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Is Kara in love with Mon-El?

So, I’ve been thinking about this a lot and I’ve come to the conclusion that she is not. And it’s not just wishful thinking and/or because I can’t stand him. There are actual clues in canon that show that Kara is not in love with her boyfriend. Here’s why:

Exhibit A

The way Kara acts around her love interests. She gets flustered, blushes a lot, acts awkward around them. 

around James:

around Adam:

around Mon-El: error 404 example not found. I can’t recall a single Karamel scene where Kara acts like this.

Bonus: around Lena:

Exhibit B

The trope that a love interest watches and looks at their crush dreamily as they leave.

James:

I know that Mon-El looked at Kara like this at least once too, but I’m really not in the mood to gif him so I’m gonna skip that since that’s not the point of this post. The point is to show that Kara is not in love with Mon-El, not vice versa.

But another person also looked at her like this, and even received this look from Kara herself in the latest Supergirl episode…

Exhibit C

These are actual quotes that Kara said about/to Mon-El:

  • “You are so selfish!”
  • “You are still the same macho egotistical Daxamite!”
  • “It’s not just the jealousy. It’s the patronizing ego thing.”
  • “Well, the first bit about your infuriating male ego, that part I meant.”
  • “More like you’re an arrogant dude-bro.”
  • “I can handle Mxyzptlk, but it’s Mon-El who’s infuriating.”

She’s never said things like these to James, and definitely not as excessively as she’s complaining about Mon-El. On the contrary, she said “You make me better.”

Another bonus; things she said about/to Lena:

  • “Kara Danvers believes in you.”
  • “I believe in her.”
  • “You are too good and too smart to follow in her path.”
  • “Now you have someone that will stand up for you, always.”

Exhibit D

This is Kara’s reaction when Mon-El first tells her about his feelings for her:

Exhibit E

This is Kara’s reaction when Mon-El says “I love you” for the first time:

In conclusion: I honestly don’t believe for a second that Kara has feelings for Mon-El. The most logical explanation is that she felt obligated to give Mon-El a chance because that’s what everyone told her to do or that she felt lonely and Mon-El knew what it’s like to lose a planet.
We know how Kara behaves around the person she’s crushing on. There are patterns. And we can’t see any of these patterns when Kara is around Mon-El. Besides the occasional kiss and “I’m happy” she doesn’t show any signs of having feelings for him. They haven’t even gone on any dates, not counting the one she took him on to “save” Lena.

Meanwhile @ CatCo:

Makes you think, doesn’t it?

Feel free to comment and/or add more.

If Yuuri was a stripper back in Detroit Pt 23
  • Yuri P: So like, I have this idea for my exhibition skate...
  • Yuuri: Yeah?
  • Yuri P: It's for a heavy metal glam piece where I strip from my bedazzled jacket to reveal a heavily ripped shirt and basically do some edgy rage-induced choreography with a signature Johnny Weir slide that gives the audience a nice nip shot. Also Otabek is there.
  • Yuuri: ...And you need my help because...?
  • Yuri P: You stripped for a living, what's the coolest way to tease off a jacket? Also I need to borrow Viktor's Gucci shades, I'm gonna whip 'em across the ice.
  • Yuuri: Jesus Christ.
Painter Klance AU

• Lance: A hyperrealism artist who uses oil paints and is only starting to become public and becoming very popular
• Keith: A modern abstract artist who is already very popular. He uses spray paints to make a weird street art-abstract mix. His weird but successful mix makes him very popular.

• Keith starts seeing a cute boy around his building (the one where exhibitions are held) but never seen him during his art shows??
• In his latest exhibition he heard someone say ‘on and next week that new oil painter will be here right?“ And is like new?? Who??
• After getting a good look at him Keith decides he wants to ask him out but he has no idea how, his manager/best friend, Shiro, is like "just say hi, why are you like this?”
• Keith causally starts looking for him so he can do the 'I’m going to pretend to bump into you so we can get a conversation going’ move
• Keith finds him, he dose the move. It works, he finds out his name is Lance, he’s a bit choppy at English (mostly cuz he has a think accent), he’s having a show in a few days, and almost gets his number, but Lances manager, Coran, pulls him away. So he didn’t actually get to ask him out
• (Keith tells Shiro and Allura what happens and Allura (shiros girlfriend) that her father is actually very good friends with Coran, and that she already met Lance)
• Keith goes to Lances exhibition and is left in awe, he’s never really seen (mostly cuz he’s not into it) hyperealism up close and Lance obviously has talent, but his art is very…sad.
• Keith is spotted by Lance who remembers him and says hi
• He notices how Keith is confused about the tone of his art and explains what it is
• (He’s a refugee from Cuba (when is was a lot worse) and most of his work are scenes he has embedded in his memory from the harsh escaping. [A few of them are of the sea in dark sky’s with the stars shining from when he was on a boat to America] [another was of someone floating on water] [a few of his other family members who escaped with him]
• Keith feels a bit sad learning about Lances background but try’s not to show it. After a while of them talking (and moving on to better subjects like techniques, and canvas’s and stuff) Keith asks out Lance out
• Lance looks unsure but agrees because Keith seems nice and there’s no harm
• They go out and have a great time, that’s it, there happy now, after a few more dates they go into a relationship.
• The End (no sadness, sometimes things end happily)

