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The Importance of Being Ugly. [01 Apr 2009|05:16pm]

byrdie
[ mood | thoughtful ]

In 2006, Louise Reilly Sacco participated in a panel discussion with authorities on art and architecture about standards of beauty and ugliness in art, published in Architecture Boston. She remarked that teachers bring high school art students to MOBA, then to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). Sacco observes, "Somehow MOBA frees kids to laugh and point, to have their own opinions and argue about things. Then they take the experience to the MFA, where they might otherwise feel intimidated... Maybe the ugly ... frees us."[35] Sacco believes that extreme ugliness is more striking than extreme beauty, and it forces people to think more deeply about what is wrong or misplaced. She connects this rigid judgment of what does not conform to beauty with intolerance for physical imperfections in people, noting that such rigidity sometimes causes parents to "fix" the perceived flaws in their children's faces to keep them from suffering later.[35]

- Wikipedia, The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA)
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Margaret Cho on being ugly, being beautiful. [23 Oct 2006|09:53am]

byrdie
[ mood | caffeinated ]

"I have to believe that I am beautiful because if I don't I will die. "

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[25 May 2006|12:42pm]

byrdie
"I think the reward for conformity is everyone likes you but yourself."

- Rita Mae Brown
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[12 Apr 2006|02:48pm]

byrdie
[ mood | productive ]

"Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do."

- Katherine Hepburn

Taken at a perfume oil decanting party.Collapse )

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Okay, let's make this a photo community. [12 Nov 2005|07:10am]

droid_1

Photos of yourself or your family only, not photos of people you think are ugly.
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The axe must fall [23 Oct 2005|04:50pm]

droid_1
Okay, I have removed the people who had deleted their journals.
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What's the point? [23 Oct 2005|04:42pm]

droid_1
I have noticed that a percentage of the people who join this community are seeming to miss the point of it. Judging from the amount of deleted journals, anyway.

One of the main points of this community is to disregard the idea that a person has to be good-looking or even good at other things in order to be liked.

In other words, if you are joining the community merely from a lack of self-esteem, that's the wrong idea. The idea is that one's self esteem, one's feeling of self-worth, or worthiness, should not be related to how you look or how well you do at something.

If only the perfect were worthy, then there would be no one found worthy on the whole planet. Y'know what I mean? No one is perfect. It is an impossibility. First, one person's idea of perfect is liable to be totally different from another's. Second, there are many different ideas of what perfection is supposed to be. http://www.livejournal.com/users/droid/842304.html

Do not expect perfection from people. Don't even ask for perfection from people. People are fine just as they are. Everyone's different, and that's a good thing. Factories produce machines which are all exactly alike. We are not machines, and that is good.

There was once a song, "If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, make an ugly person your (spouse)." Because beauty is as beauty does, and many beautiful people are very spoiled, used to getting their way. True, this does not mean that the inverse is also true, but one must not judge by looks alone, "You can't judge a book by its cover," and "Beauty is only skin deep."

The whole point of the community, then, is that people should try to look beneath the surface of other people, and not "rate" someone just based on looks. Looks will only get you through the first meeting part of a relationship. It is what kind of person you are that counts for the long term.

We want to get away from superficiality in relationships, and into the deeper aspects of social behavior.
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New Character: [24 Jun 2005|10:45am]

fotoshop_cutout
[ mood | amused ]

Hey, I'm Forrest. I'm getting into glamness and I know that I can't ever be perfect. I'm okay with my imperfections. Such as I spit, I burp, I'm outspoken, I get in trouble all the time...

I'm what my town calls a "badass" even though I'm not.(Hence we have the smallest town ever.)

To liven this place up I have some pictures.
How come I was never told to be pretty?Collapse )
Okay, done with whoring myself to the camera.
I listen to:
Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, Mest, Silverchair, Gob, Bombshell Crush, My Chemical Romance, The Used, The Casualties, The Clash, The Cure, Bright Eyes, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Green Day, Blink 182, Bowling For Soup, Man of the Hour, Adelphi, Hellogoodbye, Home Grown, AFI, Avenged Sevenfold... basically a mix of a lot of different genres.
I read:
Anything Mercedes Lackey or Stephen King. I might try some other authors once they are suggested.
I have:
Eleven pairs of shoes, millions of bracelets, two rings, my left ear pierced, my kitten, my horse, my CDs, my bass, my acoustic guitar.
I'll end it at that.

[x] Forrest
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i am NEW. [11 Aug 2004|06:22pm]
mantidhunter
[ mood | calm ]

hello all.
i am new. and yes, i guess im proud... not to be 'ugly' but un-beautiful.
if that's a word.
so yes. i have a very pretty best friend.
it doesn't make me look too good, but i don't care at all.
im glad to be the way i am.

yup.

