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Jessie Shannon
Posts: 2,004
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


So I have been considering doing Fetish work.  Obviously there are a lot of fetish types.  Any idea which are the best sellers, or does anyone have any suggestions on types.  Post pics if you have them please smile Fetish llamas, which are the funnest to do and have the biggest draw?
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Koryn
Posts: 36,572
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Jessie Shannon wrote:
So I have been considering doing Fetish work.  Obviously there are a lot of fetish types.  Any idea which are the best sellers, or does anyone have any suggestions on types.  Post pics if you have them please smile Fetish models, which are the funnest to do and have the biggest draw?

Balloon popping
Stockings/hosiery
feet (both clean and dirty)
bubblegum smacking/popping
hair-washing
shaving
wrestling
muscle flexing
leg worship
mental domination
wearing puffy coats
restraint (ropes, leather gear)
straitjackets
shibari (artsy fartsy restraint)
latex
encasement
face-sitting (not a sex act; it's literally sitting someone's head, mashing them)
forced feminization
"little people" eating
squishing small cities with large boots on
spanking and impact play
jeans fetish - they LOVE mom jeans
wet and messy
food play


... it can go on and on forever. There's pretty much a fetish market for anything you can think of, but almost all the markets mentioned above are too small to select one and work in it exclusively. Fetish models will do a wide variety of work. My favorites included: shibari and restraint, wrestling, muscle worship, and feet stuff, but I have done videos of almost everything on the list I made.

May 22 12 06:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jessie Shannon
Posts: 2,004
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


ShivaKitty wrote:

Balloon popping
Stockings/hosiery
feet (both clean and dirty)
bubblegum smacking/popping
hair-washing
shaving
wrestling
muscle flexing
leg worship
mental domination
wearing puffy coats
restraint (ropes, leather gear)
straitjackets
shibari (artsy fartsy restraint)
latex
encasement
face-sitting (not a sex act; it's literally sitting someone's head, mashing them)
forced feminization
"little people" eating
squishing small cities with large boots on
spanking and impact play
jeans fetish - they LOVE mom jeans
wet and messy
food play


... it can go on and on forever. There's pretty much a fetish market for anything you can think of, but almost all the markets mentioned above are too small to select one and work in it exclusively. Fetish models will do a wide variety of work. My favorites included: shibari and restraint, wrestling, muscle worship, and feet stuff, but I have done videos of almost everything on the list I made.

Wow! Thank you smile  Face-sitting? lol.    I definitely understand one not having a large enough market to do just one.  Thank you so much for the list, some things I would never have thought of..like mom jeans smile Shibari, wrestling, latex wet and messy all sound fun!

May 22 12 06:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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Koryn
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Boston, Massachusetts, US


Jessie Shannon wrote:

Wow! Thank you smile  Face-sitting? lol.    I definitely understand one not having a large enough market to do just one.  Thank you so much for the list, some things I would never have thought of..like mom jeans smile Shibari, wrestling, latex wet and messy all sound fun!

Latex is not quite as popular now as it was a few years ago, and generally requires having a large, expensive wardrobe of shiny apparel. That is the only thing on that list I have never shot.

May 22 12 06:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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Brianna Z
Posts: 44
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


I too am just getting into this, but I find that it is very exciting and can be a definite confidence booster! As far as popularity goes, I'd say most likely latex or restraints are most popular. What draws me to this is not only do I love alternative kind of gothic type styled things, but to me the pictures can be so much more interesting and exciting to view! Also the props are fun! I personally like restraints and I also like latex because I love the wardrobe style. I havent ever done Bubble smacking, but this sounds like it could make for some very wonderfully and artfully styled photos (Im thinking gum bubble in pale colours while the model and background is  a very nude/greyscale kind of color scheme). I also think crushing tiny cities in tall boots sounds fantastic!
May 22 12 07:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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Naughty Ties
Posts: 3,144
Riverview, Florida, US


