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30 July 2015 @ 12:23 am
I know it's long, but please do read! You'll accumulate karma points if you do. :-) You've probably figured out that it's a sticky; when you know this information better than the back of your hand, you can just skip it. :-)

You're more than welcome to help yourself to any icons and/or resources here. While I occasionally choose to provide a textless version of an icon as an alternate, all of the icons in this journal are completed works, not bases--unless specifically stated otherwise--, whether they contain text or not. If you're interested in a textless version of one of my icons, I've been trying to remember to save those versions too (not always succeeding yet), but feel free to ask, and I'll try to accomodate you.

Resources I've created (textures, gradients, and brushes) can be found in my Memories. You're welcome to alter them or use parts of them instead of the whole thing or do anything else creative that makes them helpful to you. However, please don't present them anywhere by themselves (as opposed to being used in an icon or other graphic) or claim that you or someone else is the maker. And I'd love to see what you make with them, if you'd be so kind as to give me a link.

Hotlinking is of the bad. Don't.

Take, use, enjoy, but please credit to astarte59 or fading_coal, and comments feed my muse. :-) Please leave comments in this journal.

Added 5/15/07: Some thoughts on credit b/c of seeing a few journals/communities that don't ask for credit or even strongly oppose asking for credit since icons are based on the work of others and possibly illegal. Actually, using a screencap by itself is fair use; I know this b/c I have a screencap in a published academic book (The Byronic Hero in Film, Fiction and Television--this isn't a plug; it's just to back up what I'm saying), and my editor explained it's b/c a screencap is one frame out of millions. In this particular case, the entertainment company in question denied my request to use a promo image (and pay for it!), but my editor suggested we go with a screencap since it was important and was legal, and we'd just live w/ the lesser quality. Now, manipulating images from caps I don't know--probably no more illegal than fanfic, and attitudes toward fanfic vary according to studio and producer/creator. Another reason I like credit for icons is the same reason I want credit for fanfic; I've done my best and worked hard. I don't always succeed at creating something good of course, and I'm more pleased with some of my efforts than others, but that's another matter. (And with Multiple Sclerosis, it seems sometimes it takes me as long to make an icon as it does to write a short story!) But the real benefit of credit for me is when I see an icon I like in someone else's post or comment, I can look at her/his User Pics, see who made it, and go check out that person's icons and either hunt that one down, finding other ones I like at the same time, or simply ask if I can use that one that I found in so and so's LJ. It's how I find some of my favorite icon-makers--via credit on someone else's LJ's User Pics page. When I see an icon I really like, I'll spend a ridiculous amount of time chasing it down in the maker's icon posts, and dl'ing several other of her/his other icons in the process. And in my heart of hearts, I hope that just every once in a while, not very often, but once in a purple moon or something, that someone might spot an icon of mine the same way and check out this journal. But just so you know, if you don't happen to have credited something of mine, I can't hunt you down (MS has really reduced my previously really slow running speed), I believe strongly in gun control, and even if I had any sort of weapon I'd undoubtedly miss, and really, given the choice b/t pursuing a credit-omitter and taking a nap, I'll be sleeping. OTOH, if you explicitly present icons or resources I've made as your own work, then I'll get peeved and use what verbal acuity I can muster to publicize your actions and flay you with lancets of wit. I'm a retired professor, and plagiarism über-seriously pisses me off. Thoughts?

Resources for my icons are in my Resource Post, and each icon has individual credits here. Just click on the (very large) button for the appropriate fandom or category.

I'd be delighted and flattered if you'd like to affiliate with this journal, and vice versa. Just comment to this post. Friending is of the good too. :-)

If you've left me feedback, and I don't answer you in what seems like a reasonable amount of time, it's b/c I have Multiple Sclerosis, and sometimes I don't have enough concentration to do much of anything on the computer. I will happily reply when I'm having the energy and mental capacity--some days are better than others.

I can't promise to accomodate requests b/c of my health, but I would certainly be willing to try. Any icons created for requests will be made available to one and all, but I'll thank the requester specifically for the inspiration when I post them, unless you'd prefer I didn't.

