2. Make an entry in your own journal and talk about the icons I chose, bitches.
This looks like fun, so contrary_lady picked 6 of my icons for me to explain....
NOT behind an LJ-cut, because it keeps screwing up on me.
I use my icons as an extended moodtheme. Office!Dean is used for when I'm feeling a little overwhelmed and unequipped to handle my life. It is also used for when I'm writing in my LJ instead of doing my job.
I often forget I have this one, actually. This is what I look like while I'm working. My job is boring. This is also what I look like late at night when I realize that unless I'm writing some crazy novel-length Supernatural fanfic, I have nothing to do. I should use this more often.
Bobby is awesome. This quote is from A Very Supernatural Christmas (s3), and I absolutely loved it in the show. I love the fact that no matter how knowledgable and awesome the Winchesters get, Bobby Singer will always be the one that can knock them down a peg or two. I like to use this icon when I'm feeling particularly ridiculous, or when I'm talking about how awesome Bobby is.
Family Remains is not one of my favorite episodes...but I absolutely love pictures of the boys and the Impala together. Unrelated to that, I also love bridges. This is such a nice shot of the car, and I love how the icon maker has done the effect around the edges like it was taken with old slide-film. The episode itself may have been missing something for me, but I think this scene was set in a really awesome location.
by me and mara_snh
I commissioned mara_snh
to make me this icon. I have no photoshop skills to speak of (for proof, look at my pathetic header), so if I have an idea for an icon, I have to find someone else to make it for me...or go on a bad search of communities to see if it already exists somewhere.
I had to get this one made after listening to the commentary by Jared and Jensen on Phantom Traveler. When they got to this scene in the episode, they both took a moment to make fun of their own acting...it is hilarious. Naturally, I use this icon when I'm contemplating things.
This is actually the first icon I used, I believe, when I set up this LJ. I REALLY like pre-series stuff, because so much of the boys' childhood informs what is happening in the part of their lives we see in the show. All of their issues are old ones - from Sam being coddled more than Dean, to Dean's abandonment issues, to their relationship with their father (which, as we all know, is a huge part of the show).
As a consequence, most of what I write is pre-series, so when I needed an icon to use when I posted my stories, this one seemed perfect. I don't unusually like animated icons, but I make an exception for this one - since it blends both the familiar THEN and NOW show titles, and also ties in nicely the fact that Sam and Dean have only ever had each other....and crappy hotel rooms.
And there you have it!