yes that is human skin

Funny how I can be five necks
deep in water
& still tread islands
like Galapagos & me
are running coast to coast, hip to hip.

Dump dye, let soak.
Come undone like women
beating every colour under the sun.

Me & my waterlogged heart
stacking shelves,

come back drenched, a little less—

Yes.

But still the glory of skin.

Patchwork human being
wring out this sadness,
let dry, let set,
see if I come out
how they want me to be.

Planetarium:

delirium
swinging east-to-east.

& then you’re running
backwards

& somewhere
in someone

you find yourself
in the middle of a road—

Funny how I go on.

A crooked smile,
a slight of misplace,

I will not say.

& I am
how I am
how I always will be:

always with the arms that go on for miles
telling you to tell me

& how you fold me
into the wall,

a fourth leg missing,
topple.

Funny how toes
& hands
can go a star & then some

& at the end of the day
my soles
are the softest part of me.


                                — S.A. Khanum | what it takes to leave 

chudley has been played on akinator 46 times and apparently the majority of people answer “yes” to the question “does your character have human skin” 

does he? does he have human skin??? does chudley possess any human skin

Zelo: Would you date a robot? I’m not a robot, I’m just asking for a friend. I have skin.

Daehyun: Is it your own skin, though? As in, you grew it on your own body, from birth?

Zelo: This skin was grown, yes. On a human body. That is mine. I’m not a robot.

Jongup: Okay, okay, I’ll believe you. [holds up captcha] If you can first tell me what this says.

Zelo: I don’t need to prove myself to you! How dare you?! I love breathing oxygen!

  • Chiaki: reblog this if you would date a robot. I'm not a robot, I'm just asking for a friend. I have skin.
  • Nagito: is it your skin though? As in, it grew on your body since birth?
  • Chiaki: This skin was grown yes. On a human body. Which is mine. I'm not a robot.
  • Nagito: Alright, I'll believe you. If you can tell me what this says (Shows her a captcha code)
  • Chiaki: I don't need to prove myself to you, how dare you. I love breathing oxygen.

MB: Would you date a robot? I’m not a robot, I’m just asking for a friend. I have skin.

Samus: Is it your own skin though? As in, you grew it on your own body from birth?

MB: This skin was grown, yes. On a human body. That is mine. I’m not a robot.

Samus: OK, OK. I’ll believe you… If you first tell me what this says. *holds up captcha*

MB: I don’t need to prove myself to you! How dare you, I love breathing oxygen

4

Professor Moriarty:  Did you know that dust is largely composed of human skin?

Sherlock Holmes:  Yes…

Moriarty:  Doesn’t taste the same, though.  You want your skin fresh–just a little crispy.  

Sherlock:  Won’t you sit down-

Moriarty:  That’s all people really are, you know?  Dust waiting to be distributed.  And it gets everywhere, doesn’t it?  Every breath you take  Dancing in every sunbeam. All used-up people      


-”The Abominable Bride” (”Sherlock”)

  • Xiao: Would you date a robot? I’m not a robot, I’m just asking for a friend. I have skin.
  • Hwanhee: Is it your own skin, though? As in, you grew it on your own body, from birth?
  • Xiao: This skin was grown, yes. On a human body. That is mine. I’m not a robot.
  • Hwanhee: Okay, okay, I’ll believe you. [holds up captcha] If you can first tell me what this says.
  • Xiao: I don’t need to prove myself to you! How dare you?! I love breathing oxygen!

Ash: Would you date a robot? I’m not a robot, I’m just asking for a friend. I have skin.

Ripley: Is it your own skin, though? As in, you grew it on your own body, from birth?

Ash: This skin was grown, yes. On a human body. That is mine. I’m not a robot.

Ripley: Okay, okay, I’ll believe you. *holds up captcha* If you can first tell me what this says.

Ash: I don’t need to prove myself to you! How dare you?! I love breathing oxygen!

born
to the stars,
to the freedom of space
and to the loneliness
too.   

radiation bright eyes and
a megawatt smile / a supernova in stasis;
eternally exploding, cascading light across
the horizon, watching darkness recede
as if the hounds of hell bite at its 
heels as it runs, tail caught between
trembling legs.

he is a sun in human skin;
bright enough to blind, yes, bright
enough to ravage corneas and hearts alike,
but you have been on fire from the start
and the burning has always been worth it
(will always be worth it).


l.s. | STARSHAPING © 2016

9

“In some ways, artist Alexa Meade is a traditional figure painter. But she works on an unusual canvas: the actual human body. And she takes a classical concept — trompe l'oeil, the art of making a two-dimensional representation look three-dimensional — and turns it on its head. Her aim is to do the opposite, to collapse depth and make her living models into flat pictures.”

