View Full Version : The price of a pretty face...

von Weltschmerz
January 6th, 2013, 5:39 PM
With the advent of new technology, you can now look exactly how you want to look--with no scarring or painful surgery. The only catch is that the process has a side effect and shortens your life by a year for every feature you change. Would you use? And how far would you go?

Sassy Milkshake
January 6th, 2013, 5:44 PM
I don't think I could make this decision. At the end of my life I might feel like it's time to go and that one year wouldn't essentially make a difference. On the other hand, life is life, probably wouldn't risk it.

January 6th, 2013, 6:55 PM
I don't think I would do anything. If the choice remained for all of my life, I might keep myself from ever changing anything. Because I would end up being fed up with life at some point and changing dumb stuff, just to shorten it. Or at least I would be really tempted to.

January 6th, 2013, 7:22 PM
No, I'm perfectly fine the way I am. I don't need to change my appeareance whatsoever. Plus I won't even know when I will die, what if I would die in 2 years and I took that surgery? I would have less than a year to live only for one small change. I wouldn't think it's worth it.

January 6th, 2013, 8:02 PM
No that just seems like vanity to me, I'd just stay good ol' Pikakitten :3 xD

January 6th, 2013, 8:40 PM
No, Im just fine the way I am, why should I sacrifice part of my life for beauty, we're all unique, I want to look how I look.

January 6th, 2013, 8:41 PM
Not to sound vain or anything, but if I was looking to change something I don't think one year off my lifespan is going to deter me. Generally speaking we all live to be pretty old these days, to a point where one year isn't asking too much for a flawless surgery.

Noah Ridgewood
January 6th, 2013, 9:44 PM
I would use it to reconstruct my eyebrows, my chin, my jaw, and my nose. I assume even the tiniest change shortens my life? I don't know how long I'm going to live anyway, so chopping off any number of years lower than 10 isn't really that big of a deal to me. That sounds pretty bold of me and like I take life for granted, but whatever.

January 6th, 2013, 9:47 PM
The only thing I could see myself changing is my chin...it tenses up when my mouth is closed and makes me look angry. I didn't realize it did that till last year, and I was always wondering why people would look at me when I was thinking about something and I felt like my face was relaxed and they'd say, "Why are you mad? What's wrong?" and I was just thinking "wtf i'm relaxed get your eyes checked" lol :(

I'm too scared to go off changing things though so I'll deal with the chin and just keep my mouth half open a lot...or something.

January 7th, 2013, 4:09 AM
Hmm tough to say because i dont know what sort of years will be my last.. will they be lonely or painful? Or happy?

Either way.. i would either change my breasts, height, or skin..but i dont think I'd want to knock off more than a year if even that. I'd say I've probably spent about a year's worth of time feeling absolutely poopy about these aspects of myself anyways.. so in a sense, a year has already been taking off my life just being upset about these things. Why spend even more time brooding over them?

Anyways.. Before maybe a year or so ago, this wouldn't have mattered much.. but when i think of how much time any of us really have..it s a fraction of an eyeblink.. and its hard for me to swallow the fact that it includes time spent with loved ones.

January 7th, 2013, 5:36 AM
I wouldn't change a thing, I'd much rather spend the time living. There are some things that I really hate about the way I look but there's nothing I hate enough to shorten my life by a whole year to change it. A year is a long time and absolutely anything could happen during that time and whilst we only live once (probably!), I'd rather see it out to the end that I'm supposed to rather than risk shortening it at all.

January 7th, 2013, 6:25 AM
I wouldn't do it since there is a price I would have to pay for changing. I don't like the idea of reducing my life just so I can change a part of me that I don't like. If it had no consequences , I'd change my voice to make it lower. However, I could never do that if it would sacrifice a part of my lifespan.

January 7th, 2013, 7:01 AM
I wouldn't do it. I instantly think about not being with other family and friends, I would never change my lifespan for it, only if there were no consequences.

January 7th, 2013, 9:57 AM
I wouldn't use that feature, since I'm happy with the way I look now.

January 7th, 2013, 12:46 PM
I'd like the chance to change things, but I wouldn't want to take years off my life to do it. I'm not totally against shortening my life, but I guess I'd just want a better deal for what I'm giving. Like one year of my life for all the changes I'd want. That's something I could do.

January 7th, 2013, 1:33 PM
Life is much more important to me than vanity. I'd rather live longer than sell a year for vanity. You know some people like celebrities would totally buy into this though.

