"The human race will disappear. Other races in turn will appear and disappear. The skies will be glacial and empty, traversed by the feeble light of half-dead stars. These too will disappear. Everything will disappear. And human actions are as free and as stripped of meaning as the unfettered movements of the elementary particles. Good, evil, morality, sentiments? Pure ‘Victorian fictions.’ All that exists is egotism. Cold, intact, and radiant."

— Michel Houellebecq, H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life (via zopherus)

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Birds by Chinese artist Huang Yao c. 1975


People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

Dear Huffington Post and Verizon,

Being pretty has nothing to do with whether or not you major in a science in college. I was a pretty kid in that I was pretty goofy looking, and my goofiness and clumsiness did not in any way make me better at math or more interested in scientific fields of study. I was allowed to play with make up but I was also bombarded with books about science and space and biology and inventions yet instead I demanded to be taken to the Andy Warhol exhibit. To this day, I can’t neatly or properly braid my hair or apply blush and I sincerely do not know what 7x7 is. Nevertheless, thank you for being androcentric and equating filth and ruining your clothes with intelligence, and make up with being an underachieving idiot. Please keep up the good work you complete wastes of time. Every time I see this commercial I remember being lectured by guidance councilors who refused to believe that I was sincerely uninterested in math or science and tried to coerce me into admitting that my natural interests were being repressed by my boyfriend. Not that I even had one at the time, not that they believed me (“Are you sure there’s not a boy?” Yes, I’m damn well sure.). I’m sure there were girls who had problems, but this is what happens when we watch a bullshit commercial and assume it applies to everyone, always, and that you can’t be pretty and smart. I mean, I think I’m pretty enough and I have real proof of my high level of intelligence (just not when it involves math because I don’t care to know more math than I need to balance my budget using a calculator). 

Also, why would anyone want to mess with some poor starfish’s corpse. Show some damn respect. 

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half of your posts are about how horrible capitalism is and the other half is shit you want to buy

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"In Vienna, culture—including working-class culture—became ever more quietist, hedonistic, sceptical-courteous, courteous-sceptical; ‘it sought small-town tranquility, small-town narrow-mindedness, small-town pleasures, the charm of “once upon a time”’; it was still a metropolis, but a Baroque metropolis. This had always been a society that, as Erich Heller had described it, placed faith over intellect; it now rejected politics and political thought too, and took up aesthetics instead; but this increasingly produced a state of ethical indifference, a kind of naked hedonism, based on a superficial view of life as ornamentation and decoration. It was a style that pervaded all classes: ‘From archduke to folk singer, but also from the Grossbürgertum down through the proletariat, the hedonistic attitude prevailed.’ Vienna remained frivolous in its own very special way: non-aggressive, confusedly light-hearted, always amiable, full of Gemütlichkeit: a kind of operetta wisdom, as Broch puts it, somehow shadowed by its own impending demise.
…The Biedermeier era had enshrined a belief in merrymaking and make-believe. Among the upper bourgeoisie, financial security prompted a pursuit of pleasure for its own sake. For both nobility and bourgeoisie, sociability became an obsession. ‘This gaiety required incessant playacting. Everyone from porter and streetcar conductor to count and emperor delighted in impersonation and witty repartee, turning each social transaction into a smoothly played scene.’ Everyone used diminutives, ‘as if each speaker stood on friendly terms with the objects he addressed: he possessed his own little house with a tiny door and a cosy bed’. Everyone said ‘I should like’, creating a quality of polite narcissism. Everyone affected a lower-class Viennese accent, making the city appear a kind of permanent theater-stage."

— The City as Pleasure Principle, Cities in Civilization by Peter Hall (via jaded-toddler)

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"They call you heartless; but you have a heart and I love you for being ashamed to show it."

— Friedrich Nietzsche (via stxxz)

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"The wise pleasure seeker, having realised they are “different degrees of desire” and never desirable, gives up both Virtue and Vice and becomes a Kiaist. Riding the Shark of his desire he crosses the ocean of the dual principle and engages himself in self-love."

― Austin Osman SpareTHE BOOK OF PLEASURE (SELF-LOVE) THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ECSTASY (via oswaldofguadalupe)

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'The happy prince and other stories' by Oscar Wilde; illustrated by Spencer Baird Nichols. Published 1913 by Frederick A. Stokes, New York.

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Carlo Farneti’s illustrations for Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal.

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Gentle soft baby goat

Summaries of deleted text posts #256:

If you’re going to let fear be your master than you’re going to let fear be your master. *shrug*


Chronos and Death ~ Hans Thoma 1873


Chronos and Death ~ Hans Thoma 1873

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distantnoises said: Not likin’ the bad mood, but I would love to see you post those drafts.

I am tempted…  but I hate to be the random crank in public.


Glitter solves all problems! 👀✨ Photo via kushandwizdom.


Glitter solves all problems! 👀✨ Photo via kushandwizdom.