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03 March 2012 @ 06:27 pm
BtVS Negative Space 25in25  

First, much thanks to alexia_drake who sent me tons of gifts :O SHE IS THE BEST, BASICALLY. 

TVD post recs. I haven't even had a chance to go through them myself yet, but LOOK AT THE PEOPLE WRITING; I can probably stand by their awesomeness in a court of law.

Vampire morality, and nature vs choice by wheatear even though I haven't read it yet, I know her views on the issue, and WOW, that's worth some bravery medal, putting it out in this crazy fandom like that! 

Dear Forgiveness, I saved a plate for you [A Damon Salvatore Meta] by ever_neutral f-locked, but you should all be friends with her by now, wth, you guys D:

Here Is The Repeated Image Of The Lover Destroyed (A Doppelganger Meta) by upupa_epops see, fabulous people writing about people they most fabulously write about!

VELOCIRAPTORS ARE ATTACKING MYSTIC FALLS! HOW WILL OUR HEROES REACT? by aerintine IF YOU NEVER READ ANOTHER POST IN YOUR LIFE, YOU SHOULD READ THIS. Trolling and gif-ing of the highest order tbh.

The best icon post in the world by pamsblau again, f-locked, but if you aren't already friends with her then there is something wrong with the world D:

The Damon/Elena Spring Break Round Robin exchange is being hosted over at tvdmixing by my favorite junkyatbest​ and seems to be playing host to the most popular D/E writers in fandom! READ, BASICALLY. 

The Klaus/Caroline comment ficathon. DO IT FOR THE LULZ. And birthdays, ofc.


And, if you ever want to know my thoughts on any episode ever, you should just run over to dante_kent's journal. I am not even kidding.


Also, here the whole 'matching icons to Siken' thing is totally brought about by upupa_epops and ever_neutral. I mean, I've always liked Litany in Which Certain Things Are Crossed Out but now I'm obsessed with it, no thanks to those two D: 

FIRST BTVS ICON POST. GOD, I LOVE THAT SHOW INSANELY MUCH, I CANNOT EVEN. My obsession with negative space is sort of ridic. Isn't as if the 100x100 limit isn't small enough, that I have to leave half the icon blank. IT'S A DISEASE. 

 BtVS Negative Space 25in25 + 10 alternates

  
  


    

01. But in this version, you are not feeding yourself to a bad man.
02. I talk to you as if you’re really there. Are you there, sweetheart?
03. You poor sad thing. you want a better story? Who wouldn't.
04. 
The entire history of human desire takes about seventy minutes to tell.
05. Dear So-and-So, I'm sorry I came to your party and seduced you.


  

06. Here is the part where everyone was happy all the time and we were all forgiven. 
07. All the rooms of the castle except this one, says someone, and suddenly darkness.
08. You said, love, for you, is larger than the usual romantic love. It’s like a religion. It’s terrifying. 
09. And the part where I push you flush against the wall, shut up, I'm getting to it.
10. There were some nice parts, sure, all lemondrop and mellonball, laughing in silk pajamas.


    

11. And, for a while, I thought I was the princess, young and beautiful and in love
12. I want more applesauce. I want more seats reserved for heroes.
13. Love love or whatever, take a number. I’m sorry it’s such a lousy story. 

14. Okay, so I’m the dragon. Big deal. You still get to be the hero.
15. I stitch them back together to make a creature that will do what I say or love me back. 
                                                                                
      
     

11. Only twenty minutes away from the dirtiest thing you know.
12. So do it over, give me another version, a different room, another hallway.
13. I tried that one time, high school, second lunch, and then again, years later. 
14. 
Every morning the same big and little words all spelling out desire.
15. I looked out the window and said this doesn’t look that much different from home.


