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~squenix100: Citan Uzuki/Hyuga Ricdeau from XENOGEARS~
by Jyuu (jyuufish)
at October 4th, 2005 (09:30 pm)
current song: Dunkin Sheik - Barely Breathing

Claim Started: September 5th, 2005
Last Updated: January 21st, 2005
Icons Completed: 40/100

at the beginning
halfway around the world
bang bang
defying gravity
heaven's light
brilliant dance
midnight sun
morning star
last kiss
cross your heart
why not?
my sundown
spinning around
walking on sunshine
daydream believer
break myself
broken wings
let it bleed
only one
forever young
bedroom toys
on my own
perfect day
ever after

If you take any of the icons.. comment and credit. ^_^

(Comments and song inspirations)

1.) Nothing in particular.
2.) "Sunrise" by Duran Duran (Duran Duran is a big inspiration for me)
3.) Light of your Smile.. no, nothing really specific. I just made it.
4.) Why I am not a die-hard fan of the pairing of Yui/Citan. I can appreciate it on a canonical level.
5.) "Don't Say a Prayer" by Duran Duran. Lyrics brush by divinecomedy.
6.) "Veins of Glass" by Lacuna Coil. It is really supposed to say, "The innocence that smiles today.. tomorrow will be lying.." but I conveniently left the last part out. Intentional. Yes.
7.) "My Antartica" by Duran Duran.
8.) Okay so I have a hard-on for Citan and Fei. >.>
9.) "Different Seasons" by Breathe. One of the lines, "Nature's cruel.. it's just changing seasons" which was the inspirational line.
10.) This one is purely in the lyrics which is from "Gold" by Spandeau Ballet. Lyrics Here

11.) My favorite pairing is Hyuga Ricdeau and Sigurd Harcourt. I was thinking of the two when I made this icon. I coloured Hyuga in purple because it was almost like looking at him through Sigurd's perspective. And I don't think Hyuga could hide anything from Sigurd. Either willfully or unknowingly. And even if one disbelieves that such a relationship between them existed. Canon maintains that they -were- best friends.
12.) Citan and his daughter, Midori. It is involving his 'child' and well Midori is a very sullen girl so I used the words 'sour girl'.
13.) Main inspiration for this song was "Hold on Hope" by Guided by Voices. I particularly like how it looks very.. pink and reds. I hope I can diverge from the greens that is sort of the Uzuki staple.
14.) I wanted to do a Fei/Citan centric icon, and this was what came out. The blues and greens mingle very well for that particular pairing.
15.) This was taken from a Loreena McKennitt song entitled "Dark Night of the Soul" which was a really beautiful song by her.. the feel of the song and the icon sort of coincide. Hyuga in my mind possesses melancholic tendancies, but only because I have labeled him as a melancholy personality.. Citan.. well Citan Uzuki was the personage that he -created- for himself.
16.) The song, "Beloved" by VNV Nation. Wonderful song. Lyric brush by divinecomedy
17.) Hyuga Ricdeau back in Jugend period was the Element of Water. And so this theme was perfect for him, I think it came out exactly how I wanted it to.
18.) What is the most important time of the day for Citan Uzuki? Why it is tea-time of course. Every since that infamous scene where Maison, Citan and Fei have a chat over tea (Well okay so Fei is sulking..) Tea and the Good Doctor has been synonymous. In fact on Soraya Saga's site at one time there was posted scents and characters. And wouldn't you know it but Citan Uzuki's trademark scent is green tea. A wonderfully calming scent for an elegant and refined individual.
19.) Mad arts skillz by fellow Citan enthusiast reynardfox. I never pegged Citan as a smoker, but I believe that this picture conveys despair Citan style. Arm over eyes shows that he is reluctant to let anyone see.. but I can imagine the eyes that are revealed if one pulls the arm away is nothing short of tortured.
20.) I was agonizing what to do with this icon. As those two are my supported pairings for Hyuga/Citan. I did not want to leave one without the other, so I opted to give Hyuga and Citan both face-time on the icon. Respectively with Fei and Sigurd. So there. All canon-fags can talk to my hand because it's not like I'm bashing Yui. (Who I'd so totally do..)

