Monday, February 4, 2008

Tableaux in Tableau

click for a larger photo of fallen Allegory!

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

Mardi Gras. Once, I wandered Bourbon Street and saw a girl sitting in the grotesque Mardi Gras street mud (part vomit, part garbage, part spilt booze). She was crying, her pants were around her knees, and she was peeing where she sat. Out of the corner of my eye I saw people on a high balcony, um, subverting normal social mores. The dichotomy of pain and pleasure, mixed with the wildness of the unexpected, is why I love Mardi Gras. I love knowing that once a year, people give themselves over to a kind of holy vice to get it out of their system before the sobriety of lent. I love knowing that somewhere, there's a version of the Christian God that cheers on humans acting silly.

In honor of Mardi Gras, my second blog guest (in her current favorite outfit) is Allegory Malaprop, creator behind Schadenfreude. She's got such a unique style that I can pick her out at 200 paces. My child's color might be pink, but Allegory's sure is green, of a shade best described as "bright ****ing." She pulls it off with her elegant skinny malinky shape and inimitable style.

We're in Tableau, and the story is this: Once upon a time Allegory drank a lot for Mardi Gras. Then she posed for a picture, after which she keeled over dead drunk on Hurricanes.

Shout out to my homies who are at RL and SL Mardi Gras this week. Shake your booty for God, girls! And go get your free beads at Allegory's store.

***Skin: Allegory's own
***Eyes: Miriel
***Shirt: ~silentsparrow~ trenchant jacket
***Hat: Schadenfreude -- to be released eventually
***Earrings: Schadenfreude Jerry skull earrings
***Necklaces: Schadenfreude freebies from the table in Allegory's shop
***Bracelets: "Someday I'll probably do something with these"
***Pants: Allegory's own
***Shoes: ::69:: Succubus pumps in black

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