(If anyone wants to write this, go ahead but tag me in it!)

anonymous asked:

Love this account!! It brightens my day!!! I had a keyword request: children Tysm!!!!

Awww, thank you! <3 

Keyword Requests!

  • Yuuri is surprisingly great with children. He often babysat the triplets.
  • He’s the sort of person who can stop a baby from crying just by holding it. 
  • He just has all around good natural instincts when it comes with babies and children, and is a fast learner when it comes to what the individual needs. 
  • Yuuri often jokes that he understands babies better than people… it’s not a joke.
  • Victor is the sort of guy who plays it cool, but the moment you hand him a child, he’s panicking and trying to give it back. 
  • Victor is convinced children hate him, mostly because he has had bad luck with very blunt children in the past. 
  • Hand Victor a baby, and within five minutes, that baby has either spit up, pooed itself, or been sick, and Victor certainly crying.
  • With Makkachin and their careers, Victor and Yuuri probably wouldn’t think about children for quite some time. 
  • The topic finally comes up one day when they’ve both retired and started to think about settling into a calmer lifestyle, curled up together watching Yurio and Minami in their latest exhibition. 
  • Victor is probably the one who brings it up, pretty casually, and surprisingly neither of them panic at the thought. Yuuri just sort of casually agrees that it might be nice to think about. 
  • It probably takes another year or so of discussions that get more and more serious over time, until finally they apply for adoption. 

Cillian Murphy participated in a collaborative music project held at The Model Sligo on Saturday night as part of Mark Garry’s latest exhibition ‘A Winter Light’. The album will be released later this year. Musicians included Oliver Alcorn, Sean Carpio, Eileen Carpio, Nina Hynes*, Cillian Murphy, Padraig Murphy and Robert Stilman along with Mark Garry and acclaimed French producer and engineer Fabien Leseure.

*Nina Hynes performed So New with Cillian on the Disco Pigs soundtrack way back when

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               Pop art icon Takashi Murakami is returning to Paris France with his latest exhibit “Learning the Magic of Painting” which is opening this week and will remain on display until December 23rd 2016


                 On February 1st, 1962 Takashi Murakami was born. Murakami grew up in a household that placed a high value on art inspiring both Takashi and his younger brother Yuri to become an artist. Murakami developed an early love and passion for animé and manga due to the stylized art and color palettes. Aside from animation and manga Murakami credits western movies as an impact on his career “Only recently did I realize how much I’ve been influenced by Steven Spielberg.” Later Murakami would find himself at T.U.A Tokyo University of the Arts, seeking the drafting skills necessary to become an animator, but eventually majored in Nihonga, the ‘traditional’ style of Japanese painting incorporating traditional Japanese artistic conventions, techniques and subjects. With the knowledge of a Ph.D. in Nihonga and the influence of manga, he gradually chose to explore more contemporary art styles, media, and strategies.


               Murakami grew to become unsatisfied with the state of contemporary art in Japan, believing it to be “a deep appropriation of Western trends.” In response to the stale art scene Murakami began developing his own pop icon motifs such as “Mr. DOB,” whose name plays on the slang expression “dobojite,” meaning “why?“—was originally created as a statement that Japanese art doesn’t need to imitate American art, and should find its own means of expression. This later developed into a form of self-portraiture, the first of several endlessly morphing and recurring emblems shown throughout his archives. Though he garnered attention, many of his early pieces were not initially well received in Japan. With the attention gained, Murakami continued to embrace unconventional works of art embracing the now well received kawaii movement. ”I set out to investigate the secret of market survivability—the universality of characters such as Mickey Mouse, Sonic the Hedgehog, Doraemon, Miffy, and Hello Kitty.“


               While Murakami became well known (to say the least) in both Japan and the United States; it was his handbag designs for Louis Vuitton in 2003 that propelled him into worldwide celebrity status. Murakami’s designs reinvigorated and revamped the fashion empire’s products and status, making Louis Vuitton bags the hot new must-have item for any and every one that could make the purchase. Murakami applied his trademark use of vivid, bright colors to the traditional “LV” logo, incorporating his signature emblems, such as wide-open cartoon eyes and smiling blossoms. In conjunction with the Louis Vuitton handbag release, the release of Kanye West’s 2007 album release Graduation skyrocketed Murakami’s success and position in the art world due to his design gracing the cover of the album. The collaborations lead to another partnership in 2008; “The Simple Things” an art show collaboration with close friend Pharrell Williams showcasing the beauty in everyday items.
                

