Showing posts with label Comments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Comments. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

#1385 The facts of life

Photo: Clothes on Film

1. Inception was the single greatest cinematic experience of my life to date. Besides its riveting storyline and action scenes that left me in palpitations on the floor, the wardrobe was insane. And there's this one shot of Ellen Paige in three quarter profile where she has the reddest, prettiest lips I've ever seen. The moment I walked out of the theatre I heard a train and completely freaked out. If you haven't been yet, go. Go as many times as you can.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

#1160 A quick note on commenting

I started this website a little over two years ago with one purpose - to be a positive voice in what I saw as being a sea of negativity on the internet. Time went by, and things changed. I wanted to break stories, to critique shows, collections, labels and events, and to speak honestly about the things I saw around me. To speak honestly, but never to be unconstructively negative or begrudging or unnecessarily nasty. As the website has grown, the comments section has been something that I've enjoyed the most. I love the conversation. I love how I can write something and anybody can give their opinion. They can agree, disagree or critique. But recently it seems like anytime I write about something or someone, the majority of the comments are unconstructively negative or begrudging or unnecessarily nasty.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

#1101 Tavi Gevinson on hater comments

“I read my own comments because I rarely get a negative commenter on my blog. I don’t read comments on other sites when other people have written about me and I generally don’t read the article. I have to be with myself all the time, and I don’t really want to read about myself. If somebody doesn’t like me, it’s probably somebody I’m never going to meet. It’s just part of the game.” - The Cut

Like I said yesterday, anybody - especially any adult - who would hate on any 13 year old kid is messed up in the head. But to hate on a 13 year old as clever, creative and cool as Tavi Gevinson is just nuts. It doesn't make any sense to me. As my good friend Dayne Johnston would say, 'Don't hate it cos you ain't it!'

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

#1014 Comment of the year - Anon on Air New Zealand

"Does Air New Zealand have something to hide?

What’s going on?

Last time round poor Elizabeth Findlay would have hit her head against a middle management brick wall. Zambesi delivered what Nana Koru asked for and Zambesi did accomplish something unique in the uniform history of Air New Zealand. They unveiled a uniform that symbolised the airline’s leadership quality; tired, generic and faded middle management. Rob’s mob.

Monday, November 9, 2009

#918 Superette's ads - more thoughts



It's been an interesting last five days. Never before have I ever had such a strong response to a post as the one I got for the Superette ads (my blog was even quoted in yesterday's Herald on Sunday). At this stage it's up to 90 comments (and still growing), and there must have been at least 20 comments I've denied because of swearing or irrelevant nastiness. It's amazing to me - sometimes I'll do a post that I think will create a huge stir, it'll get no comments at all, and sometimes I'll do one not knowing what the response will be and it'll go nuts. I just had a read through all the comments and thought I'd write a little summary of what I thought of it all.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

#900 Why I love Terry Richardson



I received this comment on Friday's post about Terry Richardson:

I'd love to know *why* you love him. I mean, this is basically soft porn, it's a pretty girl with her tits out and the photographer pretending to shag her.

Oh, with scarves.

Why do you love it/him? Is it clever in some way I can't understand? Ironic? Meta? Uhhhh... hotsexyalmostporn and that's enough?

No, really. Why can you dismiss PamAm for being trashy and yet this is somehow *fashion*?


Here's my response (below).

Thursday, October 1, 2009

#861 Jak and Jil's Tommy Ton on negative comments


Image /Jak and Jil

"DEAR JAK & JIL READERS,

BEFORE I BEGIN POSTING IMAGES FROM PARIS FASHION WEEK, I WANTED TO MAKE A SHORT STATEMENT AND I WOULD HIGHLY APPRECIATE IT IF EVERY ONE OF YOU WHO READS THIS BLOG TAKES IT INTO CONSIDERATION. I DON’T MODERATE THE COMMENTS THAT MUCH ON THIS BLOG BECAUSE IN ALL FAIRNESS I WANTED TO WELCOME ALL CRITICISM OF ALL SORTS. IN AN EFFORT TO BE FAIR TO ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO VOLUNTARILY ALLOW ME TO PHOTOGRAPH THEM AND POST THEIR PICTURE ON MY BLOG, I’D LIKE TO PUT AN END TO ALL OF THE HARSH AND NEGATIVE COMMENTS. I CREATED THIS BLOG TO CELEBRATE FASHION, NOT TO PUBLICLY PUT SOMEONE’S IMAGE OUT THERE TO BE NEGATIVELY JUDGED. YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO YOUR NEGATIVITY, JUST NOT HERE ON JAK & JIL BLOG. THANK YOU."

He can read minds.

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