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Old 01-25-2013, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Hombre View Post
I hate my appearance.

Hopefully I'll get it right in the next life.
Well damn Hombre how did you manage to get it wrong this time around ?!?
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:52 PM
Location: Aventura FL
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Originally Posted by RumNCoke View Post
Well damn Hombre how did you manage to get it wrong this time around ?!?
I have no idea. You win some, you lose some.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:08 PM
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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Not entirely but more accepting. I take care of myself more now than I did in my teens and early 20s which is supposed to be a woman's heyday and there are days when I'm pretty happy with the way I look.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:23 PM
Location: For Pig Latin Ess-Pray Ee-Thray
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If I were a short thin blond with blue eyes then I would not be me.
A large tall red head with green eyes.
No offense but Im a Swan.
I do not wish to be a Duck.

The Ugly Duckling

Once upon a time down on an old farm, lived a duck family, and Mother Duck had been sitting on a clutch of new eggs. One nice morning, the eggs hatched and out popped six chirpy ducklings. But one egg was bigger than the rest, and it didn't hatch. Mother Duck couldn't recall laying that seventh egg. How did it get there? TOCK! TOCK! The little prisoner was pecking inside his shell.

"Did I count the eggs wrongly?" Mother Duck wondered. But before she had time to think about it, the last egg finally hatched. A strange looking duckling with gray feathers that should have been yellow gazed at a worried mother. The ducklings grew quickly, but Mother Duck had a secret worry.

"I can't understand how this ugly duckling can be one of mine!" she said to herself, shaking her head as she looked at her last born. Well, the gray duckling certainly wasn't pretty, and since he ate far more than his brothers, he was outgrowing them. As the days went by, the poor ugly duckling became more and more unhappy. His brothers didn't want to play with him, he was so
clumsy, and all the farmyard folks simply laughed at him. He felt sad and lonely, while Mother Duck did her best to console him.

"Poor little ugly duckling!" she would say. "Why are you so different from the others?" And the ugly duckling felt worse than ever. He secretly wept at night. He felt nobody wanted him.

"Nobody loves me, they all tease me! Why am I different from my brothers?"

Then one day, at sunrise, he ran away from the farmyard. He stopped at a pond and began to question all the other birds. "Do you know of any ducklings with gray feathers like mine?" But everyone shook their heads in scorn.

"We don't know anyone as ugly as you." The ugly duckling did not lose heart, however, and kept on making inquiries. He went to another pond, where a pair of large geese gave him the same answer to his question. What's more, they warned him: "Don't stay here! Go away! It's dangerous. There are men with guns around here!" The duckling was sorry he had ever left the farmyard.

Then one day, his travels took him near an old countrywoman's cottage. Thinking he was a stray goose, she caught him.

"I'll put this in a hutch. I hope it's a female and lays plenty of eggs!" said the old woman, whose eyesight was poor. But the ugly duckling laid not a single egg. The hen kept frightening him.

"Just wait! If you don't lay eggs, the old woman will wring your neck and pop you into the pot!" And the cat chipped in: "Hee! Hee! I hope the woman cooks you, then I can gnaw at your bones!" The poor ugly duckling was so scared that he lost his appetite, though the old woman kept stuffing him with food and grumbling: "If you won't lay eggs, at least hurry up and get plump!"

"Oh, dear me!" moaned the now terrified duckling. "I'll die of fright first! And I did so hope someone would love me!"

Then one night, finding the hutch door ajar, he escaped. Once again he was all alone. He fled as far away as he could, and at dawn, he found himself in a thick bed of reeds. "If nobody wants me, I'll hid here forever." There was plenty a food, and the duckling began to feel a little happier, though he was lonely. One day at sunrise, he saw a flight of beautiful birds wing overhead. White, with long slender necks, yellow beaks and large wings, they were migrating south.

"If only I could look like them, just for a day!" said the duckling, admiringly. Winter came and the water in the reed bed froze. The poor duckling left home to seek food in the snow. He dropped exhausted to the ground, but a farmer found him and put him in his big jacket pocket.

"I'll take him home to my children. They'll look after him. Poor thing, he's frozen!" The duckling was showered with kindly care at the farmer's house. In this way, the ugly duckling was able to survive the bitterly cold winter.

However, by springtime, he had grown so big that the farmer decided: "I'll set him free by the pond!" That was when the duckling saw himself mirrored in the water.

"Goodness! How I've changed! I hardly recognize myself!" The flight of swans winged north again and glided on to the pond. When the duckling saw them, he realized he was one of their kind, and soon made friends.

"We're swans like you!" they said, warmly. "Where have you been hiding?"

"It's a long story," replied the young swan, still astounded. Now, he swam majestically with his fellow swans. One day, he heard children on the river bank exclaim: "Look at that young swan! He's the finest of them all!"

And he almost burst with happiness.

The End
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:52 AM
Location: US
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Originally Posted by RumNCoke View Post
Anonymity can get the mind going. You went from a man to a cross dresser then a woman in a matter of moments.
Are you a man who cross dresses ? If so just how tall are you ?


No. Sorry.
About 5'5''
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:27 PM
Location: Buxton, England
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No I do not. I am 6 3.5" tall but I have the most gangly stretch out looking appearance imaginable, and can't put on weight no matter what I do. I was always told I would fill out, never happened. All the girls I've encountered hate the "skinny gaunt look" I seem to have and I have had no success with any of them.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:38 PM
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Oh dear god you guys just have to start posting pictures real soon. I just cannot image any of you are just THAT bad. Cmon now.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:30 AM
Location: apparently NeverLand
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Actually, I am pretty satisfied. There is almost always room for improvement, but I choose to love myself regardless of how I feel on a day to day basis.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:52 AM
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I am reasonably satisfied. My looks don't really do me any favors, but they do no harm either. I look "meh." I wouldn't want to not look like me.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:17 PM
Location: Rochester, N.Y
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Originally Posted by L'Artiste View Post
i am smart.. but that didn't really work in my favor after college.. how you look and who know matters about how you can succeed.. i use to say i wold never trade my intelligence to look better..but now i think i would.. just some of it..

Hmm, basing my opinion on your two sentences, I wouldn't/ couldn't elaborate on your "intelligence" per se', since to me intelligence is measured in many different ways; however, your grammar skills leave much to be desired...Kidding, well sort of!

Now, to the topic at hand:

I must say (blowing fingers and rubbing them on my chest) that I can't complain. I'll act like JJ from the show "Good times" Mom and pops did the thing and nine months later out came JJ the King!!!

Wilma) "Oh shut up JJ you tall skinny weasel!" (ego now crushed/ I skimmy away)

By the way, I hope everyone knows that I am just kidding. If not, oh well.
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