Posts Tagged ‘ 1280×800 ’

WALLPAPER: The Other Side (Baron + Toluca)

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This is basically just the wallpaper version of a graphic I made for the #NETFLIXforBandT Twitter campaign a couple weeks ago. My sister and I ran out of original things to write in our tweets so we started coming up with bad jokes and puns in a Skype brainstorming session. ICYMI: Brendan & Majandra did an interview with HuffPost where they revealed more about the potential new show Baron + Toluca. Unfortunately, I had to go back down to 1280×800 for the full size of this wallpaper, due to lack of HQ images.

I’ve also given Roswell & B+T its own page here in the archive. And I added back in some of the super old wallpapers I’d previously deleted.

Next: Nashville, The Killing, Girl Meets World, Supernatural. I’ll also be redoing that last One Tree Hill wallpaper I made, yet again. This time I’m using different images because the first ones clearly just weren’t working.

WALLPAPER: It Took Us A Long While (Nashville)

Desktop wallpaper featuring Rayna &Deacon from Nashville

The first, and probably not the last, Nashville wedding wallpaper. I still haven’t seen the whole episode, but I’m sure it’s as beautiful as all the images are. However, there is so much wrong with this show. Deacon & Maddie’s relationship was one of the best parts of the series. Now we’re probably in the last season, and they’ve totally ruined that despite Maddie finally getting all she ever wanted. Also, will Deacon & Rayna ever write and perform together this season? Even though they have talked about doing that again more than once? Doesn’t seem like it. I’m starting to realize that back when they weren’t together, having them write/sing together was a surefire way to create tension. Now that they’re married, there’s no such tension there, so of course the show won’t go there.

Anyway, the Normero wedding tonight! Two of my ships getting married in the span of one week? When is the last time that happened? (Answer: Never.) Doesn’t really matter, since neither union will likely be happy for long. But let’s enjoy this while it lasts.

WALLPAPER: We Were Full of Life (Animorphs)

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Can it really be? Is this the last piece of the ATLAS: SPACE series? In the end, I chose to make an Animorphs wallpaper with Kiernan Shipka as Rachel and Miles Heizer as Tobias. I’m still not 100% happy with this “casting” choice, but I’m happy with how it turned out aesthetically. I was able to find pics of them that really fit my vision for the wallpaper. These two were my first ship ever, back when I was about 10 years old. (I’m totally dating myself here.) I’ve seen some comments on Tumblr that are along the lines of, “When Rachel & Tobias are your first ship, you know you’re in for a long, hard road of shipping.” Ain’t that the truth. All of my OTPs since have that one thing that really connects them to each other, that one little thing where you watch them and think, “Those two are soulmates.” If Rory & Jess or Dan & Blair aren’t bantering about books & music or movies & art (respectively), then what’s the point? If Linden & Holder aren’t riding around in a car smoking cigarettes, then what are we watching for? And if Rayna & Deacon aren’t writing and playing music together, why should we even care about this show anymore (hint hint)? For Rachel & Tobias, it was always about riding thermals together in their bird morphs, teasing each other in private thought-speak. “The two of you and the two of me.” It was beautiful, and that connection (along with the morphing cube that started it all, the beginning of the end) is what I tried to allude to in this wallpaper.

I’m not sure what’s happening with this new Animorphs movie that they’re supposedly making but I hope they’ll do a good job with finding the right Rachel. She’s by far the most complex character, and therefore the most difficult to cast. In the old TV series, Brooke Nevin was a decent actress, but she was totally wrong for the part.

Anyway, now that this series is done, I’ll probably go back to making wallpapers much less frequently. I have finished a House of Cards one that I’ll post next. And I’m also working on one for the Nashville wedding. I will also go back to working on some new wallpapers for my series finale series.

WALLPAPER: A Brand New World (Roswell)

Desktop wallpaper featuring Michael & Maria from Roswell

This one did not come easy. I really had some trouble finding images of acceptable quality, and these are really not the ones I would’ve chosen if I’d had a choice. Nevertheless, I like how it turned out. I will try to make some wallpapers that don’t use a blue-violet-pink color scheme soon. I’m not making any promises though. This is my 5th Roswell wallpaper, and the first since about 2004. (Actually there are more, but most of my earliest stuff didn’t make it into the archive when I started this blog.) Usually when I make five or more from the same TV series, I give it its own page. However, since I’m unlikely to ever make a Roswell wallpaper again, it will still be on Other TV.

I used the lyrics for “Earth” on this one, as it seemed fitting for the show’s themes. Only “Mars” is left. This is the trickiest one, and I haven’t started yet. I decided that since I’m fantasy-casting, I might as well choose people who not only look the part of Rachel & Tobias, but who I actually think could play the roles in the present day. I still haven’t found a worthy Rachel, so it may take some time.

