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Ever find yourself lazing about on your laptop on a Saturday afternoon, thinking, "Gee, I really wish someone were judging my looks in real time online right now"?
Yeah, me neither — at least, not since my middle school Live Journaling days.
You see, back then, there were these Live Journal communities with names like xx Gorgeousx or x___e Li Te__Xx or whatever; it was all very Gossip Girl.
You would apply to them by submitting a photo or two of yourself and filling out a questionnaire, and members would proceed to vote you in or out.
Vain 13-year-old me ate stuff like this up (as if middle school itself didn't afford enough opportunities to have my looks/menial details about my personhood judged harshly in a public forum).