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    Sep 2, 2014

    15 Problems All Unphotogenic People Know To Be True

    *slowly backs out of frame*

    1. You have to be extra wary of that one friend who loves to Instagram everything.

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    #100HappyDays of me avoiding you at every social function.

    2. You've practiced smiling in mirrors.

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    But it doesn't work because you're always Beyoncé in the mirror and a blobfish on camera.

    3. You find yourself asking people if you "really look like that."

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    Because I could've sworn that most of my features are roughly in the places they're supposed to be.

    4. You don't have a "good side."

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    In photos, you gottta face like a trapezoid of WTF.

    5. You're tired of getting asked "Why are you making that face?"

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    Because I was caught mid-Animorphing into a cuttlefish, boo, I DO NOT KNOW.

    6. You're pretty much a selfie scientist.

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    I'm just curating* my own image.

    *controlling

    7. You're really good at obscuring your face when a camera or phone pops up.

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    Step one: Fill a red cup with booze of choice. Step two: Hold cup in front of face whenever you see someone ready to Hyperlapse your nightmares.

    8. When someone does corner you for a picture, you get so in your own head about posing that you forget what's normal.

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    I sort of just... bare my teeth and flare my nostrils, right? People do that?

    9. Group pictures = finding the tallest person in the room and hunching behind him or her.

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    lolbye.

    10. Filters are your friends.

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    They can transform you from a question mark to a blurry, blown-out question mark from the '70s.

    11. You know that picture day is proof of Satan.

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    Why do you have to know what I look like though.

    12. You dread seeing a notification that someone has tagged you in a picture.

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    Let's see what fresh hell this particular photo set brings.

    13. ...And you've actually reconsidered friendships with people who tag pictures of you looking like a potato with hair.

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    Did I hurt you in some way? Did I insult your grandmother? Did I kill your childhood pet? Why are you doing this to me?

    14. You're constantly mysitifed by how you look in photos because you swear you're pretty cute in real life.

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    I mean. Right?

    15. People think you're being vain or insecure...

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    ...until they see your photos.

    On the plus side, you spend more time living moments and less time posing for them.

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