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Dark Angel recap time!

2.08 Gill Girl )
llywela: (DA-MaxAlec-mission)
Dark Angel recap time!

2.08 Gill Girl )
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[livejournal.com profile] rhianne recently posted a list of top five canon h/c moments that had inspired her...except that this top five was actually a top ten, five of which were from Supernatural. Understandable, since if ever a show invited h/c, it's SN! And that got me thinking about some of my own favourite moments (which is the point where [livejournal.com profile] galathea_snb faints away dead on the spot at the very idea of me making a list!). Actually, it's tempting to just repost [livejournal.com profile] rhianne's SN moments as I agree with them all! But I shall make myself do the list thing for myself, because I never do.

I enjoy a spot of good, strong h/c, I really do, but I find on reflection that my top moments in fandom, any fandom, tend to be a more random mixture, sometimes h/c and sometimes tiny moments where the strength of a partnership/friendship really shines through, significant moments in the development of an onscreen relationship, or tiny moments that illuminate a particular aspect of a character's personality.

'Ware possible spoilers herein for more than one show:

multi-fandom moments that hooked me )
llywela: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] rhianne recently posted a list of top five canon h/c moments that had inspired her...except that this top five was actually a top ten, five of which were from Supernatural. Understandable, since if ever a show invited h/c, it's SN! And that got me thinking about some of my own favourite moments (which is the point where [livejournal.com profile] galathea_snb faints away dead on the spot at the very idea of me making a list!). Actually, it's tempting to just repost [livejournal.com profile] rhianne's SN moments as I agree with them all! But I shall make myself do the list thing for myself, because I never do.

I enjoy a spot of good, strong h/c, I really do, but I find on reflection that my top moments in fandom, any fandom, tend to be a more random mixture, sometimes h/c and sometimes tiny moments where the strength of a partnership/friendship really shines through, significant moments in the development of an onscreen relationship, or tiny moments that illuminate a particular aspect of a character's personality.

'Ware possible spoilers herein for more than one show:

multi-fandom moments that hooked me )

Icon dump 1

Feb. 8th, 2007 06:09 pm
llywela: (SN-brothers2)
The evolution of icon making. So, the last couple of months I've been trying to learn how to make icons that look even halfway decent using only Photoshop Elements 2.0. Some I've attempted have been awful, others I've managed to make halfway decent. And I've been sitting on them for ages. I was going to just pick out a few of the better ones to post, but then decided to just throw in a selection of both good and bad, to mark the learning curve. I'll split them into two posts, though, because there's a lot and it'll take ages to load for anyone on dial-up. They're in no particular order, though, so you'll have to guess which ones came first and which ones were made later!

Part One

Dark Angel )

Supernatural )

Icon dump 1

Feb. 8th, 2007 06:09 pm
llywela: (SN-brothers2)
The evolution of icon making. So, the last couple of months I've been trying to learn how to make icons that look even halfway decent using only Photoshop Elements 2.0. Some I've attempted have been awful, others I've managed to make halfway decent. And I've been sitting on them for ages. I was going to just pick out a few of the better ones to post, but then decided to just throw in a selection of both good and bad, to mark the learning curve. I'll split them into two posts, though, because there's a lot and it'll take ages to load for anyone on dial-up. They're in no particular order, though, so you'll have to guess which ones came first and which ones were made later!

Part One

Dark Angel )

Supernatural )
llywela: (dean)
Have been in a bit of a Dark Angel mood, since I'm fast approaching the end of my DVD set, so took myself back into PS and played around. Experimental wallpaper below:

Net Closes In

This is based on the scene at the end of the episode Dawg Day Afternoon, when Max and Alec put their arms around Joshua and hold him as he grieves for Annie. It has been a horrific day, and the normal defences that Max and Alec usually employ to hide their feelings (bitchiness for Max and cockiness for Alec) have been completely stripped away as they can feel the net closing in on them, the witch-hunt for transgenics stepping up and taking a very dark turn. They are frightened, and have no place to turn.

Not completely happy with it, but it's better than a lot of the rubbish I try to put together!

Have decided I like the Max-Alec dynamic a lot more than the Max-Logan dynamic, and not on a shippy level. Max and Logan never seem to develop their relationship in any real way - they spend the entire two year run of the show dancing around each other, never once actually define what their relationship is. And in the second season the whole 'can't touch' virus just gets frustrating - an artificial construct to keep them dancing around each other instead of allowing them to deal with their relationship and the things that have happened to them in any more meaningful way.

Max and Alec's relationship, on the other hand, has a very clear progression which is much more satisfying to watch because the development can be mapped from episode to episode. They first meet almost as enemies, very much on opposite sides. Then they move into the realms of being acquaintances forced to work together due to first circumstances and later close proximity, and on from there to a grudging friendship of sorts. Then the episode Hello, Goodbye marks a very distinct moment when they move past 'grudging friendship' into a very genuine friendship, and not just for that episode. From that point on till the end of the series, although they continue to rag on one another, there is a very clear difference in their interations. No longer any question of loyalty - they have reached a very deep understanding of one another and, with the net closing in around them, their shared circumstances bring them closer than ever, something that no one else can share. They are completely in the same boat, and understand each other in a way that Max and Logan never really can, no matter how much they love one another and sympathise with each other's point of view.
llywela: (dean)
Have been in a bit of a Dark Angel mood, since I'm fast approaching the end of my DVD set, so took myself back into PS and played around. Experimental wallpaper below:

Net Closes In

This is based on the scene at the end of the episode Dawg Day Afternoon, when Max and Alec put their arms around Joshua and hold him as he grieves for Annie. It has been a horrific day, and the normal defences that Max and Alec usually employ to hide their feelings (bitchiness for Max and cockiness for Alec) have been completely stripped away as they can feel the net closing in on them, the witch-hunt for transgenics stepping up and taking a very dark turn. They are frightened, and have no place to turn.

Not completely happy with it, but it's better than a lot of the rubbish I try to put together!

Have decided I like the Max-Alec dynamic a lot more than the Max-Logan dynamic, and not on a shippy level. Max and Logan never seem to develop their relationship in any real way - they spend the entire two year run of the show dancing around each other, never once actually define what their relationship is. And in the second season the whole 'can't touch' virus just gets frustrating - an artificial construct to keep them dancing around each other instead of allowing them to deal with their relationship and the things that have happened to them in any more meaningful way.

Max and Alec's relationship, on the other hand, has a very clear progression which is much more satisfying to watch because the development can be mapped from episode to episode. They first meet almost as enemies, very much on opposite sides. Then they move into the realms of being acquaintances forced to work together due to first circumstances and later close proximity, and on from there to a grudging friendship of sorts. Then the episode Hello, Goodbye marks a very distinct moment when they move past 'grudging friendship' into a very genuine friendship, and not just for that episode. From that point on till the end of the series, although they continue to rag on one another, there is a very clear difference in their interations. No longer any question of loyalty - they have reached a very deep understanding of one another and, with the net closing in around them, their shared circumstances bring them closer than ever, something that no one else can share. They are completely in the same boat, and understand each other in a way that Max and Logan never really can, no matter how much they love one another and sympathise with each other's point of view.

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