[7/10] the bloody chamber & other stories (part ii of ii) by angela carter

"Every wolf in the world now howled a prothalamion outside the window as she freely gave the kiss she owed him. What big teeth you have! She saw how his jaw began to slaver and the room was full of the clamor of the forest’s Liebestod, but the wise child never flinched, even when he answered: All the better to eat you with.
The girl burst out laughing; she knew she was nobody’s meat.”
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Alexander McQueen - Savage Beauty Collection

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hungry and hollow ; james buchanan barnes (listen) (keep)

I will turn myself into a gun, because I’m hungry and hollow and just want something to call my own.

judge and jury, audiomachine (instrumental) ◆ seven nation army (remix), the glitch mob (I’m bleeding / right before the lord / all the words are gonna bleed from me / and I will think no more.) ◆ welcome to bangkok, brand new (space cadet…pull out.) ◆ intro, the xx (instrumental) ◆ american x, black rebel motorcycle club (there’s nothing here that is left to be saved / take a bow to the warrior state.) ◆ bahnhof rumble, the chemical brothers (instrumental) ◆ parentheses, the antlers (arm in a sling, / I don’t owe you anything / I’m a bad amputee, / with no phantom memory.) ◆ earth death, baths (come kill me / I seem so brittle / come kill me / I seem so little.) ◆ anybody’s ghost (the national cover), silver swans (said it was not inside my heart, it was / said it should tear a kid apart, it does.)

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The ability to forgive oneself. Stop here for a few breaths and think about this, because it is the key to making art and very possibly the key to finding any semblance of happiness in life. Every time I have set out to translate the book (or story, or hopelessly long essay) that exists in such brilliant detail on the big screen of my limbic system onto a piece of paper (which, let’s face it, was once a towering tree crowned with leaves and a home to birds), I grieve for my own lack of talent and intelligence. Every. Single. Time. Were I smarter, more gifted, I could pin down a closer facsimile of the wonders I see. I believe that, more than anything else, this grief of constantly having to face down our own inadequacies is what keeps people from being writers. Forgiveness, therefore, is key. I can’t write the book I want to write, but I can and will write the book I am capable of writing. Again and again throughout the course of my life I will forgive myself.

—— In her beautiful meditation on the writing life, Ann Patchett adds to our ongoing archive of wisdom on writing. Pair with Patchett’s advice to graduates on writing and life.
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Fireflies in the meadow. 

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❝ Half gods are worshipped in wine and flowers. Real gods require blood. ❞
—— Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
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David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

1850 Star Chart

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❝ We live for books. A sweet mission in this world dominated by disorder and decay. ❞
—— Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose 
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Double Happiness (2014) by Geoffrey H. Short

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Meta: Hannibal 2.08, “Su-zakana”

HANNIBAL: I need to know if you’re going to try to kill me again, Will. 

WILL: I don’t want to kill you anymore, Dr. Lecter. Not now that I finally find you interesting. 

A new kind of intimacy. 

[N.B. major spoilers for 2.08; gore / blood / body horror; sexual abuse, gaslighting.]

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Jeremy Dyer, Ashes (2011) (via likeafieldmouse)

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Surreal Photos of the Tatio Geyser Field in Chile by Owen Perry

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❝ Of course that is not the whole story, but that is the way with stories; we make them what we will. It’s a way of explaining the universe while leaving the universe unexplained, it’s a way of keeping it all alive, not boxing it into time. Everyone who tells a story tells it differently, just to remind us that everybody sees it differently. ❞
—— Jeanette WintersonOranges Are Not the Only Fruit
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Flat Maps Don’t Tell The Whole Story: View The World’s Cities In 3-D

From London to New York, adding the third dimension gives us a better grasp of what lies above and below us in a city. 

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