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I shaved today, and it was no big deal... [Apr. 8th, 2002|02:03 pm]
Kurt Onstad
Okay. That subject header is wrong on both counts. It wasn't today, and it seems to have been a huge deal, but I was looking to mimic a Jim's Journal book title...

Saturday was Hell Night. That doesn't mean that I had a particularly bad night. It's the name of an all-night event that AOKP has once a semester. And I do mean all night. By the time we're done and go to Denny's, it's light outside again. Anyways, my AOKP character has been "undercover" for six weeks, and the storyline of Hell Night was bringing him back to court, among other things. I decided that if Lorath (my character) was undercover, he'd take some pains to disguise himself. Including...shaving his beard. So, in between the scene where the pages (our newest members and the main reason for HN) saw me as a different character and when they first see me as Lorath, I quickly shaved my beard. Little did I realize the uproar this would create. From "Wow. You look a lot better clean-shaven," to "You look twelve," everyone commented on it, and everyone had an opinion. At work today, people are staring at me as if blood were spouting from my eyes. Someone told me "It's like you've taken 20 years off." My reaction was "Great. Now I'm seven." He said "You're 27? I always thought you were younger..."

If people have this much reaction to me shaving off my beard (which I can and will grow back in a week or so), I can't imagine their reaction if I cut my hair up above my shoulders again...

It's just HAIR!

[User Picture]From: self
2002-04-12 02:35 am (UTC)

You too?

I find there's nothing better for masking your age than a little good old-fashioned blood-spouting-from-the-eyes. Maybe it's the metaphor; a river of life pouring out the window from your soul... Or maybe they associate it with youth because most people give up such things at an early age. Not me. As long as I've got blood to spill and eye sockets to spill from, you know what I'll be doing!
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