1. My day was very eventful: full of crêpes and good company. 
    2. The company I was with made the whole day enjoyable. To be honest, there is a reflection I’ve had since at least late last night: that it would be interesting to learn Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia. Some languages fascinate me more than others sometimes, and the Afroasiatic ones seem to have caught my attention for the moment. 
    3. Also, as an aside, but since the thought just came to me while thinking about Afroasiatic languages, I’ll share it with you: if, ethnologically, ‘Semitic’ culture refers broadly to the cultural practices of a group of Southwestern Asian peoples that includes both Arabs and Jews, isn’t islamophobia also anti-Semitic?
    4. I have no problem with men liking My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic so long as they like it with the express understanding that it is not written for and should never be altered for them. I don’t get to dictate, after all, whether or not Sesame Street should pander to my whims as a consumer, because it’s not made for me. So I dislike Bronies simply because they hijacked a television show written specifically for young girls. I mean, why watch it anyway if your entire connection to the show is pretending that all of the things it was trying to do - entertain young girls - doesn’t matter? 
  1. Ask me anything.

  2. jackmrhughes:

    The Serpentine Gallery // TFL

    M&C Saatchi approached me for their latest “…without leaving London” campaign for TFL. There are a whole bunch of other illustrators that were also involved and the campaign is all over London (which is really, really weird!). This particular illustration is for The Serpentine’s 2014 Pavillion, which looks vaguely UFO-ish. It was super fun reverting back to illustrating stars! If anyone spots any in the wild - I think they’re more likely to be inside tube stations - take a photo and tweet it to me @jackmrhughes

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  3. flyartproductions:

You gotta be the three ages of woman
The Three Ages of Woman (1905), Gustav Klimt / You Gotta Be, Des’ree

flyartproductions is now one of my favourite things in the whole wide world.

    flyartproductions:

    You gotta be the three ages of woman

    The Three Ages of Woman (1905), Gustav Klimt / You Gotta Be, Des’ree

    flyartproductions is now one of my favourite things in the whole wide world.

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  4. Fear of a Black Victim [credit]

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  5. So I think this is the point I’ve been struggling to articulate:

    one’s impact and one’s intent are two different things. (I knew this already.)
    But defending one’s impact by saying ‘that was not my intent, and other people got that’ is unhealthy for your work, and unhelpful to your audience.
    If I, as a bad analogy, step on someone’s foot, I don’t get to say I didn’t mean to; and I definitely don’t get to say my friends know I’m neither a clumsy nor a malicious person or that it’d be unfair to say I meant to step on your foot.
    Because no one is saying I meant to step on anyone’s foot. (Unless, of course, I keep acting like my stepping on their foot is defensible.)
    They’re just saying, ‘ow, you stepped on my foot’.

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  6. Labrinth | Let It Be

    I don’t think I have the right words to describe how much I love this over most of Lab’s other tracks. I think the reason it stands out is because, in terms of lyrics and delivery, it draws strongly from old American blues and gospel spiritual roots, but then the chorus hits and you’re reminded that sipping from that deep well of music history and symbolic weight says nothing of the vessel that holds the water. Getting an ‘I may not be as strong as I need to be right now but I will keep fighting’ song from him is pretty necessary at the moment, even. 

    I don’t want to dwell too long on the inevitable ‘he fell off’ comments, but since they’re there on the video, I may as well:
    musical tastes, and as such their flavours, evolve.

    I want Lab to go hardcore grime/synth-pop-rock just like everyone else; I bob my head to the Atomic EP; most of Electronic Earth is what I listen to when I want to get in the mood to take the day by its horns; I want him to do more stuff that sound like his remix of Gorillaz’ ‘Stylo’ on his LPs.
    But ‘this is different’ is not ‘this is bad’, and I wish the internet could lay off that conflation. This vibe is what’s needed. Maybe it’ll be what he sticks to, and if that happens I won’t complain, if it has the revitalizing vibe of this track. Once it accomplishes its task, I would even want more of this Labrinth. But for now, this is damn well what someone needs, at least. 

  7. llesim:

    Gooble gobble, one of us!

    I still have this half-AU in my head, that Delilah made refugee asylum for “fallen women” in Brigmore manor (like real asylum, not like that Magdalene one) and they grow fruits and veggies and when they crave for meat they just hunt for overseers, and they paint and read poetry in the evening and collect men’s bones for charms and all live here happily ever after.
    (I know she is far from being nice protective auntie, but c’mon)


    And pathetic pointless fangirl rant under:

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  8. beautiesofafrique:

    Uganda gay pride party after anti-homosexual law is overturned

    Entebbe (Uganda) (AFP) - Dancing and waving rainbow-coloured flags, Ugandan activists held their first gay pride rally Saturday since the overturning of a tough anti-homosexuality law, which authorities have appealed. ”This event is to bring us together. Everyone was in hiding before because of the anti-homosexuality law,” organiser Sandra Ntebi told AFP. "It is a happy day for all of us, getting together,” Ntebi said, noting that police had granted permission for the invitation-only “Uganda Pride” rally. The overturned law, condemned as “abominable” by rights groups but popular among many Ugandans, called for proven homosexuals to be jailed for life.

