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Offline Cyrillic

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2115 on: January 24, 2014, 05:27:29 PM »
Don't want to. I'm a bit paranoid over giving personal information or pictures to any internet service. Are there any sites that delete pictures over certain time or something?

Do you trust them? You would be doing the same here by "uploading it" as it would be indexed by search engines anyway.

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/

More than I would trust some other sites. That site seems to be maintained some random Finnish nerd. When it comes to privacy I'd trust a nerd with all kinds of DIY open source ideas a lot more than a suit-wearing CEO of some major corpororation.

Anyway, here's my inner Asteriktos. It's an embarassing selfie from maybe a week or so ago. I was shopping and had to take proof that I've looked even this manly until I grow long hair again or something. I've had this short hair before but last time I just grew long hair again.

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=5ca8424

Alpo? Are those earrings?
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2116 on: January 24, 2014, 05:29:38 PM »
I've had earrings since maybe high school or upper secondary school. I feel naked without.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2117 on: January 24, 2014, 05:30:17 PM »
Don't want to. I'm a bit paranoid over giving personal information or pictures to any internet service. Are there any sites that delete pictures over certain time or something?

Do you trust them? You would be doing the same here by "uploading it" as it would be indexed by search engines anyway.

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/

More than I would trust some other sites. That site seems to be maintained some random Finnish nerd. When it comes to privacy I'd trust a nerd with all kinds of DIY open source ideas a lot more than a suit-wearing CEO of some major corpororation.

Anyway, here's my inner Asteriktos. It's an embarassing selfie from maybe a week or so ago. I was shopping and had to take proof that I've looked even this manly until I grow long hair again or something. I've had this short hair before but last time I just grew long hair again.

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=5ca8424

Alpo? Are those earrings?

And argyle, and uebergroom, and, and, and. When I hit Europe, the average T count for the continent doubled.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2118 on: January 24, 2014, 05:31:26 PM »
Alpo, you are a good sport!
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2119 on: January 24, 2014, 05:41:21 PM »
People don't wear argyles in the US? I thought it's one of standard patterns in Western dressing.

Oh well. Another reason to diss Americans. You dress wrong. :police:
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2120 on: January 24, 2014, 05:43:10 PM »
People don't wear argyles in the US? I thought it's one of standard patterns in Western dressing.

Argyles can be okay when combined with a pipe and a flat cap. Earrings are a big no.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2121 on: January 24, 2014, 05:48:41 PM »
I do have a pipe and a flat cap. It's just too cold to use either. -15C.

Earrings are awesome. I'd like to have ear tunnels but I'm too lazy do anything for it so I've settled with these pirate-ish earrings.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2122 on: January 24, 2014, 05:51:21 PM »
Earrings are awesome. I'd like to have ear tunnels but I'm too lazy do anything for it so I've settled with these pirate-ish earrings.

No, man. It'll make you look like a metrosexual. Argyles will only make you look like a hipster, but that's okay because we both are.

Why don't we have a men's wear thread?
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2123 on: January 24, 2014, 05:53:32 PM »
Earrings are a big no.

For both sexes. Anywhere.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2124 on: January 24, 2014, 05:56:48 PM »
Earrings are awesome.

I just thought you had elongated earlobes, like the noble Shakyamuni.

Do you also wear them in church?

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2125 on: January 24, 2014, 05:58:56 PM »
Cyrillic, Now that is an excellent question. We should have. Why don't you start one? I might not afford any really fancy clothes but I promise to flood the thread with pictures of my second-hand hipster clothes.

Romaios, no I don't. I wear them everywhere. In church, in job...

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2126 on: January 24, 2014, 06:02:37 PM »
Romaios, no I don't. I wear them everywhere. In church, in job...

Finnish yiayias have gone soft.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2127 on: January 24, 2014, 06:04:17 PM »
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2128 on: January 24, 2014, 06:06:15 PM »
Romaios, no I don't. I wear them everywhere. In church, in job...

Finnish yiayias have gone soft.

I live in a Socialist paradise where we've gotten rid of bourgeois grandmothers and oppressive traditions. Everything is free and fun.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2129 on: January 24, 2014, 06:06:21 PM »
Earrings are a big no.

