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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #60 on: June 27, 2012, 01:47:51 PM »
Hello, handsome. You sir have a fine sense of style.  :love

Heh, thanks.  Unfortunately, I suspect that I won't get away with dressing like this once I graduate and have to work in the real world.

That's... A lot of books man!

We run our D&D sessions in the college's Science Fiction library.  You can't see it in this picture, but we have an entire bookcase devoted to role-playing games.

Things like that can become iconic to the point that people won't recognise you without it. It's hilarious to sneak up on a friend and scare the bejeezus out of 'em when you're dressed or groomed in a way somehow different from your norm.

This.  This forever.  I once went to the dining hall for breakfast, sat down with my friends, and started eating.  Somewhere between fifteen minutes and half an hour later, they realized that I was there.

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Fairly recent (waiting for the Avengers premier, as if the earrings weren't a dead giveaway), fairly awful.
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Slightly less recent, showing off my new haircut. (Colours are more accurate than the previous.)
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Love the earrings, and absolutely beautiful hair.  It's a fantastic color, and the length is just about perfect for the look you have going.  Your eyes are also fascinating--they look brown in the first picture, blue in the second, and green in the third.

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Anyway, I completely forgot to post more pictures yesterday, so I guess I'll rip some old ones from my Facebook and post them now!

I'm not entirely sure who to blame for this one, but this is from the first D&D campaign I ever played in.  Making it about two years old.
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Hanging out with friends while they broadcast a radio show.  I can't really explain the phone.  This would have been from my freshman year of college, so about a year before the previous picture.
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Managed to dig out one of the few surviving pictures from my senior prom.  The only reason I include it is to demonstrate what happens when I spend half an hour straightening my hair.
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Halloween 2008.  I decided to dress as the Joker.
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Since The Dark Knight had just come out, someone else had a similar idea.
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...and that's how I discovered that I have basically no pictures of myself.  I should fix this.

Edit: Found a couple more lying around and added them.
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“Hast thou not felt in forest gloom, as gloaming falls on dark-some dells, when comes a whisper, hum and hiss; savage growling sounds a-near, dazzling flashes around thee flicker, whirring waxes and fills thine ears: has thou not felt then grisly horrors that grip thee and hold thee?”

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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #61 on: June 27, 2012, 02:55:02 PM »
Things like that can become iconic to the point that people won't recognise you without it. It's hilarious to sneak up on a friend and scare the bejeezus out of 'em when you're dressed or groomed in a way somehow different from your norm.

This.  This forever.  I once went to the dining hall for breakfast, sat down with my friends, and started eating.  Somewhere between fifteen minutes and half an hour later, they realized that I was there.
I haven't shaved for 2.5 weeks now and went out without my hat 2 days ago. Ran in to two friends who didn't recognize me until I was standing right in front of them. I didn't scare them, but they looked rather puzzled about this random guy who was obviously heading towards them.

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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #62 on: June 27, 2012, 03:02:22 PM »
Things like that can become iconic to the point that people won't recognise you without it. It's hilarious to sneak up on a friend and scare the bejeezus out of 'em when you're dressed or groomed in a way somehow different from your norm.

This.  This forever.  I once went to the dining hall for breakfast, sat down with my friends, and started eating.  Somewhere between fifteen minutes and half an hour later, they realized that I was there.
I haven't shaved for 2.5 weeks now and went out without my hat 2 days ago. Ran in to two friends who didn't recognize me until I was standing right in front of them. I didn't scare them, but they looked rather puzzled about this random guy who was obviously heading towards them.

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I agree that, in that picture, your friend seems confused.
“Hast thou not felt in forest gloom, as gloaming falls on dark-some dells, when comes a whisper, hum and hiss; savage growling sounds a-near, dazzling flashes around thee flicker, whirring waxes and fills thine ears: has thou not felt then grisly horrors that grip thee and hold thee?”

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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #63 on: June 27, 2012, 03:09:17 PM »
That is probably why he bit me.

