Fucking Friday: Photo.

This is definitely not directed towards you, dear reader, nor to anyone I know. But I’ve felt these conflicting feelings before, even if I haven’t expressed them. I’ve definitely been on the receiving end of this mixed message. I figure most of you will understand what I’m talking about.

Experiment in Tension.

6 Comments

  1. The State Bird of New York was something I used often in high school but haven’t of late. I guess I understand the penile-based invective it comes from and haven’t found a place inside me yet that needs to express that on a regular basis. I personally enjoy the “pluck yew” gesture more, because I find it entertaining & funny. But I also don’t take a whole lot of offense at getting flipped off.

    I’m intrigued by the interplay of the words written on your finger and the finger itself. Yes, fucking often takes place in relationships of love but somehow that doesn’t seem as at odds to me as this photo. I shall have to meditate on it.

  2. John

    I seem to have the inverse of your experience: I’ve only recently realized that this is a part of my repertoire. I think my only real uses of it have been on this blog, and I haven’t encountered much nuance in the gesture thus far (compared to the words, which I am much more familiar with). The gesture, in my experience, is still pretty offensive (more to those around me, and less to me), and has little to do with sex, and carries more of the “fuck off” or “fucked over” connotations.

    What’s the difference between this and “pluck yew”?

  3. G

    for me this photo very much brings up the complexity of my closet relationships. The ones we love the most are typically the ones that we (well, I anyhow) tend to fight dirtiest with.

    The fact that the wedding band is part of the picture makes me specifically think about my marriage relationship.

    I have a lot of curiosity about if the band was included on purpose or if you are just right handed and therefore could write on your left finger with more ease?
    Also (because my mind works like this)… I’m dying to know what the text on the wedding band says. (as an added tension/dissonance/contradiction to the finger/text message)
    (that is text, right? or just decorative texture?)

    anyways… thank you for the thought provoking message.

  4. ha!
    upon further reflection about flipping people off in my life, I have realized that I NEVER flip people off. not in anger anyways… the few times I have actually used the bird on someone it has always been a friend and I have meant it as a term of endearment…
    weird.
    so…
    yeah…
    I love ya too.
    🙂

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