               Murakami returned to the art world with “The 500 Arhats” in 2012 as a token of gratitude to the nation of Qatar, one of the first countries to offer support after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011.  “The 500 Arhats” is considered to be the largest painting in history standing at 10-feet in height and stretching at a 300-feet length. The story behind the works of art came from the legend of the 500 Arhats; followers of Buddha that spent their lives spreading the knowledge of his teachings. It is said that the story was introduced to Japan during the Heian period, presenting itself to the public through works on canvas and wood and stone sculptures. Murakami engaged with more than 200 students from national colleges in order to complete this monumental artwork. After “The 500 Arhats” Murakami released his debut film “Jellyfish eyes” a child’s tale of poignant memories and wondrous dreams. When asked why embark on a children’s film Murakami responded with “Looking back at my own life, what forms me now is almost entirely my experience in childhood, the stories I heard in childhood. So I wanted to make a story addressed to children as well.” Since the release of “Jellyfish Eyes” Murakami has directed “It Girl” (a Pharrell Williams music video), and has promised a “Jellyfish Eyes” film trilogy.


                Takashi Murakami’s latest exhibit held at the famous Galerie Perrotin “Learning the Magic of Painting,” is opening this week in Paris. The 12th solo exhibition will span across the three spaces in Paris at 76 rue de Turenne and 10 impasse Saint-Claude featuring more than 40 recent and never before seen artworks. The exhibit will feature “The 500 Arhats”, 15 painted handbags with accompanying paintings, monumental multi-panel painting “A Picture of Lives Wriggling in the Forest at the Deep End of the Universe” which reaches around three walls and represents a large scale anthology of Murakami’s mind-melting world and Zen influenced sculptures alike. Throughout the exhibition, the artist’s trademark style is instantly recognizable due to the always monstrous yet “kawaii” characters, the indigenous flower and skull motifs and the tone of impermanence in our lives that Takashi Murakami so effortlessly creates.


                “Learning the Magic of Painting” will be on display until December 23rd 2016.

The Art Institute of Chicago Recreates Van Gogh’s Famous Bedroom to be Rented on Airbnb

Moving the art viewing experience from a linear surface to a three-dimensional environment, the Art Institute of Chicago is launching an interactive experience alongside their latest exhibition—entry to a full-size replica of Van Gogh’s painting The Bedroom. The room, available on AirBnB starting today, includes all the details of the original painting, arranged in haphazard alignment to imitate the original room.

via This is Colossal 

How to Seduce an Aquarius Female

She is absolutely fascinating. From her delightfully nutty outlook on life to her well informed view on politics, she can leave your mind scrambling to catch up. The Aquarian woman is a tricky breed, no two are alike. She tends to be unpredictable, open-minded, and often a little eccentric. Many think of them as bohemian whether it is from their taste in music to their taste in clothing. It is her uniqueness that drew you in and now you can’t stop thinking about her. You don’t have to; seducing the wonderfully eclectic Aquarius will be a challenge you will enjoy.

She isn’t concerned with winning approval or receiving compliments. She is rather “devil may care” and doesn’t give a damn about what people think of her much less give a damn if what she does pisses someone off. She has a true ‘live and let live’ attitude. Her open mindedness paves the way for her humanitarian streak. The ‘live and let live’ mentality she has doesn’t just apply to her own actions but to everyone else. She believes we have the right to live as we choose as long as we do not hurt one and other. Her humanitarian outlook causes her to sometimes wear her heart on her sleeve and enhancing her already passionate streak.

When you approach them, take the unconventional approach. Put some thought in to it and please avoid the cheesy pick up lines. Use your humor and appeal to their quirky side. Making them laugh, smirk or shake their heads is often a way in to their hearts. If you get that first date, chances are they are interested in you. Prove yourself worthy by being an imaginative date. Now don’t worry about something that might be completely radical or really out of place, whether it is location or activity for your date. Her rebellious streak would be appreciative of something she has never seen, never heard of and even something that might be a bit naughty.

