It Comes Full Circle November 13, 2008 12:26 PM   Subscribe

Paper Dolls and too cool.

I made this post. Got an email from the person who runs the site. Found out she's a mefi. Found out she'd psted the project in Projects. It had 24 votes before I added mine. And now she's made a mefi paper doll.

I found the site by doing a google image search for "Blade Runner Owl," since I wanted to show my girlfriend the owl's eye after taking a cat photo that came out that way. Saw the Rachel dress, and wondered why it showed up. Clicked it, made the post.

By the way, I am told the "naughty" link is getting hit 4 times as much as the "nice" one.

metafilter: naughty gets hit four times as much as nice.
posted by cjorgensen to MetaFilter-Related at 12:26 PM (28 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Fabulous!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:39 PM on November 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


I clicked on 'naughty' but not nice.

Yep.
posted by paisley henosis at 12:41 PM on November 13, 2008


For the record, I clicked on Rachel and Sally Jupiter before I clicked on Naughty.

But then, for me, Rachel and Sally Jupiter are naughty.
posted by lekvar at 12:44 PM on November 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


is there any way of starting with a fully dressed doll, then removing items of paper clothing, one by one?

i'm, er, asking for a friend.
posted by UbuRoivas at 12:54 PM on November 13, 2008


is there any way of starting with a fully dressed doll, then removing items of paper clothing, one by one?

i'm, er, asking for a friend.


You're supposed to say "girlfriend," Ubu. Has cjorgensen taught you nothing?
posted by Sys Rq at 12:57 PM on November 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


I believe in gender equity. To distinguish "girlfriend" as somehow different from "friend" carries an implication that women cannot qualify for regular friendship status.
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:04 PM on November 13, 2008


The other subsites should be made into fashion articles as well.

AskMe = Practical green hiking pants with many useful pockets.
Projects = The homemade teal slipper-socks that some of your friends really like.
Music = An artsy charcoal beret.
Jobs = That white tux that seldom gets used, but might come in handy one day.
MeTa = The itchy grey sweater that you simultaneously love and loathe.
posted by CKmtl at 1:11 PM on November 13, 2008 [7 favorites]


Yesterday if someone had told me I'd spend hours on a paper doll site I would have told this person they were cracked. It's scary to me how many of my interests are represented there. Not a big anime or video game person, but even these had me reading the accompanying post.

Good thing I'm so confident in my masculinity.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:11 PM on November 13, 2008


I linked this site on MetaChat...it is indeed awesome. And howabout that MeFi colorblock mini? Who's gonna wear that number to the 10-year party?
posted by Miko at 1:11 PM on November 13, 2008


And howabout that MeFi colorblock mini? Who's gonna wear that number to the 10-year party?

I would.
posted by Stynxno at 1:15 PM on November 13, 2008


Cooter's going to. I have faith.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:18 PM on November 13, 2008


~ is there any way of starting with a fully dressed doll, then removing items of paper clothing, one by one?

There is, if you go to NewGrounds, and search for "doll."

At least, according to my friend.
posted by paisley henosis at 1:20 PM on November 13, 2008


Insert me saying "if you listened to the podcast, you would have heard about it."

We covered it a few months ago: I agree it's a really cool idea for a daily site and I love that the creator made a mefi-themed one.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:23 PM on November 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


Any idea which episode? Will send the creator the link.

*Off to go read through the podcast descriptions*

And I would listen to the podcast, but I have a strict no more than 12 hours a day on metafilter, and I don't get though everything in that time. Can't go listening to a podcast too!
posted by cjorgensen at 1:40 PM on November 13, 2008


Shouldn't the MeFi dress be yellow on top with a green belt and blue skirt? A beret for music would be cool. No gray, of course. Any public recognition of MetaTalk should be suppressed.
posted by Cranberry at 1:54 PM on November 13, 2008


This is exactly why I love MetaFilter.
posted by Brittanie at 1:55 PM on November 13, 2008


Shouldn't the MeFi dress be yellow on top with a green belt and blue skirt?

Jebus, Cranberry, don't you know *anything* about fashion?

Now, repeat after me:

Blue and green
Must not be seen
Except with a colour
In between

posted by UbuRoivas at 2:51 PM on November 13, 2008


Ubu, you have my favorite building in the whole world right there by the bay. With the opera house for inspiration surely all Aussies should be able to wear innovative color schemes. I hate to think of every one fearfully clad in MetaTalk gray
posted by Cranberry at 3:39 PM on November 13, 2008


When I got home earlier this evening and saw a link from metatalk on my site stats page, I worried that some horrendous paperdoll-related fight was going on, but luckily the only dispute is about blue and green worn together...

Thanks everyone for looking at my site, I'm glad to have people enjoying it! I love that it makes people think of their childhoods and pleases Bladerunner fans as well.

At the moment, the "naughty" outfit (the nightshade fairy) enjoys 1,051 page views for today, making it the most popular page from the whole post, while the "nice" (the pink princess) has 290 views. Also potentially of interest: Rachel and Sally are running neck-and-neck, with Rachel garnering 424 views and Sally with 388. I had been so happy about my page traffic increasing during my October series, and now I fear that I'll never break the magic Metafilter traffic day again in my life. I had no idea it was on the podcast, too -- which one?
posted by shirobara at 3:46 PM on November 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh, and my husband pointed out that some of the real geeky stuff is on my old paperdoll page, which is a paperdoll blog from my temping days in 2004, with a different doll. It's become rather unwieldy and comments don't work, but it has such gems as a World UFO Day outfit, a wood duck fairy and a "Barbie" style dress which is still one of my favorites, because in my head you can take it apart and make about six outfits from it.
posted by shirobara at 3:53 PM on November 13, 2008


Cooter's going to. I have faith.

And I have faith that she won't (have to).
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:22 PM on November 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


I must point out that it's a shame about the MeFi-themed outfit.
Everyone knows that white is more professional.
posted by lekvar at 5:02 PM on November 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


And now she's made a mefi paper doll.

I'd never wear that outfit. It clashes with my eyes and makes me look trampy.
posted by jonmc at 6:04 PM on November 13, 2008


Metafilter: plodplodplodplodWHEEEEEEEEE
posted by pompomtom at 6:09 PM on November 13, 2008


She's lucky that it only got to WHEEEEEEEEE-level. Other sites have experienced it more as "plodplodplodplodWHEEEEEEEEE...Wait, h-hold on... Okay, guys, that's enough... OHGODMAKEITSTOP! *fizzle-thunk-serverdeath*"
posted by CKmtl at 7:17 PM on November 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'd never wear that outfit. It clashes with my eyes and makes me look trampy.

That's surprisingly easily fixable, with the right accessories.

You can counter the eye-clash with some drop earrings and a subtle necklace, with stones chosen to provide a complement or half-way point between your eye colour & the colour of the dress.

And a plain, smallish clutch purse will add a definite element of class to the outfit.

Just remember not to carry around a can of beer in the other hand, and you'll be right.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:12 PM on November 13, 2008


I wanted to show my girlfriend the owl's eye.
There's a whole world of perversion out there that I would probably need a girlfriend to understand. "Show her the owl's eye" isn't even in Urban Dictionary yet.
posted by nowonmai at 9:45 PM on November 13, 2008 [5 favorites]


I must point out that it's a shame about the MeFi-themed outfit.
Everyone knows that white is more professional.


White go-go boots are an essential part of any professional outfit, lekvar - I'm sure anil dash would approve.

Nice, shirobara!
posted by goo at 10:15 PM on November 13, 2008


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