21.) This one came from the song, "Hungry like the Wolf" by Duran Duran which is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of the term 'animal'. Hey, what can I say? I have a dirty mind. >.> This is actually the second revising of the icon since I was not happy with the first version.
22.) I wanted a kick-ass icon for Citan. One that gave you the impression that he was planning something spectacular. Hence this icon, the words "feeling lucky, punk?" went through my mind but then Citan muse told he he wouldn't -use- the word punk. It's a very nice icon, I think.
23.) I was listening to my favorite sensual song, Anngun's "My Sensual Mind" because the key to Hyuga's sensuality is his mind, and the mind is the most powerful aphrodesiac. This is the type of ambient get-in-the-mood music that Hyuga would listen to. The tribal beats that are refined without losing their rawness.
24.) Gee, I really liked how this one, thank gods for the erase brush opacity tool. I just erased enough so that his face could be visible.. and then I just added the words and the little coloured bubbles here and there. It's a very ethereal icon. A beautiful icon for the 'beauty' theme.
25.) I like this picture of Citan quite a bit. He almost looks a trifle sardonic and I appreciate sardony, alot. The original picture had some inconsistancies so I smoothed out his face, and then I added the background. I did not layer it with any textures because I wanted it to be very simple.
26.) When faced with this icon, I was going for sceptism, because there just wasn't any pictures of Citan reading to his daughter. Citan is not so naive so I wanted to bank on that trait of his.
27.) This is actual a very loose representation of the theme, taken from VNV Nation's Beloved, the part of the song that inspired it was not the chosen lyrics, but rather "We were once young and blessed with wings" and of course it carries overtones of Sigurd/Hyuga. I thought Winter Dances Here was a suitable set of lyrics. But notice that Hyuga has wings.. wings = fly.. >.> Usually.
28.) Sappy/wAFFY Citan/Fei icon AHOY!
29.) In that picture, Citan looked like he got done facing thousands of Wels in complete succession, the expression implies that he's been through hellish danger. I like how the reds turned out, as reds are just the universal colour for danger.
30.) I thought this was going to be hard, but that was me making a mountain out of a molehill. I forgot that in "Small of Two Pieces", the Xenogears image song.. there is a phrase that says, "We can run to the end of the world" and so I capitalized on that, not to mention I had a doujinshi of Citan/Hyuga wearing typical Dazil garb, a hooded cloak to keep out the sun's rays, I can imagine that the desert would be -very- foreign to him..

31.) Anyone going to argue that Hyuga and Sigurd were best friends in Jugend. Good, I didn't think so.
32.) Okay so I know, had I done it properly it would of been "do not hate me because I am cute" but we can blame my ineptitude at text brushes for that one.
33.) It is a well known fact that the Jugend Era was perhaps the darkest time of Hyuga's life. Though it seemed quite okay on the surface, but the Elements in the end were arift in disillusionment, a betrayal of one's ideals. So the text brush "brotherhood and betrayal" seemed quite fitting. I am actually in love with how that icon came out.
34.) The Sky, The Clouds and You is actually a music piece from Yasunori Mitsuda that is known as ChuChu's song. But I thought the phrase was a very nice phrase to put on it. The Full version of the picture is him hovered up with angel wings while a breeze caresses him. A really sweet picture.
35.) Haunted, well this one sort of came out of my ass.. and it shows to. I just threw it together because I was eager to make an update. However to be fair I like it better then I like the previous one.
36.) Because Citan Uzuki -is- better then you.
37.) Yes, a waffy het icon from the purveyor of all things Citan/Fei and Hyuga/Sigurd. Because you know it -is- canon and really Yui is a sexy beast.
38.) I don't know where this came from, I might of been drunk. I was just toying with gradients and textures and then I went "GOOD ENOUGH!"
39.) This one was a bit hard.. but the inspiration for it was the song "Hit me with your Best Shot" which has to do with guns and bang bang.. except it's all metaphorical. And Citan has on his face the whole look. "I DARE YOU".
40.) The final one came with inspiration from a song off the Time and Space: A Tribute to Yasunori Mitsuda album, but ironically it is not a song on the Xeno side but rather the Chrono side. It is Kidd's Theme from Chrono Cross. But it is such a very beautiful song and it inspires a feeling of thoughtfulness. Because you know every thought is a journey in itself... that is probably from the Citan/Hyuga school of thought.


