Similar Objects

they say grief is a well.
deep with creeping water that
seeps first into your socks. it climbs
like ivy, making an abandoned
building out of your bones.

i can see it. the well, i mean,
the grief and the water and the
creeping. i can see it.

but.

i think grief is more like a storm.
clouds that hug the horizon, caress
the sky with fingers that leave bruises
the colour of the skin under your eyes
when you haven’t slept for a week.

lightning bolts that illuminate
the shapes in the dark for just long enough
that you get to see remnants of a normal life,
picnic blankets not abandoned to rain,
beaches covered with sand and not hail,
but the light never lasts.

and thunder. thunder that drowns out
the sound of laughter. thunder that only knows
how to emphasise the gaps of quiet
in between each earth shaking sigh.

they say that grief is a well,
it collects in your chest and fills and spills over
as the walls wage war with the water. i can see it. i can.
but my grief is more like a storm where lightning likes
to strike the same place a thousand times each day.

l.s. | ON GRIEF © 2016

► scenery paintings, by pxelbox!

just a little something i threw together to thank you guys for 2.7k!

  • 13 scenery paintings! swatch
  • all photos are by me, from my scenery tag (and some extras i took just for this project)!
  • mesh is by EA, from the university life expansion pack (base game compatible!)
  • made using TSRW and photoshop cs6

TOU: do whatever you want, just don’t reupload or claim as your own.

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Anatomy of Spanish: An indirect object [objeto indirecto] is typically a person, animate object, or personified object that receives the result of the action. While a direct object is the thing being acted upon, the indirect object is the person or thing that is the recipient of the action.

In the sentence te mando la carta, it is la carta that is the direct object - being acted upon by the subject through the verb. And the te “to you” indicates who the recipient of the action is; “to whom” or “for whom” an action is done. In a case system, an indirect object is typically identified under the “dative” case.

The indirect object pronouns - me, te, le, les, nos, os - are pretty standard and look similar to the direct object pronouns (which are me, te, lo/la, los/las, nos, os).

For an indirect object, you can make it emphatic by adding an a plus the subject. With me, te, nos, os - who create no confusion as they only apply to yo, tú, nosotros/nosotras, vosotros/vosotras - the addition of the a is even more emphatic. So.. no me digas “don’t tell me” is even more emphatic as no me digas a mí “don’t tell ME”.

It is third person singular (le) and third person plural (les) that are the ones to watch for. Because le mando la carta could be “I am sending the letter to him/her/You”. You can mark the subject’s name or the pronoun; le mando la carta a Ana / le mando la carta a ellale mando la carta a Luis / le mando la carta a él… and le mando la carta a usted.

The same applies for les which is plural.

When joining a direct object and an indirect object, there’s typically no problem with me, te, nos, os staying the same; te lo mando, me lo mandan, nos la mandas, etc.

With third person - le and les - they change to se when joined with a direct object. This is because le lo or les lo would sound silly and trip up the tongue.

A sentence like… se lo mando, se la mando could potentially refer to ANY third person subject. In proper context, there’s no confusion. But if you think there could be, you can say… se lo mando (a él / ella / usted / ellos / ellas / ustedes)

Many verbs, especially the verbs like gustar - gustar, encantar, molestar, interesar, importar, fascinar, aburrir, cansar, agradecer etc. - use indirect objects, so it’s important to know how they work and why.

Short Stops on Empty Parking Lots
  • Short Stops on Empty Parking Lots
  • Love in Athens
  • Number Line Records Sampler
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MP3: Love in Athens - Short Stops on Empty Parking Lots

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The Number Line Records compilation/sampler is out now! Download it for FREE!

Tracklist:

Modulogeek - No Laughing Matter (Meta-Remix)

Multo - In Sum of the Sacred

Love in Athens - Short Stops on Empty Parking Lots

Big Hat Gang - Usually

Similar Objects - Hidden Home Videos

Plant a Tree - kidsvskids

Tarsius - Whirling Dervish

Manuel Nicolas Alvero - Deadbeat

The Treblinka Love Scene - Nice Try, Sunshine

Slow Hello - Decidedly Weird

Outerhope - We Have Somewhere Else to Go (Prtkl Remix)

Get it straight via Bandcamp or Mediafire.

Check out the alternate covers on the Number Line Records website.

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Tutorial: How to bake shadow for clothing

I decided to make a tutorial for this although there’s already a similar one for objects on s4s forum, in case some of you didn’t realize you can bake shadow for clothing too. This also applies to any other CAS items.

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Similar Objects // “a small chord like a spider web.”

 

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Similar Objects is from the Philippines. He has become one of my favourite ambient experimental artists after his previous album release which I posted about here. This new release still carries his strong attention to percussion, with this strangely titled track being a good example of that. The melodic elements are polite visitors in a kick and snare dominated world. Download the full album Finding Astral Lovers for free from the Philippines Label Number Line Records. [photo]

 

mp3 : Similar Objects // “a small chord like a spider web.”

Triggers

A trigger is something that sets off a memory tape or flashback transporting the person back to the event of her/his original trauma.

