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    Post by Shen Woo on Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:20 pm

    Date: January 29, 0009
    Time: 4:58PM

    He said five. He meant five. A couple minutes early was no harm, no foul. Gave him time to check in before his haircut and shave. He did, after all, look like a hot mess in denim. Not even a Shanghainese street boxer, but just a "hot mess". A hot mess of gangster lies and scarred thighs at this point. Eh, he didn't need to put himself down more. He needed to think toward the future. Toward bettering himself. Being honest with himself.

    Toward getting cleaned up for once in his life. "We agreed on five, might as well be here when I say I'm going to be here." He had a crooked grin, lifting his head, almost looking like a fluffy lion in denim for a moment. Hopefully X never made him an anthropomorphic animal...

    "Don't worry, I'm good for the creds." Yeah, he was good about keeping credits at hands. He was stern and calm. "If you're ready, I'm ready." Ooh, it felt good to say that for something other than throwing his fists at people's faces. Heh, that was good. That was definitely good.
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    Post by Invader Zim on Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:17 am

    The moment Zim had finished up with his street advertising, tossing around the sign and screeching directions at people, the little alien skittered away from Main Street like a true cockroach! Metal PAK legs scraped against the concrete and brick of the walls, carrying him over roofs and past fire escapes! It took no time at all for the Irken to make his way to the store, slipping inside of the doors and making sure the sign indicated the place was open!

    "Wow, you ran in here like someone lit a fire under your butt. Did that happen? Did one of the children throw a match at your butt again?"

    Oh boy, it was everyone's favorite base AI. Zim scowled at the walls irritably. "It has been YEARS since the children have done that! Shut up!" Buggy red eyes assessed the area, deeming it appropriately cleaned! Good thing he had dusted the place down yesterday! "No, my ingenious plan WORKED! We have a CUSTOMER coming in today! A human MALE! He will be getting...a TRIM!" A manic grin stretched across his face as those robotic legs helped the alien to clamber up the stool. He had enough time to across his arms and look extremely professional by the time Shen came walking in through the front door!

    "Don't worry, I'm good for the creds."

    "Great job, your customer is a grifter." The sassy computer voice spoke from seemingly everywhere, droll and bored with the entire situation.

    "SILENCE!" The AI seemed to obey, at least for now. The tiny alien's attention soon turned to his customer, both eyes narrowing in on him. "You had BETTER be good for the credits! But! You are right on time! COME, COME!" Grabbing for the man's hand, which was rough from his life as a fighter on the streets, the alien lead Shen to a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. He nearly shoved the man into it, and pulled out a red plastic smock from his PAK! Adorning it was a black [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. Zim wasted no time in tying the smock around Shen's neck. He thankfully avoided tying it too tightly!

    "So!" Standing before his customer, Zim's tiny fists were planted squarely upon his own hips! "HOW would you like your keratin trimmed?! With scissors...or with LASERS?!?!" Which will it be, good sir?!




    ((Sorry for taking a bit! I had family in town for the past week.))
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    Post by Shen Woo on Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:53 am

    A grifter. Hell no he wasn't a con artist! He might have lived the gang life but damn it, he was a street boxer who made his real money punching folks around! He was just ensuring that he hadn't blown his last bit of money on anything else! That was all. Ugh, he needed to get back in the swing of things, really; and by swing of things, the swing of his fists--against someone more evenly-matched without him feeling it was too easy. None of the shit that had made him too arrogant for his britches like little "high school" who made him play Dodge Buzzsaw.

    For a moment, he didn't know what to make of the symbol on the smock. Maybe some sort of crest? Zim's logo? A signature? You never knew what to expect with aliens. After all, some of them were just classic horror-film-loving transforming vehicles, and others, well, others were insect-like, but mighty, like Zim here.

    "You know what, you only live once. Lasers. I assume the shave is also lasers?" After all, laser hair removal was a thing. A thing he suspected Ash Crimson had gotten on his own face at some point and Shen had considered a couple of times after some pretty bad shaves of his own.




