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Hellooo + a tiny rant

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 29, 2014, 12:56 AM
So... it's been a year since I updated my journal. I guess October journal entries are a thing now? Okay. But I am still alive! You are excited to know this, I'm sure.

Lately, whenever I get pageview spikes here, it's inevitably because of pinterest. Hi, pinterest people! Please, look around. I hope you find some cool pictures and stuff. If you'd like to see more of my big cat photos, you can click that link right there.

But. Pinterest is making me a little bit crazy. Maybe you remember this photo?

Hmphf by FriendFrog
"Hmphf"

It's titled "Hmphf" because... I thought that would be a funny title. It kind of looks like he's pouting, what with his head in his paws. Whenever Ryan or I start grouching about something small, the other will cross their arms and say "Hmphf lion!" He's a household icon. (Limited to our household, but still.)

People on pinterest like this photo a lot. Thank you, pinteresterites. I'm glad you enjoy this photo enough to share it. I really like it when people like my photos. BUT. It makes me twitch when you add a little description like "the photographer is dum tho, the lion is not hmphf at all, he's looking at something intently." WELL. I'm glad you can read cat body language. That is a great thing, especially if you own a cat. I'm sure you will make your cat very happy. And yes, you are correct. Luke (the lion) was pacing, waiting for his cubs to be released into the enclosure. He then laid down, facing the door, watching it until it opened. I know because I was there taking the photograph. And I didn't just snap and go, I observed the lions for a couple of hours at least.

Would "Lion Staring Intently at a Door Waiting For His Cubs to be Released" be a catchier title? I'll leave that for you to decide. However, there's this thing called "artistic license," in other words, "I can name my photos whatever I want, you're not the boss of meee!"

Let's go over some of my other photo titles to avoid confusing poor pinterestrians in the future. It's possible I may have taken too many artistic liberties. If I see them, I'll try to correct them.

Fetch by FriendFrog
"Fetch"

This one is actually pretty straight-forward. Haven't had any complaints. Yet. Stare


Flamingo Portrait by FriendFrog
"Flamingo Portrait"

Oh, I get it. Flamingo + Portrait. That wasn't so hard.


Happy Lamb by FriendFrog
"Happy Lamb"

Whoooa, slow down. This lamb only looks happy on the surface. Internally, he could be riddled with ennui.


I love you, tree. by FriendFrog
"I love you, tree."

In reality, the koala feels nothing but disdain for the tree. Indifference at best.


A Real Basilisk by FriendFrog
"A Real Basilisk"

This one... this one's actually okay.


See You Later by FriendFrog
"See You Later"

This alligator was on exhibit for a very short time. You knew your chances of seeing it again were limited at best. Why give it false hope?


Here's Looking at Ewe by FriendFrog
"Here's Looking at Ewe"

Okay, so much to cover here. First, the subject is looking at the photographer, not a ewe. Second, there's not even a ewe in the frame. Can't you see that that's a lamb and not a full-grown female sheep?


Starburst by FriendFrog
"Starburst"

That's a bird. Can't fool me.


Free Hugs by FriendFrog
"Free Hugs"

Highly misleading. The snake doesn't understand the concept of hugs, only the force it needs to exert in order to crush its prey. Also, it charged $2.99.

I apologize for any doubt or emotional anguish I may have caused in (mis)naming my photos. Sometimes my titles are bland. Sometimes they're abstract. Sometimes they're funny (though maybe only to me). I'm just trying to entertain people, pinterestavores! So if you could refrain from assuming that the entirety of my animal knowledge is encompassed by the silly things I title my photos, that'd be great. Thanks!

Of course, they'll probably never read this, so all of my sass has been wasted. :saddummy:


Hellooo + a tiny rant

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 29, 2014, 12:56 AM
So... it's been a year since I updated my journal. I guess October journal entries are a thing now? Okay. But I am still alive! You are excited to know this, I'm sure.

Lately, whenever I get pageview spikes here, it's inevitably because of pinterest. Hi, pinterest people! Please, look around. I hope you find some cool pictures and stuff. If you'd like to see more of my big cat photos, you can click that link right there.

But. Pinterest is making me a little bit crazy. Maybe you remember this photo?

Hmphf by FriendFrog
"Hmphf"

It's titled "Hmphf" because... I thought that would be a funny title. It kind of looks like he's pouting, what with his head in his paws. Whenever Ryan or I start grouching about something small, the other will cross their arms and say "Hmphf lion!" He's a household icon. (Limited to our household, but still.)

