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01 April 2008 @ 08:57 am
Icon meme  
There is this icon meme going around where people pick five of your icons and you explain what they mean to you, or why you have them or some such.

kistha  picked five of mine.




This was one of the very first LJ icons I ever made - it might have been THE first, I'm not sure. For those who might not recognize it, it's Johnny Depp in Once Upon a Time in Mexico. I have a real weakness for Johnny Depp - in pretty much anything - but you don't always get roles like this one, where he's both pretty and evil. Those who have known me for awhile know that's kind of my thing - pretty and evil together. :) I don't use this one very often anymore, but I can't quite bring myself to remove it from the rotation.



Another icon I made myself. :) I LOVE the Stephanie Plum books - for those uninitiated, Stephanie is a (mostly) inept bounty hunter from Jersey, who still almost always catches her man, mostly due to the helpful attendance of the two men in her life - upstanding, sexy but still a little edgy police officer, Joe Morelli (who she's know all her life, and in high school was the bad boy charmer every mother was afraid of), and Ranger, the mysterious, ex-special forces or some such bounty hunter extraordinaire. He's half cuban, sexy as hell, and has a real weakness for Stephanie, although he knows she'd be better off with Joe. Problem is, Stephanie can't quite make up her mind. joe wants her to quit her dangerous bounty hunting job, and she doesn't want to give up her freedom, so this leads to many "off again" moments in their on again/off again love life. And she sort of loves both men, and they both love her. It makes things difficult, and interesting. And also, these books are so damn funny, you can't help but laugh out loud when you're reading them, whether you're in a possibly embarrassing public setting or not. In the last book, Stephanie was lamenting about her issues with Joe and Ranger, and she compared choosing between them with trying to choose between birthday cake, and a big boy margarita. I laughed and laughed, and thought "I HAVE to icon that!" So I did. :-) (By the by, Joe is the birthday cake, and Ranger is the bb margarita. ;)



Ah, yes, the Beeker icon by infinitemonkeys. I love the muppets. Animal was always my favorite, but I love them all, and Beeker's in the top five. This is my "meep" icon, for when something makes me feel especially scared or nervous, or when I'm really wringing my hands mentally over something.

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This one is a La Femme Nikita icon by isabellecs . LFN was one of those shows that was ALL about the pretty spies doing unbelievable things, and looking really damn gorgeous and hot while doing it. And the Michael/Nikita relationship was so fraught with tension and angst and WTF, you couldn't help but love them and want more than anything for them to end up together. Most of the time, Nikita was frustrated with Michael for playing her - blowing hot and cold, usually for Section. But what I always took Michael to be doing, was playing her for her own damn good, so she wouldn't be retired (aka killed). So a lot of the time he was very cold to her. But when she really needed him, he was always there to catch her. (Because, duh, he loved her!) Hence, this icon. (Another one I don't use very often. Hmm. I should really rotate through my icons more!)



And finally, Seth Bullock's famous lean, by the fabulous trixalicious . I watched Deadwood for two main reasons, really, and the second was Timothy Olyphant as Seth (the first was Al, but then any Deadwood fans out there probably already knew that). Seth tried to leave the law behind him, to set up as a businessman and not be "that guy". But Deadwood's lawlessness just wouldn't stop nagging at him, and he couldn't let the law stay with a corrupt official when push came to shove. Seth was that western lawman who really believed in keeping the peace, and you just didn't want to mess with him, or cross one of his personal, moral lines. (Al figured that out pretty quick, and was careful not to cross those lines.) Because if you DID, Seth tended to go from zero to two hundred in about five seconds, and suddenly he's walking down the street with murder in his eyes and beating the shit out of whoever pissed him off. Or killing them. Cause he did that, too. Seth was my kind of 'hero' -the kind with a darker edge that makes them just that little bit close to being, or becoming, a villain. And he had that western lean thing down. *sigh* This is my only Deadwood icon, because as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it. (Even though I don't use it much. Bad Rhien!)
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"Connoisseurs of Difficulty"kistha on April 1st, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
Cool!