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Biomechananila [20080502|13:09]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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A blend of Holga images, part of my efforts to learn to use GIMP. Its interface isn't as sleek and shiny as Tatershop's, but it's got quite a lot of the functionality. Although if anyone can tell me if there's an equivalent of the Gaussian Blur effect, which I used to use in layers to help subtly soften images, especially portraits, I would appreciate it. Guess what. It's cleverly hidden under the "Filters:Blur" menu. I'M BLIND

I'm shortly off to Leeds for the bank holiday weekend. This is my fourth visit in six months. I think I might be getting alarmingly fond of the place.

ETA: Unrelatedly, does anyone else get annoyed by the consistent use of pictures of very young women in small dresses and heels passed out on the pavement every time an article comes out about the alarming rise in binge drinking among females in the UK? If I remember correctly, the increase isn't just occurring amongst teenage females, it's occurring across all age ranges, and includes a lot of women in their 30s, 40s and 50s who are not drinking to excess in nightclubs, outside, or even in pubs. They're doing it in their homes and in posh restaurants, and the very fact that they're in a safe, comfortable environment is what makes it so easy to go over the healthy weekly limits for alcohol consumption. So, the next time one of those articles comes out, can the publishing agency please use a picture of a bunch of middle-class mums drinking out of fishbowl sized wine glasses? Yeah.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-05-02 13:49 (UTC)
Thank you. Eloquence not required when expressing appreciation!
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[User Picture]From: giles
2008-05-02 13:38 (UTC)
It's like a Myspace picture from some watery alternate dimension!

Also, Biomechananila sounds like a tiny overpriced tub of ice cream with tiny screws and chunks of broken circuit board in it.

Also cookie dough.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-05-02 13:51 (UTC)
I wonder if Ben & Jerry's would make a custom batch. With an "Eat With Caution" warning.
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2008-05-03 05:01 (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous. I'm highly impressed with what you're doing these days.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-05-06 13:18 (UTC)
Thank you. I wish I had more time to spend on it. Maybe after the move. Sigh.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2008-05-03 14:14 (UTC)
okay, you have to look at your picture when you say this out loud, "Grab my hand, quick! Before the jello takes you under. No! There's no vodka in there!"
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-05-06 13:28 (UTC)
Ahaha. Excellent.
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