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Music: Vienna Teng (40)
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at June 2nd, 2010 (08:06 am)

Something of a first for this community, there haven't been any music-based sets here before, and I can't say how frequent these are going to become. Rules are as always - comments and credit are lovely but not strictly necessary. Anyway, for the time being, 35 icons (and 5 lyrics icons of her songs) of one of my favourite musicians, Vienna Teng. Enjoy?



Vienna Teng (b. October 3, 1978, Saratoga, California) is a Taiwanese American pianist and singer-songwriter based in New York City. Her birth name was Cynthia Yih Shih.Collapse )

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Art: Caspar David Friedrich (50)
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at May 29th, 2010 (04:11 am)

Ladies and gentlemen, Caspar David Friedrich, one of the most influential and important German Romantic painters. Rules are as always, comments are gleefully accepted but not obligatory, credit would be nice but isn't necessary.



Caspar David Friedrich (* 5. September 1774 in Greifswald; † 7. Mai 1840 in Dresden) war einer der bedeutendsten Maler und Zeichner der deutschen Früh-Romantik.Collapse )

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Art: Kamil Vojnar (100)
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at May 28th, 2010 (12:21 am)

Another batch of icons, this time based on the art of Kamil Vojnar of Flying Blind Pictures. There is no need to comment if you snatch any of these (although I'd love to hear your thoughts, as always!), or credit september_icons, but it would be great if you could give the original artist some credit in the icon keywords.



Kamil Vojnar was born in the former Czechoslovakia in 1962. He studied at the School of Graphic Arts in Prague and began his career as a Graphic Designer.Collapse )

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Stock and Text: Tea (40)
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at May 24th, 2010 (06:37 am)

Instead of sleep, or actually working on my university assignments, I bring you the products of more nocturnal procrastination. As per usual, comments are lovely and help me figure out what you would like to see more of, and credit would also be great, but neither is strictly necessary to grab these.

The text icons feature lyrics from Dr. Elemental's Cup of Brown Joy. Watch it, it's hilarious.



Stick the kettle on and find me a cupCollapse )

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Stock: Eyjafjallajökull-Volcano (2 x 20)
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at May 21st, 2010 (02:52 am)

And here it is, the volcano that had Europe's flights grounded for quite a while, and intermittently continues doing so. Most pictures are from Reuters or AP - as per usual, credit and comments are welcomed but not strictly necessary. Enjoy?



Eyjafjallajökull (pronounced [ˈɛɪjaˌfjatl̥aˌjœkʏtl̥], Icelandic for island-mountain glacier, is one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland, situated to the north of Skógar and to the west of Mýrdalsjökull.Collapse )

The eruption is thought to have begun on 20 March 2010, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east of the top crater of the volcano in a popular hiking region called Fimmvörðuháls.Collapse )

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Stock: Ancient Greece and Rome (42)
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at May 14th, 2010 (01:21 am)

The usual rules apply; comments and credit make me happy but aren't necessary. Knock yourselves out.



Μῆνιν ἄειδε, θεά, Πηληϊάδεω ἈχιλῆοςCollapse )

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(10) Stock and Bokeh
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at May 7th, 2010 (12:22 am)

Pictures by yours truly, bokeh patterns from deviantArt, some experimentation I've been wanting to do for a while and was ambivalent enough about to post. The usual rules apply - no need for comments or credit, though both would make me happy.



make me understand that I am freeCollapse )

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Jayne's Hat/Aretha Franklin's Hat (9)
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at February 1st, 2009 (04:46 am)

I may be late to jump on the "Aretha Franklin's inauguration hat is fierce!" bandwagon, but what with that other legendarily fierce hat in fandom? This had to be done.

As per usual, taking and modifying is okay (which is why I included the blank base), but comments are very much appreciated, hotlinking and stealing is not. :) Quotes from 1,2,3 are of course (slightly modified) from the Firefly Ep "The Message" which featured Jayne's hat.

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NaNoWriMo - Homestretch, BBs (35 icons)
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at November 27th, 2008 (02:14 pm)
chipper

current mood: chipper
current song: Dragonforce - Dawn Over a New World

I'm done, I'm done, I'm done! The story is not yet finished (far from it!), and I'll keep writing - University permitting - but to celebrate the finish line, those who passed it, and those who are on the last stretch and still writing, yet another batch of NaNo icons. The usual goes re: stealing and hotlinking (no, you can't) and commenting and crediting (would be nice). :)

Enjoy. And keep writing. Impossible is nothing.



Go, go, go!Collapse )

Up next: Magnetic poetry icons. Heh.

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Wallpapers - Why Write?
by Elleth (ladyelleth)
at November 16th, 2008 (03:53 pm)

Crossposted to ladyelleth.

When I mentioned Neil Gaiman quotes posting my latest batch of NaNo icons, the lovely allie_meril was kind enough to post another very inspirational quote.

Why write?

The best thing about writing fiction is that moment where the story catches fire and comes to life on the page, and suddenly it all makes sense and you know what it's about and why you're doing it and what these people are saying and doing, and you get to feel like both the creator and the audience. Everything is suddenly both obvious and surprising ("but of course that's why he was doing that, and that means that...") and it's magic and wonderful and strange.

You don't live there always when you write. Mostly it's a long hard walk. Sometimes it's a trudge through fog and you're scared you've lost your way and can't remember why you set out in the first place.

But sometimes you fly, and that pays for everything.

-- The Journal, 10/15/07


It does ring true, and is very motivational and inspirational on top of it... and what could be better than such a quote right before your eyes every time you sit glaring at your computer during those long tedious weeks of NaNo, or when another writer's block hits? Therefore, wallpapers.