Archive for January, 2014

metamorphosis-style: Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2014

Friday, January 31st, 2014



metamorphosis-style:

Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2014

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ehmeegee: I never want to forget that I was the kind of kid that ate lunch in the bathroom freshman…

Friday, January 31st, 2014

ehmeegee:

I never want to forget that I was the kind of kid that ate lunch in the bathroom freshman year of high school, and that girl Erin threw gum in my hair because I said I didn’t want to watch her and her boyfriend make out during homeroom, and I never had a date to prom. Those things were so sad at the time but now I just kind of roll on the floor and laugh at the ridiculousness. 

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steampunksteampunk: Xuming Haute Couture

Friday, January 31st, 2014









steampunksteampunk:

Xuming Haute Couture

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aeternamente: Head canon: Lydia has met a new awesome guy and…

Friday, January 31st, 2014

















aeternamente:

Head canon: Lydia has met a new awesome guy and is happy. I will just pretend this is that final Lydia video we never got.

I think I broke my like button.

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natalie-weiss: April77 / Peter Saville Tribute My picture of…

Friday, January 31st, 2014



natalie-weiss:

April77 / Peter Saville Tribute

My picture of beautiful flowers inspired by the New Order cover by Peter Saville (after a painting of Henry Fantin-Latour)

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What happens when you poke, prod and pinch black widow spiders? You might be surprised

Friday, January 31st, 2014

What happens when you poke, prod and pinch black widow spiders? You might be surprised:

I’ve been working on my own arachnophobia for a long time. Black widows (which live in our woodpile, and occasionally show up when we’re trying to gain ground on the junk in the garage) are kind of my last frontier.

This research should help me relax a bit.

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matterofawesome: yulinkuang: In case you haven’t had your fill…

Friday, January 31st, 2014



matterofawesome:

yulinkuang:

In case you haven’t had your fill of literary adaptation series, I just launched a new series of micro-directing projects over at my personal channel, http://ift.tt/1aMnLyMThis one is a little bit different though.

I Didn’t Write This is a new literary adaptation series in which I adapt and direct excerpts of poetry and literature written by other people. Basically one long commercial for why we read. My goal is to get parts of poetry and literature stuck in your head like a good song. Or John Mulaney’s standup. 

Sometimes I say things at the end of the videos; you don’t have to watch those parts. New episodes every Friday, until we run out of world enough and time. Subscribe, maybe?

I Didn’t Write This – Ep. 1: Ode, by Arthur O’Shaughnessy

Directed by Yulin Kuang

Starring Mary Kate Wiles and Sean Persaud

Shot by Zack Wallnau
Makeup by Julika Engols

Dedicated to matterofawesome, who had requested a recording of “Ode” by Sean as a prize for her submission in the Shipsters FTW competition. I thought we might be able to do her one better than a recording, so we shot this. Hope you enjoy it, matterofawesome!

Full text of “Ode”, by Arthur O’Shaughnessy

Much love,

Yulin Kuang
http://ift.tt/1aMnLyM
http://ift.tt/LuyMys

Gahhhhhhhhh! I can’t watch this right now because of stupid real life reasons but I’m freaking out so much!! My heart is beating really really fast! I can’t wait to see this!! GAHHHHHHH aslksdjasdalda

Nothing whatsoever about any of this that I don’t love.

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While waiting for the “I Didn’t Write This”…

Friday, January 31st, 2014



While waiting for the “I Didn’t Write This” upload to finish, I finally got around to watching this behind-the-scenes video of the shooting of “The Perils of Growing Up Flat-Chested.” If you’re a Shipwrecked Comedy fan, or a Yulin Kuang fan, or a web video fan, you might enjoy it. I did.

P.S. I found another thing Twitter is good for:

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the-hardest-of-hearts-survive: Daniel Ridgway Knight The Water…

Friday, January 31st, 2014



the-hardest-of-hearts-survive:

Daniel Ridgway Knight

The Water Carriers

1892

Oil on canvas mounted on board

The Detroit Institute of Arts

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“Practicality in the context of googly eyes is probably overrated.”

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

“Practicality in the context of googly eyes is probably overrated.”

lies (via anonsally)

So, this was from a discussion that started from this image reblogged by the awesome @matterofawesome:

…and led thence to anonsally talking about a pair of dice with googly eyes affixed to them in the appropriate configuration to correspond to the dots, which led us to compare notes on the likely effect this would have on the distribution of the resulting die rolls.

Note, though, that at no point in this discussion did I make the connection to the fact that the Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus), a bird that was at that very moment making an appearance in our dashes, has evolved actual biological googly eyes:

I felt it was important to mention these things.

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utnereader: The Two Faces of EmpireReading Melville in the Age…

Thursday, January 30th, 2014



utnereader:

The Two Faces of Empire
Reading Melville in the Age of Terror

This was a really interesting story. Now I want to read both Melville’s Benito Cereno and Greg Grandin’s The Empire of Necessity.

