sheeplover0104
16 November 2011 @ 05:29 pm
Icons; Atonement for [livejournal.com profile] inspired20in20  
So, I finished my first round over at [livejournal.com profile] inspired20in20. (Yay!) The theme was "season" and I claimed "Atonement" (Quelle surprise!). It was a bit overwhelming at first but yay, I finished! I took the different "chapters" of the movie, the journey of Robbie and Cecilia and took them as the several seasons of their love - starting with spring (the slowly growing awareness of their love for each other), summer (hot sex in the library their awakening and ~the evening of loveTM), following autumn (Robbie's time in France because the cinematography in that is stunning and, tbh, I had the most fun with this sequence) and finally winter (Briony's "atonement", Robbie's and Cecilia's deaths and their "happy ending").
The overall theme was my main inspiration for now (I feared it'd be too much had I used more), but I used some of the provided textures by [livejournal.com profile] lookslikerain and [livejournal.com profile] sintonia as well.



What was in the version I was meant to read? - Don't know... it was more formal, and less... - Anatomical? )
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
sheeplover0104
16 November 2011 @ 05:29 pm
Icons; Atonement for [livejournal.com profile] inspired20in20  
So, I finished my first round over at [livejournal.com profile] inspired20in20. (Yay!) The theme was "season" and I claimed "Atonement" (Quelle surprise!). It was a bit overwhelming at first but yay, I finished! I took the different "chapters" of the movie, the journey of Robbie and Cecilia and took them as the several seasons of their love - starting with spring (the slowly growing awareness of their love for each other), summer (hot sex in the library their awakening and ~the evening of loveTM), following autumn (Robbie's time in France because the cinematography in that is stunning and, tbh, I had the most fun with this sequence) and finally winter (Briony's "atonement", Robbie's and Cecilia's deaths and their "happy ending").
The overall theme was my main inspiration for now (I feared it'd be too much had I used more), but I used some of the provided textures by [livejournal.com profile] lookslikerain and [livejournal.com profile] sintonia as well.



What was in the version I was meant to read? - Don't know... it was more formal, and less... - Anatomical? )
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
sheeplover0104
02 October 2011 @ 06:31 pm
Icon and rambling overload; I'm sorry.  
Okay, so this post has been in the queue for what feels like an eternity... Because of that, I'll take the liberty to tick off some topics from my to-do list. So excuse me if this post seems to be all over the place, it's just a random collection of thoughts. ;)

First of all, I watched "Never Let Me Go", which is a truly depressing movie. On a scale from 1 to "Atonement" (because let's be honest, "Atonement" is the most depressing movie. of. all. time.) I'd give it an 8, solely for Carey Mulligan's amazing performance. It was fantastic how she conveyed every single emotion through her eyes. She was beautiful to watch, as was Andrew Garfield if I may say so - they had perfect chemistry (the kids, too - and the kids' performances were great in their own right). But holy f*cking Batman, what a sad and beautiful movie. Has anyone of you guys read the book?

Secondly, I'm in the process of finding a topic for my thesis - I actually found a topic I'm quite interested in, the only thing is I have to e-mail my professor and ask him if the topic is as okay as I hope it is. I'm a bit scared he rejects it and I have to settle for something I have no real understanding of. *sigh* :S

Also, just a few quick notes on "The Vampire Diaries", because they were on my mind since the premiere: Am I the only one who doesn't know what to think of Elena? She condemns one brother for the things he's done (which is the right thing to do, of course) and totally ignores the bad things the other brother has done and does right now. Why? Your hypocrisy, I see it. Bring back Katherine and get rid of Elena, please. Also, am I getting this right: Caroline's gay dad tries to "fix" her and change her very nature, a thing she has no control over whatsoever? Shouldn't he, I don't know, know better than this? As much as I love Papa Bennet Jack Coleman, there is something not quite right here. Nevertheless, I loved HRG as Caroline's dad and I hope he will be back.
Besides that, I kind of lose interest in all the main characters. Elena is just plain stupid by now; I never really cared for Damon to begin with (although I always liked Ian Somerhalder, this is difficult for me, okay!); I don't know what the show's doing with Stefan - I never really liked him either, but that his killing innocents gets whitewashed constantly enrages me to no end; I hate Matt with a fiery passion; and where the heck is Bonnie? I adore Caroline and I'd love to see more of her and her mom and Tyler. The rest of the storylines... are rather boring right now. :S

