You have your tattoos, you have your nose rings, and then you have your elf ears. Ear pointing surgery, using a method that cuts the ear and resews it, is on the rise. The motivation being, ostensibly, that you'll resemble your favorite LOTR or Star Trek character.
When I first heard about "ear pointing surgery", I was just as disgusted and horrified as many of you are now. After all, this surgery costs a large amount of money($400-$500 USD), is completely irreversible, and has the potential to get infected or otherwise and destroy the ear completely.
The surgery involves cutting the outer part of the ear and sewing it back together into a point. There is a large amount of pain involved and patients must wear tape to hold their ear together for 2 weeks+ after the surgery
Then I started reading books with elves in them......
I confess to having thought "Hey! these would be cool. I would stand out, anyhow."
In my fantasy dreamworld, I might consider getting this done. but plastic surgery is plastic surgery, and I guess God made me with ol' round ears so I may as well stick with it. Plus, pain isn't my thing. Also, I might get mistaken for a (heaven forbid) trekkie!
*heehee* this reminds me of when (spoilers) Opal Koboi(Artemis Fowl), a pixie, undergoes similar surgery to have her ears rounded.
What do you think?
PS. I read Maximum Read. In two hours. I couldn't put it down. That amazing. I can't wait for the next one. James Patterson is certainly a talented author.