Boi Ach & Violet Voltaire
Once upon a time when Ach was young, I danced ballet. I've mentioned in this blog that I danced for a good eighteen years, but sadly mostly boy parts. Whilst dancing the boy parts for my sleepy little town's ballet school, I realized that in essence, boys in ballet are big ol' moving props.
Classical ballet seems like an entirely feminine world. It's pink and fluffy and pretty, and everyone's super flexible and super skinny. Don't be mistaken, however. In this world, women call the shots. Men in pas de deux are useful because they can make women look good. Swan Lake comes to mind, or Sleeping Beauty, or anything in which the male mainly acts as a foil to enable the woman to leap higher, spin longer, or look effortless while bounding across the stage.
Men in ballet are also useful because they are the object of a certain female myth of desire. In ancient times, women became themselves when they took on the occupation of wife and mother. Men were their employers, more or less, hiring them on the wedding day. Women won the hiring game if they got a rich and powerful one -- love and looks were a nice bonus.
Nowadays, obviously women get to choose whether or not they buy into this whole myth, but ballet speaks of the ancient beauty of winning the marriage game -- because there is a certain beauty in the strange old tales, whether we're feminist or not.
*cough* What the heck was my point? Oh yes. Sometimes, men are awesome accessories.
This shot is for Dakota, who is the king/queen of wearing stuff that looks just fine in boy or girl shape
***Hair: KIN - Blossom
***Skin: Gala Phoenix - Opaline - Vex (I'm not sure when she's going to sell these again. :/ But I really wish she'd release new make ups cause I love 'em to death. XD)
***striped sleeves: Hexed
***Pants: Schadenfreude - Ultraviolet Striped Pants
***Jewelry: Violet Voltaire Lollipop Guild Set -
***Hat: /fuel/ 2 Cute (free from a hunt a month or so back)
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Jack in Midnight
***Skin (on girl Ach): PixelDolls (SdR) Tintable skin: Mermaid Makeup
***Skin (on boy Ach): Boneflower Designs Whispers of Night Deathly M [Blood Dawn Slayer]
***Collar: Schadenfreude spikecollar w fancy buckle
***Pants: Schadenfreude ash stripe pants
***Boots: katat0nik 1L Axis Mundi Sculpted Boots
***Tattoos: !V Tattoos -- NauticStars 1L from OnRez