"I think that human perception is very iceberg-esque. We tend to let our emotions allow our brains to believe our experiences are more important than anything else going on around us. We tend to think of ourselves as the invaluable briefcase handcuffed to the right hand of god. When in fact grass is growing, minerals are crystallizing and mountains are forming while the solar system is rotating and suns are imploding. Below us, magma is flowing, million-year-old bones are transforming, and tectonic plates are shifting. It makes me wonder how interesting we really are."

- David Barnes


a study in james buchanan ‘not-a-morning-person’ barnes

aka ‘douchenugget who keeps stealing all the fucking blankets’ and ‘worst hair-bun maker currently living in avengers-tower


Make me choose -  julie-barnes asked: Clint Barton from comics or Clint Barton from movie? 

You cowboy around with the Avengers some. Guys got, what, armor, magic, super-powers, super-strength, shrink-dust, grow-rays. magic. healing factors. i’m an orphan raised by carnies fighting with a stick and a string from the paleolithic era. so when I say this looks “bad”? i promise you it feels worse.

Every little kids draws, and then some people just stop drawing. You can see it in adults where at some point someone said to them, “You draw like a twelve-year-old,” and that’s when they stopped drawing. But some people continue, for some reason. And for me that was because whenever my aunt would come over she would always be like, “Oh, it’s time to draw,” and afterwards she would look at it and pay attention to the details, like, “Oh, there’s a mountain goat on top of the mountain!” When you get praise like that when you’re young, you like it and you say, “Oh, okay, I’m going to do more of that!” If eventually the mountain goat on top of the mountain wouldn’t get that response anymore, then maybe I’d say, “Okay, I’m putting an alien at the bottom.” She kept encouraging me to do new things.

Sound & Vision #8: David Barnes