I just wanted to say that I have
totally stolen this ideataken the advice of kungfumegadevil and am reclaiming Valentine's Day for my friends list:
If you're feeling down about Valentine's Day, I encourage you to do the same. Send valentines. Any kind; in comments and posts, in e-mail, in letters, by phone, over coffee. Forget those stupid relationships for a few hours and just give someone you love a little attention.
Everyone on my friends list has been so supportive the last few months, and I just wanted to say thank you, and say that Valentine's Day is about all the people you care about, not just one person you may or may not have in your life. Chocolate for everyone!
So, for two years running, I hereby declare everyone reading this to be Valentined, and to be Deputy Valentine Fairies, empowered to take these icons (or any of their own creation) and go Valentine others.
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All Valentine's or love-related linkspam!
Snarky X3 Valentines. The Rogue one is my favorite, because it's so true.
Holy jihad, Batman! We're still not sure where Frank Miller's going to find room to put the whores, however. (I'm squeaking this one in on the grounds that I adore Frank Miller's cracktasticness; Sin City is, in fact, all about love, for all its headcrackitude; and here is Vicki Vale's ass.)
Holy crap so many new BPAL blends. This month's Lunacy, Sleepy Moon (I think it's still up today as well): "A nearly-narcotic blend of opiate-touched bark and blossom reflective of the bleakness and solitude of winter, the quietest point of the year : black opium poppy, bamboo pulp, ylang ylang, lavender, chamomile and white sandalwood." Also, the t-shirt is gorgeous. Next month: Peony Moon. (Related: The Newbie's Guide to BPAL.)
The Valentine's part: meanwhile, I just got a CnS for my Smut/Red Lantern/Perfumed Garden Lupercalia order, which I am justifying by swearing up and down that I will sell decants of what I don't like (and maybe half of what I do like). I just placed it, like, last week, so this is exciting.
The Odd Couple. "Cairo, an Italian mastiff puppy, was introduced as a playmate to 10-week-old Koza, a lion cub whose twin died, at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. The idea is that lions are social animals, but there are no other lion cubs at the park for Koza to interact with. Cairo is the next best thing." AWWWW.
Tarte lip glosses named after famous lovers. WESTLEY AND BUTTERCUP SQUEE! Also, I think they have a new Roger and Mimi. Predictably, Jack and Rose ("JACK!" "ROSE!" "JACK!" "ROSE!" "JAAAAACK!" "ROOOOSE!") is sold out. Lessee, other notables: Fred and Winnie, Cliff and Clair (AWWW), Bogey and Bacall, Fred and Ginger, Tarzan and Jane, and Baby and Johnny (hee).
Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels: Come for the Dominican Bitches, Stay for the Man Titty. And they have new romance novel covers to mock, too!
Scott Stapp Gets Married, Arrested. I don't know about you, but my day is now a little brighter.