Friday, March 24, 2006

Happy HNT?

I'm going to open myself up to show my ignorance here. Can any of you out there in Blogland tell me what "Happy HNT" stands for/means? I've thought and thought (and you thought that was a forest fire near you?) but cannot fathom what it means. Please enlighten this poor old woman please!!! :) Lol!


Melanie Morales said...

Okay - I can't give you a link - I had to google it to find it - and it has some suggestive pictures on it - so I won't link to it... But here are the guidelines - and his post totally broke his own guidelines - go figure. If he hadn't - I would link to it!

It originated with some blogger somewhere out there...

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I offer these guidelines for "Half-Nekkid Thursday":

* In that North American, Puritanical way that most of my readers think, "Nekkid", or its variations, somehow insinuates sex, or its variations. WRONG!! The purpose of "Half-Nekkid Thursday" is not to see sex acts! It is the celebration of exposure. Of your big toe. Of your breastbone. Of your knuckles. Of your uvula. Whatever. Of course, sex acts can qualify, so if you want to post those.....
* "Nekkid" is not the same as nude! Again, nude qualifies, but it is not a requirement!
* Pictures should be taken of you or by you. Don't be going to some internet site and downloading "Half-Nekkid" pics. And don't use Uncle Bob's pictures from Spring Break '72, either. Let's try to keep this fairly "real".
* You don't necessarily have to be the subject of the picture. By the same token, if you're not, then the subject(s) should be known to you. No fair going to the beach and snapping pictures left and right. Yes, they might be "Half-Nekkid", but they don't follow the spirit of "Half-Nekkid Thursday".
* While animals can be included in a "Half-Nekkid Thursday" picture, they are not the focus, therefore cannot be the subject. If an animal is all that keeps your picture "Half-Nekkid" rather than "Full-Nekkid", that's OK.
* You are allowed a very limited number of cute-kids-in-the-tub type of pictures. We're interested in YOU!
* Use some originality with your shots. Facial shots should be limited. Artsy body landscapes, conversely, are highly encouraged. If a partner/family member is needed to take the picture, that's OK.
* Props can help you with creativity, and their use is encouraged, but not necessary.
* As we get into this, you may find that you want to post more than one picture for "Half-Nekkid Thursday". I would discourage this practice unless absolutely necessary. You should hold some pictures in reserve, in case you find yourself without a new picture down the road.
* While I can hardly control when you post pictures on your own blogs, let's try to keep "Half-Nekkid Thursday" special, and post "Half-Nekkid" pics only on Thursdays. If you feel the urge to post them more than once a week, I might recommend just emailing them out, rather than posting.
* Tattoos are certainly an acceptable subject, regardless of location. Scars are also acceptable, but please respect the others who visit "Half-Nekkid Thursday" on a regular basis. Spread out the scar pictures over a few weeks' time, please!
* Speaking of scars--If you use a picture of a scar, it must be accompanied by some sort of humorous anectdote as to how you got it. For a long, but good example, go here.
* Other skin conditions might not be acceptable, due to good taste. These include, but are not limited to warts, zits, lesions, ingrown hairs, boils, open sores, peeling skin, scabies, rashes, or any other assorted gross things. I'm not saying that you can't post them. Just use your best judgement, for the sake of the rest of us.
* When referring to "Half-Nekkid Thursday", please spell it correctly! Not Naked, not Neked, not Nakid. It's "Half-Nekkid Thursday".
* It's very important to not be dissing other's submissions! We're all going to have half-hearted entries from time to time. None of us is better than the other. One the other hand, it's completely acceptable to heap praise upon those that deserve it!

Mountain Mama said...

I wondered about HNT myself. Glad to have an explanation.

Pam said...

I have been to some bloggers sites who do HNT, most of them are either funny or artistic. Couple of them are suggestive. I myself have no desire to share with the world pieces or parts..! But to each his own, that's why each of us has our own!
P.S. AC, you know that one person we were concerned about and who had some unusual behavior? I am convinced there is significant poor mental health there. I refuse to go to the other site as it is all fake-smoke and mirrors. At least that person has sense enough to not come to my site anymore. Well, comment anyway.

jettybetty said...

Aren't you glad you asked??

So will you be participating in HNT this weeek???

Pilot Mom said...

Melanie, thank you for a clear answer! I'm so glad I asked! At least I understand the 'bare' facts...Lol!

Mountain Mama, I knew there were others like me! :)

Pam, like you I have NO desire to share other than the written word...and really, I bet everyone else would be equally thrilled if I did NOT share any HNT pics! :D

JB, I'm THRILLED I asked! See above answer...I'll refrain from sharing this week! ;)

Wenchy said...

I so enjoyed reading this. :o)

LJ said...

OH MY LANTA!!! I've never heard of HNT, but after reading the comments here I am more than filled in. Some people just have way too much time on their hands. :-) Thanks? for the education.

AFGUY said...

i dont know what it means mamma, but im glad and happy to blog again. Thannks for making me smile again. I blogged about you and im truly thankful for everything you do. I hope all of your blog friends read my post on my blog... god bless