lol nice man...keep up that stareHeh.
Yeah, we used to have this famous literary critic in grad school, I think she was part of the English faculty -- I think on more than one occasion I was just socializing, I don't know standing around in a circle chatting between classes and something like "Did you notice how when she gets that stare in her eyes, like she's peering into the infinite beyond, while talking about ____." I can't remember, but, at least among academics, there were quite a few people who had some odd ways of looking when they were "in the grip" of some idea or other.
Can I do the Nietzsche stare? Well, I hope you're not referring to the later photographs with that horrible sister of his, but, sure, I could.
In fact, I think it was over Thanksgiving, someone really ticked me off -- not serious, but I think I made my point with no words.
No, I don't like to do it, not because I'm afraid of confrontation -- actually, kind of the opposite (sometimes it has to be done!) -- but it takes a lot of energy to focus in that way.
More generally, my most odd eye-contact habits probably tend to me not wearing eyeglasses most of the time and just kind of, you know, you're thinking about something and then you forget you're next in line at the library or something:
"Huh? Oh, wait, what. Yeah, sure, here you go! You bet, you too! I know! Gonna be cold all week I hear! All right, you too!"
Kind of a mild retardation, I guess.
I don't think you want it.lol nice man...keep up that stare
i bet thats hella....stuffI don't think you want it.
And, no, I don't think I could do "the stare" unless I was really, truly, thinking and feeling about something pretty deeply. Yeah, I spent some time on stage in high school, but I was never an actor, I just liked screwing around, smoking weed with the jackass arty types and finding funny ways to be sort of outrageous on the stage.
Maybe a real actor could do it -- I bet you anything Peter Falk could pull it off.
But, no, there's two kinds of stares I have in my unconscious repertoire: (i) I'm lecturing informally about some point, I'll usually make some kind of deliberate, modest gesture with one or both hands, and, while taking advantage of the rhythm in my speech, compose my next sentence by staring intensely at some imaginary point nowhere in particular. I have no idea what that would look like to some square apple, but probably pretty intimidating, or very focused, I guess.
(ii) Exasperation, not wanting to waste words, direct eye contact while saying a few words orthogonal to what I'm really thinking. Meant to express the kind of contempt that would probably get me arrested if I said it in words.
Yeah, laugh-a while you can, monkey-boy!i bet thats hella....stuff
lol.id like to see you starring at me across a large feild.Yeah, laugh-a while you can, monkey-boy!
I bet I can come up with a good thousand-yard stare that would scare you.
You know what, though, I have a feeling some of the INTJ women here could come up with something better.
No, they don't scare me, but a lot of these brilliant, articulate women have quite a bit more frankness, verbally, than I usually care to get into, not to mention having a wit that almost always makes my crude jokes and insults look sick by comparison.
I have no doubt they could put some school in you.
i like the stare.i give a 6 out of 10 tho.because the stare is great in terms of emotionlessness.but it doesnt realy convey the intensity and willpower,that the nietzsche pick does.Oh, I did see the picture, now. Yes, that's a look I'm familiar with, but to my knowledge that's not part of my repertoire.
You'd have to ask one of the psychologists here, but am I not seeing the "omega sign," sort of a confusion in the brow, combined with the steely gaze?
It doesn't seem like the "Nietzsche gaze into the beyond" I was thinking of, the picture more reminds me of someone who is both confused, overwhelmed, and only partly certain.
Of course, those feelings I'm very familiar with, I'm not ashamed to say, but I've always had the habit of composing my face in a way that, in my mind at least, sort of encourages me (maybe) to get back to planet Earth.
OK, this is my neutral stare, just thinking about nothing: View attachment 751945
Well, yeah, that's just the normal. Not even a stare, really. Maybe mom was right and my eyes did get stuck in that position when I was making faces as a kid.i like the stare.i give a 6 out of 10 tho.because the stare is great in terms of emotionlessness.but it doesnt realy convey the intensity and willpower,that the nietzsche pick does.
People tell me I look like a "deer in headlights" when I'm in that state."Did you notice how when she gets that stare in her eyes, like she's peering into the infinite beyond, while talking about ____." I can't remember, but, at least among academics, there were quite a few people who had some odd ways of looking when they were "in the grip" of some idea or other.
Heh. Yeah, I remember exactly once being told "you had that deer in the headlights look" -- I'd been up all night boozing it up with my good friend, the Colombian maintenance guy, up at the condo clubhouse.People tell me I look like a "deer in headlights" when I'm in that state.
never smack a masochist. words to live by, #692.I have no doubt they could put some school in you.
Weirdest Comeon Of The Week award.lol.id like to see you starring at me across a large feild.
aaaand a great save.I don't know, I don't know how to make pictures with cameras.