Dark Matter, Antimatter and Doesn’t Matter
(via brandochunderdarkseas)Source: quantumaniac
I’m addicted to drafts. I’m too embarrassed to share how many I have waiting for me to post them.
Really? That’s really interesting! Are they of things you write or just images or stuff in general? Now I’m really courious about everything you have yet to share!
A lot of it comes from browsing tumblr on my phone. I find the editing/reblogging features of the android app a bit tiresome, so unless I really feel like adding my two cents, I’ll throw reblogs into the drafts folder. (If I didn’t care about adding my own commentary either in the post itself or in the tags, I don’t think I’d have this problem.) I used to do this on my computer too, before xkit (I LOVE XKIT EVERYONE SHOULD USE XKIT) when I was too mentally drained to post/reblog. Now I use the xkit reblog-from-dash feature all the time on my computer - to make a science joke, it lowers the activation energy for me to make a post. So now if I’m on my computer, I don’t put things in drafts - they’re either immediately reblogged or queued. This has helped a lot, but I still use tumblr on my phone too much…and so the drafts grow.
PS If I ever reblog something of all-y’all’s from months ago, it’s because it’s been sitting in my drafts and I randomly went on a drafts posting spree - not because I’m creepily going through y’all’s archives. :)Source: matterofawesome
"I was asked by John Bertram Architects to participate in a fun project. A wide variety of designers were asked to submit an alternate cover for Nabakov’s Lolita. This is my submission, the lace lettering used to represent something that can be construed as both hyper-sexual or innocent and virginal depending on the context.”
Apart from just loving this map for its own merits, looking at it hits me with a dose of nostalgia for my favorite childhood puzzle that featured a similarly colorful map of the world.
(I saw this in Maria Popova’s "The 13 Best Art and Design Books of 2013" on Brain Pickings; it’s in the book A Map of the World According to Illustrators and Storytellers.)
we’re taking a group of people who have insider knowledge of the English language (or at least a good grasp of it) and placing them in a new, unfamiliar, virtual space. This space introduces visual aids to language in the form of photos and gifs, the ability to comment on someone else’s text in a reblog and the ability to communicate a lot of information in very few words using hashtags. We also see the creation of tone in a toneless medium. In order to simulate conversational patterns in writing we SHOUT WHEN WE’RE SUPER EXCITED or *psssst whisper when we’re pretending to tell someone a secret while perfectly aware that anyone on the internet can read what we’re saying.* slash the coolest bit tho is that u can like ironically forgo all capitalization and punctuation just write in a weird speech pattern its ok everyone will still understand maybe it even helps read the text more quickly because nothing is interrupting the flow of words
In short, this dialect results when people who already share a language are given new tools. The result isn’t a butchering of English language but a creative experiment with it. Am I claiming that the Internet as a whole is operating on a level of postmodernism that would make Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon seem like novices? maybe i am maybe im not u punk wut of it like who r u to tell me otherwise"
So today, a bunch of people were talking about how great an Anne of Green Gables adaptation would be and it turned out that there were a few of us who’ve already had some thoughts on how this could work.
cupcakemusings and I just had a long chat just now and did a bit of brainstorming and basically we’re thinking that since fandom is full of incredibly talented and gifted people in all areas, that it would very be cool if we could try to make this a fully fandom produced production. There are still lots of finer details that would need to be worked out and we’ll get there, but the first step is plotting/planning and then going from there.
With that being said, I know there are people out there who know Anne of Green Gables really well and probably have some great ideas on how it could be adapted/updated, so right now we would like to know who would maybe be interested in planning and plotting this?
Right now we just want an idea of interest in planning and once that’s further along we’ll start soliciting for more specific things like writing, acting, editing, etc.
We’re not promising this will actually get made. We don’t know if that’s possible yet, but we’ve got to start somewhere, and given how incredibly talented this fandom is, I think a collaboration like this could be magic.
This is a thing I want to do.
This would be amazing - and it would unite all the kindred spirits!Source: thelorelaisquared