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Captain Kirk by Emmaliene Captain Kirk by Emmaliene
Sup guys. I decided to be a female Captain James Tiberius Kirk, because I love Star Trek TOS. It is my life. It actually is. I actually cry over certain episodes even though all of them are cheesy and made in 1966 -screams- City on the Edge of Forever, anyone?

Anyway, I"ve never spent so much time and money on any other cosplay. I probably spent about $300 on everything, and spent hours making four of these dresses.

Anyway, hope you guys like c:

Captain James (Jamie? Jane?) Tiberius Kirk - :iconemmaliene:

Photo cred - Dale L

Wig design - Lindsay Marie
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goutman4ever Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hi Emmaliene, are you going to be at Niagara Falls Comic Con in June> with William Shatner there it'd be a great time to see the femme Trek team in action!
Btw, were you at the Fan Expo in Toronto this past August? I came across a female Kirk while there (as my own Middle Aged Bryan Fury cosplay)  and I'm convinced it was you from all these pics?!
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm not but goddamn do I ever wish I was :S

And nope, I've never been to Fan Expo Toronto.  Me and the other two girls in my cosplay groups are hoping to raise money to go though... we were gonna set up a sort of photo thing, where we'd put up a photo every certain amount of moneys raised
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goutman4ever Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting idea. Keep me updated on it. You'd love Fan Expo- last year was the first one I've attended, it was unbelievable!!! Check out pictures on my page here, and my fb page has entire albums from it- just did a post on your page so you can find me :)
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Saw your link!  That's fantastic :)

And I want to go so badly, hopefully the three of us can raise the money
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spreading her legs across the Alpha Quadrant.
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What the fuck.
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, Kirk is a player, no? Would stand to reason his female version would be one too.
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
only with the ladies tho
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Neville6000 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Captain Jane Tiberia Kirk works best!

Great work once again.
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
holy hell she's attractive
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Neville6000 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I know.
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UncleRice Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That captain has been around the bock enough that there must be some undocumented daughters around.
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This captain likes the ladies, so no undocumented children anywhere for me
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TornadoWraith88 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
This - you - I can't even deal. :iconfblikeplz:
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
HNNNGGHH <3
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purpleh2o Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
You make a wonderful female Captain Kirk. Much prettier than the original one that's for sure. :) Great job on the uniform and wig. Your devotion to TOS truly shows. I think Jamie is the best choice for first name. After all, Ben Finney's daughter Jamie was named after Kirk.
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Danngg, thanks man.  Yeah, I think I"ll just start calling myself Jamie :3

I personally think Shatner is still a prettier princess than me :c
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lizzib7292 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
amazing cosplay!!! sorry i'm a bit confused did you buy or make your dress, because you said you made 4???
i'm thinking of getting or making one myself but don't know whether to even bother to attempt to make it!!! :D
thanks :hug:
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I made it myself, but I also made our fem Chekov's, fem McCoy's, and fem Sulu's uniforms, so I made four total :)

And the pattern is fairly simple, and you can buy it on [link] :D
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lizzib7292 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow they're all so amazing!!! i would really like to give it a go but i haven't really sewn much in the past and feel like i would fail miserably,

Is it difficult to construct, also what type of fabric did you use?

Sorry for all the questions i just want to make a dress so much and don't have the money to buy a proper one :(
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It's not that difficult. The invisible zipper is a bit of a pain, but it's pretty much straight seams through the whole dress.

And I used velour, since it provides more texture. They used velour in the first season before they switched to a polyester cotton in the second season :)

Oh, I don't mind the questions, I"m happy to help!
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lizzib7292 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i'll have to look for some velour i can't seem to find any near where i live :(

did the pattern come with the pattern pieces or did you have to draw them up yourself?

thank you so much, i really appreciate it :hug:
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, it's not very common to find in local fabric stores. We had to order it online.

And yes, it came with pattern pieces.
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Damien-the-Ogre Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
James is apparently akin to Jacob; both names have the same origin; the female equivalent is Jacqueline.
Tiberius would be Tiberia, (-us being the masculine and -a feminine ending for latin names as in Julius/ Julia, Claudius/ Claudia etc). So Jacqueline Tiberia Kirk.
What fabric did you use for the costume?
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I personally would just keep the middle name as Tiberius :) But as for first names, I tend to go for Jamie. Jacqueline would be interesting though.

