if you send me a really lovely ask, and i don’t publish it, it’s probably because i want to keep it there to look at all the time.
thank you lovely people <3
i wish this applied to an ask i sent a while back, but it’s doubtful. it was a weird one :P
Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. (Roy Ascott’s phrase.) That solves a lot of problems: we don’t have to argue whether photographs are art, or whether performances are art, or whether Carl Andre’s bricks or Andrew Serranos’s piss or Little Richard’s ‘Long Tall Sally’ are art, because we say, ‘Art is something that happens, a process, not a quality, and all sorts of things can make it happen.’ … [W]hat makes a work of art ‘good’ for you is not something that is already ‘inside’ it, but something that happens inside you — so the value of the work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that you call art.
Brian Eno (via jessiethatcher)
I could reblog/post this every day as a constant reminder.
Brian Eno never ceases to impress
The case of the missing comma and/or coordinating conjunction and/or Oxford comma. (A line break is no excuse.) Otherwise there is a movie out there called “You’re Next The Blair Witch Project.” In which case there is still a missing comma (i.e. direct address). Basically this is a lose/lose situation. Although the use of “who’s” is correct, thankfully. And I’m VERY interested in a movie called “You’re Next, the Blair Witch Project!” (Lower case articles in titles unless they begin or end the title). (editor’s note: I’m very aware that titles of movies should be italicized but I’m crazy for “quotes” right now, so deal.)
no you guys don’t understand
i’m not making fun of kim kardashian for reading nietzsche, i think it is awesome that kim kardashian is reading nietzsche. nietzsche is not just for self-styled intellectuals okay nietzsche is for everybody
Nietzsche is actually just for people, who, like Nietzsche, want to acquire for themselves some position of superiority above others in order to compensate for deep feelings of inferiority. Nietzsche lovers wrap themselves up in esoteric and meaningless concepts like nobility. They look to demonize empathy and impose their own morality on others, despite rejecting a universal morality. Nietzsche is for the thinker who is stuck in late 19th century rejection of modernism but hasn’t yet realized the true freedom of post modernism. Nietzsche is for the reactionary, the elitist, the obsolete.
it kills me how they still insist on calling it “discontinuation syndrome”
i dunno why but it makes me feel disrespected?
I am sorry people who follow me but I think if I don’t write about this right now just to get it out I will go insane…
if you take ssri-related medication or know someone who does, please read up on the effects and withdrawal symptoms. these drugs are life-altering; not for their potential to relieve anxiety, but for their potential lifelong withdrawal symptoms and side effects. i really hope my brother will be okay. really really.
Okay! Pretty sure I’m done. Only took me like three whole days, nbd… x_x
If you want me to draw anything for you, please let me know!
The German government regards its years of outright racial wars with inexorable guilt, while the white [United States] South… often celebrates its Confederate and pre-civil rights past with heroic pride and nostalgia. In 2011, one hundred and fifty years after secession and the start of the Civil War, many Southern states celebrated the date with balls and festivities. In distinct contrast, it is unimaginable that any reputable German political or social leaders could honor and commemorate the passage of the Nuremberg Laws and the erection of a German racist state.
by Judith Goldstein
This quote from one of my fellowship readings really stood out to me. As a German-American, the contrast between how Germany and how the United States deal with their pasts has always struck me as bizarre. Both nations have horrifying, violently racist pasts (and still deal with racism today), but in Germany it is an issue of enormous shame, with the evil of the acts widely acknowledged and the government working to address this time and its effects (though some ultra-conservative, white supremacist groups certainly still remain unashamed). In the US, however, we barely speak of the millions killed through the slave trade, slavery itself, lynchings, deprivation of resources during Jim Crow, and so on, not to mention centuries of rape of Black women and other horrors. Another reading mentioned that although there is a Holocaust museum in Washington, DC, there is no “museum dedicated to the history of Black/White relations in the US,” though memorials and museums dedicated to the Holocaust exist in Berlin. Is it wrong to think that a little more shame would be healthy for the US?