thats a wicked beard at 21 man.. :D i mean yea u dont look 21 there, but u certainly look like the chosen one to have that facial hair just out of ur teens :P how long had u grown it then? well it'll dread really well n easily if u grow it again im sure.. im joining the club too.. lol
Yeah, crazy was meant to be positive! Anyone who looks different in any way gets negativity. And even the people who try to look exactly the same as everyone else will still get bitchiness (to them, or behind their back), because they're perceived as more or less attractive than other people. Mad, isn't it? Seems like everyone is wrong to everyone else! Or people just enjoy being nasty...
I'm amazed at the separation and curl definition your beard got after just 2 weeks! And it's separated at least half way up the length. That's fast! I'm surprised how many sections you have, too. On the underneath photo, it looks like 9. Would you keep them apart, or let some congo?
My beard grows kinda similar, curly like yours. The only photo I could find was this old ID card from 1996:
(Sorry about the psycho stare. I don't take a very good picture. You should see it if I try to smile - ugh!)
Funny Barrellady mentioned vanity, coz I'll probably look at least 10 years older if I grow it (I was only 21 in that picture). Dunno how I feel about that. But like the song says "I am as vain as I allow".