***Names have been changed to obscure the sick bastards
***’FartyBartFast’*** I do NOT want you as a new contact on Flickr. I do NOT want you ‘favouriting’ (and therefore collecting) my photos and I do NOT want to see what you have to offer …because I somehow feel sure there will be plenty more to come from you. In fact, if I’m being totally honest, you actually spoiled my afternoon. There I was, absorbed in editing my ‘clematis over the picket fence photo’, trying to make it look prettier, and your email has decidedly lowered the tone of the day. In fact it’s made me angry.
Yes, Dear Diary, I’ve tentatively ventured back to Flickr-land, putting my favourite / best photos there over the last few days and yes, it has already prompted a weirdo to pop up from the woodwork, wanting to be my friend.
I can’t think why.
Over the last week or so, I’ve posted a landscape shot, a shot of some birds in the morning sunshine, various orchids and various abstract (totally inoffensive) shots of things like the roofing structure of a greenhouse and a seagull staring out to sea above a sign saying ‘CLEAR’.
I can’t think why FartyBartFast imagines I’d be interested, based upon his favourites – girls in bondage, girls with boobies busting out all over and girls with those horrid ball gags in their mouths.
It’s always best to check who is lurking as your ‘friend’ and I have the distinct feeling that this weirdo is trying to set up a heavy porn swapping site, maybe even a snuff porn site – his own, *four*, photos appear to show dead girls (one of them, alarmingly real … if her neck isn’t broken then I’ll be amazed).
What the hell is wrong with people?!
In amongst his ‘favourites’ are a smattering of innocent portrait shots that people have no doubt put up on the web of their sister, daughter, mother …whatever.
For instance, there’s one of a pretty and smartly dressed young woman taken from an official function for a well-respected Society. The thought of this sicko salivating (and worse) over her makes my flesh crawl.
This kind of predator really freaks me out and it’s why I don’t publicly post photos of my family. I don’t want some perv getting their jollies from images of my loved ones.
I’ve reported my concerns to Flickr – I’ve had porn freaks try to befriend me before but this chap hit a new low. Let’s see if they do anything – I could just have been looking at real crime photos and it’s going to haunt me.
Stinky, nasty, f-ing little creep – crawl back under your rock and die. }:|