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civichick06
post Jun 16 2008, 06:30 AM
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QUOTE(pherber @ Jun 12 2008, 02:17 PM) *
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Oh, fuck me, NOW I get it!!!!

A BUSTy is a Bust magazine acolyte, and a bustie is a forum bitch, who'll speak her mind.

I had no idea it were that simple.



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I totally Agree with VallyVal tongue.gif
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sybarite
post Jun 15 2008, 01:58 PM
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LL, I concur with Auralpoison. I have often thought the lounge represents a fascinating community of women, who can have wildly varying viewpoints but articulate them (generally) clearly and passionately. But for whatever reason, we don't seem to respond to surveys or other structured questions much. *shrugs*

Interesting question though. I don't have much to add except that busties can be intrepid, arguing their corner but usually attempting to understand the other side.
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auralpoison
post Jun 15 2008, 01:39 PM
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I've been kinda flipflopping with this. I read the mag, but the Lounge is something all together it's own. So I can't say I can define BUSTy, but then I can't define a Bustie, either. You just are or you aren't. There are women here that drive me starkers, but I love them anyways. They're Busties. They transcend definition. That's what it means to me, I guess. We are inexplicably everything at once. We're elemental.

And LL, we're not so good at this sort of thing. In all the time there's been an "Ask Betty" thread 3000 of us looked at it, but nobody has ever responded.

ETA, I'm not sure I like elemental anymore. Mercurial, maybe?


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post Jun 15 2008, 01:11 PM
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QUOTE(LoungeLady @ Jun 10 2008, 10:19 AM) *
How do you define BUSTy? And what does it mean to be a BUSTy lady?


Maybe there have been a lack of responses because the question itself seems patronizing to these people who are committed to this forum.

but, maybe i am being too cynical.

i'm working on not saying anything at all if you can't say anything nice.

i guess it's not working.


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post Jun 14 2008, 03:30 AM
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Oh, fuck me, NOW I get it!!!!

A BUSTy is a Bust magazine acolyte, and a bustie is a forum bitch, who'll speak her mind.

I had no idea it were that simple.
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what are you if you are annoyed by the question? ...oh yeah...


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post Jun 12 2008, 08:44 PM
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LOL @ pherber.

i agree with what everyone has said so far. i think it's a specific type of woman who is both pretty deeply intellectual, socially conscious and opinionated, while at the same time unabashedly enjoying whatever she may choose to enjoy. busties are egalitarian and question both sides of each issue, ultimately coming to their own conclusions. there's a lot of searching & trying to educate on this board; at the same time there's a hell of a lot of silliness, appreciation of ridiculously voyeuristic, consumerist, superfluous &/or frivolous pursuits, & genuine affection for fellow busties. i think that being a bustie is about balance--it's not cosmo, but neither is it ms. or bitch--and finding what that means individually (which, sometimes, is actually not in line with the publication).

i think there IS a difference between a reader of the mag and a reader of the forum--i think the forum has taken on a life of its own, but it will always be indebted to bust for giving it life.


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pherber
post Jun 12 2008, 07:48 PM
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I was just being sarcastic, because she was spelling it BUSTy, directly after your statement.
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kittenb
post Jun 12 2008, 03:12 PM
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So are those of us who love the magazine as well as love the board both bustys as well as Busties? wink.gif


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pherber
post Jun 12 2008, 12:00 PM
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QUOTE(VallyVal @ Jun 12 2008, 02:02 AM) *
To be BUSTy is to be comfortable in your own femininity, this runs the gamut from not leaving the house without your makeup and heels to working an old tshirt and tattered cutoffs. To be BUSTy is to appreciate the full continuum of femininity-from being born with the parts to embracing life a a woman regardless of what parts you were born with. To be BUSTy is to never apologize for how you choose to live out your femininity and supporting all those whose definition of woman differs from your own.

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Oh, fuck me, NOW I get it!!!!

