partly: (Angry fish)
First of all GIP. This little picture amuses on many levels -- Myria looked at it and said "Angry, angry little fish". Heh.

For [livejournal.com profile] tvrealm we had to write a rap song for a TV character. I picked Shawn Spencer:

The Spencer Rap
My name is Shawn and I know what you think, I put my hand to my head… No. I don’t need a shrink
I’m a psychic detective, just what’s all the fuss? This here is my partner “Magic Head” Gus.
I solve all the crimes, I astound and bedazzle – I often send Lassie into a frazzle,
Ain’t nothin’ personal, I just need a distraction, to pull the attention away from the action,
I’m sharp and I’m focused, I don’t miss a--

Look, Gus! It’s the frozen yogurt guy! You want to go get two cones? I’d pay but I spent the office petty cash on pretzels last night. Well, Gus, if you don’t want me to spend the petty cash, you shouldn’t hide it under the false bottom on the middle drawer in your desk!
                                                                                     --thing, I can find what's missin' from a shart to a ring,
So bad guys take warning, don’t come to my town, mess with the psych-os and you’re goin’ down!

GIP

Nov. 11th, 2010 09:18 pm
partly: (Lassiter)
Made an icon.

[livejournal.com profile] finabair hooked me on Psych and Myr and I have been mainlining the show. I'm one episode away from finishing season 4. Then half of season five and I will be able to watch real-time. YAY. Not that I need another show to watch, but it's such a good show I'll make it fit somehow. Soon I will only have to watch USA network. Well, maybe not for I like some shows on non-cable, but I adore all the USA shows.

The thing I really love about Psych is that the humor is the type of humor I love. It's not belittling, sarcastic or snide, not does it doesn't rely on insulting someone or something to generate the humor. This is a problem that I had with the first seasons of Chuck (as I detailed here). Chuck's humor always bothered me. Psych doesn't do that too me. Granted some of the humor on Psych does come from cliched character behavior, but it's rarely at the expense of the character. Or rather it's never to the detriment of the character. Myr thinks that the show has lost a little something because Shawn isn't as manic in the later seasons as he was in the first. She's not wrong about that, but I like that they are bringing in more dramatic character development. I'm not sure how the current season plays out, but I'm more than willing to keep watching and find out.

I can't explain why I love Lassiter, I just do. People who know me will understand. JennJenn rightly deduced that I would totally love this scene with Lassiter. It was harder than I thought to make it uploadable to LJ, but YAY it's done.

And I totally adore Lassie. This icon makes me happy when I watch it. *happy**happy**happy*

And just because I can, I'm sharing a larger version that I made:

GIP

Nov. 1st, 2010 07:58 pm
partly: (Cap'n)
This is totally not the icon I set out to make today. I really need a Sam Winchester icon and I was going to make one. Only I can't find a screencap that I wanted to work from. I'll find one eventually, only I don't think that I should be working from screencaps from this season. It's not that Sam doesn't look good (he does) but the whole "I don't feel anything" is very obvious on his facial expressions - or rather lack of facial expressions. It's a wonderful job of acting by Jared, but not at all good for want I want.

Anyhoo... My hubby showed me some wonderful promo shots from the upcoming Captain America film and this image stuck in my head, so I thought I'd icon it up. It will surprise no one to know that I love Captain America. I'm looking forward to the movie, especially now that I see they are doing the origin story and are using the original design -- at least for the start of the movie.

It took me forever, but I'm happy with the result.

GIP

Oct. 17th, 2010 06:03 pm
partly: (That Girl)
Made an icon.

Myr has been listening to Broadway quite a lot lately and Wicked is much more iconable than Rent. And... well, I totally adore the song "I'm Not That Girl".

Yes. I am that predicable. *grin*

Don't wish, don't start
Wishing only wounds the heart
I wasn't born for the rose and the pearl


ETA: To have a GIP? You need to put on the new icon! *headdesk*
partly: (Auggie)
I totally fail at writing Haiku. At least I totally fail at writing Haiku tonight. I've been in a writing slump, which is odd because I've gotten a few warm, fuzzy feedback things lately. Real life is frighteningly real right now, though, so that may be the problem. However, because I can do so, I am going to ignore real life in my LJ. At least for right now.

