art  → afternoon reading

Announcement: soaked is now on indefinite hiatus

I am sure you can see this coming (and not just because I mentioned this in my last post!) I will be putting this community onto indefinite hiatus. You remember that personal news I mentioned in my last texture post? Well, I will be having a bub in September, which means I won't be able to devote any time to this place for a good while. And lets be real, I haven't really been active on here for some time, even though I still lurk a bit. Those of you that know my story might remember I went through some pretty horrid stuff a while back, so be able to put the community on hiatus for something a bit more positive like this is a lovely change.

Rest assured, I won't be taking anything down and all my textures shall remain for as long as the imgur/DA servers are running. That said, you may want to download what you want, while you still can! The Internet is a fickle beast.

I know I have said this before but thank you - thank you for being so kind to my corner of the internet and for supporting this community all these years. And it has been YEARS. I started this community back in 2005 (!!! - holy frick I am officially old!) and it's been quite a ride seeing the icon community change and grow. Looking back through some of my older posts, I have certainly changed and grown as a we've travelled along. Geez, some of my early stuff was truly horrid, but I've kept it in place. It's good to be able to reflect on where you've come from, even if those places weren't great!

I crunched some numbers, and since the inception of soaked I have posted:

- 10757 textures (of varying sizes)
- 6871 icons (not including rejects that never made it to posting)
- 3 mood themes (remember those???)
- a small number of other random things, including wallpapers and fanmixes (before Spotify was a thing!)

So yeah, that's a lot of textures. Maybe not as many as some? But it seems like a lot for me! I've always considered my community more a texture comm than a graphics one, and I guess those numbers confirm that.

I cannot express how grateful I am for everything and I hope in some small way I have been able to help on your icon making journeys :')

Keep creating and be kind to yourself.

Take care,
lookslikerain // soaked
tv → firefly: all aboard

3 Icon Texture Packs and an Announcement

Okay, okay - I know I have been slack as hell. Life has sort of snuck up on me. I blinked in July 2019 and I found myself in the run up to Christmas. And then I got some personal news just after New Years, which is both exciting and frightening, and I blinked again it's already May 2020! I haven't been completely inactive during my away time - in fact, some of you may have seen these textures posted directly to my DA page. Well, here they finally are in all their individual glory - there's 3 icon packs in total (that's 345 individual textures under the cut)

So onto that announcement hey? Well, I may as well rip off the bandaid - I will be putting this community onto indefinite hiatus after this post. I'll put some more detail into the sticky post shortly.

Anyway, onto the textures.

download @ da

download @ da

download @ da

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gaming → fallout: please stand by

1 icon texture pack

1 icon texture pack. Look, I debated whether or not to post these - I have a personal rule about posting textures that I find pretty, but not really useful. I feel these probably fall into this category, but dang it if I didn't have some fun making them. So, anyway - here are some textures you that you and I both probably will never use. Who knows - maybe it will spark something?

download @ da (1.6MB)

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vintage  →  and time stands still

3 Icon Texture Packs (310 individual textures in total)

Hello all, happy belated New Year! I've been gone a spell, snowed under with work and study and life. I've been saving up all my textures that I've made in fits and starts - I just didn't really have a chance to post them until now. In this post you'll find all 310 individual textures and download links to the three texture packs they belong to. I uploaded one of these back at the end of July last year (crumbs, really? 2018 sure got away from me!) so apologies if you've seen it twice already.

I'd sure like to say 2019 will be different, but it's already shaping up to be another bonkers year. We'll just have to take it as it comes at us, won't we? :)

download at deviantart (2.6 MB)

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gaming → da:i - what's in your heart

190 icon texture pack

190 (!) strong texture pack - I know, I know. I need to get better at not leaving them all to post at once. It just really sucks (read: I am just ridiculously lazy) having to upload them all :P

They are in a little bit of a mess - try as I might, imgur just kept uploading them in a weird order, and their reorganise option sucks bananas. And come'on - there's 190 of them! That would take forever, and I might never get to actually posting them. If you download the zip, I swear they look prettier ;)

zip download at DA (3.0 MB)

Warning: There are 190 individual icon textures under the cut. Do not click under there if that bothers you.

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tv → got: cast a big shadow

26 GoT Icons

20 Game of Thrones icons and 6 alts made for Round 11: Story Book at monthlyinspo.

Game of Thrones would arguably be one of the most successful book adaptations of recent years. I suppose it could be considered a bit of a cop out choosing it as my subject, so in an effort to stretch more into the storybook theme I've dabbled in a bit of a crossover with the text. Excluding the icon of the Hound, the text all comes from the The Nevernight Chronicle series and they are seriously great books, if you are into adult epic fantasy:

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

I tweaked the words slightly (using "lion", instead of "wolf" for example) and protracted some of the quotes to fit, but it's pretty faithful to the source material. The books definitely have adult themes, so it fits quite well with GoT.

Also, I had to include an icon of Sam in the Citadel library - seemed fitting. Too many books, too few centuries... ;)

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