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btvsats20in20 ROUND 17: BUFFY SUMMERS (SEASON 3)

For btvsats20in20 Round 17.  Many thanks as always to my Beta and Muse velvetwhip:


Cat 2 nominated for Best BtVS Icon ("Something to Sing About") Round 13 wicked_awards, 2016: nomineebuttonbuffywickedawards275x128_rsd2015_1.2final.png

10 Themes
Angst Black Content Faceless Clock
Smile Levels NS + Text Far Crop Not Human *
5 Category |SING US A SONG **
Cat 1 Cat 2 Cat 3 Cat 4 Cat 5
5 Artist's Choice
AC 1 AC 2 AC 3 AC 4 AC 5

* Not Human: There were no episodes this season in which Buffy was "not human" (a la Vamp!Buffy in "Nightmares"), and because we haven't been informed at this point in canon that Slayer powers have demonic origin (aka the writers pulled it out of their derrieres ) I went with Angel vamping out to feed on Buffy in "Graduation Day 2".

** Category Inspiration: "Breathe (2am)" by Anna Natick: I decided to focus on the episode "Anne: for this set.

'Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button, girl.
So cradle your head in your hands
And breathe... just breathe

Alts:                      1 - 6

                         7 - 11

A Vague Disclaimer is No One's Friend:
~ Take what  icons you like for personal use but please credit if used :)
~ No hotlinking!
~ Comments however are appreciated :)
~ Icons with blank space can be personalized upon request.
~ If you wish to personalize because you have PS and more font or fx options than I do, by all means please ask first.
~ All artwork by yours truly except where otherwise indicated.
So gorgeous! My faves for this round (very difficult to choose!) are Smile, Far Crop, Alt 7, and Cat 2.
Thank you so much! I'm tickled how Smile has been named by almost everyone here, I had no idea it would be so popular! Far Crop and Cat 2 are definitely two of my favorites (obviously, they're both teasers)
YAYYYYYYY, you finally posted the new icons! Awwww, Buffy's face *_____*

Faves: AC2!!! And AC3, Faceless, smile, cat5, cat2.

Buffy's face gives me life! :D

Thank you sweetheart, I hoped you would like these. AC2 and Cat2 are among my favorites. I'm interested in the fact that nearly everyone has mentioned Smile as a favorite, is it the fact that I tend to focus on Buffy's angst, so that it provides a contrast? Or is it just pretty?

Oh, you know, I was actually thinking that while I was searching for the new icons and then I went away for a week and also I didn't want to bother, but it's actually really difficult to find happy Buffy icons? Like, if you go searching, the vast majority of the icons are about sad Buffy. And since I personally wanted to express also my lighter side it was more challengy to find smiling Buffy icons. (Same with Harry Potter! The vast majority of icons about Harry are so sad! It's so hard to find smiling!Harry icons!)

Also the icon is pretty!
Right? I could icon Buffy forever. Last year I was happy that I challenged myself doing characters I don't normally do, like Riley, Lorne, Kendra, Jenny, etc, but it was nice to "come home" to Buffy for this.

Maybe my next challenge is a bunch of happy Buffy icons? It's actually easier to depict pain and angst, we all identify with it. That smile icon was one of the easiest ones of this set to make (don't tell anyone - it just came together in no time.)

Thanks again sweetie!
I love this set and the song you chose. Anna Nalick has a beautiful voice,

My favorites are: Faceless, Smile, Far Crop, your entire Category set, AC 3, and AC 4. I also like Alt 5 and Alt 7. :D
Anna really does! I don't have iPod shuffle, it's the song that was playing on Pandora when I was thinking about this set. Crystal Bowersox's Dead Weight would have worked thematically as well. I'm on a Crystal Bowersox kick lately.

Thank you for the feedback and compliments! I'm really fond of Far Crop because far crops are really hard for me, like ridiculously so; I tried several others for this round and this is the only one I was happy with.

your entire Category set,

YOU MADE MY DAY! Seriously, it's a huge compliment because making cohesive "sets" is something I admire in other people and have been striving to achieve. So thank you thank you.
You out did yourself, these are lovely!!! What a very nice set! My faves this round are faceless, clock, smile, ns+text and ac1. Nice job!

Edited at 2016-04-04 01:01 pm (UTC)
You did! But somehow I posted a duplicate post so you commented on the first one (I deleted that to avoid confusion.)

I can't thank you enough for your feedback on these!
Oh wow! These are gorgeous!

I adore Black, Content, Faceles, Smile, NS+Text, Far Crop, Not Human, Cat1, Cat3, Cat4, AC1, AC3 and Alt1. Alt4, Alt7, Alt8, Alt9, Alt10 and Alt11
Wow, I'm just blushing right now, thank you! I'm thrilled you like so many of these! I love that you named favorites different from other people - I love how different people respond to different things. (Black is one of my absolute favorites of this set, and I think Cat 3 came out pretty cool, I'm happy with it.)
An OUTSTANDING collection of icons - they are all visually strong and connect effectively with the themes. I am always so impressed with what the fan artists do working in this format.
*blushing furiously* THANK YOU so much!

I'm not where I want to be but I agree that I am always impressed with what artists are able to achieve in this tiny format. (have you seen the other sets for this round?)
These are beautiful icons! And it's nice to see you! Even though I don't comment all the time, I always enjoy seeing your posts.

Edited at 2016-04-05 03:39 am (UTC)
Thank you so much hon! I admit I've been very absent from LJ lately - depression, I guess? Low energy, etc. I want to try to turn that around and post more frequently again.
Black, Smile, NS + Text, Cat 4 and AC 2 are my very favourites of your set.
Good job on getting it finished as well! :)
Beautiful work as always hon <3
I love your creativity with the compositions and texture use. My faves are black, faceless, smile, ns + text, not human, C2, C4, C5, AC2 and AC4 :)
I love your creativity with the compositions and texture use. My faves are black, faceless, smile, ns + text, not human, C2, C4, C5, AC2 and AC4 :)

I CAN'T believe I let your kind remarks slip by unnoticed, how rude of me! My apologies, dear. I'm tickled by your favorites - especially black, which I LOVE and very few people noticed but it's one of my favorites I've done lately! And I'm really pleased with the category set. I put a LOT of time and effort into the AC set and I pulled the Cat set together more quickly, but it came out better for that.

I never expected Smile and Faceless to be such a "fan favorites" but I'm very happy people liked them. I didn't appreciate them until everyone else did.
Congratulations on your nomination! It's so, so deserved as this is a beautiful icon.

So is this whole set, btw. Beside the nominated one I especially love angst, black, smile, NS + Text, Not Human, cat 3, cat 5, AC2 and AC5. Oh, and faceless is orgeous, too, and I love the dynamic of clock.

Edited at 2016-08-11 10:17 pm (UTC)