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thirty seven // 67 icons

Wow, where has the time gone? There have been a bunch of great challenges over the past few months, but the combination of lack of time and lack of my muse has really thrown me for a loop. It feels like I made these particular icons forever ago, and I've been meaning to post them but I keep forgetting. These include submissions for pokicons, theiconthrone, tvlims and a few other places. Oh, and one The 100 straggler (and an alt) that was actually from 2014. Don't even ask.

Clearly Jessica Jones has been very inspiring for me. I'm not normally one to icon Marvel/DC/superhero fandoms, but this show has been such a game-changer.

32 Jessica Jones
8 Lost
7 Jane the Virgin
4 Mr. Robot
3 Shadowhunters
10 Pushing Daisies, Sherlock, The 100, The Shannara Chronicles, Veronica Mars
3 Sense8, Stock, The Little Mermaid



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thirty six // 32 icons

Here's my entry for round two at 20muses, where we basically got our inspirations from playing a "board game" of sorts using random dice rolls. It's such a fun and unique challenge, and I knew I had to take part no matter what. But stupid me didn't set aside time to make icons until... this Tuesday, actually. This is the result of three days of furious iconning. I had to half-ass a bunch of icons, but I also have some that I really ended up liking. So, eh, mixed bag.

I usually get really inspired by songs (which seems to be a minority opinion for this round) and less so by color palettes, so I was a little bummed that I got a bunch of the latter. But I guess that's the luck of the draw?

Jessica Jones is pretty much my solo iconning muse these days. It's just so good, guys. I mean, it features a strong, snarky, flawed woman and a strong female relationship that is deep and complicated and doesn't revolve around men. That in itself is a miracle. The story's really dark and engaging, and the twists and turns can be unpredictable and often times shocking. I've always loved Krysten Ritter and this was the perfect role for her.

Mr. Robot is another great show. I've never watched Fight Club before, but I've heard that the two have a few similarities. The show makes you question if what you're seeing is real, and it's one of those quietly intense shows that really sucks you in.

17 Jessica Jones
15 Mr. Robot



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Jane the Virgin - Jane/Michael - Kiss

thirty five // 15 icons

Yikes, this entry is full of very few 2015 icons and long overdue. Free time and inspiration are two things currently evading me, but in the meantime I've still been milling around, appreciating all the gorgeous icons that continue to be made. It's been a crazy year and I haven't been on LJ nearly as much as I used to, but I miss making icons! I'm hoping this year I can finally get back into it. How can I not with great new (or relatively new) shows like Jessica Jones and Sense8, which I haven't iconned at all, not to mention all my old favorites?

Anywho, onward with my pitifully small icon post.

P.S. Why is LJ making my apostrophes quotes in the cut text? I don't like it. Not one bit.

10 Jane the Virgin
3 Lost
2 Gotham



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thirty four // 28 icons

Finally, an entry full of new icons! This is for Seeing Double at inspired20in20, a type of challenge I've always wanted to try out. I have less alts than usual, probably because iconning the same cap twice gave my indecisive tendencies a chance to shine. I've been falling hard for pastel coloring these days, so there's a lot more of that going on in this entry.

I can't stress enough how much I love this little show. It's my favorite new thing on TV right now. If you're not watching it already, give it a try! The ensemble is great (especially as led by Gina Rodriguez, who is killing it). The writing is hilarious and heartwarming (the narrator gives me so many Pushing Daisies feels, but he's actually even better). I go from laughing to crying to laughing about 10 times every episode. The story lines are perfectly over-the-top since it's based on a telenovela, but there's a very human touch to all of it. And the characters are much more than what you see on paper. The villain's never 100% evil, the good guy doesn't always make the right decisions, etc.

I tried to spread a little love to most of the characters in this set, but... needs more Rogelio and Petra! I'll do my best to correct that when I make more icons of this wonderful show.

P.S. You can click on the icons to see the original cap.

28 Jane the Virgin



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Jane the Virgin - Jane/Michael - Kiss

thirty three // 23 icons

I didn't want to start 2015 with a post full of 2014 icons, yet here we are. Headdesk. The icons in this mini-post are from the7days, pixelheroes, wonderous_stuff's Gift of Giving and iconsomething's Giftmas.

I'm feeling pretty 'meh' about this post because I feel like I rushed most of them to meet deadlines at various icon comms. That being said, I do like the ones I made for the gifting activities. I guess I don't want to let my giftees down, but it's okay when I'm iconning on my own? I haven't been iconning as much and it feels like my creative juices have just been going down the drain.

My hope (not resolution because making it official tends to backfire and I fail hard) is to return to iconning and doing the things I love most with my icons. So... *crosses fingers*

15 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Once Upon a Time, Selfie, Suits, The Mindy Project
2 Donten ni Warau
6 Glee, Hannibal, Jane the Virgin, Lost, Sherlock, Teen Wolf



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thirty two // 58 icons

Another much-needed icon dump, full of icons made for the7days, iconbattling, s1icontest and probably one or two more I'm forgetting at the moment.

