olde_fashioned: (S&S2 -- agony)
I can't go into details, but my family could really use some prayers right now. I know so many of you have come through for me before in regards to prayers and support so I'm asking for it again, please! Thank you all. :(
olde_fashioned: (P&P3 -- Lizzy letter reading)
This was unbelievably fun...I knew it would be, but it surpassed even my expectations. ;)

The lovely and creatively talented [livejournal.com profile] winterlillies was kind enough to shepherd me in my very first icon battle!

We both picked 15 images each and exchanged our images for a total of 30 images resulting in 30 icons. The first 15 images were chosen by me and the last 15 by her. (The gorgeous header is also by her!)

Click here to comment on her batch!




Click for the icons! )

Sci-Fi!

Apr. 6th, 2011 10:15 pm
olde_fashioned: (BR -- Rachael style)
So yours truly is now a bit of a sci-fi convert. Courtesy of my brother, I'm learning that science fiction doesn't have to always be space ships, aliens, and phasers.

My family has been going through a whole slew of things (some of which you might have guessed from my recent poll), including but not limited to:
  • the new Battlestar Galactica (OMG so good!!)
  • the old Battlestar Galactica (OMG so bad!!!)
  • Blade Runner (nice costumes and music)
  • Firefly (yuck)
  • The Matrix (double yuck)
  • Gattaca (interesting concept)
  • Jericho (very realistic and actually could probably happen)
  • The Road (grim but well done)
  • The Book of Eli (REALLY good)
  • the Terminator series (Terminator: Salvation is the best)
  • Tron and Tron: Legacy (visual appealing much?)
  • recently started Primeval (loads of fun and really growing on me)

Generally whenever I discover something new, I also learn that someone I already know already likes at least a few of those things that are new to me. Does anyone else find themselves enjoying costume dramas and science fiction? ;)
olde_fashioned: (LotM -- b&w romance)
One of my very favourite movies, and definitely one of the best set in the 18th century, it's also one of the few movies that's able to boast of being better than the original novel. Plus with gorgeous scenery and such a great soundtrack, you really can't go wrong...

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

Teasers:
1 2 3

I don't call myself subject to much at all. )
olde_fashioned: (Little Dorrit -- upside down w/ text)
Alright, so having missed this when it initially aired, I know I'm late to the party, but OH MY GOODNESS this was so good!!! The ending was really confusing (bad way to wrap up the big huge secret, ppl), but Arthur was such a sweetheart and Amy angelically good--she's definitely up there with the likes of Fanny Price and Book!Margaret Hale.

Gotta love the costumes and hairstyles on the more affluent women! Towering hairdos much? ;P

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

Teasers:
1 2 3

RENT! )
olde_fashioned: (Downton Abbey -- Downton landscape)
So let me first preface this with the disclaimer of I do not approve of certain "content" in this series despite the fact that I'm iconing it. Since it'd be a shame to let all those gorgeous costumes and hats go to waste...here's the first batch of what I am sure will be many more (especially once the second series airs). ;)

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

Teasers:
1 2 3

dreamed I was in the desert, without any love // storm grey clouds hovering above // silence all around me, I was wandering alone // and I realized there is nothing anyone can really own )
olde_fashioned: (TDK -- BW o rly?)
I know we've all heard the rumors regarding "Inception 2 also starring Batman", aka "The Dark Knight Rises", but this looks like it's been confirmed: Joseph Gordon-Levitt finally confirmed for Dark Knight Rises

And it keeps getting even better: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Alberto Falcone in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Does this mean The Holiday Killer will be in TDKR?

(And do any other childhood Batman cartoon viewers remember Calender Girl?)

Coupled with the rumors about Marion Cotillard also joining forces with the Dark Knight & Co., this could prove very interesting, indeed.

So what do you think? (Does it come in black?)
olde_fashioned: (JE 2011 -- windswept)
If any of my readers and friends would feel inclined to pray for me, then I'm going to take he liberty of asking you to please do so--there's some "uncertainty" in my life right now that could easily turn negative if things don't work out. Honestly I don't even know *how* I want them to work out, but I've got a "rock and a hard place" in front of me right now and I need heavenly guidance. I don't know what to do.

Sorry I can't really say much more, but any prayers would be very much appreciated!!!

Thank you! :)
olde_fashioned: (Victorian yellow fleur)
Miscellany:
  • I'm excited about the results of the poll, and also pleased that you all are interested in seeing some of the things I wasn't sure you would be! ;D  It should be really fun to be able to venture into sci-fi, which is a new genre for me.  :D
  • Icons are in the pipeline, and I've got a good start on a Downton Abbey batch. Also waiting in the wings are a few other things which I didn't put into the poll... >;)
  • Also, I'm sick at the moment, but it's not too bad. Prayerfully it will be better by tomorrow--I have to work!
  • Oscar fashions!  Anyone have any favourites? 
olde_fashioned: (Little Dorrit -- upside down w/ text)
My muse needs some fresh blood, methinks!

I've been thinking about doing this for a while, and while it's not quite a requests post, I'm interested in hearing what all of my friends and readers would like to see me icon. I've left off a few things I'd love to icon, mainly because I can't find good quality images to work with (e.g., Ever After, Anne of Green Gables/Anne of Avonlea).

