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Hi, I'm Mary. My blog consists of food porn, fandoms, the Vlogbrothers, feminism, cats, cuttlefish, art, photography, and other totally random shit that I like, in no particular order. Sometimes I also say things. I'm not unique or special.

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“I wanna confess it in a whisper that’s just loud enough to make out. I want you to listen from the kitchen to me confessing on the couch. I wanna be stronger than your dad was for your mom. I wanna be stronger than your dad was for your mom.”

—   Santa Monica, The Front Bottoms

asylum-art:

Antonio Gonzales Paucar's “Shoes that Break the Silence”

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Unlike your favourite William Golding novel, this installation is not a depiction of savagery, but an imaginative portrayal of existence.

The art world has seen many strange and unconventional mediums, such as human hair, urine, blood, and possibly anything else you could fathom. But Antonio Paucar’s tethered flies show the painstaking dedication that artists have for their work. In suspending dead flies from nylon string and delicately suspending them in some cryptic pattern, the vague representation of beiCanadian author Timothy Findley spoke once of a ‘crown of flies’ that forms around a dying or deceased creature. The ‘crown of flies’ creates a buzzing halo which immediately sticks out in our minds as an indicate of expiration and regeneration. This crown, in passing, creates a changed interpretation of life, where instead of seeing the living, we see a mere outline of what the living once was being.

The flies do not necessarily remain to represent a loss, but a depiction of life. Paucar’s installations give the viewer a sense of a lingering outline similar to a photographic negative or crime scene chalk in the road. The flies bring that notion of a missing object, but also that of an indication of life. The suspended flies hang in a cursory likeness of a person, acting as evidence of existence. The aesthetic found in the normally unsightly incident of death is brought to a different light in these installations-2009. Antonio born 1973 in Peru; Lives & works in Berlin.

(via asylum-art)

asylum-art:

Spatial object sculptures by Michael Johansson

At the mere mention of the word Tetris, the game’s catchy electro song begins blaring in our heads. Artist Michael Johansson’s precisely stacked sculptures made from ordinary objects induce the same internal Nintendo soundtrack. Using found objects like old computer screens, keyboards, cars and suitcases, the Swedish designer creates incredible geometric sculptures - both inside the gallery and jammed into site-specific space

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"14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  

So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer.  It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired.  These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.

Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”

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(Source: skulls-and-tea, via truepru94)

A Little girl, 3 yrs. old picked up by a man driving a gray car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Canada. Reblog this. It could save her. The Kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were your child .

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neil-gaiman:

actordougjones:

For this Throwback Thursday #TBT , I give you how I met dear friend and prolific author, Neil Gaiman on the set of HELLBOY II: The Golden Army (He’s the one on the right, not in Abe Sapien’s make-up  ) Neil and his princess of a daughter, Maddie, spent roughly 6 weeks with us there in Budapest…. Among my happiest memories from that shoot, and the beginning of a delightful friendship.

Doug is the sweetest man in the world. I’d known him for 3 weeks before I saw him out of Abe Sapiens make up, and it took some getting used to, to discover my friend wasn’t actually a blue creature from the black lagoon…

How disappointing that must have been. Haha.

neil-gaiman:

actordougjones:

For this Throwback Thursday #TBT , I give you how I met dear friend and prolific author, Neil Gaiman on the set of HELLBOY II: The Golden Army (He’s the one on the right, not in Abe Sapien’s make-up  ) Neil and his princess of a daughter, Maddie, spent roughly 6 weeks with us there in Budapest…. Among my happiest memories from that shoot, and the beginning of a delightful friendship.

Doug is the sweetest man in the world. I’d known him for 3 weeks before I saw him out of Abe Sapiens make up, and it took some getting used to, to discover my friend wasn’t actually a blue creature from the black lagoon…

How disappointing that must have been. Haha.

edwardspoonhands:

christel-thoughts:

pattilahell:

issarae:

Necessary.

I signed a change.org petition asking that this, among other necessary policies be made mandatory by federal law. FUCKING SIGN IT.

