The first is an icon meme. I have done it a bunch of times already but not recently and I just love talking about icons. They're one of my many addictions.
1. Reply to this post with "UNICORNS", and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.
lavendergaia & _touched picked 5 each.
The five lavendergaia picked:
This was made by americangrl69. For those of you who don't watch SV, it's Justin Hartley and his wife, Lindsay. I absolutely love them as a couple. From the little I saw of Passions (out of curiosity), I shipped their characters and I saw a few interviews with them and was sold. They have great chemistry and seem to be really happy, which is sweet. I'm a romantic at heart so I love to see people I'm a fan of in happy, stable relationships. Yeah, I'm a sap. Sue me.
Rory & Jess from Gilmore Girls! They're my OTP in the show. This icon was made by xhollywoodgirlx and it's really one of my favorite scenes for them. Rory is talking about going to Yale and how it isn't that far and Jess is all "22.8 miles" and she's all touched because he looked it up. He tries to act like a tough guy but she sees right through him. It's so sweet. Obviously I was super excited to find an icon from the scene. :D
Though I don't read the comics, I love the idea of Clark/Bruce. Especially when it's Tom Welling and Christian Bale. Come on, hotness overload, y/y? carmendove made this gem and I was quite pleased when I found it.
wicked_visions made this adorable icon. I wanted a more generic HP icon (because I only had shippy ones) and I thought this was perfect. It's combines Harry Potter and kittens ... how can you go wrong with that combo?
Brucas! One of my eternal OTPs in One Tree Hill. The username I had listed for who made it isn't working so IDK there, but I do love it. _touched was making pretty Brucas picspams and I realized I didn't even have an icon for them. So I went on a hunt and this was one of the ones that caught my eye. I didn't hesitate to add it. I haven't watched the show live in years but I will always have a soft spot for these two. I loved them from the start and will long after the show ends.
_touched picked these:
jennyspring made this one. Oh, my OTP! I feel like I've neglected this ship lately but I still adore them to pieces. This scene broke my heart but I love the icon anyway. The text felt very fitting too. I want to give them both hugs though (and I wish they'd just hug each other as well). I like happy endings but I'm a sucker for angst and I like to have a few angsty icons too.
dtissagirl made this one for me after I won her bid at one of those fandom auctions. I just loved 'Hex' as an episode and this scene definitely ranked one of my favorites. I think Watchtower is one of my favorite roles for Chloe. I thought she was such a confident HBIC in this scene and I desperately wanted an icon but didn't know where to look. So I was thrilled when I got to make a request and I think it turned out quite well, don't you? She makes pretty icons in general though so it's not really a surprise. :D
I love friendships in shows and Brooke/Peyton is one of those I like, when they're not fighting over Lucas that is. I've had my issues with Peyton but they have a lot of moments when they were adorable. NGL, I ship them a bit too, because really? There's a reason that they were always so much more upset at each other than him. I have a thing for b&w icons with splashes of color. The icon's credited to stormy_times.
duskwillow (one of my favorite SV icon makers) made this one and I fell in love with it at first sight. First of all, it's Clois ... one of my major OTPs and it's just awesome. I loved the scene and I love how it captures Clois with the DP symbol in the background. Very 'iconic' indeed.
Charles/Erik! They're my current obsession. I shipped them so hard in X-Men First Class. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender have amazing chemistry. Of course after I got home, I searched for fic and icons. I stumbled upon this one, which was made by i_rise_inside and I had to have it. So I took it. I like their expressions and the text most of all. :D
Next, an interview meme!
Comment with "bring it on!" and:
+ I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
+ Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
+ Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions (but only if you want to).
lavendergaia asked me 5 questions.
1. If you could choose any DC character to get a show on the CW and/or a Smallville spin off, what would it be about?
A good Wonder Woman show would be nice, because I'd love to learn more about her character. Maybe some sort of origins show because I can't think of anything else. Or I would definitely love a Smallville spin-off called 'Metropolis', which would not only be about Clark and Lois investigating but about Smallville's version of the Justice League, because I just adored all of them, especially Bart, J'onn, and Victor. Since he is Superman, more heroes can play a role and I'd love to see the return of characters like Hawkman.
2. If you could study anything anywhere, regardless of price or future economic gain, what would you study and where?
I would love to study in Europe, especially someplace like Italy. I don't know what exactly I would study though ... possibly history? I always used to love that subject in school.
3. Favorite movie of all time?
A Few Good Men. That one never gets old. I just love everything about it. I have it on DVD but I still watch it every time I see it on TV too. I can't help myself.
