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November 23, 2012
4:02 pm
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somegirl
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This was mentioned on the Che and Fidel thread so I thought I'd go right ahead and get this party started.drunkdance

November 23, 2012
7:00 pm
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Legume
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So many things I want to discuss!

Ok my most annoying mummy blog at the moment has to be BabyMac. She has a cycle of typical posts:

Look what I bought! (always something ridiculously expensive), look what I cooked! (lady Pikelets hardly make you a food genius) look at my fab house, no really look at my fab house, my kids are shits, parenting is so hard, seriously parenting is so hard, look I'm off on a fab expensive holiday (fly fishing in NZ at the moment with no kids & daily helicopter flights!), lookstthus alcoholic beverage I am drinking, cheers! (I seriously think she has a drinking problem), ok I need to get fit & healthy now. Repeat over & over again.

I have no idea how her readers can relate to her & her whining shits me to tears (in between the passive aggressive showing off about her life).

Ok that felt good.

November 23, 2012
8:01 pm
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Snark Sans Frontiers
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I know some peeps on GOMi like Nirrimi and the road is home, but I don't find anything clever about a lack of capitals and being knocked up at nineteen. 

I also don't think any nineteen year is as profound as they believe they are. The baby's middle name 'firebrace' only confirms this for me.

I feel her photography style will date, and I think papa's apparent lack of contact with his eldest child is both concerning and indicative of their immaturity.

But I could just be bitter and old and stuff.

November 23, 2012
8:47 pm
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Medusa said
I know some peeps on GOMi like Nirrimi and the road is home, but I don't find anything clever about a lack of capitals and being knocked up at nineteen. 

I also don't think any nineteen year is as profound as they believe they are. The baby's middle name 'firebrace' only confirms this for me.

I feel her photography style will date, and I think papa's apparent lack of contact with his eldest child is both concerning and indicative of their immaturity.

But I could just be bitter and old and stuff.

I have never heard of that blog before, just had a quick look and I don't know what to think of it. I like the layout and the photography, but the writing? She writes as if she's 50 and knows everything about life. 

She looks like she's 15 yikes

 

I just read the LA post: business class flight, driver, castle in the hills,.. drool

 

I'll keep on reading (…and there goes the weekend)….. anyone else having an opinion about them?

November 23, 2012
9:50 pm
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Legume
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Is she for real? The writing is terrible, she seriously should have stuck it out at school it would have helped her writing. How are they paying for these trips etc? Through her photography? So many questions! Still every blogger is a 'photographer' these days. Yeah right.

November 23, 2012
10:53 pm
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I thought I'd comment – I've been following Nirrimi since she was 13-14 and Matt was 16 (through DeviantART as pretty-as-a-picture and matt-caplin). They were both really popular there but Matt has deleted his account. I read their stuff now every couple of months.

 

What I know:

They used to be family friends. They got back in touch years later after N googled M's name and found out they had a mutual interest in photography. Matt was with someone else at the time, her name was Courtney. He ended up finishing it up with Courtney and moving to Melbourne. He has one kid from Courtney born when he was 17, her name is Lily. At 16, Nirrimi stole her mother's credit card and booked a flight from Cairns to Melbourne to see Matt. They're been together ever since, staying with friends etc until renting out a place in Mt Victoria since last year. Matt's second daughter was born this year when Nirrmi was 19 (her name is Alba).

 

The baby's name Firebrace comes from Nirrimi's father (an Aboriginal elder). So, not made up but I'm pretty sure Nirrimi's real last name is Hakanson, her mother's last name. Matt's first daughter has his last name and I haven't seen any mention of her on any blog for at least two years (!) I was really hoping Lily would see Matt or Alba regularly, as I'm pretty sure Courtney moved to Sydney. As far as I know they are both paid photographers. In fact Nirrimi's work suddenly skyrocketed to a whole new level after she met Matt, and now their two styles are indistinguishable. I think he is the one with the exceptional raw talent, he just mentored her talent to get her where she is.

