Since the only snow that has fallen this winter so far was around for a bit and the cold temperatures made it into solid ice, the playground for kids around the corner was, lets say, “closed for bussines”. 😀 I had to take pictures of something I had not seen there, ice glowing under night street light and no person in sight. So there goes this week’s challenge. I hope you like it. 🙂
Oh, yeah – the announcement. Hehe… I haven’t celebrated my birthday for years and I kind of want to do something special this year… So I’m putting together a 2 week challenge, free for participation to EVERYONE of course, I will come up with themes and ideas, and you will hopefully provide them (please do, or this is going to be very sad 😀 ). We are starting tomorow, on March 1! Be ready!
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Published on 19 Feb 2014
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I was busy busy busy in the holidays, as everyone else. And I had a plan to post some things on blog which I managed, but I did not had time to properly sit down and go through my Christmas photos. Especially the decorations I made! I posted about amazing Do It Yourself ideas for the holidays…and I have tried one! 🙂 – The rose from orange/clementine one, of course, hehe.
It ended up being very easy to make so we continued to make them for decoration even after Xmas. And by “we continued making them” I meant that I forced everyone to peel oranges like this. Poor people. 😀
I love how this decoration is visually very appealing with its bright orange color, plus the scent of freshly peeled orange fills the space… I recommend using it while the orange season is still here.
I know you are dying to see how I incorporated peeled oranges into decorations for holidays, so I’ll grant your wish. 😉
I’ve been following themes on Cee’s Foto Challenges lately, because I wanted to get involved. This week’s theme is at the moment perfect for me, since I really crave for snow and snow related activities but outside feels more like early, early, early spring. Well, I can wish right?
I took this photo last summer and I love the macro details.
My oh, my… Is this perfect for this week’s theme or what? I have been taking the same photo to make a ful circle of four seasons, and now I have a trio. Just waiting for the fourth photo, waiting for spring. 😉
I’ve been thinking about trolls a lot and trolling in general… As a fenomen, what it has become.
Because internet trolls do not care what it is written, what it is shared, they will write the nastiest comment just to get a reaction. Then they feel like they “accomplished” something. They call it “a kill.” What freaking stupid and disturbing way to communicate online and go out of your way to upset someone…everyone.
They even have contests, I’ve seen it. On YouTube they make accounts taking names of serial killers and going to inspirational videos, videos of teens just vloging or singing, and on videos of disabled and sick people and their stories. And there they set their fury. And how many people get caught up, they feel better. They got more “kills”. And I’ve seen those comments… You DO NOT want to see them. I just click report anytime I can. Also I have found a site (A SITE!!!!) which serves only to degrade women in the articles as well as in the comments. They call each other Pro or something, if they are mean enough. I couldn’t read that page, I just couldn’t. I am shocked that these pages exist and that there it is rewarded to call a woman “fat cunt – would not bang” or “she has a cancer, I hope she dies.”
I would with no thinking whatsoever shut down that page and similar if I found them and charge real person, real people hiding behind computers. To see how they like to be call upon what they say. I would make it a crime to do that. That is disturbing, crossing limits of bullying and I can’t put my mind around the idea that a person goes home and then does that. It is scary to me. I would put their words against them in court, make them pay or go to jail for online violence and threats, show them that what they do is not a joke. It is not fun. It’s SICK. (My comment would be a “kill” if it was an answer to a troll comment because I got upset enough to write.)
I would show them the meaning of an expression: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WRITE BECAUSE ONE DAY YOU MAY HAVE TO EAT IT.
I know why a blogger blogs, so I wonder why does a troll troll?
Is a troll a person who goes online with nothing but trolling in mind? Or are they people who get sucked in when they read other troll comments? For them is it just a smart comment competition, one trying to be more ridiculous than the other?
I have read some troll comments which so incensed other readers that they engage in a full blown heated argument online, often straying far from the topic. Is this what the troll set out to do? Is this what a troll would consider “a result”?
It made me wonder at the internet experience in general. It would appear that many forget normal acceptable behaviour when they are engaging online. Surely these trolls are not like this in everyday life?
When we engage online the comments we make are instant and…
When I started blogging I was all about DIY. Do not worry, I am still creative in that area, but I’ve become more picky when I learned how to make some stuff and so I took upon myself a few challenges which really are that – challenges. 😀
They take time and will and I have to be into the whole process to make them, so it will take a while until they end up here. So, I figured, I will share some of cool DIY ideas I find which are cute and easy, but I probably won’t have time to make them. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t. 😀
I’m lately more into easy, half-an-hour projects like button ring and earrings I posted recently. And I’m discovering my love for fashion and kinda cooking, something I was very surprised to realise, because I never gave those two more attention than necessary. But now, I enjoy more and more pairing outfits and thinking about what will go with what, going into great details. I am happy and curious how will that develops.