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Respect Mah Authoritah [20081212|09:51]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Since I wasn't in a very good mood when I got up today, I tried to dress appropriately. I have my stompiest pair of Docs on, unlaced. (Side note: I do love it that Docs aren't hip any more. I wear them much more frequently now.) I have skinny dark jeans on. I put on a lot of black eye makeup and nude lipstick. I blow-dried my hair very straight. With the hood on my duffel coat up and a menacing expression on my face, I thought I'd done a pretty good job of achieving the desired unfriendly, pissed-off effect.

Until I passed a blonde-haired, blue-eyed toddler in her pram, who stretched her arms out at me and kicked and gurgled delightedly. She squirmed to try and look up at her father, who also smiled at me.

I ask you, how's a girl to be a grumpy goth under these conditions?

[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2008-12-12 10:10 (UTC)
nice icon
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-12-15 14:53 (UTC)
Thank you again. I love it so much.
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[User Picture]From: _xray
2008-12-12 10:49 (UTC)
Yeah i ended up having a full on conversation with a random 5 year old boy the other week who told me he loved my pink hair and my red lips. Children are fearless. That icon is most exellent.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-12-15 14:55 (UTC)
I gave one of your necklaces to my friend for her birthday this weekend! She loved it. Hurrah!

The icon always makes me think of the Laibach Kittens.
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[User Picture]From: greyface
2008-12-12 10:53 (UTC)
I can't say I endorse this technique, however, the kids these days seem to think it has something to do with shapeless floppy hair... And complaining about your parents. *shrug*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-12-15 14:58 (UTC)
Ah, if only I'd had my book of Philip Larkin verses with me. Then I could have read her this:

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another's throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-12-15 14:59 (UTC)
She was ridiculously adorable. I couldn't help grinning at her little moon face.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2008-12-12 18:40 (UTC)
Pretty much doomed. Buuut it's big of you to realize & acknowledge it. ;)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-12-15 15:02 (UTC)
Christmas is going to be hard. There will be two adorable babies, so no chance of a gloomy strop. Oh WOE is me.
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