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So You Wanna Be a Mermaid? A New School in Montreal Might be Right for You!

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So you wanna be a mermaid? Well now you have a chance to follow your dreams at the new mermaid school in Montreal.

AquaMermaid is the first in Canada to introduce a “school” concept for mermaid swimming, with instructional courses and classes, making “AquaMermaid” accessible to everyone. Programs are structured in a safe and fun environment, and designed to cater to all age groups and genders.

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Water Wench Wednesday

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Lim Heng Swee

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Water Wench Wednesday

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Gala 1953 09 vol. 4 no. 3 (posted by Love the Gals)

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Hilda by Duane Bryers – via hoodoothatvoodoo

Duane Bryers’ “Hilda” — The First Illustrated Plus Size Pin Up Girl

Duane Bryers was the first illustrator to use plus size models as subjects in his pin up art. Unlike the stick-thin, female icons so popular today, Hilda has not one angular feature. She sublimely embodies the old fashioned womanly ideals of “round and soft”. She is feminine to the nth degree.

If one’s natural male instinct is to respond to the rounder, softer, more generously proportioned woman, you will understand why there is so much to like about her. From her long, soft legs, girlish face, plump, inviting arms, to her hips, round and wide, you see a vision of femininity forming in front of you. Add to all that her ample, well-developed breasts, soft, yielding tummy and glorious hip-waist ratio, and you discover she is an ideal example of full-figure perfection. The perfect plus size, pear-shaped, nubile beauty. 
–Pin-up star girls

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vintagegal: June McCall 1950’s

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The Lighthouse At the End of the World and Other Literary Lighthouses


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Through time, lighthouses have inspired and been inspired by literature.

Take, for example, The Lighthouse at the End of the World by Jules Verne

 The book was published posthumously in 1905 but Verne wrote it in 1901. The book is about piracy and the direct inspiration for the setting is the lighthouse at Isla de los Estados, near Cape Horn. People say the book is good. But the movie, featuring Kirk Douglas, was a piece of shit.

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Vintage mermaid illustration by Rie Cramer – via hoodoothatvoodoo

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Water nymphs, 1922

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