try to catch the deluge in a paper cup (primroseburrows) wrote,
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup

it's all about the icons

1. Reply to this post (putting up your hand), and I will pick six of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

mawaridi asked about these icons:


This is marymarymaryk at somewhere around ten, releasing a Monarch butterfly she raised from an egg. It's my default icon, and probably always will be.


Inspired by this essay. I use this when I want to illustrate the complex nature of people, how we're not always what our surface says we are. I used a negative image of Neil Gaiman because the effect is cool and because it was his essay that inspired the idea in the first place.


The caption is from Stephen King's Wizard and Glass; the moon is from an awesome piece of stock photography I found somewhere. It's hard to explain without giving out major spoilers for the book and the whole Dark Tower series. Basically I use it when something sad or evil or disastrous happens (either at the hand of someone else or by one's own folly) while they--or we-- are helpless to do anything but sit and watch it happen. It's not a happy icon, but I think it's pretty.


Oh, this one's easy. *g* It's the street sign for Yawkey Way. 4 Yawkey Way is the address of Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Yawkey Way is a fun street on game day--lots of souvenir hawkers and food vendors and happy noise, and it smells like popcorn and sausages and a day at the Park. :D


troyswann made this one. The caption is a slightly different version of "exclaim against their own succession" from Hamlet. The picture is Geoffrey Tennant from Slings & Arrows (I tried and failed to find a clip of the actual scene; eventually maybe I'll post my own). I use it mostly for arts issues but it finds its way into politics-related stuff, too, especially if the arts are involved.


Made by dragonflymuse; someday I hope I'm half as good at it as she is. The caption is from "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan; the picture is Benton Fraser from due South. I use this one a lot, which is good because it's one of my favourites and I love it, but not so good that there's so much sadness around.
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