This is part 8 of a series of 9 blogposts. Read other posts in the series here:
(2) The physical
(3) The body specific
(4) Demographical compatibility
(5) Family life
(7) Gendered imaginaries
(8) Personal interests and abstract metaphors
(9) Existential navigations
This eighth installment aims to loosely thematize some discursive negotiations of love and life based on season 5 of Fei Cheng Wu Rao (非诚勿扰)/If You Are The One around ‘Personal interests and abstract metaphors’. [Image heavy]
Screen grabs obtained from ‘Commemorative Fashion Shoes‘ Tumblr with permission from the owner
(a) Some times people look like food.
Some times people are overly affectionate towards food. Or corn. Maybe just corn.
And milk. People like very specific foods.
Some people take their food very seriously.
But some people are just not *that* into food.
(b) All the fair ladies become arbiters of fashion and taste.
Although some claim to be plain Janes despite the visual juxtaposition.
But the men have expectations too.
And perhaps, some very specific fashion fetishes.
Some times the women engage in a refracted male gaze and attempt to typify their desirability.
There are some hits. And some misses. Or maybe fashion is just too avant garde to define.
(c) Fashion aside, some contestants resemble hyper-morphic creatures and objects.
Animals are a big hit.
Although animated animals tend to be more popular.
Some imageries are just bewilderingly ambiguous.
(d) If you’re all out of hobbies, dating can be a great time-filler.
Some contestants have more artistic pursuits.
Body contact and sport is desired in the appropriate extents.
Some hobbies are more exotic.
Others hardly exist. (Sheer honesty?)
(e) All hobbies being equal, long live the Internet.
Any thoughts? Beep me! The last installment eight on Existential navigations to come.