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21 August 2014 @ 10:57 pm
My beautiful mermaids were censored!  
So two days into the new school year, Jean's principal got a complaint from a Concerned Parent who felt that my modest little mermaids were showing far too much skin for an elementary school.  Crazy talk.  They're quite covered up.  Everyone's OK with kids watching The Little Mermaid and Ariel is positively trampy compared to my mermaids.

However, I'm not the teacher who has to placate school administrators, so it fell upon Jeans to cover up my mermaids.  She would have done Daniele da Volterra proud - the resulting coverup look pretty good.


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I especially like the green tulle scarf being rocked by the middle mermaid.  The scales she added also turned out really well (a couple of them smeared, but unless you're standing right next to the tail you'll never know) and adding that sky  with the rainbow in the background really brings everything together nicely.

Gold stars, Jeans.  Gold stars.
 
 
 
Minphantomminuet on August 25th, 2014 03:01 am (UTC)
She did a great job, but what a petty complaint.
Suzik00kaburra on August 25th, 2014 03:42 am (UTC)
Agreed!
I was pretty surprised by the complaint because I did make an effort to tone down the mermaid sexiness to an absolute minimum - maybe if I'd made them more cartoony it wouldn't have been an issue. Oh well, live and learn.
helens_daughterhelens_daughter on August 25th, 2014 09:28 pm (UTC)
OMG, what a bunch of prudes. There was nothing wrong with your mermaids. Very pretty, by the way.
jeanniejeannietran on August 26th, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
We are an elementary school with a fairly conservative demographic, so I'm not that surprised.

I like your Volterra comparison because it indirectly compares you to Michelangelo. Brava.
Suzi: makaiju - tee-hee.  orisinalee.k00kaburra on August 26th, 2014 03:32 am (UTC)
I'm sure that was completely and totally unintentional :-p
Narratoraswirlymatrix on September 5th, 2014 02:09 am (UTC)
So, my friend was once reported to HR for sexual harassment for wearing shorts.

Hiking shorts.

WTF, guy.