I would consider it a favour if someone who knew how to do photomanipulation would insert a chessboard between me and the kangaroo. I've always thought it would be a great addition to the picture.
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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #64 on: June 27, 2012, 03:18:00 PM »
What are you talking about?  There's totally a chessboard there.
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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #65 on: June 27, 2012, 03:24:01 PM »
What are you talking about?  There's totally a chessboard there.
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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #66 on: June 27, 2012, 04:23:37 PM »
Things like that can become iconic to the point that people won't recognise you without it. It's hilarious to sneak up on a friend and scare the bejeezus out of 'em when you're dressed or groomed in a way somehow different from your norm.

This.  This forever.  I once went to the dining hall for breakfast, sat down with my friends, and started eating.  Somewhere between fifteen minutes and half an hour later, they realized that I was there.
I haven't shaved for 2.5 weeks now and went out without my hat 2 days ago. Ran in to two friends who didn't recognize me until I was standing right in front of them. I didn't scare them, but they looked rather puzzled about this random guy who was obviously heading towards them.

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Finally, another man with earrings!

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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #67 on: June 27, 2012, 04:32:32 PM »
Hello, handsome. You sir have a fine sense of style.  :love

Heh, thanks.  Unfortunately, I suspect that I won't get away with dressing like this once I graduate and have to work in the real world.

Maybe not the hats, but the rest of it? Never, ever underestimate the power of a three-piece-suit at an interview. Or anywhere else.

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Fairly recent (waiting for the Avengers premier, as if the earrings weren't a dead giveaway), fairly awful.
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Slightly less recent, showing off my new haircut. (Colours are more accurate than the previous.)
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Love the earrings, and absolutely beautiful hair.  It's a fantastic color, and the length is just about perfect for the look you have going.  Your eyes are also fascinating--they look brown in the first picture, blue in the second, and green in the third.

Thank you! The colour is mostly natural; the ends are dyed, but not the rest. My eyes are actually almost colourless - very pale steely kind of colour - so they tend to pick up and reflect what I'm wearing, or look different depending on the kind of light that's around.

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Anyway, I completely forgot to post more pictures yesterday, so I guess I'll rip some old ones from my Facebook and post them now!

In case you can't tell, I combined the filling from three Oreos to create...the Doom Oreo.  It was delicious.
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I'm not entirely sure who to blame for this one, but this is from the first D&D campaign I ever played in.  Making it about two years old.
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Hanging out with friends while they broadcast a radio show.  I can't really explain the phone.  This would have been from my freshman year of college, so about a year before the previous picture.
(click to show/hide)

Managed to dig out one of the few surviving pictures from my senior prom.  The only reason I include it is to demonstrate what happens when I spend half an hour straightening my hair.
(click to show/hide)

Halloween 2008.  I decided to dress as the Joker.
(click to show/hide)

Since The Dark Knight had just come out, someone else had a similar idea.
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...and that's how I discovered that I have basically no pictures of myself.  I should fix this.

Edit: Found a couple more lying around and added them.

The Halloween pictures are excellent. Your costume is A++, would save Gotham from you again. I especially like the suit; was it one you already had? Either way, definitely one of the better Jokers I've seen.

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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #68 on: June 27, 2012, 04:43:13 PM »
Maybe not the hats, but the rest of it? Never, ever underestimate the power of a three-piece-suit at an interview. Or anywhere else.

The problem is one of coloration.  I suspect that interviewers might bat a few eyelashes at a wine-colored jacket.  Or a vibrant purple shirt.  Once I'm working there?  Might not be a problem.  But I suspect that, during interviews, there's a degree to which I should look less wacky.

Thank you! The colour is mostly natural; the ends are dyed, but not the rest. My eyes are actually almost colourless - very pale steely kind of colour - so they tend to pick up and reflect what I'm wearing, or look different depending on the kind of light that's around.

