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Dio


Dio

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  Posted: It's probably already been brought up but I couldn't find anything on it thru the search so I thought I'd mention it...

Often on the board there's some sort of popular thread relating to how sexy spinning fire is, how you can pick up dates with it, etc etc.... has there ever been any sort of competition (video, photograph or otherwise) between firedancers to see who's the prettiest? Kind of like a beauty pageant, but with our particular variety of fun thrown in All free, and all just for kicks/bragging rights.

Could be fun if it's never been done before, perhaps some time-lapse photo fire art? Or even video, though that would have to have some very specific rules attached to it for decency's sake. Guys or Gals could each compete in their own division... could be a good addition to someone's modeling portfolio too!

OK, so I'm an idea man, but really - Anyone got thoughts on this?


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Durbs
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Durbs

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  Posted:Who you calling a muppet, fraggle? It was you that sent me the Pozee picture in the first place... Maybe.

I go away for a weekend and all these cool threads start up.
For any new-ish people, if they want a photo in the Mug Shot Gallery e-mail it to me at durbsuk@hotmail.com or if you want a different/newer picture.

I considered putting in a rating system but changed my mind as it wouldn't be right - we're all beautiful, it just so happens that i'm the most attractive and so win... Not much fun there is there?
Right I'm off to polish my toenails.


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Dio


Dio

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  Posted:Would it be possible to ask Malcolm to set up a cool pic competition, like with the polls we get on the homepage? We could select the best 12 pics of the submissions, to go into this calendar idea (I LIKE the calendar idea) and then of those 12 select a "Most Photogenic Fire Spinner.." maybe give that one a free calendar or somethin, I dunno But yeah if we made it official I think ppl would jump at the opportunity to try their camera skills and get some good publicity for fire dancing.

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Dom
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Dom

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  Posted:no

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Doc Lightning
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Doc Lightning

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  Posted:I think that people have mixed feelings on publicity. I see what you're trying to do. You're basically looking for beautiful photographic art with fire spinners being the subjects. Obviously, good-lookikg, photogenic people are going to make a better final photo.

That said, there are some issues. Are we objectifying spinners? Are we turning this into some sort of "Babes and Bikes" project (or "Babes and Blazes" as the case may be)?

And what do we want with publicity? Obviously, I am pretty sure that Malcom would appreciate publicity, after all, he is a businessman and he wants to sell toys. But if he wants publicity, then that's different than *us* getting publicity. Or fire arts in general getting publicity. Do we really want people coming in here with their main motivation being meeting sexy chicks (or guys)?

Then there's the issue of having a contest and egos getting bruised or over-inflated, etc.


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pozee
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  Posted:okay wait a minute,
to clear things up on that picture of me. if it has long hair and yellow pants then it is me. just check my profile. if it is not that one then i guess i am not that good looking after all. but hey it is, like FF said, the inside that matters...


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

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Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

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  Posted:Brody, instead of asking us all the time if it would "be possible to ask Malcom". Why don't you just ask him?

It's really easy. His email addy is simply info@homeofpoi.com. Try it. you could be surprised. And ignore these nay sayers - they're just pulling your leg.


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Tanessa


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  Posted:You know if you do do this, fair is fair, So, if the girls are in wet-T's, then I say the guys are in wet white boxers. Yah, call me a perv, but I love men and appreciate their very fine forms. Oh, cold water you say, unfair? Well, you may shrink, but remember my nippies do too, becoming glass cutters.
Isn't beauty in the eye of the beholder? I know my sis's and I have very diff. tastes (thank God).
If you do put together some sort of thing, I feel an open public vote (poll) would be better than a panel of judges. After all of the competitions I've seen, I know how biast, and prejudice some judges are. Maybe some kind of cool photo competion would work? Like sending in your best fire photo or something. But not like Leonardo Dicaprio up there, although that was a priceless laugh, he, he, he. So was most of the stuff written up there, ha, ha, ha. I almost piddled in my little panties!


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  Posted:Well I am all for the fire spinners dating servece. But the white boxer contest, hell no!!

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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Cantus
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  Posted:Are you sure Pozee? You haven't been getting those headaches again?

So why in the initial mugshots thread did you deny it being you and say it was just some random hippy then?


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Doc Lightning
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  Posted:quote:Originally posted by Tanessa:
You know if you do do this, fair is fair, So, if the girls are in wet-T's, then I say the guys are in wet white boxers. Yah, call me a perv, but I love men and appreciate their very fine forms. Oh, cold water you say, unfair?Yes, unfair. See, cold water on guys is 1) intensely painful and 2) causes shrinkage. You don't want shrinkage. I'll wear white boxers and spin with warm or even lukewarm water on them, but cold? I wouldn't even be able to walk.

quote:Well, you may shrink, but remember my nippies do too, becoming glass cutters.Ok, Tanessa, you're killing me here. The visual...the visual! Glass-cutting nipples!?!?

{runs and takes a very long, very cold shower}


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Doc Lightning
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  Posted:quote:Originally posted by Raymund Phule:
Well I am all for the fire spinners dating servece. But the white boxer contest, hell no!!White boxers in return for getting to see Tanessa's glass cutters? Count me in!