    ((No problemo! Had to deal with sickly nephew over the past few days myself.))
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    Post by Invader Zim on Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:17 pm

    "You know what, you only live once.  Lasers.  I assume the shave is also lasers?"

    Ooh, daring! Impulsive! Zim quite liked that, because he too was a daring and impulsive person! It was a beloved trait in invaders! "Great guess! A shave is INDEED done with lasers!" The Irken flashed his newest customer a wide and manic grin before he disappeared behind the man's head! PAK legs loyally keeping the alien off of the ground, he maneuvered himself this way and that as he closely inspected the man's blond hair. "Hm, hm hm!"

    Click!

    With a click of a button, circle sized holes appeared in the ceiling above Shen's head. A collection of tubes slithered out like wriggly snakes, each one had a different tool on the end. A comb, a pair of scissors, a vacuum tube, a spray bottle top, and a tube with an on/off switch on it. For now, Zim busied himself with the comb and the spray bottle top. He gave it a disgusted look before aiming it at the man's scalp and carefully spraying a mist of water on it. He began to comb out the human's mane and eyed the length of it. Hm...not as long as the caveman's, but still in need of a trim! Speaking of which... "How much of this FILTHY HAIR did you want taken off?"




    ((Aaand this time the delay in posts is due to starting a new job! I hope your nephew is feeling better!))
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    Post by Shen Woo on Wed May 01, 2019 11:06 am

    Daring and impulsive was how he lived on the streets of Shanghai.  Shanghai survival 101, really.  "Oooh, good, nice close shave."  Close shave indeed.  How else would he do it without the stubble?  Ask for a straight razor?  Hell no.  That wasn't the Shanghai way.  Hell, that wasn't the Shen Woo way.  Not even the Yuhua Wu way.  That was not him, not him at all.

    "Short enough to cool off, long enough to be spiked.  So a good couple inches, really."  That'd leave a spikeable length and that's how Shen liked it.  Less scruffy, more presentable, but still gangster enough for him without screaming "street thug".  Hey, if he was going to start making a few changes to get his ass back on track, he might as well look the part, right?  That was the Shen Woo way.




    ((No problemo.  Thanks, he's doing a lot better, even if family issues keep coming up.))
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    Post by Invader Zim on Mon May 06, 2019 9:43 pm

    "Ha!" Smirking widely and baring his teeth at the human, the Irken gave Shen's cheek an obnoxious prod. "The ONLY thing closer would be your skin getting SLICED OFF like a SHAWARMA!" Delicious! Zim cackled loudly, no doubt inspiring much faith in the poor man. Don't worry, Shen! You weren't going to be sliced up like a Thanksgiving turkey... hopefully.

    "Short enough to cool off, long enough to be spiked.  So a good couple inches, really."

    Aah... Zim's wormy tongue peeked out of his lips thoughtfully as the alien got to work. "Couple of inches! Got it!" Ksst ksst ksst...! A light misting of water covered the man's hair. Styling his hair with the comb, the Irken removed any lingering tangles and got to work on sweeping the blond hair back. Hey, did the human mentioned spiking his hair? "Think about purchasing styling gels and the shampoos and conditioners before you leave!" He suggested, briefly looming over Shen's shoulder to flash him a grin. Something to think about eh?
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    Post by Shen Woo on Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:11 pm

    Shen flinched lightly. The bared teeth made him nervous but he was not going to let himself submit to complete fear that easily. "Well I sure hope not as thin as slices of Peking Duck." He couldn't help but make the joke. Not that he'd really even had Peking Duck before. That was more of a capital thing, not a Shanghai thing. The bustling seaport city had its own cuisine and its own culture to worry about.

