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Snaggy

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Icon 11 posted April 07, 2004 15:29      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
In your eye!

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snupy
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Icon 11 posted April 07, 2004 15:40      Profile for snupy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
As a specialist in this area, let me be the first to give a well thought out and presented opinion:


Eew.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted April 07, 2004 15:50      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I second snupy's Ewww, and raise this...
All I can say is: How stupid and tacky can some people be?
Answer, I suppose: Very.

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Icon 1 posted April 07, 2004 16:17      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I cannot quite work out why I too find this repulsive, but I certainly do.

I suppose this means that if it becomes cheaper, it will be very popular, as tattoos and piercings shock nobody anymore. I have a vision of meeting people with entirely silver eyeballs in the not too distant future.

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Icon 1 posted April 07, 2004 16:35      Profile for Gibbonboy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I don't really see what the problem is, as long as it's not my eyes [crazy] getting sliced open. As my shop teacher used to say, you only get two (unless you live in Times Beach).

I always wanted mirrored contacts, it would probably stop me from losing my sunglasses so often.

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I could just imagine having the outline of a chick in my eye.

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Icon 1 posted April 07, 2004 17:19      Profile for Gibbonboy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
One of these?

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The Famous Druid

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quote:
Originally posted by Gibbonboy:
I don't really see what the problem is, as long as it's not my eyes [crazy] getting sliced open. As my shop teacher used to say, you only get two (unless you live in Times Beach).

I always wanted mirrored contacts, it would probably stop me from losing my sunglasses so often.

Mirrored contacts would be super-cool.
Also jet-black (i.e. one big pupil, no iris)
Or some like that picture from the cyber-punk book, looks like an ordinary eye, but it has the lens markings eg "Zeiss-Nikkon f1.4 11 mm" around the iris.

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Icon 1 posted April 08, 2004 12:59      Profile for Flashfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by Gibbonboy:

I always wanted mirrored contacts, it would probably stop me from losing my sunglasses so often.

Mirrored contacts would be super-cool.
Also jet-black (i.e. one big pupil, no iris)
Or some like that picture from the cyber-punk book, looks like an ordinary eye, but it has the lens markings eg "Zeiss-Nikkon f1.4 11 mm" around the iris.

There are jet-black contacts -- I know someone who has (and wears) them. They look neat, but they have the disadvantage of being just a little translucent, so in bright light you can discern an iris, just barely.

I would like to see tinting contacts -- sort of like the self-tinting glasses that are made now. Go outside and suddenly have eyes six shades darker. [Smile]

But mirrored would be fun, too.

--Flash, who can't even think about sliced eyeballs without cringing

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Icon 2 posted April 08, 2004 15:31      Profile for Tech Angel     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
[QB] I cannot quite work out why I too find this repulsive, but I certainly do.

I know what you mean. Outside of the physical ramifications, I believe what bothers me the most is the underlying motivations for doing this. It seems so... superficial (no pun intended - really). Given the cost and the risk (albeit small) of complications, it's further evidence of a society with its priorities in the wrong place. I'm not talking so much about the priorities of the individual getting the eye jewelry as I am of a medical profession which decided to do all the things necessary to make this possible - research, testing, probably various health or medical approvals. In a way, it's sad.

~ TA

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Actually, if it was cheap enough, and it became popular, I'd do... something better with my money...

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Icon 1 posted April 08, 2004 16:53      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well Way back in the Sixties While I was a hospital Corpman in the Navy. A Marine whom had lost an eye had one of his replacement glass eyes made with the Playboy Bunny dead center of the pupil, this was quite disconcerting to look at while talking to him.

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Icon 14 posted April 08, 2004 18:02      Profile for -ct-   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
whoops..

i didn't SEE this thread posted, before i posted the same thing [crazy]

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I'll stick to piercing my ears, thank you very much.
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Icon 1 posted April 12, 2004 23:30      Profile for Katie   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You know it did seem like a good idea...but then again when your that high you think there is a deeper meaning in your alphabets

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Icon 5 posted April 12, 2004 23:34      Profile for Katie   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
But we all know that if this catches on this will lead to people people getting their s/o's intial on there eye and then break up.For tatoos it's 6 months afterward wonder what it is for eye jewlery

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Icon 1 posted April 12, 2004 23:36      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Katie:
But we all know that if this catches on this will lead to people people getting their s/o's intial on there eye and then break up.

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