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My Gift To You

Posted on 2009.01.22 at 06:15
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Dir en grey - Discography
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From Yesterday's Meme:

celtmanx codekitten danzigfried
dawaioser glowdowg joey_glover
melancthe mr_dowg princessleia2
prog_guy69 thesweetestnote wardlejew
whester irulan_amy

They say the best gift to give is one you'd give yourself. (That's how celtmanx ended up with an expresso maker 3-years before I got my own.) Most of these avatars were from pictures I've been collecting for myself, for some future date. A couple are quite new, the majority I've been saving for awhile. One is a personalized version of an old favorite, and another is a brand new acquisition.

Thank you guys for a lot of fun yesterday!


dawaioser at 2009-01-22 12:21 (UTC) (Link)
Woo-Hoo! Michelle Yeoh kicks booty.
ehowton at 2009-01-22 12:25 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you think so!
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-01-22 12:40 (UTC) (Link)
You made me a matching icon for my Justin-Long-in-S&M-gear one! Thank you! I am especially honoured since I remember us talking about how you were going to make such an icon for yourself. :)
ehowton at 2009-01-22 13:21 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you like it! (You were the hardest to make for.)
codekitten at 2009-01-22 14:00 (UTC) (Link)
oooooh i love it! thank you so much. you know my penchant for miss weaver ;)
ehowton at 2009-01-22 14:15 (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome! This avatar required the most work; all I had were two identical low-resolution images, one a magazine scan and the other a VHS screencap :/ I'm glad it paid off!
Elizabeth Krumbach
princessleia2 at 2009-01-22 14:16 (UTC) (Link)
Clever :) Thanks!
ehowton at 2009-01-22 14:27 (UTC) (Link)
wardlejew at 2009-01-22 15:34 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you kind sir! There is so much I take from this image, all probably not intended. Still I imagine you put some time into each image -- Thanks.

As a side note. I believe my boys would call that "Dad's scary face" Yoda's hand out, eyes and head slanted, about to tell them, "I've had enough. Get ready for bed now!"
ehowton at 2009-01-22 15:55 (UTC) (Link)
I created a non-nude version the spoof of Bouguereau's academic piece Adoration highlighting Yoda's presence through pseudo-sepia representation of the other subjects:

CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-01-22 17:26 (UTC) (Link)
It is truly an awesome avatar but as Tomas and I do not converse often I'm not sure when I'll get to use it!!!

Thank you, you are a most kind and generous gentleman.

Edited at 2009-01-22 05:28 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2009-01-22 19:10 (UTC) (Link)
You hit the nail on the head. When I ran across that some time ago, I was going to use it in just that capacity, but never got around to it. When I perused my cache of images last night, I figured you for the one to able to use it most. I'm glad you like it.
thesweetestnote at 2009-01-22 19:42 (UTC) (Link)
Oh my God! That is soooo sweet! Wow! You're the first one to do this for me. I'm totally jazzed. I'm never on this side of the table. Feels pretty damn nice :)

You must forgive my excitement. Since I was a kid I always enjoyed giving personalized art or imagery to others. Watching them smile or laugh was such a delightful drug. Now I got my own! hehehe I'm giddy! :D

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Somebody give this man a lap dance!!!!

...somebody hot that is! ;)
ehowton at 2009-01-22 20:23 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so pleased you're thrilled! This is of course Summer Glau as River Tam in Serenity as she becomes mesmerized at the subliminal message embedded in the Fruity Oaty bar commercial. Her face alight with the glow from the plasma screen as all the background noise dulls to complete silence before she utters the single word, "Miranda."

Then she starts kicking some serious ass!

Fruity Oaty Bars make a man out of a mouse
Fruity Oaty Bars make you burst out of your blouse
Eat them all the time
Let them blow your mind - WOW!
Fruity Oaty Bars
Fruity Oaty Bars
danzigfried at 2009-01-23 03:23 (UTC) (Link)
I have struggled to find the words that encapsulate how well this avatar actually fits me. I have worn my online, live journal persona like a homeless man putting on the next available shirt he finds that doesn't smell as bad as the one currently on his back.
Sometimes my commenting moments have been positive and supportive, other times they have been cutting, others still have been glowing and filled with admiration, and my favorite moments are the times when Tomas is left intellectually splayed and exposed.
I guess to sum it up: "I'm the dude playing a dude disguised as another dude". Only Howton knows the REAL Danzigfried, and I believe that is why we are still friends.
Many thanks for the fine gift!
ehowton at 2009-01-23 13:19 (UTC) (Link)
Your imagery is as poetic as you are sincere. Thank you sir. Out of the 260 screencaps I took during this scene, I enjoy this one the most, as it shows his brow furrowed in a complex expression of shocked disbelief while simultaneously conveying that though he may not understand what's happening around him, its obvious he disapproves. So subtle. I'm glad you like it.
irulan_amy at 2009-01-23 05:13 (UTC) (Link)
I've always wanted one; much better than a teddy bear or doll.


Thank you!
ehowton at 2009-01-23 13:21 (UTC) (Link)
You make me giggle. I'm glad you like it! Its one of my favorites.
joey_glover at 2009-01-23 15:31 (UTC) (Link)
mines pretty. Thank you
ehowton at 2009-01-23 16:34 (UTC) (Link)
Dude had a camera affixed to his motorcycle doing something like 160mph. I added the blur effect so it would translate in avatar form. I'm glad you like it. It makes me laugh.
catttitude at 2009-01-23 18:10 (UTC) (Link)
Those are great hon, my favorite is the Yoda one. You probably already know that.
ehowton at 2009-01-23 19:18 (UTC) (Link)
Help you, I can.
whester at 2009-01-24 04:23 (UTC) (Link)
OUCH Russia is going down in round two.

I love the Avatar Thanks dude
ehowton at 2009-01-24 05:12 (UTC) (Link)
Ride like the wind!
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