Pierre Terdjman (@pierreterdjman) has his #EyesOn the streets of the world. “It’s so nice to capture these spontaneous moments,” says the French photographer and co-founder of Dysturb (@dysturb), a photojournalism project that looks to paste large-format pictures on city walls. Inspired by the photos of the Vietnam War, Pierre has also spent time chronicling post-electoral violence in Kenya, Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and the Arab Spring in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. The biggest lesson he’s learned abroad? Humility. “I have a lot of respect for all the people and the tragedies they go through and how they handle it. I’m not sure Europe could handle all that with such dignity and courage.”
✨HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO THE MIRACULOUS TEAM! 🐱🐞 To celebrate, I’ve decided to redraw the first ever fanart I did for the show! (I have posted a comparison pic just after this…such an improvement my god) I’m very thankful to have such an incredible show and I wish the miraculous team all the best of luck for the upcoming years! Bonne Chance✨ et Merci pour tout!✨
I’m posting this a bit early because I actually have time right now and if I don’t do this now, then I can’t assure anyone I’ll do this tomorrow, so… It’s been a year since this wonderful show, Miraculous Ladybug, was created and I will be eternally grateful to Thomas and Jeremy (and EVERYONE that worked on ML) for creating this magical show.
I honestly thought I wouldn’t enjoy ML when I first heard about it. But the more I saw it on Instagram (that’s where I discovered it), and the more I saw my online friends watch it, I decided I would give it a shot.
And it was so worth it.
From that day on I became a fangirl to this show. And as every fangirl, I have squealed, laughed, and ranted while watching it. I’ve convinced others to watch it and seen them get obsessed over it like myself, and now we go from squealing about the characters to analyzing them.
It amazes me to think that this show has reached out to not only teens like me, but to children and adults. It makes me incredibly happy to know that little girls and boys get to watch this show, as it teaches many things. And that adults watch it as well and also learn a thing or two from it.
The characters from ML have been a big inspiration for me. In fact, whenever I’m in a stressful situation, or in a problem, many times I think “Okay, well, pretend you’re Ladybug. You can get through this!” or “If Marinette can become Ladybug, fight Akuma’s, and save Paris at around the same age you are, then you can get this done!"
Then Adrien/Chat Noir is someone I really adore. He’s been pretty much isolated since he was little (only seeing some certain people), his mother is gone and his father is barely around (and if he is then he’s mostly just scolding him and acting quite cold). Yet, besides all this, Adrien is still kind, compassionate, polite, loyal, and respectful. He isn’t cold or mean or rude.
And that really makes me open my eyes and see that I shouldn’t let things form me into someone who’s cruel. That even if bad things happen in life, I can get through them and still be kind and friendly.
Miraculous Ladybug has taught me many things and has been helpful in many ways. If I feel sad I go rewatch an episode or look at fanart or read the amazing fanfiction there is out there. If I feel afraid I think about Ladybug and Chat Noir.
I could rant over my love of this show forever, trust me.
I can’t express my excitement and happiness knowing that season two is (probably) just around the corner. And I know it will be just as spectacular (if not more) as the first season.
So I’m just going to say a big THANK YOU, to Thomas and Jeremy and everyone for making the show, the plot, the characters, and everything!
Miraculous Ladybug will forever be in my heart.
And hopefully next year I’ll be able to write something about 2 years of Miraculous (: To all of those that worked on Miraculous Ladybug;
My memory, as a child of 10, when I watched the news telling me of Princess Diana’s death: “Wait, horrendous, terrible stuff can happen to princesses too? But this isn’t how life is supposed to go! Princesses are always meant to end up OK! All the fairy tales said so!”