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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 09/09/2009 :  06:11:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just came back home 4 hrs ago, from my combined honeymoon/Dragon*Con visit.

Pics will be up eventually.

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Kil
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Posted - 09/09/2009 :  08:11:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

Just came back home 4 hrs ago, from my combined honeymoon/Dragon*Con visit.

Pics will be up eventually.

Cool!!!

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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 09/13/2009 :  13:01:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://trilliadin.mine.nu/dragoncon2009/

I've started writing comments to some of the pictures. (They appear above them, if they exist)
I'm not done with them yet though. More comments will be added, and perhaps a few more pics.

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 09/13/2009 :  17:25:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

http://trilliadin.mine.nu/dragoncon2009/

I've started writing comments to some of the pictures. (They appear above them, if they exist)
I'm not done with them yet though. More comments will be added, and perhaps a few more pics.

Those were cool, thanks! Let us know when you have more of the people labeled. I want to look at them again, then.


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Posted - 09/13/2009 :  18:00:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit marfknox's Homepage  Send marfknox an AOL message Send marfknox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That Centauri family's costumes were amazing!

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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 09/13/2009 :  23:52:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by marfknox

That Centauri family's costumes were amazing!
Yes, very well done. Definitly top 10% in terms of quality both on costume and makeup.


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Posted - 09/14/2009 :  03:27:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

Originally posted by marfknox

That Centauri family's costumes were amazing!
Yes, very well done. Definitly top 10% in terms of quality both on costume and makeup.


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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 09/14/2009 :  06:50:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner
A wife that will shave her head for you is a keeper. (Or is the "keeper" a husband who will shave half his head and make the rest of his hair into a peacock's tail?)
Good question. In Centauri society (Babylon 5) the male's hair-do is a sign of his status in society. Longer and wider spread means wealthier/more influential family/clan.
Centauri women are considered beyond such displays of statue, and are thus shaved.

It's amazing how much thought there is behind such things in the series.

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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 09/14/2009 :  13:14:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ok, I'm officially in a foul mood.

Take a look at the beautiful Babylon-5 T-shirt I wore in some of the pics.

I bought two of them at Dragon*Con. Today I washed them, and they're ruined. The fabric was as durable as over-cooked noodles. I could hold the fabric between my thumbs and pinky-finger and rip it apart.

I just washed them with some detergent, at 40C as instructed on the lable, which says in big letters: "Fashion Victim".
Ok, I do feel like a victim here, not of fashion though, but of fraud. I mean, these t-shirts are a joke. If I sneeze in them, I blow holes in them. I'm not joking!

Everyone double check: T-shirts labelled "Fashion Victim". Stay away from them.





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Kil
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Posted - 09/14/2009 :  14:47:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

Ok, I'm officially in a foul mood.

Take a look at the beautiful Babylon-5 T-shirt I wore in some of the pics.

I bought two of them at Dragon*Con. Today I washed them, and they're ruined. The fabric was as durable as over-cooked noodles. I could hold the fabric between my thumbs and pinky-finger and rip it apart.

I just washed them with some detergent, at 40C as instructed on the lable, which says in big letters: "Fashion Victim".
Ok, I do feel like a victim here, not of fashion though, but of fraud. I mean, these t-shirts are a joke. If I sneeze in them, I blow holes in them. I'm not joking!

Everyone double check: T-shirts labelled "Fashion Victim". Stay away from them.




Wow! Strange. Even bad T-shirts usually hold up better than that. They just look crappy after they are washed.

Bummer...

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Dave W.
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Posted - 09/14/2009 :  18:47:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

I just washed them with some detergent, at 40C as instructed on the lable...
I would never, ever wash a printed T-shirt in hot water, even if the label said to do so. Cold water, and light on the detergent. No bleach (color-safe or otherwise). And if you really want your tees to last a long time, hang them to dry.

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 09/14/2009 :  21:08:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

Originally posted by HalfMooner
A wife that will shave her head for you is a keeper. (Or is the "keeper" a husband who will shave half his head and make the rest of his hair into a peacock's tail?)
Good question. In Centauri society (Babylon 5) the male's hair-do is a sign of his status in society. Longer and wider spread means wealthier/more influential family/clan.
Centauri women are considered beyond such displays of statue, and are thus shaved.

It's amazing how much thought there is behind such things in the series.

Interesting, but I was commenting on the homo sap family which was pretending to be Centauri.


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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 09/15/2009 :  03:06:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner
Interesting, but I was commenting on the homo sap family which was pretending to be Centauri.

Well, I saw them later out of costume, and I think I'd have noticed if she was bald. Either she was wearing a wig, or her Centauri make-up was way much better than average.

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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 09/15/2009 :  03:11:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

I just washed them with some detergent, at 40C as instructed on the lable...
I would never, ever wash a printed T-shirt in hot water, even if the label said to do so. Cold water, and light on the detergent. No bleach (color-safe or otherwise). And if you really want your tees to last a long time, hang them to dry.

I didn't treat these t-shirts any differently than any other printed t-shirt I've own since I moved out of my parent's house.
Now when I think of it, there were signs of poor fabric quality even before I washed them, I just didn't make the connection. One of the pins on the Psi-Corps badge cut an unusually large hole in the fabric, and at some point I aquired air-vents under my armpits.

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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 09/15/2009 :  03:16:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil
Wow! Strange. Even bad T-shirts usually hold up better than that. They just look crappy after they are washed.

I agree.
The SFN-shirts looked really nice before I washed them the first time. After the wash, the printing lost 40-50% of the colour saturation/vibrance. But after that, they've kept their colour constant for two years.
They even survived a 5 hour bleach bath I put them through because I got stains on them from mosquito-repellent. However, the stains are still there. A weird faint yellow-ish hue that simply won't go away. It turned shock-red/pink when I threw it in the bleach, but after the red was bleached out, the yellow remaind. Really weird.


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