Oct. 18th, 2011 08:06 am
summer_skin: (Misfits (10??) - group heavy vibrance)
Why does LJ sometimes automatically set your communities to be moderated?

Twice now in communities I've made I've gotten an email that I have to approve or reject something when I totally didn't set that feature which, I think, makes me look stupid because who in the fuck would moderate a general show graphics community?

*shakes fist Tennant-style* LIVEJOURNAL!

In other news I'm wearing one of the blazers I got from Value Village today and I think I look pretty damn good. I don't, however, want to go to work to show it off, mostly because of the "go to work" part.

That is all.


Oct. 2nd, 2011 10:11 pm
summer_skin: (GG- (photoshoot) Leighton's hair)
I FINALLY posted at [ profile] rockstar_pink, my new icon comm! If you feel so inclined check it out over there and follow the comm!

05 x Taylor Swift
16 x Ke$ha
11 x The Secret Circle
21 x Sons of Anarchy

See all 53 icons (and 2 texture sets) here @ [ profile] rockstar_pink.

Texture sets:

summer_skin: (TVD- (119) Elena's blue (& green))
Someday I'll post something other than memes but at least they're keeping me active!

Grabbed from [ profile] backinblack.


1. Reply to this post with "ALLEZ CUISINE", 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 create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

The icons chosen for me: )

I actually had a pretty busy day today. Was up at 7:30 for breakfast. I won gift certificates to a restaurant here in my neighbourhood and I've heard their breakfast was pretty good so Mom and I went. It was a bit pricey but it WAS good. Was STUFFED and still had almost 1/2 left over at the end. Still have another $25 gc left!

Then we went to the farmer's market, which was SO BUSY. Best stuff goes early, I guess. We bought some veggies like broccoli, some green onions, etc. I also bought a custard/pie thing people make around here called kuchen. Strawberry. SO GOOD. For $7.50 I should hope it is, but it's something I've never bought and won't again for a while so the price was okay.

Then we went to the mall to look around. I want to start getting ideas for Christmas gifts because Mom's going to start school on Tuesday for a course so she can have a piece of paper that says she DOES know what she already knows (goddamn on the job training and being at a company for so long that it makes it impossible to have a new company hire you) so money could be a bit tight, depending on what's going to happen with her funding. She's applying to have ti paid through unemployment but she might have to get a student loan. We'll see.

ANYWAY. So I want to start looking around for gifts, especially since my aunt is SO hard to buy for. Instead we ended up buying new pillows--gel ones! I drool a lot (I sleep in the equivalent of swearing like a sailor. I talk, snore, drool, kick, fart. I'm a classy sleeping broad) so I've been wanting to get a new pillow for a while but nice gel pillows can be expensive--$30 at Costco! Although they're on sale in October so I was going to wait until then. We found them at Quilts Etc for $17 for a king size. Not as stuffed as the Costco ones but damn if they're not comfy!

We came home after that, and dug up the new beds outside around the trees that the landlord finished about a month ago. One bed is right under some sort of fir tree that has cones which act as an acid and kill anything below it so we were all--wtf, we're just going to fill the other bed as much as possible and hope that what's in the other one kinda grows in the spring. He also filled the beds with weed dirt from the patch of ground he'd tilled up to put sod on, which was just done yesterday. So not only do the two beds have a meh chance of growing anything, we're likly going to have weeds more than anything.

After that we had to go see the other landlord at her house because she had a wingback chair she thought would look ~AWESOME in our house. I was like-- :|. But we had to go because she's kind of like one of those snakes in the grass that you don't know is there until you walk by it and it strikes you just for being there and then you die. She's pretty edgy to be around so we're just trying to make nice with her. We haven't given her reason NOT to be but you know. Anyway, the chair was FUGLY. As was the couch she thought we would like.