4. What's been your favorite vacation spot?
Probably Hawaii. We went to Honolulu a few years ago and it was beautiful. We went in December and the weather was really perfect ... it's so nice strolling around at 11 PM without a jacket. I definitely want to go back, though I would like to see more of the world first.
5. All of a sudden you can fly. Do you tell anyone? Why or why not?
Maybe not immediately. I would definitely be excited and want to test out my new powers first. Later, I might tell one or two people. Only those that I really trust, like my best friend and my sister.
Third, another fandom meme:
Reply with "Fuck yes fierce ladies (and awesome dudes, too)" and I'll give you four fandoms. Write about your favorite character(s) from each fandom.
_touched gave me NCIS, Gilmore Girls, Chronicles of Narnia and Star Trek.
NCIS:- My favorite characters have to be Abby, Tony and Gibbs, though not in that order. I love them all for different reasons. Abby, because she's so adorable and wacky and a great friend. Tony, because he's good-looking, funny and loyal as hell. Gibbs ... well, he's a BAMF. Is tough but cares about the people around him.
Gilmore Girls: Lorelai is definitely my favorite character and Jess is a close second. Lorelai is an awesome mom. Plus, she's snarky and hilarious and just plain cool. She stands up for what she believes in and is not afraid to say what she feels. She's tough but can be vulnerable too. I also love her eyes ... so blue. Jess is just badass. I love that he was a bad boy who was smart and loved to read. That's what drew me to him in the first place. I love that he actually matured and when he came back in s6, he had figured out his life and it was his words that caused Rory to want to fix her's.
Chronicles of Narnia: I don't remember who was my favorite in the books but in the movies, definitely Prince Caspian, followed by Lucy. I have a soft spot for Ben Barnes. He's adorable and charming. As well as heroic and passionate and I have a thing for those type of guys. Lucy is just great. So smart. I remember thinking in 'Prince Caspian' that everyone was stupid for not listening to her, because hello? You'd think that they'd figure out she's always right by then! I appreciate her innocence as well as her faith in Aslan. Even w hen she was young, she wasn't naive and that's admirable.
Star Trek (XI): I never saw anything Star Trek related before this movie and I mostly went for Chris Pine but I enjoyed it anyway. My favorite character has to be Kirk. He shoots his mouth off, he's impulsive and often speaks before he thinks but he's a good friend, fights for what he believes in and a natural leader. I like both Spock and Uhura too.
sunnytyler001 gave me Smallville, Inception, Alice in Wonderland, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Smallville: Clark is without doubt my favorite character. I love him above all rest and tend to like/dislike other characters based on the way that they treat him. He's definitely the heart and soul of the show. I can write essays about how I love him and how I loved seeing him grow over the years from the shy, insecure teenager to well, Superman. Clark has a good heart ... he's brave, forgiving, clever, and hot as hell. He has strong morals that he doesn't give up on and is not only a great friend but a wonderful person. Like I said, I could go on forever on all the reasons I love him. Lois is obviously a very close second. Definitely my favorite female character. She's imperfectly perfect and I adore her to pieces. No surprise Clark fell for her, because she's my girl crush too.
Inception: I love everyone but my favorites are probably Cobb and Eames. I just love the hero (though they're kind of anti-heroes, aren't they?) and Eames is so snarky that I can't help but love him too. Characters who are snarky always win me over the fastest and of course, I just wanted to give Cobb hugs. I really do love everyone though.
Alice in Wonderland: I only remember the 2010 movie, so I will go off that. My favorite is Mad Hatter. Johnny Depp did a great job and he was crazy but lovable. His character was really one of the highlights of the movie, other than the Red Queen and Chesire Cat, who come as a close 2nd and 3rd in my list of favorites.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Has to be Will Turner. I love Captain Jack Sparrow/Johnny Depp but it was always Will I was rooting for. He's noble and I love the hero. He's a gentleman and a little reckless but his intentions are always pure. Even when his actions are less than, the reason is never selfish ... he's always risking life and limb to do what's right and help others. How can you not love that? That scene when he came out of as the Dutchman's captain ... he looked hot. Yeah, I'm a little shallow. What of it?
Last but not least, a fic one I snagged from lynzie914:
Ask me a question about one of my stories or my approach to writing in general. It can be absolutely anything in any fic and I will tell you the honest-to-god answer. Don’t hold back. Anything. Whatever you ask, I will try my best to answer.
That's all for now. Take care, flist!