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Boosting cuz this needs it and I did see the original NYT article and yeah I was throughly disgusted by it.

Originally posted by lavenderfrost at ...WTF.
Well, there goes my good mood for the day.

NYTimes, the bastion of quality reporting, reported on the gang-rape of an 11 year-old girl in Texas  that's led to charges against 18 high-school boys so far - all well and good so far, right?  Shit like this NEEDS publicity to raise awareness. 

Only problem is, they repeated - without refutation or critical commentary - the claims that the girl brought the rape on herself because of the way she was dressed.

Choice Quotes (No cut b/c everyone needs to see this - DEAL.):

“It’s just destroyed our community,” said Sheila Harrison, 48, a hospital worker who says she knows several of the defendants. “These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.  As opposed to the victim, who's gonna bounce back lickety-fucking-split, right?

Residents in the neighborhood where the abandoned trailer stands — known as the Quarters — said the victim had been visiting various friends there for months. They said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s. She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said.  TOTALLY BEGGING FOR IT.


Now, what's being said and done in this community is bad enough, but the NY Times should be fucking ashamed of themselves right now.

Here's how to contact NYT: )

Okay got back on Sunday from the 15th (and alas final) Gene Marshall Convention...

15th Gene Convention- THE HAUL
15th Gene Convention- THE HAUL
Does IT know how to throw a bash or what?

Do you want a list? Here we go-

1 Free Gift set w/ a Basic Doll, Outfit, Accessories oh yeah the doll is bald for wigging
3 Purchased Dolls from the final Collection
2 Free Dolls as Table Gifts
1 Main Convention Doll
1 Purchased Centerpiece Doll
1 Mini-Gene- Won from the Raffle
1 Madra Head (she was part of the Hair Dresser Workshop)
1 Headless Doll body (for the Madra Head)
2 Wigs for the Bald Doll
Sheath Dress from the Opening Cocktail Party
Trent Accessory Pack
Paper Doll Set
Limited Edition Print of the Convention Poster by Mel himself
Cherry Smash Outfit (From a Room Sale)
Eyelash repair Kit
Doll Scale Buttons/Zippers
Various Doll Patterns, and Accessories from my Table Mates.


Meet 'Tasha' Meet 'Tasha'
Pics of my new cat, Tasha she's a 2 year old Russian Blue she has already been front declawed and these were the first pics I was able to take of her.

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I actually finished it!

I ACTUALLY tagged every last one of my LJ Entries! ACKS....okay I so need a job this is getting insane....


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Current Mood: awake awake

Okay on Friday, I was asked into my supervisor's office and basically told that I was being let go, I had made some errors...yes...but nothing I considered a fireable offence evidently he thought differently told be to pack up my stuff clock out and leave. I think there were other reasons why I fired (nothing was documented, or written up) but again nothing that I could do about.

So needless to say I'm now unemployeed and hoping they don't fight my unemployment while I job hunt.

Now for the odd part, 3-4 years ago I lost three silver rings I had no idea what happened to them I tore apart my room looking for them on MANY ocassions. They were gifts from a very sweet man who ran a semi-precious jewelry shop when I was in collage, the rings were payment for helping around the shop. I wore them constantly, till I got a job where I couldn't but I still wore them often mostly to Faires and the like. Till I couldn't find them anymore I beieved they were lost forever...left them in Wichita at a Faire...or in a box that got shuffled to Goodwill.

Till tonight.

I was back at my Parents place, my Bro's B-Day party, and Mom told me she found something while cleaning out the main bathroom. She pulled out an old travel kit...and a TINY black leather drawstring bag and handed it to me, I took it somehow...I had a feeling what was inside that bag.

I opened it and peeked inside...saw a glint of silver and some VERY familiar rings and I screamed...I litterly screamed to the point where the rest of the family (and my roommate) ran together I just told Val to hold out her hands and dumped the bag out in them.

There were all three rings, plus a 'poison' ring I forgot about and a pair of malachite earrings I also forgot about. I put the three rings back on on the spot, they still fit on all the right fingers and it felt good to have them on again.

Part of me is wondering...why after almost 4 years, when things are looking really shaky for me these rings...which were a gift of gratitude and kindness...suddenly show back up in my life?

I think it's because matter how bad they get...are going to be okay.

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And its a success!

But I do need to do a few things for the next wearing...

1) The purse (which was a slap dash anyway...) Needs to be redone completely, part of the base came loose, and it might not last a second round.

2) I SO need a proper farthingale, or need to adjust the bridal petticoat so it can be removed while I'm wearing the I can drive a car at least LOL

Everything else worked and the outfit was quite comfortable (as comfortable 2-3 layers of clothing can be)

Now to air out the dress and brush off the straw and stickers I collected at the field.

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Lady Viola Elizabethan Costume by ~ShadowWingLG on deviantART

Click for a Full Description and Info....

But YES it's Finally DONE


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Share I thought my Roommate made the resolution to make 8 costumes in 2009....

1900s Green Walking Suit by ~ShadowWingLG on deviantART

Speaking of her I'll let her speak about the funny tale behind her green walking suit...


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1600-1800 Tall Hat for Faire by ~ShadowWingLG on deviantART

I actually made a hat! And came very close to understanding what it means to be 'Mad as a Hatter' dear lord my fingers may never forgive me, this wasn't hard persay...but very repetive as I attached the wire to the buckram...then stitched the pieces together, then covering it with flannel then the silk. Mostly by hand since you can't fit a stiff hat under the foot of a sewing machine!

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For the peeps who aren't watching me on DevArt...

Elizabethian Plum Gown by ~ShadowWingLG on deviantART

Please ignore da face...x_x, This was a quick shot make sure this fits!

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