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Green Room - Week 9 - Day 1

Last night was pretty busy. We had the results: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/892023.html

The new topics: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/892170.html

as well as a new Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/892470.html

and some pretty blatant references to the idea that a second chance may be coming soon.


I've been noticing a lot of the "flashing the V-sign" in pictures from teen and pre-teen girls. That sounds weird, unless I point out that I live with one. :) Then it's "Oh, Celena has hit the age where she's starting to get into the whole selfie thing".

I'll admit it, I've never quite understood the selfie craze. But I know there's an empowerment element to it (as well as a narcissistic element, which that blend pretty much describes "being a teenager") and it doesn't harm anyone so really what's the problem?

I was curious though, about what made people start making the V-sign, since I was pretty sure she wasn't telling the French to F-off because she still had her bow fingers. (and she isn't sure either other than "it's what you do")

So I looked it up this morning and figured I'd share it for anyone else who was wondering "when did this become a thing?" http://time.com/2980357/asia-photos-peace-sign-v-janet-lynn-konica-jun-inoue/

As it turns out, quite some time ago... but it took awhile to get back to the US mainstream!

I still want them to get off my lawn, but at least I kind of understand it. (still think it looks ridiculous. But I highly doubt that I'm the target audience of any of them, so who really cares what I think? :D)


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Feb. 9th, 2016 02:15 pm (UTC)
I didn't realize the history behind it. Interesting. Now I have a better understanding of why the eldest's gf is doing that in every. Single. Picture.

I bet she's just doing it because everyone else does, though.
Feb. 9th, 2016 02:52 pm (UTC)
The explanation that I heard was "it looks cool" and "that's what everyone does".

The latter being a reasoning almost guaranteed to get my inner ire up. But she's *really* into fitting in.
Feb. 9th, 2016 03:19 pm (UTC)
The eldest is that way, too. He's very like his gf that way.

I blame it on my ex. He seems to have inherited that all about appearance, status and fitting in thing that his dad has.

I wonder how stupid I had to have been at 18 to find that attractive....
Feb. 9th, 2016 08:41 pm (UTC)
Not stupid- naive! Look at how young you were! :)
Feb. 9th, 2016 10:47 pm (UTC)
The thing that terrifies me is that the eldest is the same age I was when I met his father. *shudder*
Feb. 9th, 2016 03:44 pm (UTC)
Winston Churchill was often photographed during the second world war making the "V" for victory sign. Or he could have been indicating he wanted another cigar. ;-)

Edited at 2016-02-09 03:58 pm (UTC)
Feb. 9th, 2016 04:02 pm (UTC)
or he was just flipping off the French.
Feb. 9th, 2016 04:21 pm (UTC)
Feb. 12th, 2016 11:39 am (UTC)
I was coming here to comment about Winston Churchill doing it!
Feb. 12th, 2016 03:36 pm (UTC)
I wonder where he got it from....
Feb. 9th, 2016 06:20 pm (UTC)
...and here I thought it was just a "peace" sign! LOL Learn something new every day!

Feb. 9th, 2016 08:14 pm (UTC)
Of course, careful not to make the "V" sign in England.
Feb. 9th, 2016 08:56 pm (UTC)
I know what you're referring to... and there is a subtle but distinct difference between the two hand gestures:

To make the "Peace" or "V for Victory" sign, be sure that your have the palm of your hand facing the direction of the viewer.

If you're in England and you want to tell someone to "Sod Off", you make the V-sign and show them the *BACK* of your hand while doing it.

Really. It's that simple.
Feb. 9th, 2016 10:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Uh...
Peace sign means your telling yourself to sod off. :D
Feb. 9th, 2016 08:51 pm (UTC)
Welp, I just posted my HOME GAME entry, if anyone's interested:


no, i'm not bitter over being eliminated. why do you ask?

Edited at 2016-02-09 08:52 pm (UTC)
Feb. 9th, 2016 09:04 pm (UTC)
Four words (and only because I just realized what today is):


That is all.
Feb. 9th, 2016 10:47 pm (UTC)
Ouch. My sympathies.
Feb. 12th, 2016 11:40 am (UTC)
Winston Churchill was often photographed during the second world war making the "V" for victory sign.
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