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31 May 2012 @ 03:25 pm
[45] Shades of Grey: TVD  

Two exams down \o/, and miles to go before I sleep :|

So, I was reading this fic and it just struck me I was relating to Damon a LOT differently than I usually do. So I literally just paused reading, because I couldn’t figure out what was different since he was definitely in character and his dialogue and description was completely Damon (it even had a line about Damon constantly muttering about his Persian rug when he was dragged up the stairs after his Rebekah!torture scene.)


And then I figure out, it was different because I was looking at him through Caroline’s gaze. So everything he did was a little more annoying, and a little more terrifying and a little more hypocritical. Which was kind of epic. Because usually, what tends to happen in fic is that it corresponds to an absolute character (pretty sure I’ve done that myself far too many times); like the character is fixed and attempts to stay in character means that there’s usually an effort to try and replicate the kind of dialogues and actions that the character on-screen performs. While, in first person, second person and third person limited, an absolute character, no matter how “in character” s/he is objectively, would probably mean that you’re undermining the POV you’re applying to the text. And sometimes it’s possible to make your POV narrator feel a certain thing for the character, but to make the reader feel something different towards the same character (esp in romantic-comedies, where the girl who’s narrating might think the guys’s a jerk initially, but you’re supposed to think he’s charming), but in that moment you’ve distanced yourself from the gaze you’ve adopted and added an external view to the proceedings. People, and therefore gazes, are very, very subjective so it’s possible to create characters who are not objectively in character, and yet very much so. Something that would, in general, be OOC for a character, may just be the best characterization in terms of your narrator. And even generally, there is rarely any absolute character or character that is fixed. So nothing is tangibly OOC for anyone as long as the fic/events can justify it. (It’s like if someone had mentioned S6!Willow’s characteristics  in S1 then that would’ve probably been considered ridiculously OOC).

/idk why i have these moments of randomness.

ANYWAY, GO READ (although this is not the same fic which is mentioned above, but y’know):

hyacinth girl by acronymed. SEE, this is why I said this fandom would be epic if all the people who wrote for LWD would just write for TVD D:

But, but, you guys, you must read of little faith (by the same author) because oh my god. THIS IS MY IDEA OF KOL/CAROLINE. THEY WOULD BE SNARKY AND BITCHY AND EPIC AND SO VERY VERY TWELVE.



I have this ridiculous affinity for negative spaces and bright colors in icons. So I forcibly stopped myself and said I would try out something different. (Although, yeah, I still couldn't let go of negative spaces BECAUSE I AM WEAK D:) So, I'm all 'omg what even' about this set. And 'ouch' about the title, but we can't let that book take-over a generally popular phrase. ANARCHY \o/



SHADES OF GREY: 20 in 20

wherever I go
The more I find out the less that I know



sample:

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10 THEMES

passion

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splash colorsandbox lovelie to methe yoko factoras in savior
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5 CATEGORY – FACELESS

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5 CATEGORY – ARTIST'S CHOICE

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ALTERNATES/OTHERS


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TEXTURES



zip/rar




+ Please comment and credit if taking. Also, please do not hotlink.
+ If you want to edit for personal use, like exposure or color or something, go ahead!
  
 
 
 
gemma: HH; Villaincranmers on May 31st, 2012 11:16 am (UTC)
GOOOOOOOOOOD LUCK!
Lol I love what you're doing to revise.

This is how I'm revising:



Amazing icons as usual though! ;)
youcallitwinter: tvd - caroline - barsyoucallitwinter on May 31st, 2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
Re: GOOOOOOOOOOD LUCK!
I KNOW, RIGHT? They should take out some law against this sort of time wastage D: But srsly tho, every time I take a break, I start making icons. It's pathological. x_______x

LOLOLOL. Continue with your A+ revising plz.



(Aww, thank you :D)
Re: GOOOOOOOOOOD LUCK! - cranmers on May 31st, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: GOOOOOOOOOOD LUCK! - youcallitwinter on May 31st, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: GOOOOOOOOOOD LUCK! - cranmers on May 31st, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: GOOOOOOOOOOD LUCK! - youcallitwinter on May 31st, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ever_neutral: hp ~ hermioneever_neutral on May 31st, 2012 11:26 am (UTC)
I enjoy your thoughts. I'm not sure I totally understand what on earth you speak, but good.

