There is literally evil all around me and the only way i can truly minimise contact is to cut off excessive communication . Like i actually appreciate my workplace  for the structure and scripted small talk and physical barrier between me and customers 

ok idk about u but the body shop’s tea tree skin care products are probably the most sufficient products i’ve used for acne… the blemish fade night lotion must have magic in it or something cos it actually works (also just a lil tip if u use any of their products like the blemish fade or the pore minimiser… put it on with a q-tip or cotton ball so u aren’t rubbing any oil from ur hands onto ur face)


Christopher Crouzet
Marseille, France
Hasselblad 500 C/M | Hasselblad XPan

How does your work as a visual effects artist inform your creations as a photographer?

So far my work has been mostly technical rather than artistic but only the fact of being immersed within such an environment has been highly inspiring. Staring every day at the artworks from top class artists helped me to develop a sense for recognising quality work. I can now sometimes feel, without always being able to explain why, when some composition, colours, or lighting, are off. Having a better eye made me more picky and demanding regarding my own work, which positively impacted how I approach each photo.

Do you ever try to bring the two together in your photographic work?

My photography style is at the opposite of my profession. When in a movie we try to make a shot more visually appealing by embellishing the reality, or to match a specific artistic direction, in my photography I tend to minimise any digital manipulation to the bare minimum. I even try to stay away from any digital device for as long as possible, which is in part why my main go-to cameras when not globe-trotting are analog: an Hasselblad 500 C/M for portraits and an Hasselblad XPan for landscapes. In fact, I’m using photography as a way to expose the natural beauty of the world and of the people around us, thus without any artifice nor visual effect.

Tumblr: @christophercrouzet
Flickr: @christophercrouzet
Twitter: @crouzet_c



In German, Minimisation (or Verniedlichung) is very easy.

You just hang a “-chen"  or a ”-lein" on a noun, change the article into neuter, perhaps change a vowel to an Umlaut and there you have it.

There are even some words, which are minimised by default like:

(das) Mädchen [the girl]

(das) Kaninchen [the rabbit]

(das) Ohrläppchen [the earlobe]

The nice thing is, that this works with basically EVERY noun, and it is used in quite some phrases.

For example, instead of “Hallo!” or “Guten Tag!” you just say “Tagchen!

If some minor trouble came up you can say “Wir haben da ein kleines Problemchen!” [We’ve got a little problem there!’]

Where „-chen“ and „-lein“ are mostly common in middle- or north-German, there is also the suffix „-el“ or „-li“ in south-Germany (like Bavaria and such) which are more common there, because of the different dialectic origin.

For example, instead of Mädchen they say Mädel or even Madel.

And if you want to get even deeper into Bavarian dialect there is also the suffix “-erl”. So Mädchen can become Maderl, and it still has the same meaning.

Generally, minimisation is used to address small objects and cute/young people and/or animals. Sometimes as a valuation (like the problem-example above) or it is used to create pet names for loved ones.

A puppy would correctly been named Welpe, but most people will refer to it as Hündchen (minimisation of Hund [dog]) when playing with it.

When you want to be sweet to your loved one, you can call them Schatz [darling], or, if you want to be extra sweet, call them Schätzchen!

If a young boy is named Hans, you can call him Hänschen (Or even Hänschen klein!).

The list could go on, if I should post more examples, let me know!

Keenan’s 200 follower giveaway!!!!!!!!!!

Hello friends!!!! I’ve recently hit 200 followers and i’ve let new ones pile up to minimise the sneaky unfollowing >:)
anyway i’m going to be doing a nice runescape gp giveaway for the people who put up with my posts (ya sorry i go on sprees sometimes) and all the ones who like following me (i hope there are!!!)!!

The rules of this will be quite simple, one like gives you one entry and one reblog also gives you one entry. So, a maximum number of entries a person may have is two. Needless to say, reblogging from more than one account is discouraged as it provides an unfair advantage over others.

The prizes will be as following:

  • First place: 50M
  • Second place: 25M
  • Third place: 10M

This ends on the 28th of April, 9:00pm AEST. Winners will be chosen via RNG and I’ll make a post about who’s won and contact you in-game!

Good luck!!

krogantesticles asked:

You seem to have no moral convictions regarding the seal hunt. Your argumentation was rational but not moral. You may think of the (baby) seal hunt as a "necessary evil" but that doesn't change the fact that it is immoral in itself, because of the suffering of the baby seals, all purely for human economic interest, which you put above the interest of baby animals with a will to live. According to your belief system shouldn't their suffering be alleviated, especially they suffer MORE than humans?

I support the right of humans, as primates embroiled in a complex life web, to use the animal-derived resources they need to survive, as long as they take care to minimise animal suffering in the process. The tools use in the seal hunt are meant to kill instantly, and for the most part, do.