-Mike )'(
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Cantus
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  Posted:No Mr Durbin. I supplied the photos of Flash, Bendy and APB. Also the new pic of Ros that you haven't bothered to post yet.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cantus
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Cantus

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  Posted:Damn I spelt Malcolm wrong. After all my correcting it in others. Now I commit the cardinal sin (and I lack the intelligence to change the original post)

La la la....


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Durbs
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  Posted:Ah yes... in all fairness that's true but I've only just moved back home with lovely broadband so I'll do it now....

Mr Taylor...


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Tanessa


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  Posted:Hey MikeGinny, don't you think I may feel a little bit of shirnking pain as well as my nippies burn to a small point under cold? They have feelings too you know.

Plus, BUSTED!!!!! SorchTheFlaming!!!! You are a little hottie and you know it, and if you don't, I'm telling you, you are a little hottie. You would be lots male spinners dream girl (this is assuming that the male spinners like down to earth, natural girls, that are very aethetically pleasing). Sorry to hear that the show you're doing this weekend in town is full of empty girls (nice wrapping, nothing inside). I know you will kick ass, and look extremely hot at the same time. I'll see you there, I'll be wearing the black mask and nip. clamps, with a chain garder. Well, I bet we'll all look alike, so I'll come find you. And yah, Pozee, your type of hot, agree. See you soon.


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Tanessa


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  Posted:
Hey MikeGinny, maybe we could make a deal? ha, ha


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pozee
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  Posted:hey cantus initially there was a picture up there of someone i had never seen before in my life, then i sent that one to him and it was corrected.

sorcha if you are seeing the right pic, thank you. and the same right back to you.


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SmokyDavy
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  Posted:Flashfire,

That is exactly what I'm talking about.. so if you had some sort of meld between that photo and the one where you can see your face/features, thats what I'm talking about.


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melissa
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  Posted:hi folks, here is an elabloration of my calendar suggestion...how about rather than sexy spinners calendar comp the focus is shifted a bit more towards a beauty of fire photo calendar.

less emphasis on idealist "sexy" verging on sleezy. away from playboy/girl models and more towards classical drawing models that reflect the inherit beauty of the human body in all forms. have the goal being showing high quality photography combined with strong dancer compesition in relation to the fire.

i think that part of it is that with a more artisitic take on the photography the model doesn't get into the position where they feel as degraded or pressured to be perfect (i have a little bit of drawing model experience) i also tend to find that confindence makes a person apear much more atractive. personally as far a sexiness i tend to find that the approach where you don't see as much-leave more to the imagination so to speak- is hell of lot more sexy than flaunting it all at once. in a way classic burlesque vs. modern porno.

basically i am amazed by some of the fire photos that i have seen and i would love to encourage people to put forth their finest examples of creative zest through photography.


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Doc Lightning
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  Posted:quote:Originally posted by Tanessa:

Hey MikeGinny, maybe we could make a deal? ha, haDepends on where you are in Canada.

{evil grin}


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Dio


Dio

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  Posted:I'm totally with Melissa on this one, and like I said in an earlier post...

I JUST NAMED THE POST SEXY SPINNERS SO IT WOULD CATCH ATTENTION

I'm certainly not suggesting any burlesque show or playboy centrefolds or anything like that, just what Mel said - BEAUTIFUL PICTURES. Has anyone actually bothered to check out the links I posted earlier? Come on people, take it seriously for a change and none of this "I wanna see girls in wet t-shirts" rhetoric, cuz that totally kills what I'm proposing.

Thanks for the hookup C@ntus, I wasn't aware that was how to get in touch with the guy in charge. Will try it.


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Doc Lightning
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Doc Lightning

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  Posted:So what you may have learned is that putting "sex" in the title of a thread that you didn't want to have anything to do with sex is dangerous on this board.

The same goes for "Nutella," "Marmite," "Vegemite," and "Ice Cream." ("Ice Cream"="sex")


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  Posted:hey leanardo or should i say paddy i belived the picture until my mum pointed out that it wasn't really you duh!!

brody it is a good idead but might i point out that beauty comes from the inside and it is very hard to judge that !


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SorchaTheFlaming


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  Posted:*blushes*

thanks pozee


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Cantus
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Cantus

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  Posted:So are we doing attractive people (inside and/or out) or are we doing pretty fire pictures?

I've put my prettiest fire photo in my pictures gallery now (if anyone is in the least bit interested)


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flash fire
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  Posted:well, I'm doing a fairly attractive person, inside and out. He's a total honey!

was that the right answer?


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Dio


Dio

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  Posted:Be it the person or the fire, a beautiful picture is a beautiful picture regardless. I say go either way on it! Spoke to Malcolm already so we may be seeing something hit the site in the near future if he likes the idea.

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Cantus
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  Posted:Hey Sarah. My girl is gorgeous. and a "total honey" too. it's cool aint it. I met mine through Poi. Where did you get yours?

Ros is gonna totally kill me when she reads this post and yet I post away......


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Kyrian


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  Posted:flash fire... well. nm, just check ur pm's k?

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Dreamin is still how the strong survive

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Stella


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  Posted:i was just thinking that melissa,you read my mind. We should choose 12 countries with the most spinners and have a mr. and ms. from each country and THEN we can have the mr/ms. Poi universe calender. Weeeee. January could be Mr and MS. uhhh England, then February could be Mr. and Ms. lets say USA etc, i only hope canada makes that list of 12 countries. i am all for the calender

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