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05 June 2006 @ 07:57 am
#13: Desktops (4)  
This is a multi-purpose post, because I've decided torturing in icon form isn't enough. Oh no, I must invade your desktops as well. Mine is an evil laugh. ...Or something.

Anyway, under the cut, four desktops: Fiona Apple, Katie Holmes, Wolverine, and Audrey Hepburn.

Also under the cut is a poll relating to 26 Ways. I'm finishing up the rest of the 'A' names, and am at a crossroads as to whether I should do the rest of the alphabet or not. I'm having fun with them, not so much with the searching, but in the end, it's all up to whether the icons agree with you guys. Soooo, help me out with the poll? It's short, two-four questions depending on your answers, and it'd really be appreciated.






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Fiona Apple, lyrics from her song 'Waltz (better than fine)'.


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Audrey Hepburn. Obviously.


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Katie Holmes, lyrics are Cinephile's 'Somewhere Nowhere'.


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Wolverine, lyrics are The 69 Eyes' 'Framed in Blood'. Pictures thanks to pic_commune and padabee.

Resources: elli, inxsomniax, dearest, teh_indy, iconistas, and Of the Sky.




Poll #742284 26 Ways Opinion Poll

Should I continue with the 26 Ways to Kill a Muse project?

yes
2(100.0%)
no
0(0.0%)
I don't care, I just want icons.
0(0.0%)

If not yes, what do you suggest?

If yes, should 26 Ways be in alphabetical order?

yes
2(100.0%)
no
0(0.0%)
I don't care.
0(0.0%)

If no to Question #3, what letter would you suggest?

 
 
feeling: dorkydorky
hearing: Letters to Cleo - Dangerous Type
 
 
 
essenceofadream: Phoenix - rise from the ashesessenceofadream on June 5th, 2006 01:07 pm (UTC)
These are really pretty! I saved Audrey... I think my favorite is Katie though. In any case these are really great and I hope you make more in the future. You should make headers! OH EM GEE!
Angie: Gyllenhaal - 'J'cynnabug on June 11th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
Oh nonononono. I can barely make headers for myself, let alone make them for public consumption. *g*

In any case, yay for Audrey! I only wish I could figure something out icon-wise for that picture; it's my absolute favorite of hers that I've seen.

For the lovely words, I thank you, and I'll definitely be making more...I hope. *g*

depart_unkissed on June 5th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
Love the Fiona one. The colours are awesome.
Angie: Ethan Embry - shirtless lovecynnabug on June 11th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you. :)
ex_proverb on June 6th, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
Wow those desktops are stunning. Made of awesome, some might say. I can't make wallpapers to save my patootie. I lack the certain gene that makes the art border on chaos, but still be truly beautiful and emotive.

Um, yes. So, great job!!!!
Angie: (MI) Wazowski - 'weirdest thing'cynnabug on June 11th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, thank you! I still don't think I can make them all that great, but it's lovely seeing how they've been received, and your reaction is even better, although I'm seriously doubting you can't make them. Between the two of us, you're the much better icon maker, and if even I can make wallpapers, there's no doubt in my mind you could.
ex_proverb on June 12th, 2006 05:02 am (UTC)
You're on crack. You're a much better iconmaker than I am.

I haven't tried making wallpapers for a looong time, but anything larger than 100x100 leaves me scratching my head about how to fill the space.
Angie: (MI) Wazowski - 'weirdest thing'cynnabug on June 23rd, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC)
You're on crack. You're a much better iconmaker than I am.
- Heh. *points to icon* I'll let Mike speak for me as a reply to that sentence. *g* I'm still thinking you're better than me, though: you have actual talent and are creative, whereas I use textures and brushes to hide how un-creative I am.

I haven't tried making wallpapers for a looong time, but anything larger than 100x100 leaves me scratching my head about how to fill the space.
- Same here. Thankfully, I seem to be a fan of empty space, which really helps. It's not being lazy or indecisive; it's an artistic expression.

Circe: || 69: Lost Boys_honeyspider on June 6th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
These are beautiful. Really really beautiful, sweetie. The Fiona Apple on is my favourite. The photos you've chosen of her are perfect. (And the Wolvie one had 69 Eyes lyrics! So, of course, that makes me a happy girl.)

