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27 December 2006 @ 02:56 pm
Icon Awards  
Since I don't win very many awards for my graphics since I am starting out and there are a lot better people than me, I just did one post to put them all under. That is, until I get better and I rule the icon making universe! MWAHAHAHA!

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Heather: BTVS - Willow/Taraamericangrl69 on December 27th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
I love the first one. Poor Will.
Kellyxlivvielockex on December 28th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
I love making Willow icons. I don't know what it is. I think it is because her hair always looks so dang cool! But just look at that face? How can you not want her to just keep her beer?
Heather: BTVS - Dark Willowamericangrl69 on December 28th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Dark Willow's cool too.
samsomsamsom on December 28th, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)
"Broken" broke my heart, because it's so true. She thought she was a part of them but it turns not really. Look at how stiff she is, with her arms crossed over her midsection. It makes me cry for her.

Reminds me of the other times we see her 'separated' from the Scoobies - once during WSWB, after everyone was cut down, Xander's cradling Willow, Giles has Jenny and Angel's run off to comfort Buffy. Poor Cordy is in the background, set apart, alone and unconscious.

The second time is during Dead Man's Party - at the beginning when Nighthawk and the others are chasing down the vamp and get thrown to the ground, right when Buffy saves the day - you see Willow piled with Xander and Oz. They're all scrunched in together, while Cordy's lying about a foot away, by herself. She helped them, but she wasn't a part of them. Amazing bits of visual subtext, I thought.

Anyway, you deserve the awards. Your icons are beautiful, and the Broken one says so much.
Kellyxlivvielockex on December 28th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
First off, thank you for the compliment.

Second, I am so glad that I am not the only one who saw that subtext within the show. Now, being a C/A shipper, we do have to rely on a lot of subtext within the show but outside from that, I can be pretty damn dense. But I so caught the seperation between Cordelia and the rest of the Scoobies all through BTVS. And to some extent, it was there by her own choice in ATS.

What I find really telling and interesting is that here is the Queen of Sunnydale High School, a girl who anyone who basically die to be associated with and she is pretty much shunned and teased by the "freaks". Sure, in my school, we made fun of the Queen of the school but if she came over and wanted to eat lunch with us, we all would have been falling over ourselves to pull out her chair. That is the way that high school works.

I think all too often that Whedon put his own high school views and bias into the show. I don't think in any world would the "freaks" have shunned the Queen to the extent that they did to Cordelia. She did try at times when she could have just walked away. I think that is very telling for her character.

And...I think I have rambled enough. Who knows, I might turn around and write a character manifesto about this. LOL
Lizzaylizzelda on December 29th, 2006 06:33 am (UTC)
M'dear, they are all beautiful! I love the colors in the 2nd one especially - those blues are simply gorgeous. Great work!