Thursday, May 20, 2010

5th Anniversary HNT!

First off...say a little prayer for Phain (Remember Phain? Longtime HNTer/OHNTer/two-time MG/two-time OsShirt recipient). Just got word that her apartment building burned to the ground today. She and her kids are safe, but they have lost literally everything. I'll let you know what, if anything, we can do.
Be sure to check the post below this one too. A list of my favorite HNTs. A great blast from the past, with a new one just added today!
OK, on to the business at hand... It was five years ago that this little venture started from such humble beginnings. Thousands of pictures, and hundreds of participants later, it shows no sign of stopping. To start off this long post, I'll repost the Guidelines for HNT. These haven't changed since the day they were written. Granted, some of them are unneeded or outdated. But I keep them in anyway. I know that there are many of you who have never seen these. Please take the time to read them! As always, you can click on any of the HNT badges/buttons and find them, too!
The Guidelines

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 anecdote 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 judgment, 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!
  • IMPORTANT!--Remember to visit my current "HNT" post and leave a comment indicating that you've posted a picture for "Half-Nekkid Thursday". Consider my blog as the informational kiosk for "Half-Nekkid Thursday". You'll be able to see who is joining the tradition. Commenting is much easier for all concerned, rather than updating my blog each time someone posts their picture. I will try to keep the Blogroll in my sidebar updated each week.
I hope that these guidelines help all of you. Get those cameras going!
Back in the simpler days, when all I thought HNT would amount to was a tummy, or a bare shoulder, or an earlobe, this was the sort of half-nekkidness that we expected to see. I even started out by pushing the limit! I sort of hit the gross factor right off the bat! That's a nasty blister that formed and popped during a round of golf five years ago. But for what it's worth, it's the very first official HNT picture. To the right, the same heel and the same parking lot, but sans blister. You can click 'em to big 'em, but that would just be weird.


I love to touch her skin.
Soft, delicious skin on legs, belly, erect breasts, succulent lips.
I love to touch her skin.
Our mouths, with gentle suction, pulling and drawing.
Our tongues, entwined in rhythmical dance,
sliding, swirling, simulated movements when united.
Thick protrusion enters her skin,
Her skin, I love to touch.

The first time we touched, I held you so tight
that feeling I felt only felt so right.
Things were moving kind of fast and I wanted more
You made me feel so comfortable and said once more
We are miles apart and I wonder when I will see you again,
I can't wait till I kiss you, hold you, and just see you....
My sexy mystery friend.


This week's Mystery Guest will be revealed Thursday afternoon. Thanks to her secret admirer for the words.
The MG this week is Crystal, but it seems like many of you had that figured out! Stop by to say hi anyway!

Based on the early returns, it's going to be a little sparse over at "...the Other HNT". I offered it as a place for former bloggers to join in on the festivities if they wanted, but I haven't heard from any of them yet. I hope they're not all waiting until the last minute! So I don't know what's going to be over there, but let's assume it's NSFW like usual!
I've been getting some interesting questions over there in the formspring box in my sidebar. Keep them coming! Anonymously, even!
Go check out the OsShirt site in the near future. OsShirt v.3 will be showing up there soon. It's been quite active as of late, and will be taking a trans-continental vacation this summer! You might even get to see it somewhere among this week's HNTs, too!
Many of you might have received some lovely spam from my gmail account. Gmail even shut me down and made me jump through hoops to get back into my own account! And then last night, my ability to send emails was temporarily suspended (it's back now) because "I" had sent out too many undeliverable emails (that would be the spam filters on your end). Some research shows that if you clicked the link provided, your computer was not infected at all. Just urged to by Viagrow. If you received this link from me, please consider buying some Viagrow. I'm hoping I can get a commission from the sales. (I also hear that Daniel from "29 Pearls in Your Kiss..." got spam sent out under his name, and I got one last week from Roximoon. What's up with Gmail???)
OK, I only had one person who wanted to send their anniversary tribute to OHNT, so I'm going to put her here. This is from MamaKBear:

Here are my pics...my very first HNT was in Oct. 2005, and was a picture of my hand with my baby daughter's hand in it. I took a recreation, and the anniversary HNT pic is of my hand and my now 5 yr old daughter Meghan's hand. :) How fitting that she is 5 now also!

84 comments:

SapioSlut said...

I'm up and actually half-naked this week!

Happy HNT!