I was surprised to get a note from GateFic Awards saying that my fic Necessary Sacrifices was nominated for an award. Yay, me. I love that fic. I think its the best fic I've ever written and I'm thrilled that people are still reading it. Especially since it's so damn long. All I'd have to do is make some graphics, throw in a music mix and I could claim a big bang entry. It's a lot to ask people to read a 53k fic.

Myr won't read it because she don't like that I have bad things happen to Jack. Oddly enough, I don't think I was all that mean, but I choose to take her avoidance as a compliment. I'm very happy with some of the POV things I did and I liked some of the little details I put in. I just read it through again and I didn't hate it, so that's a plus.

I want to finish a little White Collar/Burn Notice fic that I started on a lark. Right now I just have Elizabeth Burke meeting up with our favorite burned spy down in Miami. I've fallen in love with the idea and I'm going to try to work through my "I can't write" feelings and see if I can get it done.

And I have to how off my Auggie icon. I love the tattoo. I love the character. And you can never have too many icons of good-looking men. Or at least I can't.

GIP, again

Aug. 3rd, 2010 10:30 pm
partly: (Great)
Another GIP. Murdock, this time. Another scene from "Trouble with Harry".

I think I may have to rewatch the ep after doing screen caps from it...

GIP!

Aug. 1st, 2010 07:13 pm
partly: (*fail*)
I finally got an A-Team icon made. Well, a TV A-Team icon. Well, not the whole team.

Ok. I finally got my *fail* icon made. Not that today is made of fail, but I love the episode "Trouble with Harry" because poor Face and Murdock are nothing but made of fail in that one. Through no fault of their own, mind.

As with all icons I make, I'm not sure it's any good but I don't know what to do to fix it. I love words on my icons, but words are always a problem.

ETA: Changed it a bit. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] aumbry for her icon links the words look better. Plus I cropped it better.

GIP

Nov. 6th, 2009 09:51 pm
partly: (*gah*)
I made a new icon! Yay, me.

So after trying Graphic Converter on the advice of [livejournal.com profile] finabair, I broke down and downloaded Photoshop Elements on Myr’s computer. Elements wins, hands down. Granted it may be because I’ve been using Photoshop for years and years and know it inside out, whereas I’ve got no clue about Graphic Converter.

But then I really need to have layers and brushes and textures… and I don’t want to have to re-learn everything I know. So I’m going to pony up $80 and get the program. Right now I have a 30-day trial.

Myr’s computer has a much nicer monitor than mine, tho. This icon is a little dark on my machine but it looks terrific on hers. But then, there’s no compensating for monitors.

Anyhow, GIP. And, yes, I am stuck on Supernatural/Dean. Why do you ask?
partly: (Girl)
I tend to like male fictional characters more than the female ones. There’s a lot of reasons for that but mostly its because I like certain character traits and those traits are more often given to male characters. And that's a shame. However, there’s been a rash of posts that talk about the female characters that people love and I thought that I would join in and list women that I adore.

Because I have to editorialize. )

Oh, and GIP.
partly: (Wicked)
Behold my new icon that I love with a mad passionate glee. No small amount of that glee is from the fact that I made it myself (from this image) and it looks all artsy and, yet, still is very me.

I'm actually replacing one of my old icons with this one and so wanted desperately to put the words "Something wicked this way comes" on it, but I couldn't get the words to look decent. Not sure it needs words, mind. I am, however, not a completely visual person and I find words give me comfort -- and the knowledge that my intent with the icon is fully understood.

I find that I don't care with this one, though.

I love my icons. Actually I love the concepts behind all my icons, but I feel the need to go back and tweak some of them now that I have a better grasp of how I can use photoshop and all the nifty things that photoshop can do.

So: GIP
partly: (Sing)
In my ongoing mission to illustrate that I have nothing in common with my flist (nor, perhaps, all of livejournal), I've decided that I'm going to post some links to some of my favorite music. Not withstanding the fact that I'm currently listening to Queensryche, I'm going back to my roots and share music I that will lay odds no one who is reading this has ever heard of: old country music, to be specific. This post talks about about what I like in music, although I'll point out that I listen to almost any type of music provided it has a melody and lyrics I can sing along with (or at least understand).

