na-vidya-na-avidya:

clockatrice:

dioscuria:

nevver:

Undo the Damage of Sitting

I KNOW THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE SERIOUS BUT I AM FUCKIGN LOSING MY SHIT AT GROK SQUAT

fuck what the chair said

Mm, not bad, but some of these will be too hard for people to start with. Like, instead of doing the knee at an acute angle for the couch stretch, you might want to start with the propped-up leg at a 90-degree angle or so?

You can also do bridging with your legs propped up (unstable surface, like a balance ball, also strengthens the abdominal muscles a bit there, but I think it’s mainly glutes?). But it’s very important to brace before doing it; don’t, and you’re running the risk of straining your back muscles as you over use them.

For reference (I am a flexible person so they’re not too hard for me but I’m always looking for effective stretches I can do while typing on an iPad XD).

mmarycontrary said: Thad dress is also the model for the Queen's dress in Brave.

That’s true, yes - I remember hearing that. :D

wtfqrcodes:

…and please lick a stamp while sending a fax, which will deploy a bike messenger who will then send a telegram with instructions to release the carrier pigeons…

 Too, too real

wtfqrcodes:

…and please lick a stamp while sending a fax, which will deploy a bike messenger who will then send a telegram with instructions to release the carrier pigeons…

Too, too real

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especia-va-bien:

Especia | Parliament (Vinyl Extended)

「パーラメント」

From Especia 1st Vinyl Record “Taste of Spice” (2013)

Composed and arranged by Schtein&Longer
Lyrics by mirco

勝ち目の無いゲームでもあなたに
いつでも騙されたいの 私に優しい甘い嘘で
"I want to be forever deceived by your sweet lies,
Even in games without odds.”

Status: 2:30am, incipient cold, hot Scotch toddy, reading Reddit creepypasta

My favourite part of getting older — mostly I don’t like it, but there are fun aspects — is clocking the evolution of pop cultural mindsets that people don’t seem to realize are evolving.

Example 1: there was a period in the 80s to early 90s where repressed memories of satanic abuse were credibly a Thing. This sort of transitioned into repressed memories + general weird shit = alien abduction. Now the repressed memory angle has gone away, but the exact same class of general weird shit falls under rubrics like “glitch in the matrix”. Basically I feel like we’re coming up with a different Glass Delusion every 15 years or so.

Example 2: the convention of Realism in slash fanfic used to mean “minimum 50k words working through internalized homophobia before dude x who dated women would consider sleeping with dude y”. Now the convention of Realism is “unspoken assumption that everyone is bisexual and to suggest this is unusual would be gauche”. (NB this was always the case in the Japanese fan stuff and much mailing list verbiage wasted in the late 90s before anyone even gained the insight that this was a matter of conflicting literary convention and not disregard for reality (Realism has zero to do with reality) let alone ethics (fandom frequently confuses literary convention and ethics). Not to say the Japanese ‘won’ because they didn’t; merely, Western pop culture trends have lagged Japanese pop culture trends by 15 years for my entire life, and this was no different.)

archiemcphee:

In 1888 actress Ellen Terry performed the role of Lady Macbeth at London’s Lyceum Theatre while wearing an awesome green gown bedecked with the 1,000 sloughed-off wings of the jewel beetle. It quickly became one of the most celebrated costumes of the Victorian era, immortalized in a portrait painted by John Singer Sargent.

126 years is a long time and over the years Dame Terry’s dress experienced all sorts of wear and tear and numerous alterations. But after 1,300 hours of painstaking work over and £50,000 ($81,000) in expenses, this magnificent costume has been restored to its original glory.

Work began on the gown two years ago after a successful fundraising campaign, but restoring the beetle wings wasn’t the most difficult task. “We had collected the beetle wings that had fallen off over the years,” says Paul Meredith, house manager at Smallhythe Place, where the dress now resides, “so that the conservator was able to reattach many of the originals, plus others that had been donated to us—1,000 in total.” The restoration team patched the 100 or so broken wings using small pieces of Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste.

