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(no subject) [Jul. 16th, 2004|10:44 pm]
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ohsoshiny
[music |The Killers]

First post here! I hope I don't break anything...

Artist's Name: Wills
Artist's Webpage: Surrounded in Beauty
Fandom: Buffy
Spoilers?: season 5, episode: the Body
Wallpaper?: no. It's huge.
Link to Art: I told you it was huge.
Description of why you like it: Firstly, it's gorgeous. I love every little thing about this. The lighting is brilliant. It's harsh and saturated but soft and inviting. The lighting on Joyce's face is so breathtaking. Then there's the typography, possibly the best I've ever seen. There's a lot of text and it's not at all overwhelming. It's just so beautiful.

Artist's Name: Nicole
Artist's Webpage: æsthet
Fandom: Alias
Spoilers?: I dunno... don't watch the show. doesn't look like it.
Wallpaper?: yes, 1024 by 768
Link to Art: clicky clicky.
Description of why you like it: Well, look at it! I love the pen tool design. It's so off kilter yet completely harmonious. The typography is perfect, the coloring is great (I love how the picture is shown twice, once very cold and "normal" and once very warm and saturated... it's like on the left there is the actual thing, then on the right it's the feeling of the scene). It's just so phenomenal.
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2004|08:27 pm]
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faithx5
[mood |curiouscurious]

I've been watching this community since it started, but haven't posted because I really *really* don't know my way around fanart circles. But I love to look at it, and was hoping to get some excellent recs from here. Which I have.

But what really brought me out of lurkdom was a question. If this isn't allowed by the community guidelines, let me know, but I'm not sure where to ask this. I got a wallpaper a while ago, and I don't know who made it, but I want to, cause I love it so much. I was hoping maybe someone here would know where it came from, or at least, give me an idea where to look.

It is here...Collapse )

And from my looking through webpages I found through this community, I have a couple of splooges myself. Both from the same place, which is where I spent the majority of my time today while work was slow. ;)

Artist's Name: isolde
Artist's Webpage: http://www.heroinechic.net
Fandom: Alias
Spoilers?: Season 3
Wallpaper?: Yeah, 1152x864
Link to Art: http://www.heroinechic.net/art/alias_rose.jpg
Description of why you like it: To start with, I love the color. That sort of dark orange-ish reddish is my current obsession color. Also, the strips of fight scene stills. And the blending of the background. And the play on Julia Thorn in the text. Largely, I just love the way the whole thing comes together. I could sit and stare at it for hours. Actually, I just did.

Artist's Name: isolde
Artist's Webpage: http://www.heroinechic.net
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Spoilers? Sort of. There's quotes and caps from all the seasons.
Wallpaper?: Yes, 1152x864
Link to Art: http://www.heroinechic.net/art/legacy1.jpg
Description of why you like it: It's a pretty busy wallpaper, using dozens of caps and quotes, but it works really well. A lot better than most wallpapers that have this much content. And it makes me all nostalgic, showcasing how Buffy's legacy has affected so many people, from the Core Four (okay, the Core Three...somehow Giles isn't there...) to more minor characters like Jonathan, Andrew and Anne/Chantarelle/Lily. *sniff* And again with the overall orange cast. It's a thing.
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Newbie Post [Mar. 17th, 2004|12:48 pm]
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moonlit_violets
[mood |artistic]
[music |Celtic tunes in honor of St. Patrick's Day]

Looking forward to sharing the great work I've seen posted here. As for my own work, if it's for your personal use then "Want... Take... Have!" If you want to post it on a website *please* give me credit and a link to my site.

Artist's Name: kate holly
Artist's Webpage: The Hyperion's Attic
Fandom: Angel/BtVS
Spoilers?: None
Wallpaper?: 1024x768 [PC]
Description of why you like it: Original picture always leaves me thirsty...

Link to STEAMYCollapse )

Enjoy!
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(no subject) [Mar. 13th, 2004|10:28 am]
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featherweight
I've been meaning to post here since I first discovered it, and I thought, "What better way to spend my first day of March Break then to post on desktop splooge?" Well, errm, not really. But I felt like posting anyway :). Here are some recs.


Artist's Name: Nicola (I'm a groupie! Yes!)
Artist's Webpage: Reject Reality
Fandom: Everwood (Amy/Tommy)
Spoilers?: Errr. The last episode before the hiatus, I suppose.
Wallpaper?: Yes. 800x600.
Link to Art: it is so pretty
Description of why you like it: Well, mostly I love it because it's pretty. But why is it pretty? I love how Nicola always manages to evoke a certain emotion with her work, and this piece is just so sad. I love the choice of the screencaps, and the brown tones, because it matched that scene perfectly. And the choice of words were just right. And just, guh.

