the_abcs_of_justice: (fear the stick)
But today is not that day. :p

Actually, I was going to post a rant about some character bashing I heard the other day and how much it annoyed me but then I was too tired to actually do so. So instead I took my anger out by drawing a stupid picture that doesn't actually have anything to do with what I was angry about.


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Umm, yeah... ^^; Like I said, this is just a stupid idea I've actually had in my head for awhile now. It came about when I happened to see a LJ user with the name [livejournal.com profile] universejuice and misread it as "unversedjuice". And I was like, "Why would anyone want to make juice out of Unversed?"

My brain works in strange ways sometimes. >.>
the_abcs_of_justice: (sora - booster_rocket)
Geez, I've spent way too much time on the computer today fooling around. I really need to cut that out. I did get a bite from the Photoshop bug, though, and made a couple of icons. It's my first foray into the world of Firefly fanart. Grab them if you feel like it.



The first two icons were inspired by an off-hand remark that [livejournal.com profile] marsterslady made in a post today about how Mal is the new Han Solo. I couldn't resist iconning it 'cause it's so true. It's also very eerie how similar some of Nathan and Harrison's poses are in the promo shots.

Pictures from Can't Take the Sky and TheForce.net. Brushes from Hybrid Genesis.
the_abcs_of_justice: (carpet - crackers4jenn)
So, earlier last week [livejournal.com profile] fer1213 asked if I would do some fan art for her story "When We Fight". I got frustrated at first because my original idea didn't pan out, but once I found these particular promo shots of Buffy and Spike, it was all smooth sailing from there. Hopefully she won't still be too busy with the kitchen floor and end up missing this. :)

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And here's the larger version if you want that, too. I hope you like it, Fer!

Brain dump

Feb. 5th, 2005 10:35 pm
the_abcs_of_justice: (glance)
Hmmm.... Apparently people rarely have anything to talk about over the weekend. Including me. :)

Hey [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup, if you have the time to do it I could use some help with screencaps again. Specifically the scene from 'Afterlife' when Buffy goes to Spike's crypt and they sit down across from each other. And also Spike's reaction shots during his "every night I save you" speech.

Finally, I have the proof of something I noticed a long time ago. I'm probably in the minority on this, but I've always loved Spike's hair from shortly after he was turned. I thought it looked really good on him, and there's a small part of me that's kind of disappointed that he didn't keep it that way. But there's another reason why I like it, too. Because it looks exactly like Jack's hair in Titanic. See? They're hair twins! :)



Yes, I do have very strange thoughts sometimes.

Also, here's a couple more wallpapers, another LJ banner, and an icon behind the cut. The icon is actually a remake of an animated one I did awhile back. I didn't realize it at the time, but the animated version ended up exceeding LJ's file limits by a lot and I couldn't really figure out how to fix that. So I just made a different one instead. And I really wish I could be more like the people who can churn out dozens of icons at a time and have them all look beautiful, but unfortunately I just rarely ever get any icon ideas. Then there's also the fact that I just like working in the larger mediums better. Oh well.

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We also got a visit today from the husband of one of my dad's cousins, Marleen, who lives in Canada. She was going to come down too, but some meetings that cropped up at the last minute kept that from happening. Her husband came down on his own because he was being given some kind of award from one of the universities here, and so he stopped by to have lunch with us. One of the interesting things I learned is that Cousin Marleen is working on a project that's been getting a lot of attention. Something about using robots to help train nurses, especially those who come from other countries and whose licenses aren't recognized in Canada.

Anyway, she's been invited to fly out to the Sultanate of Oman next month and give a talk at a conference there. My family isn't generally known for doing big, huge things or being world travellers, so I thought that this was really cool. She'll be staying in the capital at Muscat for a few days, and the people who invited her are paying her way. I don't remember whether her husband said what hotel she'd be staying in, but I looked up one of the expensive ones on the web here and damn is it ever posh. I'd love to be invited to stay in a place like that!
the_abcs_of_justice: (in need - awmp)
I should really probably wait until I finish more stuff to share anything, but since I'm having problems figuring out layouts for everything else and don't know how long it'll take to resolve them, I'll just go ahead and post this anyway. After I finished the wallpaper, I thought it might look neat as a LJ banner too, so i made one of those as well. It's a lot darker than is normal for me, 'cause I like things to be bright and shiny, but I think it turned out pretty well. And big thanks again to [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup for gettting me the screencaps I needed!



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This also just goes to prove that I can even be schmoopy about Season 6, in spite of the badwrongness of it all. :)
the_abcs_of_justice: (turok ham)
Well, I know that I said I wasn't going to post anything else here and there are still other people's posts that I wanted to respond to but haven't yet but..... Well, this is probably going to sound egotistical, but I'm so excited that I really don't care. I thought that my muse has abandoned me temporarily after the last piece of art I did, but then another idea came to me and ever since I finished it yesterday, I just can't seem to stop staring at it. It's just so..... I don't even have the words. I want to make a poster out of this thing, I love it so much. I still can't believe that I managed to accomplish this, especially since I thought my blending skills still needed work. Of course, it could have just been a fluke and I'll be back to struggling through next time, but still.....

