He that has the power to create can translate what he sees into a fiction of his own.
jazzchannel: Jazz Pianist Eric Lewis on Vimeo (via Vimeo)
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(via cpietrzak) This makes sense. XD
Before Desire, Susan Elbe
leitmotif: Men carry inside them the story we are never told, of Adam just before sleep in urgent discourse with God. Desire came later, offered in the apple’s seeded star. But first there was this desperate bargain struck to cure the thing he could not name. The last he saw—God’s hand coming at him sideways, a fist of dream scorching his belly, the clean snap of something torn from him...
Let the dance move my body, let the song speak for me, but let me craft my life of select dreams.
jayneromney: Happy Advent! Ord: Adam Lay...
You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.– Duke Ellington via MusicThoughts (via jazzchannel) I think this statement applies to most, if not all art forms.
succeedblog: trampoline succeed This is so cool!
“Change myself in the shade under someone else’s light.”
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that...– Winston Churchill (via fuckyeahhappy)
We drink the blood that pours from books when they are opened; it nourishes us.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create...– Chinua Achebe (via bitchville) (via nihilnoetia) (via booklover) (via jayneromney)
We are connected by an endless dinner table between us, because where mine ends yours begins, and here we sit together with our families side by side and intermingled, as many seats available for those who’d like to sit; today we will join hands, in testimony of our friendship, a testament to our common bond, for as different as our paired wines and array of desserts may be, we celebrate the...
And those that were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could...– Friedrich Nietzsche (via samsaramotel) (via leitmotif)
We live alone these days, all of us separate, each of us wedged amidst the lonely; we are unified only in our solitude.
The Myth of Sisyphus
leitmotif: The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor. If one believes Homer, Sisyphus was the wisest and most prudent of mortals. According to another tradition, however, he was disposed to...
If you could pick five dead people to invite to...
jayneromney: booklover: bookscakesnkisses: suchstuff: I would invite: 1. William Shakespeare 2. Boudicca 3. Humphrey Bogart 4. Agatha Christie 5. DH Lawrence How about you? 1. King Henry VIII 2. William Shakespeare 3. Heath Ledger 4. Charles Dickens 5. Jane Austen 1.Edgar Allan Poe 2.John Fowles 3.Jeff Buckley 4.Leonardo Da Vinci 5.Marlon Brando 1. Sir Francis Drake 2....
What can interrupt the beating of a human heart?
alaureltree: aldaballz: I had another pretty...
Can love stay fresh if you put it in tupperware?
leitmotif: appletude: I can’t wait until you...
I hate myself. I always have.
kiorki: Do you catch yourself thinking, “I hate myself”? We hate ourselves for various reasons. Sometimes it is because we say the wrong things at the wrong time. Sometimes we hate ourselves for not living up to our own or another’s expectations. The fact is that sooner or later most of us in our lifetime are going to utter the word’s “I hate myself.” The words “I hate myself” by themselves hold...
Most people talk too much and say nothing, many people talk a lot but manage to say something, some people talk a little yet say quite a lot; few people listen, but those who do wait for the right moment to speak often say something powerful. — [What is this?] — I must use a sentence or two here to express gratitude to my friends and followers who have ‘liked’ and...
When the dancers ask you to dance, you say yes; they will lead and love you, and leave you fulfilled.
Pokemon as narrated by a pessimist
How Pokemon (the game) would be different if narrated by a cynical pessimist who has no investment in the player or the game:
Me: "The elite four beat you. Oh well. Why bother?"
CP: "Holy shit, are you really still walking around in the same fucking field? Yeah, that's what I want to do when I play a video game."
CP: "Have you even ever touched a woman? Aside from your mother's breasts, of course. I mean, who hasn't?"
Me: "Oh nice, you found an Abra again, but you let it get away. Just like your last girlfriend. Fuck-up."
CP: "Great, you beat the Elite Four. Was it really worth it?"
Me: "You finally caught all 150 Pokemon, but you don't get anything for it other than a congratulatory sentence that means nothing in or out of the game, plus there's one more Pokemon you could have caught, so technically even at 100% completion, you're still inadequate."
CP: "Fishing? You're actually fishing? You're playing a video game so you can pretend fish?"
Me: "Even in a game your father doesn't have time for you."
CP: "If you died right now, no one would care. This has nothing to do with the game. I just thought you should know."
Me: "You enter your house and greet your mother. She says the same thing [she said] the last time you were here and accidentally spoke to her. You walk away and continue to ignore her progressively steeper decline into dementia."
CP: "You withdrew a POTION from your COMPUTER. Wait, what the fuck?"
Me: "Why are you using aerosols on your Pokemon? You sick fuck!"
CP: "You do realize this is a depiction of extreme cruelty towards animals, right? Sociopaths do that shit. Hell, these even have some signs of sentience and you're making them beat the shit out of one another. Get help."
comicbooks: Kick-Ass feature film trailer Looks promising… sort of like superheroes ala SuperBad.