Earlier today I received an email notifying me that Sarah was now following me on Twitter. She told me that nobody had a gun to her head whilst she signed up, so I can only assume that this is a foreboding of the end-of-the-world scenario depicted so well in aforementioned book. I can't think of any other explanation.
Anyway, memeage gacked from m'beloved Sarah (who can be found as huntingospray, should you want to friend her):
1. Reply to this post saying "Your mother is alive and well and living in Droitwich", and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.
So, here indeed are the icons of mine what Sarah chose.
Nicked from multiclassgeek, purely because I found it rather amusing. I'm not sure if I've ever actually used it, admittedly.
Made by moi in the early days of Heroes, just 'cos I loved Hiro as a character and I loved the concept of the show, that superheroes weren't just Superman-types in natty costumes, but could anybody. Even me. (Although I'm, sad to say, not remotely superheroic.)
I love Stephen Fry. Simple as. And it's nice to have some icons of him for whenever I start discussing him, or join in other people's discussions of him. I have been known to voice the opinion that there isn't enough Stephen Fry in the world. Cloning him may be impractical, but it wouldn't half help to satisfy the demand for more of him.
These are sphinx cats. Sarah knows this perfectly well, but she just wants me to witter on about the fact that her sister Claire has three such sphinx cats - their chief distinguishing feature being that they're hairless, and bred specifically to resemble the sort of cat artwork that features in ancient Egyptian iconography; Claire has them because she's allergic to cat hair. Her three are called Gary (as in Gary Baldy), Archie (as in Archie Bald) and Seymour (because you can Seymour of him), although they are more popularly known as Fat, Fang, and Inkspot. (Archie is also known as Stinky, because of, well, guess.) And they used to be fairly hyperactive but seem to have calmed down considerably.
Since Sarah wants to me witter on about all of the above, I won't.
ETA: Apparently, I'm also meant to explain why I have this icon. Because I once wanted to write an LJ entry about Claire's cats, and it seemed like a nice thing to have an appropriate icon.
This is a section of the cover of the original hardback edition of the aforementioned Pratchett/Gaiman tome Good Omens. If you only ever read one book by either Pratchett or Gaiman in your life, that's the one I'd recommend. The picture is of the M25, revealed in the book to have been designed by the demon Crowley in the shape of a demonic sigil. Therefore, it is my default icon for discussing all matters Pratchett and Gaiman, and also my default icon for moaning about the state of the M25 and the M1 on which I have to drive daily, which both harass me with far more roadworks than a person could ever feasibly need, and the other drivers of which are really appalling on occasions... (Given that I've only recently passed my driving test, you may like to comment on the possible irony of this statement...) Yes, I can certainly believe that the M25 may be somehow demonic in origin. It would explain a lot. The London Orbital Car Park, how we love thee.