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25 VM Icons (s1/s2)
by Sarah (maidofawesome)
at August 3rd, 2006 (07:32 pm)
creative

feeling like: creative

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Rules!

1 - Comment if taking. It's only fair! And it makes me look popular.
2 - Credit! It's only fair! Cos, I made these, and I like people to know that, if you use them.
3 - Want! Take! Have! You don't need to ask. Just tell me, bitches.
4 - Don't hotlink! Don't steal! Or post in Stolen Icons communities! Or claim as your own! It's nasty. If you do, I'll have no choice but to cut off all your fingers with a pair of wirecutters. You hear me? NO. CHOICE.

'lo. It's me again. I haven't been making many icons lately, and I feel kind of bad that these are more VM ones, as I've been neglecting my other fandoms like woah lately. I actually do keep getting the craving to make HP icons, but I have to go through and screencap GoF, and I can't be arsed. Also, life stuff has been keeping me busy, and icons have kind of taken a back seat. Which is a shame. But luckily, I felt the need for new icons, so you all get them too! If you want them, obviously.

The first 9 of these are from s1, and are Veronica and Lilly-centric. I wanted Lilly icons, mainly. The rest are from s2, mostly the latter part, and some are from the finale. Which I'm assuming everyone has seen by now, but the only thing they spoil is that Veronica graduates. Shocking! Anyway. Clickity.

Oh! Caps by marishna.



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Ok, so, commentary. Icon #1 is a remake of an icon I made a while ago - I wanted the colours to look sharper and more distinct, which I think I managed. I also really like the simplicity of icon #2 - I don't think I've seen that scene iconed before (even though it probably has been, and I'm just unobservant). I also really like icons that show a scene from something that, to someone who is a fan, is instantly recognisable, and holds a lot of symbolism. But to someone who hasn't seen VM, they wouldn't know what the scene was about. Does that make sense? Anyway, that's the point of that icon. Um... 4 came out greener than I wanted, but I love the colouring on 3. I totally heart Amanda Seyfried. She's sooo pretty, and I honestly wish that everyone else would get off the screen on Big Love and let it just be about her, because she's amazing. She needs her own show.

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9

And! I read on imdb that apparently Kristen Bell and Amanda Seyfried are friends in real life! Someone spotted them having coffee together, deep in conversation! Which makes me happy, as I love hearing that friends on tv shows are friends in real life. Anyway. There are two prom icons of them. Very... pink. #7 is another one of those icons that carries meaning, even though it's just an image. I like that it shows her looking thoughtful in the bathroom, which is like her office in s1 and s2. I thought it was cool. Um... 8 is me playing with colours - the original scene of this is very desaturated and I was trying to restore brighter colours to it, and I really like how it came out. And 9... well, 9 is awesome, because it's total foreshadowing. And I'm not being all, 'I am awesome!' but again, it's just a cap that I improved the picture quality of and cropped, and in fact it's quite an innocent scene, but it totally looks like Veronica is freaked out and OMG Aaron is behind her! Um. Y'know? Anyway, I was pleased when I found that cap.

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1213

I love bed. End of.

I also wanted an emo icon because I was very emo earlier this month (don't ask. Stupid boys.) and I had no way of representing that. And 13 is just nice. I really want the thermal she's wearing in this episode.

1415
1617

Hee. TWoP shoutout. Couch Baron has this whole thing about awk-ward! and un-comfortable! and her face is totally saying that here. Heh. Also, I love 17. Which is me attempting to be kind of meaningful, because the text says 'Living dead girl' and underneath, the tiny text says 'Thrice tried, thrice denied', because Veronica has nearly died three times throughout the two seasons (in both finales, and also she narrowly escaped being on the bus at the start of s2) and then this is also from her dreams about dead people... I thought it was all cool and thematic, and I'm an enormous geek, shut up.

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2021

18/19 was from a header I started making, and then never finished, but I shrunk it and stuck it on an icon. I like it, but you lose a lot of it in the smaller form. I really should try and finish that header. And 20/21 is just cute.