Go to www.clips4sale.com and check out the drop down fetish genre's that are available, you'll be stunned at what some people will pay to see.  lol Spitting, burping, tooth brushing, crying, as well as tons of explicit stuff.

btw...if you wanna try bondage I have all this rope here at the house.....just sayin'.....
May 23 12 11:17 am  Link  Quote 
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Alivia Autumn
Posts: 610
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


D/s - Either role.
Bondage/Shabari
Ball gag's and Ring gag's
Foot fetish
May 23 12 11:30 am  Link  Quote 
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DRImages
Posts: 1,651
San Diego, California, US


Naughty Ties wrote:
Go to www.clips4sale.com and check out the drop down fetish genre's that are available, you'll be stunned at what some people will pay to see.  lol Spitting, burping, tooth brushing, crying, as well as tons of explicit stuff.

btw...if you wanna try bondage I have all this rope here at the house.....just sayin'.....

I normally use hosiery as restraints...just sayin' smile

May 23 12 11:31 am  Link  Quote 
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Photographe
Posts: 2,350
Bristol, England, United Kingdom


I'm not sure if it is the make-up, but you come across as more Domme than Damsel.
Some of Julian Wilde's pics of you are quite fetishy in pose and concept and I think this is going to be easy for you to nail a range of fetish concepts. Your strength and classical features make you suited to the more timeless fetish stuff like shibari and edgy fashion.
May 23 12 11:31 am  Link  Quote 
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Francisco Castro
Posts: 1,711
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


Jessie Shannon wrote:
So I have been considering doing Fetish work.  Obviously there are a lot of fetish types.  Any idea which are the best sellers, or does anyone have any suggestions on types.  Post pics if you have them please smile Fetish models, which are the funnest to do and have the biggest draw?

I've had quite a few requests for kinbaku shoots (intricate Japanese rope knots)for people's private collections (we shoot them for them and their private albums). Not many people are familiar with the knots so it's a little difficult to find someone adept at both photography and the tying.

May 23 12 11:35 am  Link  Quote 
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Arznix
Posts: 517
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Jessie Shannon wrote:
So I have been considering doing Fetish work.  Obviously there are a lot of fetish types.  Any idea which are the best sellers, or does anyone have any suggestions on types.  Post pics if you have them please smile Fetish models, which are the funnest to do and have the biggest draw?

Checkout Fetlife to see the range of fetishes that exist. It is free to join.

http://www.fetlife.com

It should connect you to fetish photographers. models and like minded people in your area and around the country.

Keep in mind it can often be less to do with what is most popular and selling the best and more about your personal boundaries. If you are not into the theme of a particular fetish it will show in front of the camera. Some fetishes can be quite extreme looking.
I am working on a "Pony Tales" series that only appeals to a small subset of models as it is outside the comfort zone of a lot of models as an example.

It will also effect your branding as a model. You need to consider if you want to be stereotyped that way for a long time. That said fetish shoots are a lot of fun to plan and shoot. A lot of models do it to realize a personal fantasy. I would experiment with the more extreme fetishes in your personal life before trying to do it in front of the camera. The thrill of a fetish is a state of mind as it is considered taboo.

Kumi Monster, now retired, is considered by many as one of the best fetish models.

http://fetishmuse.com/index.p

Emily Marilyn is up there too.

http://www.emilymarilyn.com/

Mosh seems to be one of those models that can cross genres.

http://www.moshroom.com

I put Ulorin Vex in that category too. Both are a pleasure to work with.

http://www.ulorinvex.com/

Rubber Doll has done some interesting latex shoots.

http://www.rubberdoll.com

For bondage themes checkout Ken Marcus. They profiled him recently on Model Mayhem. He is a former Playboy, Penthouse and fashion photographer.

http://www.kenmarcus.com

For extreme bondage check out

http://www.enslaved.com

Ashley Renee is a former Playboy model that has created a second career as a bondage model.

http://www.ashleyrenee.com/


Also checkout Fetishcon it is coming up later this summer in Florida.

http://www.fetishcon.com

May 23 12 12:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jerry Nemeth
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Red Sky Photography
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Germantown, Maryland, US


Jessie Shannon wrote:
So I have been considering doing Fetish work.  Obviously there are a lot of fetish types.  Any idea which are the best sellers, or does anyone have any suggestions on types.  Post pics if you have them please smile Fetish models, which are the funnest to do and have the biggest draw?