My first selection is a song that illustrates one of the things I love best about country music -- it doesn't have to make sense. This song came out when I was five, so I will use that as an excuse for my mad love for it.

"Tennessee Bird Walk", Jack Blanchard, Misty Morgan


ETA: GIP
partly: (Lost w/o you)
Burn Notice.

This show owns me. Totally and completely owns me.

I love every single thing about this show. The look. The writing. The style. The characters. The voice-overs. The music. The actors. The cinematography. The acting. Every single thing about this show is good, except that parts that are completely awesome. And it has that magic gestalt that makes it come together in a rare brand of perfect for a television show.

For an indication of exactly how bad I have it for this show: I have a ship. That’s right. Me. The I don’t ship-champion.

Usually, I can take and leave ships… I take them as they are written in the show and I leave them there. If the show gets a ship together, good, if not – or if not forever – I can live with that, too. I may not always see it or I may wish that it ended up differently, but I’ve never been invested in a fictional relationship enough to care outside of the show.

Ah, but Michael and Fiona. Michael and Fiona. Michael and Fiona.

I’ve spent quite a while staring at this post trying to come up with reasons why this ship makes so much sense to me. In the end, it is more than the fact that the writing of the interaction is incredibly real and that the chemistry between the actors is off the charts. Although that helps. No. I like this ship because the characters are equal. They are equally smart and equally strong and they are equally passionate about each other. Don’t get me wrong, they are not the same, they are just equal.

That kind of makes them seem like perfect characters, but they’re not. They are wonderfully flawed and are given perfect, psychologically accurate histories to explain those flaws. While those character flaws cause problems, those same “flaws” are also strengths that allow those characters to save the day. There are no value judgments placed on these “flaws”, either by the characters or the writers. And that’s a trick most shows don’t manage.

What I like best about this relationship, though, is that neither character demands a change in the other. In fact, none of the characters in the show demand change from any other. There’s never that demand (spoken or unspoken) of “if you loved me you would… insert change to be exactly the fantasy I have”. Neither character makes an untenable sacrifice or character change in order to win the approval or love of the other.

And yet, these two characters are better people together than apart. In fact, that’s something I adore about the whole show – the four main characters are better people because of their friendships/relationships with each other. They bring out the best in one another.

And for a ship to work, that’s what's needed: The characters have to bring out the best in each other. When they are around one another the characters have to realize that they need to be better – to be the best them they can possibly be. Not because it's demanded of them, but because they understand that it's what they can be.

This ship does that. The characters challenge each other to be better and provide the strength and support needed to meet that challenge.

I don't ask much from a ship, do I?

ETA: GIP!

*woot*

Jan. 8th, 2009 04:24 pm
partly: (AllThat)
New mood theme. Made by [livejournal.com profile] lidi. Isn't it terrific?

I am full of bat gleefulness. This makes up for my lack of bat icons. And yes, I know it has much Joker as well as bat, but that's fine by me. I absolutely adore the Joker in Dark Knight, so that works for me.

GIP

Sep. 27th, 2008 08:22 pm
partly: (JCT)
I've been wanting an icon like this for a while and finally figured out how to make one that didn't look hideous.

With the new TV season starting, I may be needing this.

GIP

Jun. 9th, 2008 04:21 pm
partly: (Brilliance)
It's obvious that Iron Man is still eating my brain. So much so that I made an icon, instead of just finding one. It's not exactly what I wanted because I really want a "Tony the Ironsmith" icon and this isn't quite it, but I am working off of limited screencaps (and even more limited icon making skills).

I figure I can always make more or improve the ones I have once I get access to better screencaps.

I haven't delved into fanfic yet. I'm not sure if I will as I have a feeling it would most likely be all shippy/slashy and I am much more of an action/angst/dark type girl.

GIP

Feb. 17th, 2008 09:37 pm
partly: (Gunslinger)
Because I need more Tin Man icons.

Yay for icons!

GIP!

Feb. 13th, 2008 02:12 pm
partly: (Strength)
I needed a Tin Man icon. I actually have two more in the works, but I was doing this during lunch and didn't have time to do the others.