Returned library books after that and then I laid down with my new pillow and slept for about three hours. Twas delightful. I made some awesome rice in cream of chicken soup with some chicken, green onions, garlic and cheese in it. I had to remind mom that her laundry was in the washer which is when she found out that the plastic pipe thing from the back of the dryer is off the metal tube thing and has been puffing up the lint and shit all over the place and THAT'S why the basement is like the fucking tropics down here when it's on since we moved in (!!!). So we duct taped the shit out of that and now I might actually be able to stand being down here when laundry is happening. Now here I am, watching Speed.

Bless long weekends because tomorrow I'm going to sleep like a motherfucker.
summer_skin: (Misfits - (207) Kelly two-tone)
I've seen a few people doing this so I might as well be a sheep!

1 Five ways to my heart.
2 Something I feel strongly about.
3 A book I love. Asked by [ profile] lemmealone
4 Things I want to say to an ex.
5 Five pet peeves.
6 What I ate today.
7 How important I think education is.
8 I'll put my music player on shuffle and write the first ten songs that play. Asked by [ profile] onlymefeelinsad
9 Five people whom I find attractive.
10 My opinion about my body and how comfortable I am with it.
11 What I wore today.
12 My zodiac/horoscope and if I think it fits my personality.
13 Something I always think "what if..." about. Asked by [ profile] affectingly
14 Something that I'm proud of.
15 A problem I have had.
16 Five items I lust after.
17 My fears.
18 How I hope my future will be like.
19 Something that I miss.
20 Five words/phrases that make me laugh.
21 Something I'm currently worrying about.
22 Things I like and dislike about myself.
23 A quote I try to live by.
24 Somewhere I'd like to move to or visit.
25 Five weird things that I like.
26 One thing I'm excited for.

[ profile] spuzz has moved on from [ profile] morbid_girls so now I'm trying to decide what I'm going to do next. I HAVE NO IDEA. I think I'd like to start a new comm, start fresh, you know? Now to come up with a name!
summer_skin: (Twilight- (New Moon) Hold me)
--> There are two attractive young men helping my uncle tear the siding off the house. They have been working for a few days now. Today I came home to hear music coming from upstairs, where only I reside. In my room is now a GIANT hole where my window and wall WAS and instead was scaffolding, my uncle and the two aforementioned attractive young men. In my room/window/just outside. My room where I have a life-size standee of Bella, Jacob and Edward from new moon, a full garbage can and dirty underwear in the clothes basket.


Oh, and? I'm going to have plywood over the giant hole for possibly a few weeks. UGH.

--> Y'know, if you're going to crosspost icons and then not post teasers because of spoilers but half of your icons are facial close ups and completely unidentifiable from any other episode of the show... just don't. Post teasers.

--> We had a couple young people pass away so their obits were in our paper. They prompted my supervisor to ask us today what we thought we would look like in heaven. I said people would probably look like how they did when they were happiest in their lives. Which made me think about the concept of heaven and afterlife and I realized when I think about "after" it's a rather murky place. Not in feeling or to prompt fear but more as a waiting area. Not purgatory, just... kind of like waiting in line at some government office. Boring and tedious, than anything. And then I'll come back. I don't want to say be reincarnated because I'm not spiritual like that but I truly believe that I'll come back in my next life, and the next and etc, etc.

I can't say why I think this because I really don't know. It's just a feeling I have. And it pisses me off because, to be honest, I don't WANT to come back. I don't want to fade into non-existance or anything but the idea that I'm going to come back and have to relive things at this point seems so tiring.

There's no reason for writing this, I just wanted to record it for my own thoughts since it was a bit of a realization today. I believe that whatever people believe in is exactly what will happen for them in life/after life, so yeah.

--> Had some weirdness today over an email from a friend. It's something I've been trying to figure out how to deal with for a few months now but didn't realize I was still SO bothered by until he sent me a slap-dash email today. It brought all my kinda-anger back up so now I have to think about what I'm going to say to explain why I'm angry and how to do it in a way that doesn't make me seem crazy. Boys.