    

11. Dear Forgiveness, I saved a plate for you. Quit milling around the yard and come inside.
12. So maybe I wanted to give you something more than a catalog of non-definitive acts.
13. 
Love always wakes the dragon and suddenly flames everywhere.
14. All spelling out you will be alone always and then you will die.
15. 
Here is the repeated image of the lover destroyed. Crossed out.
                                           

                                                         alternates

  
    
    


+ Please comment and credit if taking
+ Please do not hotlink!
+ All quotes from Richard Siken's 'Litany'
+ The Dawn icon inspired by longerthanwedo, whose icons are unfairly stunning!
+ Feel free to edit for your personal use, if you want a different color or something /shrug

Kol/Caroline is something I ship. Bratty kids forever. /random

Also, also, WHAT ON EARTH IS FANDOM MARCH MADNESS? WHY AM I SUCH A FANDOM n00b?! I do remember that Troy won last year and there was a lot of celebration over at the Community fandom, but what on earth is that supposed to mean?

[I promise not to make a proper post till I've replied to everyone on the previous posts. I am the actual worst tbh]
 
 
 
ever_neutral: btvs; b/s ~ when you're aloneever_neutral on March 4th, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
FUCK THIS POST. WHAT IS IT.

f-locked, but you should all be friends with her by now, wth, you guys D:

TROLOLOLOLOLOL why would you inflict that on your loved ones.

(TY, ofc.)

And +1 to all the other excellent meta recs, of course. THE BEST PEOPLE. THE BEST THOUGHTS.

Also, SHUT UP, MARTA AND I EVEN INSPIRE THIS ICON POST OF PERFECTION? :OOOOO

Woman, you have outdone yourself. Every little square in this post is beauty bar none. My favourites: 01, 07, 08 (!!!!), 11, 14 (!!!!), 13 (SO FUCKING ADORBS), and OH YEAH EVERYTHING ELSE. Snagging all.

Ah, FMM. Things get ugly. ;)
youcallitwinter: beauty in the breakdownyoucallitwinter on March 4th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
I DO NOT EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS IS MYSELF TBH.

TROLOLOLOLOLOL why would you inflict that on your loved ones.

TRIAL BY FIRE. But everyone should be friends with you and should ape your opinions because they're the only right ones and fandom would be much the better for it /nazi

YOU ALWAYS INSPIRE ICON POSTS, LISTEN. I creep through your icons to look and learn, etc. Because I'm so much about ~clean icons, that it's hard for me to do grunge, and then I look at yours and go, BUT, I HAVE TO TRY THIS. THANK YOU, BASICALLY.

I JUST HEARD ABOUT FMM, although Elena will never win because this fandom is the actual worst, let's face it D:
Pied: katherine piercewheatear on March 4th, 2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
Haha, thank you for the rec! I don't blame you for not having read it yet. 5000 words, sob.

Also, you don't know what FMM is? OH BOY. I joined in last year and it is a lot of fun but people also get hilariously over-invested, and yes: IT IS WAR.
youcallitwinter: and maybe then you'll seeyoucallitwinter on March 4th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
I don't blame you for not having read it yet. 5000 words, sob.

BUT YOU SHOULD, I HAVE BEEN THE WORST FLISTER RECENTLY (and will continue to be till I get this postgrad stuff sorted, ugh). But I can already tell the post will be perfection, GUH.

I just found out about FMM from your post and whoa, that sounds epic, although I don't see how Harry Potter wouldn't just win all things if it's a part? I mean, that fandom is insanely huge D:
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Pam V: Starepamsblau on March 4th, 2012 01:52 pm (UTC)
Breaking my unannounced hiatus to say

OH YOU WONDERFUL PERSON YOU GET OUT<3

again, f-locked, but if you aren't already friends with her then there is something wrong with the world D:

ONE OF THESE DAYS YOU ARE SRSLY GOING TO KILL ME GIRL*blushes**sends you all of the love in the world*

Thank you for all of the wonderful recs here, you are a gem♥

OH SHIT LOOK AT ALL THE GORGEOUSNESS IN THIS POST! YOU JUST KNOW I HAVE TO SNAG ALL OF THEM. SO MUCH PERFECTION♥♥

ALSO I SO DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS MM IS? WE ARE LOST GIRL. SO LOST.