 

I feel a bit… I don't know, a bit like I'm sorry for her reading her posts. She has an air of self-consciousness about her and it kind of reminds me of soulemama. She always has her hair done a certain way for a lot of photos -side part, plaits etc. She makes a point of saying how they eat vegan and raw, how they baby wear, breastfeed and co-sleep, how they're going to unschool Alba. I feel kind of like she's putting on a show to fit this niche of arty earth mama so perfectly. I wonder how much is real. Also, I think a 16 year old that steals her mother's credit card and think it's great to fly interstate alone just simply hasn't had enough boundaries in her life.

 

For some lolz, here are her old sites:

http://www.nirrimi.piczo.com/

http://nirrimi92.piczo.com/

http://nez-rox.deviantart.com/

November 23, 2012
11:16 pm
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Snark Sans Frontiers
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Ah, I stand corrected on the Firebrace.

http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2008/08/07/15242_newsphoto.html

 

A quick google shows Nirrimi is all over the interwebz, and no doubt her daughter will be, too. She is perhaps the ultimate mommy blogger – sharing her every thought online since her early teens!

November 24, 2012
3:54 am
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meow meow
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I read her 'about' section and my eyes rolled back in my head. So. Much. Wank.

November 24, 2012
4:25 am
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sassygal
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brightlights said
I just read the LA post: business class flight, driver, castle in the hills,.. drool
 

I'll keep on reading (…and there goes the weekend)….. anyone else having an opinion about them?

 

This was actually the first and only post I read by this blogger. I was far to put off with the pretentious, absurd, faux-fantastical nature of it all. 

 In fact I kinda don't even what to acknowledge the blog because it's so silly and doing to only further legitimizes it…

November 24, 2012
6:26 am
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him columbia, her ju

I know http://veronicalovesarchie.com/ is quite popular but I don't know if she blogs much about her kids.

November 24, 2012
7:01 am
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digital ephemera
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I currently reside in Australia and have been fascinated with Nirrimi's story for a while now. I pretty much just don't get her, although I do see the trend among young mommy bloggers to have this thing for community and the goddess and the whole homebirth-breastfeeding-cosleeping-unschooling thing, which I do somehow get. 

 

Anyway, I found this about Nirrimi's father http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/francis-firebrace-happiest-man-in-the-world and now I at least understand where she gets it from. yikes

November 24, 2012
7:21 am
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somegirl
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brightlights said 

I have never heard of that blog before, just had a quick look and I don't know what to think of it. I like the layout and the photography, but the writing? She writes as if she's 50 and knows everything about life. 

She looks like she's 15 yikes

 

This. I 'like' her in the sense of she seems a fairly nice girl. She says that she tries to love everyone she comes into contact with and that seems a nice message to bring your child up with…but yep the whole profound speak is a little grating. 

I just read the LA post: business class flight, driver, castle in the hills,.. drool

I'll keep on reading (…and there goes the weekend)….. anyone else having an opinion about them?

 

I think the trip was paid for them, by a friend, when Nirrimi was going through some difficult stuff – there was mention of a court case on her Facebook page and it sounded serious, don't know what it was though.

November 24, 2012
7:22 am
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somegirl
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Legume said
So many things I want to discuss!

Ok my most annoying mummy blog at the moment has to be BabyMac. She has a cycle of typical posts:

Look what I bought! (always something ridiculously expensive), look what I cooked! (lady Pikelets hardly make you a food genius) look at my fab house, no really look at my fab house, my kids are shits, parenting is so hard, seriously parenting is so hard, look I'm off on a fab expensive holiday (fly fishing in NZ at the moment with no kids & daily helicopter flights!), lookstthus alcoholic beverage I am drinking, cheers! (I seriously think she has a drinking problem), ok I need to get fit & healthy now. Repeat over & over again.

I have no idea how her readers can relate to her & her whining shits me to tears (in between the passive aggressive showing off about her life).

Ok that felt good.

 

Hahaha! Don't hold back by any means ;). I thought I hadn't read her blog but then I Googled it and realised I had. Totally didn't speak to me whatsoever and I don't get how she even has a following. 


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