Animals that humans hunt – especially those killed by a skilled hunter – have a much faster death than those that fall victim to nonhuman predators. Humans generally take much more care to give an instant death than, say, a polar bear does. Death itself isn’t suffering: it’s the end of suffering, and it’s also a natural part of life. 

And though these animals may have a will to live, 30% of Harp seals die of exposure in their first year: that’s natural selection, and while it’s not pretty, it’s also a force that drives evolution, and the continued survival of these species. The DFO quotas are well below 30% of the population: Harp seal populations are estimated to be around 5.5 Million, and around 70,000 are killed annually in the Canadian hunt.

For people living up North, or in coastal communities with limited opportunities, there is no realistic possibility of sustaining their lives with plant-based resources. It isn’t about something as abstract as economics: it’s about survival.

You are also misinformed about the age of the animals hunted: hunting of “baby” harp seals and hooded seals (whitecoats and bluebacks, respectively) has been illegal in Canada since the 1987. This is information that is freely available from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Canada.

Predators are a part of the ecology that sustains life on this planet, and humans have a long and storied history fulfilling that role in ecosystems. As far as my morals are concerned, I see no contradiction in my stated ethics and my support of the hunt: suffering and death are inevitabilities of existence, and humans go so far as to have veterinarians extensively study how quickly an animal dies when it is killed for meat or other resources, in order to minimise suffering as much as possible. (See: the work of Temple Grandin)

We don’t live in a futuristic utopia where people – especially people in remote, non-agricultural areas – don’t need to kill other animals to survive, and my support of hunting and fishing rights is directly related to my support of indigenous resistance and sovereignty.

Humans doing what they need to do to survive and thrive isn’t “evil:” it’s only “evil” if natural processes like death and predation are viewed as intrinsically immoral, and humans are viewed as something other than biological organisms, neither is true. The idea of ‘cruelty-free’ or ‘moral’ food and fibre from that perspective is also a fallacy: plants have senses, and 20 field mice are killed for every loaf of bread. Agriculture and monoculture cropping have relentlessly destroyed soil life webs and fragmented habitat. Speaking purely from a utilitarian perspective, ending the life of a cow kills one organism, whereas a tilled field of soybeans kills hundreds of thousands, including hundreds of “intelligent” creatures like rodents.

As always, I’ll suggest this article for a moral perspective on hunting:

The Gift in the Animal: The Ontology of Hunting and Human-Animal Sociality

My encounters with an intellectual manipulator

I sometimes wish you weren’t so manipulative towards me. It most definitely and truly hurts me inside. I’ve studied you long and hard enough to realize I’m merely a victim of your minimisation, but I’m okay with that. I know why you do it. No, I don’t know your exact personal reason for it, but I know you have A reason for it. Being manipulative by conducting these psychological experiments on me, which I’ve learned is called minimisation, helps you stay in your mental state.

Everyone’s different, and they have their own form of a mental state, along with their own way of functioning it, and this here is yours. I don’t know if you knew that. Maybe you do, but then again, you’ve probably been doing it so much for so long that you’ve never noticed or ever thought of the ironic idea.

You always wonder why I put up with it and continue to take whatever rationalization and denial you have yet again to throw at me, but it is honestly all out of love. That’s why. It’s because I love you. You’re such an interesting intellectual that you’ve created your own type of psychological functioning for once again what I call your “mental state”. Again, I put up with it, but that’s only because I have a reason. That’s most likely why I ever put up with anything. Because there’s a reason upfront, and I have one of my own, which is that you can’t help it. I cannot tell you how to function your mental state. That’s left up to the very individual themselves, which once again that is exactly why I’m okay with it. I like how you function. If this is your way of expressing your feelings (which even though you may tell me it’s not, I already know it is. You think I can’t see through you sometimes, but I can. Trust me. I just choose to keep silent, because I love observing your deceptive humor), I’m not going to stop you. If that’s the case, I would’ve left and dropped this way earlier in our relationship.

The only thing I’m not sure about is if you’re holding back depression, at all any negative emotions, or if it’s just your hobby, but whatever it is, that’s what I continue to analyze and try to get out of you. I want you as the manipulator to communicate fully with me as I do with you, expressing every bit of your feelings. I admit. This is the most hard part about it, because manipulators, which might I mention you are one natural manipulator (damn if only you knew), uphold a poker face, and that is my weakness. One could not simply tell what’s behind a poke face, but baby I’ll figure you out. That honestly is my one and only main focus at this time as long as our relationship continues.

You’ve started a game, but never did I say I was willing to allow but only a one-player game. Player-2 was once lagging, but now, she has got her gamer mode back on and focused win alongside you.

You’re perfect.

[Just another one of my theories— 3:00 AM]


Shooting the Martini-Henry MkI at Long Range

Rob over at Britishmuzzleloaders brings us another great video with a British Victorian service rifle.  He takes us through some of the interesting methods he uses to maintain accuracy and minimise rapid fouling while shooting his Martini-Henry out to 400 yards.