the fact that i can’t write like i wish i could and don’t know how to reach that level of talent makes me physically sick. 

Smoky, seductive Miami chanteuse Brika returns with her fourth single, Gold, the last one to be released before her debut album Voice Memos drops on November 25, via Art House Records. It’s a glorious listen, living up to its name in spades. Magnificent and with a grandiose intensity, Gold finely balances between moving emotion and shadowy allure. It’s Adele like, crossed with some Goldfrapp. Chic and resplendent, Gold grooves over an undercurrent of wistfulness. 

It was a thought that occurred way back when as I was watching the ‘Bats’ episode of MLP season 4:

 Imagine if the song chanting out to “Stop the bats. Stop the bats. Make them go and not come back!” wasn’t about vampire fruit bats but being chanted outside some newly opened Bat-pony Delicatessen.

Yeah, that set some interesting story ideas in motion and will be a certain kind of undercurrent running through the Ask Brit universe in regards to them.

Depression is such a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern, just the slow erosion of self, as insidious as cancer. And like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience; a room in hell with only your name on the door.
—  Martha Manning, undercurrents

god i want hook to be the tin man so bad

i want zelena to take his heart and try to use it to control him, gives him all these orders

that he belligerently follows to the exact letter like

she tells him to bring back information about snow and charming and he returns with the disney movie (“i’m not certain what this is, but i’m given to understand that it will explain everything you need to know about the royals”)

or to kill belle and he breaks a bell and gives it to her (“i went to a lot of trouble for that, you could at least act grateful — finding a bell that was made in some place called france was not as simple as you might suspect”)

and just in general totally fucks up her program and makes her seriously regret expecting a goddamn pirate be obedient in any way


Martin Wittfooths Beautiful and Disturbing Paintings of Animals in Post-Apocalyptic Settings

Martin Wittfooth’s intensely allegorical paintings all suggest the future of the human condition — without showing a single person. The Brooklyn-based painter has transcended the illustrative genre and entered into the realm of modern masterworks, using a time-honored painterly tradition that may be painstaking, but reveals incredible depth in both medium and content. His paintings are haunting in that they have a feeling of real possibility. The familiar scenes hint of dystopia and disrepair; their animal subjects are beautiful, but also betray that something in this world is amiss. In light of the long-awaited recognition and acceptance of climate change, Wittfooth’s work has an undercurrent of forewarning about what could happen if humans don’t get our act together. We spoke to the artist about his post-apocalyptic vision, classic style, and the  of using animals instead of people as subjects.


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