Later!

November!

Nov. 3rd, 2007 07:16 pm
partly: (Not a Turkey)
I love fall, but I'm much more a Thanksgiving girl than a Halloween one. I've never gotten into the campy side of Halloween, so I tend to skip right on to Thanksgiving.

In honor of that, here's an icon.

GIP

Oct. 28th, 2007 12:05 am
partly: (Burn)
I would make a nice post to go with this, but I'm too tired.

So, I'll just do a GIP and go to bed.

*grin*

GIP

Oct. 4th, 2007 12:27 pm
partly: (On The Job)
Look! Partly can make icons using female characters! You will note that she has a gun and thus will not feel left out among all the other armed icons I have.

Other than this new icon, I have two Myria icons (she's not armed, btw) and the gal who swings my sledgehammer-of-IMNSHO. I'm not sure if I should count my "kiss" icon, as that is a couple icon, but it does have a woman in it.

That makes 4 "female" icons out of 73. It's a good thing I don't have to meet a equal-rights quota here.

GIP

Sep. 27th, 2007 11:39 pm
partly: (Mac Rain)
I was going to post my thoughts on last nights CSI:NY, but I thought I should have an icon first.

So I spent the night playing around with Photoshop and didn't get the post written.

I do have a pretty Mac icon, though.

I guess I'll have to write the post tomorrow.

GIP

Jul. 1st, 2007 08:58 pm
partly: (Pledge)
Because, you know, I'm a fangirl.

GIP, too

Mar. 11th, 2007 09:03 pm
partly: (Love me)
I always wanted to put up an icon of my dog, Sadie. Finally made one.

Isn't she cute? She always looks like she's never been petted and loved and that is the the most abused and neglected dog in the world. When she really wants you to pet her, she sits on your lap and growls at you.

She's a rather confusing dog, sometimes.

GIP

Mar. 11th, 2007 08:54 pm
partly: (Psycho)
Because Hobbes needs his own icon. Even though he looks fine in the two previous ones with Fawkes. As you could guess, I'm on an I-man kick.

Of course, now that I just spent the weekend watching The Flash, I have a need for a Flash icon. Only I don't have the DVDs, so I may luck out, there. *grin*

GIP, two

Mar. 4th, 2007 11:59 pm
partly: (Friendship)
Wow. Two in a night. Amazing. This one did not turn out at all the way I had planned. But I like it.

I am now very tired and need to sleep.

Secret message to JennJenn: Sorry, I was on the other comptuer. I did read your IMs, though. Just now, mind, but I did read them. *hugs*

Does it help to tell you I was thinking about you while I made this icon?

GIP

Mar. 4th, 2007 09:05 pm
partly: (Shut up)
With this icon, I have officially used more than half of my available icons.

Heh.

I am pathetic, true.
partly: (Be Evil)
Look at the wonderful icon that Myria gave me! I love the saying and have said that I want to make an icon.

Isn't she wonderful!
partly: (Christmas)
My whole family (which is only 8 of us, actually) went to see the Green Bay Orchestra play Christmas Pops Saturday night. We rode over in my brother's big van and ate at Victoria's before heading to the concert. As usual the food was great and the atmosphere (where we could sit, eat and talk for the two hours we had to kill before the concert.

It was a wonderful concert and really put me in the Christmas mood. We got back home just after midnight -- which was great driving, really.

This morning was the choir concert at Church. Our choir may be small, but it sounds good. We even got to have candles and do the whole Silent Night thing. FUN! And I didn't have to wait until Christmas Eve.

Then, this afternoon, we had a combined band concert. That means all the band students 6th through 12th grades -- more than 400 students. It was great.

So. Lots of music, lots of fun.

A great soon-to-be-Christmas weekend.

Oh, and GIP!

GIP

Nov. 22nd, 2006 02:16 pm
partly: (Ninja)
Because I have great love for both Doogtoons and Ask a Ninja, I bring you another new icon.

Animated and everything!

I still have less than half my available icons filled.