HAHA KOL/CAROLINE FTW
youcallitwinter: an everlasting smileyoucallitwinter on March 4th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
YOU ARE ON AN UNANNOUNCED HIATUS, WHAT? D: But, I keep going off and I've been a horrible f-list person recently, so what ground do I have. But I always want you to be here ♥

YOUR POSTS ARE PERFECTION AND EVERYONE SHOULD READ THEM. And your icons, guh, cannot even stop staring; I cannot do that soft, shiny thing and it makes me insane with envy that you can even do it for animated icons! You are a higher category of awesome, basically.

BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS, OH QUEEN OF THE ART OF ICON MAKING.

I JUST FOUND OUT WHAT IT IS, something about a huge multifandom voting thing where characters from different shows face-off against each other, but before that the fandom has to choose the character that gets to the competition level. MADNESS, IN OTHER WORDS.

Kol/Caroline/Klaus for ALL THE WIN
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Ishi-chan: klarolinehorseishi_chan on March 4th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, I swear, you're turning into some sort of fandom newsletter! xD

Awesome post and preeetty icons (Love the one with "The only really real Buffy" especially) ;)
youcallitwinter: and maybe then you'll seeyoucallitwinter on March 4th, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
AM I NOT, THOUGH? Haha, I know, and the worst is, I haven't even had a chance to go through them myself; stupid RL and stupid post-grad apps are killing me. I literally make icons as a distraction (and then get TOO distracted D:)

But, THANK YOU, MISS. Very kind of you :D Hee, so glad you liked them!
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Éléonorevergoldung on March 4th, 2012 03:51 pm (UTC)
Oh my effing God. You are officially my new favorite thing. You are my new favorite thing and fuck me I don't understand a thing you're saying! Jk of course, I catch on to half of it. No but seriously now, french me is totally fascinated by the way you talk. It's like I know the words but I have no idea what they mean in that order ;)

But on a more important note : those icons are beautiful! I'm honestly no reference for icons (I have not the slightest idea how you bring them to life) but for what it's worth, I love them. My absolute favorite is 03. But it's tie between 01 and 10. I am so digging those colourful voids (is that the correct term here?). Your yellows are so bright and light and the purple is just beautifully balanced. And the reds are great too! Very intense, but without any heaviness. Love it really. In a way the 'light' brightness reminds me of the colourful light you get with stained glass.

By the way, your shipping ways are golden.
Thanks for the recs!
youcallitwinter: an everlasting smileyoucallitwinter on March 4th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
Haha, omg, you are much too nice to me! Although you really shouldn't worry because English isn't my first language either; a couple of weeks here and you'll know all the internet slang, haha. And I do tend to write in the 'wtf did you just say' manner :D

Thank you so much, I'm really glad you liked them! Technically icon-making is the most useless thing ever because there's really NO point to it, but unfortunately, it is also insanely addictive! Thank you so much for specifying, that's always very helpful and the color comments are appreciated because I just recently got into that, hee :D

My shipping ways are simple: I SHIP EVERYTHING. And if the ship's doomed, you can be sure I'd be the first one aboard it ;)
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Noelle: Buffy & Dawn pinkspuffy_noelle on March 4th, 2012 04:28 pm (UTC)
GORGEOUS ICONS!!
youcallitwinter: you're extraordinaryyoucallitwinter on March 4th, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
Haha, aww, thank you so much!
a random javascript function: dargo textboxjsfunction on March 4th, 2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
Yay, Buffy icons! And great ones too! Snagging at least 1, 3 and 5, really love the looks. The colors in the whole set are amazingly vibrant and beautiful, and I love the negative space.
youcallitwinter: welcome to the hotel californiayoucallitwinter on March 4th, 2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
I just saw the show so I'm obsessed with it! That coupled with my insane obsession with negative space led to, well, this. Haha, I'm so glad you liked them!
Sandrine: Elena/Elijah heartbreaksandrine on March 4th, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
I LOVE THOSE ICONS!!! Negative space FTW, and you're handling it so well. ♥
youcallitwinter: to better counter-act his charm attackyoucallitwinter on March 4th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
ICON PRAISE FROM YOU JUST MAKES ME ALL WARM AND SMILEY. Because you know, Queen of the Trade, etc. Thanks <3 [Also, Elena's face in your icon, HOW DOES SHE EXIST EVEN?]
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sweet baby jesus: comm} troy squeemoirariordan on March 4th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
NEGATIVE SPACE FTW

