hinky_hippo: tony nap (boo)
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From [livejournal.com profile] hawk_soaring I'll give this a shot :")
In honor of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my 'door'. Comment "trick-or-treat" to this post and...well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of favorite actors or pairings, one sentence fics, graphics, a few words why I am glad to have you on my flist, etc)

The more "houses" to visit, the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!

Date: 2012-10-28 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hawk-soaring.livejournal.com
Trick or Treat!

Date: 2012-10-28 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com
As Gibbs plopped them on the kitchen table and tossed his coat on its hook in the corner, Tony pounced over to curiously peer into the bags.

Pulling out the pair of neoprene cups, he leered at his lover. "Kneepads, Gibbs?" Waggling his eyebrows, he dangled them from his fingertips. "I can think of some good uses for these!" Tony licked his lips eagerly with a bright smile, earning a soft chuckle. With that little encouragement to spur him on, Tony demonstratively squished the gel honeycomb repeatedly while making accompanying 'schwinka' sound effects to Jethro's amusement.

"'s better than carpeting the whole damn house," Gibbs agreed with a knowing smirk. Slipping some thick gloves out of the first bag, he then slid the second bag towards the younger man. "Whaddaya think?"

Tony's eyebrows furrowed at the name on the bag. "Petco?" Dropping the kneepads, he burrowed into the bag, his confusion rising as he pulled the soft leather collar out and bent to examine it. "You're getting a puppy?"

A warm, calloused hand descended on Tony's neck, filling his belly with warmth while his whole body relaxed at the contact, as Gibbs bent close to breathe into his ear. "Already got what I need right here..."

Date: 2012-10-28 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hawk-soaring.livejournal.com
\o/ Oh, lovely! Thank you. :)

Date: 2012-10-29 07:26 pm (UTC)
sinfulslasher: (doggies)
From: [personal profile] sinfulslasher
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *flails*

Date: 2012-10-28 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cinderella81.livejournal.com
Trick or treat!!

Date: 2012-10-29 02:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com

A little something for your bag! <3
Edited Date: 2012-10-29 02:14 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-10-28 08:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mamamia1964.livejournal.com
Trick or treat, smell my feet!

Date: 2012-10-29 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com
Some very special feet to smell >:)

Date: 2012-10-29 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mamamia1964.livejournal.com

Date: 2012-10-28 08:58 pm (UTC)
sinfulslasher: (boo ghosts)
From: [personal profile] sinfulslasher
Tricky treats!!! *makes grabby hands*

Date: 2012-10-29 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com

Happy Halloweenie! 8)

Date: 2012-10-29 07:24 pm (UTC)
sinfulslasher: (abby tickle-tickle)
From: [personal profile] sinfulslasher
Hee! \o/ Gotta love MW causing MH and PP to crack up. :D Thank you!

Date: 2012-10-28 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katupnorth.livejournal.com
OOhhh! Fun! Trick or Treat!!!

Date: 2012-10-29 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com
*kerplunks a shiny new lj icon with all of your boys in your bag*


Date: 2012-10-29 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katupnorth.livejournal.com
AHHHHH!!!! *hugs it-loves it-tucks it into bed* LOVE! Spanx Much and Happy Halloween!

Date: 2012-10-30 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ncisvu-lj.livejournal.com
I wanna play too :P Trick or treat!

Date: 2012-11-04 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ncisvu-lj.livejournal.com
Pet the Tony!!! :D I love it!!

Date: 2012-11-01 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gibbstonysbabe.livejournal.com
Trick or treat!! = ) **giggles**

Date: 2012-11-01 01:46 pm (UTC)
ext_429754: (Lo & Alec Huggles!)
From: [identity profile] warrior-gypsy.livejournal.com
Hinky-babe, heya! *beams* Thanks for the yummy cookie-- I was just thinking about you actually, cause I was going to post (assuming I can kick my ass into gear to set up the auto-capper) screencaps for Michael Weatherly in "The Mystery of Natalie Wood" hopefully this weekend! Yays for Vintage!Michael!! *hees*

Hope everything is going well for you! *hugs* And here's a Halloween treat for your bucket from me, whilst I go do some holiday munching ... ;)

Date: 2012-11-01 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com
Ooo! Vintage!Michael! *swoonz*

*treats ya back with a wee bit of scruff [and those amazing hands]*

Now, gimmeeeeeeeeeeeeee! *bounces*

Date: 2012-11-01 03:24 pm (UTC)
ext_429754: (tony-tehnewhip)
From: [identity profile] warrior-gypsy.livejournal.com
*can't really hear you from lying on the floor, panting & gasping* Mmmhhhhsshhzzahhhh-gaaaalic??? OHHHHHHTHHHHHEEEEPRRRRRRREEEEETTTEEEEEEEZ!!!!