Last but certainly not least, I participated in icontalking's epic Lost battle, which was in celebration of the show's 10 year anniversary. Several icon makers got together and reached an overall consensus of our favorite 20 characters, then made an icon for each of them. Lost was the show that got me into fandom. It sucked me in from the beginning and I was an eager captive until the very end and beyond. It's carved out its own spot in my heart (and is still my number one show to this day), so I knew I had to take part in this battle. Check out the first and second parts for a great collection of Lost icons.

31 Lost
14 Hannibal
8 The Mindy Project
5 Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Game of Thrones, Nikita, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Star-Crossed



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Pushing Daisies - Ned - Pie

thirty one // 31 icons

My submission for Round 30: Adventures in Wonderland over at 20inspirations. I missed the comm's Down the Rabbit Hole theme, so when this came along I was so happy! Freeing yourself up to play and go crazy with compositional elements you never would've dared to otherwise is a pretty great feeling.

[Ramblings about working with this round and my love note to the show.]I pushed myself with my first few icons, but they still felt a little too familiar to me. So I tried out two styles I really admired but hadn't really explored: the painty style and the grungy yet classy vintage style. There are also a few styles thrown in there that I don't even know how to describe. :P As a result, this set is a mix of light and sweet, quirky and carnival-like, and dark, gritty and strange. What better show to use than Pushing Daisies, which fits these three styles to a T?


Working on this batch really made me miss the show that much more. The story and style were amazing enough, but the writing was a special kind of gem. The dialogue was incredibly fun, at times philosophical and deep, other times funny and whimsical, yet always witty. No one actually speaks the way these characters do, but that's part of what kept the show in its own happy little bubble. That being said, amazingly enough I barely used text in this batch. I really tried to focus on my texture use and compositions. These icons probably won't be for everyone, but I kinda like this crazy mishmash that I ended up with.


Also, what are the odds that this post has the same number of icons as my last one (and another 20in20 at that)?

31 Pushing Daisies



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thirty // 31 icons

My first non-sitcom 20in20 submission! Granted, I've only done two other ones. This was for Round 34 at inspired20in20. The theme focused on four major elements of iconning: cropping, coloring, composition and text (the icons are arranged in that order). It brought me back to theiconquest, so I decided to do an even split; five for each technique, though I ended up incorporating at least two elements for most of these.

My inspiration tank has been running low as of late, but fueled by my sudden desire to churn out some Game of Thrones icons, I made a really last minute decision to enter. Had to rush some icons to finish this on time, but I'm actually pretty proud of how they turned out as a whole. I experimented with a few new things and stuck with my old bag of tricks for others, so I'm eager to hear the feedback on these.

Warning: Spoilers for season four, excluding 4x07, "Mockingbird."

31 Game of Thrones



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twenty nine // 91 icons

This icon post is a compilation of all the theiconquest icons I never got around to completing/submitting/posting.

There's a wide range of 2012 and 2013 icons here (some I love, some I hate), and you can hover over each icon to see when it was made. In an attempt to keep things organized, everything's been split up into the community's different chapters and quests. Fandoms are also listed for each, since there are so. Freaking. Many. Fitting considering I watch too many things for my own good. I also tacked on my icons from an incomplete battle that was going to be submitted to iq_coliseum.

Looking forward to 2014 and starting anew with iconning!

23 Pride & Prejudice
13 Lost
6 Revenge
5 Teen Wolf
8 Nikita, Once Upon a Time
12 Dexter, Grimm, Pushing Daisies, Veronica Mars
16 Castle, Game of Thrones, Happy Endings, History of a Salaryman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Modern Family, New Girl, That '70s Show
8 Dollhouse, Episodes, Friends, Glee, Harry Potter, Suits, The Little Mermaid, Veep



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twenty eight // 51 icons

Finally, a new post... though one filled with old icons. My muse abandoned me for the past several months, but I'm starting to get a little inspired again, so I want to clear out some of the icons sitting in my computer for a fresh start. Included in this post are my most recently made icons (two months ago) from an incomplete Breaking Bad battle with ponytrix. Each icon had one general theme and one technical theme, so you can hover over the main icons in 4-15 if you're curious to see which themes were used.

I also have a massive all-theiconquest icon dump coming up. These are unfinished quest entries that I've decided to just post (plus more icons from another unfinished battle), since the community's not really running anymore. But hopefully a new icon post or two will preface that one!

15 Breaking Bad
9 Nikita
7 Veronica Mars
4 Black Swan
10 The Avengers, The Other Boleyn Girl, Happy Endings, Léon: The Professional, Pushing Daisies
6 Castle, Garden State, Hannibal, Lost, Star Wars, V For Vendetta



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