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Artist's Name: Nellie
Artist's Webpage: Art Girl
Fandom: None. But it's Liv Tyler. I think.
Spoilers?: Nope
Wallpaper?: Nope
Link to Art: snazzy!
Description of why you like it: Nellie's work always screams of originality, and this one is simply no different. This piece is just really clean, and well done, complete with the subtle, perfect touches. I'm usually not a fan of combining black/white pictures with colour, but this one just works somehow. The lines on the background, and the wavy text really contribute to a somewhat retro feel. I lovelovelove the touch of adding a white ribbon on the piece, and it's just too pretty.

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Artist's Name: Angie
Artist's Webpage: Photogenic
Fandom: The OC
Spoilers?: I don't believe so.
Wallpaper?: Yes. 800x600.
Link to Art: ain't it beautiful?
Description of why you like it: I love the lightness of this piece, and hey, it's actually happy, which I can appreciate from time to time. :) The pastel colours, along with the pictures, convey a sense of winter glee. And just guh. The colouring is just wonderful. The mixture of yellow, and blue, and pink is so sheer, but it makes all the difference. And also? It kind of looks like they're in a GAP ad.

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Artist's Name: Aubrey
Artist's Webpage: Obsess Much?
Fandom: Everwood
Spoilers?: I don't believe so.
Wallpaper?: Yes. 800x600.
Link to Art: hee!
Description of why you like it: When I saw that silly picture of Gregory and Emily, I immediately fell in love with it, but I had absolutely no idea how anyone could make something simply lovely with it. But I was proven wrong. I love the original composition of this piece, and the repetition of the single picture, without making it tired or boring. This piece reigned my desktop for weeks, simply 'cause it made me smile.

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Artist's Name: Allison
Artist's Webpage: Sweet Release
Fandom: The West Wing
Spoilers?: For "The Woot Canaw" episode. I'm a terrible fan, because I don't remember the name, but that line should be enough.
Wallpaper?: Yes. 800x600.
Link to Art: hee! It's Josh.
Description of why you like it: The West Wing is one of those fandoms with brilliant fanfic writers, and horrible fanartists. It is just so rare to find good fanart. Allison has proven to be, in my opinion, the best one out there that I've found. This composition of this piece is simple, but it simply captured the feeling of this scene perfectly. And the quotes used? Perfection.


(And now, I am absolutely exhausted)
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(no subject) [Feb. 22nd, 2004|09:57 pm]
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iridescentglow
I keep meaning to post at this community, and I guess today (when I am tragically without Photoshop! -- ::dramatic swoon::) is as good a day as any to sploooooge.


Artist's Name: Cat
Artist's Webpage: Artstar
Fandom: Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under)
Spoilers?: none
Wallpaper?: 800x600
Link to Art: here
Description of why you like it: It's crazy and pretty and just seems to slide over the screen. The thing I've always loved about Claire in 6FU is that she's such a *teenager* -- she's fickle and dumb and mood-swingy and all those other great teenager things. This wallpaper sums that up for me: the sullenness and then sudden laughter.



Artist's Name: Greyangel
Artist's Webpage: Neverland (Network)
Fandom: Buffy/Angel
Spoilers?: none
Wallpaper?: no, but just centre it and stare :)
Link to Art: here
Description of why you like it: Greyangel's manips really do restore my faith in the old school values of fan art, where simple manips ruled all – without the excessive filtering and brushes and blah blah blah. This is simply flawless, and I literally would *never* spot it as a head-swap manip. It's Connor/Dawn, and they're on a date at the park, and they're playing around and they're happy and they're teenagers and there's no such thing as a hellmouth or Quortoth. Sigh.



Artist's Name: The Theban Band
Artist's Webpage: The Theban Band
Fandom: Angel
Spoilers?: none
Wallpaper?: no, but just centre it and stare drool ;)
Link to Art: here
Description of why you like it: This is the most beautiful manipulation I have seen. Ever. I've looked at it a hundred times and it still literally leaves me breathless. It's so real-looking, for a start. And the warmth of it; the brown-y tones that you suddenly realise have actually *become* gold . . .

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I cheated; they're not all wallpapers . . . you're going to poke me with sticks, aren't you? *cries* You narrowminded bitches! Think outside the 800x600 box! :P
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First-time Sploogey. [Feb. 22nd, 2004|01:30 pm]
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thatpyrogirl
[mood |ditzyditzy]
[music |The Thrills - Car Crash]

Ha, I totally posted this in my OWN livejournal instead of here.

