Tuesday, 11 November 2014

TCWT: Memento

The TCWT blog chain, by John over at Teens Can Write, Too!, explores a different question each month, and for August, it's:

“Use pictures and individual words to show what, to you, is the essence of being a teenager. ” 

I know, not a question, but that is cool beyond belief. Normally, it's a book-related question, but this is as awesome as books. (And nothing is as awesome as books.) Okay, enough ranting, let's get on with it:

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I loved this artwork and this word so much that it's the planned sequel-sequel to my novel.


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That's about it; I kept my photos relatively caption-free except for that bit of self-promo, so feel free to write your interpretations in the comments! Or link/write/draw/do other things that you feel are the essence of a teenage. If you're part of the blog chain, don't forget to leave your URL/date so I remember to drop by. And remember to show everyone else in the chain some love:

5th – http://vergeofexisting.wordpress.com/
6th – http://irisbloomsblog.wordpress.com/
7th – http://musingsfromnevillesnavel.wordpress.com/
8th – http://freeasagirlwithwings.wordpress.com/
9th – http://clockworkdesires.wordpress.com/
10th – http://www.pamelanicolewrites.com/
11th – http://randommorbidinsanity.blogspot.com/
12th – http://www.kirabudge.weebly.com/my-blog
13th – http://semilegacy.blogspot.com/
14th – http://oliviarivers.wordpress.com/
15th – http://miriamjoywrites.com/
16th – http://unikkelyfe.wordpress.com/
17th – http://maralaurey.wordpress.com/
18th – http://quirkyteenwriter.wordpress.com/
19th – http://butterfliesoftheimagination.wordpress.com/
20th – http://www.juliathewritergirl.com/
21st – http://whileishouldbedoingprecal.weebly.com/
22nd – http://paperdaydreams.com/
23rd – http://theedfiles.blogspot.com/

14 comments:

  1. I love how your pictures seem to encompass all of the teenage character... We are a creature of a dual nature, no? I love it! :)

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    1. Thanks! And yeah, teenage is the perfect stage for exploring all the different facets of life, and so teenage character is rather difficult to express in a few similar photos. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Can't wait to see what you've come up with!

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  2. I like that you shared without the captions. It makes it interesting. As a teenager our life is filled with schoolwork but we think the world revolves around us. And when something bad happens we think the world had ended.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oh, I love that interpretation! That is so true -- I mean, a project or a test doesn't mean so much in the long run, but as a teenager, it feels like tripping on these milestones is doomsday. An important thing to remember as we slough through these years. Thanks so much for reading!

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  3. I like your photos: I think they really capture the ever-shifting nature of being a teenager. Things seem to change SO RAPIDLY these days, more so than when we were eight or nine, and I think the photos get at the heart of that :D

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you liked them! Yes, there are so many facets of being a teenager that there is no single word that can encompass all of them. If I might use a science analogy -- it's like the ever-moving electrons in an atom, but there are still orbitals we follow time and time again and the nucleus that our life revolves around.

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  4. I love your photos. They all have double meanings that just make you think. And LOL at the first photo; I just couldn't stop laughing :P.

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    1. Thanks so much! Indeed, I chose many of the photos for the ambiguous nature. And the first one is indeed rather amusing, but somehow I always have that feeling in real life :D

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  5. That's such an interesting mix of photos and ideas--how cool! And that first photo is hilarious. Reminds me of the trick with Google Maps: Search for walking directions from the Shire to Mordor, and it comes up with a warning: One does not simply walk into Mordor. (I don't think the updated Google Maps still does it, but there are screenshots here. GENIUS.)

    Anyway, though, nerdiness aside, this really is a cool mix. I'd never even heard of kintsukuroi, but it's such a neat concept and definitely fitting for the theme. All this to say--great post!!

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    1. Oh my goodness, I never knew that about Mordor! Google has the best humour ever. Thank you so much for dropping by!

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  6. "Unfortunately, Earth has stopped."

    DEAD.

    DECEASED.

    Seriously, though - these are all so weird and awesome and I love them a lot. Extra points for that mini Kaaba replica, because COOLNESS.

    So glad you loved the topic, because I loved this post. :P

    -John

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    1. Well, weird and awesome is what teenage years are about, no? I actually had no idea it resembled the Kaaba - in fact I had to Google that just now ;P Those are actually iron filings responding to a magnet. But the coincidental resemblance is interesting. Thanks for commenting! :)

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  7. I love how you left all the pictures open ended so that we could think about their own interpretations. My favorite are the kintsukuroi and the magnet pictures. I think the kintsukuroi picture symbolizes how as a teenager you start to look at things in new and creative ways and the magnet picture symbolizes how as a teenager you find out what you like (attract) and dislike (repel). Great job with choosing the pictures!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, the art of kintsukuroi sounds extremely interesting and the philosophy it entails is very similar to a coming-of-age. The magnet picture I actually came across by accident -- I had a much less cool picture in my textbook, Googled for a similar one, and came across this gem.

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