PS. I'm fixing the April 10th images on BME now. Sorry about that.
For many teenagers, tattoos will serve as aides-memoires of their youth. They will make important rites of passages, indicate group membership, and declare love. Tattoo artist Shannon Larratt (2004) insists that people do their homework before getting a tattoo. This homework includes research into tattoo images and locating a professional tattoo artist. In his informative online publication for teens, he wrote:I also don't think BME should be characterized as a teen publication, haha... But like I said, I do like the quote they used, and definitely appreciate being used to wrap up the article. Tian from Hanzismatter and others are also quoted.
A bad tattoo is like dirty unwashed clothes that don't quite fit right, but are stuck on you for life — or like an essay that hasn't been properly proofed for spelling and grammar .... It just doesn't communicate its message well. The effort you put into getting a high quality tattoo is a direct reflection of what you think about yourself and how much you care about yourself.We may not be able to prevent our students from getting tattoos they may later regret, but we can help them recognize that tattoos carry multiple message and that wearing one involves social responsibility.
I found a guy on YouTube that uploaded a bunch of full-length classic British apocalypse movies, a genre I really enjoyed as a child. The first of the bunch is the one I recommend, and is also the most accessible of the bunch. All of these are broken up into ten minute segments.
Day of the Triffids (BBC, 1981)
This is the BBC version, which is way better than the movie I think... 28 Days Later and many other fall-of-civilization zombie movies are inspired by it. The basic plot is that walking carnivorous plants take over, killing nearly everyone, after a meteorite shower (or satellite weapon gone wrong) blinds the majority of the people on the planet.
Links: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10
Part 11 Part 12 Part 13 Part 14 Part 15 Part 16
Survivors (BBS, 1975-1977)
This series, which takes place after a plague kills almost everyone on the planet, examines the idea that modern man, when stripped of society, would do worse than Iron Age man because we've completely lost the facility to take care of ourselves or create objects without the involvement of a huge industry and the involvement of hundreds of people for even the smallest item. Aparently a remake/follow-up is in the works.
Links for Episode 1: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
Links for Episode 2: Genesis: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
Links for Episode 3: Gone Away: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
No Blade of Grass (Movie, 1970)
In this movie, a virus (or human environmental pollution) wipes out all forms of grasses, leading to massive famine, followed up by disease, choas and the collapse of society (interesting, given the food wars of today).
Links: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Part 11
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