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13 December 2009 @ 01:48 pm
I hear it's healthy to laugh at ourselves...  
So, on the phone with Al, I made reference to webcam shots from way back in the day. I don't know if any of you remember those days, or what they led to for me, but I remember them vividly.

Way back when, in 2002 or so, the internet was abuzz with camwhores. It was sort of the latest trend (solidly squashed with the invention of better quality and affordable digital cameras). One of my online friends, a girl by the name of Jenny, was one of these camwhores. She never did any of the crazy sex shows or anything, but people would actually send her presents and money for her to sit there and film herself while she talked to them online. I couldn't believe it. Jenny, btw, is how I would eventually meet Nathan.

Me, being in a long-distance relationship at the time, thought that webcams were the greatest thing ever, and would use one like someone would use a digicam now, to document daily happenings. On my blog at the time, I would have a daily "shot" and would use my webcam to show what I was up to, what I was feeling, new clothes, whatever. After talking with Al, I decided to look through my webcam folder and see what I had from those days. Man, was a ever a dork desperate for attention. Here are some of my favourites:

Obviously doing a reading for someone online:

The pretty yet awkward "I'm actually looking at you!" shot

The "Holy crap, I can't believe I was ever that small!" shot

The sneaky "I'm too good to acknowledge you while drinking my hot chocolate" "real life" shot

The "Emo" shot

The ackward "Why am I webcamming in my pjs?" shot

The "I swear I'm not showing off my boobs!" shot:

And, my personal favourite - The "Look I found an ugly mitten!" shot

Ah, good times. I suppose we all basically do the same thing with facebook these days, but still. So funny, so awkward.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Lacy Jaelacyjae on December 14th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
Heathercallwolf on December 14th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
Ha, thanks honey! There's some more gems in there that I'll share another day :D
ellethe_villainelle on December 14th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
my obviously favorite is Ugly Mitten. though i never owned a webcam, i can relate to these sly captions. the "looking away actually looking at you" shot is a classic. LOL.