The Phoenix 

“I was never surprised that they did not have a phoenix on display. There is only one phoenix at a time, of course, and while the Natural History Museum was filled with dead things, the phoenix is always alive.”

-Neil Gaiman, Unnatural Creatures

Linktober day 10 Mask of the Shiekah,

The ancient tribe of the Shiekah have always lived in the shadows. Surrounded by mystery, magic, and power they have forged a community of almost supernatural ability. Perhaps this is why they were chosen by the goddesses.

Adept in mysticism they have the ability to look into the future and have reflexes that border on precognition making them exceptional warriors. So too are they adept at hand to hand combat, weapons, poison, and traps. It is said that many of the dangers in Hyrule came from their own designs to defend the ancient temples of the Goddesses.

The Fire Dancers from Death Mountain were imbued with their fighting techniques born in flame. Along with Shadow Mimicry from the Water Temple, and Necromancy in the Shadow temple to name a few.

Time passed, treachery and suspicion lead the Sheikah to fade into history. Through violence or exile the people of the Sheikah were slaughtered and hidden away … or do they still exist unknown to the world in perhaps another form


One cast member might surprise first-time viewers. How did you come to know and work with Kathryn Bigelow?

Lizzie Borden: I’ve known Kathryn forever. She was in the Whitney program. I actually helped her on her first movie [the short film The Set-Up]. The scene where two guys beat each other up, that’s my car. All of us were involved in the downtown scene with the same people. I don’t think she ever saw Born in Flames. I think she felt the acting was really bad. Nobody was a real actor. But yeah, she’s still a friend. We hike maybe once a year or something like that…


“The right to violence is like the right to pee. You’ve got to have the right place and the right time.”

Revolutionary becoming in a past speculative future: a transformative homage to Lizzie Borden’s 1983 film Born in Flames.

Music: Black Steel, Tricky (original song by Public Enemy; vocals by Martina Topley-Bird)
Video: Born in Flames (dir. Lizzie Borden, 1983)
Edited by Lila Futuransky

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Queerness, colour, sexual difference and diversity is filtered through the lens of otherness, acting as a challenge to the mainstream conceptions of gender roles and sexuality, as well as power and authority and their relation to technology. Seeing Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames (1983) as the first radical feminist science fiction film, born out of second wave feminism, that acts as a utopian call to arms for future generations of politically engaged feminist filmmakers, our weekend sets out to further challenge, explode, bend some fault lines. We will cross borders into unchartered territories, jump onto the Mothership and discover the meaning of being human, a cyborg, a lesbian space alien, an astronaut, artist, scientist, inventor, writer, activist or even Maisie, a space dog assassin.
—  clubdesfemmes curator Selina Robertson on ADA & AFTER for The F-Word

The Red Crayola “Born in Flames” Born in Flames 7″ (1980)

Lora Logic on vocals. (X-Ray Specs & Essential Logic)
Also with Mayo Thompson are Epic Soundtracks (Swell Maps) and Gina Birch (The Raincoats)