Thirty something robot guy who loves cake, tacos, stories and the future.

 

the ten song shuffle

Because I believe in radiomancy, though calling it mp3-mancy seems dumb. But the shuffle button is the answer.

  1. Bastille - Bad Blood
  2. Marilyn Manson - Down in the Park
  3. Vienna Teng - Level Up
  4. Daft Punk - Disc Wars
  5. Deadmau5 - Ghosts & Stuff (Sub Focus remix)
  6. Mr Kitty - Mother Mary
  7. Tablo - Tomorrow
  8. Blutengel - Das andere Ich
  9. Die Antwoord - Strunk
  10. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Finishing Jubilee Street

A list of things that make me happy

Since I was tagged by dorkilybeautiful I’ll do this thing.

  1. Coffee.
  2. Books.
  3. The smell of rain, and storms.
  4. Learning to be stronger/faster at the gym
  5. Tacos.
  6. Cake with lots of frosting.
  7. Dancing to industrial/ebm/edm/goth/whatever music.
  8. Squishables.
  9. Postcards.
  10. Audiosurf.
  11. Days without responsibilities.
  12. Bats.
  13. The hammock in the back yard.
  14. Nice bath and body products.
  15. Robots.
unexplained-events:

A monument to lab mice
Built in park near the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Novosibirsk, Russia.

unexplained-events:

A monument to lab mice

Built in park near the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Novosibirsk, Russia.

theyoungdoyley:

Knights Errant: Pavane | Chapter One - Page 26
(Recommend viewing on the main site for better quality.)
- Main site || Start from the Beginning -
Reblogs appreciated as always! Trying out a slightly larger page size. (Edit: I forgot to draw their breath - updated version on main site)

theyoungdoyley:

Knights Errant: Pavane | Chapter One - Page 26

(Recommend viewing on the main site for better quality.)

Main site || Start from the Beginning -

Reblogs appreciated as always! Trying out a slightly larger page size. (Edit: I forgot to draw their breath - updated version on main site)

Belle Isle Chocolate Sundae

icecreamsodas:

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Yes, the title is correct. This is a Belle Isle Chocolate Sundae. But it’s so red! It doesn’t look like a chocolate sundae! Read the recipe, from The Dispenser Soda Water Guide, 1909:

Mix 10 ounces of strawberry syrup, 10 ounces of vanilla syrup, 8 ounces of raspberry syrup, and 4…

Potter has done too much for me for me to ever want to shit all over it. I’m never going to say: ‘Don’t ask me questions about that’. I remember reading an interview with Robert Smith from The Cure. Somebody said to him: ‘Why do you still wear all that makeup, don’t you feel a bit past it?’ And he said: ‘There are still 14-year-olds coming to see The Cure for the first time, dressed like that. I’d never want to make them feel silly.’ It’s a similar thing with Potter. People are still discovering those books and films. It would be awful for them to find out the people involved had turned their backs on it. Though sometimes, people do come up and say ‘I loved you in The Woman in Black,’ which is really sweet. That’s them knowing that it matters to me that I’ve done other stuff.

Daniel Radcliffe for London Magazine (x)

First off, Kudos, Dan Rad. You are such a good guy.

Second. I keep thinking about this. People complain about reboots, part twos, and retellings. But that’s a super egocentric view of stories. Those people are saying—I’ve seen this story. I can’t imagine anything new being said about it. And they’ve forgotten that there are billions of people who have never seen that movie. Some of them haven’t seen it because they are NEW people. They weren’t around when the first one happened. So it’s cool that you don’t want to see the new reboot of some movie you saw in the 80s. But they don’t make movies just for you. They make them for everyone.

Also the current zeitgeist is not the same as it was 20 years ago, 50 years ago, or 100 years ago. That’s why Marie Antoinette with an 80s soundtrack was cool and explained something important about a historic character by using modern cues that are easy to relate to. Clueless as a retelling of Emma was so clever. 10 Things I Hate About You, was an interesting version of Taming of the Shrew. Warm Bodies is the only version of Romeo and Juliet I have ever liked.

One of the most valuable things I learned in college was to examine a text and find multiple, equally valid interpretations. It’s hard to do that on your own quickly—but when you talk to other people and actually are willing to let go of your first idea and see that their ideas can stand along side yours happily? That’s cool. Though on your own you do come back to a movie 10-20 years later and see it quite differently. You’re different. The story you see will be different. Movies may stay the same (ones that are filmed already.) We don’t.

We like stories we know. But being handed a story you know over and over without any change or new insight—gets dull. You begin to suspect the movie producers think you’re kind of dumb. But a person can take that story and tell it a new way. A way that makes the characters more interesting and tell it in a way that turns the whole story on its head. Forcing you to confront a different set of problems.

And frankly—there is always a BETTER way to tell a story. I did not love the first three HP films. Three was better and the ones after improved. But they had some weird moments. I have a day dream that some day someone will make a miniseries with the BBC or Dream Works and they’ll do like 12 episodes for each book. How great would that be?

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(Source: potterbird)

lukadarkwater:

sharkprncess:

imagine ur fav yog wearing an oversized sweater. now imagine them doing the thing where you put your hands in the sleeves so you can only see the fingers. ur welcome

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