effex: Gratuitous Janelle Monae icon (Gratuitous Janelle Monae icon)
[personal profile] effex
D and I went to see Janelle Monáe Tuesday night and it was amazing, you guys, so amazing. Even with the rain, and being stuck in traffic, and arriving late, and most of the audience being there for Of Montreal and being Very Confused by Janelle, and the elections. AMAZING.

She's so tiny, I never realized. And full of energy - she segued from one song to another seamlessly, rarely pausing between them, and the dancing, omg, the dancing. And her voice. You know how amazing she sounds on her albums? Yeah, even better live.

We only stayed for her show (which was NOT LONG ENOUGH) because D's hipster tolerance was running low and there were an awful lot of hipsters. I managed to snag the Metropolis Suite EP from the merch table, though (mine is sadly not signed)! I'm going to listen the shit out of it when I'm at my parent's this weekend.

And then I started writing this up and realized I still didn't have a Janelle icon, so I made one. And another, and another, and then I had 35.

1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35

* Icons can be used as-is or as bases
* Please credit if used as-is
* Comments are awesome but not necessary

Most of these are pulled from Google images but some of the really cool ones came from these two sets.

Also, while I have you - is anyone here familiar with The Middleman and/or The Losers and willing to beta a short fic over the weekend (Zan, put your hand down)? I'm particularly hoping for someone who knows The Middleman.

Date: 2010-11-05 02:33 am (UTC)
zanzando: Text: google-fu black belt. (Google-fu Black Belt)
From: [personal profile] zanzando
....... why should I put my hand down? Is this about the fic that I'm supposed to be reading?

Oh right, The Middleman.

Date: 2010-11-05 02:40 am (UTC)
zanzando: Extreme macro of human eyelashes. (Eyelashes)
From: [personal profile] zanzando
I know. I was mocking myself and my propensity to go "ME ME MEEEEE!!" when there's beta to be done.

I am absolutely willing to be spoiled and might even manage to watch a couple of episodes until then.

P.S.: Icons = Most Awesome. Will snag and pretend they're mine exclusively MWUAHAHA.

Date: 2010-11-05 02:45 am (UTC)
glass_icarus: (fireworks heart)
From: [personal profile] glass_icarus
ZOMG AMEZZIN ICONS ARE AMEZZIN!!! Totally coming back to snag some later. ;)

Date: 2010-11-05 02:51 am (UTC)
bookshop: illustrative art of a red-headed girl helming a steampunk airship, facing the wind, eyes closed. (Default)
From: [personal profile] bookshop

ajkf;j;fkj i was going to make Janelle icons tonight! :D :D :D and then i saw this post. :D

*high-fives you, takes a bunch*

Date: 2010-11-05 02:58 am (UTC)
mochi: myself, dressed up fancy and being silly/cute at a train station (Default)
From: [personal profile] mochi

Date: 2010-11-05 03:27 am (UTC)
vi: (k-on: mugi + mio)
From: [personal profile] vi
Amazing icons and subject! Thank you for making them, I'll be back to take some later.

I'm hoping Janelle Monae comes down to my city in Australia one day. ^^

Date: 2010-11-05 04:28 am (UTC)
timeasmymeasure: janelle monae in large retro glasses (janelle: dork out)
From: [personal profile] timeasmymeasure
(here via [personal profile] glass_icarus)
Edited Date: 2010-11-05 04:29 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-11-05 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] froggie
I was linked her via glass_icarus.

And oh my god I am taking a bunch of these. I love love love LOVE her. I look up to her so much.

(She gives me hope that if I ever decide to spawn, my daughter will have people who look up to who can succeed on talent alone without having to do a single striptease dance to sell her work)

Date: 2010-11-05 05:05 am (UTC)
nepenthe: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nepenthe
I hath seen the Middleman AND the reading of the lost 13th episode at teh Comic-Con. Sadly have not seen the Losers. If you still need a beta, I am always there to help out.

Date: 2010-11-05 05:15 am (UTC)
instantramen: shoulders-up three-quarter profile of a black woman in a suit (a product of the man)
From: [personal profile] instantramen
Taking #7! I saw Janelle Monáe back in September on the same tour, and I still get wired remembering all the energy packed into one hour. ♥♥♥♥♥

Date: 2010-11-06 03:47 am (UTC)
instantramen: black woman with a serious pompadour in exaggerated running pose mid-air (onward!)
From: [personal profile] instantramen
Smile is so well-timed. Like, "Okay, now let's all take a breath. Are you still paying attention? Good!" and then all of a sudden Sincerely, Jane has you like a riptide full of zombie robot assassins.

I agree about the bigger venue: the way she made such efficient use of the space available, I think Janelle could actually rock people's faces off given a large enough stage.

Date: 2010-11-05 06:22 am (UTC)
hydrae: fists forward with a heart drawn on the knuckles (hearts!)
From: [personal profile] hydrae
Oh these are AWESOME!! I love her music and her style makes such good photos. Thanks for the icons and the link to those photos!

She came through my town on this tour but sadly, oh so sadly, I couldn't go. D: Envyyyyy

Date: 2010-11-05 10:45 pm (UTC)
sasha_feather: Retro-style poster of skier on pluto.   (Default)
From: [personal profile] sasha_feather
Taking several, will credit, thank you!

Did you find a beta? I am available. sandphin@gmail.com

Date: 2010-11-06 03:44 am (UTC)
xenakis: (carrie)
From: [personal profile] xenakis

Snagging number 7. Will credit, of course.

Date: 2010-11-06 03:49 am (UTC)
lady_ganesh: Tiny Omi going, "Yay!" (yay! (WK))
From: [personal profile] lady_ganesh
She is so badass. nice work!

Date: 2010-11-08 08:52 am (UTC)
pseudo_tsuga: ([Naruto] wanderlust)
From: [personal profile] pseudo_tsuga
I'm not sure how I'm going to choose which one to use!

Date: 2010-11-10 07:23 pm (UTC)
daughtercell: Yellow background with blue tree limbs visible; black-haired girl looking skyward with tendrils of hair floating above (Janelle shock)
From: [personal profile] daughtercell
Taking one or two! I love Janelle! :D

Date: 2011-12-24 06:56 am (UTC)
quietspring: Image: A girl in a purple dress faces the viewer, the background aglow with sunlight. (warm glow)
From: [personal profile] quietspring
She's so flawless~ Definitely taking a few, will credit! <3


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