friday code

best “new-to-me” films: may 2017
  1. rebels of the neon god (1992, dir. tsai ming-liang)
  2. a brighter summer day (1991, dir. edward yang)
  3. mekong hotel (2012, dir. apichatpong weerasethakul)
  4. goodbye, dragon inn (2003, dir. tsai ming-liang)
  5. friday (1995, dir. f. gary gray)

honorable mentions:

  • oki’s movie (2010, dir. hong sang-soo)
  • silent light (2007, dir. carlos reygadas)
  • my beautiful laundrette (1985, dir. stephen frears)
  • code unknown (2000, dir. michael haneke)
  • viola (2002, dir. matías piñeiro)

short films:

  • ashes (2012, dir. apichatpong weerasethakul)
  • gasman (1997, dir. lynne ramsay)
  • sink & rise (2003, dir. bong joon-ho)
  • vapour (2015, dir. apichatpong weerasethakul)

favorite new releases:

  • lovesong (dir. so yong kim)
  • the lure (dir. agnieszka smoczynska)
  • alien: covenant (dir. ridley scott)
  • buster’s mal heart (dir. sarah adina smith)

If you’re still clinging to summer, this might be the design for you! Soak in those last rays of sweet sunshine with a cut up layered crop top. As always, feel free to send me an ask if you would like to request alternate colors or skin tones.

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Add x Eve Editions #19
  • DE : Hey CBS.
  • CBS : Hm?
  • DE : I love you, wanna go out with me?
  • CBS : Hmm...sure.
  • CN : (WTF!)


So this is like the first time I’ve tried coding something graphically from scratch and it’s just a tiny Lucina in a black space?? but she runs and jumps and swings her sword and yells as she does so and doesn’t fall into the void and there’s Ace Attorney playing in the background and I’m so proud of my child

also physics is hard man


It’s FRIDAY FASHION FACT! Today we are going back to basics. Fashion History 101, if you will. We’re talking about dress codes! The origins of dress codes date back nearly as far as the first civilizations. The vast majority of fashion trends throughout history have been triggered by dress codes. It is a concept that exists in effectively every culture across the globe, and has existed in some form consistently through nearly the whole of human history.
In modern society, we associate dress codes with social situations. Different events require different dress. Casual wear, work wear, date wear, formal wear- all require different styles of dress. It is how we physically project the importance of the occasion, and the mood we wish to evoke. Yet the precursors of dress codes were born not to fit into a social situation, but rather to distinguish one’s social standing.

Long before photos of celebrities, athletes, and politicians were plastered on every wall and screen we face, before sketches of society’s elite were printed in the papers, there were few ways for the common person to identify who was (for lack of a better term) important. Often the distinction was made purely out of opportunity, such as the wealthy being decked out in gold and jewels. Other times, orders were put in place, such as members of the ancient Roman Senate wearing a distinct shade of purple. These early “uniforms” were clear indicators of those in positions which demanded respect. The earliest examples of select members of society wearing distinguishing dress is in the case of religious leaders. This is still commonly the case in today’s world- just look at monks, priests, or even the Pope.

To enforce the distinction, laws were created to enforce dress codes. Known as sumptuary laws, these regulations were intended to ensure that only certain people were allowed to wear certain things, such as specific colors or materials. (It is important to note that sumptuary laws applied to luxuries beyond clothing, too, but hey, this is a fashion blog!) While originally aimed at distinguishing religious figures, sumptuary laws quickly spread to royalty and nobility, highlighting them as the most elite members of society. Today, sumptuary laws are most commonly associated with the European Middle Ages, however they have existed at many times and places throughout history. In many instances, it is nearly impossible to tell how well these laws were actually enforced. The penalty for wearing regulated garments was often just a fine. It is very likely that those wealthy enough to afford the clothing of nobility in the first place would simply pay the fine in an attempt to appear high status. That is, of course, if they were even forced to pay in the first place. Of course, depending on circumstances, these laws may have been extremely strictly enforced. Few records survive to shed light on the truth.

As society and technology evolved, it became increasingly difficult to regulate dress. An increasing number of those not born to nobility could afford to dress as though they were of the elite class, while myriad inventions meant that once expensive items suddenly became far more affordable. Yet the idea of “dressing to impress” remained. When attending a ball, opera, or other event where one was meant to see and be seen, people would wear their finest attire. And, just like in modern times, when going about everyday business, less impressive clothing was acceptable. While modern society pushes the leniency of dress codes to an unprecedented extent, it seems a safe bet that this centuries old concept is here to stay.

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