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I have a very clear image of 8th of 7 in my mind, always
have. Based on his discription of himself and put
in my head by god knows what other input, it's very clear
and even reasonably detailed.
I stress, I had nothing to do with it. I wasn't even
particularly curious, your brain
just does these things.
is how so and so looks most likely."
So the idea is to create a drawing of what you think 8th
7 looked like. This could be done either by creating a
drawing, if one has such talent, hiring a police schetch
artist, or most likely using a police schetch artist
Another way would be just to look for pictures of
somebody who might look like him.
Think I might do the latter. I'm going to cut and paste the
exact description from his page and see what comes up.
One of the images that came up when I put in his description of himself.
I think the internet might be broken. [doctorremulac3, Mar 23 2021]
I'm going to try this thing.
Results forthcoming [doctorremulac3, Mar 23 2021]
here he is
i guess you need to log into facebook to see it [xandram, Mar 24 2021]
||OK, that absolutely didn't work at all. I searched: "Pallid,
tubby, balding, middle aged Trekkie geek" and got a few
pictures that were none of those. Here's one that came up:
||Hmm, Wally from Dilbert looks dumb. I don't picture 8th
looking dumb. Body and hair configuration maybe, but
comically stupid looking ..... ehhhh no. Wally looks a little
scared and innocent, definately not an 8th trait.
||So sorry 8th, you're description of yourself doesn't cut it.
||Unless of course it does.
||I feel like this is starting to get a little creepy.
||I once saw a youtube explaining the attempts to sink the
Tirpitz, in which an unnamed expert demonstrated precisely
scaled-down, chemically correct explosive charges on a
precisely scaled-down steel battleship in a water tank. We
didn't see his face, but circumstantial evidence suggested to
me that this might have been our man.
||Could you move this to a different category, please?
I see halfbakery: remembrance: halfbaker as being a special
category for dedications to former bakers; one for each.
Having /other/ ideas in the same category seems
inappropriate - it's why I asked for it to be split out from
||I know this is /about/ 8th, and I miss him too. But could it
go in... say... halfbakery: users: details, or halfbakery:
users: individual, or somewhere like that?
||Re: the Facebook link, can anybody discern the branch of service,
rank, awards, etc?
||I think 8th's cloak of anonymity should be respected. What does it matter what he looked like or didn't look like? That's got nothing to do with anything he posted here. He gave his own description and that's what he "looked like".
||well I posted a link with a picture of him. You need
to sign into Facebook to see it. Its on the half
bakery site on Facebook for those who care what
he looked like.I believe it was a picture of himself
that he posted here himself many years ago
||Xen, why do you think it wouldn't be respectful? I
think it would be a tribute.
||Xan, and that's it! I always pictured him as looking
like Winston Churchill who is a hero of mine! A
overweight but proud. Great pic! 8th, you were a
||And Loris, sure, I'll move it to the category you
suggested. This is supposed to make people feel
better so that's fine.
||I didn't say it would be disrespectful. I know you wouldn't be deliberately disrespectful of 8th. I said he kept his image and personal details out of his postings for his own reasons.
||I forgot that I knew what he looked like until I saw the posted
photo. It made no difference. I knew the heart, and that is all
||Though it seemed like he had a tight-fitting suit of armor,
there existed cracks where the kindness was able to shine
through, the kindness that had been, and had been tested,
and still remained. Cat torture aside, his heart was apparent.
(Just realized how silly that sounded, but then this is the
place for silliness if ever there was one.)
||And I'm pretty sure we all know he would never
actually hurt a cat, anybody who would wouldn't
make jokes about it. Pretty sure it was his way of
shunning rules about virtue signaling. The real 8th
showed when Max announced his
plight. Stunned silence.
||Guy had a good heart, I think he just didn't like it
when people bragged about how good theirs was so
he played the emotionless logic machine.
||I just hope he knew how much people liked him.
||^ I really chuckled with/ Winston Churchill/. Thats
||I just figured he looked like a chubby, middle-aged, balding
guy, slathered in duck fat and wedged in the hatch of a
||They need to rename the "Challenger" tank. Calling
something or somebody a challenger makes no
presumption about who'll be victorious, it's just
saying here's a contestant. In fact, you could call it
the "FV4030/4 Contestant". The Challenger
replaced the Chieftain. Hope that's not an ongoing
||Like naming a fighter jet "The F57 Not Too Bad,
Actually Win But If Not That's OK Because We Gave
Our Best Try."
||//Calling something or somebody a challenger makes no
presumption about who'll be victorious,//
||Naming tanks isn't easy. There's nothing Cat-like about a
Tiger. "Sherman" works OK, but not great. "Churchill"
What does that do? Deliver a stirring speech, while doing
a damn-fine project management job behind the scenes?
||"Challenger" Is OK. Sure, we could be shouty, vulgar,
overconfident and call it the "Dominator X5000", but that
looks all bark and no bite. "Challenger" It has a whiff of
the understated about it. It's a bloody good tank and is a
challenger to any other tank in the world and absolutely
dominant compared to, all but 3 others? It's a bit like
how Rolls Royce used to list the top speed as: "Sufficient".
||Well, I like that, but if a boxers nickname was Mr
Sufficient it might belay a lack of confidence.
Hmm... actually that would be kind of
intimidating. If hes sufficient he wins, theres no
other interpretation. It also shows that hes not
full of bluster and braggadocio, because he doesnt
need to be. Hes sufficient and thats all hes going
to say. Youll get the details when you face him in
the ring. Never mind. Previous statement
||I could tell you, but death by tickling....brrr