mayhap: Trixie and Honey bent over Trixie's hand with text practically perfect (practically perfect)
You know how you read about heroin being invented for use as a cough suppressant and you think whoa, that sounds like some crazy overkill? And then you get a serious business cough and you think, no, actually, some heroin sounds great right about now?¹

So yeah, I've been coughing my damn head off for nearly a week now and it's really starting to get to me. Combined with the full-body ache and the quasi-feverish inability to concentrate on anything, I've been gravitating towards undemanding tasks like rereading old Trixie Belden books and rewatching old episodes of That Mitchell and Webb Look, because even non-sketch television shows require too much sustained attention. I did make this icon, though, because the illustration was too cute and I couldn't resist (and now I wish all my Trixies were the so-called deluxe editions, because the interior illustrations are gorgeous. I have three of them, along with a mix of oval paperbacks and "ugly" hardcovers, plus two cameos, which also have nice interior illustrations).

For the curious, in this scene Honey is equipping Trixie with a fake diamond ring to wear in place of her real one, which she has gotten her parents to remove from their safety deposit box, ostensibly to impress Honey's visiting cousin Ben but in fact as a deposit on a used car her brother wants to buy.²

[Honey] linked her arm through Trixie's and she strolled down the stairs. "Jim and I think you're just wonderful, Trixie. Practically perfect. So don't pay any attention to Ben when he makes stupid remarks. I mean, don't stay away from here all week on account of him. The house party is all set. Di has accepted. I invited her for the whole vacation when I asked her to come out today because I suddenly remembered that she and Ben are both music-lovers. They'll probably spend the whole time listening to records, so we won't ever see them, except at meals." She stopped to catch her breath.

Trixie hugged her arm. "You're the one who's wonderful, Honey," she said softly. "Practically perfect."
Sharp-eyed BSC fans will notice that I used Kristy's handwriting font. It's pretty similar to the handwriting used for Trixie's "signature" on the book's endpapers,³ it was already on my computer, and it makes a cute kidlit girlslash Easter egg.


¹Don't do heroin.

²This scheme is in fact every bit as harebrained as it sounds and in fact in many respects this book does not hold up so well, alas.

³The previous owner of my copy of The Mystery Off Glen Road, one Janelle Johnson, taught herself to forge both Trixie and Honey's signatures. I did likewise, although since I didn't actually write on the book's endpapers I don't know where my own efforts are.
mayhap: Tezuka in blue and red tones with text Zone (Tezuka Zone)
I know, I know, I'm a.) behind on watching the OVAs (I don't want it to be over!) and b.) should be asleep anyway (but I'm not tired! Gay tennis is my drug!)

Shepard Fairey, feel free to sue me. Tezuka will fuck your shit up for being careless.
mayhap: mosaic magpie (magpie)
I have a new icon, courtesy of this newly uncovered pagan Roman mosaic beneath the Cathedral of Reggio Emilia, via [livejournal.com profile] newredshoes. It is a magpie and it likes shiny things and I approve, having been in a rather acquisitive mood myself lately.

I also have a Twitter, because it occurred to me that if I waited too long to haul my ass onto the bandwagon, somebody was going to steal my username, and anyway, I need to stalk Stephen Fry more efficiently. The only thing is ... I am not entirely sure what else to do with it. Oh god, this means I'm getting old and senile, doesn't it?

GIP, again

Aug. 9th, 2006 03:33 pm
mayhap: Inui's glasses shining (shiny glasses)
[livejournal.com profile] belmanoir is watching the Prince of Tennis and making icons! I am all a-squee, not unlike Inui in this lovely icon.
mayhap: Inui throws stuff into his juice (Inui Juice)
So, I needed an Inui Juice icon a.) for my forthcoming Inui Juice exploits (my brother is also going to sample it, because he'll drink pretty much anything if you dare him to, muah) and b.) just because. I am posting with it now because it took me ridiculously long to figure out how to animate it and I am very proud.
mayhap: Ryoma working in the school library (pages do it by the books)
Because if all my friends jumped off a bridge, I would too: http://mayhap.vox.com

I put in all the books I've read in the last couple of days, which was pretty slick. I used to do something similar with my LJ links list but I would get behind and not be able to remember everything and then delete them all. This is much more convenient and has pretty pictures. However, it won't let me actually update my blog there without opening Firefox, because it doesn't support Safari or OmniWeb. Oh well.

My dad and I had lunch at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art this afternoon. I jumped over a two and a half foot stone wall in the lawn in the rear of the building. If you don't think this is any great achievement, bear in mind that I was wearing a denim miniskirt and boots with heels at the time.
mayhap: indistinct screencap of hands with text My hands are the best part of this episode (Sark hands)
I'm a sad, sad little Sark fangirl. And I've made peace with that.
mayhap: (gathering data)
It all starts so innocently. You read [livejournal.com profile] marksykins's Shinji/Ryoma fic and you think oh, I wish I had some grip tape icons.

Next thing you know, it's three in the morning, you've watched like ten episodes of Prince of Tennis, most of which don't even have anything to do with grip tape, and oh my God I don't even know what Inui and Kaidoh are doing in this screenshot ) but I'm pretty sure it's a form of foreplay, and seriously, drugs are bad, kids, so stay away from PoT.

Sleep now.

GIP

Apr. 30th, 2006 01:17 pm
mayhap: Kristy and Mary Anne, pillow fight! (Kristy/Mary Anne)
I have made a Kristy/Mary Anne OTP 4eva icon. It was difficult, because I had to photoshop Claudia, Mallory and Dawn out of their adorable lesbian pillowfight.

Good news

Feb. 24th, 2006 04:27 pm
mayhap: Campaign poster with text Re-elect Governor Marley - When there's only one candidate, there's only one choice (Re-Elect Governor Marley)
Malcolm Gladwell has a blog: [livejournal.com profile] malcolmgladwell. It should help to satisfy the cravings in between New Yorker articles.

Also, gratuitous icon usage!
mayhap: Chase's tie is in Slytherin house colors (Chase)
Cut for Alias )

Also, GIP. (Gratuitous icon usage? I was going to make the post anyway ...)
mayhap: Sark at gunpoint, nose bloodied, with text sex & violence (sex and violence)
Today I did a presentation on sex. It was awesome, except I forgot to put in the part about seahorses. Oh well. I saved it as a PowerPoint and put it up here for your possible viewing enjoyment. It features hot mantis sex! (11.7 MB file)

The rest of my group was not as fabulous as me, naturally, but still it was good, and went pretty smoothly. We showed the Every Sperm is Sacred song from Meaning of Life as an icebreaker, and we served ice cream for refreshments, too.

Also, I made this icon. I am feeling much more fannish towards Alias now than I ever did before, possibly because the actual show is just not as much fun for me any more. I have plotted out how the rest of the season should unfold, but JJ does not return my calls.

Predictably, now that I am back in the US, the long-awaited BBC Creative Archive has launched. Enjoy, all you British-type peoples.

GIP!

Feb. 17th, 2005 03:06 pm
mayhap: hennaed hands, writing (*smirks*)
This is my sexy, sexy Sayid icon.

His job is to smirk at you all, and to flirt shamelessly with my Sawyer icon.

That is all.

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