WATCH IN 1080p/HD - anyone remember that kind of perfect episode of black mirror? i loved san junipero so thought i’d make a quick tribute/music video. share if you liked, it really encourages me to continue making stuff.
these are quotes from the thriller/horror film ‘mirrors’. triggers may be present.
❝ I’m sorry… I… I… I wasn’t trying to get away… ❞ ❝ No, please don’t… ❞ ❝ You shaved? ❞ ❝ Sorry, I’m late… Have you been waiting long? ❞ ❝ You need a place to stay? ❞ ❝ Anyway, you know you are always welcome to stay at our house.❞ ❝ How are things going between the two of you? ❞
❝ Do you know the Mayflower on West 38th Street? ❞ ❝ …You have reached ________. I am not available to take your call. Please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. ❞ ❝ Thank God you didn’t show up any later. This place gives me the chills at night. … No electricity, and all these mirrors… ❞ ❝ You know, I live in, Brooklyn near a Jewish neighborhood, and when someone dies, they cover all the mirrors in their house. ❞ ❝ They say it’s to keep the soul of the dead from being trapped in the mirrors… ❞ ❝ Believe it or not, there’s always a bit of truth in any superstition. Am I right? ❞ ❝ He was
completely obsessed with these damn mirrors. He’d spend the entire night polishing them. ❞
❝ I was wounded during a holdup… It kind of changed my perspective on things. ❞ ❝ Grandpa says there are ghosts in the store… Is that true? ❞ ❝ Fuck… ❞ ❝ Sometimes they make mistakes, ______. It happens… ❞ ❝ Grown-ups don’t make mistakes. Only little children do. ❞ ❝ What is that? ❞ ❝ Does he deserve his birthday present? ❞
❝ I’m good, very good… What time will ______ be back?❞ ❝ Do you want me to fix you a snack? ❞ ❝ Duh, open it stupid! ❞ ❝ _____, can I talk to you, in private? ❞ ❝ I already asked you not to drop by without calling, didn’t I? ❞ ❝ I don’t need your calls in the middle of the night. I’m better off without them. ❞ ❝ Look at yourself. You’re still carrying around so much of that anger. ❞
❝ I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to yell at you… Things could be so different between us. ❞ ❝ I wasn’t planning on staying. ❞ ❝ What are you looking at? ❞ ❝ Come on, you’ve been looking at yourself for more than half an hour. You never used to be so vain. ❞ ❝ You can’t avoid them. They’re everywhere… ❞ ❝ The mirrors… In the department store, at every street corner, in the windows of every fucking building in this city. I feel like I’m not the one looking into the mirrors, but rather they’re looking at me. ❞ ❝ You need a drink. ❞
❝ Don’t you think you’re being a little bit paranoid? ❞ ❝ Mirrors are just glass and silver, ______…. ❞ ❝ I’ve just been through the craziest day here… No kidding! Your ex-colleagues came to pay us a visit… ❞ ❝ Did they mention the cause of death? ❞ ❝ Damn… What is happening to me? ❞ ❝ Are you OK? What’s happening? What are you doing here? ❞ ❝ I need you to do me a favor… ❞
❝ I need to find out how he died… ❞ ❝ You are no longer a cop, ______. This isn’t your business anymore. ❞ ❝ …Seven years of bad luck. ❞ ❝ You’re not even allowed to be here. I could get fired for this. ❞ ❝ What is happening to you? What is all this supposed to mean? ❞ ❝ Don’t you find it strange that this mirror doesn’t reflect an exact image of reality? ❞ ❝ Look at the piece of mirror in his hand. In the reflection of the mirror it’s covered in blood, and look- in reality, it’s clean. Not a drop of blood… ❞
❝ What if the mirrors were showing us something different? ❞
❝ What if the mirrors were reflecting something that goes beyond reality? ❞
❝ OK… This is way over my head. I don’t have time for your barfly theories. ❞
❝ You should go home and get some rest. This guy probably just killed himself because he couldn’t live with himself anymore. It happens to thousands of people, you know… ❞
❝ Amy called me today, she’s worried about you. What’s happening, _____? ❞
❝ I need this job, I need the money. I’m not going to sleep on your couch for the rest of my life! ❞
❝ He would spend hours looking at himself… ❞
❝ To look at oneself too much is a sin. A terrible sin. Do you know sir, in the Garden of Eden in order to seduce Eve, Satan did not keep the appearance of a snake… Satan reproduced the young woman’s traits in such a way that Eve would only see and listen to the image of herself… As in a mirror. ❞
…. _____? I’m right he– …❞
❝ There… In the mirror… ❞
❝ I think maybe I’m losing my mind. ❞
❝ Be careful… Love you. ❞
❝ Come take a look for yourself. ❞
❝ He won’t stop here. I know him, he won’t stop until he finds who did this to her. ❞
❝ What kind of friend are you? You are using him. ❞
❝ You have to see someone _____. You cannot stay in this situation any longer. You need help, psychological support.