fandom march madness is a huge poll, basically, where people vote on which character is the most awesome. and you campaign for your favorites and it doesn't really mean anything except another excuse for people to post a lot of gifs and i really hope someone from community wins again this year because SIX SEASONS AND A MOVIE.
youcallitwinter: till the end of the worldyoucallitwinter on March 4th, 2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
THERE IS NO CURE D:

Oh man, I just heard of this and where has it been all my life. Although apparently it's like a full blown election thing with cross-voting and counter-campaigning and GUH, if I wasn't so busy with grad school apps, I'd probably never get off my computer. I AM DOWN WITH COMMUNITY WINNING, THO. Because who are we kidding, Community should win all things. March 15, be here, plz.
Аэниlaiarel on March 4th, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
Off topic: what's that on your user-pic? I mean what's that film?
youcallitwinter: if you steal my sunshineyoucallitwinter on March 4th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
Haha, turns out that's on topic :P It's Dawn from Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
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dante_kentdante_kent on March 4th, 2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
YOU. I'm going down the list of recs, nodding my head in 100% agreement at all these brilliant people writing brilliant things, and then my name appears in relation to my ridiculous episode reactions, and I O_o for a minute and then seal-clap. YOUR THOUGHTS ARE ALWAYS MY THOUGHTS. I'm very pleased my thoughts are also yours. Basically, here are a bunch of hearts. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

(Though I feel like my episode recaps should always come with the disclaimer: Beware. Over 4000 words. Even the episodes I don't even like that much are over 4000 words. EMBARRASSING.)

YOUR ICONS THO. THE NEGATIVE SPACE. SO MUCH LOVE. These are all gorgeous, obvs. The matching gave me chills. I love them all, particularly 1, 2, 5, 11, 15.1, and 15.3. Your icon-making talents are unreal.

I have just learned about Fandom March Madness myself, and I am SO EXCITED. This is my first year back in fandom, so I never knew this existed until now, but I am so ready to amass gifs and lolzy lists of the virtues of all my favorite characters. Fandom, always enabling me to keep treating fictional characters like actual friends. WHAT, IT'S NOT WEIRD.
upupa_epops: [tvd] Caroline Forbesupupa_epops on March 4th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
Well, because your episode reactions ARE flawless. Even though I'm a terrible person who sometimes has no energy and/or intelligent thoughts left to comment :(.
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Alexia Lisa Drake: Nostalgic - Buffy & Spikealexia_drake on March 4th, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
You're welcome for the v-gifts, I explained why on the previous post.

Lovely icons, as usual I saved some and I will of course credit you :D
youcallitwinter: the girl in the mirroryoucallitwinter on March 5th, 2012 07:14 am (UTC)
Ooh, I need to look at that, I have been very lax with the LJ-ing recently D: Btw, we should be friends, I can't believe we aren't already!

Thank you so much, glad you found something! And again, thanks for all the lovely gifts!
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upupa_epops: [tvd] Jennaupupa_epops on March 4th, 2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
Awwww, thanks for the rec!

THIS POEM, I CAN'T. It's the worst :(. I DARE YOU TO MAKE ICONS WITH THOSE QUOTES!

