Thursday, 30 July 2009

Shoot Nations.

The Ls are still being pathetic. This whole situation is making me feel awfully mature. :)

Just thought I'd post up my three Shoot Nations pictures. If you wanna know what the competition is exactly here's the website. My pictures are also now in the gallery for 2009 if you wanna check them out :) As are Dani's, who has also entered.

The first brief was 'Because I am a girl / Because I am a boy'. Here's what I did:

My caption or theme was 'I must take interest in beauty'. I don't particularly know why I chose that theme.. I guess it's quite relevant to the modern teenage world, all this 'pressure from the media' etcetc. Catherine clearly being my beautiful model.

The second brief was 'What's holding me back?'.

I think this looks like the cover to Avril Lavigne's first album... don't let that put you off, please. The theme I picked for this tied in with the first picture; 'Pressures to challenge the majority'. I did a long exposure after the Pigeon Detectives on Saturday whilst there were lots of people there. It came out surprisingly well, usually my attempts at photos like this are just giant blobs of 'what?'. There was quite an amusing version of this photo in which there is a pair of doc martens next to Catherine (Dani's feet).. I should put that on faceborg, shouldn't I.

The last brief was 'What could I be?' (yeah, they like the CHEESE factor, clearly).

I know, I used old photos for this *sob*.. blame the weather. And my extreme lack of creativity. So the theme I went for was 'I could be at peace with myself', which also ties into the other two. You have no idea how long it took me to think of a theme for this one that would actually translate into image form easily.. I think this looks quite cool though. I just hope the shoot nationy people don't mind that it's technically two photos.. we'll see I guess.

Well that's it I guess, they announce the winners on August 12th.. the deadline is tomorrow. The winners get some epic Olympus camera..

Monday, 27 July 2009


Sorry blog.. almost a month.. oh dear.
The last 5 days have been ridiculous, really. I'll explain Thursday night, Saturday night and Sunday in photos.
Thursday was Will's party, Will being Catherine's boyfriend. Hearing they had started going out was a tad odd, I barely knew who Will was, just that he went to Primary school with Bethany.. I think.. and lived round by her. I now know that indeed he does live round by her.. in a castle.

I know, right?! Me and Dannio spent a fair amount of time sat on top of this tower. T'was quite cold :) especially at around half 10 at night.. This party consisted of around 80 17 year olds (a couple of year 9ers as well, apparently) brawling and raving and just generally being drunk. Me and Dani got to spent the night in a tent next to Will and Catherine, I say spend the night.. I didn't sleep at all, I was nicely kept awake by the nonstop drunktards and the noises being made by the Catherine to my left. (she kept moaning, for serious)

This was the sunset from the top of his towercastlehouse. It was being surprisingly pretty considering it would be the only time I'd see it from a towercastlehouse. Dani wanted silhouettey pictures of Will and Catherine for shoot nations, you can probably imagine how that went.

I think these two pictures sum it up quite nicely.
Now here are a nice array of photos from the rest of that interesting evening.

I loved those two cats, they were awesome. One of them kept coming into our tent when it rained.
But yeah, not an amazing night really, could've been worse though.
However, on the way home on Friday Soobuck's tyre decided to explode whilst going at 80mph right next to the dual carriage way. This was fun, definitely. We didn't have to sit right next to the incredibly fast traffic in the rain waiting for about 45 minutes for someone to remove Catherine, Danielle and I from the situation.. 8-) I believe this problem was resolved nicely, as Soobuck managed to drive to Birmingham shortly after.

So following this really good couple of days the normal response would be to sleep. I would love to have slept, really, my eyes were quite sore. I had to work on Saturday though (have I blogged about my job? gosh, no.. s'a small circle of shops in Tintern called Abbey Mill.. s'alright, s'good for earning a few monies each week) meaning I was practically falling asleep all day but still had to be smiley and helpful for all the touristy old ladies and Americans that seem to roam the streets of Tintern. I was quite relieved to be home afterwards, really. But then I was strapped into corset and shipped off to Monmouth Festival to see The Pigeon Detectives. I'd never heard of this band until then, I was quite impressed really. They're a very good live band and I did recognise one or two of their songs.. shocked someone so good was playing Monmouth Festival, really. I took maaany photos, I'll show you some of the best ones.

There are loads more on my facebook.
We retired to Dani's house at around 11:30ish where we proceeded to msn and tv into the night, not sleeping until about 4:30. Sfine though, cuz we got up on Sunday at half 12. :)
Sunday was carnival. Not sure how to rate it in comparison to last year, really. If you'd have asked me Sunday afternoon I'd have said last year was by far better, but I'm starting to associate bad things with Laura at the moment, really.. making every memory I have of her twisted.
Anyway, here are some carnival pictures.

Bumblebeemilbrook man was awesome. I have no idea who won, but he really should have. We're his fanclub :3

This was happyman. We met him the previous night after the Festival, he was handing out cards with the myspace for his band 'Anchor of Hope'. He was just so insanely happy the whole weekend, s'craazy.
Carnival wasn't amazing after the floats, was just RAIN. Me and Dannio went back to hers whilst Catherine had coffee with her dad for a bit before he buggered off to Greece.