❝ I don’t want to put them in any danger. ❞
❝ I’ve got things I need to deal with. ❞
❝ Why did you do it? WHY? WHY DID YOU HAVE TO KILL HER? ❞
❝ What is it you want? What do you want from me? ANSWER ME! WHAT IS IT YOU
❝ He doesn’t want me to talk about him. ❞
❝ He lives in the mirror in our room. ❞ ❝ Did your father talk to you about the mirrors? ❞ ❝ You know, _______, when one starts to perceive one’s own reflection as a completely separate being, one is suddenly confronted with two entirely separate egos, two entirely separate worlds that can surface at any give moment- ❞ ❝ In order to… to destroy the mirrors. Only fire can destroy a mirror, isn’t that right, _______? ❞ ❝ What made you want to destroy those mirrors, Terrence? ❞ ❝ For what reason? Why would mirrors want to kill your family? ❞ ❝ I’m doing it to protect you. ❞ ❝ Do you mind telling me what the hell you’re doing? ❞
❝ You have to trust me _______, I’m not completely crazy… These mirrors are dangerous. At first, I thought it was only the ones at the store, but now I know they can get you anywhere. ❞ ❝ What are you doing with that gun… Put it down, BEN… PUT IT DOWN RIGHT NOW! ❞ ❝ You’re still alive, aren’t you? ❞ ❝ There’s something in the house… Something in the mirrors. ❞ ❝ Anyplace is gonna have mirrors or windows… Anything you can see your self in is dangerous. ❞ ❝ I’m sorry about everything I’ve put you through… I didn’t want to… ❞ ❝ You’re not a journalist, are you? What do you want? ❞ ❝ If you don’t help me I may lose the only thing that matters to me. ❞
❝ Tell me why are the mirrors from the old hospital so determined to find you? ❞ ❝ You’re coming with me, now. ❞ ❝ Answer! God damn it… Answer the phone… ❞ ❝ Something’s wrong over there, ______ is not answering. ❞
Valerie - the smell of french fries, being so tired you feel physically ill, vapor trails, a tight hug (one that feels as strong as the emotion behind it), the reflection of a sunset on glass, the warmth of a fresh Starbucks spreading from your hand to your whole body, the feeling of grainy metal against your hand, the excitement you feel when there’s a box at your door
Vlad - mircofleece against bare skin, warm milk with honey on a restless night, the sound of voices outside but silence inside, catching a blurry glimpse of yourself in the mirror, the electric hum of machines (being the loudest thing you hear), waking up due to the full weight of a cat pressing down on your chest and throat, being unable to remember when was the last time you hugged someone
Jack - heavy but sweet and savory foods, losing track of time until you realize you need to turn the lights on, realizing you’re humming quietly but not knowing when you started, smooth fabrics, the ache in your jaw from smiling too much, the sudden and overwhelming happiness of seeing a friend after some time apart, the heady anger you feel when someone attacks your friend or family
Maddie - a stack of clearly organized papers, the wonder and appreciation of nature felt during a campfire, hot chocolate with marshmallows, the pressure of goggles on the top of your head, a green glow stick in a dark room, when a sudden heat causes your hair to frizz, staring at something so long your vision fades to grey, driving shotgun on a long ride
Dani - soft knits and well-worn trainers, the joy and shock of hearing your favorite band on the radio in a different country, a secret handshake, playing hide and seek in the dark, waiting to sleep but your bed is literally 100 miles away, when your fringe keeps falling over one of your eyes, enjoying a hot shower after a long day
I WOULD NEVER WANT TO DESTROY A COVER, BUT THIS HAPPENED ON ACCIDENT & THE BOOK BECAME MORE BEAUTIFUL. What started out as an accidental tear turned into my favorite cover. Well… now I have to find a way to get another book, since I liked the original cover.
