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completely gratuitous icon post

SO I have new icons! It was a long weary journey, involving a trek across the great white expanses of Google and climbing through LiveJournal comms.

Anyway so I found a HP text icon that I liked! This is a little weird but I love the books, I'm fannish about them, I'm reading fic, but I've never actually watched the movies. I like the gifs and stuff! But the actors don't really represent what I love about them. Thus the perilous journey across Google, since there are absolute buckets of actor and visual icons, but few text.

twitchy little ferret, aren't you, Malfoy? text, and a ferret silhouette Anyway, because I love them, Malfoy and Hermione both, and it's such a perfect encapsulation of their relationship. Also I love that Hermione knows exactly where to dig.

Because I love Sidonie's cool and levelheaded response, and also it makes me laugh whenever I see it: No one denies the rutting, my lord--quote from Sidonie And the scene in Justice where she tells Barquiel L'Envers (and everyone else) to sit down and calm down. (No but Barquiel, seriously, what is your problem?)

And then while I was digging for HP icons, I came across Abhorsen icons! This one is apparently from one of the covers and it's gorgeous in the "can I live there" landscape sort of way. silhouetted woman and dog amongst misty blue mountains background Look at that! Wouldn't you want to live there too? (OK, OK, assuming someone would deliver food and everything. And give you a flushing toilet.) Also includes the Disreputable Dog, and you can totally see Lirael's sword hanging at her hip! I love how these covers reflect the characters within the book.


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Oct. 21st, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
I love you. And your icons.
Oct. 21st, 2013 11:48 pm (UTC)

But seriously, I kind of want to live in the Lirael one.
Oct. 22nd, 2013 04:50 am (UTC)
Icons! That Lirael one is indeed gorgeous, although I don't have Clayr blood or a sword and am thus vulnerable to inconvenient things like freezing or being eaten by bears, I think. It'd be so embarrassing to not live long enough to use a toilet.

Text icons are so hard-- everyone has a different idea of what typefaces are good, and how much change within an icon is too much, and what's too fancy, and how small is too small. I'm glad we share a taste for sans serifs. :D
Oct. 23rd, 2013 12:55 am (UTC)
We can put together a grizzly bear protection scheme. Rangers? Or well, I know lots of people live in Canmore up in the mountains and they don't seem to have a problem...although once in awhile in the news there'll be stories of joggers punching coyotes or whatever. I think people get killed by skiing out of bounds more often, to be honest :( Avalanche season is pretty deadly there.

YES! I want a good quote, which is visible/legible, plus a good spacing, plus an agreeable font. That's a lot of criteria, so I end up rejecting a lot of them.

Hee! Actually now that you say that, I think I understand why they're both sans-serif--it's easier to read. I like being able to tell what my icons say without squinting too much ;) That said, given a preference, I'd go for serif fonts. They're just so...so perfect. *has typography flail*
Oct. 22nd, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
the Lirael one is def gorgeous and lol @ Sidonie's quote. yeah, i admit that i don't quite get the Barquiel love myself...no offense to those who do. it has more to do with being a Delaunay fangirl than anything else- Edmee de Rocaille, never forget, people! :P
Oct. 23rd, 2013 01:26 am (UTC)
I wanna be there! I'm such a sucker for landscapes. And I think all the Abhorsen books got really great covers, actually--I only recently realized that there's actually a black shadow on the cover of Sabriel--that must be one of the Dead.

I don't understand why he can't quit! Argh, that man. How much proof from Imriel do you need?! And yes to the Edmée thing :(
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