March 9th, 2004


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06:50 pm - Mavrosexual eye for the geek guy...
(yes, I am absolutely serious about this)

Ok, so here's the deal. For those who haven't been following in papertygre's journal, let me synopsize the relevant background. I have this very cute, very sweet, very smart friend name Ratha (well more-or-less smart except for the small fact that she eats bugs). Through a series of interesting and not-so-interesting misadventures she came to recently be dating a guy named Kenn (that's kenoubi).

Many of Ratha's friends expressed some amount of displeasure at this due to a great number of reasons. Some calling into questions Kenn's personality, some his moral fiber, some his intentions, some his psyche and some the fact that... well, he's funny looking. Now most of these eventually boil down to opinion. Either someone is going to think Kenn is cool or they're going to think he's lame or they're going to think he's nice or they're going to think he's annoying or they're going to think he's an asshole. But Kenn's personality (good or bad) really doesn't matter all that much to me, because, well... frankly, I don't have to date him. That's Ratha's business. What does matter to an extent is whether or not he's funny looking.

Well frankly, he is funny looking. And being that myself and others are Ratha's friends, and being that he intends to hang around us because she does, that basically means we are going to be forced to look at him. Well believe it or not, Kenn acknowledges this issue. He realizes that in a social setting one must make a certain amount of bare minimum effort to make one's self presentable. Here's where I come in.

I intend to fix Kenn.

This is Kenn today:



With your help I intend to rebuild him from the ground up.... making him presentable at the very least, and possibly, dare I say it, even hot. Kenn has agreed to let me update his look. To this end, I have decided that I will personally devoted $20 of my own hard earned money as well as my entire day on Saturday, April 10th (one month from today) to this makeover. This is where the rest of you come in. Give me money. I'm absolutely serious. Maybe you're a friend of Ratha's. Maybe you're a friend a Kenn's. Maybe both. Maybe you don't even know either of them, but want to see what I can do in one day of makeover magic. Well here's your chance. Results will of course be posted to LiveJournal.

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From: monkey587 Date: March 9th, 2004 - 03:57 pm (Link)
What, no photoshop mockup?
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 12:48 pm (Link)
you know, I might have done one eventually, but yours is just so perfect...
From: monkey587 Date: March 9th, 2004 - 04:01 pm (Link)
wait, eats bugs?
[User Picture]From: papertygre Date: March 9th, 2004 - 04:38 pm (Link)
for breakfast.

My favorite are syntax errors.
From: monkey587 Date: March 9th, 2004 - 04:46 pm (Link)
From: ouchfest Date: March 10th, 2004 - 09:45 am (Link)

Oh...

From: papertygre Date: March 10th, 2004 - 09:55 am (Link)

Re: Oh...

From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 12:53 pm (Link)

Re: Oh...

From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 12:49 pm (Link)
[User Picture]From: beststephi Date: March 9th, 2004 - 04:14 pm (Link)
I am but a poor grad student, and cannot spare any money for this endeavor. But I am also a gifted hair stylist...
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 12:54 pm (Link)
possibly... need to make some decisions and check some prices and such... I really don't know so much about the pricing of professionally doing white people hair. I did come up with some ideas today that we can discuss though...
[User Picture]From: marmal8 Date: March 9th, 2004 - 04:17 pm (Link)
If I like the results, can I sign up to be the next Mavrosexualized candidate?
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 12:57 pm (Link)
heh... well girl shopping is a lot more fun than boy shopping, but its also more expensive. I'm not sure how often people are going to be willing to donate helper funds though. But if you want to go shopping next time you're in town and have me tag along and pick stuff out for you, I can do that. And I'm good at it too... ask beststephi, danitapgh, yannaboo or sundaygray
From: katieboyd Date: March 10th, 2004 - 05:10 pm (Link)
From: marmal8 Date: March 10th, 2004 - 06:27 pm (Link)
[User Picture]From: rmitz Date: March 9th, 2004 - 05:08 pm (Link)
This is so crazy, it just might work.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 12:59 pm (Link)
not crazy... its genius! true genius and madness are always confused. That's why the world mistrusts great men like myself, einstein and frankenstein.
[User Picture]From: katieboyd Date: March 9th, 2004 - 05:20 pm (Link)
Neat! But how comfortable is he with you drastically changing his appearance, and how drastically?
I mean is he going to let you cut his hair and/or shave his beard? A lot of people that have long hair are rather attached to it.
Personally, I think shaving and cutting might be a necessary first step, not necessarily for an end result, but just to see what his face actually looks like to give an estimation of what might work.
[User Picture]From: kenoubi Date: March 9th, 2004 - 05:44 pm (Link)
Well, there are pictures of me without a beard and with short hair. Yeah, they're pretty old.

You make a good point. I guess my attitude towards the beard is that I've been sort of curious what I would look like without it, and Ratha has expressed the same curiousity; but on the other hand, I haven't actually tried shaving it, partly out of laziness, partly out of the fact that I literally don't think a lot of people would recognize me, and partly because it would have felt like giving in to social pressure. So I guess that it would be a little uncomfortable in this situation because it would seem to be an instance of this last reason; but on the other hand, I do want to give Mav a fair shot here, so I'm thinking it might be possible to persuade me (although with the understanding that I find it more likely than not that I want the beard to be part of my look long-term; but hey, it's not impossible that I'd change my mind if I looked at myself in the mirror).

