skywardprodigal: young girl holding a hoop-maze (solving-james jean (jamesjean.com))
[personal profile] skywardprodigal
Anybody got an icon request? And people or art I've already posted are fair game get priority.

Comment, with link, for anywhere from 1 to 1+ icons.

:)

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Date: 2009-04-08 11:19 pm (UTC)
denise: Image: The international "handicapped" person-in-wheelchair symbol -- holding a katana. (disability ninja)
From: [staff profile] denise
I would love some better disabled-snark icons, as this is the only one I have right now, but alas for I lack good source images. :(

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Date: 2009-04-08 11:33 pm (UTC)
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)
From: [staff profile] denise
Oh my goodness, that is photogenic.

(Edit to add: I do have two pics of my awesome wheelchair, although not with me in it! If you could do something with that (cropping out the apartment in the background, heh) with "no, you can't push" or "hands off" or "thanks, i can drive" or some similarish text...)
Edited Date: 2009-04-08 11:35 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2009-04-08 11:37 pm (UTC)
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)
From: [staff profile] denise
I approve of your thing and wish to subscribe to your newsletter!

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Date: 2009-04-08 11:43 pm (UTC)
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)
From: [staff profile] denise
It is the Quickie Revolution in "pearl pink" (which I love, omg, my wheelchair is hot pink), and it is a godsend. The wheels come off and it folds up like a lawn chair, so it fits in lots of places (including airplane overhead bins!) and is way more stable than a side-to-side folding chair, while the lack of armrests means my elbows aren't bowed outward when I'm propelling myself and the lack of push handles means fewer idiots with no sense of boundaries try to grab me and push me because they want to be 'helpful'. (Verdict so far in about a month and a half of use: one person tried to take over and push, and I gave him quite a talking-to.)

It has been quite the experience using it, let me t ell you. Half the people around me leap to be helpful -- holding doors, offering assistance with things at heights, etc -- in a very friendly and pleasant and not-at-all-agency-denying fashion. Half the people around me suddenly behave as though I'm invisible.

(Amusing anecdote: before the chair, I was walking with a cane. I would get death glares a lot, since i moved very slowly and would hold people up, etc. For unrelated reasons, I decided I wanted to shave my head -- I was tired of dealing with all my hair -- and suddenly, the number of death glares dropped like a rock. My working theory: people think I'm dying of cancer or something!)

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Date: 2009-04-09 01:27 am (UTC)
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)
From: [staff profile] denise
Yeah, the armrests are good for people who are being pushed, not so much with the people who are propelling themselves! If you have to hold your elbows over the armrests, you wind up with awful aches and pains really quickly. And my biceps are spaghetti enough from having to push a hundred and seventy pounds of me and twenty-five pounds of chair, I don't need any more. :)

How cool. Gallantry?

I think so! Or just people taking a second to be helpful and friendly, which makes me happy. The part where the other half of people suddenly think I don't exist is kinda withering, yes -- if my girlfriend is there with me, for instance, there are lots of people who'll talk to her about me instead of to me, things like, "Does she need such-and-such?" to which I always reply, "She's right here." But the random kindnesses of strangers who don't suck is always nice to counterbalance the idiocy of people who do.

Here, have a pic of me without hair :) I was nervous about what I'd find under there, but I figured, hey, it's just hair, it's a renewable resource, if I hate it it'll grow back eventually, right? I've got a couple of scrapes and scars and stuff, but it just gives me character. (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.)

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Date: 2009-04-11 02:18 pm (UTC)
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)
From: [staff profile] denise
Oh yeah, I had a comment conversation thread going on here ... (oh my god my inbox is where things go to DIE these days)

The pushing-and-pulling thing isn't bad, because mechanical advantage gives it a ton of work -- I can actually stop on a dime, which is really awesome, and my turning radius is pretty good, too. But yeah, it's a workout!

Your picture link did not work for me :( That's the link for managing it yourself, not for giving to other people, woe!

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Date: 2009-04-13 06:06 am (UTC)
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)
From: [staff profile] denise
Oh man, I love those! Particularly #1 and #5.

