1. Reply to this post with 'Icons!', and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will - allegedly - create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.
ranka wants me to talk about the following icons of mine:
- Dakota Bear Shares. I was feeling silly one day when I still lived in Creston, Iowa with my parents, so I took pictures of my stuffed animals and my doll Buddy doing funny things. I made a couple icons from those, and this is one of them. Dakota Bear (named after Dakota Fanning, but he's a boy bear) in this one is sharing with Angela Raccoon (RIP 2007). It's cute but I don't use it very much anymore because in 2007 a dog got hold of Angela and tore her to pieces. Pieces I still have, in my closet. :-(
- This icon is the symbol of Ahndahn, the God/dess of Order and Sex in the Traipahni religion "Yahgahn," which I am a believer in. (It's a constructed religion I made.) "She" (all Traipahni Deities are hermaphrodites) is consort (wife/husband) of Shao'Kehn, God/dess of Chaos and Protection. There are three sentient species native to Traipah, and one of them - the Ah'Koi Bahnis - are humanoid. The box is, of course, a symbolic representation of the genitals of the Ah'Koi Bahnis (they have a penis, but it is retractable and prehensile). The yellow things represent both A) The three moons of Traipah. & B) The three phases of each moon. So those three yellow moons actually represent 9 different moon phases. This is important because 3 and 9 are highly sacred numbers in the Yahgahn religion.
- Shao-Dahn's Arch. This symbol is a combination of the above symbol of Ahndahn and the Shao'Ahn'Dih'Gahn of Shao'Kehn, representing their marriage and also representing the fact that Chaos and Order are inseperable - you literally cannot have one without the other.
- Our Lady Of Perpetual Grace, Saint Tara Lipinski. When I was younger, about 15 or 16, I developed an epic crush on Tara Lipinski, an ice skater. It continued over the years and when I was about 18 or 19 I discovered Discordianism. I declared her to be a Saint and something akin to a Goddess. I even wrote an entire Discordian scripture called Lipinski 66.69, which is in a 6x6x6 format (6 main sections, those sections divided into 6 sections, and THOSE sections divided into 6 more sections), so it is rather long (I have it in two files). Somewhat recently (last couple years) I re-read some of it and got inspired to make this icon.
- Honesty Is The Best Policy. This icon is basically a scene from the anime Elfin Leid (sp? German for Elf Song). The anime is about a new species of mutant humans called Diclonious. They have horns and invisible extra arms called vectors that can allow them to "fly" and to cut things. The anime revolves around the adult Diclonious named Lucy, who was not treated well by humans (no surprise there) and who, as a child, snapped psychologically and went on a murderous rage, killing people with her vectors. She was captured and further treated badly, and later escapes.
The scene in the icon is from a flashback, I think from the beginning of her rampage. I don't want to spoil any more of the anime, but it's not the boy she's killed in that scene... it's his sister. All the text except for "The moral of the story is: honesty is the best policy" is from that scene. The text I added makes sense in context, but that would require spoiling the anime even more.