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Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:23 pm

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Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:19 am
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Welcome To Gothling!

Ooo, didja read the article in the latest CityPages about SuicideGirls?
It's rather... scathing, I'd say.

http://citypages.com/databank/26/1298/article13786.asp


Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:11 am
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Post SG in CP
Yeah, I read it. I like SG alot. I like the community aspect of it the most. At my last SG Minneapolis party, over 80 people were here. Most of us hang out alot. SG is family. Kinda how I see Gothling is.

For those with an interest, here is the SG side of the story.


It's inevitable. Whether you're a media darling or their favorite whipping boy, inaccuracies are going to show up in the press. Here's where you can get the official word on rumors, exaggerations and just plain fiction that you might encounter.

SuicideGirls is run by a man
SG is owned by four people: Missy, Sean, Olivia, and s5. The vast majority of SuicideGirls employees are women, including most photographers and our business development, press, management, content production, designers, software developers, database administrators, customer service, and accounting staff. Of the two founders, one is a woman, the other is a man. Feel free to browse our staff page and see for yourself who does what.

Detractors have pulled the business registration filed with the Oregon secretary of state as "proof" that SG is 100% owned by one man. However, that document only lists the officers of the company, not the owners. Sean is listed as the president, as he is our business guy, and corporate filings require someone who they can contact regarding the corporation to be listed as the president. That falls under his duties as the person who does all the boring business stuff. But as with most corporations "president" is not synonymous with "owner."

The contract SG makes the girls sign entitles them to not only the girls' souls but also to their first-born children...
While our modeling agreement is exclusive, we have and will continue to grant exceptions to that exclusivity in cases that we do not feel the company is a competitor (e.g., Hot Topic, Lip Service, art modeling etc.). Often times we actually help coordinate the outside modeling and photo shoots - it's one of the perks of being a SuicideGirl! We ask that SuicideGirls do not work for imitation sites or direct competitors. We have no interest in owning souls; we do not have the space to store them and children are not really our bag, a bit too messy.

Twwly's experience with the SG contract:

SuicideGirls has made my mother very happy. She has a scrapbook of all of the magazines I've been in, and she gets to tell all of her friends that her daughter makes a living by "working in her field", and that I am actually using my Arts Degree.

I've been featured as Twwly Suicide in a variety of Tattoo Magazines: On the cover of Tattoo Life and Tattoos for Women; I've had photos in Garage Magazine, Prick, Skin Deep, A&E's INKED, the SG Book and the SG DVD. And if you keep your eyes open this fall, you'll see me in Tattoo & Piercing, Skin & Ink and Tattoo Revue. Sometimes SG arranges for my pictures to be used in magazines, and sometimes I do it. I sometimes go to tattoo conventions, where I usually am organizing an SG booth, and I always make sure to get shot by the convention photographer. SG pays me for promoting them in national publications, and really it's a situation where everybody wins.

Since being an SG my pictures have been featured on ZeroBoutique.Com, Tattoodles.Com and other photographers websites. By no means have I ever been told by SG that I couldn't model in other places, in fact they have always encouraged me to seek out these mutually beneficial shoots.

Without SG, I wouldn't have my career. I have an Arts degree, and I can say with absolute truth, that I learned more from SG staff about photo retouching than I did in University. They answered any and every question I have ever had about the process, and trained me very well. I now do retouching work not only for SuicideGirls, but other photographers who sell to SG, and my own clients. I recently relaunched my own website (Twwly.Com) with the help of SG Malloreigh (the best Web Mistress money can buy) and it includes a HIRE section, which keeps me very busy.

SG has never held me back. SG has only facilitated my success and adventures in modeling and my career. Like anything in life, you will reap what you sow.

Twwly.xx


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Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:24 pm
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I stopped reading after the first paragraph. I can't imagine that anything as silly as this Sucide Girls thing is needs that much explanation.

My opinion is that it's a really dumb and poorly done "burlesque" show. It's just cheesecake lite-porn for dorky dudes. If you want to blow your money on strippers, pole-dancing, peep-shows or any other porno that's fine with me. But don't try to pass it as anything other than business.

And as the Introduce Yourself moderator, I sez welcome to this and thanks for first posting in the Introduce Yourself area.


Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:36 pm
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I just like your shirt in your avatar pic. Praytell...what does the back say?? (This will tell me a lot....)

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Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:17 pm
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Welcome to Gothling.


Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:34 pm
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Squirrely Wrath wrote:
I just like your shirt in your avatar pic. Praytell...what does the back say?? (This will tell me a lot....)


"The Damned" ;)


Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:03 pm
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That has to be the longest post ever put on Gothling.


Oh and welcome.

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Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:42 am
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dj_craig wrote:
That has to be the longest post ever put on Gothling.


Actually, I did hit the "maximum letter count allowed" ;)


Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:47 am
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Wow. You're Old Skool. Sweet. I'm only new skool.....

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Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:06 am
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I started about a month before Hanns did, if that gives ya a ballpark idea


Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:24 am
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yup, that gives me the exact ballpark. *bows - I'm not worthy. hehehe

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