Since then, Lindsey Fowler, who until now I'd really had no opinion of, she was just one of those people who was.. there, yknow? She seemed nice in art and ICT last year anyway. But yeah, she's been LauraLydia-ified and decided to post a 'HAHAHA i h8 darnelle' comment on a picture of Dani on faceborg. Laura's response was worse, really; 'i love you lindsey =]'. She's just being openly bitchy about us now, then.. to completely irrelevant people :). Thought she was more of a decent person than that, what with being friends with her for 11 years.. apparently not, apparently she's either changed dramatically in the past 6 months or she's just been a giant lie. Either one, she's not who I thought she was at all. I'm starting to really not regret any of this, if she's that kind of person I'm glad she's gone.
Fucksake, none of this was necessary really.
FAILIX decided to comment as well, tried preaching weed to me :) Thought that was quite good, then Lindsey once again decided to speak up. Ohh, then Jacob, who is apparently now in love with Lydia, mentioned on msn to Dani that Lydia was apparently in tears currently because 'Hazel was being mean on to her on facebook'.. lulwut.. I haven't spoken to or publically about Lydia in over 6 months, she really needs to find other ways of aquiring boyfriends. Urg, I'm so glad I left Monmouth when I did, I just wish I could've brought the few good people with me.

This whole situation is really ripping into me at the moment. They're the most pathetic people I've seen in a long time.. I wish they'd just grow up finally, but I can't see that happening any time soon. Unless this is what they've grown up into.. in which case, I guess it was inevitable.

I love Rhys :) Sorry I moan, I'm just a 'small minded, selfish' emo with not a lot to say that isn't revolving around me or my life in some way.
I also love Dannio, Catherine and Caitlin (despite her recent French activity).. you guise, never grow up plz (:
Oh yeah, Scott, I'm quiet in school because I left Monmouth due to the fact everyone in that year had decided they hated me and I'd really like that to not happen again, s'made me quite cautious when talking to other people, especially other people in my year at school.. so for fucksake, don't judge me by my recent internet activity, kay?

Rrrg :)
Sorry blog, I'll be more happy next time.. maybe. Yesss.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

yeeeeeahhhhhh *sheep*

People say you learn something new everyday, what did you learn today?
Really nothing.. oh, some stuff about schizophrenia i guess.. hah, and the Chinese flag (can't believe i didn't know that before.. 8-))

How satisfied are you with your life now?
really not.

Is it easy for someone to make you smile/laugh?
Iuno.. sometimes.

Could you go out in public looking like you do now?
I'd rather not.

What are your 3 main drinks you drink regularly?
ermm.. apple juice, apple and mango juice and orange juice.

If something was wrong, who is the first guy you would go to?
depends entirely on the situation..

Which side of the bed do you sleep on?
I have a single bed, it doesn't have sides.

Would you rather go camping or stay in a nice hotel?
depends, I'm good with both.

Are you in a good mood?
haahhh don't be silly, good moods don't exist in the land of hazel

What do you really want right now?
really no idea. want to go back a year and fix everything before my entire life goes tits up

Honestly, what's on your mind?

What are you listening to?
the tv.. it's real hustle I bleev

Do you miss someone?
sort of

Do you think you will have contact with that person anytime soon?
really don't know.

Do you get along better with the same sex or opposite?
I get on with girls better, dunno why, I'm not exactly feminine

Who is the first person you would call if you needed help?
erm, again, depends on the situation..

If you had to choose between a million dollars or being able to change a regret?
gonna go with what everyone else said; money.. really regrets are useless.

Have you kissed someone you weren't dating?
erm I'd love to say no.. hated that birthday.

Kissed someone older than you?
yeah by a year and a bit

Have you ever skinny-dipped?

Do you sleep on your stomach?
erm, sometimes?

Will your next kiss be a mistake?
how do I know that? am I psychic? hmmm?

When's the last time you said you were fine, but really weren't?
ummm today.

Is there any chance you will kiss the person you have feelings for?
I would imagine so.

Did any particular thing brighten up your day today?
sugar.. for about half an hour during playwrights.. dear god..

Did you go outside for more than thirty minutes today?
yes, much to rhys' disappointment. actually, a lot more than thirty minutes. I was waiting for the godamn bus that didn't turn up for 40 minutes... let alone free second, lunch, fifth, dinner outside.. etcetc

How has the past week been for you?
busy yet boring.

When was the last time you were complimented?
hell knows. I actually can't remember.. depressing.

Who is the last person you texted?
mother because bus didn't turn up...

Does the song you're currently listening to remind you of anyone special?
that would be difficult considering the lack of song-listening going on

Do you think someone is thinking about you right now possibly?
im gonna say yes..

If you could pack up and leave your life now to move away, would you?
noo idea.

Something you really need?

Did you have a dream last night?
probably had several.. doesn't mean I remembered them..

What woke you up this morning?
a really loud crow that sounded like an old woman sat by my window.

Did you get a full 8 hours of sleep last night?
really no.

How long does it take for you to shower?
er like 15 mins when sjust straight forward shower.. sometimes extends to 30 mins

Would you rather be a hair stylist or a clothes designer?
uhh neither? clothes designer I suppose..

Your best friend rings you up right now and says their pregnant - you say?
...say whaaaaaaaaaaat.