Heh. See, what'd I tell ya? Egotistical, that's me. But, umm, if you want to take a look for yourself, then here it is.


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Well, okay, and I also keep staring at it because I love Spike's hair in The Gift. Why couldn't he have kept it that way for the rest of the show? ::pouts::

Whew!

Dec. 13th, 2004 09:31 pm
the_abcs_of_justice: (Spuffy fan - ?)
Last art update for at least a little while. This thing was such a pain in the ass to make that my muse decided to take a vacation. I think I may have gone a bit overboard with the textures, since I haven't really used them much before. And blending is still something that doesn't come easily to me, but practice makes perfect, I guess.


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Credit where credit is due:

Textures are from Hybrid Genesis.
Screenshots from Screencap Paradise.
And also, this wallpaper by Sasha at the BuffyWorld.com forums helped give my inspiration a kick in the pants. It helped me realize that I had been trying to build a layout around the wrong pictures, and after that everything else starting falling into place. That both my wallpaper and hers happen to have a 'Crush' theme is just a happy coincidence. :)
the_abcs_of_justice: (Default)
Haven't really been able to think of anything to say lately. I don't actually have anything to say right now, either, except that I wanted to post this:


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I really like this one a lot, 'cause I love that shot of the island and how you can see the ocean in the distance and the giant cliff. So I just had to use it somehow. And I hope I remembered to include everyone. This show has way too many characters. :p

Oh, and also all the screenshots used are by [livejournal.com profile] crumblingwalls.
the_abcs_of_justice: (be calm - sdwolfpup)
I noticed on [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup's wishlist that she said she wanted Faith/Wood fanart or fanfic. So since I rather like the idea of F/W together and I've haven't really done any art with them before, I thought I'd give it a shot. Well, okay, and also just because I wanted an excuse to finally use the screenshot of Wood's thumbs up gesture from 'Chosen'. It cracks me up everytime I see him do that. :)


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Also, even though [livejournal.com profile] molly_may, [livejournal.com profile] st_salieri, and [livejournal.com profile] wisteria_ have already mentioned many of my favorite Jossverse moments in their lists, I want to do this meme too just because it's such a terrific idea.

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Thank God!

Nov. 27th, 2004 03:48 pm
the_abcs_of_justice: (cozumel)
My cat gave me a serious scare today. She went out last night but never came back in, even though we kept looking for her. She's a very skinny cat and doesn't have a very thick coat, so we don't want to leave her out in the cold weather for long. I have no idea how cold it got last night, but when I woke up at 8 this morning it was 33 degrees and the cat was still nowhere to be found. I went out and looked everywhere in the yard where she could possibly hide and couldn't find her. So I've been upset all day, afraid that she might have frozen to death or was hurt and I'd never find her. And then half an hour ago she suddenly showed up on the front porch and came in to eat like nothing had happened! Stupid cat. I'd yell at her if I wasn't so happy to see her. Now I need to go take a nap and try to recover from that ordeal. :p

But before I go:



For [livejournal.com profile] elisi, since it was her wallpaper, and [livejournal.com profile] fer1213, since she mentioned making an icon of it and I hadn't thought of that before.
the_abcs_of_justice: (creatures of habit - icafreak)
For one of her holiday wishes, [livejournal.com profile] elisi wanted a 'Chosen' wallpaper with the flaming hands. So this is what I came up with. I hope you like it, elisi! And I can always make any changes to it you might want. :)


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And as for tonight's Amazing Race, Victoria really needs to stand up to Jonathan and kick his ass. I seriously don't know why on earth they ever got married in the first place, since all he ever does is scream at her. I think his ox must have broke a long time ago. :p
the_abcs_of_justice: (AL - crackers4jenn)
Well, I was going to wait a bit longer to post these 'cause I thought about trying to make some icons from the dailies, too. But that would require me to haul my PS2 downstairs and hook it up to the WebTV and then make captures and e-mail them to my computer, and I haven't felt like going through that particular rigamarole lately. Yes, I do things in an extremely strange and primitive way because I'm still too cheap to buy an actual DVD drive. Maybe someday...

Anyway, here's the preview:

1. 2. More behind here )
the_abcs_of_justice: (Default)
Umm... I'm really freakin' nervous about posting this, because it's the first time I've ever done fanart based on a fanfic. But the idea just happened to pop into my head and wouldn't leave me alone until I finished it, so here goes. Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] fer1213's current WIP, "Third Chances":


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I hope you like it, Fer!
the_abcs_of_justice: (Default)
*collapses*

Whew! Man, I haven't had this much excitement in months! I'm still riding on a high from all the praise people have been giving me and still amazed that my art was such a big hit. Woo! I don't think I'd want to deal with excitement like this all the time, but I did have a lot of fun. :)

Heh. Don't mind me. I'll calm down eventually and then everything will be back to normal. I finally finished replying to all the comments I received, so now I just have to get caught up on my FL for the last couple of days.