--> Started watching Community on Sunday night and finished first season Monday evening. LOVED IT! It was so funny! I lawled numerous times and enjoyed myself a lot. I'm also an episode into Modern Family, too, and I would be continuing it tonight if, like, I could go into my room and all.
summer_skin: (Default)
I almost think wonky aspect ratio is worse when it's just a LITTLE off. Not so bad that you look at the icon/image, laugh and bemoan the state of icon making that someone can't tell that they've squished their subject into a munchkin.

But when you look at an icon especially, and do a double take, then move your head this way and that in front of the monitor to see if the screen's slanted or the light's hitting it weird, then contemplate posting it to ask people what they think but decline in case YOU'RE the one that's wrong and there's nothing wrong with the icon after all, despite your eyes going a bit crosseyed when you look away--THAT'S the worst.

It's been an interesting day, for sure. Not Monday-like which makes me wonder what the rest of the week will hold.

I was wearing a pretty cool, spring-y outfit, it IS spring-y outside (seriously, SO nice! I haven't had socks on since last Wednesday!) and just YAY! It's ASTOUNDING how a couple days of melting snow and sun can change my mood. I feel like a whole new person. Wonderful!


Jan. 20th, 2010 07:35 am
summer_skin: (Misc- (random) I heart zombies)
I had a dream right before/as I was waking up. In it I either was James Franco or was dreaming about him. When my alarm went off there was a plastic pop bottle with a white cap offered to him/me. On the cap was written, "LOVE/HATE". And James/I was all zen and like, "I don't go in for that stuff." And then I rolled over and slept five minutes through my alarm.

I don't even know.

Last chance for icons! I'm offering 20+ icons in any of the fandoms listed there, although I forgot a few, so go check them out and bid!.

I so don't want to go to work today. Oy.
summer_skin: (Misc- (animal) I has a kitten)
Okay, so I sound like this right now, pretty much. Only I'm not as cute and I have to talk on the phone. Yeah. I'm looking forward to a house to myself this weekend so I don't have to say a peep, if I don't want to.

The rest of me feels pretty much okay, although I'm still snotty and coughy, to the point of where I was happy I didn't pee myself at work during a particularly nasty coughing session. And my stomach's still kinda upset which doesn't make eating regular food again as fun as I wish it were.

Every. Fucking. Time. Firefox closes now my journal reverts to horizon (the site default with everything at the top) but I'm a die-hard lover of vertigo (with some of the stuff down the side, but not the old school layout with the blue & orange). I don't know how to correct this and I don't have a cookie deleter or whatever set in my FF so things revert to default so I don't know what the fuck to do. Get used to it or find a solution? With this new computer I've just resigned myself to not liking a shitload of the stuff it's been throwing at me. And I'm kind of okay with that, although I shouldn't be. I think I'm more just content not to get worked up about it.

My thread for [ profile] help_haiti is here. I'm offering 20+ icons. Go, bid!

So excited to go to bed tonight! Night!
summer_skin: (HP- (event_ the trio)
Starting to get better, which is awesome, although I sound like DEATH. It was my first day back at work today, since last Thursday, and things felt weird. It felt like I missed a lot of stuff but seemingly I did not. Almost every call I took seemed to go like this: "Wow, you sound terrible!/like you have a cold/laryngitis/should be at home! Anyway, can you read me the fucking dictionary now?" *sigh*

ANYWAY. I signed up for [ profile] help_haiti. I'm offering 20+ icons here. I don't know what more to say about that.

[ETA] I guess I could show what I'm offering? *facepalm*

I am offering: 20+ icons, personalised if desired and exclusively yours if you so request.

Fandoms (if appropriate): Doctor Who, Torchwood, Twilight, SPN, The Vampire Diaries, Alice

Additional Info (optional): I can't do manips or animations (well, at least, so I prefer not to). Feel free to provide me with images or I can find them on my own, whichever floats your boat.

I'm really excited to go to bed tonight, got to say.
summer_skin: (QaF- (photoshoot) Gale manly in pink)
But it's still going!

