Oh my God, this baritone I knew who used to come to the local summer program every year… he just passed away… he was so young. I have no idea what happened. I wasn’t close to him but I do remember him and his presence very much. I remember when I was in the youth program in high school and we did the Toreador song with him. And in 2012 when he played Papageno. I can’t believe it.
“To the people clinging to the notion that female-led pictures are a niche genre, people see them! They make money! The world is round, people!” - Cate Blanchett
If you’ve ever heard Morton Feldman’s Three Voices, wouldn’t it be cool to do something like that for an art installation? Especially if you’re entering a dark room.
I actually really like the work of the composer Jessica Curry, who wrote the music for the games Dear Esther, Korsakovia, and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.
I’m really up for writing anything. Short film scores, cool. TV, cool. Popular genres, I would have to do some research, but ok, cool. Concert music, cool. Video games, opera, musicals. I’d always be up for something new. Of course, however, I always need to do my research.
EDIT: AND ART INSTALLATIONS OMG YES
Seizure First Aid.
Learn it. Share it. Know it. Use it.
100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)
This is so important!
Brigitte Fassbaender singing Wolf’s Der Feuerreiter, accompanied by Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
TW: disgustingly blatant racism
Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]
"I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."
i’m honestly deeply ashamed because of the harshness of our world
Wow damn this is fucking ridiculous
The details for why this is consider “a-okay” are really disgusting. Time to take action and make some noise, folks. This is a serious and dangerous issue.
(I first came across this article on facebook, when guys I know were posting it and high-fiving each other about it)
I believe the top comment on this article sums up my thoughts quite well:
"If it’s legal for him to take an upskirt shot, I fully expect it to be legal when I bash his head in for it."
That’s what is so terrifying about this. Imagine if a woman did fight back by pushing a man away from her, or knocking the camera out of his hand, shattering it on the ground. She would probably face jail time or have to pay a huge settlement, because she defended herself against a man who was “legally” taking upskirt photos of her. It’s repulsive and outrageous.
This is a huge slap in the face to women, because it’s telling us that it’s legal to violate us, and that we just need to sit there and take it.
I know why it’s legal though. “because you can’t see who’s up skirt it is”. Thats the biggest bullshit. The guy taking the picture knows who you are and could tell anyone that’s it’s a picture of your ass.
If it were with consent it would be a different story but this is just wrong
If there was consent involved the desire to take these upskirt photos would vanish. In our culture these sort of men are fueled by non-consent, by violation, by assault, by whatever they can get away with to strip a woman (or girl, even) of her humanity. That’s what gets them off.
there are tons of pictures of the content beneath the skirts available online by people who have taken and released those pictures CONSENUALLY
as it was said - a lack of consent is the only reason those pictures are popular. bc people are allowed to virtually violate another human being without physically doing so.
Suite from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Prologue
Composed by Joby Talbot.
Conducted by Christopher Austin.
Performed by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
One of the most important TV series ever made in general and specifically for educational and scientific purposes being revived after decades and being presented by a black astrophysicist. Can we talk about how this is a really huge thing and should make it a priority if possible to watch this show. The world needs it and I have faith in Neil deGrasse Tyson.
You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise.
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Sappho, c. 630-570 BCE.
"That country girl has witched your wishes,all dressed up in her country clothes
and she hasn’t got the sense
to hitch her rags above her ankles.”
(fresco from Pompeii, c. 50 CE.)