fall to pieces, treat the rush | songs to break down alone to
Fear - Sarah McLachlan | Canvas - Imogen Heap | Remember - Olga Nunes | For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti - Sufjan Stevens | Song for Lonely Giants - the Mountain Goats | The Diver - Gravenhurst | Exile Vilify - the National | Doctor Blind - Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton | In Memory of Satan - the Mountain Goats | Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey | 7 O’Clock News (Silent Night) - Simon and Garfunkel
Stephanie Flannery at The Golden Rule Tattoo in Phoenix, Arizona.
What I imagine happens when people see something on their dash that makes them comment “SCREAMING OMFGFG D SJGHIJEBFKKJDVJKN”
now let me tell you something you might not know: this fucking piece of shit video changed my life
"but it’s just some guy screaming" well sit down son you’re in for a rollercoaster of a story
so a year ago or so I was scrolling along my dashboard when I saw klefable had reblogged this video of some random guy and had tagged it something like ‘lol he’s cute’ and I was like OH I’LL BE THE JUDGE OF THAT so I watched this fucking video of some shitty pissing English boy screaming in his living room and it had like ten thousand notes and that was a pretty big deal back then
I thought to myself ‘you know what fuck it I’m gonna follow this piece of shit for no fucking reason whatsoever’ so I clicked follow and for some ungodly reason he followed back which was unexpected because he was some Tumblr famous arsedouche and you know what I fucking hated him because he was English and he hated me back because I’m Welsh but we somehow formed this twisted friendship over the internet where we’d do nothing but fucking send hate messages to each other because that’s what Welsh and English people do
how on earth we fell in love and celebrated our one year anniversary two weeks ago is a fucking mystery to me
happy fucking anniversary you screaming English pisslord
This is like the cutest story I’ve ever read.
Current obsession is a collaboration between Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano called “FLY ART” which they describe as “The best marriage on the internet: hip hop and art”. The pair combines a few of my favourite things: matching lyrics from different hip hop songs with pieces of art, ranging from the Renaissance to Post-Modernism, and the result is amazing. Changing the context of the song and the piece introduce a really unexpected perspective, and I can’t get enough. These are a few of standouts (I am clearly drawn to Kanye and Beyoncé lyrics)
From Top: The Starry Night of Sierra Leone; Milkmaid Rollin That Body; Four N****s of the Apocalypse; One Good Venus; Princess Tarakanova In a Swimming Pool (Drank); The Paranoia; Get Lucky on a Summer Evening; Dont Kill Phaedra’s Vibe; H(eaven) Town Vicious; Bound 2 the Kiss
WHAT THE FUCKAM I SUPPOSED TO FEEL
I feel like this needs to be added
can we get some Cecil/Avatar glowing here? i think yes
Speculative Evolution in the Media
Speculative evolutionis the art and science of hypothesizing about how animals will evolve or would or could have evolved if history had taken an alternate route.
What if the the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs had never struck? What will animals look like in 10 million years? How were pterosaurs colored? There’s no way to know for sure; there are limitations on how we can interpret such sparse input that we get from fossils. But with these remains, consideration of how modern animals look and act, as well as a dose of creativity, we can speculate.
Pictured above are selections from Dougal Dixon’s 1988 book The New Dinosaurs: An Alternative Evolution, which is available in its entirety online. Dixon, who is credited with having created the field of speculative biology, considered in The New Dinosaurs how life on earth would look today if not for the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction. The top image, the Lank, could represent how some pterosaurs would have evolved, losing their wings and taking to the ground to fill a niche and phenotype very similar to a modern giraffe.
In 2003, the Discovery Channel/Animal Planet aired The Future is Wild, which speculated on what earth would look like millions of years after humans had left. The Discovery Channel consulted with dozens of scientists, including Dixon, producing fantastical animals such as a flying fish called the “flish” and a gibbon-like squid called the squibbon.
In 2012, Darren Naish, K.M. Kosemen and Jon Conway published All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and other Prehistoric Creatures, which takes a critical look at how paleoartists portray prehistoric animals. The artists speculate on some of the more strange possibilities that are typically not drawn by those illustrating the animal, because they are impossible to confirm by fossils alone. Perhaps protoceratops climbed trees, perhaps herbivores hunted occasionally. The sequel, All Your Yesterdays: Extraordinary Visions of Prehistoric Animals by a New Generation of Paleoartists is free, suggesting a donation, to view and download online.
Mary Bowser, former slave of the Van Lew family, infiltrated the Confederacy by working as a servant in the household of Jefferson Davis. Bowser was assumed to be illiterate, and as a black woman was below suspicion. Practically invisible, she was able to listen to conversations between Confederate officials and read sensitive documents, gathering information that she handed over to the Union.
This needs to be a movie. Like, now.
I’d watch this movie.
How is this not a movie?
*throws money at Hollywood*