If you want to try wearing latex, you are welcome to pay me a visit. I doubt you can make much wearing latex unless you combine it with something like domination.

I think you would look great in latex.

May 23 12 01:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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John Horwitz
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Raleigh, North Carolina, US


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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,329
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I think it would be helpful for you to clarify if you mean to do fetish stills or fetish video content. Theres a lot that works on video that would fall short if tried to capture in a single still image.
May 23 12 01:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jessie Shannon
Posts: 2,004
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Laura UnBound wrote:
I think it would be helpful for you to clarify if you mean to do fetish stills or fetish video content. Theres a lot that works on video that would fall short if tried to capture in a single still image.

Definitely going to be starting with just stills smile

May 23 12 02:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jessie Shannon
Posts: 2,004
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Red Sky Photography wrote:

If you want to try wearing latex, you are welcome to pay me a visit. I doubt you can make much wearing latex unless you combine it with something like domination.

I think you would look great in latex.

Yeah domination could be cool to do, and it sounds like it could be fun to do smile

May 23 12 02:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jessie Shannon
Posts: 2,004
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Jerry Nemeth wrote:
This is my favorite rope photo.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/08 … 8c6575.jpg

I like it too smile  So would that be considered bondage? Or just a rope outfit?

May 23 12 02:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jessie Shannon
Posts: 2,004
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Rollo David Snook wrote:
I'm not sure if it is the make-up, but you come across as more Domme than Damsel.
Some of Julian Wilde's pics of you are quite fetishy in pose and concept and I think this is going to be easy for you to nail a range of fetish concepts. Your strength and classical features make you suited to the more timeless fetish stuff like shibari and edgy fashion.

Domme huh...Yeah I can see it, plus I would rather be domme than damsel anyway smile  And Thanks smile

May 23 12 02:51 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jessie Shannon
Posts: 2,004
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Francisco Castro wrote:

I've had quite a few requests for kinbaku shoots (intricate Japanese rope knots)for people's private collections (we shoot them for them and their private albums). Not many people are familiar with the knots so it's a little difficult to find someone adept at both photography and the tying.

Hmmm, so tied with that have kinbaku knots in them or just the rope and knots?

May 23 12 02:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jessie Shannon
Posts: 2,004
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Arznix wrote:
Checkout Fetlife to see the range of fetishes that exist. It is free to join.

http://www.fetlife.com

It should connect you to fetish photographers. models and like minded people in your area and around the country.

Keep in mind it can often be less to do with what is most popular and selling the best and more about your personal boundaries. If you are not into the theme of a particular fetish it will show in front of the camera. Some fetishes can be quite extreme looking.
I am working on a "Pony Tales" series that only appeals to a small subset of models as it is outside the comfort zone of a lot of models as an example.

It will also effect your branding as a model. You need to consider if you want to be stereotyped that way for a long time. That said fetish shoots are a lot of fun to plan and shoot. A lot of models do it to realize a personal fantasy. I would experiment with the more extreme fetishes in your personal life before trying to do it in front of the camera. The thrill of a fetish is a state of mind as it is considered taboo.

