contemplating chicken: various thoughts

super inefficient courting

when a hand-painted postcard means, “you are very attractive, but you are far away and maybe dating other people, so I will just send you this with a vague friendly message on the back and think vague lecherous thoughts in the general direction of your beard.”

subtilitas:

Brückner & Brückner - Addition to St. Peter’s church, Wenzenbach 2003. Via, photos (C)  Peter Manev.

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When men say that they “love to see the woman underneath the makeup,” they’re not saying they want to see your leg stubble and greasy bangs—they’re saying they want you to be better at hiding your maintenance routine. Because the maintenance spoils the fantasy.

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THIS IS WHY I AM AFRAID

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kiriamaya:

gymleaderkyle:

if youre in a heterosexual relationship like who gets to be the woman and who gets to be the other woman?

omg perfect

ARGH I KNOW THIS IS A JOKE BUT I WISH THIS WAS THE GENERALLY UNDERSTOOD MODEL OF RELATIONSHIPS

I DON’T GO INTO FEMALE-FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS WORRYING ABOUT WHAT THE OTHER PERSON EXPECTS OF ME PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY, AND APPEARANCE-WISE

IF THEY LIKE ME THEY LIKE ME 

IF THEY DON’T THEY DON’T

(p.s. maybe dude-dude relationships are also less fraught but I am not familiar with those so much)

FUCK I FEEL REALLY EMBARRASSED WHEN I THINK PEOPLE [MEN] ARE ATTRACTIVE BECAUSE ARGH IT’S STUPID AND I AM PRETTY SURE I WAS SUPPOSED TO GO THROUGH THIS TEN FUCKING YEARS AGO BUT I AM GOING THROUGH IT NOW AND BAAAAAAAAAAH

(also — I don’t know how to say this — but to be honest I keep being surprised that I appear to be primarily heterosexual. Just because… I dunno… it just seems odd that I would feel attracted to MENZ when I feel threatened and invalidated by MENZ in the context of intimate relationships in real life. Things can change, I guess. Maybe I will end up having sex with a MENZ and decide it is not actually my cup of tea at all.) (I don’t think I am secure enough in myself or comfortable enough in my beliefs to have sex just for the sake of experimentation and figuring stuff out. I made my chart and I think that if/when I have sex, I want it to be in the “good” column, where it is preceded by feeling A+ absolutely sure attracted to someone.) 

kitty-in-training:

😂⛵❤

sorry I am only reblogging this because HEY THAT’S CAL FROM ORPHAN BLACK!!!!!!! and IMDB says his name is Michiel Huisman and he is Dutch??

WHAT

GAH I DON’T WANT TO WATCH GAME OF THRONES BUT I KIND OF DO BECAUSE: MENZ

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allinom:

I’m all about unforgiving and hating and holding grudges because it keeps me safe and mentally healthy and I don’t care about your stupid feel-good quotes about forgiving everyone everywhere always so you can take your feel-good emotionally manipulative apologist bullshit and shove it 

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accidentally got stuck in a paradox today

I worked in lab because my supervisor kind of suggested it so I could ask her if I had any questions, but being in lab makes me so stressed that I couldn’t get any work done.

Not that I feel super duper positive toward labpeeps when meeting them in an outside context, but it’s not *as bad* as seeing them in the context where I felt so convinced there was no place for me I started thinking about getting rid of myself entirely.

bifanoland:

Was digging through my old work folder and came across these roughs from last summer. They were originally going to be shown at a theme-park gallery run by a company that rhymes with “Bisney”. Needless to say, there was some weirdness with contract stuff and the project fell through. Thought it would be fun to share these anyhow!

raboartcollection:

The title of the work is identical to a series of photographs by Huseyin shot in Odessa, showing curtains blowing in the wind. These images inspired an installation of hardened lace curtains, frozen in time and space. The work refers to the gesture of opening the windows to set free the soul of the deceased, as well as the idea of a spirit present in a room, mysteriously lifting the curtains to reveal its presence.
Gabriel Lester,Melancholia in Arcadia (2011)
All rights are reserved. Photography by Peter Cox. Rabo Art Collection

raboartcollection:

The title of the work is identical to a series of photographs by Huseyin shot in Odessa, showing curtains blowing in the wind. These images inspired an installation of hardened lace curtains, frozen in time and space. The work refers to the gesture of opening the windows to set free the soul of the deceased, as well as the idea of a spirit present in a room, mysteriously lifting the curtains to reveal its presence.

Gabriel Lester,Melancholia in Arcadia (2011)

All rights are reserved. Photography by Peter Cox. 
Rabo Art Collection

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when you realize your data doesn’t show shit

Great. Fuck me. Fuck my life.

I WAS TOTALLY RIGHT NOT TO WORK IN LAB THIS TERM BECAUSE IT GIVES ME THE FUCKING NERVES TO LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHO I HAVE UNPLEASANT EMOTIONAL ASSOCIATIONS WITH TALKING ALL THE TIME MY GOD

WHY AM I NICE TO SHITTY PEOPLE

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Nick Potter

1. The Drowned World’, Oil on Panel, 5.5ft x 7ft, 2014

2. Things Fall Apart’, Oil on Canvas, 4ft x 4ft, 2014.

3. ‘Consider different fading systems’, Oil on Panel, 2ft x 2ft and 2ft x 3ft, 2013

4. Darkness at Noon’, Oil on Canvas, 5.5ft x7ft, 2013.

5. Tiergarten, Oil on Panel, 5.5ft x 7ft, 2012.

6. Mega Block A. Oil on Panel, 3ft x 4ft, 2010.

7.Dolce Dystopia, Oil on Canvas, 5.5ft x 7ft, 2010

8. A Short Period of Light Before the Dark, Oil on Panel, 3ft x 4ft, 2009.

9. Lobby A, Oil on Panel, 3ft x 4ft, 2009.

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good-will-stuntin:

omg i just searched the met’s online catalogue for everything in the cloisters collection with “unicorn” in the description, and found these tapestries

they are without a doubt the most heroic depictions of a unicorn that i have ever seen

The unicorn tapestries in the Cloisters were freakishly important to my eight-year-old self.

ETA: I had a book called The Truth About Unicorns, and it basically gave an overview of a ton of the vaguely one-horned animal myths in Europe/Asia/Africa (the Ki-rin, various mythical asses, myths associated with the Indian rhinoceros, the practice in certain African countries of transplanting one cow’s horn buds together to make it head cow, narwhals, and of course loads of stuff about the white goaty guy that’s standard in French/English myth), and it had a full-color set of plates in the middle of the Cloisters tapestries. Holy shit did I spend hours staring at those.