once upon a time there was a very big and important gem, who decided she was so big and important that she was too busy to make her own appointments. instead she taught her pearl how to use a phone and keep a personal planner, and the pearl started booking all the gem’s appointments. not wanting to be outdone, all the other aristocratic gems made their pearls keep appointments too.
once upon another time there was a very big and important gem, who decided she was too busy and important to attend a meeting. instead she showed her pearl how to negotiate terms in their favour, and the pearl was sent to the meeting on the important gem’s behalf. insulted at the prospect of having to negotiate with a pearl, the other important gem sent her pearl to the meeting also. wouldn’t you know it, suddenly all business ventures were being handled entirely by pearls.
this meant a lot of good things for the aristocrats. when they incurred losses, for example, it could be blamed on the pearl’s incompetence rather than their own. it also meant they could revel in their growing wealth without ever having to talk to another gem.
it meant a lot of good things for the pearls too. a gem could be shattered, or corrupted, or bubbled, or left behind on an uninhabited planet, and no one would know for hundreds of years so long as the pearls could continue doing business. no one saw the rebellion coming.
As a test to see how bad my sense of fashion is if I could actually manage to find items to hack on in each case, we’ve got a Pauling and Scout from six different decades. Top to bottom, left to right, it’s 1960′s, 70′s, 80′s, 90′s, 2000′s, and current day (2010′s). Every decade written here has a song from it linked as well, for shits n giggles. Only rule was I had to both know and love it, and hell, that wasn’t too hard, I have old taste in music anyhow.
Disclaimer- I was born in 1995 and have always been of plain taste, if I have comfortable black clothes that’s good enough for me, forget the current fashion trend.