Wednesday, October 1, 2014

placeholder - being safe - invisibility is a means to an end

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getting past your features

i previously stated that i am an average looking guy with assymetrical features: my nose has been broken several times, i have crooked teeth, my ears stick out a little, i have lost some hair, and my spine has an extra vertebrae, so my neck is slightly longer than average. I know what i am working with, and i can overcome it with a variety of compensations to draw attention away from these memorable features. i cant do much for the nose, but i close my lips to keep the teeth from view, i wear a nondescript cap with brim to cover the head and when i look down the brim conceals the face.  The ears i cant hide, tucking them into a hat looks silly and draws attention to the face. i tend to wear a jacket with a collar which helps with the neck problem.
This brings us to another subject: clothing. Most of this will be obvious, and i will try to not focus on the obvious but try to conceptualize some things and even dispel a few myths about certain types of clothing.
When blending in, it bears mentioning that in a sea of drab colors, bright colors stick out, and conversely, in a sea of bright colors a savvy eye will catch the drably colored. Now to dispel a myth or two, i have read that some advocates will say not to don tactical wear (to become "tacticool"), I say that tactical wear is all around us, a by-product of the fashion industry co-opting the military-industrial complex. Half my kids wardrobe is camo shorts while
half my own casual wardrobe is warrior wear, condor, or cargo pants of some kind, and I blend in fine, black hacker shirts and all. Know your environment, where you are going, and perhaps pack an extra shirt or scarf to change up the profile. we will cover EDC down the line.
esoterically, we've all heard about people have their colors done, you know, which colors work best with your skin tone and textures and what-not, so I recommend having a disinterested third party do your colors so you can have a scheme that allows you to comfortably move within it, or maybe even someone close to you who can say "i like brown on you" and you can either take or leave their judgement.
Wear quiet shoes, or nondescript sneakers.
All of this is not to say just be a big blob of drab, but if you intend to blend in, dont stand out. this blog will contain lots of dumb catchphrases like that. Avoid earrings or visible piercings, and facial tattoos.

introduction - why you probably cant see me or remember me

I am a man with overall average looks, rocking some asymmetrical features, in my 40's. Average height. But i was predestined with an ability to blend in, easily be forgotten, difficult to be remembered by casual acquaintance. This is not to say i have no personality, or sense of what I am, but rather through a series of life experiences and inadvertently collaborative occurrences, I am more or less invisible and alive.
This blog is a guide to what made me this way, and a process documentation to help others achieve Gray Man status, or to improve their own process at being an adept.
Sounds cheesy, but theres no better way to phrase it. I am invisible in a crowd. People forget meeting me. I recently touched base with an old Army roommate and was blown away that he didnt remember me, even after we shared the same room for 2 years. This was before I came to grips with my cursed blessing.
my current goal with this blog is to update weekly with tips and common scenarios to help the reader blend in and be safe. to stay alive in the face of chaos, and negatively impacting energy.
There is much esoteric background to relay, but i truly believe it has contributed to my overall ability. So take those things with a grain of salt, like i did in the beginning. It doesnt involve chemicals or narcotics, but it does involve often painful introspection.
We will cover obvious material like clothing, attitude, placement, and the esoteric: meditation, energy, subliminal suggestion. I also plan to field questions and ask for reader scenarios to play within, to put in context the various ways to deal with your transparency.
Why would one want to do this, you might ask me. one may be a clandestine operative, or a military member in a hostile environment, or a regular person who just doesnt need to be hassled in public, or an information security professional on an assessment. All of these situations will be covered eventually, and properly weighted depending on demand.