This was the edge of time, between chaos and shape. This was the little bit of evolution that endlessly repeats itself in the young and new-born thing. In this moment there are no cars or aeroplanes. The Sistine Chapel is unpainted, no book has been written. There is the moon, the water, the night, one creature’s need and another’s response. The moment between chaos and shape and I say his name and he hears me.
—  Jeanette Winterson, from “The 24-Hour Dog,” The World and Other Places
USS Trashcan now recruiting!

Message myself or @happy-kirk off of anon if you wish to fill the position of:

  • Janice Rand
  • Kevin Riley
  • Lieutenant Saavik
  • Carol Marcus
  • David Marcus
  • Gaila
  • Christopher Pike***
  • Khan Noonien Singh*** (original version only please)
  • Ambassador Sarek***
  • Amanda Grayson***
  • Any other TOS/TOS Movie Era/AOS character we may have left out. (We currently have Kirk, Spock, Bones, Uhura, Scotty, Sulu, Chekov, Chapel, Jaylah, Keenser, and M’Benga.)

(Note: *** = would be good if you have a busy schedule and don’t have very much time for roleplay, since these characters don’t work on the USS Trashcan regularly) 

These will be given out on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you are given the role, you MUST be willing to:

  • Contribute to our USS Trashcan posts on tumblr through a URL based on that character and an adjective (preferably a mood; see @happy-kirk@miserablemccoy, or @scared-scotty as examples) IN CHARACTER. Can be either a sideblog or your main. 
  • Join our groupchat on Discord. Show up whenever, we know people have busy lives, but please download the mobile or desktop app to make the chatting experience easier. 

Let us know if you have any questions, and happy recruiting!


A new artwork attributed to Borromini in Siena

A new study reveals that the Crocefisso Chapel in the Church of San Martino in Siena was designed by Baroque architect Francesco Borromini. The research, led by professor Joseph Connors of the Harvard University and by professor Machtelt Brüggen Israëls of the University of Amsterdam, will appear on the upcoming issue of The Burlington Magazine.

This discovery reshapes the 17th century artistic scene of Siena. During that century the city was dominated by the Chigi family, whose members were very close to Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Borromini’s greatest rival. In Siena, Bernini designed the family chapel in the Duomo (also known as the Madonna del Voto chapel), while in Rome he worked for the pope Alexander VII Chigi (1655-1667). 

The Church of San Martino, where the Crocefisso chapel is located, dates back to the Middle Ages, but its façade was built only in the 17th century, by the architect Giovanni Fontana (brother of the more famous Domenico). During that century many important artworks embellished the decoration of the church: Beccafumi’s Nativity, Reni’s Circumcision of Jesus, Guercino’s Martrydom of Saint Bartholomew. The commission of a new architectonical project to Borromini most certainly didn’t go unnoticed by the Chigi, who might have provided the inspiration for it.

Source: Artribune

Further reading: J. Connors - M. Brüggen Israëls, Borromini in Siena, in The Burlington Magazine - September 2016 issue

Cappella del Crocefisso, Church of San Martino, Siena

Portrait of Francesco Borromini in San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Rome

Church of San Martino, Siena

Posted by Martina Bollini

after posting contemporary art / performances, ppl are sending me messages: please stop posting disturbing images! I’m watching your blog with my kids!

after posting endless representations of the Crucifixion, Christ’s flagellation & various saints decapitations and mutilations, chapels made out of bones and skulls, mummified monks etc. etc. etc. ppl are sending me messages: oooh, thank you! thank you! your blog inspires my religiosity and keep my family together!

me:  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

do I need to remind you EVERY FUCKING TIME that this is NOT a religious blog?!?!


Sleeping With Sirens @ Union Chapel, 25.08.16 by Romi Nicole Schneider

Pensionnat Catholique Full report and more photos here:…

Pensionnat Catholique is an abandoned Boarding School somewhere in France. The place is huge! Complete with a large chapel which shockingly was not located on the ground floor… There was also a large sports hall and lots of sprawling corridors of classrooms and labs. Visited this time with Kriegaffe9 and Andy K as part of the ‘missing man’ tour we spent a few hours here before sunset capturing the really nice light which was streaming through the windows in the late afternoon!