I've decided to change my default userpic. Bert and the baby have served me well for many years, and gotten countless compliments, but ultimately it's not the image I want representing me anymore. It prejudices people before they read a single word I've written, and comes off as a bit more confrontational than I'd like. So what have I chosen to replace it? My ugly mug. A picture I took of myself a couple weeks ago. Those of you who feel you will be scarred for life by viewing my hideous visage, I apologize. Just think how terrible the people who meet me in real life feel. I'm trying to change my life, though, and part of this reinvention involves being more honest and exposed. What's more honest and exposed than saying, upfront, through imagery, "I am a loathsome, offensive, brute. Please don't look away?"