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B018 in Beirut

B018 is a music club, a place of nocturnal survival, designed by Bernard Khoury/DW5. The B018 project is, first of all, a reaction to difficult and explosive conditions that are inherent to the history of its location and the contradictions that are implied by the implementation of an entertainment program on such a site. B018 refuses to participate in the naïve amnesia that governs the post-war reconstruction efforts.

The project is built below ground. Its façade is pressed into the ground to avoid the over exposure of a mass that could act as a rhetorical monument. The building is embedded in a circular concrete disc slightly above tarmac level. At rest, it is almost invisible. It comes to life in the late hours of the night when its articulated heavy metal roof structure retracts hydraulically.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! for architecture school we have to design an apartment building in germany. could you recommend some projects, ground plans or books, in which is created a high quality space or i could find some inspiration? thanks in advance, btw. your blog is great😊

Thanks! Here are some old +  new (out of the ordinary) apartment buildings precedents you might find interesting:

Verde: Corten Forest Luciano Pia

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re: artists working themselves to death and why the HECK is this the standard

the entire thing about the death of an animator in japan due to overwork is exactly why i am completing chapter 1 of 1989nk in months, not weeks.

this has been one of my biggest fears getting this project off the ground. the standard for work output by artists is set so fucking high nowadays. we’re ALL expected to perform at the level of the outlier. (This was apparent to me as early as in Art School, when we were all treated like we were absolutely fucking useless for not being able to do an entire 5 minute 3D animated film all by ourselves like that one guy in our program.) Artists who overwork themselves and overachieve (whether by perceived necessity or choice) unfortunately create an illusion to consumers and employers that their level of performance should be the standard. It creates a nasty cycle, because more artists start trying to adhere to that standard and it gets passed on and on and on.

i’m honestly fully expecting my deadline for chapter one to be too long of a wait for some people. “This other artist got their 30-40 page comic done in 6-8 weeks, why is yours going to take 6-8 months?”

listen, its because i don’t want to not be able to draw for the rest of my life at 30. I dont want to destroy my wrist and make myself ill and make the quality of the comic suffer because i have to live up to the vicious overwork cycle that’s completely blanketed the digital art/media/comics scene. If another artist takes only a few weeks to do their comic? Fine, but you know, theyre most likely suffering BADLY for it, and even THEY shouldn’t have to do that. They really, really shouldn’t. Overwork and over achievement frankly needs to stop being praised and heralded, because its not only extremely damaging to the artist themselves, but it also creates that cycle i mentioned.

Trying to keep up with the immense production quantity and speed that other artists seem to be doing has never, ever been possible for me and I’ve occasionally tried, only to seriously break myself. Even the amount of work I do is considered a lot by some, so then how is it that to me, it always feels like chicken scratch? It feels like i’m STILL not doing enough, ever. Even with the amount of work I do, I still feel like a lazy sack of shit and feel crippling guilt when I’m taking a break to do anything else but draw. I constantly feel like I’m losing the race. That isn’t right. That isn’t fair.

i just really, really hope that people don’t see my production time for 1989nk and go “that’s too long, artists don’t take THAT long to do work” because. well. honestly, they should.

Introducing the Septiceye Strength Project !!!

I don’t know about everyone else, but since I’ve joined the Jacksepticeye community I’ve found a lot of something I hadn’t seen in fandoms before: happiness. This community is rampant with positivity, love, and support for one another and I have never felt so welcome in a place.

Random people message me to have a good day, I get Internet hugs when I’m sad, and more. And although we all should be proud of ourselves, I think we have a common denominator to thank: the man himself.

Jack has created a community where no one feels alone and where I and many others can come to find support no matter where they come from, or what their sexuality, gender identity, or race is. It’s incredibly powerful and I can’t speak of it enough to do justice.
Before I get carried away, I want to share some statistics with you:

Over one million people die by suicide worldwide each year.

The global suicide rate is 16 per 100,000 population.

On average, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world.

1.8% of worldwide deaths are suicides.

Global suicide rates have increased 60% in the past 45 years.

I wanted to do something to not only show my incredible, inexpressible thanks for Jack but also to help people. I created the SepticEyeStrength Project because of that.

The goal of this project is to not only show our thanks for Jack, but also to show how powerful we are as a community and how we can act as a serious proponent of change.

The goal of the SepticEyeStrength Project is to raise $2,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as there is no credible international one, by the end of 2017. To do this, I need your help.

