1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your userpics. 2. Make a post and talk about the icons I chose. 3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts. 4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee.
(I actually like this meme 'cause I always wonder about people's icons.)
This is Boo the Hamster from the comic MegaTokyo. Boo was sent down as a conscience for Largo (they ran out of seraphim, evidently); his angel wings are strapped on. I have a plush Boo in my cube at work.
I use this icon specifically when I'm being sincere. Boo is a really sweet character and this was his appeal to someone. (He didn't talk, just squeaked. So he needed a sign.)
This is taken from a picture on Worth1000, a Photoshop contest site (with good standards). Sadly, I didn't grab info or attribution when I made the icon. Bad me.
I tend to use this icon when I need something surreal. Or when there's ominous signs (this sign being pretty ominous).
A rat picture I found in a file archive way back. I use it when medical topics come up, which they do more often than I'd like sometimes.
I also have a thing about needles. (That's "trypanophobia" for you logophiles.) So this icon captures the icky side of medical procedures in my world.
This is an icon I put together myself. It's from back when the comic Sinfest did a weekly arc about Slick possibly being furry. It actually came about because Slick had been putting off going to the laundromat until he had only a single wearable thing left in his closet... a bunny suit. No real explanation was ever given but the icon gives you an idea of the cover story he gave.
This is Tardy Turtle from the TV series Greg the Bunny. It's a bizarre show about the lives of the people and puppets behind a kids' TV show... in a world where the puppets are all real. It manages to be both witty and crass. I recommend you check it out.
This icon is lovable (but slow) Tardy Turtle. I added the caption (which has nothing to do with what's in the actual scene). I use this icon when I'm talking about writing but I'm feeling slow or bemoaning my unpolished prose.
So there ya go! Leave me a comment if you want me to pick five icons of yours.
Alternately, leave a comment if there's some other icon of mine you want to hear about. That works too. It's an easy-going meme. :)