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  1. kicotan

    S10:08 Aspyn's Royal Wedding

    In a normal thinking person way, yes. However, in an abnormally obsessed with one’s polygamist religion way, no. Kody has to facilitate SEPERATE living environments for each wife and their respective children. The Muslim Polygamist model follows the same dogma. As long as you can support your wives independently from each other, you have that religion’s blessing. If ya’ll have to share a kitchen and living quarters? PDA of one wife in front of another? Oh helllllllllll no. It does not surprise me at all that Kody’s wives are totally on board with that sort of arrangement, especially because I don’t think they really fancy him anyway other than access to his sperm so they can have as many children as they want and some sort of weird status in the polygamist community/church that gets them into heaven.
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    S10:08 Aspyn's Royal Wedding

    I’m sorry for being so petty about their fashion choices but seriously....Meri’s LuLaOMGNo black/gold dress awkwardly paired with the clunky beige wedges is almost worse than Janelle’s shiny blue-totally-wrong-for-her-shape frock. Whhhhyyyyy can’t these people hire a decent stylist???
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    Season 10 Live Chat Thread

    It’s almost as if she went with the option that would be the LEAST flattering...following Kody & Meri’s lead with the hair.
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    Season 10 Live Chat Thread

    Other than the unhealthy way the moms run the kitchen/grocery shop/prepare meals/manage their eating habit all I can think of is either genetics, BDD or lack of motivation to maintain a healthy body. Obviously Janelle couldn’t give two shits about her obesity. The sons look reasonably sized~perhaps they are more active in sports? I imagine the daughters aren’t interested or encouraged to participate in sports with their peers/go to the gym/participate in physical activities with the fambly like hiking/biking/power walking the Fashion Show Mall, etc., but that doesn’t absolve them from looking in the mirror/at the scale once they become adults. As a die-hard devotee of Dr. Now, I can wholeheartedly blame their eating habit and lack of exercise.
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    Season 10 Live Chat Thread

    I agree! I can’t imagine the monthly bill for the fambly hair stylist/colorist/perms. Kody and Meri especially, good Lord, whoever is responsible for those two mop tops should be fired.
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    S05.E11 Reevaluation Realness

    It has been my experience that it is incredibly difficult for folks that don’t have a level of discomfort with their physical presentation in public to understand why one wouldn’t just wear leggings,a bikini, the color red, etc. It is my understanding that folks who don’t want to draw attention to themselves in public favor garments towards that end, especially with consideration to the area of the body they feel most uncomfortable about. Sometimes, the anxiety level is insurmountable and folks just opt out of going to social things like a shopping trip with a friend. I think Noelle is blessed to have Jazz as a friend~even if it means Jazz is further along on her journey and can wear leggings in public with confidence.
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    S07.E11: Jeanne's Story

    Using the term “verged” is being incredibly kind. TLC’s bread n’ butter are the “kind” version of a freak show. A glimpse at the lineup brings you “Inseperable” about twins joined at the head, “30 inches and Turning 18”, “Little Life on the Prarie”, “The Little Couple” and “7 Little Johnston’s” (4 shows about “Little” people,) Dr. Pimple Popper, Sister Wives, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, etc. All they need is the “Bearded Woman” and a “Dog Face Boy”.
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    Leaving Neverland

    Personally, I believe the “star factor” is the biggest part of it...and it should be a cautionary tale for every parent out there to teach their kids NOT to idolize someone just because they like their music, their movies or their fashion sense. The way ordinary everyday adult folk idolize celebrities is something I can’t wrap my head around. Add into the mix the stage mom/dads that want their child to be a “star” and I’m even more gobsmacked. There are plenty of celebrities that shun media exposure, tuck their kids far away from Hollywood(including Sasha Baron Cohen), pay security firms to make sure they aren’t in the public eye because of the “crazies” that come out of the woodwork, etc. ~ remember Steven Speilberg’s Stalker? There is something fundamentally wrong with folks who sell their children into celebrity.
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    Leaving Neverland

