February 14th, 2009

me :: lake mary

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Okay, I like to think that I keep up with my Lady News, but how the hell did the 2004 introduction of the "Model Muse" Barbie body sculpt slip by me? I was only made aware of it browsing the Jezebel post about the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Barbie being named the worst toy of the year, at which point I just assumed it was a one-off sculpt:

But of course not, it's an entire line- heck, there's a wiki devoted to this stuff. The body mass on these things is a whole new kind of absurd. At this point I would welcome back the subtly patronizing sexism of Paleontologist Barbie.

We Girls Can Do Anything!
me :: content/happy

Happy Valentine's Day, communal internet boyfriend!

If you remember some previous posts of mine, we had a tradition going at risd where our Valentine's Day celebration would revolve around exchanging love letters or presents from fictional characters... Luckily our friend Casey kept the flame alive this year and had us conduct and absentee exchange. Seeing how there's about a half hour left to Valentine's Day, I think I'm allowed to post what I made.

I had two assignments the year- Bertie Wooster for my friend Lia (the result of which is very verbose and not exactly photo-worthy) and Kida, from Atlantis: The Lost Empire, for my friend Alex. The kit consisted of a note in Atlantean, Whitmore's translation, and an aqua quartz crystal that I wire-wrapped into a necklace:

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...And, because I live to show off my friends, Alex dressed as an oh-so-very convincing Milo Thatch this past Hallowe'en: