May 8, 2005 6:35 AM   Subscribe

Expressionless girl. [loud music, flash]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders (43 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
[loud music, flash]
posted by DaShiv at 6:48 AM on May 8, 2005

posted by greasy_skillet at 6:54 AM on May 8, 2005

Whoa indeed. Did you click on the Cillit Bang remix on the same site? Yikes.
posted by dublinemma at 6:57 AM on May 8, 2005

Ah, yes. The "I'm-posing-for-a-picture" face. A little warning about the format would have been appreciated, though.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:07 AM on May 8, 2005

Not for the faint of butt. Creepy.
posted by bwilliams at 7:19 AM on May 8, 2005

Oh, her. I heard she didn't get kidnapped, after all.
posted by koeselitz at 7:22 AM on May 8, 2005

Could these be photoshopped? I mean, they change very quickly, but the relative angle of the background seems to be shifting around.

I think I am trying to rationalize the horror.

Her eyes... HER EYES!
posted by exlotuseater at 7:27 AM on May 8, 2005

Someone have that montage of G.W. Bush standing behind all the people being nominated or appointed to cabinet?
posted by furtive at 7:27 AM on May 8, 2005

Wow! Is that for true? It doesn't seem possible for her expression to be so completely static over so many images.

Is it possible? Or is it sleight of hand?
posted by taz at 7:31 AM on May 8, 2005

well if it's not photoshopped, which i'm not ruling out, it's the same event because she's in the same dress. So it must have been planned and done quickly. also looks like a lot of the background remains the same. Just the "shape" of the picture they show changes looking like a bunch of different angles and rooms when it's not that much.

also, creeeeeepy.
posted by freudianslipper at 7:51 AM on May 8, 2005

Looks like they're all prom photos, which would explain the setting and multitude of pictures.
posted by still at 7:54 AM on May 8, 2005

i think this is a rather common phenomenon for girls this age. one of my very good friends was in a sorority during her college career. she very quickly learned from her sisters how to pose for an impromptu photograph. she had to figure out which side of her face she'd feature every time (pulling a camera out in front of a gaggle of these girls was like taking a magnet to iron filings--they'd automatically rearrange according to which side they wanted photographed), exactly what wattage her (pristine, stained-white) smile should be, and what look would best convey her kimmyness. it was all very complicated, and resulted in a series of photographs that would probably match up (face-wise, at least) just like these.

myself, i like to make faces that stay like that at the camera.
posted by carsonb at 8:01 AM on May 8, 2005

Looks a little like Jennifer Wilbanks, doesn't she?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:08 AM on May 8, 2005

If you pose yourself in a flattering way in every photo, with the same expression in every photo, you defeat the point of candid photos. The only thing your candid photos are documenting is your own fear and self-loathing.

She only looks like Jennifer Wilbanks because she has that deer-caught-in-the-headlights, too-much-whites-of-the-eyes look on her face. I suppose that normal, well-adjusted people could look like that all the time, but we all associate that bug-eyed look with someone about to freak out.
posted by Lord Kinbote at 8:32 AM on May 8, 2005

This reminds me of a much more pleasant cinematic experience: Pan With Us, which I saw in this year's Animation Show by Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt. Many of the shorts were not as engaging as those in previous animation festivals I've seen, but I remebered this one well enough to spend 10 minutes searching around for it to post in this comment.
posted by spacewrench at 8:43 AM on May 8, 2005

i'm not really seeing how that's "creepy" at all.
posted by jimmy at 8:44 AM on May 8, 2005

This is Paula Oliveira and these are pictures from her 15th birthday party. This seems to have originated on b3ta , and here's the Google cache that no longer has the images, or translated to English if you prefer.
posted by quiet at 9:30 AM on May 8, 2005

Interesting thing about the translated version, in english the photo captions keep referring to the girl as "it." (eg., "it's grandparents" & "it's parents")
posted by miss lynnster at 9:39 AM on May 8, 2005

If anyone cares, the song is Boom Boom Fire by D Essex. You know you want that midi for your ringtone...
posted by quiet at 9:40 AM on May 8, 2005

Dear stupidsexyflanders, you owe me a new set of speakers, no warning, they were turned up too loud and have now blown out. Thanks.