Although the plan is to eventually get there, the project must first gain ground. We must get social media recognition (hopefully from the man himself!) and support.

First order of business is that I need a team. A group of people anywhere between 16-25 who want to help. (To apply, you can click this link:

The second order of buisiness is immediate action. TODAY (February 19th) I am starting the “Messages for Jack” event, using the tag #septiceyestrength as a place to express thanks, love, and anything you want to say to Jack, especially if you have a story where he has helped you through hard times.

In addition, if you want to go the extra mile, post a picture of yourself holding up a sign that has the tag on it and a message to Jack. My goal is to get this tag active enough so that the project can gain ground, so that we can open the charity initiative and hopefully pass our goal.

Whether or not you plan to actually want to get involved, this project and Jack mean the world to me. Please spread this, follow this blog, and follow our twitter @septiceyestrong.

Thank you for reading this, it means a lot to me. Don’t forget to keep being bosses.

The Story of 2213 (So far)

Part 1: The History

2213 has its origins in my undergrad program and in my undying love for BBC’s Sherlock. I came to the fandom just after watching series 3 and was astounded by the wonderful meta and investigation that fans had put into examining the show and the original stories on which it was based. I was in my junior year of college at the time and looking for a project for my thesis. The idea of adapting one of the Conan Doyle stories to feature a female Holmes and Watson seemed only natural.

My co-producer and I chose to adapt The Boscombe Valley Mystery, mostly because of its straightforward plot and the fact that it was easy to translate into modern times. Holmes and Watson were made women, remained British, and continued to live in 221B in London. In all honesty, that production read as a BBC Sherlock fan piece (even the original music we had recorded for it had essences of Sherlock scoring) but we had fun with it nonetheless.

Two months after closing night, my adviser and I met to go over my grade for the project.  She gave me a wealth of positive feedback and asked me if I would ever consider adapting such a thing for television. I hadn’t considered it, I told her, and she told me to start thinking about it. She had a contact at Syfy who was commissioning work for their web series division and was willing to put in a word for me if I could get some material together. How could I turn down an offer like that?

The next few months were overwhelming – I graduated from college with a B.F.A. in Theater, emphasis in Acting. It was difficult to keep up with writing during that time, but I managed to draft three episodes and map out a first season before the end of the year. By that time, unfortunately, my adviser’s contact had left Syfy. Disappointed, and overwhelmed with other facets of my life, I put the idea on the back burner.

For the next year, I worked on the show sparingly. It underwent many changes since the original performance in 2015. Watson and Holmes were named “Johanna” and “Charlotte” respectively, they were moved to the U.S. (Seattle, my home – which I know well), and they were moved into a dingy apartment above “Hudson’s Deli” at 2213 Bell Street where they live today.

Part Two: The Show Now

By making the characters women in the modern day United States, I realized that there was a unique opportunity before me to have Charlotte Holmes not only be a “consulting detective,” but also a sort of vigilante for those wronged in the criminal justice system. What if, I thought, she tackled the crimes that were found in the system itself?

Conan Doyle himself was a staunch advocate for justice [x] and often stood up for the wrongfully accused, a character trait he passed on to his great detective. I’ve been inspired while writing this series by incidents of police brutality (and subsequent failure to prosecute officers involved), stories of wrongful convictions, and allegations of cover-ups of police wrong-doings.

That’s the cases themselves, though. At the end of the day, I’m most interested in the relationship between Holmes and Watson (Charlotte and Jo) and how adaptations have been getting that relationship wrong for over one hundred years. It is, after all, the greatest love story ever told.

Part Three: Moving Forward

I’ve been inspired the last few weeks by several Tumblr users to start getting this project off the ground. To those of you who listened to my self-indulgent ramblings about this piece of work, I thank you – you were ever so encouraging. 

I’m now reaching out to the masses to ask for your help. I’d like to self-produce the pilot episode (I have some people I can reach out to to help with this), but I need funds to do so. There will be a kickstarter campaign coming in the next couple of weeks.

I’m also looking for people to read the first thirty pages of the pilot and provide feedback to me. From that feedback, I’m planning to edit/write the rest of the episodes for season one.

And lastly, I’m putting feelers out there for graphic designers, musicians etc. who might be interested in contributing to such a project.

