psi_star_psi: (freaky)
[ profile] labelleizzy posted a meme wherein they were asked to write about six of their userpics. There's some more stuff about propagation, but since it's taken me a month and a half to get to this, I don't think I'll do that. I'll just say life has been full for a while.

The selected icons are:

Booga, M&M, Racicot, CG piercing, Speed Racer X (because I didn't watch
it much, I suspect there's a joke there I lack the referent for)

My math degree means I can't do arithmetic, so I may be mistaken. That looks like five, so I'm going to take the sixth as a wild card of my own choosing.

"Booga" was one of my initial three icons. I just thought I looked particularly bug-eyed in that picture.

"M&M" was done with a "make yourself an M&M" app from aobut 10 years ago. I still had a goatee at that time.

"Racicot" is a picture of actor Jodi Racicot. He played Zarkov in the SciFi channel Flash Gordon about 10 years ago. He's a handsome man. He's also in the "Zarkov gun" icon.

"CG piercing" is one of the many Chez Geek icons. I use this one whenever I'm talking about piercings, naturally.

"Speed Racer X" is one of my animated pop culture obscurities. It combines the Speed Racer canonical story that Racer X is actually Speed's older brother who left home long ago with a made up "and he disappeared in a plane crash at sea". I added this so I could throw in the scene of the dude sitting on the plane from "Lost". This is justified by Racer X in the movie and the dude from Lost being the same actor.

And for the wild card...I love the opportunity to explain any of my animated icons. They're each amusing to me somehow, and I put in a bit of work on them. I hope most of them are eventually self-explanatory, such as "Earworms Fry Betazoids", "IGtBtJ", and "Iago-NS". One other stands out as multi-referent though-

"It's Not Lupin" fuses three three different sources via the connection of actor roles (the standard pop culture linkage - see Obi-Wan/Lady Gaga). Here, the primary source is the live-action 101 Dalmatians, which featured Hugh Laurie and Mark Williams [*snerk* had a co-worker by the name back at Silicon Spice] as Jasper and Horace. Mark Williams was Mr. Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, while Hugh Laurie was House, M.D., whose catchphrase was "It's not lupus." And Remus Lupin is the 3rd year Dark Arts teacher in HP. I expect this is terribly over-explaining the references, but there you go.
psi_star_psi: (Speed-RacerX)
Here is my very first animated icon. w00t! I scavenged the pictures from the web, downloaded a couple of free editing/animation tools, and beat on it for a couple of nights. Since graphic design isn't my thing, I figure it probably sucks. But I also figure I can get some handy feedback from people with more clue. Please unload all of your vicious snipingconstructive criticism so I can get some ideas to beef it up or improve my next attempt at something like this.



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