visually incredible

The Signs as Witches

Aries: uses bodily ingredients such as hair or teeth or nails, wild and free and howling at the moon, fire tells them what they want to know, embraces all but does not tolerate betrayal, gifted in the use of poppets and curses, full of energy and static and power

Taurus: a collector of many things, uses crystals and herbs, proficient in kitchen magic, has an inner strength that knows no bounds and no true master, a home full of colored glass and jars filled with anything you could ever need, rooted and able, wears robes with many many pockets

Gemini: a card reader and game changer, spoken spells fill the very air with magic and potential, an avid learner and sharer of their craft, books and tomes and candles fill their space, knows the power of words and names, tattoos sigils and spells all over their body and they seem to move when you aren’t looking, vast and uncontainable

Cancer: rests under the moon and whispers magic in their sleep, uses astral projection to explore and learn and play with ghosts, elaborate and detailed dream diary, deep understanding of astrology, somehow already knows what you’re going to say, mysterious and soft but only on the surface, a knower of secrets, sleepy eyes, lives in a tree in a misty forest and makes friends with the plants and spirits there

Leo: strongest in the day and has eyes that light up the night, mighty voice and skilled hands, breath carries a spark, animalistic energy you can feel when they look at you, makes their own spells borrows their own power, incredible visualization makes their dreams realities, difficult to look at directly for reasons you don’t really understand, wild hair and adorned in gems

Virgo: techno witch, weaves magic into code and text, keeps a blog as their book of shadows and altar, urban magic, has a restless mind and busy hands, deletes negativity out of their life, has much information to share despite their hollow look, eyes are lit from the inside, their phone is full of pictures that keep moving and notes only they can read

Libra: covered in veils and breathes perfume to hide themselves and confuse you, summons creatures and demons to do their bidding so their hands remain clean, almost transparent at times like a ghost or vision, is stronger than they look and delights in you not knowing their power, their mouth is almost always moving but you can’t hear what they say, soft to the touch but their skin is cold, trinkets and charms and chains adorn them and their home

Scorpio: eyes and nails are dark and caked in black, frequents graveyards and learns from the ghosts and crows, solitary witch who makes friends with bones, will help you learn what you want to know for a price, is afraid to sleep, quiet and haunted, is reborn each new moon, is full of knowing and fog and promise, takes a lock of hair from all they help, you feel them in your core

Sagittarius: rides their broom with reckless abandon, plays with the children on Halloween and shows them magic is real, their home has legs and never stays still, keeps many familiars and most are birds, gifted in charms and potions and sells their work with a smile, you can hear them laughing with the moon at night, chapped lips and wide eyes, magic is erratic and spontaneous and they couldn’t control it if they wanted to

Capricorn: loose black and gray clothing that flows when they walk, keeps a pouch of salt around their neck at all times, face is often covered or hard to see, protection spells and sigils are their innate ability, the floor trembles when they are angry, always watching watching watching, lives in a stone cottage covered with moss and scrawlings and carvings, other witches are silent around them out of fear and awe

Aquarius: hermit, storm witch, plays with rain and dances with lightning and shouts thunder, keeps trinkets and mementos in small jars around their bed, asks favors and learns from the clouds, raw and swift and ready to act, soft as a summer rain and cold as hail, hair is full of leaves and wind, feet are dirty but their mind is clean and sharp

Pisces: smells of salt and dressed in rags and burlap and pearls, misty eyes that look through you and deep deep down in you, water witch with a soft face and an ocean for a heart, thing of the sea, empath who sometimes knows you better than you do, bottles own tears and keeps them for spells, witch of all trades master of none, head is full of crashing waves, overflowing with magic and wonder

people are really comparing BEYONCÉ to taylor fucking swift…the bitch who can’t dance, has a two note range, and gives the most bland and basic performances, compared to the woman who can sing and hit any note WHILE she dances her ass off on stage in front of bomb ass incredible visuals without even sounding out of breath. you stupid white bitches really think just because her safe ass white girl pop sells good that she deserves to even be mentioned in the same sentence as BEYONCÉ? delusional. purely delusional.

10 facts you should know about Vincent van Gogh

1. Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in Holland. He was named after his grandfather and his stillborn brother who died one year before Van Gogh was born.

2. Van Gogh was 27 years old when he painted his first piece.

3. When Van Gogh first began painting, he used peasants as models. He would later paint flowers, landscapes and himself, mostly because he was too poor to pay the models.

4. Van Gogh suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy, a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures.

5. In a short period of ten years, Van Gogh made approximately 900 paintings.

6. During one of his seizures, Van Gogh attempted to attack his friend Paul Gauguin with an open razor. This ultimately resulted in Vincent cutting off a piece of his own ear – but not the whole ear as is often rumored.