Ever wonder where the stereotypical headband mirror thing that you see on old illustrations of doctors came from?
It’s actually a reflector. Before we had battery-powered and flexible electrical lights, gas and oil-powered flames were the best we could do, but you don’t want to put that too close to the patient.
The concave reflective surface of the mirror focuses the diffuse light to a point inside the patient, which the physician can see through the hole in the center of the device.
Today, these reflectors are not frequently used in developed nations, as their primary purpose (otolaryngology - that is, ear, nose, and throat doctors) now has instruments which can illuminate the cavities being examined without an external source of light. However, they’re still very useful in countries with intermittent or unreliable power sources, and are often kept on hand in surgical suites and hospitals in those countries, in case of power outage during a procedure.
Diseases of the Nose and Accessory Cavities. W. Spencer Watson, 1890.
Cadwell 4/4 – Nicole Harashima’s 1997 B16 Turbo Honda Civic Type R EK9
The most iconic car in the Honda world is, in my opinion, the Honda Civic Type R EK9. It’s every Honda enthusiasts dream to own one. Due to it being the original Civic Type R it has become one of the centre pieces for all Honda car culture around the world. It is a very important car because it was the car that made Honda’s VTEC engines as popular as they were back in the 90s and thus are today.
The EK9 epitomises everything that Honda owners love. It started out as the JDM EK4 SiR Civic. Honda then took this Civic, tweaked and fettled with it until it was a track ready machine. Its B16 set the record of the most powerful naturally aspirated production engine. It produced 182hp from a 1600cc, the highest ever (at the time) for an engine of that capacity. Honda ripped out the sound deadening and many other things in the interest of saving weight and making this car faster on track. They even gave it a limited slip differential so that it could put down its huge power on to the road. It was as if Honda gave the people the pencil and told them to draw what they wanted.
So not only had Honda designed arguably one of the best and most iconic hot hatches ever, they then decided to release another version known as the Motor Sports Edition. This very rare example was even more track focussed. It said goodbye to even more luxuries such as electric windows, mirrors, air conditioning, power steering; even the stereo was thrown out! Later, many people have adopted this approach with the EK9 and took it even further. Some of the 9s that your see on the Kanjozoku videos barely have anything left in them.
EK9s are incredibly rare over here and I remember the first time I ever saw one in the flesh. I was about 15 and was on a day out with my family in a town called Harrogate a few hours from where I live. It was in the famous Championship White, a colour which just seems to stand out when you see one on the roads. Whenever I see a car painted in this colour it immediately catches my attention and I know that I’m looking at something very special and probably rare. This colour alongside the iconic red Recaro racing seats have become the focus point for all Type Rs and seem to spark a strange feeling in all Honda enthusiasts. It instantly makes the car look faster and more powerful. You immediately get the sense that the car you’re looking at is an absolute pleasure to drive and it provokes you to spend hours on auction websites fantasising about buying one for yourself and selling all of your belongings in an attempt to make it so.
