About the green great dragon post: BBC did an article "The language rules we know - but don't know we know" on Sept 8 this year. It also talks about reduplication and limericks! Also, Warhol, for the ask :)
Thanks for letting me know, I’m going to look it up!
As for the ask, Warhol was:what would I never give up or sell no matter the cost?
That’s so hard to imagine because I am notoriously unattached to things (sometimes it bites me in the butt) and my mind goes totally “Les Mis” and imagines my family desperate or destitute and I can imagine selling anything to save them… But if it’s a matter of sentimentality only, I would never sell my wedding band, or my copy of Bruce Chatwin’s “The Songlines”, because I found it in China at a hostel after many months of travelling. It was my only read and it became like a talisman for me.
I am frustrated that books on magic generally refer to the mysteries of the East and the West, but nary a mention of the South of these two hemispheres. Why is East and West only Asia and Europe? There is insanely powerful magic in Africa, Oceania, North and South America. The mediums of Africa who horse powerful ancestral gods, the Songlines and Dreamtracks of Aboriginal Austrailia, the Vision Quests, rain Dances and Sundances of Native North America, the Nagual of South America. The philosophies and natural sciences arising from these regions deserve an equal place in Magical history and discussion. Their experts and philosophers should be consulted and credited. Writings on magic in general completely ignore ¾ of the world in their “complete manuals” or worse only consult European authors and philosophers to include these world views.
en los pies del fabuloso vestido hecho por Alexander McQueen, björk usó botas para escalar en el video de ‘who is it’ dirigido por Dawn Shadforth. hay una sección en la retrospectiva llamada 'songlines’, es un metodo de explorar por un paisaje físico recordando una canción. - [x]
In August 2014 I traveled with Wally DeBacker (Gotye), Søren Solkær and film maker Ben Strunin to North East Arnhem Land. We were invited to meet and connect with Djalu Gurruwiwi and his family. We spent time listening, exploring and learning as we traveled to a remote island - Rarragala, where Djalu shared with us the origins of his songlines.
Djalu and his family are amazing people and were very open and willing to share their stories and feelings. Wally and I were adopted into the family and were totally humbled by the experience.
The collected documentation will be a feature film and book that will debut late next year (2015).
I recently compiled a small reading list of recents reads about Indigenous Australians that I though I’d share here
I’ve got so much to share and think about and process - in the meantime here are a small collection of Søren’s photos to start with.
That’s right. All those “big changes” I was talking about? They weren’t just lies so I could stop filling requests, I swear. I’m super excited to present a new series for this blog: Top Ten Fics. This is an idea I got from the absolutely wonderful werewolfwagon (an excellent Sterek fic source). I’m not sure what the time frame on these will be, but hopefully I’ll be able to do one every month or so.
This month’s theme is fluff.
It was a serious struggle to narrow this down to ten, and then order them. Undoubtedly I’ve forgotten some, but hopefully I’ve got the main ones on here. Note: Because this is my top ten fluff fics, this list is based off of personal preference, not the fandom’s collective preference.
Just where exactly is the line between “to love” and “to be in love”? What difference is required between “flatmate” and “husband”? (Besides the rings, obviously.) No, the important bit is that they have each other.
The two working in tandem, silently anticipating each other’s needs, is not unfamiliar to Greg, as they have become something of a smoothly oiled machine at crime scenes, but their easy comfort in such a domestic setting still surprises him.
The first time Sherlock kisses him, John keeps his eyes open, and so does Sherlock, and mostly, he wonders what Sherlock could possibly be up to. There’ll be some logic to this. Some ridiculous experiment about body warmth or respiratory rates or testing a new way of picking pockets. Sherlock does the unimaginable for bizarre reasons, but behind it, there’s always logic and curiosity. Sometimes, it just takes him a while to explain it to John.
Captain America’s been torn apart, now he’s a court jester with a broken heart. He said: “Turn me around and take me back to the start; I must be losing my mind - ARE YOU BLIND?! I’ve seen it all a million times!”