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Why I can't get a date, by Elizabeth Bear, age Nearly 37

Take a picture of yourself right now.
don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
post that picture with NO editing.
post these instructions with your picture.

I think I'm working on my Death Glower.

...and that's why I wear a hat when I run before showering.


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That's actually my frown of concentration. But I know it looks like the GLARE OF DEATH. (You should have seen my old student ID. My friend netcurmudgeon called it the Mortal, Why Are You Pointing That Box At Me? photo....

(Nose smooching makes me burst out laughing. Or smooch back. I am an inveterate nose smoocher myself, so I cannot complain.)
It looks more like heavy concentration - You're thinking deep thoughts and someone has interrupted you.
cute haircut!
I would totally date you -- if I lived in CT and dated girls. :)

Ps. my fancy camera won't focus that close, thus am I spared (and no one will know that I am coincidentally wearing my Shadow Unit shirt today).

Edited at 2008-09-18 12:42 pm (UTC)

Because the top of your head is cut off by thin lines of white and black? Uff da! I'd wear a hat at that point, too! I'm so glad you regenerate in the shower.
Oddly enough, this is the expression that causes people to say things like "Why are you so upset all the time" and "You're so pretty when you smile". While I was probably trying to remember what I meant to put on the grocery list I forgot to write down, or what part of the Sekrit Government Manual has the instructions I need, and was not planning on killing someone--when they say that--well, I'm ready for some maiming.

If nothing else would have made me a feminist having people feel that they can demand that I smile because women are supposed to have pleasant expressions all the time would have done the trick.
I'm sayin'. Yesterday a (male) co-worker came down to get me to say "hi" simply because when I happen to glance at him in the hallway (when we are not, you know, engaged in conversation), he cannot "read" my expression properly.

Once again, my office believes your pics, in particular, might be dangerous to appropriate office-type behavior or national security or I dunno what. So I can't SEE IT. Grr.
Just picture the old far side cartoon about the heartbreak of morning face. *g*
That's awesome!
At least you look serious. If i was an Alien i would hide in the scuppers. Whatever scuppers are.
If that's your Death Glower, you really need to work on it. No one's even going to be injured by it, much less killed. That comes across more as "intent".

And really, the hair is nothing for just gotten up.

If it were a Death Glower it would be hard to tell whether or not it worked online: dead people aren't usually very good about commenting.
I didn't do it. Honest.

I jumped off the sheep!

You didn't ask, but I don't see anything un-date-worthy there. You just look awfully serious.

Re: I jumped off the sheep!

her r srs writer!
I was sitting in the car thinking about a story, as a kid, and my mom caught my expression in the rearview mirror and yelled, "AHSAVKA," all startled, "you look like you want to kill somebody!"

C'mon, mom, that's just my thinking face.
The photo captures your eye color. That's the first and last thing that catches notice. In between someone might think "oh, morning Bear. Morning Bear hair."

(I have determined that there is no way to take a halfway decent self-portrait unless you have a tripod and a timer. And even then it's 50-50.)

I kind of like the one I have in gchat, but that was some kind of freak occurrence. *g* So yeah....

awesome death glower!
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