irate, stealth, prosperity, science, math arts, travel, video, food, sports memory, desire, home, death, birth illness, medicine, weather, languages, transportation space, buildings, beauty, spirituality, drink women, compsci
Animated GIFs or high quality JPGs and PNGs from the "good fandom" groups (good_fanicons, good_galacticon, good_losticons, goodhplotricons, goodswicons) would be preferred.
Many thanks in advance!
Edit, 11:25 CST Sun 11 Dec 2005 - Thanks to spaced_oddity for "science" (Bill Nye with a globe).
Edit, 10:10 CST Mon 12 Dec 2005 - I picked up a da Vinci Vitruvian Man icon from medical for "medicine".
Edit, 20:00 CST Mon 12 Dec 2005 - I used one of my photos from Edinburgh Castle, a stained glass window of St. Margaret of Scotland, to make an icon for "spirituality".
Edit, 00:05 CST Tue 13 Dec 2005 - I got "beauty" and "desire" from her_broken_skin's post in salso_icons.
Edit, 03:50 CST Wed 14 Dec 2005 - I made "drink" from a photo of Deacon Brodie's Tavern I took in Edinburgh on 27 Jul 2005, "buildings" from a photo of Edinburgh Castle I took on the same day, and "transportation" from a photo I took in Hammersmith on 25 Jul 2005.
Edit, 11:40 CST Wed 14 Dec 2005 - Upon rsmit212's suggestion, I used the Horsehead Nebula and part of the Belt of Orion for "space".
Edit, 13:45 CST Wed 14 Dec 2005 - I made an icon for "travel" using a photograph of the Eala Bhan (White Swan) that I took on Loch Ness on 01 Aug 2005.
Edit, 15:00 CST Wed 14 Dec 2005 - I used a poster at Movie-Vault.com for The Day After Tomorrow to make my icon for "weather".
Edit, 16:25 CST Wed 14 Dec 2005 - I found an inset of Plato and Aristotle from Scuola di Atene (The School of Athens) by Raffaello Sanzio (Raphael) and used it for "arts".
Edit, 17:25 CST Wed 14 Dec 2005 - I used a color image of the Mandelbrot set, one of the most famous fractals, to make this icon for "math". More of the alternates will be featured in my GreatestJournal.
Edit, 14:20 CST Sun 18 Dec 2005 - On aristeros's suggestion, I used an image of the H.A.L. 9000 from Clarke and Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey for "compsci".
Edit, 14:50 CST Sun 18 Dec 2005 - What better "home" icon for a hobbit than Inside Bag End by John Howe?
Edit, 20:30 CST Sun 18 Dec 2005 - I used Gaiman's rendition of "death". I already have a "sad" icon, a "grave" icon, and a "tragedy" icon, so for this one I was looking for serenity and acceptance of mortality. I haven't found the overtly spiritual message I was looking for yet (Frodo's departure from the Grey Havens excepted), so for now I went with the Endless.
Edit, 05:00 CST Sat 24 Dec 2005 - On mom_counsel's suggestion, I went looking for a Peanuts image to use for "irate", and found a photo of Tom Everhart's "Lucy's Scream" from which I cropped an inset.
Edit, 12:00 CST Sat 24 Dec 2005 - I used Google to search for fu2, the Chinese character for "prosperity" and found this inverted fu2. That's a visual pun: fu2 dao4 le4 means both "fortune has arrived" and "fortune is upside-down", which is why Chinese New Year signs reading fu2 are traditionally hung upside-down.
Edit, 15:20 CST Sat 24 Dec 2005 - For "languages", I used Breughel's "The Tower of Babel" (1563). More pictures in this vein are here in comptranslation, my community for machine translation.
Edit, 16:15 CST Sun 25 Dec 2005 - I found an image of qing1 gang1 cai4 or qing1 cai4 (literally, "lush/vibrant vegetable"), here, and used it for "food". The word qing1 means "the color of life", and can mean anything from turquoise blue to spring/jade green. The analogue of English blue is lan2 (though the word is derived from "indigo" and so shifts more towards violet on the spectrum, covering part of what we call "indigo" in English) and the analogue of green is lü4. qing1 is only used poetically now, e.g., qing1 ming1 jian1 (the Green Destiny Sword in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).
Edit, 18:05 CST Sun 25 Dec 2005 - I chose an icon of Brandon Routh as Kal-El of Krypton in Superman Returns for "honor". This one was made by 5hutupl1nda.
Edit, 18:40 CST Sun 25 Dec 2005 - From 5hutupl1nda's post in startrek, I also took an icon of Geordi and Data for "stealth".
Edit, 12:55 CST Tue 27 Dec 2005 - This image from Miracle by Anne Geddes was my source for birth".
Edit, 01:40 CST Thu 29 Dec 2005 - I got a picture of a generic boy sick in bed for "illness".
Edit, 22:00 CST Thu 29 Dec 2005 - It finally hit me that an image of Spock transferring his katra to McCoy would do well for "memory".