    I respectfully disagree. The fathers certainly don’t get a free pass, however, I’m inclined to put a larger burden of guilt on the person who’s job/responsibility it was to care for/protect the child whilst the other person is off at their $$$ making job so that the family is provided for. The fathers should have never signed off on any of the arrangements the mothers had with MJ, but then again, we don’t live in a world where wives submit to their husband’s ultimate authority anymore, so the blame game shifts. If either father was the stay-at-home Parent while Mom went off to work every day then I’d be moved to see it differently. Both Wade and James’ mothers behaved as “managing their son’s career” stage mom/housewives who were as enamored with MJ as their sons were, maybe even more so. And they phenomenally sucked at it ~ in spite of the “perks” they enjoyed.
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    A Place For Questions & Educational Links

    First off, thank you for your very informative response! Pertaining to the above quoted portion, I’m unfortunately personally aware of hormonal influence in vitro. My brother and I are both DES son/daughter. Our mother was injected with the synthetic estrogenic equivalent of about 35,000 doses of today’s low dose birth control pills during our respective 8-9 month gestation periods in the early to mid 60’s. It changed the physical structure of my reproductive organs including initiating pre-cancerous cells in my cervix by the time I was 19. I’ve had, and continue to have, all the extreme symptoms of what women go through during pregnancy since puberty, even after they removed my pre-cancerous cervix, abnormally shaped uterus, twisted necrotic right Fallopian tube and cyst ridden right ovary at the age of 25. Due to my own struggles with severely whacked out estrogen levels in vitro, I am always fascinated by recent developments and research regarding it, so again, thank you for your input.
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    Leaving Neverland

    According to the director, Dan Reed, Robson and Safechuck did not get paid to be in Leaving Neverland. He said Robson and Safechuck “have no financial interest whatsoever and no future, past or present interest”.
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    A Place For Questions & Educational Links

    I hate to admit it, but this right here^^^^has been a big stumbling block for me. I’m an amateur costume designer and the history of garments is something I really dig. Socially acceptable/encouraged styles change dramatically over time~men used to wear powdered wigs, make-up, lace ruffles, heeled shoes, stockings, ribbons and bows, corseted undergarments, etc.~ so what I perceive as a social or cultural phase, as a costumer, is something that I’ve struggled with to understand as a foundation for an individual’s identity. Jazz, as well as the show, has promoted the idea that we should accept folk for who they are. I’m all for it. But if you accept yourself and others for who they ARE, then why is there such a desire/need to change one’s appearance from who they are when they wake up in the morning to fit a societal image of not who they are, but what they “should” look like, according to social pressure? It presents as an illogical conundrum to me, personally. ETA: I also suffer from Body Dismorphic Disorder, so I have a basic understanding of being emotionally disturbed by looking in the mirror/focusing on specific body parts that cause discomfort/wishing for some sort of corrective surgery. However, any “help” I’ve ever received to address it was adamant that giving in to the “corrective procedures” I dreamed about was counterproductive to accepting myself as I am...not what I perceive myself to be.
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    Alaskan Bush People

    As if she wasn’t creeptastic enough without the added drama of her favorite brother having a favorite girl that isn’t her. Gross.
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    Leaving Neverland

    The Cult of Personality has always disturbed me. I might enjoy someone’s musical talent, but I’m not shrieking and crying and passing out over seeing them in person (insert video footage of the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley...Justin Bieber?). I lived 30 miles from the front gate of Neverland. My kids attended a small rural school 20 miles from it before Santa Barbara County pursued him in court. Their school bus died and in addition to other fundraising efforts, we wrote him a letter thinking that if he cared about children so much he might be willing to donate a few bucks towards replacing the bus. Crickets was all we heard back. He NEVER contributed one dime or one minute of time to his local community. His only interest or contribution was shopping trips and buying local wine. I knew several people employed by the “ranch” in minor capacities-mailroom, security, that sort of thing. When the court case hit my hometown of Santa Maria they zipped their lips-wouldn’t make comments either way, didn’t want to be subpoenaed and quickly found other jobs.
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    S10.E06: Flagstaff Flirtation

    Like any big city there are areas that are more unsafe than others. With the way Meri throws around the word “safe”, I’m not exactly sure what he is alluding to. I’ve lived in Las Vegas for almost 6 years with my mother, who is now 91. She was approached once in a Wal-Mart shopping lot by some questionable types, but other than that, she shops, goes to Dr. appointments, the post office, the bank, socializes every Sunday at an old school casino with a polka band~all without fear for her safety. Our house has never been broken into and no major crimes have been committed in our neighborhood since we’ve been there.
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