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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4050 on: July 29, 2019, 09:24:34 AM »
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4051 on: July 29, 2019, 09:40:42 AM »
Apparently, not "American."  :laugh: ??? :-\  I find the irony amusing, but...
Am I mistaking you for someone else, or you're native?

You're probably ~ Imagining~ what people look like.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4052 on: July 29, 2019, 11:18:39 AM »
How does one "look" American apart fron dress?
Someone that looks Nordic, but overweight, with bad teeth and unhealthily burnt skin, looks redneck or hillbilly rather than from anywhere else in the world. They might as well be Boers or southern Brazilians, but you get the point.

Sounds racist! 

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Brazilians are racists.

(Mildly joking)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4053 on: July 29, 2019, 03:53:42 PM »
Clothes and behaviour are actually the best tip for origins, though. Sometimes I realise people who may look phenotypically Brazilian (sometimes even of black skin) are American or European simply from how they're dressed and how they walk around. An Italian friend of mine whose mother is African Brazilian was in the city the last week, extremely well dressed (fine smart casual suit and fedora), and people even hesitated to speak Portuguese to him.

BTW, since he and a friend from upstate was here, I went around as some kind of a touristic guide around Rio, which reminded me of how amazing our good ol' tropical Paris is. I love statues/busts/bas-reliefs (point taken, Catholics) and took pictures with at least three figures I admired. Carlos Drummond de Andrade is one of my favourite poets ever, truly a master of language. Every time someone says literary modernism is trash, I slap their faces with a Drummond compilation. Carlos Gomes was a composer, sometimes internationally reckoned as the greatest opera writer outside Europe. Estácio de Sá was the founder of Rio de Janeiro. I actually descend directly from a cousin of his, which in turn connects me to Portuguese nobility. Nothing special in the last part, though, since everyone in Portugal descends from high nobility. Portuguese nobles were hardcore womanisers and our gene pool is among the least diverse of Europe due to late founder effect.





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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4054 on: July 29, 2019, 04:05:41 PM »
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4055 on: July 30, 2019, 08:35:15 AM »
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4056 on: July 30, 2019, 10:44:40 AM »
Most recent portrait.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4057 on: August 24, 2019, 07:39:30 AM »
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4058 on: August 24, 2019, 09:06:35 AM »
What did you write on your cross?
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4059 on: August 24, 2019, 02:19:10 PM »
What did you write on your cross?

It's a secret  :laugh: Anyway, we write some Bible or prayer quotations plus names of living and departated people that are important for us and/or need prayer.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4060 on: August 24, 2019, 04:02:43 PM »
What did you write on your cross?

It's a secret  :laugh: Anyway, we write some Bible or prayer quotations plus names of living and departated people that are important for us and/or need prayer.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4061 on: September 17, 2019, 10:40:01 PM »
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4062 on: December 17, 2019, 03:28:16 PM »
1999 vs. 2019



Apparently I've been living up to stereotypes for 20 years. Scruffy-looking, long-haired, faded t-shirt-wearing 20 year old? Check. Boring, balding, thick-glasses-wearing, goatee-having, plain-shirted 40 year old? Check.  :P

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4063 on: December 17, 2019, 03:29:26 PM »


You seem like the most interesting man in the world. I hope you get royalties when people use the images you are in.

(also lol at the image width)

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4064 on: December 17, 2019, 04:58:43 PM »


You seem like the most interesting man in the world. I hope you get royalties when people use the images you are in.

(also lol at the image width)

Ah, being a stock photo model and video actor is not about becoming rich.  It's love of the game.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4065 on: December 18, 2019, 01:48:25 PM »
Ah, being a stock photo model and video actor is not about becoming rich.  It's love of the game.

You've been brainwashed by the capitalist pigs, who are using your likeness to line their pockets while you slave away at oc.net posts. Rise up, comrade, and let us all fight the man!

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4066 on: December 18, 2019, 02:35:45 PM »
One more photo before I flee the world to become a disciple of Abba Hezekiah.  I couldn't decide whether to post in the beard, body building, chotki, or tattoo thread, so I went with this one.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4067 on: December 23, 2019, 12:45:09 PM »
One more photo before I flee the world to become a disciple of Abba Hezekiah.  I couldn't decide whether to post in the beard, body building, chotki, or tattoo thread, so I went with this one.



That's badass my brother!

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4068 on: December 23, 2019, 12:51:59 PM »

A woman approached me yesterday, pulled me aside, and discreetly asked: "Tell me the truth. You're a vampire hunter aren't you?"

"Yes, I am."

"I knew it!" she said. "I could tell by that beautiful Cross around your neck."

True story.


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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4069 on: January 16, 2020, 08:22:06 PM »


I will visit some countries in Eastern Europe this spring, searching for a wife and a place to settle.
Best outcome if she happens to be EO, then I'll join The Church.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4070 on: January 16, 2020, 08:49:50 PM »
Only not very Eastern ) Because until we finally back away from God, we will have various shocks all the time - and I'm talking not about raising the mortgage rate.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4071 on: January 18, 2020, 12:18:44 AM »


I will visit some countries in Eastern Europe this spring, searching for a wife and a place to settle.
Best outcome if she happens to be EO, then I'll join The Church.
I thought you were a woman, probably because "sestir" sounds like "sister".
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4072 on: January 18, 2020, 04:55:05 AM »
I thought you were a woman, probably because "sestir" sounds like "sister".

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Anyway, I set my story in western Mongolia, alternatively Dzungaria, and used an Atlas to try anfigure out what people in that area might be called. One of the main characters got named Sestir, because I con-langed a rule where an s- is prefixed to mark something as a proper name: s+aestir, where *aestir was my attempt to reconstruct a plausible old Indoeuropean word for star.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4073 on: February 11, 2020, 05:55:01 AM »
With our firstborn son, Noah, who turned 22 this week. Very proud of the fine young man he has become.


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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4074 on: February 11, 2020, 08:13:42 AM »
Many years!
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no idea, so there’s that.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4075 on: February 11, 2020, 08:36:47 AM »
Many years!
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4076 on: February 11, 2020, 09:20:35 PM »
Many years! He's my age.  :D
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4077 on: February 11, 2020, 10:35:15 PM »
Many years!

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4078 on: February 11, 2020, 10:53:17 PM »
Many years! He's my age.  :D
I keep thinking you’re in your mid-20s for some reason.  ???
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no idea, so there’s that.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4079 on: February 15, 2020, 10:01:01 PM »
Many years! He's my age.  :D
I keep thinking you’re in your mid-20s for some reason.  ???
I keep thinking I'm about 12 for some reason.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4080 on: February 15, 2020, 10:07:13 PM »
Many years! He's my age.  :D
I keep thinking you’re in your mid-20s for some reason.  ???
I keep thinking I'm about 12 for some reason.
:laugh:  I think that's more common than any of us wants to admit.
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no idea, so there’s that.

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