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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2013-07-30 01:49
Subject: Drive-by update
Security: Public
Location:Home and on my corner of the couch
Mood:exhaustedexhausted
Tags:fashion, fcb, makers faire, rl
This past weekend was the Motor City Makers Faire. On Saturday I spent most of my day teaching needlepoint to young people. Sunday I didn't volunteer, instead I wandered around with Jebra and looked at the various displays.

Tonight was the final FCB Concert Band concert of the season. It was held in downtown Farmington and attracted a good sized crowd particularly considering how cool it has been the past few days and how threatening the skies looked for most of the day. We didn't get back home until just around midnight which partially explains why I'm still up. The other part involves laundry and allergy medicines. I'm about to take my final dose of medicine before going to bed and the washing machine should finish the rinse cycle very soon.

While I waited for the laundry to finish I watched my recording of tonight's How Do I Look. I may have to stop watching this soon as the host is beginning to get on my nerves and the screaming women on tonight's show just made me want to slap somebody. I'm not sure who, but the screaming just annoys the heck out of me. I'm happy to say I don't know anyone in RL who acts that way. Tonight I was also annoyed by the woman who said that wearing counterfeit clothes is disrespectful to the designer. I don't buy counterfeit goods but the reason has more to do with the fact I find most of the things copied repellent in both the original and the copy. If I believed designer clothes were made of quality materials with superior craftsmanship it would be one thing, but even if they were, they would be out of style long before they were worn out.

This entry was originally posted at http://mrs-sweetpeach.dreamwidth.org/740864.html.
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lolabobs
User: lolabobs
Date: 2013-07-30 07:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Counterfeit clothes may be disrespectful to the people making them,if they're the sweatshop thruppence a day scenario, but that's about it. I can't say I'd lose any sleep that someone isn't getting their hundreds of pounds for one sock!

(It did make me think, for a minute, wondering if copying a clothes design was akin to plagiarism, should we be as offended by that as we are by someone stealing a creative fiction or research - but then I thought of fanfic and decided that it would only count if a person claimed a design as their own! )

Not that any of my arguments would carry any weight - I'm tired!

Hello!
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2013-07-31 16:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hello back! I agree with both of your arguments. I know tons of counterfeit merchandise is smuggled into the country every year and that's a real problem for law enforcement and for the copyright holders, but like you I'm less concerned about some rich person not getting a cut of the sale than I am about the people manufacturing the item for a pittance and the toll rampant consumerism is having on the health of the planet.
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User: kevinnickerson
Date: 2013-07-30 17:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Did you see Poor Man's Props?
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2013-07-31 16:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Um, no? What is this Poor Man's Props of which you speak?
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Instigator of Inappropriate Imagery
User: kevinnickerson
Date: 2013-07-31 16:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The Halloween makers that icyfeetofdeath was there with.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2013-07-31 19:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
WAAAAAAAHHHHHH! No, I missed that entirely and I would have loved to have seen her and the group's creations. Were you there? Did you takes tons of photos?
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Instigator of Inappropriate Imagery
User: kevinnickerson
Date: 2013-08-01 23:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I didn't go. I was hoping you had photos. Ridley seems to have missed it too.
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