The hair is a good point, though. I'm definitely attached to it, particularly as it's taken about 3 years to grow (though it isn't really getting any longer at this point). I'd be fine with a slight trim, but anything drastic would probably make me unhappy.
From: katieboyd Date: March 9th, 2004 - 05:56 pm (Link)
From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 01:19 pm (Link)
From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 01:13 pm (Link)
From: kenoubi Date: March 10th, 2004 - 01:29 pm (Link)
From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 01:48 pm (Link)
From: papertygre Date: March 10th, 2004 - 04:42 pm (Link)
From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 05:08 pm (Link)
From: papertygre Date: March 10th, 2004 - 05:32 pm (Link)
From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 09:15 pm (Link)
From: kenoubi Date: March 11th, 2004 - 04:53 am (Link)
From: chrismaverick Date: March 11th, 2004 - 03:03 pm (Link)
From: papertygre Date: March 11th, 2004 - 05:58 am (Link)
From: chrismaverick Date: March 11th, 2004 - 03:16 pm (Link)
From: kenoubi Date: March 12th, 2004 - 05:37 am (Link)
From: chrismaverick Date: March 12th, 2004 - 07:22 am (Link)
From: chrismaverick Date: March 12th, 2004 - 07:24 am (Link)
From: chrismaverick Date: March 12th, 2004 - 07:25 am (Link)
From: kenoubi Date: March 12th, 2004 - 09:59 am (Link)
From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 01:07 pm (Link)
[User Picture]From: neurochemistry Date: March 9th, 2004 - 05:43 pm (Link)
Do you have an adress we can send money to? You can drop me an aim with it if you do not want to put it online.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 01:21 pm (Link)
send me an email and I'll send you an address (I didn't see an email address in your profile)... or just use the amazon pay box... either way. (if you use Amazon, they'll deduct a bit of the cash, so if you pay me direct, more of your money goes to buying stuff for Kenn -- but it doesn't matter... whichever is easier)
From: neurochemistry Date: March 11th, 2004 - 08:24 pm (Link)
[User Picture]From: mistergone Date: March 9th, 2004 - 06:27 pm (Link)
Never let it be said that you are not a charitable man.

I got nothin' but love for ya, Mavie.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 01:22 pm (Link)
yes yes yes... I try... its my way of giving back to the community... you know... helping the kids...
[User Picture]From: nowishere Date: March 9th, 2004 - 06:55 pm (Link)
I want a makeover too!

I keep making lame little stabs involving hair color, or wearing cords a lot, but I really want something a lot more fresh and invigorating (and requiring little to NO makeup, hair spray, or prep time).

I'll pitch in some for the original effort, but what kind of pitch do I need to make to get on the project list? Maybe you can just build up a portfolio with friends and their significant others and this can be your next career move!
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 01:26 pm (Link)
I've gone shopping with you before. Of course we can go again.

Geeze, if I knew everyone wanted me to help them with this, I would have opened a business ages ago... How much would people pay for my services? Maybe I give Kenn away for free as my advertising pitch and the rest of you can bid on my time.
From: monkey587 Date: March 9th, 2004 - 08:21 pm (Link)
here, this will get you started.



It, uh, wasn't as easy as I expected.
[User Picture]From: damion Date: March 9th, 2004 - 09:13 pm (Link)
Bwahahahaha!

I think you gave him a bit too much chin :D
From: monkey587 Date: March 9th, 2004 - 09:19 pm (Link)
From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 01:27 pm (Link)
From: ludimagist Date: March 9th, 2004 - 09:52 pm (Link)
If I were not a starving grad student I would have to donate to this cause just on principle.

I am deeply amused by the very existance of this endevour.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 01:29 pm (Link)
bah! you cheap grad students! every little bit helps you know! Think of it as charity work. Think of him as the poor child in okinawa with a bad haircut that you can help for the price of a cup of coffee every day!
[User Picture]From: jazzyjess Date: March 10th, 2004 - 08:20 pm (Link)
aaww but geeks are so cute in their own way as it is..
and this whole making people over thign that's going on on television is quite disturbing
but hell, who knows- i'm sure it'l be fun and what not. =P
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 10th, 2004 - 08:48 pm (Link)
well, you're not going to get a lot of argument from my people... a lot of them being self-professed geeks on their own. The issue here wasn't so much whether its ok to be a geek but whether its ok to look the way Kenn looks. Which is kind of above and beyond. Whether its wrong or right, people have commented that his appearance disturbs them or makes them uncomfortable, and given his appearance and the extent to which it has been tailored against the norm, that's not surprising. When I say make him over, I really mean to update him, and make him as attractive as possible in his own right... I don't intend to make him into something he's not. Admittedly, its a fine line to walk.

But yeah, it should be fun to see how it works out. And its gonna be great, really... I stake my reputation on it.
[User Picture]From: sundaygray Date: March 11th, 2004 - 04:56 am (Link)

oh MAN I would almost come to Pgh for this

... if I could help. The hair the hair the hair. That needs some salon treatment. Is it all one length? I'm thinking, take a few inches off... like somewhere between the chin and shoulders... and maybe it needs to be pieced out a little... and conditioner. Deep conditioner. Beard must go. I wish I had money to donate to the cause, but you can sign me up on the list of poor grad students. I would offer my advice but a) it seems I have already done so and b) this is your project; you pr'y don't want it.



[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 11th, 2004 - 03:20 pm (Link)

Re: oh MAN I would almost come to Pgh for this

sure... come visit and help.... you don't visit enough anyway. Actually when discussing this project with people, I have been using you as an example... i remember when you fixed Max's hair several years ago.

I'll probably post asking for ideas and such in the next week or two or something... but feel free to toss suggestions at me now or whenever...
From: mrslippery Date: March 11th, 2004 - 03:54 pm (Link)

Hair Length

[User Picture]From: uomo Date: March 13th, 2004 - 05:35 pm (Link)
wow... that look... before you do the makeover, shoot a 70's style lo-budget sci-fi flick, OK? my god... perfect.

If it were 1974- drop acid, watch "Fantastic Planet", get laid.
 

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