2006-06-16 [Atayemi]: Hmm..Welsh, Welsh..SHEEP! XD
2006-06-16 [Charybdis]: xD There you go!
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: I have a welsh sheep >_> *doesn't go there*
2006-06-16 [Atayemi]: XD Hmm..fields..o
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: XD
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: There's loads of ideas for Wales when you put your mind to it ;)
2006-06-16 [Atayemi]: Yeah there is! :P *will have a think* ;)
2006-06-16 [Charybdis]: I'm glad it's gotten you thinking *^^* Part of it is supposed to make you find something about your country that you might not have thought of before, or not properly appreciated ^^
2006-06-16 [Atayemi]: Yeah, I thought that too. It's a great idea! ;) Why not put it on MS? :P
2006-06-16 [Charybdis]: I will, once we have one or two example entries from squee and I. We're running it, so we can't enter, but we can still take pictures and point to them as samples :P
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: Yesh yesh yesh *photo photo photo*
2006-06-16 [Atayemi]: XD hehe
2006-06-27 [spincrus]: I put it on watch. I'll be gone on Thursday so won't contribute for a week or so, I hope the deadline isn't too soon.
2006-06-27 [sequeena_rae]: I don't believe it will be, so don't worry :P
2006-06-27 [Charybdis]: No, don't worry. I'm going on vacation myself until the first or second week of July, so I'll still be here but only enough to maintain things. It will still be open when you return :)
2006-06-27 [dayah]: you know I was just thinking about doing a contest like this one...thats great..heheh
2006-06-28 [Fizban]: Hey can I take a picture of a fat guy eating a BigMac standing next to an overly large truck or hummer!! I think that would be perfect to capture america...
2006-06-28 [Paz]: It would actually! :D Only make sure he's wearing an "I <3 NY" T-shirt ;P
2006-06-28 [Fizban]: Sounds like a plan...now to get that shirt...and some fat guy...and a big truck...and a hotdog :O
2006-06-28 [Blasphemous Rumours]: Oooh, what a super idea for a contest!
2006-06-28 [sequeena_rae]: I'd say you could ;) Though, some could see it as an insult =/
2006-06-28 [FeckErseDrink!]: what a FAB FAB contest!!
2006-06-28 [sequeena_rae]: ^^ I'm glad you think so xD
2006-06-29 [Fizban]: Insult or not, tis the truth...;)
2006-06-29 [sequeena_rae]: Very true :P Just don't be too mean xD
2006-06-29 [Fizban]: I really don't have the means to contrusct such a picture, sooo...never mind loyl :/
2006-06-30 [Paz]: American culture is really hard to capture without an image like that >.>
2006-06-30 [Paz]: We're too... plain O_o
2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: Aww :( XD No, I'm sure there's something that sets you apart from everyone else :P
2006-06-30 [Fizban]: ...ummmm...Nuc
2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: o.O Fair enough.
2006-06-30 [Atayemi]: O__o
2006-06-30 [Fizban]: Sooo...I just gotta get me one a them!
2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: Don't you have pride in your country? For anything at all? "This contest aims to celebrate that by giving people a chance to highlight aspects of the nationality they associate themselves with. Think of it as an opportunity to show your pride! ;)"
2006-06-30 [Atayemi]: Exactly! O____o
2006-06-30 [Fizban]: Pride...what,.
2006-06-30 [Fizban]: used to hold...now they are all a gray mass of indistinguisha
2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: But the whole point of this contest is to show your pride for your country. Not slag it off.
2006-06-30 [Fizban]: :(...then...then
2006-06-30 [iippo]: You don't even have to be patriotic to enter, as long as you can see the image that defines your country. Good definitions are completely free of emotion.
2006-06-30 [Fizban]: Yay!!
2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: And again, that's true xD
2006-06-30 [shotokan_gal]: Oooh I want to enter this, if it stays open long enough for me to take some pics and develop them anyway ^^ . Although there may be something appropriate on the film I just finished, although it hasn't been developed yet. *hmms to self*
2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: It'll be open for a while, so don't worry :P
2006-06-30 [shotokan_gal]: That's good :) . Though it's only your own country, which makes sense, went to Edinburgh recently and have some stuff which would definitely be quite patriotic for the Scots!
2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: I bet they envy you right now XP
2006-06-30 [shotokan_gal]: If there's any here?
2006-07-02 [Charybdis]: This is a bit late, but - what I had in mind for this contest was more the highlighting of positive aspects of your nationality... though I realize I didn't really specify besides the pride thing :/ In that sense, I can't really disagree, but I would prefer if you found something more celebratory than derogatory :)
2006-07-02 [sequeena_rae]: I'd say the pride thing was enough to determine what this contest was for =/
2006-07-02 [Fizban]: I don't know any americans...wh
2006-07-02 [Paz]: I'll have to agree with that as well >.> I have two friends who like it but no one else I really know... but I'll think of something :3
2006-07-03 [iippo]: You're all victims of political correctness then. :P As we know, it is politically correct to hate America. :( But since it is not a special country in any way, it is no different from any other country: it has good sides and bad sides. Everyone is just blind at America's good sides, because that would be politically incorrect. :O
2006-07-03 [Fizban]: It's soo annoying...old
2006-07-03 [iippo]: There's an idea for a photo :P
2006-07-03 [Fizban]: how would you represent that though?
