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    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2011
    @Paul & Chris - Cosplay time!! Srsly though, that BPM image is RAD. That's actually how I usually have my hair if I don't feel like tying it up, I just sweep it all over onto the right side.

    @Bankara -Strangely enough, I've found that a lot of people in my area have a thing for girls with mohawks. And when I had the synthetic dreads in my mohawk, even more so. People LOVED it. Some older guy on the bus who said he was a from Pakistan said my hair was "very becoming of me." I did think it would be cool to buzz all my hair off and leave just my little sideburn ding-a-lings, but a friend of mine said that when she had the Chelsea cut a few people here took her to be a racist skinhead.

    @Bunny Huzzah!!
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    Regarding shaved heads, five years ago or so, i'd been growing out my natural hair.


    I was also living in Bed Stuy (a notoriously rough and 99% black neihborhood), and I got a lot of attitude. Often. Until I did this:

    itty bitty hawk

    I, too, was afraid that I looked like a skinhead, but suddenly, people in my hood were much nicer to me.
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    Rachel -- That black and white pic is pretty awesome.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2011
    @Rach - you make it work, dear.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2011
    @Rachael, not only was the haircut stunning, but GOSH, so is that photo! I would LOVE to shave my head at some point but i just like my hair too much. I admire your bravery! Doesn't hurt that the results were pretty awesome.

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    @Bankara: I am also right handed and yet focus with my left eye when taking photographs, though I have figured that is because I can close my right eye and keep my left eye open, but not the other way around. I've never heard of anyone else who does that. I also write like I'm left handed (that hook type thing?) if I'm not careful. Do you do that? It would be kind of cool if you did.

    @Argos & Rachael: Y'all really can rock the mohawk. Kickass!
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    @Trini_naenae: I can only wink with my left eye, so my right eye is dominant, even though my right eye is the one that turns inward and had all the surgery.
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    @Trini - I'm the same - can only focus with my left eye.
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    2 years
    ok struggling to get this huge gif to work anywhere, tell me if it does.

    Had this netbook with its built-in-webcam 2 years this month. Trying to see how much I've changed in those two years.
    Best/worst look?
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    @Atomic Sloth - You look fabulous with a beard, and I'm not a generally pro-beard person. Especially with the pea coat. You look very Tim Roth, and that's such a wonderful thing.

    By the way, men, I've noticed, with the prevalence of beards in popular culture lately, that many men haven't been properly schooled in aesthetics and face management. Seriously. Think of the beard as serving a similar facial purpose as women wear blush. Accentuate the angular nature of your face, and follow the line of your cheekbone, and or jaw bone. The beard needn't rise all the way to your cheekbone, but it should follow the angle. If your beard scoops at a round angle, it will make your face look round. A straight line from the sideburn to the 'stache area will make you look more strong-jawed. Let atomicsloth show you the way!


    ok. beard ranting over. (its probably some wierd offshoot from my eyebrow grooming fixation. sorry.)
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    This is technically from October I think (I don't know what happened to the time thing on my camera, as it thinks it was from January 2010), but since I just got the hospital bill this week, I figure it kind of counts. (Also, an excuse/incentive to upload and post recent photos of my uneven eyes.)

    I went to the hospital because the brain swelling headaches were getting unbearable and I was just hoping theyd give me some antibiotics. They refused, and just gave me a crappy injection in my arm of some sort of NSAID, which really, that's just bullshit.

    orange and blue

    I started to feel.... wierd. In the thinky vision. More than usual. The way I tend to feel when I notice my eyes dilating wonky. It happens, sometimes more than othertimes. I asked the nurse. She said my eyes were fine. I took a photograph. She lied, of course. Though, to be fair, my eyes weren't as asymmetrical as they sometimes get.

    Y'know, maybe I should take fewer realistic knowingly hideous unflattering self portraits. It's not a very good selling point for my photographic skills. "Please hire me, I'll make you look homeless and sickly!"
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2011
    Walking to my car, in the parking structure. I am 6'3" and broad shouldered, when in my coat and hooded sweater. I like to think I am imposing, though no one who knows me would call me such.
    walking from class to my car

    Me, unable to concentrate, waiting for the plumber to arrive and tell me what's happening with my house's plumbing.
    Shitting self, waiting for plumber to arrive

    Nothing too terribly interesting, I"m afraid. Though seeing older pictures get bumped off my now-not-a-pro flickr account has reminded me to try and migrate over to picasa. . .
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    JC Dec

    Had my hair cut, it was getting unmanageable. I think I need to tell these people 'don't make it too neat'. The guy put the side parting in a totally daft place, when I looked at it on Tuesday night I looked like a fucking bearded Hitler. Which had to change. Don't think it's too bad now, just needs to grow a bit shaggier.

