I’m used to posting dozens of entries a day, which I realize ModBlog isn’t quite used to and since things are now scrolling a page away without many people even knowing that I’m writing anything at all, I think at this point I will call it a day and build up steam as time goes on — and assuming I adjust to doing this (and I’m sure many of you understand how difficult this is for me emotionally), I will probably cross post links or a digest to Facebook, and continue covering the mod community from my vantage point.
In any case, I want to share someone who ranks very high up the list of my favorite mutants, the amazing Cesare Di Borgia, who I know has been posted here before so I hope you’re familiar with him. Not only does he have an incredible chaotic collection of facial piercings — it’s impossible to miss! — and massive stretchings, but not visible in this picture he also has subclavicals and other radical deep piercings including bars through his biceps, which may well be unique. And Cesare is anything if not unique. He is a real gem, a beautiful oddball, and a wonderful man on a personal level as well. It’s guys like Cesare that keep me excited after all this time about body modification. Anyway, the reason I chose to share this photo he posted today is that I love the effect that his drooping plateless lip piercings give, almost as if he has two mouths. It actually takes a moment to even realize exactly what you’re seeing!
I also know that I can judge whether I will like a person by their reaction to Cesare — whether it be open minded or it be fearful or even angry bigotry. He’s not someone that inspires ambivalence. Later days, everyone.