Check it out!

I think I might actually spend time making icons tonight! [ profile] deidre_c, I actually started on yours! WOO! I might even POST some. STEP BACK!
summer_skin: (SPN- (215) Dean is the Godfather)
I posted icons! 65 multi-fandom/request icons (I totally bungled the math in the breakdown at the post).

See the rest here.

I'll probably be putting another post taking more requests later.

Speaking of icons [ profile] turnyourankle has a weird/angering situation going on right now. You all know the show Skins, right? Well, she made an icon about a year ago that was used in someone else's banner that was submitted in an official E4 graphics contest (I think that's the gist) for Skins. This person WON. She gets an official viewing party or something from E4. [ profile] turnyourankle wrote to E4 and said that one of the icons used in this person's graphic was her own but E4 wrote back saying it wasn't hers and there was nothing she could do.

Copyright and ownership of image crap aside, this is despicable. This is as bad as ripping off someone else's words to put in your own fic. If you want to find out more about it and help her out by complaining to E4 see this post. We all jump on fic plagiarists, and this is no different.

Valentine's Day is coming. Woo. *twirls finger* I'm more excited for the cheap v-day candy and the start of spring break on Friday. THANK GOD. Words cannot describe how ready I am for a vacation, even if I don't do anything but wallow in my hatred for this programme.

Give me love?
My Valentinr - marishna
Get your own valentinr

ALSO! [ profile] svmadelyn's Valentine's Day Love Game submissions are due TOMORROW! I still have to get mine together (I've been meaning to do this for the past week or so) but there's lots of time if you want to participate, too!

I'm getting worried I won't get my [ profile] abouttwoboys fic done this week. Or any fic due this month, for that matter. :( I WANT to write but I'm having such a hard time getting excited and motivated to do it. I think now that the request icons are done I'm just going to force myself to write. I'll TRY to get my fic done for Thursday but, I mean, it's Monday and I have about 500 words. UGH.

I was going to do an unpopular fandom opinions post this morning but, luckily, I got tied up in other things.



Oct. 7th, 2007 09:41 pm
summer_skin: (SPN- (202) Sam & Dean at the fair)
I finally got around to finishing the icons I took requests for a couple months ago. This system works out MUCH better than being given a subject request. I still have a buttload of other ones to upload (some are seriously 6+ months old) so maybe this week I'll make a dent in them.

02 x Lance Bass
17 x Supernatural and related (cast)

Check them all out here!


Aug. 19th, 2007 08:37 pm
summer_skin: (SPN- (misc) Jared & Sandy 4 pics plain)
But not the requests. I've just posted 35 icons over at [ profile] momentofglee.


See the rest here.

Feel free to request a tutorial if you're interested in any of the icons, I should have the psd's for most of them. The request post is still open, as well.


Mar. 25th, 2007 12:20 am
summer_skin: (Default)
I just posted 45 multi-fandom (but mostly SPN) icons over at my icon journal, [ profile] momentofglee.



There's a tutorial for the last icon linked in the post, as well. See everything here.

Still no progress on BigBang. Where IS everyone tonight? *pokes you all*

We're in the home stretch at Sweet Charity, too! If you wanted to buy someone and were waiting for the last second- THIS IS IT. Buy, buy, buy!
summer_skin: (SPN- (1x06) Jo trying so hard and failin)
I didn't realise I had quite that many icons. :| It's taken me about two hours to upload, sort, figure out what's request and what isn't, get the icon table thing to work, upload the headers and the wallpaper, add stuff, write stuff.... BUT. I have finally posted icons. *headdesk* If you requested an icon you would have commented on this post. Take a look, claim your icon, check out the others! Comments are love! Noms are adored!


You can see all 120 icons (SPN, movies, celebs, requests), plus two headers and a wallpaper here at [ profile] momentofglee.

I have seriously got to start posting smaller batches. :|

[ profile] spn_fridayfive!