Wow, that's a gross title. Anyway, I move on. I love this community. Everyone is so nice, and the pieces that are recommended are just... guh...

Artist's Name: Nicola
Artist's Webpage: Iridescent Glow
Fandom: I have no clue.
Spoilers?: Don't watch the show. So don't know.
Wallpaper?: 800x600
Link to Art: Here.
Description of why you like it: God, the composition of this thang just kicks my ass all over the place. It's striking yet murky yet splashy through the whole thing -- notice the sharp edges of the pictures in the middle, with the soft glow around it to soften. Love the textured black brush on the left, plus the missing poster. It just gives this great, Lost-in-Translation-esque idea of being lost and found - missing and together, as shown by the two singular pictures of the man and woman on the bottom, united by the picture of them together. Plus, the White Stripes and fantastic typography that always seems to perfectly blend in the piece with the peach and black and dark green and GUH Nicola is so cool.

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Artist's Name: Dafna
Artist's Webpage: Photoshop's Bitch
Fandom: No clue.
Spoilers?: Noooo clue.
Wallpaper?: 800x600
Link to Art: Here.
Description of why you like it: I love Dafna so, soooo much. No, really. The colors. The mood. The lighting. The lyrics. It's really the atmosphere of the piece that I love so much. So moody and dark and preeeeetty.
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Shippy art [Feb. 21st, 2004|05:10 pm]
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bliccy
Artist's Name: Dafnap
Artist's Webpage: Photoshop's Bitch
Fandom: Smallville
Spoilers?: Lana/Chloe
Wallpaper?: 1024
Link to Art: here
Description of why you like it: Oh man. This is just goodness all around, dudes. The coloring is sort of...oxy-gasoline-acid-photo-burn. The texture is to die for. There's so much of it and it's so gritty, but it's not too much. The image placement and cropping is just really perfect. The manip is so beyond guh! The pictures coordinate so well. I love the simple yet really effective text. Yowsa, it's hot.
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Artist's Name: greeneyes (?)
Artist's Webpage: Undercover
Fandom: Alias
Spoilers?: Syd/Noah
Wallpaper?: 800
Link to Art: here
Description of why you like it: It's probably the only Syd/Noah wp I've ever seen (and for a damn good reason!;)). It's just...beautiful. I love how the edge of the paper also serves as jagged edge to the beach they're standing on. Everything is so faint and delicate and soft. It's a rather simple wp, but the way the images are placed, the coloring, the lyrics (Lisa Loeb, eee!) are so fitting, etc. it just...pulls together.
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Artist's Name: pyro
Artist's Webpage: artgirl
Fandom: The OC
Spoilers?: Seth/Summer
Wallpaper?: 800
Link to Art: here
Description of why you like it: Hello! Seth/Summer! Love already! :) But the really vibrant colors, the subtle texture, the smoooooth blending. The variations on the text are great, the lyrics! And the small halved picture is such a great little focal point/accent thing. She also managed to mix caps and a scan, which is really, really hard to pull off. It's just sparkley and beautiful.
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Artist's Name: Craww
Artist's Webpage: Crawwly Wallpaper
Fandom: Alias
Spoilers?: Jack/Irina
Wallpaper?: 1024
Link to Art: here
Description of why you like it: It's the Criz-aww, so you have to love it by default. Aside from the manip being absolutely flawless and crisp and perfect? The tin foil. I just look at the tin foil accents and man. I mean, a lesser fanartist would have made something with tin foil and had it end up like a baked potato. Jack is so...like tinfoil. No, seriously. A metal and is sharp and really messes you up if you bite it, but completely collapses when it comes to the women he loves. It's just! Perfect!
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Artist's Name: Marina
Artist's Webpage: overexposed
Fandom: Alias
Spoilers?: Syd/Vaughn
Wallpaper?: 1024
Link to Art: here
Description of why you like it: There are a lot of things one could say about Marina's art. So I'll just stick to my most favorite parts. Hee! The negative space. Probably 65% of the space on this wp is white, but it just looks so...complicated. With the Syd and Vaughn fragmented/enlarged pictures. The coloring is so...soft. Their mouths both really stand out to me in this, and the lyrics. And lips. Lyrics + lips = kissing! Kissing!
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Artist's Name: Rose
Artist's Webpage: runtogether
Fandom: Alias
Spoilers?: Syd/Vaughn
Wallpaper?: 1024
Link to Art: here
Description of why you like it: Hello, just look at it. The deep, autumnal coloring. The variation in text, the blended and framed pictures. The perfect texture. There's just so much to love about it. Yum.
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(no subject) [Feb. 21st, 2004|01:04 pm]
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destro
Artist's Name: Piquant Flair
Artist's Webpage: http://piquant-flair.com/
Fandom: Smallville
Spoilers: Clark/Chloe
Wallpaper: 800x600 Mac-ish
Link to Art: http://piquant-flair.com/onewomanshow.jpg
Description of why you like it: This is just an awesome, awesome manip that takes advantage perfectly the setting and the context. The border is fucking amazing, and the way she enhanced the color is just too perfect. I'm a sucker for blues and greens and she puts it to good use to bring out the stormy nature of the picture. I can't get all meta like Marina, so sufficed to say: mmm pretteh.

