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Well, for the millionth time, I'm trying to get re-invested in LJ. I've read all your April entries (all five days of them!) and am going to keep trying. LJ4EVA!

Also, along with about 200,000+ people, I am watching April the Giraffe not give birth (out of the corner of my eye while I work). It's strangely soothing to watch a giraffe, they just seem so chill. I do hope she gets to go outside more often once this baby is finally born (unless she's trolling us all, and there is no baby, which seems possible at this point.) I also keep an eye on the DC Eaglets, which is also soothing. Usually. Pro-tip: Don't put this stream's sound on, then minimize the window, forget it's on, and jump a foot when the eagle shouts at passing blue jays. Fuckers are LOUD.

The challenge: the models have been assigned a fantasy race, outfitted in a weird body suit, and grouped into pairs. Each team must create looks for these two that could be featured in an adventure movie about them. Think Shrek and Donkey or Legolas and Gimli (except each of these pairs is male/female).

Here are the body suits:

Top Looks

Tyler & Emily, Goblin & Faun:
It's not my favorite thing they've ever done, but they do look nice together. The judges especially liked the faun, but I'm not sure he's faun-y enough. He does evoke quite a personality though.

Cig & George, Dwarf & Ogre:

The judges LOVED this, and would not shut up about how much the liked the painting (especially on the exposed stomach), but I actually think it's kind of boring. I mean, yes, the paint job is excellent, but nothing about that lady screams 'dwarf' and the palette is all just shades of brown. I do like her rolling pin/frying pan weapon though.

Bottom Looks

Melissa & Keaghlan, Fairy & Troll:
The main problem with this is the fairy, which is terrible. It doesn't read fairy, they didn't let the body suit inform their character or shapes, and she's just purple. No shading, no depth, no details, just purple. Why purple? No idea.

Logan & Adam, Orc & Naiad:
I actually don't mind this look, but the judges really did not like the naiad. I thought she was cute, but they didn't 'get' the glasses, and I will admit that the sculpture on her head didn't really mesh with her face very well. The judges did like the orc, even though I don't think he looks super orc-ish.

Anyway, it was clear from the critiques that Cig & George were the winners. Melissa & Keaghlan were eliminated, which bummed me out because I really like Melissa, and also because this leaves Emily as the sole woman remaining in the competition. COME ON EMILY.

Date: 2017-04-06 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amyofaquitaine.livejournal.com
I would've never guessed that was supposed to be a faun in that first pic if you hadn't said so.

I think this is the first post that ISN'T "how to contact me on ~other social media platforms~ since I'm outta here" I've seen on my friends page in 2 days.

TBH I've been wavering on peacing out just for the hell of it. I have zero interest in ANYTHING lately, I don't even know. That usually ends when the cold weather does but my ~ennui is getting worse. And I think I only talk to you and maybe 2 other people on here, but that's on me...but anyway.
Edited Date: 2017-04-06 03:00 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-06 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leia131.livejournal.com
Yeah, it definitely could have been faun-y-er.

Oh dear, are people leaving LJ again/still? I haven't been on much what is happening now?

Also, not that I have any real say in your life, but please don't leave me! Who will read my doll/Oscar/nonsense posts? Plus, I find your posts super interesting and entertaining, even though I'm sure it's entertaining actually working with the crazy people at your job.

Date: 2017-04-06 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amyofaquitaine.livejournal.com
Oh dear, are people leaving LJ again/still? I haven't been on much what is happening now?
Something to do with the new Terms of Service. I've read so many different interpretations of what it means. There's a line in it about Russia owning content and how they can delete posts/accounts that go against their (anti-LGBTQ) laws...but I've read that it only applies to people in Russia...and I've also read it only applies to non-paid accounts. There are tons of rumors flying around. There's a post in LJ [livejournal.com profile] news that explains it better than I could. But pretty much everyone on my flist is moving to Dreamwidth or deleting their LJ.

Oh, you're stuck with me lol. I'm just in a weird funk, I'll get out of it sooner or later. And then hopefully come up with something to post about! I love your posts...tbh you are one of the very very very few (okay, 4 people) whose posts I always read. (I AM A BAD LJ FRIEND OKAY?)

Date: 2017-04-06 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leia131.livejournal.com
Oy. I actually read (ok, skimmed) the new agreement before I agreed to it, and it all seemed pretty standard. There's always a line like that in user agreements, though, given, they aren't usually owned by Russia, lol. Anyway, I'm not going anywhere. I backed up my LJ to Dreamwidth, just because it makes me feel less anxious to have a backup, but I'm not moving there.

There are only a few people I always read either, and you're definitely one of them. <3 I've been such a bad LJ friend, but I'm trying to get better (like I said, for the millionth time, loool).



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