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micdotcom:

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altlitgossip:

a friend of mine recently passed away, I’ve been thinking about death a lot lately

this is a poem about death, and how I don’t want to believe in it

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No one can stop you from dreaming, although dreams change perpetually. Full of half starts, and unexpected endings—cruelties and pleasures—human faces and inhuman shapes. Your dreams may change with every glance, but they will never end.

You will dream and dream and dream like the Mississippi river, for 20,000 years and longer. There is nothing cold enough to freeze them. They carve out canyons and flood miles of land. They will not be contained. The rivulets will run, the drops with gather. They scurry even over mountains.

You will dream like the earth itself—spinning in circles. There is no destruction strong enough to cancel their orbit. They are too large, and too fast. 

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emilyalicejohnston

unhistorical:

French filmmaker Georges Méliès’s A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la lune) is widely considered the first ever science fiction movie. It turns 110 years old this year.

It drew inspiration from both H.G. Wells’ The First Men in the Moon and Jules Verne’s From Earth to the Moon, and, though it lacked any coherent plot, Méliès’s innovative special effects were a marvel to its viewers (he also designed the sets, acted in the lead role, produced, and directed). Although the film was a success, Méliès eventually went bankrupt in part because of Thomas Edison and his associates, who, among other American filmmakers, distributed stolen copies of his movies in the United States and reaped enormous profits. This was Méliès’s 400th film (he would go on to make over 500), and it cost 10,000 Francs to produce.

 Colored versions of Méliès’s movies were sold alongside black-and-white ones, but hand-colored prints of this particular film, his most famous, were only rediscovered in 1993. The film premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival completely restored with color and a new soundtrack, 109 years after its original release in 1902.

tradition
dreadpiratekhan:

A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]


Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  
(freakin’ immaculate)
Source with more wonderful photos

dreadpiratekhan:


A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  

(freakin’ immaculate)

Source with more wonderful photos

beachsloth
beachsloth:

everything is everything is everything by Manuel Arturo Abreu



                Manuel wonders if God misses him. God misses everybody. Ever since God went up to the heavens life has been hard. Without God’s favorite creation God has little to do. For the past several hundred years God’s been busy catching up on NCIS marathon, eating junk food, sleeping in and generally wondering what the point of all existence is. He’s disgusted with what is happening in the world. He rues the free will bestowed on his favorite creation. At least his favorite creation made some relatively interesting forms of entertainment. Though God fails to understand why MAD TV needs repeats. Guess that’s Satan’s doing. 

                Premature birth is Manuel’s life. This is exciting. When babies are born pre-mature that means they make a lot of goofy remarks and farting noises with their armpits. Babies are big into being babies. Growing up is hard. Babies cry because they know they need to grow up. Yet babies enjoy being waited on hand and foot. As babies defecate in their diapers and watch their parents wipe their butts they think ‘Yep this is the life. I’m a stupid baby.’ Babies lack social media skills. Rather each baby is assigned a number of adults ready and willing to document their every move online, tagging photos, tweeting, tumblring, etc. 

                Ghosts live boring lives. They are dead. Hence their lives are over. When one speaks to a ghost they realize how transparent they are. Every ghost lacks a specific personally. All ghosts want to do is to emulate Casper the friendly ghost. Most ghosts end up scaring the living. It is a sad world ghosts live in, a world where they are only spectators. On the internet everyone is a ghost. Sure occasionally things happen on the internet but more things happen in real life, at least for now. Give it time and life will move online forever. 

                Dreams have to end. Getting what has been longed after is difficult. That’s when the dream dies and the reality begins. People put up with a lot of dream teasing. The subconscious enjoys messing with people’s minds since they are a part of the problem. Here Manuel watches them tweet about their Netflix suggestions. Many tweet about the weirdness of their lives. In fact Netflix suggestions know more about people than they know about themselves. It is a strange life. Humanity likes technology more than humanity likes humanity. The distance makes it feel worth it. 

                How it ends is with the experience of 21 years of life. This is difficult. Practicing these emotions takes time. Understanding the emotions takes even longer. No one knows how they should react. They just do. Crying during ‘Terminator 2’ is a dramatic thing. Will he be back? Will Manuel return? Only time can tell. And time’s not saying a word.

beachsloth:

everything is everything is everything by Manuel Arturo Abreu

                Manuel wonders if God misses him. God misses everybody. Ever since God went up to the heavens life has been hard. Without God’s favorite creation God has little to do. For the past several hundred years God’s been busy catching up on NCIS marathon, eating junk food, sleeping in and generally wondering what the point of all existence is. He’s disgusted with what is happening in the world. He rues the free will bestowed on his favorite creation. At least his favorite creation made some relatively interesting forms of entertainment. Though God fails to understand why MAD TV needs repeats. Guess that’s Satan’s doing. 

                Premature birth is Manuel’s life. This is exciting. When babies are born pre-mature that means they make a lot of goofy remarks and farting noises with their armpits. Babies are big into being babies. Growing up is hard. Babies cry because they know they need to grow up. Yet babies enjoy being waited on hand and foot. As babies defecate in their diapers and watch their parents wipe their butts they think ‘Yep this is the life. I’m a stupid baby.’ Babies lack social media skills. Rather each baby is assigned a number of adults ready and willing to document their every move online, tagging photos, tweeting, tumblring, etc. 

                Ghosts live boring lives. They are dead. Hence their lives are over. When one speaks to a ghost they realize how transparent they are. Every ghost lacks a specific personally. All ghosts want to do is to emulate Casper the friendly ghost. Most ghosts end up scaring the living. It is a sad world ghosts live in, a world where they are only spectators. On the internet everyone is a ghost. Sure occasionally things happen on the internet but more things happen in real life, at least for now. Give it time and life will move online forever. 

                Dreams have to end. Getting what has been longed after is difficult. That’s when the dream dies and the reality begins. People put up with a lot of dream teasing. The subconscious enjoys messing with people’s minds since they are a part of the problem. Here Manuel watches them tweet about their Netflix suggestions. Many tweet about the weirdness of their lives. In fact Netflix suggestions know more about people than they know about themselves. It is a strange life. Humanity likes technology more than humanity likes humanity. The distance makes it feel worth it. 

                How it ends is with the experience of 21 years of life. This is difficult. Practicing these emotions takes time. Understanding the emotions takes even longer. No one knows how they should react. They just do. Crying during ‘Terminator 2’ is a dramatic thing. Will he be back? Will Manuel return? Only time can tell. And time’s not saying a word.