D’yal wanna see my sunburn? 


but also omg are you okay you look like you cooked

life updates

  • so it turns out i really suck ass at the fuck buddy thing because my cute little summer fling who fucks like a demon turned into a ‘i had dinner with his family the other day and now i go visit him at work and help him paint stuff and he turns up at my house when i’m ill to kiss my nose’ situation so that’s kinda cool and i’m pretty sure we’re gonna get married and travel the world then have a dozen really tall babies because he paints ceilings without a ladder and he’s kinda my sunshine
  • i finished my degree with an overall first and a first in every piece of work for third year and got the dean’s commendation for achievement so not bad for home educated kid
  • today i moved all of my shit into a van and now my house is pretty empty and that’s sad but adam’s got me a keycard and i still have hours at work so i guess that means i’m living in fal for another month? i’m gonna go to the cinema lots and the beach and go kayaking and boy is going to teach me to surf and i just wanna get a mighty tan and run by the sea
  • graduation is happening in a month aaaah
  • i’ve booked my accommodation for oxford so that is a thing that is happening i am going to be a postgraduate student and if i pass i get oxon after my name which is pretty swell and will lead to many ‘oxon ox-off’ jokes
  • just overwhelmed by how awesome the people in my life are. my mum came like 400 miles to just pick up my stuff and spend a few days with me. lily just GAVE me her fucking xbox out of sheer kindness and generosity. adam helped me carry it to my house and bailed me out when i was buying takeaway for my mum and forgot my purse and is just giving me a room in his house for a month. i had an argument with the boy calling him out on stuff and he just turned up at my house at 2am because he wanted to address it in person even though he’d worked a 15 hour day and has to leave for milan at 4:30 like what is this shit? why is everyone so wonderful? i don’t deserve to have these people in my life
#my life  


Linda Williams in the penultimate paragraph of her formative article on “gross”, “body genres” (horror, melodrama, and pornography), “Film Bodies: Gender, Genre, and Excess" (1991)

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Painting Re-Enactment

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Museum of Death

The Museum of Death is a self guided tour, lasting approximately 45 minutes to an hour, but those who can stomach it may stay as long as they’d like. At $15 a ticket (with free parking), you can enjoy an entire section dedicated to Charles Manson, the severed head of serial killer Henri Landru, original crime scene photos from the Black Dahlia murder and much much more. This place is a serious trip. There’s nothing else like it. Go.

Address: 6031 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA

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"Myhrvold’s recipes can be so scientific that they seem self-defeating, like a sex guide on how to achieve the perfect orgasm that instructs its reader to stop every 45 seconds during intercourse to check his pulse and pupil dilation."

After 45 courses, I was lowing like a cow. In my food- and wine-altered state, I began to meditate on the notion of death by senseless beauty. By the fifth hour, Adrià was openly taunting me. He called out for second helpings while I groaned. “The kind of people who mock long tasting menus,” Adrià said, “are the same people you see lining up at the hotel breakfast buffet, dumping 30 different things on their plates.” Adrià’s future plan is to begin cooking only about 20 nights a year. “Cooking at this level is like giving a concert,” he said. “No one in their right mind gives 300 concerts a year.” The one piece of advice he has given Myhrvold: “Never open a restaurant.”

The final dish, an absinthe cocktail topped with a swirling sugar mold made with a 3D printer, arrived after 6 p.m.”

"And yet well after midnight, I ducked out of my hotel room for a greasy cheeseburger at Dick’s.”

The End of Cuisine

Speaking in Whistles: The Whistled Language of Oaxaca, Mexico

Whistled language is a rare form of communication that can be mostly found in locations with isolating features such as scattered settlements or mountainous terrain. This documentary above shows how Dr. Mark Sicoli, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University, conducts field studies among speakers of a Chinantec language, who live in the mountainous region of northern Oaxaca in Mexico.

Read more at Open Culture.

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fucking Taylor Schilling 😍

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"Queen of kings " by Nyree Mackenzie for Moustache magazine

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Photographer/ Creative Director: by Nyree Mackenzie Nyree Photo
Model: Gisèle Pletzer
Stylist / Fashion Director: Tamzen Holland Fashion-Stylist


More Author-on-Author Insults

  • Robert Louis Stevenson on Walt Whitman: “…like a large shaggy dog just unchained scouring the beaches of the world and baying at the moon.”
  • Vladimir Nabokov on Joseph Conrad: "I cannot abide Conrad’s souvenir shop style and bottled ships and shell necklaces of romanticist cliches.”
  • Charles Baudelaire on Voltaire (1864): "I grow bored in France — and the main reason is that everybody here resembles Voltaire…the king of nincompoops, the prince of the superficial, the anti-artist, the spokesman of janitresses, the Father Gigone of the editors of Siecle.”
  • Vladimir Nabokov on Ernest Hemingway (1972): “As to Hemingway, I read him for the first time in the early ‘forties, something about bells, balls and bulls, and loathed it.”
  • D.H. Lawrence on Herman Melville (1923): “Nobody can be more clownish, more clumsy and sententiously in bad taste, than Herman Melville, even in a great book like ‘Moby Dick’….One wearies of the grand serieux. There’s something false about it. And that’s Melville. Oh dear, when the solemn ass brays! brays! brays!”
  • Evelyn Waugh on Marcel Proust (1948): “I am reading Proust for the first time. Very poor stuff. I think he was mentally defective.”


