naamah_darling: Sepia picture of Heath Ledger from A Knight's Tale with the words "I Miss You." (Heath Miss You)
It's sleeting out and black, black, black.

I counted today. I own eight movies and one TV series with Heath Ledger in. I have seen one more movie than I own, rounding it out to ten. The IMDB lists twenty-three projects in his filmography. Two of those are in production, and five were TV shows in which he might have appeared in only a single episode. Twenty-three. Twenty-three. That's it. And there will never be more.

My abortive attempt to watch A Knight's Tale this afternoon ended when I picked up the DVD. I got no further than thinking about my favorite line ("I don't know how to dance.") before I promptly put it back on the shelf. It's too soon. I'd figured it would have stopped bothering me by now, but it absolutely has not. It's only just settling in. I can look at pictures, but seeing him move . . . that would be hard. And I don't think I could bear to hear his voice. He had such a beautiful voice.

The one interview I watched on YouTube was too much. The host gave him a silly gift, and he burst into delighted laughter. I had to turn it off, because it was just too painful. Laughter is one of the most alive sounds you'll ever hear, and his even more than most. When something hit him right and he really cracked up, he sounded for all the world like . . . well, like a great big dork. It was a little kid's laugh made big. No pretensions whatsoever. Absolutely genuine. I live in Oklahoma, land of hicks. I hear a lot of bass-ackwards farmboy laughs, and believe me, that is what he sounded like: a colossal Aussie hick. And he had the big, farmboy smile to go with it.

"Charisma as natural as gravity" were Christopher Nolan's words.

At this point, the laudatory quotes from his colleagues have all blended together in my mind, along with broody song lyrics and fucking Rilke poetry, but someone out there remarked that Heath was the sort of actor you only got once every fifty years or so. I certainly hope that's true. On the one hand, I am afraid I won't ever find another actor whose work I connect with on that level. On the other, I am afraid that I will.

I would rather believe that he was a rare thing, so that I can feel less like a fool for missing him. It is just so monstrously unfair, and the longer I think about it, the more sick at heart I become.

Because not spending time with him somehow is dreadful and impossible, I spent today making two Knight's Tale wallpapers and a set of icons for each. I meant to make some for Casanova, too, since that movie gets no love, but this is as much as I could bear to do.

Comments are lovely. Credit would be swell. No hotlinking, please.



Below the cut, two wallpapers in your choice of sizes, and eight icons. )

I realize this is terribly self-indulgent, and that only a vanishingly small number of you were as attached as I was and so, of course, have limited interest.

But, well, pain is pain.
naamah_darling: Sepia picture of Heath Ledger from A Knight's Tale with the words "I Miss You." (Heath Miss You)
It's sleeting out and black, black, black.

I counted today. I own eight movies and one TV series with Heath Ledger in. I have seen one more movie than I own, rounding it out to ten. The IMDB lists twenty-three projects in his filmography. Two of those are in production, and five were TV shows in which he might have appeared in only a single episode. Twenty-three. Twenty-three. That's it. And there will never be more.

My abortive attempt to watch A Knight's Tale this afternoon ended when I picked up the DVD. I got no further than thinking about my favorite line ("I don't know how to dance.") before I promptly put it back on the shelf. It's too soon. I'd figured it would have stopped bothering me by now, but it absolutely has not. It's only just settling in. I can look at pictures, but seeing him move . . . that would be hard. And I don't think I could bear to hear his voice. He had such a beautiful voice.

The one interview I watched on YouTube was too much. The host gave him a silly gift, and he burst into delighted laughter. I had to turn it off, because it was just too painful. Laughter is one of the most alive sounds you'll ever hear, and his even more than most. When something hit him right and he really cracked up, he sounded for all the world like . . . well, like a great big dork. It was a little kid's laugh made big. No pretensions whatsoever. Absolutely genuine. I live in Oklahoma, land of hicks. I hear a lot of bass-ackwards farmboy laughs, and believe me, that is what he sounded like: a colossal Aussie hick. And he had the big, farmboy smile to go with it.

"Charisma as natural as gravity" were Christopher Nolan's words.

At this point, the laudatory quotes from his colleagues have all blended together in my mind, along with broody song lyrics and fucking Rilke poetry, but someone out there remarked that Heath was the sort of actor you only got once every fifty years or so. I certainly hope that's true. On the one hand, I am afraid I won't ever find another actor whose work I connect with on that level. On the other, I am afraid that I will.

I would rather believe that he was a rare thing, so that I can feel less like a fool for missing him. It is just so monstrously unfair, and the longer I think about it, the more sick at heart I become.

Because not spending time with him somehow is dreadful and impossible, I spent today making two Knight's Tale wallpapers and a set of icons for each. I meant to make some for Casanova, too, since that movie gets no love, but this is as much as I could bear to do.

Comments are lovely. Credit would be swell. No hotlinking, please.