Kumi Monster, now retired, is considered by many as one of the best fetish models.

http://fetishmuse.com/index.p

Emily Marilyn is up there too.

http://www.emilymarilyn.com/

Mosh seems to be one of those models that can cross genres.

http://www.moshroom.com

I put Ulorin Vex in that category too. Both are a pleasure to work with.

http://www.ulorinvex.com/

Rubber Doll has done some interesting latex shoots.

http://www.rubberdoll.com

For bondage themes checkout Ken Marcus. They profiled him recently on Model Mayhem. He is a former Playboy, Penthouse and fashion photographer.

http://www.kenmarcus.com

For extreme bondage check out

http://www.enslaved.com

Ashley Renee is a former Playboy model that has created a second career as a bondage model.

http://www.ashleyrenee.com/


Also checkout Fetishcon it is coming up later this summer in Florida.

http://www.fetishcon.com

Awesome!! Thank you so much for all the info big_smile

May 23 12 02:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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Art of the nude
Posts: 11,869
Olivet, Michigan, US


Jessie Shannon wrote:
So I have been considering doing Fetish work.  Obviously there are a lot of fetish types.  Any idea which are the best sellers, or does anyone have any suggestions on types.  Post pics if you have them please smile Fetish models, which are the funnest to do and have the biggest draw?

I don't actively do "fetish" work, but I've gotten fetish related comments on my images for these fetishes, that I can think of (not typically here, but work similar to what I put on MM)

Feet, of course
sweaters
armpits

That's all I can think of, but armpits are REALLY popular.

May 23 12 03:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jessie Shannon
Posts: 2,004
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Art of the nude wrote:

I don't actively do "fetish" work, but I've gotten fetish related comments on my images for these fetishes, that I can think of (not typically here, but work similar to what I put on MM)

Feet, of course
sweaters
armpits

That's all I can think of, but armpits are REALLY popular.

Armpits lol   I dont think I could do armpits and be serious about it hmm big_smile:

May 23 12 05:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Damon Banner
Posts: 85,305
Hayward, California, US


foot fetish (just pictures) is how many stick their toe in the water.... so to speak.
May 23 12 05:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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D a v i d s o n
Posts: 206
Gig Harbor, Washington, US


I think you should read John Horwitz novel 1 more time...
May 23 12 06:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fotographia Fantastique
Posts: 17,324
Lebanon, New Hampshire, US


Probably best to do what interests you. The best fetish models are those that have a specific fetish they want to explore, rather than those who want to expand their markets, do x, y, or z because it's trendy, play dress-up, get rich quick, or any other such reason.
May 23 12 06:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,329
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Jessie Shannon wrote:

Definitely going to be starting with just stills smile

In a way they're harder, because you only have that one single shot to convey your message, not a series of actions.

Things like those on Shivas list for example, like balloon popping, kind of require a video, or at least a series of images put together into a big set, but typically (though not always) the people who are into that fetish, and the others like it that would work better on video, want to see the sequence of actions, hear the noises/you, etc because they play into what makes the fetish for them.


And then some things are super easy to capture with stills, like foot fetish and bondage.

May 23 12 11:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,329
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Jessie Shannon wrote:

Hmmm, so tied with that have kinbaku knots in them or just the rope and knots?

There are several basic kinds of bondage. Some people strictly keep to "the code” of those styles and some people develop their own that's a cross between two or more.

Shibari is a certain kind of bondage that has a bit of a distinctly different look and technique than kinbaku, but they're both a very intricate and pretty type of bondage. DiD/western bondage tends to be the very simple, usually with nylon rope smedley whiplash looking work, it conveys the idea of an amateur, sometimes hasty kidnap 'just needed to get them restrained in a hurry' type of feel, rather than the artsier concern that the Japanese styles take on.

May 23 12 11:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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Virtual Studio
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,329
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Something tells me that was a copy-paste of a FetLife listing
May 24 12 12:11 am  Link  Quote 
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Andy Virus
Posts: 2,230
Richmond, Virginia, US


I've done quite a bit of fetish shoots.  Stills and video.  They are fun.  Good money too.

I also started doing photography and I focus on my series which is 'thigh fetish'.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/viralphotography


borat
May 24 12 12:45 am  Link  Quote 
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David Stone Imaging
Posts: 943
Seattle, Washington, US


I'm thinking I've missed out on life or something.  And to think I wasted good time on all the normal things.