GIP

Nov. 22nd, 2006 11:10 am
partly: (Kiss)
I have a ridiculous number of available icons that I have a hard time filling. I'm not sure why, but I don't feel comfortable using ones others have made. I've tried, but I always end up not using them and then deleting them. They just aren't me and it feels wrong to use them on my journal.

In an effort to fill some of the empty spaces, I made one. I don't do OTP so I didn't want to use a fandom base for this one. I just grabbed a generic pic and think it does a fine job. I may, eventually change the base pic, but the other one that I really like didn't quite work as well. It was perfect as a whole picture, but cutting and fitting into icon size killed it. This one is nicely romantic.

So, GIP.

GIP

Feb. 21st, 2006 09:07 pm
partly: (Alone)
That's all, just GIP.
partly: (Crazyworld)
I watched SG1 and SGA last night. Loved them both.

I'm so happy that SG1 focused on the "Do they deserve to be gods" and "Is this the type of god you want to worship" with the Ori rather than the whole "You don't need to worship any gods" route that Daniel was spouting earilier in the season. Dispite what a lot of popular culture would have you believe, most people aren't evil at heart and they won't follow evil people if they know they are evil.

SGA was great. Poor, crazy Rodney. Although I found it interesting that Rodney in withdrawl isn't really any more scarastic or mean than he is normally. Heh. The man lacks tact. I usually don't think visually, but when the scene in the icon came up and I thought: I need to icon that.

I've now offically used up more than half of my available icons. *grin* 49 to go.

OK. Off to write.

GIP

Sep. 25th, 2005 08:43 pm
partly: (Badgers)
Look! Another icon.

The Wisconsin Badgers have been going out and kicking butt for the past couple of weeks and I didn't have a Badgers icon.

I also needed a "Badger" icon-- that's an icon of the comic book character "Badger". He's one of my favorite comic characters ever and you can check him out here.

So, I combined them. All is good.

Go Badgers!

GIP

Sep. 10th, 2005 06:28 pm
partly: (*glee*)
Look, another new Icon!

This one of my favorite girl. OK, this was taken several years ago, but still... isn't she beautiful!

My new *glee* icon.

GIP

Sep. 3rd, 2005 03:08 pm
partly: (Shiny)
Shiny!

I love Firefly. I'm not very active in the fandom, I'll admit. They are more... passionate than I am about the show. Still, I own the DVDs and I'm looking forward to the movie when it comes out. Perhaps I'm just a lurker by nature, though. I just don't work and play well with large fandoms. Or small ones.

Heh.

GIP

Sep. 2nd, 2005 10:11 pm
partly: (Spoon!)
I think I need a good crazy icon.

And who, my friend, is crazier than The Tick? No One! Well, maybe The Badger is, but he's even more obscure. And he doesn't wear blue. Nor does he have a cool battle cry like "Spoon!". Ok, he's better with the kung-fu thing but who needs kung-fu when they are nigh-invulnerable? Besides, Badger lacks a certain sense of humor. And what is crazy without humor? Huh? Well, whatever it is, it isn't funny.

Yes, chum, The Tick is the Superhero of Insanity... and what more do you need to an icon?

...

Favorite Tick Quotes:

  • Gravity is a harsh mistress.
  • And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky is the limit.
  • Evil, chum, is ever-green.
  • I'm betting that I'm just abnormal enough to survive.
  • Man. Today is so loopy.

    And two, just for [livejournal.com profile] finabair
  • Oh, science... boring... interest... fading...
  • Well, once again, my friend, we find that science is a two-headed beast. One head is nice, it gives us aspirin and other modern conveniences... But the other head of science is bad. Oh, beware the other head of science, Arthur. It bites.
  • GIP

    Aug. 27th, 2005 09:38 pm
    partly: (Home)
    I went to make some new icons. Instead I ended up messing with brushes for photoshop.

    Still, I made this one. I needed an icon for home stuff.

    Yay, me!
    partly: (Elf)
    Finally filled up my icon quota with this one:



    Pic from [livejournal.com profile] finabair, icon pusher queen. I'll take the blame for the caption, so don't pick on her for that.

    Don't have a clue when I'll use it, but he's pretty.

    New Icon

    Dec. 20th, 2002 08:31 pm
    partly: (Never)
    Made new Icon.



    It's Samwise.

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