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I'm such a goob. There's this piece of fanart I love, even though it's slightly out of character because the character is so serious, normally.

I tracked back to the original artist and found that he/she only speaks Japanese. So I used my Mac widget translator to write a note, as best I could, translating back and forth on the theory that if one babelfishes a phrase into another language, then back again, and the meaning still makes sense, it's probably intelligible. I gushed about the art, explained that I wanted to borrow the picture for my personal webpage, and asked if the artist would mind my borrowing it. I took a screencap of my LJ page, superimposed the graphic in a little bubble, drew a line around it with an arrow pointing to my page, and added a big red question mark and "Permission?" in Japanese characters.

The artist replied "OK"!

I am strangely delighted with technology that allows me to discover artwork I would otherwise never have seen, converse with a person across the ocean i don't know, and carry on a rudimentary conversation when neither of us speaks the same langauge.

So here she is. A silly Lulu with butterflies. Because I need another smiling picture besides my dear beloved Catherine icon, to offset all the grumpy and anxious-looking peeps. What a random collection of icons!

The original painting is this beautiful image from the Ice website.
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My new LJ mood theme is by [ profile] girlfromsouth, stills from the classic Last Unicorn film. I probably won't use them very consistently because too many graphics offends my sense of order (a sense which ONLY appears on web pages, bah), but they are restful and have a certain nostalgic charm for me.

The film was a bit wifty in places, but I was young enough to appreciate occasional flights into sappy musical numbers. Also the wiftiness was more than amply offset by the fact that the original writer actually wrote the SCRIPT for his book-to-movie adaptation, so, for a change, the movie felt like a perfectly valid, if vastly simplified, version of the original story. The meta-narrative got dropped for straight narrative: the self-referential commentary about what fairy tales are really all about slipped away, and it became simply a very good fairy tale. The important thing was, Molly Grue stayed Molly, and they didn't try to make her beautiful. Her voice was perfect.

It would be the last unicorn in the world who came to Molly Grue.

I wonder how they're progressing on the remake.

I can't quite imagine Mia Farrow replacing that fabulous voice.

(yes, I edited this entry, poke me.)


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