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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 9:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Although most people regard x-ness as a neutral characteristic (neither good not bad), I was flattered when someone asked me whether, as a child, I felt self-conscious about being an x. How come?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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X=anything physical; abnormal, other condition?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Deholmes (Deholmes)
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X=anything physical yes; abnormal yes, other conditionjust a physical characteristic that is unusual but not abnormal?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Was the physical condition something of ridicule when you were young by the young?
Was it a family characteristic of which you were proud such as I was with my large Holmes nose?
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 8:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a single characteristic or a combination such as blonde hair, blue eyes?
Is it left-handedness?

Were you flattered because the manner and/or situation in which they asked implied they personally believed this characteristic to be desirable? or because it could otherwise be perceived as a compliment? of your intelligence? memory? beauty? maturity? physical talents?

Is it relevant whether or not you did actually feel self-conscious about it as a child?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 12:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you actually an x when you were a child? Are you still an x? Is a person born an x? Can s/he ever stop being an x?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 1:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is size relevant? Height? Hair? Eyes? Face? Arms? Legs? Way of walking? Mannerism? Skin colour?

Were you flattered that they had noticed you are/were an x? Because you liked being different?
Fionakelleghan (Fionakelleghan)
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Talents, maybe? Such as a great memory... good mimicry of voices... special educational skills, such as singing, chemistry, or math?
Or... wait... are you an animal whisperer? (Started to write "hog whisperer", but somehow that seemed like a pun in bad taste. Though I love pigs.)
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 5:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Was the physical condition something of ridicule when you were young by the young?noish
Was it a family characteristic of which you were proud such as I was with my large Holmes nose? no
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Is it a single characteristic or a combination such as blonde hair, blue eyes? the former
Is it left-handedness? No -- in fact, I'm extremely right-handed

Were you flattered because the manner and/or situation in which they asked implied they personally believed this characteristic to be desirable? no or because it could otherwise be perceived as a compliment?yesish of your intelligence? no memory? nobeauty? nomaturity? Ick!! Maturity has never appealed to any more than wholesomeness o& being well adjusted do. All sound dreary!!physical talents?no

Is it relevant whether or not you did actually feel self-conscious about it as a child? yes -- & I did not
Doriana (Doriana)
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Were you actually an x when you were a child? no!! Are you still an x? I am an x nowIs a person born an x? possiblyCan s/he ever stop being an x? yes
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 5:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Enjay (Enjay)
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Is size relevant? no Height? no Hair? yes Eyes? noFace? noArms? no Legs? no Way of walking? no Mannerism? noSkin colour? no

Were you flattered that they had noticed you are/were an x? yopeBecause you liked being different? That's not it-- although I do like being different
Fionakelleghan (Fionakelleghan)
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Talents, maybe? Such as a great memory... good mimicry of voices... special educational skills, such as singing, chemistry, or math? no to all
Or... wait... are you an animal whisperer? no (Started to write "hog whisperer", but somehow that seemed like a pun in bad taste. Though I love pigs.) I love bacon but don't especially like live pigs, which I've been around, since, as a child, I spent 3 summers on a farm. I liked some other farm animals, though, especially sheep & rabbits.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 6:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hair colours relevant? If so, red hair?
Curly/straight hair relevant? Thin/Thick hair?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 6:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah wait, shot in the dark: Someone asked you if as a child you felt self-conscious about having red hair, but in fact, you dye your hair red. You felt flattered because the person thought red was your natural hair colour, implying that your hair doesn't look dyed?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 7:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 6:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Hair colours relevant? yesIf so, red hair? yes
Curly/straight hair relevant? noThin/Thick hair? no
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 6:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Ah wait, shot in the dark: Someone asked you if as a child you felt self-conscious about having red hair, but in fact, you dye your hair red. You felt flattered because the person thought red was your natural hair colour, implying that your hair doesn't look dyed? Yes!! That's one smart Diriana!!!!

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Doriana said it best: "Someone asked you if as a child you felt self-conscious about having red hair, but in fact, you dye your hair red. You felt flattered because the person thought red was your natural hair colour, implying that your hair doesn't look dyed?" Please check put my new, harder (I hope!!) puzzle.

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