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May. 20th, 2001 | 10:39 pm

I've a question for those wandering through my live journal.

Which picture of me should I use?

The comic book version of me that a friend drew
or the picture of my face?

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from: hajime
date: May. 20th, 2001 11:40 pm (UTC)
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They both look great to me. :)

But, by the sounds of things, the comicbook one makes you feel a little more comfortable. I'd go with that one, because it seems silly to have a picture you don't want up, for whatever reason. I hardly ever use my real face... ;)

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Diane Trout

Thanks,

from: alienghic
date: May. 21st, 2001 12:17 am (UTC)
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Is my insecurity *that* obvious, or were you just being really perceptive. ;-)

Thanks for the postive comment. *grin*

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Re: Thanks,

from: hajime
date: May. 21st, 2001 12:31 am (UTC)
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A touch of assumption, a little iceberg factor, and a quick look at things ... It's just like school again, isn't it? In school there's so little tolerance for any difference. Overacheivement, underacheivement, fat, skinny, bespectacled, whatever. I feel like sticking a large sticker on people's heads that says "I am an unrepentant bully".

Blah. Rant mode coming out again...

The positive comment was no problem. I believe it. :)

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Diane Trout

Bullies

from: alienghic
date: May. 21st, 2001 12:45 am (UTC)
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As far as I'm concerned the worst bullies are the ones that have wormed their way into the crevases of my brain. The internalized ones are by far the hardest to escape from.

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Re: Bullies

from: hajime
date: May. 21st, 2001 01:24 am (UTC)
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Strange. I consider the internalised ones to be my best friends. But that's just me being strange again.

My theory: if I am hardest on myself, then anything else is praise. I daresay people would call me pessimistic, but I don't really take a dim view of everything, and my life is certainly not mirth-free. ;)

My favourite thing to be able to say is, "You're different from me and what i'm used to. I like that."

(Am I the only one that still prefers email to those silly web "message board" thingies?)

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Diane Trout

Re: Bullies

from: alienghic
date: May. 21st, 2001 08:05 pm (UTC)
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Unfortunatly for me I carry around some really vicious internal critics (or I'm too much of a wimp).

I've had other friends who had the harsh internal critics who proposed a theory much like yours and it does motivate them successfully. Unfortunatly I tend to filter out the praise, which just does no one any good.

As for webboard vs. email, they've both got their advantages. The webboard's better for casual browsing, and email's better for disconnected reading.

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Stephanie Wukovitz

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from: sebab
date: May. 21st, 2001 12:42 am (UTC)
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both! either!

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from: marnanel
date: May. 21st, 2001 03:21 am (UTC)
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On the one hand (as others have said), since you have multiple pictures, use both depending on how you feel on posting.

On the other hand, if I was fortunate enough to have someone draw a good comic book picture of me, I think I'd prefer using that one in general. It's because the cartoon version is an abstraction, emphasising how someone I love sees me in general, which is something that's far more important to me than just how I happened to look to a camera on some random day.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: May. 21st, 2001 07:59 pm (UTC)
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That's a really interesting observation about, in effect, the difference between a snapshot and art. Art perhaps, can actually be far more effective at showing details of someones personality than a simple snapshot.

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narcissus-alicious

weellllll....

from: nalicious
date: May. 21st, 2001 06:35 am (UTC)
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if people really are curious if you have a pic of yourself up they can just click on your picture on the profile page and find out (which I did, and I like your real life picture too, so nyah).

Think of it this way, where are you most likely to find a plethora of people who spend way too much time online? answer: online. Are most of them buff and tough and tanned. Probably not, are most people in the "real world" buff and tough and tanned? only if you believe what MTV tells you.

Basically, you may as well feel comfortable, so if that means using the cartoon pic which I think is superduperpeachykeen, then do so. I think using a comic book pic, that was drawn for you is way more original than a pic of your actual self, though I like to see what people look like so I know who I am talking to, like I said, I can look on your profile page to see that.

s'up to you. and that was a pretty long response!

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