As for the icon project...I think you should make whatever icons it is that you want to make. Don't let us dictate, hun. You'll just get annoyed at making them if you feel like you're doing it because you have to.
Angie: Dresden Dolls - 'see how fast'cynnabug on June 11th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I figured The 69 Eyes lyrics would please you. (And yes, I'm still listening to them rather obsessively; your music influence is still running strong, I'm happy to say.) But why I don't have an icon of them is annoying...*uses Dresden Dolls icon AGAIN*

Thank you! I loved those photos of Fiona; she was so pretty in them, but at the same time, very...sad and herself, and why I had to pair them with obscenely bright colors I'll never know. *g*

And the 26 Ways project...that's what the poll was for. If I was annoyed with the project, I wouldn't have created a poll to figure out what you guys thought. *nudges*

M.: GSR since I met youhellandbliss on June 6th, 2006 05:30 am (UTC)
I took Audrey...really beautiful piece,thank you.
Angie: Domino - 'bounty hunter'cynnabug on June 11th, 2006 06:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy. :)
ex_spiffyda on June 7th, 2006 06:38 am (UTC)
Ah ha ha ha! Wolverine. I love it! Snagging like mad, and nothing shows how much I do love it as the fact that I'm replacing my Jensen wallpaper with it!
Angie: Jensen Ackles - love in a suitcynnabug on June 11th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
*gasps* You're replacing Jensen?! But...it's Jensen! You're insane, you know. *nods* But hee, I'm still so insanely touched. I don't know how I feel about the laughter at the beginning of your comment, but eh, you love the wallpaper; that's enough for me. *g*

But thank you, and I really hope you enjoy using it. ♥

ex_spiffyda on June 17th, 2006 09:52 am (UTC)
Hee - well, I do like to switch things around :)

I don't know how I feel about the laughter at the beginning of your comment
Oh, don't fret, it was because I was just thinking about X3 and Hugh, and then lo-and-behold, a wonderful Wolverine desktop pops up.
Angie: Jensen Ackles - 'in my bunk'cynnabug on June 23rd, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
Hee - well, I do like to switch things around :)
- Well...yeah, I'm the same way, but...it still seems very odd, and slightly on the crazy scale. *g*

Ohhh, but any chance you still have the link to the Jensen? I've been looking for wallpapers of him, to no avail. I need to find some, or I'll end up butchering him myself.

Oh, don't fret, it was because I was just thinking about X3 and Hugh, and then lo-and-behold, a wonderful Wolverine desktop pops up.
- *laughs* Oh! Okay, so it was more of the freaky mind-meld thing we seem to have going on. That's much more comforting. *g*

ex_spiffyda on July 1st, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, it's right here. Too too pretty :)
Angie: Fifth Element - perfectcynnabug on July 1st, 2006 09:57 am (UTC)
Oh! I remember that wallpaper; it's about time I quit being lazy and saved it. *headdesk*

Thank you! (oh! And I know where you can get a lovely VM/Supernatural wallpaper, no obvious shipping, if you'd be interested.)

ex_spiffyda on July 12th, 2006 05:08 am (UTC)
Ooh, shiny things, yes please :)
ex_spiffyda on July 12th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
And I hope you realise what you've done with that icon, not only do I need to rewatch that movie, I have to icon it too :)
ex_spiffyda on June 7th, 2006 06:39 am (UTC)
Also, as much as I'd love for you to continue the 26 Ways project. Don't kill yourself! Maybe you could just shorten it and do a couple of icons from each letter and then post all at once.
Angie: (CSI) Brass - he lives!!!!!cynnabug on June 11th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
This is what the poll was for. *nudges*

Maybe you could just shorten it and do a couple of icons from each letter and then post all at once.
- As brilliant as that idea is, I couldn't do that. This idea was born from me wanting to get the opinions of the people who have this place friended, and knowing that I icon the same things and people over and over again. There's so very many celebrities that I adore, yet don't icon, and I don't know why that is. So, for me to just icon a few people per letter, and then have one big post...it's defeating the purpose, you know? I'm not killing myself at all over this, don't worry. *g* It's mainly the searching that aggravates me. But at the same time, I'm finding all sorts of websites I didn't know about. So... don't be worrying about me and this project; if I feel it's getting overwhelming in any way, I'll just adjust the guidelines or put a limit on the letter and then have people battle it out over which celebrities would be best iconned. *g*

ex_spiffyda on June 17th, 2006 09:53 am (UTC)
Hee - poll, schmoll. You know I'm crap at following instructions *g*

Oh, well, it was an idea. Now I can wait patiently for all your icon goodness to start appearing :)
Angie: Gerard Butler - ode to boycynnabug on June 23rd, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
Now I can wait patiently for all your icon goodness to start appearing :)
- *laughs* Uh...yeah. Yay for patience! *cheers* (Since I've been having so much trouble with the internet, I've had PSP open more, but...very few icons. Mainly wallpapers. *headdesk* I do believe I have started a new addiction.)

Hee - poll, schmoll. You know I'm crap at following instructions *g*
- *laughs* Don't worry, I don't think I'll be doing anymore polls: last I knew, only two people filled it out. *g*