well would you look at that…

I think this will happen…many police unions do not want it to happen, but I think it will happen. It will take a lot of time and a lot of fighting, but every moment of that fight is going to be worth it. 
Police unions will want more research, I think that’s important, and that research is being done now. While use of force and number of complaints are important statistics, so is overall crime rate (which unions will argue is adversely affected (because officers are thinking about how they’ll look on camera, not how to do their jobs) unless there are overwhelming data to counter that claim).
Also vitally important will be whether these save police departments money (which they probably will, in reduced complaints and simpler court cases.) 
And let’s not forget about privacy…if these videos are being uploaded to cloud-based evidence systems (which they probably will be) who is going to have access to them? What do you do with videos that have nothing to do with active cases? How long are videos stored for? How do you protect that data? Who decides when the cameras are on or off (civil rights orgs (and I) will argue that they must be always-on, police officers will say “what about when I’m peeing.”) And, if there’s an off switch, we can assume the off switch will get used at the exact time when we will have wanted it to be on.
As I say, this is coming, and it’s important, and it will be a force that runs counter to a lot of the bullshit police work that’s being done in some places in America…but the areas where it’s most vital will be the ones where it arrives last.
And, unfortunately, the federal government will never be able to make a blanket law because congress can’t even agree if flowers are pretty.
This is going to have to be a battle fought in every city in America individually, don’t let that drain your will. Yes, it would be better if it just happened tomorrow, but it will be worse if we all get lazy and say “it’s not happening the way I want so I don’t care if it happens at all.” 
Fuck that…we need do make it happen whatever way we can, even if it takes a long-ass time. 
Sincerely,An Old Guy

edwardspoonhands:

christel-thoughts:

pattilahell:

issarae:

Necessary.

I signed a change.org petition asking that this, among other necessary policies be made mandatory by federal law. FUCKING SIGN IT.

well would you look at that…

I think this will happen…many police unions do not want it to happen, but I think it will happen. It will take a lot of time and a lot of fighting, but every moment of that fight is going to be worth it. 

Police unions will want more research, I think that’s important, and that research is being done now. While use of force and number of complaints are important statistics, so is overall crime rate (which unions will argue is adversely affected (because officers are thinking about how they’ll look on camera, not how to do their jobs) unless there are overwhelming data to counter that claim).

Also vitally important will be whether these save police departments money (which they probably will, in reduced complaints and simpler court cases.) 

And let’s not forget about privacy…if these videos are being uploaded to cloud-based evidence systems (which they probably will be) who is going to have access to them? What do you do with videos that have nothing to do with active cases? How long are videos stored for? How do you protect that data? Who decides when the cameras are on or off (civil rights orgs (and I) will argue that they must be always-on, police officers will say “what about when I’m peeing.”) And, if there’s an off switch, we can assume the off switch will get used at the exact time when we will have wanted it to be on.

As I say, this is coming, and it’s important, and it will be a force that runs counter to a lot of the bullshit police work that’s being done in some places in America…but the areas where it’s most vital will be the ones where it arrives last.

And, unfortunately, the federal government will never be able to make a blanket law because congress can’t even agree if flowers are pretty.

This is going to have to be a battle fought in every city in America individually, don’t let that drain your will. Yes, it would be better if it just happened tomorrow, but it will be worse if we all get lazy and say “it’s not happening the way I want so I don’t care if it happens at all.” 

Fuck that…we need do make it happen whatever way we can, even if it takes a long-ass time. 

Sincerely,
An Old Guy

mooshoeproductions:

A terrible iPhone photo of my photographer, Oliver Benjamin Barth, taking a much better photo of my actors. I’m glad I have such attractive friends and that they are being attractive for me in this movie.

mooshoeproductions:

A terrible iPhone photo of my photographer, Oliver Benjamin Barth, taking a much better photo of my actors. I’m glad I have such attractive friends and that they are being attractive for me in this movie.

I’m kind of sick of men acting like attractive nerd girls are a rare specimen that need to be captured and harnessed for love.

A guy on a nerd Facebook group I’m part of posted that he met a cute girl who was wearing a Deathly Hallows necklace and added,’I just met you, and this is crazy, but…marry me?’

As if being cute and a nerd at the same time is rare enough that he needs to find the first girl who wears a Harry Potter necklace and marry her? I understand that it’s a joke, but on some level, it isn’t.

Harry Potter is great. But it is not exclusive to nerds. Someone wearing a Harry Potter related necklace does not mean they are invested in the nerd culture, and even if they are, is Harry Potter (or [insert your fandom here]) + being attractive the only things that matter? Because I would bet you that there are tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of attractive female Harry Potter fans. Harry Potter is not exactly a nerdy thing to like. And not everyone who likes Harry Potter is automatically an amazing person.

Maybe it’s an arbitrary thing to be annoyed by, but it seems to me that nerd culture has found a whole new way to simplify and objectify women. I just feel like judging a woman by her willingness to openly display association with a fandom is absurd. Not to mention the idea that she is also cute is the only other factor that matters? Attraction matters. I’ll be the first person to say that. But idk. I think the annoying part is that literally any type of person could like Harry Potter; we’ve all been exposed to it. Being attractive and liking Harry Potter is not rare and treating it like it is is kind of annoying. I wish I could better articulate why this is so annoying to me, but I really can’t.