*takes a controlling breath or two, notices ***HANDZZZZ*** spasms* BREATHE C... BRRRRRREEEEAAAAATHE! *pant, pant*

Oh-kay! Think I'm back to the living now. *wags a finger* Naughty Hinky ... do it again! ;)

**hits you back with the power of the HAIR!SPIKING!SEXX**

That's it, that's all I've got! Alas, I'm at work so the rest of C's toys iz at home! *pout* I was just lucky I had these pretties hidden away in my LJ Scrapbook.

TTYL! *pouncy!huggles*

Date: 2012-11-02 07:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com
ZOMG!!!!! CAN'T! STOP! LOOKING! ~8)~~~~~~

What the heck is this from and can I make an icon from it????!!!!! Ack! Ack! Ack!


It kinda reminds me of the head-rub owl only waaaaaaaaaaay hotter!!!

*wriggles in seat*

Michael. Whipped cream. Questions?

Edited Date: 2012-11-02 07:08 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-11-02 02:30 pm (UTC)
ext_429754: (mw sex icon)
From: [identity profile] warrior-gypsy.livejournal.com
*LOL!* IKR?????? It's sheer evil in a box, that little tiny gif. My lovely, adorable friend Mo ([livejournal.com profile] montana_rosalie) made it & hid it in the middle of a post of Dark Angel gifs so here I come idly scrolling thru: "oh nice, seen it, seen it, love it, seen it ..............

Mo gave me the vids it came from. It's actually an obscure series of Japanese promo vids for Dark Angel & that's Jess Alba fluffing his--I mean, ME, that's um, ME fluffing his hair like that & him looking all content and dreamy like that and that's his security filming us just before they dragged me away ... ah memories ... ;)

No really tho, I've been trying to pull caps off that little video for like forever (same dealio, I wanted an icon of the hair phroofing but could never get one to my standards) but its so pixelated and low-res that it's really, really hard! That's why Mo monochromed that little ani & she had to clean up the video a bit to get it where you can actually SEE what's happening. Not for the first time do I **HATE** that Dark Angel predated all this HD-Blu-Ray tv business!!!!

Love the vids ... they basically just Michael goofing off with Jess & being sooo Michael with the added benefit of being dressed like Logan! *beams* If you want, I can probably stick um online somewhere for you to download, or file transfer if you have MSN-IM. They're short so the files aren't not too big really.

Date: 2012-11-04 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com
*shifts in seat* I LOVE THAT GIF!!!!!! MOAR? MOAR! 0=)

I've been playing with it in Fireworks but can't get the file small enough for lj *pouts* Don't think I won't stop trying! Bwahahahahaha!

I'd love the vids if you ever get the chance - they sound like fun! Thanks! *smishes*

And, just for your efforts... Bratty MW being bratty ;)


Date: 2012-11-04 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com
I am a total moron! LOL! I kept trying to reduce the file and it was seriously messing up and not reducing!!!!! Argh!

So, anywayhow. Didja know that Fireworks Wizard sends the reduced files to Documents and not where the originals are? I did but kinda forgot. :") *smhs*

Date: 2012-11-05 03:32 am (UTC)
ext_429754: (lo-too-smart)
From: [identity profile] warrior-gypsy.livejournal.com
*LOL!* I'm snagging (with credit, with credit! ;) Or C&C, b/c this is officially my "comment" *tee-hee*) & congrats on unravelling what lies beyond me (faaaaaaaaarrrrrrrr beyond me, if I haven't been clear on the point). Looks AWESOME, girlfriend! Woot! Go you in your badass self for capturing the hair!sqrunching!!!

Fireworks remains a closed box to me, Photoshop on the other hand is my bit--I, uh, mean I know a lit' somethin about that! ;) To corrupt pretty pictures of Logan in (when he lets me) & Michael the rest of the time! ;)

Date: 2012-11-06 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com
Snag whatever you'd like! I ADORE your icons and might be a bit sticky fingered myself! Bwahahahahaha!!!!!

