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40s Gal Video by LisaGunnIllustration 40s Gal Video :iconlisagunnillustration:LisaGunnIllustration 2 0 step tutorial and brushes by wlop step tutorial and brushes :iconwlop:wlop 2,738 110
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Hunting for Digital Androgyny Tools
Does anybody know any decent sources of software which can digitally change a person's photographed face from masculine to androgynous to feminine or vice versa regardless of the original face being male or female? Tonight's online hunt ended up being fruitless.
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Partly due to my psych degree, I'm still fascinated by the visual and emotional effects of androgynous people. Specifically, I am baffled as to why some people who make themselves appear more androgynous prior to a photograph will result in an attractive appearance while other people's attempts to make themselves appear more androgynous will result in an unattractive appearance.
Why is it that sometimes a DA photo of a fellow XY dude wearing earrings and nail polish with no facial hair doesn't disturb me while 15 seconds later a different photo of a equally-androgynous male will creep me out? Why do some androgynous women seem exotic while some androgynous women seem d
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Argentine Tango Pose Sketch by LisaGunnIllustration Argentine Tango Pose Sketch :iconlisagunnillustration:LisaGunnIllustration 7 7 Possession by Puppetcancer
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An Old Person's Rant on Change
Why is this?
If you shoot a German in 1944, you're a patriot.
If you shoot a German in 1946, you're a murderer.
If you shoot a German in 1996, you're a bigot.
If you kill an Arab in 1 BC, you're moral.
If you kill an Arab in 34 AD, you're immoral.
If you kill an Arab in 1200 AD, you're moral.
If you kill an Arab in 2000 AD, you're a criminal.
If you kill an Arab in 2002 AD, you're a patriot.
If you kill an Arab in 2017 AD, you're a bigot.
Okay, I'm not saying that I want to go out and start shooting people, but it would really be helpful to know which rules to follow and which rules to ignore.
It already ticks me off that I'm not supposed to holler, "Fag!" at people who are being jerks anymore.
It ticks me off even more that in another 30 years, I probably won't be allowed to call anybody, "Jerk!" because it will be deemed insensitive to masterbaters.
Who put these cultural enforcers in charge? Oh! So, I'm not allowed to say, "Fag!" anymore but you're allowed to misspell "the" and mass
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Realistic eyes practice by tho-be Realistic eyes practice :icontho-be:tho-be 8,264 621 One of H.P.Lovecraft's Nightgaunts by Puppetcancer One of H.P.Lovecraft's Nightgaunts :iconpuppetcancer:Puppetcancer 3 2 What Void Engineers Do by Puppetcancer What Void Engineers Do :iconpuppetcancer:Puppetcancer 3 2
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On Personality Theories and Closets
While I'm still a big fan of the usefulness of personality tests such as the Myers-Briggs and the Big Five...
...have you ever encountered people (online or at the grocery store) who make you wonder, "This person doesn't have a personality type. They have a mental illness."
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On that note, as a wise woman once said: why does everybody nowadays gotta be on a spectrum?
Financial and political issues aside, it seems much easier to find an item in a closet where everything is in labeled boxes as opposed to finding an item in a closet where everything is just thrown inside in a pile. If Thanksgiving is over and I need to find my Christmas decorations, I really DO appreciate seeing a big box with the label of "Christmas decorations" on it.
I don't appreciate having to dig through a pile of Halloween, Easter, and July 4th decorations just to get at the Christmas decorations, y'know? Sure, everybody has a "Miscellaneous" box in th
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HI MANDI !!!!
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Bastard Voodoo Child

Sun Jun 25, 2017, 11:06 AM
A Tribute to Heath by Alcamin Drugfree Stamp by LiveToCode Gnostic Christian Stamp by blondrose84 Democrat stamp. by slipzen-stamp

Was listening to Voodoo Chile Blues by Jimi Hendrix.  I thought to myself, and promptly bit it off at the pass, that, "Jimi was a genius!"  No, piped up another part of my brain, Jimi On Acid was a genius.  He was a known drug addict, and while his music was a revolution in and of itself, Jimi Hendrix didn't write or perform that amazing tune...  Acid did.

