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why i like face flappin' - the anti-portrait

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fo.ol is a group administrator fo.ol says:

The goal of a portait is to usually to make one look good / cute / cool / whatever, but that is impossible with flapface portaits. The goal becomes to look as ugly and silly as possible, which isn't hard at all.

I'm going to try and collect some portaits of my friends face-flappin'.

It's a movement.
11:01PM, 28 July 2004 PDT (permalink)

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danny is a group administrator danny says:

Hear hear!
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McBeth says:

^5, Forrest. (my suggestion: for optimum voluntary participation don't tell them about how dizzy and/or nauseated they'll become if they can't manage to get their head in the frame the first 16 tries)
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danny is a group administrator danny says:

Also, a very unique moment is capured. One that we don't get to experience in real time 'cause it's happening way too fast.
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danny is a group administrator danny says:

yes laughter is a problem
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iDanSimpson is a group administrator iDanSimpson says:

my friends love doing the flapface/jowl/shakeskin. when i pull out my camera they are always jumping at the opportunity to give themselves a headache.

and yep, i have to give them a second if they are laughing.
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uidzero says:

I disagree that the goal of a 'normal' portrait is to have the subject look "good / cute / cool".

To prevent laughing, I've had a few friends start doing flapfaces after they've had a drink or two in them. They get oddly serious about wanting to make a good flapface....
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common bicycles [deleted] says:

I like the fact that the person Flapping has *no control* over how they look...it's just meat and centrafugal forces!
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