aplaceforart:

Buddha by Zen Pencils / more art here

aplaceforart:

Buddha by Zen Pencils / more art here

explore-blog:

As if we needed another reason to appreciate how amazing bees are: Artist and beekeeper Ren Ri makes breathtaking sculptures using plastic, salvaged wood, and a swarm of bees.

Honey bees rule! Here’s to the next 100 million years, girls! Bzzzzzzzz!

"I don’t feel much pride when, on the way to somebody’s house for dinner, I stuff several books into my handbag for…well, for what? Can I really not manage a brief subway ride without textual support? Is that normal? Are there other people who, when watching a documentary set in a prison, secretly think, as I have, ‘Wish I had all that time to read’?"

Zadie Smith, you’re normal to me. (via bookoisseur)

YES, I have thought exactly that! “Oh, but al least one has the luxury of all that uninterrupted reading!”

(Source: coverspydc, via bookoisseur)

Tags: prison reading

charl-art:

I wanted to start a visual diary this summer and so far it only has two things in it. I’m disappointed in myself to be honest. I began a few weeks ago but I didn’t like what I’d done and ripped the pages out. I started again but I’m still not happy with it. I guess I just really need to get over…

Historical fiction author Steven Pressfield has a book about this very topic, called “The War of Art”. Perfectionism is one of the enemies in said war.

Cheers.

You are right! Who was the decider here?

You are right! Who was the decider here?

(Source: cockenblog, via memewhore)

Mom, the TV is telling me to read a book!

Mom, the TV is telling me to read a book!

(via propagandawar)

Twitter feeds for trial info

justice4dzhokhar:

I’m sure there are more but if anyone is looking to follow the trial of Aza (& later Dias, Robel and Jahar) these accounts are in court live tweeting testimony daily

@deniselavoie_ap
@ToddKazakiewich
@JMoNecn
@davidfrankmlw
@AudioBruce
@globepatty
@BostonJustice
@JimPolito
@scooperon7

Thanks so much for posting these! I’ve been trying to find out the twitter feeds to follow, so I can go through them each from the beginning everyday.

That’s how I followed the Pistorius trial, instead of watching ( which I can’t do anyway from work). I found the best Twitter feeds, both journals and “regular” people, and read them and tweeted back and forth with them. It is amazing how much you can learn that way, rather than relying on news summaries.

Even the best news summaries will gloss over certain things or leave them out all together. One of the big issues being discussed in South Africa with the OP trial is white fear of crime, which usually boils down to fear of black people. The other is the horrifying rates of abuse and sexual assault against women in SA. None of this is coming through normal media channels except for an article or two.

And, I have learned a a lot about SA politics because national elections were happening at the same time as the trial. Yay social media!

Anyways, thanks for the info, you rock!

(via let-goletgod)

tinalikesbutts:

Need condoms? Right there in the fucking aisle in a supermarket or CVS.
Need female birth control? Nah bruh, need a prescription and the consent of the lord Jesus Christ amen

This about sums it up, yes it does.

(via pricklylegs)

humansofnewyork:

"We’re getting divorced because we love each other, and we both realize that we don’t have enough of what the other needs. When we decided to get divorced, I wrote a note with all the things I loved about her, and gave it to her. She got very emotional and started crying. Then three days later, she wrote me a similar note. But here’s the thing—- she wrote it on the back of a recycled piece of paper. She wrote it on the back of an advertisement or something. So I called her out on it. And she said: ‘I knew you were going to bring that up. If you cared, you wouldn’t mind what it was written on.’ And I said: ‘Well, if you cared, you’d have gotten a fresh piece of paper.’"

OMGoddess, I want to slap the heck out of these two!! So much bad stuff is going down, can we not get divorced over the small shit? And, yes, most stuff is small shit.

humansofnewyork:

"We’re getting divorced because we love each other, and we both realize that we don’t have enough of what the other needs. When we decided to get divorced, I wrote a note with all the things I loved about her, and gave it to her. She got very emotional and started crying. Then three days later, she wrote me a similar note. But here’s the thing—- she wrote it on the back of a recycled piece of paper. She wrote it on the back of an advertisement or something. So I called her out on it. And she said: ‘I knew you were going to bring that up. If you cared, you wouldn’t mind what it was written on.’ And I said: ‘Well, if you cared, you’d have gotten a fresh piece of paper.’"

OMGoddess, I want to slap the heck out of these two!! So much bad stuff is going down, can we not get divorced over the small shit? And, yes, most stuff is small shit.

la-meilleure-amie:

Everyone SAYS they want a fairytale wedding but when I show up and curse their firstborn suddenly I’m a jerk.

Ahahahahahahaha!!

(Source: meilleure--amie, via memewhore)