Triggers are very personal; different things trigger different people.  The survivor may begin to avoid situations and stimuli that they think triggered the flashback. They will react to this flashback, trigger with an emotional intensity similar to that at the time of the trauma. 

A person’s triggers are activated through one or more of the  five senses: sight, sound, touch, smell and taste.  

The senses identified as being the most common to trigger someone are sight and sound, followed by touch and smell, and taste close behind.  A combination of the senses is identified as well, especially in situations that strongly resemble the original trauma. 

Although triggers are varied and diverse, there are often common themes.

Sight

  • Often someone who resembles the abuser or who has similar traits or objects (ie. clothing, hair color, distinctive walk).
  • Any situation where someone else is being abused (ie. anything from a raised eyebrow and verbal comment to actual physical abuse).
  • The object that was used to abuse
  • The objects that are associated with or were common in the household where the abuse took place (ie. alcohol, piece of furniture, time of year).
  • Any place or situation where the abuse took place (ie. specific locations in a house, holidays, family events, social settings).

Sound

  • Anything that sounds like anger (ie. raised voices, arguments, bangs and thumps, something breaking).
  • Anything that sounds like pain or fear (ie. crying, whispering, screaming).
  • Anything that might have been in the place or situation prior to, during, or after the abuse or reminds her/him of the abuse (ie. sirens, foghorns, music, cricket, chirping, car door closing).
  • Anything that resembles sounds that the abuser made (ie. whistling, footsteps, pop of can opening, tone of voice).
  • Words of abuse (ie. cursing, labels, put-downs, specific words used).

Smell

  • Anything that resembles the smell of the abuser (ie. tobacco, alcohol, drugs, after shave, perfume).
  • Any smells that resemble the place or situation where the abuse occurred (ie. food cooking ,wood, odors, alcohol).

Touch

  • Anything that resembles the abuse or things that occurred prior to or after the abuse (ie. certain physical touch, someone standing too close, petting an animal, the way someone approaches you).

Taste

  • Anything that is related to the abuse, prior to the abuse or after the abuse (ie. certain foods, alcohol, tobacco).

Flashbacks

Flashbacks are memories of past traumas. They may take the form of pictures, sounds, smells, body sensations, feelings, or the lack of them (numbness).

Many times there is no actual visual or auditory memory with flashbacks. One may have a sense of panic, of being trapped, or a feeling of powerlessness with no memory stimulating it.  These experiences can also happen in dreams.

During the initial crisis, the survivor had to insulate her/himself from the emotional and physical horrors of the trauma.  In order to survive, that insulated part of the self remained isolated, unable to express the feelings and thoughts of that time.  It is as though the survivor put that part of her/his self into a time capsule, which later surfaces and comes out as a flashback, feeling just as intense in the present as it did during the crisis.

When that part comes out, the survivor is experiencing the past as if it were happening today. The intense feelings and body sensations occurring are frightening because the feelings/sensations are not related to the reality of the present and many times seem to come from nowhere.

The survivor may begin to think they are crazy and is afraid of telling anyone of these experiences.  The survivor may feel out of control and at the mercy of her/his experiences.

Flashbacks are unsettling and may feel overwhelming because the survivor becomes so caught up in the trauma that they forget about the safety and security of the present moment.

What is a Trigger?
By University of Alberta, Sexual Assault Centre

A trigger is something that sets off a memory tape or flashback transporting the person back to the event of her/his original trauma.

Triggers are very personal; different things trigger different people. The survivor may begin to avoid situations and stimuli that she/he thinks triggered the flashback. She/he will react to this flashback, trigger with an emotional intensity similar to that at the time of the trauma. A person’s triggers are activated through one or more of the five senses: sight, sound, touch, smell and taste.

The senses identified as being the most common to trigger someone are sight and sound, followed by touch and smell, and taste close behind. A combination of the senses is identified as well, especially in situations that strongly resemble the original trauma. Although triggers are varied and diverse, there are often common themes.

Sight
- Often someone who resembles the abuser or who has similar traits or objects (i.e., clothing, hair color, distinctive walk).
- Any situation where someone else is being abused (i.e., anything from a raised eyebrow and verbal comment to actual physical abuse).
- The object that was used to abuse.
- The objects that are associated with or were common in the household where the abuse took place (i.e., alcohol, piece of furniture, time of year).
- Any place or situation where the abuse took place (i.e., specific locations in a house, holidays, family events, social settings).

Sound
- Anything that sounds like anger (i.e., raised voices, arguments, bangs and thumps, something breaking).
- Anything that sounds like pain or fear (i.e., crying, whispering, screaming).
- Anything that might have been in the place or situation prior to, during, or after the abuse or reminds her/him of the abuse (i.e., sirens, foghorns, music, cricket, chirping, car door closing).
- Anything that resembles sounds that the abuser made (i.e., whistling, footsteps, pop of can opening, tone of voice).
- Words of abuse (i.e., cursing, labels, put-downs, specific words used).

Smell
- Anything that resembles the smell of the abuser (i.e., tobacco, alcohol, drugs, after shave, perfume).
- Any smells that resembles the place or situation where the abuse occurred (i.e., food cooking, wood, odors, alcohol).

