May 31, 2014
you drink too much. you cuss too much. you have questionable morals. you’re everything i ever wanted in a friend.

you drink too much. you cuss too much. you have questionable morals. you’re everything i ever wanted in a friend.

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May 30, 2014
mocada-museum:

Early Octavia Butler stories coming out in June
(ASSOCIATED PRESS) A pair of recently discovered early stories by prize-winning science fiction author Octavia Butler will be coming out as an e-book in June.
Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher, announced Tuesday that “A Necessary Being” and “Childfinder” will be compiled in a single volume titled “Unexpected Stories” and will be released June 24. Walter Mosley, the best-selling crime writer, has contributed an introduction.
“’Unexpected Stories’ reveals the themes that would become Butler’s lexicon: the complicating mysteries we assign to power, race, and gender,” Mosley writes. “Reading these tales is like looking at a photograph of a child who you only knew as an adult. In her eyes you can see the woman that you came to know much later; a face, not yet fully formed, that contains the promise of something that is now a part of you; the welcomed surprise of recognition in innocent eyes.”
Butler, who died in 2006 at age 58, was one of the first black science fiction writers to receive mainstream attention and was known for such books as “Bloodchild and Other Stories” and the novel “Parable of the Sower.” She was inducted, posthumously, into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2010.
Butler’s literary agent, Merrilee Heifetz, found the stories, written in the early 1970s, among the author’s papers at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. According to Open Road, “A Necessary Being” tells of how the leaders of two ancient tribes “must broker a delicate peace to ensure that their peoples are to survive.” In “Childfinder,” a young woman “locates children with budding psionic powers and teaches them to protect themselves from society.”


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mocada-museum:

Early Octavia Butler stories coming out in June

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) A pair of recently discovered early stories by prize-winning science fiction author Octavia Butler will be coming out as an e-book in June.

Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher, announced Tuesday that “A Necessary Being” and “Childfinder” will be compiled in a single volume titled “Unexpected Stories” and will be released June 24. Walter Mosley, the best-selling crime writer, has contributed an introduction.

“’Unexpected Stories’ reveals the themes that would become Butler’s lexicon: the complicating mysteries we assign to power, race, and gender,” Mosley writes. “Reading these tales is like looking at a photograph of a child who you only knew as an adult. In her eyes you can see the woman that you came to know much later; a face, not yet fully formed, that contains the promise of something that is now a part of you; the welcomed surprise of recognition in innocent eyes.”

Butler, who died in 2006 at age 58, was one of the first black science fiction writers to receive mainstream attention and was known for such books as “Bloodchild and Other Stories” and the novel “Parable of the Sower.” She was inducted, posthumously, into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2010.

Butler’s literary agent, Merrilee Heifetz, found the stories, written in the early 1970s, among the author’s papers at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. According to Open Road, “A Necessary Being” tells of how the leaders of two ancient tribes “must broker a delicate peace to ensure that their peoples are to survive.” In “Childfinder,” a young woman “locates children with budding psionic powers and teaches them to protect themselves from society.”

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May 30, 2014

expressions-of-nature:

Light Fossils by: Darren Pearson

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May 29, 2014

irresistible-revolution:

I feel some kind of way about all these white women writing poems and posts about “feminist dragons” and “monstrous femininity” without

a) acknowledging how Black women have been writing and theorizing and making art about these concepts for a long ass time

b) recognizing the intersection of race and sexuality on which all womanhood and femininity hinges

c) considering the role of colonialism in crushing (and now usurping) the myths of sacred feminine power and/or monster women in various non-Euro cultures

d) bothering to nod at the “Dragon Lady” stereotype that’s been deployed against East Asian women to strip them of humanity and agency

e) thinking about why it’s so easy for white women to give up princesshood for dragonhood when a lot of us weren’t given a choice

basically, this is all in the vein of “weaponized femininity” and the other feminist catchphrases that white women both on and off tumblr pretend to have pulled out of thin air with no sense of accountability or history. smh.

Thank you for this; it’s a point I had never encountered before. If you (editorial you! anyone’s suggestions would be very welcome) are up to it, I would really appreciate a pointer in the right direction so I can do my own reading on this topic — are there authors you’d recommend, or key vocabulary terms I might want to be aware of as I begin learning about “monstrous femininity” and the intersectional aspects of feminism and dragons?

(I’m aware of Jessica Ledwich’s photography series “Monstrous Feminine”, but I get the sense that’s not what you’re talking about, and have put holds on the following books at my library: Managing the monstrous feminine : regulating the reproductive body, Beauty unlimited, The monstrous-feminine : film, feminism, psychoanalysis, Belief, bodies, and being : feminist reflections on embodiment, Speaking of monsters : a teratological anthology.)

May 29, 2014
cestlafindesharicots:

storm in a teacup on Flickr.

cestlafindesharicots:

storm in a teacup on Flickr.

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May 28, 2014
schindermania:

always reblog jenny holzer

schindermania:

always reblog jenny holzer

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May 28, 2014
People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.

— Ursula K. Le Guin (via observando)

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May 27, 2014
New York is not a city, it’s a world.

New York is not a city, it’s a world.

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May 27, 2014

artandcetera:

Human Error

Victoria Siemer, also know as Witchoria, is a graphic designer hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Human Error is a series of nostalgic polaroids that depict the broken heart as a computerized error that may or may not be restored in a few mouseclicks. 

Caution: to prevent electric shock
do not remove cover
No user-serviceable parts inside
Refer servicing to qualified
service personnel

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May 26, 2014

dduane:

itscolossal:

Incredible Supercell Thunderstorm Time-lapse Over Kansas by Stephen Locke [VIDEO]

(sigh) Thor. CUT IT OUT.

Kite’s first crush was the worst. She knew that Deandre Turner was kind of a jackass and that her dad would tell her she deserved better than a muscle-headed boy, but he had such pretty eyes and was so graceful when he vaulted over the desk chairs in the library that she couldn’t help it.

And then he offered to share his Halloween candy with her, and when she said no, wouldn’t listen.

It wasn’t even her first trip to the hospital that month. She was back in school pretty fast, though; Deandre’s broken cheekbone lasted a lot longer. Laura wasn’t even a little bit sorry about being suspended. Or about the thunderstorm that blew out of nowhere when Kite told her how she’d gotten a mouth full of a 3 Musketeers bar, when she knew full well there was milk and eggs in the ingredient list.

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