A reminder that “male” armour usually works just as well with female bodies. If you’re trying to design something practical, useful and historical looking (or even just something the follows the laws of physics), never ever put in boob cups. Aside from the fact they give the armour a sort of “focus point” for swords, falling down on them would send the shock right into the sternum. Regular plate armour leaves enough space between the chest for small to medium sized boobs anyway. But say the girl underneath is a buxom lass, you can still avoid that cleavage, boob cup shape while leaving enough space for her melons.

But aside from plate, things like the top picture, chainmail and all sorts of leather armour are unisex. I know you might be thinking that the feminine thing to do when designing a female warrior is to show off a bit of thigh or neck or cleavage or something, but really, understand that if the goal of that armour is to protect completely, putting an obvious gap in it is a terrible idea and she’ll surely get stabbed very quickly.

And don’t feed me the “it’s magic, I don’t got to explain shit” line. Bollox. Magic armour and forcefields need to make some sense too. Show me something that LOOKS like it’s generating a barrier over the character instead of just saying “Oh the G-string of Invulnerability is just as good as wearing full plate anyway”. If that’s the case, everyone would wear it. And why can’t they just tie it around their belt? Make me believe that your magic armour and spells have logic to them. If not, please don’t play your world straight. I’m all for super stylised designs as long as they’re sold as such, but if you’re trying to make a world that feels real enough for people to believe and get immersed in, think this stuff out. If you’ve designed someone with sparse, gapped armour that shows skin, give your character a reason to wear it.

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Okay guys, I spent my entire Friday night combing through Netflix and compiling this handy dandy list (with links!) to 100 films directed by women that you can watch RIGHT NOW. Quite a few of these I haven’t even seen myself! There’s comedies and dramas and romances and horror and action and documentary and foreign and Oscar winners and Razzie winners (maybe?) and pretty much anything you could want to watch. I’m sure there are more films by women on the service (100 out of thousands is a good way of hitting the 12% of films stat right on home though). Anyways, enjoy!

  1. 14 Women
  2. 2 Days in Paris
  3. 2 Days in New York
  4. 28 Days
  5. A League of Their Own
  6. Adore
  7. Aeon Flux
  8. After the Wedding
  9. Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry
  10. American Psycho
  11. And While We Were Here
  12. Bastards
  13. Bedrooms and Hallways
  14. Blackfish
  15. Blindsight
  16. Boys Don’t Cry
  17. The Boys Next Door
  18. The Brady Bunch Movie
  19. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
  20. Camilla
  21. Carolina
  22. Cherry Blossoms
  23. Children of a Lesser God
  24. Clueless
  25. Committed
  26. Control Room
  27. Countdown to Zero
  28. The Countess
  29. Der Wald Vor Lauter Baumen (Forest For the Trees)
  30. Desert Hearts
  31. Die Friseuse (The Hairdresser)
  32. Dragstrip Girl
  33. Elegy
  34. Fish Tank
  35. For Ellen
  36. Friends With Kids
  37. Goodbye First Love
  38. The Guilt Trip
  39. Holy Smoke
  40. Home
  41. The Hot Flashes
  42. In Between Days
  43. In the Land of Blood and Honey
  44. The Iron Lady
  45. The Kids Are All Right
  46. La Teta Asustada (The Milk of Sorrow)
  47. Last Call at the Oasis
  48. Life Happens
  49. A Little Bit of Heaven
  50. Look Who’s Talking
  51. Look Who’s Talking Too
  52. Lore
  53. Lost in Translation
  54. Love Serenade
  55. Madeinusa
  56. The Man Who Cried
  57. Me and You and Everyone You Know
  58. Movern Callar
  59. The Moth Diaries
  60. My Brilliant Career
  61. Nowhere Boy
  62. Nuyorican Dream
  63. Old Joy
  64. The Peacemaker
  65. Peeples
  66. The Piano
  67. Ping Pong Playa
  68. Plush
  69. Priest
  70. The Prince of Tides
  71. Protagonist
  72. Puccini For Beginners
  73. The Punk Singer
  74. The Queen of Versailles
  75. Ravenous
  76. Riding in Cars with Boys
  77. The Selfish Giant
  78. Shades of Fear
  79. SherryBaby
  80. Sister
  81. Sleeping Beauty
  82. Something’s Gotta Give
  83. Somewhere
  84. The Square
  85. Strange Days
  86. The Taste of Others
  87. Things Behind the Sun
  88. Tiny Furniture
  89. Tomboy
  90. Touchy Feely
  91. Trois Mondes (Three Worlds)
  92. Una Noche
  93. Union Square
  94. Variety
  95. Vinter’s Luck (A Heavenly Vintage)
  96. The Virgin Suicide
  97. Walking and Talking
  98. Waste Land
  99. Water Lilies
  100. The Weight of Water

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  1. sycophantastic said: Is Mirena an option? I’ve had an IUD for probably 7 years now and it’s been nothing but awesome.

I hope so! My doctor kept pushing me towards an IUD but I’m scared of it being dislodged during rough sex? Paranoia, primarily, I know. I think I might have to bite the bullet and go for it though, because the implant made me bleed all the time, Cerazette made me bleed all the time, now Depo’s doing the same. So you’d recommend the IUD? Do the little threads freak you out? 

Is It Breakthrough Bleeding or is it a Random Period?

A Story of My Life on Depo by Me

Soon to be followed up by my bestselling memoirs Oh God This Shit’s In My System for Twelve Weeks.


The Fallen Hero

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