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02 January 2007 @ 10:24 am
I've had two icons nominated over at super_awards - I've never been nominated (so far as I know) in one of those communities and it's always been one of those things I've aspired to. Yeah, I have no life and my aspirations are a little odd!


My graphics muse is back now and I have a list of things I want to accomplish today sitting right in front of me, top of that list is Booster's Banners - I don't quite believe it's been so long since I said I'd have a try at them. I think someone must have opened some kind of time/space rift somewhere. Possibly in the centre of Cardiff. *g* (Torchwood kinda rocked - I've been a little ambivalent about the show up until now, but Combat was fantastic (if a teeny bit predictable) and the two part finale was just awesome. I may give the whole season a rewatch at some point soon to see if the earlier episodes fare better the second time around (although Countrycide is never going to be anything but a huge disappointment to me. In case you missed it, I'm an SPN fan and I love the film Dog Soldiers - that might go a very long way towards explaining why the TW episode leaves me cold.)

On the other hand, the Sarah Jane Adventures was a bit crap really. I know it's aimed at kids - and they'll probably love it - but is it me or is Lis Sladen a bit... wooden in it?)

Aaaanyways, I was all productive yesterday, posted graphics to slayerversathon (come, join, post!), finished and returned emeraldswan's beta for SKoH6 and made some other graphics (new banner for the AVAs and a couple of wallpapers which were made for specific people, if I get the go ahead from them I'll post them publicly soon). Planning on doing the same today - but without the staying up to 4am watching Studio 60... I got work tomorrow. *g*
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Deacon Blue - Orphans
Sentimental yet sardonic: Access Denied (Torchwood)booster17 on January 2nd, 2007 10:57 am (UTC)

And Torchwood's main problem this year has been the wild inconsistancy of tone. You can get away with the mad shifting of comedy to horror to action adventure in Doctor Who as the location changes totally every episode. But Torchwood in Cardiff (a very familiar type of location/sight) demands that you're more steady. Jumping around from classic "Fairies aren't that nice" police style investigation to all out attempted horror to the dark Suzie ep to the slow and boring Time Travelers ep.... just pick a tone and stay with it!

And Sarah Jane was okay for a pilot ep, but the annoying Kasey must die horribly.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: tw//captain jack - martoufmartywhiskyinmind on January 2nd, 2007 11:22 am (UTC)
I think you might have hit the nail on the head there - possibly because it was an experiment to see if there could be a successful spin off, they seemed to be throwing everything at it to see what stuck. Has it been confirmed for a second season yet? If so hopefully it'll calm down a little and settle into a pattern (but not a predictable one because that would get dull).

The banners - any specific text you would like on them? I've got a basic layout done now which I'm pretty darn happy with, just need to tweak the colourings a little and then start messing with textures and brushes.
Sentimental yet sardonic: Faith Garbage 2booster17 on January 2nd, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
Second season was confirmed a couple of weeks back, but with the viewing figures it was getting for BB3 alone, I think it was always good.

Text-wise, I've been trying to think of some, but I'm coming up blank even using Garbage lyrics.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: faith//million lies - mewhiskyinmind on January 2nd, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
textless specs for you then.

Light colouring: http://pics.livejournal.com/mara_sho/pic/0016hc25

Darker: http://pics.livejournal.com/mara_sho/pic/0016kdbc

Lemme know what you think. :)
Sentimental yet sardonic: Sam - Oh crapbooster17 on March 5th, 2007 10:04 am (UTC)
Oh god, I am so sorry. Somehow, this reply went straight past me and I missed it completely. Only found it by accident when I was looking for something else completely in my email.

What else can I say but - I like! Thanks for all the hard work, and sorry again. :(
velvetwhipvelvetwhip on January 2nd, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
Yay for the nomination!!!!

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//jdm rock on - tinamishiwhiskyinmind on January 2nd, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm still kinda stoked about it to be honest. The quality of the icons in there is awesome each round, so to have two of mine crop up in there just blows me away!
velvetwhipvelvetwhip on January 2nd, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
You are very talented and people obviously recognize that!