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05/02/2007 07:52:17 PM · #1
I am now seeking members for the Reaction Club. Membership is automatic, providing you are will to follow these stipulations:

1. check this thread for new photographs:

//www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=481269

2. write your "reaction" (see rule 3) to said photos in the comments of that photo, NOT the forum thread.

3. A "reaction" is an honest description of how you react to a photo. It is NOT about how you think you should react to it, it is NOT about showing what rules you know. It is about the personal connections you make to the photograph, whether it's a connection to feelings, memories, thoughts, etc. If you feel completely neutral about a photo, write that! And then sit with it a little longer, look at different aspects of the photo and see if anything hits you. But be sure to write down your initial indifference. The initial reaction is important, as well as the responses that bloom from further examination and/or quiet reflection.

Who will join me on my Quixotic quest?

Oh, if it helps any, this was ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bucket's idea. I think I'm volunteering him. Any other volunteers?

This thread is for volunteering, but also for asking questions about "reacting". Please, no comments telling me that critiques are more useful than reactions. I'm not getting rid of critiques. I'm just providing an alternative form of critique.
05/02/2007 07:53:01 PM · #2
p.s. I will add the username of whoever joins to the initial post in the Reaction Club thread (rule 1)
05/02/2007 07:56:25 PM · #3
I'll put my hand up. Most of my comments are more reactions than critiques anyway. Will keep that thread on my watch list :)
05/02/2007 07:59:05 PM · #4
Originally posted by rinac:

I'll put my hand up. Most of my comments are more reactions than critiques anyway. Will keep that thread on my watch list :)


Yayy!!
05/02/2007 08:08:25 PM · #5
Originally posted by posthumous:

I am now seeking members for the Reaction Club. Membership is automatic, providing you are will to follow these stipulations:

1. check this thread for new photographs:

//www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=481269

2. write your "reaction" (see rule 3) to said photos in the comments of that photo, NOT the forum thread.

3. A "reaction" is an honest description of how you react to a photo. It is NOT about how you think you should react to it, it is NOT about showing what rules you know. It is about the personal connections you make to the photograph, whether it's a connection to feelings, memories, thoughts, etc. If you feel completely neutral about a photo, write that! And then sit with it a little longer, look at different aspects of the photo and see if anything hits you. But be sure to write down your initial indifference. The initial reaction is important, as well as the responses that bloom from further examination and/or quiet reflection.

Who will join me on my Quixotic quest?

Oh, if it helps any, this was ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bucket's idea. I think I'm volunteering him. Any other volunteers?

This thread is for volunteering, but also for asking questions about "reacting". Please, no comments telling me that critiques are more useful than reactions. I'm not getting rid of critiques. I'm just providing an alternative form of critique.


who are you and what do you want? (that's me reacting)
05/02/2007 08:10:10 PM · #6
I take it I can start pretty much anytime? I'll go make myself a cuppa and get stuck into some...

Ahh, and I've just spotted Sevil's work. Just the ticket... :)

Message edited by author 2007-05-02 20:17:45.
05/02/2007 08:11:36 PM · #7
I'll give anyone who wants a NYC bad day review one. Call it the acid test at pH < 1
05/02/2007 08:16:13 PM · #8
Originally posted by pineapple:

I'll give anyone who wants a NYC bad day review one. Call it the acid test at pH < 1

my NYC bad day reactions would probably be less acidic than pineapple's. i guess 2<pH<5.
05/02/2007 09:36:35 PM · #9
I volunteer to give flakey, inconsistent, but sincere reactions.
05/02/2007 09:46:52 PM · #10
I think that this is a very good idea, and I wouldn't mind participating.
05/02/2007 09:57:01 PM · #11
Sure, sign me up, Don. But you'll probably have to put reminders in the team suck thread from time to time. :)
05/02/2007 10:00:35 PM · #12
I have been reacting to a few images in the other post. I don't mind commenting on more...I mean reacting to more.

Message edited by author 2007-05-02 22:02:46.
05/02/2007 10:11:16 PM · #13
Sign me up, Don. I like getting honest reactions on my own photos, so would be happy to provide mine to others.
05/02/2007 10:15:27 PM · #14
On further thinking, what's the point of "membership" in this club? Is not it simpler if anyone posting an image for a "reaction" accepted a reaction from anyone who felt like reacting?
05/02/2007 10:23:42 PM · #15
Originally posted by agenkin:

On further thinking, what's the point of "membership" in this club? Is not it simpler if anyone posting an image for a "reaction" accepted a reaction from anyone who felt like reacting?


I think it's more or less putting together a bunch of members who will *regularly* comment.
05/02/2007 10:48:28 PM · #16
I like the idea--I can comment regularly except between May 8-21 when I'll be working in Spain and internet connection won't be consistent. :-)
05/02/2007 10:50:23 PM · #17
Posthumous, you're looking for emotional reactions, right? Not technical critiques?
05/02/2007 11:11:33 PM · #18
Originally posted by rinac:

Originally posted by agenkin:

On further thinking, what's the point of "membership" in this club? Is not it simpler if anyone posting an image for a "reaction" accepted a reaction from anyone who felt like reacting?


I think it's more or less putting together a bunch of members who will *regularly* comment.


Yes. Of course, anyone who wants to can react. Members of Reaction Club just check the thread more often...

sorry, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' agenkin... no backsies!!! You give us "edge"

;)

05/02/2007 11:13:19 PM · #19
Originally posted by levyj413:

Posthumous, you're looking for emotional reactions, right? Not technical critiques?


Emotional, intellectual, spiritual... whichever part of you is engaged by the photo.

I can't stop you from giving a technical critique... :P but hopefully you will talk about technical issues in relation to how they made you react.
05/03/2007 12:39:11 AM · #20
Originally posted by posthumous:

sorry, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' agenkin... no backsies!!! You give us "edge"

I don't know about the "edge", but I've just put in three of my reactions. Let's see the reactions to the reactions. ;^)
05/03/2007 10:54:51 PM · #21
Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by levyj413:

Posthumous, you're looking for emotional reactions, right? Not technical critiques?


Emotional, intellectual, spiritual... whichever part of you is engaged by the photo.

I can't stop you from giving a technical critique... :P but hopefully you will talk about technical issues in relation to how they made you react.


Visceral!
05/04/2007 04:36:24 AM · #22
I'm interested but I'm kinda devoid of emotion. Is that a prerequisite? :P I can give my reaction though!
05/04/2007 12:40:32 PM · #23
I volunteer to give abstract reactions.
05/04/2007 12:52:49 PM · #24
I'll play, though I do play in the Critique Club and several 30-day'ers, and try to comment on 20% of the challenges I vote. Still, willing to give reactions.
05/04/2007 01:01:10 PM · #25
I'm all about the immediate reaction. Can I get in?
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