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Felex
Felex

Destroyer of worlds and ooo shiny.
Location: In my own head
Member Since: 1st Jun 2009
Total posts: 268
Posted:Please feel free to say Im being stupid but are people stupid?

Set the seen. BBQ friends mostly. One person invited because of who they are seeing. A lot of alcohol I had not drunk yet. Its getting dark there are drums and my self in what I tend to call my warrior persona with a fire staff. Im not doing anything complicated but Im getting into it. Getting quick and smooth. Spins basic tosses bla bla bla big toss go to catch RED DOT IM MY FACE FLASH OF WHITE LIGHT!!!!! I end up diving to the side only to hear
hahaha you missed it. and then he wonders why I offer to shove the camera where the sun doesnt shin and ram it home with the burning staff!

Am I being unreasonable? Has any one else experienced stupid people like this?


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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:no you are being very professional, a lesser person would have demonstrated wink

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:the initial approach is common (red dot, flashing light) - the latter remark ("haha, you have missed it") is what would have caused a "code red" with many other staffers... :evil:

I once spun on Haad Rin beach, when someone full power tackled me (Rugby-style) and I thought "oh my, now he'll beat the crap out of me!" (for what reason ever)... only to look into the eyes of an med-sized ozzie, who stared back into mine and when he saw that spark right there, went "oh sh1t" - got up and started running... he was quick (enough) wink

good you kept your cool

angel


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Felex
Felex

Destroyer of worlds and ooo shiny.
Location: In my own head
Member Since: 1st Jun 2009
Total posts: 268
Posted:When I typed that out I was very drunk sorry. MMMmmmm liquorice vodka crazy

Service to say the rest of the night was a disaster although Im glad its not just me that thinks some people need stringing up.

Anyway its thunder and lightning outside so Im off for a play in the rain.


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Felex
Felex

Destroyer of worlds and ooo shiny.
Location: In my own head
Member Since: 1st Jun 2009
Total posts: 268
Posted:Thats better.

FireTom I cant believe someone tackled you. The mind boggles.


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Noiseyflower
Noiseyflower

Yell and scream all you like
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2009
Total posts: 53
Posted:Its worse when you try and keep going whilst disoriented and set your hair on fire.... the person with the camera then ends up getting a hair cut with lit fans. No idea why they were suprised.

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zyonchaos
journeyman
Location: Anglesey, Wales, UK soon to be...
Member Since: 13th May 2009
Total posts: 77
Posted:I think you were quite reserved to only tell him what could happen. I would of demonstrated,

slowly,

step by step,

Y'know just so he could understand whole heartedly, that it could be dangerous and he should never do it again.


From Within Chaos Comes Order

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MikefromGlos
MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England
Member Since: 10th Jul 2006
Total posts: 985
Posted:I think that this is quite a big thing as it is so dangourous for us guys in particlular. At least ask permission first its so annoying when it comes outta no were!

maybe a public campign with stalls and badages and marmite sandwhichs???


he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing

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willworkforfoodjnr
willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Member Since: 8th Aug 2007
Total posts: 1046
Posted:I could make a banner?

Working hard to be a wandering hippie layabout. Ten years down, five to go!

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bentforkx
bentforkx

Should I be spinning around my poi, or should my poi be spinning around me???
Location: Victoria, BC
Member Since: 25th Oct 2007
Total posts: 42
Posted:Originally Posted By: MikefromGlos

maybe a public campign with stalls and badages and marmite sandwhichs???

What??? Punish the flash photographers by making them ingest Marmite?????

That could end modern photography as we know it today!!!!

LOL!!
Sorry, couldn't resist....

Ben


Spinning makes the world go round

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