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Mark Atwood
I'm considering completely shaving my face for my birthday.

My facial hair is 16 years old. Maybe it's time for a change....

What does everyone think?
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awfief From: awfief Date: February 15th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Go for it! If you don't like it, you can always grow it back.
puzzld1 From: puzzld1 Date: February 15th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
NOOOOOOOOO!!! Love the beard!
dossy From: dossy Date: February 15th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just think of the ecosystem of microscopic parasites you'll be destroying.

"fallenpegasus, destroyer of worlds!"

mangosteen From: mangosteen Date: February 15th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
The cost of failure is absurdly low. Go for it.
rhonan From: rhonan Date: February 15th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been debating the same thing myself. The only thing currently holding me back is that I've gone full beard for the winter, and it does keep my face warm. I'm also giving some debate as to growing it out into a very Victorian beard. Then again, I lose 10 years when I go clean-shaven.
mauser From: mauser Date: February 15th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nothing good will come of it.

I've taken the goatee off a couple of times, but I've only shaved the mustache twice in my life. (Once for a Russ Post costume).
awfief From: awfief Date: February 15th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
And yet, I long for and have begged my partner to shave his mustache, as I think he looks much sexier without the 'stache. But not his beard.....

For comparison:
With beard, without mustache:

With beard & mustache (ie, current look):

And a (very young, but that's the last time he didn't have any facial hair):
mauser From: mauser Date: February 15th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
The beard and mustache isn't bad, but he could probably keep it trimmed a bit shorter. I always keep my mustache clear of my lips.
awfief From: awfief Date: February 15th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
He specifically likes it covering his upper lip. I have no idea why.
tanjent From: tanjent Date: February 15th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
your facial hair wants twenty bucks and the keys to the car.
jatg From: jatg Date: February 15th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do it and take a picture! It's just hair. It can always regrow. :)
gipsieee From: gipsieee Date: February 15th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure, why not... but then, I did shave my head last year, so perhaps I'm not the most able to accurately appraise the emotional effects of lopping of a significant part of one's visual identity.
bldrnrpdx From: bldrnrpdx Date: February 16th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm a fan of "with facial hair" more than "without".
amythis From: amythis Date: February 16th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've found when people ask these kind of questions (another friend considered shaving her head), it's subconsciously a way of saying, "I'm going to make a radical change in my appearance, and I want people's support and encouragement." You're going to shave your face, and we will get used to it and probably like it.
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