I think #5 is a good candidate for "I can push myself", don't you? And #1 I think doesn't need any text at all, it's awesome all by itself. :)

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Date: 2009-04-09 08:46 am (UTC)
ext_134: by ladyjax (Default)
From: [identity profile] ladyjax.livejournal.com
I may still have my copy of Soap Opera Digest with Mitch in it from when he was on Port Charles with Debbie Morgan. They were extremely hot together.

He was also on the cover of New Mobility around that same time.

Here's part one of their first time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LE30PXl73M

I rewatched that scene until my tape ran thin.

You might be able to find pics of his stints on "Judging Amy" and "Las Vegas".

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Date: 2009-04-10 03:16 am (UTC)
ladyjax: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ladyjax
The romance-fantasy-elf thang actually has a couple of lines but I probably won't visit it again until the summer simply because I have fic I'm committed to but it's still simmering.

I'll dig through my boxes and see if I can find the Soap Opera Digest. I tend to keep things forever which means it's in a box where it would be....safe.

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Date: 2009-04-25 10:46 am (UTC)
rydra_wong: Lee Miller photo showing two women wearing metal fire masks in England during WWII. (climbing)
From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
I can only think of one person I know of who's disabled and meets my standards for hella photogenic

I commend the photos in this thread to your attention:

http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2128250

Vijay Viswanathan.

(Yeah, yeah, climber, I know, I own my biases *g*.)

(See also the pics here and elsewhere in their gallery.)

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Date: 2009-04-25 05:56 pm (UTC)
rydra_wong: Angelica Lind stretches for a hold during a bouldering competition (climbing -- reach)
From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
*g* I saw the photos in my morning's browsing and thought of you immediately.

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Date: 2009-04-09 04:23 am (UTC)
zvi: self-portrait: short, fat, black dyke in bunny slippers (Default)
From: [personal profile] zvi
If you could think of an appropriate icon for a Cool Hunter, I would appreciate it. I don't have any thoughts except for a terrible Diamonds (in the rough)/ice metaphor, so I place myself in your capable hands.

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Date: 2009-04-09 04:56 pm (UTC)
spiralsheep: Sheep wearing an eyepatch (Default)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
Matthew Henson! African American and significant early polar explorer: google images.

::goes to dig up better images::

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Date: 2009-04-09 06:22 pm (UTC)
spiralsheep: Sheep wearing an eyepatch (Default)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
Or Barbara Hillary the first black woman to reach the pole... at the age of 75: google images.

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Date: 2009-04-13 09:36 pm (UTC)
zvi: self-portrait: short, fat, black dyke in bunny slippers (Default)
From: [personal profile] zvi
Perhaps to go in the opposite direction, with someone who is clearly overheated? While #3 is a good image, I confess, I was hoping for something a whee bit sexier.

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Date: 2009-04-09 04:29 am (UTC)
smilingslightly: little brown bat perched on her finger (Default)
From: [personal profile] smilingslightly
Hello!

Would something with this image of Eamonn Walker and *Glee* or *Joy*, etc., or really whatever that expression says to you, be of interest?

And how did I not know about the dailies website?! Guh. What an amazing collection/resource/inspiration.

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Date: 2009-04-09 08:38 am (UTC)
ext_134: by ladyjax (Default)
From: [identity profile] ladyjax.livejournal.com
I'm here from the outer marches!

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Date: 2009-04-09 12:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] indigoskynet.livejournal.com
Hello dear one.

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Date: 2009-04-09 01:14 pm (UTC)
ext_22745: (Default)
From: [identity profile] brightfame.livejournal.com
:D Here I am! You know what my icon request was, but I will indeed patiently wait for season two.
ext_22745: (Default)
From: [identity profile] brightfame.livejournal.com
Oooooh! Thank you! Taking the first (so pretty!) to complete my 6-icon LJ quota (don't you laugh now, some of us are icon-challenged).

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Date: 2009-04-09 01:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] violetisblue.livejournal.com
No requests, but--hello! :-)

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Date: 2009-04-09 04:38 pm (UTC)
spiralsheep: Sheep wearing an eyepatch (Default)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
Yo, bb!

P.S. I'm still catching up on posts of yours I bookmarked on lj. ::needs 26 hour days::

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