I've come up with a short poll listing a few of the things I've contemplated making graphics of, so I'm asking your opinion! Check as many of the boxes as you'd like, or please, feel free to comment and suggest something not mentioned. (Do note I'm not promising to abide by said suggestions...) ;) I'm also willing to do more of topics I've already covered in the past--for example, Master & Commander, or more 18th century art.

And as for the non-period drama titles suggested in the poll, I'm not whole-heartedly opposed to doing a few "modern" batches, if the subject matter is visually inspiring!

click for poll [CLOSED] )
olde_fashioned: (LOLZ -- P&P2 -- shelves in the closet!)
Can someone please tell me what the heck happened to Photobucket?! I go to log in and it's all freaky and cheap looking! And why does it say "Mobile Photobucket"???

It's also only displaying thumbnails on my albums which is really very annoying when all my icons are tiny to begin with.

I HATE it when people keep changing their sites. It's friggin' confusing...
olde_fashioned: (TDK -- BW o rly?)
Apparently it's official: Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle, and Tom Hardy is playing Bane. [source]

I'm not at all happy about the choice of Anne Hathaway (really...why HER???), but I can't deny being very pleased indeed at my ideal combination of villains since day one!!! :D :D :D So that tickles me, mwahaha...I'm trying to remind myself that Nolan knows what he's doing in regards to AH (OMG same intials as Adam Hughes!!), but we shall seeeee...
olde_fashioned: (Elizabeth -- it is marvelous in our eyes)
Snagged and reposted from [livejournal.com profile] victoria_tonks--it's so TRUE!

TO ALL MY LJ FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS: Copy and paste if you have enjoyed the blessing of meeting people online that you never would have met any other way. This is my end of the year shout out to the many friends I have never been in the same room with but who have inspired, amused, comforted, encouraged, and touched me in so many ways. I love you people! Here's to another year together!!

I would add that I am so glad I chose to make my online home at LiveJournal. So many of you are such huge blessings to me, and I hope you know it! ♥ ♥ ♥

Here's to a happy, safe, blessed, and better new year for all. ;)
olde_fashioned: (Bright Star -- lavender fields)
I made these a few months back, after watching Bright Star for the first time. Such a pretty movie!!! Not being huge on poetry myself, this might not be the best thing for someone with a low "emo" tolerance, but the visuals certainly are worth it. *sigh*

I want all of Fanny's clothes. :P

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

Teasers:
1 2 3

'cross the room your silhouette // starts to make it's way to me // the playful conversation starts // counter all your quick remarks // like passing notes in secrecy // it was enchanting to meet you // all I can say is I was enchanted to meet you )
olde_fashioned: (snow trees)
Between work, Christmas presents, and general fatigue, I'm not sure if I'll be able to post before the 25th, so I wanted to be sure to say Merry Christmas to all my dear online friends! Every good thing is from God, and you guys are no exception. ♥


Image credit: "Nativity" by Lorenzo Costa | Verses on banner from Luke 2:9-14
olde_fashioned: (18th C. -- Romney white)
I'm probably the only person who practically squealed with delight upon seeing this linked over at Enchanted Serenity, but OMGOMGOMG WE CAN WATCH THIS HERE IN AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been eagerly following every scrap of news regarding this series on AustenOnly (which is a fantastic blog, btw), so this is thrilling news; at least to an 18th century NERD!!

Usually I've had to wait until it's aired on PBS, and not everything is shown here. I was afraid this wouldn't make it across the pond, because it's not a costume drama.

Part I of At Home With The Georgians

*goes off to geek out*


ETA: Well this went over like a lead balloon...this entry caused a bit of a kerfuffle. Apparently this video was posted on Enchanted Serenity without permission, so the link has been taken down. Sorry everyone if you didn't get a chance to watch it (I didn't get to finish, either). :(

olde_fashioned: (Faithful Friends Forever Be)
Having grown up adoring the books, it still irks me that they changed Elizabeth and made her a blonde (don't EVEN get me started on what they did to Felicity's "meet" dress!!), but at least it's 18th century, right?

In retrospect, it quite possibly could be due to Felicity that I'm so fond of this era...

I suppose we'll never really know. ;-)

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

Teasers:
1 2 3

''She's an independent-minded horse, that's for certain. Call her Penny for her indePENdence, too.'' )
olde_fashioned: (American faith -- prayer at Valley Forge)
"Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name."
- 1 Chronicles 29:13 (KJV)



"...the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."
- Job 1:21 (KJV)

Tomorrow, those of us in America follow the example of our Pilgrim forefathers and celebrate what God has given us. :-)

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers! ♥

olde_fashioned: (American courage -- Washington crossing)
THIS is just wrong, on so many levels...but even worse is the sneaky way of trying to enforce disarmament. And just for the sake of clarity, that means they take our guns away, kiddies...leaving us defenseless and at the mercy of evildoers.

Sound like fun?

If you do nothing else today, please read this, and then do something about it--even if it's as small as sharing it on your blog or passing the info on in an email. Every little bit counts. (And PRAY!)

United we stand.


NOTE: I don't have time for trolls; inflammatory comments WILL be deleted.

olde_fashioned: (JE 2011 -- windswept)
Even though my initial reaction upon hearing of yet another adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's beautiful novel Jane Eyre was "NOT AGAIN!", I am very much liking the looks of the trailer and promotional images, both of which inspired me to whip up a quick batch of icons in celebratory anticipation of the film's theatrical (!!!) release in March of next year. (And Judi Dench, yay!)

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

Teasers:
1 2 3

''Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!--I have as much soul as you,--and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you.'' )

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