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gnossienne: Christian Spuck’s Der fliegende Holländer (after…

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

gnossienne:

Christian Spuck’s Der fliegende Holländer (after Wagner), set design by Rufus Didwiszus for Deutsche Oper Berlin (2017)

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ksjanes: It is not this or that, it’s somewhere in the middle….

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

ksjanes:

It is not this or that, it’s somewhere in the middle. The middle way.

K.S. Janes

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benscolo: make me alive, make me confusedmock me with praise,…

Monday, January 13th, 2020

benscolo:

make me alive, make me confused
mock me with praise, let me be used
vary my days

ADAM DRIVER in MARRIAGE STORY (2019)

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hiimlesphotos:Mr & Mrs Pintail

Monday, January 13th, 2020

hiimlesphotos:

Mr & Mrs Pintail

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tomb666666: Gloucester Mariners GuildThe North Sea in a bad…

Monday, January 13th, 2020

tomb666666:

Gloucester Mariners Guild
The North Sea in a bad mood.

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The Antisocial Network

Monday, January 13th, 2020

lolliblog:

It is more than we can reasonably

bear,

between the tick, tock slow

motes of dust suspended,

drifting through slanted sunlight,

and the bright screen that comes to life at

the press of a finger.

Where am I?

You flesh people make me nervous, with

your demanding voices and desperate eyes.

Go away, but feel free to share. I’ll watch. I like being a
voyeur.

Walking my dog in real time feels quaint. This is how they did it in the olden days.

A woman approaches to a surge of mild panic. I can’t close
out the screen.

Our murmured hellos
take a year off each of our lives.

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stephiramona:.

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

stephiramona:

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bluish-brownish-greenish-eyes: toastoat: lizziegoneastray: puddingtonbear: I’m sure this was…

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

bluish-brownish-greenish-eyes:

toastoat:

lizziegoneastray:

puddingtonbear:

I’m sure this was meant to be a joke, but I actually think this is a great summary of why the untitled goose game is so therapeutic. I don’t know about you guys, but somewhere along the way in the course of learning to be a good person, I internalized the idea that if I ever caused problems for other people in any way, no matter how small or insignificant, that meant I was failing at being the best person I could be. Let me say that again: inconveniencing other people, even in minor ways, meant I was failing. It meant I wasn’t Good, and oh, how I have always longed to be Good. I know I’m not the only one; that’s why this poem resonates so deeply with so many people. Just, huge swathes of the population grew up believing that our job on this earth was to be small and subservient and avoid getting in the way, and the idea that maybe we don’t have to always do that is genuinely revolutionary.

And then there comes this game where the entire point is to be as horrible and irritating as humanly (goosely?) possible. The game creates to-do lists based on annoying the human residents of the town; you are rewarded for making a nuisance of yourself in entertaining ways. These to-do lists are filled with 100% pointless tasks that don’t put any good into the world and exist solely to entertain the player, and the only way to advance in the game is to complete them. The game prioritizes the goose’s interests, and therefore the player’s, over absolutely everything else, and requires that the player do the same even when there isn’t a “good reason” to. Like, do I need to make that guy spit out his tea? No. But I’m going to anyway because it’s on my to-do list and it’s funny. I don’t think anything else in the world has encouraged me to put myself first like that.

And the other thing is, this game demonstrates that even if you make it your life’s mission to be as much of a minor nuisance to those around you as humanly possible, at the end of the day, it’s going to be alright. The woman will reset the bell. The man will pour himself another cup of tea. Life will go on for the entire village, even with an annoying goose running around ruining everybody’s day. And like, as frustrated as the villagers get, none of them are ever really sincerely mad at you. They yell sometimes, and they’ll chase you down to get their stuff back, but then once they’ve restored their personal equilibrium, they pretty much just leave you alone to go about your Important Goose Business. You’re a goose, after all. Geese being annoying is, at the end of the day, part of what reassures us that the world is still turning on its axis as it should.

I’m not saying that we should all go out and start messing with each other for no reason. What I am saying is that maybe it’s not such a huge deal if we annoy each other a little bit now and again, in the course of going about our own days. Maybe it doesn’t make us bad people if we are occasionally inconvenient for those around us. For a lot of folks that may seem obvious, but for some of us, it’s really not.

