Post # 62
Depict: tr.v. de·pict·ed, de·pict·ing, de·picts
1. To represent in a picture or sculpture.
To quote: “@Ahone: They are not depicting violence because there is not violence going on to be depicted!”
Yes, they most factually are depicting violence in those photos as they are attempting to represent it. Getting hit in the head with an axe and even going so far to photoshop the blurry action effect onto the face of the man is definitely a depiction of violence.
Post # 63
Look, if you want to get into a battle of semantics to obscure the fact that you’re overreacting, then fine. Maybe you should look up the definition of parody.
Post # 64
This is incredibly stupid. It’s not even well-executed, the costumes are just a bunch of crappy Halloween makeup smeared all over and they have random props. If they didn’t have that survival guide book prop, I wouldn’t even know it was zombies. Then again, in life I don’t get the whole trendy zombie/vampire bs thats popular now anyway.
Also I won’t get high and mighty about promoting violence against women and children bc this isn’t really doing that. I am sure it’s not these people’s intentions, it just suits their quirky personalities and they liked it. It’s not any kind of big public statement, if you want to get mad at anything get mad at the photographer who put it up online. This doesn’t quite offend me the way it offends others but I do think it’s sort of disconcerting to see people pointing guns at their friends or seeing bloody babies and somehow relating that to an engagement. Different strokes I guess. I’ll stick to the typical high heels and a dress e pics!
Post # 65
Actually, that effect was not photoshopped, they planned it out, the man violently turned his head and spat out liquid, it says so above the photo. Just wanting to make sure you realise how much thought they put into this whole thing.
I believe the crux of the issue is this: The child was with his mother and the mother made the decision that it was ok for him to be in the shoot. It was not directly harming him or his mother, so she saw nothing wrong with it. They probably said something like, “How cool would it be to have a baby zombie?!” and it went from there. Young children play games like laser force (like paint ball but with lasers) all the time where you can shoot each other in a team game. She probably saw it no different to that.
Yes, it had been posted on the internet, so now it has taken on a slightly different feel because it can be viewed by the general public, however she was probably not considering this at the time.
The reason I posted this in the first place is because I thought that the idea was very different and that others would be able to use it in their own way, such as have adult only pictures with zombies or improve the make up etc. Whether others find this exciting is not really a logical point, many people have foot fetishes and the like, yet we still post pictures of them on the internet. What people do in their own homes which isn’t harming anyone is up to them. If they like looking at pictures of violence against babies then yes, that is wrong, but so long as they don’t harm babies themselves, it’s none of our business.
Post # 66
We have a zombie walk in Harrisburg every year and we have hundreds of men, women, children and even babies all bloody and ready for some BRAAAAINS! I hope next year my son can crawl along with us!
Post # 67
Ban halloween? Your taking what i said WAY out of context. I feel silly arguing with someone who doesn’t really have an idea of what I’m trying to say. I’m not SAYING that there is anything wrong with gore/horror at all. In fact I’m a big watcher of horror movies and not to mention that my house is an insane asylum every year for halloween, thats not the issue. The issue is that using a gun and pointing it at a child EVER is not ok.
It has nothing to do with halloween. If you allow your kids or other adults to point guns, even if they are fake, at each other then I highly suggest that you address that issue. It’s bad enough that kids are growing up with violence these days everywhere, we don’t need to add it into the mix. I hope you understand that I wasn’t bashing halloween, I was addressing that it was poor judgment to include a bloody child into this type of photo session. Even if it’s just “pretend”, it’s not right to ever joke about that kind of stuff. If someone was pretending to just about run over a baby for a photo, would you feel less different? In the end this is just my opinion but I’d appreciate it if you would stop relating what I said to what you think I said.
It has nothing to do with being squeamish about “Firearms”. You are also missing the point of what I said. I said it’s in poor taste to point ANYTHING dangerous at a child.
Just because a parent finds something “acceptable” doesn’t mean that it’s right for the child. In this case she obviously didn’t mind having her young child participate in this kind of stuff but I’m just saying that just because a parent decides something for their kid, doesn’t always make it OK. For example parents allowing their kids to participate in underage drinking.. They are okay with it but it’s not exactly what is best for the child. We aren’t judging anyone.
I also think you’re being very rude. Don’t tell someone they are “overreacting”. I think it’s rude to put down someone’s opinion. I can understand if you disagree but there is no need to be rude or snarky. It’s just a discussion. Let’s not make this into a heated battle.
It really doesn’t matter what the issue is with his parents. The bottom line is, IN MY OPINION, I think it’s wrong to involve a child that young in that type of atmosphere. It’s scary for them! My mom is a child psychologist and I asked her about this and she told me that putting a child into that situation can often give them nightmares and make them insecure which can cause attatchment issues later on down the line. It may seem harmless to you because your an adult, but think of the child. Those zombies look scary! It’s just not something I think is okay for a child that young to be around. There is also no need to add gasoline to the fire. Kids are already exposed to violence way too much these days so even if it’s just pretend, it’s not cool in my book.
I’m not looking to argue on here, I just stated my opinion and how I felt about the issue. I don’t want to sit here and argue with people in support of this so lets just leave it at that.
Post # 68
I’m actually getting pretty excited about the idea. It could be, that when the Zombie Apocalypse starts, you just happen to be wearing sexy underwear. In that case, you’ll have no choice but to battle the undead… sexily.
Post # 69
Oh geez, I knew it wouldn’t be long until this turned into a debate. If zombies were real, I’d have no problem offing a little zombie kid trying to bite me.
I don’t get how some of you just take it to the next level. The mother of the baby had no problem participating so there is nothing to debate. She didn’t see anything wrong with it, it’s not hurting her child, and it’s not promoting violence against women and children. It’s promoting violence against zombies. ^_^
Post # 70
MrsPink – I definitely agree that you make a great point in that just because a parent is okay with something for their child, doesn’t automatically make it a sound parenting decision.
Plenty of people are able to have children. Plenty of those people end up being bad parents. This is common knowledge. I think it was a mistake for the mom in queston to involve the child in this shoot.
Post # 71
HAHAHAHA VIOLENCE AGAINST ZOMBIES! LOVE IT!
Now off to watch The Walking Dead! (there children zombies in that show too and I didn’t see 50 people screaming… well maybe 500,000 screaming for a season 2!!!!)
By The Way I vote we make Halloween a national holiday so school and work is closed… it’s already being talked about world wide! (not that I’m saying zombies are halloween related since not many zombie movies are even centered around halloween but rather around a virus or epidemic that breaks out… but I saw people mention Halloween and thought I’d add…)
HALLOWEENS THE BEST HOLIDAY EVER! (and the only holiday I actually celebrate) hehe
Post # 72
Thank you. I’m SO glad that someone gets it. 🙂
Post # 73
If I understand correctly, you’d be okay letting your own child participate in something like this? I guess it wouldn’t bother you that your child may get nightmares from this sort of stuff being that they are so young and it may frighten them later but I guess that just doesn’t matter right?
Oh and it doesn’t matter that “she didn’t see anything wrong with it” because I’m sure mothers who abuse their children don’t see anything “wrong with it” either. Just because a parent makes a decision to allow their child to participate/do something it doesn’t make it what they are doing OK. Some people just have bad judgement.
Post # 74
My kids died in Fable.
I wouldn’t do it with young kids but my niece would love it and she’s 11, But she’d totally be fighting with my against Zombie Fiance 😛
Post # 75
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
That’s kind of hilarious. I wouldn’t do it, but I love that somebody did. 🙂
Post # 76
@Future Mrs. Miller:
my kids died in Fable too D=