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brokenmodel
13-11-2006, 09:35 PM
The eye twitch or the murder? As is classic with murderers is the eye twitch. Is it that very eye twitch that drove them to it? or is it a by-product of the act?

Guybrush
13-11-2006, 10:19 PM
:rolleyes: = :slanted:
:cool: = :)

The medical term's apparently "hemifacial spasm," (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemifacial_Spasm) they even have their own organization (http://www.hfs-assn.org/). I think their site's introductory text is quite moving, actually, so I don't feel like make any frivolous murderer-by-association claims.

noel emits
13-11-2006, 10:51 PM
edit - damn - sorry, couldn't resist.

Guybrush
13-11-2006, 11:35 PM
I guess a possible reason for a few rogues seemingly suffering from this could be that they've been involved in a hefty amount of face-deforming fist-fights. Anyway, I've spent the last hour thinking about the social effects of a sudden face-deformation and I've come to the unpleasant conclusion that they'd probably be greater than one'd like to imagine, probably even more so when it comes to eye-twitching, what with all the thug associations and all.

nomadologist
14-11-2006, 03:33 AM
studies have demonstrated that even parents attend more closely, give more physical affection to, and on average keep in closer proximity to them the children who are more "attractive" according to that map of points you can use as the golden ratio on the face that applies across cultures from what such people have been able to measure.

of course, the studies were probably all funded by Mattel Inc and Botox Cosmetics.

swears
14-11-2006, 06:14 AM
studies have demonstrated that even parents attend more closely, give more physical affection to, and on average keep in closer proximity to them the children who are more "attractive" according to that map of points you can use as the golden ratio on the face that applies across cultures from what such people have been able to measure.

of course, the studies were probably all funded by Mattel Inc and Botox Cosmetics.

No, it's true. Attractive people get to do do whatever they want, and are taken more seriously.

nomadologist
14-11-2006, 05:02 PM
more seriously? don't know about that...

budub
14-11-2006, 11:51 PM
Ok so I've reviewed my psychological journals and I've come to the conclusion that there is no cause and effect relationship between unattractiveness and psychopathic behavior.

:eek:

:waits for serious [or seriously hilarious] debate about eye twitches to resume:

bassnation
15-11-2006, 11:35 AM
No, it's true. Attractive people get to do do whatever they want, and are taken more seriously.

this is a common misconception. "attractive" people (a relative concept at best) don't automatically have easier lives.

for a start most people don't see themselves as others see them - they may not necessarily be walking round thinking they are gorgeous. they have to labour under the perceptions (and sometimes envy and animosity) of others. they either get hit on, everywhere they go (which is not as pleasant as it sounds, if you aren't interested) or people won't even approach them because "they are beautiful, whats the point"

even if they are narcissistic, that in itself brings its own problems.

nobody is guaranteed an easy life no matter what they look like. best not to burden others with how you feel about yourself.

martin
15-11-2006, 12:37 PM
But have you noticed that members of the BNP are intensely ugly? Is that the ugliness of fascism itself reflected in their features, or do they just get into nationalism as a kind of "I look like shit, so fuck the lot of you, I never wanted to join in anyway" to the rest of the world?

And just because you've got BDD, doesn't mean you're not a minger

swears
15-11-2006, 12:51 PM
But have you noticed that members of the BNP are intensely ugly? Is that the ugliness of fascism itself reflected in their features, or do they just get into nationalism as a kind of "I look like shit, so fuck the lot of you, I never wanted to join in anyway" to the rest of the world?

And just because you've got BDD, doesn't mean you're not a minger

No, I don't buy it. They look pretty normal to me, that's part of what makes them so creepy. It's like serial killers..."Oh there was always something funny about him...funny features." Although some of them probably have mashed up features from their days as football hoolies.