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Yay! [Jul. 13th, 2003|09:49 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
We went and saw Pirates - it was awesome!!! I loved it. There are great references to the theme park ride throughout the movie, which was a perfect touch for a Disney nerd like me =)

I've posted "Jaded" on eBay here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3537538137&category=20158&rd=1

I'm going to see if Matt wants some dinner now...
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From: icewhirl
2003-07-13 06:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's just perfect! I love the swamp juice, it was the perfect touch and I had no idea it was even there :)
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[User Picture]From: lian_croftshaw
2003-07-13 07:06 pm (UTC)
I LOVE the new painting! =)

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[User Picture]From: waltzingdog
2003-07-13 07:11 pm (UTC)
Hah hah! The frou-frou faeries are soooooo cute - I just love the goth-faerie's looks of utter disdain... "Oh, not another pair of blonde nymphettes!" And the swamp juice - ummmmmmmmm..... yummy! Nice work, Jasmine. I absolutely love waiting to see what you'll crank out next!!
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From: fairyart
2003-07-13 07:17 pm (UTC)
Awww... i'm speechless. It's perfect.
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-07-13 07:20 pm (UTC)
Yes! The theme park ride references were fun to see :) I hope that they have made The Haunted Mansion movie as good as this one. The trailer had many things I remember from the ride in it too.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-07-14 12:19 pm (UTC)
The "Haunted Mansion" trailer looked pretty promising. It looks like they did an awesome job with the special effects - I'm glad they're sparing no expense!

I think I personally would have preferred a more serious/horror sort of take on it, but I suppose the ride itself to most people is more silly than scary, so I suppose a comedic version of the movie makes more sense. I like most of Eddie Murphy's work (when he's not being too silly), so he'll probably be good in it. It looks like they are drawing very heavily from the ride, which is awesome! From the outside of the building it looks more like the Disneyland version (with the Louisiana/New Orleans theming) than the WDW version.
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-07-14 06:17 pm (UTC)

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I agree :) and I knew that mansion didn't look like the one I was used to seeing.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-07-14 07:49 pm (UTC)
The inside of the two mansions (in DL and in WDW) are pretty much the same (except the California version is sans the library scene, and there is a longer walk through before you board the Buggies). The outsides are very different though - Disneyland has a "land" in the park called New Orleans Square (my favourite!) where the Haunted Mansion and the Pirates (which is about six minutes longer in California) are at. The Mansion is a gorgeous Greek Revival style building, much like one would see in New Orleans' Garden District. I prefer the exterior of the DL one myself, I'm glad they picked it for the movie (it's scarier!).
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-07-15 08:06 am (UTC)

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I just looked up the DL mansion online. Wow! That is a beautiful house :)
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-07-13 07:27 pm (UTC)
Oh & your new painting is beautiful as always!! The gothling's wings are gorgeous. Too bad for me I look like one of your little blond frou-frou faeries :( I'm really a little gothling on the inside so that's what really counts! ;)
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From: goodwitchzinna
2003-07-13 08:01 pm (UTC)
Hee hee! That's hilarious!! Great job, Jasmine!! Do the frou-frou fairies carry cell phones and shop at Abercrombie & Fitch, I wonder? :)
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From: art_by_lindsey
2003-07-13 08:37 pm (UTC)
I still haven't seen Pirates yet! Your new painting is so cool, I can totally relate, hehe. My Anti-Abercrombie & Fitch fairy would probably not get along with the frou-frous very well. I love the dark fairy's outfit ^_^
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-07-13 11:47 pm (UTC)

:-X

doh! I am an avid A&F consumer, and would just like to tell you that I like this painting as well. :-P

Don't have to be a goth to get a kick out of the expression on the little bat-winged girl's face - It appeals to at least a few of us in the 'Abercrombie crowd' as well as many, many others I'm quite sure.

Keep it up ;-P
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-07-14 09:17 am (UTC)

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Hehe - I think most of my paintings have a pretty universal appeal. I have collectors from all walks of life, in every age/ethnic group, socio-economic class, on almost every continent. I take it very much as a compliment to know that such a wide variety of people enjoy my artwork!
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From: areadenial
2003-07-14 12:57 am (UTC)
Hey I noticed we both live in Celebration (not that I am going to start stalking you or something), and you seem to be a very interesting person. Umm so I added you to my friends list. So yeah! Nice meeting you I guess.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-07-23 03:33 pm (UTC)
Hi there!!! I added you back =)
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[User Picture]From: pookafey
2003-07-14 05:17 am (UTC)
Hey Jasmine- you have been busy this weekend! I just noticed you have three new paintings. They are all lovely. I really really like the black & white one :).
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[User Picture]From: pookafey
2003-07-14 05:37 am (UTC)
It looks like the frou-frou fairies are collecting skittles :)!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-07-14 09:15 am (UTC)
I paint about 80 hours a week (it's my only job) and I never tire of it. From start to finish it varies a lot due to detail and size. Most pieces I finish in one sitting - anywhere from four hours to 18 hours. Sometimes for a very large painting (which I generally only do for commissioned pieces) it might take me a couple of days, but that is very rare. I can't stand to leave things unfinished, so I'd often rather not go to sleep unless it's through! ;)
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From: lilackat
2003-07-14 07:38 am (UTC)
Great job! I love the humor of this piece! And the blonde hair, of course! I'm with Carrie, too bad for me I look like one of your little blond frou-frou faeries except for the fact that I wear nothing but black!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-07-14 09:13 am (UTC)
Hehe, if I didn't dye mine black I'd look an awful lot like one of them too =)
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From: lilackat
2003-07-14 09:22 am (UTC)
You know, I love my hair but for some reason, I've always wanted to try dying my hair blueish black but never had the courage! I'm like a blonde gothling! Hee Hee :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-07-14 01:14 pm (UTC)
I can relate to this painting because growing up it always seemed that the girls with the blonde hair were the more popular ones...always running in pacts...(no offense to you blondes! LOL) I've always had black hair and always wanted to be blonde!

I relate to the fairy with black hair...do you think if her lips were dripping with blood from sucking the blonde fairies little necks, she might turn blonde? LOL

Still a dark fairy...
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From: lilackat
2003-07-14 02:48 pm (UTC)
HeHe - I'm a blonde and I was always the outcast growing up! I didn't even know the meaning of the word popular! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-07-14 04:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, same here!
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