19 July 2013 @ 08:58 am
Icon dump  
I haven't posted icons in a few months Below the cut are icons I made for various challenges and a few just for the heck of it. Enjoy!


Comments and credit would be nice!
1.  photo Picture8aa.jpg 2. photo tera2ss722.jpg 3. photo tera1ss720_648.jpg

4.  photo fflss1a-1a.jpg 5.  photo 4X09SB0361.jpg 6. photo 775529_origin.jpg


7.  photo 775394_origil.jpg 8.  photo 5X18INTE2107.jpg 9.  photo 2X03SH038.jpg

10.  photo 2X03SH0365.jpg 11.  photo 772366_original.jpg 12.  photo 77196_originl.jpg

13.  photo angel1x01-4.jpg 14.  photo slaystil3c.jpg 15.  photo slaystil3a.jpg

16.  photo ss23-1.jpg 17.  photo ss22.jpg 18. photo ss34.jpg

19. photo wtth-1b.jpg 20.  photo wtth2.jpg 21.  photo wtth_5.jpg

22.  photo wtth_8.jpg 23.  photo 735001_600.jpg 24.  photo yeah.jpg
 
 
 
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velvetwhip: Willow/Angel/Ozvelvetwhip on July 19th, 2013 04:11 pm (UTC)
These are absolutely superb!!! Wow!!!!


Gabrielle
teragramm: teragramm teapotteragramm on July 19th, 2013 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie!
Cordykitten: earth_vexer  job well donecordykitten on July 20th, 2013 07:04 pm (UTC)

Snagged several!
teragramm: teragramm teapotteragramm on July 20th, 2013 10:21 pm (UTC)
So glad you liked them! Enjoy!!
spikesredqueen: buffy - cutspikesredqueen on July 25th, 2013 01:27 am (UTC)
Wonderful job with all of these!
teragramm: teragramm teapotteragramm on July 26th, 2013 09:16 am (UTC)
Thank you, so glad you liked them! :D
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on July 29th, 2013 01:23 pm (UTC)
Very pretty! I love the sweep of color to indicate Fire in the First Slayer one (at the same time it has the abstract quality of a brushstroke.)

What does the text in #16 (Tara) say? It's a bit small.

#22 is one of my favorite "overlooke" scenes in S1 (I actually wrote up a post on it a while back) because there was that creepy-shivery quality about it. We don't know Giles yet, so is he friend or foe to Buffy? (And the balcony scene in DT is something of a callback to it.)

teragramm: teragramm teapotteragramm on July 29th, 2013 02:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the kind comments, they are greatly appreciated.

What does the text in #16 (Tara) say? It's a bit small. It says it takes more than blood to make family.
red_satin_doll: Familyred_satin_doll on July 29th, 2013 02:46 pm (UTC)
fray_adjacent made the icon I'm using right now "Not in blood but in bond" inspired by kikimay's use of the phrase. Kiki said it actually comes from Loki fandom but we've decided it belongs to our fandom now.

I hated the southern stereotypes in Family (not cool Joss - as if bigots and rednecks can't be found everywhere in this country.) Which is too bad because it mars one of the few Tara-centric eps, and I love that at the beginning of the ep Buffy commits to protecting Dawn and at the end Buffy and Dawn protect Tara.

Buffy, Dawn, Tara = my OT3
teragramm: teragramm teapotteragramm on July 29th, 2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
The reason I put it takes more than blood to make family is because my neighbor was very close to my kids and they always called her Nana. She used to say "kids don't know you're not blood, they just know that they love you." That sentiment was what inspired the text.

I hated the southern stereotypes in Family (not cool Joss - as if bigots and rednecks can't be found everywhere in this country.) That's so true BUT (and I hate to say this) it's some how perceived to be funnier if they're southern rednecks. IDK *shrugs*
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on July 29th, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
"kids don't know you're not blood, they just know that they love you."

Wise woman, and so true. The not in blood but in bond statement works so well with me in the show I suppose because as a lesbian, (as well as someone whose mom was divorced and lived with blended families etc) that concept means a lot in "the community" esp when our own chosen families are dismissed or assumed to be unreal, our love is "unreal".

it's some how perceived to be funnier if they're southern rednecks.

Are we meant to see the Maclays as "funny"? I'd have to watch the episode again, but you're right (Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, the Dukes of Hazzard, Jeff Foxworthy, etc.)

there's a weird two-way problem here: 1) seeing rednecks as "funny" is one way to whitewash or ignore racism and unpleasant aspects of southern culture, BUT
2) it also reflect the (white northern liberal college educated) notion that racism and sexism are somehow distinct to southerners, that it exists there only; or that all southerners are racists. ( I came from the Detroit area, the most segregated city in the country; my partner lived in Boston in the '80's during extreme racial tensions and riots. There are KKK members here in New England. etc) The first time the series Crossing Jordan - set in Boston - addresses the subject of racism, the main character goes to Mississippi regarding a case from the 1960's. In US media racism is often something that happens "Back then" in "that place" etc.

The same with racism and conservativism (the Maclays); it's too easy and too lazy to make them southerners. The one other character in the entire show with a southern accent is The First as Eve (the one time the First takes on the aspect of a Potential for an entire episode.) What is Joss' problem?

People also make very faulty assumptions about the intelligence of southerns (ask my partner, whose from South Carolina, and has to deal with that from co-workers.)
teragramm: teragramm teapotteragramm on July 29th, 2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
Are we meant to see the Maclays as "funny"? No I don't think we were meant to see them as funny but I think it was easy for Joss to use them as a punch line.

it also reflect the (white northern liberal college educated) notion that racism and sexism are somehow distinct to southerners, that it exists there only; or that all southerners are racists. Well then, those white northern liberal college educated people are stupid! I do think it is too easy for TV and movies to pile all the racism on the south, and I think it is partly because people do make faulty assumptions about the intelligence of people with southern accents.


Edited at 2013-07-29 10:24 pm (UTC)
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on July 30th, 2013 02:42 pm (UTC)
it was easy for Joss to use them as a punch line.

The key word there being "easy".

or TV and movies to pile all the racism on the south,

When my sweetie and I moved from NC to New England over ten (15?) years ago, we opened the papers and saw that the KKK was holding a rally in Wallingford CT. I thought, HERE? Really? But racism is no respecter of place.

I moved to Greensboro NC from Detroit about 20 years ago to go to college and I was FREAKED out because I'd only just come out as a lesbian. As it is, Greensboro is an urban college town with some very well-funded & organized gay organizations, so I was lucky. (If I'd had to move to a more rural area, admittedly, I might not have been.)

My mom called me and asked "Aren't they prejudiced down there?" (I think she meant "racist") and I told her there's prejudice everywhere. What I saw in NC was generally, blacks and whites actually interacted more than I'd ever seen in Detroit and it's suburbs; I saw more interracial couples. A friend explained that some southern whites might say they were racists in the abstract but still have close personal relationships with blacks; while people in the north tend to proclaim that they're not racist, but it's on a theoretical (or wish-fulfillment) level; northern cities tend to be extremely segregated.

Ergo, the tv shows and movies, "We're not racists, honest! See we've got a person of color in the cast!" Tokenism for the sake of feeling good about oneself. Actually facing priviledge creates uncomfortable cognitive dissonance.

those white northern liberal college educated people are stupid!

That too. ;P
teragramm: teragramm teapotteragramm on July 31st, 2013 01:55 am (UTC)
I told her there's prejudice everywhere. Yes and I have come to realize everyone has a bit of prejudice and those that say they don't are not being truthful with themselves. To fight stereotypes and prejudices we have to be aware of them and fight them in ourselves,
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