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15 September 2006 @ 04:44 am
#14: Desktops (12)  
First: I'm shocked people stuck with this place. Granted, I have icon journals on my flist that haven't updated in at least 6 months, some even a year, so maybe two/three months isn't that big, but still. I'm shocked. So, thank you.

Second: This post will (hopefully) be the start of getting this place back to posting on a semi-regular basis, maybe even regular(!!!). Spiffy layout courtesy of letsbebad and my own scary X2 header, mainly because October 3rd? X-Men 3 on DVD, baby. YEAH. Ahem.

Under the cut are 12 desktops, all sized 1024x768:
Two - Michelle Pfeiffer, Cate Blanchett, Grissom/Sara
One - X3, Wolverine/Rogue, Oliver Wood, Eva Green, Famke Janssen, Famke Janssen/Hugh Jackman


1. Placebo - Centerfolds
3. 3 Colours Red - Pure
4. Bjork - Bachelorette
5. Pat Benatar - We Belong
6. Rilo Kiley - Unseen
7. Text from Beauty and the Beast. (Not a good example of 'when fandoms collide'.)
8. Peter Gabriel - I Have the Touch (I prefer to think of Heather Nova's version with this, given Rogue and the female perspective.)
9. A-Ha - Minor Earth, Major Sky
10. The Dresden Dolls - The Mouse and the Model
11. K's Choice - Now is Mine
12. The Notwist - Consequence

Resources are here, and will be updated over the next couple days.

feeling: lethargiclethargic
hearing: Billie Piper - Something Deep Inside
Meeps!: hp - bonnie & rupertdark_soul_lost on September 15th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC)
Yay, first comment!

I'm at school right now (at 7 in the morning :[)so I can't comment on much of the wallpapers until later, but just wanted to say that seeing them made me happy. I've been having a bad week.
Angie: Wolverine - shirtless testingcynnabug on September 16th, 2006 08:24 am (UTC)
You and that first comment thing. :p

School icky, bad week even ickier, but I'm glad these cheered you up a bit. That slightly scares me, but I'm glad nonetheless. *hugs*

Meeps!dark_soul_lost on October 9th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
#1 IS MY FAVORITE. It's like she's a part of a dream, or she's a fairy & she's in a mystical place. So pretty. I have no idea who she is, but still, so pretty.

As for #6, it looks like they'll never be together because they're separated by something that looks like a very thick wall. & she looks like she's crushing him because he's in such a small place. But overall, I think this wallpaper invoke more emotions than others in this entry.

& WOW on #7! It's so unique & special the way you cut up the picture! I don't know how you did it, but it's so wonderful! All the strips fit together even though they're not in order. They deceive the eyes. I actually thought the pieces were in order & it was one whole picture.
Angie: Paquin - too cute in bluecynnabug on October 9th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
You don't know Michelle Pfeiffer?! She was in Batman Returns, One Fine Day, Grease 2, White Oleander, Wolf, Scarface...Dangerous Minds, What Lies Beneath, Up Close and Personal, and several others. ...*laughs* After looking at that list, I can kinda see how you might not know her. She's a wonderful actress, not to mention beautiful, and she's underrated, it seems. You should check out some of those movies if you ever have the chance.

But overall, I think this wallpaper invoke more emotions than others in this entry.
- *snickers* I suck at putting emotions into stuff. So that wallpaper? Was purely accidental, and me just trying to put two of my favorite pictures together in a vaguely angsty way, mainly getting the angst across through the lyrics and coloring. But I'm shocked and amazed at your interpretation of it. (Not that you could come up with something so deep, but that you got the interpretation from something of mine.) I don't know if that was a compliment or not, but I'm still amazed. *g*

Hee, gotcha! Seven is actually two different pictures: one of the Brotherhood (in black/white on the left, red on the right), and the X-Men (red on the left, black/white on the right). ...I'm totally spoiling all these illusions you have about my creative skillz right now. *nods*

Honestly, seven was not as hard as it looks. And sadly, the strips are in order, once you know what the pictures look like.