Posted by: follow first those who stumble (fennin)
Posted at: October 17th, 2005 02:12 am (UTC)
uzuki love!

"Believe" is my favourite of the latest batches. Mad, mad Uzuki Love.

Posted by: Jyuu (jyuufish)
Posted at: October 17th, 2005 03:09 am (UTC)

I know.. mad mad Uzuki love. I think that my favorite one would have to be the Sensual one. Mainly because I was plugging along to the song while I was working on it and it is such an EXCELLENT song.

Posted by: lizobyja (lizobyja)
Posted at: July 16th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)

In only one listen I had decided which song was my favorite, but while all my yapping has been about the first half, the Brooklyn quartet know how to finish an album.

Posted by: Irvy, called Taokaka (duokinneas)
Posted at: October 17th, 2005 04:28 am (UTC)
Through the eyes of a child

Nia! You gave me a heart attack with the fake cut leading here! I thought you'd changed your journal there for a minute! O_O

I love your icons. I will always, always envy your icons. I think my favorite of the newest ones is "Beauty"; soft pastels and blues make my soul dance.

Why are you so darn good at making everything so perfect?

Posted by: Jyuu (jyuufish)
Posted at: October 17th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)

Ahahaha.. no, I wanted to keep all my icons in a central place.. so with teh occasional icon posting, my journal still will be the sporflefruit.

And ironically enough you picked one of the only ones that I am happy with.. that and Sensual. I really liked how sensual turned out in all of it's salmon pinkness. Most of these icons I don't consider perfect... but I have to keep trying on them until I am somewhat happy with them.

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Posted by: Jyuu (jyuufish)
Posted at: October 17th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC)

Of course you may. *hee's* Thank you for asking!

Posted by: lynettetuzoc (lynettetuzoc)
Posted at: July 16th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)

And we're doing great, so thank you for asking. And no, I do not like to think about him diving with great white sharks without a cage.

Posted by: beckerapiwe (beckerapiwe)
Posted at: July 16th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)

And no, I do not like to think about him diving with great white sharks without a cage. I know how to pick 'em.

Posted by: Cath (stars_of_tears)
Posted at: October 28th, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC)

*just claps and drools*

Posted by: Jyuu (jyuufish)
Posted at: October 28th, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)

I know.. next will be Sigurd.. and 100 Sigurd icons.. day-um..

Posted by: + tempus . perdo . omnia + (littletrowa)
Posted at: November 6th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)

These are all very nice... *oogles them* So many pretties. Looks like quite a project. I'm snagging 'tea time' for now, and I'll look forward to seeing the rest!

Posted by: Jyuu (jyuufish)
Posted at: November 6th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC)

Thank you.. I still have to work on more for the next update. >.>

Posted by: Will translate for food (paulafromtwoson)
Posted at: November 25th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)

Wow~ they're all so great!!!! If it's okay, I'm grabbing #'s 7 & 17 & 18 for use later on. Too bad you can't get paid for this: I'd recommend you go into the icon business. You're like a pro!

Posted by: Jyuu (jyuufish)
Posted at: November 26th, 2005 06:44 pm (UTC)

You know, I've noticed that Tea Time is VERY popular. So many people have grabbed that particular one.

