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12 April 2008 @ 08:02 am
A salute to Yuri Gargarin!  


A salute to Yuri's Night -- or Cosmonautics Day, if you prefer.

(Yoinked from retro_futurism.)

(aeto's comment had me sufficiently embarrassed that I set this to private for a while, but, what the heck.)
 
 
 
Geemswingywoof on April 12th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
Going to any parties?
Your Obedient Serpent: barcodeathelind on April 12th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
Nope, just the first FC staff meeting.
Aetobatus: A New Bisaeto on April 12th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Hmmm.

Should I be reminded of... uh... something there in that pic? :>
Your Obedient Serpent: facepalmathelind on April 12th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
Sometimes a rocket ship is just a rocket ship.
I would not have seen that if you hadn't pointed it out to me.

Seriously.

I like old-style pulp art and dynamic, optimistic futurist propaganda. I know, intellectually, that they often contain not-so-subtle Freudian imagery, but I don't see it. I see Woo hoo! Starships! Space flight! The Far Call!

And now I can't unsee it.
Stalbonstalbon on April 12th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Sometimes a rocket ship is just a rocket ship.
Actually, even before I saw Aeto's comment or your edit comment on the main journal, I was considering how thoughtful it was that they'd made form-fitting flight suits for all these women, so much so that one can immediately tell their gender, helmet or no.
Araquan Skytracer: Horizonsaraquan on April 12th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
*salutes*