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MentalFabric
Nov 22, 2004, 10:34 AM
Ok, just about recovered from the weekend! The atmosphere of the whole Opening was way more than I expected. Had I known, I'd probably have turned up earlier than about 5am on Saturday. A lot of people were taking photos of me, so I'm trying to collect copies of them, if you have any/have seen any around please let me know where to find them!

Photos from Foeniox's phone/Apple photographer of us below:
The Policeman's hat I'm wearing actually belonged to one of the police, I thought it would be amusing to play with him :-) On my exit from the store, a policewoman said she thought I was a celebrity because so many people were taking my picture :-D
The photo on the bottom left is the one on the Apple website.

MentalFabric
Nov 23, 2004, 03:39 AM
C'mon, surely someone here has some photos - Some people there even agreed to email me the photos they took, which hasn't happened :mad:

SighÖ

Daveway
Jan 9, 2005, 09:12 PM
Wow, you are odd. But hey, some people are turned on by that. Great Apple store atture, i must say.
Ever been to the New York one?!?!

MentalFabric
Apr 11, 2005, 04:41 PM
Wow, you are odd. But hey, some people are turned on by that. Great Apple store atture, i must say.
Ever been to the New York one?!?!

Hey, just realised someone replied, sorry! Yeah I've been to the soho store once, those are the only two I've visited :)

mkrishnan
Apr 11, 2005, 05:05 PM
Tee-hee, you're a hottie. ;)

Where is your picture on the Apple website? Impressive? Link me now! :D

MentalFabric
Apr 11, 2005, 05:51 PM
Tee-hee, you're a hottie. ;)

Where is your picture on the Apple website? Impressive? Link me now! :D

the photo (attached) was on the grand opening gallery page, but after a few days they changed the file name to "happy_couple.jpg" and when we phone to complain that we're not a couple and felt that was slightly homophobic they took the photo down :( Apple called me gay! ;)

mkrishnan
Apr 11, 2005, 05:56 PM
Wait...so the original name of the file was goths.jpg, and then it became happy_couple? I don't understand how that's homophobic, but I can understand how it would make you feel uncomfortable. :( Well, you *are* a happy couple...of iPodders! :D

jimsowden
Apr 11, 2005, 06:10 PM
the photo (attached) was on the grand opening gallery page, but after a few days they changed the file name to "happy_couple.jpg" and when we phone to complain that we're not a couple and felt that was slightly homophobic they took the photo down :( Apple called me gay! ;)
Aren't you fishing for some sort of reaction like that?

MentalFabric
Apr 11, 2005, 06:38 PM
Wait...so the original name of the file was goths.jpg, and then it became happy_couple?
Yeah
I don't understand how that's homophobic, but I can understand how it would make you feel uncomfortable. :( Well, you *are* a happy couple...of iPodders! :D
homophobic in that it seemed intended in a negative manner ie: "you're gay!"
We are a happy couple of iPodders I suppose :) for the photo they gave us apple in-ear headphones to wear :D

MentalFabric
Apr 11, 2005, 06:40 PM
Aren't you fishing for some sort of reaction like that?
I don't understand, in what am I fishing for some sort of reaction? :confused:

jimsowden
Apr 11, 2005, 07:46 PM
I don't understand, in what am I fishing for some sort of reaction? :confused:
In the way you present yourself. It seems to me anyone who dresses like that wants to be recognized as out of the normal; this seems like a reaction you try to get.

abc123
Apr 11, 2005, 08:02 PM
the photo (attached) was on the grand opening gallery page, but after a few days they changed the file name to "happy_couple.jpg" and when we phone to complain that we're not a couple and felt that was slightly homophobic they took the photo down :( Apple called me gay! ;)
i don't mean to insult you or anything but if i just stumbled on that picture without having seen your post i would have assumed you to be female. it might be just how the picture was taken, i don't know, but i can easily see how someone at apple would label the picture "happy couple".

vniow
Apr 11, 2005, 09:45 PM
i don't mean to insult you or anything but if i just stumbled on that picture without having seen your post i would have assumed you to be female.

I know. Isn't he hot?

Sutekidane
Apr 11, 2005, 10:37 PM
Very nice, I liked the pics.

MentalFabric
Apr 12, 2005, 07:19 AM
In the way you present yourself. It seems to me anyone who dresses like that wants to be recognized as out of the normal; this seems like a reaction you try to get.
That doesn't make any sense, I dress to express myself and I wear what I think looks good. You don't seriously think I'd dress in a way I consider to be weird or ugly just to get peoples attention? Open your mind! Some people just have different taste.

