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DarkPatu

Wow, here I was pimping my ridiculous arts and all of a sudden my face is the hot topic around here. I'm glad I'm not considered to be bottom rung in the looks department. Sadly I recently had to shave off my beloved beard of seven years for a part-time position to get some extra cash for the holiday season. I'm trying to score a different position so I can grow it back but I lost a good 8-10 years off my face when I shaved. My youngest son has never seen me without a beard and was absolutely freaked out, trying to drag his sister upstairs to go play so he could get out of the room.

I'm not digging the babyface look.

11/16/2011 #31
AltearazCreator

A fellow Barbarossa? You don't say! I feel you there, Patu. I grew a beard so I could stop looking so young. Plus it helps with people who I don't like not being able to recognise me. :P

11/16/2011 #32
Olorime

Now I am curious.

11/16/2011 #33
AltearazCreator

About?

11/16/2011 #34
OldStoneface

This is just typical Laud, but I find that I am partial to the "Pred-Dusty Colour" on the second page.

I find myself in agreement. That is awesome.

11/16/2011 #35
Olorime

What is the big deal about beards?

They are scratchy and unhygienic.

11/16/2011 #36
OldStoneface

This is my best work so far:

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7452787/1/From_Dust_to_Flesh

It also happens to be my worst work so far.

And my shortest.

And my longest.

Most complete.

Least complete.

Most reviewed.

Er....

I think you get the idea. But Dark says it's pretty good, so it can't be total trash. ;-)

11/16/2011 #37
Olorime

I like the title.

11/16/2011 #38
AltearazCreator

They are scratchy and unhygienic.

I guess if you lack proper hygiene to begin with, but I don't think having a beard would change that one way or another. Mine is short, and I wash it in the shower just like my hair. You won't find scraps of food, or birds, in there.

11/16/2011 #39
Thranduil Oropherion Redux

It also happens to be my worst work so far.

And my shortest.

And my longest.

"She's my daughter *smack* she's my sister *smack she's my daughter . . ." LOL

It's a great story, exactly what fanfiction should be -- taking a minor character and expanding. I recommend it highly.

11/16/2011 #40
Olorime

I guess if you lack proper hygiene to begin with, but I don't think having a beard would change that one way or another. Mine is short, and I wash it in the shower just like my hair. You won't find scraps of food, or birds, in there.

For some reason I imagined you with a long beard à la Hasidic Jew... since you told me you wore an ushanka. :D

Beards are icky, but I can deal with a long beard much better than I can with long hair. A nice trimmed beard is not too bad, I guess... and they hide weak jawlines too. :P

11/16/2011 #41
OldStoneface

"She's my daughter *smack* she's my sister *smack she's my daughter . . ." LOL

Randy, how did you know I was originally from Arkansas???

It's a great story, exactly what fanfiction should be -- taking a minor character and expanding. I recommend it highly.

And thus, I blush.

11/16/2011 #42
AltearazCreator

For some reason I imagined you with a long beard à la Hasidic Jew... since you told me you wore an ushanka. :D

It's closer to Lenin's than Trotsky's :P Of course, I can't wear the ushanka all the time. The weather's still too warm for that.

Beards are icky, but I can deal with a long beard much better than I can with long hair. A nice trimmed beard is not too bad, I guess... and they hide weak jawlines too. :P

I can't bother with the care of a long beard. It's hard enough to keep what I have looking undishevelled. At least I can trim mine and wash it and it looks fine.

11/16/2011 #43
Olorime

I would ask for a picture to satisfy my curiousity, but if I remember correctly, you are a private sort of person and will probably decline.

Still, fun to picture people in my head, they usually end up looking really different than what I imagine.

11/16/2011 #44
AltearazCreator

I don't have any pictures anyway, so you'd be out of luck.

11/16/2011 #45
Olorime

My son and I take pictures with the Photoboot program on my Mac almost daily.

The poor recipient of those pictures is usually Iggy. If he really wanted to embarrass me some day he would publish all those pictures of me making faces at the camera. :D

Anyway, I read your sonnets (well, some of them), but there is a line that I couldn't understand.

11/16/2011 #46
AltearazCreator

My webcam takes really shitty pictures, and my actual cameras takes even worse ones lol.

Oh? If you want to talk about it, shoot me a PM.

11/16/2011 #47
Olorime

BRB

I am wanted for my amazing picture taking abilities. :D

My son has a science project due tomorrow.

11/16/2011 #48
DarkPatu

If we're trading bearded pics, here's the reason I'm rather depressed by the loss of my beard. I've gone from this

http://t.co/3HfHULga

to this:

http://t.co/rzlyGiqe

...with these various stages in between: http://t.co/WUvHMDQr http://t.co/3xn1C5hQ http://t.co/WDrxy4tl http://t.co/jLoUkfsL http://t.co/rmKOGndb

A well trimmed beard is stylish, manly, and displays the vigor of the wearer. Also, they're fun and keep your face warm on cold winter days.

So...cold.

11/16/2011 #49
AltearazCreator

I just keep mine restricted to the mouth area. That way I won't have to shave it for interviews or anything. I feel for you, mate.

11/16/2011 #50
Olorime

I wonder what you meant about trading bearded pics. I do have some facial hair, but not enough to qualify for a beard. LOL!

11/16/2011 #51
AltearazCreator

I'll say again in case it was lost in the beard talk of the last page, if you'd like to discuss anything about the poem, shoot me a PM. I'm busy on other forums tonight, so the e-mail alert will jolt me to attention if you wanted to ask about it.

11/16/2011 #52
Olorime

Already did.

11/16/2011 #53
Thranduil Oropherion Redux

If we're trading bearded pics, here's the reason I'm rather depressed by the loss of my beard. I've gone from this

http://t.co/3HfHULga

to this:

http://t.co/rzlyGiqe

That beard definitely suits you. What kind of totalitarian job required you to shave it?

11/16/2011 #54
Hamfast Gamgee

By the way Randy, I didn't know you used to be someone else!

11/17/2011 #55
DarkPatu

A part time job as a valet at a swank hotel. I don't think I'll be keeping this one very long, especially if I can score the bartending position I'm gunning for at one of our local public houses.

11/17/2011 #56
DarkPatu

I don't think I can harp on OldStoneFace's work enough, and I completely agree with Randy's review on this one "I don't know where Pterry leaves off and you begin, it's that good." . I've read a lot of Pratchett's works and this fic captures his pacing, cadence and flow the best out of all I've had the pleasure of reading. If you like Pterry, "From Dust to Flesh" is absolutely a must read.

11/17/2011 #57
Thranduil Oropherion Redux

By the way Randy, I didn't know you used to be someone else!

I still AM someone else, occasionally. It's very confusing. LOL

11/17/2011 #58
Thranduil Oropherion Redux

A part time job as a valet at a swank hotel.

You mean parking cars?I have to say, I wouldn't hesitate to give my car to a person with a distinguished beard like that. It makes you look like someone highly unlikely toblow the transmission or change the radio to. . . something less dignified. LOL

11/17/2011 #59
DarkPatu

So I would have thought, but alas they were unwilling to budge on the matter. With all hopes my beard will be able to return within the next couple of weeks.

11/17/2011 #60
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