PICTURE POST II!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Mary Ann, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Emperor's Prize

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    Yeah, but you use it as an art form ... as opposed to ... what it's usually used for.

    This photo being Exhibit #1138. It's really fantastic, iconic even.
     
  2. Savage Dragon

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    Thanks!

    In honour of Canada Day I will post this classic from 1989. I had just finished high school and wanted to get a picture of me and the mural I painted at school.

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    You may all proceed to laugh your asses of now.
     
  3. Tom Hendricks

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    Not laughing at all, think that is awesome!!!
     
  4. Kestra

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    I went to my first pride parade on Sunday, so be prepared for many pictures below! It was difficult to take pics because of the crowds and the fact that I wanted to enjoy the parade as well, but here are some of the ones I liked.

    First off, this reminded me of J. so I had to take a pic.

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    I've not always been crazy about Christianity, but I was happy to see the churches out there supporting the LGBTQI community.

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    It was nice to see military represented.

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    Seeing the parents might have been one of my favorite parts.

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    No wait, maybe it was seeing these dudes.

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    I also really enjoyed the dykes on bikes (as did the friends I came with, I don't think anyone has ever screamed so loudly in my ear).

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    It was a huge year for pride since gay marriage has been legalized in the state of Illinois. We all screamed like crazy when this couple showed up.

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    And just a few more random pics that made me happy.

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  5. Emperor's Prize

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    Great set of photos, Kestra! You really captured the jubilation and celebration of the day!
     
  6. OdoWanKenobi

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    My last Trekfest photo. Here's me with Robert O'Reilly and J. G. Hertzler:
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  7. Mary Ann

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    I especially love the school bus photos, Kes. So good to see schools actively supporting Pride.
     
  8. auntiehill

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    ^Indeed. That is very cool.
     
  9. Coloratura

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    Aw, you always know just what to say to make me feel better. Thank you. :adore:
    (also, he is really cute!)

    The rest of the picture set is awesome, too! I would love to attend a Pride rally. Cincinnati has one every year, in May, but that's a bit of travel for me, and I don't have the time to get away. Then there would be the questions as to why I would attend a Pride rally, and not just from immediate family either, so until I'm on my own, I don't bother with it.

    First year I'm in my own place, though? Oh yeah. There will be Pride.
     
  10. Saga

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    great pics Savage Dragon and Ancient Mariner!
     
  11. bbailey861

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    Very nice work. Happy Canada Day.
     
  12. Kestra

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    Thanks! The pics didn't capture the fact that it was extremely hot out, but I still really enjoyed the whole event. If I hadn't been so busy, I would've hung out after to party with my friends. Maybe next year!

    Yeah, I know everyone thinks of scantily clad people (and there was some of that) but really there were a lot of families there and it was great to see people from all different areas out there to support the community. The schools and kids were great. How awesome is it for parents to start teaching a message of tolerance that early?

    One of the reasons I went is simply because I'm in Chicago. It's really easy to take things for granted when you live in a city like this, and I'm trying not to do that.

    As far as the questions, I get that. I haven't actually mentioned to my parents that I went to the pride parade. They come from a conservative background and have gotten more liberal over the years, but I'm not sure what they'd say. It hasn't come up yet but I'm sure I'll mention it at some point. I was decked out by the time I got back so the people in my building definitely know that I went! I think it's important to be casually open about such things though. It's not a big deal, so I'm not going to act like it is, you know?
     
  13. Nerys Myk

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    Nah, that's cool. Guardian by John Byrne?

    I never let my geek flag fly like that in High School.
     
  14. Emperor's Prize

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    One of the really cool things about the day was that, no matter where I went in the city, I saw people, young and old, decked out it beads, flags, lays, and all sorts of colorful adornments. It was all so ... matter of fact, in a way ... as it should be.

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    SD, that's a really cool photo you've got. I was never that secure in High School (heck, I wouldn't be so sure that I'd be that secure even now :lol:).

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    Here's a photo from when my daughter and niece went to a miniature golf course on Monday:

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  15. cooleddie74

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    Everybody's serving up awesome and fun pictures today. Likin' 'em all, guys! :cool:
     
  16. Emperor's Prize

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    Now that I think about it, I should have added a disclaimer to my latest photo: My daughter and niece NOT pictured. :lol:
     
  17. B.J.

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    Found this young robin sitting on my tire as I was getting ready to leave this morning. Didn't budge no matter how close I got. Luckily I was taking the other car.
     
  18. Emperor's Prize

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    I love "candid" moments like those. So unexpected!

    This is from a trip to Upper Manhattan to see The Cloisters - which house much of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Medieval art collection:

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  19. Davros

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  20. Emperor's Prize

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    Oh my lord that is awesome.

    Wow!