The Different Kinds Of Pictures You Can Take Of Yourself On Photo Booth: Part Two

This is the “OMG, I’m writing so many papers. I hate Jane Eyre and I hate finals!” These photos are often taken in your school’s library but they can also be taken in a coffee shop. They should convey a high sense of discomfort and annoyance with your workload. Sample comments will include “I’m dying too. Haven’t slept in 48 hours.”

This is the “I’m making a crazy face and acting weird because I’m a person who has fun!!!” picture. There are so many of these kinds of pictures on my Photo Booth.

I mean, is this not the same picture?

This is the “I’m sticking my tongue out to convey a sense of playfulness/maybe exude some party girl vibes” picture. I stick out  my tongue in pictures a lot because it makes me feel less self-conscious. I’m going to make myself look freakish before the camera can!?

This is the “I’m taking a picture of myself in an airplane to show that I’m someone who flies places. I have cities to be in, tickets to buy, and cabs to hail. And I fly Virgin, okaaaaay?” picture. This can be posted on your Facebook with the caption of AIRPORT NAME   —> OTHER AIRPORT NAME.

This is an extension of the last picture. It’s the “I’m holding up European money because I’m in EUROPE. Who wants to rage? Oh my god, the wine is so cheap here. I’m like permanently wasted!!!” picture.

This is the “I’m so hungover. Don’t look at me! Wait, look at me! I’m going to take a picture of myself hungover and post it and be like, “Wait, I’m so gross!” picture.

This is the “I wish I still I had a Livejournal so I could put this picture in an entry and be like “things have been hard lately…”  picture. Photos of me looking depressed no longer have a place in my virtual identity, which makes me feel so sad and…depressed? TC mark

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“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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  • A.

    the hangover picture is my life right now

    • Hmph

      Thats pretty #dark…

    • Hmph

      Thats pretty #dark…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=612928768 Samie Rose

    I love all of this.

  • BAM!!

    you’re hysterical ryan

  • http://twitter.com/layzrr Matthew

    Didn’t read, but I did scroll through the pics and LAUGH. Well done!

  • GG

    It kind of seems like T.C. is becoming Ryan’s facebook wall. What’s with all the recent pictures of him inserted into his articles?

    • S.H.

      That would be because the articles are about “the different kinds of pictures you can take of yourself on Photo Booth” and he uses himself as an example because he’s hilarious and perfect and #dark.

  • Veronica

    Ryan I love you so much it hurts. I read other entries on TC but I always look for yours first. Whenever I’m feeling down, I read your posts and everything is okay again and I feel great about life and everything else and just wish you were my best friend but its okay because you exist in the world and totally fucking get it and I’m not alone. 

  • S.H.

    My day is fucking made.
    PS The “I’m sticking my tongue out to convey a sense of playfulness/maybe exude some party girl vibes” picture is actually pretty sexy.

  • http://twitter.com/ingenuegle Egle Makaraite

    Things have been so hard lately…

  • Tessa

    Fucking hysterical. I love you. 

  • Anonymous

    part three. PART THREEE!!!!!!!!!!11!

  • Inadelle

    ILU 4eva :D This is the story of my life, I swear I take more pics of myself when writing a thesis than I usually do!

  • Ziiiing

    You were hotter when I didn’t know what you looked like… #ouch

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508371039 Rayan Khayat

      no

  • Kennneth Gibson

    I definitely don’t get the round glasses but whatever. 

  • G.

    waiting for “i’m an editor at TC and use it as my personal journal”

  • Anonymous

    i have all of these photos in my photobooth too. spot on.

  • http://twitter.com/galette_rois Julian Galette

    You look alarming like the web guy at the newspaper I used to intern at. It’s freaking me out. 

  • Jack

    Ryan, I love you, but your writing is getting terrible. Quality over quantity, love.

  • Wolff Kristy

    Hahahaha omg let’s just be real here, we could have like “part 206998.” I’ve seen your computer.

    • Zoe

      zoe likes this

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508371039 Rayan Khayat

      I wish I knew him *_*

  • Charlie :)

    Is that a Venezuelan flag in the last picture?

  • U_r_a_qt

    i just got a lady-boner, ry ry ;)

  • Gary McClelland

    you look like a different person in every photo, how do you do it are you THE SAINT

  • http://www.facebook.com/terrorflynnokok Steven Schwab

    Stop wearing glasses. You look handsome without them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508371039 Rayan Khayat

    I love the second one

  • CARL

    WHY ARE ALL OF YOUR FACEBOOK STATUSES IN CAPS? ARE YOU TRYING TO BE IRONIC?

  • Anonymous

    a D.A.R.E. shirt in the party gurl picture? #iRoNiC

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