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Do clothes make a difference?
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Post: #41
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freelanceangel Wrote:I literally will NOT leave the house without some sort of colour around or on my eyes.

Why is that?


I feel utterly bland without eyeshadow, liner, mascara and usually glitter of some sort. *shrug* I think it's some weird fixation of mine, that I'm just NOT colourful enough unless I have that. I wouldn't attribute it to being 'kin, but more to me being decidedly weird. I consider my eyes my best feature- beside my brain, of course ^_~- and if they're not enhanced, I just feel nude.

*sheepish grin* Ah, yes, I thought I'd phrased that incorrectly. Nope, no colour contacts- as much as I would ADORE having brilliant leaf-green eyes- but I differentiate between putting colour on my eyelids as opposed to making interesting patterns with coloured liners around them.

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So your eyes are your best feature . . . but you need to adorn them to feel comfortable being seen by other people? I'm just confused.

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Post: #43
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Archer Wrote:So your eyes are your best feature . . . but you need to adorn them to feel comfortable being seen by other people? I'm just confused.

I think she means play up her best feature. Make her favorite feature stand out more, you know? Make it more, and pardon the pun, eye-catching. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

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Post: #44
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Oh yeah, I get that - it's the whole not being able to go out in public without eye makeup thing that gets me.

Where does that come from? "Oh no! What if the guy in the corner shop sees what I actually look like when I buy this pint of milk!" . . . ? It just seems to be so extreme.

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Post: #45
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Archer Wrote:Oh yeah, I get that - it's the whole not being able to go out in public without eye makeup thing that gets me.

Where does that come from? "Oh no! What if the guy in the corner shop sees what I actually look like when I buy this pint of milk!" . . . ? It just seems to be so extreme.

I agree with you completely. But it seems to be the norm, at least in American culture, for women to need to accentuate their physical appearance, either with makeup or "pretty" clothing (and by pretty I mean slutty). Personally, if someone doesn't like me for what I've already got physically, they can piss off in my opinion. I refuse to play the "makeup/fashion" game. But most Americans don't agree with me. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

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Post: #46
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Archer Wrote:Oh yeah, I get that - it's the whole not being able to go out in public without eye makeup thing that gets me.

Where does that come from? "Oh no! What if the guy in the corner shop sees what I actually look like when I buy this pint of milk!" . . . ? It just seems to be so extreme.

I agree with you completely. But it seems to be the norm, at least in American culture, for women to need to accentuate their physical appearance, either with makeup or "pretty" clothing (and by pretty I mean slutty). Personally, if someone doesn't like me for what I've already got physically, they can piss off in my opinion. I refuse to play the "makeup/fashion" game. But most Americans don't agree with me. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

I have to agree with that. Personally, I don't really care what I look like. Socks, shoes, pants, shirt, sweatshirt, make sure my hair isn't actually standing straight up, and I'm good to go. And concerning whether or not I find someone attractive, it seems to go in almost the opposite manner to most. The more someone tries to dress themselves up, the more I'm inclined to dislike them. Unnecessarily large amounts of cleavage, heavy makeup, tiny skirts, and heavy tans all just shout "vanity" to me, which has never been a point of respect in my case.

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Post: #47
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Archer Wrote:So your eyes are your best feature . . . but you need to adorn them to feel comfortable being seen by other people? I'm just confused.

She wants to "frame the work of art" it seems. Nothing wrong with that. If you took the Mona Lisa out of it's frame would it be quite as breathtaking?

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Archer Wrote:So your eyes are your best feature . . . but you need to adorn them to feel comfortable being seen by other people? I'm just confused.

She wants to "frame the work of art" it seems. Nothing wrong with that. If you took the Mona Lisa out of it's frame would it be quite as breathtaking?

Yup because it's still the freakin' Mona Lisa! I'd pay to see her in a mall or at the Louvre. We're all beautiful, inside and out, it's just a matter of personal opinion as to what qualifies as "beautiful".

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Post: #49
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Twilight Wrote:She wants to "frame the work of art" it seems. Nothing wrong with that.

I didn't say there was anything wrong with it - interesting leap!

Quote:If you took the Mona Lisa out of it's frame would it be quite as breathtaking?

Absolutely.

And besides which - there is a world of difference between "I want to frame my eyes" and "I cannot leave the house without eye makeup on, for any reason!"

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Archer Wrote:And besides which - there is a world of difference between "I want to frame my eyes" and "I cannot leave the house without eye makeup on, for any reason!"

Oh, over exaggeration for the sake of emphasis
what sort of conflicting arguments will you leave in the wake you your zany adventures next

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