Icon Meme

Feb. 12th, 2019 09:02 pm
chomiji: Kitty does not understand!  A kitten snarling, with the word 'wut?' as a caption (kitty - wut)
[personal profile] chomiji

Almost a month ago, [personal profile] krait was doing the classic icon meme, where you get someone to pick three of your icons and then you make a post in which you explain them. So yeah, guess who forgot all about it? Yeah, Anyway, here we go:

Tenpou from Saiyuki Gaiden with the words, Not Necessarily by the Book

This is Tenpou Gensui ("Field Marshall Tenpou") from Saiyuki Gaiden, the prequel to Kazuya Minekura's cult favorite manga Saiyuki. He is a god in a Heaven that resembles a cross between an ancient Chinese court and a modern governmental bureaucracy. Tenpou is very well educated, obsessed with detail in the things he cares about, super sloppy in everyday life, an expert swordsman, and likely more than a little bit kinky (certainly fandom thinks so). I picked him as my avatar for writing Fandom Grammar columns back when I was doing that, because if anyone understands the difference between following a rule right off a cliff and instead applying it with finesse, it's Tenpou.

Dee and Ryo from the manga FAKE, with the caption A love like this cannot be hidden

Here are Dee (left) and Ryo (right), the leads from the classic shounen ai/yaoi manga series FAKE, which is a Japanese view of an American cop buddy series. The series moves from hints and flirting (on Dee's part; Ryo is more shy/restrained) to out and out yaoi at the very end. It's all good-humored and sweet (despite the violence) as well as slightly weird: mangaka Sanami Matoh doesn't quite get everything about U.S. police detectives. The caption, "Love like this cannot be hidden" is from a Carrie Newcomer song that is very explicitly about same-sex relationships (according to the liner notes): Be True (YouTube).

View of the Danube River in Germany

This one is not nearly as fandom-oriented as the other two. It's a view of the Danube River, and I made it for posts about the European river cruise we took a couple of summers ago, as a belated celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary. It was a Viking River Cruise trip from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to Bucharest, Romania: up the Rhine, across on the Main-Danube Canal, and then down the Danube: 3 weeks.


Wnt me to pick three of your icons? Ask in the comments!

Date: 2019-02-13 05:32 am (UTC)
krait: a sea snake (krait) swimming (Default)
From: [personal profile] krait
Yay, icons!

I love the Tenpou icon, but every time I see it I go, "Hey, look, it's Irvine from FF8!" for a minute before realising it's not. :D That was my secret reason for picking it - maybe if I know more about it, I'll stop seeing Irvine? Maybe I need an Irvine icon.

Dee & Ryo! ♥ I have such fond memories of them because FAKE was one of the very few canons that Really Went There on the m/m relationship, back when I was a baby!fan first discovering yaoi and slash. Plus their dynamic of "flirty and straightforward versus restrained and private" is one that I really enjoy!

The river is very pretty, and I love the bridge. It made me think of a poem from my childhood.

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