His marie and Her Owner said...

Happy Anniversary! The HNT folks are an amazing group of people, and i'm glad to be able to join in the fun and creativity.

I'm up and wishing everyone a very happy HNT!

Southern Sage said...

MG is stellar as always. I got the spam but I saved the link in case I needed any viagra later!

Mines up.

Osbasso said...

Go see what CbE has lost over the past 5 years!

http://cutebutevilgirl.blogspot.com/

Osbasso said...

Autumn's up over at her place. Possibly looking for volunteers!

http://www.autumnmistspeaks.blogspot.com/

Master said...

Happy HNT and happy 5th anniversary. Looking forward to the next five!

I'm up.

Ms Scarlett said...

I'm up and celebrating TWO anniversaries this week!

Lovely MG....

XO ~ Scarlett

Osbasso said...

Jobthingy had help with her first HNT, but had to go solo this time around. And did a fine job!

http://jobthingyhnt.blogspot.com/

Loverboy said...

http://2heartsarebeatingtogether.blogspot.com/

We are up :]

5 Years WOW~!
Congrats~!

Emmy said...

Happy Anniversary Os!
It's amazing to always see the interpretation of the theme by the many participants.

And the MG is gorgeous too.
Happy HNT!
~Emmy

PS: I'm up!

solitarysexualpsyclist said...

Haven't participated in HNT for very long...nevertheless, in keeping with the spirit of this week's theme, I did an interpretation of my first attempt at HNT.

I'm up fo sho.

Petal said...

Delectable MG!

I'm up and playing along :)

Osbasso said...

Lil Bit is up for the festivities!

http://littlehmphf.blogspot.com/

BTExpress said...

Wow, that really sucks for Phain. I can't imagine.

You're heal looks a lot better. How's the other one?

I'm up with socks. Like you didn't know I'd post them.

FYI, got the hot tub going today. We can squeeze in 8, okay, 6, but 8 if we get really, really close. I say 8.

Happy anniversary my friend.

Tragic said...

I don't think I even still have my first HNT from 'oh so long ago' and I've been in/out for a long time. Remember Margarita Girl? Texas Spitfire? Tequila Girl? blond & blue-eyed Becca from Dandelion Wishes, and the other Becca, with the cocoa locks and those big brown eyes? And the very lovely Spiritsex with her pics by the river...

I guess today's HNT is a special one for me, it's truly the first since my complete rebirth.. Oh and wow, MG sure is a bucket of hotsauce!!

Jen Fooled Around said...

I got a message from Daniel warning about the spam.. but, never saw it..unless Mark ordered that viagrow and is planning a BIG surprise for me.

We're up and celebrating your anniversary...

Happy 5th HNT !

Elle said...

Good job with that picture reproduction, Os, but it's missing a blister :P

Happy HNT anniversary!

Mine's up!

lecram said...

I'm up... but am about to go out for a bit. Thought I'd let you know that yes, I participated and was damned glad to do so.

Kudos and Congrats on 5 years, Os!

Cheers & Happy Anniversary HNT to one and all!

Dana said...

Try as I might, I just couldn't let HNT's 5th anniversary go by without jumping back in. Thanks to all of those who suggested this theme - it was perfect!

I put the PEARLS back on for this one!

The Muffin Fan said...

My 2nd HNT is up. I broke the theme, because it would be silly to reproduce last week's picture.

I'm playing a - song, instead.

Happy 5th Anniversary!

Addict said...

I haven't said this in a while....
But I'm up!

James said...

Happy Anniversary O's.

I'm up. Almost a year for me.

Bat said...

I broke down and posted. I'm up.

Vixen said...

I'm in and I'm up. It's been since Feb '06 for me!

Yuck on the blister!

I so totally know that MG ;)

xo

southerngirl said...

Oh my what a great 5th.... we hope you are here for many years aHEAD!!!

I am up and OLD YELLER - well sort of!!!

XOXO

~SoGirl

13messages said...

Happy five years!

I'm up and so is Autumn. She's at http://autumnmistspeaks.blogspot.com/

Goobrgrl said...

I'm up and happy anniversary!

Chickie said...

Hey! We both started off with feet!

Happy Birthday, HNT!

Barefoot Dreamer said...

Happy Ann.
No time to read right now I will be right back. I popped in quick to tell everyone I am UP!!!! Cooking up some hot stuff

Addict said...