And I used velour
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Damien-the-Ogre Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I can't stop thinking of Zap Brannigan in Futurama: "Mmmm... velour!" XD
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha~
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galaxy1701d Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Unfortunately, while all cosplay can be called a "money pit," getting a really accurate "Trek" uniform is up there with the worst. But it is also one of those times when you can absolutely say that it's money well spent because the best uniforms stand head-and-shoulders over everything else and it's clear for everyone to see. Like yours - that is one of the best Command Division Skants I've seen and I'm the co-admin of a "Trek" cosplay Facebook group. =)

It is true that if you're watching from a modern perspective, the TOS episodes can feel a bit cheesy. There were plot holes every here and there. The acting could look a little stiff or stilted. People make fun of Shatner's vocal delivery (which, I think, isn't so much Shatner himself but the fact that Shatner has Shakespearean training and was probably influenced by the needs of stage acting). Exposition happens too easily, or the resolution of the plot might seem so simple but like you said, it was a product of the '60s. I think TV was pretty new back then, and I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people were treating the episodes like they were writing stage plays, which often did have that kind of quality to them back then.

And compared to all of the other ridiculousness going on at the time - like just about anything and everything ever made by Irwin Allen - "Star Trek" was serious sci-fi and light years ahead of its time. It was done by people who did their homework and cared about what they were trying to say (even if the Cold War or WW2 social commentary was a little too obvious in some episodes), and it showed - I think that's why it caught on like it did. =)

Congratulations form another lifelong Trekkie. (I saw my first TNG episode when I was 4 years old and have been a fan ever since.)
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think a proper Trekkie uniform is well worth the money.

And I actually get very lost in the magic, so to speak, of the original series, so I never view it as silly until someone calls my attention to it. I also personally think Shatner is fantastic, and while I prefer Nimoy's acting to Shatner, I appreciate his theatrical and Shakespearean training.

I actually really love Irwin Allen's shows. I was raised on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Lost in Space as a child, along with Star Trek and other shows. Despite their cheesiness, they had very interesting plotlines for earlier episodes. Especially the first season of Lost in Space in my opinion. The second season was horrible, after that, and the third season was sometimes okay, but it honestly got weird and bad-quirky and not all that well written when it was suddenly colour, rather than black and white. Also, as much as I love Star Trek TOS, it got a little flaky midway through the second season, and got pretty darn terrible during the third season. However, I believe that's because Gene Roddenberry wasn't able to contribute as much during their last season, but he had a huge part in the making of Turnabout Intruder, which is arguably the best episode of the season, and possibly one of the best in the whole series
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galaxy1701d Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I definitely agree with you there, any good Starfleet uniform is well worth every dollar, especially one like yours that's good enough to shoot fan films with.

It's kind of funny with me, because when watching TOS now with my more mature adult-Trekkie perspective, I can really focus on trying to see the elements Shatner put into his performance when building the character of James T. Kirk. The man has been psychologically dissected for decades now as he's become such an iconic leader, but in the early days of TOS when they were just starting to build the canon, nothing was set in stone - not even Kirk's middle name and I can only imagine how Shatner would have thought when he'd get scripts. He's said before in interviews that sometimes, the crew would have to shoot a scene when the script was still in rewrites and not even done yet, so nobody knew quite what to do about snybody else's character - "so, what is my guy to your guy?" Must have been pretty chaotic.

I think that we differ in opinion about Irwin Allen due to a few reasons. First, I am a bit more of a hardliner when it comes to science fiction because outside of anime, I really don't like cheesiness. I grew up reading hard science fiction - I have an anthology of classic sci-fi back home - so what Roddenberry was trying to resounded with me when he took on a lot of the more unusual stories that were meant to make you think or to push our perceptions of the boundaries of human existence (TMP), which is what a lot of of the stories in my anthology do.

I also am a very, very serious military geek. I admire military virtues and love hearing stories about life on campaign during the great wars of human history - and "Star Trek" has a massive military aspect to it because we are basically following the adventures of what is essentially the Federation Coast Guard/Navy. In the end it's basically a story of a bunch of guys on a ship and how their relationships with each other work out as they go through a lot of crazy ups and downs together.

