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Via oursin

The Rules:

Reply to this post with 'Icons!', and I will pick five of your icons.

Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.

Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.

This will - allegedly - create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

Here are the ones oursin chose for me:

I can't remember where I snagged this originally. It's a very clever animated Escher effect. I don't use it very often, but have used it for posts about creativity or imagination.

This is one of my own photographs taken from the top of the bell tower of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. I use it for posts about Paris or travelling, or to illustrate some complicated thinking (which doesn't happen in my blog all that often!)

This is the Fillyjonk as drawn by Tove Jansson for her Moomin stories and books. Fillyjonks are the suburban housewives of the Moomin world, and sometimes are represented as either rather silly or rather set in their ways. I always liked the one who is featured in "The Fillyjonk Who Believed in Disasters" - she has big ideas and dreams about life but is afraid to do a lot because she's terrified that something terrible will happen. One day, it does, and she is free to live an adventurous and slightly bohemian life. I think I see quite a bit of myself in there, so I use this icon mostly when writing about domestic things, or when being most kind of middle-aged woman-ish.

I think I got this from coffeeem. What can I say? Skinhead Hamlet! What's not to like :) If I ever teach a Shakespeare course, I shall use it.

Talk about another strange role-model. This is an icon I made myself of the inimitable Miss Jean Brodie as played by Maggie Smith. I use it for posts about teaching. Um... yes, I know she was a fascist and mental and everything, but somehow I identify with her. Maybe it's the idealism, the love of art and poetry (though I'm nowhere near as opinionated). And I, too, am in my Prime.


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Apr. 14th, 2009 10:06 am (UTC)
I don't remember that Fillyjonk story, but I believe it's in Tales from Moomin Valley which is currently on its way to me. I look forward to reading it. (I'm currently replacing all the Moomin books that fell apart after so many readings.)

I rather like the Fillyjonk in Moominsummer Madness too.

Re the Skinhead Hamlet, it was that that inspired me to write my Hamlet in the Style of a Marriott Edgar monologue. :)

Apr. 14th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, "The Fillyjonk Who Believed in Disasters" is in Tales From Moomin Valley. There are some great stories in that collection - you have a treat in store! I can't remember the Fillyjonk in Moominsummer Madness - I need to re-read it :)
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