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16 May 2008 @ 06:10 pm
After losing all the crap on my hard drive (and taking a full DAY to find my fonts!) I wanted to put a new desktop up so that my computer felt MINE again. And I wanted steampunk. And it had to be widescreen. And for the life of me I just couldn't find a steampunk background that fit my screen that I LIKED.

So I made one.

Okay, it's MOSTLY steampunk, because I'm new at this genre and I'm still in the baby steps arena of photoshopping, but it's nice enough that I'm willing to use it as my desktop. I hope you are, too ^_^

Here's the thumbnail...

The widescreen version is here...


and this is the non-widescreen version...


Leather texture by deviantart user elenulin and cogs from gettyimages.com

Comments make me more likely to do this sort of crap...
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: SG1 background music
lironesslironess on May 17th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Califur is this weekend and the theme is SteamPunk. I will have my phone with me and I may bring a better camera as well. If I see anything really cool I will get you a photo.

I am not happy with the theme as far as costuming. There is not that much to wear as a female that I have been able to find on the net.

Other than that, the wallpaper is really cool.
Fritters: Ed Stars by Frittersfritters on May 17th, 2008 06:18 am (UTC)
I've been on a small steampunk kick, so pics would be great ^_^
bearybipolar on May 17th, 2008 06:05 am (UTC)
Excellent design!

Checked them out on my wife's monitor(24 inch) as well as my
15 inch monitor.
Fritters: Ed Happy BIG by Frittersfritters on May 17th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
Re: WTG!
Oh, that's FANTASTIC to hear, thank you!
Rev. Otanaotana on May 17th, 2008 10:29 am (UTC)
Fritters: Ed Stars by Frittersfritters on May 17th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, good! Thanks!!
Matthew B. Tepperasimovberlioz on May 17th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
Love the tooled leather look!

Now ... for a '60s look, can you do one in anodized aluminum?
Fritters: Ed Thinking by Frittersfritters on May 17th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
Like a book with an aluminum cover? What sort of text would you want on the front and what sort of doodads sitting on it? Not that I'd guarantee I'd do it, but if the mood took me, which text and doodads?
KarenDreamerLady: Cow=Penguins by  lalala_lallykarendreamer on May 18th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
Hello. I hope it is OK if I friend you. I found you because somehow I ended up with one of your Miyasaki icons and I wandered in looking for more. I found a LJ of someone who looks rather interesting.

I go in phases with LJ, quiet for a long stretch then active again. I enjoy reading and commenting on friend's LJs.

What is your icon grabbing policy? Obviously I give credit since I found my way back here.
Fritters: Brain so BIG! by Frittersfritters on May 18th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
I'm not that good about friending back, but I'm always flattered as heck to be friended. And as long as people credit they can take pretty much any darn thing that doesn't actually have my name on the image ^_^

BTW, your icon is full of win ^_^ So much so, I had to dig through your icons and gank a bunch of SGA ones!

FYI, you seem the sort that might want to join snarksexual. Not a lot actually goes on there, but it's still fun to be a member...
KarenDreamerLadykarendreamer on May 19th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
I joined, it looks like fun. Check out eviljr on my flist. She is an icon fiend. She's always either making or grabbing new ones. The only two I made are the one of my tattoo and saved by slash.
Frittersfritters on May 19th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, I noticed all the SGA ones, I have to ask her to join quality_icons, my community.

I'll go snag some fun off of viljr now ^_^

Can I assume from your tattoo that you're pisces?
KarenDreamerLady: McKay Arrow in Butt by belissekarendreamer on May 20th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
Definitely, with all the classic symptoms.
bunnyshortagesbunnyshortages on May 18th, 2008 06:37 am (UTC)

Great stuff =)

What photoshoot were you meaning? My photos or some other ones I linked? I should set up a tag or something on mine
Frittersfritters on May 18th, 2008 08:14 am (UTC)
Glad you like it ^_^

I meant the modeling gig...
Fritters: Gir YAY! by wilkins04fritters on May 18th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
That'd be it, thanks ^_^ You look Tres' Cool in those
bunnyshortagesbunnyshortages on May 18th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
thanks =)