I have recently developed a habit of watching a documentary series called "Battle: 360," following the original U.S.S. Enterprise aircraft carrier (CV-6) through the Pacific Campaign of WW2, before rewatching "Star Trek." Besides following the ship, the series also follows a lot of individual stories from her sailors, Marines and airmen, and the whole feeling I got - that all these individual stories blend together to form the tale of a great ship that almost seems to take on a life of her own as she goes through 4 eventful years - helps me understand a bit of what Roddenberry, who was a WW2 bomber pilot, tried to portray in "Trek." That sense of a journey, a spaceborne "band of brothers," each one a part of something special, something that touches them all but is ultimately greater than any of them.

However, Gene had his struggles. Gene was a fan of classic or "hard" sci-fi and he loved the great sci-fi writers like Bradbury or Ellison or Larry Niven. It was his dream to attract talent like that to write for "Star Trek." But those great sci-fi visionaries (according to the sources I have read) loathed television sci-fi and wanted absolutely nothing to even do with it. They thought television sci-fi was nothing but thinly masked horror ("Twilight Zone," although I think that "Twilight Zone" was excellent for what it is), or silliness that didn't make sense or have any basis in actual science (virtually anything done by Irwin Allen except maybe "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" ) and honestly thought of it as heresy. They hated it.

Gene was desperate to prove them wrong, and that was one of his fundamental missions with TOS. But he had limited success. Bradbury toured the TOS set but turned down the offer to write for him. CBS actually had Gene come in under the pretense of being interested in the ideas he was fighting so hard to pitch, got Gene to basically tell them everything that was in his head, and then told him to go away - "that was great, thank you, but we have another show in development that we are going with, and we're committed to that. We frankly think that show is better than yours. But we will take what you said into consultation." That show... was "Lost in Space."

And three years later, the reason - or at least one reason - why TOS did not get a better time slot but instead was shunted into the Friday Night Death Slot, one of the main reasons why the show ultimately got the dropping ratings that gave NBC the excuse it needed to ax the show - was because Irwin Allen refused to give up his own time slot. So not only did CBS basically snub Gene Roddenberry (and also sort of surreptitiously use him as a "free consultant" ) for Allen's show, Allen was also partially to blame for TOS' demise. As someone who dislikes silliness in live-action sci-fi, I couldn't bring myself to forgive that. I think I'm just being biased and a bit resentful, though, which would absolutely be coloring my judgment here.

(I also think I'm being a bit of a damn hypocrite, though, because when it's not vintage sci-fi, I have no qualms about silliness, especially when it comes to science fiction or space-related anime. I suppose I'm using different sets of criteria to judge the live-action/vintage sci-fi shows vs. things like sci-fi anime or cartoons. Even more reason to call myself a hypocrite, I suppose? =P )

That being said, I *do* really like the concept of "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" as well as the design of the Seaview submarine. She has a lot of the same spirit as the Enterprise did, just in a submarine form - she looked like a natural high-tech futuristic evolution of Cold War U.S. Navy military submarine models, and was run in a military manner, but she was designed to be much more than just a war machine and it showed in the way she was built. Enterprise is the same way, only in space. =D

As for TOS itself, you are right, Gene did get "demoted" from being the principal showrunner to being more of a consultant. It was due to a lot of things, including friction with the studios and the ever-present attempt to prevent TOS from being axed and to scramble for more budget. As a result, without his watchful eye on things, the quality of the scripts being submitted (remember, unlike modern TV shows, most series at that time did not have a full-time set of writers but generally bought scripts from anyone who wanted to pitch an idea they liked - this is part of why TOS canon isn't very tight and actually can have a few plot holes here and there if you look closely) tanked. As George Takei said, it "lost its contemporary punch" and became "bug-eyed monsters." As you said, TOS became "pretty darn terrible." A number of my favorite episodes were in Season 2, though, including "The Doomsday Machine," "By Any Other Name," "I, Mudd" and "Mirror, Mirror" (at least, I think they were all Season 2). I actually have to admit that I'm probably too much of a Mirror Universe fan for my own good sometimes. =P

But when Gene was running the show and they still had at least some people believing in them, a lot of the plots that were being submitted were excellent. Gene did quite a good job of getting around the damnable television censors of the time and getting people to think about what was going on in the world around them in a time when the government didn't want you to hear it.

