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So did anyone else feel like the title card for Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood music video, with her lying on a crushed car after jumping from a skyscraper, was a fairly repulsive appropriation of the infamous photograph of Evelyn McHale’s body, taken after she jumped from the Empire State building?


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A white scarf drifts in the morning sky

her gray cloth coat sleeps on the railing

and she like a long dark bird descends 

clutching her pearls

Evelyn wants only to die

to die

Taylor Swift and I

say girlfriend please

such a beautiful story

Evelyn leaves black and white pictures behind

and she like a ghost steps into the sky

clutching her pearls

such a beautiful end

Evelyn says let me die

let me die

no service no tears


The real key to spotting a powerful mage is using a good foundation before dabbing on the black or white paint. It doesn't have to be something stark, pure white (or stark, pure black, depending on skin tone). (Stereotypes aside, most powerful mages are not that goth.) But something that highlights the contrast. Also, depending on the mage's personal standards of modesty (and another stereotype: most mages are not into all that "dancing skyclad" or Aleister Crowley stuff), you might get them to…

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