libgirl gave me five icons to comment on.
Here's the meme:
1. Reply to this post, 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. C'mon, you know you want to!
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!
Anjuli Radavan is an OC of mine. She is a non-mutant physiologist who is doing research on mutant physiology. She first shows up in Taking Chances as Hank McCoy's colleague. It's only after his death that the other X-Men find out that she was also his fiancee and that she's pregnant with his child. Anjuli retains close ties to the X-Men, and in Unexpected Occurrences she helps with covert operations during the War on Mutants. After the war, she and Jean-Paul and Adam and their kids (their Ezra and her Hank, Jr. are the same age) set up housekeeping together, an arrangement that lasts until J-P and Adam break up. When last seen (in What's Past is Prologue) she had found new love with Bill Levitan - Charles Xavier's oncologist - whom Anjuli had met at Jean's wedding.
Anjuli's parents were immigrants from India, but she was born in the U.S. I cast her with an Indian American actress, whose name I don't remember. The icon was made for me by the lovely and talented eternalenigma, who made a bunch of icons of my characters.
I love the Mina de Malfois stories. Here's what I wrote about them when they first came out (and when the identity of their author was still a Deep Dark Sekrit):
"I encourage all on my friends list with an interest in fandom and a sense of humor to read the wonderful Mina de Malfois stories, now available on livejournal at http://mina-de-malfois.livejournal.com/. The stories are a hilarious, insightful and ultimately loving parody of Online Fandom As We Know It, written with homage to Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster stories. Part roman a clef, part pastiche, the Mina stories never fall over the edge into meanness. They remain loving portrayals of fandom's ideosyncracies and fans' peculiarities.
Mina is a BNF who will remind you of several people you know. She's self-centered and self-absorbed, yet somehow in spite of all that self-focus completely lacking in self-awareness. Like Bertie Wooster, she manages to be loveable nonetheless. Archivist12, known as Arc, is in the Jeeves role, and she is the behind-the-scenes brains who manages to keep Mina out of trouble most of the time and make trouble go away when Mina doesn't have the sense to listen to her. The stories are truly LOL funny but also with lines with a quiet cleverness that you go back to read again and again, marveling at the layers of parodic meaning and leaving the reader madly in love with Arc and only wishing she were real."
I'm definitely an Arc fangirl and this is one of a few Mina-related icons I use. Although, I have to say that this one gets more use:
This is Pleasant View Cottage, which was my grandparents' vacation home. It's in Winnipeg Beach on Lake Winnipeg, about an hour's drive north of the city. My grandfather bought the land in 1964 and built the original mostly with his bare hands (he hired someone to put up the frame). It has been added onto since. Doran had been there a few times, but my first visit was in 2006, when I took the kids to Winnipeg and 19 of us spent the Canada Day weekend in a mini-family reunion. It was lovely! Given the family estrangement I never dreamed I'd be able to offer this to my kids. I hope we'll go back. I use the icon when I talk about my extended family.
This is another Mina de Malfois icon. The Mina send up of slash fen is the Cult of the Gay Unicorn. I find that a particularly amusing episode in the Mina saga, both for its comic exaggeration and its kernel of true fandom zaniness. I use this icon for comments about slash and about gay and lesbian life, particularly in lighthearted or humorous contexts.
This is my Pesach icon. Pesach, or Passover, is a Jewish holiday commemorating the exodus from Egypt. The icon has a Magen David with the word "Pesach" written in Hebrew letters in the center. Pesach is my favorite holiday and I sometimes talk about it, and wrote a story about it as well.
Thanks, libgirl, for the opportunity to talk about some of my icons. Who will comment and let me choose five of yours?