As Is 2016-06-24

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Re: As Is 2016-06-24

Post by illiad » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:13 pm

luckily, there are are plenty of websites for 'non standard' :P :D women about!! :) http://www.thinandcurvy.com/ is the place, a lot of the links next to the comic are NOT about comics!! :E

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Re: As Is 2016-06-24

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:38 pm

Sgt. Howard wrote:
GlytchMeister wrote:I always thought the fashion industry liked rail-thin women because it's easier to get the right draping and other fabric effects on a stick figure than it is on a complicated 3-D body.

Which seems like cheating, honestly. If you're designing clothes, don't make the basic shape so simple and easy it doesn't apply to a majority of natural body shapes. At least work from an average.
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Post by Warrl » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:30 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:If an article of clothing is designed specifically as art, fine. Whatever. Drape it over a pole. That would draw attention to the piece of art itself and not give people the idea that their body is not put together right.

If you want it to be worn, make it wearable by several different body shapes. You'll sell more.
Nothing wrong with a particular garment being well-suited to only one body shape. Problem is when EVERY garment is well-suited to only one - and all the same one - body shape.

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Post by GlytchMeister » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:52 pm

Warrl wrote:
GlytchMeister wrote:If an article of clothing is designed specifically as art, fine. Whatever. Drape it over a pole. That would draw attention to the piece of art itself and not give people the idea that their body is not put together right.

If you want it to be worn, make it wearable by several different body shapes. You'll sell more.
Nothing wrong with a particular garment being well-suited to only one body shape. Problem is when EVERY garment is well-suited to only one - and all the same one - body shape.
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Post by Catawampus » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:05 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:Hey, some women are just put together tall and skinny like that. Others are fun-sized and curvy.
A girl I knew, upon mention of her considerably vertically-disinclined stature, stated that "dynamite comes in small packages". I pointed out that it also grows more unstable with age, sweats a lot, and causes bad headaches if it's around you too often.

She didn't seem to appreciate the continuance of her metaphor.

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Post by FreeFlier » Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:23 pm

Atomic wrote:
jeffepp wrote:Around the time of the US Civil war, no Southern lady of status would would have gone without having her nipples pierced.
Source, please?
Yes, please . . . that sounds rather dubious, given the problems with and attitudes about infection at that time.

During the US Civil War infections killed more soldiers than direct effects of wounds and the surgery to correct the wounds.
GlytchMeister wrote:If an article of clothing is designed specifically as art, fine. Whatever. Drape it over a pole. That would draw attention to the piece of art itself and not give people the idea that their body is not put together right.

If you want it to be worn, make it wearable by several different body shapes. You'll sell more.
But selling things is somehow impure . . .
Warrl wrote:Nothing wrong with a particular garment being well-suited to only one body shape. Problem is when EVERY garment is well-suited to only one - and all the same one - body shape.
No kidding.

I've encountered people who that that every manufacturer should use exactly the same models . . . we butted heads over the assertion that RedWing Boots should switch to the same exact last (boot/shoe mold) that Caterpillar uses. He refused to believe that while Caterpillar boots fit his feet, they did not fit mine!
Sgt. Howard wrote: . . . I am convinced that the industry is run by Gay Men who fixate on adolescent boys in drag... which is what a lot of high-end models look like. . . .
SOunds plausible to me, though I'd add that a lot of them are in denial about it.
Sgt. Howard wrote: . . . Did you know that the majority of skinny models have so little body fat and blood count that they stop menstruation?
Yes, I do . . . Also many female athletes.
Catawampus wrote:
GlytchMeister wrote:Hey, some women are just put together tall and skinny like that. Others are fun-sized and curvy.
A girl I knew, upon mention of her considerably vertically-disinclined stature, stated that "dynamite comes in small packages". I pointed out that it also grows more unstable with age, sweats a lot, and causes bad headaches if it's around you too often. . . .
One I knew would have snapped "And don't you forget it!"

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Post by Sgt. Howard » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:36 pm

Catawampus wrote:
GlytchMeister wrote:Hey, some women are just put together tall and skinny like that. Others are fun-sized and curvy.
A girl I knew, upon mention of her considerably vertically-disinclined stature, stated that "dynamite comes in small packages". I pointed out that it also grows more unstable with age, sweats a lot, and causes bad headaches if it's around you too often.

She didn't seem to appreciate the continuance of her metaphor.

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Post by shadowinthelight » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:58 pm

Sgt. Howard wrote:When you find yourself in a hole.... stop digging.
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Re: As Is 2016-06-24

Post by Dave » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:07 am

FreeFlier wrote:
Atomic wrote:
jeffepp wrote:Around the time of the US Civil war, no Southern lady of status would would have gone without having her nipples pierced.
Source, please?
Yes, please . . . that sounds rather dubious, given the problems with and attitudes about infection at that time.
According to the Great Font of Dubious Knowledge (Wikipedia) and several other sources, there was a bit of a craze for nipple piercing in Paris in the 1890s, but I wasn't able to find any references to the practice being popular in the American South a few decades before that.

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Post by TazManiac » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:51 pm

Atomic wrote:
jeffepp wrote:Around the time of the US Civil war, no Southern lady of status would would have gone without having her nipples pierced.
Source, please?

I know wet nursing was much in demand for m'lady need not debase herself with such animalistic activities, etc, etc. And heavens, that she might turn something less than pale for having been out in the sun! Horrors! One might suspect that she actually.... worked.... for a living! And we can't have that, now, can we?

I thought that was a trip too, so I started googling...

http://listverse.com/2012/11/07/top-10- ... rian-fads/

This link is to Wikipedia, but might be considered NSFW...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nipple_piercing


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Post by jwhouk » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:56 am

shadowinthelight wrote:
Sgt. Howard wrote:When you find yourself in a hole.... stop digging.
When I find myself in a hole I celebrate. Image
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Post by Julie » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:03 pm

jwhouk wrote:
shadowinthelight wrote:
Sgt. Howard wrote:When you find yourself in a hole.... stop digging.
When I find myself in a hole I celebrate. Image
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Re: As Is 2016-06-24

Post by TazManiac » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:52 pm

Oh, and by the way- the main reason folks during the Civil War where dieing off from infection and disease was greatly due to poor hygiene, more importantly, poor Nutrition, and of course the stresses contributing from long stints out in the field. (and getting shot at...)

Once you got a wound, even an incidental one, it might well prove fatal due your body's lowered ability to respond. How many vitamins are in a slice of modern-day Wonder Bread?

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Re: As Is 2016-06-24

Post by Opus the Poet » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:57 pm

That one's easy, 12... according to the advertizing.
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