In every car scene there are cars that are regarded as “famous”. Cars that are so special that everybody within that car scene knows about them. Usually this is because the car is so different and unique that it becomes a trendsetting masterpiece. In the Honda scene there are some cars that are more popular than others; I guess that can be said about most car scenes but usually, the rarer the car the more people are interested in it. The EK9 definitely fits into this popular group. It’s probably the most modified of all the Civics. The vast number of aftermarket parts means that people everywhere are coming up with new and inventive ways of making their EK unique.
The first time I ever heard about the owner of this gorgeous Black 1997 EK9 was when I saw an article/post from a popular motoring website which stated that “this girl builds and races her own EK9”. Yupp that’s right Nicole is a female. As in a girl. Like a female girl. With an EK9. That she built herself. (I’ll give you a moment)…….
As if that wasn’t cool enough she also made the big decision last year to turbo her B16. Following her build over the past year has been very exciting to watch. Especially considering she did a large amount of it herself. So it was a delight for me when I heard Nicole would be racing at Cadwell on the day that I was visiting.
When I arrived the first thing that I noticed was that it is an exceptionally clean car. If any of you know Nicole you’ll know that she takes great pride in her cars and always likes to make sure they are clean. It’s a very rare occasion that you’ll see her with a mucky car. Under the bonnet was more of the same a very clean bay with a perfectly engineered turbo setup looked right at home alongside the B16.
Watching her smash it round Cadwell was a pleasure and listening to the noises that the car makes you get a sense of how dedicated she is to this build. Everything that she does, she does properly. Only the best parts will do. This became evident when I looked at her tyre/wheel set up. Genuine TE-37s wrapped in very sticky looking Toyo Proxes and peeking through where a set of Spoon brakes. Lots of time, money and effort has been spent getting this car to how she wants it. She has slowly made her dreams come true and the most refreshing part about it, is that she still drives this car like it’s supposed to be driven. Many people who have this much devotion towards their car get caught up in the show boating side of it. Half the cars you see at the shows will only be brought out on special occasions. Not Nicole’s, she has driven a considerable amount of the UK track network and she doesn’t hold back either.
Nicole is also very loyal to her cars. She has owned a series of Citroen Saxo’s that she also used to drive on track from relatively early on in her driving career. In addition, Nicole has since purchased a second EK9, this time it’s in that iconic Championship White colour. Judging from what I’ve seen so far it’s going to be a lot of work to get it up to her standard but I’m fairly confident we can have no doubts that it’ll get there. (So, that’s two EK9s! Yeah.)
Watching her do this turbo build has only confirmed how determined she can be. She has taken a car that for most would be their dream to own and improved it further to fulfil hers. Adding the turbo has meant that she could keep everything that we loved about the EK9 whilst releasing more of the potential bound up within it and in the process, she has achieved things that most will never experience. She has created her perfect driving machine. Surely that is what modifying cars is all about and I’m pretty sure that’s what Honda set out to do when they built the first EK9. To inspire and push people to achieve things they never thought they could; that truly is, the power of dreams.
Adolphe Ganot. Electrical Spark, Sound Waves, Magic Pane, Longitudinal Vibrations of Strings and Rods, Luminous Globe and Tube, Nature of Images in Plane Mirrors, Photo-Electrical Microscope, Nature of Images in Convex Mirrors, Path of Rays in a Prism, Luminous Effects & Luminous Jar. Natural Philosophy for General Readers and Young Persons. 1876. Contd from here
Damon smiled as he heard the other start to speak before shutting his door. A quiet noise escaped him as he looked in the mirror. Electricity sparked at his eyes as he shook his head. Daiki was…alot more attractive than he used to be.
Sweat dripped onto Damon’s shirt from training recruits throughout the day. A low growl escaped him. This was his favorite shirt. He sucked it off and threw it in the corner. As he almost hopped in the shower. He realized it was broken. He threw his shorts back on and grabbed a towel and knocked on daiki’s door