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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013
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    That reminds me to sign up for the gym
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013 edited
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    Glukkake: You've got it! :D I would love to model for a Dr Sketchy! Maybe I should get into contact with the one in Edinburgh... Hmmmmmmm. How does one do that kind of stuff?

    Thank you so much, everyone. I would like to say that it doesn't matter to me and that it's no big thing, but the fitness I have no has been very hard earned. I didn't exercise of my own accord at all (apart from Taekwondo when I was 12-15, but I was still a chubby little bunny then) until I was 24, so the last six years have been a slow and very uneven upward curve. I weigh less now than I have ever done at my adult height (I'm at my target now, staying around 70-71 kg) and as I keep lifting weights and doing cardio and watching what I eat, I keep seeing new definition appearing with semi-regularity.

    For someone as inherently lazy and testosterone-less as myself, it has been a hard battle but one I've managed to stick with, and that - more than the look or feel of me - gives me a lot of strength to face my mental barriers for other things. I know I can push through, I've proven this to myself now*.

    So thanks for being so nice, it really means a lot. :)

    *Well, I COULD push through... if I wasn't pinned down to the sofa by a noisy, ginger cat.
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    It's been a while, but...

    Your argument is invalid.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013 edited
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    LITTLE GOVERNMENT SPY!!!! EEEEEE! Already giving a look of condescending inquiry and ready to fight!

    Congratulations to both of you!
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013
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    This thread
    is
    Amazing.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013 edited
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    I have no huge wish to be a parent myself but I love seeing happy parents interacting with their children. Makes me glow a little inside. :) When are you starting the Spy Training? Next month? You know what they say, you have to crawl before you can walk, and you have to garrote an unsuspecting enemy agent before you can crawl.
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    Newness...

    2013-03-29 15.48.54
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013
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    This thread is totally amazing. BABY SPY!
    And Magnus, you have that look that makes me assume you've been a beanpole all your life. It's cool to know otherwise.
    Argos, your pictures are SO fucking badass. Congrats on making even me care about wedding pics.

    Jesus christ, we're just better-looking every day.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013
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    Whitechapel is like a crate of fine wines, we just get better with age. Let's just hope it's not Pinot Noir, as we'll peak suddenly and then become horrid creatures unfit for human eyes, if Paul Giamatti's character in Sideways is right. :)
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013
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    Haha! The idea of us all peaking suddenly and then becoming horrible ugly creatures just killed me.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013
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    Such a lovely month this has shaped up to be. I know I don't show up on here much anymore, but I still love all y'all, and I'm so happy for each of you.
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013
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    @Gov Congratulations on the Baby Spy!! That a beautiful photo of you two together!

    @magnulus DO IT! It is insanely hard to find good male models for Sketchy's. Best thing you can do is send an email with some photos of your work (preferably with as little clothes as possible, though very tastefully*) and especially if it involves costume/body paint so it gives them a good idea of what to hire you for. And if you want to give yourself an extra push, tell them Melissa from Headquarters/NYC told you to get in touch with them as a recommendation. They might be booked for a few months but they should fit you in eventually. And usually, once you're in with one branch, as you travel around the world you can keep dropping names/cities you've modeled for and you're far more likely to get accommodated.


    *I have a number of horrible emails of guys who just sent me/Molly fully nude photos, laying on the couch with their faces cropped out and a half erect penis as their "tasteful portfolio" piece or women who sent me photos obviously snapped by their sig other with a cell phone of them in cheap lingerie or less spread eagle on their basement sofa. For fuck's sake. I don't care how pretty they are, that just gets instantly tossed.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013
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    Glu, that's extra crazy given how many *ahem* "professional" photographers with boatloads of fancy equipment would shoot them naked for free.

    (I'm still working on being a girl-with-camera that convinces dudes to get naked for her, you know, for portfolios, and stuff ....)
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013
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    @Allana,

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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013
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    @Allana I once had a guy solicit me to take my photos, specifically saying that he prefers to do more "suicide girls" type shoots, and then when I asked him how much he paid he told me how much he'd like *me* to pay him (it was like, $75/hr or something). "I don't do trades" he says.

    Sigh.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013 edited
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    So...a photoshoot where you would have no say, and it would very much be HIS project, wants you to pay him for being shot?

    sigh.
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2013
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    @oldhat this is why I only take my clothes off for friends.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2013
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    I sent them an e-mail yesterday with links to my photos, as it was the easiest way to get them the images without going the way of attachments. Crossing my fingers. :)

    I had a think about this yesterday, and what it takes for me to do nudity/ implied nudity and other such things. I realised that it needs to have a core idea to it. As long as it's not just "here's a nude dude for wank banks" I'm good. :) Even if it's just "I want to do a nude that's lit or framed in a certain way" it's instantly a lot more interesting than "I want to do a nude because Nekkid!" At all times, I need to think about the future of my career, so I need to have "easily defensible" portfolios.

    Anyway, I digress.

    Glu: Yeah, the photographer for this set told me that she has a lot of trouble getting guys to sit for her. A lot of guys seem really interested but back out pretty swiftly. Even the "I'm so hot, I just HAVE to take a photo of myself in the mirror with my phone and show the world" douche bags, who you would only go to when you're really desperate for models, seem to be surprisingly cowardly when it comes to this sort of thing.

    Allana: I'm sure if we end up in the same city, we can come to some arrangement.
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    Jebuz, back after quite a pause to check the thread and holy hell @ all the stuff.

    Argos, that last mirrorshades pic made the global cool-o-meter hit red.
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    @Magnulus-Holy Crap! You're hot!

    @Government Spy-Adorable :) Enjoy, they grow up fast.

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