    Getting the tangles out at least was starting to make him look like less of a hobo and more like an active participant in society. "You know what? I think I will, actually. Might even purchase some good shaving stuff if you have it!" Hey, if he was going to break out of his doldrums, he might as well start with self-care, even if it wasn't the most glamorous or cutesy kind. Self-care rarely was, when you were breaking out of a bad mental state. He had other thoughts as well, when he was determined to become more productive. There was the matter of turning fighting into his side hustle to some extent, rather than relying on it to be his whole life. Curi had taught him that, really.
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    Post by Invader Zim on Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:14 pm

    Ooh, a flinch! How tasty. So long as Shen was a paying customer though, he had nothing to fear. No matter how devious the little alien's smile! "Even thinner!" No, Zim did not know how thin Peking duck was, but he didn't really need to. He just wanted to freak the guy out a tad. Maybe spook him into being still as a statue during the cutting process!

    Combing wasn't exactly Zim's favorite part of the job... It just reminded him of how strange human hair was. Like millions of useless antennae! Why not just the two? Why not with a function? What was the function of this hair anyway? Looking specific? Being fancy? Making them stand out from the crowd of nearly identical humans? Dib's hair was certainly dynamic with its...weird, zig-zag shape. "We have all sorts of hair care products available for purchase!" More chances to milk some credits out of this guy, the better. Once all tangles and knots had been freed, the Irken gave a sharp tug on the comb tool. It slithered its way back up into the ceiling, the metal tube retreating back into a hole. Wielding the tube with a switch, he held it in his little hands as if it were a pen. "Remember to stay still!!! No refunds if you get maimed!" Before Shen could voice any concerns, he flipped the switch and got to work!

    At the length of about three inches, the glowing thing that came out of the tube resembled a mini-lightsaber. With a light red glow, it hummed with energy. The closer it came to Shen, the more he'd feel a warmth against his skin. Grabbing the end of a lock of hair, Zim brought it close and... zzt! Two inches of hair fell to the floor, no sensation of pain for the man. Sticking his tongue out as he continued, the Irken steadily worked through the man's mane. The ends were thankfully not burnt to a crisp! Working from left to right, he eventually removed two inches from every side of the man's head. Turning the chair to face the mirror on the wall, Zim puffed his chest out haughtily. "SO! What do you think, eh?! Good enough, or more inches?"
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    Post by Shen Woo on Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:26 am

    Thinner? Thinner than Peking duck? Oh dear X, that seemed to be a scary thought. Yeah, he was definitely going to stay stone-stock-still so he didn't become fillet o'Shen. No one needed that, especially Shen. He already needed Jesus--he didn't need a fillet of his scalp too.

    Whereas the combing was never Zim's favorite part of the job, it was actually kind of soothing for Shen. It was like getting the weight of the past at least out of his hair. No, he wasn't going to forget the past, but he wasn't going to let it weigh on him and drag him down into a lower mental state. That didn't benefit anyone! "Then I best take my time to peruse and choose what works well for my hair condition and texture. With recommendations of course." He would stay still for the combing, occasionally grimacing at a particularly stubborn tangle.

    Once the lasers sliced his hair, he would take a thoughtful look. "Perhaps another inch, please." He seemed to have thoughtfully appraised. Something that wouldn't spike and fluff like before. Something he could do more neatly.
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    Post by Invader Zim on Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:31 pm

    Oh, right. Different hair had different needs, yeah? More reasons for why human hair was so stupid to the Irken! Why not have it all the same? Irken antennae were entirely uniform, only differing between males and females! And even then, it wasn't like a bit more curl affected anything as far as caring for one's antennae. "Yes, yes! The condition and texture!" A small hand briefly patted the man's scalp between his combing session. "Your texture is...soft? And bouncy!" Truly, Zim was a genius of hair!

    Throughout both the combing and the cutting, Shen Woo kept as still as a statue. The only movement while being combed came from a particularly rough tangle. Good man, Shen! He was avoiding being carved up! The human appraised his hair carefully. "Affirmative!" With a brief salute, the tiny alien got to work eagerly. Working from the left side of Shen's skull to the right, from the bottom to the top, he went lock by lock to snip with his handy dandy laser! And as requested, the length that was singed off was about an inch long. Insectoid eyes narrowed as he focused. He fluffed the ends of Shen's hair before presenting him to the mirror on the wall again. "And now?"

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