Touch
- Anything that resembles the abuse or things that occurred prior to or after the abuse (i.e., certain physical touch, someone standing too close, petting an animal, the way someone approaches you).

Taste
- Anything that is related to the abuse, prior to the abuse or after the abuse (i.e., certain foods, alcohol, tobacco).

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MALASIMBO 2012 (Deeper Manila Records)

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Watch this video from Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival, with music by Similarobjects (Michael’s Cloak), and featuring Similar Objects & June Marieezy.

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Manuscript on Alchemical Processes [WMS 4 MS.446] by Raymundus Lullius, ca. 15th century via Wellcome Library on Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons CC BY

“The manuscript contains several full-page drawings of alchemical furnaces and apparatus etc, in addition to numerous smaller drawings of similar objects, some coloured, in the margins. The manuscript consists of various alchemical processes and receipts, written in French and Latin, by different hands.” - Wellcome Library [Warning: larger text contains graphic imagery]

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Jurassic World early teaser trailer analysis

Teaser trailer in this link if you have not seen it yet.

Picture 1: The teaser starts off with the restyled, modernized gates opening for the monorail tour. Through those gates we can see a triangular object similar to the one seen in the background of the Comic Con poster, linked here. I’m fairly certain that this is the new visitors center, as seen in the Jurassic World map leaked a few months ago.

Picture 2: Some happy people riding alongside some Gallimimus. The colors look a bit darker than the originals, I still like the design. You can see the T. rex symbol on the side of the van. The license plate reads A ~ 059.

Picture 3: Characters played by Ty Simpkins (possibly named Gray according to IMDB) and Nick Robinson (possibly named Zach) gawk at some sauropods, probably Apatosaurus, through the newly-designed Gyrospheres.

Picture 4: The most interesting few frames in the teaser, in my opinion. You can see Bryce Dallas Howard’s character, Claire (or Beth according to the IMDB page), looking back worriedly. The large map on the screen is obviously Isla Nublar, the island where the movie takes place. At the bottom of that screen it says “OPERATIONS(?) STATUS” above “SYSTEMS CHECK”. There is a large section darkened-off at the north of the island that clearly says “RESTRICTED AREA”. I firmly believe that there are loose, wild, breeding Velociraptors descended from the raptors in the first movie in this area due to the Comic Con poster. Keep in mind this is where Mount Sibo is, the source of the island’s geothermal power. There are multiple red dots around the island (Dinosaurs breaking out?)

If you look at the map:

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You can see that the dots are possibly associated with the T. rex area, the Pteronadon area, and the Triceratops area.

You can also see that a giant weather system just moved across the island in the screens to the right. The source of the park’s problems? The map to the left of the screen also shows that it could possibly be the the middle of the night, as it shows a day-night map similar to the one in this link.

I’ve also seen enough New Girl to recognize that as Jake Johnson, who recently said that he’s the “Control Room Guy”.

The other character at the control panel may be Lauren Lapkus, but I’m not sure.

The numbers on the screen are also reminiscent of the Jurassic Park novel where the computer system was able to count all the dinosaurs in the park. That’s just speculation, though.

Picture 5: Chris Pratt’s character Owen being serious and handsome. Whether pictures 4 and 5 are consecutive in the movie (Where Bryce Dallas Howard is looking worriedly at a serious Owen) is unclear. They often edit these trailers to seem that way, but from a script leak earlier in the year it seems as though these characters do interact with each other quite a bit. The walls remind me of the control room in the original Jurassic Park, but that’s just me.

If anyone notices anything else, let us know!

Seated Goddess with Child

14th-13th Century BC

Central Anatolia, Hittite 

This tiny pendant was probably intended to be worn round the neck as an amulet. Small gold figures with loops survive from Iran, Mesopotamia, the Levant, and Egypt, attesting to the widespread use of such objects. Similar objects from Hittite culture suggest that these small figures were portable representations of Hittite gods. The figure shown here, cast in gold using the lost-wax process, is of a seated goddess in a long gown, with large oval eyes and a thin mouth with creases at the sides. She is wearing simple, looped earrings and a necklace. Her disk-like headdress probably represents the sun, which would lead to the conclusion that this may be the sun goddess, Arinna, a major Hittite divinity. A loop for suspension protrudes from the back of the headdress. On her lap the goddess holds a naked child, cast separately of solid gold and then attached. The chair on which they are seated is backless and has lion paws.

(Source: The Met Museum)

Italian archaeologists find 'world's oldest dentures'

Stumbling across someone else’s used dentures might not normally be a cause for celebration, but a group of archaeologists were delighted with the discovery in Lucca this week.

The team, made up of paleopathologists (scientists specializing in the study of historical diseases) from the university of Pisa, discovered a set of centuries-old dentures in an ancient family tomb.

The scientists believe the device dates back to between the late 14th and early 17th century, making them the oldest known set in existence. The Etruscans and Romans are known to have made dentures out of human and animal teeth as early as 7 BC. 

One member of the team, Dr Simona Minozzi, said: “Although there are descriptions of similar objects in texts from the period, there is no known archaeological evidence. Read more.