In my dad’s neighborhood the public library is having issues because there have been 32 instances this year of people defacing books about the Holocaust.
Sometimes it is just people writing things like “lies!” And “Fuck the Holocaust” or arguing in the margins but some of them are beyond repair because people will obscure the text so horribly or people will paste in printed off articles about Holocaust denial.
That just feels so violent to me.
And maybe it doesn’t seem like a big deal but previously there was only one instance of this, in 2014. And in general while the library circulates over 220,000 books, only about 100 per year come back with writing or highlighting in them at all. So like, yeah, this is a big deal. This isn’t normal.
Juan Gris was born #onthisday in 1887. Gris favored the papier collé technique invented by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. In Breakfast, the artist combines abstract collage with tromp l’oeil drawing, calling the perception of reality into question. Learn more.
Happy birthday Kurt Schwitters, born on this day in 1887!
Schwitters’ collages, like “Picture with Light Center” (1919), made in the wake of WWI with bits of advertising, scraps of newspaper, wood, garbage, and urban debris, serve as hopeful portraits of how destruction can feed creation.
Learn more about this early 20th-century Dada artist and his “merz”—a nonsense word that came to encapsulate his artistic philosophy, process, and lifestyle: mo.ma/2rMKApN
(1/3) ALLY!! Okay, i wanna write down a list of things that i really like about you just cuz. 1) your hair, it's such a soft brown and your highlights bring compliment it so well, 2) your eyes, they're the prettiest shape and they're so warm, 3) your smile, which is brighter than my ideal future, 4) your height, which is so petite and melts my heart, 5) your accent, which reminds me of home, 6) the way you draw eyes, which is just so unique to me, 7) the red tones of your art ofc
I made it through the rest of the week without anything happening! And on top of that, I found out that Marinette likes anime!
And it get’s better! She actually invited me over to watch some today, and we discovered we both have a passion for Sailor Moon!
Like, that’s even WHY she wears pigtails! So adorable!
I didn’t know, but they started rebooting the series, so we watched some of the new first season, and Mari showed me all of her official merch!! She has action figures and an original art book, even a functioning locket with lights and sounds!
She said the only thing she really wishes she had was one of the Sailor Moon wands, but they were always too expensive…
…so when I got home I Googled Sailor Moon Wands and found this really pretty glass one that looks just like Chibi-Usa’s Cutie Moon Rod!!! Right on Amazon!
I went ahead and ordered it, and it should be in within the next two days!!!
(I’m pasting a print-out of the page here for comparison when it arrives).
I am so excited about this! I can’t wait to see her expression when she opens it!
…maybe I should order one for myself too? I thought I saw one that kinda looked like Tukedo-Kamen’s rose…