Movies I Saw in April!

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bdgrabinski:

radiomaru:

i just saw “Repo Man” (1984) for the first time last night and I wanted to draw this character from it because she’s super cool looking
She reminds me of John Romita Jr’s x-men run, which was around the same time.

I’m partially responsible for this. Also: It rules.

Bryan created this amazing drawing this very afternoon. What the hell did I accomplish this afternoon? 

bdgrabinski:

radiomaru:

i just saw “Repo Man” (1984) for the first time last night and I wanted to draw this character from it because she’s super cool looking

She reminds me of John Romita Jr’s x-men run, which was around the same time.

I’m partially responsible for this. Also: It rules.

Bryan created this amazing drawing this very afternoon. What the hell did I accomplish this afternoon? 

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The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
Ernest Hemingway (via dressedtochill)

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Movies I Saw in March!

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bdgrabinski:

A EASTER STORY

Amanda wrote and drew this book when she was a kid.

My parents emailed this to me today, and my husband liked it so much that he put it on tumblr. Happy Easter, everyone. 


oystermag:

Watch: Kate Moss Reads ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Excerpt

Something about this is so oddly compelling. 

oystermag:

Watch: Kate Moss Reads ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Excerpt

Something about this is so oddly compelling. 

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latimes:

lacma:

Two years ago, we launched an experiment: an online image library where we made 2,000 high-resolution images of artworks that the museum deemed to be in the public domain available for download without any restrictions.  This week, we’ve exceeded ourselves with the launch of our new collections website, giving away ten times the number of images we offered in the initial image library. Nearly 20,000 high-quality images of art from our collection are available to search, download, and use as you see fit.
What Do Cats Have to Do With It? Welcome to Our New Collections Website
Dear Tumblr-verse,
Merry Christmas: we just gave you 20,000 high-resolution images, for free. Now we have just one question: what are you going to do with them?

It’s a public domain buffet!

Super cool. 

latimes:

lacma:

Two years ago, we launched an experiment: an online image library where we made 2,000 high-resolution images of artworks that the museum deemed to be in the public domain available for download without any restrictions.  This week, we’ve exceeded ourselves with the launch of our new collections website, giving away ten times the number of images we offered in the initial image library. Nearly 20,000 high-quality images of art from our collection are available to search, download, and use as you see fit.

What Do Cats Have to Do With It? Welcome to Our New Collections Website

Dear Tumblr-verse,

Merry Christmas: we just gave you 20,000 high-resolution images, for free. Now we have just one question: what are you going to do with them?

It’s a public domain buffet!

Super cool. 


Movies I Saw in February 2013!

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Here’s every film I watched last month…

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Conversations with a 14-year-old

Her: “My printer’s not working.”

Me: “You can probably use a printer at your school’s library. They might charge you 10 cents a page or something, but that’s still a good option if yours is on the fritz.” 

Her: “My school’s library?”

Me: “Yeah.”

Her: “I don’t know if our school has a library.”

Me: “What do you mean?”

Her: “Well, I’ve never seen it. Maybe we have one but I don’t know where it is.”

Me: “You don’t know where your school’s library is?”

Her: “Well, I’ve never been there.”

Me: “What?”

Her: “Why would I go there?”

Me: “Why would you…? Um…maybe there’s a book you’d like to read, or your teacher brought your class there to talk about research techniques—”

Her: “No, none of our teachers have ever taken us there. I’d remember.” 

Me: “Hmmm.”

Two days later…

Her: “Hey, I found the library today!”

Me: “Oh, good. And did they have printers for you to use?”

Her: “I don’t know, because it was closed.”

Me: “Oh.”

Sigh. 


I’d rather have Franco

The saddest thing about last night’s ceremony is that it made me embarrassed to be a person who loves movies. The rampant and misplaced misogyny was more embarrassing (never mind completely infuriating), but at this point we’re all so used to it that I barely managed more than an eye roll in response. The Oscars have always been a bit silly, but I’m not sure film culture has ever been made to look quite so trivial in front of so large an audience.