... well, not really undead. But it got your attention, didn't it? Back on 28th June - wow, that far back, I am truly going to be late for my own damned funeral - I responded to jlrpuck 's icon meme (ganked from her as the latest in a long line of posters of this meme), and she told me which of my icons she wanted me to talk about. I'm here to tell you that I've finally battled my own massive disorganization to a standstill, and am ready to take a whack at this. First job:
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 glee.
This is by sneakyangel , and is a quote from "Oh No It Isn't" by Paul Cornell - the one and only Benny (I suppose I should call her Dr. Bernice) Summerfield novel I've ever read. Which is brilliant, and moving and completely cracked. It's also centered around Panto, and that makes it something from Exotic Britain for me. I couldn't believe my eyes when I ran into a potload of icons from precisely that New Adventures story, and I couldn't resist picking some of them up. I use this one when I'm off-kilter, or when I want other people to be a little off-kilter/ I can also use it in comments that aren't specifically fannish because it has no easily identified pop television imagery. Just, uhm, tangentially pop-culture television related.
This is an icon by my Best Beloved, one which he made for me out of an image from a Coles Phillips Hosiery advertisement from the 1920s or 1930s. I absolutely love the coloring, and the style, of the picture - both are very calming to me, with the cool blues and the delicate drawing. Again, this is one I use when I'm dealing with non-fannish posts or with folks who, whilst fannish (because lj really is a subset of fandom), might not necessarily appreciate all my Whoniversal icons. (Of course, I shouldn't give a fig, should I?) Another thing I noticed after using it a while; she looks as if she's sitting with an open laptop on her knee, which makes it even better for lj. Serendipitous, that, seeing as how it isn't a laptop. Can't remember what it is, actually.
This is an icon by deedeedee123 , an icon, banner and wallpaper artist whose graphics work I admire. She works primarily from Torchwood and Tenth Doctor (and I have some of her TW work (a wallpaper she did of Toshiko Sato is one of my favorites), but I could not resist this, one of a few lovely pieces she did with My Doctor. Nine, in all his blue-eyed, craggy loveliness - what more could you ask for?
Anyone who knows me via Doctor Who fandom probably also knows that I wrote a very long fic, "Walk Out With Me to the Unknown Region." The story, posted over at A Teaspoon and an Open Mind, tells my AU history of what happened after the Doctor and Rose left Satellite Five. It features Jack, and Lynda-with-a-y Ross is the central character. I grew to love her as I wrote her, and when I found this icon by bengillis epitomized the friendship that grew between Lynda and the Captain in the story. (Not a romantic 'ship; they're more like brother and sister. Stop laughing, you there in the corner.) I like to use this for DW postings, obviously, but particularly because I always liked Lynda, when it seemed a significant percentage of the fandom didn't think that much of her.
This icon, by lachatdelarue , is one of Clyde, from the Sarah Jane Adventures. I love SJA, I love Sarah Jane, and I became very fond of the quick-thinking, light- and big-hearted Clyde, and when I saw this one, I immediately thought "Bob's yer Uncle!" Probably for no good reason. I use it when I'm feeling cheeky, or when I think either I or someone I'm reading or to whom I'm responding, has hit the nail on the head when it comes to something I, or they, are talking about. If you haven't seen the Sarah Jane Adventures, be on the lookout for them. As BB says, Sarah Jane is his favorite Doctor, and her kids are fantastic Companions.
This, the sixth and final icon, is perhaps one of the wittiest fannish television-related ones in my collection. I ran across it strictly by accident, whilst reading someone's lj response to a DW question on some community. I was so impressed that I followed the poster back to their profile's user information and found out who the icon-maker was; once I was able to credit it to bluebombardier , I began to use it when posting about things Torchwood/DW or even British television in general - especially if something was making me scratch my head. (I have, I admit, used it when posting about the occasional non-BBC Brit show, but that's just because I don't have one that says OMGWTFITV.
And there you have it!