But actually though, I love reading Damon-from-the-outside. He is a cartoon.

In other news, omg why are you so good at graphics? :(((((((((( BUT YOU MADE "LIFE OF THE PARTY" JUST FOR ME, DIDN'T YOU? DIDN'T YOU.

omnomnom @ all the icons. My other favourites are "passion" (TROLOLOLOL) and "lie to me", because we know who I am. OM NOM NOM.

ALSO ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR REMAINING EXAMS.
youcallitwinter: tvd - d/e - the lonesome all understandyoucallitwinter on May 31st, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
That's because that is my pretentious asshole speak. DUDE, I LEGIT CANNOT EVEN HELP IT. Whenever I talk about something I'm remotely ~academically interested in, WHAM, metamorphosis. This is why I shall probably never post my TVD mirrors paper. I'm too embarrassed /nods.

But actually though, I love reading Damon-from-the-outside. He is a cartoon.

ISN'T HE THO. He's such a bitch and everyone has to deal with it and it's kind of epic.

In other news, omg why are you so good at graphics?

(You'd be too, if you wasted half as much time as I do, considering all I use are online editing softwares D:)

BUT YOU MADE "LIFE OF THE PARTY" JUST FOR ME, DIDN'T YOU? DIDN'T YOU.



OBV I DID. I haven't seen you around since a while so I assumed exams and such-like BUT IT'S FOR YOU. And the PASSION THEY CAN NO LONGER DENY ofc. /nods

Thanks, thanks, much needed at this stage D:
upupa_epops: [tvd] Damon/Elena/Stefan medalionupupa_epops on May 31st, 2012 11:28 am (UTC)
Those icons are too pretty for my own good :(. Far too pretty. I HAVE A THING FOR BLACK AND WHITE ICONS, WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO ME?

I see what you do with that Robert Frost thing.

Re: POV. FASCINATING! I never really thought about that, you know? But I kind of do it, subconsciously? I love to explore a character through another person's POV, because it's just so deliciously subjective, and it allows you to look at a character in a way they wouldn't look at themselves (which is why I love a Damon POV D/E fic: the way he sees Elena is so different from Elena's own headspace!). Basically: FUCK SCHOOL, COME TO ME AND TALK ABOUT POVS, BECAUSE YOU'RE WISE!!!!!!!!!1
youcallitwinter: btvs - buffy - halfyoucallitwinter on May 31st, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
Those icons are too pretty for my own good :(. Far too pretty. I HAVE A THING FOR BLACK AND WHITE ICONS, WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO ME?



I see what you do with that Robert Frost thing.

Carry on being awesome plz. Although I do not know what I did what that thing myself D:

But I kind of do it, subconsciously? I love to explore a character through another person's POV, because it's just so deliciously subjective, and it allows you to look at a character in a way they wouldn't look at themselves.

YES, YES AND YES. I do it consciously; I mean I hadn't thought about it at all, but Elena-in-Damon's-eyes and Elena-in-Elena's-eyes are very, very different. Elena's entire characterization changes according to who is looking at her. So, while it might be considered OOC, the thing is, it's entirely contingent on whoever has the subject position. It's like Stefan-from-Elena's-gaze would probably be completely genuine etc. It's fascinating, really! :O

Basically: FUCK SCHOOL, COME TO ME AND TALK ABOUT POVS, BECAUSE YOU'RE WISE!!!!!!!!!1



I AM THE WORST, WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE DD:
I am a troll but you know this by now - cranmers on May 31st, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Robyncakesbitterbird on May 31st, 2012 12:09 pm (UTC)
these are really amazing, love how you used colors to contrast against each other
youcallitwinter: tvd - elena - warrior princessyoucallitwinter on May 31st, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you, I find it incredibly hard to make grayscale icons for some reason, so I'm glad it worked for you :)
sun_sign: Katherine hehehesun_sign on May 31st, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
Omg, these are all amazing. The one with Katherine and her strawberry immediately stood out to me, not just because the strawberry is red but because it's just so classy and well-done. In all honesty though, nothing beats ''life of the party.'' How did you even get the idea to name it that?
youcallitwinter: stock - mt - slow seductionyoucallitwinter on May 31st, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)



Aww, thank you! I think Kat makes every icon cooler just by being in it /nods. Ooh, but I'm glad you liked that one, I agonized over it lol.