I don't care that much about Kol/Caroline, but I felt the urge to tell you that KOL NEEDS TO BE IN EVERYTHING AND TO BE ALL BRATTY AND OBNOXIOUS AND OMG I HAVE ALL THE FEELINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Him and his stupid face :(.
youcallitwinter: an everlasting smileyoucallitwinter on March 5th, 2012 07:22 am (UTC)
YOU'RE MOST WELCOME OFC, YOU SHOULD WRITE ELENA FOREVER.

You are the reason this poem is stuck in my head, I can probably recite it or something, WHICH IS JUST SAD. And omg, haha, my icon skills exist at the most basic level and I'm horrific at text , just CANNOT get it right, but:



...which means I'll spend my life trying and failing, hee.

I think Kol/Caroline could be my obnoxious, snarky brOTP, which Stefan/Caroline totally was TILL THE SHOW FORGOT ABOUT THEM. BUT YES, KOL MIKAELSON SHOULD BE IN EVERY POST AND EVERY SCENE EVER. I AM SHALLOW, YES.



Congratulations on your face, sir.

THESE FUCKERS ARE TAKING OVER MY LIFE, BASICALLY D:


aerintine: Anya is a winneraerintine on March 5th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
The low down on FMM
FANDOM MARCH MADNESS. THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR, BAR NONE.

If I could afford to take 2 weeks off work for it, I would. It's THAT much fun.

This will be my third year voting, but only year 2 at actual participation and campaigning. Basically:

1) next week we'll start campaigning for characters within individual fandoms, to choose which character will rep each show. Like for TVD, we'll campaign for our favorite character on the show (last year Caroline won the prelims - and that's how I met softly_me, campaigning for our girl :) ) And for BtVS, we vote between all those characters (Buffy always takes her bracket)
2) Once that's done, there is the Office Pool, where you can fill out a bracket (form provided by the mod) with your predictions of who will win each round - the winner of the Office Pool at the end of the competition gets to pick a fandom for the following year.
3) After the Office Pool we enter the brackets and that's when shows campaign against each other to move forward in the bracket. Each round lasts 24 hours-ish, I believe? You post gifs, vids, meta, etc to convince/coax/woo voters to choose your character and help them move into the next bracket. You trade votes and work the system - it's like trading on the floor of Wall Street. IT IS WILD AND SO MUCH FUN. The mod provides campaign posters for all of the characters so you can post to your journal and encourage your f-list to go and vote.
4) Once things wind down to the final 8, things get more heated and frenzied, and by the time we're down to the final 2 it will be mayhem.
5) Once there's a winner, if everyone is as awesome as they were last year, there is a gif/vid/excitement/friending party and everybody dances and squees
6) We go to our beds and crash and look forward to next year.

I'm a firm believer in no negative campaigns - positive campaigning (talking about why your character is awesome rather than talking about why her/his competitor this round sucks) - and I had a SUPER time pushing for Buffy until she lost her bracket, pushing my support behind Veronica Mars even though I'd never seen it because her fans were so awesome, and then barreling HARD for Troy through to the end.

Last year was a really classy campaign all around - I only remember a couple of scuffles of negativity, surrounding Scully fans vs I don't even remember who - for the most part everyone was having fun and being really great about everything. The year before had a lot more blood in it. The final round between Troy and Eleven last year was actually PURE JOY in fandom form - both sides were awesomely nice and cordial and super excited for their candidate. The Community fandom was universally hailed and adored throughout the entire run because they never took potshots, just slowly convinced everyone how amazing and wonderful Troy Barnes is. And the DW fans successfully convinced me to watch Series 5, which exploded my heart. When it was over everyone partied. FMM gives the gift of new fandoms! I tell you, IT IS SUCH A HIGH.

The whole thing is PERFECT for you - you will love it. Start saving and organizing your gifs and arguments in favor of who you love from your fandoms. Tumblr and youtube are basically the best resources. Come up with creative slogans and pictures/macros/etc. Be prepared to do nothing but watch the voting and post campaign "spots" every single minute of your free time over the next 2 weeks.

