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gratuitous icon meme

Look at your LJ userpics list. If you have fewer than 50 icons, pick every fifth one. If you have between fifty and seventy-five icons, pick every seventh one. If you have over seventy-five icons, pick every tenth one. If you have fewer than ten, pick all of 'em. List them on your LJ, and tell everyone exactly why you have it, why it's interesting to you, what significance does it have.

I have 115 icons. I love them. They are like the flashiest flash fiction that ever flashed. We may be here a while.





The image is from Constantine, which was a recent movie about John Constantine's American cousin, Biff, whi has been disavowed by the rest of the Constantine family. However, it does feature Tilda Swinton in two scenes, and while she's supposed to be playing Gabriel, she makes a fair Lucifer for my purposes.

The text is from Kit Marlowe's 16th century play "Faustus." Because. The devil always gets the best lines.



This might be my favorite icon. The images are from the television shows The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and I Spy. The text is a rant delivered in an I Spy episode by Robert Culp. And I love it because it's so very John Le Carre, and... these shows aren't. *g*





An icon inspired by my rant on Horta Shock Troops, and why they don't let real SF writers write skiffy if they can help it. Because space opera universes don't stand up to rigor very well.




Marlowe the cat, Signy the great Dane, and Paladin the English mastiff sacked out on the couch. Alas, Paladin died this summer, at the ripe old age of ten.




Three cedar waxwing chicks that netcurmudgeon and ashacat rescued, and I helped hand-feed. That's my hand.



Detail of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's "Unconscious Rivals," with a quote from W&W. It makes a not-bad Morgan and Elaine.



suricattus suggested this one. EAT MANUSCRIPTS! EAT MANUSCRIPTS! EAT MANUSCRIPTS!




Well, because Wilbur is. Also, useful means of praising somebody. Or mocking them subtly. *g* Also an option.

Me, I always thought the spider was more impressive than the pig.



Does that need explaining? I don't think so. Love that you can see Robert Culp's grin....



Text is from The Skinhead Hamlet, image is Rufus Sewell as Fortinbras.

I like it because it's funny.



Text is from Carnival, possibly Angelo's best one-liner in the book, funnier in context. But nicely sinister with the Paul Youll cover art, don't you think? Love that cover art. Love.



It's my evil mirror universe twin. jmeadows made this for me. She is the best.




And I have *several* Wicked Faerie Apologist icons. This one is David Bowie (although not actually in the Jared makeup, because I would have wanted one of him sprawled with the sword and couldn't find a high-res enough scan. I also have Bernadette Peters as The Witch, Tilda Swinton as The White Witch, and a random piebald cob mare standing in for Whiskey.

Because I always thought the vanir got a fucking raw deal, that's why.



Other than that, they run heavily to obscure pop culture references, dead British television shows, Elizabethan poets, dead physicists, musicians, and work-in-progress icons for my books.

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