It's been a while...
But I'm up.

(sorry if this is a repeat, blogger *is* weird tonight)

TUG said...

Let us know what we can do for Phain. Glad they are OK.

And of course I'm up. I couldn't miss an anniversary!

Margaret said...

I am up, and kinda following the rules. :)

peace...

Mr. Smith said...

HHNT - Anniversary Addition! Congrats to a fun bunch! Were up and thanks for letting us play.

Summer said...

Aw, man, I remember that HNT of your's! It makes me cringe to see it again.

Beautiful MG and the poem is very touching.

SCH said...

It has been a long time since I participated, but I am UP!

Thank You Os for giving everyone something to look forward to on Thursdays!

Barefoot Dreamer said...

(I came back and read :)

Glad I did- you make me smile Os. You take me under your wing and you slap me into shape when needed - thanks. You are more then just the guy who provides the "I'm up " place... you are a friend

Midwestern City Boy said...

We are up at Married In Ohio with our very first HNT from 2005.

Happy HNT anniversary everyone!

S said...

I'm up and showing my very first HNT from 2005. Happy 5th HNT Anniversary, Os, and thanks for all the fun!

voyeurondisplay said...

Mine is up... :)

Isadora-Blaque said...

Wow! Happy anniversary! I put up a new post but definitely put in the happy anniversary!

Moosekahl said...

I'm up with my first injury HNT and this week's recreation which I didn't even have to plan. Sliced open the opposite foot while planting this week. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Sam said...

I'm up with my first HNT plus today's recreation. Happy Half Nekkid Thursday Osbasso! As my next door neighbor would say, "You're the breast!"

lecram said...

Ahh... blogger lost my comment. No matter... Congrats, Os!

I'm up!

Cheers & Happy HNT Anniversary to one and all!

Joanna Cake said...

My son showed me something similar just yesterday evening. You boys and your fashion shoes ;P

Hannibal Lector Thursday, my first attempt at an HNT pastiche is up... and I'll be remembering my first proper HNT tomorrow evening.

Happy HNT and thanks for providing me with such a great vehicle for getting over my body dysmorphia x

Carnalis said...

5 years .. and so much loveliness. It was your greatest idea ever, Os.

I'm up, with a look back at Bittersweet days.

heelsnstocking said...

im up!

loving your HNT, such a mark of time seeing a child grow.

HHNT xx

Cheeky Minx said...

Happy 5th, Os!!!

Much like the others, yuck on the blister, but very nice foot! And your saucy wench MG is as luscious as ever.

I’m up!

Stealth said...

I am up with an old school..that necklace belongs to tara now..

hope you made a selection from what I sent you..

Happy FIFTH!! I been there the whole way you sucka!!!

Love you!!

-Stealth

Hopeless Romantic said...

Jan 7 2010 was our first HNT ...Only 5 short months ago .. But what a ride its been!

Fooled Around and Fell in Love is up!

Mark Leslie said...

Happy 5th Anniversary, Os.

Sorry to hear about Phain, but glad to know her and her kids got out safe.

I love the hand in hand revisit HNT post from MamaKBear 5 years later - beautiful!

I did my first post in October 2005 of my "spooky eyes" underwear and since I still had the underwear and they're in decent shape, they're the subject of this week's HNT post on my blog.

And just to let you know, though I rarely go visiting and commenting anymore, I have never stopped putting up a weekly HNT post since I started 5 years ago.

Thanks for starting this great HNT community! And a HHNT to everyone!

scintillectual said...

I hate that I had no time to do the theme but Happy Anniversary nonetheless! I'm up with one shot this week. Enjoy!

http://scintillectual.com/?p=528

Maggie said...

I'm glad your foot has healed in the past 5 years. ;-)

I'm up!

Maeve said...

Happy 5th anniversiry!
Thanks to Autumn, I knew what to do for this week and post it!
But don't forget to vote to dress me up for next week!

Another Suburban Mom said...

Happy Anniversary to you and the rest of the Nekkid people. I am up and celebrating today.

Hubman said...

I started on Sept 4 2008 and haven't missed a week since- here is my recreation of that first post!

http://hubmanshangout.com/2010/05/20/5-years-thats-a-lot-of-nekkidness/

HyperSexualGirl said...

Yesterday the comments were wonky, too -- saying comments were waiting for approval when they weren't.

I'm up!

Sexie Sadie~ said...