Last but not least, a quick question that bugs me everytime I post an icon batch: Has anyone else got the problem of not knowing when exactly to post icons? (And with "when", I clearly don't mean the time of day or month.) I'm always like: "Oh well, I'm still making icons for Topic A, so the post has to wait." Which results in me never making a post, because they're too old or I don't like them anymore or I never stop iconing a certain topic/celeb. (I'm looking at you, Ms. Seyfried!)
That's why I've grown to like 20in20 challenges so much. I have to post the icons someday. I'm loving deadlines anyway and really can't live without them anymore. (Try writing a paper due "sometime". Duh, it took me nearly 3 years to finish it.)

But oh well, this time I'm posting a batch - no challenge, no deadline, still iconning these people/movies and nevertheless, a post here is! It's mainly a collection of my entries at [livejournal.com profile] amandastills with some "Titanic" and "Atonement" (of course!) icons thrown in.

Sorry for the long prologue, I will shut up now and tell you what's in the post:
01-23 - Amanda Seyfried
24-30 - Titanic (I wanted to icon a lot of Rose, but the caps were a pain (for me at least) - and I was just incapable of producing anything I liked really; so there are fewer than I wanted and they turned out worse than I imagined. Oh well...)
31-44 - Atonement (I can't get over how beautiful this movie is, so excuse the overload of posts about it! It breaks my heart everytime I watch/read it, but it's so tremendously perfect, I just can't stop...)



I am covered in skin, no one gets to come in )
 
 
Current Music: "Rose" James Horner
Current Mood: thoughtful
 
 
sheeplover0104
02 October 2011 @ 06:31 pm
Icon and rambling overload; I'm sorry.  
Okay, so this post has been in the queue for what feels like an eternity... Because of that, I'll take the liberty to tick off some topics from my to-do list. So excuse me if this post seems to be all over the place, it's just a random collection of thoughts. ;)

First of all, I watched "Never Let Me Go", which is a truly depressing movie. On a scale from 1 to "Atonement" (because let's be honest, "Atonement" is the most depressing movie. of. all. time.) I'd give it an 8, solely for Carey Mulligan's amazing performance. It was fantastic how she conveyed every single emotion through her eyes. She was beautiful to watch, as was Andrew Garfield if I may say so - they had perfect chemistry (the kids, too - and the kids' performances were great in their own right). But holy f*cking Batman, what a sad and beautiful movie. Has anyone of you guys read the book?

Secondly, I'm in the process of finding a topic for my thesis - I actually found a topic I'm quite interested in, the only thing is I have to e-mail my professor and ask him if the topic is as okay as I hope it is. I'm a bit scared he rejects it and I have to settle for something I have no real understanding of. *sigh* :S

Also, just a few quick notes on "The Vampire Diaries", because they were on my mind since the premiere: Am I the only one who doesn't know what to think of Elena? She condemns one brother for the things he's done (which is the right thing to do, of course) and totally ignores the bad things the other brother has done and does right now. Why? Your hypocrisy, I see it. Bring back Katherine and get rid of Elena, please. Also, am I getting this right: Caroline's gay dad tries to "fix" her and change her very nature, a thing she has no control over whatsoever? Shouldn't he, I don't know, know better than this? As much as I love Papa Bennet Jack Coleman, there is something not quite right here. Nevertheless, I loved HRG as Caroline's dad and I hope he will be back.
Besides that, I kind of lose interest in all the main characters. Elena is just plain stupid by now; I never really cared for Damon to begin with (although I always liked Ian Somerhalder, this is difficult for me, okay!); I don't know what the show's doing with Stefan - I never really liked him either, but that his killing innocents gets whitewashed constantly enrages me to no end; I hate Matt with a fiery passion; and where the heck is Bonnie? I adore Caroline and I'd love to see more of her and her mom and Tyler. The rest of the storylines... are rather boring right now. :S

Last but not least, a quick question that bugs me everytime I post an icon batch: Has anyone else got the problem of not knowing when exactly to post icons? (And with "when", I clearly don't mean the time of day or month.) I'm always like: "Oh well, I'm still making icons for Topic A, so the post has to wait." Which results in me never making a post, because they're too old or I don't like them anymore or I never stop iconing a certain topic/celeb. (I'm looking at you, Ms. Seyfried!)
That's why I've grown to like 20in20 challenges so much. I have to post the icons someday. I'm loving deadlines anyway and really can't live without them anymore. (Try writing a paper due "sometime". Duh, it took me nearly 3 years to finish it.)

