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Thu, Jun 03 2004

Paper Doll Nostalgia

The men reading this may posting may prefer to look at this, or here, or maybe this if you're hungry.

As a kid I loved paper dolls and have often thought of designing some of my own. But I never in my wildest dreams thought of these.

If you're the type who doesn't want to be bothered with paper, you can try out these paper dolls that change clothes when you click on the outfits.

If those are too old-school for you, there's a Buffy The Vampire Slayer paper doll. Or Luke Skywalker, his Jedi Knight outfit, plus a cape to go with it.

The two paper dolls on the right here have fantasy-length legs.

Scroll down on this page for the likes of Hyacinth Bucket and other characters from British comedies.

If you want to draw your own paper doll, here are some tips.

I hope this didn't bore my guy readers. Guys, if there is a woman (including a daughter) in your life, chances are that she will (if she hasn't already) develop a fascination with paper dolls at some point. I guess these things are a symbol of being able to change lifestyles and settings as quickly as one changes outfits. It's an instant transformation we all wish we could make as often as we wish. It's all part of the mystery of the female mind.

posted at: 16:39 | category: /Playing | link to this entry

I Am A) Running Marathons B) Have A Cold And Need Soup C) Signing My Last Will

If you're a prolific writer who loves to get snail mail from folks, and you have a lazy letter writer among your circle of loved ones, try giving them a kit for Multiple Choice Correspondence. Actually, I've been using this sort of thing for years, when I needed quick responses to find out the best date for a group social function, but I'll bet my choices were more creative. In a pinch, this standardized version will do. Now someone should come up with these for cell phone text messages.

posted at: 06:48 | category: /Writing Life | link to this entry

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