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Shiny things and cephalopods and dorky supernatural assassins.

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Sep 30 '14
creaturexlll:

pictures about love :}

creaturexlll:

pictures about love :}

Sep 30 '14

rabbivole:

i would describe the nostalgia i got from viewing this image as 'visceral' 

(Source: win98se)

Sep 29 '14
Sep 29 '14
eveningoutwithyourgirlfriend:

this will forever be my favorite tweet of all time

eveningoutwithyourgirlfriend:

this will forever be my favorite tweet of all time

(Source: shinycufflinks)

Sep 29 '14

I am awake, but…oh, at what cost

WHAT COST????

Sep 29 '14
Sep 29 '14

(Source: megpark)

Sep 29 '14

isozyme:

remember you are mechanical, not only in the ball and socket of your shoulders, or the resilient padding of your knees, but are in fact built from hinges, gears, and switches all the way into to your smallest bits

when your nerves fire, a tiny rod gets turned and a hole opens, like the twist of a wrench opening a fire hydrant letting ions flow through in a rush

the nuclei of your cells are organized by twine-like proteins that tie the helical DNA together so that it will send the right instructions, binding on switch to on and off switch to off

your muscle threads are molecular ratchets: this is why the only force they can exert is contractile, cranking along protein strands until the calcium runs out and they slip free

there is no grand overseer, no foreman, in this factory.  there is only an unimaginable multitude of tiny engines, self-regulating, self-organizing, safeguarded by redundancy, each part replaceable

know you are an aggregate, the sum of your moving parts

everyone is a robot if you peer closely enough

Sep 28 '14
"

When Van Gogh was a young man in his early twenties, he was in London studying to be a clergyman. He had no thought of being an artist at all. he sat in his cheap little room writing a letter to his younger brother in Holland, whom he loved very much. He looked out his window at a watery twilight, a thin lamppost, a star, and he said in his letter something like this: “it is so beautiful I must show you how it looks.” And then on his cheap ruled note paper, he made the most beautiful, tender, little drawing of it.

When I read this letter of Van Gogh’s it comforted me very much and seemed to throw a clear light on the whole road of Art. Before, I thought that to produce a work of painting or literature, you scowled and thought long and ponderously and weighed everything solemnly and learned everything that all artists had ever done aforetime, and what their influences and schools were, and you were extremely careful about *design* and *balance* and getting *interesting planes* into your painting, and avoided, with the most astringent severity, showing the faintest *academical* tendency, and were strictly modern. And so on and so on.

But the moment I read Van Gogh’s letter I knew what art was, and the creative impulse. It is a feeling of love and enthusiasm for something, and in a direct, simple, passionate and true way, you try to show this beauty in things to others, by drawing it.

And Van Gogh’s little drawing on the cheap note paper was a work of art because he loved the sky and the frail lamppost against it so seriously that he made the drawing with the most exquisite conscientiousness and care.

"
Brenda UelandIf You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit (via raggedybearcat)

(Source: nyctaeus)

Sep 28 '14

pr1nceshawn:

7 Signs You’re Becoming an Adult…

Sep 28 '14
thebobblehat:

Those two are going to turn into some anime magical girl forms or something

thebobblehat:

Those two are going to turn into some anime magical girl forms or something

(Source: who-will-love-youqq)

Sep 27 '14
Sep 27 '14

chocolate-time-machine:

more bear owls

based on my favorite owls <3

Sep 27 '14

nonbinaryeldritchhorror:

hauriret:

based off this text post because its adorable

look at how cute this is

Sep 26 '14
llesim:

weirdo kitties II.

llesim:

weirdo kitties II.