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oh what an awful disgrace by NikolasBrummer oh what an awful disgrace by NikolasBrummer
    dis·grace n.
    1. Loss of honor, respect, or reputation; shame.
    2. The condition of being strongly and generally disapproved.
    3. One that brings disfavor or discredit.
    tr.v. dis·graced, dis·grac·ing, dis·grac·es
    1. To bring shame or dishonor on.
    2. To deprive of favor or good repute; treat with disfavor.
"I'm a disgrace."
It seems to me that this sentence has gotten wonderfully common throughout the last years, or even decades. No actually, it's been a used sentences since ages, as far as I can guess. People identify with that word so easily as they experience this feeling of not being good enough, bringing shame and misfortune to all those they talk to, to everything they touch. But not only that; how often have I seen people walking down the streets, or sitting in a restaurant, or chatting at a party, and then "it's such a disgrace." And undoubtedly, it was said addressing someone, a person that stood out in an uncommon way, maybe a homeless person, maybe an overly eccentric woman or maybe a spoiled child.
... I despise that. I really do. It's not the word itself, it is the way it is used. It's the perfect word for judgmental and superficial people, people that rather take a look at the surface and decide how they like someone or not, and not try to look into them, to understand them, to tolerate; it's like, as soon as this someone doesn't fit into what is "generally accepted", it's a disgrace because it is destroying the "picture perfect". If I were to use that word .. the people using that word would be the disgrace to me. But that'd make no sense because that would make me a disgrace just as well. Eventually, it's pointless, calling someone "unfitting" or "inappropriate" in such context ... I think it is just the lack of tolerance, acceptance and general understanding that has made this word so popular.

This being said (I simply had to), I'll leave the rest as it is.

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:iconjonesblachowicz:
jonesblachowicz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Photographer
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Buzzard09 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
If only you always felt this way... maybe i would feel better about myself. but then again, maybe not. Misunderstandings...
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alexpaok44 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I want to type a long and meaningful post but I am speechless...
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
that is kind of ... lovely to know, I think. thank you for this, I appreciate it. :)
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TheAppleScientist Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
It's the perfect word for judgmental and superficial people, people that rather take a look at the surface and decide how they like someone or not, and not try to look into them, to understand them, to tolerate; it's like, as soon as this someone doesn't fit into what is "generally accepted", it's a disgrace because it is destroying the "picture perfect".

I completely agree. It's outrageous. I've found myself arguing with those "know-all" people on that matter way too many times..
I think that your photo speaks volumes.
I also think that you are very brave and daring-in a good way.
You are not afraid to pursue your inspiration and ideas and that's a rare thing nowadays.
I am impressed by your latest photos. Mostly because of their honesty. Which is also rare to find.
Keep it up, I know you'll go far. :aww:

Oh, and this photo actually made me tear-up.
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
This is such a thoughtful comment, and it's honest ... I do appreciate honesty just as much as you do, it's rare indeed. Thank you for this. :heart:
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Anna-Gracie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
This is wonderful!!
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:iconstrawberry-wolf-girl:
strawberry-wolf-girl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
naptime
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:iconpicture-da-picture:
picture-da-picture Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
well done. you improve and improve. some day i hope you'll be shooting with the greats, and i hope to see your work in countless magazines, billboards, and buildings.
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
probably will never happen, but still, thank you for the wish. :heart:
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picture-da-picture Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
oh i know i and many other people believe in you and your work! :)
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blauherz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
I agree.
nice photo btw :)
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TeaAndBisquits Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Du hast schöne Gedanken - ich denke das ist das größte Kompliment, dass man einem Menschen machen kann.
Perfektes Foto (:
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Das ist wirklich ein riesengroßes Kompliment. Danke. :heart:
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XXtraPrince Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
There are people who are "unfitting" and "inappropriate". Tolerance flows most readily to the tolerable.
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Unfitting and inappropriate in what context? That's the point - I know it sounded a little "big" with what I said, but it depends on the context and most of the time, as I believe, it's used in the wrong one.
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rayrei707 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great movement in the image nice DOF...did anyone stop and give you money?
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
:lol: No but a woman with a dog asked what I was doing and as I explained, she smiled brightly ... that was just as nice.
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:iconrayrei707:
rayrei707 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is smashing and it's so great that you making high caliber art work...keep posting my friend :-)
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tuliipiie Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
can i just say that i love this picture, it's brilliant in more than a hundred ways, and that i completely agree with everything you said in your comments.
:rose:
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
thank you so much. this made me smile. :rose:
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tuliipiie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're so welcome. :aww::rose:
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
...
wow.


das bild alleine sagt schon tausend worte. aber deine worte machen deine bilder immer noch viel besonderer.
ich kann nicht oft genug sagen, aber ich finde deine gedanken einfach wunderschön! so ehrlich und mutig. wer denkt schon über so etwas wie schande nach? nicht viele..
und wie kann man ein wort besser darstellen, als hier auf deinem bild? einfach wow wow wow :heart:


ps: ich mag das, wenn du am anfang das wort beschreibst^^
und der hintergrund sieht wahnsinnig toll aus :love:
und die schuhe find ich auch kuhl ;P
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:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
:heart: wirklich, danke. das bedeutet mir viel, dass du das sagst.
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
awwwwww :heart:
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withthelight Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   Writer
are you fucking kidding me? seriously. i just had to call you. stop infiltrating my mind. :D
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
:huggle:
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dragoshphotos Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Photographer
great shot! :)
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
:heart:
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