But oh well, this time I'm posting a batch - no challenge, no deadline, still iconning these people/movies and nevertheless, a post here is! It's mainly a collection of my entries at [livejournal.com profile] amandastills with some "Titanic" and "Atonement" (of course!) icons thrown in.

Sorry for the long prologue, I will shut up now and tell you what's in the post:
01-23 - Amanda Seyfried
24-30 - Titanic (I wanted to icon a lot of Rose, but the caps were a pain (for me at least) - and I was just incapable of producing anything I liked really; so there are fewer than I wanted and they turned out worse than I imagined. Oh well...)
31-44 - Atonement (I can't get over how beautiful this movie is, so excuse the overload of posts about it! It breaks my heart everytime I watch/read it, but it's so tremendously perfect, I just can't stop...)



I am covered in skin, no one gets to come in )
 
 
Current Mood: thoughtful
Current Music: "Rose" James Horner
 
 
sheeplover0104
02 September 2011 @ 09:58 pm
I think I've found my Mecca...  
Hi my lovelies, I'm back and had a really wonderful time. It's all been tremendously beautiful, I don't even have words. Everything went well, nobody was hurt, the car still worked at the end of our journey after driving for over 1.500+ miles. (I feel like we took the same amount by foot. ;)) I brought some pictures for you - just a few because I haven't gotten through them all yet. (I alone took over 500 and we had 3 other cameras with us. Yeah, you get the gist.)



Bath, Oxford, London... and a rainbow. )

I'll now wade through all your posts and comments and will hopefully answer all of them by the time I'm leaving for my next short vacation next Wednesday. (Don't look at me like that! My grandma takes me with her. :))

I also feel rather creative since I'm back and made a wallpaper inspired by my latest rewatch of "Atonement". And because I'm indecisive as usual, I made two slightly different versions.


Robbie and Cecilia, still alive, still in love... )

Gosh, I'm having such a hard time with those stupid LJ-Cuts, it's not even funny anymore. :S
 
 
Current Music: "Colorblind" Natalie Walker
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
sheeplover0104
02 September 2011 @ 09:58 pm
I think I've found my Mecca...  
Hi my lovelies, I'm back and had a really wonderful time. It's all been tremendously beautiful, I don't even have words. Everything went well, nobody was hurt, the car still worked at the end of our journey after driving for over 1.500+ miles. (I feel like we took the same amount by foot. ;)) I brought some pictures for you - just a few because I haven't gotten through them all yet. (I alone took over 500 and we had 3 other cameras with us. Yeah, you get the gist.)



Bath, Oxford, London... and a rainbow. )

I'll now wade through all your posts and comments and will hopefully answer all of them by the time I'm leaving for my next short vacation next Wednesday. (Don't look at me like that! My grandma takes me with her. :))

I also feel rather creative since I'm back and made a wallpaper inspired by my latest rewatch of "Atonement". And because I'm indecisive as usual, I made two slightly different versions.


Robbie and Cecilia, still alive, still in love... )

Gosh, I'm having such a hard time with those stupid LJ-Cuts, it's not even funny anymore. :S
 
 
Current Music: "Colorblind" Natalie Walker
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
sheeplover0104
06 July 2011 @ 01:35 am
Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame...  
I just watched "Atonement" again the other day (and the day before yesterday... and today... yeah, call me obsessed...) and this has to be the most depressing movie of all time. But at the same time, it's tremendously beautiful... and James McAvoy is amazing. And oh so hot. Anyway, I couldn't get past how beautiful this movie looks... therefore I made a tiny little picspam.



 
 
Current Music: "Denouement" Dario Marianelli
Current Mood: depressed