7. Van Gogh created his most famous work The Starry Night while staying in an asylum in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France.

8. Vincent Van Gogh visually depicted turbulence, an incredibly complex (and still unsolved) mathematical principle in several paintings during a particularly chaotic time in his life.

9. Vincent shot himself in a wheatfield in Auvers, France, but did not die until 2 days later at the age of 37. His brother Theo, at his side when he died, said that Vincent’s last words were “La tristesse durera toujours” which means “the sadness will last forever.”

10. Vincent only sold one painting during his lifetime and only became famous after his death.

Happy Birthday, Vincent van Gogh.

From the TED-Ed Lesson The unexpected math behind Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” - Natalya St. Clair

Animation by Avi Ofer

13 Reasons Why PSA:

This is obvious, but the last ep has an incredibly graphic (visually and auditorily) scene. You are NOT obligated to watch/listen to it. If you won’t be able to get the image out of your head or it might trigger you or make you nauseous, take care of yourself first. It’s okay. There’s tons of warning time; you’ll know it’s coming. Close your eyes and/or put your tv on mute. It’s okay. It’s something that’s very difficult to unsee and if you don’t want to live with the image, you do not have to. It doesn’t make you a bad person or a weak person.

The people who created this show worked hard to educate us on the subject of mental health. You wouldn’t be letting anyone down by taking care of yours first.

“I’m perfectly prepared to believe that the world is not only more complicated than we know but than it is ever possible for us to know, simply because we are limited as human beings by the capacities of our sense organs. There could be incredible visual phenomena actually occurring in this room right now which you and I simply can’t see—no doubt they are occurring—because our retinas are only capable of responding to a very short portion of the spectrum of light. The room could be filled with angels, you know, dancing nude—and we wouldn’t know it.”

Reynolds Price, from Conversations with Reynolds Price, ed. Jefferson Humpheries (University Press of Mississippi, 1991)

bts always cover all interests not only did we get incredible visuals and vocals but also a firsthand acid trip experience from the comfort of our own homes??? kings?????


Cast Member of the Month

[On the success of Game of Thrones] It’s so cool, and awesome, and it gives you everything; the visuals, the incredible writing, and the characters. And just the aesthetics of it with costumes and special effects- just everything about it. The complexity of it, the roller coaster of it. It just keeps you gripped and invested, and it’ll break your heart and make you laugh and make you cry. You know, just all of it. You get it all.

I hate Gotham sm sometimes like Edward Nygma does not have dissociative identity disorder. He has never shown any kind of symptom of having that mental illness in the comics or throughout the first season of Gotham. If anything he probably has borderline personality disorder (overwhelming feelings of distress, anxiety, worthlessness, anger; loss of contact with reality; difficulty maintaining stable and close relationships; harming others, ect.) But they’ve just decided to give him DID because they think it’s “cool” and “edgy” and that audiences won’t want to deal with the real, crushingly negative effects of mental illness that can make living feel like being dead.

Honestly it’s so insulting that Gotham and the Bat-verse as a whole treats mental illness so interchangeably and with no compassion or truthfulness whatsoever. It’s wheeled out to instantly identify the bad guys from the good guys and it makes me sick. 

anonymous asked:

Has Barlowe's art shown up on this blog at some point? I don't know if he really counts as 'vintage', but I had a copy of Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials growing up and it was a pretty major part of getting me into sci-fi.

I’m a huge fan of Wayne Barlowe! His amazing strength is that he can imagine landscapes and creatures that are truly, unnervingly alien and otherworldly. It’s no wonder he was contacted to do the design work on the monsters in Pacific Rim. 

If I had to identify why so many of his monsters are creepy, it’s that they don’t have eyes. This implies other alien sense organs, plus it means you can’t look into them and relate.

Wayne Barlowe’s work always feels off and full of dread, even when he does something “normal.” For instance, like so many other artists, he painted a mermaid: 

And I absolutely loved his Guide to Extraterrestrials. In the days before fan art was a thing, it was incredible to visualize creatures I’d only read about and had to imagine, like the Puppeteers, Worsel the Dragon Lensman (who he drew as an alien snake instead of as a dragon).

My favorite drawing of all in that book was Whitley Strieber’s Wolfen. I love that book, because it’s important to remember that the Wolfen are not true wolves, but are a predator that evolved with humans in secret in cities, and learned to pick off people that wouldn’t be missed. Among other things, they can figure out how to open doors. By elongating their proportions, he made them look truly disturbing:

grimes: “some art i did last year. im making plans for some illustration oriented things this year. its so tempting to make every background a sky, not only cuz it’s the easiest but also most lovely. perhaps i need to add some stars and nebulas tho…. im really excited about this insane game w the celtic girl and robotic dinosaurs that is coming out tonite - horizon zero dawn what incredible visuals”