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Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder...

I don't think something quite like this has been done before, and I'd like to stir up some life here!

So I am asking for willing victims for a new challenge!

The "Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder" Challenge!

What is considered beautiful and ugly is influenced by culture and history, by personal preference and experience.

Today for example, a fat woman with sagging breasts and greasy hair is unlikely to be regarded as beautiful in many industrialized western countries, whereas a thin girl with white teeth and a smile is very likely to be said to be at least "pretty".

When Rubens painted his pictures of scantily dressed women, a voluptous, voluminous woman was the kind of woman he and his employers thought beautiful.

Ideals of beauty change in time and from culture to culture.

So here's the challenge:

  • write a scene or a story about beauty and ugliness
  • write this scene or story twice, from two different points of view
  • once, the object of the scene or story should be regarded as beautiful
  • and the second time the same object of the scene or story should be regarded as ugly
  • the object of the scene or story does not need to be a person: plants, animals, architecture, songs, clothing - many things will make the beholder go "Oh, that's beautiful!" or "YRCH! That's *ugly*!"

Well?

Any takers?

Any questions?

Yours JunoMagic

 

 

Re: Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder...

Ok, I'll do it.

:-D

 

 

Re: Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder...

I will do it.

Dean Maia of Este
Ranger1

 

 

Re: Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder...

I am game.  I have no life.  Sign me up. 

 

 

Re: Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder...

And I keep making up challenges because I have so many other things to do...

Welcome on board!

Well - anyone else?

I see Aranel, Dean Maia of Este, Rous - we need only another victim and we're set to roll. I'd suggest November 1 as deadline: in time for NaNoWriMo, the great inspiration to get stories and Challenges finished in time ...

Anyone?

~Juno 

 

 

Re: Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder...

*mutters* What am I thinking...?

I'll do it.

~Tárion

 

 

Re: Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder...

A full blown challege. Set it up and let's have fun.

RiverOtter

 

 

Re: Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder...

Sorry you had to wait so long for the Challenge! School's kept me away until now. Here you go (with a deadline of Nov. 1, 2006):

Challenge and Discussion

Happy writing!

~Nienna

 

 

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