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Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:57 pm
by OAM
Now I get it, he reminds me of Big Brother or someone else from 1984.

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:26 pm
by coolsi
xander wrote:And, honestly, kentuckyfried, your picture bothers me on some level. The image suggests, to me, that because you are a nerd with an adoring woman on your shoulder, you are somehow better than everyone else on the internet. There is also a subtle "woman as property" motif in the way that you appear to be completely ignoring her, yet using her to assert your superiority. You may not have been thinking about that when you took the picture, but that was the first thing that came to my mind. I won't tell you exactly what Wendryn said (without my prompting, by the way), but she basically agrees. Your picture just doesn't sit well with me.

xander


Your picture bothers me. It suggests to me that because you are a nerd with a wife, you are somehow better than everyone else on the internet. The way your wife's hand is on top of yours shows that you are completely ignoring her and the angle of her hand suggests that she wants to be shown some love but the other hand doesn't want anything of it, just using it to assert superiority. I won't tell you what someone else who has the same opinion as me said, but they basically agree. Your picture just doesn't sit well with me.

That was absurd, and to be honest so was what you said.

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:02 pm
by kentuckyfried
xander wrote:
coolsi wrote:Are you wearing nail varnish?

No, my nails are just naturally shiny. It comes from eating well.

And, honestly, kentuckyfried, your picture bothers me on some level. The image suggests, to me, that because you are a nerd with an adoring woman on your shoulder, you are somehow better than everyone else on the internet. There is also a subtle "woman as property" motif in the way that you appear to be completely ignoring her, yet using her to assert your superiority. You may not have been thinking about that when you took the picture, but that was the first thing that came to my mind. I won't tell you exactly what Wendryn said (without my prompting, by the way), but she basically agrees. Your picture just doesn't sit well with me.

xander


Never really thought of it like that, then again I never intended the pic like that. It's from a while back, I didn't take it for this thread ;)

How about this pic, taken just before the last one. Does it pass muster?

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Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:05 pm
by Smiling Buddha
Why are you touching yourself with that very feminine looking hand?

:P

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:08 pm
by kentuckyfried
Smiling Buddha wrote:Why are you touching yourself with that very feminine looking hand?

:P


Crap, there's something wrong with this pic too??? I just can't please you Defcon people ;)

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:45 pm
by xander
kentuckyfried wrote:Never really thought of it like that, then again I never intended the pic like that. It's from a while back, I didn't take it for this thread ;)

No, and I don't know what set me off about it. I know it wasn't meant that way. It is, after all, just a picture.

kentuckyfried wrote:How about this pic, taken just before the last one. Does it pass muster?

I like that picture. Is that your girlfriend? wife?

xander

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:53 pm
by kentuckyfried
My Girlfriend of 4 years :)

She was my first GF, back in highchool, then we got back together years and years later when we were all growed up :)

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:59 pm
by shinygerbil
Awww.

For the record, I think your first pic just looks like you two were having a laugh. About what, I have no idea, but a laugh nonetheless. My girlfriend thought it was sweet.

/trying to find a decent picture of myself

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:07 pm
by Peace and Love
shinygerbil wrote:Awww.

For the record, I think your first pic just looks like you two were having a laugh. About what, I have no idea, but a laugh nonetheless. My girlfriend thought it was sweet.

/trying to find a decent picture of myself


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Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:12 pm
by shinygerbil
NEEDS MORE SHINY ;)

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:14 pm
by Mas Tnega
kentuckyfried wrote:How about this pic, taken just before the last one. Does it pass muster?

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Doesn't quite have the "Hah! Owned!" quality of the first one. I liked the first one for that. Then again, I'm assuming that she knew what you were doing in that picture, or at least thought it was funny afterward.

Although, the "pleased to eat you" look's pretty cool too.


*still wondering if there's an image of Mas out there that hasn't been seen by all and sundry already*

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:16 pm
by Peace and Love
shinygerbil wrote:NEEDS MORE SHINY ;)


Behold the glow

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Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:07 am
by NukeLord
More spotlight than shiny, i prefer mine (though he looks infinitely more evil than the original):

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Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:11 am
by Hyperion
Truly only a gerbil that could have hailed from the radioactive forums of the Defcon pages.

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:54 am
by Mas Tnega
Seems this one isn't so well known (if NeoThermic is a reliable guide):

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