MentalFabric
Apr 12, 2005, 07:21 AM
i don't mean to insult you or anything but if i just stumbled on that picture without having seen your post i would have assumed you to be female. it might be just how the picture was taken, i don't know, but i can easily see how someone at apple would label the picture "happy couple".
I get that a lot. But I kinda like being able to be mistaken for a girl, they're so much prettier :p :)

MentalFabric
Apr 12, 2005, 07:22 AM
Very nice, I liked the pics.
Thank you :)

MentalFabric
Apr 12, 2005, 07:23 AM
I know. Isn't he hot? :o thank you :)

mkrishnan
Apr 12, 2005, 07:33 AM
I get that a lot. But I kinda like being able to be mistaken for a girl, they're so much prettier :p :)

Another win for the femmy boys! :p :D

MentalFabric
Apr 12, 2005, 01:00 PM
Another win for the femmy boys! :p :D
today the macrumors forums, tomorrow the world! :D

crap freakboy
Apr 12, 2005, 01:34 PM
aahh youth...I'm saying no more than that :)

zelmo
Apr 12, 2005, 01:41 PM
All gay and fem chatter aside, that's one RIGHTEOUS trench. My daughter would kill for that.

MentalFabric
Apr 12, 2005, 01:48 PM
All gay and fem chatter aside, that's one RIGHTEOUS trench. My daughter would kill for that.
Thanks :-) I'm sure you could find one online somewhere, coats kinda like that are all over Camden in London

Josh
Apr 12, 2005, 02:22 PM
In the way you present yourself. It seems to me anyone who dresses like that wants to be recognized as out of the normal; this seems like a reaction you try to get.

Not judgemental, are we? :rolleyes:

If you're so against this "seeking of attention" you believe he is doing, why are you giving him so much of it?

I'm a bit confused on exactly who is the one seeking the attention.

jimsowden
Apr 12, 2005, 02:58 PM
Not judgemental, are we? :rolleyes:

If you're so against this "seeking of attention" you believe he is doing, why are you giving him so much of it?

I'm a bit confused on exactly who is the one seeking the attention.
Why express yourself in that way if not to get noticed?

vniow
Apr 12, 2005, 03:01 PM
Why express yourself in that way if not to get noticed?
Because its ridiculously hot that's why.

*swoon*

MentalFabric
Apr 12, 2005, 03:05 PM
Why express yourself in that way if not to get noticed? either to express ourselves or because we think we look good this way. Half the clothes I own I chose because I look like a doll in themÖ it's expressionism, it's done for ourselves not for anyone else. Most of the time I try not to be noticed! many people react violently or obnoxiously to the way I dress. There's no good reason to draw attention to yourself in this manner.

mkrishnan
Apr 12, 2005, 03:18 PM
Jim, I think you mean well, and I know you're a nice person in other threads, and I don't want to help turn this into another debate thread, but I gotta disagree with you too. Saying that is like saying that all women who wear short skirts or show cleavage are inviting you to stare at their thighs or their breasts.... It's probably true that some of them do it for just that reason. But applying that to everyone who does it isn't accurate or fair. There are so many other reasons why people express themselves in the way that they do.

And also, people may sometimes want attention for certain aspects of who they are, and other times, not, depending on who they're around, their comfort level, and so on...say you own a Red Sox baseball cap. You might have worn it recently because your team just broke the curse and you want all your friends who are baseball fans to notice your love for the Sox. But is that the reason you wear it every single time you wear it? Sometimes, maybe you just put it on for shade, because its good for that too.

I don't think it's so simple as to draw such a generalization. If MentalFabric says he didn't want attention from random strangers for the way he dresses, I believe him. And if he does want attention from *us*, to share his Mac-love, that's a different thing.

BTW, Ani, I love how you love femmy boys. That's so hot. :p :D

Josh
Apr 12, 2005, 03:33 PM
Why express yourself in that way if not to get noticed?

To be an individual? (which really isn't too true, since no matter what you do, you're just conforming to another group).

Why is not blending in and being yourself a bad thing?

If by your same logic that he dresses that way to get attention, are you telling me you dress the way you do to purposely *not* get attention?

When you wake up and get dressed, or when you buy clothes, do you purposefulyl seek out the least-attention getting items?

