"Yes, what you see is TIME devoting its cover in international markets to a critical moment in world diplomacy – one of the most important diplomatic moments in a decade – while offering Americans a rather banal topic about which the gun lobby is certainly cheering."
Yep, this is pretty depressing. Particularly how the topic in the US version is summed up as ‘Iran Nukes’. Ugh.
Had an extremely vivid dream last night that I’d somehow gotten into a very early (ie. incomplete VFX etc.) special critic’s preview screening of Star Wars Episode VII.
The story revolved around the invasion of New Republic Coruscant by the forces of a non-descript bad guy (whose name I could not recall, but my friend who also came to the screening insisted was “Dave”), and the protagonists’ journey to a forgotten corner of the galaxy to convince some non-descript neutral government to honour an ancient treaty and come to the New Republic’s aid.
It was deeply puzzling, as it didn’t appear to fit into the overarching narrative in any way, none of the old characters appeared nor did any of the new characters have any relationship to them (except for a possible cameo appearance by Jacen Solo), and it seemed to focus entirely on military affairs and very little on character development. It was not a bad film at all, but neither looked nor felt like Star Wars in any tangible way besides the names of various places and characters. 7.5/10 as a film in its own right, 3/10 as a Star Wars film. SHAME ON YOU, DREAM ABRAMS.
im tough and dark please dont speak to me im busy thinking about death and synths
Haunting Graphite Drawings by Ryan Salge
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This puts me in mind of the magnificent Matt Mulholland:
I am devastated by your graciousness
And that your stoic companionship never falters in the face of my most disgraceful habits
The torturous tumult of tangled words that tumble like landslides from my lips yet never drag you under
Amidst the swirling chaos of neurons you remain
a monument to the kindness and compassion which is so rarely manifest in this world yet nevertheless comprises an essential part of our inner nature as sentient beings
for all the confusion and fighting and anxiety and uncertainty and sheer existential terror that comes of simply being
of bearing the weight of 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution upon my shoulders
I am tranquillised by the fact: that I am loved