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[21 Mar 2004|02:38am]
tanz_debil
gee. this place is dead. that's too bad.


my ugliness is my hotness and don't you forget it!
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[26 Dec 2003|12:21pm]

_amplify_me_
hi

i just joined

yay for me
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Hi [04 Oct 2003|03:38pm]
cavernous
Hi,
I'm _ _ _ _. and I'm proud to be ugly.
I guess my imperfections have made me the person I am, and gave me a few wonderful and brilliant friends.
I question alot of things. Mostly cliche like philosophy, the government, authority, and simplistic life.
Yeah I'm dumb



I listen to...
Sigur Ros, Mogwai, Bright Eyes, Belle and Sebastian, The Postal Service, and Radiohead.
My favorite book is...
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
and I just finished...
100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I'm 17.
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heres me.. [20 Sep 2003|09:02pm]

loudmouthtart
hey, ive forgotten if ive posted in here with piccies of myself....
anyway. il introduce myself if i havent already.
im emylie, 18 from australia.
mmm hmmm.
put_on_your_gogglesCollapse )
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[15 Aug 2003|10:46am]

loudmouthtart
i didnt know if you could advertise here... but ....
everyone whos into telling interesting sexual stories, join kinky_ones. its for people who have no one else to talk about sex with!! or friends who just dont understand what its like being a deviant. you dont have to be totally kinky to join... in fact, its pretty tame. but were getting there!! and we only have about 4 members...!!
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little miss nuttle was hit in the cunttle with a bottle and now she walks with a waddle. [10 May 2003|02:39pm]
disturbed123
[ mood | high ]

i had a meeting with my doctor yesterday during school. i was a bit under the influence, so i was a little nervous. i don't think she could tell, though. i hope. ... i guess i'll know if the next time i go, she wants to piss test me. yah.. so that's probably not going to happen.
any fucking way.
we talked about realashionships. she always wants to talk to me about that. i don't like talking about it. damn. hah... i guess that's the fucking point of the hole phyciatrist thing, though. aah well.
then i went to work. from 4 - 9. i was scheduled until 10, but sam let me leave.
then kevin and christina and joel picked me up. and we went to joels house. smoked. and talked. and went home at 11:30. watched some weird ass movie on t.v. and went to sleep.

i don't know why i just wrote out my entire day. wait. yes i do.

good day

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zee forlorn dancah [09 Dec 2002|01:54am]

erzulie_eardrum
[ mood | sick ]

Post being blown off, stood up, unceremoniously dumped, fuct over, REJECTED...for the upteenth time.


11.30.02


Living in Los Angeles, I'm "proud to be ugly," otherwise, I'd be very depressed.
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[31 Aug 2006|06:04pm]
splitlip
I took some photos of me today! Enjoy!
PhotosCollapse )
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[05 Aug 2002|05:34pm]
splitlip
new community
28days
go see. its for people who are unhappy with their life.
and remember. i love you
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[06 Jun 2002|11:57am]

pnkyrules
[ mood | crappy ]

hello everyone! im new :D
im not your avrage girl, guys dont go ga-ga for me like i would like them too, i dont wear make up, i never dress like a girl and well i dont look all that normal. i hate feeling like im soo ugly

i wish that society wasnt so obsessed with apperance, it makes some people feel like crap!!! >_<

sorry for whinning

anyone wanna be buddies?

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* you know it's hard, you know i'm trying to understand to do what's right. [29 May 2002|08:00pm]

punkybunny
[ mood | contemplative ]

I've been a memeber of this community for a while, but I don't think I'd ever posted before so I'm posting now. :*:smiles:*:

I'm not perfect, I know I'm flawed. I'm a bit "boyish." I wear ripped up clothes clother, rarely brush my hair (in fact it's usally about 3 inches shorter than it should be just because of the tangles..yeah I know that's gross..), and if you ever catch me wearing make up it's either becuase I'm in a play or my mother is trying to make me "girly." Oh, and as far as zits go..dah, I've got my share..I really don't care though, never try to cover them up or anything. Sometimes I think I'm too skinny, sometimes I think I should lose weight. I don't try to be "pretty", I don't have the time. Even, if I did have the time, I don't know if I would try...I'm a little afraid that I'd still be unattractive even if I tried not to be...I'm often told that I am pretty or cute or something of that sort (well by friends and family..i don't know how much their biased opinions count :*:smiles:*:). I don't see it though. :*:shrug:*: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, ne? This is what I do look like, this is what I wished I looked like. Dah, I need to be proud of myself and be fine with the way I look..i'm working on it...

also, I really try not to judge others based on physical appearence because that's not how I wish to be judged. But, I'm still dealing with internalized beauty-phobia (:*:grins:*: yeah I know that's not a real word..). I have this thing where I asume "pretty" girls are bitches. :*:shrugs:*: I know I shouldn't be so shallow...I'm trying...

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