Next: Nashville, Breaking Bad, One Tree Hill, or The Catch seem like the most likely candidates. I would love to make something for Remy/Jackie (House of Cards), but I need to find good images.

WALLPAPER: Every Little Fracture in Me (Better Call Saul)

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Might as well post my Better Call Saul wallpaper from the ATLAS: SPACE series, since it’s not likely I’ll be redoing it at this point. On second look, it’s not actually that bad. This one uses lyrics from “Jupiter.” I haven’t been able to see the new season of Better Call Saul yet, except for a few clips here and there. I’m really starting to get the terrible feeling that Kim is somehow dead during the Breaking Bad years. I’m not basing this on any concrete evidence, it’s just a paranoid gut feeling I have. I hope I’m wrong. (And if it makes you feel better, I pretty much always am about stuff like this.)

WALLPAPER: Are You Terrified? (American Horror Story)

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For a long time I have wanted to do an American Horror Story wallpaper featuring all of Frances Conroy’s various characters, particularly Myrtle Snow, who is probably the best character AHS has ever created. (I had to work Shachath into the background because it was hard to find HQ images.) I still haven’t watched Hotel, and I don’t feel very motivated to, knowing that Franny’s not in it. I’ve always thought a horror anthology like this one demands a certain kind of actor. Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, and Sarah Paulson are incredibly versatile and possess an intensity that is perfect for the show. Denis O’Hare and Zachary Quinto have been fantastic as well. Others are not as well-suited. (Connie Britton, for example, obviously I think she’s brilliant, but she is so good at the nuances of quiet, subtle characters that the over-the-top tone of AHS just seems a misuse of her talent. Soaps are too, for that matter. Just my opinion. Also, is Evan Peters not playing a variation of the same character in every season?) I truly hope Frances Conroy will come back to future seasons of AHS, or at least American Crime Story.

Anyway, the wallpaper didn’t really turn out how I was originally envisioning, as is usually the case. But it does feature some actual wallpaper, so you get a double dose of wallpaper in each pixel!

Next: I already finished the new Nashville wallpaper I mentioned earlier. I’ll post it next. I’ve also given Nashville its own page in the archive since I’ve now made 5 of them. The two remaining ATLAS: SPACE wallpapers are next. Maybe something to celebrate the Nashville wedding, since it’s happening next week!!

WALLPAPER: Made of Precious Metals (Gossip Girl)

Desktop wallpaper featuring Dan & Blair from Gossip Girl

I was never a huge fan of the Dan/Blair Met steps scene. Too much fluffy pink all around, and Blair’s princess complex was one of my least favorite things about her. But we got some of the best HQ Dair pics from the filming of that scene. I now wish I’d saved more of the photos, because apparently all the old GG fansites where I used to get my Gossip Girl images have closed down. Well, no matter. I managed with what I had. This is the 8th wallpaper in the Sleeping At Last series, using lyrics from “Mercury.” Two more to go!

Next: American Horror Story (Frances Conroy characters), Nashville (Deacon Claybourne), more from the Sleeping At Last/Atlas: Space series.

WALLPAPER: Moon (Supernatural)

Desktop wallpaper featuring John & Mary Winchester from Supernatural

This is my first Supernatural wallpaper in a long time. Sleeping at Last’s Atlas: Space album has 11 songs, but 2 of them are instrumentals, so I have 9 sets of lyrics to work with. I want to make it an even 10 wallpapers, so after some thought I decided that Supernatural would work really well with a moon theme (hell, I’ve already done it before if you look at my Supernatural page in the archive) without any other text. I love John & Mary so much. Young, old, dead, alive, possessed, alternate universe, flashback, etc. I don’t care! I love them separately and together in all forms. They are really my only romantic ship on that show. If they got more screen time, they would be one of my OTPs.

I have 3 more wallpapers to go before I finish out the series: “Mercury” (Dan/Blair), “Earth” (Michael/Maria), “Mars” (Rachel/Tobias). These will probably take a bit longer than the others because I’ve really had to hunt for the right images (particularly the Animorphs one because I’ve decided to do my own fantasy re-casting), but I plan to get them all done soon.

Next: Promo stills from the Nashville wedding have been released! This is not a drill! I am really tempted to make something with them, but I know I should wait for the actual episode to air. Less than 2 weeks. Let’s see if I cave before then. I’ve been wanting to do Deacon Claybourne solo wallpaper. I might do that instead. I’ve also been working on an American Horror Story thing.