I can use both a wee bit but am such a n00b! It's mostly useless plinking and serendipity. LOL! This is the first thing I've managed to figure out how to place set frames on top of animation. I have a nifty 100 nifty PS tricks for morons book, how I wish they had one for Fireworks.

I really wanna make a few icons from those awesomsesauce .wmvs but couldn't figure out how to download, could only view. *chin wibbles*

Date: 2012-11-06 01:01 am (UTC)
ext_429754: (caf!pow)
From: [identity profile] warrior-gypsy.livejournal.com
*LOL!* Snag away! I actually haven't done an icons post in like 30,000 yrs now (75% mind you, b/c Michael Cale has been non-operational while I was on the move, & he had all my caps galleries stored away in his genius 500MB hard-drive brain) sooooo ... yeah. *coughs uncomfortably* There's that. Yeah.

*whistles and stares at the sky*

Actually, the really **ironic part** is that EVERY FREAKIN little thing I learned about art (& Photoshop) I learned off tuts & LJ, & loads AND loads of experimenting! *LOL!* Never had the patience for books (even those with titles like: "PS for the extremely mentally handicapped") ... my old modis operendi was if I saw a style of icon I liked, I'd stalk the artist's LJ til I found on tut on how they did it (most of the best LJ artists had tuts or at least had requests for them) & then I'd practice til I got it down. That's how I learned everything. So its highly bitchy of me now to be all like: "mheh, I'm too busy for you LJ, you wonderful trainer who taught me everything about PS when I was just a newbie ..." *hangs head*

Naughty C! No caramel corn haz you!

Actually now I feel like doubly guilty cause I have been promised for like 19,000 yrs now that I'd put up a master post of tuts from where I learned everything (at least, wtev is still live ... I have like a huge mem-ed list from back in the day, but I haven't looked at it in ages to see if those journals are still around) ...

... & yeah, rly, I should put up one or two tuts myself, even. Least I could do to give back to the LJ art community, considering *mumbles ... oughta kick your lazy ass C ... /mumble*

Honestly, color fills & "Soft Light/Color Burn" modes are the secret to my success but that was after lots of experimentation & learning what worked for me. I use lots of Curves & Levels too (BlindBeats, if she's still around, taught me how to do Curves & Selective Color & Surrexi used to have like the world's best tut on using Levels to lighten a fugly screencap!)

The BEST GEN PIECE OF ADVICE I can give though --& I do this with every art I create, regardless of what it is!-- is, if you're using a screencap, always always ALWAYS **ALWAYS** "Screen" your first layer. Screencaps are just naturally dark (dunno why, they iz trickzy like that) so setting your first layer to "Screen" lightens them enough to give you something to work with. When I see a dark piece of art that somebody made where I can barely see the pic used, I know they probably didn't (or didn't know how) to Screen their layer.

So, open the cap in Photoshop, right click, select "Duplicate Layer" (it'll ask where to do you want to put it, I just hit the Enter key) then from your Blend Modes, set that Layer to "Screen". Voila!! INSTANT LIGHTING FOR YOUR CAP!

I flatten it (at that point) & resize. That's my second valuable tip ... its no good to start coloring or fiddling with a cap if its like 14,000px big & eventually you're gonna make it 100x100. It's gonna look diff, the coloring, the cropping, how sharp the pic is, everything looks diff at 100px versus 1248px.

So get it closer to the size you want- for me, I size it down to about 300px if I know my eventual product will be in the 200px-100px range, & that gives me a far better idea of what my end dealio will look like. I don't crop tho, not til the end (after I'm done coloring & adding textures, wtev) cause I like being able to study the whole cap & decide what crop looks best.

Anyway, Screen Layer & Downsizing, those are the two I always do, every cap, every time (even picspams & promo art & stuff, which is a little bigger than icon dimensions, I still downsize before I color) ...

That's C's Tip of the Day ... tune in tomorrow to find out how to make a lampshade out of a used coffee filter ... ;)

Date: 2012-11-06 01:12 am (UTC)
ext_429754: (lo tech genius at work)
From: [identity profile] warrior-gypsy.livejournal.com
PS 2: Techie Tip from my In-House Genius - How to DL the MW Vids ...

(right after I beat his ass b/c he needs to learn to share HIS toyz too ...)

K, if you **right-click** those vid links, instead of just clicking on them, you should get an option drop-down list.

The option you want to choose is, "Save Target As" ... it'll ask you where you wantz to haz save the vid file to on your computer ... browse around, pick your fave folder (if its the one labelled Michael Sexx, I'm not judging ;) ) & click "Ok"!