Posted by: Oberin Silmeryn (oberin)
Posted at: November 30th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
deja vu and amnesia all at once!

snagging the tea time, and feeling lucky!
keep up the great work!
*waves her banners and flags*

Posted by: Jyuu (jyuufish)
Posted at: November 30th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC)
Darth Sigurd - Y Halo Thar

Thank you, glad you could get some use out of it! *hee's*

Posted by: tsubasa (tsubasa)
Posted at: December 2nd, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
smiling robin

Oooo, Citan! Taking dawn, tea time, and fly. Will credit when used. I look forward to the rest, and the Sigurd set as well (though I'll admit Elly is my favorite...)

Posted by: Jyuu (jyuufish)
Posted at: December 2nd, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)

Well I will admit to having many lustful thoughts of Elly.. >.> And Kelvina.. and yes, even Margie and Maria. *le sighs*

Posted by: Jude (hanautsukushii)
Posted at: December 16th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)
Billy Lee Black <3

These are awesome! Beautiful work, I took "Prayer".
I can't wait to see the rest. ^_^

Posted by: Reynard (reynardfox)
Posted at: December 22nd, 2005 01:32 am (UTC)

Yui is, indeed, a sexy beast. <3

I also really like "Journey for his Thoughts." And, of course, "Despair." Heeheehee. "Sacred Holy Love" is pretty nice, too! I always did like that picture, ever since you showed me. (I am still so flattered you scarfed my artwork for an icon. XD)

Awesome icons, Nia~!

Posted by: Jyuu (jyuufish)
Posted at: December 22nd, 2005 02:23 am (UTC)

I'm intending on using another of your arts.. the one of him Chibi standing in a hay field.. that one will eventually be an icon up there.

Posted by: Reynard (reynardfox)
Posted at: December 22nd, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)

...! <3

I should make more arts. I haven't drawn Citan in a long time. >)

Posted by: the grand lesann (chibi_reis)
Posted at: December 22nd, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)

You make such pretty icons. ^^ I'll be taking a few.

Posted by: ??? (iamleaper)
Posted at: January 4th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)

They're so pretty, I have to pimp them to hip_squares!

Posted by: Miri (jadeemperor)
Posted at: April 7th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
[Saiyuki] Hakkai - instinct

Nabbed a few w/ credit!

Posted by: Citan Uzuki (doc_uzuki)
Posted at: April 22nd, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)

Grabbed Tea Time and Suspend my Belief for my RP journal

Posted by: Amber Michelle (myaru)
Posted at: June 13th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)

Nabbing Fly, because I love that bit of fan art, and I need more Hyuga icons all of the sudden.

Posted by: Sam (dame_grise)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)

Are you gonna replace/repost any of them since GJ's awful demise?

Posted by: Jyuu (jyuufish)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)

Oh well I've restarted a new icon journal over at Soylent @ IJ but I've yet to join any claiming communities, sorry about it, I really should just scrap this place because I've let alot of things go downhill.

Posted by: Sam (dame_grise)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)

Looks like the tea one is there. And one of Bart! (see below why this excites me)

I am so damn close to finishing the game so I can app Bart at a comm where we already have a brilliant player for Citan...

Posted by: Jyuu (jyuufish)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)

Well if you ever have a picture of Bart that you want iconed, I would be more then happy to do it. That Bart one came out especially good, and I think that the vibrant colours suit him.

Posted by: Sam (dame_grise)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)

I like your style. I'll think of you first. :)

I've been drooling at icons of yours on Feylene's journals for months now.

Posted by: Jyuu (jyuufish)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)

Ohohoho.. well I can take special requests definitely, in fact if you provide a picture, I can definitely provide an icon, I also do manga colourings.. those pictures on Feylene's (I actually found teatime on it.. which was like a jooy for me) are actually a few years old.

I also do other fandoms, not just Xenogears.. (though seriously Xenogears is my first and formost love)

Hey, you know.. I need more Xenogears friends on my IJ list.. do you mind if I add you?

Posted by: Sam (dame_grise)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)

Go right ahead... it's mostly a mirror of my LJ right now, but I'm working on making it more it's own thing eventually.

I'm getting ready to post, in fact, that I FINALLY got through the damn maze/switch thingie that was driving me crazy for two days.

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