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Mad Poster
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#1 Old 2nd Sep 2018 at 10:06 PM
Default Word/expression help
I'm sitting here trying to write a line, but I can't find a good way to write it.

The line goes something like "[name] had a peaceful look in his face" but I don't want to use the word "look", and the word "expression" doesn't flow with the rest of the sentence.

I have a feeling there's a better way to write it, but English isn't my first language, and the web isn't much helpful today (I've tried searching for synonyms and such, but Google apparently doesn't understand what I'm after), so I'm kinda stuck.

Any good helpers out there?
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Just east of Lyra, northwest of Pegasus
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#2 Old 2nd Sep 2018 at 10:55 PM
"[name] had a peaceful countenance" would be okay.
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 4th Sep 2018 at 4:18 PM
Even from the point of view of a (not very bookish) teenager? I have to admit, I had to look it up.

(your avatar kind of freaked me out there a for a second. I've always thought it's just a regular picture, but when the eyes blinked and then moved I jumped a bit in my chair. Never noticed that before ).
Just east of Lyra, northwest of Pegasus
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#4 Old 4th Sep 2018 at 10:31 PM
Hmm, well a teenager might know the word serene- '[name] appeared serene' or maybe even '[name] looked calm'.

Are you sure my avatar blinked?
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