Below the cut, two wallpapers in your choice of sizes, and eight icons. )

I realize this is terribly self-indulgent, and that only a vanishingly small number of you were as attached as I was and so, of course, have limited interest.

But, well, pain is pain.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (U HEART MY ICON!)
I've started about half a dozen entries, and they all just degenerate into me griping about one thing or another, and that isn't how I want to send y'all into your Thanksgiving weekend. Let's just take it as read that I am bored and lonely and just want to rub noses with the intarwebz, but I have nothing much to say. So you get a meme.

This one came by way of [livejournal.com profile] copperwise, and the way it is supposed to go is you comment here and I'll pick 7 of your icons, you explain here or in your LJ what they mean to you and why you're using them. But there are, like, a LOT of you guys, and I have only so many hours in the day, so I'm amending that:

If you want to, comment here with your favorite icon, tell me why it's your favorite, and what it means to you. And if you have one, put an icon that's free for the taking up in comments, with credits. The wittier, the better.

Little pictures! )

I turn the floor over to you guys. Thrill and amuse me with your favorite icons.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (U HEART MY ICON!)
I've started about half a dozen entries, and they all just degenerate into me griping about one thing or another, and that isn't how I want to send y'all into your Thanksgiving weekend. Let's just take it as read that I am bored and lonely and just want to rub noses with the intarwebz, but I have nothing much to say. So you get a meme.

This one came by way of [livejournal.com profile] copperwise, and the way it is supposed to go is you comment here and I'll pick 7 of your icons, you explain here or in your LJ what they mean to you and why you're using them. But there are, like, a LOT of you guys, and I have only so many hours in the day, so I'm amending that:

If you want to, comment here with your favorite icon, tell me why it's your favorite, and what it means to you. And if you have one, put an icon that's free for the taking up in comments, with credits. The wittier, the better.

Little pictures! )

I turn the floor over to you guys. Thrill and amuse me with your favorite icons.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Cruel Intentions Super Duper)
Heyhey.

Pimping a community for you iconeers out there; [livejournal.com profile] fringe_icons for small-fandom iconage. No Harry Potter slash icons. No Lord of the Rings icons. No Sailor Moon, no Final Fantasy, no Buffy, no Firefly. That means it's been pretty fucking obscure so far, and I love the stuff people are coming up with. With some effort, it could be a really cool community. Go, check it out, join, post your obscure icons to the acclaim of the masses. I'll be posting some eventually, myself.

And? These are some really great Preacher icons. I'm thinking of you in particular, [livejournal.com profile] bites_the_sun and [livejournal.com profile] spacezombie.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Cruel Intentions Super Duper)
Heyhey.

Pimping a community for you iconeers out there; [livejournal.com profile] fringe_icons for small-fandom iconage. No Harry Potter slash icons. No Lord of the Rings icons. No Sailor Moon, no Final Fantasy, no Buffy, no Firefly. That means it's been pretty fucking obscure so far, and I love the stuff people are coming up with. With some effort, it could be a really cool community. Go, check it out, join, post your obscure icons to the acclaim of the masses. I'll be posting some eventually, myself.

And? These are some really great Preacher icons. I'm thinking of you in particular, [livejournal.com profile] bites_the_sun and [livejournal.com profile] spacezombie.
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Default)
These are incredibly Gay.

Cup of Gay icons!

I think I am in total love with the first one.

Gay Love!

link
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Default)
These are incredibly Gay.

Cup of Gay icons!

I think I am in total love with the first one.

Gay Love!

link

Travis!

Sep. 6th, 2004 12:37 pm
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Default)
More Travis Icons.

I'm going to MAKE you look at these three.

01 02 03

28 More Behind The Cut. )

I'm going to have a shower now! Feel free to customize. Please drop a note if you take, and credit to [livejournal.com profile] naamah99!

link

Travis!

Sep. 6th, 2004 12:37 pm
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Default)
More Travis Icons.

I'm going to MAKE you look at these three.

01 02 03

28 More Behind The Cut. )

I'm going to have a shower now! Feel free to customize. Please drop a note if you take, and credit to [livejournal.com profile] naamah99!

link
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Default)
What better way to spend a morning than making hot Travis Fimmel icons while listening to bad pop music?

To make your day: 3 color, 8 black and white icons behind the cut, one matching friends banner.

Clicky! )

I'm just a little obsessed right now, so you'll probably get a few icon posts while I try to work it out of my system.
Whee!

link
naamah_darling: The right-side canines of a wolf's skull; the upper canine is made of gold. (Default)
What better way to spend a morning than making hot Travis Fimmel icons while listening to bad pop music?

To make your day: 3 color, 8 black and white icons behind the cut, one matching friends banner.

Clicky! )

I'm just a little obsessed right now, so you'll probably get a few icon posts while I try to work it out of my system.
Whee!

link

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