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cosettefauchelevents:

what if they took west side story and made a version where it was set in verona in the 1400s and instead of gangs there are two powerful italian families. i just think that would be really cool

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januaryscloak:

I was reviewing some old songs, and I realized that “Figments” from the Omegaps EP that I released about a year and a half ago is rather fugal.

I’d thought that I started experimenting with fugal writing only last September, but here’s an example that I wrote over a year before that.

Also: you can still get the whole EP (7 songs) for only $2.

^ Thing I discovered.

And, look, you can buy my music!

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I need to strengthen my feelings.

I need to strengthen my feelings.

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starwars:

McQuarrie Monday - The original concept of the Falcon in docking bay 94.

starwars:

McQuarrie Monday - The original concept of the Falcon in docking bay 94.

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I’ve been reading this book about Leonardo da Vinci.  In the 1480s, the Plague came to Milan, where da Vinci was living, so he started to design a city where an outbreak of the Plague would be prevented.

The author of the book (Serge Bramly) gives quite a few details about this, including a classist separation (of nobles from artisans and commoners) achieved by levels.  But this is the best sentence: “For public buildings, he [da Vinci] advised spiral staircases, since he had observed that people had the irritating habit of using the dark corners of square staircases to relieve themselves.”

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A Survivor’s Perspective on Welcoming Abusers Back

youcoalition:

One of the hardest things for me after my assault was when some of the people I cared about continued to be friends with my attacker and still wanted to be friends with me. I had been traumatized, as many of the abuse victims in this situation are. Then, to make it worse, people I trusted began to welcome my abuser back with open arms. Some believed he had changed, and thought he deserved a second chance. I felt betrayed. By letting him back in, they were condoning his actions. I lost most of my friends because of this, and in my case, my attacker had not changed his behavior.

Whether or not the abusers have changed, by welcoming them back into the community, you are likely hurting the people most in need of support: the victims. You are belittling them, dismissing their feelings, adding to their trauma, and, in some cases, delaying their recovery.

I don’t speak for all abuse and assault victims, but I thought it may be useful to post one survivor’s perspective. I am sure there are other narratives, but please think about how you may be making an abuse or assault survivor feel when you welcome their attacker back into the community. Healing from abuse or assault can be a long process, and as a community, we should be helping people heal, not continuing trauma.

Please don’t talk to the abusers, watch their videos or engage with them in any way. It will not help us move on.

If you’d like to share your thoughts on welcoming back perpetrators of abuse, send us an ask or tag your post with #healthy youtube.

-Emily S

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Right, so, I follow the OED on Twitter.  Their word for the day to-day is beer pong.
I did not know that this is how it was played.  Although this does sound more interesting than how I thought it was played.
So there’s an interesting story: the OED taught me how to play beer pong.  (I will most likely never play beer pong.)

Right, so, I follow the OED on Twitter.  Their word for the day to-day is beer pong.

I did not know that this is how it was played.  Although this does sound more interesting than how I thought it was played.

So there’s an interesting story: the OED taught me how to play beer pong.  (I will most likely never play beer pong.)

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Duolingo!

Duolingo!

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smithsonianlibraries:

Oh, hello there!
Friendly skeleton from Natural History for the use of schools and families (1864)

smithsonianlibraries:

Oh, hello there!

Friendly skeleton from Natural History for the use of schools and families (1864)

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alandistro:

There’s a scene in the 1993 movie Demolition Man where all the radio stations play are commercial jingles from past decades. The joke being these jingles replaced pop music in the future.

So tonight I’ve been listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s greatest hits album Chronicle. And man, I feel like I’m in that scene.

Levitra or Cialis or whichever penis pill has used at least two of these songs, and Kellogg has used one. Pretty sure Fidelity Investments used one too.

Then of course you have “Fortunate Son” which every movie about the Vietnam War ever has featured over footage of helicopters and fields.

If these songs weren’t still so good I’d declare them ruined.

I have that album!  Both volumes, in fact.  ”Down on the Corner” is in Walgreens commercials.

I just thinking about this a few days ago - how commercial entities buy into the emotional value that people have already put into those songs and use it to sell things.

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januaryscloak:

Back in May, I wrote a post about Roy Orbison’s “Sweet and Easy to Love.”  I started learning it, and this is what I have so far.

I recorded this mostly live (vocals and guitar at the same time) and then double-tracked the vocals.

I did a work-in-progress Roy Orbison cover.  It actually turned out a lot better than I thought it would.

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fizzylimon:

Hearing about celebrity news like

wait who’s that

wait who’s THAT

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colchrishadfield:

45 years ago today these three men inspired the world with their bravery, skill and example; Thanks Mike, Buzz and Neil.

colchrishadfield:

45 years ago today these three men inspired the world with their bravery, skill and example; Thanks Mike, Buzz and Neil.