Mazz and I were standing near to Leicester Square station yesterday. An idea that I’d been nurturing bubbled up in my mind and emerged from that murky swamp.
“You know,” I said, looking around, “I think 2018 is the year that London’s gone full r.”
“It seems that every girl I see now has some kind of body defamation.” (I’d meant to say modification). “They all seem to have tattoos or a non-standard piercing. It’s interesting.”
We spent the rest of the afternoon spotting girl’s secret tattoos.
I genuinely have a feeling that the social balance has tipped. Not only do I see a lot more tattoos and piercings but also a lot more dyed hair (lemonade blues and acid greens) and more extreme makeup styles. The appearance of the average girl has been driven further towards the aim of social distinction. Oddly enough, I’ve also seen roving bands of cosplayers with startling frequency.
Now, there’s a lot to say about that particular observation. For starters, maybe it’s just me and it was always there, but I’ll get onto that in a future post. But I want that statement – “London’s gone full r” – kept as an observation, a statement made from my POV, not as a value judgement. How is it going to affect our Daygame? Our dating? Our lives beyond the lay? (™ Crown 2018) At a wider level: does it make Daygame easier or harder? I don’t think the answer is as simple as same demand, higher supply. Does it make the whole process more or less satisfying?