Sorry folks but this one isn't about books. I can already hear you closing your browser tabs, but stick with me. This falls under the writing challenge, Bob told me to do a post about why I don't like freckles. Really, I don't think I would have been able to do that, so instead just turned into a whole "not judging a book by it's cover" post about not just freckles, but many other physical "imperfections". I'm just going to point out, as usual, that I'm a grade A++ hypocrite when it comes to this, and that's kind of sad considering my past.
We all have our own personal preferences when it comes to looks, and so I'm going to try and talk more about what we look for in a partner, rather than just generally judging a person based on what they look like. Possibly as well the things people will do in the interests of "looking pretty". Here's a protip. LAY OFF THE FAKE TAN. Or the real tan for that matter. I've seriously never got that. I don't get the appeal of tans, but like I said, each to their own.
The original point was the point of freckles. I'll admit they can be cute, but too many of them and I'm just not going to look at you that much. It's just what I like. But if I got to know you, chances are, I might really like you for who you are. I give a horrible first impression, not just physically, so very few people have taken the time to actually get to know me. But I think when you get used to me, I can be a pretty cool guy.
Some people like girls as skinny as possible, some people like them as fat as possible, some people like really muscular guys, and some can take a guy who looks a bit scrawny. Some people even have racial preferences, preferring blacks, whites or Asians. There are people who will only go with exclusively people of a certain "race". These people are typically branded racists sometimes, but that's a topic for another day. I need to keep track of how many times I've said that, I might get some ideas.
I like me a red-haired girl, but I'm not that fond of freckles, I can take the pale skin though. I'm quite a pale person myself. I'd like to say that when I look at a person, I really look at them, who they are inside, and sometimes I really do. I've seen beauty in some places people wouldn't think to find it, and I've seen beauty in people that would never be thought of as such. I've also seen a lot of ugliness in "beautiful" people. This song, Beautifool by Wuthering Heights (the same guys behind the Apathy Divine suite I posted not long ago) sums up most of my thoughts on "beautiful" people, so I'll just stop the rant here.
Now, onto the typically smiley conclusion that makes you glad you read several paragraphs of crap and is just what I should have posted in the first place to save time and effort. Everyone has personal preferences, everyone has something they consider pretty that someone else might not. So if you don't think you're that pretty, fret not your little head, for there is someone else who does. Also, don't judge a person straight away, look inside them, and see who they really are. Maybe that guy or girl you turned down because of their appearance could have become someone who you really wanted, if only you were willing to have every bit of them, instead of just the bits you wanted. If you truly consider yourself ugly, at least physically, then you know you can do something to change it, and it is up to you to do so. I on the other hand am not so lucky, as I have inner, as well as outer, ugliness.
Also here is a paragraph of lyrics from the song, if you aren't going to listen to it, I at least suggest reading the lyrics
"I can see how through life you play
Who would do you harm
But in the dark
Where your beauty won't light your way
Know this to be true:
There I'm stronger than you"