Disability Awareness Day - (Belated) - RSD2This is for rydi1689's Disability Awareness Journal and Nichrysalis's Glossary project.Disability Awareness Day - (Belated) - RSD2 in Personal More Like This
I stand in the corner of the rink photographing every game for ten different professional teams and several United States national teams, with only one real working arm, and yet to all others I appear to use both. Few notice that I frequently wrap the strap of the camera snugly around either arm to keep the camera in place and to try to avoid as much blur as possible. Sometimes I lean heavily against the glass, risking the lens, but needing the extra support. Sometimes those who do know about the arm assume that it no longer hurts or troubles me, unaware that the pain is unrelenting and that it takes constant concentrated effort on my part to get it to function at all. My husband can testify to the number of things I drop on a regular basis, to the number of times the arm is a great bloody mess because I was unaware I had cut it open, to the days it
Awful things I've learned shooting sports: Vol 3It does not rain cats and dogs. It can, however, rain Canadians. (translation: This is why sports photographers have lots of bizarre-circumstance insurance.)Awful things I've learned shooting sports: Vol 3 in Personal More Like This
Insurance company: What is the nature of the damage?
Me: Bruised ribs and a broken camera.
Them: What caused the damage?
Me: Canada again.
Me: Crashed into me going about 56 kilometres an hour.
Them: In a car?
Me: Nope in a really really tight skin suit.
Them: Ma'am are you saying nearly nude Canadians broke your camera?
Me: Yes. Please put that in the description.
Them: Wait a second didn't you just lose a camera to a... "heavy.black.flying.demon.cookie" a few months ago?
Me: That'd be me.
Them: AH. Sports photographer. You could just call it a puck.
Me: And I could call it speed skaters this time, but which is more fun?
Them: Nearly nude Canadians.
What Spyro's Kingdom WasWe finally have visual of what the first game concept of what Spyro's Kingdom looked like.What Spyro's Kingdom Was in Personal More Like This
Apparently, this game was originally going to be a MMORPG, in the Legend of Spyro-themed universe. The Portal of Power is mentioned, and we were going to have to use toys to play as our dragon characters in the game world. And just like Spyro's Universe, we customize our lairs. This game idea was proposed to Activision, but it was rejected.
Link to video of demo watched and played by deviant, bionicle2809: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vqVfeOOOsQA
Cats, Cats, and More Cats!!So, as some of you may have noticed I've uploaded a couple non-zoo animals recently... all of domestic cats. No I'm not a cat hoarder, none of them are actually mine (nor are they their real names... just what I decided to name them) but I thought I'd share my collection (mainly due to procrastination) and explain a little more.Cats, Cats, and More Cats!! in Personal More Like This
There is this running joke in my circle of family and friends about my house being the center point of all the cats in the neighborhood. For some reason they all seem to migrate and wander around our property. I live in a development, so there are a lot of houses around... but we have frequent visitors and when talking to the neighbors, it seems they frequent our house more.
So, my theory is my cat is running an illegal brothel under our back porch but it's just a theory .
In my boredom I came up with the brilliant idea to start photographing them (Mainly because I think my friends all though I was lying when I talk about the seven cats that come around