For both sexes. Anywhere.

I like earrings, but not on men.  
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2130 on: January 24, 2014, 06:06:45 PM »
People don't wear argyles in the US? I thought it's one of standard patterns in Western dressing.

Oh well. Another reason to diss Americans. You dress wrong. :police:

I wear them. 
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2131 on: January 24, 2014, 06:10:50 PM »
Romaios, no I don't. I wear them everywhere. In church, in job...

Finnish yiayias have gone soft.

I live in a Socialist paradise where we've gotten rid of bourgeois grandmothers and oppressive traditions. Everything is free and fun.

Disturbed ecosystem.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2132 on: January 24, 2014, 06:23:36 PM »
People don't wear argyles in the US?

I think it is the go-to design if you want to do a TV show or movie about American young people in the 1950s.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2133 on: January 24, 2014, 06:26:06 PM »
People don't wear argyles in the US?

I think it is the go-to design if you want to do a TV show or movie about American young people in the 1950s.

Those were the days. Racial segregation, smoking and argyles.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2134 on: January 24, 2014, 06:40:30 PM »
Earrings are a big no.

For both sexes. Anywhere.

What about in the middle of my ear?



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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2135 on: January 24, 2014, 06:42:39 PM »
NO! Don't do it, ZZ. It freaks me out.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2136 on: January 24, 2014, 06:44:07 PM »
Earrings are a big no.

For both sexes. Anywhere.

What about in the middle of my ear?



Please excuse the indecent amount of neck I am showing.

Neck's all right. It hurts to look at that poor ear, though...  :'(
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2137 on: January 24, 2014, 06:45:53 PM »
NO! Don't do it, ZZ. It freaks me out.

Too late! That is actually my ear, Cyrillic. It's been done for almost 9 years now.  :P
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2138 on: January 24, 2014, 06:46:53 PM »
It depends on the overall look. Some people can carry those with taste but IMO it demands a bit Punk/Goth/otherwise subcultural clothing in general.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2139 on: January 24, 2014, 06:49:36 PM »
It depends on the overall look. Some people can carry those with taste but IMO it demands a bit Punk/Goth/otherwise subcultural clothing in general.

I'm doing it all wrong. I dress pretty preppy.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2140 on: January 24, 2014, 06:50:51 PM »
NO! Don't do it, ZZ. It freaks me out.

Too late! That is actually my ear, Cyrillic. It's been done for almost 9 years now.  :P

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2141 on: January 24, 2014, 07:19:08 PM »
Neck's all right. It hurts to look at that poor ear, though...  :'(

Please, my great grandmother had way more hardcore earrings than those.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2142 on: January 24, 2014, 07:26:14 PM »
Neck's all right. It hurts to look at that poor ear, though...  :'(

Please, my great grandmother had way more hardcore earrings than those.


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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2143 on: January 24, 2014, 07:34:36 PM »
Lol, that's not actually too far off. Lemme see if I can dig up a picture.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2144 on: January 24, 2014, 07:46:41 PM »
I think it was in Dionysius of Furna's Hermeneia that I read about how the iconographer is supposed to depict Satan in the Resurrection/Harrowing of Hell icon: it went something like "draw him with pierced ears, for he is a runaway slave".




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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2145 on: January 24, 2014, 07:54:12 PM »
Please excuse the indecent amount of neck I am showing.

LOL. 

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2146 on: January 24, 2014, 07:56:54 PM »
As we chant at Matins: From my youth, many passions have fought against me...

I can't hear that sung anymore without augustin717 immediately coming to mind and destroying whatever prayer happened to be going on within me. 
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2147 on: January 24, 2014, 08:41:45 PM »
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2148 on: January 24, 2014, 08:45:39 PM »
Earrings are a big no.

For both sexes. Anywhere.

I like earrings, but not on men.  

It's fashionable for men to wear earrings here where I live in Australia (along with a lot of ink, some of which I find very attractive, especially that which incorporates Celtic symbolism - I keep meaning to get a Celtic symbol on my upper arm, but I'm basically a chicken when it comes to pain  :-\ ).  I actually like earrings on men in general; though I do find that liking doesn't extend to those earrings that stretch the earlobes. Personal taste, of course, not a condemnation.  
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2149 on: January 24, 2014, 08:46:16 PM »
Please excuse the indecent amount of neck I am showing.

