Song: "Dizzy" by the Goo Goo Dolls (Dizzy Up The Girl, track 1)
Anime: Sailor Moon
Number of icons: 32
Format: 22 JPEG, 10 gif (transparency and animation for the last two)
Tools: Adobe Imageready, Paint
Most asked question of previewers: "Is it readable?"
Sources: When I started, I had a little over 250 pictures in my SM folder. When I finished, I had close to 500. Most of the ones I actually used were scans or screenshots found through Google (you have no idea what a pain it is to find decent shots of the villains) or cels found on Yahoo Japan, but one site that I used four from (9, 19, 30, 32) that I took note of was NAKED. *places much love on site and webmaster for providing shots other than pretty portraits of the Senshi* 3 was a scan of mine from SMILE's version of the manga...I was going to use another shot of Helios, but never managed to work it in. ;_;
Notes: I didn't want to use another 'Dolls song, especially after the RW/Hate This Place set. Actually, I was debating doing another set at all, seeing as only my Ronin collection even broke 500 and I'd had to scan so much to make that set. But while flipping through lyrics, the line about 'falls from the sky like a star' made a connection with Sailor Moon in my brain, and, well, I was doomed.
This set is rather villain-intensive...I have an unprofessed love for most of the SM villains, Black Lady and Mistress 9 included. Hotaru, being my favorite, and having a lot of kickass pics, evil and good, ended up popping in repeatedly (Six times).
2 is the comedic piece of this set. Cels rule--you can find actual expressions, not everyone smiling all the time.
I had to re-do 6 over again after this post was first done. I was going to let a mistake in the lyrics (laughter instead of laugh...I don't know why) more or less slide, but 'disease' without an 'i' was just too damn embarrassing. >_<;
Color Burn rules.
I apologize to all the chatgoers and anyone else who had to hear me gush repeatedly about how hot Diamond, Helios, and Dr. Tomoe all are. What is it with Takeuchi-sensei and really hot white-haired guys? o.O
I did the background for 16. Woot.
29 has a neat effect--the text is transparent. I'd been wanting to do one like that from the beginning of the set. The text should show up fine on both light and dark backgrounds.
The movie effect on 31 was done all in paint and put together in Imageready. Fear my lack of filters and animation programs. And wow, I just realize I put the wrong lyrics on it, again. Guess I shouldn't work on these things when my hands aren't working and apparently neither is my brain. But I dun wanna fix it...it looks nice with those lyrics. (And besides, I'd have to make each frame all over again. x_X)
32 was also animated frame by frame. WHAT a pain in the gluteus maximus. No, I won't be doing that again.
Thanks: invaderdave and justascream were my two main
victims previewers, but thanks to anyone else who DCed with me or viewed the few I posted en chate.
Want? 0.0 Take. ^_^ Comment, credit? ;_;