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27 April 2012 @ 12:00 am
Alright, Jennifer Lawrence, you win: I now have a celebrity crush on your adorable, hilarious, fandom-geeky self. Happy now?

Also, despite my grudge against the "Katniss braid" (side braids really are not the best choice for frequent movement, least of all on one's dominant archery side), I gave it a shot. Needs work, but if I get it right, it additionally makes a cute formal-esque braided side-bun.

I really need to work on my French/Dutch braiding again in general. Can't believe I used to do it every time I got out of the shower. Three tries in a row and my arms were KILLING me.

Some day I'll find a partner who likes braiding. Even if she's on the butch side. Little hotter than a butch who knows how to braid (and even enjoys it). Especially if she throws in head and neck massages. (I should know; I was one once upon a time.)

Now I'm just teasing my imagination. Time to go read a book. (Sure, Kiwi, that'll help.)

(Typed on a touch-pad.)
101mutts: Elphaba101mutts on April 27th, 2012 05:04 am (UTC)
Ooh Jennifer Lawrence quotes or something? Where do I find them?
Kiwi Crocus: EA || Rose || Flower in her hair.cranky__crocus on April 27th, 2012 07:27 am (UTC)
I just looked up Jennifer Lawrence on Bing, went to the video tabs, and watched a good number of them. :D
therealsnape: zz tulips and windmilltherealsnape on April 27th, 2012 06:03 am (UTC)
There is such a thing as DUTCH braiding? We're that famous? Wow. *dances happy dance* *googles* erm ... how does Dutch Braiding differ from the French version, then?

I mean, you slashed them in your post. I thought that meant two different things (albeit lovingly entwined, perhaps).
Kiwi Crocus: Hair || Starfish braid.cranky__crocus on April 27th, 2012 07:37 am (UTC)
There IS such a thing as Dutch braiding, truly! Dutch braids are like French braids, but cooler.

In Dutch braids, instead of putting the outside strands OVER the central one, you put them underneath. That puts the infrastructure of the braid on the OUTSIDE (rather than just looking flat and woven), which is a lovely look. It can be trickier to accomplish, though.


There's a good example since the hair is light.

I really like them! It makes the braid stand out and is essier to see.
Kiwi Crocus: Hair || Floral hair.cranky__crocus on April 27th, 2012 07:40 am (UTC)
They also make beautiful crown braids (over the head like a crown). Which of course is just my way of saying you are especially suited to royalty.
therealsnapetherealsnape on April 27th, 2012 07:59 am (UTC)
What a lovely thing to say! And they do look marvellous. You can actually do this? Amazing. I'd never manage, certainly not on my own head. Unless I could take it off and put it in front of me. But headless I may be on occasions, I'm not Nearly-Headless enough for that. Me and Sir Nicholas both, eh?

Feel free to braid in Florida, though.
President Airlock: Awesomequeen_of_snapes on April 27th, 2012 12:02 pm (UTC)
But headless I may be on occasions, I'm not Nearly-Headless enough for that.
This is why I love you. Exactly this.

And Kiwi, I love you just because you're you.
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Irma || Slytherincranky__crocus on May 8th, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
I completely agree with that first statement! We have the very best Snapes around here, yourself included of course!

Thank you for the Kiwi!love! I have much Queenie!love in return (and, just because you're you)! ♥
Kiwi Crocus: Nature || Clump of crocuses.cranky__crocus on May 8th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
I used to do full-head braids all the time, but I fell out of it once my hair got past waist length. (: It definitely takes practice to do on one's own head. When I was first learning, I spent enough time in front of my bathroom mirror that my arms were mighty sore! Grinning at the Nearly-Headless comment, of course. I wonder if any of the headless ladies do use such an advantage for 'petty' things like hair styling. I suppose we shall only know the truth in fic...

I shall feel very free to brain in Florida. (: And if you at any point would like to offer yourself up as a mannequin of sorts, you are welcome to the seat!
zeezofbadfaith on April 27th, 2012 09:57 am (UTC)
We currently have two of the same problems. That is: Jennifer Lawrence (who is adorkable) and we're almost, maybe looking for the same woman. So if we ever find them, I'm sure that every time they're braiding your hair, you'll be reminded of me.</p>

(My third problem, maybe Jennifer Lawrence related, is that apparently both Peeta and Josh Hutcherson have the ability to make me become straight, that's how deep my crush goes. Damn that boy.)