1. How did you first hear about SPN? And when did you start watching?

I'd heard about it vaguely during the first half of the first season. I'd heard of "Wincest" but nothing more than that, really, and wasn't even sure if we got the show up here in Canada on our channels. When I was home over Christmas break of 2005 I caught most of 1x05 "Bloody Mary" and thought it was a pretty cool show. I wanted to try and catch it when it was on back at school but the weird time I knew it was on (Saturday at 6pm on Space, then) prevented me from catching it again. I saw it... somewhere at a place that will remain.... nameless and managed to get the pilot episode dled.

Thursday, February 9th 2006 I watched the pilot episode and by the end of the episode, with Sammy's words, "We've got work to do." I was BEYOND hooked. Queer as Folk had been over since may of 2005 and I was despertaly hanging onto that fandom because I had nowhere else to go. I was afraid of losing the people I chatted with, people to hang out with online, and it made me sad to see people leave the QaF fandom because they had somewhere to go and I didn't. And then SPN came along and BAM! I became a "dirty fandom dumper" as [ profile] minorfourth called me. But then I dragged her into SPN with me and all was well. The (very long) end.

2. We all have our squee-moments over Jared and Jensen. Post your absolute favourite (one only!) picture of the two.

OH GOD- how can I choose?! )

3. Which character would you least like to wake up next to without being able to remember how you got there?

Oh god. Probably.... the demon? Because then there's the possibility that you're waking up after a year or more of having your body being taken over by his "children". Or hell, him. It. Whatever. And losing that kind of control is terrifying.

4. Your favourite brotherly quote so far?

"Only he gets to call me that." That might not even be my favourite but it definitely stands out (and I didn't even watch 2x03 tonight!). It was the ultimate.

5. There are a lot of shippers in this fandom, as well as quite a few non-shippers. What is your view on Wincest?

[ profile] mcfeste actually asked me about this and why I ship them last week so this is probably as good a time as any to talk all this out, if only for myself.

I'm a Wincester and I'm cutting this because it turned into somewhat of a meta on Sam and Dean and the implications of incest and questioning the issue of it, and talking about why I like Sam/Dean, etc )

That got really freaking long. So long, in fact, that I have to go to bed ASAP because I have an interview for a job in seven hours! At a tiling place! Who knows, this could be my destiny! *snort*

Check out the icons!
summer_skin: (HP- ron hai)
First off- [ profile] good_glbticons and [ profile] qaf_lims!!!!

Um, yeah. I wanted to post all of the interest icons in one big post but I decided to make six icons per person because I'm INSANE. Five shareable and one personalised, non-shareable icon for everyone. Which means don't take the one icon out of the six for any one particular person with their name on it. I don't know why you'd want to anyway, but whatever.

[ profile] good_glbticons and [ profile] qaf_lims!!!!

The rest of the interest icons are coming. I work veeeeery slowly. I can't explain why except the standard "my attention span is shot" excuse. I'm also working on a bunch of other projects (fic, communities, archives) on top of school and you know, RL stuff that tends to be important from time to time. I have 7.5 people left to make icons for so I'm hoping to get those done within the next week or so. I think it should be doable.

[ profile] good_glbticons and [ profile] qaf_lims!!!!

In the meantime, here are the icons.

* Gradient/brush credit is in my resource post.
* Blanks are not bases. Do not customize. Please don't ask, the answer is no.
* No hotlinking! You won't like what you get if you do.
* Comment! It makes my heart go pitter-pat.
* CREDIT! Just stick Marishna somewhere in the keywords. If you don't know how to credit, please ask or check out this entry in the FAQ.

20 x Queer as Folk
27 x various celebs
2 x Lost
3 x Veronica Mars
1 x Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel
5 x Rent
5 x Misc

Here be many icons OMG )

[ profile] good_glbticons and [ profile] qaf_lims!!!! (Are you sensing a theme here?) Spread the word! These two communities just opened less than 24 hours ago! Get in at the ground level! Apply/sign up now!

