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17th-May-2010 12:15 am
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1. Reply to this post, and I will pick six 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 squee. Whoo!

snoopypez picked:

This is Dave Foley in one of my favourite film-like Kids in the Hall sketches, where he plays a man with an incredibly short attention span. Dave was kind of my second favourite Kid, after Mark (actually it was more the David/Kevin combination.) I also think Dave was ridiculously good looking, back in the day.

I used to be in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica fandom (it was the show that was reimagined, not the fandom), way back when the mini-series first aired, because I shall always be in love with Jamie Bamber. I've also been a massive fan of Futurama for years and years and years. This was my cross-over icon. Even though I grew to hate BSG, I like having this icon, to remind me of the good old days.

Black Books! I love Simon Pegg's cameo in Black Books, and I am mad for Bill Bailey. So. In this scene, Simon's character is telling Bill's that, in order to work at his bookstore, he needs to change his image. And he makes this incredibly disturbing mock-up to show him how he should look.

I am so in love with Lassiter in Psych. This is one of the rare times in the first and second series when Lassiter smiles and the reason I love it so much is that it's a genuinely fond smile at Shawn. Henry has been telling Lassiter stories about Shawn's childhood, and you'd think he'd sneer and mock, but he softly smiles and I love it, I love it, I love it. I ship Shawn with almost everyone on Psych, but Shawn/Lassiter makes the small, fluffy part inside my heart bounce up and down.

Ah yes, a bro-match made in beaver. Wait. Wait. It actually says "heaven". But it's always looked like beaver and that amuses me too much to change the font. I firmly believe Shawn and Barney would be BFF for a short, intense time, until Shawn realised he had to get back to Gus, because Barney's a bad influence, and he may complain about it, but Gus' good influence on him is one of the things that keeps him relatively sane.

catwalksalone also picked this icon. This is part of an artwork I own. It was painted by the mother of two of my students and it's one of the most calming and inspirational paintings I've ever seen. I own four paintings now, all of them unbelievably beautiful pieces, all of them by parents of my students. Maybe I'm biased, but I think the artists in the community I live in paint the best Indigenous Australian artwork to be found. This piece is called 'putipula', which means beautiful flowers.

catwalksalone picked:

I also ship Shawn/Gus in Psych fairly vehemently. I have a huge kink for friendship in fiction. I adore it. I tend to ship couples who are friends more than I'll ship other dynamics. If a show presents two people as being physically attracted towards one another but they seem to share little actual warmth for each other's personalities, I am not interested. If two people comically pop up together around doorways, I'm sold on their pure, pure love. Also, I love Roday's face. I really, really do.

Phyllis, from Life on Mars, is who I aspire to be like in ten years time. I love her. I like that she holds her own against someone like Gene and that Gene obviously likes and respects her. I like that she's hard, but with a heart of gold. I also love Sam's brilliantly dry humour here, it's one of the first times we discover he has one (it's episode two of the series) and her response "not bad for you, Boss" is classic. It's things like this that make Life on Mars my favourite show of all time. These small nuances and throwaway lines that make it so damn good.

This is an in-joke that is many, many years old, that I share with foolieonthehill. It's impossible to explain, but it's a joke that involves mooing and an ellipsis. This icon is also one in an ever-growing selection of Loz icons I have.

Tony DiNozzo, Very Special Agent from NCIS is a character I have a soft spot for. I always did have, whenever I'd sit down to watch the show, but I was only a casual viewer until last year. In the last seven or so months, I have mainlined the entire show from series 1-7, rewatched some episodes up to three times, and eagerly anticipated new episodes. Tony's grinning somewhat warily here and I use this for when I want to convey the sort of slightly nervous anticipation I feel when I'm acquiring the latest episode.

I can't say I'm a huge fan of Family Guy. I think the first and second series were better than it has been since it came back. But I do like Stewie, as a character. And occasionally I want to convey a Stewie-like sense of fury and inherent danger. But not that often, since I hardly ever use this icon. Quite frequently I want to edit it in photoshop and make his pupils easier to see. They're slid off to our left, but if you quickly glance, it looks like his eyes are all white.

16th-May-2010 03:06 pm (UTC)
I love your Phyllis icon. :D

I want to play! *bounces*
17th-May-2010 08:02 am (UTC)
Phyllis is the shit. I apologise if these icons have been chosen before.

17th-May-2010 08:25 am (UTC)
None of them have ever been chosen before, so woot! I'm excited. :D
16th-May-2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
That piece of artwork is wonderful. Even the tiny bit we get to see. I'm not surprised you love the painting.

And Tony's wary grin is one of my favourites. I can't help but imagine him using it on Tim at...various junctures.
17th-May-2010 07:49 am (UTC)
You can see the whole thing here if you want. It's block-mounted now, and looks even more stunning.
16th-May-2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
\o/ yay explanations! I somehow keep forgetting that that is where the Lassiter icon is from! And I just wanted to have you discuss the BroTP again. ;D

If two people comically pop up together around doorways, I'm sold on their pure, pure love

HEE. Me too. Me. Too.
17th-May-2010 07:55 am (UTC)
The BroTP is awesome.

♥ Shawn & Gus are loooove.
16th-May-2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
I will play - as it has been some time since I have.
17th-May-2010 08:08 am (UTC)

16th-May-2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
I emphatically don't want to play - although it was interesting reading about your icons (I've been wondering about the Simon Pegg one in particular). Just dropping in to giggle like a fool at your chosen title. XDDDD
17th-May-2010 08:09 am (UTC)
N'awwww. I love it when people talk about their icons.
16th-May-2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
Ooh - can I play? And I hear you on growing to hate BSG - I gave up on it after the first 1 1/2 years, despite the Bamber goodness. If I want to ogle him, though, I can always pull out the Hornblower DVD's. And Bender makes a better cylon than Tricia Helfer ever did!
17th-May-2010 08:17 am (UTC)
Of course you may!

I actually always quite liked Tricia Helfer but I got so sick of the 'everyone's a cylon' thing. So, so sick.

17th-May-2010 02:25 am (UTC)
Great icons(well, I loathe Family Guy but that's a pretty ggood icon) I especially like the Black Books and Futurama ones!

I'd like to play!
17th-May-2010 08:22 am (UTC)
Hee, thank you!

19th-May-2010 09:02 am (UTC)
Phyllis. ♥ and that artwork is beautiful.

Okay, I'll play. :D
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