2. Hello to bohema who (from what I can tell) is one of the two brilliant people from over at sinful_caesar. Go check them out if you love HQ pictures, because they've got them coming out of their ears. Also they comment on the pictures they're posting and that's usually a bit of fun :)
Oh, and can I just say what a buzz it is when I go and check my e-mail and somebody new has friended me. I think you should all go and de-friend and re-friend me right now so I can experience that buzz all over again :D
3. the icon crit meme
Go concrit me, I can definitely take it. I also want to take it, because I've taken a little break from iconning and I think my last few icons have been a little rubbish.
4. I've made another community (yes, ANOTHER) that will probably never make it off of the ground. It's do_a_meme and the premise is that somebody will post with a question (or several questions if they want) by creating a post and people will answer it as a reply. It's incredibly simple, really. I also think it could be a lot of fun, because it would be less stressful than answering a million questions about yourself all at once, instead you answer them slowly as they pop up in your flist. Yay :D
Now all I need is for harbourlight or somebody equally as coding-inclined to design me a spiffy layout. *glares at harbourlight*
a) I really like this. You may or may not remember a certain wallpaper I made a while ago, but this is the exact same picture, colouring and cropping, just littler :P I made it into an icon because I needed a cycle 7 icon and nothing was working for me.
b) see comment for 'a', but I needed a decent Tyra icon
c) see comment for 'a' and 'b'. The only thing I added were the black bars on the sides and I hate those with a passion.
d) Yay! My first icon back from Bali and it's... terrible. The colouring is a big mess.
e) I made this this morning. I love the smoothness of it and my cropping, but I think the colouring is a tad bland.
f) this was my attemt to un-bland 'e' and I think I went a tad insane.
g) and the happy medium award goes to...
i. I'm really excited about ANTM cycle 11. Wednesday can't come fast enough. I am completely 100% head over heels in love with Elina. I seriously have been watching her interview again and again and staring at her two released photos for hours on end. I love her face a LOT, but unfortunately I hate this wallpaper. I originally wanted to blend her onto a background like a few of my more recent walls, but I couldn't find any settings that were lit in a similar way to her and it ended up looking really weird. But then, to my dismay, I also found that she looked really weird on a textured background. Oh no! How am I supposed to get her on my desktop now? What was I supposed to do? Well...
ii. BAM! This is what I was supposed to do! I love this wallpaper a lot. It's a new style for me and I think it's very exciting. I also think the style works very well with the photo. I love the simplicity, but there are two things I wish I'd changed: I wish I hadn't given the text a dropshadow, I think it looks a bit amateurish and I wish I hadn't used the checkerboard grid, because it annoys me to no end when people use it in their icons and I think it makes it look like I like and am joining in on the fad.