It is very difficult for people today, who think of "Trek" as some sort of lumbering juggernaut that will never die, to realize how painful our origins were. Lucille Ball of "I Love Lucy" has been nicknamed the Godmother of "Star Trek" as it was her Desilu Studios that finally agreed to make the show. Even her executives repeatedly nagged her to get rid of "Star Trek" as they didn't believe in it and thought of Roddenberry only as "Crazy Gene." But Lucy shot them down, every time. She was Gene's friend, and she believed he was doing good things with television that other executives weren't even daring to do - telling people what they needed to hear, not what they wanted to. (The man was certainly not perfect; I know enough about him to say that for sure, but he absolutely deserves credit where it's due.) Unfortunately, not enough people back then saw things as she did.

Speaking of "Turnabout Intruder," which is definitely one of the best TOS episodes, voice actor Vic Mignogna (also a huge TOS fan) is doing a fan film series called "Star Trek Continues" that is meant to be a 4th season of TOS with him as Kirk. He's released a few vignettes so far, and one of them is a direct follow-up to the ending of "Turnabout Intruder." His cast is interesting, too. He's got Chris Doohan, Jimmy's son, as Scotty and Grant Imahara from "Mythbusters" as Sulu. And Doug Drexler, one of the mainstays of "Trek's" visual effects teams, has come back to do the CGI effects including a totally new CGI Enterprise - but he is deliberately making the effects shots to look like what would have been done with a physical model in 1970 to give the fan film a more "period-authentic" look. =)
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ClarkSavage Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
You make a great captain. Your hair really fits in the original series.
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!

I'm actually going to be posting lots more photos soon, so if you're watching me, you'll be able to see 'em right away :D
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salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
DAT HAIR :icondatassplz: :iconamgtouchplz:
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
IT'S.. FANCY
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Thorn-claw Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Is it wrong that I love everything about this? Because, and I know you've heard it loads before, and it's painfully cliche, It's PERFECT.
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's not wrong ;u;

And frick, THANK YOU
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Thorn-claw Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Welcome! 8D
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Glay Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
*CRY* SO GREAT omg I so know the pain of these expensive uniforms... seems simple but REALLY NOT. YOU GUYS DID AMAZING I WANNA FAV IT ALL HAHA
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I actually creeped your photos, and I LOVE you as Kirk <3 <3

the uniforms were quite easy for me, until it go to really specific detailing D: like the sleeves... and the dumb collars.. and ugh :(

AND THANK YOU
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What's really cool, is that now you can go around and kiss all the boys--and the punch them in the jaw while their eyes are closed!
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh god, "The Tricksters of Triskelion," eh?

No thanks, I don't wanna kiss any male version of Shahna, she's fine on her own, lol XD
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This next question is going to get me into trouble.^^;

Does that mean you'd kiss/punch girl Shahna? :faint:



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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She's not my type, but I'd rather kiss/punch girl Shahna than man Shahna, whatever that looks like
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
BTW, how did you come to learn so much about TOS? Most people around your age where I'm at tend to give the old show a pass.

They are aware it exists, and know of all the associated memes, like "Kirk gets all the girls" and "The guy in the red shirt always dies", but they seldom show the depth of knowledge and enthusiasm demonstrated by you and your friends.
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I always liked sci-fi, it's been my favourite genre since I was a kid. My dad raised me on old t.v. shows, among them TOS, along with Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and Dark Shadows. That was when I was about four. Then when I was six, my dad got me into movies like Blade Runner, the Alien series, etc :)

I particularly liked TOS, and have always made it a point of watching the whole series from star to finish once every year and a half or so. I just adore it, and think it's worth retaining random facts from XD
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I could see this happening.

What if Dr. Janice Lester from Turnablout Intruder permanently swapped bodies with JTK? Her erratic mad scientist behavior clued the crew in pretty quickly to the switch, but suppose Kirk couldn't return to his old body.

He'd live on in Lester's former body, continuing his five year mission as a female captain.
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
**Turnabout, you mean?

And I actually despised Janice Lester as a character, I'd rather just be the female Captain Kirk they encounter in the comics.

It'd leave a really bad taste in my mouth to just cosplay Lester
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
In which comic did a female JTK appear? I'd like to take a look at it. (Hopefully, it's still in print in a collection somewhere. :please:)

But yeah, Janice Lester was a bit of a jerk. I can see why you'd want to avoid association.
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't actually recall off the top of my head, but I can try and find a screenshot of what she looks like somewhere?

She's a bitch.
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd like to see that, if possible. :eager:
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