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    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2012
    Sorry missed the meaning behind Rule #7, I read "You took this picture for this challenge" not "You took this picture for this challenge". Took the photo two weekends ago before the challenge, thought about faking it but I don't want to ruin my chances for all the future prizes and glory involved should the scandal come to light.
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2012
    No, it's a fuck up on wording on my part. Will change. Still, gorgeous!
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2012
    Thanks for the clarification, oldhat, and my apologies for, apparently, sharing part of the same shared brain-meat as FredG because I totally read it the same way. I'll be sure to submit original shots from here on out.

    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2012
    An excellent start, despite the rule #7 confusion, i'm really looking forward to seeing what turns up here!
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2012
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2012
    With Robin's ok I'm going to post two links to photos from my friends' facebook pages. I didn't take these photos, was no where near the action, etc... but I saw them and they've been turning on lightbulbs as I contemplate the idea of "fairy tales". Since this isn't a contest and I'm allowed to explain, I shall blather what's on my mind till I'm tired of it... And since my strengths are in staging not remotely in photography I'm happy to toss out my thoughts and if other people take inspiration, please have at!

    See I tend to use the phrase to refer to societal lie, usually of a romantic nature (everyone has a one true love, overcome your adversities and you'll find him/her/it, etc) .... I'm not exactly unromantic, I just think we tell ourselves a lot of hooey just to get through the day and not get bogged down in hopelessness. Also, I hear a lot of women STILL telling themselves all kinds of bullshit about men that amounts to a modern day version of a princess kissing a toad...Lie is a strong word. It's not a complete fabrication, but it is the misleading crap we tell ourselves in order to keep trying.

    So when an actor acquaintance posted this amazing shot of him as a transvestite hooker, complete with black eye I thought THAT, that's what I've been thinking. The fairy tale of being who you are wherever you go and the world will open up to you. Well... the truth is the world will do something to you. (Meta-bonus, Trevor - the actor in the photo - is an utterly straightlaced, white, blond, born again Christian from middle America with moderate Republican views. But he's dedicated to acting so he absolutely dives into whatever is asked of him. Does it get better than that? Oh Hollywood, sometimes your fucked-up-edness makes beautiful things happen.)

    I have been thinking of some thing like the above, the falseness we tell ourselves and what it looks like in reality. But then my friend Susan posted this picture of herself from Burning Man and (well first, I'm not gonna lie, it's breathtaking - I knew she was good looking but I didn't realize just how stinking HAWT she is, good fucking god) and it reminded me of the dark cabaret style demon circus type fun my friends and I have. The Doctor Parnassus, the Carnivale, the Cirque Berzerk style of extravagant madness where tricks can maim and treats cost your soul... If a fairy tale takes place there I don't mind getting lost in it.

    Hm. Which way to go. Sadly the house I would instantly have thought to use for playing with this idea doesn't really exist anymore. The creative bunch that lived there have gone their separate ways. Dammit. So I have to ponder this for a while longer.

    Incidentally, Susan has a business that sell her handmade, full size hula hoops. They are terrific and quite a workout! Don't know if any are built for fire though.
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    Just a shot.
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2012
    Fairy Tales
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2012 edited
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2012
    No happy ending here

    No happy ending
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2012
    Brilliant spot, @roadscum.
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2012
    @roadscum. hahaha! i love it!
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    @JackCrowder that's awesome
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    @oldhat - DANG. i had a picture of myself dressed up as a fairy.... okay .. i'll take pictures some something magical....
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    My first attempt... :)
    • CommentAuthorSteve Toase
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2012 edited
    Two from the same subject since my memory card died and ate my other photos. Might be able to get another shot before I leave Munich.
    So a couple on the theme of Jack the Giant Killer

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    Molok in Briar Rose owl&briar rose
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2012
    @Rootfireember: I don't know if that one's meant to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, but that's what it's doing.

    @Steve Toase: Dunno if it'll help, but you might try this on your duff memory card.
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    @roadscum- I prefer faitytales with bite. ;)
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    This one just had the right mood for me. Took it on Tuesday. Yeah, it gets cold here.

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