Artist's Name: Craww
Artist's Webpage: http://www.dystopiary.com/
Fandom: Music
Spoilers: Britney Spears
Wallpaper: 1024x768, 800x600 Mac-ish
Link to Art: http://www.dystopiary.com/cw/music/bs1024_5.jpg
Description of why you like it: OMG this like the most awesomest thing ever. See, it's Britney, right? But she's a ZOMBIE. Talk about uber-hot. Craww does some really nice things in terms of blending and text but it's the stitches and patchwork that really get me. I mean, come on, Zombie!Britney Spears. It's like...seeing god.

Artist's Name: Blue Suzanne
Artist's Webpage: none
Fandom: Dead Like Me! Woot!
Spoilers: George/Rube
Wallpaper: 1024x768, 800x600
Description of why you like it: Dead Like Me art! Done by Suzy Blue! It's like...fandom nirvana. Blue Suzanne effortlessly introduces atmosphere that can be both haunting and all metaphorical and shit. In this case there's an actualy graveyard in the background, so I don't have to stretch my mental muscles to hard to get it. And it's damn pretty, so there. And for all of you Roxy fans out there, check out this one. Mmm...bad ass meter maids...

Artist's Name: Lorelei
Artist's Webpage: http://wallpaper.tenuous-grip.com/
Fandom: Alias
Spoilers: Vaughn/Syd
Wallpaper: 800x600
Description of why you like it: This is just phenomenal. I mean. Just wow. The color and the atmosphere are amazing, the blending top notch. But lets go back to the color, that blend of lush purple and peach hues. The streak of peach and Syd's back brought to focus. Just. Guh.

Artist's Name: pyro
Artist's Webpage: http://www.nightmeadow.com/artsy/
Fandom: Celebrity
Spoilers: Kate Beckinsale
Wallpaper: 800x600
Description of why you like it: Um, just guh? Or should I expound on the fact that the blending (I say this a lot, but it's true) is perfect and the combination of lights and that broken edge/grunge photograph texture is just too perfect? I'm a sucker for style, and this one has it in kinetic spades.

Artist's Name: marina
Artist's Webpage: http://marina.cobwebby.net/
Fandom: Alias
Spoilers: Syd
Wallpaper: 1024x768
Description of why you like it: Yes, we all know my sekrit love for all things Marina, but really, it's perfectly justified. Like this, for example. Yes, it's got the everpresent polaroid concept, but dude, it's done *well*. There's a purpose to actually using a polaroid frame vs, what many people do now (myself included) as just a de facto frame 'cause we can't think of anything better. The background, faded and unobtrusive as it is, is just as important as the pictures, the darkened, shaded outline of Syd, out of focus and indistinct, versus the brief glimpses of detail through the photographs. And yes, I'm also a-splooge over the text. It's a thing.

More, later. Midterms away!
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Alias stuff, because them spies is purdy. [Feb. 21st, 2004|12:31 am]
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toastandtea
You guuuuuyyysss! Your desktops need more splooge!

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Artist's Name: dafnap
Artist's Webpage: http://www.onemorecliche.com/photoshop/
Fandom: Alias
Spoilers?: N/A
Wallpaper?: 1024x768
Link to Art: http://www.onemorecliche.com/photoshop/aliasquestion.jpg
Description of why you like it: Dafna always amazes me with her ability to colorize images realistically, because i can't do it for crap. But this wallpaper just blows my mind; the way the skin shines in just the right places, it literally looks like her face is painted. The triptych of images is awesome, and, along with the face paint, aptly illustrates the identity issues that inevitably arise from Syd's life as a spy. The text over everything again emphasizes that schizophrenic nature, and the fact that she used red, white, and blue for the colors is a fantastic nod to Syd's abused, idealistic patriotism, tying in perfectly with what the text says.

