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25 August 2011 @ 10:07 am
Things on LJ I missed #8942837: ICONFEST!

Six days left to request that icon you've been wanting and give various icon makers the opportunity to make your icon(s). I love iconfest. *happy sigh*
20 August 2011 @ 11:59 pm
I missed the sign-ups for likethegun_lims, which breaks my heart. I ADORE this comm. They need votes for Challenge 3; voting is open for another 24 hours.

13 July 2011 @ 05:18 pm
Has anyone here used a kneel chair? What about a balance ball chair? If so, what in particular did you like or not like about it?

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I'm reluctantly accepting that I need to purchase a new desk chair. I've had my current one for many years but it's so comfy that I've kept it rather than giving it up when it lost one of its arms. Or when the leather seat cracked. But now the leather of the remaining arm pad is disintegrating. *sigh* I'm going to miss this chair, butt-ugly though it is now.

09 July 2011 @ 02:42 pm
For once I am not the last to join a social media site. I have some Google+ invites to hand out so if you'd like to join, comment here with the email addy where you want the invite sent. Google is trying to control its server load (I'm guessing) by turning invites on and off. If you don't get an invite from me immediately it's because they've turned them off but I'll send one as soon as they turn them back on again.(I don't know how often they cycle them off and on. This morning I could not send any but this afternoon they're on.)

ETA: Comments screened.

ETA2: I also have Dreamwidth invites if anyone's looking to join. Need an email addy for that, too.
16 June 2011 @ 04:34 am
magicawards magicawards magicawards magicawards

Please vote! (Direct links below.) There are AMAZING makers nominated in every category. You can vote for as many makers as you want -- and it's all ticky boxes! Who doesn't love tickies?

If you agree with my nominations (italicized & capitalized) in some of the categories, I would appreciate your vote.

If you do not agree, I would still appreciate it if you'd vote for those whose work you think merits a vote. These awards mean a lot to many of the makers who are nominated. Winning is nice, to be sure, but votes of appreciation are also welcome. Thank you! ♥

Best Overall || BEST COLORING || Best Cropping || Best Glee || Best Harry Potter || Best Whedon || BEST MINIMAL || BEST TEXT || Best Complex/Texture || Most Creative/Unique || Best Lost || Best Merlin || BEST SUPERNATURAL || Best True Blood || Best Movie || Best 30 Minute Sitcom || Best Fringe || Best The Vampire Diaries || Best Disney || BEST CELEBRITY || Best Doctor Who || Best Skins || Best Legend of the Seeker || Best Game of Thrones || Best Misfits

There is some urgency in voting as I just found out that the first several categories close TODAY, June 16th at 9AM Eastern. That's in 3.5 hours. I've asked for an extension since I was assuming we'd have more warning but if you're up, the first six might close very shortly.
13 June 2011 @ 01:59 pm
Three recent posts:

1. Makers Whose Work I Admire Part I: winterfish, janie_tangerine, txduck, tle_lovie69, & adina_mpj

2. Icon Post:
67 Supernatural (6x21, 6x22, 4x17, for majestic_shriek)
20 Misha Collins (as himself & in non-SPN roles, for lizajaneok)
48 Dark Angel (Pollo Loco, Jensen-centric)
20 Doctor Who (The Doctor's Wife)
05 Star Trek (for )
32 Inception (Cillian Murphy-centric)
13 Pride & Prejudice (1995)
205 icons, total

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31 May 2011 @ 06:16 pm
Late opinion is late. I've been letting this sit, trying to weed out insta-fan reaction from deeper, story-telling opinions. I haven't had a lot to say here about Season 6 because as I watched it seemed extremely disjointed and as if too many stories were being told. I figured I wouldn't really know how all the balls in the air would fall until they, well, fell in the season finale. Oddly, I still don't know what I think of the ending as a whole.

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So, lots of chaff and not a lot of wheat in this season. The emotional stories & plots of the early season didn't pay off. The emotional story of the finale was crammed into the final few episodes with little building during the season.

I *hope* that the way the final episodes rocked along are evidence that the writers have gotten better at pacing and telling a story in 22 parts. That would bode well for Season 7. I really really hope so. I hope the pacing problems of Seasons 5 & 6 aren't the norm. *fingers crossed*
27 May 2011 @ 11:47 am

I've been nominated for:

- Best Supernatural (thank you, absolutelybatty), and
- Best Celebrity (thank you, xafirah)

at magicawards. If you agree, please consider seconding my nominations as only those nominations receiving at least five "I agree" comments will go on to the voting round. There are no limits on how many nominations you may second and there are no limits on how many makers you may nominate.

While you're there, why not take a look around?

Here's the Directory -- there are lots and lots of categories!

Find some other nominations to second! It's a great way to let makers know you enjoy their work with a quick "+1" comment. Or make some nominations of your own! Perhaps you'll even find new makers whose work makes you happy.

I've been busy nominating and will continue doing so as I've only scratched the surface of people whose work inspires and astounds me.

ETA: more nominations. Eeeee!
- Best Text (thank you, xafirah), and
- Best Coloring (thank you, xafirah)

ETA2: another nomination!!!
- Best Minimalist (thank you, azuremonkey)
02 May 2011 @ 08:05 pm
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First concrit meme open now!