Aquarius women love to do things that stimulate all their senses. She wants to feel with every fiber of her being, see every color in the spectrum, taste all the flavors and smell all the scents. They love doing or trying anything new or out of the ordinary. For your date, invite her to the latest exhibition of contemporary art or a concert by a local band or maybe even the newest Japanese restaurant. It doesn’t matter if you have no clue what the art is trying to tell you or ever had Japanese cuisine, you are showing her you are open to excitement and the experience of learning. Experience something new together and she’ll be fascinated by you, ergo wanting to spend more time with you.

With that said, conversations with Aquarians are often random at best. Communication is so very important to an air sign. They’re very intelligent and often find themselves drawn to many subjects. An Aquarius woman would probably be able to tie together the most arbitrary of thoughts in a uniquely logical way. Keep her intrigued by letting loose your own quirky and challenging her thoughts and opinions. She wants someone who will take her as she as and let her be her. Be the person that makes her feel comfortable, no matter what she is thinking.

Experimentation, excitement and adventure are aspects that Aquarian women apply in every facet of their life. This does include what happens behind the doors of her bedroom as well. They will try anything once and are not afraid to experiment. If they like it, they will want to try variations of it as well. I hope you are flexible. Aquarius girls tend to be very open lovers and can care less about what is considered normal or expected. “If it feels good why stop” is a mantra in their bedroom. Their passionate and understanding coupled with their love for exploring and experimenting make them an exciting lover to have. It might just be best to limber up before a session in her bed.

Aquarius women can be erratic and often times very contrary. Today, something maybe great and she will want a lot of it but then tomorrow things will change and she will want none of it. Because of this you’ll need to be somewhat of a mind reader to know what she really wants. You will know; it doesn’t take long to pick up her clues. Her unpredictable nature also makes her hesitant about making a total commitment such as relationships, marriage, or any other form of partnership. This is in part of her strong desire for independence and sense of freedom. As long as she feels you are along for the ride, you will achieve the relationship status you hope for.

The key to “keeping” an Aquarius woman is making sure she doesn’t feel kept and feels encouraged to explore even if it is on her own. If you try to break her stride or even attempt to change her, she will leave you behind. She will appreciate an intellectual partner who is not only independent but has eccentric mind. If you are all of the above and someone who isn’t too emotionally needy, then you and your Aquarian will be well matched. Above all she wants lover who she can consider a friend. Her partner will be an unconventional intellectual with whom she can communicate freely with.

The bottom line, the Aquarius female is beautiful. Not just on the outside but her mind and soul as well. One conversation with her and you could find her completely irresistible. She has a big heart, boundless imagination and her desires know no limits. It is everything or nothing at all with her and those be damned who stand in her way. So take the opportunity she gives you. Go along on her adventures, learn something new and learn something about yourself. You will never be the same after experiencing an Aquarius woman; she will change you for the better.

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In a sense, we are all victims of the misogyny and racism that exist in the world, no matter what our gender or race happens to be. I think that there are different strategies in depicting women in paintings than men. I think it was an exciting opportunity to build upon the vocabulary that I created with all the work coming out of America, coming out of black masculinity, and turning it all on its head. I was able to look at the notion of dominance—how someone fills up the four corners of the tableau. Domination of that space is a very revolutionary act. And to be able to hand those keys over to the depiction of black women is a really magical thing to do.

Artist Kehinde Wiley’s latest exhibition,  Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic opens this Friday, February 20, at the Brooklyn Museum. Read our interview with the artist about his work here.

Requested by anonymous

Pairing: Hiroshi/Handa
Theme: future!au

“Oi, sensei! Hurry up, will ya?”

Looking around the hotel room and hearing Handa stumble around in the bathroom, Hiroshi pulled at the crisp white collar of his shirt a bit nervously, still unaccustomed to wearing a suit. Handa’s latest exhibition had taken him far from their shared apartment in Tokyo. The calligrapher’s name had spread quite rapidly through the nation, constantly praised and admired. He was now asked to give talks or lessons, sometimes even asked to judged. Naturally, this all went to his head to Hiroshi often had to talk him back down from his high.

Handa’s work didn’t leave him much choice other than moving back to Tokyo. Hiroshi went back with him because of college and after finding a job in the city as well, the two managed to fumble their way into agreeing to live together, taking their relationship to that level.

