look up a good movie or song or video game or internet joke that happened in the 2000’s
there’s like a 30% chance it’s from 2007, a 20% chance it’s from 2004, a 15% chance it’s from 2008/2009, a 35% chance it’s from 2005 or 2006 and an almost 0% chance of being from 2001, 2002 or 2003 bc those years were kinda lame, not gonna lie
being vegan is so emotionally draining like i can’t even look at someone drinking a milkshake without wanting to cry this is ridiculous if your ‘food’ makes me emotionally distressed that might be a sign that it’s not good
I’m allergic to peanuts but I don’t have a psychotic meltdown when I see someone with a fucking PB&J
If I say something that doesn’t agree with your political views please understand that I am friends with people who have all kinds of stances on social issues and I change my mind all the time because I am the type who tries as hard as they can to agree with everyone because I don’t want to argue and I want to be friends with everyone so if you don’t agree with one of the posts I make it isn’t always my own individual opinion and it’s just the result of me trying to agree with everyone and I’m sorry
Two Kodak Instant Cameras, The Pleaser II and Partytime II. Kodak was sued for this line of cameras by Polaroid, and they’re hideous because Kodak was trying as hard as they possibly could to not infringe on Polaroid’s patents
Two Brownies (the first publicly marketed cameras, they cost one dollar when they came out in 1900)
The Brownie Hawkeye Flash, which is for some reason super popular among ~vintage hipster~ girls on Instagram even though its film is only being sold by one person
Other cameras include:
Minolta: My dad’s old X-570 and my mom’s old Maxxum 7000. The Maxxum 7000 was one of the first autofocus SLRs (although Konica and Polaroid did it first). The X-570 is the one I shoot with the most, and it’s one of my favorites
Pentax: The legendary K1000 (one of the most successful cameras ever) and the SF-10
A Rapid-Omega 100, a reporter’s camera that I got as a gift from my photo teacher
A few miscellaneous Twin-Lens Reflexes, two of which are imitators of the (for some reason) still highly expensive Rolleiflex.
The only digital in my collection thus far, the Sony Mavica MVC-FD90. I consider it antique because it shoots onto motherfucking floppy disks.
Holy shit that is not a brief overview oh my god i’m so sorry i got carried away
If you’re interested in collecting, don’t go straight to online retailers like Amazon or ebay. Their prices are generally way too fucking high because they get misinformed on the value of the cameras. Do what I do and go to garage sales, estate sales, flea markets, craigslist, little antique shops, anywhere local. Generally at garage sales or estate sales you’ll come across people who might not even think their cameras are worth selling (ask them if you don’t see any — I did today and wound up with a Polaroid!). These people will usually sell the cameras for a lot cheaper than they are online, 10-50 bucks rather than >100.
Also don’t be afraid to buy a beat-up or grimy looking camera. Rub them down with some water and/or Windex (be careful with windex, it can fade ink) and they’ll look good as new! One thing to look out for is battery corrosion, especially on older Polaroid models. Decades of corrosion in the battery compartment can be almost impossible to fix without shelling out a lot of dough.
You can use your local newspaper’s classifieds to see what’s out there, or go on estatesales.net.
Some people find luck at thrift stores like the Goodwill, but I’ve only tried my nearest Goodwill once, and it just had a few shitty point-and-shoots from the late 90’s. Not collectible at all.
I hope I was informative, and maybe helpful too!
(P.S: I’m not revising this so some stuff might be fucked up)
when i was in elementary school people though i was weird and acted like dicks to me
i was all like, why do people like being mean? is it fun?
So i decided to try being mean
I went up to a little first grader (I was a tall fourth-grader at the time, probably pretty intimidating) who was holding one of those safe foam dodgeballs, grabbed it out of his hands and hurled it across the playground.
The kid was awestruck. He looked deep into my eyes, a look of pure despair written on his face. Tears began streaming down his cheeks. The only word he could articulate was a weak, strained, quiet “Stop!”
I immediately went to the nearest lunch aide, now crying myself, and turned myself in.
That was the only time I knowingly wronged someone else, and it changed me forever.
I’ll never forget the anguish on that child’s face.
“The test of whether people love what they do is whether they’d do it even if they weren’t paid for it—even if they had to work at another job to make a living. How many corporate lawyers would do their current work if they had to do it for free, in their spare time, and take day jobs as waiters to support themselves?”—