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15 April 2009 @ 01:16 pm
 
1. Aw, poo. T:TSCC was cancelled :(
Oh well, at least it ended on a fairly epic high *goes off to rewatch the awesome scene in 2x14 in which Weaver kills a whole bunch o' people and then blows up the warehouse*

2. Perhaps to apologise for cancelling several of my shows recently, the universe has given me a present. A present of Leverage, which I shall go on the record as saying is the best show ever. Well... okay, technically I've only seen seven episodes, but they're certainly the best first seven episodes of any show I've ever seen!
It's incredibly well written; the plots are character driven, there are loads of plot twists, it's always very hilarious and intriguing, all of the characters are very well developed and surpringly ALL of them have brains. The one thing it's missing is some sexy male cast (some people have a thing for Christian Kane, but dunno, I really don't see it :/). Luckily Gina Bellman and Beth Riesgraf are amazing enough to make up for it ♥

3. Maybe it's because I just discovered fourfour, but I'm feeling the itch to use animated gifs on a daily basis. But first I have a few questions for you guys:

How much would you want to kill me if I used animations such a this, this and this to express my emotions?

Mean: 1.00 Median: 1 Std. Dev 0.00
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4(100.0%)
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0(0.0%)
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0(0.0%)
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0(0.0%)
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0(0.0%)
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0(0.0%)
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0(0.0%)
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0(0.0%)
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0(0.0%)
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0(0.0%)

Does anybody know of a way to make them easily? Or perhaps cap a video frame by frame so I can make an animation using Photoshop?



4. icons! :D

a) Photobucket made for topicon, but don't tell likegunfire I showed you guys or I'll be disqualified (hehe, the joke's on you! He's on my flist! He already knows! :P) I really love this. I have no idea who it is, but I think the colouring is very unique and interesting. It could do with a tad more green/yellow in certain areas, but other than that I think I did an great job given the original image.

b) Photobucket also made for topicon, but I hate every single part of it.

c) Photobucket I like the many vertical lines, but that's about it.

d) Photobucket made for theskilltester and get this; it's the only skilltester entry every so far to recieve a total of negative points. WHAT? No way! Personally I love it. It's everything I want people to do in an animated icon but they never do.
See, I don't think people play with colouring enough in animated icons so that's what I was aiming for. I chose a strong subject that I knew could withstand extreme amounts of colouring and I just tried to see what I could do with it. It ended up looking a bit like lightning at certain points, which I like. There's one frame in there where the top half of her face goes very yellow for a split second; I love that split second ♥

e) Photobucket I think this is friggin incredible. The colours that came out of my textures continue to amaze me, I have no idea how it happened. If I've learnt anything from making this, it's not to underestimate these because you'll regret it :P

f) Photobucket :/ I really don't know about this. Half of me says I should like it because it's got contrast and pastel colouring and Taylor ♥ But my other half says "no, you shouldn't like it because it's pink". Damn my insistance on abiding to gender stereotypes!

g) Photobucket I think this is great. Stam looks amazing, I love how white she is (if there ever were a sentence that could be misinterpreted... :P) and I love the colours in the background.

h) Photobucket this theskilltester entry got me into a whole lot o' trouble (see my last post)

i) Photobucket I am so glad I changed my entry from h, because forcing myself to follow the challenge rules to a tee made me to make something a million times better. I love the purples juxtaposed with the greens and the shapes on the shapes made by the letters.

j) Photobucket gross. too much red, too much purple, too much weirdness.

k) Photobucket another one I'm on the fence about. Half of me says "Reid = ♥" but the other half says "colouring = lame"

l) Photobucket I think this is a lot better than I thought it was when I was making it! I retouched the original picture (which was very squinty and awkward) and I think Emily looks a lot prettier now. The colouring is nothing to write home about, but I'm weirdly fascinated by how dark and light it is at the same time.

m) Photobucket I thought this picture of Melissa George looked very symmetrical so I mirrored it. I made this to test out an idea for a future theskilltester challenge to see if the idea was possible and it turns out it is! (ps. the idea isn't mirrored images ;) )

5. And now for your regularly scheduled picspam of hotness:

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Current Mood: curiouscurious
Currently Watching: Leverage - 1x06 - The Stork Job
 
 
 
Josh: fashion ; vodianovablueymcphluey on April 16th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
haha, YAY! I imaged 1 was more of a light beating, myself ;)

It is AMAZING! Take it off of your want-to-see list and put it onto your currently-downloading list because that's where it deserves to be! :P
The only other thing I've seen Gina in is Coupling and she is SO much better in this. She's got the same adorable accents, the same goofy lines and all of those other things we all loved to love about Jane, but the difference is she has a serious side as well on Leverage, which makes her a whole lot more interesting.

:P I've kind of moved on from it now so all of a sudden it doesn't seem like a big deal at all anymore.
Basically I've always seen the rules as flexible and that if somebody really wanted to change a tiny aspect of them in order to make something really inventive and exciting, then I thought that they could come up to me and ask to change the rules. I used a layer in 'h' that wasn't allowed in the rules, but I felt it was still abiding by what the mission statement of the challenge was. Others disagreed and accused me of cheating and changing the rules to fit my needs.
Unfortunately this happened at the same time as I disallowed somebody else from entering even though they'd followed the challenge rules to a tee, but weren't following the mission statement of the challenge so it seemed very suspicious for me to allow something that didn't follow the rules over something that did. :P
Anyway, long story short, the conclusion I came to was that I have to be a lot more specific with my challenge instructions and that no matter what everyone especially me will have to treat those words as law.
Danaletsey_x on April 16th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
OMG you should watch Jekyll!! Gina Bellman is just so.freakin'.amazing in it! Not at all like wacky Jane, heh. (and the show itself is pretty great as well, I think you'd really love it)
I'll watch Leverage once Heroes is finished (3 eps or something to go). It seems it will be back to epic fail again, so I could use a shiny happy new fandom to distract me from the disappointment:)
Josh: charmedblueymcphluey on April 16th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
oh, whoops, haven't I mentioned? I've actually already seen Jekyll

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*is having fun making silly gifs*