When I was a child, Beast and Aladdin were the characters that interested me the most. But visually, Beast is unparalleled. I was riveted specifically by his facial expressions and fight scenes.
#beauty and the beast
3:45 am • 15 March 2014 • 2 notes
I’m moving tomorrow. This is the view I’m leaving behind. A pretty little dog park, an Orthodox church, and cherry blossoms. My new view will be Queen Anne Hill, though. Maybe I’ll learn to like it.
I’ll also miss the church bells waking me up on Sundays. There are two churches near this apartment building.
This apartment has been my womb for the past two-and-a-half years. I’ve had some interesting times by myself here.
My new apartment is 50 square feet smaller, so it’s even more of a womb. Let’s see what happens there.
9:22 pm • 14 March 2014 • 2 notes
“But if people also say “I just don’t like it, I don’t like the experience,” it will be because, in fashioning the ultimate personal screen, Google violated the very conditions that made screens so compelling in the first place: the containment of the frame, the placement of the screen on a device—an entity among others—a placement that allows us to look upon the screen from beyond.”
— We Love Screens, Not Glass (via iamdanw)
4:46 pm • 14 March 2014 • 2 notes
“But the hardest thing of all, he says, was something else entirely. He hands me his iPhone so that I can scroll through some messages he’s saved. One is from a woman chastising him for “distracting the children of the world.” Another laments that “13 kids at my school broke their phones because of your game, and they still play it cause it’s addicting like crack.” Nguyen tells me of e-mails from workers who had lost their jobs, a mother who had stopped talking to her kids. “At first I thought they were just joking,” he says, “but I realize they really hurt themselves.” Nguyen – who says he botched tests in high school because he was playing too much Counter-Strike – genuinely took them to heart.”
— The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out | Culture | Rolling Stone (via iamdanw)
1:47 pm • 13 March 2014 • 1 note
“So if there was one overarching theme to “True Detective,” I would say it was that as human beings, we are nothing but the stories we live and die by — so you’d better be careful what stories you tell yourself.”
— Nic Pizzolatto
#my number one thesis
4:42 am • 10 March 2014 • 109 notes
“I feel like it is legitimate to express concern about overuse of devices or social media and how it may alienate some, and I have just chosen to approach the subject from a different angle. The best possible scenario is for everyone, regardless of their varying optimism on the issue, to acknowledge that the new normal involves the pressures and benefits of multiple devices and an unprecedented amount of information flowing through us. There is nothing reactionary in acknowledging that this can be problematic, and it is our role as artists to offer insights as to how best to navigate this predicament. The only people I fundamentally disagree with are those who stubbornly ignore such issues altogether, dip out, and pretend like it’s 1989 or something. I guess the principal thing I stand for is educating oneself about the potentials and pitfalls of contemporary technology such that you can use it for positive ends. Debate around these issues is a crucial part of that.”
— Web Exclusive: Interview with Holly Herndon - The Indy (via new-aesthetic)
12:45 pm • 8 March 2014 • 101 notes