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Video

Thursday, January 30th, 2014



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Reblogging to add some artist information. This is by French…

Thursday, January 30th, 2014



Reblogging to add some artist information.

This is by French Impressionist Marcel Dyf (1899-1985). I’ve been unable to find the date for this specific painting, but that’s his signature, and it’s totally his style. He had a thing for flowers in vases.

Fun/creepy fact: At the age of 55, Dyf married 19-year-old Claudine Godat, who appears in many of his paintings:

I don’t know; maybe in the context of 1950s-era France the age difference wasn’t considered as big a deal. They remained married until Dyf’s death in 1985.

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slayboybunny: i want to be this flower when i grow up

Thursday, January 30th, 2014



slayboybunny:

i want to be this flower when i grow up

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becausebirds: crotchetybushtit: burdgal: I went birdwatching…

Thursday, January 30th, 2014









becausebirds:

crotchetybushtit:

burdgal:

I went birdwatching on Christmas Eve, and found a small group of hooded mergansers.  Two of the males were vying for the attention of one of the females.  They made a noise like a frog and used their plumage to effect.  They seemed beautiful and ridiculous at the same time.  The female was impressed though, and eventually went over and swatted her chosen one repeatedly on the side with her head. It was a neat thing to see.

amazing pics!

These are my favorite birds (I have a few favorites) ! I want to see them in person so badly! I saw two females two weeks ago, but have yet to see males. I lovingly refer to them as the Bride of Frankenstein Duck, but they’re actually called Hooded Mergansers.

more on becausebirds.com

Beautiful and ridiculous: pretty well sums it up.

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yulinkuang: In case you still haven’t had your fill of literary…

Thursday, January 30th, 2014



yulinkuang:

In case you still haven’t had your fill of literary adaptations on YouTube, I’m launching a new series of micro-directing projects over at my personal channel, http://ift.tt/1aMnLyM. This one’s a bit different, though.

Tentatively titling this directing series “I Didn’t Write This”. In which I adapt and direct excerpts of literature and poetry using visual metaphors and voiceover and whatever else I have on hand. Usually pretty things I found at flea markets. Basically one long commercial for why we read.

I’m out of taglines. New episodes on Fridays. Subscribe, maybe?

We shot the first 3-4ish episodes in one whirlwind filmmaking roadtrip day, featuring the voiceover/acting talents of the great seanpersaud and the always wonderful marykatewiles.

As I am usually a writer/director, I’m especially excited about this directing series because it’ll allow me to focus entirely on visual directing and really stretching those creative muscles in particular. It’s a bit different tonally from the heightened historical comedy brand we have at shipwreckedcomedy, but I hope fans of ATTV and KitR will find things they liked about my directing style in this series as well. Plus our source materials are excellent. My inner English lit fangirl is super pleased about this project.

Much love,

Yulin Kuang
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http://ift.tt/1aMnLyM

Speaking for myself, I don’t think I’m a fan of “heightened historical comedy” per se, or with anything else genre-specific. I’m a fan of certain people, because their work makes me feel things, and yes, I suppose the particular genre(s) those people choose to work in are part of that. And occasionally it’s possible for an artist whose work I love to take a genre-bend that for whatever reasons I’m not able to appreciate as much as their other work.

But with music, or film, or web video, or art, or whatever, I’m much more interested in following particular creators whose work I love than I am in following particular genres. It just seems to work better for me in terms of finding worthwhile things to enjoy.

So, long-winded way of getting to this: I’m very much looking forward to seeing anything you and your collaborators choose to create. If you think it’s worthy of your talent, and are excited about the end result, then the fact that it’s a different kind of thing or even that it’s written by someone else doesn’t worry me at all. If anything it makes me even more excited.

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jaded-mandarin: Edwin Landseer. Detail from A Midsummer Night’s…

Thursday, January 30th, 2014



jaded-mandarin:

Edwin Landseer. Detail from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titania and Bottom, 1851.

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bookishwallflower: So beautiful ❤️ happy to finally have this…

Thursday, January 30th, 2014







bookishwallflower:

So beautiful ❤️ happy to finally have this in my hands

Whoa; wait. The paperback edition is illustrated? I did not know that.

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iamkcmckay: A Room with a View (1985)

Thursday, January 30th, 2014



iamkcmckay:

A Room with a View (1985)

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Rainbow Rowell signs two-book deal with First Second — EXCLUSIVE | EW.com

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Rainbow Rowell signs two-book deal with First Second — EXCLUSIVE | EW.com:

pickeringtonlibrary:

This is such exciting news!

So. There’s the answer. A two-book deal to write graphic novels/comics, collaborating with artist Faith Erin Hicks.

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