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03 June 2015 @ 12:51 pm
66. Icon Battle Part Tres! Xafirah vs. Hsapiens  
20 Supernatural (10 xafirah, 10 mine)
20 Superheroes (10 xafirah, 10 mine)
20 Star Wars (10 xafirah, 10 mine) **Some caps from SW VII trailer**
25 Alternates (mine)
85 Icons



xafirah is back \o/ \o/ \o/ and has returned to making icons after taking a hiatus for what some humans call, "having a life." Pfft! Who needs a life when there's LJ fame to be had as an icon maker, AMIRITE?

This is our third icon battle. Xafirah graciously allows me to class up this joint by decorating it with her gorgeous icons. If you haven't already checked out her work and added her comm to your watch list, now is the chance to see the error of your ways and have a Come to Thor moment.

xafirah posts at cato_neimoidia
Watch her comm (you know you wanna)







Alternates Ugh, I never managed to do anything with that Sam cap. These are NOT the worst icons I made from that cap. You're welcome.





xafirah requests credit if you use her icons on LJ; please credit her for all of the icons of hers you snag!

I appreciate credit for my work but I cannot be bothered to follow you around LJ and demand my two dollars credit.

steal + watch this comm
be nice to someone today + screencap credits + resources
angelus2hot: BtVS Angel/Buffy danceangelus2hot on June 3rd, 2015 07:38 pm (UTC)
These are all stunning!!!
Mish: C&H -- Run For Joyhsapiens on June 5th, 2015 01:14 am (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
R.: fairy tales are more than truenemophilist on June 3rd, 2015 09:11 pm (UTC)
These are great!
Mish: Star Wars -- Darth Vader Seatedhsapiens on June 5th, 2015 01:15 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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Mish: SPN -- Impala for All Seasonshsapiens on June 5th, 2015 01:15 am (UTC)
Thank you!
immlass on June 3rd, 2015 11:58 pm (UTC)
Totally taking some of your SW icons (with credit of course).
Mish: Star Wars -- X-Wing Fightershsapiens on June 5th, 2015 01:23 am (UTC)
w00t! I am cautiously excited for VII. I-III were such a disappointment but perhaps a re-boot is just what they need to remind us why Star Wars is epically awesome.
(no subject) - immlass on June 5th, 2015 01:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - hsapiens on June 5th, 2015 02:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - immlass on June 5th, 2015 02:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
Charmander: calvin and hobbs - stuffed hobbspokecharm on June 4th, 2015 12:26 am (UTC)
oh wow, all the icons are pretty amazing!
Mish: C&H -- Run For Joyhsapiens on June 5th, 2015 01:23 am (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
archersangel.dreamwidth.org on June 4th, 2015 01:52 am (UTC)
i'm amused by "the scruffy-looking nerf herder your mother warned you about" one.
Mish: Star Wars -- Pretty Leia in Brownhsapiens on June 5th, 2015 03:10 am (UTC)
I know fandom is enthralled with "I love you" "I know" but I have to admit, the scruffy-looking nerfherder is my own favorite. *happy sigh*
Alexia Lisa Drake: Random - Music is Lifealexia_drake on June 4th, 2015 03:30 am (UTC)
Beautiful icons :D
Mish: Avengers -- IronMan Needs A Hobbyhsapiens on June 5th, 2015 03:11 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Joss: (tw woobie)aravishermione on June 4th, 2015 04:11 am (UTC)
Snagging your SW "judging you" icon and will credit because I'm all honest like that and geez, you did the freaking work and I'm parading around with it so the least I can do is credit you lol. My icon folders are scandalously deficient of Star Wars icons. I think you should do a set just of those *drops hint like a bomb*
Mish: Star Wars -- Yoda Pretty Colorshsapiens on June 5th, 2015 03:18 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you for the credit. *hugs* I think it's polite and helpful to other fans who want to track down a maker but I can't get chuffed about it. Remember those people who used to lock their comms and not let you into their super secret club if you didn't credit icons in your user pics to their satisfaction? Good times. Not. I cannot be bothered to spend my energy that way. 99.99% of people are happy to credit; it's surprising how even though I don't require credit, most people tell me that they'll be crediting.

I agree on the Star Wars set. Pulling out those caps reminded me how much I love Star Wars and how much I miss the magic of those first movies. I know it's 6-ish months out but they NEED to give me some more trailers so I have more caps to play with!
(no subject) - aravishermione on June 5th, 2015 05:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - hsapiens on June 5th, 2015 09:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - aravishermione on June 5th, 2015 09:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
curiouscorvid.dreamwidth.org: pic#124085713curiouscorvid.dreamwidth.org on June 4th, 2015 06:03 am (UTC)
These are all so amazing - I'm not even sure which ones to grab but I definitely know I will narrow it down.


