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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. A Fellow Linguist

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    Her character is depressingly predictable in that she's supposed to be some tough girl badass, but of course it's because she's deeply vulnerable, etc. So strong. So damaged. So sexually available. I just got the constant impression that the writer (of the character, not the dude in the story) wants to fuck her.


    I have this dream where I buy an alpaca farm and grow old tending my flock.
     


  2. snowmanxl

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    http://shop.ra13.be/designers/bless/drape-jacket
    this inspired the collar pop in my last waywt


    theres a magazine about raising alpaca's. not a book but a magazine with monthly issues!!
     


  3. A Fellow Linguist

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    !!!! Name? Any other info? I'm very (0) about my alpaca dreams.
     


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    ill check it out next time i go to chapters. monday probably
     


  5. pickpackpockpuck

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    Haha. I've had a similar thought (0), not alpacas specifically though. Did you happen to see A.O. Scott's review of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? He talks about what an interesting character she is because of that mix of strength/vulnerability. I haven't read the books or seen any of the movies, so I can't really comment, but most people seem to find a lot to like in her.
     


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    I found lisbeth to be really predictable too. I've only seen the 2009 movie and it was alright, not as impressive as everyone makes it to be though. But yeah, I basically agree with everything you've said about it AFL
     


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    I heard that they make her more of a hardass in that movie than she is in the book/2011 movie. But I've only seen fincher's movie so ...
     


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    I think the first couple hundred pages or so of that book were written as some sort of smut for himself while on vacation, and then someone read it and told him to finish it.

    Pop fiction (Dan Brown, etc) generally makes me gag, though, so I haven't actually read it.
     


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    I watched all three of the Swedish movies and it seemed to me that every female character was pretty much just a sex object. I'm curious to see how the American version turned out.
     


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    one of the problems with being as educated and intellectual as I am is that I'm unable to view any films apart from my piercing critical gaze
     


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    Bleh, figures. But then I guess Stieg Larsson isn't exactly George Eliot (or should I call her Mary Ann Evans?)
     


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    Some great fashion tips from my boy Emil in Denmark!

    Stay Fresh!
     


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    I love how he talks.
     


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    (6)?

    Interdasting. I remember being mildy shocked by the rape scene, almost in an Ebertsian way (which was shocking in itself -- I was always violently opposed to his take on Blue Velvet) but not much else. I guess the movie itself was not that memorable.

    In general, I think any male trying to write a compelling female character has his work really cut out for him.
     
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