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Chapter 23

~Lollygag~

It’s been a whole 10 days since my our last posting of “As the Jungle Turns” but this was in the spirit of our next selected word….”Lollygag”!!
As you can tell, trying to fit a storyline with the selected words can be difficult as mentioned in previous chapters.  Lollygag was no different.  Pia and I were confused on how we would fit this word into our story.
When we last left out heroes, they were in the Forest of Endor and I began thinking of the old fairy tales that took place in the dark forests of Germany as told by the Brothers Grimm.  I mentioned to Pia that we should lollygag in Germany to which she selected Berlin.
Pia Langfeld- "Mary, Wayne and Mr. Sides arrived in Berlin via their "speeder bikes".  They needed to regroup and figure out their next steps...the regrouping however turned into some lollygagging."
Pia Langfeld- “Mary, Wayne and Mr. Sides arrived in Berlin via their “speeder bikes”. They needed to regroup and figure out their next steps…the regrouping however turned into some lollygagging.”
At this point, we decided our team would also part ways with their guide, Mr. Sides.  We felt that since Mr Sides is so much into World War II and German military, we would leave him as the new curator of a museum dedicated to the weapons of the German Reich.
Pia Langfeld- 'Mr. Sides, the German history buff, was totally in his element in Berlin.  Mary and Wayne would have to continue their search for the Twins on their own.  Having friends in high places, Mr Sides did set up a connection with his agency at HQ by the former Checkpoint Charlie border crossing..."
Pia Langfeld- ‘Mr. Sides, the German history buff, was totally in his element in Berlin. Mary and Wayne would have to continue their search for the Twins on their own. Having friends in high places, Mr Sides did set up a connection with his agency at HQ by the former Checkpoint Charlie border crossing…”
While Pia decided to draw areas of Berlin such as the Brandenburg Bridge and Check Point Charlie, I decided to draw the Berlin Wall.  There was so much art references for the Berlin Wall that I had difficulty in deciding which wall to draw.  That’s when I stumbled on the art of Thierry Noir.
I wasn’t able to find the artist name however for reference.
I drew Mary as tourist with some personalized graffiti.
When I posted this draw on Instagram, I am assuming that the #BerlinWall hashtag must have grabbed the artist Theirry Noir’s attention because he liked and commented on my draw.
Check out his website

www.galerie-noir.de

Jaime Leos- "Mary and Wayne wait for HQ to give them Intel on the whereabouts of the Twins.  Meanwhile, the two are lolly gagging in Berlin and taking a much needed break while visiting the Berlin Wall."
Jaime Leos- “Mary and Wayne wait for HQ to give them Intel on the whereabouts of the Twins. Meanwhile, the two are lolly gagging in Berlin and taking a much needed break while visiting the Berlin Wall.”
The next word in the Monkey Sidebars game was “Scandinavian”.  We would have to tie in the word with our story so we decided that our next contact would be known as “The Scandinavian.”  He would need to be a man who could locate the Twins using the latest technology.
Jaime Leos- "Wayne alerts Mary that the Twins have not been located!  Mary feels that their lolly gagging may have cost them their change at catching the Twins.  Their last chance to locate the villains is to find an ex-military/ex-spy simply known as "The Scandinavian".
Jaime Leos- “Wayne alerts Mary that the Twins have not been located! Mary feels that their lolly gagging may have cost them their change at catching the Twins. Their last chance to locate the villains is to find an ex-military/ex-spy simply known as “The Scandinavian”.
Our next chapter will take us to “the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.”
Until we meet again in the halls of Valhalla….