Thank you for reading if you’ve stuck through to the end of this post! If you can help by putting the word out, reblogging, or messaging me about any of the above points, I would appreciate it!



voltron team as things ive done

shiro: dropped all his papers in school and sat on the floor for 5 minutes crying silently with his head in his hands

lance: sings the star spangled banner at the top of his lungs almost every day at home

pidge: *gets one problem right after stressing over it for 10 mins* “i’m SO FUCKING SMART”

keith: lights things on fire whenever he gets the chance

hunk: picks flowers for his dog and puts them in his fur

allura: put a water bottle in her hair and walked elegantly down to a lobby of a hotel with a bunch of people down there

coran: thought pepperoni grew out of the ground

encore3000  asked:

What are your thoughts on critical regionalism? Any examples I should look at?

Critical regionalism is defined as a design approach where context and culture provide the foundations to counteract the placelessness and lack of identity sometimes associated with the International Style. I am all for critical regionalism in theory, but get really bother with it when ornamentation is added to make the building “fit in” to the city or country where it is being built. It takes a critical mind (pun intended) to take an idea intended to ground the project and raise it to the level of art.

Here are some projects you should look at:

Bagsvaerd Church Jørn Utzon

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Season 9 Acknowledgements

Dear fans, as the season comes to a close, we need to give some special shout-outs to the MANY people who have helped make this project a success!

First and foremost, we’re indebted to @encantadaa, who came up with the idea and got this project off the ground. Without her initiative, none of this would have happened.

Second, and equally importantly, we need to thank ALL of our fantastic authors for contributing their amazing talents. Without them, we obviously wouldn’t be here. Many of our authors had never written case-fic before, and the experience of writing a story within a defined structure, on a deadline, was new to almost all of us. Yet, each of our authors rose to the challenge in outstanding fashion!

So thank you to: @encantadaa, @bunysliper, @takeiteasykate, @i-prefer-west-side, @whatifellinlovewith, @nic6879, @alwayswritewithcoffee, @ky03elk, @inkstainedcoffeecup, @jstar1382, @seriestherapy, @castleincalifornia, @thebazilelord, @rickcastlefromthailand, @acertainzest, @skygirl5, and @toparisbytrain !!

A special mention goes to our two authors with the highest numbers of episode credits to their names: @bunysliper and @whatifellinlovewith. Each of these lovely ladies wrote two episodes individually, and co-wrote one or two others.

We also need to thank @thebazilelord and @rickcastlefromthailand, who kindly agreed to join our writing team in mid-season when an unexpected gap appeared in our schedule. These two wonderful ladies turned out a dramatic, high-stakes episode on short notice!

Outside of the writing realm, we have to express our thanks to a few more people.

You may have noticed “Team Planet” credited at the end of each episode. This is our planning committee, the folks who volunteered to make important decisions about logistics and plotting on behalf of the entire group. Team Planet put a lot of work into making this season successful, and we owe them a big thanks! The members of Team Planet are @ivyandtwines, @takeiteasykate, @inkstainedcoffeecup, and @nic6879, as well as Season 9 creator @encantadaa and showrunner @acertainzest.

@nic6879 took all of our story ideas and assembled the overall season timeline, including character arcs, plots and subplots, episode airing schedule, and writer assignments; and she created and maintained a huge spreadsheet to track all of that.

@inkstainedcoffeecup did a detailed analysis of canon season and episode structures, and wrote up a guide for how to construct the plot of a case-fic, which was enormously helpful to those of us who had never done such a thing before.

Our beta team did an amazing job of editing each episode, with great care and attention to detail. The Season 9 beta team consists of @ivyandtwines, @amtepe, and @acertainzest. Additional beta assistance was provided by @toparisbytrain.

@whatifellinlovewith created the artwork on our Tumblr, the header and icon for our Twitter account, and the individual cover art for each episode.

@ivyandtwines created and designed the layout for our Tumblr account. She and @jstar1382 and @encantadaa helped to run the Tumblr and respond to messages on it.

@seriestherapy and @caskett-copop83 volunteered to coordinate the translation teams. Work on the translations will continue even after the season is done, and we’re very grateful to them, as well as all of the volunteer translators!

Last, but definitely not least, we’re giving a big shout-out to you, our readers! Your enthusiasm for this project has been amazing and we so appreciate all of you for coming along on this adventure with us. Thank you so much for your support. We hope you’ll enjoy the season finale.

So Jorge Gutierrez brought Book of Life to Disney and Disney rejected his idea. And at the same time, Jorge struggled to find anyone who would make the movie. It took him years to finally find someone who was willing to take the risk. 

