I had a squirrel give me the Eye the other day. I mean really give me the Eye. His eyes said, “You should move along now. Nothing to see here.”
I respect that and moved on, though I think I could have taken him in brawl if I had to.
You can get the Eye from people for all kinds of reasons. Come hither, get lost, you’re screwed. You always know when you are on the receiving end of the Eye. It can light you up or shut you down.
Some people are better at giving the Eye than others. The intensity levels can vary greatly too. A look that can kill is not a fictional thing. It’s real. They’re the looks that make you go “Oh shit.”
I’ve always wondered if people practice these looks. Like Robert De Niro’s “You lookin’ at me” practice. Tweaked for maximum effect.
Or does perhaps just perpetual use of the Eye just makes it stronger. Like working with a stupid people all the time and having to use the “you’re a dumbshit” Eye far too often.
But then does overuse of an Eye weaken its effect? Like an overplayed Top 40 song. It’s good but not quite the same after the 1000th usage. Becomes clichéd.
Which takes us back to practicing so you continue to tweak it and re-invent it so it stays fresh. That’s taking the Eye to a professional level. Do you have the Eye? That squirrel sure had it.
PS: Reminds me of Blue Steel from Zoolander. There’s even a Wiki How on how to do Blue Steel.