What was the site about anyway?

Actually, they didn't blow but come on, give a warning when the site has embedded LOUD music, dude. That's just irritating.
posted by fenriq at 9:43 AM on May 8, 2005

The Joker's daughter?
posted by caffeineslinger at 10:16 AM on May 8, 2005

I disagree with the name of this site. I don't generally consider "really disturbing, cracked-out expression" to be the same as "expressionless."

Seriously, there's a whole set of girls like "the expressionless one" where every picture they have involves themselves with their arm around somebody. Didn't The Onion or some other humor website do a thing on that?
posted by afroblanca at 10:24 AM on May 8, 2005

posted by buriednexttoyou at 11:19 AM on May 8, 2005

Do y'all imagine that her expression would be somehow less creepy if it there was more variation to it each time? Because... think again.
posted by CrunchyGods at 11:32 AM on May 8, 2005

That gif is mesmerizing.
posted by interrobang at 11:34 AM on May 8, 2005

the gif version is of higher quality than that of the flash.
also, I don't find it odd at all that a person would have the same expression in multiple pictures, especially ones from the same event. People just think the "bugged-eyed" look is creepy, but hey, some people just look like that. whatever.
posted by puke & cry at 11:37 AM on May 8, 2005

If you look directly into her eyes you will actually witness your own death.
posted by naxosaxur at 12:41 PM on May 8, 2005

too much botox
posted by seawallrunner at 1:21 PM on May 8, 2005

Sorry about the noise, my speakers got unplugged last night, as luck would have it, so I had no idea. Then I was out of the house all day.

Anyway, enough about me, thanks to fenriq for sacrificing his speakers so that others' might continue to rock on into the future.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 2:04 PM on May 8, 2005

Viral alarm ! Are we seeing the next Paris Hilton ?
posted by elpapacito at 2:14 PM on May 8, 2005

Is this porn? Cuz I'm kinda turned on . . .
posted by tr33hggr at 2:15 PM on May 8, 2005

Forget the girl, all I care about is that via the links to the left I discovered that Modern Toss is on Channel 4 on Tuesday! Yahoooo!
posted by nylon at 3:24 PM on May 8, 2005

Expressionless woman.
posted by aceyim at 4:44 PM on May 8, 2005

Boingboing has the original pictures. And yes, they are different pix and yes, she really does have the exact same expression in every single one. She really isn't "expressionless" - she just has one and only one expression.
posted by googly at 5:16 PM on May 8, 2005

I just noticed something: Is it just me, or do the rapid fire images give her face a 3D quality? Sorta like those stereoscopic gifs linked to a while back.
posted by aladfar at 5:24 PM on May 8, 2005

aceyim: Man, that video is creepy. I went and read about Möbius Syndrome on Wikipedia... what an awful disorder to have.
posted by Kattullus at 5:43 PM on May 8, 2005

I am glad they didn't have digital cameras and the internets when I was a teen.
posted by caddis at 6:06 PM on May 8, 2005

The sound is b0rken on their version of Cillit Bang. This is the real deal.

/cillit bang obsessive
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:41 PM on May 8, 2005

I think the original pictures may be even more creepy.
posted by mike_bling at 8:07 PM on May 8, 2005

As creepy as it is, it's a cool effect. I think I'm gonna try to make some videos like this myself.
posted by fungible at 8:16 PM on May 8, 2005

That pop-eyed look could be a symptom of thyroid eye disease, or Grave's.
posted by thinkpiece at 1:22 AM on May 9, 2005

Is it possible? Or is it sleight of hand?

Sleight of face.
posted by Robot Johnny at 7:01 AM on May 9, 2005

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