2006-07-03 [iippo]: Extremes... a black marble at the edge of the image and a white marble at the other edge? :P
2006-07-03 [Fizban]: :O!! gasp! they might fall! lol
2006-07-03 [iippo]: XD And the grey marble at the middle, wins! </Mortal Kombat man sound voice>
2006-07-03 [sequeena_rae]: *doesn't get it* o.o XD
2006-07-03 [Paz]: lol, live in america for awhile (or just a read a book about it) and you'll get it.... guaranteed >.>
2006-07-04 [iippo]: Americans also have the chance of taking a photo of absolutely anything at all and saying it's about New York :P
2006-07-04 [Paz]: True :P Isn't it amazing? The only thing with america is that we really don't have much culture that is overly separate from the rest of the world. In fact we get most of out things from other countries -_-'
2006-07-05 [Fizban]: Well to me thats fine, cause its not like we have some rich heritage---ooh thats right, we do have a rich cultural backround for this land mass...we just killed and displaced the natives. So, thats really not what the country is about.
2006-07-05 [Fizban]: But getting everything from everyone else, is fine cause thats what were made of, easterners and orientals...Eu
2006-07-05 [sequeena_rae]: Weeelll....Be proud that you live in such a multi cultural country XP
2006-07-05 [Fizban]: What do you want me to go to NYC and get a bunch of poeple to hold hands of different racial orientation or something? lol, then take the picture?
2006-07-05 [shotokan_gal]: Why not? :P
2006-07-05 [someelf]: I wanna join XD
2006-07-05 [Fizban]: Cause they are all angry and scary and hate one another...duh! lol.
2006-07-06 [Paz]: The immigration dispute is going on >.> Bloody mess! Perhaps you can get my school to do it? :P
2006-07-12 [moira hawthorne]: get a bunch of dolls of different shape sized and colour and put them in a pot on the stove... usa is the melting pot
2006-07-12 [Charybdis]: xD
2006-07-12 [Stephen]: Many cultures around here don't like one another. >.< (America)
2006-07-13 [Paz]: America is hated by many yet loved by some :D
2006-07-13 [Paul Doyle]: The US government does a great disservice to the US citizens, but not as great as the disservice done by the morons who voted in the current administration in the first place. >_>
2006-07-13 [Paz]: Much agreed ;)
2006-07-13 [Stephen]: Ah, I agree fully! ;)
2006-07-13 [Paul Doyle]: Hell, I didn't vote for him the second time o_O
2006-07-13 [Fizban]: stupid sotherners...I wanna go down there and find out there point of view...do they like him cause he is a racist asshole like them??? ((no offense to any non-racist and non-idiotic southerns who see this. As well as that I am assuming because I put a blanket statement for all southerners loyl...))
2006-07-13 [iippo]: From the (positive) generalisation
2006-07-13 [Stephen]: Really? Many are nice, but a lot are also pro-bush.
2006-07-13 [iippo]: I tend not to hate people based on their political opinions. Someone who supports Bush isn't necessarely a bad person. But it's often said that the Southern Americans appreciate politeness, respect the elderly, etc... They have the base-values in check. Well, that's what I've heard as the positive things. There's negative stuf too, but there always is.
2006-07-13 [Stephen]: I'm not saying they are bad. It is true that the Southern People do generally show my respect, in most cases.
2006-07-13 [spincrus]: Suggestion: to make this competition a bit easier to judge, instead of putting a time limit, let's put a maximum amount of entries limit. Otherwise it'll turn out to become a Paranormal Photography Contest :P How is the voting on that going by the way? :)
2006-07-13 [Fizban]: No, they are fabled to have kept on the tradition of good home cooking,...and old traditional values. Which, with here I can envision a kind, caring, and responsible mother...but then they are also very against change...so that gives me the image of the man fat on his wifes cooking, with a shot gun and a confederate flag in the back of his huge pickup truck that he doesnt need cause he really doesnt haul anything and only bought it to impress the other tabacco spitting gun toting buddies of his. See, there we have good stereotypes and horrid ones. Either way, the averse to change brings upon the liking of bush,...despit
2006-07-13 [Fizban]: when they arent in the correct income tax bracket...even if they are change averse. I just assume they don't understand the full implications of bush's policies on helping those who don't need help, in lieu of the helping hand to those who can barely stand...financ
2006-07-13 [sequeena_rae]: Can we not get off topic here please? This might offend some people =/
2006-07-13 [Charybdis]: Yes; we appreciate your thoughts, Fizban, but this may not be the place for them :) // I have no idea about how the Paranormal contest is coming along, since I didn't have anything to do with it, but we'll probably have a poll soon :p
2006-07-14 [Fizban]: Sorry...I get a little carried away sometimes...>_< loyl...
2006-07-15 [sequeena_rae]: There's a poll for the paranormal contest now, so it shouldn't be too long before the winners are announced :) *didn't see that comment*
2006-07-18 [ArchRose]: I have a question about the theme....
2006-07-18 [Stephen]: What's the question? XD
2006-07-18 [sequeena_rae]: Yes? :P
2006-07-18 [spincrus]: If you have a question, just ask! You don't need permission to ask the question :D
2006-07-18 [sequeena_rae]: Exactly X)
2006-08-13 [Charybdis]: A note to people who're wondering why winners haven't been announced yet: I'm waiting until there are three winners in the poll. We have a five-way tie for second place right now xP
2006-08-14 [sequeena_rae]: xD!
2006-08-15 [sequeena_rae]: :D! *works*
2006-08-15 [spincrus]: Yeee! :)
2006-08-15 [sequeena_rae]: Oh, and congrats :D
2006-08-16 [banu]: congratulation
2006-08-17 [Ocean Soul]: Yay congrats to everyone :D
I really liked this contest.. it was a good and not-so-common theme :D
2006-08-21 [sequeena_rae]: I agree, it was le awesome XP
2006-09-03 [5thwitch]: *evvivaaaaa* in late ^^'