Hah!  Another one.  My eyes are grey as well, and listed that way on my driver's license.  Mine tend to vacillate primarily between blue and pale green.

The Halloween pictures are excellent. Your costume is A++, would save Gotham from you again. I especially like the suit; was it one you already had? Either way, definitely one of the better Jokers I've seen.

So, that suit was my first suit--bought it just for the costume.  Before that, I dressed in t-shirts and jeans and what have you.  Once I wore the costume, though, I realized that I loved wearing button-up shirts and vests.  So, that started.  Shortly after that, I added the tie to the ensemble.  Suspenders were quick to follow, as was a pocketwatch.  Then, at the beginning of my sophomore year at college, I obtained the hats and the coats.  A new era had dawned, and there was no turning back.

The fullness of the Joker costume is, alas, incomplete in a photographic format.  I spent most of high school doing acting and, during that time, developed a not-insignificant ability with my vocal range.  I'm no voice actor, but I'm able to pull off a variety of different voices, most of which have characters set to them.  It's incredibly useful when DMing.  For the Joker, I lifted a slight imitation of Heath Ledger's voice, but substituted in many of the mannerisms portrayed in Alan Moore's The Killing Joke.  I added two more voices--a low growl and a frenzied maniacal hooting--and bounced between the three according to sentence development and mood shift.  I also have an insane cackle on hand, so that was useful.

In terms of physicality, I put a lot into slow movements of the head and jerky shoulder motion.  The walk was a "long" one--I put my legs out in front of me and let my body follow.  At least, when I was calm.  When I got worked up, my gait shifted dramatically, causing me to seem to lunge forward when becoming excitement.

Facial expression didn't require much practice, as I do a lot of that.  I would go between deadpan, a wide-eyed smile, and a face-contorting rictus.  Again, dependent on context.
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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #69 on: June 27, 2012, 04:50:53 PM »
I love Halloween!  My wife and I did costumes for the parties instead of the trick-or-treating... but we did go trick-or-treating with my son, and I'm pretty happy how that turned out:

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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #70 on: June 27, 2012, 04:53:59 PM »
Dude, that is an awesome pic, SirP!  :lol
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« Reply #71 on: June 27, 2012, 04:54:33 PM »
I love Halloween!  My wife and I did costumes for the parties instead of the trick-or-treating... but we did go trick-or-treating with my son, and I'm pretty happy how that turned out:

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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #72 on: June 27, 2012, 05:00:58 PM »
I love Halloween!  My wife and I did costumes for the parties instead of the trick-or-treating... but we did go trick-or-treating with my son, and I'm pretty happy how that turned out:

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This is glorious on so many levels.
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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #73 on: June 27, 2012, 05:04:13 PM »
You're the one on the left, I take it?

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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #74 on: June 27, 2012, 05:07:57 PM »
You're the one on the left, correct?   :P

You're the one on the left, I take it?

Why do I keep getting this?  Lol.
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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #75 on: June 27, 2012, 05:08:34 PM »
The only Halloween pictures I have of myself are a few years old.  I dressed like a cowboy (A real cowboy, I'm from Texas.  None of these plastic pistols or sheriff badges or any of that).  I pulled it off well but it would never count as glorious.   :p

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« Reply #76 on: June 27, 2012, 05:08:54 PM »
You're the one on the left, correct?   :P

You're the one on the left, I take it?

Why do I keep getting this?  Lol.

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« Reply #77 on: June 27, 2012, 05:11:08 PM »
So in lieu of an actual picture because all the ones I have on hand are shockingly bad, I am going to toss up a doodle one of my friends did for fun.

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« Reply #78 on: June 27, 2012, 05:12:11 PM »
I always knew Boz was really a cartoon character!

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Re: Real Life Picture Thread
« Reply #79 on: June 27, 2012, 05:13:41 PM »
You're the one on the left, correct?   :P

You're the one on the left, I take it?

Why do I keep getting this?  Lol.
Because it's such an obvious set-up.

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