Post # 77
ok, so i saw the title of this thread and was like “what? did i read that right?” my morbid curisoity got the better of me and i clicked and i looked at the pictures. i had a reaction like all of you did, i was just utterly surprised when i read everyone’s reactions! For example, a PP wrote “best engagement session ever!!”
i really find that funny, because i guess this is just another way in which i don’t fit in with the rest of the world. Because my gut, initial reaction was “Worst engagement session EVER!!!!!!” LMAO.
my opinion on this has nothing to do with morals and what’s right and wrong. perhaps its morally wrong, perhaps it doesn’t matter. my reaction was simply “this is the utmost LAST thing i would EVER want to do for an engagement session”!!!
so ya, that’s what i think. i also HATE every zombie movie i have ever seen and wish i could get those wasted hours of my life. so i guess i’m different…..*shrugs*
Post # 78
@PurpleUnicorn: I think people just admire the fact that the couple had the guts (no pun intended) to do something like that. I don’t think I could ever do it, but man, do I love that someone did.
As for the RIDICULOUS threadjacking…chill. Obviously, that mother already made a decision. It’s done and over, so there’s no sense arguing about it.
Post # 79
ya, i guess i didn’t even admire it. i just thought it looked gross and stupid and a waste of money!
Post # 80
@PurpleUnicorn: lol, got ya. I’m not sure why people (including me) are so infatuated with the idea of zombies. I think the idea just kind of fascinates me. The waste of money is the #1 reason I don’t think I could do it. If I paid for engagement pictures, I’d want to look nice and normal haha.
Post # 82
Good point about the abuse… if they don’t see anything wrong with it, they will definitely do it!
@Future Mrs. Miller:
My point is that you can’t attack a child in Fable with anything. They cannot be hit. They can die of neglect, but the programmers don’t allow players to run around and attack children.
These photos created a lot of controversy. Some people think they are the coolest thing ever, some are all, “Great idea, but not comfortable with the guns aimed at the heads of babies” and some are just flat out against it. In fact, some don’t even care about the morality involved and just think the photos overall are stupid.
In the end, I would rather have photos that do not provoke this kind of response out of people. If a fraction of the people I showed them to thought they were cool and the rest thought it was uncomfortable, wrong or just plain dumb I wouldn’t want to be the one to have wasted the money to create them… like PurpleUnicorn said.
Post # 83
Wow guys! There’s nothing in the photos that hasn’t been done in the movies, and that’s exactly what they are trying to do- pay homage to zombie movies! Obviously the people in the photos are fans. It’s like anything else- you don’t like it? Not your personal taste? Great, don’t do it yourself then.
I can see how it would disturb some people, but honestly- the need to argue with strangers on the net over what some OTHER strangers took photos of IMO is kind of disturbing in itself. I’m sure everyone involved survived this photoshoot. The energy put into some of these posts should possibly be put into a letter to the photog if you feel that strongly about it. (Although I do think it would be an odd way to take a stand agaisnt violence, since there isn’t actually any). There are much more awful things in this world to be up in arms over, really. It’s already over and done with- who cares what we think anyway?
Now I’m off to watch my copy of the “Dawn Of The Dead” remake…
Post # 84
I would be fine letting my child participate. Only because I know she loves this kind of stuff. Not all kids are going to need therapy later in life because some therapist said that something is sooo scary. Do we ban all scary stuff? Scooby Doo is pretty scary at times. lol
It would be different if they did a physco theme and pointed a gun at a mom and baby just enjoying the park, but they didn’t. It was a ZOMBIE theme and they were playing it up.
did all of you protest Dawn of the Dead when the woman shot the newborn baby zombie? I would hope not because that baby zombie was ugly and needed to be shot!
Post # 85
Well I’m talking about a young child like the one thats in this particular engagement session. The poor child doesn’t even look like he can talk yet, so just exactly how did his mom know that he may have bee ok with the situation? I think it’s great that you allow your child to participate in this kind of stuff if she loves it. I would too if my child was old enough to tell me if they did/did not like it.
However I would not ever be okay if anyone was pointing a gun or weapon at my kid, ever. Even if it was just pretend. Thats just my personal preference.
No we don’t ban all scary stuff but do we force children into watching scary stuff? I know I don’t. I was never allowed to be in the same room if someone was watching a horror film as a baby. It can give children nightmares if they are forced to watch/see something like that and they can’t talk yet because they cannot express how they feel yet. For example being too young to talk.
I also NEVER said that ALL kids would need therapy later in life. My mom who is a therapist child psychologist, informed me of this.Please don’t take what I said out of context. I said that some kids MAY need therapy if they are frightened by it and how would you know they are frightened if they are unable to talk yet?
It’s a parents job to make sure that they only allow their kid in enviorments that are positive for them until the child is old enough to express their wants/needs/dislikes/fears.
Post # 86
Hilarious! What a creative couple!
Post # 87
Wow this is just awesome!!
Post # 88
This is disgusting. I agree with Ahone.
Society sickens me.
Post # 89
Looks like they had so much fun! I’m not a fan of guns or zombies but to each their own! 🙂
Post # 90
Ha, I just saw this reply. I understand what you were trying to say, it’s just overly dramatic and unecessary, hence my reply.
If your blood is boiling this badly over a costumed photo, it might be best to take it to a violence against children group and volunteer or something for real children and violence issues.
Post # 91
I am laughing so hard I have tears. That is one of the best photo shoots I’ve ever seen. Completely original and amazing.