-PBS NewsHour

If these paintings will seem normal to you, watch them better. Yep. You could try to guess what makes these images so extraordinary, but I’m pretty sure you’ll be wrong. At first look, you might think that the style Alexa Meade, artist from Los Angeles, (brushstrokes thick and heavy, intense colors, lights and shadows exaggerated) is quite simple, even traditional. 

But only until you realize that his painting breathes for real! Yes, Alexa Meade literally paints people ! 

The artist uses acrylic paints on human skin and creates his works of body art in such a way that the subject is two-dimensional, flat images against a background expressionist. 

Impressive, amazing and astonishing. I love her works! Totally!!

  • Penny: Reblog if you would date a robot. I'm not a robot I'm just asking for a friend. I have skin.
  • Ruby: is it your own skin though? As in you grew it, on your own body, from birth?
  • Penny: This skin was grown yes. On a human body. That is mine. I’m not a robot
  • Ruby: Ok ok I’ll believe you… If you first tell me what this says: *captcha*
  • Penny: I don’t need to prove myself to you how dare you, I love breathing oxygen
8

I blew 2/3 of my babysitting money (basically, most of my money for like a month. I’m a dumbass. [I promise I will get more for my trip, Sass, I promise *sobs*]) on dice, so I figured I might as well show ‘em off. 

(I’m in a giddy mood, so read the captions if you’re up for my brand of humor/rambling. Also, more explanations and hilarious dice babbling under the jump-cut.)

The shiny ones are my new main dice set, along with the “metal” ones I guess. The metallic ones are actually metal-plated, but they’re hella so I laid down the dough. Srsly, tho, can’t wait to use them in a game. (I should also put metal dice on my wishlist omg.) 

Omg I also got a bunch of teeny tiny dice. The pastel ones and the sparkly ones sitting on the burlap-y bag (it’s actually hemp, but it reminds me of the burlap on those homonculi from the movie “9”, so ye, my fave thing tbh) are SO SMALL, like, dime-sized, srsly, and they are such adorable fuckers. I have dubbed them dicelings.

Additionally, I’m stoked about the cool stick-dice thing. I still don’t know it’s merits as opposed to a regular ol’ dodecahedron die, but I wanted at least one. I’ll prolly be back for more. Oh, and I guess I know have another store to fuel my dice addiction. (I love Black and Read so hard, they have SO MANY SELECTIONS, but I love my local store, Adventurer’s Quarter, and I’d hate to see them leave, so…*aggressively throws my money at my favorite local businesses and makers*)

Oh, and btw my mom, after MONTHS of me buying dice to add to my hoard, still had no clue what they were for and legit asked if they were “magic dice” (a.k.a. are they used for witchcraft [she’s been antsy ever since I started collecting stones and using them for some measure of spiritual healing]). I ended up having to explain to her what an actual nerd her offspring is, and go through the many delightful uses of dice in RPGs and table-top gaming. She was honestly quite fascinated. 

  • Kiibo: reblog this if you would date a robot. I'm not a robot. I'm just asking for a friend. I have skin.
  • Amami: is it your skin though? As in it grew on your body since birth?
  • Kiibo: this skin was grown yes. On a human body. That is mine. I'm not a robot.
  • Amami: ok ok I'll believe you. If you can tell me what this says (shows Kiibo a captcha code)
  • Kiibo: I don't need to prove myself to you how dare you. I love breathing oxygen.

Arth: Raise your hand if you would date somebody made of mud. I’m not made of mud, I’m just asking for a friend. I have skin.

Elluka: Is it your own skin though? As in you grew it, on your own body, from birth?

Arth: This skin was grown, yes. On a human body. That is mine. I’m not made of mud.

Elluka: Ok ok, I’ll believe you… If you first splash some water on yourself.

Arth: I don’t need to prove myself to you. How dare you. I love breathing oxygen.

  • Luna: Reblog if you would date a robot. I'm not a robot I'm just asking for a friend. I have skin.
  • Ratchet: is it your own skin though? As in you grew it, on your own body, from birth?
  • Luna: This skin was grown yes. On a human body. That is mine. I’m not a robot
  • Ratchet: Ok ok I’ll believe you… If you first tell me what this says: *shows captcha*
  • Luna: I don’t need to prove myself to you how dare you, I love breathing oxygen

Anyone else super exited to see the last few chapters animated and voice acted in all their bitter sorrow? Cause I’m in a masochistic mood and I wanna see the earls transformations animated and hear his human voice half crying half mad really really bad