You'll always see this post on top. Once you've memorized it and passed the quiz, feel free to skip it. Well, there's no quiz yet, and my memory isn't too good, but so there probably won't be a quiz, but if there were to be a quiz, you'd want to be prepared, right?
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
30 June 2015 @ 03:50 pm
Here you will find all resources I've used in creating icons. And I want to emphasize how grateful I am for the many, many LJers who share their creativity--these resources are essential to my icon-age. Any resources I've created myself can be found in the memories of this journal. Also, I have an icon section in my Web site, Power Plays, with pages for Battlestar Galactica, BTVS/ATS, Firefly/Serenity, House, Xena Warrior Princess/Hercules the Legendary Journeys and the brilliantly-named Miscellaneous (these include pictures of actors, animals, non-fan-based icons and any icons that don't belong on the other pages), and I credit the resources for each individual icon there, as well as providing an alphabetical list of the creators of the resources used for the icons on that particular page. However, this post will contain, in one place, all the resources I've used.

If I've somehow omitted your work, please let me know so I can credit you properly. And if anyone knows the new handle and/or URL of a resource maker who has "no known location" as far as I know, please give me her/his new information in a comment to this post so I can credit her/him properly and enable others to find her/his work.

Resources await behind the curtainCollapse )
Current Mood: busybusy
04 February 2008 @ 07:55 am
Somehow I managed to delete most of my User Info page. D'Oh! If you were one of my affiliates, and I haven't restored you yet, PLEASE let me know. I have serious memory suckage due to MS, middle-age, and my brain in general. Also if I had something of yours listed under Useful Icon Links, also please let me know. I'd be most appreciative.
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
12 December 2007 @ 06:42 pm
A mere nibble of the delectable Herculean and Xenite treats that await:


There-- you see? You do twirl.Collapse )
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
11 October 2007 @ 01:06 pm
In honor of National Coming Out Day, I have two icons to unveil. Granted, they're not my best, but I've had a bad week. No a bad month. Oh, never mind. MS sucks, but you knew that.

Oh, I thought I'd let y'all know that I'm a lesbian. Yep. Now don't be overcome with shock or anything, now. But if you happen to know any available (doesn't have to be monogamous; if possible, I wouldn't be) lesbians in a grown-up sort of age range who are into fandom, preferably the Whedonverse, and happen to be kinky and toppish, and have a burning desire to visit Chino, CA and play with naughty toys, just send her on over. :-)

As always, please credit to fading_coal or astarte59. Comments are groovy. :-) And Happy Coming Out Day!
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
20 August 2007 @ 09:22 pm
And when I last looked, all the places where icons were supposed to be had small blue question marks. Like I said, for the past few months, I'd try to upload something new to weblogimages, and the direct link never worked, but everything that had already been there was there and working. I was thinking of switching to Photobucket anyway, on the assumption that I'll have some new icons to post one day. And then it looked like I'd have to rebuild this entire journal, and now I find my icons, resource preview images, etc. all back.

Color me confused . . .
Current Mood: confusedconfused
20 August 2007 @ 12:00 pm
Yes, I know all my images have vanished, except User Pics. Blame it all on weblogimages; they worked great for a couple of years and then direct links for new uploads stopped working and now nothing is working. So I'll be spending a lot of time w/ Photobucket. weblogimages never answered any of my reports to them of problems. I think it's basically been dying for a while, but I do wish I could do something painful to whoever's responsible.
Current Mood: irateirate
04 August 2007 @ 08:49 pm
Nicked from unmasked_icons

icon meme

Reply to this post, and I will tell you my favorite icon of yours. Then post this to your own journal using your own favorite icon.

x-posted at astarte59
Current Location: my head, alas
Current Mood: listlesslistless
03 June 2007 @ 06:28 pm
Was told to pimp this, so here goes:

In grrliz_icons, there is a now-ancient icon-makers' meme, but perhaps it can be revived,
'cuz gosh knows I have a lot to learn!

So the idea:
The "Ask Your Favourite Icon Makers A Question" Meme

How it works:
Icon makers should comment to this post with their username / icon journal (i.e. wherever they post icons).
Icon users will then reply to their comments with questions pertaining to their icon making / graphic design habits, inspirations, or techniques.
Icon makers will answer said questions.
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
30 March 2007 @ 04:43 pm
24 icon-sized extremely colorful, non-subtle base textures based on images from stock.xchng, Getty Images, fontplay.com, Image*After, and my own original doodlings with Photoshop or combined with the stock images.

Take, use, enjoy, put them to work for you, but please credit astarte59 or fading_coal, and comments (please leave on this page) feed my muse. :-) I'd be delighted to see any of your creations that put any of my resources to work.

Please read the first two entries in this journal, fading_coal, for complete information and rules.

Download from my DA Account
Current Mood: draineddrained