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I spent about 4 hours making icons

It was a pleasant and restful weekend, if not terribly productive. We saw Walk the Line with cyntergomes and joanarkham. It was... long. Not bad, but it could have been at least half an hour shorter.

On Saturday, we got to see the Pethericks off for their New Zealand vacation, and then we watched the 1997 movie Wilde. It has Stephen Fry in the titular role, and a very young, impetuous Jude Law... *acquires far away expression*

Er, anyway, I was inspired to knock out some icons. In fact, I made about 20, and I've put most of those here for public consumption. In addition to the Wilde themed ones, there are vintage pictures of cute girls, a few on the theme of Buddhism, and a nice, scathing political one. They are mostly pretty simple, and you should feel free to add text or modify in anyway you like.

Wilde, Fry as Wilde, and Bosie (the narcissistic little ingrate that landed the poor man in jail):

     

An assortment of vintage cheesecake. That's Mata Hari in the fabulous beaded bra, of course. The one on the end there is Sarah Bernhardt as Cleopatra. I threw in the Salome illustration for good measure.

       

Moving from the profane to the sacred, here are a few on the theme of Buddhism. Looking at pictures of the Dalai Lama always calms me.

    



And finally, here's an important newsflash! (Thanks to rionnkelly for bringing the screencap to my attention.)

Comments

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lilkender
Nov. 21st, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC)
Cool! I saved a few and will credit you in the notes if I use any. Thanks!
fenriss
Nov. 21st, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC)
Yay! Enjoy.
citizen_ken
Nov. 21st, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
we...
were just talking about Oscar Wilde this week, while driving around to do something.

Were you there for the Bram Stoker/Florence Stoker/Oscar Wilde/Constance Wilde discussion? Was that at book club, or somewhere else?
feistydiva
Nov. 21st, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
Re: we...
were just talking about Oscar Wilde this week, while driving around to do something.

So were we! In fact, I believe it was yesterday.
fenriss
Nov. 21st, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
Re: we...
If it was at Book Club, I must have been away from the table or something. I know that it is believed that Oscar had been in love with Florence before she married Stoker. Tell me what you know!
citizen_ken
Nov. 21st, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
Re: we...
Oscar and Florence were allegedly engaged at one time, at least according to http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0306810980/103-4997310-3930267?v=glance&n=283155&n=507846&s=books&v=glance

I was also intrigued to find, when reading http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0226642011/103-4997310-3930267?v=glance&n=283155&s=books&v=glance, to find that Constance Wilde was a member of the Golden Dawn.
fenriss
Nov. 21st, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
Re: we...
That's really interesting. I had no idea Constance Wilde was the GD sort. I think I have to buy both of these books now.
citizen_ken
Nov. 21st, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
Re: we...
I can loan either of them to you, if you like. I'm not quite finished with Place of Enchantment, I still need to read the Crowley chapter, but I expect to be done with it fairly soon. There's really only an offhand mention of her, but I'm sure that there's more material out there.

In http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312267894/103-4997310-3930267?v=glance&n=283155&n=507846&s=books&v=glance, Victoria Price mentions her father meeting Florence Stoker in London (?) when he was a student.
troyswann
Nov. 21st, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I have made the Dalai Lama one of my gang. ;) I agree. He makes me feel calm, too. I have a mala that I wear that my aunt gave me, and that works the same way--reminds me that the mountains were there before and will be there after... :)

And Stephen Fry... what a good choice to play Wilde.

And Salome! That's Beardsley, right? I've always been fascinated by his stuff.

And finally, I wonder who got fired for that headline!!! *dies*
fenriss
Nov. 21st, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
Yay! I really like that particular picture. You almost never see him without a smile. Even though I have trouble buying the more supernatural aspects of what he is supposed to be, I still love him to an almost unresonable degree. His face looks like all the compassion in the Universe.

Yep, Beardsley. He's so eerie! He did some wonderful illustrations for an edition of Machen's The Great God Pan.

citizen_ken
Nov. 21st, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
we found a beardsly book at a used bookstore, and it had the frontspiece keys that beardsley did for several books, including The Three Imposters. I'm very tempted to get it as a tattoo, but (of course) we didn't buy that book when we had the chance and I haven't seen the keys reproduced elsewhere.
louiseroho
Nov. 21st, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
Lee and I watched Wilde together and there was one point where I had to ask Lee what were they doing. Lee gently explained to me what was going on off camera. The allusion and illusion of him and Stephen Fry in that exact activity in that exact position ... I'm getting warm just thinking about thinking about it.

Yours Truly,
Lady Star Perv
louiseroho
Nov. 21st, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)
I meant Jude Law with Stephen Fry. Not my husband. Of course.
fenriss
Nov. 21st, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
More's the pity.
louiseroho
Nov. 21st, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
Although, the idea of my husband, Jude Law and Stephen Fry....

No Real People Slash.
No Real People Slash.
No Real People Slash.

Who came up with that silly rule anyway?

-Lady Star Perv (boy do I like that name)
fenriss
Nov. 21st, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
Who came up with that silly rule anyway?

Well, I think a lot of people aren't terribly comfortable with strangers writing and reading lurid stories about them. Many folks consider RPS highly disrespectful.

Lady Star Perv (boy do I like that name)

Very cute. Did you come up with it yourself? It sounds like a riff on Pagan naming conventions.
louiseroho
Dec. 7th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)
Well, I think a lot of people aren't terribly comfortable with strangers writing and reading lurid stories about them. Many folks consider RPS highly disrespectful.

Ah. Yes it is. I'll keep it in my own head.

Lady Star Perv

It is a riff on Pagan naming convention and "That is Ms. Perv to you!"
Since theoritically I am a Priestess...
fenriss
Nov. 21st, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
Oh my, yes. I know precisely the moment you are referring to. We had to rewind that bit and watch it again. I believe I am getting a touch of the vapors.
theletterelle
Nov. 21st, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
I love the cropping on the second Dalai Lama icon, and on the second Wilde. They're both mine now. :)
fenriss
Nov. 21st, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
Yay! Enjoy them. (In case I haven't said so before, that Lorne icon slays me!)
advection
Nov. 21st, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
Cool icons!
fenriss
Nov. 21st, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
*blush*

Thank you!
chile_sauce
Nov. 22nd, 2005 08:20 am (UTC)
Nice icons Rachael!

Great to bump into ya again via the internet! I had to move from New Orleans (doh!) and I now live in Nashville. Anyway, I'm back online and have a new LiveJournal. Email me or something - my address in on my user info page.

- Chuck (the Hive, Pershing Projects, Traxx, etc., etc.)
fenriss
Nov. 22nd, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
Hello, my dear! I was thinking of you in the wake of the Big Storm, but I couldn't find your email address. I'm glad you're safe.

I shall go and add you to my friends list directly, and email soon. Take good care, and enjoy the holidays! *hug*
rionnkelly
Nov. 22nd, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
No problem! I had attempted to make an Icon out of it myself, but with no success. Enjoy!
fenriss
Nov. 22nd, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC)
We had to play around with the brightness and contrast to make the text legible. It still strains the eyes a little, but it seems like most folks are getting the gist of it.

Your Holidays icon is very cute!
rionnkelly
Nov. 22nd, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
akrissy
Dec. 7th, 2005 11:25 pm (UTC)
Your icons are great.
I snagged the kwainyin and mudra :)
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