Edited at 2012-04-27 01:47 pm (UTC)

Kiwi Crocus: Kiwi || ;Dcranky__crocus on May 8th, 2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
alksdflajsd Jennifer Lawrence and her adorkability. It's too much to handle sometimes. We do seem to be looking for the same woman in love! Thankfully we're looking on different continents. (; Spreading out the search. Though I'm sure if you ever make it over here on a more permanent basis, there will be more than one of our type for us!

Ahahaha your third problem is yours alone (well, of the two of us; I'm sure some other queer-identified people are having the same problem), but I can understand it. Enjoy your fun deep crush! :D I have a big celebrity crush on someone incredibly inappropriate these days. :B I shan't tell!
zee: cuddles *-*zofbadfaith on May 8th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
You do know that now you HAVE to tell me, right? You have to, because you can't leave me curious and hanging. Tell me on a message, an email, tell me on facebook, but people don't leave me curious :x I promise I won't judge (I never judge!), pretty pleeeeeease?
Kiwi Crocus: Nature || Pink tree contrast.cranky__crocus on May 8th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
Ahaha yes, I knew it would leave you too curious. :B I'm not even as ashamed as one would expect me to be, really. I wouldn't think you'd judge or anything. (:

So, every once in a while, I go through a bout of 'researching' porn, to see if I can finally find some that doesn't make me grimace and turn away. This time I was completely convinced that I would put my whole stubborn self into finding SOME porn that I liked.

Well, this time, I found Nina Hartley. She's been part of the scene forever. But really, she hits so many of the things I'm into: she smiles and laughs, she's passionate about sex education and education in general, she clearly enjoys herself and has a good time, she has a great sense of humour, her acting doesn't suck, and she has a weekly sex education video blog. So one of my new celebrity crushes is a porn star. But I'd much rather that than hate aaaall porn. So now I'm going to look into the other industry people that Nina Hartley has mentioned looking up to or has enjoyed working with.

Mainly, I've gotta love someone who uses the sex industry as a way to educate people on sex, sexuality and sexual expression.
zee: alice smilezofbadfaith on May 9th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
You know, most people might be ashamed of this? But I think it's really cool, and healthy.

I've pretty much given up on watching porn a long time ago; I much prefer to read it than to watch it, because it's always the same and it always suck.

And I think that's pretty amazing of you, that'd you try and find something that doesn't make you grimace and find someone who's positive in that industry, which doesn't happen often. :)
Kiwi Crocus: Julie Andrews || Cigar smugness.cranky__crocus on May 11th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, I definitely know a lot of people be ashamed of it. :B I think that's why I knew I had to 'come out'--as this person as I am, this person for some reason people consider 'normal' in some way and 'cool' in others--and come out as someone who watches this stuff and appreciate these things.

I can now say that it' not always the same and it doesn't always suck! Which is lovely. Although I still very much appreciate erotica. :D

Now I've found lots of positive people in the industry who are really great, as people and not just as porn stars.
Veevenomebat on April 27th, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
I've been trying to learn to french braid my hair and I can kind of do it but it's always messy and my hair is so oddly cut that I run out of pieces pretty quickly. Then I get frustrated with it and take it out and try again. And then my arms get tired!!! ARGH! So much work!

I mostly want to learn how to do it to french braid my boyfriend's sideburns.... I think it would look fantastic on him.... *daydream*
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Cupcake!cranky__crocus on May 8th, 2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, my first attempts were always a bit messy--tight in some places, loose in others. Especially when I had shorter, more shoulder-length hair; it got easier after it was below shoulder length. Perhaps doing only a half-braid, by going only down past the crown and then braiding that hair regularly, so it's like a half-ponytail of braiding? It's a good look!

Ahahaha french-braided sideburns would be great.
CaroRulescarorules on April 30th, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC)
Jennifer Lawrence, is AWESOME!
Kiwi Crocus: Dar Williams || Magic's in the Learning.cranky__crocus on May 8th, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
That she is!