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It's been awhile. [Nov. 14th, 2014|08:52 pm]
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junkie_fm
It's been a long time, I'd say over 5 years since I posted to this community and I tell you no lies this community helped me so much while growing up and now as an adult I feel like this site should be kept alive..

Well for a re introduction

I'm Nat, 27 and here is a recent pic of me

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(no subject) [Jul. 24th, 2014|12:46 am]
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fyrespritetryst
we need to fucking come back.  there is still nothing like this place in the rest of my grown up life.

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Engendered Art Project [Jul. 23rd, 2014|10:34 pm]
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rehgeist
I thought I'd post the results of my art project request here for anyone who may be interested. First off, thanks to all of you who responded and participated in this. If you were a participant and would like a print assembled into a booklet, please let me know. The original sold, so unfortunately I cannot send the original portraits to you. But the booklet is almost exactly like the original. You can see what it's like here.

The piece was accepted into a local gallery in Boston called Atlantic Works as part of a show entitled Engendered. It turned out to be a pretty neat little show with a wide range of works. Too bad you can't view them online, though you can see a glimpse on their Facebook page.

I'll put the images and my artist's statement under a cut, so you can see what this project is all about. And if anyone would like a profile, let me know. You can see the required info here. I can paint a profile as a commission for a small fee to cover my time, materials, and shipping the original to you.

Anyways, thanks again to everyone who helped me :) You folks are awesome!

Artwork and StatementCollapse )

The full project and each individual profile can be seen in more detail on my blog.
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Art Project Help [Apr. 30th, 2014|04:04 pm]
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rehgeist

I am working on an art project for an upcoming event and I need some volunteers to help me. If this post is not acceptable, let me know or feel free to remove it! Originally I was not going to tell participants the end goal of the piece (so as not to color people's replies), but in order to keep this relevant to the community, I'll disclose the purpose of this piece.

My plan is to create a collage/drawing/mixed media piece inspired by internet profiles. The intention is to explore perceptions of gender, sexuality, and identity through anonymity. The internet provides a space where people can reveal as much or as little as they wish, having a platform where identities can be expressed without having to reveal your physical identity. By using an alias or by avoiding use of personal photographs, people can create an identity for themselves or feel free to express their identity which they may suppress in "real life".

In creating the piece, I will be collaging/painting/drawing profile images for each participant. Each image will become part of a single larger piece. The profile images will show the internal, emotional, or mental identity of a person without revealing the physical. Rather than creating portraits based on a person's appearance, the portraits will be created from each participants description of themselves and their interests. In this way, the viewer will be presented with profiles of a number of people without knowing for sure what their physical appearance is, removing the perceptions of that person's gender/sexual identity.

That's the overview of what I am working on. Now here's the participation part...

I need as many people to participate as possible, so don't be shy! If you want to participate, send me a message/email. Here's the info I'll need from you:

- A nickname, alias, or initials you'd like me to use as part of your profile. It can be something you actually use online or something completely unique. I can also use your first/last initials. I won't use any legal or full names.
- 1 to 3 of your favorite colors or colors you are drawn to or like to wear.
- a few words and/or images you'd use to describe yourself (don't send photos of yourself though!)
- a few words and/or images you'd use to describe your interests.
- pictures and/or words that reflect your philosophy/take on life. This can be anything that you feel represents how you live your life and interact with the world. Religion, politics, your dream job, mantras, your view of the world, your views on society, your ideal life, your goals, anything that describes how you feel you fit in the world. No judgement! If your outlook on life is cats, by all means, send a cat photo. It doesn't have to be profound.
- All of these things can be as simple or as detailed as you like.
- Think of things you might share on an online profile (facebook, okcupid, live journal, tumblr, etc.)
- Also think of things you might use to customize your online profile (themes, skins, backgrounds, cover photos, etc.)
- Try to describe yourself without describing how you look.
- If anything seems confusing, just ask me :)

You can reply here or send me an email at vincent.frano(at)gmail.com

I'll need responses by May 10th at the latest. I'll post the final piece on my art blog when complete and I will send each participant a link. I can also send you a high-res scan of your profile.

x-posted to ftm
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Informal Poll [Oct. 10th, 2013|10:18 am]
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theartdyke
Lady-gents:

Who are some of your favorite porn stars? This is for a project I'm working on.
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I have returned from 2004! [Apr. 21st, 2013|06:58 pm]
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h_e_l
[Current Mood |Melancholic]

I basically joined LJ to meet people in my area, so far have been unsuccessful since 2004! LOL but anyway, I will be at Pensacola, thursday night at the sandshaker bar. I will be listening to Maggie Koerner play, seems every friend ive tried to invite cant come so it will be just me and my GF. Basically telling you guys about maggie and how good she is, shes from shreveport louisiana. I believe her music is on itunes. I first discovered her from attending one of Kristy Lee's concert (local lesbian singer/songwriter) at the Vinyl.

I have a huge crush on Maggie, she is just so so darling! just look at this silly face, love her!



And this is Kristy Lee. Do check her out on itunes too!

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Happy holidays birls!!! [Dec. 26th, 2012|08:23 pm]
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supertex
I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! Hard to believe that 2013 is nearly here. Feels like 2012 is just underway!!!

Wishing everyone a prosperous new year filled with love and laughter.

And as Tina Fey once so eloquently said in Baby Mama...

this one's for the laaaadieeees!!!Collapse )
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Longtime lurker, first time poster [Nov. 7th, 2012|09:48 pm]
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supertex
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Hiya birls (who still come by). This is a rather selfish post, but I'm hoping to gain as much traction as I can anywhere.
The following is from a production company I just started, featuring my original compositions. I'd love to get some feedback. Thanks! p.s. FOUR MORE YEARS :)))))))))

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It's a damn cold night.... [Oct. 16th, 2012|05:14 pm]
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shredsofvanity
[Current Mood |awakeawake]
[Current Music |Avril Lavigne - I'm With You]

This group has gotten quiet, and this saddens me!

In an attempt to revive the community, I am posting here!

My name is Jessica, I am 28 years old, and I live in Texas.

A face to go with the name.Collapse )
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Genderplayful [Sep. 2nd, 2012|04:00 pm]
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tryin2evolve
Hey Everyone! Please check out my new site at http://genderplayful.com/dapperunicorn/
Genderplayful is like etsy but specifically geared towards gender-fun folks. Might be a good outlet for anyone else in this group who sells crafty things online =:-)



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