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Post by Nara-pyon on Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:14 am

None of the others had even heard of swimsuits (aside from the nekos), bikini or tankini or otherwise.

"You're going to have to show all of us," Rose agreed.

Others were already off for walks - Iorlas, Daeron and Amir; Khetal and Wren; Mirania and Lamruil - and Lashrael and Jassin were also heading towards the ocean.

"I don't know how to swim," Andarien said quietly.

Shoneah turned to him and grinned. "Want to learn?"

Andarien pursed his lips thoughtfully for a moment, then nodded. "After Holly shows us what a swimsuit is," he decided.
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Post by Kara Winters on Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:19 am

"I'll have to sketch it out first," Holly admitted, "I never sketched swimsuit designs before because most swimsuits show a lot of skin. Though I could make a wetsuit like swimsuit for those who don't want to show too much..."

She looked to see if Shiro and Kaito were there too to see if they would be interested. Most nekos didn't like water, unless you were conditioned to like it as Holly was. Holly lived on an island before coming to this world, the ability to swim was a safety necessity.

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Post by Nara-pyon on Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:28 am

Kaito had laid out a blanket in the bright sunshine and was lying on his belly, napping, his wings limp over his back. Shiro was sitting up next to him, his tablet resting on his crossed legs, tapping away at it.

Andarien thought about it a moment longer and then shrugged. "So ... how long will it take you?" he asked Holly.

He was the kind of person who thought things through - at least most of the time - and if it would take a while for Holly to do her sketch, then perhaps he would try learning to swim. Again. He had never really gotten the hang of it the first time.
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Post by Kara Winters on Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:31 am

"Give me an hour or two," Holly replied, "Swimsuits don't have a lot of fabric and are often form fitting, for safety reasons. Too much cloth or it being too baggy and pull you under the water."

And not everyone can breath under water like mers... or Water Elves.

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Post by Nara-pyon on Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:42 am

Andarien pursed his lips again and nodded. "Okay. Do you think maybe someone could come get me when you're ready?"

"I will," Rose offered. "I have to admit, I'm eager to swim in something bigger than a creek. And I haven't been able even to do that since I was a child."

Her eyes were bright with excitement. Females in Gemia were not really encouraged to swim. In fact, she had caused quite the scandal when she had tried swimming with the boys when she'd been ten years old, long before Holly had shown up.
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Post by Kara Winters on Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:48 am

Holly grinned, "Then I'll see you in two hours then. Why not relax until then?"

"Hmm..." Lin looked over at the nekos, "Why not... I would like to see too Holly. So see you in a few..."

With that Lin decided to get Earendil and just lay on the beach. Eron, who also wanted a swimsuit (he hadn't swam in a long time), decided to go metal searching. While Miyuki decided to see what fauna and flora was around. She didn't want to go to the beach unless she was going to swim. All that sand would get into her fur unless she shifted her ears and tail away.

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Post by Nara-pyon on Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:11 am

Earendil wasn't entirely sure about the idea of simply lying around, but once he and Lin were settled, he found himself enjoying it. Shoneah went about teaching Andarien how to swim (and had to start with the basics, which surprised no one). Cael and Lancaeriel went for a walk along the beach, in the water up to their ankles. Khetal and Wren did the same, but in the opposite direction. Daeron and Iorlas copied Lin and Earendil, though they also kept an eye on Amir as he played in the sand. Mirania and Lamruil joined Lashrael, Jassin and Kyrie in the water, and Rose decided to hang out with Holly, keeping her company as she sketched.

A few at a time, the walkers returned to the group and joined them in lazing about. Even Kyrie managed to lie down for a bit after a long swim, quite possibly the first time she had truly relaxed since the group had left Shiezin. Uruloki and Xipil stretched out in the sand as well, as did most of the Pokemon. The urge to relax, to simply lie down and snooze, was contagious. Even Shiro eventually set his tablet aside and laid down (after smothering his wings and skin in coconut oil, which they had plenty of since they'd been in the tropics for so long now).
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Post by Kara Winters on Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:50 pm

Eron went a bit further into the woods, not only to search for metal, but because the trees would provide shade. Otherwise like Shiro, he would have to put coconut oil on his skin and wings as well. Finding some ground to sit on, he began to search out for any metals that the group could use.

