This is really nothing more than making it kind of official. The fact is, I lock *some* of my more personal posts... not that many but a few. All of my icons and memes are all open to the public. Feel free to friend the journal to watch for updates and please don't be offended if I don't friend you back. I don't friend too many people back mostly because I have a hard time keeping up with my flist as it is! :) But if you think you and I are like two peas in a pod, g'head and comment and let me know. And if you know the significance of the date I used for this post, then I probably would friend you back... just sayin'.
I have a few ground rules for visiting my site and "using" my stuff. Nothing serious...
1) Please do not hotlink. For more information on what hotlinking is, visit wikipedia. I pay not cheaply for my space on the interwebs and I'd rather you not steal it from me. kthnxbye
2) Please ask me if you want to redistribute my graphics on your site/board/journal. My answer will depend on my mood that day and how nicely you ask.
3) Please do not alter any of my icons without asking me first.
4) Please comment if you grab one of my icons 'cause it gives me a warm fuzzy. It's alllll about me, remember?
5) Please credit if you use one of my icons.
6) Please leave your attitude at the door because I had my share of online drama when Robert Patrick was cast on X-Files. I'm mellow. You should be too.
I'm a girl and I'm Canadian so I'm doubly nice. I don't bite... so I turn sad-panda when someone grabs my stuff and reposts it somewhere without asking... I turn mad-panda when they hotlink. I turn hot-pissed-panda when someone calls me stupid for liking Dean more than Sam. Why do you want to do that to me?? Golly gee gosh.
Anyway... who the hell am I? Here are some simple facts:
** I love The X-Files, Supernatural and Lost as much as my poor, beleaguered husband. I also hold deep affection for Alias, Veronica Mars, The Office, Big Bang Theory, The Unit, House, Bones, How I Met Your Mother, Angel, Buffy, Pushing Daisies, Chuck, 24, ER, MASH, Wonderfalls, Firefly, Star Wars, all things Russell Crowe, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck... and a shit tonne of other shows, movies and movie stars that I won't list because it's boring.
** I icon mostly X-Files and Supernatural because they rule my world but occasionally I will drift into my other fandoms. And I do take requests... You can ask me by commenting to this post if'n you'd like me to make you an icon. I'd rather make icons for a fandom I'm interested in, if possible (see above list or my profile).
** I'm in my early 30s (dammit) and married for nearly 10 years. I love dogs tho I don't own one but want one desperately. I'm unemployed because the bank for which I slaved for 7 years laid me off when they got bought out by the evil corporation know as Chase. Hate them for me, please. I'm not bitter, tho. *cough*
** If I had nothing but chicken and rice to live on, I'd probably be pretty happy. Especially if there was a side of diet Snapple iced tea and some peanut butter cookies to round out my meal.
** I play X-Box 360 pretty much every day (see the part about me being unemployed) because it hones my hand-eye coordination and acts as social interaction when I play with my friends. At least that's what I tell myself.
** I've been making websites and graphics for a long time now. I was indoctrinated into online fandom waaaaaaaay back in 96 when I discovered my online love of X-Files. I built my XF-related "fanart" site, The 4th Dimension in 2002 but I haven't updated it in more than 2 years... which is about how long ago I opened this journal and icons took over my "fanart" muse. The rest of my webpholio (made that up just now) can be found at murkybucket.com.
** This journal's name - nodazzle - is short for "no miracle, no dazzle" which is the official, long title of this journal. That is the name of an song by Blue Rodeo - and they are my fave band... I thought that title was nifty so I appropriated it here.
Let's see... what else?
** Oh I listen to a lot of classic rock because A) I'm old and 2) I have an even older sister who exposed me early and often. This is one of the reasons Supernatural and I get along like cake and ice cream. So usually that means there's a lot of The Who, The Stones, Queen, Alice Cooper, Bad Company, Heart, Tom Petty and the like playing while I do my icons. I rarely listen to anything recorded after 1992 but if I do, it's a sure bet it'll be Blue Rodeo, Matthew Good, Sass Jodan, Live or Tenacious D. Everything else... meh.
** And the most important thing ever? I'm Canadian. And I like my hockey.
Thanks for stopping by!