Thursday, September 30, 2010

Little Bunny Foo Foo's Fate

Internet trolling is the new black, especially the inky innocuous anonymous kind. Maybe I'm some kind of retro throwback to a time before internet but I just don't get it. Not to date myself, but I did matriculate from high school before internet was even particularly prevalent. [Websites looked like a minimal Wikipedia page].  To that end, I didn't even own a computer or have regular access to the internet until about 5 or 6 years ago and then only because I was living with someone who did. I remember trying to wrap my feeble old lady mind [I was still making mixed tapes and loving it] around myspace of all things and now I'm blogging and communicating with people from other continents. There is a sinister aspect to all this new found technically enhanced brotherhood, what is true in our social circles is also true in the internet world. Call me naive but I'll never understand this particular nasty aspect of human nature.  We've all been there at some point in our lives and if you haven't, then count your blessings. 

Emily Dahl is a Swedish photographer and fashion studies student and also the author of one of my favorite blogs See Emily Play. She documents her delicate musings and posts some amazing photographs of her adventures.

She's also a victim of an anonymous internet hater bashing her photographs, which are lovely and incredibly inspiring.  She takes something as mundane as getting dressed or eating berries for breakfast and it becomes this magical intimate moment infused with an undercurrent of joy and minutiae.

It takes a lot of courage to put yourself and your life out there in plain sight and I just couldn't stand that someone out there felt so superior they had to vomit something hateful, so of course I had to swoop in and defend her honor. If someone feels the need to voice an opinion but doesn't have the cajones to say it to their face, then don't cower behind the "Anonymous" label. Grow a spine.

Do you remember this nursery rhyme?
Little bunny foo foo hopping through the forest, scooping up the field mice and bopping them on the heads. Along came the good fairy and she said, "Little bunny foo foo, I don't want to see you scooping up the field mice and bopping them on the heads.  I'll give you 3 more chances."

You know what happened?  Little Bunny Foo Foo didn't listen and he was turned into a troll.

*All photos via Emily Dahl

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