Mission! Accomplished!

Date: 2012-11-05 02:09 am (UTC)
ext_429754: (lolz lo badass)
From: [identity profile] warrior-gypsy.livejournal.com
*LOL!* Okay-a-day ... more goodies! ;) That wicked little vid makes my fangirly brain all ...


It also makes my fangirly brain randomly *Disney!cartoon!happy* sunshiny & singsongy, like this dude:


K, girlfriend- I have no idea if the vids are still online where I found them (I'm siding towards "no" cuz I don't even remember where I found them & DA stuff disappears uber-fast) but I put um on my server so you can haz dl them here: (links'll dl in a new window for you so you won't leave the comment screen)

1 || 2 || 3 || 4

(God- do I WISH I could pull decent caps off these cause there are tons of adorable Michael moments on these vids ... damn you for being so tiny and lo-res, GRRRRR!)

Let me know when you've snagged & I'll take down the links. Saving my server bandwidth primarily for cap sets these days! ;) Somebody's gotta host all those yummy MW caps for fans-- its a rough job sure, but gee, I force myself to do it all, just for the fans! *modest throwaway gesture*

& good luck getting that gif sized down- mebbe Mo can help. I can haz ask her if you like. Animated gifs aren't my skill set so I have Mo make all of mine for me (plus she does a kickass job & I'm too lazy to learn how- I can pull nice caps for um tho, so that's my skill set. ;) ).

That to say, I'd have no idea where to even start with that. I stare at the multi-frames of animated gif broken down and go: "Yep. Okay. C is officially lost now." ;)

Me trying to make gifs =


Then I'm -> then -> finally -> ! If that makes sense! ;)

(C's "MW goodies" toybox courtesy of Michael Cale (Jr.), her "Tech Baby" that is finally operational again, THANKYOUGODANDOFCOURSELOGAN!!!, as Max said & so brilliantly: "he's a mechanical extension of my soul, if there is such a thing!" ;) )

Date: 2012-11-05 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com
LOLOLOL!!!!!! hee! =)

WAHHHHHHHHHHHH! The links aren't working!!!! *sobs*

Try again? 0=)

Date: 2012-11-05 03:14 am (UTC)
ext_429754: (lo-pissy)
From: [identity profile] warrior-gypsy.livejournal.com
OMG RLY??? *huffs* LO-gan Nicholas Cale, NO HACKING!!! *huffs* BE-have!!!

Ok girlfriend, links #2 (& I TESTED THIS TIME, *huffs*)

1 || 2 || 3 || 4

Date: 2012-11-02 02:55 pm (UTC)
ext_429754: (tate-heart)
From: [identity profile] warrior-gypsy.livejournal.com

**C tucks Whipped Cream!MW happily away in her Halloween bucket for treating herself later, on a day when she is Awesome!C & less suffering pain. :( But she wants Hinky to know she loves her treats despite the fact that, tragically, she can't even jump Logan's bones today. This weak mortal-lame, ugh! You can keep it.**

Date: 2012-11-04 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hinky-hippo.livejournal.com
D'awww *gentle huggles*

I know what you're saying *glares at wrecked knee*

Whipped Cream!MW is a cutie!

Date: 2012-11-05 03:27 am (UTC)
ext_429754: (lo-hug)
From: [identity profile] warrior-gypsy.livejournal.com

Guess we'll be the walking wounded together, huh?! *hugs tighter*

I'm better today, decidedly more awesome! I discovered I kinda had a "hidden" website within my normal website (the cleverness of the tech boy-o never ceases to surprise and amaze) & spent the week amusing myself by creating a secret-insider scrapbook (where I unload those thoughts unsuited for LJ)! That was, admittedly, awesome! ;)

&, because my ADD is only matched for ongoing works-in-progress, I'm also semi-sorta working on a "movies picspam" , some web graphics and trying to finish out HL chp 31 with some degree of coherency (& hell, while I've got the flow going, can't lose it) ... yeah, sleep, who needs it???

I think that Xtra hour of Daylight Savings entitles me to go to bed in the 2am-ish range, right??? Cuz, lets face it, C who went to bed on time like a girl good was an extremely DULL person, rly & now that her computer is live and all ... well, that's what 14 cups of coffee in the morning IS FOR ... s'all I'm sayin ...

**bounces** Projects, yippee!


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