So not only is it really sketchy that Pixar decided to make a movie about the Day of the Dead after BTOL’s success but it’s even more suspicious when you look at the story of Coco. I mean it’s not awful that a big name company wants to make a movie inspired by the Day of the Dead but they couldn’t have made their own story? It’s almost an exact carbon copy of Book of Life from the plot to the main character. 

I’m sorry but creators of color are struggling enough as it is. It took a Mexican animator years to get his dream project off the ground but a white director has zero problems pitching his idea and getting a huge budget? And you know this movie is going to take how all the awards when the time comes. It’s just downright frustrating that Book of Life is probably going to be forgotten thanks to Coco.

anonymous asked:

Hello, Iv seen you mention astral projection at times and Iv looked into it before in the past, but I'm worried I'm not getting the help I think I need. I was wondering if you could inform me on what steps I should do so I can ground by self and prep for a safe travel? Maybe tell me how to set myself in the right mind set too. Also what crystals would be feat for protecting/grounding and travel? I currently have a amethyst and a smoky quartz. Thank you.

Certainly! I’ll share all I can think of! 

Firstly, you’ll want to make sure you shield before doing any spiritual work, including astral projection. Here’s a whole list of shields you can form

After this, I’d recommend cleansing your room. Since, when you leave your body, that’s the first energy you’re going to come into contact with. Best to have it pristine! I have a meditation here that can help (and it will also add some extra power to your shields and cleanse your own energy too). 

Once you’ve done this, then you can project. After you’re done projecting, have a set of activities that can help you ground. Anything physical or sensory is great for this (like sensory stimulation–cold or warm water, taking a bath or shower, caressing yourself, self massage, etc). Also exercise like walking, running, yoga, etc is great for grounding too. If you realize you struggled to ground after trying these and feel dissociated, review what happened and see if there’s anything you can do to prevent it in the future, then take a break from it for at least half a week so you can center yourself again. You can also add a statement/intention before you project like “once I return to my body, I will be totally safe and fully grounded and centered in my body and mind.” 

Intentions are pretty simple too! To make sure you have a good mindset, you just want to be honest with yourself about your motivations for astral projection. There are lots of good reasons, so I won’t list out all of those (I doubt I could create a comprehensive list). Some things to watch out for would be wanting to escape reality or your current life through projection, wanting to risk spiritual harm, meeting up with potentially dangerous spirits or exploring spiritually dangerous places and things like that. 

A super healthy mindset that can help during projection to is a mindset of trust. Trust in yourself and trust that you will be safe, your shields are strong, and that you are doing this from a loving place. That can help the whole process out a ton (this goes for any spiritual work, honestly!). 

I don’t do much crystal work, but I do know deep black stones (onyx, tourmaline) I’ve found help a lot with grounding. Never tried it after projection, though. 

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Playing hard to get when your crush asks if you want to take a photo with him is a surefire way to get him to pay attention to you.

New outfits for our Bouei Bu!! More Better~ ✨💖✨

The All Star event was absolutely incredible and fun!

I have two heart penlights and two regular penlights. The girl next to me was at her first event so I let her borrow a heart and a normal one 😊😊😊.

Everyone came out in their school uniforms and introduced themselves. The twins’ voice actors, Kousuke and Yoshiki, rubbed Hiroki’s (Dadacha) chin until he let out a small “ahh~”.

Then Hiroki chose random names from a box to do one on one skits!

Yoshiki/Kazutomi talked about games and turns out that Kazutomi really likes board games!

Kousuke/Wombat were in the “onsen” and Kousuke had to give him mofu mofu rubs 😂.
Massun/Umehara: Ume-chan washed Massun’s back and even washed his chest from behind, but it was when he reached Massun’s thighs that moans were heard. Very loud Massun moans 😲.

Shirai/Koutarou: you know what, I don’t even know what they talked about. It’s what they DID that stuck lol. Shirai took the spotlight by whipping his belt off so fast I barely saw it. He proceeded to sit very spread-legged and very intimidating lol.

Afterward, Bouei Bu quiz was up! They asked three questions and the answers were projected on the ground. The seiyuu had to stand on the answers they thought were right.

One question was what type of university would Yumoto go to. That’s the only one I remember because it was simple but I couldn’t understand the answer 😢. Gora’s voice actor gave the next question in a video. And so many screams were made when Hiroshi Kamiya came in a video for the last question!

By the way, Shirai is a really petty winner haha. He would dance around stage and laugh at the rest who were wrong 😂.

Another challenge was who could make the cutest animal impression?

