Dress 76

22 Sep

Well, it rained. The paint remover sort of worked, but the trouble is the wood is now so spongey that it peels up with it (God love old houses) so I didn’t get much scraping done. Thanks weather people for noticing those clouds coming towards us.

I suppose I shouldn’t blame the weather people. But really, an hour and a half before the clouds showed up you’d think they would update things from saying “clear and sunny until Thursday” to “Whoops! Rain!”

Anyway, today’s outfit is for Jo. (You can get her here).

Here’s the pin it’s based on.

Click for full size, then right click and save as

Click for full size, then right click and save as

I don’t have much to share about this one. It didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped, but it’s ok. I colored it while watching Dr. Who with Dad a few days ago. It was the episode that doesn’t work – where the Doctor thinks there is a species who is perfect at hiding and in the end it’s just – surprise – Clara who scared him as a child – blah, blah, as if we need MORE things that are all about/caused by Clara Sue – I mean Mary Sue – I mean… yeah. Clara IS a Mary Sue character. We watched the season premier where Clara – the school teacher – walks into Unit and takes over… Seriously? The Doctor gets to walk in and take over. His assistant does NOT. They’re an assistant: arm candy, an accessory, a little bit of bling who gets captured and asks the right questions. And before anyone screams sexism, I feel the same way when the assistant is male. Sit back, shut up, and know your place as the side kick. You are the tin dog. deal with it. The show is NOT about you. Quit shoving in.

I admit I find it slightly more annoying with Clara being female now – not because she’s a “strong” woman but because EVERY show, EVERY book, EVERY everything is overflowing with “strong women”.  It’s becoming as tiresome a trope as the weak woman used to be. Why can’t we have a range of personalities and strengths? Men get to be all different kinds of characters, why do women have to be one or the other? Why do they now ALWAYS have to be smarter than men no matter what their qualifications are? A “strong woman” with no education could – in TV land – waltz into a hospital and diagnose a patient under a doctor’s nose – so long as that doctor was a man. It was fun at first but it’s such an overused cliche now that I just want some man to smack the smart mouthed chick and tell her to make a sandwich – not because I think women belong making sandwiches, but just because I am bored with the whole trope. There are plenty of ways to be strong without ALWAYS being better than. Yeah, sure, sometimes the characters SHOULD be better than another character – no matter their gender – but that should be based on qualifications of the character, not on what they have – or don’t have – in their jeans. We complained about men doing this so why in the world are we now doing it?

I’m just bored with it all.

Anyway, off to get some stuff done. I hope.

Happy Paper dolling!

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2 Responses to “Dress 76”

  1. Juli Hoffman September 23, 2015 at 6:24 am #

    You just want to be able to go to the grocery store and not have to pull out your ninja moves, diagnose a patient, solve a murder, and still have dinner on the table by 7pm. LMAO!!!

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