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This version is slightly different from the previous. She has adjusted nasal bridge lines and neatened mouth with satin varnish.

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Her outfit and her hair weren't doing her any favors, so I improved them. Her faceup also needs refinement. I like the features, but the coloring is a little messy. I need to touch up her lips and the lines around her nose. Her eyebrows and eye bags, however, are perfect! She's so cute.

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When we last saw Brandeis, she had no faceup, a different wig and a different outfit. Now she has a faceup [all brown and a little pink for the lips], a black-based wig instead of a white-based one and a different outfit. I ditched her hat and changed her pants and shoes. She's adorable! Love her little legwarmers with hearts. <3 <3 The simplicity of her faceup brings out the lively detail in her sculpt.

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So the doll that was going to be Dillon, Isabel's ex, coworker and car buyer, told me that she was not actually Dillon; she was Brandeis Weaver, Toxic Waste denizen. Just to refresh your memory, she is an Alchemic Lab Unoa Light Azurite [the dude -- I can never remember which name goes with which one].

I only know a bit about Brandeis. She's a PWS in her teens who, as a homeless person, lives in Toxic Waste. The physical effects of her spondis are relatively mild. She uses a cane [not shown] in large part because she has lost several toes on each foot. Mentally, however, she has a very ineffective short-term memory, which leads to her carrying around notebooks and writing down everything.

Her parents kicked her out of her house about two years ago when they found out that she was trans. She ran away up here with her 25-year-old girlfriend, whose father lived in Winooski. She and her girlfriend lived with her girlfriend's father for a short time until she couldn't sleep, hearing their fights, and she began to fear for her safety. She had good reason to worry, as the violence spilled over onto her when she found out that she had spondis; her girlfriend began yelling at her. She ran away again, ending up in Toxic Waste.

Brandeis spends time studying for her GED and hanging around Outright Vermont [more research needed]. She has characters in her head that she has long-running, complex relationships with and that she refers to as if they are outside of her head. She's shy and kind of flinchy, but she talks volubly when she feels comfortable with someone. She calls herself an airhead because her memory is so poor, but there's actually a lot going on in there. She hates when people raise their voices; it makes her cry. She also is deathly afraid of being cold. She has a HUGE CRUSH on Peter, which is actually causing her somewhat of a crisis, as she was pretty sure she was a lesbian until she met him. [Jeez, who doesn't have a huge crush on Peter? :p]

Uh...okay...maybe I know more about her than I thought. ^_^

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I put together the Toxic Waste denizen's outfit today, here modeled by Isabel on her temporary body.

Not shown: magenta long underwear beneath the jeans. I have to rip up and weather the jeans a bit. Read more... )

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In the Zombieville universe, Toxic Waste denotes a community of homeless people with spondis [PWS] who live off of Pine Street in Burlington on the site of the old Barge Canal [now a Superfund site!]. I'd like to have a Toxic Waste denizen as a character in Zombieville, but I keep inventing people with high-maintenance looks instead, none of which are really compatible to the practicality enforced by homelessness. But I am now developing the look for a Toxic Waste resident, based less on pink hair and clashing prints and more on what I have seen in my experience.

The Toxic Waste denizen wears a heavily layered, worn and weathered outfit with some combination of the following up top: T-shirt, vest, hooded sweatshirt, plaid shirt. Definitely jeans [possibly torn, with long underwear bottoms underneath] and hiking boots. Knit cap or baseball cap. Backpack. Possibly a folding cart, shopping cart or rolling luggage [folding cart or rolling luggage more likely]. Walking stick/cane/trekking pole. Hair in a ponytail [possibly dreadlocked if in 20s, 30s or early 40s]. Cell phone. Possibly a laptop. A few cardboard signs for different situations. First aid kit!

Homelessness for this person does not mean living in a shelter or with friends or on various couches. This person lives outdoors in all but the hottest or coldest weather, in a semi-permanent, illegal platform tent, built on on lakeside swampland, with unstable, intermittent access to hot water, electricity and laundry. This person therefore dresses for utility, warmth and portability.

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