Also, my first two Buffy action figures arrived in the mail this week! I'm now the proud owner of Giles and Australian!Buffy. She has short hair, but I can't really tell if she's supposed to be from Season 2 or Season 6. I think she might be Season 2 Buffy disguised as Season 6 Buffy, just with a blue shirt instead of a white one. She does have a cool jacket made of real leather, though, so it's all good. :) I don't have a Spike for her yet, so she'll have to settle for Action!Seifer instead. He sorta looks like Spike, if you squint real hard.
the_abcs_of_justice: (Default)
Does anyone have the stills from the edited bits of the OOMM dream sequence saved on their computer? Or maybe know of a site that has them? I have a project I'd like to use the pictures in, but unfortunately I can't remember where I last saw them.


Now I need to go distract myself from thinking about how I'll be carless for awhile and how stupid I was for getting into that accident this morning. *shakes head in disgust* I really need to learn to be a bit more patient and not follow behind people too closely. At least no one was hurt, though, so that's good. Fortunately my car isn't a total loss, but I don't know how long it's going to take to get it repaired. :(
the_abcs_of_justice: (Default)
Yes, that means it's time for me to spam everyone with another wallpaper. Two character tributes down, umpteen million more to go. :)


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I've already got a start on three others: Giles, Spike, and Spike/Buffy. Although I'll probably hold off on working on the last two until the whole [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_spike thing starts. Although I'm kinda regretting signing up for it now. There are so many talented people out there in fandom that I'm starting to worry that everyone will hate my simplistic little creations. Oh well, guess I'll just have to deal with it, good or bad, when the time comes.
the_abcs_of_justice: (Default)
Not again! I thought after the whole John Stevens fiasco that America would wise up and clean the wax out of their ears. Apparently not. Granted, La Toya was a bit off her game last night, but I thought that Jasmine was obviously the weakest one. And yet she ends up being safe and La Toya goes home. Does America have some sort of grudge against the black girls that I don't know about, because they seem bound and determined to get rid of them no matter what.

*sighs* Why exactly am I still watching this show again?



ETA: To cheer myself up, I think I'll post my newest wallpaper, which I just finished. I'm quite proud of this one, actually. I think it's probably the best so far. The only thing I'm not sure about is whether I should've made the blue deeper or not. Either way looks good, I guess. Anyway, my inspiration came from a LoTR screensaver I saw on someone's computer at work, and I thought it would be cool to try and imitate using a Buffy theme instead. I was thinking about doing one for each major character on the show, but we'll see how it goes.


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More art

Apr. 17th, 2004 08:52 pm
the_abcs_of_justice: (Default)
I actually freaked myself out with this one. I have no clue what on earth possessed me to do it, but yikes!



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And while I'm here, I might as well do that Buffy meme that's been going around, too.

Yay! Meme! )
the_abcs_of_justice: (Default)


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This one came about because I love the desert scene from 'Restless' and that overhead view of Buffy walking in the sand, so I wanted to do something that featured that. I know the whole scene was about Buffy rejecting the First Slayer's assertion that the Slayer is always alone and not a part of the world, but I think in a way that both of them are right. Buffy isn't truely alone because she has her friends and family, who are always there for her and are obviously the reason why she has survived for as long as she has. But, I think that there's some truth to what the First Slayer said as well, and it's echoed in Buffy and Faith's conversation from 'End of Days'. Because even though Bufffy has so many people supporting her, she's still the one they all look to to get the job done, the one who ultimately has to save the day. Although I think that Buffy puts far more pressure on herself than anyone else does because she feels like she always has to live up to everyone's expectations.

Anyway, I'm not really very good at the philosophical stuff, so that explanation might not make much sense. Just trying to give my reasoning behind the text on the wallpaper and why I think it's appropriate. :)

ETA: Actually, the only thing that really bothers me about this one is that there's kind of a big blotch in the middle of the top half. It's a product of the masking effect I used, but I just couldn't find a way to get rid of it or make it look any better so I just left it as is. Ehh.. guess I'll just have to keep on practicing to get better at this.
the_abcs_of_justice: (Default)
I made this wallpaper recently, but I don't really know of any communities where I could post it to share, so I guess I'll just put it in here for now.



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This was the first time that I've ever been smacked upside the head by an idea. It just wouldn't leave me alone and let me sleep until I worked on it. :p I really like how it turned out, though. The quote is, of course, from 'Lover's Walk', but I think it's quite an appropriate fit for the ending of 'Fool For Love'. Which, by the way, is still one of my all-time favorite scenes of any television series ever. I wish I could meet JM and SMG and give them a giant bear hug for being such fabulous actors. And Doug Petrie, too. :)

I had another idea for a wallpaper, but I don't think I'll be able to do it now. I wanted to use those pictures of the deleted bits from the 'Out of My Mind' dream scene that had posted months ago, but unfortunately when I went back to the entry, the links now longer worked. Now I'm annoyed at myself for not saving the pictures on my computer when I had the chance. (hitting head against wall) Stupidstupidstupidstupid. *sigh* Oh well. Nothing I can do about it, I guess. I'll just have to try and think of something else to make.

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