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Post by Lisa » Thu December 4th, 2014, 10:02 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Katie Crabapple? is that a real name?![/quote]

Maybe she took inspiration from Edna Krabappel :)

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Post by Misfit » Thu December 4th, 2014, 1:24 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Katie Crabapple? is that a real name?![/quote]

I hadn't noticed the name. Odd choice.
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Post by Misfit » Fri December 5th, 2014, 3:45 pm

She's back!

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Post by Nefret » Fri December 5th, 2014, 4:15 pm

That Christmas cover looks like a Lifetime holiday movie.
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We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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Post by Madeleine » Fri December 5th, 2014, 4:39 pm

Her head looks weird, her neck looks like it's been stretched. It looks like the poster for a pantomime.
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Post by Lisa » Fri December 5th, 2014, 5:06 pm

Agreed, the head is totally wrong. I don't think the makeup look is appropriate for the period dress either, but that does happen a lot.

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Post by Mythica » Fri December 5th, 2014, 6:52 pm

Now in yellow:

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Post by DianeL » Sat December 6th, 2014, 10:35 pm

Nefret, I was thinking Holiday on Ice, myself. Yoiks.

The makeup thing is part of the reason I get hives over photographic cover art. The medium egregiously highlights how wildly inauthentic the models' looks are. Rips me right out of any hope of WSD.
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Post by Mythica » Sun December 7th, 2014, 3:41 am

[quote=""DianeL""]Nefret, I was thinking Holiday on Ice, myself. Yoiks.

The makeup thing is part of the reason I get hives over photographic cover art. The medium egregiously highlights how wildly inauthentic the models' looks are. Rips me right out of any hope of WSD.[/quote]

Which is maybe partly why it's so popular to crop out heads and faces?

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Post by DianeL » Mon December 15th, 2014, 12:10 am

Mythica, I never thought of that, but you're probably right! Too, removing the face leaves room for a potential reader to use their imagination.

Now I'll be kinder when I see the faceless/headless ones! :)
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