America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

America's #1 Balance Bike Destination
America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

24 November 2008

Guess who?

It's the co-writer here at Amerikan Turk, shirking again. Presumably very close to hitting the bottom. So "less-than-zero-esque", dontcha think?

14 comments:

TT said...

Could we have a 'little bit' more of what you are capable of writing?

For example, where do you stand on the issue of abortion vs adoption ... of values?

Murat Altinbasak said...

Don't get your hopes up. Photographers make lousy writers I think.

TT said...

In that case, I hope she is alright. And I don't mean the girl in the picture.

Murat Altinbasak said...

Sorry for the confusion. The girl in the picture IS my co-writer.

TT said...

Then I really feel sorry for you.

:)

realelif said...

Instigation maybe?

OK, abortion/adoption, I don't give a crap. That's a personal decision no matter who the person is. As long as both options are available I feel no need to even discuss which option is better. One girl might find overpopulating the earth with an unwanted child is best to abort then they should. If another wants to contribute to the happiness and fulfillment to wanting parents then all the more power to them. It's not my decision until it has to be.

Maybe photogs do suck at writing, I'm not an expert so I couldn't say.

TT, why feel sorry for me? I feel that pity is a wasted emotion on you. Why subject yourself to such a sad and uncomfortable feeling. I'm curious to know what it is that has you pitying me. Is it what the photo says to you, the message or the mood? Or is your pity a judgement on my photographic or writing skills?

For weeks I have had a random desire to lay upside down on a staircase. Maybe I did it because we're not supposed to. I also think I wanted to FEEL upside down and I did! I felt the stairs pulling my clothes and skin until I slid one more step to settle awkwardly.

It took discipline to keep a pose, to ignore the spectating tourists and relax. I did some deep breathing. Leaves crunched under my head. It was strange to hear them so close to me. I worried mildly that I might be in dog shit, but put it out of my mind. It was exactly what I expected. It felt good to have gravity pull me in a different direction even with stairs digging into me.

So you see, this may not be a desirable activity to you, TT, but it was to me and I'm glad I did it. I may even do it again! I highly recommend it to you the next time you want to be legally rebellious. It doesn't hurt anyone and you can't get arrested for it.

TT said...

finally... we got a response...

don't take me so seriously...

as for adopting and aborting, i was referring to their 'literal' meanings when it came to 'values,' not the act of abortion or adoption...

and i only picked 'values' because nothing else came to mind... to get u to write a response...

oh one more thing... don't assume and underestimate my powers to hang upside down, especially when i have a hangover...

good day... and u should stick to photography...

realelif said...

He he, TT, don't tell me, tell Murat, the one who made me his co-writer. You tell me not to take you seriously then you insult me by pitying me and telling me to stick to photography. Why is that? You should back yourself up. Also, you didn't answer any of my questions whereas I answered all of yours. Good day to you.

:P

Murat Altinbasak said...

Metin's just trying to get your goat.

Ardent said...

This blogsite will become a lot of fun. On the one hand, we have Murat who takes sport to the extreme and now Elif who takes her Art just as seriously.

I love it, all that raw emotion wanting to be released.
But on Metin???? If I were you Elif I would wait for an appropriate looney to unleash the fury. Many will come along. TT is a teddy bear in disguise.:)

Ardent said...

BTW, I love the photo.
:)

realelif said...

Thank you Ardent, I like you already. Trust me when I tell you we barely even touched my fury. All my comments were in a relaxed tone with a smirk.

TT said...

I was just being sarcastic... sorry if I ruffled any feathers... (no pun intended... since it is turkey day tomorrow).

I know never to debate a woman. I always lose. Let's start over shall we?

As Ardent said so accurately, I wear my disguise well. Maybe I need to be photographed more often to make a believer out of non-conformists...

Good day to you too... You'll thank me later... for starting the interactive conversation which was nonexistent...

Happy Thanksgiving All!

nhrider said...

This is one of the coolest photos I have seen in a long time. Please post more of your photos.