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Artist's Name: Rose
Artist's Webpage: http://damnapple.fredfarm.com/runtogether/
Fandom: Alias
Spoilers?: Syd/Vaughn, Season Two
Wallpaper?: 1024x768, 800x600 on site
Link to Art: http://damnapple.fredfarm.com/runtogether/artwork/nolonelierplace1024.jpg
Description of why you like it: I always love Rose's colors, and this is no exception. It all slightly variates without being garish, and the muted tones have a great vintage-but-not-quite air. Of course, i'm all about the image choice. The Vaughn picture in the top left is not only pretty!pretty!, it gives the whole piece a POV. The fact that she made this post-s2, along with the lyrics, make the whole thing really depressing, despite (or enhanced by) the fact that it's composed of largely happy, shippy images.

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Artist's Name: pyro
Artist's Webpage: http://www.nightmeadow.com/artsy/
Fandom: Alias
Spoilers?: Sydney, Season Three
Wallpaper?: 800x600
Link to Art: http://www.nightmeadow.com/artsy/nelart/trick.jpg
Description of why you like it: The colors, man, the colors! It's just astounding. The blending is frickin' flawless, and gives the wp such an amazing dream-like, illusory quality. The little details - like the motion-blurry lines in the lower right, and the gradated swirl in the center- are awesome bits of texture that make the blending that much cooler. My absolute favorite part is the image of swimming!Syd and how it's simply a part of the colors. The lyrics and theme are also incredibly appropriate, defining Syd as an illusionist whose ultimate trick has been making part of her own life disappear.

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Artist's Name: Kris
Artist's Webpage: http://www.krisnreine.com/index2.html
Fandom: Alias
Spoilers?: Irina, Season Two
Wallpaper?: 800x600
Link to Art: http://www.krisnreine.com/alias/irina-800.jpg
Description of why you like it: The composition kicks it. I love how it's mirrored lighter and blurrier, so you can tell it's reflected but it doesn't take away from the main image. The way the name down the center is mirrored as well is a nice way of showing Irina's duplicitous nature. I especially love the use of the center picture- her chin held high, she looks so dignified and badass, perfectly encompassing Irina (and it's even cooler knowing she just got shot in the arm).

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(no subject) [Feb. 5th, 2004|11:58 pm]
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destro
Midterms are hitting hard, so posts will be wonky. If ya'll got some reccs, don't hesitate to post...

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Artist's Name: Vyra
Artist's Webpage: http://www.vrya.net/ts
Fandom: Angel
Spoilers?: Lilah, Lindsay
Wallpaper?: 1024x768
Link to Art: http://www.vrya.net/ts/popup.php?artid=382
Description of why you like it: This is just so amazingly serene and cold and creepy all at the same time. Vrya really captured to the tense atmosphere of Wolfram and Hart, especially with the caps she decided to use. The texture is complicated, both grain-like pattarn paired with the stains and seepiness of aging paper, just goes to enhance the feeling of both ancient evil and the high-strung tenseness of a paranormal corporate world. I love, love, love the pairing of the window and Lindsay, almost a cleansing/baptism, with Lilah's knowing glance and her door. The lighting is just. ::sigh::

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Artist's Name: Angie
Artist's Webpage: http://photogenic.luminesce-impression.com
Fandom: Buffy
Spoilers?: Faith-tastic
Wallpaper?: 1024x768
Link to Art: http://photogenic.luminesce-impression.com/eliza8-3.jpg
Description of why you like it: Oh jesus, what is not to like? The manip is well done, and the rag-doll feel -whether intentional or not- fits the schizoness of the piece. The atmosphere, the pink over chaos, the focused look on Faith's face. The text! Oh I could go for ages on the appropriate format of text and the blood splatter (my love to end all loves). And it's got dead bodies, what is not to love?

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Artist's Name: Marina
Artist's Webpage: http://marina.cobwebby.net/overexposed/
Fandom: Alias
Spoilers?: Season One/Two
Wallpaper?: 1024x768, 800x600 on site
Link to Art: http://marina.cobwebby.net/overexposed/collages/havent_you_heard.jpg
Description of why you like it: I've linked to the gigando version because this is so rich in detail you'd wish you could zoom. Because lordy lordy, Marina has packed a disgusting amount of detail into this thing. I mean, jesus, each poster alone would have taxed my creative abilities, and she does it a dozen times over. I think I giggled madly over this for weeks, and rightfully so because I think I can safely say that this is the most witty piece you'll see yet. Yes. Witty. It actually applies in this case.

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more later
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