I grabbed this meme from the always-awesome prenk
1. Reply to this post with "UMAI", and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
(alternatively, if you don't want to do a meme post, but still want to play, you could just do it in the comments-though that would undermine the never-endingness of the glee, I suppose ^^;)
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.
These were the ones phrenk
This icon is one of my oldest, made for me by the fantastic blueandflawless
, from whom I haven't heard in years
, but still think of fondly. I mentioned I was in dire need of an Arashi-themed "LOVE" icon, and she send this my way soon thereafter, along with some other icons which remain favorites to this very day (including the one on this post). This is one of my go-to *hugs*/support/general love icons, and I use it a lot :)
Sho in the interlude dance leading up to RIGHT BACK TO YOU in AAA '06 Taipei. I almost never use this icon for some reason ^^;; I love how Sho fluctuates between elegant and creakily awkward in this interlude, and I love love love his hakama. I still need to make cookies of those costumes . . . someday. I made this icon mostly because I loved the outfit and I loved the red/black contrast in the concert lights but I'm not sure when it would be most appropriate except in some sort of 'Sho is a smooth motherf*cker' context, and how often do we need an icon for that
This icon is of Aiba leaping on Sho's back while Ohno laughs. I have an 'orgy' version, but it doesn't get quite so much use ^^; I get squeeful whenever I see this--Sho looks downtrodden yet happy, Aiba's happy because he's riding a bandmate again *coughs* and Ohno is there having a good time because it's really the best option he's got at the moment, and laughing nearly guarantees it won't be his
back. I drag this icon out usually when there's a three-way convo going on, generally between Locky, Zan and myself ^_^v
This is my goofy!Ohno icon of Ohno love. I tend to use this icon when I'm feeling dorky or silly, or if anything having to do with experiments, science, or plants is being referenced. I can't quite remember if this is from an A no Arashi on plants or an Odoroki involving plants. In any case, it's pretty much Ohno being awesome and silly, and that means that this icon gets a fair amount of use ^_^
For the longest time, this was my default icon. I love skeptical!Aiba, and the Christmas Sugoroku Shukudai episode was one of the very first episodes of Arashi TV I ever saw&hearts. It and the Shibata Rie episode still rank amongst my very favorites--Arashi and food, and Arashi and batsu games. I mean, really, what's not to love there? I do love that Aiba got stuck in a reindeer suit on his birthday, that he won a truly hideous designer manpurse in that episode and that Jun attempted to mug him for it on television. I should use this one more often, and since it's heading into legit holiday season soon, I probably will!
So here are my icons! Feel free to play along in the meme, or, if there are any others of my icons anyone would like commentary for, just mention it in the comments. I really enjoy looking at these--some of them I haven't seen or thought about in literally years