There's a new concrit comm in town! I'm one of five mods and we're hoping to turn this into a thriving, lively place to come and get your honest feedback to help improve your work. But wait! There's more:
  • Challenges to inspire creativity and instead of voting, we offer concrit. Like a LIMS but without eliminations and structures so that all participants receive feedback on every entry. These will happen every two weeks. Stay tuned for the first challenge which will be posted soon, May 7/8!
  • Master Classes: Monthly, we'll have a workshop focused on a single skill presented by a maker known for particular talent in that area. First up will be wickedgrdn, writing about that skill almost every icon maker fears: text.

All concrit communities MUST have member participation and this one is no exception. Please join us! Join us in helping each other improve.
27 April 2011 @ 06:26 pm
I keep forgetting to pimp my icon posts in my own journal. Doh.

64 Supernatural (6x17 & 6x18)
13 Supernatural TV Guide Fan Faves (Jensen, Jared, & Misha)
34 Supernatural Conventions (JIB Con 2011)
45 ic0nfest icons (Katie Cassidy, Martha Jones, Billie Piper, Christian Bale, Being Human, Scott Caan, The King's Speech, Misfits, Hercule Poirot, The Vampire Diaries, Charmed, In Plain Sight)
156 Icons, total

Here @ isapiens

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03 April 2011 @ 02:53 pm


This is part of a month-long event that I'm participating in. I decided recently that I wanted to have more discussions of graphics and for that, I needed to friend fellow icon-makers and participate more in various comms.
16 March 2011 @ 04:39 pm
I studied just enough physics to know that I'm barking up a perpetual motion tree but I'm wondering if they've considered designing nuclear power plants to use the heat produced by the spent fuel rods (and in times of emergency maybe even the nuclear fuel itself?) to power the cooling systems as a backup to the backup to the backup.

That is, is there a design that once the backup batteries failed would have used the heat generated in the cooling pools to power the cooling system? It wouldn't be perfect or even good for the long term but maybe long enough to get additional batteries on site before it became hazardous to human life. Or are the power requirements of the cooling system so great that the power the spent fuel could supply would always be utterly inadequate?

It just strikes me as horrifically ironic that the very radiation that's leaking and so dangerous could instead have been channeled to replace at least some of the power that was lost post-tsunami.
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
25 February 2011 @ 10:41 am
*waves* Hello to all my long-time friends and all of the new people I've added in recent friending memes, Misha's Rhino hunt, and through the Supernatural fandom. I was tagged by oddlyfamiliar to do this meme and figured this was as good a time as any to do a meme to introduce myself.

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Current Mood: amusedamused
14 February 2011 @ 10:58 am
Should I continue announcing icon posts here? Does everyone here who cares already follow my graphics journal? Then again, if I didn't announce here then I might never post here. If you have a strong opinion, tell me.

22 Supernatural Cast
72 Supernatural
53 Fandom Grab Bag (Robin Hood & Sanctuary & The King's Speech & Back to the Future & Toy Story & Psych & Richard Ayoade & p!nk & Heart & Doctor Who & Casanova & Stock & Battlestar Galactica & SG-1 & Dirty Jobs & Kate Winslet & Daniel Dae Kim)
147 icons, total

Here @ isapiens

Realized I didn't announce the last set of icons so there are two announcements this time, even if one is a bit too late. Think of it as reeeeeally early for 2011Hannukah/Christmas/Kwanzaa icons. Plenty of time to shop! ;)

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Current Mood: amusedamused
31 January 2011 @ 07:55 pm
rhino_pieces rhino_pieces rhino_pieces

Come & join us once you get your rhino piece from Misha so that you can find the others who have pieces to your puzzle!

If you're in the Misha fandom, you know by now that Misha's sending out the first of the "rhino" pieces he promised to fans who sent him mail back in early December. Reply letters have been sighted! Thanks to darkestnight01, we have a copy of that letter. {Direct link to the letter: http://pics.livejournal.com/darkestnight01/pic/00060s54 }

You'll need to submit a blurred scan of your puzzle piece to stripedsockscat or me as proof that you're part of the game. BE CERTAIN TO BLUR IT; you don't want to accidentally help another team, right? The point of the comm is just to connect to other players; it is not for sharing images of your pieces.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Current Mood: excitedexcited
I was called out by casett for failing to choose my least and most fave icons that I made during 2010 after I sort of badgered her to choose her faves...and she's right. So here are my picks:

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Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
03 January 2011 @ 02:30 pm
Interesting idea where makers nominate themselves, people choose their favorite icons made by that maker in 2010, and then everyone will vote on their faves for each maker. Kind of cool, no?


I'm seeing a lot of those year-end memes and since I used this journal mostly for posting icons in 2010, I figured I'd take a look back. Inspired by casett's posts.

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21 November 2010 @ 05:11 pm
I have at least one person on my f-list who's still in Season 4 of Supernatural and I don't want to spoiler her so details are behind the cut. DON'T CLICK, colls, AS THIS IS A SERIOUS SPOILER!

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Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
100 Supernatural (6x06, 6x07, 6x08, Seasons 4 & 5, 20in20 Castiel icons)
40 Misha Collins, Jensen Ackles, & Jared Padalecki
25 The Walking Dead
12 Star Wars
20 Pride & Prejudice (1995)
197 icons, total

Here @ isapiens