This stems back to a very sore spot I have in my drug addicted past.  There were pieces I created then that I was very proud of, but I created them on drugs.  Who, then, made that artwork?  Mandi Pope?  Oxycontin?  Mandi Pope On Oxycontin?  Maybe that last one was the bastard child that the union of Mandi Pope and Oxycontin sired.  Maybe she did that work, which I look at now, some over ten years after the fact, barely able to remember creating it.  (That's something I don't often own up to; I see a favorite listed in my dA inbox from my drug addlepated artistic past, and some of them... I can't remember drawing or coloring or even coming up with.  There is a very large portion of my artistic past that is trapped in the abyss of the fog of drug addiction that I have very little memory of, if any at all.  If I see a fave on something from before about 2010 or 2011, I have to follow the link to find out what it was I'd drawn that was added to a favorites list, and feel very guilty that someone added it, not knowing the history of the piece.  I think I feel guilty because I don't know the history of it, either.  I feel as though I'm duping people into thinking I was this amazing artist, (FEH!), who came up with cute or clever ideas, when all I was was an intoxicated junkie flying high on her latest hit...  or coming crashing down from it.)

So I thought, what if Voodoo Chile Blues was performed by Jimi On Acid?  What if my Disney Bride Series was created by Mandi On Oxycontin?  Maybe it wasn't me that made the art that I'm now ashamed of; it was the bastard child I made with each tryst I had with Oxycontin, the same as Jimi Hendrix and his Acid mistress.  That takes some of the pressure off of Mandi, and Jimi, too; Mandi and Jimi are just people, good people, I dare go so far as to say, who were in love with an abusive partner we couldn't escape.  Thank Christ, one day, Mandi got away from hers.  Sadly, Jimi didn't.

But that child that came from our respective unions wasn't precisely "US," or even "US ON DRUGS."  It's like when Mandi came together with Oxycontin, I became the bastard love child born of unspeakable self hatred and poison, but that entity was a completely separate one from Mandi Pope.  Mandi Pope was the sober, non-drug addicted being before the Oxycontin took her.  (Or, before she gave herself to it, whichever way you'd like to think of it).  Mandi wasn't a bad person who hurt others and created artwork that wasn't hers, and neither was Jimi.  The two that fit that bill were Mandi On Oxycontin and Jimi On Acid, the products of the abusive union of a human being and a poison. 

Divorcing my current *going on Year Five* sober self and subsequent identity from the person who used to create artwork that she now doesn't remember kind of helps me look at what I did objectively.  That's hard for me, stepping back from what I did and seeing it from the outside for what I was; I wasn't an evil person, Mandi On Oxycontin might have been, but that's a manufactured entity, that wasn't me, isn't me and never will be me, even in an unlikely event that I ever put Oxycontin into my system again.  (I can't.  I can't see myself reverting.  I know too much now to be able to claim ignorance.)  I am not the product I made, I am a component of it.  Mandi On Oxycontin was the bastard voodoo child I made with my mistress; I warped into her when I took drugs.  when I came down, I was Mandi Pope again, for however short of time that was until I took my next hit.  I may have chosen to take Oxycontin, but it wasn't my express intentional doing that made me that bastard offspring.

Maybe that's right and maybe that's wrong...  but it does help me to make sense of my past, of the mistakes I made and the lengths I was willing to go to correct them.  I'm proud of who I am.  I think, in a way, I always have been.  The one I'm ashamed of is the product that came out of my abuse, or the drug's abuse of me...?  Either way, thinking in this line of thought helps me to sleep at night, make sense of a senseless addiction, and remind me how crucial it is to never go back, to never allow myself to become that bastard voodoo child again.

God love you.  I do.
Mandi Pope

  • Listening to: Jump Around - Limp Bizkit feat. Korn
  • Reading: Living Dead In Dallas - Charlaine Harris
  • Watching: Bullworth
  • Playing: DoW: Soulstorm... Waaugh!
  • Eating: Grilled Chicken
  • Drinking: Ice Water

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Skaramine Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, dear lady, for the favorite!
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theWingedMaleficent Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
happy belated birthday my best bear girlfriend! Love ya miss ya!
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unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:sing: Happy birthday to you,
You live in a zoo,
You look like a monkey,
And you're twice as cute, too!
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Happy birthday, Buddy Mandi! :party: :iconcakelickplz: :heart: :glomp: :iconcookiegwompplz: :iconchocolateheartplz: :juggle: :airborne: :teddy: :dance: :w00t:
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WarnerRepublic Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday, Mandi. You're becoming another year greater and better. May the year of 2017 be a happy and healthy one for you and your love ones. God bless. :hug:
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :party:
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Mainthegap Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
happy birthday! 
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PinokeDisneyFreak Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday!
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AnneMarie1986 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Hrodwulf123 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :-)
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gxfan537 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
Happy Birthday! *hugs you* gxfan537.deviantart.com/galler…
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