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25th-Jun-2007 11:22 pm
shiny, thing
*heavy sigh* I hate my default icon.

I want to replace it with this one:

But I can't because:

a) I think it's still a bit rubbish
b) It's spoilerific for At World's End
c) A quick survey of Americans has proven them too ignorant to understand the reference.

*heavy sigh*
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25th-Jun-2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
IAWTC. I also think the icon is OK, and the spoiler isn't that blatant, as she's acting like a pirate all the time anyway.

Besides, everyone should know that damned quote, so if they don't know it then it's their problem, n'est ce pas?
25th-Jun-2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
Not ignorant, just "not in the know." :)
25th-Jun-2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
I've always liked the quote that's based on.
25th-Jun-2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
25th-Jun-2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
a) So what?
b) So what?
c) So what?

Your lj. Your prerogative.
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25th-Jun-2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
The English forces were gathered to fight the Spanish Armada; their unlikely victory was one of the great highlights of Elizabeth's reign.

My loving people,
We have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit our selves to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery; but I assure you I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people. Let tyrants fear, I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good-will of my subjects; and therefore I am come amongst you, as you see, at this time, not for my recreation and disport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live and die amongst you all; to lay down for my God, and for my kingdom, and my people, my honour and my blood, even in the dust. I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm; to which rather than any dishonour shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field. I know already, for your forwardness you have deserved rewards and crowns; and We do assure you in the word of a prince, they shall be duly paid you. In the mean time, my lieutenant general shall be in my stead, than whom never prince commanded a more noble or worthy subject; not doubting but by your obedience to my general, by your concord in the camp, and your valour in the field, we shall shortly have a famous victory over those enemies of my God, of my kingdom, and of my people.
It's one of those "every schoolkid knows" speeches; and it's got a little bit more evidence than that cherry tree story you guys have.
25th-Jun-2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
Silly IB, you didn't need the survey to know we're all ignorant!

I think you should use it because the cap is awesome and the fonts are pretty. The only better reason to do something is...
26th-Jun-2007 01:00 am (UTC)
Dude, do it! Best quote ever! Although I guess "and a Pirate King of England, too" doesn't really work. But STILL.
26th-Jun-2007 01:43 am (UTC)
I get the reference! And, in the end, isn't that what matters? :)

I don't think it's a terribly obvious spoiler.
26th-Jun-2007 02:30 am (UTC)
Now I have Elizabeth Swann as a concrete elephant in my head. I don't have to mention that I blame you for that, do I?
26th-Jun-2007 06:46 am (UTC)
No! Because just as I turned the computer off, I thought: CONCRETE ELEPHANT!

I could get a cap of her drinking rum for that.
26th-Jun-2007 02:56 am (UTC) - I'm about to embarrass myself
Henry VIII sure had the stomach of a king, if you know what I mean!

Oh, snap! I'm in your history, mocking your kings!

Does it help if I admit that I loves the Loaf, both in his acting and his singing?
26th-Jun-2007 06:47 am (UTC)
You're disqualified fro the wrong usage of the word "snap".
26th-Jun-2007 12:09 pm (UTC) - Gramerz
I'm pretty sure I also misspelled "ur" and "kingz".
26th-Jun-2007 12:13 pm (UTC)
You spelled them the British way, that's all I care about.
26th-Jun-2007 12:17 pm (UTC) - Urban Dictionary has my back!
Oh, snap?
26th-Jun-2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
Urban dictionary is retarded though. It's njot my fault your country is so backwards you never even learned the simplest of card games.
26th-Jun-2007 12:41 pm (UTC) - Tee hee!
It's njot?
26th-Jun-2007 02:57 am (UTC)
Is it wrong I want to follow the icon with "in my back pocket"?

*did not get the quote, read the comments, gets the quote now, approved of the icon anyway* Seriously, your journal, your perogative, and that one isn't all THAT obscure.
26th-Jun-2007 08:53 am (UTC)
Actually, I quite like it.

(Some of the metaphysical imagery is particularly effective).
26th-Jun-2007 08:54 am (UTC)
So you're saying I make icons because underneath my harsh callous exterior, deep down I just want to be loved?
26th-Jun-2007 08:57 am (UTC)
Doesn't everybody? I mean, deep down?

(as an aside, I typed that as 'depp down' the first time. Obviously the piraticality is getting to me.)
26th-Jun-2007 08:59 am (UTC)
No, you're absolutely wrong. I make icons to throw my harsh callous exterior into sharp relief!

It's because you're gay for him. Everyone's gay for him, you see.
26th-Jun-2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
I feel good because I got it. ^_^
26th-Jun-2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
"I may have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a CONCRETE ELEPHANT!"

Ooops, wrong reference... ^_~
26th-Jun-2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, yeah, I had that thought too ;)
27th-Jun-2007 04:54 am (UTC)
Concrete elephant?
27th-Jun-2007 07:40 am (UTC)
Oh, Dave. *shakes head sadly*
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