A BUSTy is a Bust magazine acolyte, and a bustie is a forum bitch, who'll speak her mind.

I had no idea it were that simple.



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doodlebug
post Jun 12 2008, 01:27 AM
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A bustie is someone who always strives to be true to her own damned badass self.


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VallyVal
post Jun 11 2008, 07:45 PM
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To be BUSTy is to be comfortable in your own femininity, this runs the gamut from not leaving the house without your makeup and heels to working an old tshirt and tattered cutoffs. To be BUSTy is to appreciate the full continuum of femininity-from being born with the parts to embracing life a a woman regardless of what parts you were born with. To be BUSTy is to never apologize for how you choose to live out your femininity and supporting all those whose definition of woman differs from your own.



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kittenb
post Jun 11 2008, 06:16 PM
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I should add that most people on the Board spell it Bustie. Busty might mean something different.


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pherber
post Jun 11 2008, 05:51 PM
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I think the reason why I'm so confused is, that bustie could mean Bust reader, or Bust forumer.
Sorry for not being both. Bust is not available in my country, and technichally of course, I could get a foreign subsription, but you need a credit card for that, and I'm too poor to get one.
So this might not really answer your question, but maybe interesting to know, that not all busties, who don't read Bust, hate the magazine. wink.gif

Just had a thought-
Maybe there's a difference between Bust readers, and Bust forumers, because it's an American magazine and the Lounge is international?


PS:
I totally second/third all the descriptions below.
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kittenb
post Jun 11 2008, 04:55 PM
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I'll give it a try.

Being a Bustie means:

-you know feminism takes many forms.
-you are willing to stand for the rights of other women.
-you know that talking about nail polish doesn't mean you can't talk about politics.
-you know that the color pink can be insanely controversial and you have a stance on that but sometimes that stance contradicts itself.
-you want the highest quality technology and can you make it in a sparkly purple while you are at it?
-reading the news can make you full of love and full of rage within about a 3-5 minute span of time.


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culturehandy
post Jun 11 2008, 04:43 PM
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I've been sitting on this for a while, and I still don't know.

I'll agree with Turbo that this place is like home. It's hard to put into words, it's like you just *are*.


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turbojenn
post Jun 11 2008, 04:21 PM
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WORD on that, dechats!

LL - good to see you 'round here! Be sure to tell everybustiestaffer a big 'ole HAPPY 15th ANNIVERSARY from all of us!

I was thinking a bit about this this other day, reflecting on the anniversary, and that I've been a consistent reader for most of the last 15 years, and I think because of the last 9 or so years that I've been on the lounge, BUST to me, means HOME, as much as anything. Y'all are my SATC-style bitches, and I've shared the good, bad and worse here, come to laugh, cry and get more support here than I could have imagined from an online community. So the Lounge is truly my online home.

But what it means to be a Bustie? Hmmm...I think dechats has got a good, pithy definition down there, but I'll keep thinking. Mostly, I'm just happy to still be here with y'all. smile.gif
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pherber
post Jun 11 2008, 04:18 PM
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sorry,
it's kinda tough to say, we're all pretty different.
This thread "You know you're a bustie, when..."
maybe gives a bit of an idea...

Your question is a bit vague, too, you know "What it means to be a bustie"
Maybe you could be a little more specific?


*sratches head*

I'll think of something, but like I said, it's not so easy to describe.

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deschatsrouge
post Jun 11 2008, 04:10 PM
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LoungeLady
post Jun 11 2008, 10:33 AM
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*crickets* unsure.gif

You ladies are awesome. Keep 'em coming.


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LoungeLady
post Jun 10 2008, 08:02 AM
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Hey all you BUSTy chicas! Something came up at one of our meetings, and we were wondering what you think it means to be BUSTy.

The interns all agree that it is more of an essence--we know it when we see it--but we want to find a way to explain BUSTiness to those who aren't quite with it.

Give us your input! How do you define BUSTy? And what does it mean to be a BUSTy lady?


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