born to be

“Simplicity is not an end in art, but we usually arrive at simplicity as we approach the true sense of things.”

Constantin Brancusi, pioneer of modern sculpture, was born on this day in 1876. Fishis an embodiment of an idea, depicting a fish’s movements through water and the moving water itself. Brancusi described the sculpture as the fish’s “speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water…the flash of its spirit.” Learn more

[Constantin Brancusi. Fish. Paris 1930. Blue-gray marble, marble, limestone. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris]

anonymous asked:

He wasn't a video game writer (although his daughter now is) but Terry Pratchett was one of the Straight White Men who could write marginalised characters well.

Shit you right!

Terry Pratchett would have never done this to us.

Here’s the thing though about Pratchett that makes him stand out. Pratchett was no better than any other Straight White Man at the beginning. His first books are terrible when it comes to marginalized representation, he was That White Straight Guy.

But, he wanted to change. He wanted to become a writer for EVERYONE, he actively sought to do better and to make an impact. He practiced his marginalized characters over and over, he made his stories about them again and again; getting better each time. He educated himself on their plights, their lives, and then he realized they were people too. Who deserved to be more than caricatures for his hero’s sake.

He equalized his characters, he took the privileged characters down a peg and gave a foot up to the marginalized characters. And he did still slip up in places, but he always promised to do better next time and delivered on that promise.

Which is unlike every other Straight White Man writer who either decides that he is fine where he is or that if he had made a few changes and it would have work out. They’re not actively looking to listen, they’re just looking to be adequate.

Terry Pratchett went above and beyond to break away from the Straight White Man slump (that he did exist in for a while), no other Straight White Man writer is willing to do that for a single character and become a true allied voice for marginalized communities. Especially not in the Gaming Industry.


9x11 “First Born” // 12x12 “Stuck in the Middle (with You)”
Knight of Hell & Prince of Hell: Immunity

Just because… well… they sure used everything about Cain and the way he lived and the whole storyline as an inspiration when creating Ramiel…

Ester Fanous (1895-1990) was a prominent Egyptian feminist, and a founding member of the New Woman Society and Women’s Wafd Central Committee in the country. She frequently expressed strong opinions in support of women’s rights and against British colonialism.

In 1923, she established the Egyptian Feminist Union, with the aim of improving the rights of women to education and literacy, and of promoting equal opportunities. She was involved with many other charitable organizations, such as the Young Women’s Christian Association.

In The Red String of Fate Room:
  • Person A: ah yes so these two…hmm
  • Person B: how about we make Inuyasha end up with the kagome girl, great match no?
  • Person A: Brilliant!-
  • Person B: and we make sure she’s born 500 years after him.
  • Person A: Wait, Suzi I don’t think-
  • Person B: fine. we pin him to a tree for 50 years.
  • Person A: How does that help.
  • Person B: and we make a traveling well.
Music Videos

For hundreds of years music was one of the most important things in people’s lives. Its history is really long and I could write about it but right now I want to tell you about music videos.

Music videos are basically short films for songs, produced for some promotional purposes.

You probably don’t know that the first ever music video was made in 1894! That’s crazy, right?

It was sung by The Old Man in the Woods and it was called ‘The Little Lost Child’. The music video for this song wasn’t like the music videos that are made now. It was just a song with some appropriate illustrations and it was presented in theatres.

But now, let’s get to modern music videos. Here I’ll give you some, in my opinion, the best music videos of all time.

Queen – I Want To Break Free

The greatest and the funniest, actual masterpiece. Is there anyone who doesn’t know this music video? Probably not.

A-ha – Take On Me

A comic, cartoon style combines with a realistic one.

The Smiths – This Charming Man

80’s, flowers and Morrisey. What could you want more?

BØRNS – American Money

The lyrics, people, landscapes. It’s just so. Aesthetically. Pleasing.

The 1975 – A Change of Heart

I must say, the 1975’s music videos are the best and the worst thing I saw. But I still love them. And you should too.

As I said, the music videos were chosen by me. There are tons and tons of amazing music gems. And what are yours?

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Michalina Paradowska

Lady Gaga Wants All The Vocals Live in ‘A Star is Born’

“I was hired on the film about two-and-a-half months ago and I’ve been grinding through it,” Morrow said of A Star Is Born, currently set for release on Sept. 28, 2018. “You sit there and you think, ‘Lady Gaga wants all the vocals live. She wants to perform live every single time you see her sing.’ She’s going to be live.”

He also claimed Gaga’s vocals won’t be the only sonic element recorded on set during production on Cooper’s feature directorial debut, which revolves around a young singer (Gaga) whose career is given a jump-start with help from an aging, alcoholic movie star (Cooper).

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