Ok, I don't know how anybody can live with all
these ridiculous pictures of 15 year old slags-in-the-making spamming
First of all, women/girls (in my experience) are
worst. They claim that half of their pictures are terrible, but if
they really thought that, they wouldn't put them online in the first
place. Almost invariably, they are either insecure about their
appearance and fishing for compliments when they say 'i hate this
one, i look like a right mong!' (because they know that many of their
friends feel obliged to comment them saying generic positives such as
'ooh! what stunner babe! I would rag the shit out of that even though
im a girl lolololol!' when at least 50% of the time these are
entirely empty words), or they genuinely believe they are
categorically beautiful in no less than everyone's eyes and feel the
need to share themselves with the rest of the world.
This is why i do not value picture comments at
all. I know some absolutely hideous people (shallow, I know) who have
awful pictures, laden with comments and exclamations of disbelief
that anything so pretty could possibly exist (and yet on their
profile they still claim to hate 'fake people').
The next annoying thing for me is the form that
many of these self-indulgent pictures take. As someone wise once
said, there are no exceptions to the rule that everyone thinks
they're an exception to the rule. Just because you've taken a black
and white photo of yourself from a steep angle with you looking just
past the camera, or a mobile phone picture of yourself in the mirror
where the flash is so bright that you can't see your own face,
doesn't mean that you're any different. It isn't artistic, it isn't
'deep' and it certainly doesn't make me respect you. They are as
petty and shallow as they are unoriginal.
Now, guys tend to be a little less guiltty of this
as they often don't feel the inherent need to compare themselves to
others, or that their existence is only validated if it is
documented, textually and pictorially for all to see, as girls often
are (again, in my experience). Never the less, they still find ways
to make sure that a vastly greater number of people are looking at
them than would normally. There seems to be an obsession amongst
young guys in my area to post topless pictures of themselves online.
Sidestepping the arrogant factor here, this is often shameful and
embarrasing for me to look at. Unless you're stacked, I see no reason
to post pictures of yourself in extreme shadow, tensing till your jaw
grinds and still lookin thin, sometimes even vulnerable and
distinctly very fourteen years old. You look pathetic. Remember that.
Clearly, all of the above is a gross
generalisation, but one not far from the mark, in my honest opinion.
Hell, from what I've seen, it's bang on.