Bullying, it happens to everyone at some point in their lives, in various ways and we can a see it all around. Kids are being picked on in school, even to adults being taken advantage of at the work place. But I want those of you who are reading this, that are going through this awful experience, to know that it’s okay to be frustrated we can’t help it at first but that doesn’t mean you let this terrorism to dominate your lives.
It has to stop and you, as an individual has a voice, speak up, initially it might seem daunting but you can do it, know that. Even for those who don’t (cannot speak, that is) let someone know, in fact, voice or no voice you need to let your friends and family know, even a favourite teacher because no one has to face it alone.
I’ve been bullied while I was in high school but I’ve gotten over it after finally just being fed up of seeing the foot prints all over me of my bullies after being walked all over by them. I didn’t think about telling anyone, I’ll simply go home and lock myself up in the bathroom and let my tears rain down until I feel empty and hollow, so then their words didn’t seem hurt so much. Fortunately, my experience hadn’t affected me as much as it had others. I imagine that my life would have been much easier if I had confided in someone.Read More »
It’s the truth, I’m telling you and I won’t ever deny it and I don’t care what you Twi-hards (Twilight suckers I mean fanatics) have to say about it. What? You mean you don’t know?! *Gasps* Okay, okay, it’s my own fault that I didn’t make it public here on WP (though I think I mentioned something in one of those Tag game posts + my Twitter username is @GryffindorGal1) that I’m a Potter-head, a Harry Potter fan until the end of time! I’m not infatuated, I was with Twilight I’ll admit in all honesty, but Harry Potter is forever, my friends, FOREVER! Oh and I recently changed my gravatar that might give a hint.
As to how it changed my life …
It was during the summer of 2010 when I somehow ended up on a Wikipedia article on Harry Potter – I’d see almost all the movies released up to that time but I didn’t care for it much back then – but as I kept on reading how Mrs.Rowling came about with the shebang I was hooked, without actually being aware that I was being reeled in … Read More »
“Then and Now” – Ojai, California – Betina La Plante
Talk about creative ideas. I love this one! I suspect Betina’s idea should go viral eventually and inspire a lot of other photographers to try the same concept in interesting ways. What do you think?
The idea of people holding images to their faces is not a new one, by any means. People have photographed themselves replacing their own faces with shots from fashion magazines, album covers, etc. Early this year I saw the poster for the movie “Ides of March”, which shows half of Ryan Gosling’s face holding up a folded Time magazine with half George Clooney’s face on it to complete the ‘whole’. I thought that was a cool concept, but how much cooler would it be to use the same subject on both sides, depicting the passage of time on their face. I’d been helping Terence go through many of his old photographs, in order to choose which ones to include in his new memoir, so I knew I had some great straight on shots to work with, from when he was in his 30s. It was a last minute idea before he went to shoot a movie in Canada, but he was up to try it.
I had an hour to scan and print up several varying sizes of the photo that Terence is holding, in order to come up with the best life-size match.
This – though not entirely ingenious – is brilliant and I love that it was black and white! Then and now is most definitely amongst my top favourites. He was quite the looker back in his days 😉
I’ve posted some photos from this same website Potobotos a while ago. They’ve great stuff, a new photograph every day along with the stories behind them! Check ’em out and if you like what you see don’t forget to subscribe!