In all honesty though, nothing beats ''life of the party.'' How did you even get the idea to name it that?



CAN'T YOU JUST IMAGINE THIS GUY BEING A PARTY ANIMAL? The caption just captions itself. The ~triangle would angst over their world-ending angstiness and he'd be over by the alcohol in a bowl like "bitch plz".
azul_fyreazul_fyre on May 31st, 2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
These are so beautiful and I've always had a soft spot for black and white. Snagging #3 from faceless.
youcallitwinter: tonight i think i'll walk aloneyoucallitwinter on May 31st, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I find them really hard to get right for some reason :s Glad you like!
Frust-sheep: Vampire Diaries: Steroline & Delenafrust_sheep on May 31st, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
So beautiful as always! :)
youcallitwinter: you cannibalyoucallitwinter on May 31st, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much, as always! ;)
kj_svala: GF type typekj_svala on May 31st, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
these are awesome icons! I love black&white and negative space anyway, so this is just what I enjoy looking at ;D

thank you for sharing the pretty!
youcallitwinter: ats - ot4 - at the beginningyoucallitwinter on May 31st, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
Haha, I'm so glad; all my b&w posts are like 'BUT I HAVE COLORED VERSIONS OF THESE', so they end up...not being b&w at all. This time, I resolved, hee. And my love for negative space is borderline ridiculous, really :s

Thanks! :D
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Catesmells_corrupt on May 31st, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
Oooh, these are gorgeous icons (with some fabulous titles *g*)! I was just thinking that I needed a TVD icon, so I snagged a few of these.
youcallitwinter: ats - c/a - strange and untrueyoucallitwinter on May 31st, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
Hee, thank you so much! I AM NOT OVER MY BtVS/AtS OBSESSION STATE AS IS OBVIOUS THROUGH THE TITLES. And I'm glad you found something, I'm very bad at discerning what people like in general xD
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dums: CREEK. pj; bizarre gravitational pull.crickets on May 31st, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
Never have black and white icons looked so good.
youcallitwinter: the big badyoucallitwinter on June 1st, 2012 12:24 pm (UTC)
Never have I adored a comment so much.
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Alexia Lisa Drake: Vampire Diaries - Carealexia_drake on June 1st, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
I love that they have a very simple background, the subject stands out more. I mostly saved some of Caroline, Katherine and Faceless!Rebekah. I'll credit of course :D
youcallitwinter: tvd - caroline - smileyoucallitwinter on June 1st, 2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you! It totally didn't start out like that; I was just trying b&w, but my insane love for negative space finally turned them around to this, lol.
kukie92kukie92 on June 1st, 2012 06:41 am (UTC)
One of the best TVD icons I've seen. Love that you used B/W coloring and simple bg. Excellent work!!
youcallitwinter: tvd - ot3 - togetheryoucallitwinter on June 1st, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you, I'm very very color oriented so this was kind of tough, glad you liked them! :)
Lenre Li: Katie - backless dressuniversaldogma on June 1st, 2012 01:25 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, have taken the textures~ :D
youcallitwinter: be your teenage dream tonightyoucallitwinter on June 1st, 2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know! :D
A.: FNL: timbrasaremean on June 1st, 2012 01:43 pm (UTC)
these are great and i am taking them. thank you!
youcallitwinter: ats - c/a - playactingyoucallitwinter on June 1st, 2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome!
Alexia Lisa Drake: Vampire Diaries - Confusedalexia_drake on June 1st, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
Downloading the textures, lovely work as usual :D
youcallitwinter: if you steal my sunshineyoucallitwinter on June 1st, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
Haha, thank you so much, as usual ;)