And- even though we're not formally opening until Monday I'd like to announce the opening of the first comprehensive Queer as Folk screencap archive, K W A F. Every episode (coming soon), every scene, every character. There are generally over 500+ caps for every episode. Right now s1 and 5 are both up and some of s2, to be finished as quickly as possible.
summer_skin: (SMG- mainly B&W)
This is one of the most random icon posts I've ever done, and the first one in awhile. Some of these have been sitting around on my HD for a LONG FREAKING TIME. Some are icontest entries from around the start of the summer, I think, a few are entries and variations I made for [ profile] ultimate_lims. 31, 37 and 38 are ones that I made here on the home computer and you can really tell the difference between icons made here and at my apartment on my own computer. Or at least I can. *shrugs*

Tomorrow I'll try to remember to post the Queer as Folk, Firefly and Veronica Mars icons.

* Gradient/brush credit is in my resource post.
* Blanks are not bases. Do not customize. Please don't ask, the answer is no.
* No hotlinking! You won't like what you get if you do.
* Comment! It makes my heart go pitter-pat.
* CREDIT! Just stick Marishna somewhere in the keywords. If you don't know how to credit, please ask or check out this entry in the FAQ.

13 x Misc
16 x Harry Potter (Goblet of Fire icons included)
6 x Lost
6 x Prison Break

Total pandemonium )


Feb. 7th, 2005 02:46 am
summer_skin: (Default)
In the spirit of all things procrastinate-y, here's the load of icons I've been saving up since around Christmas. Not dial-up friendly, sorry. Follow the rules and make me a happy!Mari, eh?

* Cap/brush credit is in my user info.
* Don't customize the bases. Please don't ask, the answer is no.
* No hotlinking! You won't like what you get if you do.
* Comment! It makes my heart go pitter-pat.
* CREDIT! Just stick Marishna somewhere in the keywords. If you don't know how to credit, please ask.

Queer as Folk )

Lost )

Veronica Mars )

Alias )

Movies )

Misc )

Other matters of business- all my icons to this point (good and bad) can be found now at my vid site A S S C O W. It was another procrastination project I was working on over the past week. Steadily, anyway.

Also, [ profile] qaf_optimists has been formed. After the wank and the freak-out over spoilers I felt like I was in a minority of people who was actually looking forward to S5 and who want to believe the best for the end of the show. So if you're one of those people, looking for a safe, spoiler-free, freak out-free environment, go join.

Erm... I think there was something else, but alas, I've forgotten. Obviously not important.

[ETA] kantayrajabtatra and lucie_intheskyalbinobama are fantabulous. *genders them*

[ETA2] NOW I remember what the other thing was! IF ANYONE WANTS A GMAIL INVITE, FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, PLEASE ASK! I know everyone and their pet hamster has one but I probably have 150 invites now. I don't care who you are. If you want 10, you can have them.


Dec. 13th, 2004 02:13 pm
summer_skin: (Default)
Thought I should get this post up before I go home for the next week or so. Finals are over for me, as of 9:45 this morning and I got my take-home passed in as well. It's a good feeling. Now I just have to get through my OR date tomorrow morning (blah) and then I finally get to go home.

All the Christmas stuff but one card has been mailed out, so be on the lookout for that. The ego-stroking posts will resume soon-ish. Likely after tomorrow, once the sedative has worn off and I can sit up straight without drooling. Fun times!

Now on to the icons!

* Cap/brush credit is in my user info.
* Don't customize the bases. Please don't ask, the answer is no.
* Even though they're at Photobucket, hotlinking is bad.
* Comment! It makes my heart go pitter-pat.
* CREDIT! Just stick Marishna somewhere in the keywords. If you don't know how to credit, please ask.

Lost )

Queer as Folk )

Misc )

Enjoy and happy holidays!

Also, check out [ profile] queerasicons for all your QaF iconing needs and [ profile] lost_reference for all of your lost... referencing needs (transcripts, glossary, etc).


summer_skin: (Default)

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