Jul. 26th, 2009 12:57 am
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A slightly modified version of the image-meme seen floating around LJ lately. Apparently I cannot resist a meme that focuses on pictures.

1. Post ten of any pictures currently on your hard drive that you think are self-expressive.

2. NO CAPTIONS! It must be like we're speaking with images and we have to interpret your visual language just like we have to interpret your words.

3. They must ALREADY be on your hard drive - no googling or flickr! They have to have been saved to your folders sometime in the past. They must be something you've saved there because it resonated with you for some reason.


In other news I am way behind on comments, and will start working on that in the next few days. Apparently those who said that summer was a time for holidays and relaxation lied.

Date: 2009-07-26 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lage-nom-ai.livejournal.com
I have to admit, I'm surprised that none of the pictures was that hobbit-hole-church.

Also, I'm desperately curious about the car picture and the Norwegian stormtroopers.

Date: 2009-07-26 12:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baleanoptera.livejournal.com
Hee. Sadly that church was lost somewhere in the mess that is my harddisk.

The car picture is a stretch of road called the Atlantic Road (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanterhavsveien), about three to four hours from where I live. I once drove across it in a winterstorm and have loved it ever since.

The Norwegian stormtroopers are from the national day (17th of May), and I just loved the combo of people in folk costumes, Norwegian flags, mountains and Darth Vader. Its the type of surreal imagery that I can't get enough of.

Date: 2009-07-29 07:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lage-nom-ai.livejournal.com
Er... Do Norwegians feel a particular affinity for Darth Vader?

*backs away slowly*

Date: 2009-07-29 07:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baleanoptera.livejournal.com
Depends on who you ask. ;) (and we're in an election year, so I am sure that if you did ask, you would get quite a lot of interesting answers)

But in general I'd say that Norwegians are just as nerdy as other people.

Date: 2009-07-26 02:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dianora77.livejournal.com
I think the one of the road is my favourite.

Date: 2009-07-29 07:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baleanoptera.livejournal.com
The road is gorgeous, and quite intimidating. Also I've developed a fondness for sepia coloured photos lately. Not sure why, but they appeal to my sentimental side.

Date: 2009-07-29 01:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mnemo-syne.livejournal.com
I love the first one! What is it from?

And I know, I've been busier than EVER. Whyyyyyy.

Date: 2009-07-29 07:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baleanoptera.livejournal.com
The first one is a troll, drawn by the eminent Norwegian artist Theodor Kittelsen. Ages ago I did some posts on him here (http://baleanoptera.livejournal.com/5705.html#cutid1) and here (http://baleanoptera.livejournal.com/27271.html#cutid1). I dodn't think its a specific troll as such, but more the generic, creepy troll that lives in the woods - or in this case is the woods.

I've been busier than EVER. Whyyyyyy

EXACTLY! Summer is supposed to be this time of relaxation. Its practically the definition of summer - and yet I keep working my ass of. There should be some sort of refund system. "This summer didn't perform as requested, and I also think the important weather device is dented, because it seems perpetually stuck on "Extreme!". Can I get my money back please?"

Date: 2009-08-14 12:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calculare.livejournal.com
Those Lego ads were so delightful. :)

Date: 2009-08-14 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baleanoptera.livejournal.com
As a Lego lover of old I felt they captured something essential there. I also love adds that get the message across with just three colours and a minimalist composition. Well done!


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