Monkey                      Round         Date                              Day                             Word Selected


@cosmokimmy       #55             February 16                Sunday                      Lollygag


http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/lollygag

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Jungle Turns – Chapter 15/16

~Zaftig~

Welcome back for another episode of “As The Jungle Turns” with your host, Jaime Leos. And as always I am joined with my talented partner, Pia Langfeld!  So sit back and enjoy!
We are going to combine both Zaftig and Voluptuous as they both take place at Zaftig’s House of Bodacious Women!
Before drawing Rabble for chapter 14, Pia and I began discussing how we would transition to the word Zaftig.  Pia lived in Germany and told me that the word sounded like the word, “saftig” which meant “juicy”.
Zaftig
Zaftig

After checking on Google images, we decided that we needed to chase Faith and the Twins to a strip club named “Zaftig’s House of Bodacious Women.”  However, because we are still on Faith’s turf the club will be very risky and dangerous.

While looking for reference pictures I came across a draw from one of our Monkey Sidebars members, Straylightv,  who mentioned an artist named Babs Tarr.  I began researching her and found a drawing that would be great for our Zaftig club theme.  There is a restaurant here in San Antonio, Texas called “Old San Francisco Steakhouse” which features an older, gold rush ambiance and a swinging girl from the ceiling.
This picture brought me  home.

Babs Tarr
Babs Tarr
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
I wanted a draw that would give an introduction of the dangerous and disreputable establishment.  A place that was frequented by both politician and criminals.
Mary and Agent W-D40 would begin their search for the Twins and Faith.  Yet as fate would have it, a pair of  “twins” found them!!
The Zaftig dancer led the duo to Heidi, the bar owner.
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
 Pia’s idea for Heidi was draw a bodacious barmaid and in keeping with the German Zaftig theme, she would be dressed like a Bavarian Oktoberfest lady with a name like Hilda or Heidi!
I immediately thought of the St. Pauli Girl.
St. Pauli Girl
St. Pauli Girl
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
Pia drew her in the style of Angelina Jolie with her zaftig-like lips and other ‘juicy’ credentials.    Heidi’s character was that of a savvy business owner.  There was nothing that happened at Zaftig’s that Heidi didn’t know about!  She looked at Mary and demanded a dance on-stage in exchange for information.
Pia’s idea for the dance was to do something that would distract the audience while Agent W-D40 could search for the Twins and Faith.  If there was ever a scene in a movie that strip club patrons were distracted and amazed it would have to be the scene from Flashdance where Jennifer Beals pulls that rope making the water drop on her!  This was the inspiration for Pia’s next draw.
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld

 ~Voluptuous~

When brainstorming for the Voluptuous draws, Pia and I began throwing up ideas that “with all of the voluptuous girls at Zaftig’s House of Bodacious Women, Agent W only had eyes for Mary.”  We wanted to draw an escalating relationship between Agent W and Mary.  We wanted to build something as the next word for Monkey Sidebars was “Incandescent”.
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
I decided to draw Mary coming off stage with her clothes all wet!
She would come off stage, strutting her stuff yet playing innocent….
“My clothes seem to be all wet Agent W!  Help a lady?”
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Agent W being the gentleman that he is decided to give Mary ‘the shirt off his back’ revealing his voluptuous self.  Pia’s idea was to draw a voluptuous male figure since we had all of these half naked women so I drew this for our lovely lady-monkeys.  Claire Austin’s response was the funniest to me because the ‘love-trail’ of hair under the umbilicus made her chuckle.
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
We continue with the chivalrous acts of Agent W as he assists Mary with the shirt to keep her from getting cold.  I believe Mary is impressed with his gentlemanly gestures!
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
Agent W and Mary were getting off track and off the mission.  They approached Heidi to gain their information on the Twins.
Heidi led them to the land of voluptuous mountains….Tibet.

Monkey                Round               Date                             Day                       Word Selected


@lizzieagosto      #47                January 19                  Sunday                  Zoftig


http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/zoftig/


Monkey                 Round                 Date                              Day                      Word Selected


@xantise                  #48                 January 22                Wednesday            Voluptuous


http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/voluptuous/


We had a lot of fun with these two rounds of words and our fellow Monkey Sidebars friends also had some HOT submissions!!  Freddy Mercury said it best when he said, “Fat Bottom Girls You Make The Rocking World Go Round!”
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Thank You,
Jaime.