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dapperfly:

Hey guys, I painted a thing! First acrylic painting since high school. I’d like to get back into painting~ sorry for the crappy 2mb phone photo sob. critique?

dapperfly:

Hey guys, I painted a thing! First acrylic painting since high school. I’d like to get back into painting~ sorry for the crappy 2mb phone photo sob. critique?

Robert Anton Wilson on the danger of Belief Systems (from Cosmic Trigger II)

Robert Anton Wilson on the danger of Belief Systems (from Cosmic Trigger II)

A collaborative poem by Alyssa and I in response to this poem, as part of an exhibition where artists interpret a work in various mediums. We listed five words that came to mind when we thought of the body, then wrote a line around each of the other’s words.

A collaborative poem by Alyssa and I in response to this poem, as part of an exhibition where artists interpret a work in various mediums. We listed five words that came to mind when we thought of the body, then wrote a line around each of the other’s words.

A message from Anonymous:
i had a fwb thing with a guy who lied to me about how serious his relationship was, i was hurt and led on…i did things out of hurt and pain including trying to tell the girl in stupid ways cos thats not an everyday situation to be hurt from. he wont let me back in & says shit like "you're not the girl i thought you were." i'm not allowed to say i WOULD have been that girl if i was treated nicely cos that's "blaming him." if it wasn't for him i wouldn't have been stripped of confidence..…

(2) im allowed to blame him. im allowed to say he did that to me. i never got an apology for the lies….he just said he “didn’t mean to” and lied over the top again, but if he didn’t mean to be misleading, why blatantly lie…right? he was like “imagine how you’d be in a relationship” i wish he understood how would i be like that in a relationship where a guy actually wants me and doesn’t treat me like shit. he’ll never see me for what i’m actually like because he never met me without all that.

I’m really sorry that happened to you, and he sounds like a bit of a dickhead. I don’t know whether it’s objectively right or wrong for you to have told the girl, but it sounds like you feel guilty and did it from negative emotions rather than noble motives. It’s hard to see the complexity of other people’s perspectives (the fundamental attribution error: ‘I do bad things due to circumstances; others do the same things from character flaws’) and it seems like there’s a lot of that going on here. But I’m not saying we should pan off all responsibility onto circumstances; we have free will (or at least free won’t) so should admit to doing the wrong thing.

Of course, he did by far the worse thing, and doesn’t seem to want to either own up to it or apologise. Too bad for him. If he won’t let you back in there’s not much you can do about it except realise he’s probably not such a great person and doesn’t deserve your company. In more practical terms: stop talking to him.

What are we ‘actually’ like? Aren’t we actually like exactly what we actually do? Why are we our real selves when happy and not ourselves when in distress? Surely the same self grounds both these conditions, and if we’d cave to resentment or bend to temptation that’s exactly who we are—the saving grace being we can change who we are by constantly seeing our faults and seeking to better ourselves. Whoever you are, I hope you have a happier and more flourishing future.

i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite new a thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh … And eyes big love-crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill

of under me you so quite new

— E. E. Cummings

dailyclassicalmusic:

Happy Birthday, Johann Christian Bach!

Composer: Johann Christian Bach (1735 - 1782)

Work: Allegro from Harpsichord Concerto in D Major (1777)

Performer: Raphael Alpermann, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; conducted by Stephan Mai


“Lust implies not only strength, but the joy of strength exercised. It is vigour, and the rapture of vigour.”

Crowley on his renaming of the ‘Strength’ card.

Lust implies not only strength, but the joy of strength exercised. It is vigour, and the rapture of vigour.”

Crowley on his renaming of the ‘Strength’ card.

witchlibrarian:

Now from his breast into his eyes the ache
of longing mounted, and he wept at last,
his dear wife, clear and faithful, in his arms,
longed for as the sunwarmed earth is longed for by a swimmer
spent in rough water where his ship went down
under Poseidon’s blows, gale winds and tons of sea.
Few men can keep alive through the big surf
to crawl, clotted with brine, on kindly beaches
in joy, in joy, knowing the abyss behind:
and so she too rejoiced, her gaze upon her husband,
her white arms round him pressed as though forever.

— Homer’s “The Oddyssey”, translated by Robert Fitzgerald