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April 2017

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I got this meme from coastal_spirit, and I expect her to post so I can do 5 of hers, too.

1. Reply to this post, 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 squee. Whoo!

Now, for the five that coastal_spirit chose:

Al Swearingen, the Shakespeare of the American West. *giggle* If there is anyone reading this who has not been privileged - and horrified - by the series Deadwood, Al is... I can't even say the anti-hero. He starts out as the villain, but you can't help but love the guy. He's amazingly articulate in an incredibly vulgar way, and one of my favorite actors, Ian McShane, plays him deliciously. "Hooplehead" is an Al-ism for "stupid person" or "sucker", and he classifies most people under that category. I use this icon when I'm disgusted with people, and I grin as I post it. Oh yeah, I made it myself.

Another icon I made myself, and since I rarely make them, I'm surprised to get two of them in this list. This is the quirky, fascinating L from Death Note. He's lustworthy generally, as fansites all over the web can attest, but in an unusual way, to say the least. However, I made this icon because I personally find intelligence to be one of the sexiest things a guy can have. Good pecs are nice, but give me a guy who can hold an interesting conversation any day. I made this icon to express that.

This one was made by Sher, as were many of my icons, and portrays one of my very favorite moments from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Peter was always my favorite character in the movie, and here he uses his strength - of body and of will - to save his sisters' lives. His arm appearing from the water is the first thing you see to break the tension of what seems like certain death in icy water for the Pevensie family. Peter is a modest and reluctant hero, but he takes up the role and does the best he can. I use this icon when I am feeling hard-pressed and desire that strength.

I believe zora113 created this icon, and she certainly turned me on to Alias, which is where this character comes from. She is the beautifully deceitful, unpredictable, fascinating spy and double agent Irina Derevko, Sydney's mother, but not the kind of mom you'd give a Hallmark card on Mother's Day. She is portrayed by a favorite of mine, Lena Olin, who is an actress with a great deal of character in her face. This is a great pic of her, and the "I'm no angel" is such an understatement that I have to smile every time I see this icon. I use it when I'm being wicked.

Ah, Peter Pan, the eternal child, representing the eternal child in all of us. This is from the underrated live action version starring Jeremy Sumpter (also the ever-delicious Jason Isaacs, but we're sticking to Peter here). I have always loved the balancing act between the pleasures of childhood vs adult responsibility in this story, and hey, guess which side I lean toward? I think it's so much easier to be happy when you don't have to work through all the loops, hoops, fogs, and obstacles that growing up tosses into your brain. Childhood is simple and direct, and usually more true. I use this icon when I'm in a happy and relatively carefree place in my life. I believe this is also one of Sher's.


That was fun. :} So okay, if you insist, pick five of my icons. *G*