LOL. 

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2150 on: January 24, 2014, 08:52:30 PM »
I think it was in Dionysius of Furna's Hermeneia that I read about how the iconographer is supposed to depict Satan in the Resurrection/Harrowing of Hell icon: it went something like "draw him with pierced ears, for he is a runaway slave".





Piercings and tattoos were considered a social travesty by Romans and Greeks and were, to them, the marks of slavery. (Hebrews pierced their slaves through the ear, to mark permanent ownership of Hebrew slaves - might be that they did it with Gentile slaves, too, not sure) They had problems with the Celtic practice of marking the body and it eventually died out as the Romans and then the church became more powerful and influential, first in Celtic/Gaulic areas in Europe, then in insular Celtic lands.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2151 on: January 24, 2014, 09:12:51 PM »
Please excuse the indecent amount of neck I am showing.

LOL. 

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Seconded! ZZ is a treasure.  :laugh:

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2152 on: January 24, 2014, 09:33:02 PM »
Don't want to. I'm a bit paranoid over giving personal information or pictures to any internet service. Are there any sites that delete pictures over certain time or something?

Do you trust them? You would be doing the same here by "uploading it" as it would be indexed by search engines anyway.

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/

More than I would trust some other sites. That site seems to be maintained some random Finnish nerd. When it comes to privacy I'd trust a nerd with all kinds of DIY open source ideas a lot more than a suit-wearing CEO of some major corpororation.

Anyway, here's my inner Asteriktos. It's an embarassing selfie from maybe a week or so ago. I was shopping and had to take proof that I've looked even this manly until I grow long hair again or something. I've had this short hair before but last time I just grew long hair again.

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=5ca8424
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2153 on: January 24, 2014, 10:32:28 PM »

Earrings are a big no.

I guess I am in the clear with this 10 gauge septum ring then. I took out the little silver hoops in my ears. I wouldn't want to be too ostentatious. :police:

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2154 on: January 24, 2014, 11:47:30 PM »
I guess I am in the clear with this 10 gauge septum ring then. I took out the little silver hoops in my ears. I wouldn't want to be too ostentatious. :police:

I used to have a hoop in my lip.  8)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2155 on: January 25, 2014, 02:23:53 AM »
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You'd blend in in urban america too. no doubt about that.

How does generic White European wearing generic Western clothes not blend in America?
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2156 on: January 25, 2014, 02:54:22 AM »
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You'd blend in in urban america too. no doubt about that.

How does generic White European wearing generic Western clothes not blend in America?
Just saying cuz u like dissing Americans . And there are a few counties in Michigan's upper peninsula I think  where people of Finnish extraction predominate. It funny I met one in Chicago a few yeas ago.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2157 on: January 25, 2014, 03:11:04 AM »
Ahh, memory lane. These are a few pictures I discovered from a younger, hairier, relatively happier me at a Christmas party with my friends back in 2011. I'm the short guy in the black sweater.

Me in the middle


Me and my best friend's sister


I'm the guy in the middle again; yes, I'm very short.


Group photo


Here is a more recent, appealing photo of me in a drowsy, music-induced daze while browsing oc.net


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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2158 on: January 25, 2014, 03:20:56 AM »
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You'd blend in in urban america too. no doubt about that.

How does generic White European wearing generic Western clothes not blend in America?
Just saying cuz u like dissing Americans

Which is really only a joke. American Patriotism is funny but other than that you're fine by me.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2159 on: January 25, 2014, 12:46:23 PM »
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You'd blend in in urban america too. no doubt about that.

How does generic White European wearing generic Western clothes not blend in America?
Just saying cuz u like dissing Americans
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Which is really only a joke. American Patriotism is funny but other than that you're fine by me.



I'm not American. I should have people buried here to aim that title, but I don't . However by and large I do like them. And Europeans aren't all that different. There is a book the narcissism of small differences I think. Right now I somehow feel like a rootless cosmopolitan .