just look at the pictures in a history book

Hello again @omgsodunn

I do understand the need for ‘us art blogs’ to post nothing but pretty pictures for people like yourself to look at. However, as I have said in my previous comment to you, this is my blog and although the majority of my posts are just that - ‘pretty pictures’, other posts WILL CONTINUE TO BE about art discourse as it is of MY interest and aids my academic focus and research.

Furthermore, art cannot be anything BUT political. A pretty picture is never just that; an idyllic landscape, is never just that. I have some book recommendations for you or anyone else who wants to read on that further. 

With regards to your ‘racists don’t have enough brain cells to appreciate art’ argument: That is simply not the case. There are several historic figures who contributed immensely to the field who were in fact racists. Artists too! 

Of course it’s a race issue - and don’t tell me to shut up ever again. 

Bruce isn’t too good with humour; all his jokes are unintentional Dad jokes and he thinks they’re hilarious.

  • Don’t trust atoms, Tim. They make everything up.
  • I know he looks strange in that picture, Stephanie. If prisoners could take their own mug shots, they’d be called cellfies.
  • I don’t have time, Alfred, I’m reading a book on the history of glue, I just can’t seem to put it down.
  • Why did the scarecrow win an award? - Because he was outstanding in his field, Dick.
  • Think quick, Jason, how many apples grow on a tree? - All of them.

Bee escaping the frame.

I’ve not made a lot of progress with the film and obsolete digital projects, I’ve been doing lots of thinking though. David Hockney and Martin Gayford’s new book “A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen” looks brilliant and I’m working through it. So I’ll leave you with a phone shot of a bee and a quote from the Hockney book.

“Everything on a flat surface is stylized, including the photograph. Some people think the photograph is reality; they don’t realize that its just another form of depiction.”

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Altaïr was one of the best fighters in Assassin history - with an arrogance to match. <…> If there was an Assassin Book of Records, there’d probably be a picture of this fella on the front.”

Look closer. Don't assume. Don't expect it to be big, loud and obvious.
  • Show: Never assume. Look more deeply. Just because something is wrapped up all pretty, doesn't mean it is.
  • Show: So you're saying the perception of a thing doesn't make it so?
  • Show: History books can be wrong.
  • Show: Not responsible for anyone who believes a horse is a unicorn.
  • Show: There's what's going on on the surface, and what's going on underneath that you don't see.
  • Show: Don't expect it to be big and loud and obvious.
  • Show: The air isn't actually clear, you just think it is.
  • Show: When you look under a microscope you miss the bigger picture.
  • Show: Don't be something just because people say so.
  • Show: They made everyone think of it that way even though it wasn't true?
  • A significant amount of the writers tweets: "watch closely," "pay close attention," "listen for it."
  • Clever people: *listened to the show, realized there's been more going on all along, Riarkle and Lucaya have been happening quietly all along even as Rilucas was big loud and obvious*
  • Obtuse people: RILUCAS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE MOST OBVIOUS THING NOTHING ELSE WAS GOING ON EVER UNTIL S2 AND RILEY AND LUCAS HAVE TO BE TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY'RE *SUPPOSED* TO BE!!! THE MOST OBVIOUS THING IS THE ONLY POSSIBLE TRUE THING! NOTHING ELSE WAS GOING ON STOP LOOKING AT THE SHOW SO CLOSELY U R SO DUMB AND CRAZY RILEY AND LUCAS *HAVE* TO BE TOGETHER!!! THAT'S WHAT IS *SUPPOSED* TO HAPPEN! NOTHING ELSE IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE *I* CAN'T SEE IT!!!
  • Me: Okay, normally I get annoyed when people whine about how shippers are missing the lesson...but you guys actually ARE missing the lesson, wow. Widen your lens already, damn.
Imagine: The Marauders Having Tumblrs

James: Constantly blogs about Pokémon Go, relatable memes, gets hundreds of notes on his selfies, look at this Sports Team™

Sirius: Dogs. Lots of dogs. Occasional memes, frequent reblogs of James’ posts. Gets loads of notes on his selfies as well, also look at these Sports™

Remus: Pictures of books, old libraries, and cool-looking misty forests just before dawn. Interesting facts about history, secretly likes hipster quotes

Peter: Lots of cats, “Wow I can’t believe I actually have friends,” only gets three notes per post and they’re all from the Marauders

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GUYS.

Husband got me what is possibly the most appropriate “Your Trilogy Has Come to An End” gift in the history of bookish gifts.

He compiled photos of all my events/books/family/friends and made this giant collage mosaic print poster cover of FROST LIKE NIGHT and Icanteven with words to talk about it right now. I mean, JUST LOOK AT IT.

It’s currently sitting in my office, reminding me of all the crazy insane glorious *insert endless adjectives here* wonders that have happened in the past three years. 

Gonna blubber.

Mustn’t blubber.

I am so, so grateful I got to share these wonders with all of you.

I have a theory that Egypt will be a place where every thing comes to together  like Revelations  remember in AC:B when they flashed an Egyptian hieroglyphic, in AC:REV when Altair’s son Darim said he was taking one of the books to Alexandria, and AC:U Dead Kings when Arno talked about going to Egypt  and sent the apple to the Assassin mentor in Egypt and if you know your history Napoleon goes to Egypt and in the game he just so happens to be looking for the but remember in AC:2 where it shows a picture of him with the apple I just so excited now even though its just a theory.

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