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Is it odd that immediately after I posted this in a photo community… - A little less than a happy high — LiveJournal
Is it odd that immediately after I posted this in a photo community that has a "black and yellow" theme for the week that I started worrying that someone might assume that I might be being racist rather than simply focusing on the colors of the shot?

This worrying thing? It's getting a little old this week.
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schizohedron From: schizohedron Date: August 9th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't have gotten that message had you not made the connection in your post. So unless the target community is afflicted with what Opus of Bloom County fame dubbed "offensensitivity," I think you're fine.

I like this shot. He looks like he's asking for the stone's assessment of the situation before placing it.
komos From: komos Date: August 10th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's a casual intensity that's suggested in his posture that I really enjoyed.

whatifoundthere From: whatifoundthere Date: August 9th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know what you're talking about! I don't see any black man in that picture.

iterum From: iterum Date: August 9th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
And anyway, you don't see color.
whatifoundthere From: whatifoundthere Date: August 9th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
People tell me you're a white man.
komos From: komos Date: August 10th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
You folks are so meta.
khep From: khep Date: August 9th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I went to the link like "Whatever could he mean?" and I get it now that you've mentioned how the connation could be there, but I doubt anyone of that mind would comment on it. I'd look at it this way- it's not how you meant it in any way, the attributed color is blatant in the photo (outside of any racist affiliation people might have), and if anyone gives you grief than that's what THEY saw, not you.

I like the composition by the way : )
komos From: komos Date: August 10th, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It was one of the first I took when I got the G3, and I think it remains one of my favorites.
cook_ting From: cook_ting Date: August 9th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh. That took me a while to parse. I was wondering if "black and yellow was some variant of sepia and then when the photo was color I thought maybe you'd posted it under the theme accidently and people were pissed off.
komos From: komos Date: August 10th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
The community already had its sepia week. It was... not very good.

I'm giving them a try. I'll decide what to do with my involvement in a few weeks.
From: aphorisic Date: August 9th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not that odd, actually...
komos From: komos Date: August 10th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is it legitimate, though, or am I just hyper-sensitized?
transcribe From: transcribe Date: August 9th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh boy. that sounds familiar. clearly you need some fun & friends this week. stop doin that to yourself, the worrying so much. maybe we can make a pact and promise to do something evertime we worry? but what could we do?

how goes the pan?
komos From: komos Date: August 10th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fretting and second-guessing are things that I'm sure I do well, though. ;P

I have no good ideas how to take worry off the mind. Sure, I'm great at distracting myself, but that's not entirely healthy either. 'Course, I've been wondering for the better part of a decade what life would be like if I didn't feel like I had to fight with myself daily. I get the impression that it takes a tremendous amount of energy to keep myself in check.
transcribe From: transcribe Date: August 10th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
i know the feeling. i often used to have that thought, that 'it takes so much energy just to manage my brain.'

it's much better for me now than it ever used to be. the things that have helped that specific aspect most has been exercise, change in diet, and affirmations. i just tell myself what it is i want to or need to believe and it actually works. i make myself do something physical everyday, be it yoga, walking *a lot* or biking. nothing has helped more. as soon as i feel that mental space coming on, i make myself leave the house and go do something.
transcribe From: transcribe Date: August 10th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
huh. i'm still thinking abou this.

i pay close attention to the triggers of when i "go there", since i don't constantly exist in that place as i once used to, it becomes a bit easier to see. anyway, it's always this feeling of unfounded compunction, that is, i feel terribly anxious and guilty- fretful, but there's no direct cause for it, it's just a default state of being. i don't directly know why it's that way for me, i can only guess. i only know that a few things help and i have to *force* myself to dop them when i feel that way or i'm in danger of everything going dark.

anyway, i hope you are well. don't fret, my pet!
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