Thank you guys. Both sets are so creative and fun. I'll definitely credit whichever ones I go with!
Mish: C&H -- Run For Joyhsapiens on June 5th, 2015 03:20 am (UTC)
Thank you! ♥

I have the same narrowing down issues when looking at posts. I ended up saving an embarrassingly large collection of icons in my inspiration folder, where I can pet them and call them my precious.
Dorota: spn - castiel - delicious crop 2xafirah on June 4th, 2015 08:57 am (UTC)
WOW, JUST WOW! You did AMAZING job with html coding - it looks GREAT!
And icons... Well, I'm just sitting here for 30 minutes and staring at all the beauties :) And I don't know what to write because it would take me half of the day to write all positive things about each of your icons - each icon is eye-catching and interesting in different way. So I'll just comment on my most favourites:

1 - this must be my favourite - I love the composition (text well fitted) and coloring - background and his coat. The alternate looks good too, but red background is more eye-catching.
2 - I love that we had the same idea for this icon (horns) yet our icons look so different :)
8 - amazing coloring - brown and vibrant green look great! And ext in the background = perfect composition
11 - 12 - again, amazing coloring :)
17 - this screencap was a bit pain for me but you did a great job! I love the negative space and "grungy" look
26 - you did great job with all spaceship screencaps, but I have to admit I like your alternates more :) 82 is my favourite - great coloring and contrast
29 - it was hard screencap to work for me - Leia's face tone is much paler than Luke's, so I just erased him :D I love what you did with that screencap, the text is funny :)
30 - again a spaceship screencap - I had no idea what to do with it so I decided to do crazy composition ;p I love your icon and both alternates :)

Your alternates are beautiful too - I love 65, 70, 72, 77 (one of my favourites of all icons), 79, 80, 82 :)

It was pleasure to participate in this icon battle with you :) THANK YOU! I hope we can repeat it sometime again if we're still in this icon business :D
Mish: SPN -- Crowley Hello Darling!hsapiens on June 5th, 2015 03:29 am (UTC)
I will battle you ANY TIME. Seriously. You push me to try to be more creative and I need that -- plus you are awesome, your icons are beautiful, and you pick WAY better caps than I do! I'm going to reply for real tomorrow, when I'm not exhausted, and squee over what I loved about your icons.

I think maybe #5 was too subtle, Evil!Charlie wearing the Evil!Spock goatee, or else it wasn't nearly as funny as *I* think it is. But at least I got practice in adding facial hair on really tiny faces. Much harder than I thought it would be!
Your SPN Icons - hsapiens on June 5th, 2015 05:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
avidrosette: autumn by apreludetoanendavidrosette on June 4th, 2015 03:06 pm (UTC)
These are gorgeous! The colors pop, the compositions are so creative, and the type is great. What an awesome icon battle!
Mish: Jack -- Man of Action w/ Redhsapiens on June 5th, 2015 03:25 am (UTC)
*TACKLEHUGS* It's always a pleasure to see your name come up in my inbox!

Xafirah is an amazing maker; I love her eye for space and color and she has an eye for overall composition that I envy. I love battling her because I KNOW she's going to best me. It makes me push myself a little more. I need to be pushed out of my comfort zone. :)

Hope all is well with you, bb!
I refuse to give up my obsession: DD - DareDevil 01endlessdeep on June 4th, 2015 08:05 pm (UTC)
Wow these are all so gorgeous. Nice work.
Mish: Avengers -- IronMan Needs A Hobbyhsapiens on June 5th, 2015 03:25 am (UTC)
Thank you! <3
oba: sanctuary - helen magnusobaona on June 5th, 2015 09:44 am (UTC)
I am particularly in love with 11-15. So pretty!
Mish: Stargate -- Al'kesh HOPEhsapiens on June 5th, 2015 05:50 pm (UTC)
OBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I haven't seen you around in AGES! I peeked in your LJ awhile back and saw that you'd gotten married while I was away -- so very belated congrats and felicitations. I wish you all the happiness and joy in the world.

I've missed you and hope to hear from you whenever you have the time. *clings*
(no subject) - elsewhere91 on June 5th, 2015 02:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Mish: Ackles -- Prettiest Bastard Alivehsapiens on June 5th, 2015 05:51 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU for commenting and leaving kind words. <3
Eva S Logan: MMfunny_face_jo on June 9th, 2015 09:28 am (UTC)
Perfect! All of them! :)
Mish: C&H -- Run For Joyhsapiens on July 3rd, 2015 08:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your very kind compliment to me and to xafirah. :)