Nagising akong pawisan
malakas ang kabog sa dibdib
tila tumakbo ng ilang milya
naghahabol ng hininga,

Hindi malaman ang pinaginipan
tila may kung anong sumanib
napaupo na lang sa silya
nanatiling tulalang nakanganga,

Naguguluhan ang isipan
di alam kung saan aanib
hindi talaga kinaya
panaginip na takot ang bunga.


The Mesoamerican archaeological site of Tula, located in Hidalgo, approximately 75km north of Mexico City, Mexico. 

Tula is thought to have been the historical capital of the Toltec state. Pictured in the top photo are the 16’ high colossal atlantids atop Pyramid B. These atlantids depict rulers or warriors armed with spear-throwers and darts. To date we actually still do not know a great deal about the Toltecs (their name meaning “makers of things”), whom the Aztecs claimed to have descended from.

Photos taken by AlejandroLinaresGarcia.

I did a public thing with MIT Media Lab in Austin the other month where I talked about how science fiction, incubated inside genre walls for so long, has burst out of its cell to infect everything. Science fiction lives in the mainstream now, in all strata of culture, to the point where we barely even notice any more — it’s just part of the fabric of the modern world. The superhero is part science fiction and part crime story, both of which are forms of social fiction. It’s been said, a lot, that the superhero is ad hoc mythmaking for the contemporary era. And a fraught and culture-shocked society needs and demands rescue stories. Look at how both UFO sightings and angel sightings peaked in the run-up to the millennium: a wish to seek and solve the mystery of the Other that might swoop down from the sky to save us.

Warren Ellis, interview about SUPREME: BLUE ROSE at Multiversity Comics

art by Tula Lotay

Doodle for a-fandom-I’m-not-really-into-yet AHOY… …I just have a soft spot for atlanteans I guess…..??

Okay, well, I watched the episode with Garth and Tula…sometime last year?? out of curiousity, I dunno…I was led on by the young justice wiki thinking there’d be a lot of bromance between the three BUT NOPE. Oh well…