Click here to read more about the restoration process.

Photos by Zenzie Tinker

[via Morbid Anatomy and Ecouterre]

Holy crap, I had no idea this dress still existed!

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overtheunderpass:

I was just introduced to this incredible Twitter account

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mastersofthe80s:

The Apple Collection - A clothing line developed by Apple in 1986.

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minimoonstar:

Araki Hirohiko’s Bizarre Horror Film Essays (2011)
Speaking of JoJo: I keep meaning then forgetting to mention that I bought this book in Japan (in lieu of getting the Dio or Fugo novels, basically). I haven’t read much into it, but in the introduction, Araki gives his definition of “horror” so that the discussion takes place on level ground. It is this: Precious is a horror movie.
For posterity, this is Araki’s (idiosyncratic, but what did you expect) personal Horror Best 20. I have definitely not gotten all the titles down; my horror-fu is weaker than I thought. XD;
Zombie (‘78 director’s cut)
Jaws
Misery
I Am Legend
The Ninth Gate
Alien
Ring (TV version)
The Mist
Final Destination
Akuma no ikenie (Devil’s Sacrifice, ‘74…… this one stumped me. Probably the Japanese title of a non-English film — lots of Italian Satan-schlock in that period. Texas Chainsaw Massacre was ‘74, but I don’t think it’s that.) according to helpful Tumblrer enterthemoonlightgate (see other edits below), this is in fact Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Dasshutsu (Escape...? again, stumped.) Deliverance.
The Blob
28 Days Later
Basket Case
Sleeping With The Enemy (yes, the Julia Roberts domestic abuse psycho-thriller)
No Country (…surely he doesn’t mean No Country For Old Men?)
The Exorcist
Funny Games (‘07 US remake)
Hostel
Kuraimori (…not a damned clue, though it’s written in katakana if that helps.) Wrong Turn
DISCUSS. I think I would have expected Final Destination to come in higher, actually, that shiz is basically Araki-bait.

Bringing this back. If I were more into Halloween, I would do a 20 days thing in October where I watch these movies and write about them.

minimoonstar:

Araki Hirohiko’s Bizarre Horror Film Essays (2011)

Speaking of JoJo: I keep meaning then forgetting to mention that I bought this book in Japan (in lieu of getting the Dio or Fugo novels, basically). I haven’t read much into it, but in the introduction, Araki gives his definition of “horror” so that the discussion takes place on level ground. It is this: Precious is a horror movie.

For posterity, this is Araki’s (idiosyncratic, but what did you expect) personal Horror Best 20. I have definitely not gotten all the titles down; my horror-fu is weaker than I thought. XD;

  1. Zombie (‘78 director’s cut)
  2. Jaws
  3. Misery
  4. I Am Legend
  5. The Ninth Gate
  6. Alien
  7. Ring (TV version)
  8. The Mist
  9. Final Destination
  10. Akuma no ikenie (Devil’s Sacrifice, ‘74…… this one stumped me. Probably the Japanese title of a non-English film — lots of Italian Satan-schlock in that period. Texas Chainsaw Massacre was ‘74, but I don’t think it’s that.) according to helpful Tumblrer enterthemoonlightgate (see other edits below), this is in fact Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  11. Dasshutsu (Escape...? again, stumped.) Deliverance.
  12. The Blob
  13. 28 Days Later
  14. Basket Case
  15. Sleeping With The Enemy (yes, the Julia Roberts domestic abuse psycho-thriller)
  16. No Country (…surely he doesn’t mean No Country For Old Men?)
  17. The Exorcist
  18. Funny Games (‘07 US remake)
  19. Hostel
  20. Kuraimori (…not a damned clue, though it’s written in katakana if that helps.) Wrong Turn

DISCUSS. I think I would have expected Final Destination to come in higher, actually, that shiz is basically Araki-bait.

Bringing this back. If I were more into Halloween, I would do a 20 days thing in October where I watch these movies and write about them.

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