I have missed your comments. *huggles* I totally destroyed my rep, whatever rep I had, but still. You! Comment! *loves* And of course, thank you for commenting. ...I think. *g*

Circe: Eva: I feel a little out of control_honeyspider on September 16th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)
Eva Eva Eva! *steals* Also yoinking the G/S ones. Yay! These are all so pretty though.

Angie: (Firefly) Mal - 'dork!'cynnabug on September 16th, 2006 08:09 am (UTC)
The Eva is totally your fault. You've got me liking her when I don't even know if I should like her! *g* There'll be more of her, definitely. (Such gorgeous photos! It's unthinkable I not make stuff with her.) And thank you!

Oh...and have you checked your mail? *nudges* ...I shouldn't be asking that, technically, but it's in reference to the layout. *hides*

Circe_honeyspider on September 16th, 2006 08:33 am (UTC)
Eva is fabulous. See if you can get your hands on The Dreamers. She truly is a million times more beautiful on screen.

(Icons of her from you would be ridiculously awesome. Can't wait to see more *grins*)

I just checked and replied to your other email then. Thank you so much again for offering to do this for me.
Angie: (X) Rogue - self-made girlcynnabug on September 16th, 2006 09:30 am (UTC)
I know! I keep forgetting about that movie, but now her name is definitely in my mind, and that movie WILL be watched. *crosses fingers it's soon*

(Icons of her from you would be ridiculously awesome. Can't wait to see more *grins*)
- *covers ears* I have a long enough list! Of people...and things! Pretty things! Er, people! No more names! *hides* Of course, that list is being ignored in favor of Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, and Michelle Pfeiffer. I should give up on lists.

Thank you so much again for offering to do this for me.
- Gaaaah, you don't owe me any thanks at all, and future thankings will be ignored. *nods* By all rights you should have it by now, but life has completely been screwing me over lately. It's being rectified now, so you should have something soon.

Circe_honeyspider on September 16th, 2006 09:37 am (UTC)
Mmm, KateandHugh.

Sorry that life is being a bitch. It's so sucky when it does that. *kicks life*
Angie: (X) Wolvie/Jean - hot and heavycynnabug on September 16th, 2006 09:46 am (UTC)
I knooooow. And wait til you see one of the pictures I'm using for the Hugh. *melts into a puddle of goo* Messy semi-long hair, scruff, t-shirt under a leather jacket with a certain look on his face that manages to make you think severely dirty thoughts. It's very...inspiring.

Meh, life's life, and it usually sucks. The worst thing has been how stupid I've been about it, pulling away from/ignoring people. *hugs* Man I've missed you.

Circe_honeyspider on September 16th, 2006 09:47 am (UTC)
I've missed you too, sweetie. And remember you can always email me with long rambling crap at any time and I'll read it. I know it's good to sometimes just have someone there to hear all the babbling thoughts from your head.
Angie: (HP) Wood - keeper/broomstick otpcynnabug on September 18th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
I know, and I definitely agree about the latter. I'm keeping your offer in mind, because I truly appreciate it. *hugs*
The Coolest Geek: [g&s] working side by sidealmost_october on September 17th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
Meep! You made shinies! XD So many shinies! *LUFF*

First of all, I love simplicity and colouring of the GSR wallpaper, so I'm definitely stealing that one. And I LOVE the blue colouring of the second Cate and the Famke/Hugh walls. *pets the blueness* I also think you're totally making me fall for Hugh Jackman. Mmmmmmm...yesh. *needs to watch X3*
Angie: (X) Wolerine -  cage the beastcynnabug on September 18th, 2006 12:15 am (UTC)
Heheh, I tried to make shinies, anyway! I seem to be preferring desktops over icons, which probably isn't a good thing. *g*

Thank you! I loved those blues as well, but thought maybe they were a bit strong. That's not to say they aren't, but they've garnered some love, which is fine by me. *hums*

Ohhh, you haven't fallen for Hugh Jackman yet? *evil laugh* I'm totally setting about to convert you, now. *schemes*

Also, uh, should I post the GSR and Jorja/Billy/GSR/whatever over at bestkeptprivate? I'm always unsure about that stuff, so I figured I'd ask you. :D

The Coolest Geek: [g&s] the hot...she kills mealmost_october on September 22nd, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
I know what you mean about the wallpapers. Like, I love making icons, but with wallpapers there's a lot more space to work with, which is I enjoy because with icons there's not a lot to work with, space-wise.