BASICALLY, GET EXCITED. I WILL SEE YOU IN THE RING.

ALSO IT SHOULD BE MENTIONED THIS POST IS AMAZING AND THANK YOU FOR THE REC (THE RAPTORS THANK YOU TOO) AND YOUR ICONS ARE PERFECTION AS PER USUAL AND OH YEAH I'M STILL WAITING FOR MY BLOOD-SPATTERED JER ICON, OKAY. *I SQUISH YOU*

Edited at 2012-03-05 01:14 am (UTC)
youcallitwinter: beauty in the breakdownyoucallitwinter on March 6th, 2012 01:21 pm (UTC)
Re: The low down on FMM



HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY HOW YOU'RE THE BEST PERSON IN THE WHOLE WORLD??

Seriously, thanks so much for such a detailed explanation, I cannot even tell you how super excited I am; AND WE STILL NEED TO DECIDE ON THE ELENA/CAROLINE THING. D: But I am glad that Buffy gets hers because flawless character is flawless (although because she's the most flawed person ever, GUH), although I suppose in Buffyverse it's actually the problem of the many since there is no character I can think of who isn't pretty much spectacular. Spike might be one of my favorite characters of all times for his non-heroic, anti-tragic, semi-pathetic existence. And of course Dawn (who'd never win because fandom, ugh) is my bb girl who is all sunshine and rainbows and whining. <3

THE TRADING AND THE EXIT-POLL-TYPE PREDICTIONS SOUND SO EXCITING. I mean it's like the General Elections at a fun, fandomy level!!

And a clean campaign is the funnest because there are so many characters from so many different shows that I love and I'd love for them all to get to the highest place they possibly can and bad blood just ruins the fun of the whole thing and turns into an ontd-sort-of thing, which, no, thank you, we already have enough ontd's.

The Community fandom was universally hailed and adored throughout the entire run because they never took potshots, just slowly convinced everyone how amazing and wonderful Troy Barnes is.

THE Community FANDOM IS FANTASTIC. I think some of the best people I've ever interacted with, and honestly they're like a very, very influential bunch because after the impromtu mid-season hiatus, the amount of campaigns and things that they organized and made Community win pretty much anything that required polling; like wow, that's commendable! And I bet they'd REALLY want to win this year as well, because it's been an awfully uncertain time, the last few months. Ooh, I guess GOT would be the new kid on the block, again with the flawless characters!

I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THE JEREMY ICON THING, I AM SO SORRY. I tried making some, but that scene is awful in terms of lighting and things and it's difficult to tell there's blood and these icons are horrific, I am so, so sorry all over again DD:
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Charmanderpokecharm on March 5th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
lovely set!
youcallitwinter: you're extraordinaryyoucallitwinter on March 5th, 2012 07:23 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot! :D
most adorable zombie ever: TVD - Elena - peaceful in the deepscorpiod1 on March 5th, 2012 08:56 am (UTC)
AAAH, I have read through most of these posts BUT I NEED TO GO COMMENT ON THEM. Forming intelligent thoughts in the face of such awesome meta is hard tho /o\

Also, JESUS CHRIST THESE ICONS ARE GORGEOUS <3__<3 I AM KINDA IN LOVE WITH HOW 14 LOOKS *___* THE COLORING ON THESE!!!
youcallitwinter: a kind of hushyoucallitwinter on March 5th, 2012 09:29 am (UTC)
I AM THE ACTUAL WORST AT THAT D: I hold out for long, epic comments and then never find the time to go back!! It'd be better to go "I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING" because I usually do :s