    The constitutional court threw it out on a technicality on August 1, six months after it took effect, and the government swiftly filed an appeal, while lawmakers have signed a petition for a new vote on the bill.

    Homosexuality remains illegal in Uganda, punishable by a jail sentence. But it is no longer illegal to promote homosexuality, and Ugandans are no longer obliged to denounce gays to the authorities

    Amid music and laughter, activists gathered at botanical gardens on the shores of Lake Victoria, barely a kilometre (half a mile) from the presidential palace at Entebbe, a key town some 35 kilometres from the capital Kampala. ”Some Ugandans are gay. Get over it,” read one sticker a man had pasted onto his face. - ‘Now I have the courage’ -

    Ugandan Deputy Attorney General Fred Ruhinda said Saturday that state lawyers had lodged an appeal against the ruling at the Supreme Court, the country’s highest court.

    "We are unsatisfied with the court ruling," Ruhinda told AFP. "The law was not intended to victimise gay people, it was for the common good." In their surprise ruling last week, judges said it had been passed without the necessary quorum of lawmakers in parliament. Rights groups said the law triggered a sharp increase in arrests and assaults on members of the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

    Homophobia is widespread in Uganda, where American-style evangelical Christianity is on the rise. Gay men and women face frequent harassment and threats of violence. On Saturday, however, activists celebrated openly.

    "Since I discovered I was gay I feared coming out, but now I have the courage after the law was thrown out," Alex Musoke told AFP, one of more than 100 people at the event. One pair of activists waved a rainbow flag with a slogan appealing for people to “join hands” to end the “genocide” of homosexuals. Some wore masks for fear of being identified — Uganda’s tabloid newspapers have previously printed photographs of prominent activists — while others showed their faces openly and wore colourful fancy dress. But activist Pepe Onziema said he and his colleagues would not rest until they were sure the law was gone for good. ”Uganda is giving a bad example, not only to the region but to the world, by insisting on this law,” he said.

    "We are Africans, we want to show an African struggle by civil society."

    There was little police presence, and no one came to protest the celebration, even if many in the town said they did not approve."This is unbelievable, I can’t imagine being a gay," said motorbike taxi driver William Kamurasi in disgust."It’s a shame to Uganda. Police must stop these activities of the gays."

    - Lawmakers demand new vote -

    Critics said President Yoweri Museveni signed the law to win domestic support ahead of a presidential election set for 2016, which will be his 30th year in power. But it lost him friends abroad, with several international donors freezing or redirecting millions of dollars of government aid, saying the country had violated human rights and democratic principles.

    US Secretary of State John Kerry likened the law to anti-Semitic legislation in Nazi Germany.

    Analysts suggest that Museveni secretly encouraged last week’s court ruling as it provided a way to avoid the appearance of caving in to foreign pressure. But gay rights activists warn the battle is not over.

    Lawmakers signed a petition calling for a new vote on the bill, and to bypass parliamentary rules that require it be formally reintroduced from scratch — a process that could take years.

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  9. 「俺が!みんなを守るんだぁぁー!」

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  10. fashion-boots:

Barbara Palvin for Revolve Clothing, F/W 2014 Lookbook
Photographed by Chris Shintani 

    fashion-boots:

    Barbara Palvin for Revolve Clothing, F/W 2014 Lookbook

    Photographed by Chris Shintani 

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  11. aqqindex:

Duggie Fileds, 1976

    aqqindex:

    Duggie Fileds, 1976

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  12. Sometimes I feel detached. Like space is turning around me and leaving me behind. I’ve become untouchable, I say aloud then, no one can feel me. I can walk right through responsibilities, plates stay stained on tables, my pencil rolls away, anything tangled or dusty remains. I’ve become untouchable. It’s a dark observance, and sometimes it calls sharp sounds around me, things to wake me up. Maybe I’m asleep, I ask aloud. Maybe I need this. Sharp. Maybe. Because it would make no sense besides if I asked this question to those I know are alive although I’ve become untouchable, and yet I’ve become untouchable. Now, no one answers my calls. I don’t think I’m here, because otherwise I’d be angry all through this moment. And yet. I’ve become untouchable.

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