Hiroshi didn’t like the city. Months after his job, just a simple desk job but he was more than happy to have graduated and gotten it, he realized he missed the country more than anything. He daydreamed at work about going back and becoming a fisherman, seeing Naru and the others again. They visited from time to time; with his new found success, Handa didn’t have much difficulty keeping the place he’d lived in at first and they visited about once a month together, sometimes more often by themselves. Hiroshi missed always hearing laughter outside his window and the sweet country air, finding quiet patches of grass to lay in for hours on end. Tokyo was noise; it was noise and it was busy all the time and the boy who grew up in the country had a hard time adjusting.

But Handa was a city boy. He always had been. Hiroshi saw the way Handa could slip into throngs of fast walking people, look as natural as Hiroshi did in the country. And they both had jobs in the city so the daydreaming just remained as daydreams.

Ahh… hope we can go back soon… I miss the cookin’ there… Hiroshi thought, running a hand through his hair.

The door opened and Hiroshi opened his mouth, ready to say ‘about time, sensei!’ But instead, the bag of their toothbrushes and toothpaste and other toiletries was thrown at him, leaving him surprised as he watched a fully dressed Handa begin to pack up their room–when they had it for two more nights.

“…Sensei?” Hiroshi asked slowly, looking at him. “What’re you doin’?”

“Packing.”

“…Well, yeah, but… why?”

“Because,” Handa said and straightened, grinning at him. “We’re going home after this. This exhibit’s only one day and I don’t feel like going to the other ones.”

“You can’t just bail!” Hiroshi sighed impatiently, frowning at him. “You’ve got responsibilities now! People are countin’ on ya!”

Handa shrugged. “Naru’s getting impatient. She wants to see you, you know. Tama said something about reference material for her manga… and the village leader said that the fish were bountiful. Besides, if we don’t go back soon, that house is going to get cockroaches–”

“Wait,” Hiroshi interrupted, stilling for a moment. “…By home, you didn’t mean–?”

“Ah? Oh. Yeah. Sold our place in Tokyo.”

What?!”

Wincing at the loud exclamation, Handa glared tiredly. “Oi, you don’t need to yell, Hiro!”

“You sold it?” he asked incredulously, watching as the other began to move around, collecting sprawled clothes and books. “S-sensei!! That was our home!! Ya can’t just do things like that without–!!”

“No,” Handa said, taking out a few suits from the closet, looking at Hiroshi over his shoulder. “Our home is on the island. We’re moving back, Hiro. You hate the city, you hate your job, you look like you’re in prison here.”

Cheeks flushing a bit, he looked away; he thought he’d kept it a secret, but evidently not. “…Yer a city boy, sensei,” he mumbled. “You like it here…”

“Yeah,” came a voice close to him and Hiroshi looked up in slight surprise to see Handa standing right in front of him with a half smile. “…But you don’t. And I love the island too. I just want you to be happy, Hiro. …I want to be happy with you.”

“…Sensei, that’s kind of creepy comin’ from ya…”

Handa twitched, clapping a hand on Hiroshi’s shoulder and ignoring his wince. “We’re moving back, Hiro. You don’t get a say in this. You can become a fisherman and I’ll travel from time to time when needed, but Kawafuji’ll handle my business and I’ll have all the inspiration I need for my calligraphy.

Hiroshi stared for a while before giving a defeated groan, hiding how happy he was to hear the news. A hand rose up to run through his blond hair, ruffling it a bit. "Geez, sensei… ya can’t make big life decisions like this without consultin’ me!”

Handa gave a smile.

“Like how you got fired from your job for daydreaming? Things like that?”

“…Let me help ya pack…”

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Leo Burnett Built a Livable Model of Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom’ That You Can Rent on Airbnb

Adweek:

The Art Institute of Chicago’s latest exhibit, opening Feb. 14, brings together all three versions of Van Gogh’s “The Bedroom” for the first time in North America. To commemorate the exhibit, Burnett in Chicago worked with the museum (and media agency Spark) to build a full-scale, livable model of the work in a historical downtown Chicago building.

“We thought the best way to help people understand Van Gogh’s life was to invite them to spend a night in this room,” said Burnett associate creative director Pete Lefebvre.

I’ve been saying for a while that brand collaborations, facilitated by agencies are going to be part of our future. Who better to matchmake brands in an entirely new way than agencies after all? h/t Leo Burnett. Jealous.

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Week 5- Studio Activity 

This week we visited Kudos Gallery to take a look at the latest exhibition on display. The activity required us to pick a work that we liked and to re contextualize it. I decided to pick Claudia Nicholson’s work ‘All I have are dreams of you’. The artwork reminded me of a rug that you could place in a living room or bedroom. I decided to re contextualize the artwork by drawing it in the setting of a bedroom.