THANK YOUU <3 I'm such a phony tbh, because I have no editing software so I icon-make online, and NOW THEY'RE SHUTTING DOWN PICNIK (ala GOOGLE IS TAKING OVER THE WORLD) and my life is over D:
illuminanted: Buffy ♥illuminanted on March 5th, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
Pretty icons! I'm so glad there are still a lot of Buffy lovers out there...
youcallitwinter: and maybe then you'll seeyoucallitwinter on March 5th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
I actually just saw the entire series for the first time in Dec/Jan, so I'm very obsessed with it, and unfortunately I've arrived so late since the fandom isn't as active before; although I do love that most people are always ready to discuss Buffy anytime you want!
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jane_wanderlustjane_wanderlust on March 5th, 2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
WHAT IS FANDOM MARCH MADNESS THOUGH?
youcallitwinter: beauty in the breakdownyoucallitwinter on March 5th, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
IT IS EVERYWHERE, IS IT NOT, AND I'M ALL, BUT. WHAT. IS. THIS.

Hee, aerintine explains it way better than I can :D

http://youcallitwinter.livejournal.com/54417.html?thread=1697937#t1697937
jane_wanderlustjane_wanderlust on March 5th, 2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
Also, thank you thank you thank you for the delectable TVD meta posts, my love!
youcallitwinter: welcome to the hotel californiayoucallitwinter on March 5th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
YOU ARE ALWAYS MOST WELCOME OF COURSE <3 You should definitely check out the Velociraptors post because what even is that awesomeness? Also, my Buffy userpics have exceeded TVD. WHY AM I SO LATE IN LIFE?
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Richyl Honeycotte: warrichyl88 on March 5th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
nice icons. Snagged a few :)
youcallitwinter: you're extraordinaryyoucallitwinter on March 6th, 2012 12:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot! :)
Sarpaceisthetrick on March 6th, 2012 06:10 am (UTC)
flawless icons.

btw, does this mean you read my D/E/C chap?

(i also wrote the prologue, fyi)

thanks for the shout out.

ily (so many three letter abbreviations in this comment... ftw)
youcallitwinter: mad girl's love songyoucallitwinter on March 6th, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! <3

And wait, no, you've written that?! I haven't been getting all notifications and stuff, stupid LJ, so mostly I only come to know if someone said something on my journal, but I can tell if they replied to my comment on someone else's journal, etc. But oh my god, I MUST READ THAT. I'm going to check it out first thing tomo morning!

ILY TOO BB (hee, another lot of abbreviations :D)
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Florenciaflorencia7 on March 6th, 2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
Your icons are absolutely STUNNING!!! How are they brighter than my computer screen allows?? Beautiful *______*

I'm SO behind with fandom reading. So many awesome metas, so little time *sigh*
youcallitwinter: and I'm here to get it back from youyoucallitwinter on March 7th, 2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
Haha, I am obsessive about brightness while the artsy icons and always a little on the darker side; I'M SO GLAD YOU LIKED THAT :D

Oh man, tell me about it, I still haven't read a single thing that I recced. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME DD:
katiebug78: BTVS Buffy Bronzekatiebug78 on March 8th, 2012 06:49 am (UTC)
Wouldn't you know it - your Buffy icons are as exquisite as your VD icons. That's just magical stuff right there.
youcallitwinter: mad girl's love songyoucallitwinter on March 9th, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
I DID NOT KNOW YOU LIKED Buffy!! I am so late to the show, it's insane, but right now it's definitely my favorite show of all times. How is it so utterly self-aware and fabulous D: Also, thank you so much <3
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tonight make me unstoppable.: [mt] about powerseaforanswers on March 11th, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
I love these icons and I love the 'matching icons to Siken' idea and I love Siken and I LOVE that you made some Dawn icons and I love this post.

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youcallitwinter: till the end of the worldyoucallitwinter on March 11th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
I love that you chose all the correct things to love about this post :D I love Siken as well, and Dawn is one of my favorite Buffy characters (and Spike/Dawn is one of my definitive ships shhhh /issues)
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ragechillragechill on March 12th, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
These are stunning!
youcallitwinter: mad girl's love songyoucallitwinter on March 12th, 2012 10:17 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! :D