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The Lady in Red Shoes

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Jens (Partner), Jan 1, 2018.

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    I think we probably understand by now that there are a few who feel that the red shoes is not the best of choices for the header image. As @Jens (Partner)@Jens (Partner) has previously said, this image is a placeholder for the moment. Due to him being struck down with flu and other complications things are on hold at the moment in the changes department.

    I am sure we all wish him a speedy recovery and will manage to survive with the placeholder until he is recovered enough to change things.
     
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    SubVerity Still the mansion's fairy godmother. ;)

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    No hard feelings taken.

    You're right, some other wording might be more efficacious, but as I've so recently stepped down from being a mod - allow me the occasional freedom to say what I think. Even if it isnt as polite as it could be. :)
     
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    Man Flu and midlife crisis at the same time?

    Ugh we'll be stuck with them for months now.
     
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    I didn't know the flu was gender specific
     
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    Thread jumping a bit here, but I'm trying to create a bridge. :) Regarding the flags and the good intentions behind them...

    I think this is a great idea, and quite possibly an awesome suggestion for...

    ... the banner! I hope Jens is on the mend, and I intend no rush in this comment. A global image with highlights of membership areas dotting the map. I can imagine the background would be easy to incorporate for dark and light themes with an image like that. :)

    What a great way to show that interest in chastity is worldwide, as soon as you step into the mansion!
     
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    You are not only 'trying' to build a bridge; in my opinion you just built one! :+1::):love:
     
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    Ha! Uh oh its the thought police!! Better wording? Felix cum eater you think you can critisize my post because the manor in which I express my criticism didn't meet your expectations, well! isn't that rather hypocritical! Could I be more polite? Of course! But to my earlier point, being the baner is in poor taste, as I view it more, it becomes an insult itself!

    Feel better Jens.
     
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    This is a really great idea. Hopefully it makes it past the guards at the boys club.
     
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    @beck@beck: relax, It is not good for your health when you get turned all up this much.
    I don't care how you call me, we don't know each other.
    I believe the way you worded your criticism is below anyone's expectations, but when you don't realize that yourself, it is to no avail to continue the discussion.
    It is not worth it: like I said: no hard feelings from my side.
    Over and out.
     
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    Thanks, guys. :)
     
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    Ok.
     
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    New Top image

    This one is about admiration:)

    It shows best in the Day CM Theme...
    But it is only to be a hint to the soft side of the lifestyle...

    admire.jpg
     
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    Nice picture Jens, I would love to see that when entering CM.
    I want to compliment you for the nice work you are developing here for us, and for the others helpers too.
    Thanks a lot.
    :love:
     
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    Better. Much better.

    Still a bit of objectification going on (who is the viewer?) but much nicer. Not a complaint, just a comment. :)

    As an interesting exercise, how could such an image* work if the camera was viewing from the woman's perspective?

    *By this I really mean an image that not only encapsulates what chastity is about for many of us, but also 'sells' the Mansion. The image you have here does both pretty well I think - but as a challenge - how could such an image work in the other direction?
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    Nicoftime The suspense is terrible...I hope it lasts

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    Something like this would be right up my kh’s alley, it encompasses the very affection that made her fall in love with being my kh.

    I do not own that photo, it is an open file from Tumblr
     

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    Personally, i do like this one more.


    The one thing about any image with people in it, is there are correlations that exist on so many levels it is impossible to escape them all. If an image without people is utilized, visitors can let their imaginations fill in the blanks. Less is more. I think this latest image is more on track with that.


    Also, I don't think the image needs to be tame at all. I am confident that even the most vanilla viewer has some expextation for something a bit provacative. It is a site about chastity after all. It shouldn't be grotesque, or blatently fetish oriented, but I do think some sexy allure helps- like the sheen on leather, or satin, or metal. Something suggestive is great when it is ambiguous because its keeps them guessing. Perhaps a few images on rotation might be interesting also? I actually like seeing a fresh image or page outline every now and again. Change can be good.


    Anyway, Thank you Jens, for the continued work on the site.
     
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    Agreed on all counts. Lovely way to express the power of ambiguity as well, @beck@beck!
     
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