asked me about these icons! So here I am talking about them.
A-ko and B-ko from Utena! There are so many things I love about that show that it's ridiculous to call any one of them a favourite, but the Shadow Girls would certainly be one. They're so deliciously meta, with their Greek Chorus plays about the duels. And their fabulous hairstyles don't hurt either. ;) Most of my standard 'talking and listening' icons are of them, because that's pretty much all they do, and they do it with style
. (UFO style.) This one is by (I think) sorceresses
, as are at least half of all my Utena icons. You should go have a look, if you decide you need some yourself. ;)
This is probably (and sadly) the Azula icon I have that gets the least use, because it's not brightly colored. >D However, I think it's the first one of her I ever had, and I do still like it. It looks like she's about to firebend at my face! I almost wish I'd taken the Mai one right next to it
instead, though. Because I still don't have any icons of just Mai.
This is the first Samurai Champloo icon I ever used! I love how bright Mugen's clothes look, because I'm pretty sure it was never anything like that hue in the show. And how all three of them look like the cameraman told them "Okay, look badass!" about three seconds before the shutter clicked.
I think, at the time, I went looking for good Samurai Champloo icons specifically so I could use one of them when I talked about the terrible, terrible plotbunny I had at the time for a Samurai Champloo/My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic crossover. I still kind of have that plotbunny, actually.
This has become my standard 'asexuality' icon. I don't know, there's just something about a wooden sign on a brick wall saying "NO SEX PLEASE". :D
Even though it doesn't look like it, this is actually another Samurai Champloo icon! I don't remember when these appear in the show, but it might have been while Mugen was underwater. I really like the pinkish-red colors, even though I can never quite remember what this kind of flower is called. I do know it's the one flower, out of all my icons with flowers in them, that isn't a rose.
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This is Chrome Dokuro! She a teenage girl who walks around missing a bunch of her internal organs, and is way cooler than you. In addition, her substitute internal organs are made out of FIRE. (Mist
fire. She's just that cool, okay.) I've never figured out—or possibly just don't remember—if she's actually missing that eye, if it looks like Mukuro's, or if she just wears the patch for dramatic effect.
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! is, sadly, not the greatest with regards to ladies, so Chrome doesn't get to be the hero very often. However, this may not exactly be an unbiased opinion, because she is my favorite character in the whole manga, and possibly my favorite character in Shounen Jump manga period. <3
This icon encapsulates a major, major reason why I love Gokusen—actually, a lot of my favorite things—so much. On the right we have the math teacher Yamaguchi Kumiko, who genuinely cares about her delinquent students and wants to interest them in her subject. She also enjoys hanging out with her family—who just happen to be the most powerful yakuza group in town—stacking the bruised and groaning bodies of her opponents in large heaps, and helping people. With violence.
Meanwhile, on the left, we have Sawada Shin, her cool good-looking delinquent student and (eventually) unofficial lieutenant. He takes care of all the manly man stuff, like getting kidnapped.
. . . As I'm sure you can tell, THIS IS A REALLY GREAT MANGA. And bookelfe
on it is pretty fantastic too.Excuse me, I need to go read it again. (I actually brought the first volume with me to school today for Japanese practice. Oops?)
This is kind of my default Azula icon. And my default 'lady character looking cool' icon. It was also my actual default Dreamwidth icon for a while, but then I decided I should maybe cut back a bit. Save the looking-down-on-the-world smirk for when you need it, all that. (user name=sharp-pastels site=livejournal.com> actually has a ton of fantastic A:TLA icons other than this one, just pointing that out.)
I love it to pieces, because it's just so Azula
I kind of have a thing for phantom thieves, and Kaitou Kid is no exception. Even though I'm only sort of in Detective Conan/Magic Kaito fandom (*is still only 23 volumes into main canon*) I positively adore this character. Tragic past, secret identity, friendly rivals, deadly opposition, enjoys his work . . . the only thing that makes me at all sad is the fact that he is not a girl. Because the world does not have enough girl phantom thieves. But this does not make him not fantastic!
This is also my standard ":D!" icon. The full keywords are actually ":D no snipers this heist!" which may actually be kind of revealing about my perception of Kaito as a character.
I really like all the scenes where Utena plays sports, right from the basketball scene in the first episode. It's just really fun to see her run around and do stuff that's not related to the duels, having a good time. I also like the bright-but-sort-of-washed-out colours in this particular icon, and the way she's winking at the camera. Actually, I didn't even notice the baseball in her hand when I first started using it.
Comment on this entry with the secret keyword 'yankumi', and I will ask you about five of your icons (whenever I remember to).