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20 November 2008 @ 12:28 am
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With only minimally bleeding nose (some of the capillaries are a wee bit fragile due to repeated breaking and do not cope well with sneezing when very dry. No, norton_gale , I am really not hiding a secret history as a stuntwoman ;-)) I have made it home, to a happy J and two conflicted kitties. They keep running up to me for pats, then remembering they are meant to be cranky with me and jumping off the bed in crankiness.

The house is a tiny bit of a cat-covered disaster, which I take to mean that J has spent the whole time I have been away pining. This is right and proper.

Some of you may be wondering what the Florence meetup girls look like. As a guide, here we are represented by the Great Artists and Photographers. Here's raitala :


pingrid  ...


vaysh ...



anthimaeria ...


shiv5468 ...


... and me.











 
 
 
 
AMY 凛☆ラブ☆アタックtomatoe18 on November 19th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
Where's your representation? :o
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 19th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
bloody lj, La Donna Velata by Raphael, http://www.abcgallery.com/R/raphael/raphael55.html although I'm a bit smaller than her ...
Bryoneybryoneybrynn on November 19th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
The bb pic didn't show up! *pulls hair*

I'm glad you're home safe and sound and that your kittens are giving you a good and proper ambivilent greeting - they are cats after all!

And we've all been pining for you! :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 19th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
http://www.abcgallery.com/R/raphael/raphael55.html if it doesn't appear. Am glad to be home but tired and snotty. Missed all of you, too!
(no subject) - meredyth_13 on November 20th, 2008 08:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
Frayach ni Cuill: Allie's User Picfrayach on November 19th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
LOL! I love it :D And since I know AM and Vaysh in RL, I can attest to the bull's eye accuracy of your choices. It took me a second for Vaysh, but then I saw that the woman you choose actually (and stunningly) looks just like her! As does the woman you chose for AM, especially the way she's looking down rather shyly (and yes, AM, I see you as being shy - at least sometimes). *hugs* I wish so much that I could have been there, too. Maybe next time . . . . :)

Welcome home!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 19th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
Vaysh was hard to find, but AM was easy! And she's the good shy, where she's brave and bold when she needs to be, interested and observant when not ;-)

We're already talking about Tallin 09 and Berlin 2010 ...

And glad to hear from you, I have an email I started before I went away that I will finish as soon as I am remotely rational again. But first, shower and sleep ...
(no subject) - norton_gale on November 19th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sassy_cissa on November 20th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - norton_gale on November 20th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
down the hills and round the bendsnorton_gale on November 19th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
Where's you? I know I can find a good pic. Here's an alternate one of pingrid.

I like the one of Shiv showing off her nipple. And that does look like me, Vaysh, and glamourous Rai.

Glad you're home safe and sound!(And you weren't a stunt woman, you were a secret agent).

EDIT: Oh! I see you now. :)

Edited at 2008-11-19 02:44 pm (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 19th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
WOW! That really is very Pingrid!

Now that's a job I could rock, I was secretly Italian, French, and, briefly, German over the last fortnight. The woman who insisted I must be Irish wasn't too far off, essentially Celtic colouring with Mediterranean hair.

I was very happy to find that one for you, and Vaysh's, since you were the two that I expected to have to hunt for, but I went to the right periods and there you were!

And yes, happily home. How are you feeling? Has the tum settled? I decided that Italian snot would be a pleasant change, bleagh!
(no subject) - norton_gale on November 19th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on November 19th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pingrid on November 19th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on November 20th, 2008 06:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - raitala on November 19th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pingrid on November 19th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - norton_gale on November 19th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
i can see your house from herewho_la_hoop on November 19th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had a lovely time! ♥
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 20th, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)
It was great, but I now need to sleep a very great deal. And I seem to have started to say gotten, for which I blame watching Bones ;-)
pingridpingrid on November 19th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
These are wonderful, you've nailed everyone in some way! I'm a litte disconcerted to find myself nailed as Beuckelaer's Market Woman, but it's hard to argue against the truth. :D

Which one did you have in mind for you? I was going to suggest one of the Bronzino Eleonoras, maybe, but all these feathers are making it difficult to type. ;)
down the hills and round the bendsnorton_gale on November 19th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
Look at the one of you I linked in my comment. I was disappointed I couldn't find an image of a steampunk Viking goddess in striped tights, but I guess there's only one of them. ;)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on November 19th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - norton_gale on November 19th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pingrid on November 19th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - norton_gale on November 19th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on November 19th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pingrid on November 19th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on November 20th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pingrid on November 20th, 2008 07:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
maggiemarguerite_26 on November 19th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
I knew you ladies would be gorgeous! :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 20th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC)
It's true. Though in the interests of accuracy, I should say that my body is less soft and rounded than hers, and more small and sporty gone to lard ;-)
oopsoddishly on November 19th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
That's amazing. It's like you all walked out of my head and onto the screen. :)

