Finally it's here (after two extensions graciously granted by starry_night)! My Season 5 (BtVS) set for btvsats20in20 Round 9.
[MY ENTRIES PLUS ALTS AND EXTRAS APLENTY]
|Half and Half||Rotate 90||Frame||Lemon & Lime||Shocking|
|Blood||Close Crop + Two||Love||Lips||Group|
|5 Category |HUSH|
|Cat 1||Cat 2||Cat 3||Cat 4||Cat 5|
|5 Artist's Choice|
|AC 1||AC 2||AC 3||AC 4||AC 5|
Screencap Sources: Bloodqueen, Pretty as a Picture , Leave Me the White, SMG France. Wooden frame in Frame icon from Your Picture Frames. Texture in Cat 2 snagged from teragramm.
MANY thanks to the wonderful starry_night for extending the deadline (twice); and I cannot heap enough praise on my beta-Muse velvetwhip for once again whipping me and this set into shape - her screenname is very apt because the "whipping" was a most gentle one but she provides what I need time and again. I nearly gave up on this round and three or four days ago I was ready to. That I didn't is due largely to her generous assistance, guidance, ideas, meta analysis, and encouragement to motivate me.
Alts & Extras:
1 - 7
15 - 21
15 -21) Image from Buffy vs Dracula, this set is, appropriately, very German Expressionist cinema (Nosferatu, Pola Negri, etc.) Also, kikimay asked me to post more close crops of Sarah's face so here you go.
The only guideline or focus I had going in to this was my usual: "Women of the Buffyverse". I consciously focused on the ladies and very much wanted to make some decent icons of Joyce and Dawn, who have been difficult for me to icon for some reason. I also tried to use images from the show I haven't seen capped often or at all. So for example, "Group" is the Maclays because I've seen a lot of icons of the opposite image, the Scoobies protecting Tara, from that episode. I've seen tons of Spike in FFL icons but precious few if any focused on Drusilla herself. And et cetera.
The relative absence of Willow here (in relation to her importance that season) isn't planned or meant as a snub of the character; I think because I've done a lot of Willow icons I ended up "giving her a break". I meant to make an icon of Glory, and also of Joyce and Dawn together but didn't get to those. I have meta thoughts about quite a few of these - the Drusilla one deserves it's own post - but for now I'll let you folks and the images do the talking.
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