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2425

For the record, 'graduate' is, like, describing her, it's not like 'she did graduate, she did', it is, 'she is a graduate!' If that makes sense. I bawled my eyes out in this entire bit. I bet Joss Whedon phoned Rob Thomas afterwards and was like 'You did the whole bit where the school shows her how much they love her even though she thinks they hate her! I did that in The Prom! It's awesome! You will have made everyone cry!' Honestly, when I was going through the screencaps of this scene, I started tearing up. Also in the dream sequence scene, because, oh! What could have been! Aaron Echolls, you bee-stard.



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Comments

Posted by: Shane (havemy_heart)
Posted at: August 3rd, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
b&w all I want LV

Taking a few and will credit :-)

Posted by: Polter-Cow (spectralbovine)
Posted at: August 3rd, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
Good for you

I also really like icons that show a scene from something that, to someone who is a fan, is instantly recognisable, and holds a lot of symbolism. But to someone who hasn't seen VM, they wouldn't know what the scene was about. Does that make sense?
Yes! That's very cool.

And 9... well, 9 is awesome, because it's total foreshadowing. And I'm not being all, 'I am awesome!' but again, it's just a cap that I improved the picture quality of and cropped, and in fact it's quite an innocent scene, but it totally looks like Veronica is freaked out and OMG Aaron is behind her! Um. Y'know? Anyway, I was pleased when I found that cap.
Hee! I love your icon commentary, by the way. I wish more icon makers would do it.

Also, I love 17.
I like the visual.

Number 20 is cute, but I am thinking that instead, I may take that Jason Dohring "D'oh!" icon from the OPC because I make fun of Jason Dohring a lot.

Posted by: Kelly (ksrli)
Posted at: August 3rd, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)

i love your icon stlye. 18 and 19 are goreous. :)

Posted by: Sandy (sandyo)
Posted at: August 3rd, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
vm - pirates arrrrr cool

Taking 17 because it is so pretty (and deep... pun may have been intended)!! And I love the rest and the commentary!

Posted by: Shanaya (pya_)
Posted at: August 4th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)

im not actually taking any (even tho i like heaps of them). i just wanted to say that i love the commentary. ive never seen anyone else do that and it really adds to the icon.

actually im taking 12. i cant resist.

and i was thinking the exact same thing when she graduates. with the school liking buffy/veronica. well i thought that after i finished bawling my eyes out...

Posted by: littlenikki0620 (littlenikki0620)
Posted at: August 4th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)

These are amazing and I love your icon commentary!!

Snagging 17 and 19 and will credit when using.

Thanks :D

Posted by: essie (dear_prudence)
Posted at: August 4th, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
rufus: rebel prince

nabbing #10 - will credit.
thank you!

Posted by: Julie Kaye (juliekaye)
Posted at: August 5th, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)
vm2copy by airbear

Took 10, 14 and 20 and will credit! Thanks!

Posted by: 14 lines of iambic pentameter (sonneta)
Posted at: August 5th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
wallace and veronica

Snagging #8 and 42, thanks.

Posted by: annebelle_ca (annebelle_ca)
Posted at: August 7th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)

I took 20. Thanks!

Posted by: Geri (geri_)
Posted at: August 7th, 2006 09:26 am (UTC)

Grabbing 18. and 24. Really nice icons :p Thanks

Posted by: Marsherlin (themoonlitwalks)
Posted at: August 7th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)

Ooohh... I love Veronica Mars! :D She's pretty, which makes me jealous. HAHA. Lovely icons. :)

Posted by: Sug GRR (therealsugshady)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2006 06:17 am (UTC)
Beetlejuice - Daylight come

I took tons and tons of these. I love that you added commentary, and I like how vibrant these are. When I use one of your icons, I'll definitely credit it to you!

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Posted by: luxferi (luxferi)
Posted at: October 5th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
is dead

Snagging 12 and 20, will credit when used, thanks! :)

Posted by: lady_of_elves (lady_of_elves)
Posted at: October 5th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
anne

Snagging 12, 13 and 22. Will credit!

Posted by: Smee (emmo5)
Posted at: October 24th, 2006 12:10 am (UTC)

snagged 14, will credit:)

Posted by: scorpion_gem (scorpion_gem)
Posted at: January 12th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)

snagged a few! i've been looking for veronica mars icons! TY!

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