Jan. 31st, 2014

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Hey, kids! I've progressed up to chapter 5, so I have a significant commentary to write on the pages I have spanned since my last rant. However, I do not have time for full-length vituperation, so I will just make a single comment: E.L. James needs to find another way of describing things besides the "it's all x, y and z" model. Here's a random example on page 56, where Ana is observing her so-called "friend" Kate's outfit:

"She's all tiny camisole, tight jeans and high heels, her hair piled high with tendrils hanging softly down around her face, her usual stunning self."

I have no intrinsic problem with this phrase; in fact, I like to use it myself on occasion because it gives a sense of a person fascinated by the details and yet also overwhelmed by the overall effect of something. But I only use it on occasion. James, on the other hand, finds a phrase she likes [q.v. "fair point well made"], beats it till it dies, waits till it resurrects as a zombie, then beats it to death again. I repeatedly felt impelled to throw the book across the room, but then I realized I was on a bus, and none of the other passengers would appreciate being bombed with a bomb of a book.
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Digital me returns, now upgraded to a Genesis base.

Head is from is Daz3D's Victoria 4.2 base, with V4 Morphs ++. Head morphs are from V4 Morphs ++ and Capsces' Morphia. Skin texture is rebelmommy and shellyw's RBSD V4 MerchantBase. Hair is freebie Boy Hair for V4 by 3Dream. 

Body is Daz' freebie Genesis base figure, shaped with basic included morphs, as well as Jabba's freebie Pinup Girl and freebie Junk in the Trunk, some of DieTrying's 182 freebie morphs ported from V4, a few of RAMWolff's copious freebie Genesis morph package, all topped off with some manual scaling of body parts by me. Skin texture is rebelmommy and shellyw's RBSD V4 MerchantBase. 

From top to bottom, the outfit consists of Eden Evergreen's freebie Tie-on Fantasy Sleeves for Genesis, Richabri's freebie V4 Corset [the red bodice], the corset from SickleYield's freebie Impractical Rogue [the black cincher], the short shorts from Daz' Magus and dx30's Thick Sole Boots 3. Background by propschick. Pose from Schlabber and cascarda's eXpression for V3.

I would wear this all [and fuckin' ROCK it! :p], except for the shoes, in which I would turn my ankles and fall over. High heels and I have never gotten along, which is why they go on digital me and not actual me.
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