Do you have to have a fetish to be good at photographing it?
May 24 12 01:06 am  Link  Quote 
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Expression Unlimited
Posts: 1,135
San Diego, California, US


being a purist, I'd say - do what you like
what YOU like

smile
why do anything else?
life is too short.

It really depends whom you can find will shoot whatever well, or that needs what to sell to whom.

Tickling is innocent enough

Foot fetish like foot worship stockings hosiery etc is easy and fun
- then there's the crushing snails bugs and other things under your bare feet or stiletto...

Restraint with ropes ribbons chains string etc. can look great
- and also be dangerous ...

Latex is simple and Ok unless you are allergic

Spanking and school girl- you need to like
the same with strangling

Wetting, smearing, food play etc is gross and really messy but if you like it and
can market it, it could work

There are a lot of driving and tool fetishes
and generally portraying emotions like anger and frustration or helplessness can sell

See whom you can connect with to make it sell.

Dressing up stuff is one of the least dangerous!
May 24 12 01:07 am  Link  Quote 
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David Stone Imaging
Posts: 943
Seattle, Washington, US


Yeah...so would a photo of someone tickling the armpit of someone (perhaps a female) all tied up really rock someone's boat?

I have a shoot tomorrow....I can make time for this.  smile
May 24 12 01:16 am  Link  Quote 
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Designit - Edward Olson
Posts: 1,635
Eureka, California, US


Virtual Studio wrote:

john horwitz wrote:

Really, was it necessary to quote that long "list" that was uselessly long the first time?

May 24 12 03:58 am  Link  Quote 
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MKPhoto
Posts: 5,665
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Jessie,

How many PMs did you get so far wink
May 24 12 06:13 am  Link  Quote 
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Jhono Bashian
Posts: 2,432
Cleveland, Ohio, US


@jessie,  I think you would look great in restraints and suspended; a black Chinese vinyl dress;   role playing as a dominatrix with a few pets; etc....
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Koryn
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Boston, Massachusetts, US


Fotographia Fantastique wrote:
Probably best to do what interests you. The best fetish models are those that have a specific fetish they want to explore, rather than those who want to expand their markets, do x, y, or z because it's trendy, play dress-up, get rich quick, or any other such reason.

No one gets rich quick doing fetish work, or really any type of freelance modeling.

There are only a certain number of jobs available at any given time, and so many beautiful woman scrambling to get them, that (as with any genre of modeling), supporting oneself fully on the income requires being willing to do a variety of things.

While it can be beneficial to appeal to a specific market, and build a reliable customer base in that market, it's nearly impossible to shoot only *one* type of fetish, and make enough profit to keep going. If the OP chooses to enter fetish work, she is likely to earn a significant portion of her income through shooting content for private collectors, and through individual pay-sites that are the "pet projects" of the people who shoot the material. These people will ask for a variety of themes, and variations on certain "scenes" she has done in the past. There is rarely enough specific work even available for someone to be able to pick and choose what they *most* want to shoot, 100% of the time. You will simply enjoy those shoots more than the others, when you do have the fortune of getting offered a job performing a fetish act you personally like.

Florida does have a large fetish market, and some models there do have more ability to specialize in only one or two niches. Certain parts of the country provide more opportunities for models than others.

May 24 12 06:32 am  Link  Quote 
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DET Modeling
Posts: 46
Detroit, Michigan, US


Puffy coat fetish??? HAHHAHAHAA! I'm gonna have to Google that!

My favorite so far was an ad I've seen posted several times on Craigslist, where a website was looking for nude girls to throw pies at.
May 24 12 06:45 am  Link  Quote 
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Koryn
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Boston, Massachusetts, US


DET-Model wrote:
Puffy coat fetish??? HAHHAHAHAA! I'm gonna have to Google that!

My favorite so far was an ad I've seen posted several times on Craigslist, where a website was looking for nude girls to throw pies at.

Pie in the face was a big one back a few years ago.

Popularity of certain fetishes on the internet waxes and wanes.

May 24 12 07:05 am  Link  Quote 
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