I doub't it. You dress the way you do because you like the clothes you're wearing. It's entirely no different for him or anyone else.

jimsowden
Apr 12, 2005, 03:53 PM
Ok, I doubt any of us are psychologists and are able to analyze human intent to the point of consciousness and sub-consciousness. I can not rationalize why someone would dress that way if they didnít care what other people though of them. To be comfortable it a totally inward trend, but putting on mascara and Halloween costumes is an act I cannot construe other than attention-wanting. Letís argue some more.

jimsowden
Apr 12, 2005, 03:55 PM
To be an individual? (which really isn't too true, since no matter what you do, you're just conforming to another group).

Why is not blending in and being yourself a bad thing?

If by your same logic that he dresses that way to get attention, are you telling me you dress the way you do to purposely *not* get attention?

When you wake up and get dressed, or when you buy clothes, do you purposefulyl seek out the least-attention getting items?

I doub't it. You dress the way you do because you like the clothes you're wearing. It's entirely no different for him or anyone else.
When did I speak ill of dressing for attention? I dress normally, not frumpy but I wear what's comfortable easy.

mkrishnan
Apr 12, 2005, 03:57 PM
Ok, I doubt any of us are psychologists....

Well...actually.... :D

MentalFabric
Apr 12, 2005, 04:00 PM
Ok, I doubt any of us are psychologists and are able to analyze human intent to the point of consciousness and sub-consciousness. I can not rationalize why someone would dress that way if they didnít care what other people though of them. To be comfortable it a totally inward trend, but putting on mascara and Halloween costumes is an act I cannot construe other than attention-wanting. Letís argue some more.
You see them as halloween costumes, I see them as attractive and expressionistic. The fact that you can't rationalize something doesn't mean that others can't. And please, let's not argue, that sounds aggressively toned, debate sounds more reasonable :)

Josh
Apr 12, 2005, 04:02 PM
Ok, I doubt any of us are psychologists and are able to analyze human intent to the point of consciousness and sub-consciousness. I can not rationalize why someone would dress that way if they didnít care what other people though of them. To be comfortable it a totally inward trend, but putting on mascara and Halloween costumes is an act I cannot construe other than attention-wanting. Letís argue some more.

The most important point in your "arguement" is that you disagree, and therefore think he is wrong.

You're flaming someone based on personal bias and assumptions that carry no weight other than being judgemental opinions.

He dresses the way he does because he wants to. Since when is your logic, reasoning, and what you think part of his agenda?

Just because you think he's trying to get attention doesn't mean that's the case.

You may think fruity pebbles goes good with A1 steak sauce - but again, that doesn't make it so.

The number of reasons people do things are just as numerous as people themselves.

jimsowden
Apr 12, 2005, 04:04 PM
You see them as halloween costumes, I see them as attractive and expressionistic. The fact that you can't rationalize something doesn't mean that others can't. And please, let's not argue, that sounds aggressively toned, debate sounds more reasonable :)
That part was sarcastic. I really don't like to argue, it's just I can't stop once I start. I understand you're expressing yourself, though I don't fully understand your medium.

MentalFabric
Apr 12, 2005, 04:10 PM
That part was sarcastic. I really don't like to argue, it's just I can't stop once I start. I understand you're expressing yourself, though I don't fully understand your medium.
Think of it as characters in a play, dressed to play roles - similar to actors, many people dress to express the role they're playing :)

crap freakboy
Apr 12, 2005, 04:30 PM
Think of it as characters in a play, dressed to play roles - similarly to actors, many people dress to express the role they're playing :)

*bites lip * been there done that...either each to his own, and to be honest the way you dress isnt out of the ordinary for London. I kinda get where Jim is coming from, you start a 'look at me' thread and when a few people retort 'yeah so what?' or 'why?' you take an indignant posture. I personally think it takes guts to dress the way you do, wouldnt like to be in your shoes in certain parts of the north on a Saturday night....but that would be their ignorance. Have I got a point? Not really. Except bear in mind that most members are within throwing distance of being 40 and have probably pushed the boundaries of mainstream fashion/culture in their teens.
David Bowie was a superfreak when he was younger, look at him now not far from a Paul Smith clone.
Do what you do, enjoy it, don't mix your drugs and enjoy it while it last....it flies by, faster than you can imagine. aaahhh youth ;)

Sutekidane
Apr 12, 2005, 05:11 PM
Very well said MentalFabric, I applaud anyone trying to be an individual. I'm your biggest fan!! ^_^

MentalFabric
Apr 12, 2005, 05:17 PM
Very well said MentalFabric, I applaud anyone trying to be an individual. I'm your biggest fan!! ^_^
It's nice to know I have any :D thank you :)