Ella // 19 // oh

that photo of aretha franklin makes me want to get a nose piercing

babefield:

ikea-graveyard:

Yung Aretha Franklin looks

i’ve been slain

ayapus:

painting from life

"[…] If Snowpiercer had merely told the tale of an oppressed working class rising up to seize power from an evil overlord, it would already have been an improvement over most of the political messages in mainstream cinema. There are all sorts of nice touches in its portrayal of a declining capitalism that can maintain its ideological legitimacy even when it literally has no more bullets in its guns.

But the story Bong tells goes beyond that. It’s about the limitations of a revolution which merely takes over the existing social machinery rather than attempting to transcend it. And it’s all the more effective because the heart of that critique comes as a late surprise, from a character we might not expect.

[…] All too often, explicitly political art fails as both art and politics. Socialists shouldn’t put up with half-assed imitations of popular genres, nor with political messages denuded of anything but the lowest common denominator.

What makes Snowpiercer satisfying is that it commits neither error. It’s an engrossing and stylish movie, and its underlying themes go beyond merely pointing out class exploitation to challenge the logic of capital. It’s a movie that should be seen as widely as possible, if only so that Bong Joon-ho gets more chances to make movies for English-speaking audiences that badly need them."

ljegers:

I mean it this time when I say these drawings are all turning into something. Maybe.

ljegers:

I mean it this time when I say these drawings are all turning into something. Maybe.

gay8:

God

gay8:

God

azephirin:

I am a woman. I am a practicing attorney. I am the only woman in my office over the age of 35 who doesn’t color her hair. I have some gray, but not a lot yet, and I never seriously considered coloring my hair until this job. I don’t want to: it’s expensive and a pain in the ass to keep up. About a year ago, I was in court, and a female attorney walked in with curly, bobbed, naturally gray hair, and her mere act of publicly displaying her natural hair color seemed not just unusual but defiant. Meanwhile many men in my office and in the courts have gray hair, and I doubt anyone thinks twice about it.

(Source: violenceandscience)

youneedacat:

art-shannonigans:

Rebecca YanovskayaWinged Series

Ballpoint pen & 22K Gold Leaf Applique on Moleskine paper

on tumblr

Wow how do people do things like this.  Ballpoint pen and 22K Gold leaf applique on Moleskine!?!?