eccentricities

Behind the house is a ‘spiritual centre’ where mediums talk to the dead. 'I don’t go myself. I might go too far to the other side chatting and never come back.’

Vogue Remembers Edie on her 70th birthday.

“When I was with Andy Warhol, I was dancing jazz ballet twice a day, so I just wore my leotards and I knew I wasn’t going to turn anybody on … . When I went out on the street I’d put on a coat. But Vogue photographed me in leotards and a T-shirt as a new costume,” Edie Sedgwick once recalled, seemingly stunned at the elevation of her style from accidental to iconic.

Born Edith Minturn Sedgwick, the actor-model, who would have been 72 today, is remembered as a magical It girl, a winsome superstar, a big-eyed Keene painting come to life. But as has been proven time and time again, being worshipped for your youth and beauty is hardly a prerequisite for a happy life. Sedgwick’s wealthy family had deep roots in colonial America, and she had an eccentric upbringing. She was raised with seven siblings on a ranch in California; her father was reportedly by turns charismatic and terrifying. She studied art in Boston; in 1964, she moved to New York City, where she fell in with Warhol’s Factory set. She was literally painfully thin (she suffered repeated bouts of anorexia); her trademark style was achieved, she said, when she chopped off her long brown hair and dyed what was left silvery-white. An original Chelsea girl, she lived in that hotel. Warhol put her in movies with names like Vinyl and Horse. Trying to make sense of her life and the strange turns it had taken, Sedgwick once said, “It’s not that I’m rebelling. It’s that I’m just trying to find another way.” Alas, this other way eluded her; she died before she saw 30. The coroner ruled her death “undetermined/accident/suicide.” Forty-four years later, her gamine vulnerability still haunts. One thing is certain—she has been famous for far longer than fifteen minutes.

This wood is like human memory.  It does not need to take events in their correct order.

Mordion is a political prisoner with amazing powers and a vendetta against the evil galactic rulers who have kept him trapped in a coffin for the last thousand years.  Ann is the ordinary teenaged girl who found him in the woods.  And Hume is the homunculus-child that Mordion, in a moment of poor decision-making, created from their intermixed blood – and that, with the help of eccentric robot Yam, they have now apparently committed to co-parenting.  

Or so they believe right now, anyway. 

Hexwood Farm is a shifting maze of space, time, magic and memory, and Ann and Mordion are caught squarely in the middle of it.  Freeing the galaxy may be on the agenda, but the first step is going to be freeing themselves.

Vierran: Alia Shawkat
Mordion: Danny Pudi
Hume: Jaden Smith
Yam: C-3PO (I mean, of course)

anonymous asked:

I got legitimately offended and hurt when I found out that I wasn't my friend's "most interesting" (odd, story-worthy" friend

youre going for that look too

same. same

i think like i dont gotta choice but to go for that if i want any chance of getting accepted bc i failed at every other approach and im inherently ‘eccentric’ and i feel offended if im not doing it best because like if i cant be interesting than what can i do. like this is all i got going for me. if i cant be the ‘so who is that’ friend then what am i doing. what friend am i 

like my favorite friends are the ones that feed my narcissism and the people that shut it down dont last long with me. like tell me im a special snowflake please i deserve this. its not even a lie really  

bpd’s weird like we’re always just so preoccupied with branding ourselves

Chapters: 1/?
Fandom: The Hobbit - All Media Types
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield
Characters: Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, Gandalf, Fíli, Kíli, Ori - Character, Nori, Dori, Dwalin, Balin, Óin, Glóin, Bifur, Bofur, Bomber
Additional Tags: Drug Abuse, Alcohol, Violence, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, biker!AU
Summary:

Bilbo Baggins lead a respectable life painting signs and the occasional chopper until an eccentric Wizard came along with a group of Dwarrow thugs on their way to the Esgaroth rally. Bilbo may or may not have joined a biker gang on accident. Send help.

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Holy cow! 

Tuesday 4/21 12 noon - 1 pm PT! The “Reddit ask me anything to end all Ask Me Anythings” featuring underground comix publisher and raconteur extraordinaire Ron Turner! Founder of Last Gasp Books/Comics, this guy was there when underground comics popped onto the scene in the 1960′s/1970′s and knows all the BEST stories about San Francisco’s fabulously freaky history.

He’ll be letting it loose tomorrow, ‘round lunchtime PT.  Be there to see the sparks fly and hear some amazing tales from when SF was the epicenter of eccentricity. Don’t believe me? check out this INSANE account of an event that Ron was kinda responsible for: a posh politician’s birthday party that featured an over-the-top domme, a crazy noise band, and a bottle of Jack Daniels. Go watch (NSFW). it’s only crazy because it’s ALL TRUE.

more about Ron and his Reddit AMA here: http://www.lastgasp.com/story/2015/04/ronama

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Every soldier is prepared to die. But these people aren’t just pawns on a chessboard. They all have names, families and feelings in their hearts too. They are all humans who live and bleed.

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The Eccentric Life and Illustration of Edward Gorey

From 1953 to 1960, Edward Gorey lived in New York City and worked for the Art Department of Doubleday Anchor, illustrating book covers and in some cases, adding illustrations to the text. He illustrated works as diverse as Dracula by Bram Stoker, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, and Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. In later years he produced cover illustrations and interior artwork for many children’s books by John Bellairs.

His first independent work, The Unstrung Harp, was published in 1953. He also published under pen names that were anagrams of his first and last names, such as Ogdred Weary, Dogear Wryde, Ms. Regera Dowdy, and dozens more.

The New York Times credits bookstore owner Andreas Brown and his store, the Gotham Book Mart with launching Gorey’s career: “it became the central clearing house for Mr. Gorey, presenting exhibitions of his work in the store’s gallery and eventually turning him into an international celebrity.”

Gorey’s illustrated (and sometimes wordless) books, with their vaguely ominous air and ostensibly Victorian and Edwardian settings, have long had a cult following. Gorey became particularly well-known through his animated introduction to the PBS series Mystery! in 1980, as well as his designs for the 1977 Broadway production of Dracula, for which he won a Tony Award for Best Costume Design. He also was nominated for Best Scenic Design. In the introduction of each episode of Mystery!, Vincent Price would welcome viewers to “Gorey Mansion”.

Although Gorey’s books were popular with children, he did not associate with children much and had no particular fondness for them. Gorey never married, professed to have little interest in romance, and never discussed any specific romantic relationships in interviews. In the book The Strange Case of Edward Gorey, published after Gorey’s death, his friend reported that when Gorey was pressed on the matter of his sexual orientation, he said that even he was not sure whether he was gay or straight. When asked what his sexual orientation was in an interview, he said,

“I’m neither one thing nor the other particularly. I am fortunate in that I am apparently reasonably undersexed or something … I’ve never said that I was gay and I’ve never said that I wasn't … what I’m trying to say is that I am a person before I am anything else …”

Edward Gorey agreed in an interview that the “sexlessness” of his works was a product of his asexuality.