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of-saudade:

Schiaparelli evening gloves, circa 1936

Just finished watching AHS:Coven and I think Myrtle would wear these. Myrtle was my favourite thing about Coven, I think. I mean, playing the theramin while Cordehlia has a freak out and smashes alembics. And all those sly lines. Melon ballers - Frances Conroy is a gem.

of-saudade:

Schiaparelli evening gloves, circa 1936

Just finished watching AHS:Coven and I think Myrtle would wear these. Myrtle was my favourite thing about Coven, I think. I mean, playing the theramin while Cordehlia has a freak out and smashes alembics. And all those sly lines. Melon ballers - Frances Conroy is a gem.

(Source: jinxy7, via love-tricks)

berubescu:

i want a murder mystery show where the body is always the same cheap-ass plastic skeleton, fully clothed and in some completely ridiculous pose. like, itll lay there with its hands on its hips in some terrible sequin dress, and the detectives will step up to it all super-serious like ‘it appears she’s been dead for 12 hours” and no one will mention the fact that ‘she’ is a dollar store halloween decoration

(via duprass42)

I was a Fellow at the Royal College of Art in London, where I taught writing. I always admired the imagination, courage, and essential obstinacy of my students. What I like is that if you are a visual artist and you take no risks at all, you are nothing, you are irrelevant—you might as well just chalk up imitations of old masters on the side walk and hope a few kind people throw coins in to your upturned hat. It would be exciting if this kind of daring and curiosity were valued in mainstream literature too. Is it possible that we are only now becoming contemporaries of James Joyce? Does it matter?

(Source: shimmer)

Little River update

littleriverlitmag:

hi!  I’m extending the submission deadline for Little River to August 10th. send me up to three of your poem/s, art work to katherine.osborne.d@gmail.com and include your name. 

You can send work that has been previously posted on your tumblr. but not previously published in other lit mags. 

I’m excited about the submissions I’ve been reading. 

tell your artist friends to submit, too. I would love more art/illustrations. 

xo

(via bobschofield)

Well, I have said this in the past, so I hope i don’t bore you by repeating it, but I think that we live or die under the tyranny of perfection. Socially, we are pushed towards being perfect. Physically, beautiful to conform to standards that are cruel and uncommon, to behave and lead our lives in a certain way, to demonstrate to the world that we are happy and healthy and all full of sunshine. We are told to always smile and never sweat, by multiple commercials of shampoo or beer.

And I feel that the most achievable goal of our lives is to have the freedom that imperfection gives us.

And there is no better patron saint of imperfection than a monster.

We will try really hard to be angels, but I think that a balanced, sane life is to accept the monstrosity in ourselves and others as part of what being human is. Imperfection, the acceptance of imperfection, leads to tolerance and liberates us from social models that I find horrible and oppressive.

Guillermo del Toro, on why he has always been intrigued by monsters [x] (via queerly-it-is)

(Source: radiophile, via alexanderchee)

euo:

Confession
A collection of eight confessions, hand written and court transcripts, of convicted criminals. It is then reduced to only those sentences were the criminal is talking about his or hers own emotions. The perpetrators personal landscape of guilt is revealed with no descriptions about the actual criminal act. The most extreme act of violence contains something that we can all recognize in ourselves; the inner psychological patterns of reasoning and justification, remorse and/or the lack of it.
Ignas Krunglevičius

euo:

Confession

A collection of eight confessions, hand written and court transcripts, of convicted criminals. It is then reduced to only those sentences were the criminal is talking about his or hers own emotions. The perpetrators personal landscape of guilt is revealed with no descriptions about the actual criminal act. The most extreme act of violence contains something that we can all recognize in ourselves; the inner psychological patterns of reasoning and justification, remorse and/or the lack of it.

Ignas Krunglevičius

(via dolorimeter)

  • Me: Where are the owls? WHERE ARE THE OWLS?
  • Hooters Waitress: Please sir, you're causing a fuss and disturbing the other customers-
  • Me: *banging my hands rhythmically on the table* WHERE-ARE-THE-OWLS? WHERE-ARE-THE-OWLS? WHERE ARE THE OWLS?

What’s greater than living forever and
not being alive to see the consequences.

—Shane Jones, Crystal Eaters (via bobschofield)

shimmer:

Margaret Atwood, “Abstract painting created by a polar bear clawing its way through an empty building,” Nunavik

shimmer:

Margaret Atwood, “Abstract painting created by a polar bear clawing its way through an empty building,” Nunavik