Almost a month ago, 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:
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.
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).
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!