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told you there'd be a Karl Urban wallpaper soon.


The quote is taken from this totally awesome 11 year old interview that made me actually like and care about him as a person, as opposed to just oogling him for his manly new zealandish charms as I have been doing this many a year: http://www.whoosh.org/issue24/iurban1.html Back when he was still in the middle of being Cupid. Thus, the inky wings.

Do you like it? I like it. It's New Zealand flag colors! And also I didn't edit out his cigarette, although I was sorely tempted. Karl Urban, I now feel, deep down in my soul, that you should play Crowley in a film adaptation of Good Omens. Don't ask me why, I can only tell you that it is somehow related to the cigarette.

I kept trying to add textures or googaws or more *stuff* all over the place. I'd decided, upon having 24 hours' reflection, that instead of despising my Anton Yelchin wallpaper that really indeed I quite loved it, so I was thinking maybe I should go for something similar here, but every time I added something to make the background not white it just felt wrong! The inky things were totally a compromise, because I realize most people don't enjoy having their desktops a flat white in its majority, including myself, but really, I like it quite a lot with just the red and blue shadowshapes and the quote and that's that. The more wallpapers I make, the simpler they seem to be getting. I think it's probably a process of personal aesthetic refinement. Considering that the last bout of visual creative output I had was limited to icons 100x100 pixels, my compositional choices were pre-limited for me. In this case, it's a reversal of challenge. Instead of trying very hard to cram as much information as possible into a teeny tiny space, I'm trying very hard to get enough information in to fill a very large space indeed. It's striking that balance that is the hard part.

*waxes poetic about shit nobody cares about until she passes out*

Hey, new people who are LJ friends, I really, really, really like comments.

Edit: Hrm, apparently it took me a little over 2 hours to make this one. Seems like that's my average...

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diplobrat
Jun. 23rd, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
I don't know who Keith Urban is, but he sure does take a paint-cannonball to the back like a pro.
mizufae
Jun. 23rd, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC)
Karl. KARL urban.

Karl Urban plays Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the new Star Trek movie. He also played Eomer in Lord of the Rings. In the Legendary Adventures of Hercules (and in a few episodes of Xena) he played Cupid (as a blonde) and also Julius Caesar. He's a badass who usually stars in cheesy action flicks, and I've lusted after him for at least 11 years.
diplobrat
Jun. 23rd, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC)
oh! now that you've mentioned all those movies and tv shows I can place him exactly... mostly as Eomer. His eyebrows are their own dimension.
mizufae
Jun. 23rd, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
I know! raaawrrr~

It's *always* about the eyebrows with me.
thatjamiegirl
Jun. 23rd, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
I seriously believe I have an eyebrow fetish. Is there a technical term for this attraction? There must be.
mizufae
Jun. 23rd, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
Agreed. after cursory googling I didn't find anything specific or latiny sounding, but eyebrows are so intrinsic to facial beauty that there's got to be some sort of smart sounding term buried in psychological papers somewhere.

I *REALLY* did not need to upload any more icarly icons (I'm contemplating leaving the GS. :O) but this one was SO appropriate for the conversation....

Eyebrowrotica? o_0?
mizufae
Jun. 23rd, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
SUPERCILIOPHILIA
thatjamiegirl
Jun. 23rd, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
AHHHH, I am so excited that there *is* a name for this!!!
aergonaut
Jun. 23rd, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
What. There's actually a name for it. That's amazing.
mizufae
Jun. 23rd, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
i... i made it up. BUT IT SOUNDS AUTHENTIC RIGHT??
ext_1836919
May. 22nd, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
No!
i... i made it up.

You didn't, I did first... [grins] But you're probably more entitled to use it, as you spelt it correctly first time off.

I'd never thought of men's eyebrows being attractive though. I take it that looking like you have a small ginger bush above each eye doesn't quite cut it?
theonlytwin
Jun. 23rd, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
karl urban = crowley ftw. i've given up on my dream fry and laurie casting of good omens, but omigod, this could work so well!
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