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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

frankenstein-outcasts

1. i see myself as different from a majority of the olchs population through my experiences. i have grown up a lot from freshman year and now as a senior i feel i am a lot more mature then a majority of this school. most of the kids i see around this school are loud and obnoxious and i feel i'm more of a mellow, quiet person. i believe i'm a conformist because i don't really tend to stick out, especially with my appearance. i'm not into dressing up for school and to be honest i'm am usually in a pair of sweatpants and a sweatshirt. With the style i kind of more traditional and blend in instead of standing out in the crowd.

2. i believe the fashionable groups are more accepted then those you show a less appealing appearance because a lot of people adore their styles. i wish i could dress up everyday with new cute outfits but i just don't have that time in the morning. when we see that they take care of their appearance it gives you more of a "wanting to be there friend" feeling towards those people. the groups known as probably the "freaks" ,and we all know who they are, are seen as outcasts because of their different appearance. they are seen as outcasts because they look unusual to us. they are something we are not used to seeing and a lot of people are skeptical to the unusual. the difference between the two appearances is that the first group is more put together appearances and up to date styles that we see in magazines and on tv everyday. the other group is more of a dark unusual style that is only frowned upon. their style just creeps you out.

3. there have been plenty times where i have felt like an outcasts. it has usually been a time were i was by myself. i am not used to things unknown and when i'm around something i am not familiar with, i feel like an outcast. we ususally feel like outcasts because the acceptance isn't there obviously and being different then your surroundings only gives you less feelings of an acceptance.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

appearances.

1. The way you present yourself is very important. Appearances are first impressions on people and when you dont give a good appearance, people tend to judge you a certain way. I feel it is important to maintain your physical appearance because you need to be concerned that others are accepting you even though you shouldnt care what others masy think. I believe you should still be concerned on presenting yourself with a good appearance. I would probably like to change the sense of my style because at times I dont care what i'm wearing and i just want to be comfortable so you always see me and sweats and pajamas but really i would like to make it seem like i know how to actually get dressed up.

2. i think the same goes for appearance of others. i hate seeing people dressed in all these weird clothes and your thinking to yourself.. what were they thinking when they put those clothes on. i can honestly say i do give judgement to others who dress a little different because they know they dress different they arent just dressing that way for themselves, they want to be noticed. On other hands, sometimes I love others styles and i feel i can learn and try something new with my look because i saw a persons different appearance. When i meet other people i initially notice their hair and probably their jeans. i hate it when people have greasy hair or ugly styles to their hair when you know their hair could look so much better. and when it cans to their jeans, i personally hate to wear jeans, so when i wear them i like them looser and lower cut, so when i see others with their pants pulled up to they bellybuttons it just bothers me for some reason.

3. when it comes to those shows, i dont think i would ever want to be on one of the shows. i think they are brave for putting their stories outt there but i really hate the fake look of surgery. Even though the shows are amazing with there outcomes i hate having to see the process. it just looks too painful. the people that do do those shows, i feel they are just wanting to better themselves and if changing their looks makes them feel better about themselves then thats good for them.

*the makeovers for the girls were definatly needed but for the guys i feel i liked their old appearances better. the girls teeth were horrible and now they look better then before obviously, but you can tell their appearances are fake. their bodies look to young for their faces. the guys definatly look younger, the last guy especially, but the first guy i feel his orginal appearance was so much better.