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August 14th, 2009

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03:32 pm - And since I'm on the subject of gratuitous icon posts...
Okay, so it's not so much a gratuitous icon post as a gratuitous icon meme. But I'm apparently feeling quite gratuitous right now, so there you can.

I got this from peekaydee, but anyone is free to comment and join the ~chain of memery~.

Instructions are:

1. Reply to this post with 'Icons!', and I will pick five 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 - allegedly - create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

The icons peekaydee selected were:

As people I have flailed over FMA before probably know, while Ed and Al are my favourite FMA characters, Hohenhiem is right behind them on the list - I love him to pieces. One of the main reasons I prefer the manga is the foregrounding of the Elric family stuff and, you know, actually giving Hoho a plot arc and character development (and how tragic it is...)
Anyway, I love this icon because it explicitly connects Ed and Al with Hoho (and the pun on the whole Sins plot, given his role in the backstory), as well as the pretty, pretty colouring.

...Okay, I just like this icon because it's a really freaking pretty piece of fanart that still managed to get across all the BADASS and EPIC that Gurren Lagann is all about. And it's Badass!Simon, who is like my favourite TTGL character of any kind, but Boota's still there too which somehow gives it the right amount of adorability for Simon and prevents it from being too generic - it's Badass, but it's specifically Simon.

So I may have just kinda finshed Code Geass earlier this week, and spent the past few days finding shiny new icons.
Anyway, the finale continues to make me cry like a baby every time I watch it, even without context - and this moment, when Suzaku tears up is normally the moment that kicks off the bawling. Because pacing issues and plot holes aside, I like CG for the characters, and my favourite is the whole Suzaku-Lelouch relationship. So the fact that after all they've done to each other, how much they've hurt each other, the fact that Lelouch smiles as Suzaku kills him on his orders and Suzaku still cries over it, it ruins me. Oh my poor broken babies... I am in a permanent mode of wanting to give Suzaku a hug.
Yeah, iconwise I like the framing and the way that the image has somehow been altered to look even more weirdly realistic. It feels very "in the moment", with the feeling of the moment being ;_;
You can so tell I haven't yet done a series review with all the random Geass stuff I want to ramble about.

It's an adorable little kitten meowing. THERE DOESN'T NEED TO BE A REASON FOR KITTENS.

I'm pretty certain this icon came from one of the JF wank comms in the wanksplosion after JKR confirmed what we already knew outed Dumbledore. Someone connected it was that "I love my dead gay son" movie quote, and it became a sort of meme. This one just happened to be one of the nicer presentations of it, with the pretty rainbow heart and all.
Plus, I really do love both the whole Dumbledore/Grindelwald thing, and Albus Dumbledore as an individual character. This is just a cute and amusing way to get that across.

So, let me know if you want in, and I'll suggest icons at you.
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful

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Date:August 14th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
i'm envious of your descriptions 8|
ALSO I REALLY NEED TO CATCH UP ON THE FMA MANGA but awhile back when i was still reading it, when i got to the chapter where Hoho and Trisha and little!Ed and little!Al were going to take the family picture I SOBBED SO HARD WHEN I REALIZED THAT HOHO WAS CRYING THE WHOLE TIME. kljhklh; it gets me every time ;__________;
AND SUZAKUUUUU. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD I CRIED OVER THE GEASS ENDING. DO YOU. ughhhhh i'm tearing up thinking about ittt.
also is dumbledore seriously literally gay. 8| i never got that whole thing otl;;
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Date:August 14th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)

YES YOU DO! It's being ridiculously awesome and epic right now, and we are very nearly at the final battles. The last chapter that came out, like, yesterday, ended on a huge OH SHIT SON moment.
And manga!Hoho is infinitely better than old!anime!Hoho. AND HE SHOWS UP IN THE NEW ANIME NEXT WEEK! *flails*

I just rewatched the last half of that episode, twice, just so I could aww and wibble and cry all over again. OH BOYS ;_;

Rowling outed him in an interview as actualfax gay. But there was kind of epic subtext about it, especially in the last book.

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