I don’t know if any of this was intentional on the part of the developers, and I almost think it’s better if it wasn’t. But when I play this game, I get three lessons out of it: put yourself first; don’t sweat the small stuff; and, most importantly, you do not have to be Good. It is okay to sometimes, instead, be Goose.

H o n c

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ksjanes: “ I am because we are.“ Ubuntu

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

ksjanes:

“ I am because we are.“

 Ubuntu

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flutish: theteaisaddictive: it can’t possibly have been almost five years since the end of aoje…

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

flutish:

theteaisaddictive:

it can’t possibly have been almost five years since the end of aoje already. tell me youtube is lying about those upload dates, that can’t be possible

It’s wild. It’s like… I so often think of Jane as another friend I lost touch with, and “wow it’s really been that long since we hung out/talked?”

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cateyedcrow: Wait wAIT WAIT WAIT FUCKING WAIT.WHY AND/OR HOW DID I NOT KNOW ALAN ALDA WAS IN…

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

cateyedcrow:

Wait wAIT WAIT WAIT FUCKING WAIT.

WHY AND/OR HOW DID I NOT KNOW ALAN ALDA WAS IN MARRIAGE STORY??? LIKEWISE LAURA DERN???

Like, y’all have to understand: I’m Ace-Aro but I had the worst platonic crush on Hawkeye, okay?

I need to wake the fuck up and stop sleeping on shit. Damn

Not just in it, but is wonderfully bittersweet and AMAZING in it. He’s like a slightly sad Greek chorus watching the action play out, powerless to avert it but doing his best to bind the wounds anyway.

And Laura Dern, yeah. Both their characters were breathtaking.

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tapirofoto:Un caracara estriado, acicala y seca sus alas por la …

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

tapirofoto:

Un caracara estriado, acicala y seca sus alas por la tarde en una playa de las Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands).
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Striated caracara (Phalcoboenus australis). Habita tanto en regiones donde la vegetación es esteparia como en aquellas en las cuales los bosques llegan hasta el borde marítimo, frecuentando especialmente en las costas marinas insulares subantárticas.

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ceremonial:It’s extraordinary, and are you sure it’s true?…

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

ceremonial:

It’s extraordinary, and are you sure it’s true? Charlotte, how could it be otherwise?
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1995) Ep 2 dir Simon Langton

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superbnature: Greater Yellow Legs by raypregent…

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

superbnature:

Greater Yellow Legs by raypregent http://ift.tt/1ALY2EX

Are we sure about the ID? That beak is giving me Lesser Yellowlegs vibes. But they’re a challenging species pair for me.

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yesterdaysprint: The Des Moines Register, Iowa, July 13,…

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

yesterdaysprint:

The Des Moines Register, Iowa, July 13, 1930

Not positive, but I think that’s Joshua Slocum’s Spray. I mean, there were oodles of boats just like that, but I think I recognize that shot of her. I remember it being in the copy of Sailing Alone Around the World I read as a kid.

Let’s see…

Yup. They used that image of Spray as their reference for the illustration:

What did I do before I had the Internet? Oh, right. I read books.

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

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lovingexotics: Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula Source: Here

Friday, January 10th, 2020

lovingexotics:

Baltimore Oriole

Icterus galbula

Source: Here

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Friday, January 10th, 2020

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@anonsally

Friday, January 10th, 2020

@anonsally

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“What birding means to me,” by Alice SunWhen I was growing up…

Friday, January 10th, 2020

“What birding means to me,” by Alice Sun

When I was growing up birding wasn’t cool. I mean, it was cool, but other kids didn’t necessarily know that, and I didn’t feel comfortable sharing it or promoting it. I did it on my own for the most part, or by sneaking off with a small group of already committed adults. Partly that was me, but partly it was the time.

That’s changing. Kids are waking up, I think, to the idea that conformity = death. It’s okay to be different. It’s okay to relate to the world on your own terms, to find — and what’s more, be open about — the parts of the world you love. And if those parts of the world are under threat, it’s even more important.

Kids today are smarter than I was.

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