AHA how funny, your postcard just arrived! I am grinning like a supremely grinny thing at you right now, mercy buckets! :D

Edited at 2008-11-19 03:18 pm (UTC)
rickey_a: Draco HBPrickey_a on November 19th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
LOL
yay
glad everyone had a good time and is back safe and sound
Pureblood Princessraitala on November 19th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
These are great! I've got my pouty face on :D

They are all such great matches - I'm particularly struck by your Vay choice, it's perfect and I wouldn't immediately have thought of BJ.
Vaysh Swiftstorm: Draco_regretvaysh on November 19th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
Oh wow - uncanny similarities, really, all of them. You certainly got my sharp nose right ;-) and everything else about my representation is serious and unabashed flattery. Yours is very accurate, especially the face and hair. And I always imagined pingrid holding some poor duck's throat ;-). I am extremely partial to Shiv's exposed right nipple, now that I learned that rolling it between thumb and forefinger is a gesture of offering her up for marriage and means nothing else whats'o'ever.
pingridpingrid on November 19th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, we here in the North find that nipple-pinching to be a frivolous affectation and prefer to offer dead ducks as a sign of availability. ;)

Did you get the betaed story back alright, BTW, or must I replace the duck with my ISP?
(no subject) - vaysh on November 19th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Camdenabusing_sarcasm on November 19th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all!

Oh, to be European and classic... *sighs*

I'm a little ol' Georgia O'Keefe poppy.

*welcome back hugs*
Bubba: Albus Singsabsynthedrinker on November 19th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
Vaysh looks just as I imagined. Glad you're home safely.

Peace,
Bubba
Seshetasesheta_66 on November 19th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
Love them! Glad you all had a good time, despite illness.
this mundane stuff called lifewinnett on November 19th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
How cool! I loved this. :)
alisannealisanne on November 19th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
What a cool idea!
*g*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 20th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
It neatly solved my how do I identify people without identifying people conundrum ;-)
Shivshiv5468 on November 19th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
Good lord, I appear to be wearing rouge.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 20th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
I think it's a natural flush from excess stair-climbing.
calanthe_fics on November 19th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
Without wishing to appear ungrateful I was rather hoping for picspam of the real thing(s).

:)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 20th, 2008 06:19 am (UTC)
Likelihood of me posting photos of self over internet = zero. However, some more snaps, especially of shoes, will be wending them way to your personal email since we all agreed we were fine with you knowing what we looked like.
(no subject) - calanthe_fics on November 20th, 2008 09:00 am (UTC) (Expand)
maya231maya231 on November 19th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
I love this idea, but I guess you had to be there, as I'm not sure what to infer from it all...
I'd love to know the names of the paintings though, as I have neglected my art history studies of late.
Glad it was a good trip, overall, and if you feel like posting your favorite costumetextilethingies (isn't that partly why you went?) or sights, I will devour with vicarious pleasure!

blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 20th, 2008 06:18 am (UTC)
Well, I wasn't going to post photos of actual people, so I went for the next best option. We all look something like our analogues! The Ingrid one is Market Woman with Fruits, Vegetable and Poultry by Joachim Beauckelaer, Vaysh is a study by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Shiv is Rubens's Young Woman in a Fur Wrap (after Titian), and I'm Raphael's La Donna Velata, of the two photos, Rai is an unknown 1920s starlet and anthimaeria is a photo of Gladys Cooper from the 1910s.
(no subject) - maya231 on November 20th, 2008 09:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
beatnikspinster on November 19th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
This is such cool picspam. And I'm super jealous at happy for you all being able to get together in such a beautiful place.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 20th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
Florence was just delightful. It is a very kind city for the older woman, Italian men feel it's a moral obligation to make women smile, bless their slightly dodgy little hearts.
It's a Deensedeensey on November 20th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
ahahaha, i love you.

Now sleep.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 20th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
Slept, showered, shagged, and slathered in kitty hair. Am properly home!
(no subject) - deensey on November 20th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on November 20th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC) (Expand)
grey_hunter on November 20th, 2008 09:00 am (UTC)
oh, this is so cool! could be a meme. :D

... O.o And I know you didn't mean for any of this to happen but I can't... I have to! THOSE CABBAGES!!! D:
pingridpingrid on November 20th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
Do you have something you want to say about my cabbages? *taps foot* ;)
(no subject) - grey_hunter on November 20th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pingrid on November 20th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - grey_hunter on November 20th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
trichinopoly ashaldehyde on November 21st, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
awesome picspam :) [although yours doesn't show up, so i had to find the pic from the comments!]

good to know you're home safe and sound and that the nose is recovering@
kirisekirise on November 23rd, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)
I must ask, because it is gorgeous, what is the source of the picture used for anthimaeria?

I love all of these, but find that one particularly compelling....

Thanks!
kirisekirise on November 23rd, 2008 06:35 am (UTC)
Nevermind! I got it. Gladys Cooper, yes?
Thanks for sharing these lovely images.