Kazutomi was a penguin who gathered things for a home and would wave to the audience with his little “wings”.

Shirai…. I don’t know what he was but he crawled on the floor and had the weirdest expression that everyone called not cute lol.

Wombat squatted in the middle of the stage and said “puru puru puru!!”

Yoshiki crawled around acting like a cat by licking himself and sticking his head under his coat on the ground.

And Koutarou was an otter! Super cute haha. He pretended to dive in the water and juggle his rock, and break shells open. But then the camera zoomed on his face and he looked at the camera with a sexy look, took off his glasses and played with them with his mouth 😳.

There was also a mosaic challenge with a pixelated photo and the seiyuu had to guess what it was before it cleared up enough. First photo was the bouei bu playing twister! Ryu was on top of a blushing Io, Atsushi was over En, and Yumoto was laying over them all lol. Second photo was a birthday party for Ryu! He looked so precious and happy!!! He was all blushes and smiles 😍😍😍. Last photo challenge was Atsushi and Kinshiro on a planetarium date. You could tell from all the screams that there are many KinAtsu fans~

Next challenge was Ikemen Pose!

Umehara drew first blood by taking out his tie from his pocket and straddling it and um… Pelvic thrusting while rubbing his tie between his legs. Shirai promptly ran and stopped him haha.

Massun dragged Shirai on stage to pose him on his hands and knees, then Massun put his foot on Shirai’s back triumphantly.

Kousuke used Yoshiki to gently guide him to lay down in bed, then he took off his jacket and put it on Yoshiki like a blanket and lay next to him. Very gentlemanly and sweet 😚.

They also did a skit where the twins eavesdropped on the bouei bu in the onsen. They overheard Yumoto say Gora likes making and eating pudding. The twins went to France and learned how to make it, but something happened and they never got to give him anything. I think that’s what the skit was about but my Japanese is limited.

White Day messages from the characters were also given! The twins said to the audience things like “precious evening”, “heavenly kiss”, “make love” 😳.

Shirai talked about money of course and ended it with “Love is… Money”.

Koutarou asked the audience what En’s favorite curry is. It’s chicken.

Kazutomi didn’t quite know what to say but he did say thank you for the love.

Massun went to each side of the audience saying “hey let’s hang out”, “I’ll be your boyfriend”, and on my side, he said “Marry me” 😳😳😳😳😳.

I can’t remember at the moment what Umehara said but it was good!!! If I remember, I’ll edit this post.

We saw the beautiful magical transformation scenes and Kousuke and Yoshiki came out in their magical outfits and sang Star The Vepper and Junjou Kakumei D.F.G. 

Bouei Bu came out in their new More Better outfits (even their shoes are different from each other this time!!). They performed Zettai Muteki Fallin’ Love and Futten Toppa LOVE IS POWER.

At the end, they announced the OVA release along with the visual AND, there will be a CG Live concert in May, June and July!! They showed a trailer and it looks awesome!!! The actual characters singing the songs!!!!!!!

Well, that’s all I have for now. It was a really super amazing event!! Saikoooooo!!

capwak  asked:

Do you ever struggle from professional depression? "my stuff isn't good enough, i'll never be as good as so n so" how do you get passed it? And do you turn it into a strength and motivator to work harder/smarter etc?

everyone has doubts.  everyone falls into the darkness pit… everyone. 

but those who refuse to let it paralyze them, those who refuse to let it define them, those who get out of their own way… succeed.  

its kind of a test. a mental test.  if you can push past this and any other obstacle in front of you, you can create.  and then you will feel accomplishment, and then you will have contributed… not only to the culture but to your own mental health. 

every time i wrestle an issue or project to the ground, every time, i feel like a more whole person.  the feeling of accomplishment beats the feeling of doubt. because one is earned and the other is in your head.

BUT use the doubt… to not suck.

so, i’m basically saying… just decide to.  remind yourself nothing is standing in your way but you.  so stop.

and as i have reminded people many times. whatever your fear is:  fear of failure , fear of success, fear of embarrassment, fear of misunderstanding… whatever it is… over the years it has all happened to me.  i have fallen on my ass in public, i have been threatened by less evolved people, i have been raked over the coals just because it was my turn…

and i’m still here.  still standing. every bad thing that can happen to a creative person has happened to me and i’m still on my feet and still making comics with my pals.

all that really mattered is i made my stories. and they are out there. 

and if you fuck up… you’ll do better next time.

don’t get in your own way!!