile] superbadgirl on May 25th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
See also: sane.
Mish: Castiel -- Sneaky Angel Is Sneaky[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on May 25th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Yay! It's the reappearance of THAT icon. My job here is done. *dusts off hands*
superbadgirl: basic insanity[personal profile] superbadgirl on May 25th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
"This icon may be used against you in the court of El Jay."

Have I thanked you lately for the icon? I lurves it.
Mish: Sam/Thor -- *hugs*[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on May 25th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, sweetie, you're very welcome. I enjoyed the challenge and I like making icons for people I know and like.
[identity profile] casett.livejournal.com on May 25th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
You big cheater! :D
Mish: DeeJ -- Dork[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on May 25th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
I am! The secret to me is that anytime I'm asked for my favorite anything I end up with at least 3 answers. Makes it awfully difficult to set up internet accounts with those "Your favorite..." security questions.

At one job, I had to answer, "What is your favorite color?" every time I called the ISP for issues involving our service. I could not remember if I'd said red or blue and every time, I had to guess and then change and all I could picture was Tim the Enchanter and knowing that yes, indeed, I was gorge fodder.

Edited 2010-05-25 04:20 pm (UTC)
[identity profile] txduck.livejournal.com on May 25th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Great selection and I'm happy you cheated...the more icons the better *G*

Oh and for the record... I Like your Darth Vader ;)
Mish: Star Wars -- Pretty Leia in Brown[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on May 25th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
I'm all for more icons. I know, you're shocked.

Ah, thank you. I'm in love with the Vader. Probably because I accomplished what I set out to do but it's soooo different from the cap and it's minimal (for me) and it's just entirely unlike anything else I've ever made.
[identity profile] wickedvengeance.livejournal.com on May 26th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
*points to icon* lookie! I love my icons you made me!

Sg1: I have this icon. I think I found it through you actually!

SPN: that is goegrous! But so are they.

Misha: mmmmmm, misha......

Castiel: that's pretty!

Star Wars: I like that icon! It's cool.

Dark Angel: Jensen does give good face. He's def my new love. I never watched dark angel but I may have to. Some peeps from BSG were in it as well. But I love how emotive he can be. :)

Oh and pick me!
Mish: Misha -- This Man Is AWESOME[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on May 26th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
Awwww, I'm glad you like it! *big ass grin*


SG-1: Yay for the diffusion of awesome icons through fandom. :)

Misha is my shiny new crush. Yes, he's pretty and talented -- as are so many men on t.v. -- but he's also particularly interesting in how he engages fandom. He's much more fun to play with.

SW: Thank you. :)

Dark Angel: Oh, you have to see it. Jensen guested in only one episode the first season but he was absolutely brilliant so they brought him back as a regular in the second season and devoted an entire episode to his character's past (only character, really, that got that) that was heart-wrenching. Yes, it did have some BSG actors; you get to play Canadian actor bingo while watching. :) It's a post-apocalyptic show with lots of interesting storylines. Sometimes it gets a little lost in the noise but still, an interesting exploration of ethical issues while watching a bevy of beautiful people. First and second season are very different in tone but both enjoyable in their own way.

My fave of your icons is:

It's Rocky Horror and I don't see enough RH. I like the use of text and the way it matches the picture, which has a pretty, subtle coloring. It's a great moment to icon because the lookon his face is perfect. Very pretty -- and it seems as if it would be a very useful icon, too. Tag! You're it!

And OMG, the icon I made is your DEFAULT. That always really thrills me so thank you for that!! *HUGS tight*
[identity profile] wickedvengeance.livejournal.com on May 26th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
OMG are you kidding! I LOL'd so hard when Cas said that I HAD to have an icon! So I loves it!

And thanks! I love RHPS (++b one of my faves ever. Had to have some icons so I got inspired.

I'll have to put Dark Angel on my netflix. Sounds cool. And any reason to watch Jensen is a good one in my book.

And I think I had a fangasm looking at your icons! So much pretty! I love all the SPN ones. And Misha was super yummy. I just love those 3 boys and ... Oh man. I can't even finish my sentence. Guh!

I'll do my icon post when I get home and can post some pics :)
Mish: Misha -- Rockin' the Hot[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on May 26th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
It was epic! I'm surprised that I haven't seen much in the way of fanfic as to WHERE and WHEN Castiel learned "assbutt" as an epithet -- and from whom! Because that came out of *nowhere* and I'm dying to know the story behind it. *g*

I have a very soft spot for RFPS. I lost my Rocky virginity during an unforgettable summer of firsts -- and have lost track of how many times subsequently I went to see it. *sigh* Good times.