Heheh, yes. I give you free reign to convert me to the love of Hugh Jackman. ;D Heh.

And yes! You should most certainly should post your G/S walls at bestkeptprivate, they're so much the pretty. :) And it's certainly not something that's soley for icons or any such thing, so go for it!
Angie: (CSI) Sidle - 'girl'cynnabug on September 22nd, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
Exactly. I've become addicted to wallpapers simply because of all the extra space. It's somewhat confusing to switch back to icons after making several in a row, but it's worth it.

Heheh, yes. I give you free reign to convert me to the love of Hugh Jackman. ;D Heh.
- *laughs* Yay! Now watch me just end up scaring you with him. *g* Either way, I get to look at sexy Jackman pictures. Woo!

Thank you so much for the 'pretty' comment. I never get used to hearing it, and certainly most of the time never think it, so just...thank you. :) And ohhh, I hate posting at new places. I get so nervous for some strange reason. *headdesk*

essenceofadream: Famke - blueessenceofadream on September 18th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
They're all gorgeous! I have the Famke one as my desktop now :)
Angie: (X) Jean Grey - 'alone'cynnabug on September 21st, 2006 09:09 am (UTC)
Hee, I have no clue how to respond that except with a very gracious 'thank you!'. *g* ...Well, and an 'I hope you enjoy it'. *headdesk*

I need to get over my girl-crush on her, because considering all the stunning photoshoots she's been part of (and ohhh, there's one that is too pretty for words, even though it's not in hi-res which really sucks), I'll end up making more of her and I shouldn't, I really shouldn't considering everything. Curse this woman being so likable. *shakes fist*

Jessjessickuh on September 22nd, 2006 06:13 am (UTC)
Took 6 and 8...my OTPs fo' life!
Angie: (X) Rogue - self-made girlcynnabug on September 26th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
Enjoy! (And I know the feeling. Oh, how I wish Logan and Marie had shared more screentime in X3. What time we did get was really nice, though.)
everyone loves a michelletiggerratty on September 28th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
Oh Angie, you already know how much I love your work so YAY FOR NEW POSTS, even if I'm late, heeee. xP

The GSR and Oliver Wood ones pretty much rock my socks!
Angie: (BatB) netspeak heecynnabug on October 9th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
Yay, somebody finally likes the Oliver Wood! Which, would figure, since that's actually my favorite desktop yet. *g*

Also, no comments on late comments. I'm like, the Queen of Late Comments, so no worries. Besides, comments that come after the rush are always welcome. :)

Also, it's good to hear from you! *hugs* I probably should update this place more often. *fidgets* And duh, thank you for sticking around, and I'm happy you still get some enjoyment out of this place. :)

everyone loves a michelletiggerratty on October 14th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
Of course I love the Oliver Wood one, it's gorgeous! ♥

Ahaha, I haven't talked to you in the longest time [except for the thread on While You Were Sleeping]. And you're welcome! I'll be watching this journal patiently for your pretty icons. ;)
Angie: (HGttG) Marvin - 'brain the size of a plcynnabug on November 12th, 2006 12:42 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I don't deserve the compliment given how late this reply is, but thank you nonetheless. :)

Ahaha, I haven't talked to you in the longest time
- I know! Life's been Not Fun, so I'm pretty much avoiding people. I feel like a hermit if I avoid too long though, and people tend to worry, so I have to show up every once in a while and prove I'm still alive.

I'll be watching this journal patiently for your pretty icons. ;)
- Just don't be holding your breath or anything like that; I don't want to be responsible for your death. *g*