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30 May 2009 @ 11:03 pm
FK Icons to Pass the Bechdel Test  

On Friday, havocthecat wished for picspam of "awesome women."  In response, I made this batch of new userpic icons featuring female FK characters together.  The exercise brought home how rarely the women are on screen at the same moment, even when they are the only two characters in the scene; typically, FK's camera moves back and forth, from one character to the other, instead of showing them together.   (Cohen with Natalie was harder to run down than I expected, and of course the only recurring female character with whom Urs ever shares a shot is Divia.)

Available if you would like them:

01. Natalie and Grace 02. Natalie and Janette 03. Brianna and Janette

10 More

04. Tracy and Natalie 05. Grace and Natalie 06. Natalie and Janette
07. Natalie and Tracy 08. Natalie and Grace 09. Natalie and Janette
Given to abby82
on 06/03/09
10. Natalie and Cohen 11. Janette and Sofia 12. The Lamberts
13. Janette and Sofia

Another thing that happened to catach my attention as I was making these is a parallelism between the first and last times Janette and Natalie touch.  From Janette poking Natalie's throat (FtB, in the Raven, "It's your neck") to Natalie taking Janette's pulse at her throat (HF, in the morgue, "It can't be").  The HF moment doesn't make a qualifying icon for this particular game, with Nick in the background, and I'm not at all satisfied that I've managed a creditable use of the FtB moment in my own new icon (with this post), but the coincidence and reversal of the gesture intrigue me.

The original screenshots for most of these come from Nancy T.'s Knight Watchman.  I tried to drop by Kristen H.'s Knight Vision, too, but it's gone!  This of course means I've let my links go way too long unchecked, and I should run backward through forkni-l digests until I learn what happened.  (If I heard of this and forgot, I shall be covered with embarrassment, but don't let that stop you from reminding me. ~g~)

 
 
 
greerwatsongreerwatson on May 31st, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
Kristin's site
Well, having read what you just wrote, I tried my own bookmark, and couldn't get Kristin's site either. Then I tried googling it, and found her site for showcasing her own work. This has links to her other websites—but the link there to the Knight Vision site isn't working either.

This may be temporary, of course. Some glitch on the server, or the like.
Amy R.: Tracybrightknightie on June 1st, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
Re: Kristin's site
Thanks for the confirmation. When I googled, all the links still led to the same URL, and the archived version of the site's front page was only two weeks old. We shall see...
abby82: FK--pathology 101abby82 on June 4th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Oh I really like these. I'm snagging #10 and will definitely credit. #1, 4, 5, & 6 are other favorites.

Another thing that happened to catch my attention as I was making these is a parallelism between the first and last times Janette and Natalie touch. From Janette poking Natalie's throat (FtB, in the Raven, "It's your neck") to Natalie taking Janette's pulse at her throat (HF, in the morgue, "It can't be")

That's a wonderful observation!

RE: Kristin's site

She posted over at the KnightVision boards that her host shut her down because they claimed she was using too much space. She'd received no warning. Kristin is working towards resolving the issues.
Amy R.: N&Nbrightknightie on June 4th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
And there's your Tracy and Natalie icon from "Jane Doe"! :-) Outstanding choice.

>"Oh I really like these. I'm snagging #10 and will definitely credit."

Thank you! You're very kind. I will unlink #10 now so that it will be only yours, and no one who did not already download it will have it as well.

Thank you for the news about Kristin's site. I'm sorry her provider behaved like that. (If she ends up looking for a new one, I've used a small local ISP for over ten years, and they've always been good to me, and I know an FK fan who works for a different webspace provider elsewhere with an excellent reputation.)
abby82: FK--Tracyabby82 on June 7th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
I will unlink #10 now so that it will be only yours, and no one who did not already download it will have it as well.

Oh, this is embarrassing. ::hangs head in shame::

I actually hadn't uploaded the icon to my computer yet. Is it possible for you to send it to me or relink it? I have this unfortunate tendency to not upload icons I like immediately after seeing them. I loose track of a lot of good ones that way. :-(

Thank you for the news about Kristin's site. I'm sorry her provider behaved like that. (If she ends up looking for a new one, I've used a small local ISP for over ten years, and they've always been good to me, and I know an FK fan who works for a different webspace provider elsewhere with an excellent reputation.)

I'll let her know about that. She says it's being resolved slowly. Although all or some of her fanvids may have to be removed or moved to a different site. They won't disappear entirely. A lot of them are streamed on YouTube, as are some of the bloopers she hosted.
Amy R.: Nickbrightknightie on June 14th, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
The icon with Natalie and Captain Cohen should have turned up in your email this past week. Sorry for the confusion!
abby82: FK--Nick & Janette (sit)abby82 on June 14th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've been revisiting my Cohen story from the oldschoolfic challenge and that icon sums things up nicely, lol.