Definitely do. I hear a lot of people knock Jessica Alba as an actress. This was the only thing I've seen her in and I thought she was quite good though she supporting cast is also amazing. Then Jensen arrives as does the guy who played Zipacna in the second season and it's truly an ensemble cast.

I have an amazing array of icons, no? There is so much male pulchritude on SPN it's mind-blowing. This must be what it's like to be a straight man watching the rest of our culture with its hot babes and Hooters restaurants, no?

Yay! I look forward to it. :)
[identity profile] wickedvengeance.livejournal.com on May 27th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
I assumed he was trying to say asshole but it was way better the other way! He makes me laugh how he tries so hard to understand the way Dean talks and tries to fit in. I just loves my Cas :)

I remember my mom making me watch RHPS when I was 14 and I was so like "WTF is this?!?" But I fell in love and I own it so I pull it out every now and then and just sing.

It's funny that you mention Zipacna. We don't know the actors name but every time we see him in something my mom yells "Zipacna!" LOL. I do remeber my mom kind of watching Dark Angel when it first came out but don't remember a lot about it.

And pretty boys are def equal to Hooters and boobs. :)
Mish: Castiel -- Sneaky Angel Is Sneaky[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on May 27th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
I adore Castiel. He dragged me into the SPN fandom for real. I was a casual watcher until S4 and now I'm living and breathing it.

I can't imagine seeing it with my mother; she's too tightly wound to enjoy it, I think. Or, at least, to enjoy it with her daughter. Please tell me that she at least took you to a theater to see it and that you weren't introduced to the joy of RHPS sans floor show.

I thought about IMDB'ing him to get his name (it's Kevin...Durand?) but I figured I'd have to include the Zippy anyway and since you already knew Zippy, it was faster. But yes, when I'm watching SPN/Dark Angel/Smallville/Charmed/Syffy Movie and an SG-1 alum appears, it's always a moment of "O HAI there, old friend!" I'm excited that Torri, Peter Wingfield, AND Brent Stait are all going to be in Misha's upcoming Syffy movie. :) It's almost like a reunion.

Sometimes, it feels as if I "know" all of Vancouver.
[identity profile] wickedvengeance.livejournal.com on May 27th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, utah is wound a little too tight to get an actual show but I would LOVE it!

And yes, Vancouver has all my friends :) my mom'll go "oh that's from this or that ep in x-files" or "they were in x-files/sg1/bsg etc" You should watch old eps or 21 Jump Street and see how many stargate peeps and places are all over it. It's hilarious!

When is this Misha movie coming out and what is it called?!?
Mish: Misha -- Twitter King[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on May 27th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
What a sad thing. I hope at some point you get to see a showing with a floor show because it's a whole different experience.

When I went to Gatecon, I took tours of shooting locations in and around Vancouver so it's really weird to recognize exactly where they are sometimes.

It's called Stongehenge Apocalypse -- and it's airing June 12?/13?. It's going to be dreadful (well, of course it is; it's a Skiffy production) but it's going to be so much dreadful FUN! Are you aware of Misha's presence on Twitter? Or are you following his con appearances? There was a German con last weekend and there's another one in Paris (er, this weekend?). If you aren't, you really, really, really should.

Misha engages with fans unlike any other actor I've ever encountered. He studied social theory in college and it shows. He *gets* fandom in a way that escapes most fans. (I'm told his mother and sister send him links to videos and fic to read, too.)

Edited 2010-05-27 12:54 am (UTC)
[identity profile] wickedvengeance.livejournal.com on May 27th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
I love his twitter! He cracks me up! I haven't heard much regarding con's but I don't look for stuff a lot either. I usually hear things through the grapevine really.

We need to talk more! Do you use any messengers? I would love to talk to you more :)
Mish: SPN -- Sam I Got Nothing[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on May 27th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
Agreed. His Tweets make me smile. :) I hadn't looked for the cons much, either, but since it's in the air of fandom right now, I found myself following it.

I used to have messengers a few years ago, before LJ, but I found that I was doing nothing but that and had to give them up. IMing is addictive like crack. I would like to talk more, though!
[identity profile] wickedvengeance.livejournal.com on May 27th, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)
I can undestand that, my mom was that way for a bit.

I wouldn't even know where to look for con info, to be honest.