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March 27th, 2008
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That Icon Meme
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?

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From:hockeyiris
Date:March 27th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
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Comment! I'll play.
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From:mofic
Date:March 27th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
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Argh! I just realized I have no idea how to insert icons into a comment. Okay, I'll do it by keywords. Please explicate in a post the icons with the following key words:

Finland
Muppet Babies
Sparda Legacy
Big and Bright
DC

Some of them I know what they mean, but not all. And I don't know what any of them mean to you.
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From:libgirl
Date:March 27th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
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Type < img src="the url goes here which you can get by right-clicking the img and copy image location" >

Take out the spaces between the < >.

You can do this with any type of picture but it's bad form to hot link (or pull the image location that way) to pictures hosted on other servers as it uses their bandwith. On LJ since we're using LJ's bandwith either way, I hotlink icons for memes like this. ;)
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From:mofic
Date:March 27th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! That worked and wasn't even so hard.
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From:mofic
Date:March 27th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
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Oh and now I know what "hotlinking" is. When people rail about folks doing it I always worry that it's something I might be unknowingly doing.
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From:libgirl
Date:March 27th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
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:)

It took me forever to sort it all out. I didn't understand hotlinking (other than it could my friends tons of extra money for exceeding bandwith) until I learned out to put pics in posts.

I'm a hands-on learner that way I suppose. ;)
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From:hockeyiris
Date:March 27th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
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I always do it by the img src HTML code. I'm not sure how others do it, honestly. I had someone else ask about two of those icons, so I can combine both of you together and do that post soon.

Thanks!
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From:thefourthvine
Date:March 27th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
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I would love to do the meme, but I'd have to post the answers here in your comments, since I don't do memes in my LJ.
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From:mofic
Date:March 27th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
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I am very happy to host your answers!

Please explain, elucidate, and otherwise discourse upon:







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From:libgirl
Date:March 27th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
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I'm so glad you explicated all the Mina icons because I had never heard of her/that before and I was a bit confuzzled. ;) Now I have something new to read and enjoy! :D

This was a pretty fun meme. If you'd like to hit me again, you may. I don't have many icons so it may be there's nothing interesting there ;).
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From:mofic
Date:March 27th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
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Glad to introduce you to Mina. carlanime writes them and I think she's enormously clever.

Please tell me all about




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From:cherrypin_up
Date:March 29th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
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I'm only a couple of days behind, yeah? I'll bite, this looks fun.
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From:mofic
Date:March 29th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
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Here you go:




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