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I watched The Hours last night which struck me as a bit obviously written by one of those guys who identify with women, but other than that a really interesting watch, and one which may just have me reaching for Mrs Dalloway again. Though I didn't like it much when I read it (I was far more impressed by The Waves and the extraordinary Between the Acts) I found myself wondering if it didn't have quite an effect on my life as a party-thrower... irritatingly, I think I gave my copy to the Oxfam Bookshop ... still, we see it often enough, I can get it back. I don't think I'll be reading The Hours* though. I think I might find it annoying. Odd thing though, I was *so sure* Virginia Woolf committed suicide in Paris by drowning herself in the Seine, had the strongest convinction of this fact, even a really distinct mental image that went with it (a sort of very blue post-Chagall symbolist/surrealist illo of Woolf floating downwards into the river, rocks spilling from the pockets of her cardigan, with Paris buildings visible above) and was sure of this despite the fact that grabbing rocks next to the Seine in Paris makes about as much sense as finding random rocks on the South Bank and that when Virginia Woolf was committing suicide, Paris was being bombed. Maybe I dreamt it. Maybe I drew it. Speaking of which ...

Where is Jeremy?I didn't have time to do a strip this week because I was on a course. I told Damian this, but he forgot, and when he came in, thought, where is Jeremy? Fortunately, I left him a message.

Other than that, I've had a bit of hard night (we had to play fruit salad and draw a life-map) so I'll just sum myself up in 5 lines, draw like
a cat
, and go to bed.

P.S. There's a Huge Owl loose in Belfast. Carrying off small deer, apparently.

Comments

cleanskies
27th Feb, 2003 06:33 (UTC)
Re: Hmm...
Ack thpt. I think I preferred my original mental image, but thanks for clearing that up.

Complete depilation? What, legs, pits and bits? I admire her resolve, but oooh mama the stubble! Silly to say it's a "woman thing" anyway, it's not like there aren't plenty of men out there who shave ... now, if they'd dumped the bimbo who was trying to do something she didn't want to and just made a documentary called Un/shaved about people (of both sexes) who choose the smooth or hairy way it would have been a much better show (though I'm sure TV Execs, Marketeers and Advertisers would all loudly disagree) ... scan and post the strip when it's done (can you do that?)

I think the big jump when writing is the initial one, into someone else's head. Man or woman, what's the difference? It's not like another woman is *significantly* more likely to think like me than a man. In fact, if it's the sort of woman who thinks she needs to blonde, shave, cleanse, tone, moisterise and apply anti-cellulite firming gel before she "feels like a woman" I'd say she's a lot *less* likely to be thinking like me than a man (unless that man is a drag queen, of course...)
badasstronaut
27th Feb, 2003 06:48 (UTC)
Re: Hmm...
Can you get anti-cellulite firming gel in pineapple flavour? I didn't even know you could get anti-cellulite firming gel.
cleanskies
27th Feb, 2003 08:33 (UTC)
I shouldn't think so
anti-cellulite firming is about work, not play.
badasstronaut
28th Feb, 2003 02:03 (UTC)
Re: I shouldn't think so
I don't think they expect me to do that at my work.
crazycrone
27th Feb, 2003 14:22 (UTC)
Re: Lost Post
Pah, I replied verbosely to this, but it's vanished. Just wanted to say that the waxing obsessive spent about £200 a month on it, going every 2 weeks to have everything done (including eyebrow shaping, pits, legs stomach, bum, lip, chin and TOES.) She alternates between having a 'Brazillian' and a 'Hollywood'. She would never have sex if she thought she wasn't 'properly' bodily bald. (Unruly stray hairs must me hunted down and plucked at every opportunity of course...)
applez
27th Feb, 2003 16:13 (UTC)
Re: Lost Post
With hot wax? Yikes!

No thanks, certain parts don't need the sympathetic shrinkage at the mo! ;-p

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crazycrone
28th Feb, 2003 00:28 (UTC)
Re: Lost Post
Yup, wax, or *some* kind of gunk, administered by a very smug woman who must be raking in the cash. There were quite a few statements from young women about how often they fork out for these procedures, and take great pride in the discomfort...'Nobody who hasn't experienced it would believe how much we suffer', etc.
badasstronaut
28th Feb, 2003 01:23 (UTC)
Re: Lost Post
I think waxing is fun.
cleanskies
28th Feb, 2003 02:19 (UTC)
Re: Lost Post
I don't know if the salon stuff is better than the home kits, but the quantity of pain involved with home-waxing struck me as beyond masochistic thrills and into severe self-torture. Mind you, the kits I used *were* from The Body Shop, so possibly were intrinsically punitive...
Re: Lost Post - badasstronaut - 28th Feb, 2003 02:25 (UTC) - Expand
Re: Lost Post - cleanskies - 28th Feb, 2003 04:58 (UTC) - Expand
Or you could just wax lyrical... - applez - 28th Feb, 2003 08:02 (UTC) - Expand
Re: Lost Post - andypop - 28th Feb, 2003 08:03 (UTC) - Expand
Re: Lost Post (Bristol Waxing Table) - crazycrone - 28th Feb, 2003 11:26 (UTC) - Expand
Re: Lost Post - applez - 28th Feb, 2003 08:00 (UTC) - Expand
badasstronaut
28th Feb, 2003 01:22 (UTC)
Re: Lost Post
What's a Hollywood? I know what Brazilian is. You know, I think that's a little beyond gendered and into the realm of obsessive compulsive disordered.
crazycrone
28th Feb, 2003 01:36 (UTC)
Re: Lost Post
'Hollywood' is the paedophile special. Totally bald Barbie-pubes...It seems quite pathological, but going by the TV show, anyway, a LOT of women really go for this stuff bigtime.
badasstronaut
28th Feb, 2003 02:06 (UTC)
Re: Lost Post
You know, I don't believe all that talk of suffering. They just won't admit they're into the pain thing. There's a big pervy adrenalin thrill with the whole waxing thing. You get naked in front of a complete stranger who spreads hot wax on you and then rips it off. And you pay. And yet it's socially acceptable. And really it's polite prostitution.
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cleanskies
28th Feb, 2003 02:22 (UTC)
Re: Lost Post
I don't know if it's the circles I move in, but I really have met more shaved guys. Or maybe it's like piercings -- women's parts are private, men rather more inclined to flop it out at a party ...

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andypop
28th Feb, 2003 08:01 (UTC)
Re: Lost Post
I was appalled by that show.
crazycrone
28th Feb, 2003 08:39 (UTC)
Re: Lost Post
Wasn't it unreal? I'm still thinking about it...