Happy Anniversary Os! Thanks so much for starting this fabulous concept!

I am up!

xo~Sadie

Daniel said...

Hi Os, hi all...

Yep, I got hacked too, but thankfully it didn't shut me down. Daniel doesn't have as many contacts to spam as Os does, apparently. Lol. And yes, Daniel just referred to himself in the third person.

Anyway, we're up with our original. Happy HNT!

-d.

Crystal Girl said...

Love those pics. Yours and the MG.
I'm here and up.

xoxo, Crystal

Swat Shop Sissy said...

speaking of babies...

Bunny said...

Happy Anniversary HNT and Os!!Thank you Os for keeping this going - you are THE. BEST.

I'm up, with my first HNT from 2007

Westcoast Weirdo said...

Happy HNT!

Polt said...

Hey, OS, thanks for the invite! I'm back for the 5th Annivesary. To everyone still posting, keep going kids, have a great time! To the retirees like myself, I say, thanks for playing when you did. It was a blast wasnt it?

I have to start thinking of something awesome to post for the 10 year Anniversary in 2015, right? :)

HUGS...

viemoira said...

This was a neat idea! Happy Nekkid-versary! I'm up...

Joe Nobody said...

First half-nekkid post today.

Genevieve said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Sorry to hear of Phain's situation but glad they are safe.

It's good you don't have a blister to recreate the first shot with!

Lovely MG!

I'm UP.

Genevieve said...

p.s. Sweet hand pictures too. :)

Professor Fate said...

I'm back form the anniversary party.

Celebrating five years of HNT!

figleaf said...

Wow, five years! Thanks for putting this together, Os, and for keeping it together. Your guidelines were pretty inspired.

I'm still searching for the pair of shorts I wore in my first HNT photo back in January 2006 so I can recreate it. (They're my favorites and though they've been missing for weeks I just know they're around here somewhere.)

Meanwhile I'm up this week with a ... slightly more nekkid than usual Thursday post about massage and massage tables.

Happy HNT!

Kyle said...

Feeels like the Firrrrst time..

thanks for pushing us to revisit the past, Os, it was fun.

http://www.butchtastic.net/?p=3609

MamaKBear said...

Happy HNT! Wow, it's been a long time since I've said that! Thanks for sharing my pics here, I haven't blogged in so long and wasn't real sure many would remember me. What a trip down HNT memory lane it is just seeing the comments here and a lot of long ago familiar names. Now I'm off to go see pictures! :)

Just Another Girl said...

Although not overly impressive I actually decided to play this week. HHNT!

The Kinky Pixie said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Turns out my very 1st HNT was May 14, 2009 so this is my 1 yr anniversary too!!

http://thekinkypixie.blogspot.com/2010/05/hnt-happy-anniversary.html

ChexMate said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations on 5 years of HNT! Also thanks for the reminiscent pic of MI, my all time favorite that I miss the most.

Keep it up! :-)

voyeurondisplay said...

I redid mine due to much coercion on the parts of a few different HNTers... Happy 5th b-day HNT!!

keda said...

ooh i have missed you all so much! especially you osbasso!!!

lovely to see the look back... and your hand with your daughter's is just so poignant. beautiful.

well done on starting something absolutely amazing. thank you for the inspiration and support.

you really are a star! roll on the next 5 years ;)

kisses from kebabistan. xxx

Westopher said...

Happy HNT-Anniversary!

I'm back with a fresh start

http://bit.ly/9ai5IY

Sweat Shop Sissy said...

I know we were supposed to post our original HNT, but being a first time granny is pretty darn exciting. Stop by and say hello

MinorityReport said...

Happy 5th!!

I was up since 10pm last night, just didn't get a chance to post it. :)

PandaDementia said...

Happy Birthday, #HNT! :-D

My post is up here: http://pandadementia.com/?p=550

Patience Ann said...

Up with 11 minutes of Thursday left to spare!

Hoochie Mama said...

Happy HNT!!! I can't believe it's been this long! So much has happened in these 5 years. :)

Q said...

I've only been participating in HNT for 4.5 years, but I'm still celebrating today! Come on over for a visit :)

hookedonquack.blogspot.com

Dafs said...

I thought I'd join in the fun on the 5th Anniversary. Hope to celebrate many more HNT's with you all! Happy Anniversary.

daisies-nightmoves.blogspot.com/