People on pinterest like this photo a lot. Thank you, pinteresterites. I'm glad you enjoy this photo enough to share it. I really like it when people like my photos. BUT. It makes me twitch when you add a little description like "the photographer is dum tho, the lion is not hmphf at all, he's looking at something intently." WELL. I'm glad you can read cat body language. That is a great thing, especially if you own a cat. I'm sure you will make your cat very happy. And yes, you are correct. Luke (the lion) was pacing, waiting for his cubs to be released into the enclosure. He then laid down, facing the door, watching it until it opened. I know because I was there taking the photograph. And I didn't just snap and go, I observed the lions for a couple of hours at least.

Would "Lion Staring Intently at a Door Waiting For His Cubs to be Released" be a catchier title? I'll leave that for you to decide. However, there's this thing called "artistic license," in other words, "I can name my photos whatever I want, you're not the boss of meee!"

Let's go over some of my other photo titles to avoid confusing poor pinterestrians in the future. It's possible I may have taken too many artistic liberties. If I see them, I'll try to correct them.

Fetch by FriendFrog
"Fetch"

This one is actually pretty straight-forward. Haven't had any complaints. Yet. Stare


Flamingo Portrait by FriendFrog
"Flamingo Portrait"

Oh, I get it. Flamingo + Portrait. That wasn't so hard.


Happy Lamb by FriendFrog
"Happy Lamb"

Whoooa, slow down. This lamb only looks happy on the surface. Internally, he could be riddled with ennui.


I love you, tree. by FriendFrog
"I love you, tree."

In reality, the koala feels nothing but disdain for the tree. Indifference at best.


A Real Basilisk by FriendFrog
"A Real Basilisk"

This one... this one's actually okay.


See You Later by FriendFrog
"See You Later"

This alligator was on exhibit for a very short time. You knew your chances of seeing it again were limited at best. Why give it false hope?


Here's Looking at Ewe by FriendFrog
"Here's Looking at Ewe"

Okay, so much to cover here. First, the subject is looking at the photographer, not a ewe. Second, there's not even a ewe in the frame. Can't you see that that's a lamb and not a full-grown female sheep?


Starburst by FriendFrog
"Starburst"

That's a bird. Can't fool me.


Free Hugs by FriendFrog
"Free Hugs"

Highly misleading. The snake doesn't understand the concept of hugs, only the force it needs to exert in order to crush its prey. Also, it charged $2.99.

I apologize for any doubt or emotional anguish I may have caused in (mis)naming my photos. Sometimes my titles are bland. Sometimes they're abstract. Sometimes they're funny (though maybe only to me). I'm just trying to entertain people, pinterestavores! So if you could refrain from assuming that the entirety of my animal knowledge is encompassed by the silly things I title my photos, that'd be great. Thanks!

Of course, they'll probably never read this, so all of my sass has been wasted. :saddummy:


Do you have an eReader? (Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc.) 

40%
36 deviants said No, and I don't want one. :X
16%
15 deviants said Yeah. It's okay. :shrug:
13%
12 deviants said Yes! I love it! :love:
12%
11 deviants said No, but I want one! :la:
10%
9 deviants said I read on my smartphone. :flirty:
9%
8 deviants said I have multiple reading devices. :reading:

OAQ (Occasionally Asked Questions)

:bulletgreen:What gear do you use?
I use a Canon Rebel XSi with:
:bulletblue:EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
:bulletblue:EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
:bulletblue:EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

:bulletgreen:Can I reference your photos?
Sure! Just credit me and link back so I can see it and praise you. ;)

:bulletgreen:Can I use your work in photomanipulations?
I'm sorry, my photos aren't stock. Please don't alter them. DA has plenty of stock images for you to use: browse.deviantart.com/resource…

:bulletgreen:What's your favorite animal?
Right now I like sloths.

:bulletgreen:Do you still like frogs?
Yes! :)

:bulletblue:If you are interested in using my photos commercially in any way, please ask permission via note.:bulletblue:
(Asking permission ≠ permission)

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FriendFrog Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Thank you! Those dancing cookie cakes are hypnotizing me. :slow:
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Thank you! :love:
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Sparia Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!!

(I just read ur blog from last year...now I feel horrible...congrats on getting married!!!!!!!!!: hug:)
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FriendFrog Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Thank you x 2! Don't feel bad. I had cupcakes, so it's all good. :D
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Happy Birthday :hug: :party: :cake:   have a great day =D
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Thank you, I did! :la:
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Happy birthday  happy DA B-day :3 
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Thank you! :glomp:
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your welcome
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