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"Make Believe"

I did some exprimenting with this photo, I hope you like it! These are the quail wings I used for my final 365 photo. I purchased them off eBay.

Wednesday, 30th of July with 1,892 notes
❝ Storytelling is a political act. It’s making sense of the world and ourselves, and like every other kind of sense-making, it’s as political as it is personal and vice-versa. There is no distinction to be made between the political and the personal. Writing of any kind is political. It’s claimsmaking regarding reality and how to interpret it. Because whenever we’re faced with these things, we’re faced with fundamental truths regarding how creation makes and unmakes the world, regarding whose voices are amplified and whose are lost, between who gets to speak and who is literally silenced. ❞
- sunny moraine in 'the politics have always been there'
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8 classical pieces for the wanderers of the outer space


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❝ Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them. ❞
- Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via volumexii)
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Alexey Titarenko, City of Shadows, (1992-1994)

Inspiration lies everywhere. In fact, it can even be found in the darkest of times. For Alexey Titarenko, that time came when the Soviet Union collapsed. “In the winter of 1991-1992, one cold and gloomy day, I strolled sadly down a street which used to be packed with people, which used to be full of joyful vibrancy and dynamism,” shares Titarenko. “I saw people on the verge of insanity, in confusion: They looked like shadows, undernourished and worn out.” 

While waiting outside a subway station, Titarenko noticed how a crowd of people evolved in front of his very eyes. With the belief that he could make time stand still by changing the camera’s shutter speed, he created this interesting set of photos. He called the series City of Shadows.


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Rinko Kikuchi by Jumbo Tsui for Jalouse China December 2013

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❝ Some words were like that. Whole lives attached to them. Ghosts and lives and ecstasy and sorrow. ❞
- Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman
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yo a few people have expressed interest in reading transmet so yeah here you go!! knock yrselves out (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧*:

vol 1 / vol 2 / vol 3 / vol 4 / vol 5 / vol 6 / vol 7 / vol 8 / vol 9 / vol 10

each of those is a .rar file, and after you unzip it you will need a comic book reader (i use cdisplay) (also if any of the links stop working just holla and i’ll try to fix it)

and for anyone who still isn’t sure quite what it is, here is a far better summary than anything i could write 

eta: if you do decide to read it, let me know how you like it!! come yell at me about it or whatever i don’t get to talk about it nearly enough

to make your digital comics more portable you can download the cloudreaders app for you ipod/iphone

Tuesday, 29th of July with 204 notes

"I told him I was going to betray you, and betray Lyra, and he believed me because I was corrupt and full of wickedness; he looked so deep I felt sure he’d see the truth. But I lied too well. I was lying with every nerve and fiber and everything I’d ever done…I wanted him to find no good in me, and he didn’t.There is none. But I love Lyra. Where did this love come from? I don’t know; it came to me like a thief in the night, and now I love her so much my heart is bursting with it."

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i wonder if hell has been privatized yet, thanks reagan and thatcher

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Get to know me meme → [1/10] favorite movies: Pan’s Labyrinth

And it is said that the princess returned to her father’s kingdom. That she reigned there with justice and a kind heart for many centuries. That she was loved by her people. And that she left behind small traces of her time on earth, visible only to those who know where to look.

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"The Great Illusion", Lara Stone by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia May 2010

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labyrinthineminds asked:

I just recently finished House of Leaves and I saw in one of your ask responses that you have a theory about the origin point of the story, so now I'm really curious! Who do you think is the real narrator of the story?

[under a cut: major spoilers for House of Leaves]

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Tuesday, 29th of July with 58 notes
vampyng asked:

I loved your tags on the Laws of Robotics. you seem like a brilliant person

we can add asimov to the list of science fiction writers—along with orwell, huxley, atwood, gibson, wells, pkd, et al—who would be dismayed to discover that their extreme and fictional dystopian cautionary tales have quickly and without fanfare become science fact.

[there are few technologies which speak as damningly of humanity as military drones.]

Tuesday, 29th of July with 21 notes
kaywinnetleetam asked:

Okay, but your Snowpiercer meta is so great that I'm tempted to just post a link in the tag to it every now and then when I feel people posting in the tag would benefit from a reading it.

well i’m not going to stop you although that might cause resentment : )

[having seen the tags written by people who’ve reblogged that post, which have been overwhelmingly complimentary & enthusiastic, my ego needs no more pampering trust me. i’m also aware that a substantial part of the internet does not like snowpiercer, finds its premise too fantastical, wants to list exhaustively the plotholes & leaps of logic, hates the no-holds-barred ending, &c. 

and while i think literalist readings of this film [the polar bear would eat them!] are supremely uninteresting & missing the point, i’m not going to tell people how to read the film, that’s not how this works. i think snowpiercer is ambitious and radical and a striking departure in its depiction of class warfare / revolution—let alone most action blockbusters, seriously—and i laid out why i think that; but other opinions are available.]

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