Nicole
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This blog is a little of everything and a lot of inconsistency. I am Queen of the Queue and over-tag everything, so don't be afraid to ask me to tag something for you. I am planning a hobbit hole and you should talk to me about your dream house. Also Tamora Pierce. And The Posterchildren. As well as anything that's weighing you down (I am nearly guaranteed to be on your side).
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dyemelikeasunset:

Chasing the Sun is a fan-project that takes place before the events of Avatar: the Last Airbender. It’s a darker story about human trafficking and the world of assassination during a time of war


This is a set of character studies, both of default outfits and body types/diversity.

Kou | Shani & Hiu | Yama & Marduk | Sei & Yozu

Previous set here

mu5icliz:

iloverichardwright:

Garden Fresh by Agan Harahap

The photo series exhibits a diverse set of animals casually walking through various sections of a supermarket, as though they themselves are shopping for ingredients for their next dinner party.

OH I thought this was a vegan thing and I was about to get angry because I actually liked it

This is pretty awesome

imsirius:

“This may surprise people, but it is the truth. In many, many ways, Hufflepuff is my favorite House. There comes a point in the final book where each House has the choice whether or not to rise to a certain challenge… The Slytherins, for reasons that are understandable, decide they’d rather not play. The Ravenclaws: some decide they will, some decide they won’t. The Hufflepuffs, virtually to a person, stay – as do the Gryffindors. Now, the Gryffindors comprise a lot of fool-hardy and show-offy people. That’s just the way it is. I’m a Gryffindor, I’m allowed to say it. There’s bravery and there’s also showboating, and sometimes the two go together. The Hufflepuffs stayed for a different reason. They weren’t trying to show off. They weren’t being reckless.  That’s the essence of Hufflepuff House. Now my oldest child, my daughter Jessica, said something very profound to me not very many days ago actually. She said to me – and she, by the way, was not Sorted into Hufflepuff House – but she said to me, “I think we should all want to be Hufflepuffs.” I can only say to you that I would not be at all disappointed to be Sorted into Hufflepuff House. So I’m a little upset that anyone does feel that way.”  -Jo Rowling

showslow:

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer. I really enjoy the rich depth of the pieces and the optical illusion aspect, it’s such an odd process that results in something that’s both a painting and sculptural. Wonderful.

A couple months since I first saw this man’s art. Still in love.

post-colonial:

travelingcolors:

Korean designers Je Sung Park and Woo Jung Kwon have developed an invisible umbrella that will keep you dry by repelling rain.  Consisting of a simple plastic stick that creates an artificial wind at the top, the ‘umbrella’ deflects raindrops before they hit you by sucking in air at the bottom. The intensity of this wind-shield can be varied depending on weather condition and number of people sharing the device—the length of the stick is also adjustable.

:O

bryarly:

scarletgreenery:

euclase:

gigglingfool:

euclase:

Instead of screeching about “holy shit I thought it was a photo,” have a look at some really fantastic hyperrealism and be educated that it exists, people do it, and it’s pretty cool.

Lee Price, Roberto Bernardi, Luigi Benedicenti, Pedro Campos, Jason de Graaf, Denis Peterson, Jeremy Geddes, Gottfried Helnwein

There are many many more amazing realism artists out there. Start with Caravaggio and keep going. :)

its impressive but …whats the point? save that one with the upside down guy this could have been done jus as del with a camera……so what does this technique contribute artistically? 

Oh god, I love this question.

The point is to take the time to do it. The point is to see everything and to draw all of what you see and ONLY what you see. A camera is not a drawing. A camera records a moment in a moment. With hyperrealism, human eyes have to acknowledge every single detail—even the most mundane—in order to paint it, and that can take hours and days. No detail is given less attention than any other detail. Every single inch of every single one of these paintings is as important as any other—because the artist decided it should be. The artist has made that choice for you.

The point is that it’s not a photograph.

HOLY SHIT I THOUGHT IT WAS A PHOTO!

Hyper-realism is my favorite art genre. 

as-fine-as-dandelions:

wayblackwhen:

“It’s all about color. It’s about people deciding what you deserve. About people wanting what they don’t deserve. About whites thinking they run this world no matter what.”

Best scene in the best movie.

(Source: crackjuice)

evolutionists:

Ghost Train by Jeff Friesen.

Young and talented photographer Jeff Friesen just completed a photography project called “The Canadian: Ghost Train Crossing Canada” that involves a train’s journey across Canada but with an unexpected twist. “I carry the train rather than it carrying me. It fits into a shopping bag.” The unique series shows us the vast, diverse and beautiful landscapes of Canada in a sweet and enchanting way. At first glance you will be sure that you’re looking at an actual, real-life train. But in fact we’re invited to imagine what small and mysterious creatures could possibly be enjoying such a wonderfully scenic trip. Enjoy!