Really, I do. But the thing is, I have very specific tastes when it comes to icons. (Hey, my parents are professional photographers--I grew up with photographic art all around me, I got picky about it.) First, they have to be relatively simple. Nothing too busy. It's only 100x100 pixels, people, you get too much stuff in there and it just looks cluttered and muddy. I don't like it when people use weird filters and coloring and stuff--it almost always detracts from the impact of the image. I want that sucker to pop
. I like dramatic images and vibrant colors. Contrasts with light and shadow. If there's text, it's got to be awesome text with a reason
for being on that icon, and also text that resonates with something I'm likely to want to be talking about in a post that icon could be used with. The image itself needs to be, well, iconic. Striking. Memorable. Not just another headshot of a character or screencap from a random scene in a random episode. If it's a specific moment, that moment needs to be obvious and a critical moment. If it's a character shot, it needs to capture the essence of that character or say something about him or her. Above all, not generic. This is all the stuff an icon has to be before I even give it a second glance, regardless of fandom or anything else about it. (I do occasionally go for a humorous icon, but not for this fandom.)
What am I looking for specifically in a Terminator icon? I want it to be of Cameron, Sarah, or John, or some combination of the three of them. I want it to be kickass, not angsty. I absolutely do not want any romantic/shippy stuff. Some shows I ship, some I'm pure gen, some I waffle on; my Terminator love if pure gen.
I've spent the last several weeks looking at every icon post listed on judgment_daily
and haven't found anything.