    @Rachael, Argos - could never shave my head, face is too round. I did have a grade 4 cut all over once and I looked like Alexei Sayle, which was truly awful and will never, ever happen again.
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2011
    @Rachael, Damn I love that B&W photo! Fucking awesome! Also, I never got the beard lesson so I have had to figure the whole thing out for myself. Tomorrow I am going to enlist the aid of a professional and go to one of them fancy man barbershops and get a proper trim and shaping. I have a really important gig coming up this week and I want to look my best but I honestly almost never consider my appearance otherwise. Like I said in my previous rant, I tend to consider people who judge me based on my appearance as being beneath my contempt. I suppose I invite it though because I enjoy overturning peoples prejudices when they discover that I am intelligent, well spoken, and sympathetic.
    Also, I am putting "Please hire me, I'll make you look homeless and sickly!" on my business cards. I fucking laughed out loud and I think most people would upon seeing that in print.

    @Trini, my handwriting looks more like a five years olds than a lefty, unless maybe the kids got the jimmy hands. Too much time spent in a city covered in grafitti growing up left a typographical bias that will last the rest of my days. Also, I can't open my right eye when I am shooting because the camera blocks it. This is supposed to be one of the reason why they are designed to be right eye machines, so you can still see in low light conditions. Glad to know I am among good company for using the gear without ever reading the manual!

    @Atomic_Sloth, looks good, man! We need more giffery around here.

    @Argos, I tried rocking the sideburns on a shaved head look for a bit when I was living in Paris and I was in a dive rock bar in the 11th Arr. and the guy ordering a pint next to me just stared at me while we waited in the crush of kids to to order. Finally, i stared back and said "Quoi?" and he basically said " your hairstyle is... (long pause) very interesting." with this shitbird superior smirk on his face. I got a lot of shit for my style from the Parisians and I was used to it, they were disgusted by me until explained I was from New York and then they would usually forgive my trespasses because they love NYC but this was the one time where someone was unmoved by my explanation. Shaved it all off that night when I got home, started growing the beard, never looked back.
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    Since we're on the hair theme this month, I finally got mine cut (haven't cut it since June, iirc). It went from a passable Matt Smith Doctor on Halloween to nigh post-Return of Superman Supermullet on Thanksgiving, so it had to go.


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    Another shot from October. You can just make out the fucking bruise on my arm from the pointless injection they gave me in the hospital from many days prior:


    @Bankara - your beard is lovely as it is, but I'm sure you'll look dashing. I am considering going the other direction as you were mentioning. I imagine that it'd be fun to look completely vanilla and proper (sort of like the above image, only you cant see the electric blue tights and stompy boots) so that I could surprise people when they discover I've had a mohawk, or worked at a harley shop, drink whiskey neat, take weird naked photos, etc etc...
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2011
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2011

    You are all horribly sexy. If anyone says otherwise I will punch them square in the mandible and bid them goodnight.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2011 edited
    @Rachael - for my last class at uni, I had to do an oral presentation and dress professional for it. I actually have enough hair on my mohawk strip that I can side-part it and fix it up to look like I have normal hair. Totally surprised the whole class at the end when I was done and I pulled up my hair to reveal a mohawk, though how they all forgot I had a mohawk to begin with, I'm not sure.

    Mohawk in disguise, taken just now (a bit disheveled, but you get the point).
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    @Alastair - I'm assuming that look is for Terry Pratchett? I now have my first edition copy of Good Omens signed (kinda) by both Gaiman and Pratchett. Booyah.

    @Argos - The first time I shaved my head when I was 17, it was just half, so I could part it on the other side and hide it from my folks. It worked for no more than a week, when I absentmindedly shifted my hair while doing homework, and my stepmother caught me.

    How Delirium can you get?

    My Delirium Years.

    Ok, I've just posted enough to make up for my months of non-posting, methinks.

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