Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I Screamo No Emo!

OK, if you haven't noticed the I Screamo No Emo pool on Flickr, I highly recommend a look. It's both hilarious, and faintly disturbing. It seems to have been a challenge that was set a while ago for people to do a week of 'I Screamo No Emo' self-portraits. And here were the rules:

THERE MUST BE NO:
1. looking at feet or the ground
2. being thoughtful
3. looking "cute"
4. cropped heads
5. tidying up your picture-taking space
6. trying hard to fit the "myspace profile picture" guidelines.
7. pigeon toes (we're talkin' faux-toes, not the real kind).
8. jazz hands

And this is where the disturbing part comes in, as I started thinking about the pictures I have taken of myself when showing off my various creations. Let's take a little walk down memory lane...


Oh boy, not off to a good start are we? Cutesy, thoughtful AND looking at the ground. EEEEKKK!



Hhhhmmmm, and here we have some pigeon toes....Kinda cutesy shot too.


Looking thoughtful here.... There's also a bit of head-cropping going on.

But most disturbing of all...


Looking at feet, looking thoughtful, pigeon toes...and gloomy grey/purples tones to boot. I actually made an Emo collage!

OH MY GOD, I AM REALLY AN EMO!!!!!!!!!

OK, just to clarify - I really don't have anything against Emos. In fact, I went through my own little Goth period at Uni (yes, when Emos were still just goths...am I showing my age?). But hey, I'm a 35 year old mum. I can't be an Emo!!!!

So to show off my latest creations in a NON-EMO way. Here ya go!


Can you tell I'm crying on the inside...just a little bit...hehehe.

28 comments:

Sasparilla Sue said...

I like all your emo-y pics, I think they're cute.

Keshia said...

haha, you have put a smile on my face with that last group of photos, just seemed so out of left field compared to the others... it was great!

Paula Weston said...

Brilliant!

These made me laugh out loud, particularly because I know that, while you have challenges in life like the rest of us, you are the most un-emo-like person I know!

Those other images are more a reflection of how seriously you take your craft, not your inner goth/emo... Creativity is no laughing matter! (just kidding)

And I loved the last set of pics. So full of life.

Classic Bec post.

Sherrin said...

That's hilarious Bec!! You make me laugh!! Now I hope you're listing them like this! ;o)

Car said...

Absolute Classic Bec :)

FWIW I too remember the days of Goths and had to have my teenage niece diligently explain to me what the heck an emo actually was :D

Stitch Sista said...

I just really want to know where I can get a dress like yours ;). Beautiful!

Leni & Rose said...

Heh heh funny!! Whether they are Emo-y or not, I love your photos, they have a lovely style about them!

Nix Sidhe said...

Haha. Oh my. Now I'll be scrutinizing all of my photos...

Maureen said...

Happy Tuesday to you...now I want to see your husband's matching gray dress or did he manage a gray shirt and slacks?!?!?

Thanks for an early morning smile with the fun mosaic.

Jodie said...

hey , you were the one asking me for the hands in pockets , gloomy under the street lamp shot too - you emo you !!!
Love the crazy happy photos.The scarf is almost done1

Little Munchkins said...

I had a laugh when I saw the last pics. I love them all, emo or not!

Joleo said...

Very Funny. When my neighbour moved in last year (he's in his mid 20s) I wanted to ask why he was dressed exactly like my friend Tom dressed at uni 15 years ago. But I didn't. That would have been really showing my age...:)

ursy87 said...

Haha, totally brilliant!
I love your non emo-emo piccies

Ali said...

thank you Bec, you made me smile with those last pics (very brave too, by the way, I much prefer the 'emo' pics, myself!) and I much prefer the word 'goth' too - it's something I understand!!

Hot Fudge said...

Bec, next time we meet you will have to take me aside and explain what the heck an Emo is! Yes I know, I know - I must have come across with the First Fleet.

But I LOVE the pictures.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Brilliant! A great post. I've been away for the whole Emo thing (they came about after I left the country), but have to confess to being a uni goth (same age as you I see).

I just love your collection of photos - definately lots of cutesy in some of the earlier ones, the last lot a great!

Hey Harriet said...

This was such a fun post! Love all your emo & non-emo pics! Even emo has changed from what it meant years ago. I can't keep up with all the crazy kids & their wacky sub-culture groups anymore. Emo shmeemo! I have to confess to also having gone through a goth period. I still have all the sad-sack music from that phase in my CD collection. Eeeek! Your last photos are my faves :)

flossy-p said...

hehehe, that's hilarious! What a way to find out you've been totally emo all this time. Now you'll have to grow a long fringe and peep out from under it... only ever at your feet of course, and in nothing but a thoughtful fashion ;)

p.s. I think you may be able to add "jazz hands" to the list for that first photo! hehehehe

pps. Now I'm off to study and find out if I'm emo or not now too.

Sherilyn said...

Very creative.... Like your style

Amanda said...

hilarious!!!

Twinkle Star Art said...

Is that really your tongue Bec? It looks abnormally long... hehehe just kidding. I like your sense of humour. :-) Amanda

Levin (and Emily) said...

very, very funny in fact i think the expression is rofwl?? actually i don't know the acronym but suffice to say you made me laugh out loud.
thanks for that.
l
x

BigCat said...

Great post. Love the reflections. The non-emo photos at the end are a crack up.

Rachel said...

What a great post! I think we're all guilt of being a little emo!

FancyPants-design said...

HA HA HA!! Great post!!

Drewzel said...

This post made me laugh and laugh.
You do look cute in your emo photos though. But the very last photos of the post are great!!!

Kirtida Sundari said...

i like the little cards on ur face. they moo cards? very cute. I think the grey-charcoal dress is cute. very simple.

Stomper Girl said...

Fantastic. While I like your other photos, your anti-emo ones were really great, and brought a great big smile to my face too.

And how cool is your bmx t-shirt with your lovely aprons from the other post?