January 7th, 2013, 2:12 PM
I wouldn't use it. Being vain is bad. Additionally, this doesn't sound like a realistic scenario.

January 7th, 2013, 2:31 PM
Do teeth count? Because I hate my teeth and would love to get rid of these braces and everything else that is horrible about them. I would probably get rid of a year of life for that. But as for anything else no. i'm fine the way i am.

January 7th, 2013, 2:35 PM
I wouldn't do this at all, there's a lot of other ways to improve appearance that don't have repercussions like that ;(

Besides, I'm really happy with how I look, I've been pretty fortunate as far as genetics go, or at least that's what I like to believe.

January 7th, 2013, 3:07 PM
I'm probably gonna sound like a shallow idiot for saying this but I probably would use it. I've never been confident with the way I look. Sometimes I fear that with my looks I won't be able to find a girl to love me, and I'll have to spend the rest of my life alone. A few years shorter of a life with a wife > a few years longer life being alone and miserable, imo.

January 7th, 2013, 4:48 PM
If I did use that trick, I'd use it on my raccoon-eyes. :\ I have dark lines.
But then my entire face would be unnaturally ugly compared to that area! It would be like an improper fraction.

Plus I don't really mind my face, actually. So no.

January 7th, 2013, 5:45 PM
I would keep one of my lifespan than heal my scarred face, because I want to live longer, even if it means never to find the girl I love because of my face.

Shining Raichu
January 10th, 2013, 6:03 PM
I'd change my skin, that's all. I'd just swap out my skin for clearer and nicer skin. I can deal with one year off my life... hoping of course that I will be having a long life. I could live to 86 instead of 87 :P

January 11th, 2013, 9:37 AM
HELL YEAH I'D USE THIS. Assuming, though, that I'd have a normal lifespan and not be due to get hit by a bus or something in a year from now or not die of some illness or something.

Honestly, I feel like I'd rather have a slightly shorter life in favour of being totally comfortable in my own body. And I don't feel there's anything vain about going out of your way to make yourself how you want to look. So yeah sure, please do go ahead and take a year or two away to fix the things I feel are my biggest flaws! I'd have slightly fewer years to work with but I'd be living them more happily because of this. I don't think I'd use it to fix more than two or three things, but I'd definitely use it.

January 11th, 2013, 12:10 PM
I like the way I am, except for my chin. It looks really ugly to me, but that's just my opinion. I still don't know if I'd go through with it, I'd have to think it out and make sure that I'd be fine with it.

January 11th, 2013, 4:03 PM
Don't think I'd use it. There's nothing I want changed so bad I'd sacrifice a year of my life. At least, not in my appearance. It's not perfect, but it's fine.

I think I'd consider it if I could trade a year of my life to be 10x less lazy... :p

Harley Quinn
January 18th, 2013, 1:49 AM
YES!!!!!!!! Even though my teeth are straight, I'd like to change just a couple of things about them to make them exactly how I went then, just fine tune a couple of things. But I'd get it done in the same procedure so I'd only lose one year!!! Cheating the system!!!!
I'd probably make my nose a bit smaller, get rid of the bump in it and then leave my nose at that. Maybe take an inch or so off my height too. So, three years off my life, assuming I live to at least the normal life-span? Sounds good to me.

January 19th, 2013, 3:31 AM
No. I like the way I look and I'm sticking with it.

January 19th, 2013, 3:49 AM
I'll be sticking to what I am. No need for changes or such.

January 19th, 2013, 3:56 AM
Nope.I wouldn't do it unless i was in some horrible accident and it was absolutely necessary.

Mr Cat Dog
January 22nd, 2013, 12:30 PM
The one thing I'd like is a really nice smile. I don't know what it is about my jaw but there's pretty much no way that I can smile like a normal person in photos without me pulling some sort of facial muscle. The rest of my face I have no real issue with any more. I used to hate my nose or my ears or round face but I've gotten used to those over the years; they're what make me me, for wont of a cliché. But the smile is something that I'd still like (it's definitely genetic, as my mother's in the same boat!) and if it means sacrificing one year, then I'd probably do it. So long as the sacrifice came at the end of life (and wasn't like you'd have to spend a year in some weird-ass jaw reconstruction facility... I'd like to enjoy 2013, please)!

Sweets Witch
January 22nd, 2013, 12:34 PM
I'd get rid of a few prominent scars, but that's about it. I'm content with how I generally look, but I hate these scars.