There was some interesting metals that could be made into compound metals. What interested him the most though was the fact he was feeling nothing down below. A cave perhaps of some sort he figured. That would make for an interesting trip if they could search it.

Roughly two hours later, as Holly had predicted, she came back with her sketch book. It took her the full two hours because she had to come up with designs for the men, but there weren't really a lot of designs for men.

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Post by Nara-pyon on Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:55 pm

Amir was the first to notice Holly's return, and he pointed up at her from where he was playing.

"Holly!" he beamed as sand fell from his filthy hand. "Rose!"

Iorlas looked up and smiled when she saw that Rose and Holly had returned outside.

"Did you get your sketches done?" she asked, nudging Daeron's shoulder as she did so to wake him from his nap. He had fallen asleep about an hour previous, and she had simply let him.
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Post by Kara Winters on Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:19 am

Holly nodded, "I did, I had to rattle my brain a bit to remember the different styles. I haven't made or see a bathing suit in ten years so it's been a while."

It wouldn't be exactly the same, since Gaian bathing suits were made of special cloth, but this would do.

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Post by Nara-pyon on Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:21 am

"Well, no one says it has to be the same as what you're used to," Iorlas smiled.

Daeron rubbed his eyes and sat up, and with the sound of the conversation - which really was the only one going on by this point - others were waking up or being brought out of their daydreams as well.

"So we can see them?" Andarien asked as he trudged in from the water, Shoneah behind him.
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Post by Kara Winters on Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:24 am

"Sure," Holly replied taking a seat beside Iorlas.

While she got settled, this gave time for anyone who was around to gather close to her. Lin crouched down next to Holly, while Miyuki stayed standing. The kitsune had spotted Holly leaving the tent and followed figuring she was done with her sketches.

Opening up the first page, Holly explained, "I started with a gender neutral wet suit. Since a lot of bathing suits show a lot of skin and not everyone would be comfortable with that."

She was sure she could get Kyrie into a bathing suit (and probably Daenis too despite being pregnant).

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Post by Nara-pyon on Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:30 am

"What an odd-looking outfit," Earendil commented with a chuckle, looking over Holly's shoulder.

Almost everyone had gathered to see the sketches, but most were content to watch in silence. At least for now.

"How would you get in and out of that thing?" Andarien asked, puzzled.

Jassin had his lips pursed. "Looks a bit awkward," he murmured thoughtfully.
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Post by Kara Winters on Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:36 am

"In Gaia there is stretchy material that is used for swim suits, in this case I would make it a two piece to get in easier," Holly explained, "And, if I recall correctly there's a zipper on the back but that requires metal smithing and molds."

She turned the page to show a one piece suit, since a one piece was pretty much a leotard design, she made it for both men and women. The neko had also showed it could have short sleeves for those that didn't like it to be sleeveless.

"This one you could put on as a one piece, because of the neckline," she explained.

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Post by Nara-pyon on Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:57 pm

Andarien couldn't hide the look of nausea that crossed his face when he saw the male leotard design, and he stuck his tongue out without even realizing it.

"There are some things men simply shouldn't wear," Shoneah chuckled, more amused then anything by the image. "Doesn't look bad for the women, though."

Of course, to her, it still covered more than enough.
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Post by Kara Winters on Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:09 pm

Holly laughed, "Yes, I recall both male and female dancers would wear something similar, but a male's... anatomy makes the look harder to pull off."

She turned the page again, and this time it was a male in a pair of swimming trunks. While the woman was wearing what looked to be boy shorts and a long tank top.

"From here, I actually have more designs for women then for men, and I think that's really the result of the fact in most cultures, a woman's chest should be covered. There is also this interesting between what frills as it were are more acceptable for women than for men. I always have trouble making more variety for men's clothing as a result."

The neckline, the number of accents, lace, frills, silhouettes, and cuts could be changed on women clothing, but for some reason it never seemed right on men clothing most of the them. Holly was sure it was her cultural bias at play too.

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Post by Nara-pyon on Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:13 pm

"Hey, I like this," Shoneah beamed, pointing at the female design. "Looks comfortable enough. Maybe a shorter top, though it'd have to be a bit tighter then ..."

"No shorter top, please," Rose put in, wrinkling her nose. "And maybe longer on the bottom, too ..."

