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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.)

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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.

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