[LMB] Faces

Louann Miller domelouann at gmail.com
Sat Dec 14 21:20:12 GMT 2019

We have comments here and there in canon about people who have unique
beauty (I think Miles' first sight of Ekaterin was one such) not like the
too-many-copies-out-there beauty that can be bought, so clearly there's
some of that going on.

On Sat, Dec 14, 2019 at 1:27 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

> > On Dec 14, 2019, at 8:37 AM, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
> >
> > I read an article from the New Yorker (not something I usually do)
> titles “The Age of the Instagram Face”. The article was about how people
> use apps to change their appearance online and plastic surgery (including
> things like Botox and filler injections) in RL, sort of semireal. The
> article said that all of the changes tended toward the same face that was
> not truly any specific race but more of an amalgam.
> > I flashed on “Number 12 Looks Just Like You” from the Twilight Zone.
> With every one looking exactly like one of the permissible models. IIRC,
> the procedure had a lot of medical benefits aside from looks.
> > Then on to Bujold as in Cordelia subtracting 20 years when estimating
> the age of Barrayans. Since Betans do a lot of body modification, some at
> least genetic, would they, over time, start to look all the same?
> There is a big difference between when I was in high-school and when my
> grandchildren were in high school in that there are more “ideals” that
> people want to be with them.
> There can be preppies, but also goths.
> Betans use earrings to show who they are, why not faces and body types?
> Of course, some societies can go to sumptuary faces to make sure we know
> whose in what class.
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