Earendil was staring at Holly. "There are cultures where women do not wear tops?" he asked incredulously.
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Post by Kara Winters on Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:23 pm

Holly chuckled and nodded, "I heard of cultures far, far to the south where women do not wear tops. Not because they're in immodest but rather the idea that the breasts are something... hmmm... sexual is just not there. It is just a chest, male or female it doesn't matter."

Turning the page again, the sketchbook had just females and designs that fitted both Shoneah's request and Rose's.

One had a bit longer boy shorts, but also had a skirt as part of the design. Skorts they were called in Gaia, which offered a bit more modesty. The top looked like a midriff sports bra, which would offer a lot of support.

"Anything shorter, or that shows the stomach is going to need to be tight but only around the chest area to offer that support," Holly explained, "And this one I drew for an inbetween."

She might have been thinking of Lin when she made that. It was a halter top design that was long, but parted in the middle to show the midriff. The bottom could be boy shorts or a more daring granny panty design to make it look a bit like a one piece swimsuit.

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Post by Nara-pyon on Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:31 pm

Both Shoneah and Rose liked the different designs - the one that covered slightly less for Shoneah, and more for Rose, who especially liked the skirt look of it. They weren't the only ones, either: Lashrael and Kyrie liked the same one Shoneah did, and Mirania and Wren liked the one Rose did.

"Do you have a design that covers ... more?" Iorlas asked hesitantly. She looked at Holly anxiously. "I don't mean that covers head to toe, but ... perhaps ... a bit more?"
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Post by Kara Winters on Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:33 pm

"More than the first design?" Holly asked.

She flipped back so she could make modifications to that design if she needed. That one had covered the most, she did want everyone to be comfortable.

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Post by Nara-pyon on Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:40 pm

Iorlas smiled softly. "Well, no, not more than that, though I must admit I'm not very fond of that particular design."

She reached forward and flipped back to the page they'd been looking at just a moment previous, with the skort and the longer tank-top design. "Something like this, but ... maybe that cover the shoulders a bit, and perhaps the bottom could come to the knee?"

She wasn't sure how well even that would work though - a skirt that long would be far too much material.

Then suddenly she remembered Aranxia's suit that she had gotten from Aennan.

"Or," she said, sounding more sure now, "like my niece has - it has two pieces, and the top is like this ..."

She pointed at the tank top shirt.

"But with sleeves that come almost to the elbow, and it has a short skirt attached, just to here."

She indicated with her hands against her own thighs how long the skirt would be - just a hand's length below the hips.

"And then pants of a sort, very tight, that come to ... here," she added, putting her hand to her calves. "It seemed modest enough attire for swimming, without being very heavy."
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Post by Kara Winters on Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:35 am

Holly made a quick sketch and then made notes beside each part because she wasn't drawing a figure for the design to be on. So she remembered where everything was supposed to be.

That did sound more do-able and far nicer.

"That can be done, really all the pants are going to be tight, because baggy will just give more places for the water to sit..." Holly murmured thoughtfully, "So something like this?"

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Post by Nara-pyon on Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:46 am

Iorlas watched closely as Holly sketched, and the more she saw, the more she liked it.

"Yes," she said decisively when Holly had finished. "Exactly like that."

She smiled widely. That was something she would wear and not feel immodestly dressed in. Even if it was only friends and family in the group, there were limits to how much skin she was willing to show.

She wasn't the only one who liked it, either: Rose was far more pleased with this design than the other one that she had liked, as did Mirania.
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Post by Kara Winters on Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:35 pm

"Okay," Holly smiled at nodded.

Picking a spot that was clean of ink on the page, Holly looked up.

"So does everyone has a choice? And a general colour, we might or not have it. I won't be using dyes, but because of the water and because it's cotton, I won't be using white."

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Post by Nara-pyon on Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:41 pm

"We do have some material that's already dyed," Iorlas offered. "I'm not sure how much or what colours ..."

Still, the others gave their preferred styles and colours, though a few of them really didn't care about what colour they might end up.

"Are you going to ask Mailon and Daenis, too?" Shoneah asked curiously after Holly had recorded all the necessary information. "They're the only ones who haven't made it outside yet today. Unless you spoke to them inside."
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