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The Return of the Icon Meme

fandom makes kitty scared
Hey, the icon meme is going around again.  Good times!


1. Reply to this post with "not today," 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.


These are the icons that ladymercury_10 picked for me.

 

Molly Hooper!  I adore her so much.  I love that she combines a rather morbid job surrounded by corpses with "girly" traits like wearing colorful, playful clothes.  She has a sense of humor that can run towards the black ("I've seen worse [than Mrs. Hudson's hip], but then, I do postmortems.")  She's painfully awkward, but apparently has enough confidence and/or optimism to repeatedly make overtures to Sherlock.  She's a fundamentally nice and caring person, who also will not hesitate to stab a fork at her boyfriend's hand if he's being a dick.  I think the text on this icon is perfect for her, and I love her smile in this image.



BBC Sherlock's Jim Moriarty is a fascinating and deeply creepy villain.  I love Andrew Scott's delivery of the "I'm sooooo changeable" line from the pool scene.  Ages ago on LJ (I think over at sherlockbbc) there was a post where people were brainstorming ways to insert the words "my fandom" into various show quotes.  (My fandom giggles at crime scenes.  My fandom is in shock.  Look! It has a blanket.)  Icons got made of the best, and I decided to grab this.  It's actually not the most accurate descriptor for me personally, since I tend to keep at least some interest in old fandoms and am not especially quick to add new ones, but I do sometimes find excuses to use this icon.



This one has a slightly convoluted origin.  One of the earlier signs of how much the Sherlock fandom loves its crack was the spread of the fanon that Anderson really loves dinosaurs, possibly in a sexual way.  sherlockiangirl wrote a fic involving Anderson building a time machine and transporting back several characters from the show into the age of dinosaurs, and one of the lines of dialog was "It's an Allosaurus, bitches!"  It got turned into an icon, and I laughed so hard that I decided I needed to save it.  Despite the obscure joke origins, I use this icon surprisingly often because I find occasions to talk about dinosaurs or things that remind me of dinosaurs.



I don't know if ladymercury_10 realized that she was mostly picking my Sherlockian text icons.  This originates from yet another one of the Sherlock fandom's oddball moments over on the kink meme.  Some anon issued the prompt "Sherlock. Moriarty. Lobster Knife Fight."  In the ensuing discussion, the fandom was fondly declared "cray-cray."  In the spirit of the prompt, I (anonymously) responded "cray-cray like crayfish!" When someone was making icons out of quotable moments from the kinkmeme, this was one of them.  Honestly I almost never use this icon, but it amuses me enough to be worth keeping.  (And yes, someone did write a Lobster Knife Fight fic for the prompt.)



Because sometimes fandom is scary enough to make you want to arch your back and hiss in fear like this kitten, and sometimes fandom is prickly like an angry cat, and sometimes it's as funny as a tiny kitten trying to convince you that it's totally fierce.

Anyone else want to play?

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ladymercury_10
Jan. 10th, 2014 11:46 pm (UTC)
Haha, I did not realize so many of those were Sherlock-related.

I use this icon surprisingly often because I find occasions to talk about dinosaurs or things that remind me of dinosaurs
Dinosaurs are a good subject. :)
tardis_stowaway
Jan. 11th, 2014 12:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, I laughed when I saw that you had picked so many sneakily Sherlock-connected icons. ;)

Dinosaurs are a good subject. :)
So true! The first career I ever remember wanting to be when I grew up was a paleontologist. I would probably be much cooler if I'd held to the dream of my six year old self.
the_redjay
Jan. 12th, 2014 02:14 pm (UTC)
One can never have too many dinosaurs.
the_redjay
Jan. 11th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
Not today!

Edited at 2014-01-11 07:56 pm (UTC)
tardis_stowaway
Jan. 12th, 2014 12:18 am (UTC)
Here you go!

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